Four golf clubs and three volunteers at the forefront of junior development in Scotland have made the shortlist for the RBS Junior Club and Volunteer Awards, to be presented at next month's prestigious Scottish Golf Awards.
Following a thorough evaluation by ClubGolf's judging panel the
four clubs (from a total of 29 nominated) making the cut for the
RBS Junior Club of the Year are: Dollar GC (Clackmannanshire),
Dundas Parks GC (West Lothian), Kemnay GC (Aberdeenshire) and
Maybole GC (South Ayrshire).
The three volunteers shortlisted for the RBS Volunteer Award
category are Iain Holt (Turnhouse GC, Midlothian), Iain Ross
(Inverness GC, Highland) and Sandra Ross (Rosehearty GC,
All seven finalists, who have demonstrated enormous commitment and
resourcefulness in developing their junior sections, have been
invited to the showcase Scottish Golf Awards dinner at the Crowne
Plaza Hotel in Glasgow on Friday 23 March.
Hosted by BBC commentator Andrew Cotter, anchor for last season's
Masters, Open Championship and Walker Cup, the Awards will
celebrate the achievements of golfers and golf clubs across
Scotland, raising funds to develop the country's young
The winners will receive their prizes - £1,000 for RBS Junior Club
and £500 for RBS Volunteer of the Year - alongside the biggest
names in Scottish Golf. Former Open Champion Paul Lawrie and Ryder
Cup captain Colin Montgomerie attended last year.
"RBS is delighted with the response in what is our first year
sponsoring these awards," said Suzanne Williamson, Sponsorship
Manager for RBS. "With so many applications, we have seen some
fantastic examples of good practise and innovation from the
nominated volunteers and ClubGolf delivery centres. We thank all
applicants and wish the shortlisted candidates the best of
All seven finalists are offering the RBS supported national junior
programme, ClubGolf. Through this flourishing programme more than
12,675 children are now active in ClubGolf coaching at 311 clubs in
Scotland, with an army of 1,575 hard-working volunteer coaches
giving up their time to work with the youngsters.
"The RBS Junior Club and Volunteer Awards are a fabulous tribute
to the hundreds of clubs and thousands of volunteers across
Scotland making junior golf a priority," said ClubGolf Manager,
Jackie Davidson. "Thank you to everyone for submitting nominations
and well done to the four clubs and three volunteers who have been
selected for the shortlist."
The aim of ClubGolf is to create a development pathway from entry level through to the highest levels of achievement, enabling increased access to golf, higher participation levels, improved standards of performance, and sustained growth in the future.
As our national junior golfing strategy, ClubGolf seeks to do what is right for Scotland and aims to widen opportunities, increase participation in golf, and build foundations for Scottish success on the world stage.