It was with great sadness that our local member Colin Troy passed away on the course during the Friday session of our Open Tournament. A true gentleman who quietly went about his golf down at Scarista.
Colin was a newish member of the Golf Club having joined during the last 18 months, this was Colin returning to golf after a number of years away from the game but his games with good friend and playing partner Peter Prince reignited his enthusiasm for the game and It is doubtful if there were many members who played as often as Colin and Peter over the last year.
Both Colin and Peter looked at the game as something not to be rushed and would make the most of the opportunity to play our wee links at Scarista, taking their time to enjoy the the craic with each other but always aware of the fact that others were in more of a rush and they would without question stand aside to let other groups through leaving them to go at the pace they enjoyed. Just as with many of us the golf was a game of light hearted banter and nobody at the club will feel the passing more that Peter. The condolences of the club go to Janet, Colin’s children and the wider family and friends.
The Open was stopped following Colin’s passing and while it is not possible to hold the full event this year we will be holding a one day Open in memory of Colin with all proceeds going to his family. This one day Open will take place this Saturday (21st) with a shotgun start at 10am and will be followed by the prizegiving where we will raise a toast to Colin. This is an Open competition so visitors and members from other clubs are welcome to play.