New Treasurer Required for 2022

Our current treasurer, Jenny Smith will be retiring at the end of the financial year. We are looking for someone to fill this position on the County Executive Committee as soon as possible, to shadow Jenny until the takeover in November after the 2021 AGM.

Below is a summary of what the role entails, and Jenny will be pleased to discuss the role in further detail should you be interested. Her details can be found on the list of officers with contact details on this website.

• Good knowledge of Excel spreadsheets.
• Reasonable financial skills.
• Good communication, negotiating and organisational skills.
• Work as part of a team and make appropriate contributions when required.
• Maintain two bank accounts and produce balance sheets when necessary.
• Ensure proper records are kept.
• Liaise with the golf clubs in the county regarding affiliation fees.
• Appoint an auditor and prepare accounts for audit at the year end.

SafeGolf Accreditation for NCLGA

SafeGolf LogoNCLGA is pleased to announce that it has received SafeGolf accreditation from England Golf. SafeGolf is a partnership of UK golf bodies who are committed to promoting a safe and positive environment for all those participating, working and volunteering in the sport of golf.

The SafeGolf partnership consists of members from the golfing bodies across Great Britain & Ireland and has been established to help golf respond to the issue of child protection in sport. Its mission is to safeguard the welfare of children and young people, as well as adults at risk, in the sport of golf.

SafeGolf is firstly, a website – www.safegolf.org – through which anyone with a concern about the welfare of a player, or the behaviour or practice of a coach, volunteer, organiser, parent or a player, can contact the lead safeguarding officer at their national governing body.

Secondly, it is the safeguarding standard England Golf will promote to all their affiliated clubs/counties to ensure all clubs/counties provide a safe and positive experience to children and young people whilst playing golf. The PGA are also using the standards to apply to all their PGA professional Coaches.

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

Read more: Norwood Park in Golf News

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.

Read more: Sad News - Jane Brewer

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.