Northern Counties Veteran ladies Golf Association
incorporating Cheshire, Cumbria, Durham, Lancashire, Northumberland & Yorkshire

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   As a member of the Yorkshire Seniors (YSLGA), you are automatically a member of the Northern Vets (NCVLGA)


RULES OF THE ASSOCIATION - Click to download
JAMBOREE RULES - Click to download


Report of the 2023 Northern Championship

Champion Karen Jobling


The Championship was held at Arcot Hall Golf Club, Northumberland from Tuesday 23rd May to Thursday 25thMay 2023. The course was well presented, having sustained heavy rain in recent weeks; 4 days of dry weather if a little chilly at times were a bonus for the players and made the event all the more enjoyable. On Tuesday 89 players completed an 18-hole medal round, with the top 16 players progressing to the 1st Flight Matchplay and the next 8 players progressing to the 2nd Flight Matchplay. Cath Rawthore was the leading qualifier with a gross 74, Yorkshire players Karen Jobling was second with a gross 75 and Heather Butcher third with a gross 78. Elaine Pearson won 4th prize on a card play-off with a net 74.

The following eight Yorkshire players qualified for the 1st Flight match play, Karen Jobling, Heather Butcher, Julie Wheeldon, Jane Oliver, Mary Pat Moore, Angela Morris, Elaine Pearson and Pat Wrightson, 7 of these players were in the bottom half of the draw. Karen Jobling and Heather Butcher reached the semi-final, Karen beating Heather by 2&1. In the other semi-final Cath Rawthore (Cheshire) beat Caroline Berry (Cheshire) at the 19th hole. A thrilling final between Karen and Cath, was watched by a crowd of spectators, who were rewarded with excellent golf. Karen’s consistent immaculate golf gave her the edge over Cath and she won at the 16th by 3&2. Our congratulations go to Karen on becoming Northern Champion, it is many years since Yorkshire produced a Northern Champion. It is very fitting that Karen is the Northern Champion this year, as the Jamboree matches will be held in Yorkshire at the Huddersfield Golf Club from Tuesday 8th August to Thursday 10th August 2023, spectators will be very welcome.

Carol Simpson and Alison Clarke qualified for the 2nd Flight match-play stage, Carol lost in the 1st round and Alison in the second round. The final was played between Barbara Jamieson (Cheshire) and Sara Spencer (Cheshire), Sara winning by 3&2.

A Team Stableford Competition was held on Wednesday for players who had not qualified for the match-play stages, a team from Lancashire won with 85 points and a team from Cumbia were second with 80 points.

Our thanks go to the Northumberland County Veteran Ladies’ Golf Association for organising and running an excellent Championship.

Click here to go directly to the Northern Counties Veteran Ladies’ Golf Association, where full results of the competition can be accessed.

Pat Wrightson

Captain YVLGA



 Semi-finalists: Heather Butcher & Karen Jobling                      Finalists: Cath Rawthore & Karen Jobling





Jamboree Report 2022

´╗┐The 2022 Jamboree was held at the magnificent venue Moor Park Golf Club in Hertfordshire from 9th to 11th August.

The 3 day event was played in extremely difficult conditions with extreme heat and a tough and demanding bouncy course.

The first day we halved with the South and unfortunately, we lost to the Midlands on the second day.

The weather was hotting up and there were extreme amber weather warnings forecasted. Due to this the final day was to be 18 holes, 8 singles teeing off from 7.30am.

Although we knew now we couldn’t win the Miller Sterling Trophy we played absolutely brilliantly on the final day beating Scotland, not losing a single match.
However, to win the Tony Moffat Quaich we needed the Midlands to beat the South. It was all so close!

Congratulations to the South who beat the Midlands and were the champions winning the Miller Sterling Trophy.

At this point, I would like to thank our supporters who came down south and volunteered to caddy when needed. My special thanks go to the Yorkshire Captain Penny, President Gill, Vice Captain Pat, and Past Captain Karen Leake It was also lovely to see one of our Past Captains Rosie Hickie, who now lives in the South, coming to give her support. I know the players especially loved seeing you all there and asked me to pass on their appreciation, it meant a lot to them.

I could not be any prouder and asked any more of our team who played their hearts out all week in the really difficult conditions.

As you can tell we always had a smile on our faces and enjoyed the week immensely.

Front row l to r : Barbara Laird, Vice Captain Anne Cousin, Captain Sandra Paul, President Linda Dorning.
Middle row l to r : Susan Caton, Sara Spencer
Back row l to r: Julie Wheeldon, Karen Jobling, Bet Sworowski, Cath Rawthore, Caroline Berry

I would like to wish Anne every bit of luck next year when the North will host the Jamboree at Huddersfield Golf Club and hope she enjoys her year as Captain as much as I’ve enjoyed mine.

Thanks everyone for your support and for making this a very special year for me, with many happy memories to look back on.

Sandra Paul

NCVLGA Captain