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Marty Bonnar

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Re: 23 May - Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #25 on: May 20, 2018, 06:44:25 PM »
I think I’m available 20th and 21st. Any good?
Marty - Jerry and I are at Anstruther with Sean at 3:30ish on the 20th. Then we are at Elie at 12:00 on the 21st. We have four on the 21st (Jerry, Sean, Sterling and me), but I"m sure they would let us play 2 & 3 if you want to join up.


Gonna try and catch up with you guys tomorrow at Elie. I’ll just walk as the Tendinitis in my right elbow and the Osteoarthritis in my left knee and hip are making it way too sore to swing a golf club!
Vaughan, what’s your movements the next few days?
Cheers,
M.
The White River runs dark through the heart of the Town,
Washed the people coal-black from the hole in the ground.

Forrest Richardson

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Re: 23 May - Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #26 on: May 20, 2018, 08:08:47 PM »
Gentlemen, please hoist one for me in honor of Bill. I recall several fond memories hosting him here in Arizona. Always a laugh, smile, story and some great discussion. Wish I could be there, but will be in spirit.
— Forrest Richardson, Golf Course Architect/ASGCA
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Michael Whitaker

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Re: 23 May - Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #27 on: May 21, 2018, 05:19:50 AM »
Will do Forrest!!!


FBD - See you at Elie
"Solving the paradox of proportionality is the heart of golf architecture."  - Tom Doak (11/20/05)

Michael Whitaker

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Re: 23 May - Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #28 on: May 21, 2018, 05:24:25 AM »
Gone... but, never forgotten.


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

Mark_Rowlinson

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Re: 23 May - Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #29 on: May 22, 2018, 09:45:21 AM »
Sorry, I cannot be there as we away on holiday. But 23rd May is my wife's birthday and she came from St Andrews, so we'll be there in spirit.

Pete_Pittock

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Re: 23 May - Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #30 on: May 25, 2018, 08:53:33 PM »
and

Mark Chaplin

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Re: 23 May - Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #31 on: May 26, 2018, 04:14:52 AM »
A fine evening was enjoyed in Bill’s memory, as the boys went off to the Buda Cup festivities I’m sure they will post a report and photos when things quieten down.
Cave Nil Vino

Michael Whitaker

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Re: 23 May - Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #32 on: May 30, 2018, 07:35:30 AM »
Bill would have been very proud, humbled, and happy...

We had a nice turnout for the “wee memorial” to Bill at the Dunvegan on 23
May.

Ward Peyronnin prepared a Balvenie Doublewood canister (Bill’s favorite single malt) as a container for a “baggy” of Bill’s ashes. We applied an engraved plaque that read:

Bill “Ace” McBride
1942-2018
Gone... but never forgotten!

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

Michael Whitaker

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Re: 23 May - Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #33 on: May 30, 2018, 07:40:05 AM »
Sheena Willoughby, the former owner of the Dunvegan, was on hand to express her fondness for Bill and to participate in our brief ceremony.
 
"Solving the paradox of proportionality is the heart of golf architecture."  - Tom Doak (11/20/05)

Michael Whitaker

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Re: 23 May - Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #34 on: May 30, 2018, 07:44:58 AM »

The gathering...
Niall Carlton, Ward Peyronnin, Jerry Kluger, Michael Whitaker, Sheena Willoughby, Mayday Malone, Nicky Chaplin, Chris Shaida, Mark Chaplin (in back).
"Solving the paradox of proportionality is the heart of golf architecture."  - Tom Doak (11/20/05)

Michael Whitaker

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Re: 23 May - Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #35 on: May 30, 2018, 07:51:35 AM »
The Dunvegan honored Bill by placing his Balvenie Doublewood canister in their prized “Very Old/Rare” section of single malts.

If you have the opportunity to visit the Dunvegan please be sure to make a Balvenie Doublewood toast to Bill and take a photo to post here.

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

Michael Whitaker

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Re: 23 May - Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #36 on: May 30, 2018, 07:55:13 AM »
Sterling Forsythe and Ward Peyronnin

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

Michael Whitaker

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Re: 23 May - Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #37 on: May 30, 2018, 07:57:25 AM »
Jerry Kluger, Mayday Malone and Chris Shaida

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

Michael Whitaker

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Re: 23 May - Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #38 on: May 30, 2018, 07:59:16 AM »
Roy Verner and Michael Whitaker

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

Michael Whitaker

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Re: 23 May - Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #39 on: May 30, 2018, 08:01:11 AM »
Chris Shaida and Niall Carlton

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

Sean_A

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Re: 23 May - Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #40 on: May 30, 2018, 09:01:36 AM »
Beautiful Whitty, just ........

Ciao
New plays planned for 2024: Ashridge, Kennemer, de Pan, Blackmoor, Eindhoven, Hilversumche, Royal Ostend, Winterfield & Alnmouth

Mike Hendren

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Re: 23 May - Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #41 on: May 30, 2018, 09:48:34 AM »
What an uplifting set of photographs.  Wonderful folks celebrating a wonderful man.  Word don't even begin...

I celebrate you all.

Mike
Two Corinthians walk into a bar ....

Niall C

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Re: 23 May - Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #42 on: May 30, 2018, 01:00:02 PM »
One thing that struck me about the St Andrews gathering and indeed the get together in Golspie when we got together to spread some of Bill's ashes on the course, was what happy occasions they were. Lots of laughter and happy memories. Wardo, Mike and Lou all said some lovely things about Bill and it was a nice way to remember such a great guy.

Niall

Pete_Pittock

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Re: 23 May - Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #43 on: May 30, 2018, 03:08:11 PM »

B E A U T I F U L.   He couldn't be in a better place.


If there is any GCA group headed to Bandon, please let me know by PM..

Marty Bonnar

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Re: 23 May - Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #44 on: May 30, 2018, 03:21:56 PM »
Perfect.
Well done, guys.
The White River runs dark through the heart of the Town,
Washed the people coal-black from the hole in the ground.

Colin Macqueen

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Re: 23 May - Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #45 on: May 30, 2018, 03:38:10 PM »
Well done Gentlemen, very well done.


When I am in Dundee next year I will nip over to St. Andrews and have a nip for Bill.


Cheers Colin
"Golf, thou art a gentle sprite, I owe thee much"
The Hielander

Eric Smith

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Re: 23 May - Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #46 on: May 30, 2018, 05:50:14 PM »
These pictures have a lot of love in them.

Marty Bonnar

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Re: 23 May - Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #47 on: August 16, 2018, 02:29:04 PM »

Finally got to St A today:
Sláinte!, Uncle Bill.
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 #48 on: August 16, 2018, 06:09:20 PM »
Sláinte, indeed!
What a good friend he was.
"Solving the paradox of proportionality is the heart of golf architecture."  - Tom Doak (11/20/05)

Marty Bonnar

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Re: 23 May - Bill McBride Memorial in St Andrews
« Reply #49 on: August 16, 2018, 06:15:00 PM »
Sláinte, indeed!
What a good friend he was.


I may be smiling, but I was this far away from bubbling like a baby.
He touched my heart like I'm sure he did everyone he met.
Every time I visit the auld toun I'll be thinking of him.
M.
The White River runs dark through the heart of the Town,
Washed the people coal-black from the hole in the ground.

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