Durham County Veteran Ladies' Golf Association


 As there were no nominations for the post of Hon. Secretary at the Vets' AGM in 2009,the Vets committee co-opted Eileen Stothert as Hon. Secretary at their first meeting in December of that year.  This year's AGM (if we could have one) would have been her eleventh!
 Although the term of office is nominally six years, there have still not been any nominations for this demanding job but Eileen announced her retirement earlier this year and stressed that this really is her last year as Secretary. After eleven years of arranging our competitions and meetings, not to mention generally keeping us on the 'straight and narrow', Eileen's decision is understandable to say the least, but she will be sorely missed. During her term of office Eileen has earned our admiration for her efficient organisation and our gratitude for the enormous amount of work she has done on our behalf. We cannot thank her enough, but after the recent virtual meeting of the Vets' committee Eileen was presented with a lovely bracelet, a gift from the Association in appreciation and recognition of this exceptional service. 

 Thank you Eileen 


Eileen Bracelet  .............  Thank you all very much for the very kind gift you bought for my retirement as Secretary. I thought you might like to see it so have attached a photograph.
 Thank you Jennifer for the very nice words at the meeting, I think we made a good team and worked well together which I enjoyed very much.
 I have enjoyed being Secretary for the "Vets" working with different Captains and Committee members over the years. I've made many new friends because of it and hope to carry on helping in some next year as well as playing in the competitions.
 My very best wishes go to Jennifer and Del for next year when I hope normal life will be resumed.
 Once again, many thanks for the gift, it is really appreciated.                                  


 The next virtual meeting of the committee will take place on Monday, 21st September when the arrangements for this year's AGM will be discussed.  You are reminded that any items for discussion must reachThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. a.s.a.p .  The Association AGM is in October and your Committee will need a new Secretary as well as a Committee member. This is IMPORTANT - your support is required and action is needed NOW to find a Secretary.


  Congratulations to Jessica Hall on winning the County Championship at Hartlepool by beating Shannon O'Dwyer at the first extra hole. The many spectators were treated to some excellent golf in what was possibly the best final for many years with both players playing beautifully.  We are lucky to have such talented players in Durham. Both girls are currently studying at Colleges in the US but have come throught the County's Junior programme and credit must be given to the County Association for the encouragement and support which they give to all our young players. Interesting to note that the youngest players in the Championship this year will have to wait 40 years before they can join the Vets!


The committee met for the second time via Zoom on Monday 13th July.  There was plenty of discussion and it was lovely to see everyone on the screen.  Our business has centered around planning for next year.  We are hoping to start the season with a social event.  Details to follow.

For next years fixtures please click here.  It will be lovely to play golf together again so please make a note in your 2021 diary!! 

Our very hardworking and tenacious treasurer has now repaid all of the entry fees.  Well done and thank you Elaine.  It was quite a mammoth task and because it couldn't be done electronically involed our secretary Eileen signing cheques each night- well it was reported to be a good lockdown task!!

Your Association needs you.  Yes you.  Please consider joining the committee next season.  If you would like to find out how we are working to try to lighten the load and share the responsibilites, we would love to hear from you.  

Kitchener plain


Due to health reasons Claire has made the decision to stand down as Vice Captain. Whilst we are sad to lose her from the Committee, we fully appreciate and support her decision.  We are pleased to announce that the new Vice Captain is Del Brady (Darlington).

As already posted our long serving Hon. Secretary Eileen, will be retiring in November so a new Secretary is required at the end of this year.

 If you are willing to help, or know someone who you think might be willing, please get in touch with Jennifer. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our next committee meeting is Monday 14th September