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Iain Macpherson 1965 – 2014

10.47am 20th June 2014 - People

Ian Macpherson
Ian Macpherson

It is with great sadness we inform you that Iain Macpherson passed away recently after a difficult battle with cancer. Iain was very well known and respected in the industry and a thoroughly likeable individual whom lots of you knew personally.

Iain began his career as a Merchant Banker in London working for Lloyds. His main passion was golf however and against advice in the early 90s he decided to take the unusual decision to quit his banking job and move over to the golf sector; a decision he never regretted. To help him realise his dream he enrolled at Myerscough College to undertake a course in Turf Science. During his tenure at Myerscough it quickly became apparent that Iain’s particular niche and natural flair was in golf course construction and design.

Over the years Iain went on to successfully manage several high profile course construction projects throughout the UK and  Europe and later to design golf courses in his own right. One of the courses he designed, Ponte De Lima in Portugal holds “The Macpherson Cup” competition annually in his honour as a mark of gratitude for the superb quality of the layout. No small accolade.

Iain was larger than life and one of the few genuine characters to work in our industry. He will be sorely missed by us all. Iain is survived by his wife Louise, Daughter Laura aged 11 and Son Andrew (King of Scotland) aged 5.

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