Bolton golfer named Lancs president elect

Mike Lay LUGC President 2018.jpgTHE Lancashire Union of Golf Clubs has named Michael Lay as president-elect for 2018-19 and will take up the role in March.

Lay, 58, has been a member of Bolton Golf Club for 15 years and is a category one golfer and a three-time winner of the Bury Golf Championship.

He has served on the handicap and greens committees at Bolton and was greens chairman when the club hosted the Lancashire County Championship in 2015.

He has been married to Karen, also a Bolton golfer, for 24 years.  They have a son, James, who has recently graduated from Nottingham University.

Lay joined the Lancashire board in 2012, has served on the junior committee and is chairman of the SSS and affiliation committee.

He attended school in Bolton and subsequently joined Greater Manchester Police where he served until retiring after 30 years, reaching the rank of detective superintendent.  He won the English Police Golf Championship and was selected to represent the British Police golf team.

As a boy he was passionately interested in all sports and became a county standard footballer before leaving school and he still retains an interest in many other sports. Lay is also the assistant secretary of Bolton Golf Association.

He said: “I am obviously delighted to be nominated as County President and as a proud Lancastrian look forward to representing the county and its members in 2018.”


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