Rotary Am Am at Glencruitten Golf Club on 29th August 2021
Our picture below shows the members of the Oban Times team - our principal sponsors.
Having had to cancel the 2020 Am-Am, and then again earlier this year in June due to the pandemic, the Rotary Club of Oban was delighted to be able to run the popular event on Sunday 29th August. Although the number of teams was down on previous years, largely because of Covid, it was generally agreed by all concerned that it was another great day in terms of enjoyment and fund raising.
The Am-Am is Oban Rotary's principal fund raiser in support of local good causes and funds are generated via 100+ sponsors, of which The Oban Times is the lead, the competing teams coming from as far afield as Glasgow and Dunblane. There is also a raffle and auction on the day with all items on offer being donated, with the auction including a signed top by Robert MacIntyre. It is estimated that this year's event will raise in the region of £10,000 which is regarded as outstanding given the unusual and strange times currently being experienced.
The three principal prizes on offer, which are the two best scores on a stableford basis from a four man team, were won by "3 Lefts + 1" (The Oban Times Cup), Oban Camanachd "A" (The PDK Shellfish Cup) with "Neilly 3 + 3"coming in third (The George Millar Trophy). The winner of the separate"Yellow Ball" competition (lowest score) was Oban Memorials and best visiting team was Dalmally 3. Other subsidiary prizes included the longest drive and nearest the pin at four holes.
The various prizes were presented by Oban Rotary President Kees van Rein and in bringing the day to and end Acting-Convener, Iain MacIntyre paid tribute to the generosity of the events sponsors, the loyalty and commitment of the players and the support the organising committee gets from the management and staff at Glencruitten Golf Club. A special thank you was given to the local Sea Cadets who acted as ball spotters.
To emphasise the community spirit this event now engenders, the members of the Oban Camanachd "A" team, who took the 2nd Team Prize, on their own volition, asked Oban Rotary to convert their vouchers, to cash totalling £120, to be donated to the Oban Hospice Movement i.e. The Dove Centre based in Stevenson Street. This gesture very much highlights the regard in which "The Dove Centre" is held in the local community.