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Friends return to Turnberry to remember Billy Barker

By July 5, 2010No Comments

Turnberry ResortAs you know I was delighted with the way all the arrangements for our trip to Turnberry went and cannot thank you personally and Yourgolftravel enough, for all the effort you put in to making the trip such a success on what was for Reg (Billy’s older brother) and I, an extremely emotional return to the scene of Bill’s death on the 14th July, last year while sitting in the grandstand at the rear of the 16th green of the Ailsa Course watching the Open Championship.

You and the company went that extra mile to ensure everything was covered and to make the arrangements for us to put a plaque, in Bill’s memory, on such a prestigious championship course was the icing on the cake and ensured you got our business and will continue to do so in the future.

The staff at Turnberry, especially David (Concierge) were absolutely amazed by the arrangements that had been made and were wonderful to us during our stay, making the trip such a memorable occasion.

Turnberry ResortMike (the third member who was present during Bill’s untimely death) is making good progress in hospital from his accident, although it is going to be a long process as they re-build him from the pelvis down! However we have already agreed that as soon as Mike is fit we will be visiting Turnberry, so that Mike can appreciate the beauty of the place, especially where we have placed the plaque!

Thanks again on behalf of all 12 of my group who had the pleasure of such a well organised and rewarding trip to Turnberry in late April 2010.

A celebration of Bill’s life has been arranged in the form of a golf tournament to take place on the last day of this year’s British Open (Sunday 18th July) at Tapton Park and anyone interested in taking part should contact the club. It is hoped to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation on this date.



Have travelled far and wide to be able to contribute to the 19th hole blog. Often referred to as one of the most boring people in golf due to my facts and figures about different destinations!

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