A raffle and auction to mark the 350th anniversary of golf first being documented as having been played on Musselburgh Links has raised £3,250 for a local centre which supports older people.

The fundraising event, in aid of The Hollies Community Hub, was held the day after an invitational tournament, organised by Musselburgh Old Course Golf Club, to celebrate the historical milestone, which dates back to 1672.

Taking the form of a nine hole Texas Scramble, teams from the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, Royal Portrush GC, Royal Troon GC, Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers at Muirfield, Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society, Royal St George’s GC, Leith Rules GS, Lothian’s Golf Association, Team Jane Connachan, Musselburgh Links Ladies GC, Musselburgh GC, Royal Musselburgh GC, Musselburgh Racing, Loretto Academy, Lothian Juniors, Stephen Gallagher Foundation and enjoyleisure were welcome to the links.

The event was won by Musselburgh Old Course Golf Club ‘B’ team and the runners-up were Musselburgh Links Ladies Golf Club ‘B’ team.

Musselburgh Old Course Golf Club had advised it would be holding a fundraiser for a local charity and was grateful to receive many donations from those taking part in the event, club members and friends.

The Hollies, based on High Street, Musselburgh, has a lunch club for older people in the community, as well as a public café.

Club captain Steve Hill commented: “As well as thanking everyone for their donations, we would also like to thank everyone who bought raffle tickets, sold books of raffle tickets or assisted by advertising our auction and raffle fundraiser.”