Friends and colleagues of Mr Juan Martos have paid tribute to one of Murcia's most popular personalities. Originally from Madrid, Juan was key to the successful opening of La Serena Golf Resort and more recently he worked tirelessly to promote the region as a premier Golf destination as General Manager of the Murcia Golf Association.
Juan was a true gentlemen and a hugely popular and friendly member of the Murcia Golf community. Local golfers will fondly remember Juan as the founder of the Spain v Europe match, a tournament which has proved to be very successful for the last two years.
Everyone associated with Club Murcia, namely Paul Bibby and Elaine Hoare would like to pay tribute to a wonderful man. As a close friend he will be sadly missed.
Juan passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of the morning after a long illness.
All our thoughts are with his family and close friends.
A Tribute to Juan Martos from Javier Garralón Rodriguez, PGA Professional
With this letter I would like to express my deepest regrets on the passing away of my friend and mentor Juan Martos.
Working for him as Head Professional and Sports Manager at La Serena Golf was a real pleasure, his door was always open and there never was a bad word from him.
I feel lucky and privileged to have had the chance to meet and work alongside such a friendly and professional character.
Rest in peace my friend.
Javier Garralón Rodriguez,
Assistant Golf Manager at Mosa Golf & Former President of the PGA of Murcia.
A Tribute to Juan Martos from the League Secretary of the Vega Baja Premier Golf League
It was with great sadness that I heard of the passing of Sr. Juan Martos on Friday August 8th.
Juan was the President of the Murcia Golf Association and previously the General Manager at La Serena Golf.
He was tireless in his work and was instrumental in the successful opening of La Serena Golf course; he was also the inspiration in the organising of the Spain vs. Europe Ryder Cup style tournament that was held at La Serena Golf Resort in 2007 and more recently at Roda Golf and Beach Resort in June this year.
He has been ill for sometime but he still worked to ensure golf was uppermost in the Murcia province. He lost his brother earlier this year.
He was a very good friend and he will be sorely missed in and out of the golfing world. Our sincere condolences to his family.
Rest in Peace Juan.
League Secretary of the Vega Baja Premier Golf League