Three industry figures sadly pass away

By Alistair June 19, 2022 07:22

Everyone at GreenKeeping is very sad to report that three industry figures have died recently.

Well-known and highly respected within the amenity industry, Peter Britton was a stalwart of the Pitchcare team since he joined in 2005.

“Peter was loved and respected by everyone,” said editor Kerry Haywood. “I have known Peter for some 20 years, when he offered the warmest of welcomes as I first joined the industry and I worked closely with him for the past nine as part of the Pitchcare family. I will miss our daily conversations along with his warmth and charm and I’ll even miss his ‘grumpy’ episodes. His support to me over the past few months was nothing short of amazing.”

The founder of Pitchcare, Dave Saltman, recalled, “I knew and had huge respect for Peter long before he joined us at Pitchcare. He was a friendly and warm Industry man, so bringing him on board with us was the icing on the cake. Our friendship grew and consolidated over the next 15 years, working together on our flagship magazine. His attention to detail, humour and loyalty never wavered, rare qualities that endeared him to so many. Take care my friend and continue to celebrate wine o’clock.”

Huxley Golf is very sad to announce the unexpected death of Barry Huxley, who founded the Huxley Golf business with his brother Paul in 2000.

It was clear from the start that high quality installation was key to the new business and Barry led from the front, supervising the installation of all-weather practice greens and tees for Nick Faldo and Ian Woosnam as well as many other world-famous tour professionals and championship courses.

From an early age, Barry excelled at every sport he took up. At Bradfield College, he captained the school cricket team, scoring several hundreds, was chosen to captain the ESCA southern schools against the north and then played for Berkshire. He played golf at Sunningdale and New Zealand, where he had many friends.

The Huxley family are grateful to the many friends from all over the world who have shared their memories of Barry and expressed their sympathy and sadness about Barry’s sudden death.

Huxley Golf extends heartfelt condolences to Barry’s family.

It is with great sadness that Campey Turf Care Systems – one of world’s largest independent sports turf and ground care machinery suppliers – has announced the passing of Tony Cundall at the age of 75.

Tony was the first Campey product specialist to cover Manchester, Wirral, Cheshire and Staffordshire, an area where he quickly became both respected and well-liked by his customers and colleagues. Not only did he provide excellent sales and service, he was renowned for his willingness to go the extra mile with a very professional approach to his work. His popularity extended beyond his sales role and he became known throughout the industry as a true gentleman on every level.

Before retiring in 2011, Tony gave up working in the field and was general manager in-house.

“Our thoughts are with Tony’s wife Dinah and Tony’s family at this sad time,” said Richard Campey.

“He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and worked with him.”


By Alistair June 19, 2022 07:22

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