The golf industry, in both Scotland and the rest of the world, recently lost a very fine Scottish gentleman.
Mr. Finlay Morrison served his country with the RAF in the Second World War; he was a stalwart greenskeeper and golf professional at Leuchars, Glamorganshire GC, Elgin, Deeside, Braid Hills and Bruntsfield; he was an accomplished professional golfer who competed in The Open on five occasions and notably finished runner up in the 1956 Welsh Championship; and, in 2009 Finlay was recipient of the inaugural John Panton Lifetime Achievement award to recognize his countless services to the game of golf. To further his list of accomplishments, in the early 1980’s, Finlay also redesigned The Isle of Harris Golf Club, a 9-hole hidden gem links course located in Scarista on the Isle of Harris.
Born in Scalpay, Scotland in 1914, Finlay Morrison reached a personal century (died at age 100) before leaving behind his two children, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He will be sorely missed.
Re-published from Worldwide Golf and Travel September 14, 2015.