New County Junior Organiser

As some of you may already know, Sue Taylor has taken over as the new Junior Organiser. Sue has held this role before and has kindly agreed to step back up again. If anyone wishes to get in contact with Sue, feel free to drop her an email using her Contact Form.

We also welcome former Nottinghamshire Junior Kristina Lazarevic to the committee as the new Match Secretary. We are sure Kristina will do a great job and if you wish to get in contact with her you can reach her through her Contact Form, which is in the Contact Us section of the website.

Matches in 2018

The format of the Midland North Region League will continue this year in line with the changes in 2016, however there is one minor change. The scratch team will be reduced from 6 players to 5 and the handicap team will increase from 4 players to 5.

There are also two friendly matches in the diary again this year – these are for higher handicap girls to introduce them to county golf matches and provide some match play experience.

Kristina will be sending out match availability forms for the early season matches to the relevant squads in the coming days. The way we collect availability and distribute the selected squads will change later this season, but we will distribute further information about this when a few detail are finalised.

Squad Coaching Sessions

Coaching has been arranged for the squad players at a cost of £20 for the season. The dates for the sessions are as follows: 12th May, 9th June, 7 July, 11 August, and 15th September. The 1st and 2nd team players will attend the first session from 9.00 - 10.30am and the improvers and nippers the second session, from 10.30am - 12.00noon. Please contact Sue Taylor or Emma Anderson for more information. 

Nipper's Tour

This is open to boys and girls under 12 years on January 1st 2018 and there are 7 events, all 9 holes or less depending on age. If a girl would prefer to play in an all girls group, just put this on the application form. The idea is to get out on to a course and have fun.

Nottinghamshire Golf Competitions - Junior Order of Merit and Rookies Tour

These competitions will be run again in 2018:

  • The JOOM has 6 events and is open to anyone under 18 on 1st Jan 2018 with a handicap of 36 or less.
  • There are prizes for the overall best 3 aggregate scores for girls, in both gross and nett categories.

Coaching Bursaries

The coaching bursaries will run again this year. For those unaware, any junior girls under 18 on 1st Jan 2018 can apply for a bursary which could be up to £100 for individual coaching. The applications must be submitted by Sunday 29th April and will be awarded based on a combination of potential ability, progress and commitment to developing their golf.

Successful applications will see the bursaries issued in early May and they should be used by the end of September.

Girls Golf Rocks

As in the last two years, the Girls Golf Rock initiative will be running again in 2018. We held a successful Ambassador Training event last week but if there are any other girls who would like to act as an ambassador for 2018 please get in touch!

The project will run again this year with taster days in April, for any girls who are new to golf, at Wollaton, Oakmere, Trent Lock and Norwood. Each taster session is then followed by a subsided coaching programme and culminates in a par 3 competition at Norwood in June.

We need help from all of you to advertise the programme, maybe within your schools, other sports clubs, guides or brownies? This is an excellent opportunity to help build girls golf in Nottinghamshire, so we will circulate the posters as soon. Links to download the posters are available in the GGR article here.

Tracker Forms

For anyone who has not completed one of these please return the completed form prior to the start of the season, as we need the information/consent to ensure the safety of girls at any events we run.
If you have filled one in previously there is no need to return it again unless any details have changed (especially contact details or medical issues).

Information Downloads

Diary Dates 2018 pdf
Newsletter March 2018
pdf
Bursary Application Form 2018
pdf
Tracker Form 2018 pdf
Code of Conduct for Junior Players and Parents pdf
Code of Conduct for Adults and Volunteers working with NCLGA Juniors
pdf