“I’d like to record my sadness at the loss of a dear, loyal and totally honest friend.
Ken was a tough competitor on the golf course. playing off a handicap of around 10, I think. He was also a past Captain and President of the club. He was quiet, but shrewd, intelligent and a personable man. My chief recollections were of his astute term as Treasurer of NMGC
In ‘Reflections of an Old Duffer’ Tradition and ‘Brittania Waives the Rules’ I referred to a football match between the Arts and NMGC. Ken was our goalie. When he gathered the ball, an opponent was trying to ‘barge’ him (legally in those days). In response Ken promptly ‘bopped’ him on the nose with the ball. Despite strident claims for a penalty Harold Wilson (our Scots referee and NMGC member said “Och mon that’s not even a free kick in Scotland! “( I haven’t confirmed with Alec MacKenzie if that is within SFA rules!)
Dear Ken, you’ve played your last round this side of the great divide and I know you’ve had a good knock, but you will be truly very sadly missed by those privileged to have known you.
Yours Terry Johnson”