THE HANDIWORK of Englishman Jack Senior secured a £50,000 donation to the Sir Graham Wylie Foundation at the British Masters at Close House Golf Club last week.

Senior holed his tee shot from 176 yards with a seven iron at the par three 14th hole at the Heddon-on-the-Wall course to earn the charity donation from the title sponsor Betfred, who are supporting the European Tour’s #GolfforGood initiative.

"I was fortunate that it ended up in the cup and it was a great shot," Senior said.

The money will be used to fund projects helping people impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Sir Graham Wylie, the owner of Close House, said: “The Foundation is mainly there to help, educate and inspire children in the North-East of England.

“But this money we have received will go towards helping those affected by the coronavirus and key workers. We will find some projects and we will fund them and hopefully we can help make people’s lives better.

"We’re very grateful to Betfred for their kind donation and also to Jack for making the hole-in-one today which enables us to receive it.”

Betfred also donated £1,000 for every birdie and £2,000 for every eagle made by tournament host Lee Westwood across the four rounds to the Sir Graham Wylie Foundation.

Betfred boss Fred Done added: “Well done Jack Senior and I’m delighted to write out a big cheque for such a fantastic cause.”

The Sir Graham Wylie Foundation also received a further donation from the European Tour as part of the #GolfforGood initiative, with each host venue in the UK Swing receiving £50,000 to distribute to a charity of project in their local community.

In total the European Tour will donate £500,000 to good causes during the UK Swing as part of #GolfforGood, with the money equally distributed between charities local to the tournament venues and charities chosen by the leading ten players in a mini Order of Merit which will run across the six tournaments.

The foundation also benefited from an online auction.