Notts through to England Finals!

Winners1Our Nottinghamshire First Team played some magnificent golf in very difficult conditions to win County Week at Matlock this year. The team won all their matches with a terrific performance from every player and a wonderful team spirit.

Massive congratulations to our fantastic team who now go on to play in the England Finals at Felixstowe Ferry from September 18th to 22nd.

Thanks to all our supporters who came to cheer the team on at Matlock. It was great to see so many of you there and we hope to see many of you again at Felixstowe in September.

Helen Maber
County Captain
For full results and more photos see our County Week 2017 page.
 

County Week - All Supporters Welcome!

Notts champs 19425 275 275 1Our team will soon be heading off for the annual inter-county competition against Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland, Lincolnshire, Shropshire and Staffordshire. Each county takes a turn in hosting the event and this year Derbyshire will be the home county and Matlock Golf Club the venue for the competition, from 26th to 30th June.

We will play a different county each day, three foursomes matches in the morning and six singles each afternoon, with the overall winner being declared at the end of the week and going forward to play in the England Finals in September against the winners of the other five regional competitions.

We have a great squad again this year, a mixture of experienced county players and some talented first-timers: Rachel Boulton, Emily Cheshire, Esme Hamilton, Caron Harrison, Carol Houghton, Emma Howie, Libby Kilbride, Kristina Lazarevic, Emily Lyle, Laura Morris, Lauren Spray and Carol Wild.

Information on the draw can be found on our County Week 2017 page, where results will also be posted as soon as possible.

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Coronation Cups 2017

The County Coronation Cups competition was played in very wet and windy conditions at Rufford Park on 5th June. For many years, this competition has been played in a foursomes format, but this year for the first time it was played as a better-ball, clearly much more popular as we had entries from 46 teams compared to 29 last year. There were a few last-minute withdrawals, not too surprising given the very difficult conditions, and in the end 42 pairs braved the weather on the day.

The winners with a magnificent 41 points were 13-year-old Rebecca Oates from Worksop and 10-year-old Amelia Wan from Rufford Park. It was great to see some of our talented youngsters taking part in this County competition and playing so well on the day. They will be presented with the Coronation Cups at the AGM in November. Coming a close second with 40 points were Audrey MacMillan and Sue Lockwood from Norwood Park, winning on the back 9 from Andrea Stockdale and Sue Penfold from Sherwood Forest. In fourth place, also winning on the back 9, were Carol Wild and Jo Hopkins from Notts Ladies. Congratulations to all our winners and to everyone who took part. Players from 18 different clubs participated and, despite the very wet and windy conditions, there were lots of smiley faces in the clubhouse throughout the day.

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County Championship & Spring Meeting 2017

Finalists17aWollaton Park Golf Club was the venue for the NCLGA 2017 Spring Meeting and County Championship which took place over the weekend 12th – 14th May. The course was presented beautifully and was in excellent condition, with some fantastic scores being recorded. On Friday, the waterproofs came into use as there were a few heavy showers during the day, but the rest of the weekend was largely sunny and breezy and the spectators were treated to a great display of golf.
The weekend started with two competitions being run on Friday. The Spring Meeting 18-hole competition took place in the morning, with a further round in the afternoon making up the 36-hole qualifying competition for the Championship, with the top 8 gross scores going through to a match-play competition over the weekend.
Young talent shone through in Spring Meeting, with the two best nett scores of the morning going to two thirteen year olds. Rebecca Oates from Worksop recorded a nett 65, a full 7 shots below her handicap of 20 to win Spring Meeting, while Leonie Muir from Wollaton Park followed with a nett 69 to claim the runner-up prize. Wonderful scores from our future young stars.

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County Waltz 2017

Waltzwinners17bTemperatures plummeted for the first fixture of the season as 31 teams of ladies took part in the annual County Waltz, on 26th April at Stanton. Everyone was well wrapped up in winter hats and windproof jackets as they battled the wind and occasional hail during the day. But the cold weather did not dampen the spirits of the players and there were lots of smiling faces and rosy cheeks in the clubhouse at the end of the round.
The winning score of 72 points was shared by three teams, so the prizes were calculated on countback. The overall winners of the day were Jean Durbin and Jo Hopkins from Notts Ladies and Fran Tunnicliffe from Stanton. In second place, County Captain Helen Maber with Carol Bancroft, both from Beeston Fields, and Cathy Burnside (Stanton) and in third place a Stanton team of Jan Hooley, Pam Musson and Jane Harby. Well done to all the winners and to all who took part and battled the elements and thanks to everyone for their generous support of the raffle.
Our thanks go to Stanton on the Wolds Golf Club for letting us have the course for this early season fund-raiser and for looking after us so well on the day and to Lady Captain Irene Herod and her helpers for manning the half-way house to provide a very welcome hot drink during the round. Thanks too to all the County officials and to past-President Joan Underwood for their wonderful help both behind the scenes and on the desk. The day was a huge success and a great start to the 2017 season.

Helen Maber
County Captain

Match v Sheffield Union 2017

This traditional fixture against the Sheffield and District Union always marks the beginning of the golfing season. This year, the match was played away at Bondhay on a glorious Spring day with blossom on the trees and not an umbrella in sight!

The team was Emily Lyle, Laura Morris, Caron Harrison, Pam Loch, Jacey Peacock, Kristina Lazarevic, Colette Newton, Jane Fowler, Glenys Priestley and Carol Houghton.
Some great golf was played on a course which proved to be quite testing and the result this year was a win for Sheffield Union 3-2. Congratulations to Emily Lyle and Laura Morris and to Pam Loch and Caron Harrison for two excellent wins and thanks to all the team for playing in our opening match of the year.

Helen Maber
County Captain

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Competition Secretaries required

We are looking for two people to run NCLGA competitions. A brief description of the main duties involved are:-

To receive and process entries and inform the Treasurer of amounts of money per competition paid into the Bank
Liaise with the relevant Clubs prior to competitions regarding tee times and catering
Prepare score cards and leader board
Receive competitors
Arrange a Starter
Process scores
Publish results
Arrange, via Treasurer, vouchers for winners
Notify winners for prize presentation and make necessary arrangements for the presentation of cups at the AGM

NCLGA currently run the following competitions:

County Championship (over three days) and Spring Meeting
Coronation Cups
Summer Meeting + Vets Trophy
Autumn Meeting

Read more: Competition Secretaries needed for 2018