In the swing to support RNLI
MEMBERS of Burry Port RNLI have teed off to raise vital funds to save more lives at sea.
More than 140 golfing enthusiasts took part in this year's Burry Port RNLI Charity Golf Competition at the Ashburnham Golf Club on Friday.
The day-long event was held to raise funds for the charity, which provides a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service around the UK and Ireland, alongside a seasonal lifeguard operations.
RNLI members including lifeboat Operations Manager Roger Bowen were among those to hit the green during the day.
Before teeing off he said: "It looks set to be an enjoyable day.
"Let's hope it doesn't rain."
Competitors, who were split into teams of four, played over 18 holes at the Carmarthenshire-based course, with prizes given out to the first eight teams in the competition.
Those who achieved the longest drive, nearest to the hole, and claimed a hole in one also received prizes during the competition.
To ensure they performed at their best golfers were treated to pre-competition bacon rolls and a mid-afternoon carvery to keep their energy levels up.
Funds raised from the £120 team entry fee will be donated to the RNLI.