We consider for selection to represent the County Seniors golfers who are of 55 years of age on the day of the competitions/matchesand are members of clubs affiliated to the YUGC and who have a handicap of 4 or lessat the current time.
Our fixtures run from May to October each year and details of the 2019 matches can be found by clicking here. 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, 27 players represented the County in 2018 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.
A Pre-Season meeting will be arranged in 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 newly qualified 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 Garforth Golf Club on the 17th and 18th June. You can enter online or download and submit the Entry Form.
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. The competition is very strong and having only lost one match last year to the eventual winners we are more determined than ever to win back the title in 2019.
The EGU Northern Counties Seniors 6 man team title 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 Garforth Golf Club on Tuesday 3rd September. The winning team qualify to represent the Northern Counties Seniors at the English Seniors County Finals at Effingham Golf Club on 8th to 10th October.
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
- 17th and 18th June – Garforth Golf Club – Enter online
Northern Counties Seniors Championship
- 23th and 24th July – Ormskirk Golf Club – Enter online
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)