NCLGA Centenary 1908 - 2008
The Centenary Committee of Jane Brewer, Wendy Nicholl, Maureen Clarke and Joan Underwood (Chairman) was set up in 2005 and all clubs were sent a letter requesting suggestions for celebrating the Centenary in 2008. Accordingly, arrangements were made for various special events through out the year.
It was hoped that entries this year would be good for the County Championship and Spring Meeting at Sherwood Forest Golf Club 13th-15th May, the Coronation Foursomes at Ramsdale Park Golf Club on 9th June, the Summer Meeting at Chilwell Manor Golf Club on 7th July, the Veterans' Trophy at Edwalton Golf Club on 4th August and the Autumn Meeting at Beeston Fields Golf Club on 8th September. All players were to receive a memento of a special ball marker and all winners of these events would receive a commemorative plate.
The Centenary Committee of NCLGA (Jane Brewer, Maureen Clarke, Wendy Nicholl & Joan Underwood) organised a very successful lunch at Notts Golf Club on the 11th September. Past Captains, Presidents and Club Representatives were invited to attend. 75 ladies were present to listen to a history of ladies golf in general and Notts Ladies in particular, given by Jane Brewer, and personal reminiscences of playing in and for Notts by Wendy Nicholl. Both very entertaining!
Each lady present, received a small memento of a coaster with our Centenary Crest on it, created by our Junior Organiser, Jane England.
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Centenary Match v Derbyshire
Derbyshire Ladies' County Golf Association invited Nottinghamshire County Ladies' Golf Association to play a County Match at Chesterfield Golf Club on 12 August to commemorate the first County Match they ever played 100 years ago. Due to heavy rain the course was closed and the match was rearranged at Kedleston Park Golf Club on 2 October.
It was a memorable and enjoyable occasion for the past and present officials, past champions and county players - all generations were represented. The weather was cold and sunny but interlaced with a couple of short sharp hail storms which caught out those at the back of the field. After the match a celebratory dinner was served and the President of DLCGA welcomed and proposed a toast to Nottinghamshire Ladies. County Captain Marian Harris thanked and proposed a toast to Derbyshire Ladies. All the players were given 2 ball markers - one from each County. Maggie Wylde (DLCGA) and Maureen Clarke (NCLGA) were thanked for organising the event. Nottinghamshire repeated their win of a100 years ago.
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Club Centenary Events
Clubs were asked to organise a Club Centenary Stableford competition and event in their own unique way, played in 2 Divisions - Silver and Bronze. It was up to each club to decide on handicap limits within each Division, dependant upon the range of handicaps within their Club.
A china tea plate and cup was provided for first and second place in each division. The Clubs themselves were allowed to decide which they wanted to present for first prizes and which for second prizes.
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