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On a stormy windswept morning on Sunday June 30, 20 hardy teams tee’d off on the Rotary Club of Lochaber’s annual AM AM tournament at Fort William Golf Club.
This was the 19th year of the event which, thanks to the generosity of local business sponsorship, brings the total amount raised to date to more than £70,000. The main sponsors this year were the MOWI Group (Marine Harvest) and John McLellan & Co, Funeral Directors.
The overall winner of this year’s tournament was the Sunny’s Bar team who were awarded the trophy together with a cheque for £200. The Mary Pit Boys were a close runner-up, with local ladies team winners Rosie MacIntyre, Maureen Leitch and Gina Hough taking the Ladies’ Prize.
Rotary President Clive Talbot said: ‘As ever, we are grateful to our sponsors and to the Fort William Golf Club for allowing us to use their course for this annual competition. The funds raised are a major boost to our charity programme and enables us to help 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 every single penny is used for local charities and worthy causes.’
Overall Winners: Sunny’s Bar.
First Ladies: Maureen, Rosie and Gina.
Second: The Mary Pit Boys.
Third: Torlundy Rules.
Yellow Ball: Duncan’s Donuts.
First Visitors: The Four Amigos.
Nearest the pin at third hole: J.Wallace.
Nearest the pin at sixth hole: M MacDonald.
Nearest the pin at 12th hole: K Barron.
Nearest the pin at 16th hole: K Sangster.
Longest Drive Ladies: Rosie MacIntyre.
Longest Drive Me: B Stewart Jr.
After the prizes had been presented, tournament co-ordinator and past-president, Donald Young, said: ‘I would like to thank our sponsors, the Golf Club itself, and the huge amount of 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.’
He added: ‘Our raffle alone raised more than £400 and, taken altogether, we have now raised over £70,000 over the 18 years of the tournament.’