Record total raised

MONIFIETH and District Rotary Club’s charity golf event at Panmure Golf Club, Barry, on Sunday raised what is believed to be a record total of over £6,500.

Thirty-nine teams competed in windy and showery conditions - but all expressed their enjoyment of the event and the hospitality.

Some £1,500 of the total came from a special draw for a package of golf and dinner, bed and breakfast at Carnoustie generously donated by Carnoustie Golf Hotel and Spa and Carnoustie Links. The draw was made by the Panmure captain, Mr David McGill.

Sponsorship by 23 companies, including all of the club’s own members in business, plus another ‘ordinary’ raffle helped boost the total. A special ‘on the green’ competition at the 11th hole raised an excellent £320. Sadly no one had a hole in one at the fifth (or any other short hole) and so the car prize remained unclaimed.

The winning team comprised Neil Clyne, Gordon Telfer and Niall Christie, from Banchory. They had an impressive score of 82 points.

Runners-up were J. Stewart, Bill McGregor and Mike Murray of Barloworld & Hyster Lifters 5, with 77. D.J. Laing, from Carnoustie, made up of Dave Ramsay, Bill Laing and Ian Flaherty, were third with 76.

Most accurate drive on the 14th was by Eric O’Neil, Balmalloch Bhoys, and nearest pin on the 15th was David Strachan, Scott Brothers, Dundee.

The 11th hole competition winner was Colin Johnston, Barloworld 4.

Club president Stuart Robison was delighted with the outcome. He commented: “This annual event requires a great deal of effort and planning but the wonderful total makes it all worthwhile. One of the principal beneficiaries this year will be Maggie’s Centre at Ninewells Hospital, but other local charities will also benefit. We are most grateful to Panmure Golf Club for their support and help in staging the event.”