Dawn Stacey of Wath Golf Club, near Rotherham in Yorkshire, has been named the Fuller’s London Pride Steward of the Year for England Golf’s North region.
The competition, now in its sixth year, is run jointly by Fuller’s and England Golf and aims to identify the golf club steward who provides the most welcoming and enjoyable experience at the 19th hole.
Dawn swapped life in the retail trade for the role of steward 13 years ago and she’s so successful at Wath that other clubs have tried to poach her after experiencing society days!
She uses only local produce in the food she cooks and the members boast that she keeps the best pint. Dawn regularly has to fit in extra sittings for Sunday dinners, as well as juggling private functions such as weddings and christenings, while also putting on themed nights for her members.
Her attitude is that everyone is important and, the judges noted: “She’s clearly an integral cog in Wath Golf Club’s wheel.” Her members clearly appreciate her and were keen to praise her dedication and commitment to the judges.
Dawn, and the other three regional winners, were presented with their awards by England Golf chairman Nigel Evans and Mark Roberts, Fuller’s trade marketing manager. This was the first time that all four regional winners had been women. The other three were: Midlands region and overall winner Yvonne James of Rugby Golf Club, Warwickshire; South West region winner Anna Tyson of Dainton Park Golf Club, Devon; South East region winner Samantha Hudson of Swaffham Golf Club, Norfolk.
The 2012 Fuller’s London Pride Steward of the Year competition attracted hundreds of nominations from club members, visitors and golf club managers. These were read and reviewed by representatives of England Golf and Fuller’s, with the help of 2011 Steward of the Year, Scott Parker from Buckingham Golf Club, and were whittled down to a shortlist of 12 stewards: three from each region.
The shortlisted stewards were all visited personally by England Golf and Fuller’s representatives who experienced firsthand the exceptional service they provide. 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.
Caption: Fuller’s London Pride North Steward of the Year, Dawn Stacey of Wath Golf Club, Yorkshire, receives her award from (left) Mark Roberts, Fuller's trade marketing manager and Nigel Evans, chairman of England Golf.
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