It is my very sad duty to have to report on the passing of our Patron and Life Member, Lionel Clark. For those that may not be aware, Lionel was the father-in-law of our long-serving Secretary, President, and Treasurer, John Waanders.
Lionel passed away on Wednesday July 24 morning at approx 6.00am after a short illness necessitating a trip to the hospital. Lionel was 98 years old
Lionel was a "legend" amongst golf administration and not just his Club of Muree. He served the Newcastle District Golf Association with distinction- being Vice President from 1970-75 - then President from 1975-87. He was awarded Life Membership of the NDGA in 1984.
Lionel's influence in golf administration was widespread, with his serving on the Board of GolfNSW for many years and then moving to Golf Aust in several roles, including Chairman.
Lionel will be sadly missed by all that knew him.