Thursday, September 08, 2022

MURRAY RAE - Respected Ayrshire golfer passes away

The golfing community in Ayrshire and beyond were saddened to learn of the passing of former Ayrshire golf champion Murray Rae on Monday the 29th of August 2022, at the age of 83.

A native of Irvine, Murray played out of the Irvine Ravenspark club when he won the three major county titles in Ayrshire. His first victory was in the 1973 Ayrshire Matchplay Championship, followed the next year by success in the Ayrshire Strokeplay Championship, and in 1980 he added the Champion of Champions title when he beat defending champion Allan Thomson of Ayr Belleisle in the final at Royal Troon.

Murray later became a member of the Irvine Golf Club.

Murray was a regular member of the Ayrshire golf team and also served as team manager for the county side for several years in the early 1990's.

Though ill health in recent years prevented Murray circulating amongst the golfing fraternity in the county to any great extent, his name remained very respected in the county and beyond as an accomplished golfer and a thoroughly decent individual.

Murray's funeral will be held at Holmsford Bridge Crematorium, Dreghorn, at 11.30 am on Tuesday the 13th of September.

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

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