Friday, December 02, 2016

Golf writer Raymond 

Jacobs (85) dies 

By Jock MacVicar
Scottish Daily Express
Raymond Jacobs, the Herald’ s distinguished former golf correspondent, has died at the age of 85 after a lengthy spell of ill health.
Raymond, pictured, was 37 years with The Herald, and as well as writing about golf, he also covered football at both domestic and European level.
He retired in 1996 just before new technology swept through the newspaper industry.  He once said, “The day they hand me a laptop I retire!”
Although the possessor of a fine swing, he was never the most optimistic of golfers. Indeed, he is the only person I have ever heard crying out “oh no”, at the top of his backswing.
Only two days ago The Herald’s current golf writer, Nick Rodger, and I received a Christmas card from him, written in his own, firm, hand.
Even at the end he remained as sharp mentally as ever, enquiring if we had arranged an interview yet with Turnberry owner and US President-elect, Donald Trump.
He was a fine writer, but very much of the old school, and in today’s frantic world, that is no bad thing.




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