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

County Matches 2020

After discussions involving our President Eva Glasby, MNR Rep Clare Jones, Vice-Captain Di Payne and Assistant Vice-Captain Audrey MacMillan and with the support of our Executive Committee, and I must stress, it is with sincere regret, we have decided that we must withdraw from Midlands North County Week and our reasons are outlined below:

  • Following the outbreak of Covd19 in China a period of 12 weeks has passed and they are still not in the clear, we are at the outset of the outbreak here and will in all probability have a similar if not longer elapsed time. This will take us up to mid-June and we may still have all the government measures in place.
  • Most importantly, as County Week will necessitate the congregation of people we feel it may still not be safe to put our players and officials in a situation where their health maybe compromised.

It is with regret that we have come to this conclusion but it is our responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all those who would be involved. Since making this decision we have been informed that Derbyshire have also withdrawn from the competition. We look forward to seeing and competing with all our fellow county members in much happier times.
On a brighter note - we are hoping that it may be possible to reorganise some of our County golf towards the end of the Summer so that we can all get out into the sunshine and celebrate by playing the game that we all love with our friends and fellow club members, but for the time being we need to make sure everyone stays safe.

Kind regards
Helen Haycox
County Captain 2020

Updated Situation due to Covid-19

Once again, and with great regret, following the ongoing very worrying situation and in line with the policy taken by NUGC, we have decided to cancel any NCLGA Ladies or Junior Girls competitions until at least the 8th of June 2020.
We have also taken the difficult decision to cancel the Scratch, Silver and Bronze league competitions and the Ladies Interclub for 2020. It may not be possible to rearrange them at all towards the end of this year even if we are given the all clear by the Government - which is looking increasingly unlikely. However, this will give us the opportunity to look at the current league formats in conjunction with the WHS, with this in mind we can then review the current situation thoroughly and may be able to announce an improved new league format and competition for 2021.
Please apply by email to Jenny Smith, via her contact form, with your sort code and account number, for any applicable refunds. If you prefer to receive your refund by cheque, please include your address. The refunds will be made as soon as possible.
Again I must stress that as an organisation we must take the health of our members seriously. The committee will continue to review this ever changing situation and keep you informed of any new decisions that are made.
The executive committee and I hope that all the ladies in the county will continue to stay safe and keep well.
With best wishes in these difficult times.

Helen Haycox
County Captain 2020

Competition Suspension March/April 2020

To all NCLGA Ladies

It is with great regret that we have taken the decision to cancel all NCLGA competitions that are due to take place from now until the end of April, specifically the Junior Mixed Am-Am and the County Waltz. There will be refunds for the County Waltz and the Junior Am-Am and to arrange these please email Jenny Smith via her contact form, with your sort code and account no. If you prefer to receive your refund by cheque, please include your address. The refunds will be made as soon as possible.

As an organisation we must take the health of our members seriously and so we will follow the latest Government guidelines. The committee will review the situation towards the end of April and then provide a further update regarding competitions that are due to take place in May.

League matches should be suspended until further notice. If these can be resumed and rearranged towards the end of the year, all clubs will maintain their current league places – that is there will be no promotions or demotions.
The executive committee and I hope that all the ladies in the county will stay safe and keep well.

With best wishes
Helen Haycox
County Captain 2020

Thank You from Maureen

Maureen cakeThank you to the County Committee, especially Di Payne and Audrey MacMillan, for organising such a wonderful afternoon tea party for my 80th birthday. Thank you to all that attended and to all clubs that donated. My house is full of lovely flowers, plants, bottles, and cards, as well as balloons. I will always have great memories of a lovely day meeting with you all and enjoying your company. I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. I thank Sherwood Forest golf Club Chef, Craig, and the staff for serving a delicious afternoon tea, and Di McMurdo for the special golfer's birthday cake. I take this opportunity to wish all the NCLGA Officials and county teams great success in 2020.

Afternoon Tea Celebration for Maureen Clarke

Maureen JuniorsLadies from the NCLGA had a great get together at Sherwood Forest Golf Club on Sunday the 26th January to help celebrate the 80th birthday of Maureen Clarke our recently retired President. This special event was organised on behalf of the county by Di Payne (County Vice-Captain) and Audrey MacMillan (County Assistant Vice-Captain) – good job ladies!
Sherwood Forest Golf Club served a magnificent afternoon tea and all present had a wonderful afternoon of fellowship. Many of those present enjoyed it so much that it was suggested that perhaps an afternoon tea could become an annual event to get different members of the NCLGA together at the beginning of the year.
Eva Glasby our new President proposed a toast which was followed by all present wishing Maureen a happy birthday in song. Of course, Maureen had some words to share with all and she very kindly presented all who attended with a small gift. It was a wonderful afternoon much enjoyed by all – a real winter warmer on a dull January day which will have given Maureen some lovely memories.
Happy Birthday Maureen and thank you for all your hard work over the years – we look forward to seeing you on the course in 2020 when you are supporting, playing and refereeing.
Pictured – Maureen with some of our Juniors and Junior Organisers.

Helen Haycox
County Captain

County President's Day 2019

Presidents 2019aCounty 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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