Yorkshire golf: Headingley lady captain Pauline Cavanagh sponsors new event for club's 125th anniversary

HEADINGLEY'S lady captain Pauline Cavanagh has sponsored a new competition to help the club celebrate their 125th anniversary this year.

Headingley's lady captain Pauline Cavanagh.
Headingley's lady captain Pauline Cavanagh.

The oldest golf club in Leeds, Headingley began as a nine-hole course at what is now Beckett's Park, moving to their present home at Adel in 1906.

The club are busy organising a variety of events to mark the occasion with Cavanagh launching the Quasicentennial Cup, which will be open to all members.

The ladies' captain said: "I wanted to do something to show how inclusive golf can be and that's why I am sponsoring this cup.

"The Quasicentennial Cup, a knock-out competition, will be open to all members - men, women and junior players - with the aim of producing a club champion."

She added: "Wouldn't it be great if the final was between a male and a female player?”