Mention Glenbervie and a vision of the late John Panton is instantly conjured up. This legendary Scottish Professional, was known to have played golf with my uncle Andrew in and around Pitlochry where they were both born. Like John, my uncle Andrew also served in the second world war, but unfortunately was killed in 1943 serving as a Gunner in the Royal Artillery. John went on to make Glenbervie a household name in the 1950s and 1960s after he became their professional in 1946. During his career he represented Great Britain and Ireland in three Ryder Cup Matches and competed 13 times for Scotland in the World Cup. Having often played at Glenbervie I felt I was in with a chance of making the prize list but was sorely disappointed.
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