New NCLGA President takes office for the next 3 years
Maureen 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.
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.
Read more: Girls Championship 2016
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.
Read more: County Week 2016