County Week - Supporters Welcome!

This year it is Nottinghamshire's turn to host the annual inter-county competition against Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland, Lincolnshire, Shropshire and Staffordshire. This will be held at Notts Golf Club (Hollinwell) from 25th to 29th June.

We will play a different county each day, three foursomes matches in the morning and six singles each afternoon, with the overall winner declared at the end of the week and going forward to play in the National County Finals in September against the winners of the other five regional tournaments.
Nottinghamshire are defending the trophy won last year at Matlock taking us through to the County Finals which was held at Felixstowe. We are all looking forward to another great week which is sure to be very competitive and exciting to watch. It’s always good to see Nottinghamshire supporters behind us and it would be fantastic to see you all there.

We have a great squad again this year : Rachel Boulton, Emily Cheshire, Esme Hamilton, Caron Harrison , Emma Howie, Vicki Johnson, Libby Kilbride, Kristina Lazarevic, Emily Lyle, Sophie Newlove, Lauren Spray and Carol Wild. Information on the draw can be found on the website, on our County Week 2018 pages, where results will also be posted daily. Links to the relevant pages can be found under the Competitions tab in the top menu.

Coronation Cups 2018

The Coronation Cups 4 ball better ball competition was held at Newark Golf Club on Monday 4th June with over 90 ladies taking part this year, representing 17 clubs from across the County. We received a warm welcome from the Lady Captain Josie Wake along with two willing gentlemen starters. The weather for the day was overcast, nothing like the recent sunny weather, with many ladies pulling on waterproofs and jumpers to keep out the chill breeze.

Nevertheless some excellent golf was played with great scoring, the winners being Lynne Inman & Claire Wilson from Norwood Park with 46 points, on countback from Pam Hayes & Aileen Kynoch (The Nottinghamshire) in second place. In third with 41 points were Bernie Barton & Alison Harold also from The Nottinghamshire, again on countback from Rina Ozolins & Alison Hartley, both from Newark. Rina was following on from her recent win in the NUGC mixed 4 ball better ball.

The Coronation Cups will be presented to the winners at the County AGM in November. Many thanks to all at Newark Golf Club for hosting the competition and for their support of NCLGA. Thanks also to Julia Warrener for organising the competition and running the day so efficiently.

Glenys Priestley
County Captain

County Mixed Pairs 2018

MixedWinners78 pairs entered the competition and the scoring was of a high quality. The course was in immaculate condition and befits its championship standard. The players were very complimentary and were delighted for the way it was set up for a field of mixed handicaps.
Graeme Macdonald the Head Green Keeper at Newark Golf Club ran out the winner with his late replacement partner Rina Ozolins, also from Newark, scoring an impressive 47 points in the better ball stableford format. Runners up with 44 points, winning on the back 9, were Rushcliffe man and wife pair of Jean and John Makin, while in third spot from The Nottinghamshire were Reg Lumbis and Helen Haycox with 44 points.

Many thanks to Coxmoor Golf Club for hosting the event; the golf club is already very busy with the English Seniors Championship taking place in early June and the England Golf 10 counties regional qualifier in the middle of June, they are also building a new clubhouse which is due for competition in December. Next year’s event takes place at Newark Golf Club and we are sure Graeme will want to defend his title on his home course.

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English Senior Women's Amateur Championships

Carol WCongratulations to Carol Wild (Notts Ladies GC) on winning the Anne Howard Trophy at the English Seniors Amateur Championship played at the Hallamshire this week, 14-18 May 2018.

Carol qualified as one of the 16 lowest scores after the two 18 hole stroke play rounds on Monday 14th & Tuesday 15th May. Sue Penfold (Sherwood Forest) also qualified for the match-play losing out to Carol in the semi-final played on Thursday afternoon. Carol beat Pat Wrightson (Huddersfield GC) 7&6 in the final which was played on Friday.

Very well done to both ladies and also to Carol Houghton, NCLGA Vice-Captain, who qualified for the knock-out stage of the Wendy Taylor Trophy, unfortunately losing out to Tracey Williamson (Royal Cromer GC) at the first hurdle.

What talent we have in Nottinghamshire. On behalf of all players from Nottinghamshire well done to all our competitors but especially Carol on such a great achievement.

County Championship & Spring Meeting 2018

Libby 2This year the County Championship and Spring Meeting was held at Stanton On The Wolds Golf Club over the weekend 11th-13th May. The course was in excellent condition with the greens proving to be very challenging not only in speed but also with some strategically placed pin positions. The weather was dry and bright but there was a chilly breeze making conditions difficult. We had 18 players taking part in the County Championship playing 36 holes, with the top 8 going through to knockout stage, and 34 playing in the 18 holes Spring Meeting played alongside the morning round of the Championship.

The Spring Meeting was won by 11 year old Amelia Wan from Rufford with a nett score of 68 playing off a handicap of 9, taking the prizes for both the 18 holes Spring Meeting Handicap and the 18 holes Spring Meeting Scratch with a Gross 77, plus The Stacey Scrimshaw Salver for 21 years and under. The 36 Holes Scratch was won by Lauren Spray (77 & 79) and the 36 Holes Handicap won by Lou Beaumont from Coxmoor, who also scored a nett 68 in the first round.

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County Waltz 2018

WaltzWinnersThis year the County Waltz took place at Chilwell Manor Golf Club on 23rd April, on an overcast day with a breeze keeping temperatures down, but luckily no rain. 40 teams entered the competition, with the course proving to be a tough challenge for many of us. However, two teams stood out, the winners being Kath Else, Sue Taylor and Joanna Smith from Sherwood Forest GC with a great score of 72 points, followed in second place by Rosemary Lockwood, Clare Jones and Lindsay Curruthers from Beeston Fields GC with 70 points. In third place were Audrey MacMillan, Sue Lockwood and Debbie Knox from Norwood Park GC with 63 points, won on count back from Sue Nickless, Liz Martin and Jennifer of Southwell GC who took fourth place, also on count back from Colette Newton, Anne Harris and Jane Fowler of Notts Ladies GC taking fifth place.

The nearest the pin prizes were won by Linda Jackson on the 4th hole, Sharon Coyne 9th hole, Carol Bancroft 12th hole and Eva Glasby on the 15th. Well done to everyone that played and thank you for supporting the raffle. A good day was had by all;  thanks to volunteers from Chilwell Ladies, Marilyn, Kathryn, Marian and Roz, providing welcome refreshments in the new half way hut and after the golf Sally and her catering team serving an excellent meal.

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Match v Sheffield Union 2018

Our annual match against the Sheffield Union was due to be played on 11th April but fell victim to the weather. Ironically, while the course was playable, fog and mist reduced visibility to the point where the match could not start despite having delayed our tee time. This was hugely disappointing for everyone as both teams were keen to get in some much needed competitive practice.

Sadly we were unable to rearrange the match despite our efforts to find an alternative date, so for the very first time the fixture will not take place this year. I would like to thank everyone for turning out and being understanding of the circumstances. Thanks also to Coxmoor Golf Club for their hospitality.

Glenys Priestley
County Captain