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Aberdovey pro shortlisted for national award

ABERDOVEY Golf Club head professional Andrew Humphreys has been short listed for a prestigious Professional shop of the year award, after an incredible couple of years in the role.

The award recognises growth and development within the industry along with manufacturers feedback and reviews within the game.

Having invested heavily in the redevelopment of the shop, including adding a state of the art swing room/fitting studio and bringing in some of the leading brands in the world, Andrew is rightly proud of what he and his team have achieved, including having recently been awarded a Taylor Made golf business award for brand growth and service.

Having taken over the running of the Professional shop in 2020 just before covid hit the UK, Andrew explained: “It’s been a very strange time to take over as head professional with the industry seeing extreme highs and lows. My team have worked tremendously hard over the last two years and to see their joy in being nominated for this award means a lot.”

Alongside the successful retail side of the business, Andrew also runs a very influential coaching business, where he and his team are passionate about getting more people in Mid Wales into golf.  From teaching club members to newcomers, juniors to world leading professionals, Andrew and his team continue to work with Wales Golf to grow the game in the region and have brought more than 100 new members into local clubs over the past couple of years, further strengthening golf in the area.

Finally, the work Andrew has done to raise the profile of Aberdovey Golf Club can’t go unmentioned, from working with the team at RAW course design to look at course redevelopment to welcoming golfers from across the globe. Working with one the world’s most influential content creators, Peter Finch, in his series where Peter challenged local pros to a game at their course with £1,000 on the line for local charities, has no doubt had a huge impact on exposure for the club. The video has been viewed more than 700k on YouTube, further promoting Aberdovey Golf Club on the global scene.

Aberdovey Professional shop has been invited to attend the TGi awards ceremony later this month in Harrogate.

Photo caption: Aberdovey pro Andrew Humphreys, right, with Peter Finch.