A very sad few days for the Club with the passing of former captain Kenny Allan at 78 years of age in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Kenny was captain from 1994-95, a past club champion (1985) and one of Peebles' best golfers during the 70s, 80s and 90s, still holding a single figure handicap into his 70s and 'beating his age' in his late 60s. A fierce competitor and long standing member of the committee, he held a senior position in the Lothian & Borders Police over many years before landing a dream job with Callaway Golf.
He will be sadly missed by many and our sympathies go to wife Madge and family. Rest in peace, Kenny.
For those friends and members who wish to attend, Kenny's funeral will take place at 2pm on Tuesday 1st September at Mortonall Crematorium in Edinburgh followed by a gathering back at Peebles Golf Club afterwards.
Some of the comments left by members on the club's Facebook page with tributes to Kenny are featured below...
Jonny Etherington Very sad news. Kenny was always integral part of the golf club who I looked up to and respected greatly. His dry sense of humor and sharp one liners always made me smile. He will be greatly missed. RIP.
Craig Bain RIP Kenny, always enjoy playing with you and you wit on the course. Will miss the smell of those cigars! Pgc legend.
Christine Grant Terry and I are sad to hear of Kenny's passing. Our thoughts are with Madge and family. Peebles Golf Club has lost a real character.
Ian Thorburn Foursomes partner and friend. Many happy memories over the years. A golf fanatic, a fierce competitor and great player. We will all miss him
John Logan Fond memories of a great golfer and great guy. Your wit & wisdom will be solely missed. RIP Kenny.
Jane Davidson Remembering all the good times and the sing songs round the piano back in the day 🏻 kenny will be sorely missed by the Gilmores RIP
Jamie Fenton Gentleman and a great golfer RIP.
Ailsa Bain Horrible news to come home to. Kenny was a great guy and I feel lucky to have known him. A true gentleman who will be missed by all.
David Tait A true gent who will be sadly missed R I P
Cyril Hamill So sorry to hear about Kenny.remember him well
David Farrer R I P Kenny total Gent.
David Wells Rest in peace uncle Ken
Ewan Hogarth Very sad news.....a true legend of Peebles GC.
Alastair Meikle Sad news, got some valued tips from Ken when I was young, great golfer and gentleman!
Alan Boocock Very sad to hear of the passing of Kenny. Truly the end of an era in the history of Peebles Golf Club.