Mark Joseph Anderson 1972 – 2023
Loving grandson, son, brother and uncle. He cherished his family life.
Mark was a lifelong St George resident growing up in Peakhurst and later residing in Hurstville. He was educated at Marist Brothers.
His junior sporting prowess included rugby league, cricket and golf. The latter of which he toured the USA as a member of the junior pennants. He was also a Dragons tragic.
He began his working career at the Sydney County Council which later became Ausgrid.
His countless friends came from wide and varied walks of life. He was a true philanthropist, always willing to help others. His passions were horse racing, greyhounds and golf.
Those who were lucky enough to play in his golf group enjoyed his laid-back attitude and envied that fluent swing. He made the game that much more enjoyable. It won’t be the same without him.
Farewell Mark. May your spirit relish Augusta.
Barry Hicks 1940 – 2023
Written by good friend David Moody.
I am sorry to have to report the passing of a long term friend and one of the clubs original founding members, Barry Hicks. Barry, a regular Tuesday player since 2006 collapsed after he completed playing the second hole on Tuesday the 2nd of May. He was immediately transported to Hospital where he failed to recover and passed away on the morning of Wednesday the 3rd of May.
Barry thoroughly enjoyed his golf and could quite often be seen on the practice fairway and if you look closely, on the back of the scorecard is a rear view image of him standing on the 17th fairway waiting to play . Incidentally I have been advised prior to his collapse he had just birdied the 2nd hole.
Not a bad way to go, doing something you really enjoyed.
Barry was a gentleman, quite with a good sense of humour and always ready to enjoy the company of others. Our thoughts are with his wife Raylee and his family.
RIP old friend, your golfing mates will miss you.