Members will be sad to learn of the death of Norman Shutt at the age of 92. Born in Shropshire and educated at Ludlow Grammar School, Norman was a keen sportsman and athlete. After leaving the Army in 1953 to join the Police in Herefordshire, Norman went on to become Captain of the Herefordshire Police Athletics team.
Norman was also a keen skier and in 1956 trained for the Winter Olympics in Cortina but was not selected on that occasion. Success came after emigrating to Canada where the conditions for training were better and this resulted in his selection for the British Olympic team in 1960. He competed in Squaw Valley in the 20km Biathlon and the 15km Cross Country events.
On returning to Shropshire Norman’s interest turned to golf and he became an active member of the Seniors being Seniors’ Secretary in the late 90s and Seniors’ Captain in 2001 although his captaincy was interrupted by the outbreak of Foot & Mouth disease and the closing of the Club for part of this period.
In later life, Norman was often to be seen helping out on major Seniors’ events such as on Charity Days and AGMs.
Our condolences go to his wife, Christine and the rest of his family.
Norman’s funeral will be at Shrewsbury Crematorium on Monday 14th March at 11.30am.