Over 65 / 75 Indivdual Stableford - Halifax West End GC

27th June 2022 


  It is evident that Covid is still very much hanging around as a significant number of changes to the start sheet were required for this competition - 9 versions were finally produced! However, the final line up of 58 ladies competed in this non-qualifying competition. The Club had invited us to inspect their greens as they had experienced serious problems & the decision was taken to alter the status to non-qualifying, despite the improvements shown over the past few weeks. Congratulations to the greenkeeping staff for all their efforts - things are clearly on the mend!

Many thanks to everyone at Halifax West End - Margaret Wright and her happy band of starters and raffle ticket sellers, Lynne Jamieson, Chris Turner, Linda Murgatroyd and Ginnie Hodgson did an excellent job throughout the day. The catering and bar staff kept us well fed and watered and Professional Darren Arber was his usual helpful and cheerful self.

After weeks of dry weather, inevitably there were a few showers for the earlier starters but the main part of the day was fine, if a little breezy. Congratulations to Liz Madden (Baildon) who won the Jean Gordon Trophy with an excellent 40 points. Liz was also entered in the Over 75 category but only wins one prize so 2nd placed in this category, Ruth Senior (East Bierley) takes the Rosie Hickie Trophy for best nett Over 75. Ruth would have also been 4th in the main competition but as she wins the Rosie Hickie Trophy, Christine Mannion (Moortown) is elevated into the prizes. A new prize for best gross was introduced this year and goes to Pat Dawson (Keighley) with 18 points.

Prizewinners are as follows: 

 1st & winner of the Jean Gordon Trophy - E Madden (Baildon) 40 points

2nd Eirys Hartley (Halifax Bradley Hall) 39 points 

3rd Steph Binns (Crow Nest Park) 39 points

4th Pam Hoyes (Outlane) 39 points

5th Christine Mannion (Moortown) 37 points


Winner of Over 75 prize (Rosie Hickie Trophy) - Ruth Senior (East Bierley) 39 Points

Winner of best gross - Pat Dawson (Keighley) 18 points 


Congratulations to all the prizewinners. 


Please click here to view full results. 

  9-Hole Texas Scramble - Masham GC

6th June 2022 



29 teams of 4 lined up for the Texas Scramble at Masham Golf Club. The scoring was extremely close and congratulations to the 4 prize-winning teams who were as follows:

1st Rawdon - S Cottle, L Pennington, H Green, B Clayton - 27 (bb6)

2nd Otley - H Chapman, J Tushingham, J Hicks, J Monkman - 27 (bb6)

3rd Ilkley - J Jackson, M Dixon, J Johnson, L Hornby - 27 

4th Bracken Ghyll -  V Balmforth, G Vriesendorp, A Hill, C Archer - 28

Please click here for full results. 

Thanks to everyone at Masham who helped the day run smoothly. Starters Jeanne, Jackie (also raffle ticket seller) and Brenda, caterer Pam and her team of Beth and Helen who helped us negotiate the intricacies of the coffee machine and to head greenkeeper Christian and his team who presented the course in excellent condition.


Ethel Hartley Trophy AM AM - Hornsea Golf Club

16th May 2022



With thunderstorms & heavy rain forecast, the day started fine but we watched the sky for signs of impending doom. While West Yorkshire was hammered by the predicted storms, East Yorkshire remained dry with temperatures reaching 20 degrees - feeling above that at times, around midday. Fortunately the good weather prevailed all day, meaning all competitors were able to complete their rounds without having to don the waterproofs.

35 teams from all over the county lined up & Cleckheaton GC followed up their winning form from the Spring meeting by winning the Ethel Hartley Trophy with 91 points - congratulations to Alison Kelly, Jackie Barraclough, Karen Tyler & Wendy Buckley.


 The winning team from Cleckheaton GC

Other prizewinners were as follows:

2nd Janet Tedstone, Denise Page, Linda Buckley (Willow Valley), Helen Lambert (Cleckheaton) - 89 points

3rd Jacqueline Vince, Yvonne Lig, Angela Driffill, Lynda Russell (Wakefield) - 86 points

4th Sylvia Charter, Rosie Atkin, Jan Elder, Lynda Russell (Hornsea) - 85 points (bb9)

5th Sue Towler, Sally Runton (Ilkley), Pat Holt, Linda Whitwam (Crosland Heath) - 85 


Our thanks to everyone at Hornsea GC for welcoming the YVLGA, including:

Sue Howell (there at around 7am, waiting patiently for us to arrive!)

Ginette Evans

Starters - Malcom Hester, Tom Elder & Rob Mercer 

Head greenkeeper Gareth Williams & his team

Professional Richard Pace & Carol Hansom in the shop

Catering team of Sharif, Claire & Johnny for keeping us fed & (much needed) watered through the day. 


Please click here for the full results


 Spring Meeting - Cleckheaton & District Golf Club

18th April 2022 


The first event of the 2022 season kicked off in good weather at 9am on Easter Monday. 

For the first time, a second competition was run alongside the main draw for handicaps 17.0 - 40.0. As space was available, a separate event was held for handicap indexes up to 16.9 which attracted a further 11 entrants. Again, for the first time, a gross prize was awarded in each event.

The competition was held over 17 holes as the re-laid 12th tee was out of action as a result of the wet weather. 

Following heavy rain the previous week, the course was playing long & there were some weary faces at the end of proceedings!

Many thanks to the local starters, Janet Tedstone, Sue Armstead, Glennis Travis & Denise Nudds, & to the raffle ticket sellers, Jackie Barraclough & Margaret Brown.

Congratulations to all the prizewinners & thank you to all members who supported our first event.

Please click below for full results:

Nett & gross results for handicaps from 17.0 upwards 

Nett & gross results for handicap below 17 

HI 17.0 - 40.0 event net winners

1st Stella Jenkins (Elland Golf Club) - 31 points

2nd Cath Deighton (Bradford Moor Golf Club) - 29 points (bb9)

3rd Sue Smith (Oakdale Golf Club) - 29 points

4th Cally Whitworth (Queensbury Golf Club) - 28 points

5th  Barbara Spencer (Woodhall Hills Golf Club - 27 points (bb3)

Best Gross winner - Steph Binns (Crow Nest Golf Club) - 12 points 

Up to  HI16.9 winners

Best net - Jackie Barraclough (Cleckheaton Golf Club) - 34 points

Best gross - Alison Kelly (Cleckheaton Golf Club) - 22 points 


 Alison Kelly (LC Cleckheaton GC) & Jackie Barraclough