Did you hear? Leeds Golf Centre has won the much coveted “Club Of The Year 2018” award at the England Golf Awards, fighting off other finalists from Burghill Valley Golf Club, Styal Golf Club, and fellow Yorkshire club, Garforth. The awards celebrate everything that’s excellent about the game of golf in England, they recognise leading professionals, elite amateurs, top coaches, and the stars of the club and county golf who do so much to inspire others to play the game.
We’re so, so proud of winning Club Of The Year 2018 and we couldn’t have made it without all of your support. So thank you!
Since The Parklane Group made a significant investment into Leeds Golf Centre in 2011, the club has gone from strength to strength. There was a vision to make the club a go-to destination for both beginners and professional golfers. And we’ve achieved just that.
Judges at the awards were impressed with the infectious enthusiasm from the “Home Of Modern Golf” to develop the games across all ages and abilities.
Our Operations Manager, Nigel Sweet, was in London with fellow colleague and PGA pro, Joe Feather, and said “We are open to everyone, that’s what is special about Leeds Golf Centre and we want to get more people into the game of golf.”
Juniors have been a huge focus of the club too with Leeds Golf Centre’s PGA pros visiting local schools to introduce the game of golf to youngsters. This has been really successful as we now have more than 50 young golfers taking part in our Tiger Cub challenge every Sunday.
From young to old, Leeds Golf Centre was chosen as the host venue for the Leeds Senior Masters, an event for golfing professional over the age of 48 years. It was the first time that Leeds Golf Centre played host to a high-key professional event since the Ryder Cup reunion in 2009.
Other achievements that helped us win this award, was our partnership with the legendary David Leadbetter. We’re the UK headquarters for The Leadbetter Golf Academy, and it’s amazing to see how this golf tuition can help golfers turn their game around with the use of our facilities.
Naveen Ahmed, the Managing Director of The Parklane Group, owners of Leeds Golf Centre, says “This is a fantastic achievement for our club and we are delighted to win this award. We took over the club on the verge of bankruptcy and members were leaving at a rapid rate. Our experience is property, so our first challenge was to get our staff and existing members to believe in our vision for Leeds Golf Centre – which was to make golf at our club accessible to everyone.”
And, it looks like we’re doing just that. We can’t wait to see what the future holds and we look forward to you being on this journey with us.