Pilgrim in the running for England Golf's Young Ambassador of the Year award

Jessica Pilgrim from Stoke Park Golf Club is one of four finalists in the running for England Golf’s Young Ambassador of the Year Award.

The 13-year-old is a member of England Golf’s Thames Valley regional squad, as well as an active volunteer, and has been spreading her love for the game through the campaign Girls Golf Rocks. She’s also helped make golf available at her school.

Her volunteering has also taken her to national junior games for disabled athletes and high profile events where she’s met stars of the game like Thomas Bjorn and Andrew Johnston.

The winner will be announced at England Golf Awards 2019 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London on Thursday, March 21. The gala dinner will be hosted by BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker.

“Her infectious enthusiasm can only help in promoting golf,” said Jean Taylor, the 2018 Stoke Park ladies’ captain. “Her achievements all help to promote golf in her school, club and county. I hope her voice continues to be heard.”

Her challengers for the award are Ella Baker from Warley Woods Golf Club in the West Midlands; Louise McLoughlin from Bromborough Golf Club, Cheshire; and Georgina Wrixon from Ashley Wood Golf Club, Dorset.