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England Golf rewards coaching success

England Golf has recognised five golf coaches who go the extra mile to support their players and squads with new awards to mark their outstanding contribution during 2014. Mark Day from Hertfordshire, Ryan Fenwick from Sussex, Lysa Jones and Graham Walker from Yorkshire, and Andrew Nicholson from Co Durham, are all coaches to England Golf squads.

They received their awards at England Golf Coaching Conference at St George’s Park, the FA’s national football centre. Now, all five will be considered for the ‘Coach of the Year’ award which will be announced in April 2015.

England Golf Performance Director Nigel Edwards commented: “We know that the players who succeed have talent and ability, together with resilience and the desire to work hard and to achieve. But we all also know that around successful players there is always a team of people who encourage and guide and support them during both the good and bad times. So, for the first time this year, England Golf is recognising individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to coaching during 2014.

“The nominations were received from volunteers and managers, the people who see the work behind the scenes, and the awards are being presented to coaches who have gone the extra mile to support the players and squads they are working with.”

Pictured from left: Mark Day, Lysa Jones, Graham Walker, Ryan Fenwick and Andrew Nicholson