Golfing veteran Ronnie celebrates 100th birthday

PUBLISHED: 11:30 06 May 2015

Ronnie Pew celebrates his 100th birthday at Honiton golf club. Ref mhh 5402-19-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Ronnie Pew celebrates his 100th birthday at Honiton golf club. Ref mhh 5402-19-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

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The Honiton Golf Club member was presented with a cake and a haul of presents to mark his special day.

A Gittisham man celebrated his 100th birthday in style after members of Honiton Golf Club threw him a lavish party.

Golf enthusiast Ronnie Pew, who is an active club member himself, was also presented with a haul of presents to mark his special day.

He then joined 64 other golfers to take part in the ‘Ronnie Pew Salver’ competition. Afterwards, Ronnie was presented with six engraved glasses, a dozen bottles of wine and a certificate granting honorary playing membership of the golf club.

Jackie Seager, of Honiton Golf Club, said: “Ronnie thoroughly enjoyed his day and was absolutely delighted with his gifts.

“He was awarded with his playing membership and I think he was chuffed to bits with it. The day was much more of a success than we expected - everyone turned out in full recognition. It just shows the appreciation of someone of his age being a member of the club.”

Ronnie’s wife of 59 years, Ann, was also presented with a bouquet of flowers before Ronnie was invited to cut a celebration cake.

After the presentation, club president Alec Gosling spoke of Ronnie’s life and golf achievements, congratulating him on ‘reaching such a grand age’ and still being able to play at 100 years old.

Jackie added: “Later in the day, the village of Gittisham threw Ronnie a tea party.

“The church bells also rang out in recognition of his birthday.”

Ronnie joined Honiton Golf Club in 1984.

He started his early career by qualifying as an aeronautical engineer in 1937 and is still a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

He is also a member of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, and has been granted the Freedom of the City of London.


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