President's Trophy - Meltham GC 20th September 2021 


The President, Ros Lumb, could not have picked a better day for her Trophy at Meltham, the last competition in the 2021 YVLGA programme. A full field of 40 teams enjoyed the course in wonderful condition - the finishing 3 holes proving a tricky challenge for most! Our thanks to everyone at Meltham - raffle ticket sellers, starters & clubhouse staff who all made us very welcome. Particular thanks to stand-in caterer, Shelley, who worked all day on her own keeping us fed. Definitely a baptism of fire! The President provided an excellent prize table & the prizes will be presented at the AGM on 25th October at Sandmoor.

The President writes:

'The last competition of 2021 – The President’s Trophy was held at Meltham Golf Club on Monday.I so enjoyed meeting all the ladies who came to Meltham from all corners of the County to play at Meltham in the most perfect weather conditions one could ever hope for.Teams of three from 40 Clubs took part.

As President I should like to thank everyone who gave up their time to help the day go smoothly. Our Captain Karen and our Competition Secretary have worked tirelessly to run this year’s competitions and I thank them sincerely. On the day I was supported by them and other YVLGA committee members, by our Meltham President Barbara Ansell and our Lady Captain Janice Cran and by friends. I am very grateful to all of them and on behalf of the players.

The course found favour with all the ladies but was pronounced tough. The team from Meltham were first out in heavy dew and low sun conditions but brought in a score that held the lead by one shot all day. Congratulations to Pauline ,Pat and Carol on bringing the Trophy back to Meltham. Congratulations to the second and third prize winning teams and those so close.

I hope to see many of you again at the AGM on October 25th at Sandmoor Golf Club.'

Ros Lumb

YVLGA President 



Congratulations to the Meltham team of Pauline Hazelden, Carol Walker & Pat Smith who won the Trophy with 72 points. They were first out at 8.30 & just managed to hold on to their lead with 3 teams chasing them with 71 points. Sadly, the Captain's team were pipped to the prize table on countback!




1st P Hazelden, C Walker, P Smith (Meltham) 72 points 

2nd B Tempest, E Tordoff, G Coates (Northcliffe) 71 points

3rd M Svenson, K Chivers, J Walton (Ilkley) 71 points 


Please click here for full results 


4BBB - Wakefield GC 6th September 2021 


 Congratulations to Ann Ashton & Pauline Williamson from Crow Nest Park, winners of the YVLGA Members Salver with a superb 48 points. 78 pairs competed in very hot conditions on a very well-presented course.

1st Ann Ashton & Pauline Williamson (Crow Nest Park) - 48 points

2nd Lindsey Holt & Jane Henderson (Oakdale) - 46 points 

3rd Maureen Wasden & Margaret Hatfield (Wortley) - 45 points

4th Eileen Hayes & Diana Swaine (Wortley) - 44 points

5th Debbie Howarth & Jean Manson (Alwoodley) - 43 points

6th Sheila Harrison & Lisa Driver (Bradley Park) - 42 points

Please click here for full results. 


 Foursomes Medal - Oakdale 30th August 2021 


 79 pairs competed for the Wardle Trophy (best nett) & the Sheila Yeadon Trophy (best gross) at Oakdale Golf Club.

Recent treatment to the greens, followed by a dry spell made putting conditions interesting but conditions were the same for all the competitors. Thanks to Rachel Smith (Oakdale Lady Captain) & Sue Smith (Oakdale) for their assistance manning the desk & to Ruth & all the Clubhouse staff who kept us fed & watered. The raffle raised funds for the Oakdale Lady Captain's charity, Candlelighters, as well as the Alison Nicholas Fund - thank you to everyone for your generosity.

Congratulations to Tracey Poston-Robinson & Barbara Jillings (Rudding Park) - winners of the Wardle Trophy with the best nett score of 69.

Defending their title from 2019 were Bet Sworowski (Wakefield) & Jackie Barraclough (Cleckheaton), winners of the Sheila Yeadon Trophy for best gross with their score of 80.

Please click for full details of the nett  or gross scores.


Autumn Meeting - Hessle, 16th August 2021 


After many changes to the start sheet, due to 'pings', injuries etc, Hessle Golf Club welcomed 98 competitors in 2 Divisions for the Autumn meeting. Despite rain all around the area, the course stayed dry if a little breezy. The greens lived up to their 'tricky' reputation but reports from the course were very complimentary - thanks to the greenkeepers for presenting the course in excellent condition.

The organisers were met by a magnificent display of raffle prizes & the YVLGA would like to thank Lady Captain Liz Dibnah & her team who obviously spent many hours assembling & wrapping prizes. Ove £300 was raised for the Alzheimers Society. The starters & car park attendants were also most efficient - thank you to them as well.


Thanks also to Club Manager Paul & his team for looking after everyone so well in the clubhouse. We certainly didn't leave hungry! 

 Congratulations to Division 1(YVLGA Trophy) winner Diana Hornby 39 points & Division 2 (Harrap Trophy) winner Pam Jones 42 points - both from Hessle Golf Club

Please click here for full results 

AM AM - Bingley St Ives, 26th July 2021


43 teams competed for the Dewsbury Centenary Trophy at in good conditions at Bingley St Ives Golf Club. Following an extended dry period, the winning scores were high & close between the 5 prizewinners.

Congratulations to the winners from Queensbury with 94 points - Shelagh Ralph, Jennifer Harris, Carol Bray, Joanne Ritchie

2nd - Janet Dyson, Shelia Aspinall, Helen Smithson, Elizabeth Cooper (Woodsome Hall) 93 points

3rd - Margaret  Forster, Rita Richardson, Kay Donoghue, Lorraine Raeburn (Skipton) 93 points

4th - Lesley Southwell, Linda Moore, Gail Witcomb, Gerry Callander (Pannal) 90 points

5th - Sally Cottle, Sharon Smith, Diane Bennett, Liz Pennington (Rawdon) 90 points 

Please click here for full results.

4BBB - Otley GC, 5th July 2021 


82 pairs competed for the YVLGA Trophy at Otley Golf Club on Monday 5th July. Weather conditions had been atrocious the day before but the course was still in fine condition for the competitors. A short downpour at midday spoilt the otherwise good weather on the day but didn't spoil the enjoyment too much. It was a close competition with excellent scoring & congratulations go to the winners, Melody Svenson & Kath Chivers from Ilkley on a countback with 41 points from local players Sadie Wilyman & Sue Ridyard. With only 3 points separating the first 6 places, it was a hotly contested competition. Thanks to all the starters & staff at Otley for their help in running a successful event.  Prizewinners were as follows:

1st Melody Svenson & Kath Chivers - Ilkley 41 points

2nd Sadie Wilyman & Sue Ridyard - Otley 41 points

3rd Katie Clark & Anne Gollogly - Saltburn 39 points

4th - Linda Smith & Elaine Richardson - Baildon 38 points

5th Cath Deighton & Susan Matthews - Woodhall Hills 38 points

6th Patricia Holt & Linda Whitwam - Crosland Heath 38 points

 Please click here for full results.



Over 65 / 75 Meeting - Easingwold GC, 21st June 2021 

82 Ladies played in the stableford competition held at Easingwold GC.

The winner of the Jean Gordon Rose Bowl and overall winner was Linda Moore (York GC) with an excellent score of 38 points from Mavis Burton (Thirsk & Northallerton) with 37 points (bb9) and Boo Orman (Harrogate) also with 37 points. Jill Tushingham (Otley GC) was forth with 36 points.

The winner of the Rosie Hickie Trophy and President’s Prize was Nancy Lightowlers.

There were 3 twos: Elizabeth Knox (Hallamshire), Judy Butler (Malton & Norton) and Jean Thornton (Wetherby).

A total of £141.78p was raised for the Lady Captain’s Charity (Action Medical Research) on the day with donations from the raffle and half-way house.

Many thanks to all who helped to make the day run so smoothly including the Lady Captain, Gilli Cliff, who was at the club from 0730 selling raffle tickets and manning the halfway house; the two Amy’s and the catering staff; James the professional, and the three starters – Derek, Bill and Peter.

For full results, please click here 

9 Hole Texas Scramble - Rawdon GC, 7 June 2021 

The YVLGA 9 -hole Texas scramble was held at Rawdon Golf Club on Monday 7 June 2021 with 34 teams taking part. All the ladies had a fabulous day helped by the warm sunny conditions despite the threat of localised showers.

The ladies enjoyed a very warm welcome by the members of Rawdon GC as well as the challenge of the golf. The Rawdon Ladies provided a cake stall and plant stall with proceeds towards the Lady captain’s Charity (Macmillan Cancer Support). All enjoyed sitting either in the newly renovated clubhouse or new patio area to socialise and enjoy the cakes!

YVLGA used the new England Golf & WHS formula to work out the handicap allowances for the competition together with a spread sheet to help with the calculations!

Many thanks to Lady Captain Denise Bennett, Vets’ rep Sally Cottle, Mr Captain, the greens staff, caterers, ladies who helped with the raffle, the bakers and those who helped to man the cake and plant stalls and the car park. All helped to ensure a really successful event.


1st  Outlane - Sandra Eastwood, Sue Littlewood, Diane Proctor, Julie Livesey - Nett 27

2nd  Lightcliffe - Belinda Wardingley, Helen Stobart, Judith Crowther, Pam Gradon - Nett 28

3rd Rudding Park - Liz Jones, Rosie Ellis-Robertson, Lorraine Forbes, Brenda Ashford - Nett 29

4th Rawdon - Sharon Smith, Sally Cottle, Denise Bennett, Helen Nicholson - Nett 30

5th Huddersfield - Pat Poole, Cherrie Myers, Amanda Hill, Debra Lucas - Nett 30







Thankfully, Boris confirmed the opening up of hospitality for today so we could welcome competitors inside the Clubhouse, albeit with masks & distance.


A full field of 42 teams competed in excellent conditions on a well-prepared course - thanks to the Greenkeeping staff. Also thanks to Scarborough South Cliff Lady Captain & her band of helpers - starters, Neil Wrigglesworth, Mary Ryan, Brenda Foreman & Gloria Pickering & raffle ticket sellers, Alison Lockwood,  June Syrett, Chris McMahon, Pam Ludolf & Janet Howes.


Congratulations to all the prizewinners:

1st Janet Tedstone, Linda Burnley, Denise Page, Helen Lambert - 84 points Winners of the Ethel Hartley Trophy

2nd Liz Tabel, Diane Appleyard, Pat Dawson, Liz Ripard - 80 points

3rd Dawn Cartwright, Val Hoyle, Margaret Arnold, Barbara Hanneman - 76 points

4th Carole Wright, Lisa Emberson, Sam Beattie, Christine Mosley - 75 points

5th Jules Wortley-Froggett, Joanna Bouvet, Caroline Jones, Patricia Davies  - 75 points 

Please click here for full results.

Vouchers will be distributed as soon as possible.


First Hole

After a year of no competitions, it was wonderful to be back playing in YVLGA events & the first ladies teed off at 9.30 on a gorgeous day at Kirbymoorside Golf Club. Many thanks to Manager Richard Carr & all the staff who made us so welcome, providing refreshments on the balcony. Also to Lady Captain Jane Cowie & her team of members who helped with starting etc. Our first time using the new software & hooking up with WHS appears to have gone relatively smoothly & all those who played should check for changes to their Handicap Index tomorrow.

Congratulations to Vanessa Thomas (Richmond), winner of the YVLGA Trophy with 39 points, & to Angela Hill (Bracken Ghyll) & Sue Smith (Oakdale) who were 2nd & 3rd respectively, both with 34 points.

Please click here to view all scores.

First players on the first tee

Kirkbymoorside Lady Captain Jane Cowie with Mavis Burton, Maggie Stockdale & Gilli Cliff