Cricket ace's big golf day at Mannings Heath


International wicketkeeper Matt Prior will host a Charity Golf Day sponsored by RDF at the award-winning  Mannings Heath Golf Club, West Sussex, on Tuesday 26th June as part of his Benefit Year for Sussex County Cricket Club.

The 30 year old who has hit more than 10,500 runs since his debut for Sussex in 2001 ago has been awarded a benefit year for his commitment and loyalty to the club, which has won three county championships during his 11 year tenure.

Matt who plays off an impressive 7 handicap will be joined by eight first team players from Sussex County Cricket Club including Chris Nash, Ed Joyce, Joe Gatting and Murray Goodwin competing over the picturesque 6, 683 yard Waterfall Course.

More than 80 golfers will compete in this one day Stableford event which is expected to raise considerable funds for Matt’s two chosen charities, Chestnut Tree House and the Professional Cricket Association Benevolent Fund.

Matt commented: “I am really looking forward to the event at Mannings Heath, I have played the course many times and it is a great venue for this important charity event and we are hoping to raise lots of money for both charities”.

In 2011, Mannings Heath and Sussex County Cricket Club formed a partnership which has seen their top flight players enjoy the 36 hole venue throughout the year and members enjoying executive passes for matches including the FLt20 events.

Over the past three years, Exclusive Hotels the owners of Mannings Heath Golf Club have invested more than £300,000 in the venue in spite of the on-going economic climate and this ambition has been acknowledged by the English Golf Union who have awarded the club the 2013 English Women’s Open Amateur Strokeplay Championship.

Mannings Heath is one of the leading golfing venues in the south-east and is also the home of the 18-hole Kingfisher layout which belongs to 2-FORE!-1 and offers half-price green fees to 2-FORE!-1 voucher holders.