Ladies in Golf Awards celebrates first annual occasion – Golf Information

Over 80 company gathered at The Bramshaw and Bell Inn in Hampshire on December 7 to have a good time the impression of ladies within the golf trade on the inaugural Ladies in Golf Awards.

The evening of celebration shone a highlight on each nook of the trade, with six award winners coming from a variety {of professional} backgrounds, together with a greenkeeper, WPGA members and trade legends.

The most important award of the evening, for Inspirational Achievement, went to IMG’s Vicky Cuming, Head of Golf Consumer at IMG, in celebration of her outstanding profession.

Members of The R&A Ladies’s Management Improvement Programme and Mission Ukraine gained the award for Ladies’s Initiative of the Yr on the inaugural Ladies in Golf Awards

Nicole Wheatley, co-founder of the Ladies in Golf Awards, mentioned: “Over the past 30 years, Vicky has managed Ryder Cup captains and gamers, Main winners, a Solheim Cup successful captain, a dame and some sirs alongside the best way.  As well as, Vicky is a tireless champion of the ladies’s sport and offers up her time as mentor to assist future generations realise their very own potential. For therefore many ladies within the room on the evening and all through the trade, Vicky represents what may be achieved. She has proven that there are not any glass ceilings. Simply alternatives.”

On receiving her award, Vicky mentioned: “I’ve by no means actually been conscious of obstacles, however I’d say that after I began I couldn’t have sat in a room full of ladies working within the trade – so we have now made some progress. It’s a good time for girls’s golf and for girls’s sport and I really feel that every one of us have a duty that golf retains up with these different sports activities. Let’s be certain this turns into an annual occasion. It’s so vital for us to maintain supporting one another. What a superb group of ladies all of us are, so let’s hold doing what we’re doing!”

“This has been an outstanding night,” added Wheatley. “I really feel fairly overwhelmed by the response from the room and completely impressed by the individuals I’ve met tonight. Our winners are all excelling of their respective areas of the trade, however most importantly each award winner we have now heard from tonight is dedicated to creating golf higher for the ladies who play the game, or the ladies who’ve chosen golf as a profession.”

Ben Blackburn, co-founder of the Ladies in Golf Awards, added: “I’ve little question that this occasion will change into a big date within the calendar for women and men alike. I’ve been privileged to be right here tonight and it’s clear that The Ladies in Golf Awards can play an vital function in attracting the most effective feminine expertise to golf and in nurturing our future leaders, lots of whom have been within the room tonight.”


Venue of the Yr: Highwoods Golf Membership, East Sussex

Ladies’s Initiative: The R&A Ladies’s Management Improvement Programme and Mission Ukraine

Trailblazer: Lucy Sellick, Head Greenkeeper, Wenvoe Fort Golf Membership, Wales

Model of the Yr: Surprizeshop

Unsung Hero: Emma Sales space, Winchester Golf Academy

Inspirational Achievement: Vicky Cuming, VP Golf at The IMG Group