Farewell Mike, our long serving friend and fellow golfer

It’s with great sadness that we hear of Mike’s death yesterday in Addenbrooke’s.  He’s a great loss to the club, where he served many years as President then for a while as cover Chairman.  He’d also been Seniors Captain in recent years, adding to this and all other roles, his own brand of repartee, humour and, above all, good honest common sense.

Mike had said a few months ago that his days were numbered, victim of his earlier smoking habit and giving a warning that the body has a nasty habit of not forgetting, despite having given up many years ago.

It was good to see him still coming to the club house recently, with the same unconquerable spirit and no obvious indication of the pain he was under.

Undoubtedly one of RGC’s most respected and delightful members.  He was one of my earliest acquaintances, going back to the 1970s, and always a bit of a lad in the nicest possible way.

You’ll be greatly missed by all who knew you, Mike.

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