County President's Day 2019
County President’s Day 2019 was played at Wollaton Park Golf Club on Monday 7 October, to raise funds for the NCLGA County Teams. The weather forecast was horrendous but fortunately it did not turn out as predicted. The drizzle dried up and most competitors were able to play without getting wet. Sadly, the rain did come back later for the players near the end of the field. 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 five short holes, a Putting Competition over 6 holes, a prize draw for free four balls, and a raffle. At the half-way house the players enjoyed a little break to have a drink and eat delicious cakes. After play, a buffet meal and sweet were enjoyed in the dining-room.
The prize-winners were:
First Place: Jean Stones, Zandra Alexander, Pam Orton, and Jane Morton from Coxmoor Golf Club with 83 points winning on the back nine with 47 points.
Second Place: Caroline Hart, Lily Hurley, Cheryl Slade, and Jane Burgin from Wollaton Park Golf Club with 83 points with a back nine of 42 points.
Third Place: Sandra Beckett, Clare Wilson, Audrey MacMillan, and Eithne Williams from Norwood Park Golf Club with 81 points.
Fourth Place: Jean Durbin, Pam Loch, Jo Hopkins and Janet Slater from Notts Ladies’ Golf Club with 80 points winning on the back nine with 40 points.
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Taskers Trophy - Supporting Junior Golf
The 2019 Final was played at Beeston Fields Golf Club on Sunday 29 September. It was a very rainy day with some finer weather at times. In the final of the ladies’ Taskers event, the Ian Bartoft Trophy, Beauchief A beat Little Aston A 5½ to 1½. The men’s Taskers Final and Plate were also played and Hillsborough A beat Mapperley F 5 to 2 in the Taskers Final and Ormonde Fields B beat Uttoxeter A in the Taskers Plate. NCLGA received a donation commensurate to the number of ladies’ teams entered; 15 ladies teams entered and this resulted in NCLGA receiving a donation of £750.
I would like to encourage all Clubs to enter as many ladies’ teams as they can. It is a great event to play in because teams have the opportunity and pleasure of playing other teams from other courses in this County and the surrounding Counties. It’s a win, win situation and. if more ladies’ teams enter from Nottinghamshire, more money will be received by our County Junior Girls at the end of the year.
Before the Presentation all the teams, their supporters and County Officials were treated to an excellent roast beef dinner with all the trimmings, sticky toffee pudding, ice cream and coffee. After the prize-giving the County Presidents received the donation to their County Juniors and said a few words of thanks to the Crawfords for their sponsorship and excellent organisation of the event. Beeston Fields were to be congratulated on providing a great venue and keeping the course playable in spite of heavy rain at times.