Lochaber Rotary AmAm raises more than £60,000 to date
THE ROTARY Club of Lochaber has now raised more than £60,000 in its annual Am-Am golf competition.
Twenty- one teams teed off for the 17th year of the competition recently. The main sponsors this year’s event were Marine Harvest and John McLellan & Co, Funeral Director.
Rotary president Paula Ross said: ‘ We are extremely grateful to our sponsors and to the golf club for allowing us to use their course for this annual competition.
‘It is a major fundraiser for our charity programme and enables us to support numerous good causes in Lochaber.
‘I would like to emphasise that, thanks to our own members donating their time and organisational skills, we have no administrative overheads and that every single penny is used for local charities and worthy causes.’
Paula added: ‘In a magnificent gesture, both the ladies’ and men’s winning teams donated their prizes to the club for use for local charities. Our raffle alone raised more than £ 500 and, taken altogether, we have now raised over £60,000. This tournament just goes from strength to strength.’
Results were as follows: overall winners – Inverurie Locals (P Laing, Davie Laing, Derek Laing J Ferguson). Ladies – 1 Left Overs (R MacIntyre, A Lovatt, K Leitch, I Cameron); 2 Wattsman Wanderers (J Wattsman, M Kerr, B Gribben, I Fyfe); 3 Stewards Inquiry (J Duncan, A Overend, I Robertson, G Worsdall).
Yellow Ball – Le Grande Fromage ( D Matheson, D MacInnes, N Young, E MacColl). First Visitors – J Rosie’s Guests (D Lingard, G Waterstones, D Donaldson, G Rees).
Nearest the pin at third hole – Marc MacDonald. Nearest the pin at sixth hole – Rosie MacIntyre. Nearest the pin at 12th hole – Gareth Rees. Nearest the pin at 16th hole – A Overend.
Longest drive: ladies – Ann Lovatt; men – Padraig McNeill.
After the prizes had been presented, past-president Donald Young said: ‘On behalf of the club I would like to thank all committee and members of the golf club for their terrific support over the years.’
Ladies competing in the Rotary Club’s Am-Am competition.