Lochaber Rotary Club Am-Am raises thousands for charity

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On a brilliantly sunny Sunday morning, just under 20 teams teed off on the Rotary Club of Lochaber’s annual Am-Am golf competition at Fort William Golf Club.

This was the 18th year of the event and, thanks to the generosity of local business sponsorship, the total amount raised to date is now over £65,000. The main sponsors this year were Marine Harvest and John McLellan & Co, Funeral Director.

Rotary president Donald McCorkindale said: ‘We are extremely grateful to our sponsors and to Fort William Golf Club for allowing us to use their course for this annual competition. It is a major fund raiser 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.’

After the prizes had been presented, tournament co-ordinator and past-president, Donald Young thanked the sponsors, the golf club and the Rotarians and helpers that made the tournament a resounding success.

‘Most importantly, we thank the competitors who support us year on year and make it possible for the Rotary Club to support so many worthwhile local causes’ added Mr Young. ‘Our raffle alone raised nearly £500 and, taken altogether, we have now raised over £65,000 over the 18 years of the tournament.’

The Rotary Club AM-AM was played with the following result:

Winners: Bald Eagles (John Stewart, Ian Lamont, Mark Graham and Martin Graham), 125.

Runners-up: Bar Stewards (James Duncan, Ian Robertson, Alan Overend and Graham Worsdall), 125.

Third: The Auld Boys (Keith Sangster, Jason Wallace, Phil Bradley and Robert McCover), 126.

Yellow ball: Marine Harvest (Steven Jamieson, Davie MacGillivray, Chris Ryan and Willie McCann), 79.

First ladies: Rosie’s Renegades (Ann Lovatt, Kathleen Leitch, Hazel Cameron and Rosie Macintyre), 139.

First visitors: Spean Commandos (Aeleen Campbell, Scott Donald, Charlie Donaldson and Ian MacFarlane), 140.

Nearest the pin at the third hole: J Jordan.

Nearest the pin at the sixth hole: Davy Laing.

Nearest the pin at the 12th hole: James Macintyre.

Nearest the pin at the 16th hole: S Duncan.

Longest drive, men: Peter Laing.

Longest drive, ladies: Rosie Macintyre.


There was plenty of action in other competitions last week at Fort William Golf Club.

On Tuesday May 22, the Wolveryton Trophy was played with the following result:

Winner: Graeme Worsdall, net  44 (51 – 7).

Runner-up: Michael Rodger, net 45 (54 – 9).

Third: Stephen Howden, net 45 (53 – 8).

On Saturday May 26 the Craig Paterson Trophy was played with the following result:

Winner: Willie McCann, net 70 (84 – 14).

Runner-up: Keith Duncan, net 71 (80 – 9).

Third: Alan Overend, net 73 (85 – 12).


On Tuesday May 22 a 12 hole Stableford competition was played with the following result:

Winner: Helen Brian, 26 points.

Runner-up: Ann Lovatt, 20 points.


The winners of this year’s Rotary Club AM-AM competition at Fort William Golf Club. IF F22 Rotary Am Am 01. Photo: Iain Ferguson, Alba.photos.