Celebrities battle it out in Newport golf tournament

Today sees the final day of the Celebrity Cup golf competition at the Celtic Manor. Celebrities from all over the UK including Rob Brydon, Bradley Walsh and Peter Jones are taking part in the event in aid of cancer charities.

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Celebrity golfers get into the swing of charity tournament

Gethin Jones watches closely after his putt.

Some of Wales' most famous faces are taking part in a spot of golf to raise money for charity.

They are taking on teams from England, Scotland and Ireland in this year's Celebrity Cup at the Celtic Manor in Newport.

At the end of round 2 Wales were in second place, just one point behind Scotland.

Gethin Jones and Gareth Edwards are part of the team representing Wales.

Dragon Peter Jones looks on after his swing.
Brian McFadden and Martin O'Neill are representing Ireland.

Mrs Browns Boys' creator Brendan O'Carroll is also part of Team Ireland. He said:

"I play in charity golf events all over the world and this has been the best welcome we've ever had. It's like coming home.

"We're here to raise money for some great charities but the whole point is to have fun. The sun is out and I'm enjoying myself. We're all having a ball."

Welsh teammates Gareth Edwards and Gethin Jones line up at putt.

Celebrity Cup: We get a golf lesson from Gethin Jones

This weekend celebrities will be testing out their golfing skills, as they battle it out to win the Celebrity Cup.

The event - which is held at the Celtic Manor resort in Newport - aims to raise thousands of pounds for charity.

Nicola Hendy went along to see preparations, and got a golf lesson from TV's Gethin Jones.

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Celebrity golf gets ready to tee off in Newport

Today sees the start of the Celebrity Cup golf competition at the Celtic Manor.

Former Ryder Cup Captain Bernard Gallacher will be putting the celebrities through their paces in skills challenges which will also include special guest star, Jesse Metcalfe, of Desperate Housewives and Dallas fame.

The four captains hoping to lead their respective teams to victory are Rob Brydon (Wales), Mike Tindall (England), Keith Duffy (Ireland) and Gavin Hastings (Scotland).

Last year the event raised £65,000.

Rob Brydon taking on his teammates in last year's event

The action begins with a practice round today before the competition proper tees off with the first round robin matches over nine holes on Saturday morning.

Further matches take place on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning before the winners and team standings are decided in the final matches on Sunday afternoon.

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