The Burroughs Award is presented to those who support young golfers as they deal with adversity and this year’s winner was The Leicester Development Group. In 2011 this golf programme led by PGA Professional Ian Bailey and his team of coaches grew to 14 primary schools (seven each side of the city) and two secondary schools, supported by a group of young Ambassadors.
The Golf Foundation was impressed with the way the disability work was delivered as part of this initiative. This included coaching in four special schools which were invited and integrated into the two Tri-Golf city finals, rather than taking place in a stand-alone event. This was so successful with the schools and County Sports Partnership that Tri-Golf was included into the Leicestershire Parallel games for the first time ever. The city group have now secured additional city council funding to ensure more good work can follow in this area.
The awards were presented by Colin Montgomerie as part of this years BMW pro-am at Wentworth.