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Leeds & District Union of Golf Clubs

LEEDS & DISTRICT UNION of GOLF CLUBS

  • ..  We wish all our readers a Happy and Healthy New Year  ..

Barnsley Cookridge Hall Darrington Ferrybridge Garforth Gotts Park Headingley Horsforth Howley Hall Leeds Low Laithes Moor Allerton Moortown Normanton Oulton Hall Pontefract Roundhay Sand Moor Scarcroft Selby Temple Newsam Wakefield Waterton Park Wetherby Whitwood Wike Ridge Woolley Park

Welcome

The Union exists to further the best interests of golf and to provide opportunities for discussing matters of common interest amongst the 28 Clubs in the Union.  Click here to see the Union Rules LDUGC Rules

The Union arranges a series of Leagues during the year, providing opportunities for golfers to compete at scratch, nett (handicap up to 12) and junior level. It also arranges and runs a series of championships and knockout competitions as well as team events for Associate Members of the Union. Lifetime Associate Membership costs £30.   

Click HERE to become an Associate Member

   

 

                                                                                    A CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our Members.

We closed our playing season with a very successful December Charity Alliance very kindly hosted yet again by Scarcroft Golf Club. The event is traditionally a wet one and this year did not disappoint. However, following an early morning shotgun start at 9.15 we managed a full nine holes before the weather tested our strength.

At this time of year, the golf is an excuse for a bit of exercise and fun, the aim of the day is to bring together our membership to enjoy golfing fellowship and share Christmas lunch together but more importantly, to perhaps remember those less fortunate than ourselves.

The winners of this event were the children that we support through the contributions from Clubs to The Leeds Children’s Charity and my thanks to all of you that took part in the day especially the Clubs for donations which were sold in the silent auction. We are very grateful for the generous bids which helped raise over £4,500.

The winners of the day will be the Children that the Leeds & District Golf Union support through the Leeds Children’ Charity – my thanks to the Charity representative, Jenny for joining us on the day.

Despite the best efforts of Covid 19 we managed to complete our Centenary year playing all LDU Championships, Scratch, Nett and Junior League matches along with YIDU Senior and Junior representative league matches. Congratulations to all our winners who are listed on the website.  My personal thanks for the support of our Members and their Clubs throughout the year which has been just wonderful. The spirit and fellowship within the Union have survived the pandemic and is to be commended.

We also managed to complete The Centenary Presidents Tour where I, along with one of my fellow Executive Members, played at every LDUGC Member Club with the Captain and his Guest. (Results still to be published) It was certainly one of the highlights of the Centenary Year to meet and play at every LDUGC Member Club, it was my great privilege and pleasure to spend time with our membership.

We still have a couple of Centenary Events to come. However, the main event for your diaries will be our Grand Centenary Gala Dinner which this year will be held at The Headingley Emerald Stadium on the 11th March 2021. The Event is a social gathering of our Membership and will celebrate the 100 years since the formation of the Leeds & District Golf Union at the Metropolitan Hotel in Leeds. We hope that every Member Club will be represented at the Event and invites will be sent out soon.

This year has certainly been challenging for all of us. However, The Executive and our Sponsors have shown great commitment and loyalty throughout this difficult period. We owe thanks to our Main Sponsor – Andrew Thirkhill of Age Partnership for his continued support, to Maurice Ludwell of Ludwell Electrical for his sponsorship of the 2nd Div Team Championships and to Steve Cavanagh for his sponsorship of The Junior Order of Merit.

Your LDUGC Executive have worked extremely hard in ensuring that the scheduled Alliance meetings and Championships successfully took place along with Covid restrictions safely adhered to at the Clubs that kindly hosted us. My thanks to both the hard-working Executive Members and indeed the Clubs for all their contributions.

At this time year on behalf of myself and the Executive of the Leeds & District Union I wish you and all your families a Safe, Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year.

PLAY SAFE STAY SAFE

Geoff Mortimer – Leeds & District Union Centenary President 2020-21

 

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