Longtime Fort Myers golf pro Rich Lamb dies at 67

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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Golf pro Rich Lamb. Credit: Shared with WINK News.

Community members in Southwest Florida are remembering a local golf icon.

Rich Lamb, who was the director of golf for the City Fort Myers since 1977, has died at 67.

Lamb also served as the golf pro at Fort Myers Country Club for 45 years. Those who knew him best said he was a shining example of what a PGA pro should be. Lamb taught generations of kids the game of golf.

Steve Anderson, a friend of Lamb’s for 30 years, says he’s going to be terribly missed.

“When I heard this morning, it’s … just devastates you,” Anderson said. “It’s like one of the best guys. He’s the real GOAT in golf.”

Anderson said Lamb never put pressure on his students and always wanted them to have fun and enjoy the game.

A service to honor Lamb is planned for November.

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