Banff Rotary Texas Scramble: 23 September 2017

Annual Fundraising Golf Event in partnership with Duff House Royal Golf Club - 23 September 2017. Duff House Royal Junior Golfers and Local Charities are the winners.

Sunshine after the rain for Charity Golfers.


After days and days of almost-constant heavy rain, the clouds finally parted

and the annual Rotary Charity Texas Scramble went ahead, against all the odds

and predictions.

James Millar, Convenor of the Special Events Committee at Banff Rotary Club

was both delighted and relieved.  “The weather had been pretty shocking for

quite a period and we really did start to feel that we might have to postpone

the event – and with so many folks coming from further afield, that would not

have been the ideal scenario.  But all’s well that ends well, as they say, and as

it turned out, we enjoyed one of the best-ever Golf events”.

The event attracted 147 entries, including almost 80 visitors from a wide area.

The winners a team from Turriff team (ably assisted by a colleague  from

Strathlene);   Duff House Royal teams took both second and fourth places

with a team from Ellon taking third place.

Very important for everyone involved was a presentation to DHR Junior Golf of

£450, leaving £1,300 for the Rotary Club of Banff for distribution

to local causes and charities.

Jan Emery, President of Banff Rotary was delighted with such a terrific turn-out

“We were really beginning to feel the event might not happen this year, but in

the end the weather came good just in time.  It was a hugely successful event

but not possible without a great deal of help from lots of people, especially our

partners at Duff House Royal”  She added “Golf is a terrific sport for anyone of

any age to enjoy, but it’s very important we do all we can to support the

younger players.  There are some talented young people here and who knows

how high they might fly in their golfing careers”!