BOYZLIFE star Keith Duffy is “delighted” to be a part of Golf and Guitars for the Mary Peters Trust.
The Boyzone singer is currently touring with friend and former Westlife star Brian McFadden, and both will be tee-ing off at the fun charity event raising money for tomorrow’s sporting stars.
Keith Duffy said: “We were delighted to be invited and it’s something we love to do, so if you can help somebody else and enjoy yourself at the same time then that’s fantastic.
“Golf is just a great way to get out into the air and have a good walk and a bit of fun, and it’s such a great game because of handicaps, so everybody at every level can compete with one another,” Keith continued.
Golf and Guitars will inject a little ‘rock and hole’ into the peaceful tranquillity normally associated with the game of golf, and offers local golfers a chance to test their metal against a mix of celebrities and well-known local musicians.
The event will take place at the home club of local golfing hero Rory McIlroy, Holywood Golf Club on Friday May 19, 2017, with proceeds going towards the Mary Peters Trust to help nurture young sports people in Northern Ireland.
After a day of golf, there will be live music in the evening courtesy of ‘The Band of Hackers,’ a one-off collaboration including local musicians with possibly a few famous guests.
Keith Duffy has encouraged golf and music fans alike to come along and get involved:
“Everyone can come down, and get to meet people that they’re fans of from the TV, the sporting world and the entertainment world.
“There’s an auction, there’s a raffle, and the charity gets well-deserved and well-needed finance and awareness. I’ve only got one request: make sure the sun is shining please!” the singer joked.
A team of four can play on the day for just £140 for the ‘Golf and Grub’ package, with the evening gig included in the full ‘Golf, Grub and Guitars’ package, which costs just £180 per fourball.
Alternatively, a tee sponsorship package including a two ball is available for just £100.
Individual places are also up for grabs at a cost of £35 (or £45 including gig) – while music fans who don’t play golf can attend the live gig only for just £10 per ticket.
Anyone interested in taking part need not fret as there are still spaces available – but golfers are advised to register their interest by contacting event coordinator Paul Kelly on firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Golf and Guitars will take place in association with the Mary Peters Trust and online golf booking site GolfNow, with a number of other well-known local businesses including leading motor company Charles Hurst Group, taxi firm Fonacab and golf public relations specialists Duffy Rafferty Communications also lending their support.