(Northern Results go to Northern Vets)



78 pairs took part in the 4BBB Stableford on a slightly overcast day, with very fast running fairways due to the recent spell of hot and dry weather. Jackie Sedgwick had a 'Hole in One' & the YVLGA Captain, Sarah Arrowsmith presented her with a box of balls as a memento. Sarah also presented winners prizes to those who were there to receive them. As this was an additional competition, we're sorry, but there isn't a trophy for the winners. Scores were very high with the top 6 places going to pairs scoring between 41 & 45 points. Many thanks to Patsy Rochester and Joyce Slater for being on the desk all day and also thanks all the helpers on the day & congratulations to all the winners.
May we please remind everyone, that in a pairs competition if one lady pulls out for any reason and neither they nor the Competition Secretary Penny Holroyd can find a replacement, then the lady who can play has to come and mark the card.
Also may we remind you all that the maximum combined handicap limit in a pairs competition is 60. We are happy for ladies to play if their combined handicap is more, BUT the handicaps will be reduced to meet the required limit.


1st - Angela Iverson & Shelagh Adams (Cave Castle) - 45 points
2nd - Gwen Greenberry & Julie Langfield (Crow Nest Park) - 44 points (bb9)
3rd - Val Exley & Brenda Emmett (Shipley) - 44 points
4th - Jayne Daughtry & Jen Rowland (Doncaster) - 43 points (bb9)
5th - Clare Howarth & Susan Gillespie (Woodsome Hall) - 43 points
6th - Barbara Machin & Carol Wilson (Malton & Norton) - 42 points (bb9) 

Hole in One - Jackie Sedgwick (Forest Park) - on the 16th 

                                      Angela Iverson & Shelagh Adams                                                               Gwen Greenberry & Julie Langfield

Sarah Arrowsmith (L) presents Jackie Sedgwick with a box of golf balls

            OVER 65's/75's STABLEFORD - PIKE HILLS GC - MONDAY 25th JUNE 2018 


132 ladies played in the Over 65's & Over 75's Stableford on a very hot day. A few ladies had to leave the course early, overcome by the heat of the sun. The greens were described as very quick and were the subject of much discussion in the clubhouse. This was was due to them being ironed yesterday in readiness for Captain's Day and were certainly causing some consternation! The pace of play slowed in the afternoon - a combination of the heat, unfamiliarity with the course, & with respect the average age of the competitiors and was a source of frustration for some ladies. Several competitiors dropped out on the day, but the ladies on the desk were only informed when their fellow club members turned up and relayed a message. This resulted in a few 2's in the middle of the field, but was unavoidable. Many thanks to the ladies of Pike Hills GC in organising everything for the day - from starters to raffle ticket sellers etc. Thanks also to the catering staff for providing excellent snacks and meals and wonderful cakes! The caterer having arrived at 7.30am, was still going strong over 12 hours later. Thanks to Karen Leake (YVLGA Membership Registrar) and Joyce Slater (Committee Member) for looking after the desk all day and to Jo Somers (YVLGA President) for chivvying the last few groups for their cards so that all the results could be compiled and the competition closed. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to everyone who entered and played the competition


1st & Winner of the Over 65's Jean Gordon Trophy - H Gore (17) -  Ilkley - 39 points

2nd - D Walker (21) - Hollins Hall - 38 points
3rd - J Wainman (26) - Alwoodley - 36 points
4th - C Atack (17) - Garforth - 36 points
5th - M Moxon (31) - Forest of Galtres - 34 points
6th - C Cocker (26) - Scarcroft - 34 points

Winner of the Over 75's Rosie Hickie Trophy - Carol Atack (17) - Garforth - 36 points

     Hazel Gore with Sarah Arrowsmith (YVLGA Cptn)   Carol Atack with Sarah Arrowsmith (YVLGA Cptn)  Carol Atack with Jo Somers (YVLGA President)

                   Rotherham Ladies enjoying the 'Apres Golf'                                                      More ladies enjoying the 'Apres Golf"

                        ........ and more ladies enjoying the 'Apres Golf'                                         All day desk workers Joyce Slater (left) & Karen Leake (right)
                                                                                                                                                                 Jo Somers (YVLGA President centre)




26 teams played on the day at Hanging Heaton in the new 9 Hole Competition format of a Texas Scramble. Playing conditions were warm and sunny. The handicap allowance was 1/10th of total handicaps with a limit of 120. Many thanks to the Starter Stuart Wailes, who was there all day. Also to the raffle ticket sellers and all the staff at Hanging Heaton GC who looked after everyone very efficiently. Thanks also due to Karen Leake (YVLGA Membership Registrar) and Patsy Rochester (YVLGA Committee Member) for all day desk duties. A very big thank you to all the ladies who entered and played in this competition and congratulations to all the winners. We hope that you enjoyed a 'different' format for a change



R Andrews, E Jobes (both Crosland Heath), E Stobbs, H Pears (both Calverley) - 21.9 net

2nd - C Hope, M Gibson, C Nailer, D Wrightson (Shipley) - 24.2 net
3rd - C Mannion, S Mannion, P Mannion, S Emmett (Moortown) - 26 net
4th - K Batty, J Lawrence, J Woods, J Garritt (Howley Hall) - 26.2 net






Having driven from Richmond to Brough in early morning fog, I was very relieved to get to the course & find glorious sunshine - & that was how the day stayed. We had a full field of 80 pairs going out from 8.30am until 3.00pm - a long day for all, but everyone seemed to enjoy the course & the welcome provided by all at Brough Golf Course. Certainly Rosie Cleave (Committee Member), Alison Mowat (Committee Member) & I could not have been made more welcome by Ann (Lady Captain), & Julia (YVLGA Rep), Wes & all his staff.
A couple of things for all players to note for future competitions.....
..... Please remember if you're playing off 90% to check the stroke index/points received
..... When checking your card please make sure that the scores have been entered into the right column


Winners of the YVLGA Trophy

J Henderson & L Holt (Oakdale) (13/18) - 41 points

2nd - J Crane & H Hughes (Halifax Bradley Hall) (24/24) - 40 points (on countback)
3rd - A Haygarth & J Armitage (Woodsome Hall) (19/19) - 40 points
4th - L Jones & C Wilson (Malton & Norton) (9/15) - 39 points (on countback)
5th - R Connor & S Bellion (Malton & Norton) (15/20) - 39 points (on countback)
6th - C Mannion & V Renny (Moortown) (16/14)  - 39 points (on countback)
(Handicap allowances in brackets after club name)

Report by Penny Holroyd (YVLGA Competition Secretary)



The first YVLGA Competition of 2018 was held at Wheatley GC (Doncaster). 108 ladies of handicaps 17 and above played an Individual Stableford off full handicap, on what became a lovely day to play golf with a little breeze, some sunshine & not the cold that we've experienced of late. Unfortunately temporary greens were order of the day, with large bucket holes, but this didn't seem to deter many ladies as some fantastic scores were returned. Maryla Gledhill from Scarcroft came in with a marvellous score of 46 points to win the YVLGA Trophy. Ground conditions underfoot were good & there were many very favourable comments on what a delightful course Wheatley was & how much people had enjoyed playing it. The caterers continued all day to provide some delicious snacks & meals. The half way house offerings were prounounced excellent, especially the scones with jam & cream. This was the fist time the laptop had been used fully from start to finish for a competition, from the check in stage & application of handicaps, to the posting of cards into the system & the ultimate rolling results list. All went very smoothly & the latest results were always available to view. The YVLGA Captain Sarah Arrowsmith presented cheques to the Wheatley Ladies Captain for the course & gratuities. All the staff at Wheatley made us all feel most welcome. Many thanks to the Wheately Ladies for looking after the Raffle Sales so well, to the Starters for keeping the order of play going on the 1st tee & taking photos, to Penny Holroyd (Vets Comp Secretary), Helen Duckett (Vets Treasurer) & Karen Leake (Vets Registrar) for looking after the desk duties. There were 6 prize places with results as follows..... & as there are no prize presentations the YVLGA Trophy will be officially presented at the YVLGA AGM at Sand Moor GC on Monday 15th October 2018

 1st & Winner of the YVLGA Trophy - Maryla Gledhill (30) - Scarcroft GC - 46 points
2nd - Carol Wilson (17) - Malton & Norton GC - 43 points
3rd - Heather Hughes (30) - Halifax Bradley Hall GC - 41 points (on countback)
4th - Maureen Turnbull (17) - York GC - 41 points
5th - Christine Schlegel (20) - Oakdale GC - 40 points (on countback
6th - Karen Hajba (27) - Forest Park - 40 points (on countback)

                                       Maryla Gledhill                                                        Carol Wilson                                                            Heather Hughes

                                     MaureenTurnbull                                                     Christine Schlegel                                                  Karen Hajba