GOLFING stars will gather in Ilkley next month for a special competition.

Welcome to Yorkshire is teaming up with former Masters winner and Europe Ryder Cup captain Ian Woosnam to host a Senior Golf Classic at Ilkley Golf Club.

The two day event will be held on Tuesday, September 15 and Wednesday, September 16 and will see ‘a host of famous faces’ out on the green - giving fans the chance to tee off alongside some of their heroes. It is being held in partnership with SGH Sporting Events of Leeds and is the first of its kind to be held in Yorkshire.

Co-founder of SGH Sporting Events, Simon Hurd, said he was delighted that ‘so many household names have agreed to take part alongside Ian Woosnam, including past Ryder Cup Captain Mark James’.

Day one will be a Pro-Am competition where teams get to play with one of the professional players who will be taking part in the Senior Classic the next day. There will also be a socially distanced, evening question and answer session with some of the former pros.

Welcome to Yorkshire Chief Executive James Mason, said: “This will be our first major event of 2020. It’s a brilliant opportunity to play alongside some golfing greats in a safe and stunning environment.”

Ilkley Golf Club Manager Mark Taylor added: “It is a great honour to have been chosen from all the wonderful courses in Yorkshire to hold this prestigious event. As the third oldest course in the county, and with two former Ryder Cup captains and a former Walker Cup captain as members, we have a proud golfing heritage and are really excited about welcoming a host of great golfers.”