The Eagle Society of Hawke's Bay has inducted Robin Dailey, of Dannevirke, as one of its only three honorary members.

Dailey had turned down an invite to be a society member almost 50 years ago because he had too much on his plate while running his business and serving his community in other voluntary sports positions.

The 86-year-old considers himself lucky to have had the support of countless selfless people but there's no doubting his golfing abilities

Rugby and cricket were Robin Dailey's passion when he was a pupil at Dannevirke High School in the middle