A DAY of sinking putts proved to be a fairway of teeing up more than £2,500 for the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund.

The charity, which was set up in memory of the late Crossgates Army Captain by his family in 2016, recently held their annual golf day at Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club, which has previously hosted both the Senior Open Championship and Solheim Cup.

Eighteen teams of golfers took part in a team stableford competition to raise the four-figure sum, which will be used to support more than 800 personnel, veterans and their families through Help for Heroes Fellowship Programme, as a means to build networks of support and solidarity.

Captain Seath was running the London Marathon for Help for Heroes when, three miles from the finish, he suffered a fatal cardiac arrest.

Following his death, and subsequent establishment of the fund bearing his name, more than £298,000 has been raised and Captain Seath's brother, Gary, said: "What's very special about our golf day is that it welcomes golfers of all ages and abilities and, although there it is a tournament, everyone who attends is first and foremost there to support David’s legacy.

"All funds raised, through the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund, are now used to support Help for Heroes Fellowship Programme in Scotland and it’s very important to communicate the positive impact our fundraising makes at a local level.

"This was something which resonated considerably on the day and attendees left Dalmahoy with a real spring in their step confident in the knowledge how greatly appreciative we are of the support as well as the positive impact David’s legacy has and continues to make supporting personal, veterans and their families."

The Fellowship Programme enables wounded, injured and sick personnel and veterans, and their families, to access lifelong support through regular social, creative and educational activities across Scotland, as well as providing support in mental health, employment, welfare and financial matters.

Funds have previously been used to support 148 beneficiaries through Help for Heroes’ Quick Reaction Fund (QRF), supporting structured recovery pathways concerning life-changing physical and psychological wounds.

The winners of the competition, scoring 95 points, were the Yellow Cafe.