County Waltz 2018

This year the County Waltz took place at Chilwell Manor Golf Club on 23rd April, on an overcast day with a breeze keeping temperatures down, but luckily no rain. 40 teams entered the competition, with the course proving to be a tough challenge for many of us. However, two teams stood out, the winners being Kath Else, Sue Taylor and Joanna Smith from Sherwood Forest GC with a great score of 72 points, followed in second place by Rosemary Lockwood, Clare Jones and Lindsay Curruthers from Beeston Fields GC with 70 points. In third place were Audrey MacMillan, Sue Lockwood and Debbie Knox from Norwood Park GC with 63 points, won on count back from Sue Nickless, Liz Martin and Jennifer of Southwell GC who took fourth place, also on count back from Colette Newton, Anne Harris and Jane Fowler of Notts Ladies GC taking fifth place.

The nearest the pin prizes were won by Linda Jackson on the 4th hole, Sharon Coyne 9th hole, Carol Bancroft 12th hole and Eva Glasby on the 15th. Well done to everyone that played and thank you for supporting the raffle. A good day was had by all;  thanks to volunteers from Chilwell Ladies, Marilyn, Kathryn, Marian and Roz, providing welcome refreshments in the new half way hut and after the golf Sally and her catering team serving an excellent meal.

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Match v Sheffield Union 2018

Our annual match against the Sheffield Union was due to be played on 11th April but fell victim to the weather. Ironically, while the course was playable, fog and mist reduced visibility to the point where the match could not start despite having delayed our tee time. This was hugely disappointing for everyone as both teams were keen to get in some much needed competitive practice.

Sadly we were unable to rearrange the match despite our efforts to find an alternative date, so for the very first time the fixture will not take place this year. I would like to thank everyone for turning out and being understanding of the circumstances. Thanks also to Coxmoor Golf Club for their hospitality.

Glenys Priestley
County Captain

NUGC Ladies' Annual Dinner

MainGuests2NCLGA President Maureen Clarke was a special guest of Notts Union President Bob Ward at the Ladies’ Annual Dinner which took place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Nottingham, on Friday 12th January 2018 – the same night as the NUGC Annual Dinner.
Bob and Maureen welcomed many of the attendees to Afternoon Tea in advance of the Dinners. Presidents and Past Presidents from several English Counties were in attendance at the very popular and successful NUGC Annual Dinner, and many of their wives attended the Annual Ladies’ Dinner which was hosted by Maureen.

Maureen welcomed the ladies, and said how delighted she was to be Bob’s guest, to meet them all, and wished them a very enjoyable evening. After an excellent 3-course meal, Maureen introduced the Guest Speaker, Gaynor, from Burleigh’s Gin and Gin School 45 in Leicestershire. The ladies enjoyed an excellent talk on the History of Gin and were able to taste the new flavours of Gin that are now available. Bob provided all attendees with a gift – a miniature bottle of Gin! Everyone said how much they enjoyed the evening and Bob, Maureen and Mandy Bee (who had organised the Ladies’ Dinner) were thanked by Lynn Stubbings, wife of Midland Golf Union President, for a great evening. Maureen was presented with a huge bouquet of flowers.

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Remarkable youngsters give golf a new voice

Golf Ambassadors 2018A group of 11 remarkable young people are set to give golf a fresh, new voice.
They are Young Ambassadors for England Golf and the Golf Foundation and through their own stories, enthusiasm and love of the sport, they will challenge negative perceptions and play a part in getting more people talking about and playing the game.
The ambassadors range in age from 10 to 22 and include school pupils, students, a volunteer coach, a trainee PGA professional, a would-be PE teacher and a trainee doctor. They’re all prepared to do what it takes to inspire others, whether it’s speaking at meetings, blogging or vlogging, getting involved with national campaigns or helping to organise events.
“They’re an amazing group,” said Lee Dolby, England Golf’s Young People Manager. “They’re bringing to life our Children and Young People’s Plan for Golf and helping us achieve our vision of inspiring a love of golf that lasts a lifetime.
“By sharing their stories they’ll help raise awareness of golf, show the positive impact of young people and prove that it’s a game for all.”
Alice Lowe, Golf Foundation Regional Development Officer and lead on volunteering, added: “Each member of the group is so enthusiastic about changing the negative perceptions of golf, and supporting our ambition to help young people enjoy the playing and personal benefits of golf by making it inclusive and fun.”

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Annual General Meeting 2017

The Annual General Meeting of NCLGA was held at Beeston Fields Golf Club on Monday 20 November commencing at 10.30 a.m.  95 Members attended the Meeting.  I wish to thank Beeston Fields for allowing us the room and, as always, making us feel most welcome.  22 Past and Present County Officials enjoyed lunch together after the meeting.

AGM2017bOn behalf of the Notts County Ladies’ Golf Association I wish to thank our retiring officials – Emma Howie, Junior Co-ordinator; Helen Maber, County Captain; Colette Newton, Competition Secretary; and Jane Fowler, Assistant Competition Secretary – for their enormous contribution to the development and smooth running of the County, during their many years in office.

Congratulations to Glenys Priestley who becomes County Captain, and Carol Houghton who becomes Senior Vice Captain. I welcome to the Committee Helen Haycox as Assistant Vice Captain, Julia Warrener as Competition Secretary, Sue Robinson as Assistant Competition Secretary and Sue Taylor as Junior Co-ordinator.

Maureen Clarke, President

County President's Day 2017

CPD1The Inaugural County President’s Day was played at Sherwood Forest Golf Club on Monday 9 October to raise funds for County Match Week 2018, which is to be hosted by Notts County Ladies’ Golf Association. It was a lovely Autumnal day and the full field of 100 players enjoyed playing the course which was in immaculate condition. The format was a four-ball Stableford Am Am with 2 scores to count, 90% handicap. There were prizes for nearest the pin on all four short holes.

At the half-way house the players enjoyed a little break to eat delicious cakes and drink 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 fantastically well-laden with prizes provided by competitors and officials. Players were also able to enter a prize draw for a free four-ball at Sherwood Forest Golf Club and a prize draw for a free four-ball at Notts Golf Club, Hollinwell, as well as take part in the Putting Competition to get the ball nearest to the bottle using the whole length of the practice putting green.

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Taskers Trophy Final 2017

taskers17aThe TaskersTrophy is an inter-club golf competition for the over fifties which is supporting junior golf in your county. The 2017 Final was played at Wollaton Park Golf Club on Sunday 8 October. It was a fine but somewhat windy day and players were warned about the Deer, with the Stags being in the rutting season.

In the final of the ladies’ Taskers event, Branston A played against Whittington Heath in order to win the Burtoft Trophy. The matches were well contested but Branston A ladies beat Whittington Heath ladies 6/1. The men’s Taskers Final and Plate were also played and the Hillsborough Team won the men’s Taskers and the Chevin B Team won the men’s Taskers Plate. The Taskers Plate is for all 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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