KirkwoodGolf: Liz Burns (1951 - 2016) former International Officer for the SGU

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Liz Burns (1951 - 2016) former International Officer for the SGU

Scottish Golf was saddened to learn of the recent passing of Liz Burns, a long-term member of staff at the Scottish Golf Union.

Having moved from Kilmacolm to St Andrews, Liz joined the SGU in July 2004 to take on the role of International Officer and was a key member of the performance team managing the logistics of the national squads’ travel, accommodation, team clothing and player liaison. She retired in 2013.

She was a hugely popular figure among the young players, parents and coaching team and will be sadly missed by everyone who worked with her during her time at Drumoig and The Duke’s. Liz leaves behind her husband Stuart, as well as three sons, Allan, Gus and Sandy.

Spencer Henderson, Scottish Golf’s national boys’ coach, who worked closely with Liz and shared an office with her for a number of years, said:

“It was hugely upsetting to hear the news about Liz’s sudden passing last week and I am sure I speak on behalf of all my colleagues, fellow coaches and players who worked and dealt Liz in saying that she was a fantastic woman who had a heart of gold.

“She was very passionate about her role at the Scottish Golf Union and there are many players who were indebted to her for keeping them organised while representing Scotland at home and abroad. Our thoughts go out to Stuart and the rest of the family at this sad time. She will be sadly missed.”