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On Wednesday 26th August Phillip jetted of to sunny Portugal with a host of other famous faces to take part in the Celebrity Golf Challenge; International footballers V International cricketers at the Dona Filipa resort, Vale Do Lobo, Portugal
Joining Phillip on the cricketers team were Brian Lara, Graeme Hick, Michael Vaughan and Alan Lamb, whilst on the opposing side Alan Shearer, Teddy Sheringham, Paul Walsh, Steve Stone and Dwight Yorke battled it out to be crowned the overall winning team. Every year, the event goes from strength to strength and the Algarve provides a perfect platform to enjoy the excellent facilities, golf and sunshine that the region offers. Another 3 days of competitive golf at the Ocean Course, Pinheiros Altos and San Lorenzo saw the footballers take a 2 - 1 lead.
Phillip was crowned the top sportsman with an impressive 76 points over 2 days, whilst Dwight Yorke finished second on 69, and Teddy Sheringham 1 point further behind in 3rd on 68. Paul Walsh once again finished in the relegation spot and if it was not for his dancing skills would surely be for the chop!!! One of many highlights of the week was Dwight Yorke Holing out at San Lorenzo for his first ever Ace!! - Top man spent the 1000 Euros he and Mr Lara had won from Messrs Shearer and Sheringham in an England Vs Trinidad & Tobago head to head earlier that day.... New boys Vaughan and Hick offered good support for Daffy but he was let down by chairman of selectors John Morris and Gladstone Small. Captain Lara has called for sweeping changes and an involvement in the selection process if the cricketers are to stop the rot. Sports legends is a much used phrase but the boys really lived up to the billing and are already looking forward to next years trip. A big thank you to the event partners, Countrywide and Nike Golf.