A golf club is celebrating raising more than £10,000 over the last year for its chosen ‘captain’s charity’.

Redbourn Golf Club, a Burhill Golf and Leisure Ltd venue situated on the outskirts of St Albans, has raised £10,255 for Keech Hospice Care.

Fundraising was driven by the club captains Will Goatcher and Trish Keens, who chose the charity at the beginning of their tenure last year.

A number of events were held throughout the 12 months, both on and off the gold course, including the Eric Russel Trophy, Redbourn member’ equivalent to the Ryder Cup, and a Christmas market, raising more than £1,000 each.

Ian McDowell, general manager at Redbourn Golf Club, said: “Will and Trish worked hard to drive fundraising throughout their time as captains.

“We’re proud to have such proactive and generous members at Redbourn and we’re delighted to have raised so much for a local cause.”

Past ladies’ captain Trish Keens is grateful for the efforts of her fellow members.

She said: “It’s been an enjoyable year and a huge thanks must go to all the member throughout the club for their support for Keech Hospice Care.

“The year was full of fun and camaraderie, which is what’s great about being a member at Redbourn.”

Captains for this year Andy Crawford and Angela O’Connor have now taken over the reins for fundraising over the next 12 months will all proceeds going to their newly chosen charity Herts Air Ambulance.