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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County Week - Supporters Welcome!

This year it is Nottinghamshire's turn to host the annual inter-county competition against Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland, Lincolnshire, Shropshire and Staffordshire. This will be held at Notts Golf Club (Hollinwell) from 25th to 29th June.

We will play a different county each day, three foursomes matches in the morning and six singles each afternoon, with the overall winner declared at the end of the week and going forward to play in the National County Finals in September against the winners of the other five regional tournaments.
Nottinghamshire are defending the trophy won last year at Matlock taking us through to the County Finals which was held at Felixstowe. We are all looking forward to another great week which is sure to be very competitive and exciting to watch. It’s always good to see Nottinghamshire supporters behind us and it would be fantastic to see you all there.

We have a great squad again this year : Rachel Boulton, Emily Cheshire, Esme Hamilton, Caron Harrison , Emma Howie, Vicki Johnson, Libby Kilbride, Kristina Lazarevic, Emily Lyle, Sophie Newlove, Lauren Spray and Carol Wild. Information on the draw can be found on the website, on our County Week 2018 pages, where results will also be posted daily. Links to the relevant pages can be found under the Competitions tab in the top menu.

Coronation Cups 2018

The Coronation Cups 4 ball better ball competition was held at Newark Golf Club on Monday 4th June with over 90 ladies taking part this year, representing 17 clubs from across the County. We received a warm welcome from the Lady Captain Josie Wake along with two willing gentlemen starters. The weather for the day was overcast, nothing like the recent sunny weather, with many ladies pulling on waterproofs and jumpers to keep out the chill breeze.

Nevertheless some excellent golf was played with great scoring, the winners being Lynne Inman & Claire Wilson from Norwood Park with 46 points, on countback from Pam Hayes & Aileen Kynoch (The Nottinghamshire) in second place. In third with 41 points were Bernie Barton & Alison Harold also from The Nottinghamshire, again on countback from Rina Ozolins & Alison Hartley, both from Newark. Rina was following on from her recent win in the NUGC mixed 4 ball better ball.

The Coronation Cups will be presented to the winners at the County AGM in November. Many thanks to all at Newark Golf Club for hosting the competition and for their support of NCLGA. Thanks also to Julia Warrener for organising the competition and running the day so efficiently.

Glenys Priestley
County Captain

County Mixed Pairs 2018

MixedWinners78 pairs entered the competition and the scoring was of a high quality. The course was in immaculate condition and befits its championship standard. The players were very complimentary and were delighted for the way it was set up for a field of mixed handicaps.
Graeme Macdonald the Head Green Keeper at Newark Golf Club ran out the winner with his late replacement partner Rina Ozolins, also from Newark, scoring an impressive 47 points in the better ball stableford format. Runners up with 44 points, winning on the back 9, were Rushcliffe man and wife pair of Jean and John Makin, while in third spot from The Nottinghamshire were Reg Lumbis and Helen Haycox with 44 points.

Many thanks to Coxmoor Golf Club for hosting the event; the golf club is already very busy with the English Seniors Championship taking place in early June and the England Golf 10 counties regional qualifier in the middle of June, they are also building a new clubhouse which is due for competition in December. Next year’s event takes place at Newark Golf Club and we are sure Graeme will want to defend his title on his home course.

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