County Championship & Spring Meeting 2018

Libby 2This year the County Championship and Spring Meeting was held at Stanton On The Wolds Golf Club over the weekend 11th-13th May. The course was in excellent condition with the greens proving to be very challenging not only in speed but also with some strategically placed pin positions. The weather was dry and bright but there was a chilly breeze making conditions difficult. We had 18 players taking part in the County Championship playing 36 holes, with the top 8 going through to knockout stage, and 34 playing in the 18 holes Spring Meeting played alongside the morning round of the Championship.

The Spring Meeting was won by 11 year old Amelia Wan from Rufford with a nett score of 68 playing off a handicap of 9, taking the prizes for both the 18 holes Spring Meeting Handicap and the 18 holes Spring Meeting Scratch with a Gross 77, plus The Stacey Scrimshaw Salver for 21 years and under. The 36 Holes Scratch was won by Lauren Spray (77 & 79) and the 36 Holes Handicap won by Lou Beaumont from Coxmoor, who also scored a nett 68 in the first round.

The quarter finals of the Championship were played on Saturday afternoon resulting in wins for Emma Howie, Emily Rowbottom, Libby Kilbride and Emily Lyle taking them into the semi finals which were played on Sunday Morning. We were treated to some great golf, first to win through was Emily Rowbottom (Cheshire), reaching the final for the second time in the last three years, beating Emma Howie, followed by 15 year old Libby Kilbride winning on the last hole against Emily Lyle. In the final Libby took an early lead and didn’t let go, finally closing out the the match on the 15th after some excellent golf from both players. Many congratulations to our new County Champion Libby Kilbride.
A big thank you to Stanton On The Wolds Golf Club and the members for their help and support of NCLGA in allowing us to use their course over the weekend.

County Week Selection

The following players have been selected to represent the County at Midlands North Region County week, which this year will be at Notts Golf Club (Hollinwell) 25th to 29th June. In alphabetical order, Rachel Boulton ,Esme Hamilton, Caron Harrison, Emma Howie, Vicki Johnson, Libby Kilbride, Kristina Lazarevic, Emily Lyle, Sophie Newlove, Emily Rowbottom, Lauren Spray and Carol Wild.
During the week Nottinghamshire will play Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Shropshire and Staffordshire over five days playing 36 holes a day, 3 foursomes matches in the morning with 6 singles matches in the afternoon. Nottinghamshire will be trying hard to retain the trophy won last year and qualify again for the National Finals. Spectators are very welcome; you are sure to see some great golf.

Glenys Priestley
County Captain

Cup Winners

NCLGA Champion 2018
Libby Kilbride (Worksop)  
Runner Up Emily Rowbottom (Notts Ladies)  
Semi finalist Emma Howie (Stanton)  
Emily Lyle (Worksop)  
36 Holes Scratch Lauren Spray (Notts Ladies) 77 + 79 = 156
36 Holes Handicap Louise Beaumont (Coxmoor) 68 + 77 = 145
Stacia Scrimshire Salver Amelia Wan (Rufford) 77 + 94 = 171
18 Holes Scratch PM Emily Rowbottom (Notts Ladies) 79
18 Holes Handicap PM Jan Hikin (Coxmoor) 72
18 Holes Scratch Spring Meeting Amelia Wan (Rufford) 77
18 Holes Handicap Spring Meeting Amelia Wan (Rufford) 68
Runner Up Sandra Beckett (Norwood) 76
3rd Place Janet Slater (Notts Ladies) 77
4th Place Audrey Macmillan (Norwood) 78
Spencer Watson Sheild The Nottinghamshire  


County Championship Matchplay

Q 1st Round Semi-Finals Final Winner
1 Lauren Spray Emma Howie Emily Rowbottom  Libby Kilbride
8 Emma Howie
5 Caron Harrison Emily Rowbottom
4 Emily Rowbottom
3 Libby Kilbride Libby Kilbride Libby Kilbride
6 Jan Hikin
7 Emily Lyle Emily Lyle
2 Rachel Boulton


Finalists 2 Emily Lyle2
The NCLGA County Champion, Libby Kilbride
with Runner-up, Emily Rowbottom
Semi- finalist Emily Lyle with Country Captain, Glenys Priestley
and County President, Maureen Clarke