Star studded golf day held at Weston

Peter Trego and Marc Warren.

Peter Trego and Marc Warren. - Credit: Archant

Peter Trego held a golf day at Weston in aid of his benefit year.

THE weather was superb for the eagerly awaited golf day in aid of Pete Trego’s benefit year at his home course of Weston.

The event had been sold out for a long time thanks to fantastic support from local golfers and businesses alike.

World number 51 Marc Warren made the trip down from Scotland to be at Weston and kindly agreed to let everyone have a go at showing him how to do it by taking part in a beat the pro competition.

Also taking part was David Gregory, a young professional golfer who plays on the European tour.

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With a shotgun start, the event was able to accommodate 20 teams of four, who were each joined by a sporting celebrity.

As well as prizes for the top three teams on the day, there were a number of other competitions including the chance to win a luxury Mercedes.

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Sporting celebrities taking part included, from the world of football Bobby Gould, Ron Atkinson, Colin Addison and Geoff Twentyman. From rugby union, Andy Robinson, Mark Regan, Paul Sampson Jason Hobson and Shaun Perry all played.

Cricketers playing were Andy Caddick, Marcus Trescothick, Matt Maynard, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, Tom Cooper, Jim Allenby, Tim Groenewald, James Regan, Max Waller and of course Pete himself.

The winning team was none other than a Weston team captained by Pete’s brother Sam. His team had been joined for the day by Jamie Overton, following the random draw for celebrities made at the start of proceedings.

A most successful day concluded with dinner in the clubhouse followed by a most entertaining Q&A session with Ron Atkinson, Andy Robinson and Marc Warren, which was expertly hosted by the BBC’s Geoff Twentyman.

Pete’s benefit committee wish to thank all of the day’s sponsors for their generous support and also offer their grateful thanks to all the players and celebrities who took part.

Finally a special thank you to Peter Lowery and his team at Weston Golf Club for all their help in making the day such a great success.

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