Devon’s Trevor Reynolds receives top golf award

Trevor Reynolds copyright Vicki Head

Devon’s Trevor Reynolds has been presented with England Golf’s Gerald Micklem Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to amateur golf.
He was presented with the award today by England Golf’s outgoing President, John Williams, at the organisation’s annual meeting.

Trevor has been closely involved with golf in the South West for over 30 years and he commented: “I feel I am representing many others who voluntarily dedicate their time to the game.

“It is unexpected and flattering to be recognised in this way, because it’s a pleasure to devote time to the game you love and to contribute, in a small way, to its success and development.”

Most recently Trevor has played a key role in helping to modernise the sport, with the creation of one county organisation to represent all golfers in Devon.

The merger of the men’s county union and the women’s county association took up most of Trevor’s term as Devon President, which ended in March. He commented: “It gave me particular pleasure that Devon Golf became a merged body on 1 April, thanks to a dedicated and enlightened team which represented both the men’s and women’s organisations.”

Trevor, a member at Saunton Golf Club on the north Devon coast, had his first taste of golf administration back in the 1980s, when he worked for the Midland Bank (now HSBC) and ran the bank’s golf society in the South West.

After taking early retirement, he was soon involved with the Devon Union, often working with a former colleague, Philip Parker, who himself received the Micklem Award back in 2012. Trevor was both county treasurer and secretary before the opportunity to become secretary/manager at Saunton proved irresistible.

“I had 11 amazing and fulfilling years at the club which included the centenary in 1997 and hosting a number of major amateur championships. The highlight was the British Boys’ Championship won by Sergio Garcia, then aged 17,” he remembered.

Trevor returned to voluntary work in 2007 and has held a number of roles, including being secretary and President of the South West Group of England Golf. He has also been President of the Saunton Artisans Club since 2006.

He joined the England Golf Tournament Panel in 2012 and is a regular volunteer at championships in the South West, where his calm good humour – and clear tones on the radio – are much valued. Trevor also represents the South West on the England Golf championship working group.

Caption: Trevor Reynolds with the Gerald Micklem Award (copyright Vicki Head).