A Carbon Financial Partners team led the field to claim the honours at the annual Bill McLaren Foundation Golf Day held at sun-kissed Blairgowrie Golf Club.
The Foundation established to support grassroots rugby and other sports in memory of the legendary “Voice of Rugby” holds a range of fundraisers throughout the year across Scotland and Carbon were proud sponsors of the event held at a Perthshire club where we recently became “Premier Partners.”
A number of former Scotland international rugby players supported the event, with one-time British Lions skipper Gavin Hastings joining managing director Gordon Wilson’s team. Other rugby personalities participating were Andy Irvine, Tony Stanger, David Johnston and Nathan Pike.
Financial planner Matt Duncan’s team featuring Grand Slam hero Stanger, Stuart Wallace (Core Products) and Campbell Dallas accountant Neil Morrison captured the title with an impressive 122 points tally.
Runners-up, six off the pace, were the team from Graham Environmental, based in Blairgowrie, featuring company directors Ross Graham and Phil McKenna, Grant Ager, chief executive of Fairfield Housing, and Euan Donaldson, of OcaLED Lighting.
Matt, a five handicapper at Royal Burgess in Edinburgh, was presented with the nearest the pin prize at the 15th on Rosemount by Linda Lawson, Bill’s daughter and Foundation director.
Carbon MD Gordon said: “We were delighted to sponsor the Foundation golf day and it was great to see former Scotland stars like Gavin and Tony turning out for an annual event held in memory of legendary commentator Bill McLaren.
“The Foundation does fantastic work nurturing rugby and other grassroots sport – and fostering values close to Bill’s heart.
“It was great to have the sun shining and see Rosemount in such fabulous condition.”
Foundation chief executive Alan Lawson comented: “The Foundation’s golf day at Rosemount was again very well supported and the venue was simply stunning.
“Blairgowrie Golf Club did Scotland proud in hosting the 2014 Junior Ryder Cup and you can see why the reviews were so glowing.
“Once again it was marvellous to enjoy generous support from Gordon and our friends at Carbon Financial Partners. We are grateful for their backing.
“The support from businesses across the country is integral to the success of the Foundation.”
Photographer: Fraser Band, 07984 163 256 www.fraserband.co.uk