GOLFERS gathered to take part in a charity day for three charities.

On a dull afternoon on Monday June 4, 62 golfers took part at Naunton Downs Golf Club with players choosing to wear a bright array of colour.

Peter Boxall, club president, said: "The success of this event depends not only on our golfers, but also on the generosity of our sponsors and in particular our main sponsor, Harrison James and Hardie.

"Without their support we would not be able to raise funds for our three very worthy charities Kate’s Home Nursing, Great Western Air Ambulance, and Canine Partners who train assistance dogs for people with physical disabilities."

At the 23rd Annual Golf Day organised by North Cotswolds Rotary Club Mr Boxall also thanked Ian Wilson, owner of Naunton Downs Golf Club, for allowing the club use of the course.

The tournament, began with a shotgun start at 1pm, and the last players finished at around 6pm.

The individual winner was Mark Salf with a score of 40 on countback who took home the Honess Cup and a pair of golf shoes, and the runner up, also with a score of 40, was Peter Campbell.

Else Ogden won the ladies bowl with a score of 36, and the Clifford and Webb Cup for the best rotarian score was won by Colin Gatenby with a score of 29.

The team prize was won by Charlie Davies, Charles Hanks, Mathew Hutchins and Will Spiers with a score of 97, and Alex Doggett won the longest drive with a massive distance of over 300 yards.

As no player managed a hole in one, the prize of dinner, bed and breakfast for two donated by the Lords of the Manor Hotel in Upper Slaughter was auctioned for charity, fetching a further £240.

Mr Boxall presented cheques to representatives of the three beneficiary charities.