Link to 2018 Calendar of Competitions, Matches & Officials & Committee (click green words)
(This link has been updated 12 January 2018)

The latest NEWS items will appear right below here..... PLEASE KEEP LOOKING !!!

1st, 2nd, 3rd May 2018

.....Extract from Email to YVLGA Club Reps (on 1st March 2018)

.....If you have any ladies entering the Championship at Woodsome Hall,
please let them know that they can book a practice round through the office
at a cost of £22.50, should they wish to do so

(item posted 15.3.2018)

(posted 13 March 2018)

As several of the competitions have been over subscribed this year,
and in order to reduce the number of disappointed YVLGA Members,
the YVLGA Committee has arranged an additional 4BBB Stableford Competition
at Oakdale GC (Harrogate) on Monday 9th July 2018
In the 1st instance we're inviting entries from Clubs who had members balloted out,
with an entry date of 16th April 2018
Should the competition be under subscribed after this date,
any spare tee times will be advertised on the website
for entry by any member/Club on a 1st come 1st served basis 




                       'COMPETITION SHEETS' PAGE

                                                                    (updated 10 March 2018)                                                                                               (click on green words to go to page)


                                                STOP PRESS.....

                                                   Please note that due to unfortunate circumstances
                                               the date of the SPRING MEETING AT WHEATLEY
                                      has changed from Monday April 9th to Monday April 16th

                                        Please alter your entry forms and ensure that anyone who has
                             already signed up is aware of the change of date as soon as possible

                                                     Please accept our apologies for this change of date
                               & we hope that ladies will still be able to make our Spring Meeting

23rd August 2018
Club Reps Meeting at Pike Hills Golf Club 11.00am

(posted to website 11 Nov 2017)

Early October
YCLGA Competition Posters & Entry Forms

Mid-October Onwards
NCVLGA Championship Poster & Entry Form
Club Membership Renewal Lists, Club Reps Detail Form

& New Member Forms

1st December
Lady Captain’s Letter regarding Low Handicap Players.
Summary of AGM Minutes
Calendar for Following Year

31st December
[Deadline for Return of ALL Membership Renewal Lists
& Payment of Membership Subscriptions]

Early January
NCVLGA End of Season Team Event Poster & Entry Form

1st March
[Deadline for ALL Competition Entries]
By post or submit 'Online Entries' to YVLGA@hotmail.com

End of March
All Competition Start Sheets available
[Invoices for Payment sent out by E-mail]

As Required
Weekend before each Competition the Final Start Sheet available

1st June
AGM Notice with Proposal & Nomination Requests

1st August
List of YVLGA Competition Venues & Dates for Following Year

23rd August
Club Reps Meeting at Pike Hills Golf Club 11.00am

1st September
AGM Papers, Agenda, Minutes of Previous Year’s AGM, Nominations, Any Proposals & Additional Papers

Karen Leake is your YVLGA Membership Registrar
Penny Holroyd is your YVLGA Competition Secretary
Please could you download and fill in the Representatives Form confirming we have your correct details
Also if you have any new members an Application Form can be downloaded here

Download CONSTITUTION (updated October 2017)


Dear Club Representatives

Thank you for being the YVLGA representative for your Club. I know you will encourage your members to look at the opportunities available in the new season & enter as many as possible. We are aware that some members experience frustration when their entries are unsuccessful but we would ask you to manage Club submissions & let the Competition Secretary know who should be prioritised, where appropriate.

Briefly, the role of the club representative is:

...To liaise with your club's YVLGA members and the YVLGA committee in case of queries and problems and to pass on information from YVLGA to our members

...To collect annual membership fees and pay by 31 December prior to the playing year. Please note that new members can now join as soon as they reach the age of 50 during the playing year if they wish to play in competitions (see below)

...Check your list of members for playing and non-playing members so YVLGA can pay to the Northern Veterans Association, the annual per capita fee for playing members

...Send to the Competition Secretary your members' entries to competitions by the deadline date printed on the posters which is now 1st March for ALL competitions

...Make your members aware of the benefits of joining the YVLGA

You have already been sent a list of your current members who now need to pay an annual subscription but if you have not received your list, please let me know & I’ll send another copy. Many clubs still have some LIFE members & no subscriptions are payable for them. However, we are keen that this list is kept current so any lady who has not played in YVLGA competitions in the last 5 years should now have NP against their name. If circumstances change, they can easily be re-instated. Please also delete or amend the list as necessary so that it is up to date.

Subscriptions for Annual members remains at £5 per year. All subscriptions & new member applications must be received by 1st January prior to the playing year. Any additional annual memberships for new members reaching 50 years of age and attaining 35 handicap or less after January 1st must paid prior to playing in any YVLGA match or competition and before 30th September.

Cheques should be made payable to Y.V.L.G.A. and sent to Karen Leake (address available on the downloadable application form). If you are making an electronic payment to the YVLGA Bank Account please read the info below this letter

The year starts with the Spring Meeting and is a great taster for the season. The diary for the year is available at your club or you can download it from the website. (Look on the Competition Dates page).

If you have not received your mailing or have any queries please do not hesitate to e-mail me at karenmleake@gmail.com.

Thank you once again for acting as your Club Representative – your assistance is much appreciated.

I wish you all a successful golfing year in 2018.


Mrs Karen Leake keeps all the records of membership (e-mail: karenmleake@gmail.com )
Please contact her to remove any members who have not played for over five years

Remember to put 'YVLGA' in the subject box when e-mailing


If you wish to make an electronic funds transfer for either SUBSCRIPTIONS or COMPETITIONS

HSBC - Account Number: 11261533, Sort Code: 40-10-01, Yorkshire Veteran Ladies Golf Association
For Competition Payments please use your CLUB NAME on the Transfer
For Subscription Payments please use your CLUB NAME on the Transfer

Please end an email to the YVLGA Treasurer: hel19@hotmail.co.uk to confirm the Transfer
stating whether the payment is for SUBSCRIPTIONS or COMPETITIONS

                                 Failure to send an email with the info requested may result in non allocation of payment

                           CLUB REPS MEETING

                                                  FEEDBACK from CLUB REPS MEETING @ PIKE HILLS GC. Thursday 14th September.

Penny Holroyd (Competition Secretary) outlined her analysis of the survey on the desk at YVLGA Competitions regarding the initial joining handicap for new members. This is currently a handicap of 33 or less as stated in the Constitution. The survey asked whether this is OK or should be increased or decreased. Approximately, a two thirds majority of those that 'responded' suggested that it should be increased to a handicap of 35 whilst a third said it should stay the same or even decrease.

Survey regarding membership handicap the results are as follows :

94 ladies said Yes to increasing the handicap limit for entry

20 said increase to 36

62 said increase to 35

12 just said yes

48 ladies said No

1 said reduce to 30

                                                                                   2 said remain or lower 

Following a lively discussion looking at various points of view, it would seem likely that an AMENDMENT to the Proposed changes to Article 14 of the YVLGA Constitution put forward by the Committee for discussion & voting at the forthcoming AGM (Agenda Item 9 - to stop dual County membership) is likely to be raised from the floor. This amendment is likely to suggest raising the joining handicap to 35 for new members and will be discussed & voted upon before the original proposed change to the YVLGA Constitution.


                                                                NOTES FROM MEETING AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD

 2017 Members Survey

Results available to download
Click on 'download'


download YVLGA 2018 Competitions & Venues (revised 12.1.18)

(click on the above line)



   TO ALL VETS REPS (posted to website 20.3.17)

Please remember to

  • (a) check your spam mail for emails from YVLGA@hotmail.com and then add the address to your contacts

  2018 Non Qualifying Competition Results Information

Recording of Non-Qualifying Scores from England Golf (Download here)
From January 1st 2017 England Golf requires players to return all scores in competetive golf in Non-Qualifying Competitions away from the player's home club.
This applies to all Singles, Am-Am and 4BBB competitions.
Each Club should have put a process in place for the recording of this information.
It is the player's responsibility to do this and the information to be recorded as follows:
* Date of competition
* Format (inc H'cap Allowance)
*Tees Used
*SSS of course
*Names of playing partners ( if a team/pairs event)
*Score returned
Failure to do this could result in loss, or suspension, of handicap under clause 24.1
The YVLGA will be returning the top 5 scores from each competition to the relevant Club Handicap Secretary