Second Team Finals 2019

Seconds FinalaOn Monday the 2nd September the County 2nd team went to Walsall Golf Club in Staffordshire to play Staffordshire in the Midlands North Final. The weather was set fair and the course was well established parkland. We were of course anticipating a tough contest, and we were not wrong!

The morning foursomes went well and we managed to get 2 out of the 3 points on offer – these were gained by Emma Anderson playing with Carol Houghton and Louise Wilding who played with Ava Waplington. Of course we were delighted to find ourselves in this position after the morning, but knew that Staffordshire would be all out for a win in the afternoon. The afternoon matches got off to a very good start with Carol Houghton delivering the first point shortly followed by Audrey MacMillan who also had a good win. Emma Anderson had a tough match and fought hard to the bitter end despite having to have a first aid break as she had played a shot whilst being knee deep in nettles! Her match went to all square going down the 18th and she achieved a creditable half. This left us 4 and a half points each with one match to finish.

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2nd Team Away Match v Leics

LeicsA19aThursday 6th August saw us playing away at Willesley Park against Leicestershire. A beautiful venue, but a very challenging course with lots of blind holes. We managed to get 1 point in the morning foursomes – this was gained by Emma Anderson and Carol Houghton. There were some very tight matches which went all the way to the 18th, the other foursomes pairings were Louise Wilding playing with Lizzie Wood and Jacey Peacock who played with Audrey MacMillan.

Having just gained the one point in the morning we needed to secure at least 2 and a half more in the afternoon – we actually managed to gain 3 points the successful players being Emma Anderson, Carol Houghton and Audrey MacMillan. This has enabled the County 2nd team to go forward to the Second team finals which will be held at Walsall Golf Club on the 2nd of September. Our opposition will be Staffordshire.

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2nd Team Home Match v Lincs

On a blistering hot Tuesday the 23rd July the second team played Lincolnshire at the Rufford Park Golf and Country Club. The course was in wonderful condition and the hospitality shown to us by Rufford Park was impeccable.

The morning foursomes got us off to a very good start as we won all three matches. Louise Wilding and Lizzie Wood once again showed their reliability as a solid foursomes pairing. Also representing Notts in foursomes were the pairings of Jacey Peacock playing with Kristina Larazevic and Emma Anderson who played with Jan Hiken. Full of optimism we approached the afternoon singles, but of course Lincolnshire fought back hard! The afternoon session gained us 2 and a half points. The half point was gained by rookie Ava Waplington – we were all thrilled that she managed this on her debut. The other points were gained by Emma Anderson and Jacey Peacock. This gave us an overall and very pleasing result of 5½ to 3½. The half point may become very important as we lost our away match to Lincolnshire by 4 points to 5.

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County Captain's Day 2019

CCDwinners19aThis years County Captains Day was held at The Nottinghamshire on the Championship Course. This is a fun Am AM stapleford competition held to raise funds for all the Notts teams, and open to all handicaps. It was a very warm day with a challenging wind for the 28 teams to contend with.

Congratulations go to the home team of Aileen Kynoch, Bernie Barton, Steph O,Connell and Alison Harrold who won with a score of 85 beating the next three prize winners all on scores of 84.

Thank you to all the players who took part, your support is very much appreciated. Also, thank you to our hosts, The Nottinghamshire Golf and Country Club. The course looked fantastic and a great day out was had by all. Full results available here.

Carol Houghton
County Captain

Summer & Veterans Meeting 2019

Congratulations to Carol Wild from Notts Ladies, with a gross 82, she claimed the Jubilee Bowl Scratch and the Gill Shawcross Scratch Cup for over 55s, at the County Summer Meeting which took place at Wollaton Park Golf Club on Monday 8th July. Wollaton is always a great venue and it was a delight to see the deer across the course. Thank you to Wollaton for hosting such an enjoyable day.

48 ladies took part with handicaps ranging from 2 – 31. The competition has a gross winner, but is now a stapleford to encourage all players on a variety of handicaps to play, with prizes across two divisions.

Gill Eaton, from Stanton, was the winner of the Jubilee Bowl Handicap and the Veterans Challenge Cup. Jackie Richards won the Dorothy Payne Cup.

Carol Houghton
County Captain

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2nd Team Home Match v Leics

LeicsH19aThe second team played Leicestershire at the Nottinghamshire Golf and Country Club on Tuesday 9th July. The Championship Course at the Nottinghamshire was in very good condition and it is fair to say that the Leicestershire players were very impressed with it.

The morning foursomes finished with Notts 2-1 up. Louise Wilding and Lizzie Wood once again gained a point for us, this was backed up by Carol Houghton and Emma Anderson. It was nice to go into the afternoon singles matches with the advantage and we gained 4 more points in the singles. This gave us an overall and very pleasing result of 6 – 3 with points being gained by Jan Hiken, Jacey Peacock (half), Emma Anderson, Carol Houghton and Louise Wilding (half). Our ‘rookie’ Lesley Morris had a great day and enjoyed her first experience of county golf.

Many thanks to the team that day of Emma Anderson, Jan Hiken, Carol Houghton, Lesley Morris, Jacey Peacock, Louise Wilding and Lizzie Wood, once again not forgetting the assistance of Di Payne who offered many words of support to us all!

2nd Team v Lincolnshire at Elsham

LincsA19Our first second team match this year took place at Elsham Golf Club on Wednesday 4th July. Our opponents were Lincolnshire – always tricky!

Elsham is a beautiful parkland course and was appreciated by all. The morning foursomes finished with us being 2-1 down, Louise Wilding and Lizzie Wood secured a valuable point for us. The afternoon matches went to the wire. We were all waiting for the last match to finish to see which way the result would go but this was lost on the 18th however, a valiant effort was made by Audrey MacMillan against Lincolnshire’s strongest player. Carol Houghton, Louise Wilding and Jan Hiken won their matches giving us a final result of 5 – 4 in Lincolnshire’s favour, a close result.

Many thanks to the team that day of Jan Hiken, Carol Houghton, Audrey MacMillan, Jacey Peacock, Louise Wilding and Lizzie Wood, also not forgetting the assistance of Di Payne who kept the team well watered and fed!