Golfing world mourns Martin Roy

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Carnoustie Golf Links has reported on the death of their long-serving and highly-respected Caddie Master, Martin Roy.

According to their website: “Martin was a fixture beside the first tee of the Championship Course for more than 25 years. During that time he became a friend to countless golfers, golf tour operators and colleagues. However his greatest affection was always for the caddies who worked for him. He treated everyone the same, and delighted in the stories the caddies delivered to him on a regular basis.”

The Gazette contacted Graeme Duncan, general manager of Carnoustie Golf Links, who had this to say: “Monday was a sad day for everyone at Carnoustie Golf Links when we heard the news that Martin had passed away.

“He was an excellent caddie master who took a real pride in his work. He has been around as caddie master for so long that it will take us a while to adjust.

“Martin always went out of his way to involve young people as caddies, and many would come back in later life to thank him for the opportunity he had provided for them to earn some money at a young age.

“Martin worked tirelessly at his job and set high standards for himself and his caddies. That commitment was best illustrated by the number of awards he won and the excellent, well-deserved, reputation that he had within the golf industry in Scotland.

“Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.”

“Martin Roy will be much missed and Carnoustie Golf Links extends their sympathy to his family and friends at this very difficult time.”

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