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Sir Kenny helps celebrate club's 25th Anniversary

Sir Kenny helps celebrate club's 25th Anniversary

by Henry James (August 2021)

LIVERPOOL legend Sir Kenny Dalglish joined the 25th Anniversary celebrations at Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa this August Bank Holiday weekend.

Sir Kenny Dalglish, who often plays at the golf club, officially opened Formby Hall Golf Club 25 years ago and kicked-off a special August Bank Holiday weekend of celebrations with Formby Hall’s inaugural “Anniversary Cup” golf tournament.

The Anniversary Cup took place on Bank Holiday Monday with 160 men, women and junior golfers, including 20 founding club members, taking part in a competitive 18-hole, Ryder Cup-style tournament with the Captain's team, Simon Chung taking on the Vice-Captain, Bobby Phenna.

The Captain’s team was victorious on the day and presented with the inaugural Anniversary Cup trophy. All tournament golfers received a commemorative 25th Anniversary lanyard and enjoyed a BBQ party and trophy presentation at the 18th hole.

Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa is commemorating its 25th Anniversary year with a variety of promotions and events, as well as the Anniversary Cup. It has so far raised over £5,000 for two charities; The Paper Cup Project, chosen by men’s club Captain Simon Chung and Woodlands Hospice, chosen by female club Captain, Janet O’Connor.

Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa has been enjoyed by amateur and professional golfers alike throughout its 25 years. Its historic link to Liverpool F.C. began when Sir Kenny Dalglish officially opened the golf club in 1996, and it was famously chosen by Jurgen Klopp to celebrate Liverpool’s Premier League win in June 2020.

Sir Kenny Dalglish said: “Formby Hall is a wonderful golf course that I’ve loved to play over the last 25 years. There’s a great team at the club and I was really happy to come along today and help mark the occasion.”

Mark Williams, Golf manager & Head Professional, who has been with Formby Hall for 13 years added: “It is extremely satisfying to be involved in the 25th Anniversary milestone celebrations, having seen Formby Hall flourish and develop into the vibrant resort that we have today.

“Today was the perfect way to acknowledge how far we’ve come and with aspirations and continued investment from our owners, I am excited to be involved in the next chapter for Formby Hall and to see how the resort will develop over the coming seasons.”

 



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