59Club has announced the nominations for two of its specialist categories ahead of its fourth annual Service Excellence Awards to be held at The Belfry on 24 February. 59Club is a leading golf-specific mystery shopper service and a PGA Official Supplier.
Close House, Dubai Creek, Stoke Park, Barnehurst, Dibden, and Garon Park are nominated for the ‘food and beverage manager of the year’ category. Current award holder Marriott is nominated for ‘golf group of the year’ against Altonwood, De Vere, Exclusive Golf and Macdonald.
Other award categories cover sales, service, operations, retail and management, as well as the presentation of Gold and Silver Flag Awards, the 59Club industry benchmark to recognise the finest membership clubs and commercial venues.
Simon Wordsworth, chief executive at 59Club and a fellow of the PGA, said, “We don’t normally release the nominations for any of the awards’ categories before the big night, however, we wanted to show that our ceremony is unique, recognising all venues, large or small, for the level of service and operational consistency they deliver throughout the year. The awards are all objective and based on real data collected throughout the year – so the evening is a unique opportunity to reward those truly outstanding performances within the golf industry.”
Pictured: Alison Ainsworth accepts the 2013 ‘golf group of the year’ award for Marriott.