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19
Sep
2020

Persaud departs for Bisley

first_imgCOMMONWEALTH Games selectee Mahendra Persaud has departed the shores of Guyana to participate in the annual Imperial Shoot at Bisley, England.His participation in the Imperial Championship, termed the mecca of shooting in the world, was made possible through the Guyana Olympic Association. The Championship is billed to run from July 7 to 22.The finals for the HM Queen’s Prize will see the final hundred shooters compete for the trophy, from a starting number of over one thousand.Mr Lennox Braithwaite, our other Commonwealth Games selectee, was unable to obtain his British visa in time to travel.He, however, along with Persaud will be attending the Canadian National Championship in August, followed by the Australian National Championship in October, immediately following the West Indies Championship being held in Guyana.The Championship in Australia will be held at the very range the Commonwealth Games shooting will take place.This will enable the shooters to acquaint themselves with the conditions of the range and to gauge their preparation so far with the other selectees who will all be attending the Championship.last_img read more

18
Sep
2020

The Latest: Chiefs OK season tickets holders at 2 practices

first_imgThe team also said that up to 5,000 season ticket holders will be allowed at practice on Aug. 29, when the franchise plans to raise a new Super Bowl championship flag over the west end zone.The Chiefs typically draw thousands of fans daily to training camp on the campus of Missouri Western State University, about an hour’s drive north of Kansas City in St. Joseph, Missouri. But the pandemic caused the Chiefs and the few other teams that still leave home for training camp to instead hold all their workouts at team facilities.The Chiefs are fortunate in that their practice facility is just across the parking lot from Arrowhead Stadium. They have been using both locations to allow for more social distancing in walk-throughs and meetings. The practices that are open to fans will be at Arrowhead Stadium, where they will be able to social distance.___North Carolina coach Mack Brown said he remains “confident” that the Tar Heels will play football this season after the school shut down in-person undergraduate classes. August 18, 2020 ___One person who isn’t a player returned a positive result for COVID-19 out of 1,400 tests administered in the controlled environment set up for the U.S. Open and another tennis tournament preceding it at the same site in New York.The U.S. Tennis Association said Tuesday that the person is asymptomatic and must isolate for at least 10 days.Contact tracing has started to see who might have been exposed to that person and should quarantine for two weeks.The Western & Southern Open, moved this year from Cincinnati to New York because of the coronavirus pandemic, begins Saturday. The U.S. Open starts Aug. 31. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Chiefs will allow up to 2,000 season ticket holders to attend training camp on Saturday, making them the first NFL team to allow fans since the coronavirus pandemic dramatically altered the way teams are preparing for the season. The Southeastern Conference will prohibit “suite hopping” as part of COVID-19 guidelines designed for fan safety and health in preparation for conference-only play this season.Decisions on whether fans can attend games will be made closer to Sept. 26 when the league begins play. Attendance numbers will be left to member schools but must follow state and local guidelines. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations should be followed in the absence of those measures.Furniture in premium seating and clubs shall be arranged to promote physical distancing, the guidelines add. Physical distancing and face coverings will also be stressed there as well as in public areas, including concessions, where barriers must be installed. The SEC guidelines also suggest “grab and go” food options, with drinks provided directly to spectators and single-serve condiments offered.SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said its 14 schools adopted the fan guidelines as a baseline and added, “They provide conference-wide expectations for protection of guests who are able to attend our games.”___ Brown said Tuesday that the school’s move to online courses after recent coronavirus clusters in student housing and a fraternity could ultimately help “create a better seal around our program and a better bubble.”Brown said team staffers hosted a Zoom call for parents on Monday to address questions. Athletes can choose to remain in current residences, while some football players have previously chosen to opt out of the upcoming season.Brown said many players were already taking online courses and that the team will continue once-weekly testing of players for the coronavirus.He said the team is trying to “make sure our players and our staff understand that we’ve got three months here where we cannot go outside for social reasons or to eat or anything else if we want to have our football season.”___ The Latest: Chiefs OK season tickets holders at 2 practices German soccer club Union Berlin wants to hold a pre-season friendly match with 3,000 spectators and is hoping that “preventative” coronavirus tests for fans will allow it to happen.The Bundesliga club says it has applied to the local Treptow-Köpenick health authorities for permission to hold the game with an altered hygiene plan on Sept. 5.Union says “a preventative test for all spectators is intended to replace the currently valid social distancing rules.”German soccer clubs previously outlined plans to resume games with some socially distanced fans attending in seated areas. Union’s Stadion An der Alten Försterei has mostly standing terraces so it could have far fewer fans attending than its competitors.___center_img The Tennessee Titans won’t have fans at their home opener on Sept. 20 against Jacksonville because of the coronavirus pandemic.Nashville Mayor John Cooper and the Titans announced the decision Tuesday. Nashville’s Major League Soccer team also won’t have any fans at home games in September.Burke Nihill, the Titans’ president and CEO, says they wish they could open in front of fans as a franchise coming off its first AFC championship game in 17 years. But he says the Titans support the mayor and the local health department’s decision to keep Nissan Stadium closed to fans at least to start the season.The Titans play only one home game in September. Team officials have been working with public health experts to design a stadium plan in the hopes that fans will be able to attend some of the eight scheduled home games this season. Those precautions include mandatory masks, socially distant seating, contactless faucets and hand sanitizer stations throughout the stadium.Nashville’s MLS team has three games scheduled through Sept. 12 at Nissan Stadium. Nashville SC set a record for the largest soccer crowd in Tennessee with its MLS debut on Feb. 29 as fans packed Nissan Stadium. Associated Press Testing began last Thursday.___South Africa has withdrawn from a planned women’s cricket tour of England because of coronavirus-related restrictions.The England and Wales Cricket Board and Cricket South Africa say “this decision was taken due to the current international travel regulations in place for South African national teams.”South Africa had been scheduled to travel next month and play using the same bubble-style protocol used for men’s tours of England by West Indies, Ireland and Pakistan. More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Italian soccer club has not named the players but says they are asymptomatic and have begun self-isolating.Roma says “those who have come into contact with the two individuals have been traced and notified” and adds that “a deep clean and disinfection of the club’s training facilities has also already begun.”The two players, their teammates and the youth team staff will undergo further tests.The team’s training activities have been suspended until at least Aug. 24.___ The announcement leaves the England women’s team without any confirmed matches for the rest of the year after a planned tour by India was called off last month. The England women’s team has not had a game since the T20 World Cup in Australia in February and March.The ECB says it is in “multiple discussions” to host international women’s cricket tours.It’s the third women’s series to be canceled this year for South Africa following a planned series against Australia in South Africa and a tour of the West Indies.___Two players from Roma’s youth team have tested positive for the coronavirus.last_img read more

17
Sep
2020

Kwara Holds Bendel Insurance as NPFL Action Returns to Benin…

first_imgDuro Ikhazuagbe in Benin CityTop flight football action returned to Benin City Wednesday after 11 years as Bendel Insurance played a scoreless draw with visitors Kwara United.in one of The Match day 4 NPFL matches.However, the new move by the state government to ensure that there are no crowd violence in Benin ensured match officials who disallowed what looked like a good goal were not molested. Bendel Insurance Although Insurance gave their all, Kwara United were resolute in defence and occasionally made daring attacks at Insurance goal area.Bendel Insurance’s most experienced player, Charles Omokaro who has become the talisman of the Benin Arsenal, failed to live up to his reputation as all his tricks could not yield any dividend in this first game at home since returning to the top flight.Elsewhere, MFM claimed their second win of the season and shoot ahead of the field in Group A, while former leaders Kwara United step one slot down with Enyimba and Katsina United completing the top four.Rangers start their campaign on a losing note and are rooted at the bottom of the table, while Lobi Stars are only one step and and one point.Wasiu Jimoh’s excellently-taken half-volley earned Rivers United a hard-fought 1-1 draw against Sunshine Stars in Akure.Sunshine Stars had taken the lead early in the second half through Fuad Ekelojuoti who scrambled home a header from three yards in a crowded Rivers United penalty area but the visitors responded gamely to claim a share of the spoils.The Rivers United Technical Manager, Stanley Eguma, made two changes gto the side that drew 1-1 with Nigeria Tornadoes in Minna in their last game.Kehinde Adedipe and Kingsley Patrick were preferred to Weli Christian and Chigozie Ihunda and the altearations proved to be inspired.A first half which failed to hit expected heights was marginally sahved by the hosts who dominated territorially but lacked imagination in the final third.Ekelejuoti’s brilliant cross on 22 minutes almost caused damage but the Rivers United goalkeeper, Drissa Bamba saved well from Seun Olunlayo’s header from point blank range off the precise delivery.Bamba was again called into action just before the interval and this time, he saved far less spectacularly from Tope Akande’s header as the hosts poured forward in numbers in an attempt to go into the interval in front.Eight minutes into the second half, the hosts took the lead in fortuitous fashion as Ekelejuoti prodded home the scrappiest of goals from three yards out as the visitors failed to clear their lines.In Group B, Heartland maintained their perfect result and stay on top of the table, while FC Ifeanyi Ubah are in second place, one point short with Plateau United in No 4.El-Kanemi Warriors have the opportunity of going ahead of Ifeanyi Ubah if they win their home match against Nasarawa United tomorrow.Group AKatsina Utd 1-0 WikkiSunshine 1-1 Rivers UtdMFM 1-0 Rangers,Enyimba 0-0 Lobi Stars,Insurance 0-0 Kwara Utd,Tornadoes 0-0 Remo StarsGroup BIfeanyiUbah 1-0 Yobe StarsHeartland 1-0 Go Round FC,Akwa Utd 2-2 Plateau UtdGombe Utd 2-0 Kano Pillars,Abia Warriors 1-0 Kada StarsShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

16
Sep
2020

Paige embraces tough role, new system

first_imgMorgan Paige fits precisely what one would expect of a daughter from a family of coaches – a consistent performer who exudes confidence and shies away from individual credit in even her most outstanding game.In her second year suiting up for the Badgers, the sophomore guard has been tasked with filling the major void caused by the departure of UW’s leading scorer last year, point guard Alyssa Karel. After posting a career-high 16 points in a two-point loss to Marquette Tuesday, the sophomore is quickly becoming an instrumental part of new head coach Bobbie Kelsey’s triangle offense.Paige, a Marion, Iowa, native, was dribbling on the hardwood as soon as she could grip a basketball. Both of her parents were basketball coaches, and her mother served as her high school coach. Additionally, her brother Marcus, a senior who was recruited by top programs around the country, will be heading to Chapel Hill, N.C., next year to play for the North Carolina Tar Heels.Paige is praised by teammates and coaches for her confidence on the floor, something she sees as a product of her lengthy background in basketball.“We’ve always been taught if you’re confident and aggressive with what you do, other people feed off that and other people become open,” Paige said. “I feel like I was trained to do that at such a young age that … it’s just something that I’ve always had. I don’t even think about it now.”Though Paige’s confidence was on display last season when she stepped in for an injured Karel early in her freshman season, she has grown into her role as one of Wisconsin’s premier players this year. The left-hander is known for her fearless drives through the lane and deep range from behind the arc and is averaging a shade under 10 points per contest, a major upgrade from her 3.3 points per in 2010-11.As shown in an impressive individual performance against Marquette – 5 of 9 from the field and 5 for 6 from the charity stripe – Paige’s steady confidence is growing. Wisconsin lacks an obvious secondary scoring option behind guard Taylor Wurtz, and Paige may be the one to fill that spot as the season progresses.“She just stepped right in, and she’s been confident,” senior forward Ashley Thomas said. “We’ve needed her to step in that role, and it was almost like something that was unsaid, and she just knew on her own to be able to just come in and [think], ‘OK, I got to get this done.’”Not a natural point guard, Paige is playing the part of a floor general this season because UW has no player with the necessary experience to lead the team at that position. Although freshman guard Lacia Gorman is a true point guard, the coaching staff is relying on Paige as Gorman develops.Sharing her point duties with an experienced senior in Jade Davis, Kelsey has been impressed with Paige’s ability to not only adapt to a revamped offense but also to play outside of her ideal position.“We do have Lacia Gorman, and she is a point guard,” Kelsey said. “But she’s just not ready right now to run the team like we need it to be. So we have to get Jade [Davis] and Morgan up there to kind of tag-team at the point guard position until we can get Lacia up to speed.”Even after a career performance against the Golden Eagles, Paige is hesitant to assume full responsibility for her individual scoring. Noting that she had no idea she had set a career-high against Marquette until after the game because she was too focused on the back-and-forth battle, her “team player” mentality is more than simple adherence to the company line.As the team continues to learn and become comfortable in Kelsey’s triangle offense – a system that the former Stanford assistant coach notes often takes significant time to truly understand – Paige sees it as a learning process for the whole team.While change surrounds the UW women’s basketball program, Paige remains a model of confidence and consistency, characteristics that should have her powering the team’s offense in the weeks to come.“Everybody had to step up; we lost a lot of scoring last year,” Paige said. “I think that the way that we’ve gone towards it as a team is lean on each other, know what your strengths and weaknesses are and bring what you can do best to the table. For me, it’s driving, making other people get open and hitting open shots.”last_img read more

08
Sep
2020

Arsenal, Man Utd Premier League Clash to Air on DStv, GOtv

first_imgThe classic Premier League clash of Arsenal and Manchester United is the headline game of round 30 in the 2018/19 season, though focus will also fall on the title battle between Manchester City and Liverpool.DStv and GOtv will be your home for the best action from the English top flight.Arsenal v Man United has long been regarded as one of the great rivalries in the English game, and while neither club is at the peak of their powers, their clash at the Emirates Stadium in London on Sunday is set to have huge ramifications for their top-four ambitions. United’s fantastic run of domestic form under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continued this past weekend when they beat Southampton 3-2 in a thriller at Old Trafford, lifting them into fourth place at the expense of Arsenal, who put up a strong showing in holding North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 at Wembley.One of Solskjaer’s best wins in his tenure thus far came at the Emirates earlier this year when his side defeated Arsenal 3-1 in an FA Cup clash. Repeating the feat will be no easy task, especially with the Red Devils’ spate of injuries, but they will fancy their chances of overrunning the Gunners again.Elsewhere, the title race continues to burn and champions Manchester City will have the chance to open up a four-point lead at the top when they host Watford on Saturday night. This would turn the pressure up on Liverpool, who host Burnley on Sunday afternoon but will still be feeling frustrated at having been held to a 0-0 draw by Everton in the Merseyside derby this past weekend – a result which may have handed the initiative back to City in the fight for top spot.Viewers can also enjoy one of the fiercest rivalries in the Premier League as the round opener, with Selhurst Park playing host to Crystal Palace v Brighton & Hove Albion. The mutual enmity between the Eagles and the Seagulls spices up this rivalry, as does the fact that both are not yet clear of potential relegation trouble.Meanwhile in other leagues, the round 27 of the 2018/19 Serie A season will see the focus turn to the fight for UEFA Champions League berths, as the likes of Milan, Internazionale, Roma and Lazio scrap over positions three to six.The title race seems to be all but over after Juventus claimed a 2-1 away win over Napoli at Stadio San Paolo on Sunday night, with goals from Miralem Pjanic and Emre Can securing a result which hands the Bianconeri a massive 16 point lead at the top of the log.Juve needs only 21 more points from 12 matches to guarantee the title – and that’s assuming the second-placed Neapolitans pick up every available point until the end of season. The ‘Old Lady’ will begin the countdown to yet another Scudetto when they open the round at home to Udinese tonight.With the top of the table seemingly settled, the interest for DStv and GOtv viewers will fall on the results for Milan, Inter and the capital duo of Lazio and Roma (with the former claiming an emphatic 3-0 win over the latter in their derby clash this past weekend).Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

31
Aug
2020

Rene Coicou empowers through poetry

first_img“I often took a different course from my childhood friends and classmates who found leisure in American soap operas. I developed a thirst for knowledge of my culture, and became a legalized Haitian atthe age of 18, nothing was more beautiful than Haiti and being Haitian.”she said. Born in Spain Born in Spain, raised and educated in Haiti where both her parents are from, Regine Coicou lives in Florida. She embraced Haitian culture immediately, finding a passion for writing at an early age and usingher creativity as a voice. Currently working on another novel and performing in South Florida, New York and overseas, she finds time to stay involved in theHaitian community. She supports organizations such as Asosyasyon Fanm Kore Fanm, the community organization which empowers Haitian woman. Creativity and self-expression runs in the family. Her son, Richy Samo, is a rapper. “I find inspiration in anything and everything, from my dreams to the weather,” said Coicou. Spending summers in Cap-Haitian, a commune on the north coast of Haiti, Coicou wrote poems that revived memories of her uncle, famous Haitian poet and playwright Massillon Coicou. Uncle was famous Haitian poet The audience at Kasa Champet in Pembroke Pines remains captivated as she shares passages from various works. Love, self-awareness and hope seem almost tangible in the air. Admired by many for staying true to her spiritual beliefs and undeterred by often negative views associated with Voodoo, a Haitian custom, Coicou finds an ethereal peace connecting with her ancestors. True to spiritual beliefs Works by Regine Coicou can be found on amazon.comlast_img read more

28
Aug
2020

Former Alpena County Undersheriff responds to details surrounding resignation

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, MICH — Former Alpena County Undersheriff, Terry King, sent out a response this morning regarding his resignation. King was placed on administrative leave, prior to resigning on Monday. He says he was given two options: step down or be terminated.One of the issues addressed in king’s release involves his concern with the level of monitoring of a local tethering company. King says he wrote a letter to judge Michael Mack addressing this matter. The letter then fell into the hands of a competitor, and King was later required to get approval before sending any further correspondence.King also came under fire for reporting civilian use of a police scanner. He says when he was made aware an employee of the prosecutor’s office had been using the scanner for calls, he spoke with the 911 Director about his concerns. After the topic was addressed in a sheriff’s meeting, he says he was instructed to leave the issue alone, even though these were clear violations of state and federal law.King was also accused of advising the husband of a suspect involved in an incident at Ella White that his wife should not participate in a polygraph test. He says two investigations into the matter found no proof was ever said, and he has never instructed anyone under investigation not to take a polygraph test.King closes the release by saying,“At no time did I violate any office policies or break any state or federal laws. God willing, I look forward to the privilege of serving as your next sheriff and continuing my work.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: King, resign, Terry King, undersheriffContinue ReadingPrevious First time spearfishing tournament will come to the BayNext Word on the Street: If you could be any animal, which would you choose?last_img read more

16
Aug
2020

MLB All-Star 2019: Best, worst moments from the Midsummer Classic

first_imgBut what were the best moments? How about the worst performances?Well, here’s what we think they were. Related News Best, worst moments from the 2019 MLB All-Star GameBest: Carlos CarrascoIt’s been a heavy few weeks in the sports world. Tyler Skaggs died last week as did former Giants quarterback Jared Lorenzen. Cleveland wasn’t immune from the tragedy, either, as Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco announced he had been diagnosed with Leukemia.The 32-year-old is undergoing treatment for his condition, but he was reportedly considering waiting until after the year to start treatment because he felt he “owed it” to the team to do so. The team, though, convinced him otherwise. It was a tough blow to the Indians organization, but everyone in Cleveland stands behind him as he recovers.At the All-Star Game in Cleveland on Tuesday, all of the Indians fans and players stood with the pitcher affectionately known as “Cookie” during the “Stand Up 2 Cancer” portion of the evening. Carrasco stood in foul territory with his All-Star teammates as they all had his name emblazoned on their cards. Even his former teammate Michael Brantley, who now plays with the Astros, had “Cookie” written on his.It was a powerful moment and it stole the night.Together, we stand #CookieStrong. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/1wmFn6KEYK— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) July 10, 2019Best: Astros accomplish rare featThe American League featured four starters from Houston with Alex Bregman at third, Brantley in left, George Springer in right and Justin Verlander on the mound. Verlander got the night off to a great start with a perfect first inning, but it was the position players who stole the show.Springer singled to lead off the game then Bregman got a base hit, as well, in the second inning. He was then driven in by Brantley to score the game’s first run. Astros players actually had the first three hits of the game for the AL.According to Stats by Stats, that is the first time in All-Star Game history that has happened.The American League’s first 3 hits tonight all came from @astros (George Springer, Alex Bregman, Michael Brantley).It’s the first time in All-Star Game history that one MLB team accounted for the first 3 hits by a league’s All-Star team.#STATSInsights— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) July 10, 2019Best: Luis Castillo’s changeupThis one is simply for your viewing pleasure. Unless you’re a Reds fan, or maybe one of a National League Central team, you probably don’t know much about Cincinnati righty Luis Castillo. You might know his name and that he has been good this year, but you probably don’t know his changeup. We’ll just let you watch this one. This thing is flat-out nasty and deserves the spotlight, even if for just a moment.Luis Castillo has SEVEN games where’s he’s recorded at least six strikeouts with his changeup.No other pitcher has more than one….#AllStarGame pic.twitter.com/Z0pTpFwGag— Matt H. (@MattHanifan_) July 10, 2019Worst: Belli and YeliBrewers outfielder Christian Yelich and Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger are two of the brightest stars in the game and were primed to shine in the national spotlight in the All-Star game. But this weekend they didn’t do much to get fringe fans excited about them.First, Bellinger decided not to compete in the Home Run Derby and Yelich dropped out of it, depriving the event of two of the top home run hitters in the game. Then, when game time came, they combined to go 0 for 4 with three strikeouts. Bellinger’s second at-bat was especially disappointing as he let a changeup down the middle of the plate go for a strikeout looking. Was it a pretty good pitch? Sure, but it’s one Bellinger probably should have smoked. MLB All-Star 2019: NL vs. AL by the numbers MLB All-Star 2019: CC Sabathia receives invite, will be honored before gamecenter_img In what was yet another competitive Midsummer Classic the American League took down the National League 4-3 to win its seventh straight All-Star Game.These games are always competitive and this one was no exception, as every inning had a little bit of drama. Lucas Giolito’s changeup turned Cody into Jellinger. #AllStarGame pic.twitter.com/fI6B5VFVtZ— Pitcher List (@PitcherList) July 10, 2019Mike Trout has stepped up in the Midsummer Classic all throughout his career. Belli and Yeli didn’t do that this week.Worst: Dodgers All-StarsIt may seem like piling on, but consider this, the Dodgers gave up the first two runs of the game (Clayton Kershaw, Walker Buehler), their best hitter went 0 for 2 with two strikeouts (Bellinger), Max Muncy committed an error and their pitchers allowed a .357 batting average against (5 for 14) while posting an ERA of 6.00 (two runs in three innings).This wasn’t exactly a splendid display for MLB’s winningest team.last_img read more

12
Aug
2020

Worcestershire’s David Guest is Midlands Steward of the Year

first_img Worcestershire’s David Guest of Halesowen Golf Club has won the title of Fuller’s London Pride Steward of the Year for England Golf’s Midlands region. He received his trophy at the annual presentation lunch at The Counting House in London, when the national and regional winners were celebrated. David commented: “It’s really great to win an award where you have been voted for by your members and it shows you’re going in the right direction. But, it’s very much a team effort at Halesowen.” The competition, to find and recognise England’s top golf club stewards, is run by Fuller’s and England Golf and is now in its seventh year. The 2013 edition attracted a record entry, with over 700 votes cast and more stewards nominated than ever before. David, a keen golfer, has helped to create a community spirit at Halesowen and has had a positive effect on the club’s finances. He’s a qualified chef and was quick to introduce home-made specials at the club, accompanied by the weekly local guest beers and Halesowen’s ‘own-label’ house wine. He runs a weekly carvery, which has a three-week waiting list, puts on monthly quiz nights and a host of other functions including casino nights, cuisine nights and a masked summer ball. He also hosts outside events, such as weddings and christenings. He’s renowned for his ‘Pride of Midlands’ competition which capitalises on football enthusiasms and rivalries within the club. Members play the 18-hole event in football teams – and football shirts are definitely the order of the day as they compete for an FA-style trophy. The reigning champions are Wolves – which just happens to be David’s club! David is also the club’s junior organiser and works closely with the club’s PGA professional on a four-year plan to attract new, young players. During his involvement the numbers have increased almost four-fold. David, and the other three regional winners, were presented with their awards by England Golf chief executive David Joy and Mark Roberts, Fuller’s Trade Marketing Manager. The other three were: national and Northern winners, Simon and Karen Ward of Wilmslow, Cheshire; South East winner Steve Warren of Eaton, Norwich; and South West winner, for the second year in succession, Anna Tyson of Dainton Park in Devon. They were chosen after a rigorous judging process. The 2012 Steward of the Year, Yvonne James of Rugby Golf Club, joined the judges to whittle down the record entry to three finalists from each region. Each of these 12 were visited personally before the four regional winners were selected, having been judged on their commitment, innovation and standard of service and presentation, together with that extra special something which sets them apart. Caption: David is pictured with England Golf chief executive, David Joy (left), and Mark Roberts, Fuller’s trade marketing manager (right). Image © Gill Shaw . 16 Nov 2013 Worcestershire’s David Guest is Midlands Steward of the Year last_img read more