Wapp Celebrity Golf Final Winners
Written by Editor on 4th December 2022
Golf In Seychelles – From the 30th November and 1st December 2022 , before the MCB Tour Championship begun, the Constance Lemuria golf course, Praslin was home to 10 celebrities battling it out in the final round of the Wapp Celebrity Series
The line up included celebrities from the world of football, cricket, motor racing including Singer & Actor Keith Duffy, Former F1 Champ Damon Hill, Liverpool FC Legend Robbie Fowler, Chelsea Player and Manager Roberto Di Matteo, fellow Chelsea Player Gianfranco Zola, World Champion Skier Franz Klammer, South African cricketer Barry Richards, Celtic and Ireland Goalkeeper Packie Bonner, and England Cricketer Andrew Strauss and TV presenter Georgie Bingham they will fight for their own charities in the Celebrity Series Grand Final, with the MCB Pro-Am & Celebrity Series Grand Final Round 1 on Wednesday 30th November and the Constance Pro-Am & Celebrity Series Grand Final Round 2 on Thursday 1st December 2022.
After the first day, F1’s Damon Hill was in topping the leader board but day 2 say ex Celtic Goalkeeper Packie Bonner, take the lead to shoot three under is handicap and lift the trophy here at the Constance Lemuria on Praslin Island.
Bonner said: “Is there a word that betters ecstatic? It is incredible. I feel so humbled because I came here with no expectations whatsoever.
“Yesterday I played with Phillip Archer; those guys make you feel so at ease and it brings out the best in your golf. I really enjoyed the whole occasion.”
Bonner’s win was all the more extraordinary given he played the whole tournament using borrowed clubs. His own failed to show following his flight from Ireland and he was forced to improvise with a rental set and clubs borrowed over two days of practice.
This is the second year of the The wapp Celebrity Series, and has a prize fund of £100,000 – all of which goes to charities nominated by each participant, so all the celebrities charities benefit and no one goes home empty handed.
Thanks to his win Bonner secured the top prize of £25,000, which will go to the Amyloidosis Research Fund based at the Royal Holloway Hospital in London.
“Amyloidosis is fairly rare,” Bonner said. “It is a build-up of protein that can affect people’s organs and my dad died from it when he was 61 and there is also a genetic strain. I have to be tested for it myself, at the end of the day it’s an important charity and the research is getting closer to, at the least, a medication that would help if you get it early enough and they may even find a cure – so that’s what we are trying to do.
“I am so happy that I have been able to give something back to the charity. It feels wonderful.”
Full results of the Legends Tour Celebrity Series Final
Packie Bonner +5 – Amyloidosis Research Fund £25,000
Damon Hill +6 – HALOW £15,000
Barry Richard +8 – The Ingrid Diesel Scholarship for Girls £12,000
Gianfranco Zola +12 – Centro Sclerosi Multipla, Ospedale S. Raffaele, DIMER £8,750
Sir Andrew Strauss +12 – The Ruth Strauss Foundation £8,750
Robbie Fowler +16 – Zoe’s Place £7,000
Franz Klammer +17 – The Franz Klammer Foundation £6,250
Georgie Bingham +17 – MacMillan Cancer Support £6,250
Roberto Di Matteo +32 – Prostate Cancer UK £5,500
Keith Duffy +35 – AsIAm £5,000