County President's Day 2017

CPD1The Inaugural County President’s Day was played at Sherwood Forest Golf Club on Monday 9 October to raise funds for County Match Week 2018, which is to be hosted by Notts County Ladies’ Golf Association. It was a lovely Autumnal day and the full field of 100 players enjoyed playing the course which was in immaculate condition. The format was a four-ball Stableford Am Am with 2 scores to count, 90% handicap. There were prizes for nearest the pin on all four short holes.

At the half-way house the players enjoyed a little break to eat delicious cakes and drink tea or coffee from china cups. After play, a buffet meal and sweet were enjoyed in the dining-room and raffle tickets were checked. The raffle table was fantastically well-laden with prizes provided by competitors and officials. Players were also able to enter a prize draw for a free four-ball at Sherwood Forest Golf Club and a prize draw for a free four-ball at Notts Golf Club, Hollinwell, as well as take part in the Putting Competition to get the ball nearest to the bottle using the whole length of the practice putting green.

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Taskers Trophy Final 2017

taskers17aThe TaskersTrophy is an inter-club golf competition for the over fifties which is supporting junior golf in your county. The 2017 Final was played at Wollaton Park Golf Club on Sunday 8 October. It was a fine but somewhat windy day and players were warned about the Deer, with the Stags being in the rutting season.

In the final of the ladies’ Taskers event, Branston A played against Whittington Heath in order to win the Burtoft Trophy. The matches were well contested but Branston A ladies beat Whittington Heath ladies 6/1. The men’s Taskers Final and Plate were also played and the Hillsborough Team won the men’s Taskers and the Chevin B Team won the men’s Taskers Plate. The Taskers Plate is for all teams that get knocked out in the first round. If a few more ladies’ teams enter, the ladies will be able to have a ladies’ Plate competition as well.

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Junior Committee Job Roles

jobrolesflyer2017The NCLGA Junior Committee needs your help - our current Junior Coordinator is stepping down and we are looking for FOUR volunteers to each take on part of the role.

We now have nearly 80 juniors girls in the county so we have decided to spilt the role into four keys areas to spread out the workload. We hope that will increase the number of ladies out there who might come forward to help support our junior girls within the county.

Please highlight this to anyone you think might be interested or has the right skills to help out with any of the roles.

You can download a copy of the flyer here.

 

English Women's Finals, Felixstowe 2017

Team17aCongratulations to our Notts Team who played so well at the English Women’s Finals at Felixstowe this year.

The week featured some amazing golf by all counties, with countless birdies, numerous eagles and two holes in one! It was a fantastic week of golf and our team deserves massive credit for playing so well against very stiff competition from the other counties. Congratulations to Yorkshire for taking the title this year and to all the Notts players for representing their county so well.

Full results available here.

Helen Maber
County Captain

Ladies Interclub Final 2017

Interclub17aThe final of the Ladies Interclub was held at Wollaton Park on 11th September between last year’s winners, Retford and Trent Lock. It was an extremely windy cold day with a few sharp downpours which made conditions very testing for both teams. Nevertheless, some excellent golf was played in a match which was very close right to the end.

The first match featured Jean Stones and Jan Peters for Trent Lock playing against Debbie Rose and Keran Hutchinson from Retford. The match was all square until the 17th where Retford found a very wet bunker off the tee and lost the hole to go one down. A half on the 18th resulted in a win for Trent Lock 1-up. The second match was played by Tracey Krupa and Billie Major from Trent Lock against Pat Fox and Belinda Briggs from Retford. A very solid putt on the 16th green took Retford to 3-up and the match finished with halves on 17 and 18 giving Retford an overall win for the day of 2-up.

Congratulations to both teams for making the final and for battling the elements at Wollaton in an exciting final. The Interclub Trophy returns to Retford for another year.

Our thanks go to Wollaton Park for hosting the final and for looking after us so well during the day. Thanks also to President Maureen Clarke and to Lyndsay Carruthers for refereeing and to past president Joan Underwood for acting as starter.

Helen Maber
County Captain

English Women's Finals 2017

Felixstowe2Excitement is building in Notts as our County Team make their final preparations for the English Women’s Finals, taking place from 18th to 22nd September at Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club, one of the oldest links courses in England, sited on the beautiful Suffolk coast.

Nottinghamshire will play against teams from Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Suffolk and Yorkshire. Each day will be played against a different county, playing three foursomes matches each morning and six singles each afternoon, with the winner of the week claiming the title. Our team were successful in winning the England Finals in 2015 and will be trying very hard to achieve the same result this year. I am delighted to confirm the team as follows:
Emma Anderson (Sherwood Forest), Rachel Boulton (Springwater), Emily Cheshire (Notts Ladies), Caron Harrison (Sherwood Forest), Carol Houghton (The Nottinghamshire), Emma Howie (Stanton on the Wolds), Libby Kilbride (Worksop), Kristina Lazarevic (Notts Ladies), Lauren Spray (Notts Ladies), Carol Wild (Notts Ladies) and Glenys Priestley (Reserve – Notts Ladies)

We have a great mix of youth and experience and I am very excited to captain the team in this prestigious tournament. We would love to see lots of Nottinghamshire support at Felixstowe and I know that many have already booked accommodation there. A great excuse for a few days at the seaside and to see some excellent golf being played!

Our website has a dedicated results page and live scoring and results can be followed at www.englandgolf.org/womenscountyfinals

Helen Maber (County Captain)

 

Autumn Meeting 2017

It was a bright sunny day for our final county competition of the season and 51 players took part in the Autumn Meeting at Chilwell Manor Golf Club on Monday 4th September. The course was in excellent condition with some very testing pin positions which made the greens quite testing. Some excellent scores were recorded, with Caron Harrison from Sherwood Forest winning both Scratch and Nett prizes. Her gross 73 broke the course record at Chilwell, previously held by Alex Peters with 75. Many congratulations to Caron for an excellent score! The CSS for the day was 73.

At this competition, in addition to the results for the Autumn Meeting, aggregate prizes are awarded for the combined gross and nett scores for both Autumn and Summer Meetings.

I would like to record my thanks to Chilwell Manor for looking after us all so well and for presenting the course in such great condition. This was the final competition to be run by our hard working competition secretaries Colette Newton and Jane Fowler before they resign from the NCLGA Executive in November. Very many thanks to them both for all their hard work today and over the years – they have done an exceptional job, dealing efficiently with all the competition entries and results – and always with a smile. We shall miss them hugely!

Helen Maber (County Captain)

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