Golf Live heads to Celtic Manor for 2013

The hugely popular Golf Live Event will return for its fourth consecutive year from May 10-12 at Celtic Manor Resort

Colin Montgomerie Golf Live

The hugely popular Golf Live Event will return for its fourth consecutive year from May 10-12.

For the first time, it'll be staged at 2010 Ryder Cup host venue Celtic Manor, and Golf Live Ambassador Colin Montgomerie will return to the scene of his triumph as European captain.

The eight-time European Tour Order of Merit Champion will be hosting a range of interactive clinics and game-improvement sessions at Golf Live's theatres.

They include the Main Theatre - where some of the world's best players give masterclasses and show off their talent - and the Golf Live Theatre, which will host sessions of trick shots, equipment profiles and academy-style lessons.

There will also be a short game and bunker area in the main theatre, and a Junior Golf Academy - an interactive area for juniors to learn and develop their game.

Three-time European Tour champion Soren Kjeldsen and renowned trick-shot artist Paul Barrington have also been confirmed for the event.

Kjeldsen will be making his Golf Live debut, and will be helping to demonstrated how to get up and down from a range of real-life scenarios in the Cleveland/Srixon Short Game Zone.

"I'm really excited to be making my appearance at Golf Live having heard so many good things about it over the past three years," said Kjeldsen.

"I enjoy meeting club golfers in pro-ams and Golf Live will give me a better opportunity to pass on more advice on how to get the best from their games."

If you're feeling ambitious, you can participate in the daily nearest the pin competition at Celtic Manor's signature par-3, and take part in a longest drive contest.

At the driving range and on the putting green, the world's leading manufacturers will be present to give you the chance to try all the best equipment.

If you find something you like, head to the enormous tented village, where more than 100 premium brands will be showcasing and selling their latest products.

This year, the inaugural Celebrity Cup will also be taking place.

Overseen by Montgomerie, teams of six celebrities from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales will go head-to-head in a round robin competition, culminating in the grand final on Sunday May 12.

The likes of Sir Steve Redgrave, Rob Brydon and Kenny Dalglish have already signed up for the competition.

The highly acclaimed Golf Live gives golf fans the chance to get up close and personal with some of the sport's biggest names in a fun, friendly and exciting environment.

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Nick Bonfield
Features Editor

Nick Bonfield joined Golf Monthly in 2012 after graduating from Exeter University and earning an NCTJ-accredited journalism diploma from News Associates in Wimbledon. He is responsible for managing production of the magazine, sub-editing, writing, commissioning and coordinating all features across print and online. Most of his online work is opinion-based and typically centres around the Majors and significant events in the global golfing calendar. Nick has been an avid golf fan since the age of ten and became obsessed with the professional game after watching Mike Weir and Shaun Micheel win The Masters and PGA Championship respectively in 2003. In his time with Golf Monthly, he's interviewed the likes of Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Jose Maria Olazabal, Henrik Stenson, Padraig Harrington, Lee Westwood and Billy Horschel and has ghost-written columns for Westwood, Wayne Riley, Matthew Southgate, Chris Wood and Eddie Pepperell. Nick is a 12-handicap golfer and his favourite courses include Old Head, Sunningdale New, Penha Longha, Valderrama and Bearwood Lakes. If you have a feature pitch for Nick, please email with 'Pitch' in the subject line. Nick is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade M1 Fairway wood: TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Hybrid: Ping Crossover Irons (4-9): Nike Vapor Speed Wedges: Cleveland CBX Full Face, 56˚, Titleist Vokey SM4, 60˚ Putter: testing in progress! Ball: TaylorMade TP5x