Golfer Robert pays tribute to The Doyen

Golfer Robert MacIntyre, left, has been praised for travelling from his home in Oban to pay tribute to legendary golf writer Jock MacVicar, right. Photograph of Jock: Kenny Smith.
Golfer Robert MacIntyre, left, has been praised for travelling from his home in Oban to pay tribute to legendary golf writer Jock MacVicar, right. Photograph of Jock: Kenny Smith.

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Golfer Robert MacIntyre has been praised for travelling from his home in Oban to pay tribute to legendary golf writer Jock MacVicar before he was laid to rest in his native Southend last week.

Jock, 83, who was known as ‘The Doyen’ because of his almost 60-year career in Scottish golf journalism, died at Glasgow Royal Infirmary on April 3 after a fall at his home in the city a few days earlier.

Robert, who finished in 12th place at this year’s Masters tournament – the highest position by any Scot this century – wasn’t able to attend Jock’s funeral due to Covid-19 restrictions but he stood at the roadside to pay his respects as the hearse made its way to Keil Cemetery on Wednesday April 28.

A Dunaverty Golf Club spokesperson said: ‘An act of class by Robert MacIntyre, showing utmost respect to the wonderful man that was Jock MacVicar. What a fantastic ambassador Robert is for golf and the Argyll area.’