THERE’S more to being a member of a golf club than going out and hitting a ball.

Players enjoy raising a lot of money for charitable causes, too – and if it also means an extra opportunity for playing, so much the better!

Captain’s Day at Henlle Park proved to be an enjoyable – and successful – occasion.

A total of 107 members took part – and te day included a new feature, Beat The Pro on the scenic par-three eighth hole.

Many members took up the challenge to win bragging rights over pro Chris Hodges, and £230 was raised on the tee for charity Horatio’s Garden at the Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries in Gobowen.

Peter Freegard won the Captain’s Cup, from Andrew Eaton, with Ian Harris third.

In the evening a summer buffet was followed by a successful auction and disco and over the whole day, more than £2,400 was raised for Horatio’s Garden.

Hodges said: “We’d like to say a huge thank-you to all the members who helped throughout the day, with a particular mention to the captain’s wife Ferelith and Claire, their daughter, who, along with seven-month-old Lucy, staffed the halfway house throughout the day.”

There was more good golf – and fundraising – at the Lady Captain’s Day at Henlle, when more than £300 was raised for the Horatio’s Garden.

At Llanymynech, club president Brian Suckley donated £500 from his President’s Golf Day to Jane Trudghill from the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund.

Brian and members of the club gave Jane a warm welcome when she popped into the club.

The Lingen Davies Cancer Fund raises money to make a positive difference to lives affected by cancer in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales.

This year is their 40th birthday and the money raised by the club will go towards their Ruby Charity Appeal.