Louise McLoughlin, from Bromborough Golf Club on the Wirral peninsula, is one of four finalists.
The winner will be announced at the England Golf Awards 2019, sponsored by adidas Golf at the Royal Lancaster London on Thursday, 21 March. The gala dinner will be hosted by BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker.
Louise fell in love with golf when was 11 and went on a family outing. Now aged 18, she’s a single figure handicapper, has played for Cheshire since she was 14, and uses her infectious enthusiasm to share her pleasure in the game.
She’s just been junior captain at her club and she volunteers to help with junior coaching and at lessons for women beginners.
Louise has been a Girls Golf Rocks Ambassador for two years, helping to inspire more girls to play. She’s volunteered at tasters and other events at seven different venues and also visited local schools to encourage girls to take part.
Cheshire is one of England Golf’s priority junior counties, aiming to grow the game, and Louise provides a youthful perspective and gives her ideas on ways for clubs and the county to attract new players.
“She’s always got a smile and a cheery word of encouragement,” said 2018 ladies’ captain Jill Holmes. “Louise is a happy, charismatic girl who deserves to do well by her positive mental attitude and endless enthusiasm.”
Her challengers for the award are Ella Baker from Warley Woods Golf Course in the West Midlands; Jessica Pilgrim from Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire; and Georgina Wrixon from Ashley Wood Golf Club, Dorset.
England Golf Chief Executive Nick Pink said: “The judges were swept away by these fantastic young people who really love golf and share their pleasure with such enthusiasm. It’s hugely encouraging to know that the future of the game is in the hands of players like these.”