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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

BILL DOWIE - Former Ayrshire Golf Association President passes away

 

Golfers in Ayrshire, throughout Scotland and beyond will be saddened to learn of the passing, on Tuesday 11th August 2020, of former Ayrshire Golf Association President Bill Dowie of Ballochmyle Golf Club.


A Past Captain and Club Champion of his home club, and latterly Honorary President at Ballochmyle, Bill was well known in Scottish golf circles as well as in his home county.

Bill joined the Ayrshire Golf Association Executive in the 1980’s where he served for over 20 years, holding the post of Area President from 1990 to 1992. He later went on to represent Ayrshire on the Scottish Golf Union Executive from 1993, holding several positions within the national body, including Convenor of Championships, before retiring from both the Scottish Golf Union and Ayrshire Golf Association Executive positions in 2003.

Bill was a ‘weel kent face’, a friend to many and could always be relied on to take part in lively discussion and speak his mind, especially in golf related matters, whilst always being receptive to other views.

Though burdened with failing eyesight and health in recent years, Bill still retained his keen sense of humour and love for his parent club, despite his health burdens.

Bill Dowie was a good friend to many of the golfing community in Ayrshire, Scotland and beyond, and those who knew him will undoubtedly mourn his passing but will have fond memories of Bill, whom it was a pleasure to consider a good friend over many, many years.

The thoughts of all at the Ayrshire Golf Association are with bill's family and friends at this sad time.

 

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