Catriona Matthew leads tributes for Joyce Hunnam

Catriona Matthew has led warm tributes to Joyce Hunnam, a long-time Gullane member and a well-kent face at women’s golf tournaments in Scotland, following her death.

Joyce Hunnam was a keen amateur photographer and posted this shot of North Berwick on her Twitter feed - @map1e23- in January.
Joyce Hunnam was a keen amateur photographer and posted this shot of North Berwick on her Twitter feed - @map1e23- in January.

In a post on social media, Matthew said the sad news about “one of my best friends” had left her heartbroken.

The two-time winning Solheim Cup captain said Hunnam was “well known to many in both golf and other sports” and described her as a “great person”.

Karen Stupples, another Women’s Open champion, also expressed her sadness, saying of Hunnam: “I always loved seeing her at tournaments.”

Former Scottish Golf performance director Steve Paulding said that Hunnam “loved all things sport and especially Commonwealth Games.”

Hunnam always had a camera around her neck and Stewart Duff, the head greenkeeper at Gullane, acknowledged that in his tribute on Twitter.

He wrote: “She was a great character. Always up before the greenies on the courses, trying to get those wonderful scenic photos she took. RIP Joyce.”