Sporting legends turn out for Sir Gareth's Golf Day

Category: Events, News

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 Chalmers.

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 long-time President.

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 fantastic charities.”

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Paul joined the Celtic Manor Resort in 2007 having previously worked in newspaper journalism, most recently as assistant sports editor at the Western Mail in Cardiff. Responsible for all aspects of media liaison at the resort, he wishes he had more time to improve his golf handicap of 14 and polish his excruciating puns on Twitter.

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