John Daly set to star at the Variety Club Golf Society Sunshine Classic

The colourful two-time Major champion will be hosting this year's Variety Club Golf Society Sunshine Classic over Woburn's Marquess' course on June 27

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The colourful two-time Major champion will be hosting this year's Variety Club Golf Society Sunshine Classic over Woburn's Marquess' course on June 27

John Daly set to star at the Variety Club Golf Society Sunshine Classic

Many golfers will have heard of the The Variety Club Golf Society, which was founded in 1965 and raises money to purchase Sunshine Coaches for schools and care centres looking after disabled and disadvantaged children.

The money raised at its events, and via the Society’s generous sponsors, has put an incredible 1,150 coaches on the road to date – an average of over 20 per year.

A series of Variety Club Golf Society events is taking place this year from June to October ahead of December’s annual dinner. One of the highlights of the schedule is always the Variety Club Golf Society Sunshine Classic, which this year is being played at Woburn’s fabulous Marquess’ course on June 27.

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The Variety Club Golf Society Sunshine Classic will be played over Woburn's Marquess course on June 27

It promises to be even more special as this year’s host is none other than two-time Major champion John Daly, one of the modern-day game’s most colourful characters.

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Two-time Major champion John Daly will be hosting this year's Variety Club Golf Society Sunshine Classic at Woburn

Among the other sports and entertainment stars joining John for what promises to be a fabulous day are:

Sir Trevor Brooking Len Goodman Ray Clemence MBE John Conteh MBE Lee Sharpe Mark Ramprakash Max and Thom Evans Steve Coppell Kevin Whately Roger de Courcey Paul Walsh

It’s not too late for you to be there either, with one or two team places still available at the time of writing. To find out more, call 01895 591119 or email info@varietygolf.org.uk. The day includes full English breakfast, a shotgun start at 11.30am, a halfway house, a drinks reception, an auction and a dinner including a Q&A with John Daly.

John Daly will be hosting a Q&A over dinner

The Premier League is the title sponsor of this year’s Sunshine Classic, at which the Variety Club Golf Society will be presenting two Sunshine Coaches to two fantastic special needs schools, with the Premier League presenting one and Variety Club member, William Saunders, the other.

Jeremy Ellwood
Contributing Editor

Jeremy Ellwood has worked in the golf industry since 1993 and for Golf Monthly since 2002 when he started out as equipment editor. He is now a freelance journalist writing mainly for Golf Monthly across the whole spectrum from courses and Rules to equipment and instruction. He also edits The Golf Club Secretary Newsletter, a highly regarded trade publication for golf club secretaries and managers, and has authored or co-authored three books and written for a number of national papers including The Telegraph and The Independent. He is a senior panelist for Golf Monthly's Top 100 UK & Ireland Course Rankings and has played all of the Top 100 plus 91 of the Next 100, making him well-qualified when it comes to assessing and comparing our premier golf courses. He has now played well over 950 golf courses worldwide in 35 countries, right across the spectrum from the humblest of nine-holers in the Scottish Highlands to the very grandest of international golf resorts, but put him on a links course anywhere and he will be blissfully content.

Jezz can be contacted via Twitter - @JezzEllwoodGolf


Jeremy is currently playing...

Driver: Ping G425 LST 10.5˚ (draw setting), Mitsubishi Tensei AV Orange 55 S shaft

3 wood: Ping G425 Max 15˚ (set to flat +1), Mitsubishi Tensei AV Orange 65 S shaft

Hybrid: Ping G425 17˚, Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Orange 80 S shaft

Irons 3-PW: Ping i525, True Temper Dynamic Gold 105 R300 shafts

Wedges: Ping Glide 4.0 50˚ and 54˚, 12˚ bounce, True Temper Dynamic Gold 105 R300 shafts

Putter: Ping Fetch 2021 model, 33in shaft (set flat 2)

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