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Greg Maybury with his son, Greg Jr, and wife, Donna Harvey-Maybury (Photograph supplied)
Greg Maybury, general manager at the Port Royal Golf Course (Photograph from Facebook)

Greg Maybury, the general manager of the Port Royal and Ocean View golf courses, has died.

Mr Maybury was 65.

Steven Lambert, the assistant manager at the Port Royal, said: “For many of us Mr Maybury was more than our boss, he was also a mentor and a friend.

“He was devoted to both Ocean View and Port Royal golf courses, with his office in Southampton and, when time permitted, enjoyed playing the game of golf as well.

“He was well known as a serious sportsman who studied the physiology and the psychology of many different sports, including martial arts.”

Mr Lambert said Mr Maybury had worked in the hotel industry for years in Bermuda overseas before he started working for the government.

Mr Lambert added: “He was a people person, well versed in the management of the golf course, and capable of adapting to any situation.

“In recent years he dedicated himself to mentoring young Bermudians – throughout the Government golf course workforce, young Bermudians led by Greg Maybury were given an opportunity to grow and he was proud to lead by example with his work ethic.”

Derrick Burgess, chairman of the Government golf courses, said he was shocked by the news.

Mr Burgess added: “Greg’s work with the international bodies that brought to Bermuda the PGA Grand Slam of Golf and PGA Tour Bermuda Championship served Bermuda well and he earned the respect of his peers.

“He worked extremely hard to the very end.

“On behalf of my fellow trustees, we offer our sincere condolences to his family and friends. “

Kim Swan, a Progressive Labour Party MP and a former top golfer, said he worked with Mr Maybury as the teaching golf professional on the course’s development programme

Mr Swan said: “Greg Maybury believed in our outreach initiatives which were required to encourage new blood to play the game of golf.

“He wholeheartedly supported our efforts to attract adults and junior golfers to the game.”

Mr Swan said Mr Maybury took pride in his good relations with visitors, but it was his dedication to developing young golf professionals that made the most impact.

He said: “Greg Maybury’s legacy at Port Royal will be his encouragement of young Bermudians in the golf industry.

“He and Dennis Pilgrim, the golf course superintendent, practised mentorship and the successful results have been demonstrated on the world stage during the PGA Grand Slam of Golf and the PGA Bermuda Championship.

“The young persons he has encouraged and mentored in the hospitality industry is a worthy legacy and today several have assumed leadership roles.”

Mr Maybury is survived by his wife, Donna Harvey-Maybury and son, Greg Jr.

Gregory Thomas Reginald Maybury, the general manager of the Port Royal and Ocean View golf courses, was born on November 18, 1955 and died in January 2021. He was 65.

Greg Maybury (Photograph provided)
Greg Maybury (right) with Clem Talbot and Livio Ferigo for the opening of the Bella Vista restaurant at Port Royal in 2014

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Published January 07, 2021 at 8:18 am (Updated January 07, 2021 at 8:16 am)

Greg Maybury, mentor to young Bermudians, dies aged 65

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