It is with great sadness that we share the very shocking news that Stu Smith passed away overnight on Saturday. This is extremely difficult to comprehend, as apart from having flu like symptoms, he was otherwise fit and healthy. He only withdrew from the match against Wellington on Friday, due to coming down with the flu during the week.
Stu was a great friend to many of us and will be hugely missed by the local and representative golf community. I know this year Stu was keen to make both the Masters and Toro teams, and this leaves a huge hole in our representative teams, and at events around the district. He had been one of our districts best players over a long period of time.
Stu was a great father to Jacob and Jenna, and our thoughts go out to them, Kate, his family in the UK, and all his friends.
We will advise of service arrangements once they are known.