Weston golfers swap the tee for the high seas

They may not have encountered any during their round but water hazards were certainly foremost on the minds of competitors taking part in the Mercedes-Benz of Weston-super-Mare golf day.

Players in the event at Weston-super-Mare Golf Club raised £460 from donations and a raffle for the town's RNLI station, which is one of the chosen charities of the Bridge Road motor retailer.

However it's not just the good cause that is on the crest of a wave from their involvement with the competition.

A trio of golfers went through to an area final at Bowood Golf & Country Club in Wiltshire, where they played against customers from Mercedes-Benz of Weston-super-Mare's sister sites in the Sytner Group.

Paddy MacLennan, from Bridgwater, emerged victorious in the 0-10 handicap section and now goes through to the MercedesTrophy National Final Qualifier at St George's Hill Golf Club in Surrey at the end of this month.

The six-handicapper will be competing for the chance to take part in the National Final at St Andrews in Scotland. The four-night trip will include accommodation at the famous Old Course Hotel, 54 holes of golf over two fantastic courses as well as amazing hospitality courtesy of the motor manufacturer.

“It's fantastic that one of our customers is progressing in the MercedesTrophy tournament but equally that all those who participated in our own golf day were so supportive of our local RNLI station for which we'd like to thank them," said Jon Ray, Mercedes-Benz of Weston-super-Mare's Head of Business.