A battle between some of the biggest rugby legends in the game is to take place on the weekend of the 27th July. The tournament however, will be on unfamiliar soil. This year, the Icons Series presents the Icons of Rugby Golf Tournament, and it’s sure to please fans of all ages. Come witness the two hemispheres go head to head in an attempt to pitch, putt and chip their way around the course. The Buckinghamshire Golf Club is playing host to the event and with 24 of the most iconic rugby players in the world, it’s the perfect way to spend a summer weekend in London.
Spectators can expect to see some British & Irish Lions involved as well as some World Cup winners taking on the tee. The Northern Hemisphere features big names such as legendary coach, Sir Clive Woodward and Lawrence Dallaglio. The Southern Hemisphere’s lineup is made up of some the best All black legends of their time including, Zinzan Brooke, Christian Cullen and Grant Fox.
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Friendly competition isn’t the only thing this event promises for spectators. This year each player will not only be representing their home country but also a charity of their choice. Keeping align with the values of many of the icons participating, Icons of Rugby wants to provide support and awareness for Faith’s Foundation at this year’s event, which is the charity arm to the Icon Series. This year’s beneficiaries include: Special Effect, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, The Matt Hampson Foundation, Smile for Joel, I am Doddie and Molly Olly’s Wishes. The £1 million swing is also back and gives competitors the chance to win £1 million for their charity of choice.
If Icons of Rugby appeals to you then simply go onto the website and apply for tickets in order to learn more about this year’s participants, including information on who has the best handicap or which hemisphere has the most World Cup wins. Be sure to keep up to date with all pre-tournament information and live updates across the weekend on the Icons of Rugby twitter account, @theiconsseries and Instagram, @iconsseriesior.