The Rotary Club of Thornhill and District's Am-Am 2018

The Rotary Club of Thornhill and District held it's Annual Am-Am Golf Competition @ Thornhill Golf Club Friday 20th July 2018

Rotary Club of Thornhill and District’s Annual Am-Am Golf Competition
Friday 20th July 2018


Recently 132 golfers descended upon Thornhill’s Golf Course to take part in The Rotary Club of Thornhill and District’s annual Am-Am golf competition raising well in excess of £3,500.00 (Final figures to be confirmed) all in aid of local charities and causes.

Thornhill Golf Club generously gives us full use the course for the day to assist us to raise charitable funds. The event is a special day for Amateur Golfers played over the magnificent Blacknest Course which this year celebrates its 125th anniversary.


This years main beneficiaries include:


Action for Children-Upper Nithsdale family Service

Donation of £1,000.00

“We use a system of whole-family support, providing an intensive relationship and support to contribute to the wellbeing of families we work with; this can stabilise families and enable them to overcome their difficulties and live happier lives

together”

Our work helps;

Keep children out of care;

Help parents towards employment;

Reducing children's involvement in crime; Making more confident parents;

Helping families to better mental health.

More information:

https://www.actionforchildren.org.uk/in-your-area/services/early-years-and-family-support/upper-nithsdale-family-service/


Respiratory Endowment Fund

Donation of £1,000.00

Based at Dumfries Royal Infirmary the fund supports patients with respiratory disorders to help them have a better quality of life.


Thornhill Golf Club – Junior Section

Donation of £500.00

We at The Rotary Club of Thornhill and District are proud to enourage youth in the area to get involved in sports so we are honoured to include Thornhill Golf Club – Junior Section to assist the junior section under the Rotary Youth Development Scheme. 

Remaining proceeds will be made availible to other local charities and good causes throghout the year.


The Master of Ceremony for the evening was Rotarian Sharon Glendinning, starting the procedure welcomed and introduced The Rotary Club of Thornhill and District’s President Liz Baxter.

President Liz Baxter introduced our charity guests, Jennifer Wells from Action for Children (Kelloholm) and Phyllis Murphie from DGRI Respiratorty Endowment Fund and presented each a cheque to the value of £1,000.00 

Liz thanked Geoff Smith Captain of Thornhill Golf Club for the use of the golf course and presented Geoff with a cheque to the value of £500.00 for the Thornhill Golf Club – Junior Section.

Liz went on to thank Kevin and greenkeeping staff for the superb condition of the course, Tam, catering and bar staff for the excellent meal and service shown to us during the day. Liz thanked all the sponsors for all their generous donations and prizes.

Last but certainly not least President Liz went on to mention and give thanks to all the teams who played and gave generously which contributed to make this years event another outstanding success, “without your generousity our main local charities and other local charities and good causes would not benefit”.


This years Am-Am winners are Timber Tech Harvesting Ltd, consisting of M McKnight, G Logan, R Logan and M Crosbie with a net score of 161.

Prize sponsored by: Sanquhar Tile Services Ltd.


Coming in at second place was Walter Marchbank Ltd, consisting of D Marchbank, M McAvlay, F McGarva, and A Mensdorf with a score of 162.

Prize sponsored by: Sanquhar Tile Services Ltd.


Following in third place was The Madam Secretary’s Team, Consisting of B Collins, S Morrison, M Davidson, and K Gray with a score of 165.

Prize sponsored by: The Thornhill Inn.


Following  in forth place was ETB Technoligies, G Fergusson, G Marchbank, C Dick, and D Hayden with a score of 168.

Prize sponsored by: G & T Solutions Ltd.

Team raffle winner: went to The Nith Valley Muckshifters.

Team raffle second prize: went to Allison & Hunter Oil Ltd.

Gents longest drive: went to Will Duncan – Nith Valley Eggs.

Prize sponsored by: Pollock & McLean.

Ladies longest drive: went to Ruth Hastings – Bluapple.

Prize sponsored by: Avon Cosmetics.

Gents nearest the pin: went to Fraser McGarva – Walter Marchbank Ltd.

Prize sponsored by: Pollock & McLean.

Ladies nearest the pin: Void Not Won. (Prize added to raffle)

Prize sponsored by: Avon Cosmetics.

Winner of the best net team score at the 16th hole: went to The Biggar Ladies, consisting of Fiona Wight, Julie Woodside, Lilia Hyslop, and Shiona Simpson with a net score of 8.

Prize sponsored by: Homer Burgess Ltd.

Booby prize: went to The Nith Valley Muckshifters, consisting of D Hyslop, S McKinnon, R Henderson, and A Williamson.

To view the full Team Scores “Please Click Here”

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