Burroughs Award Winner - PGA Coach Darren Game, of Bourne Golf CentreThis year’s Burroughs Award winner is PGA Coach Darren Game, of Bourne Golf Centre, Lincolnshire. Darren has worked tirelessly to make golf more inclusive in his community and to encourage all abilities of young golfer to work together.
Darren has been running weekly golf sessions at Willoughby School (special school) for the past five years, including an annual trip to Bourne Golf Centre, ensuring they play in School Games GolfSixes with mainstream pupils. The pathway continues with monthly coaching at Bourne GC where eight players with a disability are now academy members. A focus is placed on training young volunteers, who assist him in the golf sessions (one keen volunteer is a wheelchair user). The players who are disabled look up to the sports leaders as role models.
Teacher Rebecca Lee said: “If it wasn't for Darren’s enthusiasm, golf would be something the students at Willoughby School would never experience.”
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