Committee Meeting Notes
Moortown GC

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, the Committee has been unable to meet in person since November 2019. All minutes will be signed as soon as possible when social distancing restricions have been lifted

Please click here to read minutes of meeting held Monday 24th August 2020 

Please click here to read minutes of meeting held Saturday 30th May 2020

Please click here to read minutes of meeting held Saturday 28th March 2020 


Summary of minutes of Committee Meeting held Saturday 2nd November 2019 at Moortown GC

Minutes of previous meeting were approved & signed.

Matters Arising

Taking into account the increase in competition fees this year, it was unanimously agreed to increase the single room contribution for team players from £35.00 to £40.00 per person, leaving the shared room contribution at £25.00.


Following an enquiry from the previous treasurer regarding the abbreviated accounts for 2019 which are on the website, the Captain confirmed that the full report is now available to download.

The Captain confirmed that an email had been received from the Immediate Past President confirming that Pat Wrightson (Huddersfield GC) was honoured to accept the role of Captain in 2022. As the Jamboree is to be held at Huddersfield in 2022, a request was received that an alternative venue be found for the Foursomes Competition – Committee in full agreement.

Competition Secretary’s Report

The following trophies were outstanding for presentation following the AGM:

Dewsbury Trophy 2nd place – Malton & Norton

Harrap Trophy – Aileen Stockton

Team AM AM – Willow Valley

She reminded everyone that entries to competitions should be submitted by 1st March, with draws taking place shortly after that.

A final date for the representatives meeting has still to be confirmed.

She reminded members that they should enter as many competitions as possible to give themselves a chance of success. As in previous years, some competitions will be heavily over-subscribed but there will be vacancies at others.

Treasurer’s Report

The Treasurer presented her 2020 budget to the Committee with supporting information. At this early stage of the financial year, it is estimated that a small deficit of £369.00 is anticipated. A clearer picture will emerge once the competition entries are all received in March. The Committee unanimously accepted the proposed budget.

Following a short discussion, it was decided to switch to the One For All vouchers for prizes, giving greater choice for winners. These would be purchased for the first few months & feedback would be monitored.

Registrar’s Report

The Registrar confirmed that the Annual Audit has now been sent out & returns are beginning to come in.


It was agreed that we would not seek to replace our website provider following positive feedback from the Reps meeting at Pike Hills. Members are familiar with the website & found it easy to use.

World Handicapping System

The Committee fully acknowledges that our competitions will have to be compliant with the new handicapping system due to be introduced in 2020. Several members of the committee will be attending workshops next year in preparation.

Date of next meeting – Saturday 28th March 2020



Summary of Minutes of Committee Meeting 7th September 2019


MATTERS ARISING: 2nd Flight at Championship : after discussion it was decided not to introduce this for 2020 but that a question should be asked of players as to whether they would like it to be introduced

CORRESPONDENCE: Sandra Paul had received an email from Julia Smith explaining that with great sadness she was going to have to withdraw from being Captain of the Northern Counties for personal reasons. Sandra Paul was proposed as a replacement by Jo Somers and seconded by Penny Holroyd.

LADY CAPTAIN’S REPORT: Richardson Trophy Matches - The YVLGA team selected to play in the 2019 Richardson Trophy matches were Karen Jobling, Julie Wheeldon, Bet Sworowski, Pat Wrightson, Mary Pat Moore, Heather Staniforth, Jackie Barraclough and reserves Carol Simpson, Alison Clark and Sandra Paul.

On 10th June we welcomed the Northumberland team to Huddersfield, a win 6.5 to 0.5. Our second match on 1st July was against Durham Vets, again at Huddersfield Golf Club with Yorkshire winning in style with a resounding 6 matches to 1. The first away match on 8th July was against Cheshire, (the current holders of the Richardson Trophy), at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake. The matches were very exciting, and the result could’ve gone either way, however in the end our Team lost by the narrowest margin of 4 matches to 3. We then travelled to the beautiful Ulverston Golf Club to play our 4th Richardson Trophy match against Cumbria on 17th July. All matches were keenly contested, and our team played some terrific golf winning by 5 matches to 2. We arrived on 25th July at the fabulous West Lancashire Golf Club for our fifth and final Richardson Trophy match, against Lancashire. The day of the Roses match was very hot, Yorkshire managed a wonderful win by 5 matches to 2 and we just managed to beat the thunderstorms too!

Congratulations to Julie Wheeldon on her selection to represent England in the European Senior Ladies’ Championship at the BlackSeaRama Golf Club in Bulgaria 3rd to 7th September.

Jamboree Report - The 2019 Vets Jamboree was held at The Northamptonshire County Golf Club on Tuesday 6th to Thursday 8th August and I was very proud as Yorkshire Captain to have 3 of our players selected to represent the Northern Counties team, Karen Jobling, Julie Wheeldon and Bet Sworowski. The North went on to beat Scotland by 6 matches to 3. The second day we played the South, again we won, this time by 5 matches to 4. This meant it was all to play for on the final day. The Midlands were also unbeaten, but had more game points than us, unfortunately we couldn’t manage to secure the wins and we were runners up and collected the Tony Moffat Quaich.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT: Thank you everyone for your support over the last 2 years, it has been a pleasure to work with Sarah and Sandra who has not had the best of years but not the worst. I have been extremely fortunate that I have been able to attend all the Richmond Trophy Matches, both home and away, played on some extremely good courses i.e. Hoylake and West Lancs. Also, the Jamboree supporting our Yorkshire girls in the Northern Team at both Hexham and Northamptonshire. The Northern Championship at Rotherham was a great success due to the hard work of our Committee. The Past Captain’s Meeting will be held on Monday September 30th at Brough and I have a short report from Karen re the YCLGA and YVLGA and the progress made between the two Associations.

I have been very proud to serve as your President and to uphold the traditions and ethos of our Association with is the envy of many other Counties. I would like to wish you all the very best in the coming year and with Karen as your Captain and Penny as Vice-Captain you will do well. Please join me for a drink at the end of the meeting.

COMPETITION SECRETARY’S REPORT: Future competitions - We have three competitions remaining and these are full with changes coming in all the time – all have waiting lists. Representatives meeting 22 August 2019. Apologies received from 26 representatives. 27 attended (of these 8 committee members).

· Reps would like to keep the annual event but consider the timing in the light of other events in the area. Suggestion was made that all attendees should wear name labels. Change of venue for next year? Process for applications, club ballot with entry. Mail entries for the moment - Date 1st March. Gmail for all YVLGA correspondence for clarity

Agreed to increase combined handicaps for 2020 to: 70 for 4BBB, 140 for AMAM & 105 for TRI-AM

TREASURER’S REPORT: Excluding the Northern Championship bulk figure, for 2019, preliminary final figures reveal two thirds (67%) of income comes from competition entries & just over a fifth of income (22%) comes from annual membership subscriptions. That’s 89% of our total income. Nothing should be considered or done to compromise income from Competitions & Subscriptions. They form almost 90% of income & we’re running at full stretch to make ends meet

REGISTRAR’S REPORT: Karen has now passed everything over to Joyce Slater.

AOB: Enid Spencer, Rosie Cleave and Sarah Arrowsmith all expressed their thanks and said how much they had enjoyed their time on the Committee