A FORMER Cheshire pro has been named Welsh PGA Professional of the Year.
Anthony Middleton, now the head professional at Rhyl, began his career at Chester club Vicars Cross and later at Carden Park.
The 30 year-old’s award recognises his commitment to growing golf by introducing scores of youngsters and adults to the game.
His enthusiasm and ideas prompted North Wales Golf Development Wales officer Dilwyn Griffiths to dub him the ‘Pied Piper of North Wales golf’.
“I just love being involved with golf,” said Middleton. “I want to introduce this great game to as many people as a possible.”
DELAMERE FOREST GC will host the north west regional qualifier of the Glenmuir PGA Professional Championship on Friday, May 31.
DAVID JOY is the new chief executive of England Golf.
His appointment follows the surprise departure of John Petrie, who helped oversee the merger of the men’s and women’s governing bodies in England.
Joy has been Director of Derbyshire Sport for the past eight years and is a former Chief Executive of Scottish Athletics.
The former PE teacher said: “This is a really exciting time for amateur golf .”
Sandiway Golf Club’s Nigel Evans, Chair of the England Golf Board commented, "David’s extensive experience will be extremely valuable. We are looking forward to David using that experience to bring future development and further growth to England Golf."
Winter Stableford: 1st, D Thompson 26pts; 2nd, K Harrison-Smith 25; 3rd, JM Constantinedes 25