Rotary club raises thousands
East Kilbride Rotary Club were to the fore as they raised thousands of pounds at their AMAM golf tournament.
Despite weather concerns, there were clear skies as the teams teed off at East Kilbride Golf Club.
Two of the club’s ladies, assisted by Rotarian Jim Anderson, welcomed the teams and gave each of them a goodie bag.
All the teams agreed the course was in excellent condition as they hit some good scores.
The customary hospitality tent after the eighth hole was a welcome break for the teams as they enjoyed lunch.
In the clubhouse, the weary golfers were treated to a delicious two-course meal as Brian Doig, co-ordinator at East Kilbride and District Dementia Carers Group, sold raffle tickets with the star prize of a Kia Stinger car for the weekend and an overnight stay in the Cardrona Hotel, Peebles, donated by Phoenix.
The Donnelly team of Liam Donnelly, Michael Church, James Brannock and Andy Haughey took top spot and lifted the 50th anniversary trophy.
Johnny Diack also had reason to celebrate as he won longest drive.
East Kilbride and District Dementia Carers Group and the Christmas Toys for Kids charity will share the £3800 raised by the event and auction.
Meanwhile, East Kilbride Rotary Club, in partnership with Chesapeake, will purchase toys for children who, due to whatever circumstances, will not receive a gift at Christmas.