A Message from your Lady Captain
I am delighted to have been voted in as the Lady Captain of the Nottinghamshire for 2020 and hope that we can look forward to a year of good weather and great golf.
If you are reading this message as an existing member, you will already know that my Lady Captains charity is a local charity called Big C Little C.
The Big C is for Cancer Research and the Little C is for The Jenny Farr Diamond Appeal, which raises money for the NSPCC in Nottingham.
I will also be doing some raffles in Aid of Blooming Dementia in support of a good friend, whose husband, a former professional footballer, has dementia caused by heading the football. Both are former members of the club.
The two main activities I will be doing to raise money will be my lady captains challenge (guess how many bunkers I go in!) and a corporate event on Friday 3 July. Leveraging my business contacts, five team captains have committed to raise a minimum of £1,000 per team in sponsorship money to complete “The Three Bunkers Challenge” by playing three courses across the three counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Nottinghamshire.
So there are lots to look forward to as I begin my Lady Captains year. We have an impressive diary of both social and golf events and I am keeping my fingers crossed for good weather and a great year in which we raise as much as possible for our chosen charities.
I hope that Brian and I can look forward to your support throughout the year.
If you are visiting this page because you might be considering joining the Nottinghamshire, all I can say is…. do it!
I have been a member here for nine years. Prior to that, I spent over 25 years doing pay and play golf, which enabled me to play lots of courses but having joined the Nottinghamshire I feel like I have been adopted by another family.
Our club is modern and progressive, and ladies really do enjoy equal standing. We have dedicated tee-times in all major competitions, as well as the opportunity to play Medals and Stablefords. Wednesday mornings are set aside for ladies competitions, and with two courses and nine-hole competitions, ladies of all standards will always be able to play. There are also groups of ladies who play regularly on other days, and of course, there is the fantastic social side of our club, with friendly matches against the seniors and the annual rolling pin competition against the men. Plus, who can forget to mention the bridge club.
We enter teams in the NCLGA bronze, silver and scratch leagues, arrange friendly matches, compete in national competitions such as the Daily Mail, Ping and National Golf Club Challenge. In 2016 and 2017, ladies from the Nottinghamshire played in the final at Royal Troon becoming winners and runners up overall. For the past two years, ladies from the Nottinghamshire have been County Captains, and the current NCVLGA President is a lady from the Nottinghamshire. And not forgetting that in 2018 our section was voted best ladies section in the UK in a poll by Surpriseshop.
We also have a very active Mixed section with a variety of comps, matches and away days.
As you can see we are very inclusive, so if you have a partner, male or female, you’ll find there are lots for both of you to get involved in if you choose.
The clubhouse and restaurant have very few dress code rules which means you can pop in for drinks, bring the family for lunch and you can walk around most areas wearing soft spikes. So you as you can see, we really do cater for every golfers’ needs.
If you’d like to arrange a visit, the team at the hospitality and Pro-shop teams at Nottinghamshire are very welcoming, so please do come and have look around our 36 hole complex, enjoy the bar and patio area or stay over in our lovely hotel rooms.
I look forward to welcoming you.
2020 Ladies Captain, Bev Cook