The leading golf charity 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.
Volunteers of all ages, PGA professionals, administrators, teachers, sports development workers, sport partnerships and local authorities are among those who can be nominated for the honours.
Presidents’ Award winners will be celebrated at a prestigious ceremony in 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.
The closing date for nominations is 28th February, 2011, and any golfer can take part in this process. Nomination forms can be downloaded from the ‘Presidents’ Awards’ page on www.golf-foundation.org.
There are eight Golf Foundation Presidents’ 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.
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.”
Remember: Send in your nomination forms by 28th February, 2011.
To find out more about the Golf Foundation Presidents’ Awards and obtain a form, see www.golf-foundation.org