County Championship & Spring Meeting 2022

finalists2022aOn Friday 13th May, at Sherwood Forest GC, we held the 36 hole stroke play stage of the County Championships, and also the 18 hole Spring Meeting. Sherwood was as magnificent as always, but presented an extremely hard challenge due to the strong gusty wind, which did not let up all day! Despite this, there were some very good scores in both events.

In the 36 holes, Maddie Smith (Norwood) won the scratch prize with 145, and Amelia Hogg (Norwood) won the nett with 147. Norwood Park also won the team prize, their youthful team of Maddie, Elizabeth Wilson and Amelia retaining the trophy they won last year.

The Spring Meeting scratch prize was won by Bev Cook (The Nottinghamshire) with 84, with Helen Haycox, also from The Nottinghamshire winning the nett prize with 74. Maggie Burrows from Mapperley added to the excitement of the day with a hole in one on the 10th - no mean feat into that strong wind!

The weather was kinder over the weekend for the knockout matches, and we were treated to a feast of brilliant golf, with some very close battles. The final was between Rachel Wilkes of Springwater, and Jorja Newbold of Oakmere Admirals. Jorja is one of our very promising up and coming juniors, and she played fabulous golf, but ultimately the greater experience of Rachel proved decisive, and she prevailed to win her third County Championship. Congratulations Rachel!

I would like to thank Sherwood Forest GC for hosting us. Not only was the course in great condition, we also had an army of spotters, and all of the members and the staff were incredibly welcoming and supportive. Thanks also to the county officials and referees who made sure the event ran smoothly. All in all it was a wonderful few days of golf, and it was great to see so many players of all ages taking part.

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 Championship Winner 2022 - Rachel Wilkes  Championship Runner-Up - Jorja Newbold

County Week Selection

The squad for the MNR County Match Week , this year being held at Trentham GC on 20th - 22nd June is (in alphabetical order) : Carol Houghton, Vicki Johnson, Libby Kilbride, Jorja Newbold, Maddie Smith, Lauren Spray, Ava Waplington, Rachel Wilkes and Elizabeth Wilson.

Congratulations to all selected players. Judging by the quality of golf played this weekend, we have a strong team! This is always an exciting event, and supporters will be very welcome, do come along if you can.

Audrey Macmillan
County Captain

Cup Winners

NCLGA Champion 2022
Rachel Wilkes (Springwater)   
Runner Up Jorja Newbold (Oakmere Park)  
36 Holes Scratch - Challenge Cup
Madeline Smith (Norwood Park) 72+73=145
Runner Up Lauren Spray (Notts Ladies) 77+73=150
36 Holes Handicap - Josephine Bright Cup
Amelia Hogg (Norwood Park) 72+75=147
Runner Up Jan Calder (Sherwood Forest) 75+74=149
Stacia Scrimshire Salver Madeline Smith (Norwood) 72+73=145
18 Holes Scratch AM Elizabeth Wilson (Norwood) 71
18 Holes Handicap AM Rachel Wilkes (Springwater) 71
18 Holes Scratch PM Jorja Newbold (Oakmere) 71
18 Holes Handicap PM Jorja Newbold (Oakmere) 71
Spencer Watson Shield Norwood Park 462
Spring Meeting Scratch  Winner Bev Cook (The Nott'mshire) 84
Runner Up Janet Slater (Notts Ladies) 86
Spring Meeting Nett Winner Helen Haycox (The Nott'mshire) 94-20 =74
Runner Up Fran Tunnicliffe (Stanton) 88-13=75 c/b
3rd place Michaela Burgess (The Nott'mshire) 95-20=75 c/b
4th place Maggie Burrows (Mapperley) 88-13=75 c/b
5th place Glenys Priestley (Notts Ladies) 87-11=76
6th place Hilary Horton (Notts Ladies) 88-12=76


County Championship Matchplay

Q 1st Round Semi-Finals Final Winner
1 Madeline Smith Madeline Smith  Rachel Wilkes

 Rachel Wilkes

8 Libby Kilbride
5 Rachel Wilkes Rachel Wilkes
4 Lauren Spray
3 Jorja Newbold Jorja Newbold  Jorja Newbold
6 Emily Rowbottom
7 Vicky Johnson Elizabeth Wilson
2 Elizabeth Wilson