STAFF at Trump Turnberry have said a fond farewell to a long-serving 'caddie master' at the resort's golf courses as he heads off into retirement.

Willie McDines has spent a massive 41 years at the famous golf course after beginning his career back in 1981.

A Trump Turnberry statement said: "We bid a fond farewell to Caddie Master Willie McDines, a cherished member of the Turnberry team who has warmly welcomed golfers for an incredible span of forty-one years .

"Since embarking on his caddying journey in 1973, Willie has had the privilege of witnessing each Open Championship hosted on the esteemed Ailsa Course, while also caddying at countless Scottish Opens throughout his career, over time, building strong bonds with Turnberry Golf Club Members and returning guests.⁠

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"Starting his role as Caddie Master in 1981, Willie proudly represents the third generation of his family to serve as a caddie at Turnberry, continuing a tradition set by his grandmother, grandfather, father, now his daughter and grandson, who have all caddied at Turnberry. ⁠

Willie added: “One of my fondest memories is caddying for Eagles legend Glenn Frey, on each of his visits to Turnberry.” 

And as Willie gracefully eases into retirement, he was asked how he will spend his days and replied: “Play golf, follow the Rangers, and enjoy myself."