Autumn Meeting 2018

The County Autumn Meeting was held at Norwood Park Golf Club on Monday 3rd September, with 35 ladies taking part. One noteable absentee was our President, Maureen Clarke, who unfortunately had a puncture on route and was unable to play. It was a lovely sunny morning to begin the day, with hardly any wind, the course was in good condition, particularly the greens, where we were soon to find out the ground staff had set some very testing pin positions, making things difficult for some of us! Despite this there was still some excellent golf played by the ladies.

Congratulations to the winner of the Challenge Bowl Scratch Trophy, Di Payne with a gross 82 and to the winner of the Challenge Bowl Handicap Trophy, Ellen Sanderson, playing in her first County event, with nett 73 on countback. In second place was Jan Hooley, followed by Gillian Stump in third again on countback. Unfortunately Eithne Williams, also with a nett 73 on countback, missing out on the prizes in fourth place. Charlie Hall with a nett 76, was the Division 2 winner. The home team from Norwood Park were the winners of the Jubilee Shield team trophy with a total of 295.

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Women and Girls' Golf Week

MaureenThe England Golf 'Women & Girls' Golf Week' started on 30th July and their website features various articles and interviews with women and girls who have made an impact, past, present and future, on the game both in England and futher afield. You can read all of the intervies via the England Golf news pages.

Our County President, Maureen Clarke, is featured talking about her 40 years of volunteering, helping other players in their understanding of the Rules of Golf and sharing her love of the game with new players. Maureen is a championship referee who has been on duty at The Open as well as at national, county and local amateur events. She’s an honorary member at Sherwood Forest Golf Club and of the NCLGA. You can read the whole interview here. Congratulations Maureen!

2nd Team Matches v Lincs & Leics

Notts 2nds 3aOn Wednesday 25th July we played Lincolnshire at Ashby Decoy Golf Club, near Scunthorpe. A very tricky course with accuracy off the tee required. We were down in the morning foursomes 2-1 with Louise Wilding and Lou Beaumont continuing their good partnership and getting a point. Emma Anderson and Louise Wilding gained wins in the afternoon, but a solid performance from an experienced Lincolnshire team resulted in a 6-3 away loss.
Thanks to the team that day of Emma Anderson, Jacey Peacock, Louise Wilding, Lou Beaumont, Caron Harrison and Sarah Riddell.

Notts 2nds 4aOn Monday 30th July, Radcliffe-on-Trent Golf Club played host for our last match this season, against Leicestershire. Unfortunately we were down 2-1 in the morning foursomes, with a point for Caron Harrison and Carol Houghton. There were some tough matches in the afternoon and some great golf. However, Leicestershire were the better team on the day and gained a 6½-2½ win.
Thanks to all the players that day, Carol Houghton, Caron Harrison, Louise Wilding, Jacey Peacock, Emma Anderson, Wendy Kerry.
Thank you also to the second team vice-captain, Helen Haycox for all her support on match days.

County Captain's Day Am-Am 2018

This year County Captains Day was held at Notts Golf Club (Hollinwell) on Monday 23rd July, a bright sunny day, with hardly a cloud in the sky, temperatures rising steadily through the day. 160 ladies took part in the competition representing 15 clubs in the County. Thanks to the groundstaff for preparing the course in great condition considering the long spell of hot dry weather we have been having.

Very welcome refreshments were served in the halfway house, (Hollinwell Halt), by Notts Ladies President, Dot and other Notts Ladies members during the day (Rita, Pat, Lady Captain Jo and Judith). Yet again the ladies from around the County had been baking over the weekend, with the players being treated to some fantastic cakes, providing sustenance for the challenging back nine holes in what was, by then, quite stifling conditions. Thank you to them all.

A team from Stanton, Margaret Ferguson, Kath Oscroft, Kay Wakefield and late substitute, Ellen Manton, in first place with a great score of 89 points, 3 points clear of last years’ winners, Angela Picker, Wendy Kerry, Lorraine Howd & Sally McGarvey, (Ruddington) in second. The next three teams all had 85 points, Louise Wilding, Mel Prime, Lou Beaumont & Di Toyn, (Coxmoor), taking third spot on the back nine from another Stanton team of Jane Gilmore, Pamela Kissman, Zoe Scott & Elaine Shelton. In fifth place was a home team of Carol Wild, Rosemary Whitehouse, Sheila Gretton and Pauline Tilcock.

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2nd Team Matches v Leics & Lincs

Notts 2nds 1aAs ever, the second team county matches come round in a hurry after County Week.
On Sunday 15th July we played Leicestershire at Rothley Park Golf Club. A scorcher of a day, with all the foursomes going to the 18th hole and all the singles matches finishing at the 17th. Lou Beaumont, making her debut picked up a point and a half, however home advantage meant a 7-2 win to Leicestershire. Thanks to the team that day of Emma Anderson, Jacey Peacock, Louise Wilding, Lou Beaumont, Audrey MacMillian and Carol Houghton.

Notts 2nds 2aTwo days later The Nottinghamshire played host for the match against Lincolnshire. Thankfully it was a slightly cooler day. We even needed our new summer sweaters, sponsored by Acorn Windows.
With Lincolnshire in the lead in the clubhouse, we needed two wins in the last two matches in the singles to secure the win. The Ruddington pair of Wendy Kerry and Loraine Howd pulled it out the bag, and we secured the win 5-4. A great team effort, with everyone winning a point for the team. Thanks to all the players that day, Carol Houghton, Louise Wilding, Sarah Riddell, Emma Anderson, Wendy Kerry and Loraine Howd.
Onward to the final two matches away to Lincolnshire at Ashby Decoy on 25th July and the final home match at Radcliffe on 30th July v Leicestershire.

Summer & Veterans Meeting 2018

The County Summer Meeting this year took place at Beeston Fields Golf Club on Monday 2nd July, with 53 ladies taking part. The course was in good condition considering the long hot dry spelll we have had. As always the greens at Beeston were quite tricky, with the breeze also making conditions quite testing, however the breeze was very welcome, keeping temperatures down a little in the scorching sunshine.

Thanks to Beeston Fields Lady Captain, Annette Amery and her team in getting the competitors underway promptly and, despite the heat, there was some very good golf played. Congratulations to the winner of the Jubilee Bowl Scratch Trophy, Louise Wilding, Coxmoor with a gross 81 and the winner of the Jubileee Bowl Handicap Trophy, Wendy Kerry, Ruddington Grange, with a nett 71, on countback from Lindsay Carruthers, playing on her home course, taking the Challenge Cup.

The Gill Shawcross Scratch Cup was won by Pam Loch, Notts Ladies, with a gross 82 and the Dorothy Payne Cup was won by Sandra Beckett with a nett 73. Margaret Thorpe also with a nett 73 was the Division 2 winner.

Congratulations to all the Trophy and Prize winners. Trophies will be presented to the winners at our AGM in November. Many thanks to all at Beeston Fields Golf Club for hosting the event and for their support of NCLGA.

Glenys Priestley
County Captain

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County Week 2018

CountyWeek18bThis year it was Nottinghamshire’s turn to host the Midlands North Region Inter-County Matches, which were held at a Notts Golf Club, Hollinwell from June 25th - 29th. We arrived on the Sunday in glorious sunshine for a practice round, the course was in great condition with preparations in full flow prior to the Open Final Qualifier due to be played on the Tuesday following County Week.

Our first match on Monday was played against Leicestershire, it was very close in the morning foursomes with two matches going to the 18th, however Nottinghamshire ended the morning 2-1 down. As the afternoon temperature rose, Nottingamshire turned up the heat on Leicestershire and won the singles 5-1 resulting in a 6-3 win.

Tuesday was another hot sunny day when we played Staffordshire, unfortunately we were 3-0 down at lunch but the team fought back well and earned four wins narrowly losing the match 5-4.

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