The County Amateur took place at the magnificent Sherwood Forest GC on Sunday 9th June 2024. The course was presented superbly and a credit to the Greens staff. Conditions were very difficult with high winds and cool weather.

Running concurrently with the Amateur is the Notts Open which features 20 professionals from around the County. The pro’s play for the Open Trophy only and the amateurs play for both.

The morning round scoring was tough but an exceptional 1 under par 70 from professional Andy Willey (Oakmere) and the holder of the Open. The next best score was a 72 from Jake Benson (Beeston Fields). Lying in 3rd place with a 73 was Darren Kirton (College Pines), there were several 74’s from various Pro’s and amateurs.

The 2nd round proved no easier for scoring, however Andy Willey added another 70 to post a total of 140, -2 under par, which secured the Open Trophy for the second consecutive year. The winner of the Amateur Championship was Mark Porter (Sherwood Forest), who shot 75+ 69 =144, winning by one shot from the defending champion Killion Ryan (Hollinwell) 76 + 69 = 145, in 3rd place was Jake Benson (Beeston Fields) 72 + 75 = 147.

The winner of the Youths Trophy was Lennon Albans (Hollinwell) with a

74 + 74 = 148, piping 14-year-old Theo Nelson (Coxmoor) who shot

75 + 74 = 149.

The Team Trophy winners were Sherwood Forest:

Lee Shepherd

Mark Porter

Ross Overton

A big thank you to Sherwood Forest GC, a great day with some great golf.


Colin Bee

NUGC President/Secretary

Amateur Strokeplay Winner Mark Porter (Sherwood Forest)
Team Trophy Winners Sherwood Forest - Mark Porter & Lee Shpeherd
Youth Champion Lennon Albans (Hollinwell) Pictured with Club Captain and Lady Captain Sherwood Forest & County President Colin Bee
Open Winner Andy Willey (Oakmere)