Second Team Results 2021

The following are the match results for the second team this season:

18th July v Leicestershire at Lingdale - Notts lost 6½ - 2½
21st July v Leicestershire at Beeston - Nott lost 7 - 2

3rd August v Lincolnshire at Norwood - Notts lost 5½ - 3½
18th August v Lincolnshire at Ashby Decoy - Notts lost 5½ - 3½

The results don’t quite tell an accurate story. Although we lost all of the matches, the games were mostly extremely close, well-fought affairs, often finishing on the 17th or 18th. Throughout, our players battled hard and played some excellent golf, always with a fantastic sporting spirit. This year we had 10 debutants, and a total of 17 players took part over the four matches. The squad were: Bernie Barton, Charlie Inger, Claire Wilson, Julie Revill, Lesley Morris, Millie Marsh, Suzi Anderson, Audrey Macmillan, Ava Wapplington, Bev Cook, Cheryl Gee, Hailey Laverty, Lizzie Wood, Lorraine Howd, Lynne Inman, Jan Calder and Rosemary Lockwood. While this had its drawbacks, perhaps lessening our consistency, it had the huge benefit of introducing new, keen players to the squad, thus deepening our pool for future seasons. Hopefully we will have gained lots of valuable experience!

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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

IMG 3670How 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 2021County 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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Coronation Cups 2021

The Coronation Cups competition was played at Southwell GC on Thursday 3rd June 2021. We were a small field, but made the most of a beautiful summery day (finally!) at Southwell. This really is a course of two halves, with a stark contrast between the nines, which most of us found challenging. Our winners with an excellent score of 41 points were Margaret Thorpe and Karen Donnelly from Ruddington Grange. Second place went to Jane Tucker and Julia Hatcher from Newark with 39 points, and third with 38 points were Jan Hooley and Pam Musson from Stanton. Just missing out on countback were Riemie Coulson and Marion Wraith from Southwell. Riemie is the Lady Captain of Southwell, and had done a magnificent job as Starter before playing herself, which makes their round all the more impressive!
I would like to thank Southwell for hosting us and making us so welcome. Thanks also to our stalwarts on the registration desk, Sue Robinson and Di Whittaker.
Full results are available here.

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County Championship & Spring Meeting 2021

Libby and MaddieThis event was held at Hollinwell from Friday the 14th May through to Sunday the 16th of May, the weather forecast was dreadful but was exceedingly kind to us apart from late on Saturday afternoon when it absolutely chucked it down! It was great to see so many competitors at Hollinwell and the scores were good overall. Thank you to all those who entered and continue to support County golf, I hope that you enjoyed your game and managed to catch up with old friends and maybe even make some new friends whilst enjoying competitive golf.

The results are reported in full below, but of note on the Friday was the morning best gross and nett round played by Maddy Smith who managed a score of 8 under par for a total of 67 – this is a course record. Cheryl Gee just missed out on the best nett with a score of 68 - a fabulous score. Congratulations go to all those who qualified for the knockout matches which were played over the weekend and to our new County Champion Libby Kilbride. The spectators were all treated to an extremely high standard of golf and the matches were all both nail biting and exciting.

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