9 Hole Texas Scramble

South Bradford Golf Club 


The best gross was 35 by a team from Cleckheaton who also had the best nett of 29 (only one prize per team) so Best nett prize was awarded to the Horsforth team with a nett 30 on count back. 


Gross Results are available here and nett results here.



AMAM Middlesbrough Golf Club – Monday 20 May 2024

The second AMAM event was held at Middlesbrough Golf Club.  Weather was cool at the start and then as forecast the sun came out.

Many thanks to everyone at Middlesbrough Golf Club for making us welcome. Val, lady vice captain and Karen for meeting us early in the morning, arranging for starters and raffle ticket helpers. Ladies enjoyed the course, and there were some very good scores.

Congratulations to the team from Romanby Golf Club, the winners of the Ethel Hartley Trophy with 89 points on count back from Otley Golf Club. The prize winners are listed below and for the full results, click here.




Julie Philpott, Sue Russell, Jacki Toner and Sandra Horner


89, back 9 46 pts



Michele Reynolds, Ruth Reynard, Ritsuko Corless and Ailsa Bearpark


89,back 9 45 pts



Malton & Norton

Susan Bellion, Liz Jones, Wendy Jackson and Kirstine Burnett

88 pts


Rudding Park


Pam Spenley, Mary Kennedy, Liz Jones and Tracey Robinson

87 pts




Beverley Flockton, Liz Tucker, Janet Payne and Karen Stowe

86 pts

Spring Meeting (AMAM)

Selby Golf Club – Monday 15 April 2024

The first of the 2024 YSLGA events was held at Selby Golf Club. After a very wet winter, it was a great relief to know the event was at Selby as there was yet again heavy overnight rain which saw quite a few clubs closed again.

Many thanks to everyone at Selby Golf Club for making us welcome. Elaine, lady captain meeting us early in the morning, arranging ladies to be starters and help. For many it was the first 18 holes they had played this year, with lots of comments on the presentation of the course. 

The weather proved challenging as it was windy, it did mean the showers were soon over although especially in the morning they were quite heavy. 

Congratulations to the mixed team from Sand Moor and Cleckheaton Golf Clubs, the winners of the YVLGA Trophy with 78 points on count back from Darrington Golf Club. The prize winners are provided below and for the full results, click here.


Sand Moor and Cleckheaton

Jackie Barraclough, Helen Duckett, Bet Sworowski and Denise Page (78, back 9 38pts)



Sandra Daniels, Janet Kerry, Cary Bernard and Victoria Ford (78, back 9 36pts)



Janet Leonard, Claire Wainman, Lynne Dabrowski and Kechil Gilchrist (74, back 9 39pts)



Gill Shepherd, Yvonne Holmes, Alison Hope and Marcia Bradbury (74, back 9 38pts)



Helen Rhodes, Jean Richardson, Carol Bray and Pat Wallace (74, back 9 36pts)



President’s Trophy

Crosland Heath Golf Club – Monday 25 September 2023

It was fitting that the final competition of the 2023 YVLGA competitions was the Presidents Trophy as Gill Travis’ term of office as President is almost over. After heavy overnight rain, the day was sunny and bright. The Crosland Heath wind proved challenging and the scores reflected this, although there were fourteen 2s achieved! The par 3s at Crosland with all but one being around/over the quarry are challenging and then the wind needs to be factored in. The Crosland Heath ladies were brilliant at marshalling us round the quarry holes and fantastic spotters for those of us that didn’t quite make the green. Although a sunny and dry day, it was autumnal so it was chilly for them.

The club as a whole made us feel very welcome with the greenkeepers providing a well presented course, catering and bar staff providing lovely food and efficient, friendly service, and the members who had volunteered as starters and spotters.

Congratulations to Rudding Park Golf Club, the winners of the President’s Trophy with 72 points, and the runners up were Cleckheaton Golf Club. 


Rudding Park

Liz Jones, Karen Rutter and Sonia Banks








Jackie Barraclough, Alison Kelly and Tina Beaumont-Newton





Sarah Wickens, Ruth Crawford, Rachel Jackson



The full results are available here.



AMAM Stableford

Driffield Golf Club – Monday 11 September 2023

Driving across from West Yorkshire I wondered if there might be a delayed start due to fog. Driffield Golf Club must have its own micro climate as it was sunny on arrival and after days of high temperatures it was slightly cooler. Thirty six teams played with many compliments being received about the course.  

Julie Wheeldon, YVLGA Vice Captain Elect had the pleasure of presenting Mary Burdekin from Selby Golf Club with a sterling silver golf ball marker for a hole in one on the 10th hole.


Congratulations to Waterton Park Golf Club, the winners with 82 points on count back from a team comprising of players from Cleckheaton and Sand Moor Golf Clubs. 


Waterton Park

Lynn Perkin, Dawn Lloyd, Michelle Harrison and Anita Lawson

82 B6 28


Sandmoor & Cleckheaton

Jackie Barraclough, Helen Duckett, Shelagh Stephenson and Helen Lambert

82 B6 27


Bradley Park

Linda Bemrose, Lisa Driver, Linda Welsh and Susan Malins




Pat Cook, Mary Burdekin, Mandy Grundy and Dawn Tillotson



Bracken Ghyll

Angela Hill, Judy Taylor, Pauline Greenfield and Vivian Balmforth


 Full results available here


Foursomes Medal

Oakdale GC - Monday 4th September 

 On a very hot and sunny day 90 pairs played in the Foursomes Medal. There was some run on the fairways but the greens proved to be a little tricky. After their rounds many ladies enjoyed sitting on the balcony enjoying some cooling refreshments after a challenging day in the heat.

Thank you to Oakdale Golf Club  & its members for hosting the event. Many thanks also to Assan Stowe and all the house staff for keeping everyone fed and watered during the day, to the Greens team for preparing the course as well as possible in the conditions and to the professional and his team and to Andy in particular who helped to escort a couple of ladies off the course in a buggy when the heat became to much.  John Dobinson did a sterling job as starter for the whole day with a smile on his face keeping everyone in order. Hopefully, everyone is now fully recovered and continuing to enjoy the good weather.

There were some excellent scores and congratulations to all the prize winners. 

Best Gross: Julie Wheeldon (Wakefield) & Heather Butcher (Ganton) 80 

Best Nett: 

1st:   Denise Bennett & Sharon Smith (Radwon) 67

2nd: Catherine Burgess & Gill Witterington (Bracken Ghyll) 70 bb9

3rd:  Karen Townend & Jane Burkett (Wooley Park) 70 bb9

4th:  Sarah Ross & Helen Broomhead (Meltham) 70

Please click to view full nett scores and full gross scores.


Autumn Meeting - Individual Stableford

Wetherby Golf Club - Monday 14 August 2023 


Sadly, the weather forecast was correct and it rained for most of the day. It was just a case of how hard until about three when it cleared briefly before some more heavy showers. A valiant 121 ladies went out and played. The greenkeepers are to be commended for taking into account the weather forecast when positioning pins so the greens would remain playable.

The playing field was split into two divisions, Division 1 winner was Caroline Barker and Division 2 Jayne Middlebrook. The Best Gross Score winners (best Stableford Score without any shots) were for Division 1 Elaine Arnott and Division 2 Cath Deighton. Well played!



Division 1 HI 0-20

Division 2 HI 20.1 - 40


Caroline Barker 37 points on B9 count back -19 pts

(Hornsea Golf Club)

 Jane Middlebrook 35 points

(Cleckheaton & District Golf Club)


Dagmar Hecker-Woodhead 37 on B9 count back -16 pts

(Skipton Golf Club)

Elizabeth Knox 32 points on B9 count back 14 pts

(Hallamshire Golf Club)


Denise Page 36 points

(Willow Valley Golf)

Hilary Fletcher 32 points on B9 count back 13 points

(Northcliffe Golf Club)

Best Gross

Elaine Arnott 31 points

(Kirkbymoorside Golf Club)

Cath Deighton 13 points

(Bradford Moor Golf Club)

The full results are available here.




4BBB Stableford

Bedale Golf Club - Monday 24 July 2023


After a weekend of rain, it was amazing that this event was able to go ahead. A big thank you to Ash, Head Green Keeper for completing a course inspection on Sunday evening to be able to give us the go ahead to play.  The green keeping team were then out early to ensure preparation of the course were completed for us Monday morning.  Thanks to everyone at Bedale Golf Club for making us welcome and looking after us on the day.

The winning pair were Carol Patterson and Julie Halford from Rudding Park with 41 points, well played. Congratulations to all the winners and the full results are available here.






Rudding Park

Carol Patterson and Julie Halford

40 B9 21


Sally Cottle and Helen Green

40 B9 19


Jackie Barraclough and Alison Kelly

39 B9 23


Janet Pearson and Margaret Ineson

39 B9 21


Judy Hudson and Karen Winfield

39 B9 17


Debbie Howarth and Sally Fisher




 4BBB Stableford

KP Club - Monday 3 July 2023 

It was the best registration desk view of the year so far with a view of the 18th and the wonderful scenery beyond until the  rain came. When the rain passed, there was a blustery wind that presented a different challenge for the ladies playing later. 

Despite the conditions, there were some excellent scores. Well played to Catherine Archer and Gunilla Vriesendorp who scored 45 points.





Bracken Ghyll

Catherine Archer and Gunilla Vriesendorp


Halifax, Bradley Hall

Tracey Dean and Louise Littlewood

42 B9


Debra Haith and Denise Hutchinson

42 B9


Lynda Russell and Ruby Wilson

42 B9


Karen Leake and Andrea Johnson



Angela Woodhead and Katrina Scatchard






The full results are available here


Over 65s and Over 75s Stableford Competition

York Golf Club – 19.6.2023


Whilst still warm, the overnight rain had reduced the temperatures slightly.  Weather apps were regularly monitored by the registration desk as there was a risk of thunder/rain in the afternoon.  The splendid team at York Golf Club convinced the adverse weather to go around and not over the course!

The overall winner after a count back on the day was Susan White from South Bradford Golf Club with 39 points. The Over 75s winner, as Susan was the overall winner, was Christine Mitchell from Ganton Golf Club with 38 points. The Best Gross Score (best Stableford Score without any shots) was Gill Travis from Crosland Heath Golf Club with 28 Points.


Overall Winner

Susan White

39 points on count back (B9 21 points) – Over 75s

Over 75s Winner (Prize and Trophy awarded at AGM)

Christine Mitchell

38 points – Over 75s




Best Gross

Gill Travis

28 points (38 Points on count back B9 20 points) – Over 65s





Judy Baines

39 Points on count back (B9  20 points) – Over 65s


Elizabeth Knox 

39 Points on count back (B9 18 points) – Over 65s


Angela Hill

38 Points on count back (B9 18 points) – Over 65s


Sally Runton

37 points on count back (B9 19 points) – Over 75s

The full results are available here.



9 Hole Texas Scramble

Lightcliffe Golf Club – Monday 12 June 2023

Summer had arrived with a sunny day and everyone being grateful for the easterly breeze as the temperature rose. There were 22 teams playing.

The Best Nett winners were Jennifer Harris, Pat Wallace, Jean Cawkwell and Carol Bray from Queensbury Golf Club with a nett score of 26. The runners up were, after count back, Leonora Dale, Pauline Williamson, Marilyn Wadsworth and Tracey Helliwell from Crow Nest Park Golf Club with a nett score of 28. There were 5 other teams with a nett score of 28 so lots of calculations! 

The best Gross winners were Sue Holdsworth, Ruth Crawford, Sarah Wickens and Pam Gradon from Lightcliffe Golf Club scoring 37 on count back from Carole Hampson, Diane Higgins, Kathy Hitchcock and Janet Longbottom from Crow Nest Park Golf Club.

Congratulations to all the winners and many thanks to everyone at Lightcliffe Golf Club for making us welcome and looking after us on the day. 



Shipley AMAM Stableford

Shipley Golf Club – Monday 15 May2023

A very popular event with 43 teams in all playing.  The course was in wonderful condition and all the ladies commented on how much they enjoyed the course.

Well done to the Rudding Park team with 79 points.  

Points Club Team
79 Rudding Park J. Procter / C. Reed / K. Rutter / A. Simmonds
77 Headingley B. Babington / G. Booth / J. Wilton / A. Andrews
76 Northcliffe E. Tordoff / L. McCarten / G. Coates / J. Rayner
75 Bracken Ghyll K. Clawson / K. Parker / S. Lee / G. Vriesendorp
75 Forest Park K. Hajba / S. Couttie Cunningham / S. Beattie / C. Mosley

 Please click here for the full results.

YVLGA Championship 25 - 27 April 2023  

Results and Pictures are on the YVLGA Championship 2023 page 


Spring Meeting (AMAM)

Leeds Golf Club – Monday 17 April 2023

The first of the 2023 YVLGA events was held at Leeds Golf Club. The weather was kind and it was a lovely spring day. The change of format to AMAM from the individual format of previous years meant there was a full field of 40 teams playing. 

Many thanks to everyone at Leeds Golf Club for making us welcome. Enid Spencer, club representative for meeting us early in the morning, arranging ladies to sell the raffle tickets and the lady and gentlemen to be starters. Adrian Newboult and his assistant in the pro shop, bar and catering who looked after us and the greenkeeping staff for preparing the course.

The scores reflected the time of year as the course was still playing long. Congratulations to Moortown Golf Club, the winners with 75 points and well done to the other prize winners listed below.



V. Renny / J. Barnes / A. Gault / G. Smart




L. Ireland / J. Elsworth / M. Priestley / A. Borsos




J. Ellison / P. Smith / S. Whittington / J. Monkman




L. Tabel / L. Ripard / P. Dawson / B. Hopwood




D. Hornby / R. Thorne / S. Sage / J. Holbrough



Willow Valley

D. Page / L. Burnley / J. Tedstone / H. Lambert





AM AM - Waterton Park GC

28th September 2022


Following the sad news of the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II, her funeral was arranged for the 19th September, the original date for this competition. Out of respect to the Queen, the competition was postponed and the start sheet had to be reconfigured and confirmed. Thank you to everyone who responded so quickly and, although the number of competitors was much reduced, it was still a most successful day. Twenty four teams arrived and were most complimentary about the condition of the course. Many thanks to everyone at Waterton Park - Jane Wood for meeting us early in the morning, Lady Captain Ann Wilkinson who sold raffle tickets and Gary Holford, our starter for the day. Thank you also to all the bar and catering staff for looking after us.

It looked to be a closely fought competition until the Queensbury team returned their excellent score of 91 points, 9 clear of the second placed team from Alwoodley. The scorecard confirmed equal contributions from all four players and was one of those special days when a team works well together. Congratulations also to Doncaster GC who came third and fourth.

Winners of the Dewsbury Centenary Trophy, Linda Marshall, Jean Cawkwell, Pat Wallace & Carol Bray (Queensbury GC) who scored a magnificent 91 points.


2nd Debbie Howarth, Jean Manson, Ellen Manchester, Angela Brophy (Alwoodley) - 82 points

3rd Judy Hudson, Shirley Ashforth, Karen Winfield, Alice Metcalf (Doncaster) - 82 points

4th Louise Parkin, Anne Moore, Linda Bell, Jane Butler (Doncaster) - 80 points 

Please click here for full results


4BBB - Keighley GC

26th September 2022


 Following the decision to re-arrange this competition due to the extremely hot weather in July, it was a shortened timesheet to fit the shorter daylight hours available. Thank you to everyone for your patience as the startsheet was reconfigured several times and entry fees refunded where appropriate. On the day 62 teams all turned up on a blustery but fine morning - the odd woolly hat made an appearance as the temperature dipped.

Many thanks to all the staff at Keighley who made us very welcome which always makes a difference to the enjoyment of the day. Club President Ivor Bellas was in attendance all day, having done a stint as starter early on but was still present at the end of proceedings to present the 1st & 2nd vouchers. Thanks to the greenkeeping staff who presented the course in excellent conditions and threw down a challenge to the ladies with the speed of the greens. The par 3 11th hole presented its usual challenge to all and there were tales of woe aplenty! With 3 pairs on 40 points in the cluhouse, it was left to the 2 last groups out on the course to bring in the 2 best scores in a tightly contested competition.

Congratulations to the winners of the YVLGA Trophy - Janet Vorster & Jackie Starkie (Keighley GC) with 45 points


Janet Vorster, Ivor Bellas (Keighley President), Jackie Starkie 

Other prize winners were:

2nd Hilary Fletcher & Belinda Tempest (Northcliffe) - 43 points


 Belinda Tempest, Ivor Bellas (Keighley President), Hilary Fletcher

3rd Diane Appleyard & Liz Tabel (Keighley) - 40 points

4th Helen Duckett & Susan Corrado (Sand Moor) - 40 points

5th Denise Page & Jackie Barraclough (Cleckheaton)  - 40 points

6th Sophie Jacob & Vicky Eyre (Pannal) - 39 points 

Please click here for full results.


President's Trophy - Crosland Heath GC

12th September 2022


The M62 played its normal havoc with the traffic in the morning, meaning travel plans for the competitors were delayed but thanks to the cooperation of those who had arrived & went out earlier than their scheduled time, as well as the assistance of the starters, everything caught up by around midday. 'The Heath' gave us the usual variety of weather conditions but the golf was completed without incident by 38 teams. Many thanks to the President, Jan Speight, Andrea Wallace and Trish Holt who directed traffic around the quarry holes - it would have been chaos without them! Also thanks to Club Captain, David Baxter, Mr President and Martyn Travis who started the field for us. Val Goggs did an excellent job selling raffle tickets and Nancy Lightowlers was our 'runner' with take-away coffee and bacon sandwiches for those who had been stuck in traffic and rushing to the tee. Thank you also to 2021 President Ros Lumb who did a sterling job on the desk. A special mention to Hilary Taylor who, as well as playing, with her team, made sure we were fed and watered.

Many thanks also to the greenkeeping team and to manager Toby and the members at Crosland Heath Golf Club for agreeing to host this extra competition.


Jan Speight, President, Hilary Taylor 

Congratulations to the 2022 winners of the President's Trophy - Hilary Taylor, Jan Speight and Carol Gaunt from Crosland Heath - with 80 points.

2nd Denise Page, Linda Burnley and Janet Tedstone - 76 points

3rd Elaine Pearson, Janet Vorster and Jackie Starkie - 74 points 

Please click here to view full results.


4 BBB - Saltburn GC

5th September 2022


Following heavy overnight rain, 65 pairs from all over the county turned up on a glorious morning by the seaside at Saltburn Golf Club. Local member Kevin Tucker was on hand all day as Mr Starter and ensured the field was set off on time - many thanks Kevin. Thank you to everyone at Saltburn for their help and generosity - it was very much appreciated by everyone. The course had been softened slightly by the the overnight rain but was still full of character and surprises for many competitors - particularly for those playing it for the first time! The temperature rose as midday approached and there were some weary folk making their way down the par 3 18th towards the end of the day. Congratulations to Oakdale Golf Club who took 3 of the 6 prizes on offer, but it was a popular choice for their 9 pairs entered in this competition.

 Congratulations to all the 6 prizewinners today.

1st Joyce Slater / Andrea Johnson (Oakdale) - 45 points

2nd Sophie Jacob / Sandra Taylor (Pannal) - 44 points

3rd  Cath Smith / Barbara Brocklehurst (Scarborough North Cliff) - 44 points

4th Penny Holroyd / Vicky Johnson (Richmond) - 43 points

5th Julia Whittington / Carol Heatley (Oakdale) - 43 points

6th Anne Jones / Jayne Nicholson (Oakdale) - 43 points


Please click here for full results. 


Foursomes - Richmond GC

22nd August 2022



Back to the Captain's home turf, Richmond Golf Club, for the Foursomes competitions - the Wardle Trophy for the best nett medal score and the Sheila Yeadon Trophy for the best gross medal score. 81 teams entered for both trophies and were rewarded with a magnificently presented course. Richmond had been the grateful recipients of some decent rainfall over the past couple of weeks, meaning grass on the fairways and excellent greens - congratulations to the greens staff. Thank you also to the starters who got the competition underway early in the morning and also to the Clubhouse staff who were in position until close of play - much appreciated. Richmond Club Champion Karen Jobling and partner Vicky Matthers made good use of local knowledge and, after going out first of the day, retained the clubhouse lead in the gross competition with their excellent 76. Sally Cottle and Nicola Linfield from Rawdon were worthy winners of the nett competition with their 68, beating the Willow Valley team of Linda Burnley and Janet Tedstone on the back 9.

Congratulations to the prizewinners today, as follows:

Winners of the Wardle Trophy for best nett medal score: Sally Cottle / Nicola Linfield (Rawdon) - 68

2nd Linda Burnley / Janet Tedstone (Willow Valley) - 68

3rd Sue Porter / Ros Coppin (Selby) - 71

4th Ritsuko Corless / Michele Reynolds (Otley) - 72



Winners of the Sheila Yeadon Trophy for best gross medal score: Vicky Matthers / Karen Jobling (Richmond) - 76

2nd Julie Wheeldon / Heather Butcher (Wakefield) - 78

3rd Mary Pat Moore / Catherine French (Bingley St Ives) - 79

4th Jackie Barraclough / Bet Sworowski (Cleckheaton / Wakefield) - 80


Please click here to view full nett results.

Please click here to view full gross results. 

Faithful friend of Pat Smillie and Jo Davy, Caz the Airedale Terrier, kept the desk officials and competitors amused all day! 


 Autumn Meeting - Abbeydale GC

15th August 2022


77 members arrived to compete in the Autumn meeting and found the weather anything other than autumnal. At the back end of a hot spell, there were a few drops of rain but nowhere near enough to dampen the spirits of the competitors or to help the rapidly browning golf course.

The club had celebrated Captain's / President's Day at the weekend so course was presented in fabulous condition, although the bounces were certainly fiery!

Many thanks to everyone at Abbeydale who helped make the day so successful - Secretary Nigel Perry and all his staff as well as the Lady Captain and a huge number of volunteers. These days could not happen without your help.

Many congratulations to the prizewinners, as follows:

Division 1

1st Jane Oliver (Abbeydale) - 42 points

2nd Pat Dawson (Keighley) - 39 Points

 3rd Susan Matthews (Woodhall Hills) - 39 points

Best gross - Jackie Barraclough (Cleckheaton) - 29 points


Division 2

1st Jo Webb (Otley) - 47 points

2nd Angela Hill (Bracken Ghyll) - 40 points

3rd Alison Jenkins (Keighley) - 40 points

Best gross - Karen Hajba (Forest Park) - 16 points

 Please note that players can only win one prize. 

 Please click here for nett results & here for gross results


President Gill Travis presenting winner of Division 2, Jo Webb, with her voucher


Karen Hajba - Division 2 gross winner


Susan Matthews - 3rd nett Division 1 


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