County Captain's Day Am-Am 2018

This year County Captains Day was held at Notts Golf Club (Hollinwell) on Monday 23rd July, a bright sunny day, with hardly a cloud in the sky, temperatures rising steadily through the day. 160 ladies took part in the competition representing 15 clubs in the County. Thanks to the groundstaff for preparing the course in great condition considering the long spell of hot dry weather we have been having.

Very welcome refreshments were served in the halfway house, (Hollinwell Halt), by Notts Ladies President, Dot and other Notts Ladies members during the day (Rita, Pat, Lady Captain Jo and Judith). Yet again the ladies from around the County had been baking over the weekend, with the players being treated to some fantastic cakes, providing sustenance for the challenging back nine holes in what was, by then, quite stifling conditions. Thank you to them all.

A team from Stanton, Margaret Ferguson, Kath Oscroft, Kay Wakefield and late substitute, Ellen Manton, in first place with a great score of 89 points, 3 points clear of last years’ winners, Angela Picker, Wendy Kerry, Lorraine Howd & Sally McGarvey, (Ruddington) in second. The next three teams all had 85 points, Louise Wilding, Mel Prime, Lou Beaumont & Di Toyn, (Coxmoor), taking third spot on the back nine from another Stanton team of Jane Gilmore, Pamela Kissman, Zoe Scott & Elaine Shelton. In fifth place was a home team of Carol Wild, Rosemary Whitehouse, Sheila Gretton and Pauline Tilcock.

Nearest the Pin winners for bronze division were Irene Goodburn (Norwood) on the 5th and Morag Skelton (Sherwood Forest) on the 9th. For the silver division nearest the Pin on 13th was won by Pam Kissman (Stanton) and nearest the Pin in two on the 10th was Kath Swift (Rushcliffe). Well played everyone.

Thank you to all the ball spotters who were out there on Monday, keeping play moving, also not forgetting our starter for the day Dy Holland. Thanks to everyone who played, all my helpers on the desk and to all who have supported the raffle by donating prizes or purchasing tickets. Finally huge thanks to Notts Golf Club and the members for giving us courtesy of the course and the caterers for keeping everyone fed and watered before and after the golf. The day was a great success raising funds for our County Teams and I thank you all for a wonderful day.

Glenys Priestley
County Captain