Bench­mark me­mo­rial for pop­u­lar ex-cap­tain

The Oban Times - - News -

AN OBAN car­pen­ter has built a me­mo­rial bench for the for­mer cap­tain of Glen­cruit­ten golf club who died last year, writes Steven Rae.

Michael Acey was asked to make the bench for James For­grieve, known as Larry, who was a mem­ber of the club for 70 years, un­til he died in April last year.

Larry’s cousin, also called James For­grieve, said: ‘It’s ab­so­lutely lovely, ex­cel­lent.

I’m de­lighted with it, and it’s a beau­ti­ful piece of work which has done Larry proud.

‘It shows how ap­pre­ci­ated he was here at the golf club, of which he was a mem­ber for 70 years, in­clud­ing as cap­tain in 1967 and 1968.

‘Thanks to Michael for his great work­man­ship. It’s a fit­ting trib­ute to Larry, who was a leg­end in Oban, and es­pe­cially at the golf club.’

The bench will be a cen­tre piece of a me­mo­rial gar­den which is be­ing con­structed in Larry’s mem­ory, and is due to be com­pleted in the com­ing months.

Michael said: ‘James asked me to build it af­ter the other mem­bers rec­om­mended me.

‘I’ve re­cently set up a work­shop un­der­neath Farm­foods, so was happy to help.’

FIT­TING TRIB­UTE: From left on bench: Neil MacDougall, Michael Acey and col­league Paddy Lar­mour, and James For­grieve, sur­rounded by fel­low golf

club mem­bers

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