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The Leuka Mini Masters: Dougray Scott's Charity Golf Day

Golf Events RSS / / 16 July 2008 /

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Betfair Radio headed down the A4 to catch up with the progress of their teams competing in Dougray Scott's Mini Masters Tournament, all in aid of Hammersmith Hospital's Leukaemia research charity Leuka.

Dougray Scott, with the help of Esquire's Dan Davies, has organised a fabulous new charity golf tournament with a few twists. Betfair entered two teams, and they were allocated a celebrity player each. Willie Thorne played with Betfair 2, and Betfair 1 were joined by Gabby Logan (replaced at the half-way point by husband Kenny - no mean sub by anyone's standards!).

It wasn't all about Betfair, though, there were teams from across Britain with golf-mad celebs including Jodie Kidd, Rob Brydon, James Nesbitt, Gianluca Vialli, Johnny Vaughan and many more. There was a fantastic display of golfing trick shots from Paul Barrington before the golf got underway, and food was laid on courtesy of top New Zealand chef Peter Gordon - barbecues as they should be!

Taking place at the picturesque Par-3 course Duke's Meadow in Chiswick which was in stunning condition for the event - the Mini-masters approached golf with a fresh attitude. Innovations included loudspeakers blasting music throughout the course, bars between the holes, and on each of the nine holes you had the option of a Betfair bonus hole (it's harder to reach but you can win extra points).

If that wasn't enough, guest professionals Mark Roe and Robert Lee played the ninth hole with all the teams (and their score counted unless it was beaten by the team!) and there were amazing prizes including an Omega watch for the closest to the pin at the 8th and a BMW Z3 for a hole-in-one at the 6th.

I was there for Betfair Radio, and I managed to catch up with almost all the celebs taking part. Listen to the highlights of the day, including a famous victory for one of the Betfair teams, and check out all the pics in our gallery.

Once you've enjoyed all the fun, make sure you get over to the charity's website by following this link and find out more about how you can help Leuka support research into Leukaemia at Hammersmith hospital's specialist unit.

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