01 Aug 19
The PGA regrets to report that Gordon Brand Jnr, a Member since 1983 and two-time Ryder Cup player, has passed away suddenly at the age of 60.
Gordon, who was attached to The Players Club, Bristol, had been due to take part in the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship which began at the London Golf Club today.
He was born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland, and golf was clearly in the genes: his father, Gordon Brand Snr, was a club professional from Bristol.
Gordon Jnr meanwhile enjoyed a successful spell as an amateur, representing Scotland in the Eisenhower Trophy and Great Britain and Ireland in the 1979 Walker Cup before turning professional two years later.
He won the European Tour Q School in the same year and two European Tour events in 1982, his maiden season. He went on to win six more European Tour tournaments, the last of them in 1993, and finished in the top 10 of the Tour’s Order of Merit on six occasions.
Gordon made his Ryder Cup debut in 1987 when Europe won on American soil for the first time and was a member of the team two years later at The Belfry when the trophy was retained.
He joined the Senior Tour in 2010, eight years after beginning his association with The Players Club, and won two events.
In addition to his achievements on the golf course, he was an accomplished and in-demand after-dinner speaker who doted on his dogs. Gordon is survived by his wife Sheena, to whom The PGA extends sincere condolences.
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