Nominees announced for England Golf Awards 2022

The nominees have today been announced for the England Golf Awards 2022 sponsored by adidas Golf.

This year’s virtual ceremony – hosted once again by broadcaster, journalist and avid golfer Naga Munchetty – will take place on Wednesday 20 April from 6.30pm and be broadcast live on England Golf’s YouTube channel.

The evening will also feature presenter, singer, broadcaster and new golfer Fleur East in an exciting ‘roving’ role to be revealed on the night.

Nominations were invited from the public for 10 of the 11 categories. Performance of the Year candidates were nominated by England Golf staff.

In keeping with tradition, there is no shortlist for the Lifetime Service Award which will be presented to one worthy recipient on the night.

An expert panel of 46 judges, made up of England Golf staff as well as industry and media colleagues, faced the unenviable task of narrowing down the potential winners from an outstanding longlist of nominations.

Biographical details on each of the nominees can be found by visiting the England Golf Awards 2022 website.

In brief, here are the nominees shortlisted in each category:

Club of the Year

  • Bowood Park Hotel and Golf Club (Cornwall)
  • Clitheroe Golf Club (Lancashire)
  • Hazel Grove Golf Club (Cheshire)
  • Weybrook Park Golf Club (Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Channel Islands)

County of the Year

  • Cambridge Area Golf Union
  • Kent
  • Middlesex

Diversity and Inclusion Champion

  • Black British Golfers
  • Hannah Crump (Stonebridge Golf Club, Warwickshire)
  • Terry Kirby (Tapton Park Golf Club, Derbyshire)
  • Ellie Perks (Hagley Golf Club, Worcestershire)

Participation and Development Coach of the Year

  • Kevin Caplehorn (Lee-on-the-Solent Golf Club, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Channel Islands)
  • Adam Chamberlain (Peterborough Milton Golf Club, Northamptonshire)
  • Aaron Cox (Blackwell Grange Golf Club, Durham)
  • Beth Scott (Old Ford Manor Golf Club, Hertfordshire)

Performance of the Year (voted for by England Golf performance staff)

  • England Women’s Team
  • Rosie Bee Kim (Buckinghamshire)
  • Caley McGinty (Gloucestershire)
  • Harley Smith (Essex)

Sustainability Project of the Year

  • Beacon Park Golf Club (Lancashire)
  • Drax Golf Club (Yorkshire)
  • Edgbaston Golf Club (Warwickshire)
  • Farleigh Golf Club (Surrey)

Tournament Venue of the Year

  • Farnham Golf Club (Surrey)
  • Headingley Golf Club (Yorkshire)
  • Malton and Norton Golf Club (Yorkshire)
  • Whittlebury Park Golf Club (Northamptonshire)

Volunteer of the Year

  • Sandy Burrell (Weybrook Park Golf Club, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Channel Islands)
  • James Dobson (The Leicestershire Golf Club, Leicestershire)
  • Alan Plumb (Strawberry Hill Golf Club, Middlesex)
  • Christine Rixson (Addington Palace Golf Club, Surrey)

Women and Girls’ Trailblazer

  • Hannah Crump (Stonebridge Golf Club, Warwickshire)
  • Alice Davis (Parkstone Golf Club, Dorset)
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  • Stacey McNicholas (Elsham Golf Club, Lincolnshire)

Young Ambassador of the Year – in association with the Golf Foundation

  • Isabella Brunskill (Enfield Golf Club, Middlesex)
  • Eloise Feely (Northamptonshire County Golf Club, Northamptonshire)
  • Tilly Garfoot (Spalding/Woodhall Spa Golf Clubs, Lincolnshire)
  • Kai Williams (Bedford and County Golf Club, Bedfordshire)

 

Commenting on the list of nominees, Jeremy Tomlinson, chief executive of England Golf, said: “This year, once again, we were fortunate to receive many extraordinary nominations, making a difficult task of producing shortlists and deciding winners even tougher for our expert panel of judges.

“It was a real privilege to read through so many amazing stories from groups and individuals who go that extra mile to make a difference to the game we all love.

“This is a chance to shine a light on those individuals, groups, counties and clubs who don’t seek publicity for the great work they do, but who deserve to be honoured and recognised.

“To read about such levels of passion, creativity and dedication being shown by so many from our golfing community is truly inspirational.

“I very much look forward to the ceremony and invite all golfers and supporters of the game to come online and join in with a celebration of all that’s good about the club and amateur scene in England.”

 

For more details on the England Golf Awards 2022 finalists, how to watch the ceremony online and to join our mailing list, please visit our awards website.