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

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   As a member of the Yorkshire Vets (YVLGA) you are automatically a member of the Northern Vets (NCVLGA)


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



 2022 NCVLGA Northern Championship

Penrith Golf Club, May 23-26 2022 


 Please click here to download the Championship poster

Please click here to download an entry form 



 NCVLGA Northern Championships

Bishop Auckland Golf Club - 18th - 20th May 2021

Despite the Covid restrictions still in place. the Championships went ahead as planned (without the dinner) with a very respectable entry from all counties.

Yorkshire was well represented with Karen Jobling scoring second best gross score (75) & third best nett in the qualifying round, Bet Sworowski reaching the second round of the qualifying only to lose to the eventual Champion, & Carol Simpson who lost her first round match.

With the rain pouring all afternoon for the final, Karen took on the formidable challenge of in-form Cath Rawthore from Cheshire who took an early lead which she never relinquished. It was an impressive display of golf from both competitors under very difficult conditions & Cath finally took the match 6&5.


Yorkshire qualifiers in the 2nd flight matchplay were Elaine MacGregor who lost 1 down in the first round, Jackie Barraclough & Penny Baxter who had to play each other with Penny winning 1 up, Judy Butler who lost in the first round 2&1, & Tracey Batty who emerged as Champion, beating Barbara Davies on the 20th hole. Despite being 2 down after the 16th hole, she sank a match-saving putt on the 17th hole & then held her nerve, took advantage of the momentum & closed out the match & the title.

Yorkshire were also in the winners' for the Wednesday Tri Am competition with Helen Duckett, Elaine Pearson & Elizabeth Knox taking 1st place with 75 points, just one point ahead of Fiona Wood, Jackie Starkie & Cheryl Brown with 74 points - a clean sweep for Yorkshire!


Helen Duckett               Elaine Pearson              Elizabeth Knox 

 Our President, Ros Lumb, underwent a hip operation on 17th May & was unable to attend the Championships this year. However, she has been kept abreast of the Yorkshire successes & sends this message:

'My congratulations to Karen Jobling on a superb performance at the Northern Championship and also to all our other players who made the Matchplay stages. You have done the Association proud. The success in the Stableford Competition, a first and second team prize emphasised our presence at the Championship.

Well done to you all.' 

 Ros confirms that she is recovering well at home & expects to be back supporting everyone in person soon.

 Please click here to view all scores on the NCVLGA website









For Jamboree Results 2019

Follow link: Jamboree Results 2019

All 4 Jamboree Teams
Northern (Blue/White), Midlands (Blue/Yellow), South Team (Pink/White), Scotland (Lilac/Purple)



by Sandra Paul - YVLGA Captain 2019

Northern Team
Back Row: Karen Jobling, Cath Rawthore, Carol Helme, Maureen Richmond, Julie Wheeldon, Gill Mellor, Bet Sworowski
Front Row: Caroline Berry, Barbara Laird (Vice Captain), Audrey Pattison (Captain), Ruth Whitehead (President)

The 2019 Vets Jamboree was held at The Northamptonshire County Golf Club on Tuesday 6th to Thursday 8th August and I was very proud as Yorkshire Captain to have 3 of our players selected to represent the Northern team, Karen Jobling, Julie Wheeldon and Bet Sworowski. Also included in the Team were Caroline Berry, Cath Rawthore, Mo Richmond, and Gill Mellor, all from Cheshire, and Carol Helm from Lancashire.
The match format over 3 days is, 3 foursomes in the morning and 6 singles in the afternoon. Myself, President Jo, Vice Captain Karen and Treasurer Helen were there giving our support on behalf of Yorkshire.
The weather was surprisingly better than the storms forecast on the first day with just a couple of heavy showers and a bit of thunder that passed over quickly, and we went on to beat Scotland by 6 matches to 3.
The second day brought perfect golfing conditions and we played the South, again we won, this time by 5 matches to 4.
This meant it was all to play for on the final day, The Midlands were also unbeaten, but had more game points than us, so to lift the Miller Sterling Salver we had to win.
The morning weather was scorching as was the golf and after the morning foursomes we had a lead of 2 matches to 1, therefore we needed 3 matches from the afternoon play.
The afternoon singles were keenly fought, but unfortunately we couldn’t manage to secure the 3 wins and we were runners up and collected the Tony Moffat Quaich.
Thank you from all the Northern supporters to Captain Audrey Pattison, President Ruth Whitehead, Vice Captain Barbara Laird and of course our fabulous team. It was an absolute pleasure to be involved and to watch the outstanding golf played all week. Well done all, it was indeed a very exciting Jamboree.
Good luck Barbara next year in Scotland!