I never cease to be amazed at the willingness of ex-pros to help out with charities.

This week saw the second celebrity golf challenge in my name, held at the marvellous East Horton Golf Centre, whose owners, the Bastion family, went out of their way to provide one of the best golfing days of the year for us all in aid of the Hampshire Autistic Society.

This is a regional charity dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with autism.

My friends did me proud again.

Twenty teams, the maximum I wanted, were entered, many of the business community appeared for the second year running and my celebrities came out in force.

Over a dozen ex-players and managers including Alan Ball, Matt Le Tissier, Chris Nicholl, Jimmy Case, Nick Holmes, Hughie Fisher and good to see Dennis Rofe in particular and Claus Lundekvam of the present era.

There were also people like Robin Smith and Adie Aymes from cricket, Josh Gifford from the racing world and Shep Woolley from entertainment.

Paul Phelp proved that he was not only a basketball star by winning the tournament with a team who all had handicaps in the 20s.

A wonderful day's weather was finished off with a superb meal and an auction of items generously donated which helped make a wonderful £10,500 on the day.

Thanks to everyone concerned.

Even old players like Kevin Keegan, who sponsored two holes, and Mike Channon, who generously gave a wonderful day out for two people around his stables and in his box at Newbury, helped from a distance.

l Anyone wanting to know more about the Society can ring 01489 880881 and speak to Sally or Natasha who worked so hard and efficiently to help make the day such a great success.