It is with sadness that we learn of the passing of Roddy Dingwall, one of Scottish golf tourism’s and Dornoch’s most colourful of characters.
A statement on Royal Dornoch’s Facebook page read,
“It is with great sadness and very deep sympathy that we let you all know of the passing of our Starter, Roddy Dingwall, after a short and sudden illness. The archetypal embodiment of Scottish golf, Roddy’s sharp wit and dry humour sent many golfers down the first fairway with a spring in their step and hope in their heart – how many finished that way is difficult to tell but he met many from the 18th green and shared once again his enthusiasm for Royal Dornoch, which they all echoed no matter what they scored.
Roddy, on behalf of everyone who met you, all who took your advice – all who didn’t – and all for whom you made golf at Royal Dornoch an unforgettable experience we thank you.
Rest in peace and take the love of your family, friends and colleagues to the next place.”
A colourful and decent man who will be very much missed at Royal Dornoch and beyond. pic.twitter.com/8oIj7x5xkI
— Highland Focus (@D_Houston) November 5, 2016
It’s as much the warmth of the Scottish people as the golf courses that make a golfing pilgrimage to Scotland so profound with Royal Dornoch testimant to that.
A visit to Royal Dornoch just won’t be the same. RIP Roddy.