The Hay Trophy is set to be held at Carlisle Golf Club.

Taking place tomorrow, the competition has attracted the attention of professional women’s golfer Rebecca McGinley, from Prudhoe.

On the day, there will be golf inflatables, a raffle and a VIP trip for two to the 2020 US Masters for anyone who can score a hole-in-one at the 17th hole.

It’s being supported by several businesses in a bid to help raise more than £10,000 throughout the year for the Teenage Cancer Trust and Hospice at Home, the chosen charities of Carlisle men’s captain Mark Nield and women’s captain Liz Auld.

Nield said: "The Hay Trophy was set up by a member at the club, who has been there for quite a few years, called David Hay.

"Before I was even a member at the club, he used to organise this event and, traditionally, they used to get someone to sponsor every hole.

"They would raise funds for a specific charity or two charities of his choice each year.

"His health about five or six years ago took a turn for the worst to the point he couldn’t really carry on doing it. So, I had joined the club and I said ‘Well, I’ll sponsor the event and take over to keep it going’.

"I have done that for three or four years already.

"To be honest, because I have client events and lots of things to do of my own, it’s not been overly pushed and a lot of people have said it’s not like it used to be. We used to have bands, magicians and all sorts of people who made it into a proper family day out.

"So, I said that in my year of captaincy I would go all out to get it back to where it was."

Nield estimates the competition will raise approximately £3,000.

"Traditionally, the captains raise between about £4,000 to £7,000 in the year," he added.

"They split it between the two charities. I set myself the target of raising £10,000 for the first time in the club’s history at the start of the year.

"That’s what I’m going to do. This day should generate in excess of £3,000.

"I have loads of businesses supporting it, as well."

Among the businesses supporting the event are Mark Nield Wealth Management, Thomas Graham & Sons, Cumbrian Properties and the Crown Hotel in Wetheral.

"It’s a club competition," said Nield. "We have 180 playing in it."