Celebrity sportsmen swapped footballs and cricket bats for golf clubs to take part in a charity tournament.

A total of 88 golfers made their way around the sunlit course at Hollins Hall, Baildon, as part of the sixth Brian Close Celebrity Golf Classic, which was expected to raise more than £10,000 for the Hospital Heartbeat Appeal.

The tournament's namesake, former England and Yorkshire cricket captain Brian Close, was just one of the many well-known faces taking part in a game.

He was joined by former footballers Norman Hunter, Duncan McKenzie and John Hendrie.

Mr Close, who is a champion of the Heartbeat Appeal, said: "I think more people suffer from heart disease and other problems than anything else. We started doing this charity golf day quite a few years ago and it's grown to the point of people quite looking forward to it."

Mr Close said, with the sponsorship from Sony and Renew Holdings and the 22 teams taking part, he hoped the day would raise thousands for the Yorkshire-based appeal, which donates heart equipment to hospitals across the county, including Bradford Royal Infirmary.

He said: "Between the sponsors and the fees for playing and various things we should raise £10,000."

Former Leeds United player Norman Hunter said: "It's a good cause and a good craic and everything else."

Alec Bloom, the chairman of the Heartbeat Appeal, said the golfing formula always proved popular.

He said: "It's a successful formula because we have wonderful sponsors and a lot of celebrities who support our event on a regular basis, a lot of people who take part to enjoy the occasion and support the charity, which for us is brilliant."

Mr Bloom said the charity had raised £170,000 from golf events and he said in the past year Heartbeat had handed out more than £200,000 to hospitals, including BRI, thanks to fundraising events.