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Michael Whitaker

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Re: 23 May - Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #50 on: June 20, 2019, 07:44:14 PM »
Bump... just wanted to remind anyone visiting St. Andrews to drop into the Dunvegan and have a wee dram of Balvenie Doublewood in honor of Bill.

Gone, but not forgotten. 
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Ben Stephens

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Re: 23 May - Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #51 on: June 21, 2019, 03:36:20 AM »
Bump... just wanted to remind anyone visiting St. Andrews to drop into the Dunvegan and have a wee dram of Balvenie Doublewood in honor of Bill.

Gone, but not forgotten.


Blimey a year has gone by quickly RIP Bill gone but never forgotten one of the larger than life characters of the world of GCA.

Joe Bausch

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Re: 23 May - Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #52 on: June 21, 2019, 06:22:17 AM »
Bump... just wanted to remind anyone visiting St. Andrews to drop into the Dunvegan and have a wee dram of Balvenie Doublewood in honor of Bill.

Gone, but not forgotten.


Blimey a year has gone by quickly RIP Bill gone but never forgotten one of the larger than life characters of the world of GCA.


Indeed.
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Duncan Cheslett

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Re: 23 May - Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #53 on: June 21, 2019, 06:45:02 AM »
Damn!


I was in St Andrews yesterday and didnít realise the significance of the time of year.


I never met Bill but viewed him as a friend.

Eric Smith

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Re: 23 May - Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #54 on: June 21, 2019, 06:52:19 AM »

I never met Bill but viewed him as a friend.


This made me smile. Thanks, Duncan.

Marty Bonnar

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Re: 23 May - Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #55 on: June 21, 2019, 07:58:05 AM »
Damn!


I was in St Andrews yesterday and didnít realise the significance of the time of year.


I never met Bill but viewed him as a friend.


Donít worry. Iíll make up for you with a large one the next time Iím in St A!
Miss my Uncle Bill...
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The White River runs dark through the heart of the Town,
Washed the people coal-black from the hole in the ground.

Michael Whitaker

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Re: 23 May - Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #56 on: July 30, 2019, 06:19:01 PM »
A group of friends from my regular Wednesday game at the Furman University Golf Club visited St Andrews recently. They have heard all my stories about Bill McBride and the GCA.com tribe (too many times, I'm sure). In any case, they dropped into the Dunvegan and raised a toast to our good friend "Ace."



Please remember to "visit" Bill if you are in St Andrews. He would appreciate it!  ;)

PS - And post a photo here of your visit!!
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Pete_Pittock

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Re: Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #57 on: July 30, 2019, 07:01:18 PM »

Michael,
I thought you were going to suggest there was enough room in the Balvenie Doublewood container for some of Rihc.

Jim Franklin

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Re: Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #58 on: August 02, 2019, 01:59:07 PM »
Was just at the Dunvegan. Did not get a picture though. Damn.
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Michael Whitaker

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Re: Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #59 on: August 02, 2019, 08:34:00 PM »
Thanks, Jim. Next time!
"Solving the paradox of proportionality is the heart of golf architecture."  - Tom Doak (11/20/05)

Michael Whitaker

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Re: Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #60 on: September 03, 2019, 08:11:35 AM »
David Tepper dropped in to the Dunvegan this past week to make a toast to "Ace" and sent this photo.



Be sure to have a wee dram of Balvenie Doublewood with Bill if you are in St Andrews.
"Solving the paradox of proportionality is the heart of golf architecture."  - Tom Doak (11/20/05)

John Cowden

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Re: Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #61 on: September 03, 2019, 09:42:21 AM »
Thanks for the reminder, Mike.  Iíll ĎívisitĒ Bill with a Balvenie two weeks hence. 

Ps:  Trusting your beach house is safe and secure....

Michael Whitaker

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Re: Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #62 on: February 28, 2020, 10:53:47 AM »
Bump... just wanted to remind anyone planning a visit to St. Andrews in 2020... drop into the Dunvegan and have a wee dram of Balvenie Doublewood in honor of Bill. Post a photo.

Gone, but not forgotten.
"Solving the paradox of proportionality is the heart of golf architecture."  - Tom Doak (11/20/05)

Jerry Kluger

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Re: Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #63 on: May 29, 2020, 05:55:07 PM »
I don't know how many GCAers subscribe to "The Golfer's Journal," which is a beautiful quarterly magazine that is $20 per issue but there is an article I wanted to bring to your attention.  The article is about the Dunvegan and has some wonderful photos including one of the memorial Bill McBride bottle of Balvenie.  It really makes you feel good that a photographer felt that our memorial to our great friend was significant enough to be part of a story about the Dunvegan. 

Marty Bonnar

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Re: Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #64 on: May 29, 2020, 06:23:12 PM »
❤️
The White River runs dark through the heart of the Town,
Washed the people coal-black from the hole in the ground.

Jon Wiggett

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Re: Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #65 on: May 30, 2020, 02:49:28 AM »
 8)

Ben Stephens

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Re: Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #66 on: May 30, 2020, 04:40:35 AM »
Brilliant - Bill was highly regarded by most of us. He was so welcoming and full of life despite his ailments.


This will always give me a reminder once in St Andrews go to the Dunvegan and drink to Bill - will have it despite my dislike for whisky!

Michael Whitaker

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Re: Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #67 on: June 27, 2021, 02:47:36 PM »
I was in St Andrews today and stopped by the Dunvegan to make a Balvenie Doublewood toast to our good friend.


Now that travel is beginning to open up a bit please remember to stop in and have a wee dram of Balvenie in Billís honor. Youíll be glad you did!


😎
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JLahrman

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Re: Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #68 on: June 27, 2021, 10:09:59 PM »

I'm unlikely to get to St. Andrews anytime soon.


And I'm not a Scotch drinker, but I've been trying to build up the Lahrman Family Liquor Cabinet a bit. I figured it needed a bottle of Scotch, so I bought a fifth of Balvenie Doublewood for no other reason than that's what y'all drink for Ace. So when I get around to having a dram, Balvenie Doublewood is what it will be. My living room isn't exactly the Dunvegan but it will have to do!

Steve Lang

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Re: Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #69 on: June 27, 2021, 11:38:49 PM »
 8)  Mike,
Though we're about 3468 miles from St Andrews, we'll offer a toast to Bill and our last memories with him at his beloved PCC.
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David_Tepper

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Re: Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #70 on: June 29, 2021, 04:08:22 PM »
Speaking of Balvenie, this video of Anthony Bourdain's visit to the distillery in Dufftown is a good watch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ds9jgvhjiUY
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Pete_Pittock

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Re: Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #71 on: July 08, 2021, 11:45:39 PM »
Watching "Day After Tomorrow" sci-fi/climate change movie. As the Scottish research station goes dark they toast with Bill's scotch of choice. And remember Bill is watching from the back tees of Bandon Dunes #3, close to the Pacific Dunes parking lot.


Pete_Pittock

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Re: Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #72 on: July 16, 2022, 02:32:06 PM »
Bringing up an old friend, who is watching and smiling. Fond memories of dinner and drinks, and paging through a Nash book in the R&A Clubhouse, arranged by Mr. Bob Huntley.
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Michael Whitaker

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Re: Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #73 on: July 16, 2022, 05:42:00 PM »
Pete,


I was in St Andrews on Friday for the Open and stopped in the Dunvagen to say ďHelloĒ to Bill.


Great memories. Miss him dearly.
"Solving the paradox of proportionality is the heart of golf architecture."  - Tom Doak (11/20/05)

Peter Pallotta

Re: Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #74 on: July 16, 2022, 06:01:53 PM »
What a wonderful presence Bill was on here -- somehow he managed to make everyone feel better, and good about themselves.
It's so right that Michael and so many others remember him, especially during visits at St Andrews.

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