From right: Hugh Grant and Paula Creamer with Pro-Am partners

American Angela Stanford is in the company of retired French alpine skiier Florence Masnada while Australian Katherine Hull is playing alongside French freestyle skiier and 1992 Olympic champion Edgar Grospiron.

There are also a number of figures from business including Christian Peugeot and Camille Lacoste, who are both playing with the 2010 Allianz Ladies Slovak Open winner Maria Hernandez from Spain.

The tournament proper takes place on the same golf course from Thursday 22nd – Sunday 25th July with a cut to the leading 70 professionals and ties after two rounds.

World No.1 Ai Miyazato of Japan is defending the title she won last year with a play-off victory over Sophie Gustafson.