Am-Am aims to raise £10,000 for lo­cal causes

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

PREPA­RA­TIONS for the Ro­tary Club of Oban’s Am-Am golf com­pe­ti­tion this year is well un­der way with in­quiries and en­tries from as far afield as Cri­eff, Dun­blane, Camp­bel­town, Fort Wil­liam, Stir­ling and Glas­gow.

Mem­bers of the Ro­tary Club are form­ing a squad to do ground­work at Glen­cruit­ten Golf Club in an­tic­i­pa­tion of the event on June 4.

David Mudie, the new AmAm com­mit­tee con­vener, said: ‘It is the big­gest event in Glen­cruit­ten Golf Club’s year, and a ma­jor fundraiser for the Ro­tary Club. We should be up to our max­i­mum, about 44 or 43 teams, just short of 180 peo­ple.

‘We hope to raise £10,000. We will al­most cer­tainly spend all that on lo­cal good causes. Our spon­sors have been re­spond­ing with Oban’s renowned gen­eros­ity con­tribut­ing to the Ro­tary Club char­ity fund.’

The Bank of Scot­land has been the prin­ci­pal spon­sor for the past 32 years of Oban Ro­tary’s an­nual Am-Am, giv­ing £ 500 this year, plus a very hand­some tro­phy, which is pre­sented to the win­ners of the com­pe­ti­tion.

There will also be an auc­tion and prize-giv­ing, thanks to the gen­eros­ity of play­ers and spon­sors. Am-Am com­mit­tee mem­ber Gra­ham Mac­Queen added: ‘There is a ru­mour the new con­vener will be singing at the door with a bucket.’

Am-Am pres­i­dent Gra­ham Fraser re­ceives a cheque for £500 from the Bank of Scot­land’s busi­ness bank­ing man­ager Alan Ma­cLeod. Also pic­tured is Iain Mac­In­tyre, the out­go­ing Am-Am con­vener.

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