Jones pays tribute to Penman


PGA chief executive Sandy Jones has paid tribute to former PGA employee Jim Penman, who has passed away at the age of 82.

Jim began working with the PGA in April 1988 and spent 13 years with the Association, having joined the PGA in Scotland as an operations controller following his retirement from the police force.

It was through his service with the police that his links with the PGA were forged, becoming good friends with Jones, who was then based in Scotland.

Shortly ater joining the PGA, Jim and his wife Margaret took on the role of running the PGA Marquee at the Open Championship, which they did each year until Jim retired in 2001.

Jones said:  “Many members throughout the Association will be saddened to hear of Jim’s passing.

“They will well remember him and his wife Margaret looking after the PGA marquee at the Open Championship for a number of years and becoming personal friends with many of the membership.

“When Jim joined the PGA in Scotland, following his retirement from a successful career in the police, he became a key member of the staff in Scotland and many of us will have fond memories of his time with the PGA.

“We pass on our sincere condolences to Jim’s family.”

Jim passed away on Friday. His funeral is being held at Falkirk Crematorium on Wednesday November 27 at 1pm.

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