Date: September 07, 2018
Author: Dave Tease

AWARDS: Volunteer finalists announced

Candidates from Holbrook RSL Golf Club, Lawrence Golf Club, Thurgoona Golf and Country Club and Barnwell Park Golf Club have been announced as finalists in the Volunteer of the Year category in the NSW Golf Industry Awards.

The finalists are Phil Spokes, Tony Chester, Michael Lane and Grant Marshall.

The four, who were nominated by a club or district representative, have displayed a level of involvement in the sport that is truly exceptional.

Stuart Fraser, CEO of Golf NSW said the four outstanding nominees represent the values of sport in ways that too often goes unnoticed.

“The work of our wonderful volunteers is often unheralded.

“They all deserve our acknowledgement for their selfless contribution to our great game,” Mr Fraser said.

Phil Spokes from Holbrook was nominated for the prolific dedication he makes to the game, by dedicating himself to fundraising and education of others involved in the sport, ensuring his club will retain members and grow.

Tony Chester has been a tireless volunteer at Lawrence Golf Cub for over 20 years, and over that time has donated over 400 trees and plants for the golf course. Despite approaching the age of 80, Tony is still spending up to three days a week on the course or whenever he is required.

Michael Lane has been a tireless worker for his club, Thurgoona, and district the Murray River DGA, for some years now. Last November, he was responsible for coordinating the contribution of almost 100 volunteers at the inaugural NSW Senior Open.

Grant Marshall of Barnwell Park has been the Junior Co-ordinator for the clubs' junior program for several years. He ensures the club’s junior competition on Saturdays run smoothly, and encourages all participants, regardless of ability to enjoy the sport.

The winner of the Volunteer of the Year will be announced at the NSW Golf Industry Awards night on Monday, 22 October, at Curzon Hall, Marsfield.

Tickets to the night are now on sale and cost $140.00 each or $1300 for a table of ten.

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