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The Gallacher Award

WINNER: Steven Bowers, who has been a committed volunteer supporting the junior section at Northampton Golf Club.

The Gallacher Award presented to a volunteer who, as a direct result of his/her efforts, has made a significant impact in the development of grass roots junior golf.

Steve gives up many hours of his time each week to build and develop the junior section of his club, which has grown significantly both in terms of membership and its breadth of offering.

The junior section offers over 40 events each year ranging from serious competitions to fun sessions such as an Easter Egg Hunt, fancy dress Halloween competitions played in the dark and a Christmas gathering where the course is full of snowmen and Santas.

Golf Foundation RDO for the area Jason Sorrell said: “Our winner firmly believes in ‘Golf for All’ by ensuring that young people with learning difficulties and disabilities play a full part in the section and by supporting more girls into golf. The club now has its first girls team and nine of them represented their county in 2016. Juniors are encouraged to help on the junior committee, greet new members at meetings and events, and to help out with academy coaching and competitions. What a great achievement!”

Picture: Steven Bowers (2nd from right) & team with Sandy Jones (Getty Images)

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