5 condolences: golf

After watching the U.S. Open this past week, we decided to share 5 condolence messages about golf: 

  1. We have so many great memories with your mom and dad. One I will never forget is when we were playing in a tournament at Innisbrook and my golf ball came to rest only several feet from an alligator. [Published in Saginaw News]
  2. I knew Skip for just the past couple of years, and then only as a golf buddy. But even this relatively casual contact was more than sufficient to inspire in me considerable respect and affection for him. Most Saturday mornings we would sally forth on the course with Jack and Jerry, in our (often unrequited) attempt to appease the golf gods. Skip was always a complete gentleman and a perfect golf buddy – dependable, good humored, modest, and solicitous toward others, though not lacking the golfer’s occasional pique at his own mis-hits or slow play ahead of us. I was touched to learn at his funeral and from this memorial book that in his professional life he was no different, and so commanded wide admiration, respect, and affection. [Published in The Miami Herald]
  3. Bill & I bowled together, but we really had fun golfing together on any course that would have us. We often stopped for a beer before returning home, but ended up playing pool for hours. Bill was a hell of a pool player! I’ll always remember those misspent weekends…my wife reminds of them frequently! [Published in Ocala Star-Banner]
  4. I’ll always remember Harry and his unusual golf swing that never let the ball leave the fairway. He was always complementing you and made you feel like Arnie Palmer after you played with him. I’ll always cherish the times we played together. Hit ’em straight and long Harry. [Published in Akron Beacon Journal]
  5. Sharon, Peter was such a fine gentleman and you the devoted wife. I can still see the two of you sitting on the swing on the first tee at Woodland Greens Golf Club on Friday nites waiting to tee off in the couple’s league. [Published in The Providence Journal]

Legacy.com reviews one million condolence messages each month. Each week, we highlight 5 condolences with a common theme.

About Katie

I joined Legacy.com in 2002 as a part-time content screener and now serve as Director of Operations, overseeing Legacy’s day-to-day operations (Guest Book screening, obituary processing, customer service, and client service). I grew up in California, the daughter of a psychologist and a minister. My parents instilled in me the importance of listening to and caring about others. One of the things I appreciate most about working at Legacy.com is that I am able to have a small part in easing people's pain during one of the most difficult times in their lives. In my life outside of Legacy, I enjoy baking treats (and bringing them to the office to share), playing the piano, reading, taking pictures, tending to our vegetable & herb gardens, trying out new restaurants and foods, spending time with my husband, Chuck (whom I met at Legacy) and our kids, Brett Jr. & Josie.
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