Leeds Golf Club Brochure 2013-14

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A guide to the golf club, course and facilities, and supporting local businesses.


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    Roundhay54 Street Lane, Roundhay LS8 2ET.

    0113 237 0281

    Branches also at: Horsforth, Ilkley, Leeds, Harrogate, Wetherby, York, Ripon and Wakefield.

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  • 5 A Warm Welcome7 Membership9 Corporate Membership Packages11 Playing Categories15 Juniors17 Open Competitions19 Visitors and Societies23 History of Leeds Golf Club29 The Leeds Cup

    30 The Course31 Take the Course Tour37 The Professional Team and the Pro Shop39 Tuition41 Clubhouse and Dining45 Functions and Social Activities49 How to Find Us50 Contact Us

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    www.pinnacle.uk.com T: 08707 707 765 E: info@pinnacle.uk.com Leeds Golf Club and Pinnacle wish to thank the businesses who appear in this publication for their support and wish them every success in deriving business from its circulation. The contents of this book are believed to be correct at the time of printing, nevertheless, we cannot endorse and readers should not rely solely upon the accuracy of any statements or claims contained herein without prior consultation with the service provider.

    Photography by Simon Murray: www.simonmurray.com and leeds Golf club


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    Commonly known as Cobble Hall, Leeds Golf Club is home to an 18-hole parkland course situated on the north side of Leeds and is regarded as one of the finest clubs in the whole of Yorkshire.

    founded in 1896 it is the original home of the leeds cup, the oldest trophy in professional golf, holders of which range from harry Vardon to howard clark.

    Set in approximately 110 acres, our stunning course tests golfers of all ages and abilities. Measuring 6,115 yards from the white championship tees, the par of 69 is rarely beaten even in scratch competitions. Only four miles from the city centre and close to the leeds ring road, the course has a distinctly tranquil and rural feel with many of the holes commanding spectacular views of roundhay.

    leeds Golf club offers something for everyone - men, women, seniors and juniors, from experienced players to those who have never picked up a golf club before. We also welcome corporate members and golf societies who wish to visit our wonderful course and make use of the excellent clubhouse facilities.

    We have a relatively low number of full members compared to other courses which enables you to play at your time of choice on most days. if you like your rounds of golf to be both challenging and exhilarating and your welcome to be warm, sincere and one which will make you instantly feel at home, then leeds Golf club is for you.

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    When you join Leeds Golf Club you become part of the club and you will be able to benefit from all the club activities, participate in competitions, enjoy our social events and meet new golfing friends.

    Membership of leeds Golf club is available for men, ladies, juniors and corporate clients.

    MENWe have a relatively low number of full members compared to other clubs in the area, which allows members to be able to play more or less at the time they desire on most days of the week and in particular on the busiest days.

    FLEXI-PLAY MEMBERSHIPflexi-Play membership is designed for those players who play golf infrequently. There is a substantially reduced subscription and golf is paid for by way of subscription tickets which are bought in advance and used every time you play. a 5-day membership is also available.

    LADIESMembership for ladies is available on a 7 or 5-day basis only and although their main competition days are midweek there are plenty of opportunities to play in ladies competitions on a Sunday for those who work. There are some tee restrictions on Saturday mornings due to mens competitions. for those who play infrequently, ladies may also join as flexi-Play members.



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    JUNIORS and INTERMEDIATEleeds Golf club prides itself in supporting junior golf. There are many levels of membership, the fees for which are dependent on age. The age brackets are under-12, 12-17, 18-21, 22-26, 27-30, 31-35, 36-39 and payment of full fees does not begin until a member reaches the age of 40.

    Your tee time can be booked from the comfort of your armchair or office via the website, up to 8 days in advance. for more information on joining leeds Golf club or for subscription costs call the club Secretary on 0113 2659203, e-mail secretary@leedsgolfclub.co.uk or visit our website, www.leedsgolfclub.co.uk


    Under 40 membership rates for 2013at leeds Golf club we recognise the difficulty of leaving school and college, starting a new job and building a home and maybe starting a family, yet still wanting to play golf. We now offer new membership rates for ladies and Gents between the ages of 18 and 39.

    To download an application form please visit www.leedsgolfclub.co.uk/membership/application-form

    Ladies and Gents aged 18-21 250 per yearLadies and Gents aged 22-26 350 per yearLadies and Gents aged 27-30 500 per year

    Ladies and Gents aged 31-35 700 per yearLadies and Gents aged 36-39 900 per year

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    Corporate Membership of a private members golf club is almost unique, its advantages lie in the different levels and flexibility within each type of membership.company corporate membership allows for each player to feel he or she is a member of the golf club, with all the benefits membership attracts: the ability to book tee times only reserved for members being of primary importance. add our magnificent facilities, excellent catering and attentive service to an outstanding golf course and you have an ideal recipe for entertaining clients, colleagues and friends alike.There are three packages available:

    Corporate Membership Packages

    Silver MembershipNamed card holder, plus three guests. This allows for one person within the company to play golf in either a four ball, three ball or two ball format, up to 52 times per year. in the peak months of May, June and July, only one tee-time per week may be booked, unless by special advance arrangement.

    Gold Membershipcompany card for up to four players. as the Silver membership, but affording more flexibility because it can be passed to company colleagues or clients.

    Platinum MembershipOur top-tier membership gives your company all the benefits of our Gold membership, plus the added attraction of a guaranteed 18-hole golf day. You can invite up to 36 players, colleagues and/or clients on selected days throughout the year at a time to suit you.

    companies who wish to take advantage of this type of membership should contact the club Secretary to discuss the details.


    Bespoke packages can be arranged.

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    Menleeds Golf club are members of the Yorkshire Golf union and enter the countys divisional team championships. This is a very competitive event which runs from april to September and features seven divisions, with promotion and relegation. Primarily for scratch players, it features some very high quality golf, underlining the strength in depth of golfing talent to be found in Yorkshire.

    Not only does playing in this sort of company allow a golfer to discover how his own game performs under the pressure of competition, it affords the chance to visit some of the countys other outstanding courses. Our club has some very good golfers, some of whom have been picked to represent leeds and District and Yorkshire.

    More locally, the leeds and District union of Golf clubs enjoy their own league competition which is no less competitive. There is a Monday night scratch league in the golf season with a match home or away most weeks. There is also a league for the nett players where handicap is taken into account (also Mondays) and a league for juniors (up to age of 18), which takes place on a Tuesday.

    Members may put their names down for consideration for captains team matches, which are played both home and away against other clubs in Yorkshire.at club level, there are weekly competitions every Saturday and Sunday, either individual or team events, some of which are qualifiers for further honours board events.

    Most Saturdays or Sundays see either a monthly medal or stableford being played and there are other popular events featuring a variety of formats such as four-ball better-ball, three-man team competitions and Texas Scrambles.

    There are also around 15 honours board competitions, the most prized of which is probably the club championship, a scratch event which takes place over 36 holes over a weekend.

    The currer briggs is arguably one of the most popular competitions, featuring golfers of all abilities. everyone can enter this knockout event, which begins in March and finally produces a winner in September