Mike Bradley of Notts GC (Hollinwell) has been awarded TGI Golf Partner of the Year at the group’s annual awards event held recently at Marriott Worsley Park. Bradley, who has been a Partner of TGI Golf since 1999, got the judges’ vote ahead of fellow nominees Dave Delaney (Halifax Bradley Hall), Conor McKenna (Concra Wood) and Elgin’s Michael McAllan.
Accepting the award Bradley commented, “It means a great deal to me to win this award, it is recognition that I am doing my job well, especially if I can win this award when there are so many great PGA Professionals within TGI Golf. In fact, every PGA Professional within the group should be recognised as they are all first class pros.”
New Partner of the Year went to Martin Brown of Delamere Forest, who joined TGI Golf last January. Ben Waller of Kendal GC picked up the Most Improved Business Award, while North Berwick Head Professional Martyn Huish was clear winner in the Pro Shop of the Year award following a complete rebuild and overhaul of his shop at the famous course.
Titleist claimed its first Partner Supplier of the Year award, seeing off competition from Ping and associate brand FootJoy. The launch of the new 915 metal woods late in 2014 was a great success for the brand, which saw its overall ranking in the TGI Golf Supplier Survey increase by seven percent from 2013. Peter Millar scooped the Apparel Supplier of the Year award, with Callaway picking up the Hardware award, while Ping’s G30 range collected the Product of the Year trophy.
At the annual conference event running over two days, TGI Golf Partners picked up invaluable skills to enhance their retail outlets at the group’s annual Business Conference.
Eddie Reid, TGI Golf Managing Director added, “Congratulations to all of our winners, who have enjoyed outstanding years in 2014. In a group of such high quality PGA professionals, who are constantly striving for quality, you have to truly go above and beyond the call of duty to come out on top. Year after year it becomes harder and harder for the judging panel to select a winner as the standard continues to rise as all TGI Golf Partners continue to excel in the golf industry.” More at www.tgigolf.com
Pictured: Mike Bradley (right) receives the TGI Golf Partner of the Year award from the group’s senior retail consultant Ian Martin