England and Liverpool legend John Barnes tees up Dubai golf event

Football hero to host charity event and dinner at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club

England and Liverpool legend John Barnes tees up Dubai golf event

England legend John Barnes is coming to Dubai for a huge charity golf series, and here's where you can see him.

The former Liverpool and Three Lions winger is the latest in a stellar line-up of former sporting pros to take part in the DHL Swing Against Cancer Golf Series at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club.

He’s returning to Dubai as the guest of honour at the DHL Open on Thursday May 2 – following in the footsteps of former LFC players Robbie Fowler, Dietmar Hamann and Gary McAlister, as well as the likes of Harry Redknapp, Teddy Sheringham and Matt Le Tissier.

Barnes, famed for his rap on New Order’s classic England anthem World in Motion, said: “I’m really excited to be taking part in the DHL Swing Against Cancer Golf Series.

“I know that Robbie Fowler and some of the other ex-Liverpool players have been involved and had a fantastic experience.

“It’s a wonderful cause and we want to help the guys raise as much money as possible to try and fight back against this terrible disease that touches so many people’s lives.”

Those taking part in the series – the first of the year to raise money for cancer research – could win the chance to play alongside the likes of Tommy Fleetwood, Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia in the Pro-Am for the European Tour’s season-ending DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates as well as two VIP hospitality tickets for the opening day of the prestigious event.

There’ll be plenty of on-course contents, raffle prizes and fun going on.

However, you don’t have to be a golfer to get in on the action – as there’ll also be an evening barbecue and two hours of free-flowing beverages, the highlight of which will be when Barnes takes to the stage to tell some stories about his incredible career and answer some questions from the audience.

“Dubai is an amazing place and I’m looking forward to having some fun during the golf day and then telling a few stories at the dinner in the evening,” said Barnes. “I’m sure it’ll be a great occasion.”

So, what you’re looking at is the masterplan (for an unforgettable weekend).

You can apply to enter the DHL Open or any DHL Swing Against Cancer Golf Series event by emailing info@swingagainstcancer.com.
Golf & dinner: Dhs695 (EGF members), Dhs745 (non EGF), Dhs445 (Creek members). BBQ only: Dhs395 (per person), Dhs3,500 (table of ten). May 2. Golf: 1.30pm-onwards. BBQ: 7pm-onwards. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, info@swingagainstcancer.com.

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