INTRODUCTION: Huge crowd have been jumping the roads to the Moor Park Golf Course, in Hertfordshire near London.
GV Moor Park club house.
SV Telly Savalas signing autographs.
SV PAN Nick Faldo walking through crowd.
SV PAN Telly Savalas walking to tee-off. Crowd watching. (2 SHOTS)
SV Telly Savalas teeing off.
SCU PAN Former US President Ford walking through crowd.
SV PULL BACK GV Sevvy Ballesteros teeing off from 13th hole. (3 SHOTS)
GV PAN Gerald Ford teeing off from same hole, walks to buggy. (2 SHOTS)
SV Greg Norman lining up putt, cameraman films, Norman putts in. (3 SHOTS)
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Background: INTRODUCTION: Huge crowd have been jumping the roads to the Moor Park Golf Course, in Hertfordshire near London. They flocked in their thousands to see the professionals and transatlantic showbiz personalities in action in the Bob Hope Charity Golf Classic. Last year's event at Epsom in Surrey raised 24 thousand dollars for charity. This year the organisers were hoping for even more.
SYNOPSIS: One of the main attractions of the Classic is the chance to see stars like Telly Savalas of Kojak fame playing golf.
Top professionals like Nick Faldo are also competing.
There is GBP100,000 worth of prize money at stake. The crowd love to see their television heroes in action. Apart from Telly Savalas other stars included British comedians Jimmy Tarbuck and Eric Sykes.
Another notable competitor was former US President Gerald Ford.
For the professionals like top European golfer Sevvy Ballesteros the GBP15,000 tournament first prize is a big attraction. The Spanish professional was two strokes behind West Germany's Bernhard Langer who was in the lead after two rounds.
Spectators didn't exactly run for cover when Gerald Ford teed off but his somewhat erratic 13 handicap swing has been known to account for a few casualties.
For Australian Greg Norman the tournament prize money was too big to resist and he returned to Britain for the game. At the end of the second round he was on 139 seven strokes behind Langer. The tournament provides a feast of golf both serious and amusing.