Mark Murphy dies at 61 after battling cancer

He made a name for himself during his time working for Century Golf and ClubCorp Management
  • Mark Murphy

The golfing industry lost another leader this month. Mark Murphy who had worked with Century Golf Partners for more than 10 years, lost his battle with cancer on July 11. He was 61. 

“Century Golf, and the world, has lost a truly extraordinary person,” Doug Howe, Partner & COO at Century Golf wrote in an email. “He was a visionary, a prolific creator, an outstanding leader, and a fearless salesman…but more importantly he was a devoted, kind, and selfless man who deeply loved his family, his friends, and our company,” 

Murphy’s motto was “We don’t remember days, we remember moments.” 

His family wrote in his obituary, “The moments he created for all of us who loved him will be forever treasured.”

His most recent battle with cancer was short but courageous according to his obituary. This was not the first time Murphy battled cancer. According to family and friends he had spinal tumors 20 years ago that nearly took his life, and led him to treasure life. 

“His personal experience fueled his work to help people enjoy a more fulfilling life,” Howe wrote. “This passion for improving life for others was the genesis of developing our robust reciprocal club and golf networks. He simply wanted people to experience their best life. Along the way, his dedication to this purpose indeed improved the lives of thousands of people.”Murphy was a consummate coach and generously shared his time and talent according to his coworkers. 

“He made everyone who worked with him better and was a wonderful example of how to be a servant leader,” Howe wrote.

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