It is with much sadness that I report the death today of Margaret Samson. Margaret, a member and Past Captain of Strathaven Golf Club was for many years a very active member of LLCGA until due to ill health she was no longer able to participate in competitions. She did, however, maintain an interest in her club and the County. Indeed she had planned to accompany me on a buggy to view both the changes to Strathaven Golf Course and the latter stages of the Championship this week. Unfortunately it was not to be.
Margaret was a devoted carer of her disabled sister for many years until she died a few years ago. She was talented at painting and crafts and kindly gifted most of her work to others.
Margaret bore her final illness over the last 8 months with great spirit and optimism. Her condition deteriorated over the last few weeks and she died today in Hairmyers Hospital.
Margaret outlived all her family members but we extend our deepest sympathy to her very close friends and neighbours.