PGA Members win big at the 59club online awards

PGA Members win big at the 59club online awards


PGA Members were among the winners as the golf industry ‘Oscars’ went ‘virtual’ this year, with hundreds tuning in online to watch their contemporaries receive a coveted 59club Service Excellence Award.

Presenter and broadcaster Dan Walker hosted the event as the market-leading performance-management specialists continued to honour its best performers across the UK & Ireland.  

The coveted ‘Golf Manager of the Year’ award went to James Ibbetson (Farleigh), with Stuart Collier (Stoke Park) claiming runner-up and Andrew Jowett was also recognised for finishing third.

Tim Harris (Stoke Park) scooped ‘Golf Retail Manager of the Year’ alongside fellow PGA Members Jack Heginbotham (Long Ashton), while Paul Babbage (Farleigh) and Stuart Morrison Tain Golf Club) finished runner-up in this category.

PGA National Scotland Gleneagles was named Golf Operations Team of the Year (sponsored by Club Car), along with Long Ashton Golf Club and Stirling Golf Club.

Will Hewitt, 59club UK’s general manager, said: “This was our 11th annual Service Excellence Awards ceremony, but the first – and, hopefully, the last – we’ve been forced to host remotely.

“As always, our congratulations go out to all the winners and those who secured ‘podium’ finishes, which is still a sign of exceptional quality. But a special mention must go to Long Ashton GC for stealing the show in securing four titles.”

Awards were also given out for service excellence, sales performance, food & beverage, retail, greenkeeping and golf operations.

To view a full list of award winners and to watch a video of the 2021 award visit


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