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Nor­man Fl­letcher is the Lan­cashire Union of

Golf Clubs pres­i­dent for 2019-20.

Nor­man, a mem­ber of Chorley Golf Club for 58 years, is well-known for his work with the Pro­fes­sional Golfers’ As­so­ci­a­tion, the Ry­der Cup and a number of na­tional golf de­vel­op­ment projects.

He was the PGA north re­gion sec­re­tary be­fore mov­ing to the PGA HQ at The Bel­fry in 1992 and was as­sis­tant chief ex­ec­u­tive from 1997 to 2005.

A move to the role of di­rec­tor of regional and ex­ter­nal re­la­tions in 2005 pro­vided a lit­tle more time for Nor­man to con­tinue play­ing com­pet­i­tive golf at Se­niors level.

Nor­man was Di­rec­tor of the PGAS of Europe from 1994-2010 and a Trus­tee Di­rec­tor of the

Golf Foun­da­tion from 1994-2017.

Nor­man was in­volved in the Ry­der Cup as a ref­eree from 1985-89 while from 1993 to 2006 he was re­spon­si­ble for Ry­der Cup cer­e­monies and co-or­di­nat­ing all ar­range­ments for the Royal House­hold, Heads of State and VIP vis­its to the event, in­clud­ing lo­gis­tics and li­ai­son with se­cu­rity ser­vices.

He has been mar­ried to Kathryn for 45 years and they have two children. THE Ro­tary Char­ity Golf Day was set up in aid of Help the Heroes, Prostate Cancer and Lo­cal Ro­tary Char­i­ties.

It is an an­nual event and this year was hosted by Northen­den lady cap­tain, Kate Turpie, with con­sid­er­able help from Northen­den Golf club.

The choice of Help the Heroes was par­tic­u­larly rel­e­vant as the club reded­i­cated their memorial board to the eight founder mem­bers who had fallen in the First World War.

Sadly, the orig­i­nal board and all the names had been de­stroyed in a fire and it was felt that the board should once again grace the new club house.

Ro­tary were also keen to sup­port the char­ity as they had mem­bers who had served with the forces in Afghanista­n and had con­trib­uted to the work of the char­ity in previous years.

The Golf Day had orig­i­nally been set up by Eric Pat­ten, one of the Ro­tary mem­bers, to raise funds for Prostate Cancer, but who sadly died be­fore he could en­joy the day.

The over­all win­ner was Andrew Tay­lor, the vice cap­tain of Northen­den with 89 points, who, along­side with 17 other teams had help raise over £3,000 for the char­i­ties.

Along­side this a very gen­er­ous do­na­tion of mem­o­ra­bilia from Manch­ester Old HURLSTON HALL Golf Club in Lan­cashire has won a na­tional award for its ef­forts to grow the game.

The club, on the out­skirts of Orm­skirk, has been pre­sented with the Golf­mark award, a re­ward for its com­mit­ment to grow­ing the sport and tak­ing an in­no­va­tive approach.

It launched a Get into Golf pro­gramme in 2017, at­tract­ing a mix­ture of ladies and gents who were look­ing to play for the first time.

Coaching from the club pro­fes­sional was sup­ported by an in­tro­duc­tion to life both on and off the course.

The club also pro­vided a path­way into mem­ber­ship with the first month free fol­lowed up by a spe­cially tai­lored deal. Boys in the form of a spe­cial edi­tion tie com­mem­o­rat­ing the Munich Air Dis­as­ter and a signed por­trait of Charl­ton, Best, and Law raised over £1,000 which boosted the to­tal to over £4,000.

The char­i­ties re­ceived their cheques from Clyde Raine, pres­i­dent of the

Ro­tary Club of Stock­port Lamp­lighter at open­ing of the Re­mem­brance Board where eight pop­pies had been at­tached to com­mem­o­rate the fallen founder mem­bers whose last­ing legacy is the course the event had been played on.

Re­ceiv­ing the cheques for their re­spec­tive char­i­ties were Tony Col­lier from Prostate Cancer, and Chris­tine Oak­land for Help for Heroes.

Hurlston continues to sup­port the new­com­ers, with their own fun six-hole com­pe­ti­tion and fur­ther coaching clin­ics.

Chair­man John Walker said: ‘It is fan­tas­tic to see the enthusiasm of these new mem­bers and, while they may yet not be ready for an of­fi­cial hand­i­cap, we are very con­scious of the need to con­tinue to pro­vide help and sup­port.’

Hurlston Hall re­ceive their award; From the left, Tim Hast­ings, club pro­fes­sional, Andrew Chess­worth-wig­gar, general man­ager, Adam Mcal­is­ter, club sup­port officer in Lan­cashire for Eng­land Golf, John Walker, club chair­man and Golf­mark lead, and Irene Traynor, club sec­re­tary

Larry Mcdon­ald and Kate Turpie with the new re­mem­brance board

New Pres­i­dent Nor­man Fletcher

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