A inaugural memorial golf day at Easter Ross provided a charitable boost and helped remember a much-loved local man.
Alan Ross Memorial Golf Day was in honor of the man from Tain who died last October after a short battle with cancer.
This is the latest in a series of events that have already raised substantial sums for charity.
Alan was diagnosed with terminal cancer in March of that year and his lifelong friend Jim Oliver helped set up a Friends of Alan Ross fundraiser at Tain’s Platform 1864 restaurant which raised £19,000 with continued donations bringing that total to over £20,000.
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A total of 25 teams of four took part in the competition on the Alan pitch in Tain. Tain Golf Club and resident pro Stuart Morrison “were brilliant hosts”, Mr Oliver said, and made a fantastic offer to Friends of Alan Ross.
He said: “The course was in great condition and our thanks go to the greenkeepers. Every hole was sponsored to help raise funds and businesses and individuals from across the north were happy to help. trophy sponsors or food and drink sponsors. There were many bottles of the local multi-hole Glenmorangie drink as Alan’s memory was well and truly fried. It was such a good day that it was the Monday before we all knew what the winning score was!”
The winning team called Cup Tie’s Scramblers was led by Ian McKay, who played in the Highland League for Keith FC, and his friends Michael Cormack, Peter Robertson and Kenny Mathieson were due to tour the courses in the Highlands when they saw the event unfold. made public and decided to enter.
Alan’s wife Elizabeth presented the cup to the winning team on what was voted a truly memorable day.