Norwood Park in Golf News

Norwood CharterNorwood Park Golf Club has become the first club in Nottinghamshire to sign up to the R&A’s Women in Golf Charter and has pledged to drive participation among women and girls, as well as encouraging more females to pursue a career within the golf industry. Over the past 10 years, female membership has increased by 106%, while girl membership has seen a 550% increase.

They already have an extensive history of supporting both county and national initiatives, including supporting England Golf ‘Girls Golf Rocks’ programme, which targets beginner girls aged 7-14 years to learn golf in a fun and friendly way. Norwood was a pilot centre for the national project in 2016, and has since developed weekly coaching groups, outreach work in schools and fun events at the club. Many of Norwood Junior Girls are now County players (Junior Member Maddie Smith was recently selected for the England Golf Regional Training Squad), while the club’s PGA Professional, Richard Strange, is the lead County Girls Coach, with Norwood the training base for the County Girls Squad

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AGM 2020 Notice

Due to Covid-19 restrictions and with safety being the primary consideration, the NCLGA Executive Committee have decided to cancel the AGM, scheduled for Monday 23rd November at Beeston Fields Golf Club. Alternative arrangements were considered but none were thought to be feasible.
Accordingly, all necessary documentation will be circulated to lady club secretaries in due course so that the information, consultation and voting requirements for an AGM can be met.

Sad News – Jane Brewer

It is with sadness that I report the passing away of Jane Brewer on September the 13th. Jane’s maiden name was Redgate before she married Brian Brewer. She was a member of both Wollaton and Notts Ladies Golf Club. Jane was an excellent golfer and her titles speak for themselves; she won the British Girls Championship in 1951, the Midland Championship in 1951 and 1952. Her first County Championship win was 1953 and last was 1978 - not bad going; she won 11 Championships in all.

Jane served as County Captain twice from 1972-73 and the 2nd time she stepped up as Bridgett Patrick’s Vice when Bridgett’s first choice was unable to continue, that was from 1986-87. Jane served as Notts President from 1994 until 1998. She was also Chairman of the English Ladies Golf Association in 1977/8 and Chairman of the Ladies Golf Union in 1982. Jane committed many years to the playing and organising of golf and she will be missed by many of her friends in the golfing community.

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Autumn Meeting 2020

This Monday the 7th September we were at last able to hold a county competition and I would like to thank all the ladies who made the trip to College Pines to take part. The weather wasn’t marvellous and we did have an unfortunate spell of rain, but it did feel good to play at a different course. I would like to congratulate the winners of the day – please see the full results list which is published on the website.

My thanks go to College Pines for allowing us to hold the event on their course and to those members of the executive who have worked hard to ensure that the event ran smoothly. I hope that all ladies in the county are continuing to enjoy their golf, especially as winter will be upon us soon enough.

Keep well everyone.
Helen Haycox

July Update

Good news; It is intended that the County Autumn Meeting at College Pines on Monday 7th September 2020 will go ahead. Any restrictions in place will be clearly communicated prior to the event.
Could clubs please communicate this to your lady members. The entry form can be found here; Closing date for entries 17th August.

Please note change of date: The NCLGA AGM date has been changed from Monday 16th November to Monday 23rd November; still to be held at Beeston Fields GC at 10.30am.
We hope you are all enjoying your return to golf and keeping safe.

MNR 2020 Competitions

Regrettably the Queen of Clubs and Girls Championships scheduled for 24th August at Mickleover GC and 31st August at Leek GC respectively have been cancelled. Dates and courses for our 2021 MNR competitions are currently being organised and we look forward to welcoming players back to our competitions next year.

Clare Jones
MNR rep NCLGA

Update on Competitions - May 27th

Hello Ladies

I hope that this update finds you all well and that you have been managing to get some social golf in during this period of beautiful weather that we are experiencing. On Monday the 25th May we held an NCLGA executive meeting by Zoom. Unsurprisingly but regrettably; we have cancelled both the Summer Meeting due to take place at Rufford Park on the 6th of July and also County Captain’s Day due to be held on the 20th July at the Nottinghamshire Golf and Country Club. Refunds will be made by our treasurer Jenny Smith as previously. I wish that I had some better news for you all, but at the moment all I can do is hope that you are enjoying your social golf which will give you the chance to get and not only play but enjoy the fresh air and seeing the friends that you have been missing at your own clubs.

With best wishes and stay safe.
Helen Haycox
County Captain