Celebrating Iceland’s 25th Annual Charity Golf Classic, things were shaken up a little this year by moving venue to the prestigious Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales. We were delighted that our superb sales team garnered immense support from Iceland’s suppliers and partners selling the most golfing teams ever in 25 years!
The world-famous Twenty Ten and Roman Road courses welcomed 64 golf teams across both courses making it the biggest golf day yet to take place at Celtic Manor, all we needed now was a little sun. In homage to the event’s twenty fifth year golfers were asked to purchase a goody bag for £25 which had an actual value of a staggering £350 and included a M2 driver from Taylor Made!
Following the briefing, the sunshine appeared, and the Celtic Manor staff led the players out to a shotgun start, getting the competition started in great style. Throughout the course players were treated to a range of delicious food and drink; Gregg’s offered tasty goodies; Kezie and Birdseye offered more choices on par; and Froneri delivered fantastic ice cream for those requiring cooler options, all washed down with a chilled glass of champagne!
If your golfing skills weren’t up to scratch then you had the opportunity to indulge yourself with a range of spa and beauty treatments instead.
As the golf came to a close, winners Coppenrath & Wiese celebrated before heading down to the Caernarfon Suite to continue the fun and festivities.
Just under 800 people were shown to their seats to witness the opening act Cirque Silver Glitz. A mix of stunning singers and dazzling showgirls performed a classic routine complemented by incredibly talented contortion artists, ribbon dancers, and amazing acrobats who performed with incredible skill and balance on an enchanting glitter ball.
After a fabulous three course meal our guests were entertained with a set from comedian, David Baddiel, reflecting on his own personal journey with Dementia. Dave Sharp the Speed Painter created an amazing art piece of Rory Mcllroy and Tiger Woods whilst Willie Miller, resident Iceland auctioneer, did a fantastic job of the main auction – fetching a whopping £125,000.00!
But the best was yet to come – the surprise act of the night was All Saint’s. As the reunited former girl band took to the stage to belt out their well-known hits, revellers took to the dance floor and partied well into the night.
With the total fundraising amount hitting over £706,000 this is an event that was absolutely standout!Iceland Brochure 2017