Junior News for April and May

Thanks to Acorn aThe first MNR  match for the Handicap team took place against Leicestershire on 28th April at Rothley Park. The match resulted in a 4-1 win for Nottinghamshire. Well done girls!

Congratulations to Molly Campbell who won the Droitwich Girls Open. Well done too to all the girls who have taken part and won prizes in the first two rounds of the Nippers Tour at Kilton Forest and Ruddington Grange.

The second MNR match for the handicap team was against Lincolnshire and was played at Market Rasen Golf Club on 19th May. The team all looked fantastic in their new kit which was generously donated by Acorn Windows. Many thanks to them for their continued support. Unfortunately we went down fighting in a 3-2 win for Lincolnshire.

We have recently heard that Amelia Wan and Maddie Smith have qualified for the English Schools National Championships to be played over 36 holes at Sherwood Forest on June 24th 2019. Very well done to them both!

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Junior Order of Merit gets underway at Rufford Park!

On Sunday 28th April saw the Cyril Sellick take place at Rufford Park GC and this was also the first counting event towards the Nottinghamshire Junior Order of Merit 2019. 52 juniors took part and the winner on countback, with a fabulous nett 63 was Oliver Parry from Chilwell Manor.

The Junior Order of Merit consists of 4 categories – Boys Gross, Girls Gross, Boys Nett and Girls Nett. With a player’s 4 best scores from 7 possible events counting.
2018 OOM Girl Winners 1aLast year’s winners were:
Nathan Fox, Oakmere (Boys Gross)
Maddy Smith, Norwood Park (Girls Gross)
Frazer Youens, Oakmere (Boys Nett)
Ella Whaley, Beeston Fields (Girls Nett)

Please see the first Order of Merit leaderboard for the season by following this link. Don’t worry if you didn’t play in the Cyril Sellick – there’s still plenty of time to enter the remaining events! Look forward to seeing you all playing throughout the season. Any questions please do not hesitate to contact Alice Lowe (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or Emily Rowbottom (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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Junior Newsletter - A busy start to April!

MapperleyPaddyThe first match of the season, and first outing for Paddy the mascot, was the 2nd Team friendly against Mapperley Ladies, which was played on Thursday 11th April. This resulted in a 3-0 win for the juniors. Well done to all who played and many thanks to Mapperley GC for their hospitality and continued support of the junior section.

Amelia2The Nottinghamshire Schools championships were held at Sherwood Forest GC on Friday 12th April. It was a brilliant day with 11 entries from girls. The gross winner was Amelia Wan and the nett winner was Jorja Newbold.  Amelia, Jorja and Maddie Smith will go forward to represent Notts in the Midlands Competition. There was also  a hole in one for Lexi Williams-Green! It was a week of tumbling handicaps - the girls have worked so hard on their game over the winter.

Jorja was also the winner of the Stanedge Junior masters this week - well done! Check out all the photographs at the end of this article.

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First Squad Training of 2019

SquadTraining2There was an excellent atmosphere at the first Squad Training of the year. Girls of all abilities and experience met to chat and catch up before they attacked the driving range. Richard Strange our County coach wasn't phased by the excitement but found that an awful lot of golf balls were used by 24 girls desperate to get a ball through the rugby posts!! Geoff the barman was great and never batted an eyelid when I asked for '26 hot chocolates in five minutes time please'.

NewKit2Our new Junior Captain Lucy, modelled the new kit so look out for us on the course in our bright red shirts. My special thanks to Suzi Anderson, Maureen and Michael Clarke, Di Payne, Richard Strange for their help and support, and once again thanks to our parents with their amazing offers of help in the year to come.

The next session will be on Wednesday 13th March. All the girls who attended this week will be notified which group they will be in. Group 1 will be 6-7.30 and Group 2 will be 6.30 - 8 pm. If you missed the training by any chance please just come at 6pm you will be made most welcome.

Happy Golfing.
Sue Taylor
Junior Coordinator

England Golf Regional Training

Amelia2Congratulations to Amelia Wan, of Rufford Park, who has been selected for the England Golf Regional U 18 Squad. Wishing her every success with her new venture.

Sue Taylor

Junior Girls Squad Training & Development

The Junior Committee would like to wish a Happy New Year to all Junior girls and their parents.
We start the new year by sadly saying goodbye to Dan Parkes (5 years) and John Vaughan who has been coaching our girls for a brilliant 20 years. We thank them so much for their hard work and know that they will be sorely missed.

However we are delighted to welcome Richard Strange as our new NCLGA Junior Girls Squad Training and Development Leader. Our first session will be on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13th from 6-8pm at NORWOOD PARK. Then every second Wednesday evening of the month, up until September.
All interested Notts Junior girls are invited to come and chat, discuss a few new rules, drink hot chocolate and we may even hit a few golf balls!!!

We will also be having a New Kit this year but we will need the old one back first. So please bring it with you. We are looking forward to seeing you all again and if you would please email me to say you are attending that would be very helpful for numbers.

Sue Taylor
NCLGA Junior Coordinator

New Girls Squad Coach Appointed

SueRichardWe are delighted to announce that, as of February 2019, Norwood's PGA Head Coach Richard Strange will be the new NCLGA County Girls Squad 'Training & Development Leader' and Norwood Park will be the home for the County Girls Squad Training.

Sue Taylor, County Girls Co-Ordinator said, “We are really delighted that Richard has taken this role, with very exciting times ahead for the County Girls - Norwood has welcomed us so many times over the years and we are delighted to have a new home. The New Development Training Programme will enhance all the ongoing work that so many PGA Pros do throughout the county."

PGA Award Winning Coach Richard is highly regarded both regionally and nationally by The PGA, The Golf Foundation and England Golf Active Notts for his outstanding work and efforts in growing the game.


Junior Jubilee & Presentation Evening 2018

The weather was wild, wet and windy, but spirits were high for all the competitors in the Junior Jubilee; 3 teams set off for 18 holes of AM/AM competition at Norwood Park and battled the conditions to produce some very creditable scores. While the more experienced players were out on the main course, two groups went out onto the Par 3, with 3 players in the 9 hole competition and our new juniors playing 5 holes from the EZ tees.

The rain and the cold got the better of us and the competition was shortened, but credit goes to the 5 hole team who managed to complete their course! A few girls took the opportunity to play a couple of extra holes – won by Lucy Holbough, but hot chocolate and a warm clubhouse was definitely welcomed by most. The winning team of Charlie Inger, Madeleine Smith, Lexi Williams-Green and Molly Campbell scored a fantastic 42 points, well done to all who played. The 9 hole competition was won by Maddison Clarke and Tamara Kubba won the 5 hole competition. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to Norwood Park Golf Centre for hosting the event and providing tee times.

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