A shortlist of remarkable finalists, including a healthy number from The Midlands has been announced for the England Golf Awards 2019, sponsored by Adidas Golf.

They’ll all be celebrated at the awards dinner at the Royal Lancaster London on Thursday, 21 March, hosted by Dan Walker, when the winners will be revealed.

Nick Pink, England Golf Chief Executive, said: “A very big thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate and to the judges, who had an incredibly difficult job to produce this shortlist of amazing volunteers, players, clubs and counties.”

The finalists are:

Most Welcoming Club of the Year, sponsored by HowDidiDo

Branston Golf & Country Club, Staffordshire (pictured)

Burghill Valley Golf Club, Herefordshire

Exeter Golf and Country Club, Devon

Horton Park Golf Club, Surrey

Coach of the Year, sponsored by The PGA

Philip Akers – PGA National Golf Academy, The Belfry

Stuart Disney – The Mendip Golf Club, Somerset

Mark Johnson – Styal Golf Club, Cheshire

Aaron Lansberry – Hatchford Brook Golf Centre, Birmingham (below)

Innovation Award of the Year, sponsored by Players 1st

AL Golf Junior Academies, Hatchford Brook Golf Centre, Birmingham

Mytime Active at Bromley and Orpington Golf Centres, Kent

Golf Access

Slinfold Golf and Country Club, Sussex

Young Ambassador of the Year, in association with the Golf Foundation

Ella Baker – GL Golf at Warley Woods Golf Club, Birmingham

Louise McLoughlin – Bromborough Golf Club, Cheshire

Jessica Pilgrim – Stoke Park Golf Club, Buckinghamshire

Georgina Wrixon – Ashley Wood Golf Club, Dorset

Ella (pictured) is a previous MG Golf Achiever of the Month and was shortlisted due to the commitment she shows being a young ambassador to the Golf Foundation and England Golf. She does all this whilst helping care for her disabled brother and also managing her own muscle fatigue condition. She loves golf especially teaching and helps Greg on a regular basis which she looks forward to.


Championship Venue of the Year

Frilford Heath Golf Club, Oxfordshire

Kedleston Park Golf Club, Derbyshire

Sherwood Forest Golf Club, Nottinghamshire (below)

Stanton on the Wolds Golf Club, Nottinghamshire