Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Death of President of North District Association
 Jimmy Fraser, funeral service on Thursday a.m.

The funeral service for Jimmy Fraser, a long standing official and administrator in golfing circles throughout Ross-shire and the North, will take place at 10.30am on Thursday (September 14) at  Rosemarkie Parish Church  

James (Jimmy) Fraser, pictured, was always referred to in his home Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club as the “Sheriff" - during his working life he sat on the bench of many north courthouses and in  golf clubhouses of the North he himself was often summoned to give rulings on the game.

He became an authority on the Rules of Golf, so much so that he led a team of Fortrose and Rosemarkie club members to victory in  a Scottish club quiz on golf rules win and progressed to an international final in 1992, in which they were runners-up. For the next two years he served as captain of Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club

Jimmy represented Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club on the North District Association executive committee where his work as junior convenor brought success and fruition to many teenage golfers. His advice during the lead-up years to amalgamation of the Scottish Golf Union with the Scottish Ladies Golf Association was invaluable.

He was elected President of the North District in 2011 and was the current honorary president, elected to that office in November 2014 on the death of Bill Templeton.

As a golfer he played with a double figure handicap for most of his life, his best claim to fame Handicap Club Champion at Fortrose in 1987. A bit tempestuous at times on the course , Jimmy was a character who will be missed



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