Captain's Messages

Captain's Message - Easter 2024

Easter Greetings

I can’t believe April is just around the corner. Although we have had such a wet winter, for me it seems to have flown by. At least here at the YLCGA the winter months give us time to do a lot of our admin work and I am no exception.

One of the tasks I had was to apply for World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR) status for our Championship. I am pleased to say, so long as the competition reaches the necessary criteria, the Championship will qualify. This is a boost for our women and junior girls. The Championship this year is at Hallamshire GC on 10, 11 and 12 May. Full details are on the YLCGA website. I look forward to seeing some of you there and remember even if you are not playing, we always welcome spectators.

Whilst the Challenge Bowl won’t be a WAGR qualifying event, it’s a fabulous three days with something for everyone. This year it is 2, 3, 4, July at Hickleton. Again, full details are on the website

Remember we have competitions going on throughout the year, all at great venues so have a look on the website and get your entries in.

Now that the nights are pulling out and clocks leaping forward this weekend, I am sure everyone is getting itchy feet and wanting to get playing golf again. The Inter Club Championship starts next Monday and whilst I don’t expect many of you will be playing your first match on Easter Monday, I am sure many of you will soon be getting into the full swing of it. I wish those of you who are playing for your club, success and enjoyment.

Vice-Captain Lesly and I look forward to seeing many of you at the events and having a chat with old friends and new.

For now, I wish everyone a Happy Easter.
My very best wishes
YLCGA Captain.

Captain's Message - January 2024

Welcome to the first Captain’s message of 2024.

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and are looking forward to a happy, healthy and successful New Year.

I know that, due to the terrible amount of rain we have had, many of you have not been able to play much golf. Whilst I’m sure you will be honing your putting skills on the sitting room carpet; this time is a great opportunity to be looking at competitions and paperwork for the coming season.

The Competition’s team have asked me to remind you that you must be registered on Golf Genius to enter any of the YLCGA competitions. Also, that the entry to them all is open and can be accessed via the website.

I am delighted to tell you that we now have two new Inter Club Secretaries, Sue Rushbrook Secretary and Karen Leake Assistant Secretary. They are currently busy focussing on getting to grips with the process involved in running the leagues. I am sure you will join me in wishing Sue, Karen and their subcommittee every success in the year ahead.

Forms in relation to Inter Club fixture dates are available on the website. Could clubs please complete the relevant form(s) and return to either Sue or Karen as stated on them.

I’ll be updating you all again in the near future.

With Best Wishes

Captain's Welcome - November 2023

Welcome to my first message as Yorkshire Captain.

It doesn’t seem so long ago that Lynn Wallis, former Captain and Competitions Secretary, encouraged me to stand as Inter Club Assistant, never thinking that one day I would be asked to become the Captain. But here we are.

We are really pleased to be welcoming some new members onto the Executive this year; Carla Pawson as Junior Organiser, Sue Rushbrook, Inter Club Secretary and Annette Jackson, East Area Representative. Also coming back onto the committee, Heather Muir, Treasurer and Jane Schofield, West Area Representative. We are always looking at moving the YLCGA forward and I am sure the new members will bring fresh ideas and energy to the group.

We are also delighted to welcome Marian Rae as the President. I know Marian will bring a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to the organisation.

During my year as Vice-Captain I was really pleased to meet so many of you. Not only at competitions but also at some of the Area Representative’s get-togethers. I’m hoping this year to meet even more of you, so please do come and speak to me at events. It’s good to be able to discuss things and share ideas and I’m always ready to have a chat!!

Finally, Lesly and I are looking forward to an exciting and successful year and hopefully with your help we can achieve it.

With Best Wishes