Fame Tate, the owner of Stanedge Golf Club and PGA Professional has picked up a National Award.
Fame won the “Oustanding Achievement” Award at The English Women’s Awards – North.
Fame was nominated in this category for her achievements over the past 6-8 months in taking a huge risk in acquiring Stanedge Golf Club and bringing it back from the edge of closure and extinction.
Inspiring women were awarded at a glamorous event celebrating female successes. It took place in Manchester’s Mercure Piccadilly Hotel on Monday, July 1st 2019.
The Awards honoured the talent and hard work of female professionals and entrepreneurs across the region. It celebrated the achievements of women entrepreneurs, business women, professionals, civil servants, charity workers and others that make the North a great and more equal place to live and work.
CEO Irfan Younis said: “Congratulations to all winners and finalists at the second English Women’s Awards North 2019. We were delighted to host exceptional finalists who make such brilliant role models and are leading a new generation of women and girls to greater success and open doors. We look forward to growing this campaign and are excited to see it evolve over the coming years.”
Fame took over Stanedge Golf Club in March 2019 and has totally transformed the place from a run-down clubhouse and golf course to a thriving facility which now sees over 50 players of all ages and gender coming to the club on Wednesday nights for the clubs 6@6 golf league.
Fame set out a vision to make Stanedge Golf Club an accessible, warm and welcoming place where people of all ages, gender and backgrounds can come enjoy having FUN playing the golf course of socially in the Clubhouse.
It has not been easy and Fame is quick to acknowledge the role her small team have played in making this happen. Commenting on the journey so far, Fame said “ The resurrection of Sanedge Golf Club has not been easy, it really has been a monumental effort by many people who put many unsociable hours into making the club a place people now want to visit and enjoy being at he club”
“Since we acquired the club in February we have attracted over 80 new members and many visitors in response to our various offers, with different groups getting involved in our coaching and learn to play offers.”
In explaining the outline plans for the club Fame commented:
“We want to make Stanedge Golf Club a place where people feel welcome and relaxed so they may enjoy their time with us. For those who would like membership, we have some fantastic introductory offers such as Family Membership (Husband, Wife & Children U17) for £950, for a family of four this equates to less than £20 per month per individual.”
“We are also keen to grow Junior golf and introduce young players to the game, at £50 per year this is less than £1 per week, I am not sure where you can get full access to sports facilities at that price with no restrictions anywhere else?”
“We will also be running regular coaching sessions for all abilities and in particular for those new to the game through our Get into Golf programme.
Stanedge Golf Club has some great benefits, as well as being accessible and affordable, it aims to be family-focused, friendly and a fun place to be. Fame is looking forward to building on this and driving the club forward into what is a bright and exciting journey.
A round of 9 holes at Stanedge should not take more than a couple of hours and if you have time to spare afterwards you can drop into the friendly and welcoming clubhouse for refreshments, where there is a fully licensed bar and food served daily.
Fame started playing golf at the age of 10 at Tapton Park Golf Club on the pitch and putt course and joined Chesterfield Golf Club not long after. Fame soon developed into a talented young player playing for the Derbyshire Girls Team, the Derbyshire Ladies Team and then at the age of fourteen, playing off scratch, she was selected to represent England. Fame went on to represent England for a total of nine years and Great Britain and Ireland for five years. She represented Great Britain and Ireland in The Curtis Cup in 2002 and 2004 and in The Vagliano Trophy in 2001 and 2003. The Curtis Cup is the amateur equivalent of The Solheim Cup. Fame was one of only a selection of players to participate two consecutive times in the biennial Curtis Cup.
Fame is a PGA professional and to add to her awards, earlier this year, she was named as the PGA Female Assistant of the year for 2019.
You can find more information on the Stanedge Golf Club website www.stanedgegolfclub.co.uk or on the club’s Facebook page or follow the club on twitter @stanedgegolfclub also follow Fame on facebook and twitter @famegolfacademy