Coxmoor Golf Club duo take third in North Midland Regional finals

Coxmoor Golf Club’s Lynn Harris and Janet Coper took third place in the North Midland Regional final of the English Women’s Golf Association’s Australian Spoons last week at Willesley Park with a score of 34 points

Lewis Mallinson won the open junior competition at Norwood Park with a fine score of nett 61.

In the Norwood Vase Jason Middleton and Ian Stoute lifted the trophy with an excellent round of 63.

The Norwood Park Opens was held the following day with Kevin Stokes, John, Frank and Alan Woodcock taking the men’s crown with 90 points. The mixed title was claimed by Krystyna Keen, Julia Moffat, Paul Muckle and Amy Oxbury.

The Taylor Made-supported Notts County Golf Partnership has just completed a very successful Winter Programme with 48 Academy Squad members aged between nine-15 years, including seven girls on the books.

Led by local professionals, John Vaughan and Kevin Lock – Rufford Park GC, Natalie Haywood and Richard Strange – Norwood Park GC, Antony Ryder – Beeston Fields GC, Phil Edwards – The Nottinghamshire Golf and County Club and Danny Bursztyn – Trent Lock GC, the programme is a countrywide coaching scheme aimed at identifying and encouraging talented and enthusiastic junior golfers from all backgrounds, who are below the county criteria for inclusion in county squad coaching.

This enables counties to cast their net wider and find more talented youngsters who, with the right encouragement and coaching, might be able to make the step up to county standard.

Funded by Sport England’s Club and Coach Fund, significant investment is also made in the training and development of both professional and volunteer coaches within the county to support the programme.

NCGP are recruiting more PGA Academy Coaches within Nottinghamshire to deliver the 2011/12 Winter Programme and aims to significantly increase the squad numbers.

Open Talent Days for recruitment onto the Academy will be held on Saturday, 3rd September at Trent Lock GC and Sunday, 11th September at Rufford Park GC.

For more information – www.nottinghamshiregolfpartnership.co.uk - Jackie Macey, county academy co-ordinator, based at Norwood Park Golf Centre (01636 816626, themaceys@btinternet.com).