Daniel T. Mylrea

Without doubt the real driving force behind the formation of the Cheshire Union of Golf Clubs, Daniel Mylrea became its first secretary and held the post for 17 years until shortly before his death in 1939.

Daniel Mylrea, universally known as "Pa", was originally a member of Ashton-on-Mersey, but became the instigator of the new Sale Golf Club, which was formed in 1913. He was heavily involved in all aspects of the club's formation, including overseeing the design and construction of the course. Mylrea was Sale's first club captain.

Daniel T. Mylrea
 

Mylrea clearly had a passion for golf and particularly its administration, for he was also chairman of the Manchester and District Golf Alliance,  Hon. Secretary of Sale G.C and a Vice President of the Artisans Golf Association.

This profile of Daniel Mylrea appeared in the Daily Dispatch, 1930

 

A handwritten letter from Dan Mylrea to the Board of Greenkeeping Research in 1938. He would stand down as CUGC Hon Secretary shortly after this due to ill health.

 

Daniel Mylrea passed away in December, 1939 after a long illness.

 

With thanks to Sale G.C. for photo, letter and Daily Dispatch press cutting. Report (left) courtesy of British Newspaper Archive