Reid Jack will be remembered as one of the best Scottish amateur golfers, and, at his peak, possibly he was one of the best amateur golfers in the world.

His father introduced him to golf at Dullatur club but though he didn't show potential at that time, his golfing records are legendary, including the Scottish Amateur Championship in 1955 and Inaugural Eisenhower Trophy in 1956, where he tied with Bruce Devlin and Bill Herdman for the lowest individual score. In 1957 he won the Amateur Championship. In 1959 he led the Open Championship at Muirfield with only 10 holes to play. His domestic golf achievements included winning the Glasgow Championship and the Edward Trophy. He represented Scotland in home internationals and in European and Commonwealth events. Given these impressive achievements it came as no surprise when he was selected for the Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup team in 1957 and 1959.

Born in Cumbernauld and educated at Lenzie Academy, he did national service in the Royal Marine Commandos, in which he was commissioned, spending most of his career in the Far East. On demob in 1948 he studied at Glasgow University, qualifying as a chartered accountant. He joined a broker in Glasgow and then moved to London with Casanove. While there he was headhunted by Sir Charles Chloe to become senior executive and chairman of the Sears Group Motor Division, SMT being his special company.

He retired in 1981, returning to club golf and became a keen gardener. He is survived by his wife, Anne, twins, Norman and Valerie, and grandchildren, Robbie and Jennifer.

Robert Reid Jack; born January 17, 1924, died June 25, 2003.