It was with great sadness that we heard the news that club stalwart and Life Member William Vains (Billy) passed away peacefully on Saturday 5th June 2021 at his aged care facility where he was living in Craigieburn.
Billy as he was affectionately known by many of his friends at the club was aged 97. Into his early 90’s, Billy was still actively playing golf a couple of days a week and loved his role as course marshall on the weekends.
Anyone that knew Billy would remember his infectious smile and sense of humor and will be able to recall many a fun times or stories shared with Bill.
Billy served the Club as Captain and was a long-time participant and supporter of our Pennant teams. He was much loved by so many past and present members at the Sunshine Golf Club (& Mt Derrimut Golf & Community Club), and known so well amongst other clubs in the region.
Bill was also awarded Life Membership of the North West Pennant Golf Association.
He will be dearly missed. RIP Billy 🌹