Golfing Norm tees off at 90

Norman Dixon, the grand old man of the Press Golfing Society, celebrated his 90th birthday in style on 28 July with a round of golf at his home club, Royal Mid Surrey, followed by lunch in the club’s Henry Cotton Room with 24 PGS members and friends.

‘Stormin’ Norman”, who retired as deputy sports editor of the Daily Express 25 years ago, showed age had not withered him by giving whipper-snappers David Emery and Roger Kelly a tonking over nine holes, before retiring to the clubhouse to prepare a Pimms welcome for Bill Bateson who had flown up from Cornwall.

In all, 10 former captains of the PGS were in attendance and they were joined by current boss Nick Cherrie. Vice president Ian Doran presented Dixon with a commemorative pack of medallions from Manchester United’s treble triumph of 1999.

Bob Warren, News of the World

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