Lifetime Service England Golf Award Nomination - Peggy Remington
President Alison Horak, Hon Sec Caroline Simpson and our 1st Team Captain Rachel East accompanied our Nominee for the Lifetime service Award. Peggy Remington, to Manchester this week where England Golf celebrated its 100th anniversary with a Centenary Dinner & Awards.
For those of you who know Peggy it will come as no surprise to you that we nominated her for this prestigious award.
Peggy Remington has devoted over 4 decades to the development of golf. It all started in 1980 she joined Cosby Golf Club as a playing member. After finding her feet as a golfer she felt confident enough to offer her services to the Club as a voluntary helper providing admin support. A year later she was appointed Hon Secretary a role she held for 3 year until she became Lady Captain in 1991. Following her year as Captain she became the Club Secretary and remained in that role for 16yrs. In 2008 Peggy put all her knowledge and skills to excellent use as the County Union Junior League Secretary whilst at the same time working as Cosby GC Manager. In addition to holding both of these posts Peggy also sat as an active member of the Leicestershire and Rutland County Golf Partnership Committee. Between 2014 – 2016 Peggy was a EG County Development Officer and in 2016 Peggy took on the role of Cosby Junior Organiser, a role she still holds today. Between 2017 - 2022 Peggy was the L&R LCGA EG Rep & the MNR rep on the EG Championship Committee.
Peggy's nomination was supported by Rachel East LRLCGA 1st Team Captain who said 'Peggy has the ability to nurture, guide and enable individuals to succeed in golf not just as players but leaders, role models and promoters. She made me believe I could make a difference and gave me the confidence to take on the role as County Captain in 2024'. Megan White a young volunteer at Cosby will tell you 'Peggy has been an immense inspiration to me since I was 9 years old and played golf with only a seven iron and a putter. It is her dedication and passion that has driven me to volunteer with the junior section now that I am 18'.Mike Billingham, L&RGU Director of Junior Golf says 'Support, Commitment, Professionalism, Passion, Care, Determination, Inclusive, Fair, Fun, Infectious and dedicated are all words I would use to describe Peggy in her quest to not only develop Junior Golf (Boys and Girls) at her Club but also around the County. Stacey McNicholas, Regional Development Officer, The Golf Foundation says 'With anything Peggy does, she gives 110% every time - She is a true role model and golfing ‘Super Woman’, inspiring all of the youngsters she meets'. Clare Jones, Chair MNR will say 'Peggy has been an invaluable source of golf knowledge and expertise and a much valued colleague on the Midland North Region representatives group. Peggy could always be relied on to either know the answer or to know someone who did. She was never afraid to ask a question or contribute to discussions but always in a positive and constructive way'. Carolyn Hutchins – Junior Organiser Team Member will say ' The junior section of our club was in the doldrums, falling numbers, no leadership and no action plan. Peggy stepped forward and with a small team of volunteers, cajoled by her, started a transformation. Through incredible hard work, commitment and enthusiasm junior golf is thriving'.
Peggy travels all over the country to watch and support Junior golfers. Ethan Bell Ex Cosby Junior says ' One of my fondest memories is qualifying for England Golf Boys County Final. our team had 4 Cosby juniors in and Peggy was there in Cumbria at her own expense to cheer us on again, not because she had but because of the lengths she goes to support her junior section, she was out on the course cheering us on every day. We won that event, the first time L&RGU had won a National trophy in its 112 year history. Peggy was there with us and made it known just how proud of us all she was. She cares so much for the future generations of golfers and deserves recognition for all the hard work she puts in'..
LRLCGA believe that Peggy is a lynch pin of golfing providing inspiration for players, families, Clubs and the County as a whole and feel she so deserves recognition for her commitment to Golf in Leicestershire & Rutland and beyond.
Although Peggy did not win she had an amazing time at the Awards, a evening she won't forget.
Hosted by former European Tour winner and Sky Sports Golf presenter, Nick Dougherty, The Midland Manchester Hotel welcomed 450 guests and recognised heroes from across the country who have gone above and beyond to make the game of golf what it is today.
There were 11 category winners announced each with a unique story to tell, while nine of those categories were nominated for by the public, before 46 judges from the golf industry and golf media examined the nominations to whittle them down to one winner per category.
For details of the winners click on this link Historic night in Manchester as England Golf turns 100!
County Nominated for England Golf County of the Year 2024
Leicestershire & Rutland Ladies County Golf Association were nominated within the 'County of the Year' category at the recent England Golf Centenary Awards held in Manchester.
England Golf CEO, Jeremy Tomlinson, said:
2023 Baxter Trophy Winners - Clayton Turvey and Joanne Morris-Bourne (Willesley Park Golf Club)
Over the last two Sundays some excellent mixed foursomes golf has been played at Willesley Park Golf Club, as 36 pairs from across Leicestershire and Rutland competed for the prestigious Baxter Trophy.
The weather was fantastic for both days of competition, although the first Sunday was exceptionally warm and the second very cold, but the sun shone on both days and the course was in excellent condition. Some very good scores were recorded with the four qualifying semi finalists from the first week being Jack Merry and Maz Sharpe (Rothley Park) Gross 70, Clayton Turvey and Joanne Morris-Bourne (Willesley Park) Gross 71, Peter Brough and Carolyn Parkes-Walley (Lutterworth) Gross 73, and David Smith and Karen Haynes (Luffenham Heath) Gross 73.
In the first semi final Luffenham Heath beat Rothley Park on the 17th (3 and 1) and in the second Willesley Park beat Lutterworth (4 and 3) to set up a final between Luffenham Heath and Willesley Park. The final was closely fought and went to the 18th but Willesley Park, on their home course, finished 2 Up to win the 2023 Baxter Trophy.
Thanks to Willesley Park Golf Club for hosting the competition and for making everyone so welcome and to the referees Phil Askew and Angela Allington. Congratulations to all those players who reached the semi finals and particular congratulations to the eventual winners Clayton Turvey and Joanne Morris-Bourne from Willesley Park Golf Club.
Other prizes from the Qualifying Day were:
Best Gross - Jack Merry and Maz Sharpe (Rothley Park) - Gross 70
Best Nett – Joe Marvell and Joanne Brocksopp (Birstall) Nett 69
Second Nett - John Fairbrother and Rachel East (Cosby) Nett 70
Full results can be seen at the following link by selecting the relevant round from the drop down menu :
Thanks from President Alison
First of all I would like to thank you all for making me so welcome at your Clubs when I have visited you this year. Part of my reasoning to visit all the clubs in the county is to build the relationship between county and clubs and to increase ladies awareness of what is available for them in different handicap categories.
Two of the events that have been open to almost all Club golfers have been the President’s Day at my own Club Ullesthorpe Court and the Autumn AM AM at Beedles Lake and I would like to thank all the ladies that attended both these open events. There was a wonderful turn out for both. The prize winners at each were spread across the county, covering all handicaps.
In respect of President’s Day many thanks must go to Ullesthorpe Court for giving us courtesy of the course, and to all the ladies that made cakes and helped out wherever needed. We raised £630 on the raffle, half to Ullesthorpe Captain’s charity and half to mine, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. Thank you.
Again thanks to Beedles Lake for hosting the Autumn AM AM and as with President’s Day, the weather was kind to us at Beedles Lake. The raffle raised £118 for each charity.
So looking forward to next year, there are a lot of events for you to attend including County Captain’s day at Longcliffe on 18th August and hopefully another County AM AM…..watch the web site for information on these and many other events in which you can take part. If you’re not sure please contact us and we will point you in the right direction.
Finally thank you all again for your support throughout the year.
Beedles Lake win 90th Ladies' County Foursomes Final
Following two closely fought matches between Beedles Lake and Cosby, which included a rain break when the players had to come in because of thunder and lightning, Beedles Lake emerged the overall winners of the 2023 Ladies' County Foursomes, 2 up. It is the first time Beedles Lake have made a County final, which was played at The Leicestershire this year, and therefore the first time they have won this competition. There was some excellent golf played by both teams to the delight of the spectators who came along to support.
Beedles Lake were represented by Sophie Coleman and Victoria Brackenbury, and Donna Canning and Paula Mccourt.
Cosby's Team were Rachel East and Leona Harris, and Sharon Statham and Gill Coleman.