A bench in memory of a former Lord Mayor of York has been donated to Pike Hills Golf Club in the city.
It was unveiled by the family of David Horton, who died in August 2019, with the current Lord Mayor, Cllr Janet Looker, in attendance,
David’s wife, Jane, daughter Kathleen and step-son Ben were also joined by representatives from Pike Hills, chairman Martin Robinson and club captain Mick Yates.
Martin said: “David was not just a loyal member of our club, but also a great friend to many of the members.
“We were privileged to be associated with him during his year of office in 2011/12 which celebrated York’s 800th anniversary and the royal visit of the Queen when she presented Maundy Money to York citizens.”
Cllr Looker said: “For me David Horton truly stood for the values and spirit of Pike Hills Golf Club; a devoted golfer who valued his membership of the club to the very end, he was also an extremely down to earth, straightforward friend and colleague.
“I was delighted to be part of the ceremony installing a bench in his memory – I am sure generations of players and members will value it as they wait to tee off, or take a breather during their round.”
It had been hoped to install the seat at last year’s Lord Mayor’s Charity Golf Day. This was not possible but it’s in place before this year’s tournament on Friday 23 April.
Pike Hills has hosted the charity golf day since its inception in 2008. It supports numerous local charities.
Mr Robinson said “We would like to thank David’s family for their generous memorial gift, which is sited at the point on the course where David would like to sit and reflect on his round and which will benefit many golfers in the future whilst playing on our course.”