County President's Day 2018

PresidentsDay18aCounty President’s Day 2018 was played at Beeston Fields Golf Club on Monday 8 October to raise funds for the NCLGA County Teams. It was a lovely, warm and sunny Autumnal day and the full field of 100 players enjoyed playing the course which was in excellent condition. The format was a four-ball Stableford Am-Am with 2 scores to count, 90% handicap. There were prizes for the first four teams, nearest the pin on all four short holes, and a putting competition.
A marquee was provided by the local Rotary Club, alongside the 11th Tee, where the players enjoyed a little break to eat delicious cakes and drink soft drinks, and 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 well-laden with prizes provided by competitors and officials. Players were also able to enter a prize draw for a free four-balls at various Golf Clubs around the County.

The prize-winners were:-

PresidentswinnersAFirst Place: Carol Houghton, Helen Haycox, Lesley Morris, and Julia Rose from The Nottinghamshire Golf and Country Club with a score of 85 – Carol having holed 6 birdie putts
Second Place: Clare Jones, Rosemary Lockwood, Lindsay Carruthers, and Pam Hannam from Beeston Fields Golf Club with a score 83
Third Place: Helen Maber, Karen Gilbert, Sue Jennings and Carol Bancroft from Beeston Fields Golf Club with a score of 82
Fourth Place: Katie White, Jane Baxter, Maria Timson, and Linda Bird from Mapperley Golf Club with a score of 80 – winning on the back 9 with 44 points.

Nearest the Pin on 3rd for Handicaps 20 and over: Janet Ledger, Notts Ladies’ GC
Nearest the Pin on 8th for Handicaps 20 and over: Caroline Hart, Wollaton Park GC
Nearest the Pin on 11th for Handicaps 19 and below: Sue Brownson, Southwell GC
Nearest the Pin on 14th for Handicaps 19 and below: Lindsay Carruthers, Beeston Fields GC
Putting Competition: Lauretta Smith, Nottingham City Golf Club

Four Ball Prize Draw Winners:
Beeston Fields Golf Club: Ellen Sanderson, Sherwood Forest Golf Club
Coxmoor Golf Club: Jen Boneham, Notts Ladies’ Golf Club
Newark Golf Club: Di Payne, Notts Ladies’ Golf Club
Notts Golf Club, Hollinwell: Sue Flintham, Sherwood Forest Golf Club
Sherwood Forest Golf Club: Steph O’Connell, The Nottinghamshire G&CC
The Nottinghamshire Golf & Country Club, Cotgrave: Sharon Harriman, Wollaton Park Golf Club

Thank you to Beeston Fields Golf Club for Courtesy of the Course. A special thank you to our Starter, the President of Beeston Fields Golf Club, Alan Benson, who charmed the ladies off the first tee. Thank you to Lady President Jean, Lady Captain Annette and the Committee, members and staff who helped to ensure the day was a great success and enjoyed by all. Another special thank you to John Sellers who put up the marquee and to Annette who provided the china and furniture. Thank you to Beeston Fields Golf Club for the free Four-Ball and first course carvery; to Coxmoor Golf Club, Newark Golf Club, Notts Golf Club, Hollinwell, Sherwood Forest Golf Club and The Nottinghamshire Golf & Country Club, Cotgrave for the free Four Balls. Thank you to Melanie’s Golf Gear for 10% of the proceeds made from the sale of golf clothes and thank you to Tracey Henderson, Notts Golf Club Catering Manager for providing the Putting Prize. Thank you to all those who sent good wishes, donated cakes and raffle prizes. Thank you to all the County Officials, past and present, who helped on the day, Glenys, Carol, Helen, Di, Jenny, Gillian, Lynn, Joan and Audrey. I had a great day – thanks.

Maureen Clarke
NCLGA President
Photo montage kindly provided by Beeston Fields Lady Captain, Annette