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James Edward Duncombe

May 10, 1943 ~ December 27, 2020

James Edward Duncombe

Legendary musician and professional golfer Jim Duncombe died on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at Cleveland Clinic Tradition Medical Center in Port St. Lucie, Florida after being re-admitted to hospital with health issues.

Jim was born May 10, 1943 in Nassau, Bahamas.

Dubbed the “Swing Doctor”, Duncombe was one of the Bahamas’ best pro golfers and coaches, training the next generation of Bahamian golfers at the driving range at the Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre for more than a decade.

He started off representing The Bahamas as one of its best amateur golfers before going pro. He also spent a great portion of his career as a pro at the Paradise Island Golf Club.

In addition to his phenomenal golf swing, Duncombe’s “golden voice” entranced fans of the legendary King Eric and his Knights, which he was a member of.

In the 1970s, King Eric and his Knights performed at West Bay Street just west of what is now known as Arawak Cay.

As a drummer and a singer, he won many awards earning the respect of musicians both locally and abroad, including Toronto where the group performed on many occasions.

He is survived by his 11 beloved children including Colin Duncombe of Port St. Lucie; Kimberly Seymour of Bahamas, Jameica Duncombe of Tampa, FL; four grandsons and eight granddaughters. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters.

May his soul Rest In Peace.

With thanks from the family to The Gallery for the tribute article published and included in this obituary.


Nancy Oakes

February 21, 2021, 12:26 am

Took many golf lessons from Jim at Paradise Island Golf Club. I could really hit the ball after working with Jim! Rest In Peace.

Irene Dydyczyn

February 5, 2022, 7:35 pm

I visited the King of Knights club often on my numerous trips to the Bahamas back in the 70’s & 80’s. I loved Jim’s voice. He was a great showman, as was the entire band. Those memories put me in a happy place. My heartfelt condolences to the family & friends. May he rest in peace.

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