August’s Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship will see Sir Alex Ferguson returning to Nailcote Hall

The 2014 Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship is set to welcome back legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson to Nailcote Hall for the event which takes place on August 5-8.

Since first attending the prestigious Par 3 event in 2009, Sir Alex has always been a keen supporter of the tournament and will dust down his irons to return this year for the Celebrity Amateur Challenge on August 5.

Since 1998, the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship has been held at Nailcote Hall and is the most valuable Par 3 tournament in the world with a total prize fund of £100,000.

The event will be hosted by Europe’s most successful Ryder Cup captain, Tony Jacklin CBE. It features the Championship Pro-Am competition and two Celeb-Am contests, offering golf lovers the once in a lifetime opportunity to play with stars of the European Tour and Senior’s Tour or, indeed, a well-known personality from the world of sport or entertainment.

The Championship, organised by Champions (UK) plc, has a real garden party atmosphere and attracts a vast array of stars.

As well as Sir Alex Ferguson, this year will see Peter Schmeichel, Jasper Carrott, BBC Sport’s Dan Walker, Peter Shilton OBE, Strictly judge Len Goodman, Neil Back MBE, Johnny Herbert and Matthew Hoggard MBE.

Highlights of play will be broadcast on Sky Sports and Challenge TV and the 4-day festivities will be brought to a close by a star-studded, black tie gala dinner.

For more information please visit www.britishpar3.com