Oakdale GC


May 26 / 27 v Durham at Brancepeth Castle

June 6 / 7 v Cheshire at Oakdale

 June 10 / 11 v Northumberland at Tynemouth

 June 21 / 22 v Lancashire at Oakdale

July 15 / 16 v Cumbria at Oakdale 




9/10 June - Yorkshire v Northumberland - Huddersfield GC
Yorkshire 6.5 - Northumberland 0.5

30 June/1 July - Yorkshire v Durham - Huddersfield GC
Yorkshire 6 - Durham 1

7/8July - Yorkshire v Cheshire - Royal Liverpool GC
Yorkshire 3 - Cheshire 4

16/17 July - Yorkshire v Cumbria - Ulverston GC
Yorkshire 5 - Cumbria 2

24/25 July - Yorkshire v Lancashire - West Lancashire GC
Yorkshire 5 - Lancashire 2

Thank You to all the caddies and supporters throughout our matches this year


Yorkshire v Lancashire at West Lancs GC - 25 July 2019
Yorkshire 5 - Lancashire 2

Yorkshire & Lancashire Teams

We arrived at the fabulous West Lancashire Golf Club for our practice round on a very calm, sunny and hot day, perfect conditions for links golf. 
The Roses match-day was completely different, again very hot, but a strong wind arrived with a forecast of thunderstorms mid afternoon. 
Pat Wrightson finished her match in style with a 6&5 win, meanwhile the other 6 matches were very close either finishing on the 17th or 18th, however Yorkshire managed a wonderful 5 matches to 2 win. Well, that was the last match for this season and what a match it was. 
Lots of thanks to give - to our squad this year, they have been tremendous.  To our President Jo, Vice Captain Karen and Treasurer Helen for your support.  To all our caddies and supporters you are all very much appreciated. 
I am so proud of Team YVLGA this year. We have won our Matches against Northumberland, Durham, Cumbria and today Lancashire. We’ve only narrowly lost one match against mighty Cheshire. There has been some fantastic golf played, we’ve had lots of fun and laughs along the way, and we’ve met up with many old friends and made some new ones. Thank you everyone for making this a very special year for me.

Sandra Paul
YVLGA Captain 2019

                                Florence Our Lucky Frog Flies To Karen For 2020                                   Florence Comes Down To Earth In Safe Hands

                       Bet Sworowski & Susan Caton - Tracey Bentley & Heather Staniforth - Chris Stokes & Jackie Barraclough - Julie Wheeldon & Ann Lowe

                                              Chris Appleby & Karen Jobling - Mary Pat Moore & Jeanette Williams - Lynn Park & Pat Wrightson



Yorkshire v Cumbria at Ulverston GC - 17 July 2019
Yorkshire 5 - Cumbria 2


Yorkshire & Cumbria Teams

                                              Cumbria Team                                                

This week we travelled to the beautiful Ulverston Golf Club to play our 4th Richardson Trophy match against Cumbria. The hospitality was excellent and we were made very welcome. 
The weather for the practice day was perfect and everyone enjoyed the course.  However, Matchday found the weather a bit cooler and the wind was strong and swirling which made playing conditions very tricky.  All matches were keenly contested and our team played some terrific golf winning by 5 matches to 2, well done everyone!
Next week Lancashire.........

Sandra Paul
YVLGA Captain 2019

                                   Bet Sworowski & Cath Bulman - Heather Staniforth & Trudy Hubbard - Sue Cotter & Jackie Barraclough

                                     Julie Wheeldon & Jeanette McWhirter - Rosie Waller & Karen Jobling - Nicky Tebbutt & Mary Pat Moore


                             Brenda Ewbank & Pat Wrightson - All The Flags 


                                    Sunny Afternoon - The Bardsea Monument - 

                                                               A Sheep With Giant Antlers - The Drive From The 17th Tee - 17th Green
                                                                 Looking Towards Morecambe Bay - Four In A Bed - Oh No!
                                                    Hey, Look At Me! - Jackie & Sandra - Premier Inn Ulverston All Lit Up At Night

                      Captain Sandra Weighing Uo The Opposition! - The Captain Arrives By Buggy - The President Arrives On Foot

                 Mary Pat & Karen Hiking Up To The Clubhouse - Best Buddies Bet & Karen - Bet Daren't Retrieve Her Golf Ball From The Field.....
          Sandra & Heather Deep In Conversation - Sometimes One Hot Chocolate With Marshmallows Isn't Enough! - Relaxing After Practising
              Watching Them Tee Off - Where On Earth Did That Ball Go? - Vice Captain Karen & President Jo Relaxing In A Shady Corner
      Waiting For The Players To Tee Off - The Long & Winding Path - The Captain Posing For A Photo With Morecambe Bay In The Background


            Yorkshire v Cheshire at Royal Liverpool GC - 8 July 2019

                               Yorkshire 3 - Cheshire 4


                                                       Yorkshire & Cheshire Teams

This week we have had our first away match against Cheshire, (the current holders of the Richardson Trophy), at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake. How fortunate we were to play at this fabulous venue, a tough test of golf and where home advantage certainly played its part. 
The matches were very exciting and the result could’ve gone either way, however in the end our Team lost by the narrowest margin of 4 matches to 3.  As always they played their hearts out and yet again I am so proud to be their Captain. 
Next week Cumbria .........

Sandra Paul
YVLGA Captain 2019

Mo Richmond & Bet Sworowski - Heather Staniforth & Barbara Laird - Jeanne Bell & Jackie Barraclough
      Julie Wheeldon & Cath Rawthore - Karen Jobling & Gill Mellor - Sara Spencer & Mary Pat Moore

                                        Barbara Jamieson & Pat Wrightson

Some Unofficial Photos!

              Yorkshire President Jo Somers enjoying the sun - Karen Leake (V Capt) & Jo - Sandra Paul (Captain)          

                  Mary Pat at the top - Karen & Cath best buddies! - 
                          Captain & Vice Captain looking happy - Is this my best side? - We see no ships
                     The Captain tees off somewhere in the back of beyond? - Royal Liverpool Dining Room

It was only this far away, really!


          Yorkshire v Durham at Huddersfield GC - 1 July 2019

Yorkshire 6 - Durham 1

                                                                          Yorkshire & Durham Teams

                                           Yorkshire Team                                                            

The Yorkshire and Durham Vets met at Huddersfield Golf Club on a cold, windy and showery day, more apt for late autumn than mid summer. However, the golf was hot and very exciting and Yorkshire won in style with a resounding 6 1 victory. 

I am delighted that we start our away campaign next week against Cheshire at Royal Liverpool, with 2 resounding wins under our belt and full of confidence.  

Thanks as always to our caddies, you made life so much easier for our team in difficult conditions. 

I am also a very proud Captain to congratulate Karen, Julie and Bet on their selection to represent the Northern Counties in the Jamboree in August hosted this year by the Midlands at Northamptonshire County Golf Club.

It was especially nice to invite Brenda Parker, who has arranged white rose table decorations for me for the past 2 years, and our Lady Captain June to join us as our guests for the meal.  It was also my pleasure to present Mary-Pat Moore with her county colours as she has today played her third match for us. 

Huddersfield Golf Club have been brilliant and looked after our every need and I thank the General Manager Chris, Pro Alex, Bar Manager Matt and his staff and George our chef who provided us with a delicious meal after the match. 

Sandra Paul
YVLGA Captain 2019

Bet Sworowski & Lyn Davison - Heather Staniforth & Sarah Hirst - Jackie Barraclough & Julia Elliot - Marianne Moore & Julie Wheeldon

 Mary Pat Moore & Helen Morgan - Claire Miller & Pat Wrightson - Jo Somers (Yks President) Official Starter

Yorkshire v Northumberland at Huddersfield GC - 10 June 2019

Yorkshire 6.5 - Northumberland 0.5

                                                                 Yorkshire & Northumberland Teams

                                     Yorkshire Team                                                         Northumberland Team

We welcomed the Northumberland team to Huddersfield for our first Richardson Trophy match.  It is always lovely to meet up with old friends and it was great that the North Captain Audrey Pattison came to watch too.  HGC Lady Captain June Sowden gave everyone a warm welcome at the start of the day. 
I am so proud of our team, every one of you, what a fantastic start to the season!  The standard of golf was absolutely terrific, even the weather could not dampen our team spirit, what a win 6.5 to .5. 
A massive thanks to our caddies who make playing in these conditions so much easier and all the players were very appreciative, it was also nice to see some of our members out supporting us, alongside our President Jo and Vice Captain Karen Leake. I hope you all enjoyed the day. 
Thanks again to Brenda Parker who brightened up the tables with lovely white rose arrangements, also to Huddersfield Golf Club, the General Manager Chris Duffy, Professional Alex Keighley and the Bar and Catering staff who were all brilliant and looked after our every need.
Thank you everyone “Team Yorkshire Vets”!
YVLGA Captain 2019

                     Bet Sworowski & Linda Hoyle - Heather Staniforth & Candy Brown - Jackie Barraclough & Elaine Elliott - Helen Cooper & Julie Wheeldon

                                    Karen Jobling & Claie Brown - Angie Heads & Mary Pat Moore - Pat Wrightson & Christine Oliver - Tee Time