Kirkby Lonsdale Golf Club has helped raise £2,500, supporting young people in need by hosting a special charity event.

The event was organised by the Cumbria branch of Wooden Spoon, a rugby children's charity, in conjunction with the golf club.

Eighty contestants in 20 teams from across the North West participated, playing under a Texas Scramble fourball format.

Tom Benn, administration and marketing assistant at the club, recounted: “It had been very wet early in the morning but brightened up by 10am when the competition began and got progressively better as the day went on.

“Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the event and some people who have not played here before said they would be coming back in future.”

Praise for the club was given by John Cunningham, chair of Cumbria Wooden Spoon, who used to live in Kirkby Lonsdale and is a former member.

He said: “It is such a stunning course and the views from some of the tees are spectacular, especially at this time of year when the colours are turning.

“The club is very friendly and unpretentious and we had a fantastic day. Everyone enjoyed it so much that we want to repeat it next year.”

Funds were collected via entry fees and raffles, with golf brand Ping donating prizes, including a golf bag and backpack with the Wooden Spoon logo.

Since 2004, Cumbria Wooden Spoon has raised around £180,000.

This includes funding raised for a sensory room at a children's hospice, a specially-equipped minibus, and a local food bank.

This charity golf day marks the end of Kirkby Lonsdale Golf Club’s prosperous summer season.

Looking ahead, the club is preparing for the winter season, with their Winter League recently kicking off.

This pairs competition happens over 12 Sundays, with a record 42 teams participating on the first day.

Winter open competitions will be held once a month and there are plans to improve several bunkers and level some tees as part of regular maintenance work.

Tom expressed his optimism for the future. He said: "The club continues to thrive.

"There is a very friendly atmosphere here and members and visitors really appreciate that."

The club has a special winter membership of £225 from October to March and £180 from November to March, which is seen as a stepping stone towards players becoming full members.

Established in 1906 and situated at its present site since 1991, Kirkby Lonsdale Golf Club is home to an 18-hole course sprawling across over 160 acres of spectacular countryside.

The course offers four different tee options, catering different levels of difficulty, and boasts stunning views of the surrounding fells and rivers.

The club also provides several facilities such as a swing room, chipping area, pro shop, and driving range bays.