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

New Team Kit from Acorn Windows

NewKit2017Some of our Junior Team model their new team shirts sponsored by Acorn Windows. Very many thanks once again to James Hibbert from Acorn Windows for his continued generous support.

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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