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The clubs, counties and individuals that made a significant and positive impact on the amateur game in the past year were last night honoured at the England Golf Awards 2021 sponsored by adidas Golf.

For the first time, the ceremony was held virtually and streamed via the England Golf YouTube channel. (Watch again here)

Broadcaster and avid golfer Naga Munchetty (pictured above) was the host for the night when winners of seven categories were announced live to an online audience of finalists, well-wishers and golfers from up and down the country.

Judging panels made up of England Golf staff as well as industry and media colleagues made the following winning selections:

Club of the Year: This honour went to Bush Hill Park Golf Club in Middlesex for their outstanding efforts during the pandemic year. (Read more)

County of the Year: Lincolnshire earned the praise of the judges for promoting women’s and junior golf. (Read more)

Performance of the Year: England international Joe Long’s feat in winning the Amateur Championship saw him scoop the top accolade. (Read more)

Sustainability Project of the Year sponsored by STRI: Whitsand Bay Golf Club in Cornwall was the winner thanks to an ecologically-sound approach to golf course management. (Read more)

Volunteer of the Year: Faversham Golf Club’s Barry Sears’ commitment to junior golf saw him come out on top in a strong category. (Read more)

Young Ambassador of the Year sponsored by the Golf Foundation: Lily Walker’s immense contribution to junior golf at North Hants Golf Club won over the judges. (Read more)

Lifetime Service Award: Barbara Craven’s dedication over many years to Chester Golf Club and its members was rewarded with a fitting honour. (Read more)

In keeping with a live and virtual event there was also some unexpected drama during the announcement for Club of the Year.

Despite missing out on the award, the lady captain and president at Dunnerholme Golf Club celebrated loudly – much to the confusion of others – after taking a call telling them they had just become grandparents!