Niamh Cripps has been chosen to be one of the 6 England Golf young ambassadors for 2020. This truly is an outstanding achievement by one of our members and I’m sure you all agree certainly deserves recognition by the club. Could I please ask that a report with photo is put on the clubs website and social media pages?
She first sent in her application to England Golf with references from myself (coach/mentor), Brendan O’Neil (member) and Paul Turland (member), which was received and liked, then out of 100 plus applications (nationally) she then got shortlisted to 35 and asked to attend a try out day in Birmingham. She was asked to speak for 3 minutes about something that is close to her and not golf related, she spoke about the Benjamins Smile charity, which is something she is involved in and loves to support. After the trial day she spoke with me and said “it went really well but there were a lot of older juniors there” hinting it was a tough school. However this girl has so much love & passion for everything about golf and not just her own game, she was for me the perfect candidate. Yesterday she approached me with the biggest beaming smile and said “I got it” to say I was proud would be an understatement. Niamh has been chosen to be a England Golf young ambassador (nationally) and the role will involve promoting golf to young people, helping improve the perception of how young people see golf and helping us as coaches grow the game.