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Minjee Lee takes top honour at WA Golf Industry Gala Dinner

POSTED ON March 17, 2019 @ 3:08 pm

Minjee Lee’s successful 2018 season was recognised on Friday night when she won the Outstanding Golf Achievement Award, sponsored by Nexus Risk Services and NGI, at the Western Australian Golf Industry Gala Dinner, held at Perth Exhibition and Convention Centre.

The highlight of Minjee’s season came when she won the Volvik Championship on the LPGA Tour. Lee’s outstanding run of form in 2018 saw her rise to a World Ranking of 5, having begun the year ranked 19th.

Ritchie Smith of Melville Glades Golf Club, who coaches Lee, was named PGA Coach of the Year.

It was fitting that on International Women’s Day, Minjee Lee was one of four women acknowledged for their outstanding contributions to Western Australian golf.

The MiClub Employee of the Year Award was presented to Michelle Miller in recognition of growth in membership at Mount Lawley Golf Club.

Michelle’s dedication to her role and commitment to mentoring new members has created a wonderful culture within the club.

Cathy Cocks, also of Mount Lawley Golf Club was acknowledged as the winner of the Bowra & O’Dea Volunteer of the Year Award.

Cathy was instrumental in helping Mount Lawley Golf Club celebrate its 90th year in style as well as coordinating volunteers for the 2018 WA Open.

Max Hannah, who boasts a 40-year tenure in golf and Dianne Tomlin with 25-years in the industry were joint recipients of the WA Golf Industry Recognition Award.  Both were credited for forming a unified amateur golfing body in Western Australia.

GolfWA would like to congratulate all award winners and nominees for their outstanding commitment to the Western Australian golfing industry in 2018.

Thanks also to Dixie Marshall for her role as host and MC on the night.

A full list of award winners can be found below:

Hilary Lawler PGA Professional of the Year:

Tristan McCallum

PGA Pro-Am of the Year:

ADH Club Car Pro-Am Joondalup Resort & Country Club

PGA Tournament of the Year – Sponsored by Golf Car World EZGO:

TX Civil & Logistics WA PGA Championship Kalgoorlie Golf Course

PGA Coach of the Year – Sponsored by Golf Car World EZGO:

Ritchie Smith, Melville Glades Golf Club

Apprentice of the Year:

Jax Battye, Meadow Springs Golf & Country Club

Superintendent of the Year – Sponsored by McIntosh & Son Jacobson:

Jon Carter (Wanneroo Golf Club)

WA Golf Industry Recognition Award:

Dianne Tomlin & Max Hannah

Outstanding Game Development of the Year:

Jeremy Gilbert, Gosnells Golf Club

Employee of the Year – Sponsored by MiClub:

Michelle Miller (Mount Lawley Golf Club

Volunteer of the Year – Sponsored by Bowra & O’Dea:

Cathy Cocks, Mount Lawley Golf Club

Regional Golf Course of the Year –  Sponsored by ADH Club Car:

Spalding Park Golf Club

Regional Golf Facility of the Year – Sponsored by ADH Club Car:

Busselton Golf Club

Metropolitan Golf Course of the Year – Sponsored by ADH Club Car:

Lake Karrinyup Country Club

Metropolitan Golf Facility of the Year – Sponsored by Rogue Wolf:

Lake Karrinyup Country Club

Outstanding Golf Achievement Award – Sponsored by Nexus Risk Services & NGI:

Minjee Lee

Source: Golf WA

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