Welcome to The NGC Tigers Section

Over the last few years Normanton Golf Club has developed a growing Tigers section, that caters for players with a handicap index up to 15. They enjoy playing friendly and competitive golf throughout the season.

The Tigers Team compete in the Heavy Woollen Golf League (HWGL) and the North Leeds Mid-Handicap League (MHL), where 4 pairs play both Home and Away fixtures throughout the season before enjoying a meal after each round. By competing in 2 leagues, the Tigers section can have up to 16 players representing Normanton Golf Club each week and be able to compete against many local teams with excellent courses.

In addition to these league matches, in 2023 the Arnold Skinner Trophy (4BBB Medal) and Colin Ainsworth Trophy (4BBB Stableford) will both to be held at Normanton Golf Club, these competitions are completed for by members of HWGL clubs. There will also be inter-club cup matches run by the MHL.
The Team were champions of the HWGL in 2021, I believe the first time since 1999. We joined the MHL in 2021 in Division 2. In 2022, the Team won promotion into Division 1 for 2023.

We also hold an annual Rabbits and Tigers Open Day, being held on Saturday 24th June 2023. We will post regular updates of the Tigers section, including results after each fixture on our website and the Club Notice Board.
The Tigers Section is welcoming and friendly and we would love any new members. The section is organised Roy Smith. Roy will also be the Captain for the HWGL in 2023.

If you would like to join the Tigers Section, or would like to take part in the competitions or friendly fixtures, feel free to contact Roy via e-mail at please enable javascript to view

He looks forward to hearing from you.

Meet the Organiser


Roy Smith

Roy Smith

I am a Quality and Environmental Manager at a local large multinational manufacturer and supplier of healthcare equipment. I am a very organised and driven person and I believe in a good work-life balance, and golf is a great outlet from the day-to-day stresses of work.
I have been the Tigers Team Captain since the 2021 season. The Team were champions of the HWGL that season, I believe the first time since 1999.

I have been playing golf for over 30 years. Prior to being at Normanton I had been a member at Immingham GC and Lofthouse Hill GC. I am a very competitive person and I like to win!

I previously captained the Tigers sections at Lofthouse and captained the Nett Team from 2011-2019, guiding them from Division 4 to Division 1 in only four seasons!

We have a great Tiger Section at Normanton Golf Club and I look forward to keeping it a thriving section within the club.