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
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.