NORTH Yorkshire coach Steve Robinson, who steered the England Golf women’s team to become double European champions, has been nominated for a top award.

Robinson, the head PGA Professional at Sandburn Hall Golf Club near York, has been nominated for the High Performance Coach of the Year accolade at the 2017 UK Coaching Awards.

His nomination follows another season of outstanding successes.

Firstly, he guided the England women’s team to a second successive Euro championship gold medal, having won it 12 months earlier for the first time in 23 years.

Then he coached the Yorkshire boys’ and women’s teams to victory in their respective English County Championships. The two teams have now won 13 county titles between them while being coached by the Yorkshireman.

Robinson, who has been the England women’s coach since 2008, has also notched up a European silver medal and five Home International wins during his time in charge. He was also the 2016 England Golf Coach of the Year.

He said of his latest nomination: “There’s a lot of good coaches out there and it’s nice to see golf get some recognition.

“From a personal point of view I’m obviously delighted to have been nominated, but I’m also very pleased because there’s a lot of coaches in golf who don’t get any recognition."

Robinson - the former Malton & Norton GC professional, who first taught M&N’s European Tour stalwart Simon Dyson – faces stiff competition in the High Performance Coach of the Year category, going up against sailing coach Ben Rhodes, fencing expert Ziemek Wojciechowski, and the trio who helped mastermind Great Britain’s relay success at the Athletics World Championships in August - Stephen Maguire, Benke Blomkvist and Christian Malcolm.

“We’re now up there along with the other top sports and there’s some pretty stiff opposition,” Robinson added.

“We all love golf and it’s nice to see I’m a name in there alongside the guys who coached the world champion sprint relay team to victory.

“I have no expectations. I’m just delighted I’ve made it into the final four and am representing England Golf, The PGA and the work all of us golf coaches do.”

The UK Coaching Awards take place in London on November 30.

Yorkshire has four other nominees on the night.

They are: Leeds-based former UK Athletics head coach Malcolm Brown MBE, who has been nominated for the Lifetime Achievement Award; Bob Muir, from Leeds, who is in the Coach Developer of the Year category; Wetherby’s Ady Gray for Children’s Coach of the Year; and running group Fitmums & Friends for Coaching Intervention of the Year.