Girls Championships and Telegraph Qualifier
Wollaton Park Golf Club will be hosting the NCLGA Junior and Intermediate Girls Championships on Sunday May 30th. This is also a qualifying event for the Justin Rose Telegraph Junior Golf Championship. Entry forms for the competition can be downloaded here.
Could clubs please publicise this to your Junior girls. For further details please contact me via my contact form.
NCLGA Junior Coordinator
County Waltz 2021
Thursday April 22nd was a fabulous day in so many ways. The sun shone and the spring flowers were out, but most importantly we were back enjoying a county competition! Twenty six teams waltzed around Oakmere Park, which was looking beautiful, and showing the benefits of its recent improvements.
While scoring generally proved tricky - blame the rust of lockdown! - a few teams stormed round and it was very close at the top. Southwell’s team of Sue Brownson, Wendy Stretch and Charlie Hall took the honours with 71 points, one ahead of second place Margaret Thorpe, Karen Donnelly and Yvonne Jones (Ruddington Grange) and third on countback Alison Johnson, Susan Nichols and Wendy Miller (Rushcliffe). Frances McGinty, Anne Thow and Pat Cawkwell (College Pines) came fourth. Well done to those teams, who will receive prize vouchers in the post.
I must thank Oakmere Park for hosting us so wonderfully, managing despite the restrictions to provide a lovely relaxed atmosphere and really exceptional food at the picnic tables. I know a few of us will be back for their fish and chips again! Thank you also to Sue Robinson, Di Whittaker and Rosemary Lockwood for their hard work on the day and in advance to ensure a smoothly run event. Full results available here.
Senior Vice Captain.
Match v Sheffield Union 2021
On Monday the 19th April we managed to play a county match for the first time since September 2019; needless to say there was much excitement and some nerves (on my part). The weather was beautiful for our afternoon tee off at The Nottinghamshire Golf and Country Club. The Signature Course at The Nottinghamshire has undergone many improvements of late and was in very good condition, the pin positions proved to be challenging.
Our team was made up of experienced ‘old hands’ and some of our up and coming junior talent. It really was good to see the pairs all waiting to tee off and get their matches underway. From various vantage points on the course the spectators were able to witness some sparkling golf, it really was an enjoyable afternoon which was rounded off by a fabulous result – we won all 5 matches. The scratch match played was pairs better ball and the team representing NCLGA was as follows: Carol Houghton and Jorja Newbold, Caron Harrison and Ava Waplington, Vicky Johnson and Leonie Muir, Libby Kilbride and Bernie Barton and last but certainly not least Emma Anderson and Lucy Moorhouse. Well done to the team!
Read more: Match v Sheffield Union 2021
New Treasurer Required for 2022
Our current treasurer, Jenny Smith will be retiring at the end of the financial year. We are looking for someone to fill this position on the County Executive Committee as soon as possible, to shadow Jenny until the takeover in November after the 2021 AGM.
Below is a summary of what the role entails, and Jenny will be pleased to discuss the role in further detail should you be interested. Her details can be found on the list of officers with contact details on this website.
• Good knowledge of Excel spreadsheets.
• Reasonable financial skills.
• Good communication, negotiating and organisational skills.
• Work as part of a team and make appropriate contributions when required.
• Maintain two bank accounts and produce balance sheets when necessary.
• Ensure proper records are kept.
• Liaise with the golf clubs in the county regarding affiliation fees.
• Appoint an auditor and prepare accounts for audit at the year end.
SafeGolf Accreditation for NCLGA
NCLGA is pleased to announce that it has received SafeGolf accreditation from England Golf. SafeGolf is a partnership of UK golf bodies who are committed to promoting a safe and positive environment for all those participating, working and volunteering in the sport of golf.
The SafeGolf partnership consists of members from the golfing bodies across Great Britain & Ireland and has been established to help golf respond to the issue of child protection in sport. Its mission is to safeguard the welfare of children and young people, as well as adults at risk, in the sport of golf.
SafeGolf is firstly, a website – www.safegolf.org – through which anyone with a concern about the welfare of a player, or the behaviour or practice of a coach, volunteer, organiser, parent or a player, can contact the lead safeguarding officer at their national governing body.
Secondly, it is the safeguarding standard England Golf will promote to all their affiliated clubs/counties to ensure all clubs/counties provide a safe and positive experience to children and young people whilst playing golf. The PGA are also using the standards to apply to all their PGA professional Coaches.