Parkesy tees it up for Hammers

Chelsea may be running away with the Barclays Premiership title this season, but former Hammers goalkeeper Phil Parkes is looking to make sure things will be a lot closer on the golf course.

Parkesy is representing West Ham United in the inaugural London Golf Show Premiership Masters - a Stableford competition comprising fourballs from all 20 current Premier League teams, consisting of one current or former player or manager, playing alongside three fans.

The event - in aid of the children's medical research charity SPARKS - tees off on Wednesday, March 15, at The Oxfordshire GC.

Mark Bright, Bruce Grobbelaar, Jimmy Bullard, Lee Dixon, Jimmy Hill, Lee Sharpe, David Armstrong, Phil Babb, Ray Clemence, Frank McLintock, Warren Barton, Duncan McKenzie, Mark Falco and John Pratt have already agreed to take part. And you can play alongside them.

The competition offers golfing football fans the opportunity to play with some of their heroes - and raise money for a worthwhile children's charity in the process.

Places are available in every team for a minimum donation of £250 per person.

All profits go directly to SPARKS - Sport Aiding Medical Research for Kids - and will help more babies to be born healthy and stay healthy.

To purchase a place among football's golfing elite - and to give tomorrow's kids a head start - visit , email [email protected] or call 08700 330550.