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  Friday, 20 July, 2001, 17:49 GMT 18:49 UK
A Question of Golf
The panel are puzzled
Mystified faces all round at A Question of Golf
By BBC Sport Online's Stuart Roach at Royal Lytham

BBC quiz show A Question of Sport was recreated at Lytham on Friday, with presenter Hazel Irvine stepping into Sue Barker's shoes to keep an all-star cast in check.

Regular captain John Parrott was joined by Mark Lawrenson, Jasper Carrott and Angus Loughran for a Question of Golf in the Famous Grouse 19th hole.

Parrott and fellow BBC pundit Lawrenson cruised to a 26-14 victory, although Loughran and Carrott did appear to be facing the tougher questions.

"That had absolutely nothing to do with me. I have to make that clear to Angus in case he never buys me a drink again - not that he ever has," said Irvine after fronting a highly-entertaining 30-minute show.

Mark Lawrenson and John Parrott
Lawrenson and Parrott put their heads together

So did the opportunity fulfil a lifelong ambition for the Scottish presenter?

"It was less a formal Question of Sport and more a bit of banter with the four lads," she confessed.

"John Parrott is a bit dangerous and you never really know how he will answer.

"You will have to ask him what he felt about the professional standard of this quiz."

Parrott was happy to offer his opinion.

John Parrott
John Parrott looks puzzled

"The four panelists were fantastic but I didn't think much of the presenter," he joked.

"She is on a youth opportunity scheme at the moment but I will put a good word in for her."

The show is due to be aired in one of this weekend's highlight shows, but Parrott remained unconvinved that the recording could be saved for a one-off special.

"It will be 30 seconds of marvellous TV," he said.

"My advice would be don't go out and put the kettle on, because when you get back it could all be over."

Jasper Carrott
Jasper Carrott is deep in thought

Parrott has been facing questions all week as part of his work with Famous Grouse.

But he confessed: "People keep asking me questions as if I know something but they don't realise that they give you the easy stuff on the show."

In actual fact, all four panelists displayed a surprising depth of golf knowledge and were rarely stumped by some tricky questions.

Carrott, who plays off a 14 handicap, was always quick with the answers, especially when he was asked for a tip for the championship.

He quipped: "I always bet on Jesper Parnevik, because he has such a stupid name."

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