Golf Business News – England Golf unveils shortlist for annual awards

Golf Business News - England Golf unveils shortlist for annual awards


The shortlist has been unveiled for the England Golf Awards 2024, the winners of which will be announced at the England Golf Centenary Dinner & Awards evening being held at The Midland Hotel Manchester on February 13.

Nominations were invited from the public for 10 of the 11 categories. Performance of the Year candidates were nominated by England Golf staff, while in keeping with tradition, there is no shortlist for the Lifetime Service Award which will be presented to one worthy recipient on the night.

GOLF CLUB OF THE YEAR SHORTLISTBedfordshire Golf ClubRoyal Ascot Golf ClubBlacknest Golf & Country Club

COUNTY OF THE YEARBuckinghamshireDevonHertfordshire

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION CHAMPIONAlastair Spink, (Fynn Valley GC, Suffolk)Magna Vitae (Lincolnshire)Nicola Bennett (PGA Professional, Bush Hill Park GC, Hertfordshire)

PARTICIPATION AND DEVELOPMENT COACH OF THE YEARAlastair Spink, (Fynn Valley GC, Suffolk)Alex MacGregor (Addington Court GC, Surrey)Paul Creamer (Blacknest G&CC, Hampshire)

PERFORMANCE OF THE YEARCharlotte HeathKris KimJohn Gough

SUSTAINABILITY PROJECT OF THE YEARColmworth GC (Bedfordshire)Heswall GC, CheshireNik Fox, Junior Organiser at Kenwick Park GC, Lincolnshire 

TOURNAMENT VENUE OF THE YEAR SHORTLISTMoor Park GC, Hertfordshire – Carris TrophyThe Caversham, Berkshire – English U18 Girls ChampionshipShifnal GC, Shropshire – English Girls’ U16/U14 Championship

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEARAbi Frodsham (Wallasey GC, Cheshire)Linda Green (Torquay GC, Devon)Melissa Clapham (Romiley GC, Cheshire)

YOUNG VOLUNTEER OF THE YEARFreya Allen (Elsham GC, Lincolnshire)Maria-Tiffany Thompson (Brocton Hall GC, Staffordshire)Ryka Verma (South Staffordshire GC, Staffordshire)

WOMEN AND GIRLS’ TRAILBLAZERMolly Moore, Girls Golf Excellence (Reigate Hill GC, Surrey)Jersey Ladies Golf Development GroupMeghan Hopkins (3 Hammers Golf Academy, Staffordshire

To read a full list of the background and supporting comments for each nomination, visit


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