How Did The Iconic Referee John Paramore Die? Know Everything About His Cause Of Death, Obituary And More
On February 17th, 2023, it was announced on Graeme McDowell’s Facebook page that icon referee John Paramore had passed away at the age of 67. The golf community mourns his death as many remember his career in the sport and how he worked his way up through to become one of the most well-known and respected officials in history. Let us take a look back at John Paramore’s life and career in golf. Keep reading more.
Who was John Paramore? John Paramor’s Career in Golf
In 1976, John Paramore joined the Tour for the first time as an administrator and began working towards becoming a referee. He passed the necessary exams to become a referee the following year and thus began his journey to becoming one of the most beloved figures in golf. In 1989, he became an international referee and later rose to become Head Referee in 2000. Throughout his years as an official, he officiated many major tournaments such as The Open Championship, Ryder Cup Matches, European Tour Events, Senior Major Championships and even World Golf Championships.
Paramore also held positions such as Chairman of Rules from 2007 until 2011 and then Executive Director of Rules from 2012 until 2016 when he retired from professional golf altogether. He was awarded with honorary membership into The PGA of Great Britain & Ireland due to being ever so dedicated to his work as a referee for over 40 years. His passion for fairness transcended into other aspects of golf such as coaching, rules making and umpiring which all contributed to him being one of the most respected individuals in golf throughout his lifetime.
How did John Paramore die? What was the Cause Of John Death?
At this time we have no information regarding John Paramore’s Cause Of Death but reports suggest that it was sudden with no warning signs beforehand. We can only imagine how hard it must be for family members during these difficult times while they are still awaiting confirmation on what caused this tragic event to occur. Our hearts go out to them during their time of grief.
John Paramore Obituary
John Paramore left behind an incredible legacy that will never be forgotten here at The PGA tour or any other aspect associated with professional golf which he contributed towards greatly over his lifetime with dedication and passion for fairness within each game played under him or any other rule-making decisions he made throughout his forty plus year career within professional sports governance . He will be remembered fondly by many but none more so than by those who knew him personally – may you rest peacefully John Paramore – you will be dearly missed!
Tributes Pour To John Paramore
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There’s great people, legends, maybe, involved in golf that don’t win majors. We lost one today. RIP John Paramore. Your contribution was immense. Loved our cricket chats and knowing nods ✌️
John was the veritable Giant of ‘golf rules in action’ with the firm but gentle touch when called upon for a ruling. He had the greatest of respect from all of the pros and nobody would even think of trying it on with John. He got a very short retirement and deserved much much more. RIP John in the great golf courses in the sky.
Sad news, his father was the band leader and music arranger Norrie Paramour. John was a fair man who represented the sport in the manner it should be played. His loss leaves an enormous gap in golf, his honesty and integrity are his legend and will last forever.