06 Nov 18
PGA Members are encouraged to put their names forward and nominate themselves for the England Golf 2019 Coach of the Year accolade.
The award, which is once again sponsored by The PGA, aims to identify a PGA Professional whose passion, skills and commitment helps grow the game.
Nominees must demonstrate how they inspire new players, support existing golfers and realise the ambitions and potential of promising talent. Coaches also have to show how they have developed their own skills, as well as new ideas and initiatives.
Earlier this year, Anders Mankert was presented with the Lifetime Service Award for helping make golf more inclusive, while Matthew Turnock (Mottram Golf Club) was named Coach of the Year for helping to introduce more than 500 adults to the game through his ‘Get into Golf course.
In 2017 Ben Knight (Chartham Park Golf Club) was named Coach of the Year, while James Verrall (Haywards Heath Golf Club) was runner-up.
The other award categories are Most Welcoming Club of the Year, Lifetime Service Award, Volunteer of the Year, Young Ambassador of the Year, County of the Year and the Innovation Award.
The winners will be selected by a panel of judges and announced at a glamorous black-tie dinner at the Royal Lancaster London on Thursday 21 March 2019. The host will again be BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker, who is a huge fan of the game.
The closing date for nominations is midnight on Friday 30 November 2017. For more information click here.
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