Another First for Junior Golfers at Falkirk Golf Club

Falkirk Golf Club’s Junior Match Secretary Allan Bryson has just become the first person to win the prestigious sportscotland Volunteer of the Year Award 2012.

Allan Bryson

Falkirk Golf Club's Junior Match Secretary Allan Bryson has just become the first person to win the prestigious sportscotland Volunteer of the Year Award 2012.

As part ofsportscotland's Coaching, Officiating & Volunteering Awards 2012, around 200 nominations were submitted for the nine categories, with the winners being picked by an independent national selection panel.

The Volunteer of the Year Award was a new category for this year and Allan Bryson was recognised for his tireless work with the junior section at Falkirk Golf Club.

Iain Kennedy, fromsportscotland's Coaching and Volunteering team, said:

"We are delighted to have awarded Allan with the inaugural sportscotland Volunteer of the Year Award, he is a very deserving recipient.

"It is down to the dedication and commitment of people like Allan that young people are encouraged to be the best they can be in their chosen sport.

"The work that Allan puts into the junior section at Falkirk Golf Club is amazing and we congratulate him on this award."

Allan, who has been running the Junior Section at Falkirk Golf Club for three years and is rightly proud of his achievement, said: "It's a great honour to be recognised nationally and great credit must go to all the juniors at Falkirk Golf Club who are fantastic to work with.

"Falkirk Golf Club is very proud of its Junior Section, which has become one of the best in Scotland."

Falkirk Golf Club is one of the few courses in Scotland that offer a parkland 18-hole course along with a nine-hole par 3 course (The Wee Course) developed for the encouragement of Juniors.  The club is recognised as having one of the leading Junior sections in the Central belt and has developed several junior internationalists to date, both boys and girls, and recently was the holder of all Stirlingshire Golf Championships, team and individual - a remarkable feat.

Allan added: "A great deal of time and effort goes into the running of the coaching and development of the juniors, but to see them progress and also enjoy the game makes it very worthwhile."

Free ClubGolf coaching is also available utilising the extensive practice facilities at the club run by Stewart Craig, a European Tour Coach.

Billy Crozier, Falkirk Golf Club Captain, said: "We are very proud of Allan and all the juniors. This is not only a remarkable achievement for Allan as an individual but also for the club as a whole, one of which Falkirk Golf Club is proud. This is a very friendly club who take pride in their junior section." 

It's an exciting time at Falkirk Golf Club, where despite a disappointing season due to the ravages of the weather the club is making some major changes to help provide the level of services the members deserve.  A new position of Club Manager is being advertised to ensure that the running of the club is undertaken to the highest level and along side this a new catering franchise is being introduced to provide first class facilities are there for all to enjoy, members and visitors alike.

Pictured:  Falkirk Golf Club's Junior Match Secretary, Allan Bryson (centre) is presented with the sportscotland Volunteer of the Year Award by sportscotland Partnership Manager, Bob Wyllie (left) and  sportscotland Partnership Manager, Iain Kennedy (right)




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