Thursday, March 12, 2009

Short-listed six have high hopes

for DBS Junior Club Award

Six Scottish clubs have made the cut as finalists for the prestigious Dunfermline Building Society Junior Club of the Year Award for 2009, which will be announced at the ninth Scottish Golf Dinner later this month.
The successful clubs that made the short-list include two clubs from Dumfries and Galloway, Powfoot GC and Stranraer GC, along with three clubs providing strong representation from the West, comprising Kirkintilloch GC, Palacerigg and Ranfurly Golf Clubs. Duns GC in Berwickshire concludes the final line-up, from 29 clubs who entered this year’s Award.
Andy Salmon, Scottish Golf Development Manager and a member of the SGU judging panel said, “Last year’s inaugural award set a very high benchmark and as a result all of the clubs from across the country nominated this year have had to demonstrate a great commitment to the growth of the junior game.
“It has been extremely encouraging to see the fantastic results achieved by these pro-active clubs who have embraced a positive and inclusive culture for juniors – who are the future of the game - and we now have the very difficult task over the next two weeks of selecting the winner for 2009.”
All the finalists have been invited to the showcase dinner at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow on Friday, March 27. The winners of the title will be awarded a cheque for a £1,000 from the Scottish Golf Union and clubgolf, the national junior golf programme, to be invested in the club’s junior programme.
The winners' prize also includes two spots in a European Tour pro-am, playing alongside a leading professional golfer. The five runners-up will each receive £300 to help develop their junior golf programmes.
+++Tickets are still available for the ninth Scottish Golf Dinner at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow. To book your seat at the showcase event, contact Audrey or Janette at the Scottish Golf Union on 01334 466 477 or visit the website to download a booking form. Individual tickets cost £47.50 with a table of ten costing £450.

Kate Weldon
Communications Manager
Scottish Golf Union

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