CORSHAM’S Kingsdown Golf Club marked its return to play with the annual Captains’ Drive In competition last weekend.

Kingsdown raised £535 for two Wiltshire charities too, Dorothy House and the Rainbow Trust, as well as reintroducing players who had not seen each other for many months.

Chris Aston, Stephen Maddern, Ian Scarr and Stephen Fyall claimed the trophy ahead of 32 other teams with an impressive 92 points - six points clear of the second-place team.

An outstanding 132 players were split into 33 teams of four for the Bowmaker competition, with two players’ scores from the quartet counting overall.

Though she did not win, Kingsdown said a special mention should also go to Janice Simpson, who managed an eagle two on the par-four seventh hole.

Club captain, Phil Hodges said that he was particularly delighted with the event and the sum raised.

He said: “Unfortunately we had to cancel the Captains’ Drive In last year, so we were particularly anxious to get a good turnout and make up for a lost year.

“In the end, we managed to raise over £500 for two of our well deserving charities, so that was great.

“I would also like to send a huge message of thanks to the four captains; Phil Hodges (Mens), Maura Coughlan (Ladies), Gary Gale-Sides (Seniors), and George Sawyer (Juniors) for all their efforts.”