Celebrities turned out in force for the Sir Gareth Edwards Golf Day,
ensuring the Twenty Ten Course again played host to some sporting greats on the
sixth anniversary of Ryder Cup week at Celtic Manor.
After such a memorable summer for Welsh football, a strong contingent of
former international soccer stars included Mark Hughes, Dean Saunders, Kit
Symons, Mark Bowen, Eddie Niedzwiecki and Cliff Jones (pictured above with Sir Gareth), the legendary Spurs
winger who played in Wales’ last major football tournament when they reached
the quarter-finals of the 1958 World Cup.
Not to be outdone, former Welsh rugby stars Martyn Williams, Scott
Quinnell, Matthew Watkins and Mark Wyatt also teed up along with All Black
Zinzan Brooke, England’s Mike Tindall, Ireland’s Rob Henderson and Scot Craig
Brooke led his team to second place behind the Hospital Innovations team of
Mark Lewis, Jeremy Lewis, Steve George and Gary Mitchell who won the spoils with an
impressive haul of 81 points on a bright and breezy day.
After competing in the golf, popular BBC presenter Dan Walker (pictured) hosted a
presentation dinner for the 80 players, and Adrian Davies hosted a charity
auction in aid of Alzheimer’s Research at Cardiff University and Cardiff Institute for the Blind, of which Sir Gareth is the
Sir Gareth said:
My golf day was celebrating its 10th year
at Celtic Manor and I’m just delighted and very grateful that once again so
many people have given their time and support so generously to this event. It was wonderful to be back on the Twenty Ten Course in Ryder Cup week
but, most importantly, we have been able to raise thousands of pounds for two