Richardson Trophy - runners up (again!)

The final Richardson Trophy matches have now been completed & once again, Cheshire have prevailed. They won their last 2 matches against Durham (6.5 -.5) & Cumbria (6-1), giving them a 2.5 advantage after countback as both counties had lost one match.

We live to fight another day so good luck to the 2022 squad - let's hope we can turn it around next year.

Jamboree Heartbreak!

Once again, it was heartbreak for the Northern team at the 2021 event at Glenbervie Golf Club in Scotland. A win on Day 1 against Scotland by 6 points to 3 set the team off to a great start & was followed on Day 2 by a victory against the Midlands 5-4, despite losing all the morning foursomes matches. With the Midlands also losing 5.5 - 3.5 on Day1 to the South, the scene was set for a showdown between North & South on Day 3. The North needed a win to take the title as a halved match would mean victory for the South due due the half point advantage from Day 2. The morning foursomes went 2-1 to the South so the North team had to put in a huge effort to overhaul the early advantage. Despite a valiant attempt by everyone, the match was halved & the South took the Miller Stirling Trophy. Congratulations to everyone in the team & we look forward to have another go next year at Moor Park Golf Club, hosted by the South.

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Brenda King Foursomes - Wollaton Park Golf Club, Nottingham
27th - 28th July 2021 

The YVLGA was well-represented at the annual Brenda King Foursomes event with some notable successes. Conditions were very warm & the course was dry & fiery with the greens posing problems for those competitors unused to the speedy conditions. Deer roaming freely on the course provided welcome distractions for most competitors & play was frequently delayed as golfers had to wait until fairways were clear.


Congratulations to Cathy Riley & Sam Harben (Hallamshire) who won the nett prize at the Brenda King Foursomes in Nottingham. Their score of 138 was 5 shots ahead of the rest of the field - an excellent performance on the unpredictably bouncy course.

Also in the winners' enclosure were Bet Sworowski & Julia Bradley (Wakefield) who took the best gross prize on Day 2 with their score of 78. 

 Karen Jobling (Richmond) & Helen Lowe (Scraptoft) were defending their 2020 title but were beaten into 2nd place with their score of 155 by Ann Lowe (Royal St Davids) & Jeanette Williams (Pleasington) by just 3 shots. 


Brenda King Foursomes Prizewinners 

 Far left - Sam Harben & Cathy Riley, 3rd from left - Bet Sworowski & Julia Bradley, 2nd from right - Karen Jobling & Helen Lowe 

  Please click here for full details of prizewinners & for details of the 2022 event at The Mere, Cheshire



 Jamboree Selection 

Congratulations to Bet Sworowski & Karen Jobling on their selection for the Northern team to play in the Jamboree at Glenbervie GC in Scotland in August. Also selected as non-travelling reserves are Julie Wheeldon & Angela Morris.


Commiserations to Bet Sworowski who was beaten in the final on the 2nd extra hole to Sheree Dove-Wilde in a match where there was never more than 1 hole to separate the players. Both players birdied the 19th hole to continue the match to the 20th & a slightly wayward drive from Bet meant she had to chip out sideways from the rough to give Sheree the opportunity to take the match.

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the event - Yorkshire was well-represented.

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Congratulations to Karen Jobling (Richmond) who won the YLCGA Senior title with a 36 hole total of 153 at Ilkley GC on Friday 7th May. Finishing in 9th place in the Championship qualifier, she earned herself a first round match against Emma Brown (Malton & Norton) in extremely wet conditions on Saturday morning. The result was a creditable 2&1 loss but she could at least retreat to the cover of the Clubhouse after a thorough soaking! 

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Congratulations & commiserations to Fiona Wood (Ilkley GC) & Jackie Starkie (Keighley GC) who were narrowly defeated in the final of the Northern Foursomes at Bromborough GC. Giving 4 shots away, they managed to hang on to take the final into overtime, only to concede defeat to Jan Keelan & Sara Meehan (Formby LadiesGC) on the 21st hole, having had to give a shot on the 20th. Well done to our Yorkshire ladies who have clearly maintained fitness levels during the last lockdown!

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 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.

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First players on the first tee 

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


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. 


     VICE CAPTAIN 2022



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.




(Huddersfield GC)


NCVLGA Vice Captain 2021