We welcome golfers of 55 years of age or over, who are members of clubs affiliated to the YUGC and who have a handicap of 5 or less.
Our fixtures run from May to October each year and details of the 2016 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, 28 players represented the County in 2015.
Players who represent the County on six occasions in League matches are presented with ‘County Colours’ in the form of County Tie.
The Pre-Season event is a ‘get together’ at Scarcroft Golf Club held on Monday
18 April 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 hole event played over 2 days. The event this year is being held at Malton & Norton Golf Club on the 20th and 21st June. Entry forms are available by clicking here.
We play three friendly matches against Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire but winning the Northern Counties Seniors League which was formed in 2011 with matches against Lancashire, Cheshire, Cumbria, Northumberland and Durham will be one of our main challenges along with retaining the EGU Northern Seniors Qualifier (Big 6) which we won last year. This is a 36 hole Strokeplay event held over one day with a 6-man team, again competing against Lancashire, Cheshire, Cumbria, Northumberland and Durham. The event this year is at Morecambe GC on Tuesday 6th September.
As the winning County last year we went on to represents the Northern region in the English County Finals which is the most prestigious competition for County Senior players and it would be great to qualify again and improve on our 3rd place finish in 2015.
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 – 20th and 21st June – Malton & NortonGolf Club – Entry Form
- Northern Counties Seniors Championship – 12th & 13th July – Hexam Golf Club – Enter on line
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)