Monday, 3 July 2017

The Celtic Manor's Celebrity Cup 2017

The Celebrity Cup Event at The Celtic Manor Resort in Newport South Wales

Returning to The Celtic Manor Resort in July was the popular Celebrity Cup golf tournament. Over the course of 2 days, 24 celebrities including football superstar Gareth Bale represented their home nations in front of hundreds of spectators.

The Celebrity Cup Event Par One
Max Evans at The Celebrity Cup
Team Scotland at The Celebrity Cup 2017

Last year's winners Team Scotland, captained again by Rugby's Rory Lawson, attempted to hold on to their title against England, Ireland and Wales.

The Club House and Golf Shop at The Celtic Manor
Gareth Bale for Team Wales at The Celebrity Cup
Team Wales photo at The Celebrity Cup 2017
Gareth Bale and Rob Brydon at The Celebrity Cup 2017
Gareth Bale

Team Wales also welcomed back familiar faces to the event, including Sir Gareth Edwards, Captain Rob Brydon and TV presenter Gethin Jones. 

Rob Brydon
Gareth Bale and Rob Brydon
Sir Gareth Edwards and Rob Brydon

Around the Food Village families enjoyed picnics, processo and ice cream in the sunshine or headed in the Marquee to try some of Larkin Cen's pop up menu. The Red Arrows also performed an exhilarating fly-past each day.

The Red Arrows over The Celtic Manor golf course
Ice cream at The Celtic Manor

Young kids inspired by the Celebrities could give the sport a try with the Golf Development Wales team who were on hand all weekend.

Food Village area at The Celebrity Cup 2017
Golf shop at The Celtic Manor Resort
Team Ireland The Celebrity Cup 2017
Anton and Kelvin for Team England at The Celebrity Cup 2017

The event is a cool opportunity to get up close with your favourite TV stars like Anton Du Beke (Team England) who was always happy to take selfies with fans and sign autographs. The crowd was delighted by his theatre on the course and banter with hosts Chris Hollins and Mark Foster.

The Celebrity Cup 2017 Final Round
The Celebrity Cup Golf Bag

A star studded Gala dinner on Saturday night raised even more money for the charity event, as well as celebrity interviews and live music.
The final day saw Team England, lead by Mike Tindall, battle it out against Scotland for victory.

George Mcmahon and James Nesbit for Team Ireland

This meant Wales would face Ireland (celebrities included Ronan Keating and James Nesbit) in the final round. Even though victory was denied for the home team, the celebrities thanked everyone for a fantastic weekend and suggested it was the best year so far.

Gareth Bale, Gethin Jones and Rob Brydon
Gareth Bale laughing with Rob Brydon
Brian Mcfadden
Bradley Walsh for Team England The Celebrity Cup 2017
Denise van Outen The Celebrity Cup 2017

It was England who eventually succeeded after some fantastic golf from Denise van Outen and Bradley Walsh who cooly putted the ball in on the last hole to rapturous applause.

Eve Muirhead and Team Scotland The Celebrity Cup 2017
Team England celebrating win at The Celebrity Cup 2017
England Win The Celebrity Cup 2017
Captain Mike Tindall for The Celebrity Cup 2017Team England at The Celebrity Cup 2017 with Sponsors
Champagne celebration for Team England at The Celebrity Cup 2017

Highlight your calendars for July next year if you're interested in attending the Celebrity Cup and visit the Celtic Manor website for more information on upcoming events.
You can view my previous posts on The Celtic Manor Resort by clicking here.

I was provided with a media pass in exchange for coverage of this event, all opinions are my own. 
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