Teignmouth Golf Club’s partnership with the British Heart Foundation (BHF) has raised a £1,100 towards heart research.

Over the last year, golf enthusiasts and club members have been raising funds through a series of events, including a captain’s day which raised £325.

Further monies were raised by an away day to the China Fleet Golf Resort, Plymouth, and a donation of £100 from the Diageo Foundation Trust.

Robert Gateshill, seniors’ captain at Teignmouth, said: ‘I’d like to thank all our members for their fantastic support in raising so much for a good cause.

‘Like many others across the country, my family has been affected by heart problems.

‘I chose to support them in response for their support when our daughter received heart valve surgery, so I’m especially pleased to be able to help the BHF fund the research that will be able to save more lives.’

Joy Petley, fundraising manager for Devon and Cornwall at the BHF, added: ‘It’s been wonderful to see so many people at Teignmouth Golf Club get behind the partnership and make it such a success.

‘Heart disease is an urgent problem. More than a quarter of all deaths in the UK are a result of heart and circulatory disease.

‘All the money raised from this partnership will help us fund vital research that will help us to better understand how to prevent heart disease.’