It's time to celebrate the clubs, counties and volunteers across England as the nominations open for the England Golf Awards 2022
Two new categories have been included in the England Golf Awards 2022 to help reflect positive changes in the club and amateur game.
In addition to long-standing and popular categories such as Club of the Year, County of the Year and Volunteer of the Year, the public may now put forward candidates for a Women and Girls Trailblazer award and the title of Diversity and Inclusion Champion.
Nominations for the awards, sponsored by adidas Golf, opened to the public at noon today and will close at midnight on December 19.
The England Golf Awards will take place on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 and, similar to the 2021 edition, will be broadcast live on the England Golf YouTube channel.
New categories for 2022
The new categories have been introduced in response to the amount of work being done to attract more female golfers and players from under-represented sections of the community into the game.
The categories also align with England Golf’s 2021-2025 Course Planner and “18 Tee Shots to Success” strategy.
The England Golf Awards 2022 aim to reward those individuals, clubs or counties who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to make an outstanding contribution to the game of golf in the past year.
The 10 categories open now for public nomination are as follows:
- Women and Girls Trailblazer
- Diversity and Inclusion Champion
- Club of the Year
- County of the Year
- Sustainability Project of the Year
- Volunteer of the Year
- Young Ambassador of the Year
- Participation and Development Coach of the Year
- Tournament Venue of the Year
- Lifetime Achievement Award
Judges from across the golf industry
An esteemed panel of judges drawn from a wide range of backgrounds in the golf industry will study each nomination closely before drawing up a shortlist in each category and then selecting the 10 section winners.
England Golf will also present one elite amateur golfer with the Performance of the Year Award. This will be selected by staff from our performance department.
As the nomination process for 10 categories opened to the public, England Golf CEO Jeremy Tomlinson commented:
“It’s a great privilege to stage these awards and take time to salute the many unsung heroes of our game.
“I’m sure we’ll be inundated with nominations for all the categories and, based on last year’s responses, I can’t wait to read the inspirational stories and showcase them to a wider audience.
“It’s fantastic that we are able to add two new awards to the schedule – a reflection of what the game of golf is doing to become more inclusive and turn pledges into actions.”
Shining a light on those making a positive impact on the game
The 2021 England Golf Awards, sponsored by adidas Golf and presented to an online audience by broadcaster and keen golfer Naga Munchetty, proved to be a huge success.
Winners from Cheshire to Cornwall, Hampshire to Lincolnshire were recognised on the night for their sterling efforts to raise the profile and promote golf throughout England.
“The England Golf Awards give us a chance to say a massive thank you to those who dedicate time and effort, and display passion and energy to make the game more enjoyable for us all.
“Many people responsible for the success of the club and amateur game do not crave publicity for the work they do and prefer to stay in the shadows.
“However, it’s only right to shine a light on the positive impact being made by so many in our game.
“I’d encourage as many people as possible to head to the England Golf website and get nominating across a broad range of categories.”
To make a nomination or find out more details, please visit englandgolfawards.org