Sad news about Betty Johnson

The NCLGA are sorry to announce the death of Betty Johnson who was County Junior Organiser for many years and was County President from 2006 to 2010. She was a wonderful ambassador for the NCLGA. Our deepest sympathy goes out to her family and friends.

Betty’s funeral is to take place at 2pm on Friday 12th April at Babworth Crematorium, Straight Mile, Babworth Road, Retford, DN22 8FJ.

Competition Secretary required for 2020

We are looking for someone to run NCLGA competitions from next season. A brief description of the main duties involved are:-

To receive and process entries and inform the Treasurer of amounts of money per competition paid into the Bank
Liaise with the relevant Clubs prior to competitions regarding tee times and catering
Prepare score cards and leader board
Receive competitors
Arrange a Starter
Process scores
Publish results
Arrange, via Treasurer, vouchers for winners
Notify winners for prize presentation and make necessary arrangements for the presentation of cups at the AGM

NCLGA currently run the following competitions:

County Championship (over three days) and Spring Meeting
Coronation Cups
Summer Meeting + Vets Trophy
Autumn Meeting

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County Clubs Shortlisted for EG Award

A shortlist of remarkable finalists has been announced for the England Golf Awards 2019, sponsored by Adidas Golf.

They’re the heroes of the game in England and they’ll be celebrated at the awards dinner at the Royal Lancaster London on Thursday, 21 March, when the winners will be revealed. Nick Pink, England Golf Chief Executive, said: “A very big thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate and to the judges, who had an incredibly difficult job to produce this shortlist of amazing volunteers, players, clubs and counties."

Two Nottinghamshire clubs, Sherwood Forest and Stanton on the Wolds, have been shortlisted in the category 'Championship Venue of the Year'. Well done to both clubs on their nominations and we wish them both luck when the winners are announced in March. They will be up against Kedleston Park and Frilford Heath in this category.


NUGC Annual Ladies Dinner

NUGCDinner2019NCLGA President Maureen Clarke hosted the NUGC Annual Ladies' Dinner on behalf of the NU President Bob Ward, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, on Friday 11th January.

The England Golf President Desmond Duffy and Presidents and Past Presidents from many Counties attended the very popular NU Dinner. The Presidents’ wives were welcomed to the NU Ladies’ Dinner by Maureen, and after an excellent meal Maureen introduced the guest speaker Jan Palmer who gave an interesting talk about the History of Soap and the aromatics she uses in making natural soaps. Bob provided a beautifully wrapped gift of natural soaps for each lady, and a bouquet of flowers for Maureen. A vote of thanks was given by Mavis Peplow, Midland Golf Union President’s Lady.

Tasker's Trophy Presentation 2018

Taskers18aThe Tasker's Trophy is an inter-club golf competition for the over 50s which supports Junior Golf in your County. The 2018 Final was played at Beeston Fields Golf Club on Sunday 21 October. It was a beautiful, warm Autumn day. The final of the ladies’ Ian Burtoft Trophy was Branston vs Lees Hall. Branston won 4/3. Branston won for the second year in a row – the first time this has happened in the history of the event. The men’s Taskers Final and Plate were also played and the Uttoxeter C Team beat Lutterworth B in the Final 4/3; the deciding match going to the 20th hole. Uttoxeter A beat Mapperley C 6/1 in the Plate. The Taskers Plate is for all men’s teams that get knocked out in the first round. If a few more ladies’ teams enter, the ladies will be able to have a ladies’ Plate competition as well.

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County President's Day 2018

PresidentsDay18aCounty President’s Day 2018 was played at Beeston Fields Golf Club on Monday 8 October to raise funds for the NCLGA County Teams. It was a lovely, warm and sunny Autumnal day and the full field of 100 players enjoyed playing the course which was in excellent condition. The format was a four-ball Stableford Am-Am with 2 scores to count, 90% handicap. There were prizes for the first four teams, nearest the pin on all four short holes, and a putting competition.
A marquee was provided by the local Rotary Club, alongside the 11th Tee, where the players enjoyed a little break to eat delicious cakes and drink soft drinks, and tea, or coffee from china cups. After play, a buffet meal and sweet were enjoyed in the dining-room and raffle tickets were checked. The raffle table was well-laden with prizes provided by competitors and officials. Players were also able to enter a prize draw for a free four-balls at various Golf Clubs around the County.

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Ladies Interclub Final 2018

Interclub winners 1The Ladies Interclub Final was held at Stanton On The Wolds Golf Club on Monday 10th September between Rudd ington and Mapperley. The final started in overcast and fairly blustery conditions, however this didn’t deter the determination of both teams who fought well throughout the matches.The greens as usual were in excellent condition and proved to be quite tricky in the wind, thank you to Stanton Golf Club and their members for their hospitality and for giving us courtesy of the course. Thank you also to Lindsay Carruthers and Val Peet who refereed the matches. Both teams were very well supported by members from their clubs.

The first match was between Karen Ward and Katie White from Mapperley playing against Wendy Kerry and Jane Smeeton from Ruddington. Wendy and Jane, who fought their way back from 3 down after 11 holes, made birdie at the 15th which took the match back to all square and this was how the match ended. The second match was Jane Baxter and Maggie Burrows from Mapperley against Carol Bowles and Sheila Drummond from Ruddington. We again saw some very good golf with Carol and Sheila winning a hard fought match 3up.

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