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The ‘Laddie’ Lucas Award

WINNER: Cottingham Parks Golf Club for engaging more beginner girls into golf by working with the local sports partnership and secondary schools.

The 'Laddie' Lucas Award is presented to a project that has created more opportunities for girls to play golf.

Two of Cottingham Parks PGA Coaches, Mark Thompson and Alex Boyton, organised taster sessions for 280 girls in the local secondary schools from years seven to 11.

This led to a regular StreetGolf satellite club at the school with the support of the county sport partnership, Active Humber. Thirteen girls continued to sessions at the local golf club with seven taking up academy membership. A similar satellite club in another local secondary school enjoyed similar success.

The club has really supported the initiative by running a Women and Girls Taster Evening, which attracted 40 individuals and included amongst other activities a Putt for Prosecco Challenge, as well as encouraging mothers and daughters to attend and play golf together. Momentum is growing in this excellent campaign.

Picture: Cottingham Parks GC team with Sandy Jones (Getty Images)

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