Wednesday, April 03, 2019

WEST VETS SPRING MEETING -- MANY BRAVE THE ELEMENTS !!

Marion Hamilton (Kilmarnock Barassie)
Overall Winner of the West Vets Spring Meeting
Glasgow Gailes was the venue for the much anticipated 2019 Spring Meeting of the West Vets. 

A total of 113 ladies entered the competition, looking forward to the opportunity to play over this fabulous links, which has been host to 32 international championships since 1927. 

However, the Scottish weather had different ideas. 

Spring was not evident over the Ayrshire links and the vets had conscious decisions to make on whether or not to brave the elements.

A total of 59 ladies ventured out - and to be honest, they should all be congratulated. 


Liz Stewart ( after 18 holes)  Liz Wilson, Anna Telfer and Gillian Kyle (after 18 holes)


Carol and Evy could only manage 1 hole but did enjoy the catering and chat

Others stayed inside and enjoyed a selection of teas, coffees, scones, soup and bacon rolls. The jury is still out on who made the right call!

Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) recorded the best scratch of the day with an 83. 
Best net of the day was Marion Hamilton (Kilmarnock Barassie) with 92 - 14 =78. 
Supervet and runner up was Anne Judge (Ranfurly Castle) with 91 - 11 = 80.

SSS 77, CSS 80 Reduction Only

CLICK HERE FOR ALL SCORES  

May Hughes (SVLGA West Vice Captain)

WEST VETS COULD WIN A FREE WEEKEND SPRING BREAK FOR FOUR GOLFERS AT ROYAL DEESIDE

Hello Ladies,

You may recall that Aboyne held the finals of the County Championship in 2016 and last year the R&A awarded us the Area Finals for the 'Coronation Foursomes'.  We were delighted to see so many ladies visit Aberdeenshire and we were flattered with the compliments we received about our course and hospitality.

Having reviewed your details on the SG and County websites, we wondered if any of your fellow golfers in your respective counties - or indeed further afield - would like a chance of winning a fantastic FREE weekend spring break for four golfers here on beautiful Royal Deeside in the competition we are running in conjunction with the fabulous Hilton Craigendarroch resort? 

You will note from the advert above that the Closing Date is Wednesday 10th April so we would be grateful if you could circulate amongst your fellow golfers.  Should anyone wish to enter then click on this weblink  CLICK HERE

We hope to see you again back on Royal Deeside and take this opportunity of wishing you all a very successful golfing season.

Happy golfing !! 

Ladies Section Aboyne Golf Club Chosen by The R&A to host 2018 Ladies 'Coronation Foursomes' Area Finals Host Club - Aberdeenshire County Ladies 'Lyon Foursomes' on 5 & 6th August 2019

Tel: 013398 86328

Monday, April 01, 2019

West Vets Donna, Gillian and Lesley help the Scottish Vets win the Mary McKenna Trophy

Gillian Lesley and Donna in the winning Scots Vets Team against the Irish 
The annual Scottish Vets v Irish Vets match for the Mary McKenna Trophy  was played at over Troon Portland yesterday and today - (31st March and 1st April).

West Vets Gillian Kyle, Lesley Lloyd and Donna Jackson were all part of the team with Liz Stewart (Reserve).

In a very tight match that went right down the wire all 3 players contributed to the Scottish win of 6.5 - 5.5


Results : Fourball match -- Scottish names first

Elaine Moffat and Lorna McKinlay beat  v Gertie McMullen and Catherine Reilly 4 & 3
Gillian Kyle and Frances Millar beat  Suzanne Corcoran and Alison Taylor 2 holes.
Sheena Wood and Donna Jackson  halved  Pat Doran and Margaret McCauliffe
Alison Davidson and Lesley Lloyd halved  Carol Wickham and Mary MacLaren 


Overall fourball score Scotland 3 Ireland 1


Singles : 
Lesley Lloyd halved with Carol Wickham 
Elaine Moffat lost to Catherine Reilly - 1 down
Gillian Kyle beat Pat Dorian 2&1
Donna Jackson beat Mary McLaren 4 &3
Alison Davidson beat Margaret McAuliffe 3&2
Lorna McKinlay lost to Suzanne Corcoran 4&3
Sheena Wood lost to Gertie McMullen 1 down
Frances Millar lost to Alison Taylor 4&3


Singles: Scotland 3.5 - Ireland 4.5

Final result: Scotland 6 1/2 Ireland 5 1/2 

To read the full report and more photos  -- CLICK HERE

Thursday, March 21, 2019

DRAW IS AVAILABLE FOR THE SPRING MEETING OVER GLASGOW GAILES

The West Vets Spring Meeting Draw for Glasgow Gailes on April 3rd has been done. 
Everyone gets to play thanks to the extended tee time offered by Gailes

There are 119 entrants -- Click here for the draw

Monday, March 11, 2019

WEST VETS PLAY IN SPANISH SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

Donna, Gillian and Liz
Last week West Vets, Donna Jackson, Gillian Kyle and Liz Stewart were at La Manga in Spain playing in the Spanish "Doubles" and Individual Championships.

In the four ball followed by a  foursomes round  Gillian partnered by Elaine Moffat of St Regulas were the top Scots in 16th position and  Donna and Liz played together finished in 20th position. The weather was good but the conditions difficult with  a strong wind.

SCOTTISH SCORES
16. - Gillian Kyle & Elaine Moffat 161 (76 + 85)
19. -  Ellie Whyte and Sheena Wood, 164 (76 +88)
20=.  Donna Jackson and Liz Stewart 165 (78 + 87)

To read more -- CLICK HERE

The "Doubles" was followed by 3 individual rounds for the Spanish Seniors championship Title with 90 entrants
Tough conditions again with Gillian and Liz making the cut after 2 rounds -- Read More -- Elaine Moffat was the top Scot finishing in 5th place

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

BLAIRGOWRIE ENTRY FORM IS NOW AVAILABLE


The Entry Form for Blairgowrie is now available on the SVLGA website.   — 
CLICK HERE

West Vets members who are interested in applying are asked to print off a copy of the form and send the completed form along with a cheque for £124 per couple to:
Sandra Macdougall, SVLGA West Division Secretary, 41 Octavia Terrace, Greenock. PA16 7SR. --- CHEQUE MADE PAYABLE TO SVLGA WEST

Please note that a lot of ladies usually give their preferred tee times as between 10 and 12.  It is not possible to fit everyone into those times, so it would be helpful if  ladies could  vary the times chosen – the early times (from 8am) and the later times are particularly difficult to allocate. 

Play will again be in threes on the Monday (Patrick Rosebowl) and ladies will most probably not be playing with their partners.  

On the Tuesday, however, they will play in the Greensomes with their partner, and with a couple from another Division.

The entry fee is £62 per person (comprising £55 green fee (comprising £55 green fee and £7 for admin, prizes.) or £124 per couple.

As there are more applicants than places, the Committee will hold an open ballot on 3rd April after the Spring Meeting - and all applicants will be notified of the result. 
The West Division has currently been allocated 11 places (22 people) - but we may also received some extra places if other Divisions do not use their full allocation. --

Sandra Macdougall (Secretary SVLGA (West Division)

Monday, March 04, 2019

PAST WEST AND SCOTTISH VET MEMBER MAE NOBLE HAS DIED


It is with great sadness to notify our West Vets of the death of a past West Vets and Scottish Vet team player Mae Noble who died last week.

To read an obituary and funeral arrangements -- Click Here 

Friday, February 08, 2019

SCOTTISH VETS TEAM FOR THE MARY MCKENNA TROPHY

Top :Donna Jackson and Lesley Lloyd
Bottom : Gillian Kyle and Liz Stewart
Photos courtesy of Karen Ballantyne


The SVLGA and Captain Ellie Whyte are pleased to announce the following team to play against the Irish Senior Ladies for The Mary McKenna Perpetual Trophy.

Three West Vets are in the team Donna Jackson, Gillian Kyle and Lesley Lloyd. Liz Stewart is a reserve

Scottish Vets Team 
Alison Davidson MIDLAND
Donna Jackson WEST
Gillian Kyle WEST
Lesley Lloyd WEST
Lorna McKinlay MIDLAND
Frances Millar NORTHERN
Elaine Moffat MIDLAND
Sheena Wood NORTHERN
Reserve Liz Stewart WEST

The match will be played on the Troon Portland course. 
The format on Sunday 31st March, 10am - 10.30 am will be Fourball Better Ball.
On Monday 1st April, teeing off 9am - 10 am there will be 8 Singles matches.

With so many quality golfers in both teams, the golf will be of the highest standard. 
We would encourage supporters to attend especially as the scottish team includes three Troon Lady members. 
Wear something purple if you can !

To see more photos of the rest of the team go to the SVLGA Website