Northumberland’s Desmond Duffy has taken office as the 2018 president of England Golf.
Desmond, who succeeds Cambridgeshire’s John Williams, is a renowned rules expert. He has refereed at eight Open Championships, the Walker Cup, the Palmer Cup, on the European Tour, European Senior Tour and at English amateur events.
He has been a member at Bamburgh for half a century and has been captain and club champion and is an honorary vice president. he has also been president of the Northumberland Union of Golf Clubs.
In addition, Desmond has been a board member of the former English Golf Union, represented England on the Council of National Golf Unions and sat on the R&A Rules and Championship Committees and on the PGA Rules Panel. Incoming vice president Jenny Clink is a member at Lilley Brook Golf Club in Cheltenham. She chaired the former English Women’s Golf Association and was England team captain.