Headingley celebrations

The oldest golf club in Leeds is planning to celebrate this year in style.

Headingley Golf Club celebrates its 125th anniversary this year and members are busy organising a variety of events to mark the occasion – one of them is a competition which the ladies’ captain was determined should involve all club members.

“I wanted to do something to show how inclusive golf can be and that’s why I am sponsoring this cup,” said captain Pauline Cavanagh.

“It’s called The Quasicentennial Cup and it’s a knock-out competition open men, women and junior players with the aim of producing a club champion.”

“Wouldn’t it be great if the final was between a male and a female player?”

There have already been 113 entries – 85 men, 22 ladies and six juniors, and the competition runs all season with the final in September.

Headingley started out as a nine-hole course at what is now Beckett’s Park, moving to its present home at Adel in 1906.