Richmond (Yorks) Golf Club 




Yorkshire vs Northumberland

June 9/10 at Richmond (Yorks) Golf Club 


Yorkshire vs Cumbria

June 19/20 at Furness Golf Club 


Yorkshire vs Durham 

July 1/2 at Richmond (Yorks) Golf Club


Yorkshire vs Lancashire 

July 10/11 at Hesketh Golf Club


Yorkshire vs Cheshire 

July 31/August 1 at Bromborough Golf Club 

 Yorkshire v Cumbria - Oakdale GC 16th July 2021 

The Captain was feeling a little fraught about the arrangements for our final match as the extension of Covid rules meant that the Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate had been extended to 4 days which would include this match day. Normally, travel in & out of Harrogate is problematic during the Show but fortunately restricted ticket sales meant that numbers were much reduced & all players arrived in good time for a 9am start on a gorgeous morning - the beginning of a mini-heatwave. Sadly Cumbria had lost one of their players who had been 'pinged' the previous week & despite a valiant effort, were defeated by an in-form Yorkshire team by 6-1. Thank you to all the extra supporters who urged the team on to victory!

Congratulations to Sue Dye (Brough) & Heather Butcher (Wakefield) who received their colours following the match.

We will now have to wait patiently until mid August for the other Counties to complete their matches before the outcome is known - fingers crossed!


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


         Kathryn Bulman Captain, Bet Sworowski, President                   Nicola Tebbutt & Karen Jobling


            Angela Morris & Janette McWhirter                                      Julie Wheeldon & Sue Cotter   


                  Carol Simpson & Trudy Hubbard                                  Heather Butcher & Alyson Wood


Sue Dye & Rosie Waller


YVLGA colours presented to Sue Dye & Heather Butcher 


 Yorkshire v Lancashire - Oakdale GC 22nd June 2021

Our fourth Richardson Trophy & second home match ended in an emphatic 6-1 victory for Yorkshire in the annual 'War of the Roses'. Following a drizzly & overcast practice day, match day conditions were perfect & the matches were all played in an excellent spirit. Congratulations to Angela Morris who was presented with her Yorkshire colours following her third appearance in the team.

Our final 2021 match will be at Oakdale on 16th July against Cumbria.


From left: Betty Sworowski, Heather Staniforth (res) Karen Jobling, Sue Dye, Heather Butcher, Capt, President, Angela Morris, Carol Simpson, Julie Wheeldon 


             President, Janet Davies, Bet Sworowski, Captain          President, Susan Caton, Karen Jobling, Captain


                     Angela Morris & Jeanette Williams                                          Julie Wheeldon & Carol Helme


                Carol Simpson & Clare Seddon                                           Heather Butcher & Sara Fitzgerald


                 Sue Dye & Ann Lowe


                         President & Captain                                                  Presidents & Captains




End of the day!

 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