Shortlist announced for GolfMark Club of the Year award 2013

first_img Three golf clubs, each with an outstanding record of working with juniors and beginners, have been shortlisted for the prestigious GolfMark Club of the Year award, supported by COBRA PUMA GOLF. The finalists are Upton-by-Chester Golf Club, Cheshire; Garon Park Golf Club, Essex; and Leamington & County Golf Club, Warwickshire. They have each been visited by judges from England Golf and the winner will be announced at the 2013 County Golf Development Conference on 7 February. The GolfMark Club of the Year will receive a national trophy and a prize from COBRA PUMA GOLF. This award, now in its fifth year, recognises GolfMark clubs which have shown an outstanding and innovative contribution to junior and beginner golf. The three finalists were among 20 nominated clubs, all of a high standard, which demonstrated their commitment to junior and beginner golf through their activities and approach. A judging panel from the England Golf Partnership selected the shortlisted clubs. The other clubs nominated were: Abbey Hill, Buckinghamshire; Mullion and St Austell, Cornwall; Weymouth and Sturminster Marshall, Dorset; Brickhampton, Gloucestershire; West Herts, Hertfordshire; Tenterden, Kent; Thorpe on the Hill, Lincolnshire; Barnham Broom, Norfolk; Northampton, Northamptonshire; Norwood Park, Nottinghamshire; Market Drayton, Shropshire; Roehampton, Surrey; Lewes and Cottesmore, Sussex; Cookridge Hall, Yorkshire. Bawburgh Golf Club in Norfolk was the 2012 winner of the GolfMark Club of the Year award, following Bramshaw, Hampshire, in 2011. To view video clips on both clubs visit and click on England Golf TV. GolfMark was introduced in 2006 and Filey Golf Club in Yorkshire has just become the 600th club to achieve the award. GolfMark is open to all affiliated golf clubs and details of the scheme, including the procedure, case studies and clubs awarded, can be viewed at 30 Nov 2012 Shortlist announced for GolfMark Club of the Year award 2013 last_img read more

England trio target the Jones Cup Invitational

first_img Tags: Jones Cup, USA The trio of Harry Hall, David Wicks and Joe Pagdin will represent England in the Jones Cup Invitational in the USA next week.It’s a repeat performance for Hall and Wicks, who respectively finished 16th and 26th in last year’s event. They’ll be joined by Pagdin, an England boy international who is based in the USA.The 54-hole event takes place at Ocean Forest Golf Club, Georgia, from 26-28 January and is contested by 84 top amateurs from the US and around the world. Among the other Englishmen in the field is Harry Ellis, the Amateur Champion and a Walker Cup player.Harry Hall, 20 (West Cornwall) in in his third year at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He tied seventh in the recent Australian Master of the Amateurs and has represented England in Home International matches. (Image copyright Leaderboard Photography).Joe Pagdin, 16, (Lake Nona, Florida) made his England debut in the winning team at the 2017 Boys’ Home Internationals and reached the match play of the Boys’ Amateur Championship.David Wicks, 24, (Nevill, Sussex) was a student at Jacksonville University, Florida, and won four times on the US college circuit. Like Hall and Ellis, he was a member of the 2017 GB&I team which took on the USA in the inter-collegiate Arnold Palmer Cup. 18 Jan 2018 England trio target the Jones Cup Invitational last_img read more

Devon’s Trevor Reynolds receives top golf award

first_img Tags: Gerald Micklem Award, Trevor Reynolds Devon’s Trevor Reynolds has been presented with England Golf’s Gerald Micklem Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to amateur golf.He was presented with the award today by England Golf’s outgoing President, John Williams, at the organisation’s annual meeting.Trevor has been closely involved with golf in the South West for over 30 years and he commented: “I feel I am representing many others who voluntarily dedicate their time to the game.“It is unexpected and flattering to be recognised in this way, because it’s a pleasure to devote time to the game you love and to contribute, in a small way, to its success and development.”Most recently Trevor has played a key role in helping to modernise the sport, with the creation of one county organisation to represent all golfers in Devon.The merger of the men’s county union and the women’s county association took up most of Trevor’s term as Devon President, which ended in March. He commented: “It gave me particular pleasure that Devon Golf became a merged body on 1 April, thanks to a dedicated and enlightened team which represented both the men’s and women’s organisations.”Trevor, a member at Saunton Golf Club on the north Devon coast, had his first taste of golf administration back in the 1980s, when he worked for the Midland Bank (now HSBC) and ran the bank’s golf society in the South West.After taking early retirement, he was soon involved with the Devon Union, often working with a former colleague, Philip Parker, who himself received the Micklem Award back in 2012. Trevor was both county treasurer and secretary before the opportunity to become secretary/manager at Saunton proved irresistible.“I had 11 amazing and fulfilling years at the club which included the centenary in 1997 and hosting a number of major amateur championships. The highlight was the British Boys’ Championship won by Sergio Garcia, then aged 17,” he remembered.Trevor returned to voluntary work in 2007 and has held a number of roles, including being secretary and President of the South West Group of England Golf. He has also been President of the Saunton Artisans Club since 2006.He joined the England Golf Tournament Panel in 2012 and is a regular volunteer at championships in the South West, where his calm good humour – and clear tones on the radio – are much valued. Trevor also represents the South West on the England Golf championship working group.Caption: Trevor Reynolds with the Gerald Micklem Award (copyright Vicki Head). 19 Apr 2018 Devon’s Trevor Reynolds receives top golf award last_img read more

Bowling Green, Pitt to play in Pizza Bowl

first_imgThe Bowling Green team celebrate their win in an NCAA college football game against Northern Illinois at the Mid-American Conference championship in Detroit, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. Bowling Green defeated Northern Illinois 47-27. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)After one of the biggest wins in school history in Detroit, Bowling Green is headed back to Ford Field.The MAC champion Falcons will face Pittsburgh of the ACC in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl on Dec. 26.The Falcons (10-3) beat previously undefeated Northern Illinois 47-27 in the MAC title game at Ford Field on Friday night, their fifth straight win.It’s the third bowl bid in five seasons for Bowling Green and the 11th in school history. But it’s also the program’s first trip to the Pizza Bowl in 10 years.“We are excited to play in a great environment like Ford Field again, so close to our campus, with our fans and students being able to make the trip,” Falcons coach Dave Clawson said.Pitt will be making its sixth straight trip to a bowl game and will be the first ACC team to make the trip to Detroit.The Panthers, who went 3-5 in their first season in their new league, are 2-1 against Bowling Green since 1999.“Bowling Green was impressive not only in their MAC Championship win, but all season long and we have a competitive game of football ahead,” Pitt coach Paul Chryst said.The Falcons rank fifth in the nation in scoring defense at just 14.8 points a game, although they gave up 42 points in a loss at Indiana.Pitt has been one of the worst teams in the country at running the ball, but Tom Savage has thrown for 2,834 yards and 21 touchdowns this season.last_img read more

Swantown Marina and Shin-Nishinomiya Yacht Harbor Forge Unique ‘Sister Marina’ Friendship

first_imgSubmitted by The Port Of OlympiaPort of Olympia’s Swantown Marina & Boatworks and Shin-Nishinomiya Yacht Harbor signed a unique “sister marina” agreement on August 18th at Swantown Marina in Olympia.The sister marina friendship marks the 50th anniversary of the “sister state” relationship between Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, and Washington State.Lt. Governor Brad Owen and Port Commissioner Bill McGregor welcomed participants, including Hyogo’s Governor Toshizo Ido and legislators, and Toshikazu Hayashi, president of Shin-Nishinomiya Yacht Harbor.Said Owen, “We have plenty of sister city agreements and sister port agreements, but this sister marina agreement is the first of its kind in Washington state, and perhaps in the nation.”“We are agreeing to exchange information on the development of our marina services and operations, and share knowledge and activities on environmental stewardship,” said McGregor. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Thurston County Wins Grant from Center for Holistic Defense

first_imgFacebook16Tweet0Pin0  Submitted by Thurston CountyThe county’s Director of the Office of Assigned Counsel and a handful of staff members traveled to New York City last week thanks to a technical assistance grant from the Center for Holistic Defense.Thurston County’s Office of Assigned Counsel is one of only four teams in the nation to win a 2014-2015 technical assistance grant that will link county staff with experts from the center to help build the “holistic defense” model into the existing public defender services provided by the county. The grant paid for county staff to travel to the Center for Holistic Defense in New York City to meet with staff and managers, and will also pay for center staff to conduct site visits to Olympia later this year and training in 2015.“This technical assistance grant will really complement our efforts to stop churning people through the criminal justice system, and instead give us tools and strategies to help us stabilize our clients’ lives to help them stay out of the justice system and succeed.” said Daryl Rodrigues, Director of the county’s Office of Assigned Counsel.“I’m very excited about this grant, and my hope is that it will really propel our efforts forward when it comes to improving the county’s criminal justice system,” said Thurston County Commissioner Cathy Wolfe. “The holistic defense model has seen great success in New York when it comes to getting better outcomes for clients and reducing criminal justice and incarceration costs. I’m eager to see what we can do in Thurston County to reach those same goals.”The “holistic defense” model was first developed in the late 1990s by a group of New York public defense attorneys and staff calling themselves The Bronx Defenders. Going beyond just legal defense for low-income clients for their criminal charges, The Bronx Defenders also has developed strategies to offer social work support, social services, plus legal advocacy for civil, family, housing, employment and immigration issues their clients face. The goal is to address the underlying issues that contribute to court involvement, and support clients so that they can break the cycle of criminal justice involvement and gain self-sufficiency while still requiring accountability. The Center for Holistic Defense is part of The Bronx Defenders organization, and the center’s technical assistance grants are supported in part by the Center for Court Innovation and the U.S. Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Assistance.The Thurston County Office of Assigned Counsel provides legal defense counsel and services for poor citizens of Thurston County who are accused of crimes or who are at risk of having their children removed by the state. The team of 18 attorneys and eight staff members also provide legal defense services for defendants in Tumwater municipal court through a contract with the city.“One of the first things we’ll do to incorporate the holistic defense strategy in our office is to hire a social worker,” said Rodrigues. “We’re also looking at organizing our referrals for clients to some of the services that are utilized the most. Clearly the referrals for drug treatment and alcohol treatment are high on the list, but I think you would be surprised to learn how many of our clients just need some financial counseling or employment assistance or housing assistance to help get their lives back on track.”Rodrigues continued, “I’m confident that the assistance and training we’ll get from this grant will start paying off for our clients and for the county in no time.”To learn more about The Bronx Defenders and the Center for Holistic Defense, visit learn more about the county’s Office of Assigned Counsel, visit read more

WIN! Grant Applications Available for Lacey Youth Groups

first_imgFacebook121Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of LaceyThe City of Lacey will accept Work Involvement Now (WIN!) grant applications Monday, April 1 – Friday, April 12. The program pays Lacey-based youth groups, such as school clubs or sports teams, up to $300 for service projects that foster community pride by enhancing Lacey parks, trails, neighborhoods, and business districts.Grant-eligible groups must:Be based in the Lacey area with most of the participants living in the City of Lacey or the North Thurston Public School’s district boundarHave a minimum of 8 and maximum of 25 youth particInclude youth (ages 10 -18) as their primary memberContribute a minimum of 40 hours of community service to qualify for a maximum grant award of$300 (one project per group).Interested groups can get an application at Lacey City Hall, 420 College Street SE, or online at the City of Lacey’s website. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019. The City will randomly select 25 grant recipients from the pool of eligible applicants. If selected, an organization will receive up to $300 after completing a 40-hour service project.In 1994, the Lacey City Council authorized the WIN! Program to encourage youth involvement in our community by participating in projects that foster community pride, enhance and beautify neighborhoods and business districts, and improve public safety. The City Council supports a wide range of youth groups and welcomes applications from groups that have not applied in the past.For more WIN! Program information and guideline details, visit the City of Lacey’s website, or contact Jenny Bauersfeld at 360-438-2621 or read more

Watch: PSG fans abusing unprofessional Neymar in their opening Ligue 1 match

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/AFPAdvertisement zNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs9cweWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eggak( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6qowoWould you ever consider trying this?😱v1Can your students do this? 🌚ne54Roller skating! Powered by Firework Neymar Jr, the Paris Saint Germain wantaway who’s several attempts to secure an exit from France have went futile this window. Now, the fans have started chanting slangs against the Brazilian, along with banners, asking the player to get out.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/AFPWhile the forward has been desperate to move away from France, the Parisians supporters had grown a serious distaste for their club starman, which expressed during PSG’s season opening match at Parc des Princes today.Even though Neymar did not start the match, the stands were rallying with slogans such as “Neymar, hijo da puta” which means in English: “Neymar, you son of a b***h”.Advertisement Football HQ uploaded a footage on their Twitter. Check it out below-PSG fans are chanting: “Neymar, hijo da puta” which translates to “Neymar, you son of a bitch” in their first game of the season — Football HQ (@FootbaII_HQ) August 11, 2019Hoardings were also seen in the stands, which read: “Neymar, buzz off!”The 27 year old has tried all sorts of methods to get a transfer to Spain, from WhatsApp texts such as “Take me back to Barça” and “Don’t worry, I am coming” to his father and former Barça teammates, to a direct approach to PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi regarding his dislike for the Ligue 1 atmosphere.According to reports from Sunday Times suggested that Neymar recently asked Lionel Messi to persuade the Catalan club to attempt a move for him. However, the forward is yet to receive an offer.The match was won smoothly by PSG, as Edinson Cavani opened up the scoresheet from the spot in the first half, and Kylian Mbappé and Ángel Di María netted two goals in the second half. The final score was 3-0. Advertisementlast_img read more

Letter: A Unique Red Bank Story, The T. Thomas Fortune House

first_imgContributed by D. Robin Blair |I appreciate The Two River Times front page article of March 1-8, “Opening This Fall: Tribute to Overlooked Red Bank Legend.”T. Thomas Fortune and family moved to their Red Bank home “Maple Hall” in August of 1901, according to a Red Bank Register article of that year. The Fortune home was subsequently deemed significant by its inclusion in both the National Register of Historic Places (Dec. 8, 1976), and in the New Jersey Register of Historic Places (Aug. 16, 1979). As a tradition for Black History Month in February, the T. Thomas Fortune Foundation participated in the 28th Annual African-American Read-In at both the Red Bank and Long Branch libraries with their “Reading Fortune: A Voice for the Ages.” This event is sponsored by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and endorsed by the International Literacy Association. The goal is to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month.Thank you for bringing attention to this unique Red Bank story. The story starts with the son of a slave becoming the editor of the most influential African American newspaper in the nation. With his position, he befriends many of the most notable 20th century figures, e.g. Frederick Douglass. But the story continues with the current rehabilitation of his home made possible by Roger Mumford. In this public private partnership, Mr. Mumford will provide the nonprofit T. Thomas Fortune Foundation with a magnificently restored building to be named the T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center.For information about the T. Thomas Fortune Foundation, visit: Robin Blair Member,Board of DirectorsT. Thomas Fortune Foundationlast_img read more

Leafs end skid with 4-3 win over defending KIJHL champion Osoyoos Coyotes

first_imgThe winless streak is over for the Nelson Leafs.Patrick Martens scored with six minutes remaining to snap a 3-3-tie and power the Leafs to a 4-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Osoyoos Coyotes Sunday in the South Okanagan City.The win ended a five-game losing streak for the Heritage City franchise.Nelson held period leads of 2-1 and 3-2 before Kam Crawford scored on the power play midway through the third period to tie the game.However, Martens beat Jordan Gluck for the winning tally late in the third period.Nelson opened the three-game Okanagan road trip with losses in Princeton to the Posse 4-2 and in Kelowna, a 6-3 setback to the Chiefs.Matti Jmaeff, with his second goal in as many games, Brett Norman and Max Mois also scored for the Leafs, which out shot the Coyotes 42-34.Andrew Walton has a bounce-back game to register the win in goal.The Leafs, 13-8-0-1, maintained a slim one-point advantage over the third-place Castlegar Rebels in Murdoch Division standings.Beaver Valley leads the Murdoch by a single point over Nelson.Both Beaver Valley and Castlegar have played three fewer games than the Leafs.elson concludes a six-game set away from the NDCC Arena Thursday in Fernie against the 14-4-0-1 Ghostriders.The Leafs return home Saturday to host the Grand Forks Border Bruins Saturday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.ICE CHIPS: The Leafs made it two straight over the defending KIJHL champions. Nelson posted a 5-3 win over Osoyoos in early October. . . .Nelson, down to 14 players, was missing captain Tyler Parfeniuk.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more