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Moray and Nairn League chairman quits


By Staff Reporter


The Moray and Nairn Golf League’s James Macpherson has stepped down from the post of chairman after 18 years.

James Macpherson with gifts from the MNGL for his long service to the league after stepping down as chairman.
James Macpherson with gifts from the MNGL for his long service to the league after stepping down as chairman.

Macpherson took over the role in 2001, and at the annual scratch league this year he was presented with gifts to mark his term in office.

A member of Moray Golf Club, Macpherson played for a number of years and was part of the winning Moray side in 1994.

Upon his departure, Macpherson said: “The Moray and Nairn Golf League has been a great competition for golf locally with many young league players going on to win international honours.

“We are delighted the league goes from strength to strength and it’s been a pleasure to take part and subsequently help out over the last 17 years.”

League secretary, Stevie Grant, was quick to pay tribute to the departing chairman.

“James has been a great servant to the League over the last 17 years,” Grant said.

“So we wish him well in his retirement but hope to still see him playing and watching league golf in years to come.”

George Asher has taken over as chairman and Forres Golf Club’s Robert McKerron is the chairman-elect.

The body was established in 1948 and has five teams in the scratch league from Nairn, Nairn Dunbar, Moray, Forres and Elgin, who are joined by Hopeman for the handicap league.

This year’s scratch league was won by Nairn Golf Club, who wrapped up the title for a second year in a row with a strong showing at Nairn Dunbar’s links last weekend.

With a youthful contingent on their side, Nairn won all of their games.

Team captain Fraser Fotheringham said: “We are delighted to win the League again this year.

“It’s a tough competition to win, and having so many young players coming through is looking good for us and for the north in the future.”



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