Desmond is England Golf president

Northumberland's Desmond Duffy has taken office as the 2018 President of England Golf.

Desmond is a renowned rules expert. He has refereed at eight Open Championships, the Walker Cup, the Palmer Cup, on the European Tour, European Senior Tour and at English amateur events.

He has been a member at his much-treasured club, Bamburgh Castle, for half a century and has been captain and club champion and is an honorary Vice-President.

He has also been President of the Northumberland Golf Union.