Posted on 8 October 20238 October 2023 by Society Member — 5 CommentsThe Reekies the-reekiesbioaadjDownload Share this:FacebookTwitter Post navigationPrevious post: CalendarsNext post: Nessie Smith Reminiscences 5 thoughts on “The Reekies” Gordon Bruce 8 October 2023 John who was a pal of my Dad James Bruce taught me to play in late 1960s I also had a junior 7 iron off him which I thought had Reekie name on it but might be mistaken . Reply David Thomas Livingston Pearson 8 October 2023 My family holidayed in Earlsferry every summer from 1951-65, staying almost all that time in Links View Cottage. I recall getting a few golf lessons around 1963/4, presumably from John. And I well remember his shed/shop against the back stone wall. But I also recall the shed/shop adjacent to his which bore the sign “Jock Ballantyne” and was run by a lovely lady with red hair that I assumed to be Jock’s widow – would I be right in this? She allowed my cousin and me to leave our golf clubs in her storeroom each time we finished our round, to be collected by us next morning, saving us the bother of carrying them back and forward. Very lazy I know! She was so nice and friendly, always welcoming us back on our first day, and though we around 13/14 she never seemed to talk down to us, and I am so regretful that not once throughout all our years there did we think to give her a gift in appreciation. can any reader tell me a bit more about this lovely lady? Reply Krysia Xirum 14 October 2023 Hello Gordon. This is Krysia, Jenny Bruce’s daughter. I remember your parents well. All my holidays as a child spent in Elie. Reply David Thomas Livingston Pearson 8 October 2023 I holidayed in Earlsferry every summer from 1951 to 1965 (Links View Cottage for the majority of these years) and I recall getting some golf lessons around 1963/4 from John Reekie presumably. I also recall his little shop against the back stone wall as you come up the hill. But I also remember a second litle shop next to his which bore the sign “Jock Ballantyne” and it was run by a lovely lady with red hair that I always assumed to be his widow – would that be right. My cousin and I played golf every morning during our month’s holiday and she would very kindly allow us to leave our clubs in her store area when we had finished our round, so that we didnt need to carry them back and forward. Very lazy I know. She was very friendly, always welcomed us on our first day of the holiday, and I am so regretful now that neither of us thought to buy her a gift to say thank you. can any readers tell me a bit more about this lovely lady? Reply Krysia Xirum 14 October 2023 Hello Gordon. This is Krysia, Jenny Bruce’s daughter. I remember your parents well. All my holidays as a child spent in Elie. Reply Leave a ReplyCancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.