Myles McMorrow RIP
Death of EPPA and FIPPA Vice President
The Pitch and Putt family in Ireland and worldwide is mourning the death of EPPA and FIPPA Vice President, Myles McMorrow RIP
Myles first took up the sport of Pitch and Putt in 1979 and, having helped restore his local Lakeside (Templemore) course, got involved in administration fairly rapidly.
A native of Co. Leitrim, Ireland, Myles was elected Vice Chairman of the Lakeside Club in 1982, a position he held until 1988. Myles was proud to be Chairman in 1989 when Lakeside hosted the All Ireland Matchplay championship. He also served as Club Captain and Competitions Secretary
By his own admission more comfortable as an administrator than a player, Myles did win the 2000 Tipperary County Junior Grade Strokeplay championship, his second victory in that event.
Elected National Vice President at 1997 Convention in the Grand Hotel Tramore, Myles rendered 25 years unbroken service on the Pitch and Putt Ireland National Executive Council.
Myles was first elected to Tipperary County Board in 1987 and was Secretary of that body between 1987 and 1989. Myles was Chairman of the Tipperary County Board in 1989 and for many years subsequently. Very successful local competitions, first-class publicity, worthwhile sponsorship and some marvellous victories on the course by Tipperary teams were features of Myles’ tenure as County Chairman.
His first role at provincial level was Munster Council PRO in 1991. He became Munster Treasurer in 1992, Vice President in 1993 before being elected Munster Council President at 1995 Convention, a title he held for four years.
Myles wanted Pitch and Putt to be played at all times in an honourable and sporting manner and worked tirelessly so that the game received the widest possible media coverage and progressed in every way possible.
Having successfully managed Ireland’s victorious 2001 European Team championship squad at Lloret, Myles was deeply committed to the international aspect of our sport, joining the EPPA and FIPPA Boards in 2010.
After spells as Vice President and Development Officer, Myles returned to the Irish National Presidency in 2010 for a further three-year term. He was one of five individuals who ascended to the Presidency twice. He also acted as National Competitions Co-Ordinator in Ireland.
May Myles rest in peace.
A minute's silence in honour of Myles will be observed before the commencement of the Basque Open at Urduna on 20th May.
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