Last Friday Angus was presented with his trophy, as Midland Professional Golfer of the year 2021 and the clubhouse was packed for the occasion.
Club Captain, Jeremy Price, opened proceedings with a speech littered with his usual wit. He reminded all present that the journey for Angus and the Club began in 2015 and an immense amount had been achieved since then. Angus had delivered on all fronts and his popularity was unrivalled.
He went on to say that Angus always seemed to be at the Club and his work ethic was just simply mind blowing.
“It’s become a standing joke around the Club that if you go into the Proshop you will come out with a set of Pings. Ping clubs are manufactured in Vietnam and rumour has it that they are erecting a statue of Angus outside the factory.”
The Captain added that Angus was not just the man in the little room at the end of the building who continually emptied people’s wallets, not just our coach, nor just our Professional, but a true friend to all.
The presentation was made to Angus by James Brown, the Regional Manager of the PGA (Midlands), which represents nine Counties. He reminded everyone of the magnitude of the achievement of winning such a prestigious trophy. He referred to many of the previous winners including such well-known names as Brian Waites, Lee Westwood, Peter Baker, Paul Broadhurst and Robert Rock.
In accepting the award, Angus referred to the considerable assistance he receives from all at the Club and that the journey was yet to be totally completed. He modestly stated that the award should be shared with his family and all members of the golf club.