Nominate your golfing volunteers

14:47 02 October 2012

Golf picture

Golf picture

Archant

The England Golf Partnership (EGP) is inviting nominations for its annual awards which recognise, celebrate and reward outstanding volunteers in golf.

The closing date for nominations is 14 December 2012 and the easy-to-follow nomination form is found at www.golfvolunteers.org The awards will be presented at the County Golf Development Conference in February 2013.

There are seven different Volunteer of the Year Award categories which take in age groups, including Under 18, volunteer coaching, those involved in club and county development, and lifetime achievers.

The winners will come from the growing network of golf volunteers, whose passion inspires others to take up and enjoy the sport. They contribute within golf clubs, schools, county golf partnerships, training schemes and many other programmes.

Past winners include Jim Pocknell of Kent, who went on to represent golf in the Olympic Torch relay; June Poffley of Wiltshire who has since become the first woman to be captain of her club, North Wilts; Joy Hunter of Yorkshire, who has been responsible for the project to review the women’s scratch scores of about 2000 English golf courses; and Guy Carr of Durham, who helped raise the profile of his club, South Moor, by securing the 2011 McGregor Trophy, an international championship for U16 boys.

Phillip Beard, Volunteer Manager for the England Golf Partnership, said: “We have so many wonderful volunteers and we want to encourage nominations so those who deserve special praise can be considered for an award.”

“Our volunteers give up their time to help new and existing players of all ages to get the most out of their golf. This helps to make the sport as a whole more welcoming and also really helps those in our clubs, including PGA professionals, to encourage the whole membership to reach its potential, including new members.”

The England Golf Partnership brings together the amateur governing body, England Golf, and the PGA to grow the game with the support of Sport England and the Golf Foundation.

As part of its Whole Sport Plan the EGP has expanded its volunteer base through a dedicated national strategy. Traditional club volunteers have now been joined by many young leaders, as well as volunteer coaches, PGA professionals who combine volunteer work with their regular coaching, schoolteachers and community sports representatives who all gain satisfaction from helping golfers of all abilities to play golf in clubs and communities.

Other Sport Stories

11:49
Budleigh Salterton Croquet Club Bridge Section Tuesday Duplicate winners Peter and Jackie Hardcastle with chairman Maureen Smith.

Budleigh Salterton Croquet Club Bridge Section held their Annual General Meeting last week.

Read more
11:48
Exe SCs Exehibitionist in full flight off Exmouth

The past week was another lively one for all at Exe SC, writes Rex Frost.

Read more
11:24
Regatta action off Exmouth

Don’t miss the chance to try sailing in this Olympic year when RYA Push the Boat Out returns from May 14 to 22.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:38

Exmouth Town entertain title-chasing Bodmin Town (3pm) looking to build on their excellent midweek win at Cullompton, writes Steve Birley.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:56
Gliders ready to take to the skies to enjoy some of the best weather conditions to date for members of the Devon and Somerset Gliding Club

Devon and Somerset Gliding Club members were able to enjoy some of the beat weather to date this year last weekend and the cross-country pilots, in particular, made the most of it, writes Jill Harmer.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:31
P1055-10-10TI Point 2 Point at OSM.; photo Terry Ife

The curtain comes down on Exeter’s season next Tuesday (May 3) when the winner of the prestigious intermediate point-to-point final will be crowned, writes Donna Harris.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:25
Withycombe versus Pirates action

Withycombe entertain Falmouth tomorrow (April 30) looking for a win in their last outing before Twickenham, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:11

Exmouth Colts beat Topsham 27-20 on Exeter’s Sandy Park ground to win the Devon Colts Shield.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:06
rugby

Withycombe Under 12`s were part of a large group of players and supporters that enjoyed a fantastic and successful tour to Bude last weekend.

Read more
Thu, 16:15
Football

East Budleigh made it back-to-back away wins last Saturday at Magelake Meadows, beating Culm by the odd goal in five, despite playing a the majority of the second half with just ten men, writes Mark Auton.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 4°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder


HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications