Les Knox Awarded Ray Dukes Medal for Outstanding Service
Leonay resident Les Knox has been awarded the 2019 Ray Dukes Medal for Outstanding Service to the Emu Sports Club and Leonay Golf Club.
Les moved to Leonay with his wife Judith in 1974 and quickly became involved in the Golf Club. Elected as Vice-Captain in 1977, Les became Captain in 1978 then President in 1979.
Les worked in several positions in the Golf Club, including President (13 years), Captain (3 years) and various other years as either Vice-Captain, Vice-President or General Committee, along with service on the Board of the Emu Sports Club.
Whilst on the Golf Committee, Les has been tireless in his endeavours on behalf of the Club, with his many roles. This has included Club Delegate to GolfNSW, Junior Development Officer, Match Committee member and Delegate to the NSW Veteran Golfers Association (NSWVGA). He has managed multiple Pennant teams including Major, Seniors, B&C Grades, Juniors and Mixed.
Les was subsequently awarded Life Membership of the Golf Club and, in 2015, received an Administration Award from Penrith Valley Sports Foundation.
His current roles include Vice-President of Leonay Golf Club, Club Delegate to GolfNSW, President of the Western Sydney Veteran Golfers Association (WSRVGA), Vice-President of the NSWVGA, Tournament Director of the NSWVGA Stroke-Play Championships and member of the Organising Committee for the Sports Club / Golf Club 50th Anniversary celebrations.