Golf’s Johnny Foster said he was honoured to win Coach of the Year at the Newtownabbey Sports Awards.
Foster was unable to attend the gala bash but pre-recorded his acceptance message. His achievements last year include coaching the University of Ulster golf team to the Varsity Championships.
He coached Irish International amateurs from Under-18 to the Senior Irish Golf
Level and helped Chris Selfridge to win the North of Ireland Championship title.
Johnny’s influence was praised by rising star Tom McKibbin.
“Johnny is a great coach and has improved my game so much,” he said. “I have won lots of tournaments this year including Player of the Year at the Rory McIlroy Cup, the Florida Tour Championship. I also won the Junior Sportsperson of Year last year at these awards.
“When I am a professional golfer it will be down to Johnny’s hard work and patience to help me on my way.”