Oakdale GC


May 26 / 27 v Durham at Brancepeth Castle

Yorkshire 6 - Durham 1 

June 6 / 7 v Cheshire at Oakdale

Yorkshire 4 - Cheshire 3 

 June 10 / 11 v Northumberland at Tynemouth

Yorkshire 3 - Northumberland 4 

 June 21 / 22 v Lancashire at Oakdale

July 15 / 16 v Cumbria at Oakdale 


Yorkshire v Northumberland - Tynemouth GC 11th June 2021

Despite battling away on a very windy day at Tynemouth GC in bouncy & unpredictable conditions, the team was unable to repeat the success of the last two matches & lost by 3 games to 4, with the final two matches going to the 18th green. There was no lack of effort from all members of the team in what was an exciting & tense match.

We move on to the next match at home against Lancashire on 22nd June at Oakdale.


 Back row: Karen Leake (Captain), Sandra Paul, Carol Simpson, Julie Wheeldon, Heather Staniforth

Front row: Fiona Wood (reserve), Alison Clark, Bet Sworowski, Karen Jobling 


                 Sandra, Heather & Carol                                                           Karen, Bet & Julie


                                              Karen x 2!                               YVLGA President Ros Lumb & Nancy Lightowlers


Combined teams - Yorkshire & Northumberland 


 Yorkshire v Cheshire - Oakdale GC 7th June 2021

Our first home match against the defending champions Cheshire & heavy rain greeted the early risers.  Fortunately, by the time the match started, conditions had dried up although the course played rather differently from the practice day requiring some adjustment by the players. With the first & third matches going Yorkshire's way & the 5th match looking secure, Julie Wheeldon teed off down the 18th & her stress-free par 4 was enough to record the victory for Yorkshire. The final 2 matches were decided in Cheshire's favour on the 17th & 18th holes. 

We were delighted to welcome our President, Ros Lumb, back to the support crew after her recent hip operation & trust her recovery continues apace. 

Congratulations to Cheshire's Karen Griffiths who scored a hole in one on the 9th on practice day! 


Heather Staniforth, Julie Wheeldon, Heather Butcher, Karen Jobling, Captain, President, Angela Morris, Bet Sworowski, Carol Simpson


                 Bet Sworowski & Jeanne Bell                                     Karen Jobling, Caroline Berry with Cheshire & Yorkshire Presidents


                Sara Spencer & Angela Morris                                           Barbara Laird & Julie Wheeldon


                             Carol Simpson & Jane Burke                                      Heather Butcher & Carole Ryder 


Heather Staniforth & Karen Griffiths 


Yorkshire v Durham - Brancepeth Castle 27th May 2021


It was great to get the season of Richardson Trophy matches under way at Brancepeth Castle GC. Conditions have been very wet & the course was playing brutally long. A further downpour at the end of the practice day meant the soggy conditions prevailed for the match & preferred lies were the order of the day.

New champion Bet Sworowski led the team out, ably assisted by team mascot Florence the Frog & registered the first point on the board winning on the 16th hole. Northern Championship finalist Karen Jobling completed her win on the 15th & new team member Angela Morris was taken to the 16th by her opponent before recording her point for Yorkshire. With 3 points in the bag, Carol Simpson secured the victory for Yorkshire with her emphatic victory 7&5, swiftly followed by Julie Wheeldon taking the 15th hole to win 4&3. Heather Staniforth, despite playing excellent golf, was unable to contain Marianne Moore on her home course, losing 7&5. This left the experienced Sue Dye as the only member of the team out on the course but she held her nerve up the 18th hole & prevailed to record the 6th point for Yorkshire,1 up.

It was wonderful to return to some sense of normality & we look forward to the next match against Cheshire on the 7th June.

Karen Leake




Heather Staniforth, Karen Jobling Carol Simpson, Bet Sworowski, Captain, Julie Wheeldon, Sue Dye, Angela Morris, Sandra Paul


 YVLGA Champion Bet, ready to lead the team out                             Karen Jobling & Julie Wheeldon


                     Heather Staniforth                                                                            Angela Morris


                                  Carol Simpson                                                          Sue Dye



                                                                  Did Sandra REALLY get a hole in one???



                     Sandra & Heather                                                                   Proud Captain - Karen



                                                                                     Karen & Bet 



    Yorkshire & Durham teams