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Arthur James Walters

16 September 1932 – 9 March 2023

The ACT-M DGA has been made aware of the passing of a long time DGA Committee member, Arthur (Art/Speed) Walters, who passed away on 9 March 2023.

Arthur lived in Queanbeyan and made many friendships through his carpentry business and his involvement in both Queanbeyan and Canberra golf.  In 1974 he was appointed Secretary-Treasurer of the ACT-M DGA, a post he held for 9 years.  During his time with the DGA he was also the District Publicity Officer and he managed the ACT-M BINS team for 9 years from 1975.

He was instrumental in the development of junior golf at Queanbeyan where he coached and managed the Queanbeyan Junior Pennant Team.  He also initiated the Queanbeyan Junior Open and he remained a sponsor of the Junior Open until very recently.

The DGA wishes to recognise the significant contribution Arthur made to golf in the ACT-M region, and we are saddened to learn of his passing.

Arthur is survived by his son, Robert and he was grandfather to James.  The DGA extends our sincere condolences to his family. Vale Arthur Walters.