The 2023 league fixture list has now been released. NB Thursday 22 June has been excluded due to Bradford Area hosting the 2023 Thornton Trophy. Download fixtures HERE
Congratulations to Shipley golf club on winning the 2022 team championship, Keighley were runners-up after a back nine count back. The course was presented in excellent condition, the weather was kind and I hope everyone who took part enjoyed their day.
Jason Sanderson of The Manor GC is the Champion Rabbit of the year with a total of 40 points.
Congratulations to Clayton on winning this years first BDRGA championship, the Presidents Cup held as always at West Bradford. West Bradford were runners up on a very enjoyable day.
Congratulations to South Bradford on their victory over West Bradford in the Chippendale final held today at Keighley Golf Club. In a closely fought 36 hole final South Bradford beat West Bradford 2&1. Many thanks to Keighley for hosting todays final and looking after the players and officials.
Left to right: Rabbits Captain: Chris Littlewood
Players: Steve Guest and Jason Mullock
Congratulations to Bradford Moor on their comfortable victory at West Bradford on Sunday 6th June. Worthy runners up were Ben Rhydding golf club. Huge thanks to all who took part and to West Bradford for hosting the first BDRGA championship in twenty months.
The league fixture list for 2021 has now been published, please find a copy here (subject to any government restrictions of course). Other areas are now updated on the assumption that golf can be enjoyed in 2021.
The BDRGA committee are saddened to announce the passing of former secretary, BDRGA President, YRGA President and Shipley GC President, Peter Wilkinson. Peter was a valued, and longstanding, member of the BDRGA committee he will be greatly missed by all.
It is with great sadness that the BDRGA announce the passing of our staunch supporter and former president, Terry Walker. Terry was a force to be reckoned with, setting up the fund raising efforts that have kept the BDRGA on a sound financial footing over the last decade. His accident at Baildon golf club came just as he was getting back to playing golf after complications from his knee replacement surgeries. The accident meant he could no longer play golf but his enthusiasm for the Bradford and Yorkshire areas meant he continued to attend many meetings and helped in the running of our competitions. He will be greatly missed, our thoughts are with Joan and the rest of his family at this incredibly sad time.
A message from our secretary
Over the past few days I’ve been attempting to put together a framework for how the BDRGA events and matches should proceed in 2020. Every time I’ve felt that I had it right, the situation has changed – and never for the better.
Unfortunately we now have to conclude that the only sensible course of action is to suspend all competitions (including the League and Chippendale) until further notice. If circumstances change, we will be in touch with you.
Stay well: play golf if it’s safe for you to do so and we hope that you and your families remain healthy.
Very best wishes,
Our vice president, Mr Simon Hunt, has sadly informed the BDRGA that as of the end of March 2020 Silsden Golf Club will close. Silsden have always been staunch supporters of the Bradford Unions especially the BDRGA for which we have always been very grateful.
With the 2020 season not having been played this adjustment has been carried forward to 2021, Division D will consist of five clubs. At the end of this season two clubs will be relegated as usual but only one club will gain promotion from each division. This should balance the divisions for 2022 into four divisions of six clubs.