Tommy Fleetwood among winners at 2018 England Golf awards

Race to Dubai champion Tommy Fleetwood and Lily May Humphreys were among the golfers to scoop prizes at the 2018 England Golf Awards.

Fleetwood received the honour of ‘Performance of the Year’, having registered two wins on his way to ending 2017 as European No 1 and following it up with an early-season victory at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

The 27-year-old beat off competition from Alfie Plant, who featured in the Walker Cup and was silver medallist at The Open, and the English women’s team which became European champions.

Humphreys was the other finalist, with the 15-year-old from Stoke by Nayland Golf Club taking the ‘Rising Star Award’ after winning five championships over the past 12 months.

Nick Pink, Chief Executive of England Golf, said: “Our finalists and winners are amazing and their stories deserve to be told far beyond the golf community.

“Behind them is a whole army of volunteers, coaches, clubs and counties who are also making a huge difference. We have an enormously exciting future ahead, with lots going on to change the image of the game.”

Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club was awarded ‘Championship Venue of the Year’ after successfully hosting the English Women’s County Championship, while Leeds Golf Centre was named ‘Club of the Year’.

Full awards list

Most Welcoming Club of the Year, sponsored by American Golf – Golf at Goodwood, Sussex

Young Ambassador of the Year, presented in association with the Golf Foundation – Liam Ridgill of Drax Golf Club, Yorkshire

Championship Venue of the Year, sponsored by Travelbag – Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club, Suffolk

Volunteer of the Year, sponsored by Players 1st – Jean Hooper of Bramley Golf Club, Surrey

County of the Year, sponsored by SPORTS MARKETING SURVEYS INC – Middlesex

Club of the Year, sponsored by Howdidido – Leeds Golf Centre

Coach of the Year sponsored by The PGA – Matthew Turnock of Mottram Hall Golf Club, Cheshire

Performance of the Year –Tommy Fleetwood

Rising Star Award – Lily May Humphreys of Stoke by Nayland Golf Club

Lifetime Service Award – Anders Mankert of Cosby Golf Club, Leicestershire