CIRENCESTER Golf Club hosted a splendid charity golf day in aid of the British Heart Foundation on Friday.

It was a model of how to run a successful fund raiser with a vast array of cheery volunteers, top-notch catering from the club's chef Steve and his team and brilliant branding around the course from BHF themselves, including individual heart-related stories on each of the 18 tees.

The weather proved benign and the golf from almost 30 four-strong teams was competitive, most notably from the winners (and main sponsors) The Sons of Pitches.

In addition, Sarah from the BHF conducted valuable CPR training as the groups came through the Halfway House for more sumptuous refreshments.

Organiser and Cirencester member Graham Clarke said: "I wanted to say a very special thank you to all who took part in making our big day such a triumph.

"It was a success in terms of raising awareness, a success in terms of having a good day and some fun and a big success in raising much needed cash – almost £6,000 – for the BHF.

"We were blessed with fabulous weather and a course presented in fantastic condition by Richard and his team of early bird greenkeepers.

"Compliments, too, to Kirsty, Francesca and all of the bar staff for looking after us so patiently – and for selling raffle tickets. And to Ed and his team in the pro shop for advice, prizes, joining in, selling tickets and putting together teams.

"Lastly to my team. Many of the competitors talked about your professionalism and that you clearly cared for the BHF and took a great pride in the way you presented our day."