Lily Walker’s energy, drive and passion for promoting junior girls’ golf has earned her the accolade of Young Ambassador of the Year.
The award – sponsored by the Golf Foundation – was handed out at the 2021 England Golf Awards held, for the first-time, as a virtual gathering online.
Lily has been a member at North Hants Golf Club for three years and used the fact that she was the only junior girl at the club to spark a mission for change.
Lily is now one of six junior girls at the club with more recruits on the way – inspired by the 18-year-old’s ‘can-do’ attitude.
As junior captain Lily has also set up a junior committee to help give young people a voice at the club.
Under her guidance the club now has a Junior Captain’s Day in the diary and Lily is at the forefront of introducing a Ryder Cup-style event which involves all section of the golf club competing in the one competition.
Later this month, Lily and three fellow juniors from North Hants will also take on the ‘Longest Day Challenge’ by playing 72 holes in one day to raise funds for the Macmillan cancer charity.
Somehow, in among all this activity, Lily has found the time to accept the accolade of being named county captain for Hampshire.
Lily is also proud to be associated with the Young Ambassadors group – a forum for young people in golf operated by both England Golf and the Golf Foundation.
Through this group, Lily contributes to the social media channels run by the Young Ambassadors as well as writing articles from a young person’s perspective for publications such as the Midlands Golfer magazine and Tee Times golf magazine.