Everton Football Club is deeply saddened by the death of former club chairman Dr. David Marsh, who died at the age of 88.
Dr. David Marsh Death
Everton Football Club mourns the passing of former Club Chairman Dr. David Marsh, who died at the age of 88.
Dr. Marsh was a member of the Everton Board of Directors from 1988 to 1997 and served as Chairman from 1991, when he succeeded Sir Philip Carter, until 1994 when he handed over the reins to Peter Johnson.
Cause of death of Dr. David Marsh
The cause of death is still not specific.
Who was Dr. David Marsh?
David Max Marsh MBE (April 1934 – August 2022) was a British amateur golfer and former chairman of Everton Football Club.
Marsh was appointed captain of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews in 1990, after serving as president of the Lancashire and then English Unions from 1973 to 1975. In 1967, he was the youngest captain of Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club.
The career of Dr. David Marsh
During his tenure, the Blues became one of the Premier League’s founding members.
David Marsh, born in Southport in 1934, went on to become one of the country’s leading amateur golfers, representing England on 75 occasions and competing in the Walker Cup – including the successful year of 1971, when Great Britain and Ireland defeated the USA for the first time in 33 years and only the second time ever.
Dr. Marsh went on to cap the Walker Cup team twice, in 1971 and 1975.
He also won the English Amateur Championship twice, the first time at Notts Golf Club in 1964 and the second time at Royal Birkdale in 1970.
He was the youngest captain of Southport & Ainsdale in 1967, and he was named captain of the world-famous Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrew’s in 1990.
His service to amateur golf was later recognized with an MBE.
Dr. Marsh was a lifelong supporter of the Claire House Hospice and a keen sportsman. He also played rugby union for Southport.
Team appearances of Dr. David Marsh
- Walker Cup (representing the United Kingdom and Ireland): 1959, 1971 (winners),
- 1973 (non-playing captain),
- 1975 (non-playing captain) (non-playing captain)
- Match between Amateurs and Professionals (representing the Amateurs): 1959
- St Andrews Trophy (representing the United Kingdom and Ireland): 1958 (winners)
- 1971 – European Amateur Team Championship (representing England) (winners)
Tributes to Dr. David Marsh
“David was my Chairman, my supporter, my friend…and in many ways my hero,” Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright said.
“At the Chelsea game, almost the last words he said to me were, ‘I worry about you Bill, you need to rest.'” I responded with a laugh… ‘I aspire to be like you. You are the healthiest near-ninety-year-old I’ve ever met.’
“At the end of the game, we exchanged our customary goodbye hugs, and, as always, he tried to cheer me up with something positive after a loss.” He was the type of man who cared, shared, and was an Evertonian.
“He adored our club as much as he adored his family and his beloved wife Katy.”
“I’ll miss him terribly.” He was always available for advice and friendship… and, on his part, the perennial question of ‘what was going on?’
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“I’ve had the good fortune to meet many lovely people in my life, and David Marsh was one of them.”
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