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Belton Woods Golf Club Hero Izzy

Belton Woods Golf Club Hero Izzy

Belton Woods Golf Club’s young golfer Izzy Linsley has been named as the latest winner of England Golf’s ‘Hero’s Handshake’ award.

Izzy was surprised with the presentation of the award while volunteering at the Belton Woods Golf sixes event on Thursday 29th August by Alex Smith, England Golf Participation Officer, Stacey McNicholas, Golf Foundation and James Beard, an England Golf Young Ambassador who is a member of Belton Woods Juniors.

The Hero’s Handshake is an award given to nominated young people around the country who show commitment and dedication to the game of golf while promoting it to those who do not play or supporting players who already play.

The award is run by the Young Ambassadors – supported by the Golf Foundation and England Golf – and aims to motivate others to get involved with their community and reward those who are making a difference in their area.

The award is a well-deserved recognition for Izzy who continues to have a positive impact on Belton Woods Juniors with her help around the course and her positive attitude making her a role model to all young sportspeople.

Junior Organiser Ken Claxon says even though Izzy has a busy schedule of competitive golf herself she always makes time to support and encourage the young golfers at Belton Woods.

Izzy’s commented “I try to get involved as much as I can at my club and county. I am keen to get involved in golf coaching and promote golf in the community and help other juniors.

Iain Fulton, PGA professional at Belton Woods, commented “Izzy’s commitment to her own golf development over the last 18 months has been fantastic and deservedly got rewards for her efforts. Izzy has also unselfishly given her time to make sure that all the junior section have had an opportunity to enjoy their golf.”

Izzy, 16, has been a member at Belton Woods, transferring from Sudbrook Moor, for 2 years and has since reduced her handicap from 34 to 8. Izzy is also part of the Lincolnshire Girls Coaching Squad.