Notts Girls & Intermediate Championship 2016
The Girls & Intermediate Championships were held at The Nottinghamshire Golf Club on Sunday 26th June. There was a high turnout with 7 intermediates, 19 juniors and 5 entrants for the inaugural 9 hole championship.
The course proved a testing challenge, with the girls having to use all their course management skills to navigate around the water hazards, however, there were some excellent scores returned.
Sharna Betteridge (Sherwood Forest) won the U18 Nottinghamshire Championship with an excellent gross 77, pipping Esme Hamilton (Notts Ladies) on the back 6. She also won the U16 Scratch Championship and the U18 Handicap Cup with a nett 67.
Rachel Birch (Bloxwich) won the Open Scratch Salver with a gross of 76.
Charlotte Hazelwood (Notts Ladies) won the U14 Scratch Championship with a gross of 87.
Lucy Holbrough (Norwood Park) won the Bronze Division Scratch Cup.
The Intermediate Championship was won by Lauren Spray (Notts Ladies) with a gross 74.
The 9 hole championship was won by Heather McCrorie (Norwood Park) with a score of 55
Congratulations to all the girls!
Our sincere thanks go to The Nottinghamshire Golf Club for hosting the Championship and to Lady Captain Bernie Barton who welcomed the competitors to the club. Thank you also to all the volunteers who helped make the day a great success: Joanna Smith, Elaine Mitchell, Carol Houghton, Aileen Kynoch and Helen Boulton, and to the County Captain Pam Loch and the County President Joan Underwood who presided over the prize presentation.
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County Week 2016
The Midlands North Region Inter-County Matches 2016 were held this year at Holme Hall Golf Club, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, from June 6-10th. We arrived on the Sunday in glorious sunshine for a practice round on a long, 5867 yard, tight course with testing rough. The first evening followed the usual format of team photos, a welcome party and meal at the club.
Monday dawned and our first match against Derbyshire. It was so close, 2-1 up in the morning foursomes and just missing out 4-2 in the afternoon singles when Rachel Boulton lost to a birdie on 18.
Another hot sunny day on Tuesday against Leicestershire and Rutland, 2-1 down at lunch with Emily Cheshire and Emily Lyle playing par golf to win their match 4-2 and all to play for in the afternoon. The team fought hard and were rewarded with 3 wins and Emily Cheshire scrambled a valuable half on 18 which meant we finished Tuesday with the match halved. At this stage Esme Hamilton had to leave the team because of exams.
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County Championships & Spring Meeting 2016
The Notts. County Ladies' Golf Association County Championship and Spring Meeting took place at Sherwood Forest Golf Club from the 13th – 15th May 2016. On a fine day with a cold northerly wind our defending champion, Rachel Boulton, was in the first pairing to tee off on Friday morning. Some 18 players took part in the Championship playing 36 holes with the top 8 going through to the knock out stages over Saturday and Sunday.
Esme Hamilton returned a score of 79 in the morning and an even better gross score of 73 in the afternoon. Unfortunately, due to exam commitments, she was not available to play in the knock out match play. Lauren Spray was runner up with scores of 76 and 79. 21 additional players took part in the 18 holes Spring Meeting medal played alongside the morning round of the Championship qualifying stage.
The course was presented beautifully and in excellent condition. Despite the wind and some tricky pin placements there were some very good scores. Kristina Lazarevic had the best nett score of the morning with a 71 playing off 9 handicap.
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