The nominees have been announced for the England Golf Awards 2022 sponsored by adidas Golf.

This year’s England Golf Awards virtual ceremony – hosted once again by broadcaster, journalist and avid golfer Naga Munchetty – will take place on Wednesday 20 April from 6.30pm and be broadcast live on England Golf’s YouTube channel.

The evening will also feature presenter, singer, broadcaster and new golfer Fleur East in an exciting ‘roving’ role to be revealed on the night.

Nominations were invited from the public for 10 of the 11 categories. Performance of the Year candidates were nominated by England Golf staff.

In keeping with tradition, there is no shortlist for the Lifetime Service Award which will be presented to one worthy recipient on the night.

An expert panel of 46 judges, made up of England Golf staff as well as industry and media colleagues, faced the unenviable task of narrowing down the potential winners from an outstanding longlist of nominations.

Biographical details on each of the nominees can be found by visiting the England Golf Awards 2022 website.

Some familiar names in the shortlist

Women & Golf are delighted to see that Junior Captain blogger Issie Brunskill has been shortlisted in the Young Ambassador of the Year category.

"Issie helped publicise her club by writing a column for ‘Women and Golf’ during her year as Junior Captain. She also instigated major change at the club by asking for it to modernise and re-name the ladies’ section as the women’s section which it duly did following a members’ vote."

Also that PGA Professional Alice Davis, who we work with on a number of projects, including our Women's Business Networking event, has been shortlisted in the Women and Girls' Trailblazer category.

"Alice established a thriving girls’ academy at Parkstone Golf Club and created a ‘Pink Ladies’ pathway to membership for women who not only enjoy playing the game, but also the social aspect of the sport. Over 30 women attend these weekly sessions."

We wish the best of luck to all the nominees.

The England Golf Awards shortlist:

Club of the Year

· Bowood Park Hotel and Golf Club (Cornwall)
· Clitheroe Golf Club (Lancashire)
· Hazel Grove Golf Club (Cheshire)
· Weybrook Park Golf Club (Hampshire, Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands)

County of the Year

· Cambridgeshire
· Kent
· Middlesex

Diversity and Inclusion Champion

· Black British Golfers
· Hannah Crump (Stonebridge Golf Club, Warwickshire)
· Terry Kirby (Tapton Park Golf Club, Derbyshire)
· Ellie Perks (Hagley Golf Club, Worcestershire)

Participation and Development Coach of the Year

· Kevin Caplehorn (Lee-on-the-Solent Golf Club, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands)
· Adam Chamberlain (Peterborough Milton Golf Club, Northamptonshire)
· Aaron Cox (Blackwell Grange Golf Club, Durham)
· Beth Scott (Old Ford Manor Golf Club, Hertfordshire)

Performance of the Year (nominated by England Golf performance staff)

· England Women’s Team
· Rosie Bee Kim (Buckinghamshire)
· Caley McGinty (Gloucestershire)
· Harley Smith (Essex)

Sustainability Project of the Year

· Beacon Park Golf Club (Lancashire)
· Drax Golf Club (Yorkshire)
· Edgbaston Golf Club (Warwickshire)
· Farleigh Golf Club (Surrey)

Tournament Venue of the Year

· Farnham Golf Club (Surrey)
· Headingley Golf Club (Yorkshire)
· Malton and Norton Golf Club (Yorkshire)
· Whittlebury Park Golf Club (Northamptonshire)

Volunteer of the Year

· Sandy Burrell (Weybrook Park Golf Club, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Channel Islands)
· James Dobson (The Leicestershire Golf Club, Leicestershire)
· Alan Plumb (Strawberry Hill Golf Club, Middlesex)
· Christine Rixson (Addington Palace Golf Club, Surrey)

Women and Girls’ Trailblazer

· Hannah Crump (Stonebridge Golf Club, Warwickshire)
· Alice Davis (Parkstone Golf Club, Dorset)
· Stacey McNicholas (Elsham Golf Club, Lincolnshire)

Young Ambassador of the Year – in association with the Golf Foundation

· Isabella Brunskill (Enfield Golf Club, Middlesex)
· Eloise Feeley (Northamptonshire County Golf Club, Northamptonshire)
· Tilly Garfoot (Spalding/Woodhall Spa Golf Clubs, Lincolnshire)
· Kai Williams (Bedford and County Golf Club, Bedfordshire)

Commenting on the list of nominees, Jeremy Tomlinson, England Golf's chief executive officer, said:

“It was a real privilege to read through so many amazing stories from groups and individuals who go that extra mile to make a difference to the game we all love.

“This is a chance to shine a light on those individuals, groups, counties and clubs who don’t seek publicity for the great work they do, but who deserve to be honoured and recognised.

“To read about such levels of passion, creativity and dedication being shown by so many from our golfing community is truly inspirational.

“I very much look forward to the ceremony and invite all golfers and supporters of the game to come online and join in with a celebration of all that’s good about the club and amateur scene in England.”

For more details on the England Golf Awards 2022 finalists, please visit the awards website.