President pays tribute

PUBLISHED: 12:06 15 October 2008 | UPDATED: 13:39 06 May 2010

PRAISE for their services to the Herts Golf Union was paid by President Terry Trude at the annual dinner to several members retiring from their roles in the union. County secretary for the last four years, John Newton, a member of Knebworth since 1978 and

PRAISE for their services to the Herts Golf Union was paid by President Terry Trude at the annual dinner to several members retiring from their roles in the union.

County secretary for the last four years, John Newton, a member of Knebworth since 1978 and former captain, has relinquished the post, and Terry Trude made a presentation to him from the union of a token for a TV set and a tankard as a memento.

A former member of Hertfordshire Constabulary, retiring in 1992 as chief superintendent, John Newton was a former captain of Herts Police Golfing Society. For eight and a half years he was general manager of Harpenden Golf Club

Taking over is Chris Murray of Old Fold Manor, who is editor of Herts Golf magazine.

David Duke, of Welwyn Garden City, boys' team manager for 14 years, is also retiring, and James York of West Herts, steps down as county captain after six years.

Committee members also retiring are Andrew Pearce of Moor Park, chairman of the competitions committee, and Ronnie Samuels of Porters Park. ertsH

Committee vacancies will be filled at the annual meeting next February.

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