Golf volunteers have been honoured for their work at a special awards night held at the National Headquarters of the English Golf Union Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire.

Over 200 people gathered to pay tribute to a series of winners who were awarded for their efforts at the grass roots level of the game.

Chairman of the England Golf Partnership, Bill Bryce said: “Volunteers are the lifeblood of any sport and golf is no exception.”

Two headline awards of Services to Golf went to Jim Pocknell of Gillingham Golf Club, Kent, for more than 24 years involved in golf volunteering and to Angela Caton of Pleasington Golf Club, Lancashire, for Services to Golf.  

The award for Services to County Development went to Di Gritt of High Post Golf Club, Wiltshire, for her work over the past decade in Wiltshire girls and ladies golf.

The Golf Development Award went to Dave Manson of Boston Golf Club, Lincolnshire, for his work as junior organiser at the club and introducing golf to local schools.

Volunteer Coach of the Year went to Kim Brusadelli of Aquarius Golf Club, Kent, for her efforts at taking golf into primary and secondary schools.

Meanwhile, Derbyshire duo Danielle Kay, aged 14, and Robyn Furze, aged 18, received the Under-18 and 18-25 Volunteer of the Year Award, respectively.

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