The Open at Turnberry is not the only major event in golf today, as Esquire can testify. While Tiger Woods and the world's best are doing battle on the west coast of Scotland, the cream of Britain's celebrity golfers will be fighting it out at the Leuka Mini Masters hosted by Dougray Scott.
For the second year running, Esquire has been heavily involved in this leukaemia charity fund raiser that cheekily describes itself as ‘Golf’s 5th major meets the summer’s best garden party”. Held at Dukes Meadows, London's top par-3 course, the Leuka Mini Masters features golf played to music, on-course bars, a big screen, TV tower, live commentary and gourmet food and drink courtesy of acclaimed Kiwi chef Peter Gordon. The event has been described as "The future of golf" (James Nesbitt), "Genius" (Johnny Vaughan) and "Seriously spot on" (Gianluca Vialli).
This year, tournament host and Leuka patron Dougray Scott welcomes stars from film, TV and sport, including James Nesbitt, Gabby and Kenny Logan, Rob Brydon, Vernon Kay, Philip Glenister, David Morrissey, JJ Feild, Steve Backley, Les Ferdinand, Richard Bacon, Tim Lovejoy, Jodie Kidd, as well as Mr Pro-Celebrity himself Jimmy Tarbuck!
Esquire’s Will Hersey will be playing as a member of the Auchentoshan team and you can follow his progress throughout the day, along with the rest of those taking part, by clicking here.
Supporters of the 2009 Leuka Mini Masters include Omega, Plus, Auchentoshan Single Malt Whisky, Veuve Clicquot, Alfred Dunhill, Steinlager, Red Bull, Lyle & Scott and Royal Albatross golf shoes.