Monday, 11 July 2016

The Celebrity Cup 2016

The Celebrity Cup 2016, The Celtic Manor Resort Hotel

Over the 9th and 10th July, twenty six stars and hundreds of spectators packed onto The Celtic Manor Resort's famous golf course for the annual Celebrity Cup golf tournament. 
I blogged about this popular charity event last July - it's a fun day out for the family and this year had plenty of drama and suspense right up until the final tee.


For extra insight of this exciting event, take a look at the short video above I created under Nutty Pear with Miss Nicklin...

Peter Jones at The Celebrity Cup
Peter Jones for Team England

For those unfamiliar with the Celebrity Cup, the stars are divided into their home teams of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales and battle it out over two days with nine tees to conquer.
It's a great opportunity to get up close and personal with the stars (including; Denise van Outen, Mike Tindall, Rob Brydon and Ioan Gruffudd) who were happy to sign autographs and take selfies. There's also an evening Gala Dinner with a charity auction and interviews with the celebrities.

Celtic Manor golf course, Anton du Beke

Some of the other event offerings include an Elemis Spa bus, children's activities, live music and a food and drink marquee featuring pan-asian cuisine from Larkin Cen.

Celebrity Cup Food and Drink Marquee, Hole 9
Strawberry basket, desserts and snacks

Last year Wales were victorious, and after the recent sporting success of the Welsh football team at the Euros (Gareth Bale was a participant last year), the home crowd were hoping for repeated success this year.

Gethin Jones at The Celtic Manor Celeb Cup
Gethin Jones for Team Wales

Unfortunately that wasn't to be as Scotland and Ireland were the final two, and for the first time ever drew in the last round! This called for a thrilling sudden death situation with the closest team to the hole being crowned winner.

Mike Tindall, Mrs Brown's Boys Cast, Celebrity Cup
Team Ireland, Danny O'Carroll
Mike Tindall for Team England, Brendan O'Carroll and Danny O'Carroll for Team Ireland 

The underdogs Ireland have never won a Celebrity Cup tournament and had extra players to will them on. It was, however, a fantastic final shot from Scotland that secured their victory - and came only moments after a Wimbledon win for fellow Scotsman Andy Murray!

Michael Jamieson, Celebrity Cup at Celtic Manor
Greig Laidlaw, Max Evans, Dougray Scott, Rory Lawson, Michael Jamieson, Thom Evans, Team Scotland
Team Scotland

Interested in seeing the food offerings at The Celtic Manor Resort? See my reviews and features here.
You can also learn more about The Celebrity Cup and the #CelebCup supported charities by clicking here.

Disclaimer: I was provided with a Media pass for The Celebrity Cup. All opinions are my own.
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