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Graham Gormley Graham Gormley from Brisbane wrote on April 11, 2020 at 6:14 am:
My deepest sympathy to Bill's family. I had the pleasure of knowing Bill for a short time and he left an indelible mark on my life . I am honoured to say I knew him , such a sad loss to the world.
Peter Moritz Peter Moritz from Constance / South Germany wrote on November 10, 2019 at 3:32 am:
Happy birthday 2 U belatedly, dear Bill,
Bo Bo from Heerlen, the Netherlands wrote on August 22, 2019 at 11:34 am:
Man , Bill, What a memory you have! I red your book (from 2017) and you have a memory like an elephant.... top story and .... is it all true????
your book brought on a smile throughout . Thanks.
Peter Moritz Peter Moritz from Constance / South West Germany wrote on November 10, 2018 at 12:09 am:
Happy big birthday 2 U, dear Bill!
Iain Parker Iain Parker from northam wrote on December 4, 2017 at 10:14 pm:
Dear Bill,
You will probably never know how your help and kindness helped shape my formative career as a PGA Golf Professional.
As a young Scottish assistant at the RAC Club in Epsom, you often asked me to play 9 holes when you popped into the club midweek for a game. At the time money was very tight for me, and I think you probably knew instinctively that I was struggling to make ends meet.
In those early years away from home 1979/80 and working for Peter at the RAC I really was homesick and finding it very difficult in so many ways. I had a good offer to head home to Greenock and work at Gleddoch House for a great Pro who I liked.
I had to make a decision and I seem to remember playing with you at that crucial time. Your help and advice played a part, along with a good bit of determination and personal pride in me deciding to stick it out down south.
I found it tough working for Peter but still look back on those early years at the RAC with fondness. Some of the characters there both members and staff I can still see so clearly in my mind`s eye. Lawrence. Morey, Armando, Dave, Colin etc. As well as countless members and celebrities who were around the club in those years.
You may be pleased to know that I have had a very happy and interesting career as a Head PGA professional of 37 yrs. Head Pro at Prestwick St Nicholas 5 yrs, Yelverton 5 yrs, Ferndown 10 yrs, Royal North Devon 10 yrs.
I am retired now 3yrs 55 yrs old and living in Devon, having also had bit success in business outside and inside golf, married with a son, who is looking like a very good young player himself.
Your help although you probably never would have imagined it, had a big part in all of that. At a point in my early life when it would have been easy to quit, move back home, and possibly drift out of the game. your influence and big personality had an impact and I know it made a difference.

Thanks for your insight, help, and guidance all those years ago. You had an impact.

Iain Parker PGA Advanced AA
phil willis phil willis from edinburgh wrote on November 30, 2017 at 8:29 am:
Hello Bill, just listened to you on the Chris Evans show.
To hear just a few brief minutes about you and your career in the Scottish, UK and world music scene was just brilliant. Thank you for the songs that have made memories within my life.
David Holmes David Holmes from Isle of Wight wrote on October 26, 2017 at 6:09 pm:
Hi Bill, I heard your fab interview with Alex Dyke today, great stories, almost as good as some of your wonderful songs! I recently read the Rollers book, it was quite a read, were they really as weak as they seemed when it came to writing and playing? Artists often seem to think they can do better than writers/producers and fall flat on their faces.
Bobby Craigie Bobby Craigie from CARDRONA, PEEBLES wrote on August 12, 2017 at 12:10 am:
Bill, was at your show on Thursday night in the Dome, and throughly enjoyed it and found it very interesting. Unfortunately I had to dash away for my late bus and never got a chance to speak to you. All the best for the future.
Simon Woodey Simon Woodey from On the train after Moreton In Marsh wrote on May 17, 2017 at 4:11 pm:
Dear Bill. It was such a pleasure to meet you on my train the other day! A real treat to duet with the writer of Saturday Night!
Moira Vallance Moira Vallance from Chelsea wrote on May 5, 2017 at 11:58 am:
Hi Bill It was an honour to meet such an illustrious fellow Scot this morning at reception. Many thanks! Great songs.
Graham Ingram Graham Ingram from united Kingdom wrote on February 10, 2017 at 3:41 pm:
HI Trying to get in touch wit Bill. He managed my Band many years ago Sally Sally. I have a prestigious project I would like to speak with him about that may appeal
Gerry Ferguson Gerry Ferguson from CUPERTINO, CA USA wrote on February 7, 2017 at 11:17 pm:
I was born in Govan in 1937. My mother's maiden name was Maggie wYLIE My Grandfather, Alec Wylie was married twice. My Mother came from the first family and I think your Mother was from the second. Perhaps we could learn more from each other about these families.
Michael Herder Michael Herder from Germany wrote on January 16, 2017 at 8:30 am:
Hello Mr. Martin, I'm a huge admirer of your life work. Therefore it would be a great honor for me, if I may you some items to sign for me? Thanks for reading my mail!
Peter Olsen [London Swing] Peter Olsen [London Swing] from UK wrote on October 24, 2016 at 8:31 am:
Dear Mr Martin, it was a real honour to meet you at Nigel's birthday party. Thank you so much for your kind words about London Swing's performance. We're just sorry we didn't know you would be there - otherwise we could have included one of your songs!
John Banks John Banks from Currently Cabanas,Portugal wrote on October 6, 2016 at 11:37 am:
Can I ask which close in Taransay St. I was doing search of Taransay St, Govan and your name came up.... You see, my family lived there from about 1930- 1990. In no. 9 (the last before Elder St, 1st floor). I am gathering memorabilia from Govan and Taransay St in particular to pass down the generations. Do you have such a thing as an autobiography ?
Jane Bubb Jane Bubb from Esher, Surrey wrote on September 3, 2016 at 6:00 pm:
Hello Bill - you told me you were a "legend" so I checked your website as you suggested and, guess what, I see you are! I hope you and your team enjoyed a very special day supporting the Princess Alice Hospice. Best regards Jane Bubb
SIMON JAMES (THE MIX) SIMON JAMES (THE MIX) wrote on September 2, 2016 at 9:04 am:
Hi Bill, Simon here from a couple of months back on Saga pearl 2 (The band) played a couple of your songs for you, Just thought id get in touch maybe meeting up in London when we are at the savoy or the Dorch, Possible gigs etc, All the best to your better half.....Si
Stuart L Briggs Stuart L Briggs wrote on June 9, 2015 at 9:57 am:
Hello Bill - Anne and I really enjoyed your company with Alan (?) and the girls (apologies-forgotten their names) in the Canny Mans on sunday. Loved hearing your stories, so hope we see you again up here. Even a game of golf once my slipped disc is repaired. Never met someone who's played with so many Major winners ! All best. Stuart IF you e mail,note the 'l' in midname !
hy money hy money from London.... Landmark Hotel wrote on May 23, 2015 at 10:44 am:
Enjoyed meeting you at the Football Writers "player of the Year" dinner last night. I have added the photo I took of you with Ian Wright on my web page re: the FWA Dinner this week. Hyx
Natalie Natalie from Kent wrote on April 17, 2015 at 8:41 pm:
Bill - just seen you on telly, you're the best thing on this programme. LEGEND!!!