15 Oct 19
Fame Tate, owner and director of Stanedge Golf Club, Chesterfield, received a special commendation award at the 2019 GCMA Golf Club Management Awards.
The 38-year-old was shortlisted into the final two for the ‘Newcomer of the Year’ category for her efforts in transforming Stanedge Golf Club into a thriving facility which now boasts more than 100 members.
The award went to Kerry Alligan-Smith from Redditch Golf Club but such was the difficulty in separating the two nominees, Tate was presented with a special commendation award.
“A huge thank you to everyone who has supported Stanedge and myself,” said Tate. “I feel very proud and honoured to receive this award and to be recognised for what we have achieved.”
In February this year, Tate purchased Stanedge, which closed in December 2018 and had lost all of its members. In just eight months she has transformed Stanedge into a thriving facility which now boasts more than 100 members.
Two months later the former Ladies European Tour player was named the PGA Female Assistant of the Year and she was also crowned winner of the ‘Outstanding Achievement’ award for the English Women’s-North Business Awards category.
Tate added: "My passion since retiring from professional golf has always been getting more people into golf by giving them the opportunity to learn and play but not only to recruit them but to retain them.
“As a business we have grown and developed massively over the last few months and we have had to move and change with it.
“We are constantly developing what we are doing at the club, to make Stanedge a better place for members and visitors. For me it is more than just golf, we are providing people with an experience and building a new community and culture."