The nine Deeside and Donside golf clubs and facilities developing their junior sections through national junior programme ClubGolf have the opportunity to gain national recognition when the RBS Junior Club and Volunteer Awards are presented at a prestigious event in March.
A prize of £1,000 is up for grabs in the RBS Junior Club of the Year Award, while £500 will be presented to Scottish Golf’s leading volunteer at the annual Scottish Golf Awards, taking place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Glasgow on Friday 23 March.
Hosted by BBC commentator Andrew Cotter, the awards will celebrate the achievements of golfers and golf clubs across Scotland, raising funds to develop the country’s young golfers.
Numbers of juniors taking up golf across Scotland are at an all time high as a result of the flourishing national junior programme ClubGolf, supported by RBS, which has introduced 220,000 P5 children to golf. More than 12,675 children are now active in ClubGolf coaching at 311 clubs in Scotland.
Backed by 18-time Major champion Jack Nicklaus, RBS launched a three and a half year sponsorship of the programme last summer, to support ClubGolf’s development of golf in the community and encourage children to stay in the game.
The RBS Junior Golf Awards will reward clubs and volunteers that demonstrate excellence in promoting junior golf.
To nominate your club for RBS Junior Golf Awards visit www.scottishgolf.org. All nominations must be received by 10 February.
Local clubs eligible: Aboyne Golf Club, Alford Golf Club, Ballater Golf Club, Banchory Golf Club, Braemar Golf Club, Dunecht House GC, Inchmarlo Golf Club, Lumphanan Golf Club and Westhill Golf Club.