A COMMUNITY golf tournament has helped raise more than £1,000 for charity.

Alston Moor Golf Club, partnered with Play2Support, raised £1211.34 for Prostate Cancer UK through their golf tournament held in September.

At 1,420ft above sea level, Alston Moor is the highest golf course in England and being located within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it has spectacular views in very direction.

Despite ongoing restrictions due to coronavirus, members of the club teamed up to provide a host of prizes, which attracted a field of 48 players.

PaulNash of Play2Support said: “I had never played the course before but having driven past many times, I knew the scenery would be stunning if the weather was good.

“Oh boy, were we lucky, wall-to-wall sunshine and a gentle breeze on a testing course in good conditions.

“Couple this with a drive across and back through the ‘shire’, one of the most scenic routes around and the wonderful hospitality of the club, it all made for a marvellous and successful day. It’s not that far to travel for a truly memorable experience.”

The 10-hole course is often played from 18 separate tee’s to provide an authentic experience with some demanding but enjoyable challenges.

The event also played host to in-play competitions including the Double Jura Challenge where participants were tasked with carding the highest combined total from holes where they scored three, four or five stableford points.

The competition’s top three scores came from J. Renwick and M. Deadman on 42 points, R. Heslop and J. Younger on 41 points and P. Parkin and G. Davis on 41 points.

Golf clubs throughout the district praised the dedication of their members in May as they reopened their courses for the first time in two months amid financial difficulty and uncertainty.