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

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Emma Anderson is England's Young Ambassador of the Year

Emma AndersonawardNottinghamshire’s Emma Anderson, who inspires new players to take up the game, has been honoured as England Golf’s Young Ambassador of the Year. Emma, of Sherwood Forest Golf Club received the award, presented in association with the Golf Foundation, at a glittering ceremony at Lord’s Cricket Ground.

Emma was honoured alongside Olympic champion Justin Rose, Masters champion Danny Willett and Solheim Cup player Charley Hull as well as other players and heroes from the grass roots game. The England Golf Awards shone a spotlight on great moments and achievement at all levels of English golf – and Emma’s enthusiasm to get more people playing, especially girls, was highlighted to the audience in a video.

“I was really surprised and really proud,” she said of her award. “It’s nice to be recognised, although it’s not what you do it for.” She added: “I’ve been given a lot of opportunities through golf and it’s nice to repay a little bit – plus I enjoy being around golf and seeing the faces of the kids as they are introduced to the game.”

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New Conditions for Competitions & General Advice

Please check out the new Notts County Ladies’ Golf Association’s Conditions for Competitions and General Advice.

The Conditions of Competition, with any additions or amendments published by the NCLGA on the relevant entry form, or at the golf course, will now apply to all NCLGA championships and tournaments (“competitions”).

These Conditions are published in an effort to ensure all players in our Competitions are aware of our Local Rules which may be different from the Local Rules at the Golf Club where events are being played.

Download the General Competition Conditions and Advice document: pdf

New NCLGA President takes office for the next 3 years

Maureen2Maureen Clarke became the new NCLGA President at our AGM in November 2016.

Maureen is an Honorary Member of Sherwood Forest Golf Club where she was Lady Captain in 1990. She was County Captain in 1998 – 1999, made an Honorary Member of the Notts County Ladies’ Golf Association in 2008, and is presently County Handicap Adviser.

She qualified as an R&A Level 3 Tournament Rules Official in 2003, has been a Chief Referee at many English Championships since then, has refereed for the R&A for 9 years at the Regional Qualifying for The Open, refereed The Open, representing England Golf in 2012, and been a member of the Notts Union Rules Panel since 2010.

Maureen says she is greatly honoured to have been appointed President of the NCLGA and is looking forward to meeting everyone at the NCLGA events. All of the officials for the 2017 season are listed on our County Officials page. We wish them all well for the coming season.