Saturday, March 03, 2012

RBS JUNIOR CLUB AWARDS - Maybole selected as finalist for national honour

Maybole Golf Club are one of four clubs from Scotland selected for the final shortlist in the 2012 RBS Junior Club Awards, the winner of which will be announced at the Scottish Golf Awards Dinner in Glasgow later this month.

(Report from the Scottishgolf website)

Four golf clubs and three volunteers at the forefront of junior development in Scotland have made the shortlist for the RBS Junior Club and Volunteer Awards, to be presented at next month’s prestigious Annodata Scottish Golf Awards.

Following a thorough evaluation by ClubGolf’s judging panel the four clubs (from a total of 29 nominated) making the cut for the RBS Junior Club of the Year are: Dollar GC (Clackmannanshire), Dundas Parks GC (West Lothian), Kemnay GC (Aberdeenshire) and Maybole GC (South Ayrshire).

The three volunteers shortlisted for the RBS Volunteer Award category are Iain Holt (Turnhouse GC, Midlothian), Iain Ross (Inverness GC, Highland) and Sandra Ross (Rosehearty GC, Aberdeenshire).
All seven finalists, who have demonstrated enormous commitment and resourcefulness in developing their junior sections, have been invited to the showcase Scottish Golf Awards dinner at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Glasgow on Friday 23 March.

Hosted by BBC commentator Andrew Cotter, anchor for last season’s Masters, Open Championship and Walker Cup, the Awards will celebrate the achievements of golfers and golf clubs across Scotland, raising funds to develop the country’s young golfers.

The winners will receive their prizes - £1,000 for RBS Junior Club and £500 for RBS Volunteer of the Year - alongside the biggest names in Scottish Golf.

Victorious 2002 European Ryder Cup captain Sam Torrance is collecting this year's Lifetime Achievement Award, after former Open Champion Paul Lawrie and 2010 Ryder Cup skipper Colin Montgomerie were recipients of the award last year.
“RBS is delighted with the response in what is our first year sponsoring these awards,” said Suzanne Williamson, Sponsorship Manager for RBS.

“With so many applications, we have seen some fantastic examples of good practise and innovation from the nominated volunteers and ClubGolf delivery centres. We thank all applicants and wish the shortlisted candidates the best of luck.”

All seven finalists are offering the RBS supported national junior programme, ClubGolf. Through this flourishing programme more than 12,675 children are now active in ClubGolf coaching at 311 clubs in Scotland, with an army of 1,575 hard-working volunteer coaches giving up their time to work with the youngsters.

“The RBS Junior Club and Volunteer Awards are a fabulous tribute to the hundreds of clubs and thousands of volunteers across Scotland making junior golf a priority,” said ClubGolf Manager, Jackie Davidson.

“Thank you to everyone for submitting nominations and well done to the four clubs and three volunteers who have been selected for the shortlist.”

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