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28 JUNE 2013
OFFICIAL JAMES BOND GOLF DAY AT STOKE PARK

By: FSWL team
Published:
2013-06-05
On Friday 28th June 2013, Stoke Park will play host to The Official James Bond Golf Day.

As the setting for arguably the most iconic golf battle in cinematic history between Sean Connery’s James Bond, and Gert Fröbe’s Goldfinger (1964), and not forgetting Oddjob’s flying hat, Stoke Park has partnered with EON Productions to host the official James Bond Golf Day, with profits from the day donated to the charity Spinal Research.

Like Bond and Goldfinger, golfers will have the opportunity to compete on Stoke Park’s legendary 1908 Championship golf course, indulge on award -winning Head Chef Chris Wheeler’s exquisite cuisine, and dance into the night with live music.

Stuart Collier, Director of Golf at Stoke Park, commented:

"Next year will be 50 years since Goldfinger was released in the cinemas, and at Stoke Park, we are very proud of our Bond heritage. We have had two Bond films shot here and in 1997 scenes from Tomorrow Never Dies were also filmed in our Ballroom. The idea behind the golf day was to celebrate that heritage, and to create something truly unique and authentic."

Jonathan Miall, Chief Executive, Spinal Research:

"Spinal Research is the UK’s leading and most influential spinal cord repair charity. We’re here to give hope to the 50,000 people living with a spinal cord injury in the UK and Ireland by supporting research around the world to develop reliable treatments for paralysis caused by a broken neck or back.

Over the last few years we have taken significant steps forward and now stand on the brink of clinical trials involving paralysed volunteers. We’re only able to progress this vital work thanks to the fundraising efforts of our supporters and are immensely grateful to Stoke Park for hosting the James Bond Golf Day."

Whilst the 25 teams compete on the golf course, non-competitors will be able to enjoy Stoke Park’s award winning spa, gym, tennis clinics, golf clinics, Ride and Drives in Aston Martin’s or even award winning afternoon tea, before changing into Black Tie attire for the evening’s entertainment.

007 Package: £2,500
• Team of four playing in the golf competition
• Gift on arrival for each golfer
• Breakfast
• 18 Holes
• BBQ lunch and drinks mid-round
• Additional six guests at the Champagne reception
• Table for ten at the gala dinner (inc. of all food and drinks)

Party Table: £1,500
• Ten people at the Champagne reception
• Table for ten at the gala dinner (inc. of all food and drinks)

The event has been supported by Aston Martin, Virgin Atlantic and Champagne Bollinger.

Editor's note:
FSWL founder Anders Frejdh is a member of The James Bond Golf Society, a charity based organisation for people who has worked on the Bond films. Read a report from Anders' first visit to Stoke Park in 2002.

For other Bond events featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Visit the official event page for the latest information on the Official James Bond Golf Day:
www.stokepark.com/golf/james-bond-golf-day-28th-june.html

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