Henry Fowler’s wishes granted with fountain

A commemorative fountain was officially unveiled at Driffield Golf Club to honour the wishes of former long-serving club member Henry Fowler
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A commemorative fountain was officially unveiled at Driffield Golf Club last week to honour the wishes of a former long-serving club member.

Henry Fowler was a member at Driffield Golf Club for around 40 years and left a donation to the club when he passed away for him to be remembered by.

The fountain was turned on by the management committee members of the club on Tuesday 10th May before a speech was given by Robert Megginson.

Henry’s son, Paul, was in attendance alongside his wife Christine, brother Mike, sister-in-law Leslie and sister, Janet, as they watched and remembered their father. Paul, who had previously played at Driffield Golf Club as a junior before moving away, said: “My dad wanted to do something for the club having been a member for the best part of 40 years.

“He originally thought about leaving a bench but decided on a fountain after it was mentioned to him by his best friends.

“It’s close to the clubhouse, too, so golfers will be able to see it following their rounds.

“I think it’s a nice feature for the club and also a nice way to remember dad.”

The fountain is situated between the ninth hole fairway and the green of the tenth hole and a plaque is due to be erected in memory of Henry.

Recently appointed men’s captain of Driffield Golf Club, Alan Carlton, added: “As captain, I think it’s a very fitting tribute to not only a long-standing member of the club but also the community, too.

“It will be treasured by all members, past, current and future and the family have done a fantastic job looking after Henry’s wishes.”

A commemorative fountain was officially unveiled at Driffield Golf Club last week to honour the wishes of a former long-serving club member Henry Fowler.
A commemorative fountain was officially unveiled at Driffield Golf Club
last week to honour the wishes of a former long-serving club member Henry Fowler.
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