Message from Peter:
After what were my last two events as captain of golf, I’d like to thank everybody for all of their support and help over the years – and for making the two days at Wallasey and Hoylake so special. It has been an honour and a privilege to have been involved in such a way and to be able to meet on aregular basis with friends and former colleagues.
I would particularly like to thank our secretary Bernie McGuire, who has truly been the driving force over the past few years. With his help and
support we have managed to play some of the best courses in the UK.
Many thanks also for my wonderful gifts and a quite superb Callaway golf bag (courtesy of Bernie’s ability at twisting arms!). Finally, I’d like to wish my successor Adrian Milledge all the best in his new role as captain of golf. I am certain he will do a great job for us all. Here’s to 2024!
Message from AGW Secretary, Bernie McGuire
The handing over of the 2023 AGW Golf Writers trophy at Royal LIverpool on August 30th marked the close of Peter Dixon’s superb role as AGW Golf Captain.
Peter had been a proud Secetary of the AGW from 2009 to 2014 and it was shortly thereafter he agreed, and I guess after much prompting on my part, to accept the role of AGW Golf Captain.
In taking over, Peter again gave his time and enormous energy in arranging the five yearly AGW golf outings along with co-ordinating of matches against the Golf Foundation.
Peter’s contribution to the Association golf outings was recognised at a dinner last week at the Green Lodge Hotel in Hoylake, and following the hosting earlier in the day of the Ron Moseley Memorial Salver at nearby Wallasey.
I spoke briefly at the dinner highlighting Peter’s enormous devotion to the role and the relationships he’s managed to establish among some of the best golf clubs within the UK. You only have to look at his work in establlshing a wonderful rapport with Simon Newland, and Royal Liverepool’s Secretary, that it was to be a sixth straight occasion the next day following the dinner that the AGW was teeing-up for at Royal Liverpool, and around just five week’s post the clubs hosting of the 151st Open.
Of course, and I also hinted it is not easiest tasks in arranging the AGW golf outings and with many within membership unable to even find the time to show their support in travelling to venues close to their own residence while many mothers, and you only need to look at Dave Edwards and a number of Scottish-based AGW members, who find it no trouble to jump in the cars and drive five or six hours. As well, Denis Kirwan was all set to tee-up last week had it not been for the airlines drama the day prior to Wallasey.
Peter gave his all to the role for near on a decade without favour or renumeration and the AGW is greatly indebted to him.
The Association used the dinner also to present Peter with a bottle of one of Scotland’s favoured delights and also a Callaway light-weight golf bag, and with great thanks to AGW good friend Sue Page at Callaway Golf.
It was also wonderful to see a number of members also present Peter with their own personal tokens of appreciation.
And with the hosting of the closing two events of the 2023 AGW golfing season, it was also opportune to welcome Adrian Milledge, who has accepted the role as the AGW’s new Golf Captain.
I know all members will join me in wishing Adrian every success and support in this new role.
Again, thank you so much Peter and welcome Adrian.