England Golf celebrates 100th anniversary with Centerary Dinner & Awards

England Golf celebrates 100th anniversary with Centenary Dinner & Awards at The Midland Manchester Hotel. 

England Golf celebrates 100th anniversary with Centerary Dinner & Awards
England Golf celebrates 100th anniversary with Centerary Dinner & Awards

England Golf celebrated its 100th anniversary with a Centenary Dinner & Awards at the very place it was born on Tuesday 13 February.

A total of 11 different awards were handed out on the night, with 12 names including European Ryder Cup captain Luke Donald and six-time major champion Sir Nick Faldo inducted into an all-new England Golf Hall of Fame. 

Hosted by former European Tour winner and Sky Sports Golf presenter, Nick Dougherty, The Midland Manchester Hotel welcomed 450 guests and recognised heroes from across the country who have gone above and beyond to make the game of golf what it is today. 

There were 11 category winners announced each with a unique story to tell, while nine of those categories were nominated for by the public, before 46 judges from the golf industry and golf media examined the nominations to whittle them down to one winner per category. 

The nominees for the Tournament Venue of the Year and Performance of the Year category were put forward and then judged by staff in the England Golf championships and performance departments respectively.

Each award winner received an engraved glass trophy and a gift hamper to mark their amazing achievements.

This year’s awards saw the inaugural England Golf Hall of Fame inductees named, as picked by the England Golf Centenary Committee. 

England Golf Centenary Dinner & Awards winners 2024

  • Club of the Year (sponsored by DotGolf) – Bedfordshire GC (Bedfordshire)
  • County of the Year (sponsored by Marsh) – Devon Golf
  • Diversity and Inclusion Champion (sponsored by Citation) – Nicola Bennett (Bush Hill Park GC, Hertfordshire)
  • Participation and Development Coach of the Year – Alex MacGregor (Addington Court GC, Surrey)
  • Performance of the Year (sponsored by Performance 54) – Kris Kim (Walton Heath GC, Surrey)
  • Sustainability Project of the Year (sponsored by Zellar) – Colmworth GC (Bedfordshire)
  • Tournament Venue of the Year (sponsored by FlightScope) – Shifnal GC (Shropshire)
  • Volunteer of the Year – Abi Frodsham (Wallasey GC, Cheshire)
  • Women and Girls’ Trailblazer (sponsored by Your Golf Travel) – Jersey Ladies Golf Development Group 
  • Young Volunteer of the Year (supported by the Golf Foundation) – Freya Allen (Elsham GC, Lincolnshire)
  • Lifetime Service Award – Graham McCormack (Birchwood GC, Cheshire)
  • Hall of Fame inductees: Sir Michael Bonallack, Allison Nicholas, Gerald Micklem, Peter McEvoy, Trish Johnson, Gary Wolstenholme, Georgia Hall, Peter Alliss, Dame Laura Davies, Sir Nick Faldo, Bridget Jackson, Luke Donald. 

England Golf CEO, Jeremy Tomlinson, said:

"What a night it was at The Midland Manchester, not just in celebrating 100 years of England Golf and the Rose, but in continuing to recognise the amazing people across the game today, who make it what it is. 
"We received many fantastic nominations for clubs, volunteers and individuals across the country and we'd like to congratulate all of our finalists, and of course, our winners.
"I would also like thank Nick Dougherty who was an exceptional host, and we look forward to our next occasion in 2025." 

Dougherty said:

"It’s an honour for me to host the England Golf Centenary Dinner & Awards. There are so many people doing wonderful things in the game and it’s fitting that we recognise them on what is a special night celebrating 100 years of England Golf.”

For more information, please visit the England Golf website

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