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National Volunteer Week: A lifetime in golf

David Marshall has had a lifetime in golf, all of it on a volunteer basis.

And he is not exactly slowing down.

State referee Marshall is 85, although close friends suggest he looks a little younger. “That’s what my doctor reckons,” he laughed this week.

Twice a week, he will walk and play 14 or 15 holes at Pittwater Golf Club on the eastern outskirts of Hobart, just for the fun of it, and in spite of two fairly recent knee replacements.

“Like everyone else, I guess, it’s the challenge,” he said. “You’re challenging yourself and you are out and about and meeting people, the social part of it.”

For decades – longer than he can recall – Marshall has refereed at state events throughout Tasmania as well as being heavily involved at an administrative level.

He has been a delegate to Golf Tasmania and is still on the board of the Southern Country Golf Association. He has…

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