The DCVLGA started in 1958 and is an Association for ladies who have attained the age of sixty years and shall be fully paid members of the above Association and members of a Golf Club and with a CONGU handicap. They are eligible to play in competitions or matches a month after receipt of the fee by the Treasurer.
The DCVLGA run:
A Spring meeting (Stableford),
Venerable Vets Meeting (Stableford for members over 70 years),
Autumn Foursomes (Stableford) Competition.
'The Flitch', a Mixed Foursomes Competition for married couples
and a Mixed Greensomes Competition for Lady Vets and Men Vets.
Inter-Club Knockout Competition
DCVLGA Competition Winners
Matches between the Lady Vets of Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset for the SW Counties Shield and Friendly matches against the DMVGA, Past Lady Captains, the County Committee and the County Juniors.
History of The Flitch Vase
The “Dunmow Flitch” trials exist to award a flitch of bacon to married couples from anywhere in the world, if they can satisfy the Judge and Jury of 6 maidens and 6 bachelors that in the previous ‘twelve months and a day’ they have not ‘wisht themselves unmarried again’. A reference to the Dunmow Flitch can even be found in THE WIFE OF BATH’S TALE within Chaucer’s 14th century ‘Canterbury Tales.
DCVLGA award a gammon to the winners of the Flitch Vase Golf Competition, together with the trophy and a money prize.
History of The Killard Leavy Trophy
A trophy was donated by Mrs .Killard Leavy, DCVLGA Lady Captain way back in 1974 and was presented to the winners of the DCVLGA Autumn Meeting that year which was, for the first time, a Foursomes.
The event from that point has been the Killard Leavy rather than Autumn Meeting.
Clubs in the South
- Bovey Tracey
- Dainton Park
- Teign Valley
Clubs in the East
- Axe Cliff
- Downes Crediton
- East Devon
- Fingle Glen
- Woodbury Park
Clubs in the North
- Gt. Torrington
- High Bullen
Clubs in the West
- Boringdon Park
- Staddon Heights