It is with great sadness that I am posting this note which has been written by our present Junior Convenor Robert Ross. As Robert was also Junior Convenor when Tommy was a young member of the Club he knew him well and helped him develop into a fine golfer and fine young man.
Tommy Brock 1994 – 2020
It is with great sadness that Liberton announce the passing of Tommy Brock.
I first met Tommy when became the Junior Convenor at Liberton for the second time in 2009. He was one of a group of kids who literally lived on the golf course. Starting to play golf with his Grandad, he was soon hooked on the game.
On more than one occasion the secretary’s office would get a call from Liberton High School asking if any of their missing pupils were by chance on the practice area. He was part of a tight knit group that were all very keen and able golfers that needed prodding in the right direction. Once the ground rules were laid, they all went on to become what is arguably the best junior team Liberton has had.
A four-year spell brought them numerous local honours, three Edinburgh Junior Golf League (Summer League) Winners, three Edinburgh South East Winter League Winners, two Edinburgh Inter Club Winners and twice representing Scotland in Murcia and Antequera in Junior Home Nations Finals, all of which Tommy played an important part.
Tommy even got his dad, Tom Sr., a real non golfer, to pick up clubs in Murcia and have a go, and he also got the bug.
Each one of the Juniors brought their own personality to the team but Tommy was always upbeat, always positive and always a credit to his family and Liberton.
He was the only Junior Team member who never lost a single match in four seasons. A feat we will probably never see again.
If you were to ask any of the Ladies section around the time, Tommy was the one they would have wanted to “take home with them”, always easy in any company. He was even at ease with a Major winner when he spent the day with Paul Lawrie and tried to bring the Claret Jug back home with him.
At this sad time, we hope that Tommy’s family take some small amount of solace from the lasting impression he has left on Liberton Golf Club.
Tommy will be sorely missed by us all.