Aaron Lansberry, the Head Teaching Professional at Hatchford Brook Golf Centre, was awarded the Mackenzie Award for Junior Golf Coach of the Year at the Junior Golf Foundation Awards, which took place at Wentworth Golf Club on Wednesday 24 May.
The award is presented to a project or individual that has successfully integrated Skills for Life into its work for young people.
Aaron Lansberry is a PGA Coach who takes a holistic and child-centred approach to introducing golf to young people and their families. He spends hundreds of hours a year in local schools and community groups, reaching up to 250 youngsters a week. Every child is given a 'golden ticket' to encourage them to progress up to the golf club, which has led to a great return.
Aaron promotes key life skills from the very first session children have with him.
Golf Foundation RDO Paul Aitkens said:
"The sessions are planned for the pure enjoyment and satisfaction of the juniors. Our winner believes that the feeling of choice, competence and building long term friendships are key components to children having fun at their sessions and staying in the sport. Aaron is highly deserving of this award."
The Junior Golf Foundation prepared this video to support the award: