The award ceremony took place at the BMW PGA Pro Am at Wentworth on Wednesday 25 May. Unfortunately, as Emma was taking her AS Level Maths exam she was unable to attend.
The Montgomerie Award is given to a young volunteer who has helped to inspire other young people into golf and this was presented to Emma Allison, aged 16, who volunteers at weekly coaching sessions at Morpeth Golf Club in Northumberland, alongside PGA Professional Martyn Jobling.
Emma also supports Martyn’s outreach work in schools using Golf Foundation “Tri-Golf” and helps out at the local driving range during the winter months. As well as playing for Northumberland County, Emma is also happy to assist with Northumberland County junior coaching.
Emma said of her coaching “I really like volunteering as I was their age when I started so it is really good to help them through the stages I have experienced. I feel like a friend as well as a coach”.
Golf Foundation Regional Development Officer Ian Harvey said, “Emma is seen as very much a role model to many youngsters and has made a huge impact in her home county of Northumberland. This talented golfer and generous volunteer is highly deserving of the inaugural Montgomerie Award”.
The Award was presented to Emma by Ian Harvey at Morpeth Golf Club on Thursday 9th June.