A GOOD day on the course - and a great night off it.

That was how the Ian Walsh Golf Day turned out at St Davids last month as a large amount of money was raised for Prostrate Cymru and the local Penknife Club.

Overall, 13 teams of four entered the Texas Scramble tournament had were able to enjoy perfect weather conditions, before a special dinner and auction at the Crug Glas Country House Hotel.

And there were no shortage of household names out on the course including former professional footballers in Simon Davies, Matthew Etherington, John Hardy and David Giles, as well as the likes of ex-Welsh rugby internationals Paul Thorburn and Mark Ring.

"We had an unbelievable turn out with fantastic weather," said football pundit Walsh, who himself grew up in St Davids and played for Solva before a career that saw him play 18 times for Wales and make more than 100 appearances for Crystal Palace.

"Prostrate Cymru is such a vital charity and we wanted the Penknife Club to benefit as well. They do a lot of charity work in the area I grew up and I'm so grateful to everyone who came this far west to be a part of things."

It was his nephew Simon Davies, who also played for Solva before going on to captain Wales as well as playing for Peterborough, Tottenham, Everton, and Fulham, who was in the winning team also consisting of Eirian Evans, David Cobner, and Ninian Davies. They shot an impressive net 52.1 - while Davies also won the longest drive award and Gareth Cozens took nearest the pin.

Second was Thorburn and the Red Kite trio of James Davenport, Mike Evans, and Ben Childs.

The entertainment in the evening was conducted by popular Scrum V presented Phil Steele, and the prestigious items at the auction ensured a huge amount was raised for two good causes.

The Penknife boys had earlier supplied barbecue food outside the clubhouse during the golf as well as entering a team themselves and member Les James said: "It's great of Ian to donate half the proceeds to us.

"He's a local boy and it means a lot to all of us. Unfortunately only three members could do the golf though - some of us had to work!"

Owen Pugsley, Events and Marketing manager at Prostrate Cymru, added: "This (St Davids) is such a great location. A lot of awesome work goes on in Pembrokeshire to raise awareness and it's so relevant on a day like today, where you have a big age range of people playing golf.

"It's not always about the funds raised but spreading the word as well."

Red Kite Solicitors were the main sponsors of the event, that was running for the second time after the inaugural day in 2015 raised funds for the local RNLI.