The Committee is delighted to announce that Gill Travis (Crosland Heath) has agreed to succeed Rosamund Lumb as our next President. Gill was Captain in 2017 & will take over from Ros in October 2021. She will bring a wealth of experience & knowledge to the Committee & we look forward to working with her. 



Please click here to download an entry form. N.B. ENTRIES NOT BEING RECEIVED UNTIL FEBRUARY 1ST. 


Congratulations to Karen Jobling (Richmond GC) & her partner Helen Lowe (Scraptoft GC, Leics) who won the Brenda King Foursomes at Minchinhampton GC . An excellent first round score of 71, 2 under par, left them 4 shots in the lead & they were able to hang on to the lead on the second day despite wet & windy conditions, winning by 3 shots from the second placed pair.




Congratulations to Karen Jobling, Julie Wheeldon & Bet Sworowski who all qualified for the final round of the English Senior Women's Championship at Frilford Heath from 11th to 13th August. They all survived the record breaking temperatures with Karen finishing 8th (75,71,73), Julie in 20th (73,80,76) & Bet in 26th (79,75,77).  


Julie Wheeldon (Wakefield GC), Bet Sworowski (Wakefield GC), Karen Jobling (Richmond GC)


AGM 2020

Please click here to read the notice of the 2020 AGM. Please note that we are looking for nominations for Secretary. 



NCVLGA has confirmed that the Northern Championships will return to Bishop Auckland GC in 2021 - 17th May (practice day) to 20th May.

 CAPTAIN 2021 


The Past Presidents have asked Karen Leake to repeat her year of Captaincy, following the unfortunate events of events. She has accepted which means that Penny Holroyd will repeat her year as Vice Captain in 2021.


The 2020 Jamboree has now been cancelled & the fixture will be held in Scotland again next year from 2nd (practice day) to 5th August 2021 - again at Glenbervie GC.



The NCVLGA has now announced that all 2020 Richardson Trophy matches are cancelled following England Golf's decision to cancel all their competitions until 27th July.



Following the withdrawal of England Golf's support for this competition, Janet Melville has decided to resurrect the competition which (hopefully) will be played at Minchinhampton Golf Club on 1st & 2nd October. A tournament website has been created at www.brendakingfoursomes.com & entries will be accepted from 1st April.

We wish Janet all the best in taking on this job & hope many of you will support it.


Mary Clarke (YVLGA Captain 1994)


 It is with sadness that we advise members of the death of Mary Clarke, aged 93, who was YVLGA Captain in 1994.

She was Lady Captain at Horsforth in the 1960s, then at Moortown in 1970. She also captained the YLCGA in 1980 & continued as Secretary during the 1980s. Mary donated the YVLGA Barrett Bowl for the best gross score in the qualifying round at the YVLGA Championships, in memory of her mother, Marian Barrett, who also captained the YVLGA in 1954. Her dedication to golf has clearly been passed on to her 3 daughters & son who all continue to play the game today. She also leaves 10 grandchildren & 12 great-grandchildren.

Our thoughts are with Mary’s family at this sad time.

Her funeral will be held on 25th February at 12.20 at Rawdon Crematorium


NCVLGA Pre & End of Season Event Information

Members may be interested in the following information received from NCVLGA. Remember, all paid up members of the YVLGA are eligible to enter these competitions. They are normally oversubscribed so don't hang about if you fancy playing at either event!

Pre Season Team Event FORMBY HALL GOLF RESORT & SPA Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st April 2020

End of Season Team Event GEORGE WASHINGTON HOTEL GOLF & SPA Sunday 4th and Monday 5th October 2020

All information and entry forms are now available on the new NCVLGA web site.

The entry numbers for Formby Hall is limited to 15 teams and as in previous years places will be allocated on a first come first served basis for both events.






Many congratulations to Pat Wrightson (Huddersfield GC), the YVLGA Vice Captain for 2021. 

Many of you will be aware of Pat's golfing achievements which include the1976 Yorkshire Championship, 9 YVLGA Championships, 2015 NCVLGA Captain as well as Captain of  the English Seniors Ladies' Team 2014 to 2016; England winning the European Championship in 2014. Pat has been a member of the Richardson Trophy team for many years, also playing for the Northern Counties Veteran & English Ladies' Teams. Her vast experience has been & will be greatly valued by everyone.




                 Barratt Trophy - Julie Wheeldon (Wakefield)             Elliott Trophy - Mary Pat Moore (Bingley St Ives)


          YVLGA Trophy - Helen Russell (Woodsome Hall)       Sally Runton Trophy - Helen Pears, Gill Reed, Elizabeth                                                                                                                          Stobbs, Louise Ward (Calverley)


          Jean Gordon Trophy - Barbara Smith (The Oaks)               Rosie Hickie Trophy - Sylvia Charter (Hornsea)


   YVLGA Dish - Lynda Ireland & Glynis Binns (Shipley)          Wardle Trophy - Penny Baxter & Joyce Slater (Oakdale)


                        Sheila Yeadon Trophy -                                         YVLGA Trophy (Autumn) - Debs Dennison (Ripon)

  Bet Sworowski & Jackie Barraclough (Wakefield / Cleckheaton)


 President's Trophy - Anne Gollogly, Beverley Flockton     President's 3rd prize - Carolyn Kirk, Heather Bingley,  

                                  Katie Clark (Saltburn)                                                            Julie Brown (Ganton)                            




(Huddersfield GC)


NCVLGA Vice Captain 2020


 Results from Sligo  


Enjoying the local produce! 


Commiserations to the English team who were beaten into second place by Ireland on 'countback'. In a weather-affected contest over just 2 days instead of 3, only singles games were played on the second day - against Scotland in the morning & Ireland in the afternoon. With the two countries scoring the same points & halving their shortened match, Ireland's points of 12 for & 6 against just pipped England's record of 11 for & 7 against, meant they emerged as Champions.


The YVLGA congratulates Julie Wheeldon (Wakefield GC)
on being selected to represent England Senior Ladies


at the 



County Sligo, 1-3 October 2019

The R&A Womens Senior Home Internationals will be played at County Sligo from 1-3 October 2019. This world famous course in Rosses Point offers an excellent challenge.

The traditional links layout, redesigned by Harry Colt, utilises the natural contours of the dune-covered landscape and is situated in the picturesque seaside village of Rosses Point, just a short drive from Sligo town.

The R&A Womens Senior Home Internationsl match was first played in 2003
The Championship is an annual event played over 3 days featuring teams from
England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales

All go for Sligo – England Senior Ladies ready for Irish links test

England Senior Ladies’ captain Debbie Richards hopes her team can finish a glorious season on a high with another hard-fought win against Ireland.Richards has named a team of six for the challenge match in County Sligo between October 1-3.

Caroline Berry (Cheshire), Paula Carver (Sussex), Aileen Greenfield (Sussex), Lulu Housman (Middlesex), Helen Lowe (Leicestershire and Rutland), Jackie Foster (Hertfordshire) and Julie Wheeldon (Yorkshire) will represent England at County Sligo Golf Club at Rosses Point.

The contest is a repeat of the semi-final from this year’s European Senior Ladies’ Championship at BlackSeaRama in Bulgaria.

England prevailed with a 3.5 – 1.5 winning margin before going on to lift the trophy with victory in the final against Spain.

Richards knows only too well that Ireland’s ladies will be looking to redress the balance in this latest international clash but is confident that her team is capable of one final push.

“After winning gold at the Euros we go into the Ireland match on a real high”, confessed the captain.

“The fact that we beat Ireland in the semis should give the ladies the belief ahead of this trip and I’m sure will act an incentive for the Irish team.

“The Irish are a strong side. Bearing in mind the last result and the fact this is on their home soil, it will represent a really tough match to end our season.

“Playing links golf is also something for the team to get used to and with one practice round it’s never easy.

“But this is a fantastic group of ladies who have played so well this season on the course and got so well off it that I have total faith in them as a team.

“The Euros were so exciting, but to beat Ireland in Ireland would be amazing.

“We won three of our four singles against Ireland at the Euros which is a fantastic achievement and to go to Sligo and win this match would be a fitting finale to our 2019 campaign.”

Five of the six-strong team were present at the Euros – Housman is the only addition to the line-up.

All the England ladies head into the Ireland match on the back of excellent seasons.

Bromborough’s Berry won the English Senior Women’s Amateur Championship for a second time earlier this year at Enville Golf Club in Staffordshire.

Worthing’s Carver was runner-up to Berry in the English Senior Women’s Amateur and tied-ninth at the English Senior Women’s Open Amateur Stroke Play.

Pyecombe’s Greenfield birdied the last two holes to win this year’s English Senior Women’s Stroke Play Championship at St Enodoc while Scraptoft golfer Lowe led the qualifiers at this year’s English Senior Women’s Championship.

Foster, from Bishops Stortford, finished second behind Greenfield in this year’s championship and also reached the semi-finals of this year English Senior Women’s Amateur Championship.

Wakefield’s Wheeldon was tied-third in the English Senior Women’s Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship and fifth in qualifying for the English Senior Women’s Amateur.

Experienced international Housman – playing out of Wyke Green – was tied third in the Senior Women’s strokeplay and top ten in the Order of Merit.





Julie Wheeldon (Wakefield GC) & the English Senior Ladies team who won the European Seniors Team Championship at BlackSeaRama GC in Bulgaria! 

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The Yorkshire Vets are very proud of you!

Julie Wheeldon with her EGA (European Golf Association) Medal

For Jamboree Results 2019

Follow link: Jamboree Results 2019 Follow link:  Report by Sandra Paul





on being selected to play for the ENGLAND Team


at BlackSeaRama Golf Course, North East Bulgaria

3 - 7 SEPTEMBER 2019

The Yorkshire Vets are very proud of you


Massive Congratulations
to 3 of our Yorkshire Vets Team Players

Karen Jobling
Bet Sworowski
Julie Wheeldon

All have been selected to represent the
North of England Team

in the
Veterans Jamboree

Northamptonshire County Golf Club

5th - 8th August 2019

Julie, Bet & Karen

The Full Team representing the North of England is.....
Caroline Berry (Cheshire)
Carol Helme (Lancashire)
Karen Jobling (Yorkshire)
Gill Mellor (Cheshire)
Cath Rawthore (Cheshire)
Maureen Richmond (Cheshire)
Bet Sworowski (Yorkshire)
Julie Wheeldon (Yorkshire)

Non Travelling Reserves.....
Susan Caton (Lancashire)
Rosie Waller (Cumbria)





 3rd place

in the

English Senior Womens Open Stroke Play Championship
at St Enedoc GC, Cornwall
18 - 20 June 2019

Rounds of 78, 81, 76


Julie Wheeldon (left)

Julie receiving her fantastic 3rd place prize in the English Senior Womens Open Stroke Play Championships at  St Enodoc Cornwall.  While many were battling the strong winds on the final day, Julie managed a gross 76 to shoot her up the leaderboard into 3rd place.  Brilliant !!!

English Senior Matchplay Championship (13th to 17th May)

Following our YVLGA Championship a number of our ladies prepared and set off to the English Senior Matchplay Championship at Enville Golf Club in the Midlands.
The 36 hole stroke play qualifying stage saw Julie Wheeldon finish in a brilliant 5th place and also Karen Jobling and Heather Staniforth finishing in the top 32 and progressed to the matchplay stage. Karen won her way to the quarter final where she unfortunately lost to the eventual winner Caroline Berry from Cheshire. Well done to all our players, a great achievement in a strong national entry.  Congratulations to Caroline one of our Northern friends. 

Karen Jobling
Richmond (N Yorks) GC
2019 YVLGA Champion

Karen Jobling, YVLGA Champion & Sandra Paul, YVLGA Captain


Following 2014 AGM - YVLGA will not join CONGU in 2020

(The decision will not be reviewed again unless there is a written request from the membership)