Dal­mally Golf Club pays trib­ute to John MacKech­nie

The Oban Times - - Sport -

KIND tem­per­a­tures, sun­shine and good course con­di­tions on Sun­day April 2 wel­comed 32 play­ers to the first event of the Dal­mally golf sea­son.

With a mixed four­some Stable­ford for­mat, the match was or­gan­ised to com­mem­o­rate for­mer club trea­surer John MacKech­nie, who died sud­denly in De­cem­ber 2016. The John MacKech­nie Quaich chal­lenge will be­come the in­au­gu­ral fix­ture in the cal­en­dar.

John, a found­ing mem­ber of the club, made an out­stand­ing and un­for­get­table con­tri­bu­tion over the past 30 years. He was a linch­pin, not only in his role as trea­surer but also as green­keeper. He will be very sadly missed, as tes­ti­fied in the warm trib­utes paid to him on be­half of all his friends and fel­low mem­bers by past cap­tain, Billy McKay, and ladies cap­tain, Ann Colthart.

Re­sult: 1 June Suther­land and John McClel­land 34 pts; 2 Bar­bara Robert­son and Andy McLean 33 pts; 3 Graeme MacKech­nie and Alison Liv­ing­stone 31pts.

Pho­tographed Left to right – John’s son, Graeme MacKech­nie pre­sent­ing the John MacKech­nie Quaich to win­ners June Suther­land (who founded the ladies sec­tion in 1995) and John McClel­land (a new mem­ber, play­ing in his first match, and one to watch).

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