GOLF VOLUNTEERS CHOSEN AS OLYMPIC TORCHBEARERS
Inspirational golf volunteers Marlan Cox and Jim Pocknell have been chosen as Olympic torchbearers and will help to carry the flame through their communities on its relay round the UK.
Jim, the chairman of the Kent Golf Partnership, will carry the torch in Deal on July 19 – his birthday. “What a birthday present!” he said. Marlan, a volunteer with the Golf Foundation’s national project, HSBC Golf Roots, will take his turn in Haringey, London, on July 25. “It was a big, big surprise, I just thought ‘wow!’” he said.
Both Jim and Marlan were nominated by Sport England after their names were put forward by the England Golf Partnership (EGP). The Partnership brings together the amateur governing body, England Golf, and the Professional Golfers’ Association to grow the game with the support of the Golf Foundation and Sport England.