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59Club hands out the glittering prizes

59Club, the golf-specific mystery shopper service, announced the results of its annual awards at a presentation event compered by BBC sports presenter Dan Walker. The awards recognise the very best in the golf industry across 18 categories, celebrating the achievements of outstanding individuals, teams and venues. Ten silver and eight gold flag honours were also awarded.

The Belfry secured the accolade of ultimate golf resort, while Marriott Golf retained the golf group of the year title for the second year running. For individual excellence John Glendinning, from Close House, received the award for golf manager of the year and Mark Allcorn of Wentworth was recognised for the ‘leading individual golf sales performance’. Wentworth also scooped the award for most-improved golf sales team.

Simon Wordsworth, 59Club’s chief executive and a fellow of the PGA, commented, “It is a privilege for us every year to welcome the very best individuals and teams in our industry – and as you can see from the full list of winners, success stories can be found in all areas of the industry. The awards are unique in that they are based on real data collected throughout the past year. Huge congratulations to the individuals and teams who have come out on top – it’s a true testament to their hard work.”

Full award details at: www.59club.com

Photo shows: Alison Ainsworth, Marriott’s senior director of golf operations Europe, receiving award.