Bryan Ross honoured by England Golf

Bryan Ross’ commitment to supporting the region’s golf coaches as they develop young golfers was recognised at England Golf’s Coaching Conference.

Bryan, who stepped down from his role as girls’ squad regional manager in 2022 having also previously worked with the boy’s squad, received the award for Contribution to Coaching Excellence at the annual event.

“It’s really nice to be recognised by for a role I’ve had a lot of fun doing over the years,” said Bryan, who has supported some of the region’s best golfers in the last 13 years alongside first Kendal McWade and then JJ Vallely, and Teleri Hamilton. The squads which Bryan managed include players such as Walker Cup player Matty Lamb as well as leading girls from the North East – including eight girls capped for England and 2021 Women’s British Amateur champion Jess Baker.

“I’ve worked with great coaches and been able to see some fantastic golfers develop over the years. While their elite success grabs the headlines, it’s as rewarding to see these boys and girls embrace the learning environment we created for them, and go on to be such well-rounded people that achieve so much – on and off the golf course.”

While he has stepped down from his England Golf role, Bryan continues to work with JJ on his region-wide development programme, and delivering a first experience of golf in primary schools.