Scotland victorious in Celebrity Cup thriller

Category: Events, The Celebrity Cup

A host of stars from the worlds of sport and showbiz treated the crowds to a thrilling finish as Team Scotland won the 2016 Celebrity Cup presented by Bulmers in a nail-biting nearest the pin shoot-out.

Captain Rory Lawson fired the final shot of the tournament to 10 feet, just inches inside another brilliant effort from his opposite number Keith Duffy for Ireland after the sides had fought out a gripping tied match in the final.

England edged out Wales in another tense finish to claim third place at the end of a fun weekend packed with autographs, selfies and banter as celebrities including Rob Brydon, Anton Du Beke, Denise Van Outen, Ben Shephard, Brendan O'Carroll and Brian McFadden entertained the galleries.


Playing for Team England, Denise Van Outen took on the boys as the only female player in the tournament. She said: "I’ve had a fab weekend flying the flag for female golfers. Admittedly, there were a few air shots but I hope I’m invited back next year because it’s been an absolute laugh. The Celtic Manor is such a beautiful setting, what a fantastic weekend."

Brendan O'Carroll, the creator and lead character of hit TV show Mrs Brown's Boys, added: "I get invited to play in lots of celebrity golf events and most of them you can kind of take or leave. But I played in the Celebrity Cup two years ago and it is, without doubt, the best charity golf tournament I have ever played in. The most fun and the best organised, so I could not wait to come back this year."


Thousands of fans enjoyed two days of sporting action and entertainment at the tournament, now in its fourth year, with live music and food in the tented village, as well as the opportunity to “Get Into Golf” in an interactive zone sponsored by Principality Building Society.

Celtic Manor Resort Chief Executive Ian Edwards said: "This is the fourth year that we have staged the Celebrity Cup and every year it just seems to keep getting bigger and better.

"Our star players really embrace the spirit of fun that this event is all about and give the crowds some fantastic entertainment and interaction. With so many sporting legends involved, there is also still a real sense of keen competition.

"Most importantly, they have helped us raise tens of thousands of pounds for two fantastic charities - the Caron Keating Foundation and the Keith Duffy Foundation." 

The 2017 Celebrity Cup will take place on 1st and 2nd July. Register your interest in tickets here.

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Ron Ferris 2.53pm on 12 July 2016

A fantastic final day with excellent hospitality. Really enjoyed the event and we will be back again in 2017.

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Sarah Jones 3.08pm on 23 July 2016

Had a weekend pass was BRILLIANT would recommend it to everyone to go.....the celebs were FAB really lovely signing autographs and having their pics taken......the weather wasn't to bad either......hope to go again soon ......a truly enjoyable experience ....even if u don't like GOLF lol xx

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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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