Designer remembered at his Slaley course
Published at 07:42, Wednesday, 30 October 2013
SLALEY Hall has marked the legacy of the iconic golf course designer Dave Thomas.
A commemorative plaque has been installed at the hotel’s Hunting course which has hosted many illustrious tournaments.
The most recent international event was the nail-biting PGA Cup between USA and Great Britain and Ireland.
Thomas has a legendary status within the game following a stand-out playing career, before becoming one of the world’s most renowned golf course designers.
The plaque was just one of the many to be erected in De Vere golf resorts across the country.
De Vere golf and leisure director Daniel Hodson said: “Throughout his life, Dave was incredibly dedicated to everything that he turned his hand to, and his course designs are no exception.
“His memory will last forever within the game, and De Vere is truly honoured to have a number of properties that mark his craftsmanship.”
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
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THREE watercolour paintings donated by Queen Mary were auctioned off to raise money for a new Darby and Joan club in Hexham.
A site had already been bought, but a further £6,000 was needed to run the club for the elderly.
The auction, opened by Viscountess Allendale, saw the paintings raise over £8 for the fund.