Narcís Sureda RIP

Death of an extraordinary Pitch and Putt referee and administrator

Unfortunately we have to inform you that yesterday, June 1, 2021, Narcís Sureda i Esparraguera (RIP) left us.

Narcís Sureda was currently a Board member of the Catalan Pitch and Putt Federation and President of the Pitch and Putt Sports Commission, but his involvement and contribution to our sport has been immeasurable, ever since the introduction of referees. He acted very capably as President of the Referees Committee and later as Delegate of courses.  Hugely influential in developing practical Pitch and Putt rules and solutions in Catalonia, Narcís also made a significant contribution to the development of the FIPPA international Pitch and Putt Rules. His total respect for our sport and its rules shone through in the efficient manner in which he performed refereeing duties at many FIPPA tournaments.

But beyond his aptitude for and contributions to the world of Pitch and Putt, Narcís Sureda was, and will always be remembered, as an empathetic point of reference for all those who were lucky enough to meet and deal with him. He was a true master.

In Catalonia all clubs and players are asked to observe a respectful minute's silence before the start of this week’s competitions. Clubs are also asked to lower their flags to half-mast or to add a black crepe for a week.

We mourn his loss by conveying condolences to his family on behalf of all Pitch and Putt players.

Narcís, we will miss you.


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