A regional journalist known for his coverage of golf has died aged 79.
David, pictured, also became the “best known golf correspondent in the North of England”, according to the Blackburn-based Telegraph.
Among the magazines to which he has contributed were PGA Professional and English Club Golfer.
David was born in Leyland into a newspaper family.
His father George was for many years managing editor of the Chorley Guardian series, where David began his career in the late 1950s.
David joined the Telegraph as a reporter in the mid-60s before becoming a sub-editor, with his next move being to Wigan.
David later took up golf writing and working for trade magazines before joining the MEN sportsdesk as a sub-editor, where he worked from 1999 until his retirement in 2006.
For over 30 years he was the Professional Golfers’ Association North Region press officer, and in 2010 he published a glossy hardback book to mark the centenary of amateur golf in Lancashire.
His friend Harold Heys told the Telegraph: “I was privileged to have edited the book and Dave was thrilled with all the attention and the plaudits it received.”
David’s son Mat added: “Dad was seriously ill for months but he put up a brave fight to the end.
“A lot of people will miss him. We certainly will.”