Former Cheshire President, Ted Leather, was one of England’s top golf volunteers who were recognised this week with awards for their inspiring work which encourages people to take up and enjoy the sport.

The 2012 Volunteer of the Year awards, made by the England Golf Partnership (EGP), were presented during the annual County Golf Development Conference dinner at the National Golf Centre, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire (21-22 February, 2012).