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2020 Team Fixtures

 1st team v YLCGA Mid Ams


 Team Trials 

 Oakdale GC
 1st team v YLCGA 2nd team

 June 9/10
 Richardson Trophy v Cumbria
 Oakdale GC
 June 24/25
Richardson Trophy v Lancashire
 Oakdale GC
 July 1/2
 Richardson Trophy v Northumberland
 Morpeth GC
 July 8/9
 Richardson Trophy v Durham
 Brancepeth Castle GC
 July 22/23
 Richardson Trophy v Cheshire
 Oakdale GC
 2nd team v Derbyshire
 2nd team v YLCGA Mid Ams




24 March - 1st Team v YLCGA Mid-Ams @ Huddersfield GC
 YVLGA won 4.5 - 0.5

14 April 1st Team v YLCGA 2nd Team
 YLCGA 2nd Team won 3 - 1

21 April - Team Trials - Huddersfield GC

1 August - 2nd Team v Derbyshire - South Chesterfield GC

29 September - 2nd Team v YLCGA Mid-Ams 2nd Team - York GC


1st AUGUST 2019

                                                                            Yorkshire 2nd Team

                                                                                 Both Teams                                  

Heavy rain had shut the South Chesterfield course the day before the scheduled match & there was some doubt as to whether the fixture would be fulfilled. With everyone on standby, waiting for my early morning email before setting out, it was a tense morning! Thankfully the confirmation came from Derbyshire that the course was now open, even though all bunkers were GUR, & the troops were clear to travel!

The team was:
Anne Taylor & Jackie Starkie
Gill Travis & Penny Baxter
Julia Smith & Melody Svenson
Karen Leake & Sue Smith
Patsy Rochester & Elaine Pearson
Joyce Slater & Lynda Ireland
Cathy Riley & Sam Harben

With all 7 pairs giving shots (high numbers in some cases), I am delighted & proud to report a halved match. No matches were won or lost before the 16th hole so it was a close run thing.

Thank you to all the team for your patience & support today.

Karen Leake
Vice Captain


SUNDAY 14th APRIL 2019

On a cold and frosty morning the YVLGA 1st Team met at Wetherby Golf Club to play our annual match against the YLCGA 2nd Team. 
Our warm up today was a very welcome bacon bap and a hot drink. 
The weather didn’t get any better and there was a bitter wind blowing, making it very difficult for the players, but it didn’t deter them and there was some brilliant golf played by both teams.  Congratulations to the Yorkshire 2nd Team who went on to win by 3 matches to 1. 
My thanks to YLCGA Vice Captain Maggie Katz for being a great host, Wetherby Golf Club for their hospitality and it was also lovely to see the YLCGA Captain Heather Muir there today. 

(YVLGA names first)

YVLGA 1st Team 1 - YLCGA 2nd Team 3

Karen Jobling and Pat Wrightson lost to Adel Watt and Emma Mysiuk
Julie Wheeldon and Bet Sworowski beat Molly Brown and Hannah Chaudry
Carol Simpson and Jackie Barraclough lost to Zara Ali and Alex Bonfield
Mary Pat Moore and Alison Clark lost to Hattie Richardson and Olivia Pearson

YVLGA 1st Team
Back L-R, Mary Pat Moore, Alison Clark, Karen Jobling, Jackie Barraclough, Carol Simpson, Pat Wrightson, Julie Wheeldon and Bet Sworowski
Front L-R, Jo Somers (President), Sandra Paul (Captain) and Karen Leake (Vice Captain)

YLCGA 2nd Team

Emma Mysiuk & Adel Watt, Karen Jobling & Pat Wrightson

Molly Brown & Hannah Chaudry, Julie Wheeldon & Bet Sworowski

Jackie Barraclough & Carol Simpson, Zara Ali & Alex Bonfield

Hattie Richardson & Olivia Pearson, Alison Clark & Mary Pat Moore

Sandra Paul & Karen Leake

The Flags

Vice Captain, Captain & Treasurer


SUNDAY 24th MARCH 2019


The two teams met at Huddersfield Golf Club for our annual pre season friendly match. The sky was blue and the sun was shining, and the matches began.  
However, all too soon the weather turned and it was bitterly cold with the wind picking up, although everyone was freezing the golf was red hot!  All the matches were played keenly and in great spirit, both teams playing excellent golf in the extremely tough conditions. My congratulations goes to our team with a fantastic win of 4.5 to 0.5, the best way to start the season. I am one proud Captain!
Huddersfield is in excellent condition, holding up well from the wet weather in the last few weeks. 
I would like to thank:-
The Greens Staff
Matt and his catering and bar staff for looking after us so well all day, and many thanks for suggesting the steak pie and chips, much appreciated after enduring the cold weather.
Brenda Parker for her lovely white rose flower arrangements for the dining tables. 
Alex, our Professional, for her support and help.
Supporters, including our President Jo, Vice Captain Karen and Treasurer Helen.
Yorkshire Captain Heather Muir for coming to join us
Dawn and her Mid Ams Team for a most enjoyable day
But most of all the Yorkshire Vets team, what more can I say, you were all absolutely brilliant. 
A great start to our season.

Sandra Paul
YVLGA Captain 2019

(YVLGA names first)

Pat Wrightson & Karen Jobling beat Chantelle Shaw & Cath Lake 5&4
Julie Wheeldon & Bet Sworowski beat Ruth Suffell & Jo Wild 2&1
Judy Butler & Carol Simpson halved with Jayne Helliwell & Emma Taylor
Jackie Barraclough & Mary Pat Moore beat Christina Warr & Julie Parry 3&2
Alison Clark & Anne Taylor beat Sarah Bailey & Alison Kelly 8&6

YVLGA 1st Team 4.5 - YLCGA Mid-Amateur Team 0.5


 Karen Jobling, Pat Wrightson, Cath Lake & Chantelle Shaw

 Julie Wheeldon, Bet Sworowski, Ruth Suffell & Jo Wilde

 Judy Butler, Carol Simpson, Jayne Helliwell & Emma Taylor

Julie Parry, Christina Warr, Jackie Barraclough & Mary Pat Moore


Alison Clarke, Anne Taylor, Alison Kelly & Sarah Bailey


L-R Karen Leake (YVLGA Vice Captain) Heather Muir (YLCGA Captain),
Helen Duckett (YVLGA Treasurer), Sandra Paul (YVLGA Captain),
Jo Somers (YVLGA President)