County Captain's Day 2021
Hello Ladies! Well, what a day, County Captain’s Day was very definitely not what we are all used to - these are strange times. Many of you will be aware of the difficulties that had occurred at The Nottinghamshire in the late afternoon prior to Captain’s Day, and firstly I must sincerely thank the club for pulling out all the stops to ensure that the day still went ahead. The team there worked extremely hard to provide a meal and pulled in staff from anywhere that they could. The lovely lady in the cream blouse who worked all day is the owner’s daughter who is a head teacher in Leicestershire!
July 15th was a lovely, warm, and sunny day. The conditions for golf were fabulous and the scores reflected this. I received many complimentary comments about the excellent condition of the course. And now to the results….
The winning team are Jan Hooley, Pam Musson, Elaine Shelton and Sue Evans of Stanton on The Wolds with a fantastic score of 91. In second place, another great score of 86 are Wendy Kerry, Lorraine Howd, Sheila Drummond and Gini Whitehead of Ruddington Grange. In third place are Wendy Adcock and Jane Quibell from Norwood Park, Sandy Flewitt (Horsley Lodge) and Nancy Tatham (Lincoln) with a score of 85. Wendy’s team took third place on countback with a back nine score of 45.
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Australian Spoons MNR Final
How wonderful it was to welcome 36 foursomes pairs from across the region to the regional final of the Australian Spoons on 12th July at Ruddington Grange Golf Club,Nottinghamshire. The winners were Josie Connolly and Penny Richardson, Ruddington Grange GC, with 39 points. Josie and Penny will be representing the region at the National Final at Woodhall Spa GC during England Golf week in August - play well ladies and do the region proud! They were presented with their trophies and prize vouchers at a club event a few days after the regional final.
Second with 37 points were Nicky Whitton and Ann Meadows, Aston Wood GC on countback from Elaine Chappell and Alison Boyes, Lutterworth GC, 37 points. Fourth with 32 points were Helen Linnington and Jill Woodford, Erewash Valley GC on countback from Gretta Blackburn and Bridget Biggs, Chevin GC.
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Summer Meeting & Vets 2021
The Summer Meeting took place at Rufford Golf and Country Club on Monday the 5th of July. The weather gods smiled on us and for the most part the competitors had a dry round. Rufford is an attractive parkland course with challenging greens which are quite large and strategically placed bunkers, the course draws you in like a wolf in sheep’s clothing – looks lovely but is difficult or maybe it’s just me! Of note is the signature par 3 17th hole over the water, a daunting tee shot for most of us.
However, this did not stop some extremely good scores being posted. Congratulations go to the winners: The Summer meeting Scratch - Jubilee Bowl was won by Caron Harrison of Sherwood Forest with a score of 76 gross and the Summer meeting Nett - Jubilee Bowl by Lesley Morris of The Nottinghamshire with a score 68. The Vet’s meeting Scratch - Gill Shawcross Trophy also went to Caron Harrison, 76 gross and the Vet’s meeting Nett - Challenge Cup to Lesley Morris, nett 68. The Dorothy Payne Trophy for 70+ was won by Carol Bowles of Ruddington Grange with 32 points.
Once again there was much hard work behind the scenes and thanks must go to Rosemary Lockwood and Sue Robinson for manning the desk all day and administering the competition. Many thanks also go to Rufford for presenting the course in such good order and hosting us for the day. Full results are available for downoad here.
Helen Haycox - County Captain
MNR County Week 2021
County week took place this year at Hinckley Golf Club and there was much anticipation as to how this event would be managed with the many Covid rules still in place. However, the Leicestershire and Rutland Ladies Golf Association had this all-in hand, and the event was well organised - our thanks go to them and Hinckley Golf Club for hosting us. Hinckley is a beautiful parkland course and was in terrific condition. It has some very quirky holes, and the greens are superb but challenging.
On day one we had a close match in the morning against Leicestershire and thought we were going to scrape 2½ points but just lost out. The afternoon presented us with a tough challenge - Staffordshire, but the team played well, and we took this match 3 points to 2. Day two Shropshire and then Derbyshire. In the morning more success, with a convincing win of 4½ to 1½. In the afternoon we faced Derbyshire and the team came through again 3 and 2.
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Girls & Intermediate Championships 2021
The 2021 Girls and Intermediate County Championships were held on Sunday 30th May at Wollaton Park Golf Club. The competitors for the Intermediate Championships, for 18 to 21 year olds, went out first and the winner was Libby Kilbride who is also the current NCLGA County Champion.
The Girls U18 Championship was won by Madeleine Smith with a gross score of 78, and runner-up was Elizabeth Wilson who also won the U14 and U16 Notts Scratch trophies. The Nett Champion was Lexi Williams-Green with a nett 68 and runner up was Millie Marsh. Maddie Smith and Lexi Williams-Green are our qualifiers for the Justin Rose Telegraph Junior Golf Championship. The 9 hole winner was Amelia Nugent and runner-up was Maya Kubba.
Congratulations to all the winners. Full results can be downloaded here as well as the gross and nett results.
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