The four regional winners and the finalists for the Fuller’s London Pride Steward of the Year 2015, have been announced.
Midlands – Phil and Louise Maxwell of Radcliffe-on-Trent Golf Club, Nottinghamshire
North – Kirsty Glaister of Stamford Golf Club, Cheshire
South East – Steve Warren of Eaton Golf Club, Norfolk
South West – Fiona Snook of Wareham Golf Club, Dorset
The competition, now in its ninth year, is run jointly by England Golf and Fuller’s and aims to identify the golf club steward who provides the most welcoming and enjoyable experience at the 19th hole.
The national winner will be announced at a celebration lunch at The Counting House, an historic Fuller’s pub in London, on Thursday, 11 February 2016.
Whoever wins the title of London Pride Steward of the Year will receive a weekend break in London, complete with accommodation for two nights in a Fuller’s Central London Hotel. They will also win advertising space in the local press to promote their golf club.
Club members, visitors and golf club managers put forward nominations for the 2015 title. These were whittled down to a shortlist of 12 stewards – three from each region – by representatives of England Golf and Fuller’s, with the help of 2014 Steward of the Year, Samantha Hudson.
The shortlisted stewards were all visited personally and the regional winners were selected after the candidates were judged on their level of commitment, innovation and standard of service and presentation, together with that extra special something which sets them apart.
The 12 regional finalists were:
Phil and Louise Maxwell – Radcliffe-on-Trent Golf Club, Nottinghamshire
Sam Read – Nuneaton Golf Club, Warwickshire
Stephen Riley – The Leicestershire Golf Club, Leicestershire
Will Gill – Otley Golf Club, Yorkshire
Kirsty Glaister – Stamford Golf Club, Cheshire
Simon and Karen Ward – Wilmslow Golf Club, Cheshire
Michael Clark – Hankley Common Golf Club, Surrey
Matt Palmer – Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club, Sussex
Steve Warren – Eaton Golf Club, Norfolk
Kevin and Emma Brown – Sherborne Golf Club, Dorset
Amanda Goodyear – Looe Golf Club, Cornwall
Fiona Snook – Wareham Golf Club, Dorset