England Golf Awards – what it means to win!

first_imgNominations are sought for seven award categories:Club of the Year sponsored by HowDidIDoThe stand-out club, recognised for its inspiring, forward-thinking approachMost Welcoming Golf ClubFor the club which goes above and beyond to reach out to allCounty of the YearThe county which does its best for its players and clubsVolunteer of the YearSomeone whose commitment and contribution has a huge impact in golfYoung Ambassador of the YearA young person, aged under 25 on the day of the Awards, who represents the very best of their generationCoach of the YearA PGA-accredited coach whose passion and commitment helps to grow the gameLifetime Service AwardSomeone who has made a remarkable contribution to golf over many years 9 Nov 2017 England Golf Awards – what it means to win! Who will win the England Golf Awards 2018? What will it mean?To find out, we asked two winners from this year’s Awards to tell us how their success had made a difference.Emma Anderson, the Young Ambassador of the Year, and Jenny Holmes from Fynn Valley, the Most Welcoming Club, are both enjoying the benefits of their wins – and urging everyone to make their nominations now for the 2018 Awards.  The Awards will be presented at a glitzy, black-tie event at The Royal Lancaster London, on Thursday, 22 February 2018.Fynn Valley Golf Club, near Ipswich in Suffolk, won the Most Welcoming Golf Club Award – and put itself firmly on the map.  “It definitely raised our profile,” said Jenny Holmes, a director of the rural, family-run cub. “People heard of us nationally and it was really nice to have a positive news story to tell.”The club was featured in the golf media and in local press and radio – and the video made for the England Golf Awards dinner now takes pride of place on the Fynn Valley website.“We wouldn’t have produced it because it would look as though we were blowing our own trumpet. But if someone else wants to say those things about you it’s great!” said Jenny.The warm welcome is part and parcel of the Fynn Valley experience and it’s set to get even better. “Winning the award has given us a fantastic message to carry forward,” said Jenny. “We are building a brand new clubhouse which will open in autumn 2018, it’s purpose designed and has a central reception area which can only improve the welcome. It’s really exciting.”Jenny urges other clubs to get nominated for the 2018 awards. “I didn’t think we stood a chance – so give it a go!”Nottinghamshire’s Emma Anderson was honoured as England’s Young Ambassador of the Year in recognition of her work in her county to inspire new players, particularly girls.The Sherwood Forest golfer (pictured left) is a tireless volunteer – and winning the award has brought her new opportunities to make a difference on a bigger stage.“For people who want to go further in sport it can only help to open doors, to introduce them to people in the industry and give them a chance to make an impression,” said Emma.She is set to be a Young Ambassador for England Golf and was involved in the launch of the Plan for Children and Young People’s Golf. The 20-year-old university student was also invited to present the annual awards for the charity, the Golf Foundation.Emma, a member of the England Golf Youth Panel, uses the opportunities to encourage the older golfing community to consider the youth perspective – and to point out that what suits seven-year-olds doesn’t work for those in their late teens and early 20s!She has great memories of her win, remarking: “It was a massive honour.” And now, she’s keen to encourage nominations for the 2018 Awards. Tags: Award, England Golf Awards Click here for more details and to nominateImages copyright Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more

Uphill challenge, but Cats confident better days ahead on Female Hockey trail

first_img“We probably have the best goaltending in the province in Morgan Flynn from Castlegar and Salmo’s Lauren Biggs,” Fisher said.“Now we just have to find our scoring touch.”Once again the scoring touch deserted the Cats during the weekend.Despite having many good chances, Kootenay struggled around the net.Nelson’s Jesse Cooper tied the game for Kootenay after the Rockets opened the scoring in the second.Saturday, Cori-Anne Huisman of Fernie scored the only goal of the game for the Cats.“The girls really enjoy each other so I don’t think personality is going to be any kind of an issue going forward,” Fisher explained.“It’s just a matter of learning a new way to play the game from where they played before also the level of intensity that’s required . . . this league is a much more intense scenario for us.”The Female Midget AAA League was initiated in the 2007-2008 season in response to the membership’s desire to provide an opportunity for elite female hockey players to come together on zone teams to challenge other elite Female Midget teams.Kootenay, with players from Nelson, Nakusp, Trail, Rossland, Fruitvale, Fernie, Golden, Canal Flats, Salmo and Castlegar, remains at home this weekend when the Cats welcome Fraser Valley Fusion for a pair of games beginning Saturday in Kaslo.Saturday puck drop is 2:15 p.m.Sunday the game begins at 9:15 a.m. Kiana Karoyli scored in the third period to snap a 1-1 tie and spark the visiting Okanagan Rockets to a 2-1 victory over Kootenay Wildcats in B.C. Female AAA Hockey League action Sunday at the NDCC Arena.The win gave the Rockets a leg up on the Cats during the two-game set.The teams played to a 1-1 tie Saturday.“I think we have very young, enthusiastic team that works hard all the time,” said Kootenay head coach Cary Fisher following the tough loss Sunday.“You can see that from their play today . . . nobody gives up, everybody back checks.”“I think for us it’s just finding the right chemistry as a lot of girls haven’t played together so it’s going to take a little while for them to jell together,” Fisher adds.Kootenay is 2-3-1 on the season after the one-point weekend against the Rockets.Despite the loss Fisher is confident the Wildcats will be a force come the end of the season.last_img read more

Bask Magazine features History of Santa Anita

first_imgThe luxurious magazine titled, Bask, recently featured Santa Anita Park saying, “Few places in Southern California lore are as storied as Santa Anita Park, the premier racetrack in Arcadia with as much pedigree as the champion thoroughbreds that have famously run its course–and the Hollywood honchos who marked its heyday.” The article goes on to talk about the history of the park and the legendary moments that occurred here such as turning into an Army training center during World War II.  Here is the cover and the article.Via BaskMagazine.comlast_img read more