(Northern Results go to Northern Vets)


                      L - Winners Malton & Norton - Liz Jones, Carol Simpson & Judy Butler with The President Carol Atack
                                                                           C - Presidents Trophy
                                                                                R - Prize Table

         2nd Oakdale - Joyce Slater, Patsy Rochester & Karen Leake        3rd Owston Hall - A Phillips, L Barnes & D Warrant

The 11th & final YVLGA Competition of 2017, The Presidents Trophy Tri-Am , was held at Garforth GC. When the Competition Secretary & Treasurer arrived at 7.30am to set up the desk, it was looking very doubtful that there would be any golf played as it was raining very heavily. Anyway, the rain eased & the course was open.
There was an overfull field of 45 teams, however, one team withdrew on the day. The first team were out at 8.37am & set a cracking pace, completing the course in 3.5 hours, which was excellent. The last team were out just before 2.30pm & there were doubts they'd get round in daylight, but they managed to get in just before 6.30pm & see all the way to the 18th green! It did however take most teams 4 hours to get round. It rained on & off most of the day but faired up a bit later in the afternoon.
The President, Carol Atack had selected some lovely Osprey handbags & purses for the 3 team prizes & the table looked resplendent with a white cloth showing off the prizes & the very elegant Presidents Trophy.
Very many thanks to Margaret Pease & her team & to the Caterers for providing a non stop stream of food & drink for everyone. The course was in excellent condition & stood up to the inclement weather very well. Thanks to Penny Holroyd (Vets Competition Secretary) for manning the desk all day, with assistance from Helen Duckett (Vets Treasurer), Sarah Arrowsmith (Vets Vice Captain) & Rosie Cleave (Vets Committee Member).
The scores were very close indeed, with 5 teams all scoring 68 points. However, when the countbacks were done (all back 9's), it was the team of Judy Butler, Carol Simpson & Liz Jones of Malton & Norton GC that came out on top winning the Presidents Trophy & 1st prize from Karen Leake, Patsy Rochester & Joyce Slater of Oakdale GC, with A Phillips, D Warrant & L Barnes from Owston Hall GC in 3rd place. Congratulations to all the winners & to every one that played in the trying conditions

As there is no prize presentation the prizes will be presented at the YVLGA AGM at Sand Moor GC on Monday 16th October 2017 at 11.00am & we look forward to the 3 winning teams being present to receive their prizes from the YVLGA President Mrs Carol Atack

Thank you to everyone for playing in all the YVLGA Competitions in 2017 & we look forward to seeing everyone in 2018


1st & Winners of The Presidents Trophy - Malton & Norton GC - 68 points
Judy Butler (4), Carol Simpson (5), Liz Jones (9)
2nd - Oakdale GC - 68 points
Karen Leake (6), Patsy Rochester, Joyce Slater (9) - 68 points
3rd - Owston Hall GC - 68 points
D Warrant (13), A Phillips (15), L Barnes (17) - 68 points

All team scores available to download

For more photos please go the The President's Page

                                                                                                                          (click underlined above)


                              AM-AM STABLEFORD - FOREST PARK GC - MONDAY 4th SEPTEMBER 2017


The 9th competition of the year began on a grey morning in York when the ladies of the YVLGA started at 9am for what turned out to be a fun, and hotly contested AmAm around the Old Foss Course at Forest Park. There was a period of mizzle during the morning, then the weather cleared again & for the most part those who'd teed off later in the day had slightly better weather. The ladies from Filey waited until the very end to see if they'd be taken out of the prizes by the last 4 ball who were a home team. Their patience was well rewarded as they were there to have their photo taken and recieve their vouchers from Gill Travis (YVLGA Captain). Very many thanks to Forest Park GC for making us all so welcome there
36 teams entered and 35 teams played on the day from 30 different golf clubs. Many thanks to Christine Mosley and the gentlemen and lady helpers from Forest Park, along with Rosie Cleave, Gill Travis and Sarah Arrowsmith from the YVLGA Committee. Congratulations to the team of Patsy Yeats, Caroline Barker, Wendy Lockwood & A Merritt, all from Hornsea GC, who won the Dewsbury Centenary Trophy with an excellent score of 86 points, but left early and escaped a photo call! As there is no prize presentation the Trophy will be presented at the YVLGA AGM at Sand Moor GC on Monday 16th October 2017

Patsy Yeats, Caroline Barker, Wendy Lockwood & A Merritt (H'caps 25,12,13,23)- Hornsea GC - 86 points
2nd - Gill Travis, Penny Holroyd, K Scatchard, Sarah Arrowsmith (H'caps 6,16,18,15) 83 points
(Crosland Heath, Richmond, Wakefield & Woodsome Hall)
3rd - Norma Beck, Fiona Hockin, Christine Greenhalgh, K Kershaw (H'caps 15/17/21/26) - Horsforth GC - 81 points
4th - R Turnbull, B Smith, C Mitchell, S Harrison (H'caps 23/14/14/21) - Filey GC - 79 points

                     2nd place Team                                                             4th place Team all from Filey                                 Gill Travis with Christine Mosley




The 8th Competition of the year was the Foursomes Medal Strokeplay at Crosland Heath GC. 65 pairs entered from 33 different clubs. 61 pairs played on the day. After a grey start the weather improved and the sun came out after lunchtime, although the customary breeze was forever present getting stronger as the day progressed. Many thanks to 2 ladies from Crosland Heath who went out to mark cards. To Penny Holroyd (Comp Sec) for manning the desk before and after playing in the competition. Thanks also are due to Gill Travis (YVLGA Captain) for setting the desk up at 7.30 in the morning, going out to play and then manning the desk till closing time. A very enjoyable day on a lovely course, immaculately presented and with absolutely stunning 360 degree views around the surrounding countryside. A very creditable 78 by Carolyn Kirk & Laraine Hague of Ganton GC won the Best Gross Prize and Sheila Yeadon Trophy whilst 70.5 from Carol Hampson & Kathy Hitchcock of Crow Nest Park won the Best Nett and Wardle Trophy. As there is no prize presentation the Trophies will be presented at the YVLGA AGM at Sand Moor GC on Monday 16th October 2017


Best Gross & Winners of the Sheila Yeadon Trophy
Carolyn Kirk (6) & Laraine Hague (8) - Ganton GC - 78 Gross
Best Nett & Winners of the Wardle Trophy
Carol Hampson (13) & Kathy Hitchcock (22) - Crow Nest Park GC - H'cap 17.5 - 70.5 Nett
2nd Nett - Maureen Gibson (23) & Chris Hope (27) - Shipley GC - H'cap 25 - 72 Nett
3rd Nett - Sue Porter (12) & Ros Coppin (15) - Selby GC - H'cap 13.5 - 73.5 Nett

                    OVER 65's & OVER 75's STABLEFORD - SCARCROFT GC - MONDAY 7th AUGUST 2017


The 7th Competition of the year, The Over 65's & Over 75's Individual Stableford took place at Scarcroft GC, Leeds. There was almost a full field of 132 players starting at 8.30am and the last out at 2.38pm. Players found the course playing long due to heavy rain the previous night and were thankful that 11 bunkers were out of play due to this.Thanks to Karen Leake and Patsy Rochester (Committee Members) for manning the desk all day. Everyone at Scarcroft GC was very helpful and welcoming. Only 4 points separated the top 5 scores. Pat Sumner from Scarcroft with 37 points had a 2 point victory over H Cuckow from Bradford GC to win the Over 65's Jean Gordon Trophy whilst the Over 75's Rosie Hickie Trophy was won by Adrienne Kay from Hallamshire GC with 34 points. As there are no presentations on the day the Trophies will be presented at the AGM at Sand Moor GC on Monday 16th October 2017


1st & Winner of the Over 65's Jean Gordon Trophy - Pat Sumner (18) - Scarcroft GC - 37 points
2nd - Heather Cuckow (24) - Bradford GC - 35 points
3rd - Lynne Pether (?) - Owston Hall GC - 34 points (on B6)
4th - K Lennon (29) - Moortown GC - 34 points (on B9)
5th - Sheila Minto (14) - Bedale GC - 34 points

Winner of the Over 75's Rosie Hickie Trophy - Adrienne Kay (15) - Hallamshire GC - 34 points

                                       4BBB STABLEFORD - MOORTOWN GC - MONDAY 26 JUNE 2017

92 Pairs from all over Yorkshire took part in our 5th competition of the season; a 4BBB Stableford at Moortown GC on a warm & mainly bright day. It proved to be very long day with the last 4 ball finishing at 8.15pm! Many thanks to the ladies from Moortown who helped with starting & selling raffle tickets.
This Open Qualifying course, even on a benign day proved a very challenging test of golf for many ladies with its long carries, heather, deep rough & well placed bunkers! As always some players coped better than others especially with the slow play & at the end of the day there were 8 scores over 40pts.
Prizes were finally decided on countback down to the last hole so congratulations to all the prizewinners. As there was no prize presentation on the day, the YVLGA Trophy will be presented at the AGM on Monday 16th October at Sand Moor GC to Dot Nos & Lesley Hayes from Bondhay GC.
Gill Travis
YVLGA Captain


                    1st - Dot Nos (24/22) & Lesley Hayes (28/25) - Bondhay GC - 42 pts (B1 countback of 3 pts)
                  2nd - Elaine McGregor, (8/7) & L Douglas (9/8) - Wakefield GC - 42 pts (B1 countback of 2 pts)
                3rd - Diane Bennett (12/11) & Jean Manson (13/12) - Scarcroft GC - 42 pts (B1 countback of 1 pt)
               4th - D Thompson (21/19) & Glenys Smart (18/16) - Moortown GC - 41 pts (B1 countback of 4 pts)
                     5th - Mandy Fallon (28/25) & Carol Ball (25/23) - Oakdale GC - 41 pts (B1 countback 3 pts)

1st & Winners of The YVLGA Trophy - Lesley Hayes & Dot Nos of Bondhay GC


                 2nd - Elaine McGregor & L Douglas of Wakefield GC        3rd - Jean Manson & Diane Bennett of Scarcroft GC


        4th - D Thompson & Glenys Smart of Moortown GC                    5th - Mandy Fallon & Carol Ball of Oakdale GC                                                                                                       



72 ladies took part in the 9 Hole Stableford Competition, held this year at Crow Nest Park GC near Brighouse. This challenging parkland course proved testing with damp and windy conditions for early starters, although the weather improved & later entrants finished their rounds in sunshine. With the thick & lush rough benefitting the straighter hitters, only 2 ladies played to their handicaps all day. Congratulations to the 4 prize winners for some great golf under difficult conditions. Many thanks to all those who helped with starting, spotting & on the desk, & to the Club for their friendly hospitality on the day.As there is no prize presentation the YVLGA Sally Runton Trophy will be presented on Monday 16th October 2017 at the YVLGA AGM at Sand Moor GC
Gill Travis
YVLGA Captain

Winner - Susan Mannion of Moortown GC

1st & Winner of the YVLGA Sally Runton Trophy - Susan Mannion (23) - Moortown GC - 18 points (back 6 countback)
2nd - Jackie Barraclough (5) - East Bierley GC - 18 points
3rd - Karen Dinsdale (22) - Shipley GC - 17 points (back 3 countback)
4th - Chris Coustol (20) - Woolley Park GC - 17 points



On a lovely sunny day 108 ladies from 34 different clubs went out to play at Strensall in the 2nd YVLGA Spring Meeting. Most players found it rather challenging.  However the top 5 ladies clearly didn't and returned good scores as detailed below. Thanks to York GC for making us so welcome in their newly decorated clubhouse, which received many glowing comments. Special thanks to Veronica Waters who looked after me all day. Here's hoping the lovely weather continues for all our remaining YVLGA Competitions. As there is no prize presentation The Harrap Trophy will be presented at the YVLGA AGM on Monday 16th October 2017 at Sand Moor GC
Penny Holroyd
YVLGA Competition Secretary

1st & Winner of the Harrap Trophy - Clare Groves (31) - Shipley GC - 38 points
2nd - S Beattie (25) - Forest Park GC - 37 points
3rd - Elaine Rawson (20) - Fulford GC - 35 points
4th - Pat Parkes (21) - South Bradford GC - 34 points (on count back)
5th - Gillian Morris (27) - Cave Castle GC - 34 points


On a beautiful sunny but cool day 92 ladies competed for the YVLGA Trophy at Ripon City GC. There were 93 entries from 32 different clubs. Ripon ladies kindly helped at the Raffle table selling tickets.  The course was in excellent condition. Thanks to Gill Travis (YVLGA Captain), Penny Holroyd (YVLGA Competition Secretary) & Helen Duckett (YVLGA Treasurer) for manning the desk. Congratulations to all the prize winners. As there is no prize presentation the YVLGA Trophy will be presented at the YVLGA AGM on Monday 16th October 2017 at Sand Moor GC

Winner - Tracey Cooper of Howley Hall GC

1st & Winner of the YVLGA Trophy - Tracey Cooper (18) - Howley Hall GC - 39 points
2nd - Joanne Austin (18) - Headingley GC - 33 points (on countback)
3rd - Jo Thornley (29) - Bradford GC - 33 points (on countback)
4th - Kathy Oxley (25) - Ripon City GC - 33 points (on countback)
5th - Susan Mannion (23) - Moortown GC - 32 points

                   Joanne Austin                                             Kathy Oxley                                             Susan Mannion