Putting Am-Am helpers on the spot

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An essential part of the smooth running of Oban Rotary’s Golf Am-Am, the club’s principal fundraiser, is the availability of ball spotters at the most difficult holes at Glencruitten Golf Club.

The Rotarians appointed to this task have been very ably supported over this year’s and last year’s event by members of Police Scotland’s Young Volunteers Programme.

The latter involves youngsters aged 13 to 18 being trained to become good citizens, which leads to providing assistance to volunteer groups in their efforts to raise funds for local good causes.

The initiative, which operates under the leadership of local police officer, Claire Brown, based in Albany Street, has supported the past two Am-Ams.

In addition to providing very worthwhile support, the enthusiasm of the youngsters is very much appreciated by the players who enjoy their banter.

This photograph shows, left to right, Am-Am convener, Dave Mudie, Rotarian Lachie Beaton, PSYVs Brendan McNab, Summer MacDonald, Rachel Noble, Rosalind Robertson with Rotarians Ronnie Neil, Iain MacIntyre, Ken Moncrieff and, at the front, PSYVs Cameron Carmichael, Rebecca Palmer and Iona Caldwell.