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Nutter’s memory lives on through Hillside bequest

By David Birtill

THE memory of Denis Nutter, PGA North regional secretary for five years from 1993, is preserved in the form of a rockery close to the clubhouse at Hillside Golf Club where he was a member.

It was funded by part of his legacy to the tune of £40,000, which also provided resurfacing a road through part of the Southport course.

Nutter, who died from cancer in 2007 at the age of 62, was a single figure player, a professional squash coach, and also helped to develop the Women’s European Professional Tour at Tytherington.

He enjoyed two spells with the region, first as a tournament controller from 1986-88 then as secretary.

He also helped to set up the first David Lloyd squash centre in London but, after being introduced to the PGA by his friend and fellow Hillside member John Ball, he joined him as a tournament controller at the Belfry in 1984.

Octogenarian Ball, meanwhile, continues to play at Hillside.

Pictured is John Ball at the rockery in memory of his friend Denis Nutter.