couple celebrate golf awards after difficult year
Burnham-On-Sea couple are celebrating this week after scooping
three accolades at a leading golf awards ceremony.
Nick and Carole Pope - who live in Burnham and are the golf professionals
at Wedmore Golf Club - picked up three awards at the annual Pro
Shop Europe Awards held at the prestigious Wentworth Golf Club.
success comes after a difficult year for the duo.
November, Carole arrived to find the golf shop unders six inches
of water during the major floods that hit the area and this led
to a full refurbishment of the shop which included a full refit
with new carpets and a custom-built shop reception.
picked up the Runners-Up spot for the second year in a row in
the PGA Assistant of the Year but the major successes came with
two wins - the PGA Professional of the Year for Nick, and Pro
Shop of the Year.
- who was previously manager of Burnham Swimming Pool for 17 years
before his current role - said: "Although at the time we
were devastated by the floods, especially after the poor season
with huge amounts of rainfall, it proves that there is always
a silver lining to every cloud as what we have now to welcome
our members and visiting golfers is bar far superior to what we
had before the flood."
added: "It was a fantastic night for us and Wedmore Golf
Centre - we were thrilled to pick up three of these prestigious
awards and were the only Centre to be short listed in three categories
and have been told that we received the most nominations of any
awards mean such a lot to us as we have been nominated by golfers
who use our shop and they are judged by a independent panel, it
is a great feeling that all the effort we put into providing a
first class golf professional shop is recognised and appreciated
by our customers. We won't be resting on our laurels either, we've
got lots of exciting things in the pipeline to push the shop on
through next year where hopefully we'll be picking up more Pro
Shop Europe Awards!"
not the first time that Wedmore Golf Centre has featured in these
awards as in 2011 they collected the Runner Up spot in the Pro
Shop of the Year category and in 2012 they were celebrating again
with a third spot in the Pro Shop of the Year category, a third
spot for Nick in the Junior Coach of the Year while Carole scooped
the runner-up spot in the PGA Assistant Golf Professional of the