First Squad Training of 2019

SquadTraining2There was an excellent atmosphere at the first Squad Training of the year. Girls of all abilities and experience met to chat and catch up before they attacked the driving range. Richard Strange our County coach wasn't phased by the excitement but found that an awful lot of golf balls were used by 24 girls desperate to get a ball through the rugby posts!! Geoff the barman was great and never batted an eyelid when I asked for '26 hot chocolates in five minutes time please'.

NewKit2Our new Junior Captain Lucy, modelled the new kit so look out for us on the course in our bright red shirts. My special thanks to Suzi Anderson, Maureen and Michael Clarke, Di Payne, Richard Strange for their help and support, and once again thanks to our parents with their amazing offers of help in the year to come.

The next session will be on Wednesday 13th March. All the girls who attended this week will be notified which group they will be in. Group 1 will be 6-7.30 and Group 2 will be 6.30 - 8 pm. If you missed the training by any chance please just come at 6pm you will be made most welcome.

Happy Golfing.
Sue Taylor
Junior Coordinator

England Golf Regional Training

Amelia2Congratulations to Amelia Wan, of Rufford Park, who has been selected for the England Golf Regional U 18 Squad. Wishing her every success with her new venture.

Sue Taylor

Junior Girls Squad Training & Development

The Junior Committee would like to wish a Happy New Year to all Junior girls and their parents.
We start the new year by sadly saying goodbye to Dan Parkes (5 years) and John Vaughan who has been coaching our girls for a brilliant 20 years. We thank them so much for their hard work and know that they will be sorely missed.

However we are delighted to welcome Richard Strange as our new NCLGA Junior Girls Squad Training and Development Leader. Our first session will be on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13th from 6-8pm at NORWOOD PARK. Then every second Wednesday evening of the month, up until September.
All interested Notts Junior girls are invited to come and chat, discuss a few new rules, drink hot chocolate and we may even hit a few golf balls!!!

We will also be having a New Kit this year but we will need the old one back first. So please bring it with you. We are looking forward to seeing you all again and if you would please email me to say you are attending that would be very helpful for numbers.

Sue Taylor
NCLGA Junior Coordinator

New Girls Squad Coach Appointed

SueRichardWe are delighted to announce that, as of February 2019, Norwood's PGA Head Coach Richard Strange will be the new NCLGA County Girls Squad 'Training & Development Leader' and Norwood Park will be the home for the County Girls Squad Training.

Sue Taylor, County Girls Co-Ordinator said, “We are really delighted that Richard has taken this role, with very exciting times ahead for the County Girls - Norwood has welcomed us so many times over the years and we are delighted to have a new home. The New Development Training Programme will enhance all the ongoing work that so many PGA Pros do throughout the county."

PGA Award Winning Coach Richard is highly regarded both regionally and nationally by The PGA, The Golf Foundation and England Golf Active Notts for his outstanding work and efforts in growing the game.


Junior Jubilee & Presentation Evening 2018

The weather was wild, wet and windy, but spirits were high for all the competitors in the Junior Jubilee; 3 teams set off for 18 holes of AM/AM competition at Norwood Park and battled the conditions to produce some very creditable scores. While the more experienced players were out on the main course, two groups went out onto the Par 3, with 3 players in the 9 hole competition and our new juniors playing 5 holes from the EZ tees.

The rain and the cold got the better of us and the competition was shortened, but credit goes to the 5 hole team who managed to complete their course! A few girls took the opportunity to play a couple of extra holes – won by Lucy Holbough, but hot chocolate and a warm clubhouse was definitely welcomed by most. The winning team of Charlie Inger, Madeleine Smith, Lexi Williams-Green and Molly Campbell scored a fantastic 42 points, well done to all who played. The 9 hole competition was won by Maddison Clarke and Tamara Kubba won the 5 hole competition. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to Norwood Park Golf Centre for hosting the event and providing tee times.

Read more: Junior Jubilee and Presentation 2018

Four Counties Championships 2018

Four Counties Teama

Four Counties RUaA very successful Four Counties Championship was held at The Leicestershire on 16th September. Maddie Smith had a nett runner up place with a score of 69 and Team Prize Nett Winners were Ava Waplington Maddie Smith and Jorja Newbold. All 3 girls have worked exceptionally hard this year reducing their handicaps and playing well for the scratch team. The winning team are pictured with Junior Captain, Charlie Inger.

Ping Grand Final 2018

LizzieMaddiePingCongratulations to Lizzie Wilson and Madeleine Smith who qualified for the 2018 Grand Final of the Ping 4BBB, played at Gainsborough GC on 4 Sept. They finished in a very creditable 18th position with 42 points. Well done girls!

Lizzie and dad are Ping Family Champions!

Lizzie PingGolf mad 10-year-old Lizzie Wilson and her dad, Craig, are the new PING Family Fourball Betterball champions. The Nottinghamshire pair teamed up to score 45 points over the Thonock Park course at PING’s Gainsborough Golf Club and took the title by the slender margin of one point.
“I played best!” laughed Lizzie, who has cut her handicap by 11 shots this season and now plays off 24. “I’ve had great fun playing with my dad and our playing partners were very nice. I’ve made some new friends and it’s been a great experience." Craig added: “It’s been a fantastic day.” They took on the challenge of related pairs from across the country, who flock to play in this popular competition run by England Golf.
Last year Craig and his wife, Claire, took part for the first time and this year they decided to include Lizzie, who has been playing since she was eight. “My wife and I played last year and it was a fantastically organised day. This year we thought that Lizzie could play and I got lucky she was paired with me! It’s been a great day,” said Craig, a 13-handicapper. Claire, who plays off 12, played with another member from their club, Norwood Park Golf Centre, and has already staked a claim to be Lizzie’s partner in 2019!

Read more: Lizzie and dad are Ping Family Champions!