On Friday Night at the Grass Roots Sports Awards the Manawatu Golf Club was named Manawatu Sports Club of the Year. In a ceremony hosted by Sport Manawatu, the Club also picked up two other awards.
The first was in the 'Athlete Development' category where the Manawatu Golf Club Academy was recognised for its formation 12 months ago. The second award the Club received was in the 'Participation Initiative' category. Last years 'Discover Golf for Women' promotion was recognised for its success of having 70 new women take part in the programme with 24 joining up.
These two awards then led to the top prize of Manawatu Sports Club of the Year. This is great recognition for the club and a number of people who have put a lot of hard work in over the past few years.
Great to see golf featuring in the top prizes. Hopefully other clubs will feature in coming years.