NAPGC has become a large, well-respected organisation.
Dutton, who lives at Willaston, South Wirral, is pleased he leaves the NAPGC in good shape.
His role at NAPGC followed his service at Brackenwood, Wirral.
The need for ``cohesion'' between public and private golf courses, identified as a good idea at the time of the formation of NAPGC, would seem to remain as important now as ever.
Indeed friendship is at the heart of the NAPGC, part of the real reason it exists.