The Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship has announced a major prize fund increase to coincide with its 80th anniversary.

From August 6-9, competitors will head to Nailcote Hall to compete for a prize fund of £100,000, double the amount on offer last year.

This year’s winner will take home a cheque for £25,000, an increase of £10,000 from last year’s first prize.

The tournament – which is organised by Champions (UK) plc – is growing in stature and popularity ever season.

Over the last few years, the event has attracted the likes of Tony Jacklin, Scott Jamieson, Ian Woosnam, Brian Barnes and Gary Wolstenholme, as well as current European Tour players Graeme Storm, Gary Boyd and Tommy Fleetwood.

“We are delighted to be able to announce this dramatic 100% increase in the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship prize fund,” said Matthew Hayes, Managing Director of Champions (UK) plc.

“It has become one of the most successful golfing events in the UK and attracts major interest from sponsors, spectators, media and golfers alike.

“We would like to thank all of our sponsors for their ongoing commitment to making this event truly special and we are committed to continue making it bigger and better every year.”

Ryder Cup legend Jacklin will again host the event, which is televised on Sky Sports and Challenge TV.

Golf Monthly is proud to be an Official Media Partner of the event.

The tournament is also sandwiched between two pro-am days, which will feature an array of famous faces, including Sir Alex Ferguson, Sir Bobby Charlton, Peter Shilton, Peter Schmeichel and Jasper Carrot.

Rick Cressman, owner of Nailcote Hall, added:

“It’s fantastic to see that the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship continues to go from strength to strength. It is truly a global celebration of par-3 golf.”

Sponsors of the event include Mercedes-Benz, Dunlop, Sky Sports and Golf Monthly, among others.

For more information, please contact Champions (UK) plc on 08453 313031 or email bp3@championsukplc.com