Junior Jubilee and Presentation 2019

Girls 2019aA fantastic day for the 2019 Junior Jubilee, our celebration of our golfing year. We played an Am/Am at Norwood Park in glorious sunshine and congratulations must go to all the girls who scored incredibly well in difficult conditions. Well done to the winning 18 hole team of Elizabeth Smith, Freya Keal, Safi Durrant and Ava Waplington, who narrowly beat Lucy Bradshaw, Madeleine Smith, Annie Bowman and Lucy Holbrough into second place. It was very close between all 4 teams and really demonstrated the strength of the Notts squad this year. In the par 3 competition Maya Kubba, Millie Marsh and Yara Kubba took first place with all girls showing just how well they have progressed during the year.

The evening presentation of certificates and re-presenting of trophies and awards won throughout the year was amazing with a prize table showing a small sample of the numerous awards received during the year. Captain Lucy Holbrough gave a fantastic speech and they said a sad farewell to our retiring County President Maureen Clarke who has been a wonderful supporter of the coaching sessions and competitions throughout the year.

Susie and Suzi would like to congratulate all the girls on an amazingly successful year and wish you all the very best in 2020.

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Junior News for August and September

Torksey1The second round of matches in the MNR Junior League took place at Lincoln GC on 28th July. In the morning match we lost narrowly to Lincolnshire 3 : 2 but turned it around in the afternoon to defeat Leicestershire by the same margin. Well done to all of the girls who played.

The Nippers Tour came to it's conclusion at Trent Lock on 15th August. Margaret Thorpe kindly presented the order merit trophies. The children had great fun and enjoyed the tour, many made friends as did some of the parents but the competitive spirit remained throughout. The team was announced for the Mini Ryder Cup and it included two girls; Mollie Campbell and Millie Marsh. The contest against Shropshire was played at The Shropshire on 21st August and resulted in a draw 9 : 9. - well done team!

The Finals Day for the Junior Leagues took place at Trent Lock on 19th August. The match against Derbyshire was a decider, which Derbyshire won 3 : 2 and so they took the League title. Notts were runners up and were presented with caps as their prizes.

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Leonie comes 3rd in Scottish U16 Girls

Leonie1aCongratulations to Leonie Muir, of Wollaton Park GC, who finished in 3rd place in the Scottish U16 Girls Open at Elgin Golf Club, with a score of 1 over par gross and only 3 shots off the lead. She also won the nett competition with a nett score of 9 under par, resulting in a drop in her handicap, to 4. It's lovely to see her proudly wearing her Nottinghamshire shirt.

Sofia Barroso Sá was crowned the winner at the Scottish Girls’ U16 Open Championship after a three-under par final round of 71 saw her overtake the overnight leaders, finishing on an overall score of two-under par. Runner-up Grace Mayo, posted the lowest round of the day; an excellent four-under par 70, but ultimately came up just short of a playoff. Overnight leaders Anna Neumayer from Austraia and Leonie Muir from England, both posted solid scores of one-over par today to finish in a tie for third.

View all of the final scores from the Scottish Girls’ U16 & U14 Championship at Elgin here.

MNR Junior League 2019 - Round 1

vStaffs2019aSome people might remember Sunday the 14th for Djokovic winning Wimbledon, some may remember it as the day England won the Cricket World Cup, but WE will remember it for an amazing day of golf for Notts in the Midlands North Junior League at Norwood Park Golf Course!  Special thanks to Maureen the County President and Carol our County Captain for supporting us on the day. The team was also well supported all day by friends and family all in red (eventually) following Sue’s orders!
In the morning the squad took on Staffordshire with much success winning 5-0, each girl did us proud, the scores were- Libby 4&2, Amelia 4&3, Ava 1up, Jorja 2&1 and Maddie 4&2. This was followed by a successful afternoon playing Shropshire, the final score for the afternoon was 4½-½ and the scores were- Libby 10&8, Amelia 6&4, Leonie 6&5, Ava 4&3 and Jorja halved on the last.
The course was in great condition and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day. We were made very welcome by everyone at Norwood Park. Here’s to Torksey on the 28th!

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