Sunday, December 20, 2009

Seasons Greeetings to all our Readers

To all the West Vets
Have a great Christmas and A Happy New Year. Look forward to seeing everyone in 2010. Keep swinging!!

Cheers Helen Faulds (Captain)

Friday, November 20, 2009

Anna celebrates a BIG "00" Birthday


Congratulations and best wishes go to West Vets Anna Telfer who with her husband Norrie had a party last Saturday to celebrate both their "BIG" Birthdays

New On Line Scottish Club Golfer Magazine

Latest Issue of Scottish Club Golfer is now available

Remember you can also read the latest golf news at http://www.scottishclubgolfer.com/


Please Note -- Your West Vets Captain Helen Faulds features in the most recent issue

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Some Photos from the AGM



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THE WEST VETS AGM

Some of the 2009 West Vets Prizewinners - Click to enlarge


The 2009 West Vets AGM was held at Cowglen Golf Club today and West Vets Captain chaired the meeting. She welcomed everyone to the meeting and apologies were noted of the members who were unable to attend
The minutes of the 2008 were taken as read and were proposed and seconded

Financial Report 2009
Sheila Shaw (Treasurer) then gave a very detailed account of the finances and thanke Jan MacNab of Lochwinnoch and Ranfurly Castle for auditing the accounts.


Captains Report --- Helen Faulds
I thought for almost the first time in my life I would look at my horoscope this morning and unbelievably do you know what it said? No, well I’ll tell you, it said that I should stay out the limelight, say or do nothing controversial and have a very quiet day--so here’s hoping!!!

Membership We have 178 members 22 on the waiting list and to date 2 resignations. One of the resignations is from Wendy Cameron who has contributed such a lot to both the West Vets and the Scottish Vets. She captained the Scottish Vets (successfully) in 1991 and was also President in 2001. We are sorry she has left but she felt it was only fair to let someone in from the waiting list.

We had mixed weather for our competitions this year, which would also be the best adjective to describe my golf.

The Spring Meeting at Sandyhills was the qualifier for the Championship and although the forecast was horrendous and the course was wet underfoot there was no rain on the day. Unfortunately I think the forecast affected our numbers and of the 80 entered only 51 played. My thanks to Moira McCartney who organised the draw and manned the desk dealing with call offs etc.
Helen Faulds was the leading qualifier with a scratch 83.

Summer Meeting was held at Douglas Park. Disappointing turnout of just 30 ladies. The Heather Anderson trophy (Best Scratch) was won by Alex Glennie with a 79.

Autumn meeting was at Erskine on not a particularly great day--grey skies and rain on and off. 37 ladies took part. Carol Fell, who is definitely trying to make this trophy her own, won the May Craddock Trophy for the second year running with a nett 74.

Matches
Our first match this year was the singles against Midlands at Dunblane G C and believe it or not we had a glorious day on a lovely course. Throw in great hospitality and the fact the team drew 31/2—31/2 it was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Unfortunately as it was a draw Midlands who had won the previous year, retained the Mid-West trophy.

The East v West singles match was held at Gullane no 1 on a very windy but bright day. East won by 7 matches to 2- although many of the games went to the 18th. East therefore retained the Elise Duncan Trophy. Thank you to the East vets for looking after us so well and for a super meal after the competition.

Thanks to Marion Stewart and Mo Neilson for stepping in to play at the last minute. I am determined we are going to win this fixture next year so all low handicappers take note and put the date –Wednesday 23rd June 2010 in your diary.

Our third and final match of the year was the foursomes match v East and we hosted this at Troon.

The result was a draw 21/2 – 21/2 and this time as we were the holders we retained the ASP Trophy. This team is definitely the most successful in recent years. Well done.
Thank you to all the ladies who played in the teams this year whether winners or not.

I would also like to record my thanks to Sandyhills, Douglas Park, Erskine, Troon Portland and Renfrew for courtesy of their courses and use of their clubhouses. We are extremely fortunate at the moment that we are still given courtesy by most clubs in the West of Scotland.

Championship

Oh dear where do I start? I don’t know if many of you will remember that particular week in May when we had monsoon weather and Scotland nearly floated away.

We were, as usual, at Renfrew GC, and on the first day, on the Tuesday morning managed to get the first round played in a light drizzle but had to abandon the semi-finals in the afternoon after 4 holes as the greens and indeed, the course disappeared under water.

We marked our balls, came back the next morning, walked out behind the men who were playing their medal. One lady who shall remain nameless realised halfway down the first fairway that she was pushing her caddy car minus the battery!! She did wonder why her trolley was feeling a bit heavy. Anyway we managed to get the games finished, before once again the weather deteriorated and play was impossible. As we were now at the finals stage we arranged dates that suited the 4 players and the golf club and eventually completed the Finals in June.

The Championship finalists were Helen Faulds and Linda McDougall which Helen won and The Bronze Championship was contested by Ann Donnelly and Maureen Rennie
Maureen, with a great display of putting, coming out on top.

Thanks to all the players for staying with it in very trying circumstances and to the caddies who were invaluable in those conditions. Thanks also to the referees (That was myself and Fiona) and the spectators (too many or was it too few to be mentioned) and finally to Renfrew who give us courtesy of their course every year to hold our championships.

Congratulations to all of our Vets who have played in Senior and not so Senior competitions in Scotland and elsewhere this past year.

Alex Glennie was a reserve for Scottish Vets and the Senior Home International teams. Alex was 4th in the Scottish Seniors Strokeplay and lost in the semi finals of the matchplay to the eventual winner, Heather Anderson. She also reached the semi finals of Ayrshire County Championships. And just to keep her busy she will be Ayrshire County Captain for next 2 years.

May Hughes played in the Scottish v Irish Vets Match at Cruden Bay (more of which later) May has also been Captain of Lanarkshire this year in their Centenary year.

Helen Faulds was 12th in Scottish Seniors strokeplay and lost in 2nd round of Matchplay, reserve for the Senior’s Home Internationals and played for Scottish Vets in the Jamboree at Bath. She was also a semi finalist in Dunbartonshire and Argyll County Championships and won the Club Championships at Bearsden, Douglas Park and Elie and Earlsferry.

The 2 Helens-Helen Robertson and Helen Faulds representing Douglas Park were runners up in the Scottish Foursomes Strokeplay at Forfar. I may say there was only a mere 84 year’s difference in the combined age of the winners and us---the winners being the Briggs sisters.

Anna Telfer qualified in 6th place from Scottish Seniors Strokeplay Championships and lost in semi final of 2nd flight to the eventual winner Kathleen Sutherland.
She won the Scratch prize at the Counties Open Meeting at Dullater and Anna also led her Milngavie team to victory in the 1st division of the Greenlees.

Janice Paterson did extremely well in the Irish Open Strokeplay making the cut for the last day and finishing in a very creditable 13th place in very difficult weather conditions. Janice also won the inaugural Riccarton Salver for Senior ladies at the Riccarton Rosebowl.

Marion Stewart finished 2nd handicap in the Fife Open Centenary Competition.

Jennifer Mack won Haggs Castle Club Championship

Maureen Woodhead won the championship at Gourock and won the British Ladies Civil service Golf Championships to add to the Scottish Ladies Civil Service Title.

Linda McDougall won her club championship at Greenock.

Mo Neilson and Elspeth Hanlon won the Renfrewshire Centenary Shotgun Stableford at Pollock GC.

And congratulations to Trish Brown who not only has just taken over as captain of Renfrewshire but also will have a busy year as the wife of the Captain of the R&A
Finally, congratulations go to Carol Fell who was made an Honorary Member of Renfrewshire Ladies' County at last nights AGM

I hope I’ve not missed anyone out who should have been mentioned but if I have please feel free to let me know and it will be recorded in the minutes.

However, I think this impressive list of achievements prove there’s life in the old dogs yet.

This would be an appropriate time to record our congratulations to the Scottish Senior Team who won the Home Internationals at Newport for the first time. They did so in style by winning all 3 matches against England, Ireland and Wales. Well done—a fantastic win.

As most of you will know our website is looked after by Carol Fell and she does a super job. At the Greenlees lunch last week Fiona thanked Carol for the amount of effort and time she puts into the Greenlees section on the West of Scotland Website and I would like to say ditto for the West vets site. It is always up to date and full of interesting news. If you haven’t looked at the video of Carol and Jennifer Mack dancing together then you have missed something very special!! The website address is on our fixture card. And if you get the chance have a look at the East vets website set up this year by the East vice Captain Noreen Fenton. Noreen has a wonderful way with words and her reports are very funny and well worth reading.

Scottish Vets Matches Report


As I already mentioned May Hughes played in the Vets match against the Irish and she then gave her report --------
Cruden Bay, which was bathed in sunshine with a very stiff North Sea breeze was the venue for the annual friendly match with the Irish for the Mary McKenna Trophy.
The trophy has been in existence since 2000 and the five previous matches were won by Scotland so there was no added pressure to keep the run going. At times it was difficult to concentrate on the task in hand as the scenery along this coast line is impressive and well worth the trip north.
But concentrate we did and our team of Fiona Hunter, Heather Anderson, Kathleen Sutherland, Fiona De Vries, Lorna Bennett, Jill Harrison, Mary Smith and yours truly managed a slight lead of 2.5 to 1.5 in the first day foursomes.
After a very pleasant evening dinner and entertainment with tall stories being told, (although I think the Irish stories were much taller than ours) Captain Lynne ensured we didn’t partake of too many drinks and packed us off to bed before midnight.
The match resumed on Sunday and we took 5 of the eight singles to retain the trophy. This fixture is both friendly and competitive and played with lots of good humour. The trip across the Irish Sea in 2010 to Portmarnock is eagerly awaited and I hope we have some west vets in the team.
Vet’s Jamboree at Bath –August 2009
The team selected was:Heather Anderson (Alyth), Lorna Bennett (Ladybank), Helen Faulds (Douglas Park),Fiona Hunter (Baberton), Mary Smith (Tain),Kathleen Sutherland (Montrose),Moira Thomson (North Berwick),Fiona de Vries (St Rule)

The Jamboree was held at Bath GC in early August and I know this seems to be a favourite theme of mine but once again the weather played a huge part in this competition. In fact Bath was very appropriate -- someone forgot to pull the plug out!!!!
Scotland made a good start to their defence of the Miller Stirling Trophy when we beat England North 71/2-11/2 on a very wet course. We won the foursomes 3-0 and took 41/2 points in the singles.We made it 2 wins out of 2 by beating England midlands on day 2. Overnight rain had made the greens unplayable until the afternoon and the match was decided on a singles only basis. Scotland won 5-3.
Kathleen Sutherland and I, who weren’t playing in the morning and had been told to take it easy were doing exactly that and we were on the sight seeing bus touring round Bath when we got a call to say we were needed at the golf course because the foursomes had been cancelled and the singles were about to start. I think it was the fastest we have ever moved but made it in time and indeed both won.
And so to day 3 and victory. In winning against England South 51/2-31/2 and maintaining 100% record Scotland retained the Trophy.
The team were well looked after by Captain Lynn Terry, vice Captain Pam Williamson and President Isobel McIntosh. Thanks to Secretary Jean Lambert who made all the arrangements for our stay. I should also mention the owner of the hotel we were staying in, although not a golfer, became very interested in the competition and was so excited when we won, brought out the champagne to toast our success.

Blairgowrie

Good weather, you’ll be pleased to hear. Not such good news was that I was beaten in the first round of the Championship by Lorna Bennett (Midlands). Neither of us played well—I just managed to be that wee bit worse. Lorna went on to win the final in a very good match against Moira Thomson(East).

But the really good news is that Alex Glennie won both the Scratch and Handicap Trophies in the strokeplay competition on Rosemount. She won the Patrick Rosebowl and the Lyon Picture which are both on display here today. Alex had a 76 scratch, 72 nett.Well played Alex.
In the Greensomes on Landsdowne Carol Fell and Helen Faulds were 2nd Scratch with a gross 80 and Susan Young and Jess Blackwood were 3rd handicap with a net 74.8.
Well done to you all.

Scottish Vets Captain Lynne Terry reported on the 2 vets matches this year and said she was delighted to finish her 2 year captaincy with a 100% winning record---a hard act to follow for her successor.
Lynne announced next years competitions are
Irish Match will be played at Portmarnock Links from 17th-19th April. This is the 10th anniversary of the match started by Mary MacKenna and Mary is keen to make an occasion of it by inviting those who played in previous matches to go to Portmarnock next year. More information to follow.

The Vets Jamboree is to be held at Seascale Golf Club, Cumbria from 3rd-5th August.

Tony Moffat Legacy. Tony was a great supporter of Vets golf in Scotland and when she died she very generously left a legacy to the SVLGA of £4000, which she stipulated had to be spent on the jamboree.

3 decisions were made.

1 It was agreed that whilst the winners of the Jamboree win the Miller Stirling Salver, there is no runners up prize and, with the approval of the 3 Divisions in England,a Quaich or similar would be purchased in Tony’s name to be presented to the runners up.

2 Ball markers with the SVLGA logo would be ordered for members to buy and for Scottish teams to give as a gift to their opposition.

3. When the jamboree is in Scotland which is every 4 years, some of the money would go towards helping with running costs.

Past President Dawn Moore proposed a Quaich be purchased for Ladies over 70 as the majority of those playing at Blairgowrie were over 65. The
Past Presidents were happy to donate this for next year.

Championship dates for 2010 (tbc) Sunday 19th, Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st Sept.

Election of Scottish Vets Office Bearers
Jean Lambert was re-elected Secretary.
Lynne Terry handed over the Captain’s badge to Pam Williamson (East) who then announced her vice captain would be Helen Faulds (West).

Fiona and I realised this year that many of the Vets, perhaps especially new vets don’t really have any idea of what is involved at Blairgowrie and indeed how you apply to get there. So we have produced an information sheet which hopefully explains the procedure.

The entry forms are sent to our secretary in March and it is up to the individual to ask for one to be sent to her.


Election of Office Bearers (West Division)


Pat Walker and Sheila Goudie Pat Walker and Sheila Goudie - Click to enlarge


Pat Walker now retires from committee having served her 1 year as Past Captain. Thank you Pat for your wise words and hard work over the past 5 years and also a very big thank you for the 3 Quaichs you very kindly donated last year for the super vets at our 3 competitions. I think the winners of the super vets would say it is far nicer to receive a Quaich than a golf ball.

Captain and Vice Captain remain for another year. And Fiona thank you so much for all your help this year—you have been amazing.

Sheila Goudie had intimated at the start of this year that after 4 years she was happy to retire from the secretary’s position and so we knew we were on the lookout for her successor. Before I say who that is I would like to take this opportunity to thank Sheila for all her hard work on our behalf for the past 4 years. I for one didn’t realise how much there is to do until I had to do it just a tiny part of it. Ruth, you didn’t hear me say that. We really do appreciate all you have done and we wish you all the very best for the future.

Sheila Shaw and Ruth Henderson - Click to enlarge Sheila Shaw (Treasurer) and Ruth Henderson (New Secretary) -Click to enlarge

I am delighted to say that Ruth Henderson has agreed to be our new secretary (proposed by Helen Faulds and seconded by Fiona Rogers). When I spoke to a friend of Ruth’s at Williamwood she said we couldn’t have asked a better person to do the job as she is extremely capable and very efficient. I think the West vets will be in very good hands.

Sheila Shaw, our extremely efficient Treasurer has agreed to continue in that post and I, for one am delighted as Sheila is one of those people who just quietly goes about her business keeping our accounts in order.

Moira McCartney retires from committee today. Moira is just brilliant. Apart from the fact she has a great sense of humour she was so willing to take on any job she was asked to do. Thank you Moira.

Maureen Mitchell
has got done a great job with the sweaters, selling, buying and keeping records of our stock and she has very kindly agreed to continue next year.

Thanks also to Moira Cameron and Janice Paterson for their support. They have another year before they escape.

We have one place to fill on committee and Jinty Halley (Douglas Park) has agreed to fill the vacancy. Jinty has been proposed by Janice Paterson and Moira McCartney

FIXTURES FOR 2010


Before I tell you courses and dates for next year can I explain that there will be a slight change to the fixture card next year. The committee have decided that we play our qualifying competition for the Championships too early in the season. As you know we play it with the Spring Meeting in April. The courses are not great at that time, the weather is suspect and the players have hardly started their playing season. So bearing this in mind, plus the fact we don’t need to have a champion till the Blairgowrie meeting in late September we propose to play the qualifying round with the Summer Meeting, hopefully in better weather and on better prepared courses.

So we propose that both the Spring and Summer meetings will be pre-entered and the Autumn Meeting will remain a running ballot.

The Championship will again be at Renfrew Golf Club but a month later, in June.

Spring Meeting –Wednesday 21st April –Lanark GC—pre-balloted.
Summer Meeting and Championship Qualifying—Thursday 27th May –Old Ranfurly GC –pre-balloted
Autumn Meeting-Thursday 9th September—Milngavie GC—running ballot.

Obviously we will send out entry forms with the fixture card next year. Spring and Summer competitions will be pre-balloted. When you apply please remember to enclose a SAE and please don’t ask for a specific time as it is very difficult to accommodate everyone.

Matches
Singles v Midlands---Monday 7th June—Douglas Park
Singles v East—Wednesday 23rd June –Troon Portland (tbc)
Foursomes v East –Monday 9th August -Gullane
Still waiting to hear from Troon
Championships at Renfrew GC –Tuesday 1st June

2009 PRIZEWINNERS:

Spring Meeting –Sandyhills
Scratch: Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) 83
Silver
1st: Helen Robertson (Douglas Park) 87-11-76
2nd: Jennifer Graham (Haggs Castle) 90-11-79
3rd: May Hughes (Lanark) 84-5-79
Bronze
1st: Helen Crichton (Ranfurly Castle) 104-27-77
2nd: Morag Thomson (Ranfurly Castle) 100-21-79
Super Vet: Helen Crichton

Summer Meeting – Douglas Park

Scratch: Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) 79
(Heather Anderson trophy for best Scratch)
Silver
1st: Mo Neilson (Greenock) 85-9-76
2nd: Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle) 89-13-76
3rd: Chris Dingwall (Douglas Park) 93-16-77
Bronze
1st: Anna McDougall ( Old Ranfurly) 103-24-79
2nd: Christine Richmond (Erskine) 100-21-79
Super Vet: Moira Hogg (Old Ranfurly)

Autumn Meeting-Erskine
Scratch: Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) 82
Silver
1st: Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) 84-10-74
(May Craddock Trophy for best nett)
2nd : Anne Robinson (Ranfurly Castle) 84-9-75
3rd: Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) 82-6-76
Bronze
1st: Gay Braid (Whitecraigs) 103-26-77
2nd: Patricia Brown (Ralston) 100-22-78
Super Vet: Gay Braid (Whitecraigs)
Championships at Renfrew GC
Bronze
Runner up: Ann Donnelly (Whitecraigs)
Winner: Maureen Rennie (Douglas Park) (Salver)
Championship
Runner up: Linda McDougall ((Greenock)
Winner: Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) (Lady McInnes Shaw Cup)

There being No Other Business the Presentation of Trophies and Prizes took place and Maureen Rennie -- the Bronze Champion finished off the meeting with an excellent vote of thanks

Sunday, November 01, 2009

West Vets AGM

The West Vets AGM and Prizegiving takes place on Thursday 5th November 2009 at Cowglen Golf Club starting at 2pm.
Good chance to catch up with everyone, pay your annual subscription and hear all the news of our competitions, matches and Scottish Vets Teams.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Anna and her Milngavie Team win the 2009 Greenlees Trophy

Anna Telfer - Click to enlarge
West Vet Anna Telfer was presented with the Greenlees Trophy at the Ladies Golf Club Troon today

To read the full report go to the West of Scotland Website

Also to see Anna say a few words when she receives the trophy then CLICK HERE

Saturday, October 03, 2009

SCOTLAND MAKE HISTORY - PLUS SOME PHOTOGRAPHS

East Webmaster Noreen Fenton who was a winner in all the foursomes at the Scottish Seniors Home Internationals this week has now arrived home and has updated her version of the Home Internationals ---
Click on this link to read all about it SCOTLAND MAKES HISTORY

WELL DONE NOREEN WHAT A FANATASTIC REPORT --- TO SEE SOME OF NOREEN'S GREAT PHOTOGRAPHS CLICK HERE

Alternatively go to the East Vets Website for all the details

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Scotland Win the Senior Home Internationals

The 2009 Scottish Seniors Team -- Click to enlarge "Image by courtesy of the Ladies Golf Unon."
Scotland captain Pamela Williamson holds the Sue Johnson Trophy, won by Scotland for the first time.

Back row (left to right): Noreen Fenton (Dunbar), Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose), Fiona Hunter (Baberton), Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies), Fiona De Vries (St Rule), team manager Janet Wake.
Front row (l to r): Mary Smith (Tain), Pamela Williamson (Baberton), Heather Anderson (Alyth). -- Click to Enlarge
READ THE SCOTTISH REPORT (COLIN FARQUHARSON) FROM THE GILLIAN KIRKWOOD WEBSITE
This is the LGU Report
Scotland
made no mistake on the final day of the Senior Ladies' Home International Matches at Newport Golf Club, Wales.

Having first beaten Ireland and then England, the Scots won the title and the Sue Johnson Trophy for the first time, completing a 100 per cent winning record through the three days by beating last year’s winners, Wales, 5 ½-2 ½ today.

England, trailing 2-1 after the foursomes, rallied to draw 4-4 with Ireland and finished with 1 1/2pt, to be runners-up ahead of Wales (1pt) and Ireland (1/2pt).

Skipper Pam Williamson’s Scotland team showed no last-day nerves as they captured the morning foursomes by 2 ½ to ½ against Wales to make their task in the five afternoon singles that much easier.

They began the afternoon play needing only 1 ½ pt for a draw which would have been enough to clinch the over-50s team championship but instead the Scots had three singles winners in Heather Anderson, who beat the Senior British champion Vicki Thomas by one hole, Fiona De Vries, who beat Pamela Valentine by 5 and 3, ending the series with a perfect 6points from six matches, and Mary Smith who beat Jane Rees by 4 and 3 for her fifth point in six outings.

Anderson v Thomas was a game of two halves – the Scot had the better of the first nine, the Welsh player not losing a hole after the turn. Anderson birdied the second and the fifth on her way to a three-hole lead after eight holes.

That was as good as it got for the Scot. Thomas won the 11th and 15th to be only one down on the 16th tee. But Smith managed to halve the last three holes for a win she will remember.

Kathleen Sutherland, who came into the Scotland team only last week when star player Lorna Bennett had to withdraw for domestic reasons, lost her 100 per cent winning record when she lost by 4 and 2 to Ann Lewis.

Lewis birdied the seventh to go one up and also won the eighth before Sutherland birdied the ninth to get back to one down. The Welsh player promptly birdied the 10th to regain a two-hole lead which Sutherland cut back to one hole by winning the 11th.

The exchange of holes continued at the 12th which Lewis won to regain a two-hole lead. Lewis wrapped up a 4 and 2 victory by winning the 15th and 16th.

Fiona De Vries won the second, third and fourth against Valentine and stretched her lead to six holes after 11, having birdied the 10th. Valentine did birdie the 14th but that only cut her deficit to four holes and Fiona clinched her sixth victory in three days by winning the 15th for a 5 and 3 success.

That raised Scotland ’s points on the day to 4 ½, which meant they had won the match, whatever the outcome of the ties still to finish.

Mary Smith made it 5 1/2pt in the bag when she beat Jane Rees by 4 and 3. After the third and fourth holes were exchanged, Smith won the sixth to take a lead she did not relinquish.

The Scot won the eighth to go two up, lost the ninth but then won the 11th, 13th and 14th to surge four holes to the good. A half at the next ended the contest.

Wales got their second singles win, thanks to Jean O’Connor, who beat Moira Thomson by 5 and 4. O’Connor took a stranglehold on the outcome by winning the first, third, seventh, eighth and 10th for a five-hole lead. She even birdied the 12th to regain that advantage after the Scot had scored her only success at the 11th. Halves at the 13th and 14th ended the match.

Results:

SCOTLAND 5 1/2, WALES 2 1/2
Foursomes: H Anderson & F Hunter halved with V Thomas & J O'Connor; M Smith & M Thomson bt J Doleman & J Rees 3 and 2; F De Vries & N Fenton bt A Lewis & D Richards 4 and 2 (2 ½- ½).
Singles: Anderson bt Thomas 1 hole, K Sutherland lost to Lewis 4 and 2, De Vries bt P Valentine 4 and 3, Smith bt Rees 4 and 3, Thomson lost to O'Connor 5 and 4 (3-2)

IRELAND 4, ENGLAND 4
Foursomes; R Brennan & V McBride lost to C Quinn & S Dye 2 and 1; H Jones & P Doran bt J Ashmore & J Melville 3 and 1; S McElroy & P O'Gorman bt R Adams & P Parker 1 hole (2-1).
Singles: M Henderson lost to Melville 5 and 4, Doran lost to Dye 3 and 1, McElroy bt Ashmore 5 and 4, Jones bt Parker 6 and 5, McBride lost to Newton 5 and 4 (2-3).

HOW THEY FINISHED
Scotland
3 wins (3pt).
England 1 win, 1 draw (1 1/2pt).
Wales 1 win (1pt).
Ireland 1 draw (1/2pt).

INDIVIDUAL SCOTS' RECORDS AT NEWPORT

Fiona De Vries (St Rule) 6pt out of 6 (six wins).
Mary Smith (Tain) 5pt out of 6 (five wins).
Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies) 3 1/2pt out of 6 (three wins and a halved match).
Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) 3pt out of 3 (three foursomes wins).
Heather Anderson (Alyth) 2pt out of 6 (one win, two halves).
Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose) 2pt out of 3 (played singles only: two wins).
Fiona Hunter (Baberton) 1/2pt out of 3 (one halved match).

Scots win Morning Foursomes against the Welsh

Foursomes:
Heather Anderson and Fiona Hunter halved Vicki Thomas and Jean O'Connor
Mary Smith and Moira Thomson won 3&2 against Janet Doleman and Jane Rees
Fiona de Vries and Noreen Fenton won 4&2 against Ann Lewis and Denise Richards
Scotland 2.5 Wales 0.5
Keeping our fingers crossed for this afternoon --- GOOD LUCK

LIVE SCORING FROM THE SENIOR HOME INTERNATIONALS

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Scotland beat England in the Seniors Home Internationals

Day 2 details: For the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

SCOTLAND 4 1/2, ENGLAND 3 1/2
Foursomes: Heather Anderson and Fiona Hunter lost to Christine Quinn and Lucy Newton 1 hole; Mary Smith and Moira Thomson beat Janet Melville and Jo Ashmore 1 hole; Fiona De Vries and Noreen Fenton beat Paula Parker and Rozalyn Adams 3 and 2 (2-1).
Singles: Anderson lost to Quinn 4 and 3, Kathleen Sutherland beat Susan Dye 1 hole, De Vries beat Melville 3 and 2, Smith lost to Newton 3 and 1, Thomson halved with Ashmore (2 ½-2 ½).

WALES 5, IRELAND 3
Foursomes: Vicki Thomas and Jean O’Connor bt Sheena McElroy and Phil O’Gorman 2 holes; Janet Doleman and Jane Rees lost to Helen Jones and Pat Doran 5 and 4; Ann Lewis and Denise Richards lost to Rhona Brennan and Violet McBride 3 and 1 (1-2).
Singles: Thomas halved with Violet McBride, Lewis halved with McElroy, Pamela Valentine bt Jones 2 and 1, O'Connor bt O’Gorman 6 and 5, Richards bt Brennan 7 and 6 (4-1).

HOW THEY STAND
Scotland 2 wins, England 1 win, Wales 1 win, Ireland 0 wins.

Autumn Meeting Handicap Exchange Letters

Your Handicap Exchange Letters are now available on the website by clicking on the link on the RHS of the webpage that says Autumn Meeting
Print out your own Home Club Letter only

Scotland Win against Ireland

SENIOR WOMEN'S HOME INTERNATIONALS
Newport Golf Club, Wales
Day 1 To Read the Full Report go to the Gillian Kirwood Website

IRELAND 2 ½, SCOTLAND 5 ½
Foursomes: S McElroy & P O'Gorman bt H Anderson & F Hunter 8 and 6; H Jones & P Doran lost to M Smith & M Thomson 1 hole; R Brennan & V McBride lost to F De Vries & N Fenton 3 and 2 (1-2).
Singles: Jones halved with Anderson, M Henderson lost to K Sutherland 7 and 5, O'Gorman lost to De Vries 3 and 2, Doran lost to Smith 2 and 1, McElroy bt Thomson 1 hole (1 ½-3 ½)

WALES 2, ENGLAND 6
Foursomes; V Thomas & J O'Connor lost to C Quinn & S Dye 1 hole; J Doleman & J Rees lost to J Melville & J Ashmore 2 and 1; A Lewis & D Richards bt R Adams & L Newton 6 and 4 (1-2)
Singles: Thomas lost to Quinn 7 and 6, Rees lost to Melville 5 and 3, Lewis bt Adams 2 and 1, P Valentine lost to Newton 1 hole, Doleman lost to Dye 6 and 4 (1-4).

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Autumn Meeting at Erskine

The Autumn meeting was held today at Erskine Golf Club. Conditions were quite tricky with a swirling,strong wind and occasional showers.
37 ladies played,the CSS was 76 and the competition was reduction only. ---HANDICAP EXCHANGE LETTERS

Division 1:
1st Handicap: Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) 84-10-74
2nd Handicap: Anne Robinson (Ranfurly Castle) 84-9-75
3rd Handicap: Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) 82-6-76

Division 2 :
1st Handicap: Gay Braid (Whitecraigs) 103-26-77
2nd Handicap: Patricia Brown (Ralston)100-22-78
3rd Handicap: Christine Richmond (Erskine) 99-21-78

Scratch: Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) 82acb

Winner of the May Craddock Trophy: -Carol Fell

TO READ ALL THE RESULTS CLICK HERE
THIS IS ESPECIALLY FOR PAM GORDON (AFTER THE SCOTTISH SENIORS SUPPER JIB JAB --- BY SPECIAL REQUEST !!!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

West Vets do well in the Scottish Vets Greensomes at Blairgowrie

Helen Faulds, Susan Young, Carol Fell and Jess Blackwood -- All Prizewinners in Scottish Vets Greensomes - Click to enlarge
Noreen Fenton and Jane Herd from the East Vets are the Best Scratch and Handicap Winners - Click to enlarge


The East Vets pairing of Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) and Jane Herd (Musselburgh)were in fantastic form in yesterday's Scottish Vets Greensomes over the Lansdowne course at Blairgowrie.
In exceedingly windy conditions (3 - 4 Club Swirling Wind) , their 1 over par round of 76 was a fantastic score which won them the Scratch Trophies - the Tony Moffat Memorial Trophies and also the Beddows Quaichs for the lowest net score of the day with a net 71.8
West Vets Captain Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) partnered by your webmaster Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) had the next best scratch and net scores are were awarded the Tony Moffat Memorial Vouchers.

Leading Scores:
N Fenton and J Herd (East) 76 (4.2) 71.8 - Beddows Quaichs (Net Trophies) and Tony Moffat Memorial (Scratch Trophies)
H Faulds and C Fell (West) 80 (7) 73 Tony Moffat Memorial (Scratch Vouchers)
M Chalmers and P Campbell (North) 87 (13.2) 73.8 -- 2nd Handicap
S Young and J Blackwood (West) 89 (14.2) 74.8 --- 3rd Handicap

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TOO SEE SOME PHOTOS FROM EAST VETS' NOREEN FENTON CLICK HERE

Monday, September 21, 2009

Helen Faulds is the new Scottish Vets' Vice Captain

West Vets Captain Helen Faulds is the new Scottish Vets Vice Captain. Sne was named at the Scottish Vets AGM at Blairgowrie this evening. Pamela Williamson is new Captain taking over from Lynne Terry

Alex Glennie wins the Patrick Rosebowl and the Lyon Picture at Blairgowrie

Alex Glennie -- Scottish Vets 2009 Patrick Rosebowl and Lyon Picture Winner - Click to enlarge

West Vets Alex Glennie from Kilmarnock Barassie had the leading Scratch score in the stroke play round over the Rosemount Course in Blairgowrie today and won the Lyon Picture, awarded to the competitor returning the lowest gross score. She also won the Patrick Rosebowl for the lowest Net Score.

SSS 74, CSS 75 Entrants 138
West Vets leading Scores:
Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) 76 (4) 72
Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) 80 (5) 75
Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) 86 (10) 76
Gail Brown (Troon) 97 (21) 76
Janette Stewart (Kilmarnock Barassie) 95 (19) 76
Jess Blackwood (Kilmarnock Barassie)91 (14) 77
Sheilagh Osborne (Troon) 95 (17) 78
Alison Campbell (Hilton Park) 86 (7) 79
Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm) 90 (11) 79

Lorna Bennett is the 2009 Scottish Vets Champion

Lorna Bennett - Click to enlarge Lorna Bennett - 2009 Scottish Vets Champion - Click to enlarge

Fife's Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) won the Scottish Veteran Championship for the second time, the first being in 2004. She beat Moira Thomson (East) at the 19th today over the Landsdowne Course at Blairgowrie this afternoon.
In the morning's semi finals Lorna played Sheila Cuthbertson of Peebles and won by 4 and 3 and in the other half, Moira Thomson played Lynne Terry and and won 5/4.
To read a full report by Noreen Fenton go to the East Vets Website

The 2009 Senior Scotland Team is announced

Scotland team for senior women's home internationals
Scotland team for next week's Senior Women's Home Internationals at Newport Golf Club, Wales(September 29 to October 1):

Captain - Pamela Williamson
Manager - Janet Wake

Heather Anderson (Alyth)
Lorna Bennett (Ladybank)
Fiona de Vries (St Rule)
Noreen Fenton (Dunbar)
Fiona Hunter (Baberton)
Mary Smith (Tain)
Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies)
Reserves
1. Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose)
2. Helen Faulds (Douglas Park)
3. Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Helen loses to Lorna Bennett in the Scottish Vets Championship

In the Quarter Finals of the Scottish Vets Championship at Blairgowrie today Helen Faulds had a tough tie against Lorna Bennett
Results
Lynne Terry (N) beat Christine Brown (G) 6/4
Moira Thomson (E)beat Pearl Beattie (D) 6/4
Lorna Bennett (M) beat Helen Faulds (W) 4/3
Sheila Cuthbertson (B) Mary Smith (H)7/6
To read an excellent report on today's play written by East Vets Webmaster go to the East Vets Website

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Scottish Vets Jamboree -- Blairgowrie

The Scottish Vets Jamboree will be held at Blairgowrie from Sunday 20th September - Tuesday 22nd September 2009 --- CLICK HERE
for all the information.
West Vets Captain and West Vets Champion Helen Faulds meets Lorna Bennet on Sunday 19th September in the 1st round of the Scottish Vets Championship.-- We wish her every success -- Click Here for the Draw

British Seniors Final Result

Lorna Bennett-- Click to Enlarge
Ladybank’s Lorna Bennett achieved a top-10 finish in the Senior Women’s British Open golf championship for the second year in a row at Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club, South Wales today.
The Fifer, joint third last year, was only one of five players to break 80 on a windy final day over the par-74 South Wales links which are testing enough for the over-55s in the calmest of conditions.
Lorna’s rounds were 83, 82 and 77 for a total of 20-over-par 242 which gained her a share of eighth place behind the winner, Vicki Thomas, a former Curtis Cup player and many times Welsh women’s amateur champion.

FINAL TOTALS
Par 222 (3x74). CSS 76 76 (reduction only) 76
232 Vicki Thomas (Carmarthen) 76 74 82.
235 Rozalyn Adams (Addington Court) 75 78 82.
239 Felicity Coulter (Banstead Downs) 82 79 78.
240 Jean O’Connor (Newport Gwent) 79 81 80, Karen Pultz (Rushcliffe) 81 76 83.
241 Jane Rees (Hendon) 83 75 83.
242 Ann Lewis (Royal St Davids) 81 87 74, Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) 83 82 77, Caroline Marron (Bromborough) 78 84 80, Denise Richards (Bargoed) 75 86 81, Jo Ashmore (Barnham Broom) 79 81 82, Alison Murdoch (Canada) 78 79 85, Helen Jones (Strabane) 75 80 87.
245 Cathy Armstrong (Ellesborough) 88 81 76, Fiona de Vries (St Rule) 81 83 81, Minna Kaarnalhati (Finland) 81 80 84.
246 Vieca Hoff (Sweden) 83 78 85, Christine Watson (Beaconsfield) 81 77 88.

Other Scots:
248 Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) 82 80 86.
255 Pamela Williamson (Baberton) 89 81 85,
262 Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay) 87 85 80.

To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

No West Vets survive the British Seniors

East Vets webmaster Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) headed the five Scots among the 41 players who survived the 36-hole cut in the Senior Women's British Open amateur golf championship over the testing Pyle & Kenfig links in South Wales today
Unfortunately the West Represenatives Helen Faulds and Jennifer Mack did not make the cut. To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

West Vets Captain -- Helen Faulds in top 40 after Round 1 at the British Seniors

Fiona de Vries (St Rule) spearheaded the Scottish challenge in the first round of the 54-hole Senior Women's British Open amateur golf championship over the Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club links in South Wales today.
In windy conditions, Fiona shot a seven-over-par 81 to be six shots behind joint pacemakers Roz Adams (Addington Court), Denise Richards (Bargoed) and Ireland's Helen Jones (Strabane).
Fiona goes into the second round sharing 11th place in a field of 75.
Second best Scot is East Vets Webmaster Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) in joint 19th place with an 82.
Lorna Bennett (Ladybank), who finished fourth in this championship last year, is sharing 22nd place with an 83.
Scottish Vets Captain Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay) and West Vets Captain Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) both had 87s for joint 38th place while Scottish Vets Vice Captain Pamela Williamson (Baberton) was tied for 49th place with an 89.
The leading 40 and ties after Wednesday's second round will qualify for the final 18 holes.
Click on the following link to find all the results

Monday, September 14, 2009

Senior Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship

Played over Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club 15th - 17th September 2009
To see the Draw -- Click Here
West Vets Captain Helen Faulds and Jennifer Mack are both in the draw -- We wish them every success
Hopefully click on the following link to find all the up to date results

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Janice Paterson is the leading Scot at the Irish Seniors

Canadian Alison Murdoch fired a final round 76 to win the Irish Senior Women’s Open Championship by two strokes from local favourite Phil O’Gorman at Laytown and Bettystown Golf Club today. West Vets Janice Paterson finished a creditable 13th place
WELL DONE JANICE
FINAL TOTALS
231 Alison Murdoch (CAN) 81 74 76
233 Phil O'Gorman (Laytown & Bettystown) 78 78 77
234 Vicki Thomas (WAL) 83 74 77
236 Karen Pultz (CAN) 79 80 77
237 Helen Jones (Strabane) 81 77 79
240 Diane Williams (CAN) 82 79 79
242 Ruth Lindley (ENG) 81 81 80
245 Pat Doran (Donabate) 84 83 78
246 Sheena McElroy (Grange) 83 83 80
249 Edeltraud Jacob (GER) 81 83 85
250 Pauline Walsh (Headfort) 79 91 80
251 Valerie Hassett (Ennis) 88 82 81
253 Janice Paterson (SCO) 82 84 87
Other Scots;
261 Pamela Williamson (SCO) 85 87 89
276 Barbara Biggart (SCO) 95 89 92

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Janice Paterson makes the cut for the final round at the Irish Seniors

Canadian Alison Murdoch leads the field by one stroke going into tomorerow's final round of the Irish Senior Women’s Open Strokeplay at Laytown and Bettystown Golf Club.
West Vets Janice Paterson had another good round today to be in 10th place after the 2nd round.
The top 40 players now complete a final 18 holes on Thursday to decide the title.

Leading Scores
155 Alison Murdoch (CAN) 81 74
156 Phil O'Gorman (Laytown & Bettystown) 78 78
157 Vicki Thomas (WAL) 83 74
158 Helen Jones (Strabane) 81 77
159 Karen Pultz (CAN) 79 80
161 Diane Williams (CAN) 82 79
162 Ruth Lindley (ENG) 81 81
164 Edeltraud Jacob (GER) 81 83
166 Sheena McElroy (Grange) 83 83 Janice Paterson (SCO) 82 84
167 Pat Doran (Donabate) 84 83
170 Valerie Hassett (Ennis) 88 82 Catherine Reilly (The Heath) 86 84 Pauline Walsh (Headfort) 79 91
171 Marilyn Henderson (Castlerock) 86 85 Mary Madden (Ballinasloe) 84 87
172 Violet McBride (Belvoir Park) 90 82 Pamela Williamson (SCO) 85 87
Other Scottish Qualifier:
184 Barbara Biggart (SCO) 95 89

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Janice Paterson does well in the first round of the Irish Seniors

Janice Paterson
In driving rain and gale force winds West Vets Committee member Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) was only 4 shots of the lead at the Irish Senior Women’s Open Strokeplay at Laytown and Bettystown Golf Club today.

The field will play a further 18 holes strokeplay tomorrow Wednesday with the top 40 qualifying for the final 18 holes on Thursday


FIRST ROUND LEADERBOARD
78 Phil O'Gorman (Laytown & Bettystown)
79 Karen Pultz (CAN) Pauline Walsh (Headfort)
81 Alison Murdoch (CAN) Edeltraud Jacob (GER) Helen Jones (Strabane) Niamh Giblin (Dun Laoghaire)Ruth Lindley (ENG)
82 Diane Williams (CAN) Janice Paterson (SCO)
83 Sheena McElroy (Grange) Vicki Thomas (WAL)
84 Mary Madden (Ballinasloe) Mary McGoey (Greenore) Pat Doran (Donabate)
85 Pamela Williamson (SCO)

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Some West and East Vets play Fortrose

The Garton Girls -- Click to enlarge Fiona Roger (West Vets Vice Captain), Janice Paterson, Jennifer Mack, Anna Telfer, Noreen Fenton (East Vets Vice Captain) and Helen Faulds (West Vets Captain) - Click to enlarge
Your Webmaster Carol Fell and the above have just returned from up North having spent a couple of days in Boat of Garton. Despite having gone to the wettest part of the Country we were able to have 2 games of golf -- one of them being over Fortrose Rosemarkie where the 2010 Scottish Seniors is going to be held at the end of June. Great Course -- and was enjoyed by all

Scotland end up being in 6th Place in the European Women's Amateur Championships

Scotland finished sixth in the European senior women's amateur team championship at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club, south of Dublin in Co Wicklow on Friday 4th September:
They lost 4-1 to France in the play-off for fifth place having beaten Ireland the day before by 3 - 2

Thursday Results:
SCOTLAND 3, IRELAND 2
Foursome (1-0)
Heather Anderson (Alyth) & Fiona Hunter (Baberton) bt Valerie Hassett & Violet McBride) 3 and 1.
Singles (2-2)
Mary Smith (Tain) bt Marilyn Henderson 2 and 1.
Fiona De Vries lost to Helen Jones 3 and 2.
Lorna Bennett bt Phil O'Gorman 3 and 2.
Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies) lost to Sheena McElroy 4 and 2.
Friday Results:
SCOTLAND 1, FRANCE 4
Foursome (0-1).
Heather Anderson (Alyth) & Fiona Hunter (Baberton) lost to Helene Dutertre 2 and 1.
Singles (1-3)
Mary Smith (Tain) lost to Virginie Burrus 4 and 3.
Fiona De Vries (St Rule) lost to Anita Remoleur 1 hole.
Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) bt Cecilia Mourgue d'Algue 2 and 1.
Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies) lost to Marie Jose Ibarlosa 3 and 1

Click on the following link for all FINAL RESULTS

Final table of results
1. Germany
2. Italy
3. England
4. Spain
5. France
6. Scotland
7. Sweden
8. Ireland

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Scots lose to England in the European Seniors

Scotland lost 3 1/2-1 1/2 to England on a day when top seeds and hosts Ireland surprisingly went down by a similar scoreline to Germany, the last of the eight qualifiers for the top flight of the European senior women's amateur team golf championship at Dun Laoghaire.
In the semi-finals it will be England v Germany and Spain and France v Italy.
Italy, the No 7 qualifiers, beat Sweden, the defending champions and second seeds, 3-2.
Scotland's only winners in a match decided over one foursome and four singles were the alternate shot pairing of Heather Anderson (Alyth) and Fiona Hunter (Baberton). They beat Christine Stirling and Lucy Newton by 2 and 1.
In the singles, Mary Smith (Tain) lost by 2 and 1 to Chris Quinn, Fiona De Vries (St Rule lost by 4 and 3 to Janet Melville and Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies) lost by 3 and 2 to Sue Dye.
Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) had a square match with Jo Ashmore.
The best that Scotland can now achieve is fifth place and the first hurdle to be cleared in that direction is a strong Ireland team who will be smarting after their unexpected reverse on home turf.

Go to the East Vets Website for a very good report

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Scotland Seniors -- Qualify for the Matchplay Stages

On another day of wind and rain, Scotland improved from 423 to 416 in their stroke-play qualifying rounds and made it through with ease to the championship flight match-play stages of the European senior women's amateur team golf championship at Dun Laoghaire, Ireland.
The Scots, for whom Alyth's Heather Anderson went from a non-counting score on Monday to a team-best 79, qualified as No 5 in the eight-team flight.
Conversely, Fiona De Vries (St Rule), who had been Scotland's lowest scorer in the first round, had the non-counting score of 87 today.
They will play England in their first-round tie.
Scotland's second-round scores were:
79 Heather Anderson (Alyth) 39-40.
82 Mary Smith (Tain) 41-41.
85 Moira Thomson (Gullane) 42-43, Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) 42-43, Fiona Hunter (Baberton) 41-44.
Non-counting score:
87 Fiona De Vries (St Rule) 41-46.
To read a full report go to the East Vets Website
Get all the results FROM THE EUROPEAN GOLF WEBSITE

Monday, August 31, 2009

Scotland are lying 5th on Day 1 of the Senior Women's Amateur Championship

Scotland, with a total of 423, were lying fifth behind Ireland (410), Sweden (412), England (415) and Spain (420) at the end of the first qualifying round in the European Senior Women’s Amateur Team Championship at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club, Ireland today (Monday).
CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL REPORT
Noreen Fenton from the East Vets also has a very good article about the Scottish Team

West Vets Captain and Scottish Vets Captain are Scottish Golfing Stars

From L to R: Helen Robertson, Helen Faulds (Douglas Park and West Vets), Eilidh and Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) , Lindsay Mathie and Anne Laing (Windyhill) Ros Dunsmuir and Lynne Terry
(Photo courtesy of Fiona Farquharson-- SLGA ) - Click to enlarge
Congratulations go to West Vets Captain Helen Faulds partnered with West Vets member Helen Robertson both from Douglas Park Golf Club who were runners up in the 2009 Scottish Strokeplay Championship played over Forfar Golf Club on Sunday 30th August 2009.
Also congratulations go to Lynne Terry - Scottish Vets Captain partnering Ros Dunsmuir both from Cruden Bay
Obviously SENIORS ARE STILL KEEPING UP WITH THE YOUNG ONES !!
Go to the Renfrewshire Website and the West of Scotland Website for more info

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Captain Helen is a Winner Again !!!

West Vets Captain Helen Faulds won the D&A Autumn Meeting on Tuesday 25th August. To read all the results go to the West of Scotland Website

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Captain Helen is a Triple Club Champion

Helen Faulds - Click to enlarge Helen Faulds (right) is presented with the Elie Championship Trophy (photo courtesy of Anne Dunlop)

Congratulations go to West Vets Captain Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) who won the Elie Club Championship today for the 3rd year in a row to add to her Bearsden Golf Club Championship win earlier this month and the Douglas Park Golf Club Championship in June.

Monday, August 10, 2009

West Vets retain ASP Trophy against East

West v East Vets Teams -- Click to enlarge West and East Vets Team players with Fiona Roger (West Vets' Vice Captain- Front right) and Noreen Fenton (East Vets' Vice Captain- Front left ) - Click to enlarge

The West Vets played their annual foursomes match to-day against the East over Troon Portland. This match has been taking place for over 30 years. Noting the lack of something to play for, the ASP Trophy (Amicitia Semper Palma - Friendship Always the Prize) was kindly donated , a few years ago, by Asp Robertson from the East.
Between 9 and 10am this morning the weather was anything but good. However by the time we all met for coffee at 10, the views over Royal Troon to Arran were improving by the minute, and by tee off time at 11, the sun was beginning to shine and we enjoyed a lovely windless day! The matches were closely contested and the result was honours even - 2.5 : 2.5. The West having won last year at Gullane retain the Trophy for the coming year.
Our thanks go to Royal Troon for the courtesy of the course and to the staff at The Ladies Club for looking after us so well. A lovely day was had by all and we look forward to next year's match in the East.
Match Results: West players 1st
C Fell and E Grant halved with C Bowe and S Cullen
E Young and N McCrossin beat M McRobb and K Johnstone
R Henderson and J Graham lost to C McLeod and C Ross
S Gilchrist and E Dewar beat G Glen and E Cackett
J Halley and J H Stobie lost to C Kinnaird and J Wake

Here are some photos from the dau------ Plus Click HERE to read the East Vets version of the match report

Click on the slideshow to see larger photographs

TO SEE THE ACTION PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN BY EAST VETS VICE CAPTAIN NOREEN FENTON CLICK HERE -- THEN HIT THE PLAY ARROW TO MOVE THROUGH THE SLIDESHOW--- THANKS NOREEN

Friday, August 07, 2009

West v East Foursomes

Hi--THIS IS YOUR CAPTAIN REPORTING --- just back from Bath Golf Club where we managed to retain the Miller Stirling Salver in The Inter Area Jamboree. We had a great time despite the weather threatening to cause chaos.

Good luck to Vice Captain Fiona and her team who play their East counterparts at Troon Portland on Monday.

I am sure they will be successful.
Cheers Helen Faulds

2 years ago the match was played at Troon -- West were the winners on that occasion -- Click on the following link for the result and some photos on that day --- 2007 West v East Match

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Scottish Vets retain the Miller Stirling Trophy

Scottish Vets Winning Team - Click to enlarge From left to right - Helen Faulds (Douglas Park), Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose), Mary Smith (Tain), Dr Lynne Terry, captain (Cruden Bay), Heather Anderson (Alyth), Fiona de Vries (St Rule), Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies), Lorna Bennett (Ladybank), Fiona Hunter (Baberton)
Not in the picture Pamela Williamson, vice-captain (Baberton)

Scotland retained the Miller Stirling Trophy at the Veteran Ladies Golf Association Jamboree, completing a 100 per cent record through three days of competition at a very wet Bath Golf club course by beating England South 5 1/2-3 1/2.
After the morning foursomes were shared, victories in the singles by Lorna Bennett (Ladybank), Heather Anderson (Alyth) Moira Thomson (North Berwick) and Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose) clinched victory.
In the other last-day match, England Midlands beat England North 5-2.

Details:
SCOTLAND 5 1/2, ENGLAND SOUTH 3 1/2
Foursomes: Lorna Bennett & Fiona De Vries halved with Carol Caldwell & Jo Rumsey; Heather Anderson & Fiona Hunter beat Irene Brien & Cathy Armstrong 3 and 1; Mary Smith & Moira Thomson lost to Jeannie O'Keeffe & Chris Stirling 2 and 1 (1 1/2-1 1/2).
Singles: De Vries lost to O'Keeffee 1 hole, Bennett beat Caldwell 1 hole, Anderson beat Rumsey 7 and 6, Thomson beat Armstrong 1 hole, Kathleen Sutherland beat Brien 5 and 3, Helen Faulds lost to Stirling 2 and 1 (4-2).

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Scotland Vets squeeze through to victory over England Midlands and Helen comes up trumps

Scotland took another step towards retaining the Miller Stirling Trophy when they made it two match wins out of two by beating England Midlands 5-3 at the Veteran Ladies Golf Association Jamboree at Bath Golf Club.
Overnight rain made the greens unplayable until the afternoon. The match was decided on a singles only basis.
The Scots’ tail wagged to pull them through to victory after England Midlands established lead with success at the top of the batting order.
Lorna Bennett was won down on the 18th tee but won the last hole to save half a point in her match against Jo Ashmore.
Mary Smith was two down with three to polay but won the 16th and 17th from Julie Walters and halved the lost for another half-point salvaged.West Vets Captain Helen Faulds was all square for much of the match against Angela Dawson and stayed that way even after going out of bounds at the 17th. She sank a long putt to halve the hole and then kept her nerve to win the 18th for the match.
In the other match, England North beat England South 6-2.
Details:

SCOTLAND 5, ENGLAND MIDLANDS 3
Fiona de Vries lost to Janet Melville 5 and 3.
Lorna Bennett halved with Jo Ashmore
Heather Anderson lost to Paula Parker 3 and 1.
Kathleen Sutherland beat Pat West 5 and 3.
Mary Smith halved with Julie Waters.
Fiona Hunter beat Denise Parker 3 and 2.
Moira Thomson beat Andrea Stockdale 5 and 4.
Helen Faulds beat Angela Dawson 1 hole.

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Scotland Vets make good start-- and West Vets Captain Helen is a winner

Scotland made a good start to their defence of the Miller Stirling Trophy in the Veteran Ladies Golf Association Jamboree at Bath Golf Club today (Tuesday).
On a very wet day, they splashed their way to a 7 ½-1 ½ win over England North, whose line-up included former Scottish women’s champion Fiona Anderson from Blairgowrie but now living and working in the Manchester area.
The Scots took the foursomes 3-0 and wins in the singles by Fiona de Vries, Kathleen Sutherland, Mary Smith and Helen Faulds and a square match by Lorna Bennett gave them 4 ½ pt out of a possible six in the afternoon.
DETAILS:
SCOTLAND 7 1/.2, ENGLAND NORTH 1 ½
Foursomes (3-0)
Fiona de Vries & Lorna Bennett baet Fiona Anderson & Pat Wrightson 2 and 1.
Heather Anderson & Fiona Hunter beat Caroline Marron & Elaine Elliot 6 and 5.
Mary Smith & Moira Thomson beat Sue Dye & Lucy Newton 5 and 4.
Singles (4 ½-1 ½)
Fiona De Vries beat Marron 2 and 1.
Lorna Bennett halved with Sue Dye.
Heather Anderson lost to Fiona Anderson 1 hole.
Kathleen Sutherland beat Alyson Wood 3 and 1.
Mary Smith beat Ruth Lindley 3 and 1.
Helen Faulds beat Lucy Newton 2 and 1.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Midlothian Centenary Celebrations Tri Am

West Vets Captain Helen Faulds was invited to take part in the Midlothian Centenary Celebrations by joining SLGA President Ethel Jack and LGU's Gillian Kirkwood in their tri am team on the 9th July Gillian Kirkwood, Ethel Jack and Helen Faulds

To read all about it and see some photos go to the EAST VETS WEBSITE
To see some photographs taken by East Vet's Noreen Fenton Click Here

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

West Vets Captain -- Helen is selected for Scottish Vets Team

VETS JAMBOREE 2009 --To be held at the Bath Golf Club -- Tuesday 4th August - Thursday 6th August

The team for the 2009 Jamboree is as follows -
Captain Dr. Lynne Terry
Heather Anderson (Northern)
Lorna Bennett (Midland)
Fiona De Vries (Midland)
Helen Faulds (West)
Fiona Hunter (East)
Mary Smith (Highland)
Kathleen Sutherland (Northern)
Moira Thomson (East)

Reserve: Alex Glennie (West)

Monday, July 06, 2009

The 2009 Scottish Senior Championship Matchplay Prizewinners

The Scottish Seniors Matchplay Prizewinners - Click to enlarge Fiona de Vries (Runner Up 2nd Flight), Moira Thomson (Runner Up Championship) , Heather Anderson (Championship Winner), Noreen Fenton (semi finalist )and Kathleen Sutherland (Winner 2nd Flight) -- click to enlarge

2009 Scottish Seniors Matchplay Champion --- Heather Anderson -- thanks go to Fiona Farquharson for the photos-- click to enlarge

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Scottish Seniors Supper - A late contribution

The West of Scotland Vets would like to apologise for the lack of preparation for the entertainment at the Senior's Supper on Tuesday evening. As a late contribution your webmaster Carol and Jennifer Mack would like to entertain you now !!

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Comment from Selector Isabel Crawford : ---- Are Jib and Jab available for selection?...for strictly.....not the Scottish Team

Friday, July 03, 2009

Scottish Seniors Photographs

Looking for some photos -- go to the West of Scotland Website
and also some photos taken by East Vet -- Noreen Fenton

Northern Vets - Heather is the 2009 Scottish Seniors Champion

Heather Anderson
Heather Anderson -- Click to enlarge

Northern Vets -- Alyth's Heather Anderson, a former Downfield player, won the Scottish senior women's close amateur match-play golf championship over the Montgomery course, Kinross today (Friday).
16th Qualifier from the Strokeplay rounds Heather continued her good form by beating West Vets Alex Glennie in this mornings 1st Semi Final and then beat former Scottish girls champion Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies) by 5 and 3 in the final with approximately two over par figures.
Moira (pictured below) led only once in the match, with a par at the first hole, but Heather then won four of the next five holes to be two up after six. Heather took a grip on the outcome when she won four holes in a row from the ninth to improve from two up to five holes ahead.


Moira Thomson (Gullane) -- Click to enlarge

Semi Finals : Heather Anderson (Alyth) beat Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) 6 and 4 Moira Thomson (Gullane) beat Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) 3 and 2
Final: Heather Anderson beat Moira Thomson 5 and 3

To read the full report on the final given by Noreen Fenton go to the East Vets Website

West Vets -- Anna Telfer lost in the semi finals of the 2nd flight matchplay stages to the eventual winner ---- Kathleen Sutherland from Montrose

2nd Flight Semi Final:
Fiona de Vries (St Rule) beat Fiona Hunter (Baberton) 3 and 2
Kathleen Sutherland (Montrose) beat Anna Telfer (Milngavie) 1 hole
Final : Kathleen Sutherland beat Fiona de Vries at the 19th.


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Alex Glennie loses in Semi Finals of the Scottish Seniors Matchplay Championships

16th Qualfier from the Strokeplay rounds Northern Vet Heather Anderson continued her good form by beating West Vets Alex Glennie in this mornings 1st Semi Final to reach the final of the Scottish Matchplay Championships at the Montgomery Course Kinross
Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies), the winner of the Scottish Veteran women’s title at Blairgowrie last year beat East Vets Noreen Fenton (Dunbar)
Semi Finals :
Heather Anderson (Alyth) beat Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) 6 and 4
Moira Thomson (Gullane) beat Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) 3 and 2

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Thursday, July 02, 2009

Alex Glennie through to the Scottish Seniors Semi Finals


West Vets Alex Glennie and Helen Faulds met in the Quarter finals of the Scottish Seniors Championship at Kinross this afternoon. In a tight match Alex won 2 and 1 and now meets Heather Anderson in the semis tomorrow. The other West Vets that had qualified for the matchplay stages were Suzanne Cadden and Anna Telfer. Suzanne won in the morning against Sheila Cuthbertson (Peebles) but lost in the quarter Finals against Heather Anderson.
Anna lost in the morning -- however in the 2nd flight quarter finals she beat Frances Neish and now meets Kathleen Sutherland tomorrow
To read the full report go to the West of Scotland Website

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

4 West Vets reach the Matchplay stages of the Scottish Seniors

West Vet Qualifiers -- Click to enlarge
Anna Telfer , Alex Glennie and Suzanne Cadden

Congratulations go to West Vets Alex Glennie, Anna Telfer, Suzanne Cadden and Helen Faulds whohave all qualified for the Match play stages of the Scottish Seniors over the Montgomerie Course at Kinross today. In exceedingly humid conditions it was terrific achievement for our West Vets Super Stars.
PIRITON
came to the fore when these horrible insects came out to put you off your putting.
However, despite the difficulties Alex Glennie won 4th Scratch in the Strokeplay event, Suzanne Cadden received the 3rd Handicap award with Anna Telfer the 1st Handicap prize
The new 2009 Strokeplay Champion is Fiona Hunter from Baberton
QUALIFIERS:
1 HUNTER, Fiona Baberton 73 80 153
2 BENNETT, Lorna Ladybank 80 74 154
3 FENTON, Noreen Dunbar 75 79 154
4 GLENNIE, Alex Kilmarnock Barassie 74 80 154
5 DE VRIES, Fiona St Rule 81 76 157
6 TELFER, Anna Milngavie 78 79 157
7 SUTHERLAND, Kathleen Royal Montrose 79 80 159
8 CADDEN, Suzanne Cardross 78 81 159
9 CUTHBERTSON, Sheila Peebles 78 82 160
10 THOMSON, Moira Gullane Ladies 80 81 161
11 SMITH, Mary Tain 78 83 161
12 FAULDS, Helen Douglas Park 76 85 161
13 WILLIAMSON, Pamela Baberton 79 83 162
14 NEISH, Frances Forres 85 78 163
15 TOUGH, Margaret Falkirk 81 82 163
16 ANDERSON, Heather Alyth 79 85 164

Other WEST VETS --- Non Qualifiers;
18 MACK, Jennifer Haggs Castle 91 78 169
23 FELL, Carol Ranfurly Castle 89 85 174
26 HUGHES, May Lanark 84 90 174
27 HUTTON, Patricia Lanark 89 86 175
31 NEILSON, Maureen Greenock 85 92 177
34 STEWART, Marion Kilmacolm 90 90 180
41 PATERSON, Janice Drumpellier 90 94 184
51 ROGER, Fiona Ranfurly Castle 97 104 201


PRIZEWINNERS LIST

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

West Vets do well in Round 1 of the Scottish Seniors Championship

West Vets -- Janice Paterson, Helen Faulds, Jennifer Mack and Anna Telfer relax after their days golf

Leaderboard

1 HUNTER, Fiona Baberton 73
2 GLENNIE, Alex Kilmarnock Barassie 74
3 FENTON, Noreen Dunbar 75
4 FAULDS, Helen Douglas Park 76
5 CUTHBERTSON, Sheila Peebles 78
6 SMITH, Mary Tain 78
7 CADDEN, Suzanne Cardross 78
8 TELFER, Anna Milngavie 78

9 SUTHERLAND, Kathleen Royal Montrose 79
10 ANDERSON, Heather Alyth 79
11 WILLIAMSON, Pamela Baberton 79
12 THOMSON, Moira Gullane Ladies 80
13 BENNETT, Lorna Ladybank 80
Other West Vet Players
19 HUGHES, May Lanark 84
24 NEILSON, Maureen Greenock 85
31 FELL, Carol Ranfurly Castle 89
32 HUTTON, Patricia Lanark 89
33 PATERSON, Janice Drumpellier 90
37 MCDOUGALL, Linda Greenock 90
38 STEWART, Marion Kilmacolm 90
40 MACK, Jennifer Haggs Castle 91
55 ROGER, Fiona Ranfurly Castle 97


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Wednesday's Tee off Times

Sunday, June 28, 2009

West Vets Captain Helen wins Douglas Park Championship

Helen Faulds and Lynda Smith -- Click to enklarge Helen and Lynda -- Click to enlarge

Congratulations go to West Vets Captain Helen Faulds who won the Douglas Park Championship today against Lynda Smith

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Scottish Senior's Championship Draw

Order of play in the first round of the Scottish senior women's (close) amateur championship over the Montgomery course at Kinross on Tuesday, June 30 is:
8.30 Suzanne Cadden (Cardross), Heather Anderson (Alyth).
8.40 Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay), Helen Faulds (Douglas Park).
8.50 Margaret Tough (Falkirk), Pamela Williamson (Baberton), Sheila Cuthbertson (Peebles).
9.00 Ann Smart (Banchory), Karen Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park), Lesley Johnson (Gullane Ladies).
9.10 Frances Neish (Forres), May Hughes (Lanark), Sue Penman (Gullane Ladies).
9.20 Janice Paterson (Drumpellier), Patricia Hutton (Lanark), Rose Anderson (Huntly).
9.30 Gillian Wallace (Glenisla), Mary Smith (Tain), Anna Telfer (Milngavie).
9.40 Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose), Fiona Hunter (Baberton), Fiona de Vries (St Rule).
9.50 Noreen Fenton (Dunbar), Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies), Lorna Bennett (Ladybank).
10.00 Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle). Shelagh Quinn (Stirling), Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie).10.10 Tricia Chillas (Stirling), Pat Wilson (Murcar Links), Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay).
10.20 Linda McDougall (Greenock), Norma Smith (Downfield), Mary Hope (Blairgowrie).
10.30 Maureen Neilson (Greenock), Rita Dee (Kingsknowe), Emma Wilson (Elie & Earlsferry Ladies).
10.40 Mairi Pollock (Craigmillar Park), Sandy Bushby (Strathmore), Isobel Harvey (St Rule).
10.50 Morag Wardrop (Niddry Castle), Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle), Maureen McRobb (Kingsknowe).
11.00Winifred MacCallum (Falkirk), Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm), Ann Moffat (St Regulus).
11.10 Sheila Hartley (Braehead), Morag Clapperton (Banchory), Moira Begbie (Ladybank).
11.20 Rena Duncan (Kinross), Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle), Anabel Kane (Kilmacolm).
11.30 Catherine Bryce (Ballater), Lyn Murray (Kinross), Fiona Crawford (Shiskine).
11.40 Fran Gibson (Ballater), Hazel Kelly (Ladies Panmure Barry), Rose Graham (Stirling).
11.50 Pat Nile (Banchory), Joy Robertson (Lundin Ladies), Helen MacGregor (Hilton Park

West Vets Captain is a winner for D&A

Congartuations go to West Vets Captain Helen Faulds who played in this weeks Inter County Jamboree at Strathaven Golf Club . Helen was unbeaten. --- Well done

Thursday, June 18, 2009

East Vets v West Vets --- East retain the Elise Duncan Trophy

Playing over Gullane No 1, East Vets managed to retain the Elise Duncan trophy, being very reluctant to part company with it after having had a firm hold on it for the last few years. The score of 7 - 2 for the East however belied the fact that it was actually a very close run match where six out of the nine games went right to the 18th hole

Results (East first):
Moira Thomson beat Pat Hutton 4 and 3
Fiona Hunter beat Helen Faulds 1 hole
Noreen Fenton beat May Hughes 1 hole
Pamela Williamson halved with Fiona McLean
Ruth Brown lost to Jennifer Mack 5 and 3
Sue Penman halved with Janice Paterson
Anne Brownie beat Mo Neilson
Aileen Kennedy beat Anne Prentice 2 holes
Gillian Kirkwood beat Marion Stewart 1 hole




Thanks go to East's Noreen Fenton for the report and Photographs.

To read her very full and humorous report go to the East Vets Website --- Noreen I think you should come and help me write some stories -- your way with words is fantastic

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Maureen is a winner again



West Vets Bronze Champion Maureen Rennie continued her good form by winning the Sheila Conacher Trophy (Mixed Foursomes) at Douglas Park yesterday with her husband Jim.

To read all about it go to the West of Scotland Website

Thursday, June 11, 2009

West v East Match

Our annual singles match against the East Vets takes place on Wednesday 17th June. East are hosts this year at Gullane no.1 with the first game starting at 3pm. They are also holders of the trophy-The Elise Duncan Trophy - so we will be trying very hard to bring the cup back to the West.

The team selected is:

Helen Faulds (Douglas Park)
Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie)
May Hughes (Lanark)
Pat Hutton (Lanark)
Fiona McLean (Hilton Park)
Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle)
Mo Neilson (Greenock)
Janice Paterson (Drumpellier)
Anne Prentice (Bothwell Castle)