The England Golf Awards 2019 have been announced this week, and so the search begins for the people, clubs and counties who are the true heroes of the game. Everyone who cares about golf is invited to join in by making nominations for seven award categories, including our brand new Innovation Award.
The wonderful winners will be selected by the judges and their inspirational stories will be told 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.
This will be the third time England Golf Awards have been held and the evening is guaranteed to sprinkle stardust on some outstanding achievements.
It promises to be the golfing night of the year for everyone who loves the sport and wants to applaud the people and organisations who make the game great. Tickets for the drinks reception and three-course dinner with wine are on sale now for just £90 per person.
Join in by visiting the England Golf Awards 2019 website for more information, to book your place at the black-tie event and to make nominations. The closing date for nominations is midnight on Friday 30 November 2018.
The Award categories:
Most Welcoming Club of the Year, sponsored by HowDidiDo
Recognising the club that outshines all others and provides a warm, helpful welcome to every member and visitor. This club encourages more people to give golf a go and plays a part in community life.
Lifetime Service Award
This award honours a person who has made a remarkable contribution to golf over many years by supporting their club, county, volunteers or visitors.
Volunteer of the Year
Someone whose approach and personality, activities and achievements have had a big impact on the club and the players they support.
Young Ambassador of the Year, in association with The Golf Foundation
Awarded to a young person under 25 who represents the very best of their generation and has made a positive difference through their approach, character, activities and ideas.
Coach of the Year, sponsored by The PGA
A PGA-accredited coach whose passion, skills and initiatives are inspiring new and existing players and helping them get more from the game.
County of the Year
Awarded to the county which has had a stand-out year in terms of pioneering new initiatives, strengthening internal operations and putting players and clubs at the heart of its work.
Innovation Award, sponsored by Players 1st
New for this year! This award recognises and celebrates innovation in any area of the game, whether it’s saving energy, using new technology or finding novel ways of increasing participation.