Cheshire’s Bronte Law did the double at last night’s 2017 England Golf Awards where she was given two honours.
The 22-year-old from Bramhall Golf Club was named as the female Player of the Year and, as a member of the England side which won the 2016 European women’s team championship, she shared the Team of the Year Award.
The England Golf Awards attracted over 400 guests to a glittering ceremony at Lord’s and shone the spotlight on great moments and achievement at all levels of English golf.
Bronte was recognised alongside Olympic champion Justin Rose, Masters champion Danny Willett and Solheim Cup player Charley Hull, as well as other players and heroes from the grass roots game.
The audience heard how, in Bronte’s final season of amateur golf she
- won the European amateur championship, making up a seven shot deficit with a closing 66
- scored the winning point for England in the European women’s team championship. It was England’s first win for 23 years
- had an historic role in GB&I’s Curtis Cup victory, winning all five of her games
- was ranked world number two
- was the top women’s US college player
She is now a professional in the USA and sent a video message telling guests, “England Golf have given me so much over the years and I’m really glad we had such a successful year and I could pay back and show my gratitude for everything.”
Bronte spoke particularly of the England win in the European team championship and of the coach, Steve Robinson, and her fellow squad players: Emma Allen (Meon Valley), Alice Hewson (Berkhamsted), Meghan MacLaren (Wellingborough), Lizzie Prior (Burhill) and Olivia Winning (Rotherham), with captain Anne Baines.
“I’ve been lucky enough to be coached by Steve Robinson since I was 14 and winning the gold medal with Steve as coach was something very special for me and I will cherish that memory for the rest of my life. I want to thank all my team members in that squad for such an amazing experience.”