Omega Dubai Desert Classic
Commercial Bank Qatar Masters
Volvo Golf Champions
May 20, 2013
Looking back on a great week at Golf Live
Last weekend the inaugural Celebrity Cup took place at Golf Live, at Celtic Manor.
It was a fantastic weekend raising funds for my late mum’s charity, The Elizabeth Montgomerie Foundation.
Four teams of six celebrities, representing England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, took part in a round robin tournament, played over a composite course on The Montgomerie and Roman Road Course at Celtic Manor. All the celebrities took their golf very seriously and it was interesting to see them out of their comfort zone. Matches were tight and the final took place on Sunday afternoon with Scotland beating England in a play off. Not often we Scots win, and they celebrated in style.
On the Saturday Ant and Dec joined us and took part in an Ant v Dec golf challenge. They were very competitive, but Dec just edged it in a nearest the pin competition.
On Saturday evening a gala dinner was held at The Celtic Manor Resort, and a charity auction raised £65,000 for the Foundation. £20,000 will be donated to The Maggies Centre in Cardiff. A huge thank you to everyone involved in making this such a huge success, and we look forward to returning in 2014.
May 9, 2013
Congratulations to IMG clients Colin Montgomerie and Ken Schofield
Congratulations to IMG clients Colin Montgomerie and Ken Schofield, on their recent induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Montgomerie was inducted through the international ballot for being one of Europe’s finest golfers over the last two decades, having won a record-breaking 40 tournaments worldwide and eight European Tour Order of Merits, including seven consecutive from 1993. He has represented Europe in eight successive Ryder Cup matches from 1991 and served as captain for the European team victory in 2010 at Celtic Manor. Montgomerie also still holds the remarkable record of never losing a Ryder Cup singles match recording Read more…
May 7, 2013
World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum welcomes the Class of 2013 at Induction Ceremony
ST AUGUSTINE, FL – MAY 06: Golfer Colin Montgomerie (R) and former Director of the European Tour Ken Shofield speak with the media at a press conference prior to being inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame on May 6, 2013 at the World Golf Village in St Augustine, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images) Couples, Montgomerie, Park, Schofield, Venturi enter the Hall of Fame St. Augustine, Fla. (May 6, 2013) – The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum celebrated the arrival of five more members on Monday. Masters and PLAYERS champion Fred Couples, European Tour and Ryder Read more…
April 11, 2013
The Masters 2013: I would love to see Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods battle for glory
I do not wish to take anything away from the Open Championship, but I believe the Masters is the major to win now. And with Rory McIlroy making such a timely return to form to challenge Tiger Woods for favouritism I think we could have an absolute classic this week. I was not keen on Rory’s chances 10 days ago. But it was a fantastic decision of his to add last week’s Texas Open to his schedule. That runner-up placing to my inspired countryman Martin Laird could prove to be a season-changer, if not a career-changer. Certainly it has changed Read more…
March 22, 2013
Colin Montgomerie Visits His Design at Imperial Springs in China
Colin Montgomerie, the Scottish golfing legend and golf course designer, made a recent visit to his latest design project in China – Imperial Springs Golf Club in Conghua, Guangdong Province. The Imperial Springs project, just 1 hour outside of Guangzhou, has been developed by Kingold Group and includes a state-of-the-art conference center, a boutique all suite hotel, private hot spring spa villas and the 6800 m2 Presidential Villa designed to accommodate heads of state and other VIPs. The 27-hole championship golf course is already one of China’s best. Colin Montgomerie commented, “This natural site was truly unique and the best Read more…
February 18, 2013
Monty Announces Star Names For All New Celebrity Cup At Golf Live
Star-studded sides take shape for new Celebrity Tournament at Celtic Manor Golfing legend Colin Montgomerie has chosen the first stars to compete in the brand new Celebrity Cup which takes place as a new addition to Golf Live at The Celtic Manor Resort from 10th-12th May. The 2010 Ryder Cup Captain will oversee teams of celebrities from the worlds of sport and showbusiness competing for England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales in the four nations tournament. Five-time Olympic Gold medallist Sir Steve Redgrave and model and TV personality Jodie Kidd are the first names inked on the England team sheet while Read more…
January 15, 2013
Colin talks about World Golf Hall of Fame and Elizabeth Montgomerie Foundation
January 10, 2013
Colin’s Second Calling
SCOTLAND’S FIREBRAND GOLFER COLIN MONTGOMERIE IS CREATING A LEGACY FOR HIMSELF AS A WORLD-CLASS COURSE DESIGNER. The game of golf as we know it was born in Scotland. The country has more than 500 courses spread out among its 10 regions and boasts more courses per head of population than any other country! Golf may be seen as the preserve of the wealthy here in Asia or elsewhere in the world, but in Scotland most of the courses are open to the public including its birthplace – the Old Course at St Andrew’s. It comes as no surprise then that Read more…
December 18, 2012
Montgomerie and Schofield honoured by Hall of Fame
Colin Montgomerie and Ken Schofield share, as player and administrator respectively, a special affinity with both The European Tour and The Ryder Cup and they will be honoured for their contribution to the game next year when they are inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum. Montgomerie – elected through the International Ballot – and Schofield – selected through the Lifetime Achievement Category – will be honoured along with fellow 2013 inductees Fred Couples, Willie Park Jnr and Ken Venturi at the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on May 6, 2013, at the World Golf Village in Read more…
December 14, 2012
Lifetime Achievement Award
I was due to play the Royal Trophy in Brunei this week and attend the Asia Pacific Golf Summit at the same time, but had to pull out following an injury. At the Summit I was due to be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award which I look forward to receiving soon, Colin.