Allan Lamb exclusive: Wentworth Pro-am one of the best

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Cricket legend Allan Lamb hailed the BMW PGA Championship Pro-am at Wentworth Golf Club as "one of the best" in an exclusive interview with GiveMeSport.

The former-Northamptonshire batsman said he had a "brilliant" time alongside fellow cricketing icons Sir Ian Botham and Brian Lara.

In a four-ball led by pro Chris Wood, Lamb and co found themselves up against the great and good of the sporting world, from Rory McIlroy to Matt Le Tissier and David Ginola.

"It was a brilliant day," Lamb exclusively told GiveMeSport at Wentworth. "Unfortunately a little bit slow getting off - the first four holes we didn't get a point - our pro, Chris Wood, he's got to be one of the best drivers of a ball I've ever seen, he hits it miles, but his putter wasn't red hot.

"So we tailed a little bit, but then I kicked in a little bit, and Beefy kicked and Brian Lara had a great finish. So we had a good little team going there."

On one of the best courses in Europe, celebrities, ex-sports stars and current golf pros joined forces ahead of the European Tour's flagship event, the BMW PGA Championship that got underway on Thursday morning.

"That was probably one of the best Pro Ams - the BMW Pro Am is just fantastic, the people they had there were just amazing," continued Lamb.

From the world of football you had the likes of Peter Schmeichel, Teddy Sheringham and Ginola while tennis stars Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski were also in attendance. England rugby captain Chris Robshaw, TV personality Chris Evans and 1996 Formula One world champion Damon Hill were just some of the names that took to the course later in the afternoon.

But one of the biggest talking points of the morning surrounded the colourful fashion face-off between Beefy and Lamb. Channelling a little Ian Poulter when it came to their dress sense, the two had a friendly rivalry on the day.

"It was Loudmouth versus Royal Oarsome. I'm with a company called Royal & Awesome and Ian's with Loudmouth - that's Jon Daly's company," said Lamb.

"So we had a bit of opposition but Brian Lara said he wasn't too sure about the gear, but he may be interested in wearing it [next time]."

Since retirement, Lamb has keep himself busy with regular TV appearances on Sky Sports but as well as the punditry, the Cape Province-born batsman also has a hand in two companies - his own, Allan Lamb Associates, and a directorship with Global Sports Travel.

"I have an event management company so we've done a lot of corporate work from conferencing to special events to hospitality which is run by a company called Allan Lamb Associates and I'm also a director of a luxury travel company which is part of Africa Travel and Global Sports, all under one umbrella, so it keeps me fairly busy.

"We offer tailor made trips to all sorts of sporting functions from golf and the Masters to crickets tours to Sri Lanka and horse racing, rugby, football. We cover all the sports."

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