David Thorp

David Thorp

The funeral of David Thorp, who died in a tragic road traffic accident, will take place on Friday 19th February at 12 noon at Grantham Crematorium, Harrowby Rd, Grantham, NG31 9DT.

Gareth Austin, Head Greenkeeper at Stoke Rochford where David was learning his greenkeeping trade gave this heartfelt tribute:

“David Thorp, 22, was tragically killed in a road traffic accident on Thursday the 28th January. He joined Stoke Rochford Golf Club three years ago and had become an invaluable member of our small team. He was a diligent and conscientious young man with a fantastic work ethic. He had an unquestionable thirst for knowledge about our course, it’s environment, upkeep and the skills required to develop as a greenkeeper. David had a dry and wicked sense of humour with quick one liners and plenty of amusing stories. It has been a total pleasure to have known and worked with David, we have not only lost a treasured colleague but also somebody we were all proud to call our friend. He will be sorely missed and our thoughts and prayers are with David’s family.”

BIGGA CEO Jim Croxton said: "Everyone at BIGGA was saddened to hear of David’s tragic accident and our thoughts go out to all of David’s family, friends and colleagues. The greenkeeping industry is very close knit so a loss like this is felt very keenly.”