MICHAEL Lay will be the next president of the Lancashire Union of Golf Clubs.

The Bolton Golf Club member will take over the role in March.

He became a member of the Lancashire Union of Golf Clubs board in 2012 since when he has served on the junior committee and is currently chairman of the SSS and affiliation committee.

The 58-year-old retired policeman said of his appointment: "I am obviously delighted to be nominated as county president, and as a proud Lancastrian look forward to representing the county and its members in 2018."

He is assistant secretary of Bolton Golf Association and is a category one golfer with a best handicap of one.

The Boltonian is a three-time winner of the Bury Golf Championship, won the English Police Golf Championship and was selected to represent the British Police Golf Team.

He has served on the handicap and greens committees at Bolton Golf Club, where he has been a member for 15 years, and was greens chairman when the club hosted the Lancashire County Championship in 2015.