2nd Team Final 2017 v Derbyshire

teamfinal17bAfter completion of our matches against Lincolnshire and Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire qualified for the Regional Final. This year it was played at Worfield Golf Club, Shropshire, on Thursday 24th August, where we played Derbyshire, who qualified after their matches against Staffordshire and Shropshire. There was an autumnal feel in the air when we arrived in the morning for our foursomes, although thankfully it was dry.

Our girls played some very good golf but the greens proved to be very slick and we were 2 - 1 down after the morning matches. Our team rallied in the singles and we saw some exciting golf, with Vicki Johnson securing an early win to level the scores. Jacey Peacock had the toughest match of the afternoon against a very experienced Derbyshire player but, despite battling hard, Derbyshire won the match regaining the lead. All four remaining games went to the 18th, Louise Wilding losing 1 down despite some great golf, Kristina earned a well fought half, with wins for Wendy Kerry and Emma Anderson.

We went down fighting with the result ending as 4½ each, only missing out on countback of games won, proving again that golf is a game of fine margins! Congratulations to Derbyshire on winning the trophy.

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2nd Team Home Match v Leicestershire 2017

LeicsHome17aThe final league match for the second team was held at Ruddington Grange on Thursday 3 August. We arrived under gloomy skies and tee off was greeted by squally showers. This didn't deter our team of Emma Anderson, Laura Abbott, Jacey Peacock, Wendy Kerry, Audrey Macmillan and Lorraine Howd, making her second team debut, who won the morning foursomes 2½ - ½.

The afternoon was much drier, although gusty winds gave more of an April feel to the day and made for tricky conditions. Maureen and I saw some great golf nevertheless, resulting in wins for Jacey, Emma & Lorraine, with a well fought half from Laura. The other two matches were closely fought both going to the 18th. Nottinghamshire won 6-3 overall. This result takes us through to the second team finals to be played at Worfield GC on Thursday 24th August.

Well done to today's team and everyone who has represented the County 2nd team this year.

County Vice Captain

County Captain's Day Am-Am 2017

marquee500Beeston Fields was the venue for this year’s County Captain’s Day on Monday 24th July. The day started with cool grey clouds before the sun came out in the afternoon to provide a lovely setting for the day.
A full field of 160 ladies from a wide cross-section of clubs in the county played in the AM-AM, with some excellent scores recorded on the day. Our thanks must go to Beeston for presenting the course in such wonderful condition, not an easy task for a competition held first thing on a Monday morning after a wet and windy weekend!
The half-way house at the top of the 10th hole provided a welcome break for our players who enjoyed some wonderful cakes and a cup of tea. Many thanks to Trent Marquees for providing the beautiful marquee for the day and to all the bakers in the county who made such delicious cakes – what fantastic talent we have in the county!

CCDwinners17aThe competition was won by a team from Ruddington Grange with a magnificent 90 points. Angela Picker, Wendy Kerry, Lorraine Howd and Josie Connolly played some excellent golf to win by a clear three points over the second place team from The Nottinghamshire – Carol Houghton, Lesley Morris, Helen Haycox and Dawn Frith.
In third place, on the back nine with 85 points was the Trent Lock team of Jean Stones, Tracey Krupa, Wendy Adcock and Anne Gray. And in fourth place the Chilwell team of Julie Griffiths, Sue Cobb, Sadie Brodniewska and Teresa Nightingale.

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2nd Team Away Match v Leicestershire 2017

LeicsAway17aWe arrived for our away match v Leicestershire, at Cosby on 23rd July, under a gloomy sky, after heavy rain and donned our waterproofs for the morning foursomes. Luckily the weather did brighten up and although none of the Nottinghamshire team had played at Cosby before, the morning session was won 2-1.

However, our spirits were dampened in the singles, not by the weather I hasten to add, but by some great golf from the Leicestershire ladies. Playing only her first second team match Wendy Kerry managed a creditable win but unfortunately the team went down fighting, the final result being 6-3 to Leicestershire.

Onwards and upwards though and we now look forward to the return match at Ruddington on 3rd August with all to play for. The team was Kristina Lazarevic, Jacey Peacock, both of whom were awarded their second team colours, Vicki Johnson, Louise Wilding, Leone Muir and Wendy Kerry.

Glenys Priestley

2nd Team Home Match v Lincolnshire 2017

LincsHome17aOur home match against Lincolnshire was held at Norwood Park Golf Club on 19th July.
After the morning foursomes Nottinghamshire were 2-1 down, the win coming from two rookies Jo Hopkins and Audrey Macmillan both no strangers to the course.The team went into the afternoon singles with determination as shown by Jacey Peacock and Assistant Vice-Captain Carol Houghton winning by the 14th. I think they both wanted to get in early to miss the threatened thunder storms!! Our other rookie of the day, Louise Wilding, won her match leaving the score at 4-3.

In true Nottinghamshire style, we came through with a final result of 5½ - 3½ to Nottinghamshire, Kristina Lazarevic winning a tight match on the 17th.

Our next match is away v Leicestershire at Cosby on Sunday 23rd July.

Glenys Priestley
Vice Captain

Summer & Veterans Meeting 2017

The course was in great condition on a warm and sunny day at Radcliffe on Trent Golf Club, hosts for our Summer Meeting and Vets Trophy, on 10th July 2017. 65 players from 14 different clubs in the County entered the competition and there were some fabulous scores on the day.

The Scratch Cup was won by Glenys Priestley (Notts Ladies), on the back 9 from Carol Wild and Caron Harrison. Glenys also won the Veteran's Scratch Cup. The handicap Cup was wone by Eithne Williams (Norwood), on the back 9 from Angela Robinson (Sherwood Forest), Eithne also won the Veteran's Challenge Cup. Congratulations also to M Ferguson (Stanton on the Wolds) who won the super-vets cup. Full scores are attached in the table below. Please note that the CSS for the day was 72.

Congratulations to all the winners and to everyone who took part in the competition. Judging by the smiles on the faces of the players as they came into the clubhouse, the day was enjoyed by all and there were many complimentary comments about the course.

Our thanks go to Radcliffe on Trent Golf Club for looking after us so well and for presenting the course in such good condition. Competition Managers, Colette Newton and Jane Fowler, once again did a terrific job managing the day and we thank them for their efficiency and hard work.

Helen Maber
County Captain

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2nd Team Away Match v Lincolnshire 2017

LincsAway17aOur away match v Lincolnshire took place on 6th July at Kenwick Park on a lovely sunny day. All of the morning foursomes went to the 18th with Vicki Johnson, making her 2nd team debut, and playing partner Jacey Peacock winning 2 up. Leonie Muir partnering Emma Anderson and the final pairing of Kristina Lazarevic and Laura Abbott both earning battling halves, giving Nottinghamshire a lunchtime lead of 2-1.

In the afternoon singles, as the temperature rose, Jacey closed out her match early 6&5 with Leonie Muir, another debutant, winning 4&3. The other four matches were very close, Laura narrowly beaten on the 18th, Kristina halving the last hole to win 1up with Vicki and Emma both achieving well fought halves.

The result was a 6-3 win to Nottinghamshire. Well done to all of the team, a great start to our 2nd team season continuing the Nottinghamshire momentum from County Week. We all look forward to our next match at home against Lincolnshire later this month.

Glenys Priestley
Vice Captain