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Hudson is Fuller’s London Pride Golf Steward of the Year

Samantha Hudson has been named the Fuller’s London Pride Golf Steward of the Year. Hudson, from Swaffham Golf Club in Norfolk, is a steward who is literally prepared to go the extra mile for her club by running a marathon this year to raise funds for their charity.

She was the southeast regional winner and claimed the national honour ahead of challengers from the country’s other three regions: Midlands winner, David Guest of Halesowen Golf Club, Worcestershire; North winner, David Prior of Blackley Golf Club, Lancashire; and South West winner, Kevin Brown of Sherborne Golf Club, Dorset.

Hudson, who was also a regional winner in 2012, is in her fourth year at Swaffham. She’s a mum of two with a background in accountancy and originally took a job at the club for just a few hours a week – but when her predecessor left she was asked to take over.

She wins a two-night stay in a Fuller’s Hotel, as well as advertising space to promote her club in the local press, and a certificate and trophy. Her reaction to her victory was ecstatic: “This means the world to me, I can’t think of anywhere better to work. I’d like to thank everyone who voted for me and especially to thank my team. I couldn’t do it without their backing and their support. This is for everyone who helps run the clubhouse and who also goes the extra mile.”