A shotgun start got 29 teams on their way at the 27th staging of the annual charity golf tournament at the 2010 Ryder Cup course at Celtic Manor.
Organiser South Wales businessman Roger Gambarini, who has now raised £301,450 for St David’s Hospice Care over the years, saw each of the teams of off four as they headed for their starting holes.
The latest golf day raised a record £14,250 during the event.
Broadcast celebrity Owen Money, after dinner guest speaker who played the round in Roger’s team, said: “I’m delighted to be here and to be supporting such a worthy cause as St David’s Hospice Care.
Roger Gambarini, who was Celtic Manor’s Twenty Ten Club captain for 2015 and is consultant with South Wales-based Office Visions Ltd, said: “It’s a fantastic honour and privilege for me to be able to stage our annual charity golf day at the 2010 Ryder Cup course. The weather was absolutely perfect. It’s a beautiful setting and allows us to have great support and to raise a considerable amount for St David’s Hospice Care.”
Roger said they hoped to be adding considerably to the current running total through the staging of this year’s event
 Among those businesses which have taken part and remained with Roger every stroke of the way over the past 27 years are Davlan, MDW Haulage, Nuaire, Harding Evans Solicitors, Acorn Recruitment, R E Phillips and Partners, SRK, Hazell’s Haulage and Whitehead Building Services.
Roger, who staged his first golf day in 1991 when £3,500 was raised, has a special reason for supporting the charity.
He said: “My brother did a lot of fundraising for St David’s Hospice Care, which is why I initially began organising the golf day. However, when my father was ill in 1992, he was looked after by the  nurses from St David’s Hospice, who were fantastic.
 “This is my way of supporting the charity that supported my family at a very difficult time. The golf charity fund raiser has grown in stature to such an extent over the years and is now so popular that people look forward to being involved every year.”
Emma Saysell, chief executive of St David’s Hospice Care, who attended the after- tournament awards dinner, said: “Roger and the team at Office Visions have provided wonderful support to us over very many years. We know, from our own experiences, how difficult it is to organise fundraising events. To keep his golf days going into the 27th year is a truly amazing and commendable achievement and one for which we are all extremely grateful.”
The results from the day, with prizes presented by golf captain Mark Huxtable, were: 1st place - Paul Hale's Pensioners; 2nd place - Premier Timber Products; 3rd place - Whitehead BS; 13 place - Office Visions ; 27th place – SRK; Furthest from the Hole –  13: Davlan.