Saturday, September 22, 2018

Scottish Vets Championship, Patrick Rosebowl and Beddows Quaich Draws - Blairgowrie 2018

Lesley Lloyd - 2018 West Vets champion

Best wishes go to West Vets Champion Lesley Lloyd at the Scottish Vets Championship which begins tomorrow


Sunday 23rd September 2018 - Quarter Finals of SVLGA Championship - Lansdowne

Monday 24th September 2018 - Semi Finals and Final of SVLGA Championship - Lansdowne

Patrick Rosebowl - Singles - Rosemount
SVLGA AGM - evening in Clubhouse
Tuesday 25th September 2018 - Beddows Quaich - Greensomes - Lansdowne

Friday, September 21, 2018


West vets Gillian Kyle, Donna Jackson and Liz Stewart all played in the British Senior Ladies Championship at Crail this week -- The 2nd round was not played due to hurricane Ali 


Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Monday, September 03, 2018


Some of the top 10 players --
Top: Anna Telfer, Carol Fell, Enid Young, Brenda Conway, Anne Judge, Joanne Sharp
Bottom - Enid and Anne and Helen McGibbon and Lana MacDonald

64 West Vets came from all airts and pairts to compete in the West Vets Autumn Meeting at Douglas Park. For the most part, the overhead conditions were fair despite early drizzle, however the course was playing long due to overnight rain.

It was a successful day for the Super Vets, with Lana MacDonald, Anne Judge and Enid Young returning excellent scores of nett 74 – showing the ‘youngsters’ how it should be done !  

Liz Wilson
However, in the penultimate game of the day, Liz Wilson (Kilmarnock Barassie) came in with a superb gross 79/nett 72 to be the overall winner of the Autumn Meeting, thus winning the May Craddock Trophy.

Super Vet was Lana MacDonald (nett 74 bih) and Division 2 winner was Jennifer Gough (nett 77).
Sheila Shaw, Margaret Gray and Maureen Mitchel relax at the end of the day 

Many thanks go to Douglas Park GC for the use if their course, and to all staff involved for making our day go so well.

SSS, 72 CSS 75

Liz Wilson (Kilmarnock Barassie) 79

Liz Wilson (Kilmarnock Barassie) 79 (7) 72
Lana MacDonald (Hilton Park) 93 (19) 74 (best last 6) - Super Vet
Anne Judge (Ranfurly Castle 85 (11) 74 (BIH)

Jennifer Gough (Clydbank and District) 101 (24) 77

Report and photos by June Lockhart (West Vets Captain)

Thursday, August 16, 2018

West Vets half the Foursomes Match against East Vets at Turnhouse Golf Club

Chris Fowler (Vice Captain) and East Vice Captain Anne Rorrison

Turnhouse Golf Club was the venue for the East v West Foursomes Match, playing for the Friendship Trophy.
The match was played in dry but difficult windy conditions but was a course that all players enjoyed. The West were warmly welcomed by the East team and that friendship continued into the games.
It was also great to have 5 players representing the West for the first time.

Winners Fiona Armour and Brenda Conway - Have enjoyed their first West Vets match 

The match was closely contested and finished in a halved match. and West retained the trophy which they won last year at Kilmacolm

The results were as follows, (WestVets named first)

WEST 2.5 EAST 2.5

Karen Maxwell & Pat Syme halved with Frances McFadzean & Susan Cowie
Brenda Conway & Fiona Armour beat Trisha Smith & Dorothy Thomson 5 & 3
Marion Mason & Enid Young beat Pam Townsend & Vivien Mitchell 4 & 2
Ann Shanks & Sandra Littlejohn lost to Jan Laing & Marjory Lawder 1 down
Fiona Roger & Mary Wylie lost to Anne Rorrison & Louise Campbell 2 down

A big thank you to Turnhouse Golf Club and East Vets Vice Captain, Anne Rorrison for hosting such an enjoyable day.

Report and photos by Chris Fowler (Vice Captain)

Wednesday, August 15, 2018


The 18th Hole at DP - Photo courtesy of Scottish Golf

The Draw for the West Vets Autumn Meeting on Monday 3rd September has been done -- CLICK HERE

The course is looking terrific after the wonderful summer - and with an entry list of 82 players, we are all hoping that the sunny weather shines on us at DP. 

The kitchen will be open from 8.30am for hot rolls and scones.   Snacks and  light meals will be available later in the day.

Sandra MacDougall (Secretary) 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018


SVLGA President Emma Wilson, Ellie Whyte (Captain) and Karen Ballantyne (Vice Captain) 

The SVLGA Team have returned home from Hexham with a very positive outlook for the future. This year’s team included 4 new players and like many before them, they quickly got to see what a high standard of golf is played at this event.

We got off to a slow start against the North on Tuesday but each day performance improved as the team got into their stride.
The Miller Stirling Trophy was won by the South. The Tony Moffat runner up trophy was won by the North. Scotland improved on last years placing by finishing third, pipping Midlands into fourth place.

On the first two days, we felt there were a few matches that got away from us with a number of matches going down the 18th. However, every member of the team played their part in the victory on the last day whether playing foursomes or singles.

In the morning foursomes, Alison Davidson, heroine of the winning Curtis Cup team of 1996, partnered by her county teammate Linda Allan set the scene with a terrific win against the Midlands second couple, Sue Spencer and Debbie Warren.

In the afternoon singles, Scottish Senior Champion Elaine Moffat got off to a hot start and secured an excellent victory over former professional golfer Julie Brown. Scottish Veteran Ladies Champion Sheena Wood cruised to a comfortable win against Mary McLaren.

There were many outstanding ‘shots of the day’ not least from Liz Stewart’s winning shot to the 18th against English Senior Amateur Stroke Play champion Helen Lowe.
Liz’s point was invaluable as it gave Alison Davidson the opportunity of clinching the last vital point in her match against Catrin Russell. Alison was 2 up playing the 17th. Catrin rolled in her putt for a birdie 3 but Alison coolly followed her in to give us the winning 5th point. What a performance!

Against tough opposition, Gillian Kyle, Frances Millar and Jennifer Bryans all had close games.

Captain Ellie Whyte and Vice-Captain Karen Ballantyne are already working on some new initiatives to help the squad with their winter training and we hope the team take at least one further step up the ladder next August when the jamboree will be hosted by Midlands Division at Northamptonshire County Golf Club.

Thanks must go to Hexham Golf Club and the committee of the North Vets Association for organising an excellent jamboree.

Thanks go to Karen Ballantyne for the report  SVLGA Website