We welcome golfers of 55 years of age on the day of the competitions/matches, who are members of clubs affiliated to the YUGC and who have a handicap of 4 or less.
Our fixtures run from May to October each year and details of the 2018 matches can be found by clicking here. Most County Seniors matches consist of 9 holes Greensomes in the morning followed by 18 holes 4BBB in the afternoon. All matches are played off scratch and there are 12 players in a team, 29 players represented the County in 2017 in League and Friendly matches.
Players who represent the County on six occasions in League matches are presented with ‘Senior County Colours’ in the form of County Tie.
The Pre-Season meeting at Scarcroft Golf Club held on Friday 20th April 2018 is for current, new and prospective County players. Entry to the event, which may have to be limited, will be available by invitation and any prospective player may contact the Team Secretary with his details to be considered.
The Seniors County Championship is a 36 competition played over 2 days. The event this year is being held at Hull Golf Club on the 18th and 19th June. Entry forms are available by clicking here.
We play three friendly matches against Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire and compete in the Northern Counties Seniors League which was formed in 2011 with matches against Lancashire, Cheshire, Cumbria, Northumberland and Durham. As 2017 Champions we will be defending our title and can expect fierce competition.
On the 4th September we defend the 2017 EGU Northern Seniors 6 man team title which we won in 2017. This is a 36 hole stroke play event held over one day with the best five scores each round counting for the title. Again we will be competing against Lancashire, Cheshire, Cumbria, Northumberland and Durham. The event this year is to be held at Delamere Forest Golf Club on Tuesday 4th September. The winning team qualify to represent the Northern Counties Seniors at the English Seniors County Finals at Stanton on the Wolds Golf Club on 9th to 11th October.
As winners of the 2017 Championship and current English Senior Team Champions we will be working hard to retain our title so competition for selection through the year will be tough as new players reach 55 years of age.
We hope that our strongest players will be able to make themselves available for selection in all the Northern Counties League matches and the Team Championship in September. To be considered for selection players should aim to play in:
- Yorkshire Seniors Championship – 18th and 19th June – Hull Golf Club –Entry Form
- Northern Counties Seniors Championship – 24th & 25th July – Ulverston Golf Club –Enter on line coming soon
In addition performances in major Senior Championships outside the County will be taken into consideration.
Team Secretary: John E Grimbleby Tel: 01924 444567(H) 07876 495641(M)
E-Mail: [email protected]