GOLF: Belton Park’s Trevor is top dog in Lincolnshire

Trevor Ireland
Trevor Ireland

A BELTON Park golfer has received the highest accolade possible in the organisation of Lincolnshire golf.

Trevor Ireland has been elected president of the Lincolnshire Union of Golf Clubs, following in the footsteps of clubmate David Price who held the prestigious post four years ago.

The two-year presidency involves chairing the Unior’s various committees as well as attendance at all the county competitions and inter-county matches, and representing the county union on official business.

Trevor was involved in golf at an early age, starting off as a junior at Chesterfield. He was an inaugural member of Treasure Cay Golf Club in the Bahamas before returning to the UK and joining Belton Park in 1980.

He served on Belton Park committee as match and handicap secretary and captained the club in 1990. Upon retirement as a teacher, Trevor became part-time secretary and served the club until 2004.

He captained the East Midlands Secretaries Association and also played for the English Secretaries against Ireland’s secretaries. Trevor worked voluntarily in golf and became competition secretary and vice-president of the LUGC and then qualified as a golf referee in 2007.

He is president of the Lincolnshire Golfers Alliance which helps amateurs play in organised competitions alongside county professionals during the winter months.