Thank You from Maureen
Thank you to the County Committee, especially Di Payne and Audrey MacMillan, for organising such a wonderful afternoon tea party for my 80th birthday. Thank you to all that attended and to all clubs that donated. My house is full of lovely flowers, plants, bottles, and cards, as well as balloons. I will always have great memories of a lovely day meeting with you all and enjoying your company. I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. I thank Sherwood Forest golf Club Chef, Craig, and the staff for serving a delicious afternoon tea, and Di McMurdo for the special golfer's birthday cake. I take this opportunity to wish all the NCLGA Officials and county teams great success in 2020.
Afternoon Tea Celebration for Maureen Clarke
Ladies from the NCLGA had a great get together at Sherwood Forest Golf Club on Sunday the 26th January to help celebrate the 80th birthday of Maureen Clarke our recently retired President. This special event was organised on behalf of the county by Di Payne (County Vice-Captain) and Audrey MacMillan (County Assistant Vice-Captain) – good job ladies!
Sherwood Forest Golf Club served a magnificent afternoon tea and all present had a wonderful afternoon of fellowship. Many of those present enjoyed it so much that it was suggested that perhaps an afternoon tea could become an annual event to get different members of the NCLGA together at the beginning of the year.
Eva Glasby our new President proposed a toast which was followed by all present wishing Maureen a happy birthday in song. Of course, Maureen had some words to share with all and she very kindly presented all who attended with a small gift. It was a wonderful afternoon much enjoyed by all – a real winter warmer on a dull January day which will have given Maureen some lovely memories.
Happy Birthday Maureen and thank you for all your hard work over the years – we look forward to seeing you on the course in 2020 when you are supporting, playing and refereeing.
Pictured – Maureen with some of our Juniors and Junior Organisers.
County President's Day 2019
County President’s Day 2019 was played at Wollaton Park Golf Club on Monday 7 October, to raise funds for the NCLGA County Teams. The weather forecast was horrendous but fortunately it did not turn out as predicted. The drizzle dried up and most competitors were able to play without getting wet. Sadly, the rain did come back later for the players near the end of the field. The format was a four-ball Stableford Am Am with 2 scores to count, 90% handicap. There were prizes for nearest the pin on all five short holes, a Putting Competition over 6 holes, a prize draw for free four balls, and a raffle. At the half-way house the players enjoyed a little break to have a drink and eat delicious cakes. After play, a buffet meal and sweet were enjoyed in the dining-room.
The prize-winners were:
First Place: Jean Stones, Zandra Alexander, Pam Orton, and Jane Morton from Coxmoor Golf Club with 83 points winning on the back nine with 47 points.
Second Place: Caroline Hart, Lily Hurley, Cheryl Slade, and Jane Burgin from Wollaton Park Golf Club with 83 points with a back nine of 42 points.
Third Place: Sandra Beckett, Clare Wilson, Audrey MacMillan, and Eithne Williams from Norwood Park Golf Club with 81 points.
Fourth Place: Jean Durbin, Pam Loch, Jo Hopkins and Janet Slater from Notts Ladies’ Golf Club with 80 points winning on the back nine with 40 points.
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Taskers Trophy - Supporting Junior Golf
The 2019 Final was played at Beeston Fields Golf Club on Sunday 29 September. It was a very rainy day with some finer weather at times. In the final of the ladies’ Taskers event, the Ian Bartoft Trophy, Beauchief A beat Little Aston A 5½ to 1½. The men’s Taskers Final and Plate were also played and Hillsborough A beat Mapperley F 5 to 2 in the Taskers Final and Ormonde Fields B beat Uttoxeter A in the Taskers Plate. NCLGA received a donation commensurate to the number of ladies’ teams entered; 15 ladies teams entered and this resulted in NCLGA receiving a donation of £750.
I would like to encourage all Clubs to enter as many ladies’ teams as they can. It is a great event to play in because teams have the opportunity and pleasure of playing other teams from other courses in this County and the surrounding Counties. It’s a win, win situation and. if more ladies’ teams enter from Nottinghamshire, more money will be received by our County Junior Girls at the end of the year.
Before the Presentation all the teams, their supporters and County Officials were treated to an excellent roast beef dinner with all the trimmings, sticky toffee pudding, ice cream and coffee. After the prize-giving the County Presidents received the donation to their County Juniors and said a few words of thanks to the Crawfords for their sponsorship and excellent organisation of the event. Beeston Fields were to be congratulated on providing a great venue and keeping the course playable in spite of heavy rain at times.