NORTHCLIFFE Golf Club junior captain Hannah Chaudry has received one of the Golf Foundation’s most prestigious annual awards.

The nationally recognised charity stages its Presidents’ Awards every year to celebrate the inspirational work of volunteers and professionals who have given their time and enthusiasm to provide young people from all backgrounds and abilities with a start in the game.

The ceremony was held during the European Tour’s BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth but Hannah, who was the deserving winner of the Colin Montgomerie Award (selected as the best young volunteer of the year), was unable to travel due to her GCSEs.

However, after achieving 10 A-star grades in her exams, while also reducing her handicap to six amid school and volunteering, she received the award from Foundation regional development officer Stacey Mitchell, who had made a special trip to Northcliffe GC to make the presentation.

Hannah has helped to run the junior academy and summer camp sessions. She was also involved in organising the club’s junior fundraising day for the last two years, helping to raise more than £2,000.

Assistant PGA pro Matt Stanworth said: “Hannah is a fantastic supporter of the younger girls.

"Not only does she coach them, she is also a friend, and her help to me in group coaching makes the sessions really productive and fun.”

On receiving her award, Hannah said: “I am truly honoured to accept this prestigious award and would like to continue volunteering in the future in order to encourage more juniors into golf.”

Mitchell added: “We think what Hannah has done for the junior section at her club is truly remarkable and she is a highly deserving winner of our Colin Montgomerie Award.

"Hannah is clearly passionate about her golf, but even in the busiest of summers at school she has been prepared to go the extra mile to inspire other youngsters to enjoy the benefits of the sport and it is clear that this is much appreciated by all at Northcliffe.

"Not only has Hannah helped Matt so well, she is a great role model for the girls and all the younger children.”

The Golf Foundation is a child-centred charity which aims to provide any young person, regardless of background or ability, with the opportunity to enjoy the playing and personal benefits of golf.

Working with its national partners, all of the Foundation’s HSBC Golf Roots programme is underpinned by a ‘Golf for All’ message that values greatly how the learning of life skills through the game can help in the development of young people.