Botham Invitational - Beefys Foundation 2016

Team Golfposer took part in the Botham Invitational at Archerfield Links, an annual golf event organised by Sir Ian Botham & his family, to raise money for the wonderful work conducted by Beefy's Foundation.

Botham Invitational - The Charity

Firstly, a note about Beefy's charitable foundation as introduced by Sir Ian Botham himself above. At present, the foundation raises money for five worthy charities:

BTRS - Brain Tumour Research & Support
BDFA - Batten Disease Family Association
CRY - Cardiac Risk in the Young
Bloodwise - formerly Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research
JDRF - Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

In the years since its creation, Beefy's Foundation has raised monumental sums of money which is entirely invested in the charities the foundation supports. One of the key events on the calendar is the annual Botham Invitational and team Golfposer were invited along to Archerfield Links to take part.

Botham Invitational - The Golf 

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Many golfing celebrities take part in the two-day event on the east coast of Scotland, mostly coming from the worlds of sport, music and television. Top names include Kenny Dalglish, Alan Hansen, Jeremy Guscott, Shane Warne, Ronan Keating, Brian McFadden, Keith Duffy, James Nesbitt and of course, Sir Ian himself.

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A selection of professional golfers also show their support and this year included the likes of Lee Slattery, Ben Evans and Daniel Gaunt - alongside former professionals Simon Wakefield, David Lynn and DJ Russell (Archerfield's course designer).

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The competition is held over two days at Archerfield links; one round on the championship Fidra course and the other on the Dirleton. Both courses are quite stunningly crafted and offer some of the best holes to play in Scotland with picturesque views over the Firth of Forth. Archerfield Links is somewhere you simply cannot tire of visiting.

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Botham Invitational - Nike Golf

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Many organisations are involved in sponsoring the event in aid of Beefy's Foundation - with one of the lead sponsors as Nike Golf. The brand chose to build their most pioneering and innovative European fitting HQ at Archerfield Links and also provide every participant with a selection of co-branded apparel, Nike golf balls and a brand new Nike wedge for their personalised golf bag.

Other sponsors of the event include Bentley, Johnnie Walker Blue Label and Ketel One Vodka.

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A glamorous awards dinner is hosted in the evening as guests enjoy food, drinks and entertainment - with additional fundraising events also taking place. The Botham Invitational is one of the most professionally run charity events in golf and we can't wait to hear the final sum of money raised for Beefy's Foundation and the deserving charities they support.

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A special thanks to Sir Ian Botham, his son Liam, Nike Golf and Archerfield Links for hosting this special charity event.

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