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The 2000 Roxburghe Challenge


Garcia, Parnevik, HRH The Duke of York and Alan Shearer to play in the 2000 Roxburghe Challenge, in Aid of the NSPCC Full Stop Campaign.

The Duke of Roxburghe today confirmed the players for The 2000 Roxburghe Challenge, which will take place on Sunday 16th July, at The Roxburgue Course.

Two of the world’s leading professionals Sergio Garcia and Jesper Parnevik will play in the second Roxburghe Challenge.  HRH The Duke of York and Alan Shearer have also agreed to play.  This charity challenge match being played on the 7111 yard Roxburghe Golf Course, will attract major attention in the world of golf on the Sunday prior to the Open.  Spectator Tickets can be purchased from The Ticket Desk – 01422 846 611.

The format for the challenge is a two-team competition, with four players.  The two amateurs in each team, have been sponsored by J Boag & Son, Australia’s Premium Brewer.

Philip Adkins, Chief Executive, said:  “We are delighted to participate in this unique event.  Sergio Garcia and Jesper Parnevik are two of the most exciting golfers in the world today.  In addition we are proud to be involved as a principle supporter of the Roxburghe Challenge.”

When asked about his commitment to the match Alan Shearer said:  “I am looking forward to playing in this golfing event, especially as it will benefit a charity very close to my heart.”

The 2000 Roxburghe Challenge is hoping to attract more than 2,000 visitors through the various types of sponsorship packages and tickets that are available.  All surplus proceeds from the event are being given to the NSPCC Full Stop Campaign, and CHILDREN 1st.

From his home in The Scottish Borders, The Duke of Roxburghe today said:  “First of all I would like to thank J boag & Son for their commitment and support and the players for making this, the second Roxburghe Challenge possible.  Not only will visitors have the opportunity to see two of the world’s top golfers in action, but by purchasing a ticket they will be helping to raise a significant of money for the NSPCC.”

The NSPCC is the world’s leading child protection charity; HRH The Duke of York heads The Full Stop Campaign. Jim Harding, Chief Executive said:  “We are delighted that the Duke of Roxburgue is helping the Full Stop Campaign through this year’s Roxburghe Challenge.  The Full Stop Campaign aims to end cruelty to children within a generation and we can only continue our vital child protection work with the support of events like these.  We wish the best of luck on the day to HRH The Duke of York, and indeed all other players in the Roxburghe Challenge.

Spectators Tickets are available with immediate effect from The Ticket Desk, 01422 846611 – prices start at £25.  A limited number of executive Hospitality tickets are available by conyacting the organisers office, 01289 388 533.