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Wrexham announce death of Jim Johnson

WREXHAM Golf Club has announced the sad news that one of its most highly respected members has sadly passed away.

Following the recent death of Jim Johnson, the North Wales club’s Management Board released a statement to its members to say: “We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Mr Jim Johnson. Jim was a member of the club for over 40 years, serving on the club council for 16 years between 1977 and 1993 being club captain in 1983 and chairing every committee during his time on council.

“Appointed secretary of the Denbighshire Golfing Union in 1974 holding this office until 1986. In 1978 he became one of the four founder members of the North Wales Counties Golf Association.

“During this time, Jim was also county captain in 1993, county president in 1999/2000 and ultimately receiving the title of county life president. He was also instrumental in setting up and running the Clwyd Championship, a prestigious amateur event. Jim was also an integral part of the Inter-County Scratch Team golf from 1975 until 1993.

“In 2001 Jim took up the role as secretary of Wrexham Golf Club, until retiring in March 2009 being chairman of the centenary committee in 2006. Appointed North Wales vice-president in 2006 and president of the North Wales Counties 2007/2008.

“Jim retired as deputy head of a large comprehensive school and possesses degrees in Fine Arts (Manchester) and Education and Management (Wales).

“Jim was always the person sought out to give advice and guidance, offering wise counsel no matter the circumstances. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jim’s family at this time, he will be greatly missed.”