Strawberry Hill Golf Club wins county award for Junior Organiser of the Year
Strawberry Hill Golf Club is delighted to announce that
Middlesex Golf has awarded the Junior Organiser of the Year 2017 prize to
Margaret Bedford, the organiser of the thriving Junior section of the club.
The award is
sponsored by the Noel Johnston Foundation, a charitable trust set up by the
European Tour Pro, Andrew "Beef" Johnston, in honour of his father. The trust
helps children and young people who might not otherwise have the chance or the
support to participate in sport. The winner was announced by "Beef" in a video
and presented to Margaret by his brother, James.
This award is special, as Middlesex Golf has recently
won the County of the Year accolade by the national body, England Golf. Middlesex
Golf has thirty-four associated clubs spread throughout the county.
Margaret is no stranger to winning awards. In 2016 she
won national recognition. The Volunteer
of the Year award is the highest honour from England Golf, the ruling body of
the national game, for club volunteers. In the same year Margaret was presented
with a British Empire Medal by Her Majesty the Queen in recognition of her work
with young people.
Every weekend the junior section of Strawberry Hill Golf
Club has over fifty young players honing their skills. Peter Buchan, Strawberry
Hill's PGA professional, coaches the kids through all aspects of the game.
"Margaret makes it fun for all the children who are
learning the game," Peter says. "The parents are delighted that their kids can
enjoy the game in the friendly and safe environment of Strawberry Hill Golf
"It's amazing to win such an award from Middlesex Golf,"
Margaret said. "I hope this recognition will help more children to take up the
game of golf at Strawberry Hill and throughout the county."
Strawberry Hill Golf Club:
Strawberry Hill Golf Club is located in the heart of the
delightful Strawberry Hill urban village; three minutes walk from the local
train station, between Twickenham and Teddington.
The club was founded in 1900 and attracts players of all
ages and abilities as well as having a thriving social scene.
It was designed by the five times Open Champion, JH
Taylor, one of the UK's renowned course architects.