Gareth Bale swaps Bernabeu for Celtic Manor

We all know Gareth Bale is a deadly dead-ball specialist on the football pitch, but how does he cope with a golf ball on a tee?

Hundreds of spectators found out as the Real Madrid and Wales attacker took part in a charity golf event at the Celtic Manor in Newport, south Wales.

The venue hosted the 2010 Ryder Cup, but this was rather more low-key, even with the world's most expensive footballer swinging the irons.

Rugby legend Sir Gareth Edwards was also on hand to offer the benefit of his experience.