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Dear Club Rep,

It’s great that we can finally be out on the golf course and now we are able to play in 3 or 4 balls it will free up the pressure on the tee bookings.

Unfortunately, all the indications from the Government and their medical and scientific advisors is that to keep the Coronavirus pandemic under control, social distancing will have to continue for some considerable time. Your YVLGA Committee met on Saturday 30th May (via Zoom) to discuss the impact this latest Government information has on the remaining 2020 season competitions.

They felt that members would not be able to car share and extensive arrangements would have be made at venues to ensure both organisers and players safety. There were also concerns for members with underlying health conditions which could see wholesale withdraws from the tee sheets.

So, it is for these reasons that they have made the decision to cancel all the remaining events this year.

Because the YVLGA has incurred minimal costs this year, all subscriptions paid for the 2020 season will be carried over to the 2021 season.

There will be a different programme of venues in 2021. Please click here for the full list.

I will be sending out the annual audit in October following the AGM when if any of your members decide they do not want to join the Vets for 2021, the treasurer will issue £5 refunds to your members if requested. Of course, new members will always be welcome to join for 2021.

So sorry to be the bearer of sad news, but at least we are back on the course playing, in this glorious weather.

Stay Alert – Control the Virus – Save Lives.

Stay safe and well.

Joyce Slater
Membership Registrar 

30th May 2020 





Thursday 22nd August 2019

Please click here to download notes from the Club Reps Meeting




New Email Address to Contact Us






Ring Patsy Rochester 07881 507096 a couple of days before the competition for any late cancellations

Ring Patsy Rochester (Competititon Secretary) 07881 507096 to book your place


Following 2014 AGM - YVLGA will not join CONGU in 2020
(The decision will not be reviewed again unless there is a written request from the membership)




Joyce Slater is your YVLGA Membership Registrar

 Patsy Rochester 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
a Membership 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 & the YVLGA committee in case of queries & problems & to pass on information from the YVLGA to our members
..... To collect annual membership fees & pay by 31st 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 & non-playing so YVLGA can pay to the Northern Veterans Association, the annual 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

After the AGM, you will be sent a list of your 2019 members for updating & returning to me, with your payment.  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 & attaining 35 handicap or less after January 1st must be paid prior to playing in any YVLGA match or competition & before 30th September.

Cheques should be made payable to Y.V.L.G.A. & sent to Joyce Slater (address available on the downloadable application form). If you are making an electronic payment to the YVLGA Bank Account please read the info at the bottom of this letter.

The year starts with the Spring Meeting & 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 queries please do not hesitate to contact me on 07951 919314.

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

I wish you all a successful golfing year in 2020.

Joyce Slater
Membership Registrar


Joyce Slater keeps all the records of membership

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




(updated 7 Jan 2019)

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

 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

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


   2020 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