THE parents of a popular young golfer who was found hanged at the South Yorkshire club where he worked have paid tribute to their much-loved son.
Danny Cavill, aged 21, was found at Sitwell Park Golf Club in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Today his heartbroken dad Steve Cavill said: “The world will be a sadder place without him.
“He was a much-loved son, grandson, brother, uncle and friend to so many.
“We were just so lucky to have him. He was the life and soul of the party and such a good-looking lad.
“He worked at Sitwell Park as a green keeper and he said it was the best job in the world.”
Mr Cavill, who lived at home with his parents in Brinsworth, Rotherham, had been on a night out with friends.
His body was discovered at the club at 5am on Sunday.
As well as his dad Steve and mum Sue, Danny leaves behind girlfriend Simone, brother Craig and sisters Rachel and Stacey.
Steve Bell, secretary of the golf club, said: “We are deeply shocked and upset at what has happened. He wasn’t just a member, he was a valued member of staff. He had been a junior member from the age of eight. He always had a smile for members and he was very well loved across the board. This has hit the club very hard.”
Dozens of tributes have appeared on a Facebook page set up in his memory.
Fun-loving Danny is described by shocked friends as a ‘true legend’ and a ‘top guy’.
His ex form tutor Ramanjit Singh said: “I will certainly never forget you and will cherish the too few but wonderful memories.
“You were loved by all who knew you, that is very evident from the outpouring of emotion here.”
Tina Corker wrote: “Thank you Danny for bringing so much sunshine into this world and to so many people.
“We can’t think of you without seeing that big grin across your face, you’ve left us with so many happy memories it has been a pleasure and an honour to have had you in our lives.”
A police spokeswoman said his death was not being treated as suspicious. The coroner has been informed and an inquest is due to be held.