Leeds & District Union of Golf Clubs


202 attended the Union's Centenary Dinner on Friday 11th March 2022. held for the first time at Headingley Stadium.

Toastmaster David Long ensured that the evening progressed at a suitable pace.

Guests enoyed a dinner of Coarse Game Terrine, Oven Roasted Breast of Chicken, and Classic Vanilla Pannacotta.

Yorkshire President Cameron Thompson proposed the toast to the Leeds & District Union of Golf Clubs.  Set against the current conflict in Ukraine Cameron spoke poignantly about his family emigrating from the Ukraine and settling in Carlisle during the Second World War.

He also spoke about the need for golf clubs to start planning now for their use of water in the next 10 - 20 years as climate change is beginning to have a real impact on water supplies.

Centenary President Geoff Mortimer responded with some thought provoking statistics on water, 70% of the planet is covered with water but only 1% of the water is suitable for use...... Geoff also spoke fondly of the time he spent visiting all 28 clubs in the Union, playing a friendly 4 ball and presenting each club with a glass memento celebrating 100 years of golfing fellowship.

Finally, comedian and magician Billy Flywheel regaled the audience with some amazing magic tricks.



Union Presidents Union Secretaries Waterton Park Scratch  League 1 winners Cookridge Hall Scratch League 2 winners Horsforth Scratch League 3 winners Headingley Scratch League 4 winners Pontefract & District Nett League A winners Sand Moor Nett League D winners Sand Moor Foursomes winners Pontefract & District Scratch KO winners Low Laithes Nett KO winners Amateur Champion Oliver Cage (Moortown) Stroke Play Champion Bailey Hird (Cookridge Hall) Golfers of the Year Josh Bassitt (Garforth) & Bailey Hird (Cookridge Hall) 1st Division Team Championship Individual winner Josh Bassitt  (Garforth) Senior Champion Andy Wiltshire (Pontefract & District) Senior Nett Champion & Veteran Trophy winner Bob Martin (Headingley)



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