Volunteer of the year meets Colin Montgomerie

RYDER cup captain Colin Montgomerie has presented a Leamington Golf Club member with a national award.

Angela Eadon received the Golf Foundation’s Gallacher award for volunteer of the year from the golfer, now the foundation’s new president, last month.

Angela’s work includes introducing PGA professionals to schools and family fun days. She has set up coaching courses at the club for youngsters, including some for children with disabilities, creating a practice course and helped introduce more girls to the sport.

Mr Montgomerie said: “All European Tour players need a start as a youngster and we are all thankful to a friendly PGA professional, a kindly club member or one of the family who gave their time to encourage us to play.

“The award winners here today are great examples of this breed of people. Their efforts will help discover future Open Champions, Ryder Cup and Solheim Cup players, but also the many more young people who just love the game, and that’s a fantastic achievement.”

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