Carr is Durham’s top golf volunteer

First published in Golf The Northern Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Football/Golf Writer

County Durham's Guy Carr was recognised this week as one of England's top volunteers.

Guy, of South Moor Golf Club, was presented with the Club Development Award at the England Golf Partnership's annual Volunteer of the Year Awards.

The awards ceremony was held at the County Golf Development Conference dinner at the National Golf Centre, Woodhall Spa in Lincolnshire.

The award winners were applauded by a packed conference hall made up of those leading the EGP's vision to 'Grow the Game' through the County Golf Partnership structure.

Guy Carr played a major role in securing the 2011 McGregor Trophy for his club, South Moor at Craghead, Stanley, in County Durham.

It brought an international field of Under-16 competitors to the club and left a legacy for members and visitors of improvements to the course and practice facilities.

Hosting the EGU championship also raised the profile of the club and helped attract 80 new members.

Guy is a PGA Level One coach and helps the club's PGA professional Shaun Cowell at weekly junior sessions. Guy, a past captain and a committee member, is also involved in new initiatives to further improve the club.

Guy said: "It's fantastic to win this award but it represents all the hard work done by a lot of people."

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