Sad News – John Moss

Dear BGS Members,

I greatly regret having to pass on the sad news of John’s death to you all. 

John was a staunch early supporter of the society before becoming an excellent Captain in 2002. He had a calm and happy demeanor on and off the course and it was always a pleasure when the start sheet came out for anyone picked to play with him. In the days when we played two rounds it was excellent to have him as a partner in the greensomes as his drives could be wayward but his approach game could be immaculate – one great day at North Hants is permanently etched in my memory and I know many of you will have similar recollections.
We haven’t seen as much as we would have liked of John since his stroke a few years back, and we have missed his and Brenda’s company. Our thoughts go out to her, and I shall pass on details of the arrangements when they have been decided.
A good life, well led, and remembered fondly by all of us. 

7 Responses

  1. Rick Jones Rick Jones says:

    Sad indeed. John was a great guy, lovely to play with, and good fun with the delightful Brenda. Brings back many memories.

  2. Gerald Young Gerald Young says:

    Very sad news. I played with John on many occasions and latterly used to share a buggy with John. As mentioned by other members John was always smiling and very good company.. A sad loss.

  3. Ivan Dally Ivan Dally says:

    Sad news indeed. I remember John from the early days of IBMBGS and he was consistently happy and good humoured. A pleasure to be with and helpful in so many ways. He will surely be missed by us all.

  4. Yes, lovely memories of John golfing, Foxhills, and near his home. Our son moved into the road 2 years ago where John and Brendas back garden gate adjoins. I hired his gardener, Dan, for my sons family at John’s recommendation. Last spoke with John in the road in the spring this year, still smiling…..

  5. Very sad news. I remember him as funny and friendly. An early memory playing with him in pouring rain at Rowlands Castle: The greens were flooded – which made no difference to my score – but when a waterplaning shot drowned short of the hole he finally said, “Why are we doing this?” and our group retreated to the Clubhouse. Always a cheery wave when Roger and I saw him at Foxhills. Our thoughts and prayers are with Brenda.

  6. I played with John and the late Nick Buse many times, and the one thing I will always remember about John, is they way he helped when I first joined the Society in 1995, he would always say hello at every event, and when we played together, he would provide guidance/advice, a real gentlemen. He also had a great laugh.
    RIP John Sir.

  7. Rona Barford Rona Barford says:

    So true Terry. A lovely gentle man, always smiling.
    We have seen him quite recently walking near his house. Forever charming and engaged.

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