The Golf Foundation is calling on all supporters of young people in sport to nominate deserving recipients for the leading golf charity’s Annual Awards, held next May.
The Foundation is committed to the sporting and social development of young people through golf, and is in a unique position to recognise the individuals, groups and organisations who deserve special acclaim for helping youngsters to find their way in the game.
PGA professionals, volunteers of all ages, administrators, teachers, sports development workers, sport partnerships and local authorities are among a diverse cross-section who can be nominated for honours.
A prestigious awards ceremony is planned for next May at Wentworth during the BMW PGA Championship, thanks to the support of The European Tour which has backed the annual event for many years now.
There are eight Golf Foundation awards to be won in all. Four individual awards include the volunteer and PGA professional of the year, a special award for making progress in golf despite adversity and The Sir Henry Cotton Award, which goes to a person who has done great work for juniors over a sustained period. Four further awards cover successful regional golf projects of varying sizes and objectives.
To select the award winners, the Foundation relies on nominations. The charity is in the process of sending nomination forms to a variety of golf, education and community organisations. The forms can also be obtained from the Golf Foundation head office and downloaded from the website, www.golf-foundation.org.
Mike Round, Chief Executive of the Golf Foundation, said: “Of all the events and initiatives in which the Foundation is involved, our awards ceremony, led by our President each year, is always one of the most satisfying for us.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for those close to junior golf to recognise the effort, passion and imagination that our award winners show in helping young people from all backgrounds and abilities to find a good start in golf. It is also our big opportunity to thank these volunteers and professionals who we rely on totally to introduce more than 700,000 children a year to golf, in support of the national golf partnerships of England, Scotland and Wales.”
The date for the end of the nomination process will be 28th February, 2010.
To learn more about the Golf Foundation call 01992 449830 or see www.golf-foundation.org