LOCHABER ROTARY CLUB GOLF TOURNAMENT RAISES OVER £65,000 FOR LOCAL CHARITIES

Photograph by Iain Ferguson

On a brilliantly sunny Sunday morning, just under 20 teams teed off on The Rotary Club of Lochaber’s annual Golf Competition at Fort William Golf Club. This was the 18th year of the event and, thanks to the generosity of local business sponsorship, brings the total amount raised to date to over £65,000. The main sponsors this year were Marine Harvest, John McLellan & Co, Funeral Directors and Lochaber Housing Association.

Rotary President Donald McCorkindale 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”.

 

 

RESULTS

Overall Winners – The Bald Eagles
First Ladies – Rosie’s Renegades
Second – The Bar Stewards
Third – The Auld Boys
Yellow Ball – Marine Harvest
First Visitors – The Spean Commandos
Nearest the pin at the 3rd hole
J. Jordan
Nearest the pin at the 6th hole
Davy Laing

Nearest the pin at the 12th hole
James MacIntyre
Nearest the pin at the 16th hole
Stewart Duncan
Longest Drive Ladies – Rosie MacIntyre
Longest Drive Men – Peter Laing

After the prizes had been presented, Tournament Co-ordinator, Past-President Donald Young said “I would like to thank all our main sponsors, the Committee and Members of Fort William Golf Club 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” Donald added “Our raffle alone raised nearly £500 and, taken altogether, we have now raised over £65,000 over the 18 years of the tournament”

 

THE CLUB EXTENDS ITS THANKS AND APPRECIATION TO:

1) ALL OUR MAIN SPONSORS, MARINE HARVEST AND JOHN McLELLAN & CO-FUNERAL DIRECTORS, ALSO LOCHABER HOUSING ASSOCIATION

2) THE COMMITTEE AND MEMBERS OF FORT WILLIAM GOLF CLUB

3) THE GREENS CONVENOR AND GREEN STAFF

4) JAMES AND HIS WILLING BAND OF HELPERS AND CLARE FOR HER EXCELLENT CATERING

5) JAMES, FOR STANDING IN AT THE LAST MOMENT TO COMPUTE THE SCORES

6) ALL OUR OTHER GENEROUS SPONSORS FOR SPONSORING EVERY TEE AND GREEN AND ALL THE PRIZE MONIES

7) DAVID MEE, FOR AGAIN PRODUCING THE SCORECARDS AND FOR HIS GALLIANT EFFORTS ON BIKE TO RETRIEVE THE MARKERS

8) JOHN ROSIE AND IAIN JOHNSTON FOR ORGANISING THE ERECTING OF THE SPONSOR BOARDS AND ALAN KIRK IN OBTAINING THE SPONSORSHIPS

9) ALL THOSE WHO DONATED RAFFLE PRIZES, AND IAN ABERNETHY, FLORA AND MARGARET FOR MANNING THE RAFFLE TABLE AND RAISING 3 470.30

10) VIV JOHNSTON WHO ONCE AGAIN PRESENTED THE PRIZES AND WAS PRESENTED WITH A LOVELY FLOWER ARRANGEMENT AS A TOKEN OF OUR APPRECIATION

11) SINCERE THANKS TO PAULA AND TERRY FOR THEIR STERLING WORK AT THE BAR AT THE 12TH HOLE.

11) BUT MOST OF ALL- TO YOU, THE COMPETITORS FOR SUPPORTING US EACH YEAR AND MAKING IT POSSIBLE FOR THE ROTARY CLUB OF LOCHABER TO SUPPORT SO MANY WORTHWHILE LOCAL CAUSES

 

 

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Office Bearers

President: Iain Johnston
President-Elect: Clive Talbot
Secretary: Geoff Heathcote
Treasurer: Flora McKee

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This Club is a member of District 1230
Date of Charter: 19th June 1950

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