Historical honour for Jack

Jack Boyd
Jack Boyd

Maybole Historical Society has agreed to honour Jack Boyd with Honorary Membership of the Society.

Unfortunately Jack was not available to receive his Membership at the Society’s last meeting but they will catch up with him at some point.

Jack, a retired solicitor from the former Maybole firm Briggs & Co is a man of many talents. He was a top class athlete and was Scottish half mile champion in the late 1950s.

He held the Scottish record for the thousand yards which he took with a time of two minutes 10.9 seconds in 1957 at Murrayfield Highland Games from another Maybole man James Rodger.

A former pupil of Carrick Academy, Jack went on to Glasgow University and completed his National Service with the Royal Air Force.

From 1964 till 1975 he was the part time Town Clerk to Maybole Town Council.

Golf is a passion of his, not only as a player but also as a student of the history of the game.

A member of Turnberry Golf Club since 1960 and captain of the club from 1992 till 1994, Jack chaired its Championship Committee for the 1994 Open. His enthusiasm for and the love of the sport resulted in him writing the book “The Bonnie Links of Turnberry”.

A well-deserved Honorary Membership indeed for Jack.