We consider, for selection to represent the County, Seniors golfers who are of 55 years of age on the day of the competitions/matches and are members of clubs affiliated to the YUGC and who have a handicap of 4 or below at the current time.

Our fixtures run from May to October each year and details of the 2020 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, 24 players represented the County in 2019 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 Doncaster Golf Club on the 15th and 16th 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 despite being the only team not to lose a match we failed to win the league on countback after three drawn matches to the eventual winners. We are more determined than ever to win back the title in 2020.

The six EGU Northern Counties compete for the Seniors Six Man Team Championship which is a 36 hole stroke play event held over one day with the best five scores each round counting for the title. As winners at Garforth last year Yorkshire went on to represent the Northern Counties Seniors at the English Seniors County Finals at Effingham Golf Club on 8th to 10th October and emerged as winners and English Champions after three days of very competitive matchplay golf. The EGU Qualifying event this year is to be held at Silloth Golf Club on Tuesday 1st September with the English Finals at Torquay Golf Club on 6th/8th 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 

  • 15th and 16th June – Doncaster Golf Club – Enter online 

Northern Counties Seniors Championship 

  • 21st and 22nd July – Fulford 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)

E-Mail: johngrimbleby@hotmail.com