Lifetime Service England Golf Award Nomination - Peggy Remington

LRLCGA Noticeboard : Lifetime Service England Golf Award Nomination - Peggy Remington

President Alison Horak, Hon Sec Caroline Simpson and our 1st Team Captain Rachel East accompanied our Nominee for the Lifetime service Award. Peggy Remington, to Manchester this week where England Golf celebrated its 100th anniversary with a Centenary Dinner & Awards.

For those of you who know Peggy it will come as no surprise to you that we nominated her for this prestigious award.

Peggy Remington has devoted over 4 decades to the development of golf. It all started in 1980  she joined  Cosby Golf Club as a playing member. After finding her feet as a golfer she felt confident enough to offer her services to the Club as a voluntary helper providing admin support.  A year later she was appointed Hon Secretary a role she held for 3 year until she became Lady Captain in 1991. Following her year as Captain she became the Club Secretary and remained in that role for 16yrs. In 2008 Peggy put all her knowledge and skills to excellent use as the County Union Junior League Secretary whilst at the same time working as Cosby GC Manager. In addition to holding both of these posts Peggy also sat as an active member of the Leicestershire and Rutland County Golf Partnership Committee. Between 2014 – 2016 Peggy was a EG County Development Officer and in 2016 Peggy took on the role of Cosby Junior Organiser, a role she still holds today. Between 2017 - 2022  Peggy was the L&R LCGA EG Rep & the MNR rep on the EG Championship Committee.

Peggy's nomination was supported by Rachel East LRLCGA 1st Team Captain who said 'Peggy has the ability to nurture, guide and enable individuals to succeed in golf not just as players but leaders, role models and promoters. She made me believe I could make a difference and gave me the confidence to take on the role as County Captain in 2024'. Megan White a young volunteer at Cosby will tell you 'Peggy has been an immense inspiration to me since I was 9 years old and played golf with only a seven iron and a putter. It is her dedication and passion that has driven me to volunteer with the junior section now that I am 18'.Mike Billingham, L&RGU Director of Junior Golf says 'Support, Commitment, Professionalism, Passion, Care, Determination, Inclusive, Fair, Fun, Infectious and dedicated are all words I would use to describe Peggy in her quest to not only develop Junior Golf (Boys and Girls) at her Club but also around the County. Stacey McNicholas, Regional Development Officer, The Golf Foundation  says 'With anything Peggy does, she gives 110% every time - She is a true role model and golfing ‘Super Woman’, inspiring all of the youngsters she meets'. Clare Jones, Chair MNR will say 'Peggy has been an invaluable source of golf knowledge and expertise and a much valued colleague on the Midland North Region representatives group. Peggy could always be relied on to either know the answer or to know someone who did. She was never afraid to ask a question or contribute to discussions but always in a positive and constructive way'. Carolyn Hutchins – Junior Organiser Team Member will say ' The junior section of our club was in the doldrums, falling numbers, no leadership and no action plan. Peggy stepped forward and with a small team of volunteers, cajoled by her, started a transformation. Through incredible hard work, commitment and enthusiasm  junior golf is thriving'.

Peggy travels all over the country to watch and support Junior golfers. Ethan Bell Ex Cosby Junior says ' One of my fondest memories is qualifying for England Golf Boys County Final. our team had 4 Cosby juniors in and Peggy was there in Cumbria at her own expense to cheer us on again, not because she had but because of the lengths she goes to support her junior section, she was out on the course cheering us on every day. We won that event, the first time L&RGU had won a National trophy in its 112 year history. Peggy was there with us and made it known just how proud of us all she was. She cares so much for the future generations of golfers and deserves recognition for all the hard work she puts in'..

LRLCGA believe that Peggy is a lynch pin of golfing providing inspiration  for players, families, Clubs and the County as a whole and feel she so deserves recognition for her commitment to Golf in Leicestershire & Rutland and beyond.

Although Peggy did not win she had an amazing time at the Awards, a evening she won't forget.

Hosted by former European Tour winner and Sky Sports Golf presenter, Nick Dougherty, The Midland Manchester Hotel welcomed 450 guests and recognised heroes from across the country who have gone above and beyond to make the game of golf what it is today. 

There were 11 category winners announced each with a unique story to tell, while nine of those categories were nominated for by the public, before 46 judges from the golf industry and golf media examined the nominations to whittle them down to one winner per category. 

For details of the winners click on this link Historic night in Manchester as England Golf turns 100!


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