Durham County Veteran Ladies' Golf Association





         Mon 27 April                      Texas Scramble                             Whitburn

         Tues 5/Wed 6/ Fri 8 May    Spring Meeting Silver                   Brancepeth Castle

         Tues 19/ 20 /21 May           NORTHERN CHAMPIONSHIP      Bishop Auckland

         Tues 9 June                        Jean Wood Trophy                        South Shields

         Fri 19 June                         Bronze Spring Meeting                  Darlington

         Tues 18 Aug                       Open Greensomes                        George Washington

         Wed 23 Sept                      Autumn Singles                             Garesfield

         Mon 28 Sept                      Sivewright 4BBB                           Seaton Carew

Silver matches   

         Fri   5 June                        Cheshire v Durham                         Delamere Forest

         Tues   16  June                   Lancashire v Durham                    Fairhaven   

         Thurs 9 July                       Durham v Yorkshire                        Brancepeth Castle

         Thurs 23 July                     Durham v Cumbria                         Brancepeth Castle

         Thurs 30 July                     Northumberland v Durham             Morpeth


Bronze matches

         Fri 3 July                           Durham v Northumberland             Tyneside

         Thurs 27 Aug                     Cumbria v Durham                         Silloth


  2019 Competitions




 Monday 8th April  American Scramble  Whitburn  £28 per team  28th March
New Form
 Monday  6th, May  Silver Spring Meeting  Blackwell Grange
 £10 per player  26th April  
 Wed / Fri 8th, 10th May  Vets Championship (Matchplay)  Blackwell Grange
 Thursday 18 July  Bronze Spring Meeting  Heworth  £8 per player  7 July  
 Monday 22nd July  Open Greensomes
 Billingham  £14 per pair
 12th July
 Monday 12th August
 Sivewright 4's  Tyneside  £14 per pair  2nd August
 Monday 16th Sept.
 Jean Wood Trophy
 Beamish Park
 £21 per team
 6th Sept. New Form
 Monday 23rd Sept.
 Autumn Singles  Woodham  £7 per player  13th Sept.  
 Wednesday 2nd Oct.  9-hole 3 man team  Barnard Castle  £15 per team  23rd Sept.  
ENTRIES can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. giving your name, club, handicap and the name of the event.
PAYMENT by BACS Sort code 20-25-29 A/C 83500748 giving your name and the Event. Confirm to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
PAYMENT BY POST,  CHEQUE (payable 'DCVLGA') to Hon Treasurer, 1 Edgewood Court, Sacriston, Co. Durham, DH7 6XH 

 Richardson Trophy Matches (Silver)

 Pre season match warm up - Match V County Senior Men at South Shields - Sunday 14th April

DATE ( Travel/Practice) and Match


Thurs/Fri 6/7 June Cheshire V Durham Blackwell Grange GC
Sun/Mon 16/17 June Lancashire V Durham Blackwell Grange GC
Sun /Mon 30th June /1st July Durham V Yorkshire  Huddersfield GC
Thurs/Fri 11/12July Northumberland V Durham Blackwell Grange GC
Tues /Wed 23/24July Durham V Cumbria UlverstonGC

  Bronze Matches

DATE                                            TEAMS                              
Thursday 4th July                               Durham V Northumberland Morpeth GC
Monday 29th July
Cumbria V Durham Blackwell Grange GC,

 Northern Championship  21/22/23 May at Rotherham Golf Club

 North Vets End of Season Competitions

          Arcot Hall, Northumberland  Sun 29th Sept/Mon 30th Sept 2019              
       Heron’s Reach Blackpool, Lancs Sun 6th/Mon 7th October 2019
       (Further information and entry forms will be on the North Vets web site on Friday 4th January 2019)
   Annual General Meeting    



Competition Formats


D.C.V.L.G.A.       COMPETITIONS  & FORMATS  (All singles events are ‘non qualifiers’ for handicap)
‘American’  Scramble               4 person team event

All handicaps added together and then given a 1/10th allowance for the team. (Max h’cap 30). Medal Stroke Play.  Teams may be composed of any  members of the D.C.V.L.G.A..   Prizes are vouchers.

Bronze Spring Meeting              Singles ‘Stableford’

The top 20 players with the best gross scores make up the Bronze Team Squad, to play in matches against Cumbria and Northumberland.     Trophies for Nett and Gross winners  (Also an ‘over 65yrs’trophy for best gross score)

Silver Spring Meeting & Championship

Day one -  everyone plays Singles Medal Stroke Play. Trophies for Nett and Gross winners (also Betty Staincliffe trophy for best gross score of those 65yrs +)

Day two - ‘The Championship’ - the top 16 players with the best gross scores from Day One play Knockout Match play.
               Singles Stableford - for players who did not qualify, or do not wish to play in the Championship Match Play event. Vouchers for winners.
Day three - Semi Finals and Final of the ‘Championship’. Trophies and prizes.
Jean Wood Trophy

Teams of three, which may be composed of any members of the DCVLGA. Stableford event with full handicap allowance.  Waltz format e.g. 1score to count on the first hole,  then 2 on the 2nd and  finally,   3 to count on every 3rd hole. Trophies for best Nett and Gross Scores.

‘Open’ Greensomes

Pairs can be composed of any members of the DCVLGA.  Handicap allowance as per Greensome Rules.  Trophies for best Nett and Gross Scores.

Autumn Singles

Stableford (full handicap allowance) with two categories  - Silver Players - Bronze Players. Trophies for Best Nett and Best Gross in both categories.

9 hole stableford with a prize donated by the President.  This competition is for ladies who do not wish to play 18 holes.

Sivewright Fours

Pairs may be composed of any members of the DCVLGA.  4BBB Stableford . Handicap allowance as per 4BBB rules Trophies for both Best Nett and Best Gross scores.  Also a shield trophy for the best nett score from a couple from the same club.

9 Hole Team Event

Team of three. Stableford. Best two scores from three.  Full handicap allowance .

Vouchers for the winning team, 2nd and 3rd places.  Nearest the pin. 

Additional Information about team prizes

In additions to the Trophies, individual prizes or vouchers are presented to:

Best gross, Best nett, 2nd nett, 3rd nett & (4th nett, if justified by a very large entry)

You can download a pdf of the competition formats by clicking here.

Read more: Competition Formats


How to use to use the Online Registration facility.  In the list of Upcoming Events (left) click on the Title of the event you wish to enter. A new page will open which gives details of the event and also how to pay the entry fee. When you have made the Bank transfer click the green 'Register' button, complete the form with your name, club and handicap then click 'Register'. Your entry will go to the Competition Secretary and you will receive a confirming email.



English Senior's Matchplay  13-17 May  (Mon -Fri) Enville
Northern Vet's Championship 21 -23 May (Tue -Thur)  Rotherham
English Seniors' Strokeplay 18 -20 June (Tue -Thur)  St Enodoc
Vets Jamboree  7-9 August (Tue - Thur)  Northamptonshire
English Seniors' Regional  9-10 July
Senior Womens' Champion of Champions
7-8 September  Woodhall Spa
British Seniors' Championship 18-20 September (Tue - Thur)  Royal St David's
North Vet's End of Season

29 -30 September

 6-7 October

 Arcot Hall

 Heron's Reach