Gareth Bale represents star-studded Wales team in Celebrity Cup charity golf tournament at Celtic Manor

Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale may well be considering a change of career if this weekend’s activities are anything to go by.

The 27-year-old winger, who is currently enjoying some well-earned rest ahead of the new season, took to the picturesque surroundings of Celtic Manor on Sunday to compete in the Celebrity Cup charity golf tournament.

The unusual competition pits stars from the world of sport and showbiz against each other as they compete for the trophy in four separate teams representing England, Scotland, Wales and an all-Ireland side.

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale took part in the Celebrity Cup charity golf tournament on Sunday

Wales international Bale was joined by the likes of Craig Bellamy and Jonathan Davies, under the leadership of Welsh captain Rob Brydon.

Rugby World Cup winner Mike Tindall skippered the English team in Newport, while Boyzone’s Keith Duffy and former Scotland rugby international Rory Lawson led the Irish and Scottish teams respectively.

Bale accompanied Davies around the course but could not prevent rivals England claiming the trophy thanks to a composed putt on the final hole by Strictly Come Dancing star Anton du Beke.

The former Southampton and Tottenham winger is set to return to pre-season training with Real Madrid in the coming weeks as he looks to work his way back into Zinedine Zidane’s immediate plans.

Bale struggled for form and fitness throughout last season as Madrid claimed both the Champions League and La Liga trophies under the Frenchman.

The reigning European champions kick-off their pre-season schedule against Manchester United in Santa Clara, California on July 23 before playing Manchester City, Barcelona and an MLS All-Stars side in their remaining warm-up matches.

Bale was joined by playing partner Davies on day two of the charity tournament in Newport