Friday, December 10, 2010

2011 MOROCCO GOLF FESTIVAL

Request from Colin Farquharson, Tournament Director of the 2011 Morocco Golf Festival, to be played over five courses in the Marrakech area from October 8 to 15.
We had only four Scots in a total entry of 47 for the inaugural Morocco Golf Festival last October.
I would like to see many more from Scotland participating in the 2nd Festival and, to that end, I would be very grateful if you could print off THIS POSTER and display it on your club's men's and women's noticeboards.
Thank you in anticipation.

COLIN FARQUHARSON
Editor
Telephone 01224 869782

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thursday, November 04, 2010

West Vets AGM 2010

Anna, Fiona and Helen - Click to enlarge
The AGM of the West Vets was held today -Thursday 4th November- at Cowglen GC.
Fiona Rogers (Ranfurly Castle) was appointed Captain of the West Vets taking over from Helen Faulds (Douglas Park)


When appointed to office -- Fiona then gave her speech:

They say the older you get, the faster times goes by. For a long time I always thought that was such a daft thing to say. I now believe it is absolutely true. I stand here as your new captain of the west division of the slvga, my two years as vice captain having passed in the blink of an eye, following in the footsteps of many excellent captains and hope that I can maintain their high standards.

It is also nice to know that over the last few years I have got to know many of the vets in the other divisions in scotland, and I am so glad that Emma Wilson, Midlands captain and Noreen Fenton, East captain - both areas we have our matches against - I would like to think of as ‘chums’. It brings the divisions closer and we can compare notes and feed off each other.

Helen, you have completed your 2 years of captaincy and have put a lot of time and effort into making sure that our vet’s west division has run smoothly and efficiently, and on behalf of us all, thank you for always doing this with a smile on your face. A job well done.

I have enjoyed working with you and have been treated to lunches and coffees while we have attended to ‘affairs of state.’ you have always been in control of situations even on the very few times that problems may have arisen. I am delighted that you are remaining on committee for the incoming year and I will welcome your help and advice at any time.

I would lastly like to say how well Helen has represented the west division as part of many seniors and vets teams over a number of years. winning the west vet’s championship on several occasions, going on to Blairgowrie to battle for Scottish Vet’s Champion unfortunately eluding her so far. Helen has played in several scottish vet’s teams at the annual jamboree and for the scottish team against Ireland for the Mary Mckenna trophy. A very impressive vets golfer’s cv. May I wish her success in her new role as Vice Captain of the Scottish Vet’s Team currently captained by Pam Williamson.

Election of office bearers for the coming season

I have great pleasure in proposing, as my Vice-Captain - Anna Telfer

With our current life styles it is never easy to persuade people to take on extra commitments, and I was so pleased when I asked Anna some months ago to be my vice captain, that she accepted. I telephoned her earlier this week to up date her on one or two things, and when she heard my voice, she asked me if I was just phoning to make sure that she was still happy to take up her position!!!
I know in Anna, a past club captain at Milngavie and a D & A County Captain, I have a wealth of knowledge backing me up. Not only that but Anna is always to the fore on the golf course, setting herself high standards and achieving them. I am in fact sandwitched between exceptionally good golfers - Helen and Anna - we have spent many fun times away playing in seniors events both home and abroad.

Anna doesn’t have to many free hours in her days, with golf, bridge, grandchildren and many other interests but I know that she will be a great asset to the west division of the SVLGA and I look forward to working with her over the next 2 years.

To the rest of the committee:

Helen: as Past Captain remains on committee for one more year.

I would like to propose that Ruth Henderson ( Williamwood) and Sheila Shaw (Lochwinnoch), as secretary and treasurer, having both agreed, continue in their positions.

Maureen Mitchell took Sheila’s position on committee when Sheila became treasurer, and as Helen has said, she now stands down after 2 years on committee. Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) and Moira Camerson (Whitecraigs) also stand down after 2 years. We feel, as a committee, that we do not require to have more than 6 members of committe and hope you will support our decision not to replace those standing down. It may not prove successful, in which case we would reconsider our decision next year, but the following people will be your committee for 2011:

Myself as Captain
Vice-Captain: Anna (Milngavie)
Past Captain: Helen (Douglas Park) for 1 year
Secretary: Ruth Henderson (Williamwood)
Treasuruer: Sheila Shaw (Lochwinnoch)
and Committee Member: Jinty Halley (Dougls Park)

I hope you continue to enjoy your time on Committee and I look forward to working alongside you all.


Wendy is presented with her Honorary Membership 

One of the highlights at the AGM was that the committee were delighted to announce that they have asked Wendy Cameron to become an Honorary Member of the West Vets Association and even more importantly, she has accepted.
In Helen Fauld's Speech she stated ---
Wendy has over many years given a huge amount to both the West and Scottish Vets and indeed Scottish Ladies golf.
She has been West Vets Captain, Scottish Vets Captain and President and played in the Scottish Vets team.
She has also been a Renfrewshire Team member, Captain, President and Hon Member of the County.

In terms of SLGA, Wendy has been Chairman, President and is also a Vice President of the Association, one I may say of a very select few.
At club level she is a Life Member of Eastwood GC.

I think you would agree it’s a fantastic record both in levels of time and commitment and obviously someone who is held in high regard by so many people.
Wendy, we are delighted you have agreed to becoming an Honorary Member and you join an illustrious group of ladies ---
1974 -- Mrs Jean McCulloch, Mrs May Menzies, Lady McInnes Shaw, Mrs Craddock Mrs Chips Robb.
1982 -- Miss Betty Hendry and Miss Madge Bell

On behalf of all the West Vets I have great pleasure in presenting you with this scroll to mark the occasion.




CLICK HERE TO GET PHOTOALBUM FROM THE AGM

May Hughes (Lanark) the West Vets Champion gave the vote of thanks at the the end of the AGM

CLICK HERE to get the minutes from AGM

Thursday, October 14, 2010

West Vet's Annual General Meeting

Please note that our Annual General Meeting will be held on 4th November 2010 at Cowglen Golf Club at 2.00pm.
Come and hear all the news of the West and Scottish Vets throughout the past year. Hope to see lots of you at the meeting.

Scottish Vets Final Round Up

Quote --- "Blairgowrie – the pinnacle of the vets golfing year as the Tattoo is to Edinburgh Festival - followed on next and was not exactly endowed with glorious sunshine although the sun did come out now and again when it wasn’t being blown to smithereens by a fair to middling gale or soaked. There were some great nett and gross scores, the best scratch being one of the earliest through the door – or was it the earliest? – Helen Faulds of Douglas Park with a 78. This gave Helen - Captain of the West Vets, plenty of time to caddy and support her West team-mate, May Hughes in the Scroggie Cup. Since all of these results can be found on the SVLGA website perhaps this is the time to stop off and enlarge on the Scroggie Cup. It is the main Vets’ match-play event of the year."

To read all the reports throughout the year then go  the Scottish Vets Round Up 12 at the Scottish Vets Website and scroll down to see all of the 2010 reports 


Thanks go to East Vets Noreen Fenton for all her reports

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Sheringham Review

Looking Back at the Home Internationals --- CLICK HERE to read East Vet Noreen Fenton's tale

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Scotland lose to Ireland on Day 3 of the Seniors Home Internationals

At Sheringham Golf Club, Norfolk today, the English team won the Senior women's home internationals for a sixth time in eight years with a 100 per cent record after the three-day competition.

Day 3 Results:
IRELAND 5, SCOTLAND 3
Foursomes: M MacNamara and N Giblin bt F De Vries and L Bennett 4 and 3; H Jones and P Doran lost to M Smith and A Ryan 2 holes; S McElroy and P O'Gorman bt H Anderson and N Fenton 7 and 6 (2-1).
Singles: V McBride lost to De Vries 4 and 3, Jones bt Bennett 2 and 1, MacNamara lost to Smith 5 and 4, McElroy bt Ryan 2 and 1, Doran bt M Thomson 5 and 4 (3-2).


ENGLAND 5 1/2, WALES 2 1/2
Foursomes: C Quinn and S Dye lost to V Thomas and J Rees 2 and 1; J Melville and F Christine bt J Doleman and O Davies 6 and 5; R Adams and J Ashmore halved with A Lewis and D Richards (1 1/2-1 1/2).
Singles: C Marron bt Thomas 3 and 1, Melville bt Rees 1 hole, Adams lost to Lewis 6 and 4, Christine bt Richards 5 and 4, Ashmore bt Doleman 1 hole (4-1)

To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Click Here for the Full Scoreboard

Read the exact report from East Vets Noreen Fenton

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Scotland beaten by England at the Seniors' Home Internationals

Scotland Seniors Team at Sheringham. Back row (left to right): Noreen Fenton, Ann Ryan, Mary Smith, Moira Thomson, Lorna Bennett. Front row: Heather Anderson, Pamela Williamson (team captain), Emma Wilson (SLGA president), Fiona de Vries. Image by courtesy of the Ladies Golf Union - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Scotland lost their grip on the senior women's home golf internationals title when they were well beaten, 6 1/2-1 1/2 by England at Sheringham Golf Club, Norfolk.
The Scots had drawn their first-day match with Wales.
Scotland's only winner was Ladybank's Lorna Bennett who staged a grandstand finish, winning four holes in a row from the 14th, for a 2 and 1 win over Susan Dye.
The half-point came in the morning foursomes, courtesy of Fiona De Vries (St Rule) and Ann Ryan (Tain) who halved their tie with Roz Adams and Jo Ashmore.
The other match today ended in a 4-4 draw between Ireland and Wales.

Day 2 Results

SCOTLAND 1 1/2, ENGLAND 6 1/2
Foursomes - M Smith and M Thomson lost to C Marron and S Dye 4 and 2, L Bennett and H Anderson lost to J Melville and F Christine 4 and 2, F De Vries and A Ryan halved with R Adams and J Ashmore (1/2-2 1/2).
Singles - De Vries lost to Marron 3 and 1, N Fenton lost to C Quinn 5 and 3, Anderson lost to Adams 5 and 4, Thomson lost to Christine 1 hole, Bennett bt Dye 2 and 1 (1-4).


WALES 4, IRELAND 4

Foursomes: V Thomas and J Rees bt M MacNamara and N Giblin 1 hole, J Doleman and L Fleet lost to H Jones and P Doran 3 and 2, A Lewis and D Richards lost to S McElroy and P O'Gorman 1 hole (1-2).

Singles: Rees bt V McBride 2 holes, Thomas lost to MacNamara 1 hole, Lewis bt Jones 2 and 1, O Davies bt Doran 1 hole, Doleman lost to McElroy 3 and 2 (3-2).


HOW THEY STAND
England 2 pt, Wales 1pt, Scotland 1/2pt, Ireland 1/2pt.

FINAL MATCHES
Scotland v Ireland, England v Wales.

To read the full report for today's match against England go to the East Vets Website

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Scotland Seniors draw with Wales on Day 1 of the Home Internationals

FIRST-DAY RESULTS
SCOTLAND 4, WALES 4
Foursomes: M Smith and M Thomson lost to V Thomas and J Rees 4 and 2; H Anderson and L Bennett bt J Doleman and L Fleet 2 and 1; F De Vries and A Ryan lost to A Lewis and D Richards 2 holes (1-2).
Singles: De Vries bt Thomas 4 and 2, Smith lost to Rees 3 and 2, Anderson bt O Davies 2 holes, Ryan lost to Lewis 1 hole, N Fenton bt Richards 3 and 2 (3-2).
ENGLAND 7, IRELAND 1
Foursomes: C Marron and C Quinn bt H Jones and P Doran 2 and 1; J Melville and F Christine bt V McBride and M MacNamara 4 and 2, J Ashmore and R Adams bt S McElroy and P O'Gorman 1 hole (3-0).
Singles: Marron bt Jones 4 and 3, Quinn bt N Giblin 3 and 2, Melville bt McBride 6 and 4, Ashmore lost to Doran 4 and 3, S Dye bt McElroy 1 hole (4-1).

To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

To read the full report from East Vets Noreen Fenton who played and won today --- Click Here

Monday, September 27, 2010

Seniors Home Internationals --- Practice Day

the Senior Ladies Home Internationals this year being held at Sheringham Golf Club in Norfolk, England which today, the first practice day, was quite definitely one of the wettest most miserable places in the whole of the UK.
To read the report from Noreen Fenton (East Vets Webmaster) who is part of the Scottish Team then click on the following link --- East Vets Website

To see more --- Go to the LGU Website

Friday, September 24, 2010

West Vets Anna Telfer has a lot to smile about

 Isla Anna Telfer - click to enlarge
Scott and Calum  - 2 little super heroes

Yes it is official - Isla Anna Telfer arrived today, September 24th at 10am - to delighted parents David and Karen.
We are all absolutely thrilled - and somewhat in shock because after 10 male Telfers on the trot, we were beginning to think we'd never see a little girl.
Isla weighed in at 7lbs 11 oz and has the same colouring as Scott (and features too)
I make no apologies for being a besotted Granny and have attached a photo taken 5 hours after birth and also one of my 2 little super-heroes (Scott and Calum)

Anna Telfer

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Scottish Vets Jamboree at Blairgowrie --- The West Vets do well

West Vet May Hughes and East Vet Karen Ballantyne (Click to enlarge)

Blairgowrie Golf Club was a very busy place on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday of this week as 120 Vets from all over Scotland arrived to play in their annual competitions. Weather was kind to us this year and the courses were in very good condition.

The Championship played on the Lansdowne Course features the divisional champions in a knockout competition and May Hughes, our West vets Champion, was runner up in the final losing 2 and 1 to Karen Ballantyne (East).
Karen won the Scroggie Cup.
May won her quarter final and semi final against Lynne Terry (North) and Fiona de Vries (Midland) respectively. Well done May--you represented us very well.

West Vets Captain -- Helen Faulds wins the Lyon Picture for best Scratch -
Click to enlarge

In the medal round on Rosemount on Monday the winner of the Rosebowl was Moira Begbie (Midlands) 84-12-72. West Vets Captain Helen Faulds won 4th Handicap 78-5-73 and was also awarded the Lyon Picture for the best scratch 78.

Moyra Gordon - Click to enlarge

West Vet -- Moyra Gordon --- Click to enlarge

The Catherine Costorphine Slaver (for the best Bronze Nett Score) was presented to Moyra Gordon 97-21-76. Moyra was also runner up in the Past Presidents Quaich.


Helen Faulds and Carol Fell - Click to enlarge Helen Faulds and Carol Fell ---
Beddows Quaich and Tony Moffat Memorial Trophy Winners - Click to enlarge

The Greensomes Competition was played over the Lansdowne Course and West had 9 couples playing. Vice captain Fiona Roger took the place of Anne Dunn who unfortunately had a foot injury.

Carol Fell and Helen Faulds won the Tony Moffat Memorial Trophy for the best Scratch Score of 77 (2 over the SSS OF 75)and the Beddows Quaich for 1st handicap 77-7-70.

So all in all a good result for West division Vets at Blairgowrie this year. To read the full list of results go to the Scottish Vets Website

Sally Coster and Isabel McIntosh - Click to enlarge Sally Coster and Isabel McIntosh - Click to enlarge

West Vet Sally Coster was also announced as the new Vice President of the SVLGA Association with Jean Thomas who takes over as President from Isabel McIntosh (who is pictured above in the photos presenting the Trophies)

Thank you to Jean Lambert -Vets Secretary -and her helpers for all her hard work and ensuring such smooth running of all the competions over the 3 days.

Click on the small thumbnail to see some photos from the event AND THEN CLICK ON SLIDESHOW

2010 Scottish Vets Jamboree Blairgowrie


ALSO HERE WAS A WEE SUPPORTER WHO CAME OUT TO WATCH THE CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL


Saturday, September 18, 2010

More Photos and the Video from West Kilbride

Missed the photos and video from Day 1 and Day 3 then CLICK HERE

Thanks go Jennifer Mack fo the Photographs taken on the Final Day -- Some captions still to add

Friday, September 17, 2010

Scottish Vets Championship

The Scottish Vets Championship is at Blairgowrie beginning on Sunday 19th September.
May Hughes the West Vets Champion takes on North Champion Lynne Terry.
To see the draw --- Click Here

Report from East Vet Noreen Fenton

To read the excellent report on the British Seniors at West Kilbride this week go to the East Vets Website

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Bev New is the 2010 British Seniors Champion

Photograph Courtesy of Colin Farquaharson - Click to enlarge

Bev New from Lansdown, Somerset, is the new Senior British ladies’ open amateur champion.
Making her debut in the tournament after reaching the eligibility age of 50, the former Ladies European Tour player who won the English title and Curtis Cup honours as an amateur, shot the low round of the championship today to come through to snatch victory from joint fifth overnight, four shots off the pace.
Bev had rounds of 78, 84 and 73 for 19 over par 235 – scores that reflect how bad the conditions were for much of the three days of the championship.
The over-20mph wind of the first day returned, increasing in intensity from noon.
New, who had been joint first-round leader on 78 with Maureen Richmond (Royal Liverpool,) packed four birdies into her brilliant, wind-cheating final round.
Unfortunately Maureen had a poor inward half to finish off her chance of winning the title

West Vets did well on the final day with Alex Glennie have a 77 in the final round to finish on 250 alongside Troons Jane Finnie

SENIOR BRITISH WOMEN’S OPEN AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
West Kilbride GC, North Ayrshire.
FINAL TOTALS
Par 216 (3x72) CSS 77 77 75
235 Bev New (Lansdown) 78 84 73.
236 Pat Doran (Donabate) 81 81 74.
238 Vicki Thomas (Carmarthen) 81 80 77, Maureen Richmond (Royal Liverpool) 78 80 81.
240 Helen Jones (Strabane) 80 79 81.
241 Rozalyn Adams (Addington Court) 83 80 78, Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) 84 79 78.
Other Scots:
244 Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie) 83 81 80, Jo Ashmore (Barnham Broom) 85 78 81, Helene Maxe (Swe) 88 75 81, Janet Melville (Sherwood Forest) 81 81 82.
247 Mary Smith (Tain) 84 84 79, Fiona Anderson (Formby Ladies) 84 83 80.
248 Fiona de Vries (St Rule) 84 83 81.
250 Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) 91 82 77, Jane Finnie (Troon Ladies) 83 86 81.
252 Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch) 85 86 81,
256 Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) 86 87 83, Margaret Tough (Falkirk) 88 85 83
257 May Hughes (Lanark) 83 90 84, Catherine Garrett (West Kilbride) 87 82 88.

AGE GROUP PRIZEWINNERS
50 to 54 years – Helen Jones.
55 to 59 years – Rozalyn Adams (better last six holes over Lorna Bennett).
60 to 64 years – Sandy Woodruff.

Over 65 years – Valerie Hassett.
Best 18 holes (73) – Bev New.

CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE RESULTS AND THEIR CARDS --- CLICK HERE

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

MAUREEN RICHMOND LEADS WITH ROUND TO GO AT WEST KILBRIDE

Scottish Girls Team 1972 - Royal Norwich Golf Club: L to R - Gladys Cadden, Suzanne Cadden, Lorna Bennett, Muriel Thomson, Kathleen Lackie (Captain) Maureen Walker, Susan Kennedy, Elaine Fraser and Catherine Panton - click to enlarge

Kilmacolm exile Maureen Richmond (nee Walker) a Curtis Cup player, British and Scottish girls champion in her youth and now a GP at Wallasey, is one good round away from adding to a glittering golfing CV that has been virtually dormant since she became a GP several decades ago.
At the end of a long, long day – the start of play was delayed 2hr 15min until 45mph early-morning winds abated – Dr Richmond and her playing partners finished their second rounds almost in darkness at 7.45pm.
Maureen added an 80 to her opening round of 78 and her 36-hole tally of 158 gives her a one-stroke lead from England’s Caroline Marron (Bromborough), recent winner of the English seniors’ stroke-play title, and Ireland’s Helen Jones (Strabane), winner last week by six strokes of the Irish senior women’s open amateur championship.
The field was cut to 40 and ties for tomorrow’s final round. Players had to have two-round aggregates of 173 or better to survive.
Other Scots in the picture after 36 holes are Ladybank’s European seniors team hero Lorna Bennett with a 79 for 163 and Blairgowrie’s Heather Anderson with an 81 for 164.
“I just played solidly,” said Lorna. “Nothing spectacular. Just kept going.”
Heather was drifting out of the top 20 when she reached the turn in 43 but she came back in 38, good going in the conditions, to salvage an 81.

West Vets Jane Finnie, Alex Glennie and May Hughes have all made the cut

SECOND ROUND (end of play
Par 144 (2x72). CSS 77 tbc

158 Maureen Richmond (Royal Liverpool) 78 80.
159 Caroline Marron (Bromborough) 82 77, Helen Jones (Strabane) 80 79.
161 Vicki Thomas (Carmarthen) 81 80.
162 Pat Doran (Donabate) 81 81, Janet Melville (Sherwood Forest) 81 81. Bev New (Lansdown) 78 84.
Other Scots:
163 Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) 84 79, .
164 Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie) 83 1.
167 Fiona De Vries (St Rule) 84 83, Fiona Anderson (Formby Ladies) 84 83,
168 Mary Smith (Tain) 84 84,
169 Catherine Garrett (West Kilbride) 87 82, Jane Finnie (Troon Ladies) 83 86.
170 Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) 86 87,
171 Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch) 85 86.
173 Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) 91 82, Margaret Tough (Falkirk) 88 85, May Hughes (Lanark) 83 90.
MISSED THE CUT
174 Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) 89 85, Anne Ryan (Tain) 82 92.
175 Anna Telfer (Milngavie) 90 85,
176 Karen Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park) 92 84..
177 Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) 94 83,
178 Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) 90 88.
183 Lorraine Campbell (Cardross) 93 90, Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay) 86 97..
NR Ruth Brown (Lothianburn) 98 NR.

Play will resume at 10:15 am at West Kilbride

The winds were even stronger at West Kilbride this morning than they were yesterday. But they dropped sufficiently for play in the second round to start at 10.15am - a delay of 2hr 15min from the scheduled time.
That means the last players will not tee off until 3.45pm.
There will be a cut to the leading 40 players and ties at the end of the second round.
"We had a test of the conditions early this morning and the balls were being blown off the greens, but now the wind has dropped enough for us to start play for the day at 10.15am," said Tournament Director Susan Simpson after a second course/wind inspection after 9.30am.

REVISED START TIMES FOR DAY 2

2nd Days Play delayed at West Kilbride due to High Winds

Wild winds continue at West Kilbride, start of second round delayed - another inspection of condtions at 10am

The winds are even stronger at West Kilbride this morning (Wednesday) than they were yesterday!
The start of the second round in the Senior British women's open amateur championship has been delayed from 8am as scheduled to 10am.
"We will have another look at the situation then," said Tournament Director Susan Simpson.
"We had a test of the conditions early this morning and the balls were being blown off the greens."
If the decision is made to call of play today, the championship will be reduced to 36 holes with everybody playing in the second and last round on Thursday.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

May Hughes and Jane Finnie are the best West Vets in the Storm Lashed British Seniors Open at West Kilbride



Eight Scots in the leading 20 of the Senior British women’s open amateur stroke-play golf championship at the end of a storm-lashed day at West Kilbride was a good effort on the part of the home brigade.
Winds of up to 50mphlashing rain a hailstorm … it was all there in North Ayrshire. But the over-50 female golfers are made of stern stuff.
Portaloos out on the course were blown over (fortunately no one in them at the time).
A scoreboard came crashing down when the support legs simply sheered off due to the force of the wind.
Umbrellas were either blown to bits or last seen heading for Northern Ireland.
The clubhouse was awash with horror stories from happenings out on the course. The Canadian who finished second in the Irish seniors open last week required 97 shots to get round, including an 11 at the third and an 8 at the 10th.
Yet there was never any suggestion that the Ladies Golf Union would show some mercy and call the players in. The course was never flooded and remained open. The balls were never oscillating despite the gale. Let the show go on.
And from a field of 90 players there nil No Returns and only one retirement.

At the end of day that was more like January than mid-September, Kilmacolm exile Maureen Richmond (Royal Liverpool), and another former Curtis Cup player, Bev New from Somerset were the only two players to break 80.
They go into the second of three rounds sharing the pole position on six-over-par 78, one over the CSS (Reduction only).
The other Scots who did well were Tain’s Anne Ryan, joint 10th with an 82, Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie), and West Vets Jane Finnie (Troon Ladies) and May Hughes (Lanark), joint 12th on 83, and Lorna Bennett (Ladybank), Mary Smith (Tain), Fiona Anderson (Formby Ladies) and Fiona De Vries (St Rule), sharing 19th position.

SENIOR BRITISH WOMEN’S OPEN LEADING SCORES
AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
West Kilbride Golf Club, North Ayrshire

FIRST ROUND (end of play scores)
Par 72. Yardage: 5,849
78 Maureen Richmond (Royal Liverpool), Bev New (Lansdown).
80 Helen Jones (Strabane), Marilyn Henderson (Castlerock).
81 Ruth Lindley (Hartlepool), Vicki Thomas (Carmarthen), Sheena McElroy (Grange), Janet Melville (Sherwood Forest), Pat Doran (Donabate).
82 Anne Ryan (Tain), Caroline Marron (Bromborough).

Other Scots (West Vets in Bold:
83 Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie), Jane Finnie (Troon Ladies), May Hughes (Lanark)
84 Lorna Bennett (Ladybank), Mary Smith (Tain), Fiona Anderson (Formby Ladies), Fiona De Vries (St Rule),Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch).
86 Noreen Fenton (Merchants of Edinburgh), Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay),
87 Catherine Garrett (West Kilbride),
88 Margaret Tough (Falkirk)
89 Janice Paterson (Drumpellier).
90 Anna Telfer (Milngavie), Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle).
91 Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie).
92 Karen Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park)
93 Christine McAndrew (Nairn Dunbar), Lorraine Campbell (Cardross),
94 Helen Faulds (Douglas Park).
96 Ruth Brown (Lothianburn)
Retired: Pamela Willamson (Baberton).
+Field cut to leading 40 and ties after Round 2.

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

To read more go to the LGU Website

Click on the small thumbnail to see some photos from today's play

The 2010 Ladies British Senior Open Championship

Monday, September 13, 2010

Draw for the 1st Round of the British Seniors

Click Here for the draw for the British Seniors Strokeplay which begins tomorrow at West Kilbride Golf Club

Tee Times for the Scots:

8:00 Catherine Garrett - West Kilbride
8:44 Lorna Bennett - Ladybank
9:06 Mary Smith - Tain
9:17 Christine McAndrew - Nairn Dunbar
9:39 Karen Ballantyne - Craigmillar Park
10:01 Margaret Tough - Falkirk, Maureen Richmond - Royal Liverpool, Alex Glennie - Kilmarnock Barassie
10:12 Heather Anderson - Downfield
10:23 Janice Paterson - Drumpellier
10:34 Anne Ryan - Tain, Jane Finnie - Troon Ladies'
10:55 Noreen Fenton - Merchants of Edinburgh
11:06 Fiona Anderson - Formby Ladies
11:17 Fiona de Vries - St Rule
11:28 Lynne Terry - Cruden Bay, Lorraine Campbell - Cardross
11:39 Anna Telfer - Milngavie
12:01 May Hughes - Lanark
12:23 Jennifer Mack - Haggs Castle
12:34 Helen Faulds - Douglas Park
12:45 Ruth Brown - Lothianburn
13:07 Pamela Williamson - Baberton
13:18 Alison Bartlett - Royal Dornoch

Jennifer Mack and her son Gavin are Runner's Up in the 2010 Scottish Mixed Foursomes

Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) and Paul Shields (Kirkhill) lived up to their billing of pre-tournament favourites to win the Scottish Golf Open Amateur Mixed Foursomes title at Haggs Castle Golf Club today (Sunday 12 September). Their terrific round of 71 --- 2 under the women's SS and 1 under the Men's SS won them the coveted title.

West Vet Jennifer Mack (the Haggs Castle Ladies Captain) and her son, Gavin Mack (pictured above) had four birdies and an eagle three in their round of 73 and pipped the 2008 Champions, Karen Marshall and Stephen Marshall to the runners up spot on the better inward half.
WELL DONE JENNIFER (and of course Gavin)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

British Seniors Strokeplay begins on Tuesday at West Kilbride

The Senior Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship at West Kilbride Golf Club is due to start on Tuesday 14th September. It takes the same format as the recent Irish Senior Ladies strokeplay - one round of 18 holes on each of two consecutive days - Tuesday and Wednesday 14th and 15th September and the top 40 go forward to the third round on Thursday 16th September. There are 90 entrants from thirteen different countries although the bulk are undoubtedly from the home nations -

There are 7 West Vets playing in it -- --- GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL --- PLUS GOOD LUCK TO ALL THE SCOTS PLAYING --- THERE ARE ABOUT 24.

West Vets Playing at the British Seniors:
Helen Faulds (Douglas Park)
Jane Finnie (The Ladies Golf Club Troon)
Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie)
May Hughes (Lanark)
Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle)
Janice Paterson (Drumpellier)
Anna Telfer (Milngavie)

DO GO TO WEST KILBRIDE AND SEE SOME GREAT GOLF --- THE WORST HANDICAP IS ABOUT 6 !!

Senior Home Internationals -- Team Selected

West Vets May Hughes and Alex Glennie have been selected as reserves for the Senior Home Internationals at the end of this month.
East Vets Webmaster Noreen Fenton joins the gold medal winning team from the European Senior Ladies' Team Championship in the team to represent Scotland in the Senior Home International Matches to be held at Sheringham Golf Club, 28-30 September. The team is:
Heather Anderson (Alyth), Lorna Bennett (Ladybank), Fiona de Vries (St Rule), Noreen Fenton (Dunbar), Anne Ryan (Tain), Mary Smith (Tain), Moira Thomson (North Berwick).
Captain - Pamela Williamson (Baberton)
Reserves - 1 May Hughes (Lanark), 2 Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie), 3 Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch)

Thursday, September 09, 2010

SVLGA WEST DIVISION AUTUMN MEETING : Local Member Anna wins the May Craddock Trophy

Anna Telfer --- Click to enlarge


Anna Telfer (Milngavie) -- Winner of the May Craddock Trophy --- Click to enlarge

45 ladies took part in the West Vets Autumn Meeting held over Milngavie golf course today for the May Craddock Trophy. The course was in very good condition, but playing long and the scores reflected this. Local knowledge of member Anna Telfer came to the fore and she recorded a gross 78 less 5 for a net 73, Janette McCartney (Erskine) also recorded a net 73 off a handicap of 8 but was beaten into first position by Anna's better inward half.
Well done Anna.
Vet's Captain Helen Faulds won the scratch with a 79.
There were many tales to tell over lunch and fortunately the weather stayed dry until almost the end of play - just a few games having to suffer a heavy shower.

Division 1
lst: Anna Telfer (Milngavie) 78 - 5 : 73 bih
2nd: Janette McCartney (Erskine ) 81 - 8 : 73
3rd: Lorna Craigie (Hayston) 92 - 17 : 75

Division 2
lst: Anna MacDougall (Old Ranfurly) 104 - 23 : 81
2nd: Morag Dunan (Milngavie) 107 - 25 : 82

Best Scratch: Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) 79

Anne MacKellar from Whitecraigs won the Supervet prize with a net 77.

SSS 71 : CSS 74 (Reduction Only) --- 45 Entrants

For all the results --- CLICK HERE

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Alternatively CLICK HERE to see an enlarged slideshow

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

West Vets Medal at Milngavie GC

First of all a huge congratulations to the Scottish Seniors team who won the European Seniors Team Championships last week in Berlin. It was a fantastic result with the whole team contributing points in the matchplay stage. Well done!

Hoping to see a good turnout of West Vets tomorrow (Thursday 9th September) at Milngavie Golf Club for our last fixture of the season. It's a running ballot from 9.30-11.30am. Fingers crossed for good weather.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Scotland are the European Senior Team Champions

Scottish Seniors Team -- Click to enlarge
Scotland have pulled off a famous victory in the final of the European Senior Women's amateur team championship at Sporting Club, Berlin.
They beat the favourites and top seeds England 3-2 to win the gold medals for the first time.
Qualifying sixth of eight for the match-play stages, Pamela Williamson's squad had scored good wins on their way to the final but England were the overwhelming favourites.
When England took a 2-0 lead in the final, the writing looked to be on the wall for the Scots but they came back with a tremendous rally to tie it up at 2-2.
Then Tain's Anne Ryan, a debutante at his level of the game, won the title-gaining victory over Susan Dye in the last match to finish.
Anne, whose sister Mary Smith is also in the team, was two holes up at the turn against Susan Dye and not only maintained that advantage over the inward half, she added to it to win by 3 and 2.
Earlier Caroline Masson, four up at the turn, had beaten Fiona de Vries by 5 and 4.
And England had gone 2-0 up when Rozalyn Adams, also four up at the turn, had gone on to win by 5 and 4 against Heather Anderson from Alyth.
Then the Scotland glory run for gold started.
Mary Smith (Tain) and Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies) won the foursomes tie by 2 and 1 against Janet Melville and Felicity Christine after being all square at the turn.
Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) levelled it overall at 2-2 by beating Christine Quinn by one hole after leading by that margin at the turn.
Switzerland beat Ireland 3 1/2-1 1 1/2 in the play-off for third place and the bronze medals.

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report and to read more --- Go to the East Vets Website



To see more photos from the Final Days Play -- go to the German Championship Website

Friday, September 03, 2010

Draw for the European Seniors Final between Scotland and England

Scottish names second:
Janet Melville and Felicity Christine v Mary Smith and Moira Thompson
Caroline Marron v Fiona de Vries
Christine Quinn v Lorna Bennett
Rozalyn Adams v Heather Anderson
Susan Dye v Anne Ryan

Matches Start at 12 noon CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR LIVE SCORING

Scotland Seniors beat Ireland to reach the final of the European Seniors Team Championships

Scottish Team Celebrate -- Click to enlarge Team Captain Pam Williamson is overjoyed at their win ---
Photo courtesy of www.golf.de/esltc

Scotland are through to the final of the European senior women's amateur team golf championship at Sporting Club Berlin.
The team of over-50s, captained by Pamela Williamson (Baberton), beat Ireland 3-2 in the semi-finals today (Friday) to assure themselves of gaining at least the silver medals.
But the Scots are playing so well they will be fancying their chance of striking gold against the No 1 seeds and favourites England who beat Switzerland 3 1/2-1 1/2 in the other semi-final.
To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website or go to the East Vets Website for most details

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Scotland Seniors beat Germany

Scotland, who qualified sixth of eight, achieved a marvellous win over defending champions Germany, the No 3 seeds and playing on home turf, in the quarter-finals of the European senior women's amateur golf championship at Sporting Club Berlin today.
To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website
Or go to the East Vets Website for "Straight from the Horses Mouth!"

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

SCOTS SENIOR WOMEN QUALIFY IN SIXTH PLACE

Scotland qualified in sixth place for the European senior women's amateur team golf championship at Berlin Sporting Club today.
They will play No 3 seeds Germany, the defending champions, in the quarter-finals of the match-play stages.
England (760) earned top seed status ahead of France (776) and Germany (778).
The Scots required 10 more shots than they did in the first qualifying round. None of them broke 80. Closest to it was Mary Smith (Tain) who had the non-scoring round on Tuesday. This time she led the Scots with an 80.
Fiona De Vries had an 81, Anne Ryan and Moira Thomson both 82 and Lorna Bennett an 84. Heather Anderson had the non-counting 86.
CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT QUALIFIERS
760 ENGLAND 383 377.
776 FRANCE 391 385.
778 GERMANY 394 384.
792 SWEDEN 396 396.
806 SWITZERLAND 404 402.
808 SCOTLAND 399 409, IRELAND 415 393.
814 SPAIN 411 403.
MATCH-PLAY DRAW
England v Spain
Sweden v Switzerland
Germany v Scotland
France v Ireland.

CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK FOR ALL THE SCORES
SCORES FROM THE SENIOR EUROPEAN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Scotland Seniors make good start on Day 1 of the European Championships


Scotland made a steady start to the qualifying rounds from which the leading eight teams will make up the championship match-play flight in the European senior women's amateur team championship at Sporting Club Berlin today
On a testing course playing long, England's 23-over-par total of 383 - helped by a hole in one from Rozalyn Adams - was good enough to lead the first qualifying round by eight shots from France with defending champions Germany (394) third, Sweden (396) fourth and Scotland (399) fifth.
Fiona de Vries (St Rule), top-scored for the Scots with a 78, the joint sixth best overall. She was backed up by Heather Anderson (Alyth) and Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) with 79s, one ahead of Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies). Anne Ryan (Tain) had an 83 but her sister Mary Smith had a non-counting 85.
FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND
383 England (Caroline Marron 73, Christine Quinn 74, Rozalyn Adams 78, Susan Dye 78, Felicity Christine 80. Non-counting: Janet Melville 85).
391 France.
394 Germany.
396 Sweden.
399 Scotland (Fiona de Vries 78, Lorna Bennett 79, Heather Anderson 79, Moira Thomson 80, Anne Ryan 83. Non-counting: Mary Smith 85).
404 Switzerland.
411 Spain.
415 Ireland (Pat Doran 79, Violet McBride 82, Helen Jones 82, Sheena McElroy 85, Phil O'Gorman 87. Non-counting: Niamh Giblin 89)
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421 Italy, Austria.
423 Belgium, Netherlands.
441 Denmark.
444 Portugal.
452 Finland.

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

Good Luck to the Scottish Senior Team in The European Team Championships in Berlin

The Opening Ceremony in Berlin
There are no West Vets in the The Scottish team that is playing in the Senior European Team Championship in Berlin which commences today -- the 31st August.
However, we wish the team every success:
Heather Anderson (Alyth)
Lorna Bennett (Ladybank)
Fiona de Vries (St Rule)
Anne Ryan (Tain)
Mary Smith (Tain)
Moira Thomson (Gullane)
First reserve Noreen Fenton (Dunbar)
Second reserve Fiona Hunter (Baberton)
Captain Pamela Williamson (Baberton)
Manager Janet Wake (Merchants)

Monday, August 30, 2010

West Vets pair do well in the 2010 Scottish Foursomes Strokeplay Championship

Helen Faulds and Helen Robertson - Douglas Park - Click to enlarge 1st Handicap - Helen Faulds and Helen Robertson (Douglas Park)

Many Congratulations go to West Vets Helen Faulds and Helen Robertson who had the best net score in the the 2010 SLGA Scottish Foursomes Strokeplay Championships held at Douglas Park yesterday.
To read all about it --- Click on the following link --- The West of Scotland Ladies Golf Website

Friday, August 27, 2010

Maureen retains the West Vets Bronze Championship



The Bronze Chamionship Final was played yesterday at Renfrew Golf Club between Maureen Rennie (Douglas Park) and Jane Thomson (Ladies Club Troon).
It was a close fought match with never any more than two holes separating them. The overhead conditions were very pleasant and the course in excellent condition. Maureen moved two clear after the 16th with a lovely par 5 and the 17th was halved giving Maureen a 2 & l victory. Well done Maureen and well played Jane.
Unfortunately due to a fire in the kitchen and dining area at the Club, we were unable to celebrate Maureen's win.
The club had a bar area set outside, but as we left the course, the heavens opened and it did not seem a good idea to hang around!

We plan to celebrate some other time!

Round-up of SVLGA news --- Vets Newsletter 11 --- review around Scotland

A round-up of events where Vets from the different divisions have participated, is included in the SVLGA website (can be obtained on the Link down the right - hand side). Go into the SVLGA website and look for Vetsround under "Latest News" if you want to hear how friends from other divisions may be doing.

Thanks go to Noreen Fenton from East Vets for putting on all the latest news --- Newsletter 11 is now on -- Apologies to Noreen in the delay !!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Asp Trophy won by the East

Noreen Fenton and Fiona Roger - Click to enlarge Fiona Roger presents East's Noreen Fenton with the Asp Trophy (Photo Courtesy of Noreen Fenton) - Click to enlarge

In what could only be described as mixed weather conditions the East Vets beat the West Vets yesterday at Gullane by 3.5 to 1.5 and were delighted to win the Asp Trophy for the first time since 2004. The first 5 or 6 holes were played in heavy rain and conditions could only be described as miserable! However the heavy rain eased and conditions improved greatly.
This match was the usual format played as a scratch foursomes for ladies with handicaps 10 to 15 and all the games were very evenly matched although five of the West team had never played the course before. Two games went very much in favour of the East but the other three went all the way to the 18th green.
It is always a pleasure to play at Gullane and yesterday was no exception. We were warmly welcomed and had a lovely meal after the match with plenty of chat and laughter. Both captains, Noreen and Fiona said a few words and Fiona presented the Asp Trophy to a very happy East captain who couldn't keep the smile off her face! Well done! We look forward to our next meeting in 2011 in the West.
Thank you to all the West team who travelled to Gullane and tried their hardest to bring the Trophy back to the West!

Results:
Enid Young & Marion Stewart beat Gilly Glen & Ellice Cackett
Maureen Mitchell & Rena Simpson lost to Morag Wardrop & Dulcie Barnes
Cathy Morton & Lana MacDonald lost to Kate Johnstone & Pam Townsend
Ruth Henderson & Elinor Grant halved with Caroline Kinnaird & Sydena Cullen
Margaret Mowat & Fiona Roger lost to Carol McLeod and Sandra Ashurst

To see some photographs of the event (taken by East Vets Noreen Fenton) ---- CLICK HERE

Monday, August 09, 2010

PHOTOS FROM THE JAMBOREE

East Vets Webmaster Noreen Fenton and member of the Scottish Team that won the Millar-Stirling Salver took plenty of photos . To see her Album CLICK HERE

Thanks Noreen --- They are great

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Scotland retains the Miller-Stirling Salver

Scotland has won the Miller-Stirling salver after a nail-biting finish. They beat the North by 6 - 3 which was the product of a regrouping and a re-attacking which one Scottish on-looking gent declared was something our football team should learn from. Having got 2/1 in the morning foursomes all that was needed was three points from the singles and whereas at one point this may have looked feasible, halfway through, Captain Pamela Williamson had changed into a ranging loony - is one allowed to say that? - as she wandered from one hole to the next trying to gather up possible points as they seemed to be slipping away. But slender leads were hung on to, dormie situations turned into halves and May Hughes serenely brought up the rear oblivious of what was transpiring elsewhere - she had the most glorious birdie four at the sixteenth (which in general rendered most people into quivering wrecks) to make the situation all the safer by becoming dormie two.
Thanks go to Easts Noreen Fenton for this report
To read more go to the East Vets Website

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Scotland Half their match against Midlands on Day 2 of the Jamboree

Wednesday 4th Results
Scotland v Midlands
Fiona de Vries and Anne Ryan bt Janet Melville and Julie Walter 2 and 1
Mary Smith and Moira Thomson bt Janet Doleman and Paula Parker 4 and 3
Lorna Bennett and May Hughes bt Gillian Curley and Andrea Stockdale 4 and 2

Lorna Bennett lost to Pat West 2 and 1
Fiona de Vries lost to Jo Ashmore 2 up
Heather Anderson bt Andrea Stockdale 2 up
Anne Ryan lost to Janet Melville 2 up
Moira Thomson halved with Julie Walter
Noreen Fenton lost to Janet Doleman 1 up
Result
Scotland and Midlands halved match

South v North
Foursomes
Caroline Weir and Irene Brien lost to Pat Wrightson and Fiona Anderson 3 and 2
Chris Stirling and Jeannie O'Keefe lost to Caroline Marron and Sue Dye 5 and 4
Marianne Copp and Pat Bennett lost to Barbara Laird and Sue Warrington 5 and 4
Singles
Chris Stirling lost to Caroline Marron 2 up
Carole Weir bt Sue Dye 5 and 3
Irene Brien bt Barbara Laird 3 and 2
Jeannie O'Keefe lost to Ruth Lindley
Anne Bridges and Rosie Walter result awaited
Cathy Armstrong and Sue Warrington result awaited

North will have won against the South.

Tomorrow (Thursday) Scotland play North who have an unbeaten record. They have to win.

North 2 points
Scotland 1 1/2 points
Midlands 1/2 point
South 0 points

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Vets Jamboree at Seascale Day 1 -- Scotland win against England South

Scotland have made a winning start in their campaign to retain the Miller Stirling Trophy at Seascale Golf Club in Cumbria.
In their first match against England South they won the foursomes 2-1 and in the afternoon won 4 of the 6 singles to finish 6-3. A good start.

Scotland v South
Foursomes
Heather Anderson and Anne Ryan bt Carole Weir and Irene Brien 2 up
Mary Smith and Moira Thomson lost to Chris Stirling and Jeannie O'Keefe 2 and 1
Noreen Fenton and May Hughes bt Marianne Copp and Pat Bennett 4 and 3
Singles
Lorna Bennett bt Carole Weir 4 and 3
Fiona de Vries bt Chris Stirling 1 up
Anne Ryan lost to Anne Bridges 1 up
Noreen Fenton bt Irene Brien 4 and 3
Mary Smith bt Cathy Armstrong 2 and 1
Heather Anderson lost to Jeannie O'Keefe 3 and 1
Result
Scotland 6 South 3

Midlands v North
Janet Melville and Jo Ashmore halved with Pat Wrightson and Fiona Anderson
Gillian Curley and Andrea Stockdale lost to Caroline Marron and Sue Dye 2 up
Pat West and Julie Walter lost to Barbara Laird and Sue Warrington 2 up

Janet Doleman lost to Caroline Marron 3 and 2
Paula Parker lost to Fiona Anderson 2 up
Janet Melville bt Ruth Lindley 2 up
Jo Ashmore lost to Sue Dye 7 and 6
Julie Walter bt Pat Wrightson 3 and 2
Pat West lost to Rosie Walter 3 and 1
Result
Midlands 2 1/2 North 6 1/2
Scotland play Midlands tomorrow and North on Thursday.

Monday, July 26, 2010

WEST v EAST FOURSOMES MATCH --- 8th August

The West team listed below will play their annual foursomes match against the East at Gullane on August 9th for the ASP Trophy. This is a scratch match, in foursomes format. The West have won 5 of the 7 meetings, the East winning 1 and last year's match was a halved match played over Troon Portland. The East see 2010 as being the year to wrest the trophy from the clutches of the West! -- see the East Vets Website. We look forward to our match, highly competitive, but as always a very enjoyable day.

West Team:
Elinor Grant (Douglas Park)
Ruth Henderson (Williamwood)
Maureen Mitchell (Cathcart Castle)
Margaret Mowat (Troon)
Cathy Morton (Eastwood)
Lana MacDonald (Hilton Park)
Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle)
Rena Simpson (Kilmacolm)
Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm)
Enid Young (Balmore)

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Scottish Senior Team Announced

The team to represent Scotland in the European Senior Ladies' Team Championships at Sporting Club Berlin, Germany from 1 - 4 September is:

Captain - Pamela Williamson

Heather Anderson (Alyth)
Lorna Bennett (Ladybank)
Fiona de Vries (St Rule)
Anne Ryan (Tain)
Mary Smith (Tain)
Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies)
Reserves:
Noreen Fenton (Dunbar)
Fiona Hunter (Baberton)

Friday, July 23, 2010

Many Congratulations to the Irish Vets and East Vets Noreen Fenton tells her story

The Scottish Vets Team -- Click to enlarge Scotland veterans' team who lost narrowly to Ireland's seniors in the annual Mary McKenna Trophy match at Portmarnock links this week. Image courtesy of Mary McKenna.

Many Congratulations go to the Irish Vets who won the Mary McKenna Trophy this week from the Scots . Click on the following link for a wee CONGRATULATIONS CARD to you all

Also to read the Full Report of the event from East Vets Noreen Fenton go to the EAST VETS WEBSITE

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Ireland regain the Mary McKenna Trophy

Ireland regain the Mary McKenna Trophy by beating Scotland by a one-point margin in the annual two-day international match between the Irish senior ladies and the Scottish veteran ladies over the Portmarnock links near Dublin.
The first-day four-ball foursomes were shared 2-2.
Ireland edged the final set of eight singles 4 1/2-3 1/2 for a 6 1/2-5 1/2 overall victory.
It was Ireland's first since in the competition since 2002.
Pamela Williamson (Baberton) captained the Scots and the Irish were led by Roma English.

FINAL SINGLES
IRELAND 4 1/2, SCOTLAND  3 1/2
Rhona Brennan lost to Alex Glennie 1 hole.
Pat Doran beat Noreen Fenton 1 hole
Helen Jones lost to Heather Anderson 1 hole.
Marilyn Henderson halved with Lorna Bennett. 
Valerie Hassett beat Helen Faulds 2 holes.
Violet McBride beat Mary Smith 1 hole.
Sheena McElroy beat Pamela Williamson 2 and 1.
Phil O'Gorman lost to Pat Hutton 1 hole.

Pat Hutton gets a game in Ireland

Mary McKenna Perpetual Trophy
With Jennifer Mack getting a game yesterday due to Kathleen Sutherland being injured ---it is now the turn of Pat Hutton to take on the Irish
The draw was done out of a beer mug !!

FINAL SET OF SINGLES AT PORTMARNOCK
Rhona Brennan v Alex Glennie
Pat Doran v Noreen Fenton
Helen Jones v Heather Anderson
Marlyn Henderson v Lorna Bennett
Valerie Hassett v Helen Faulds
Violet McBride v Mary Smith
Sheena McElroy v Pamela Williamson
Phil O'Gorman v Pat Hutton

SCORE AT END OF FIRST DAY FOUR-BALL FOURSOMES:
IRELAND SENIORS 2, SCOTTISH VETERANS 2

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Scotland share the honours on the first day of the Mary McKenna Trophy

Ireland and Scotland shared the first-day four-ball foursomes honours 2-2 in the annual Mary McKenna Trophy golf match between the Senior Women Amateur golfers of both countries at Portmarnock Golf Club, near Dublin.
The Scots, holders of the trophy, had wins by Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) and her partner Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle), and also Mary Smith (Tain) with Noreen Fenton (Dunbar).
Winners for Ireland were Phil O'Gorman and her partner Villet McBride, and also Helen Jones and Valerie Hassett.
The match concludes Thursday with eight singles ties.

IRELAND SENIORS 2, SCOTLAND VETERANS 2
Irish names first
Sheena McElroy and Marilyn Henderson lost to Lorna Bennett and Jennifer Mack 4 and 3.
Phil O'Gorman and Violet McBride beat Heather Anderson and Alex Glennie 2 and 1.
Helen Jones and Valerie Hassett beat Pam Williamson and Helen Faulds 5 and 4.
Pat Doran and Rhona Brennan lost to Mary Smith and Noreen Fenton 3 and 2.

To read the main story of today's events go to Noreen Fenton's Report on the East Vets Website

Mary McKenna Trophy Match Day 1

Mary McKenna Perpetrual Trophy Match
PORTMARNOCK LINKS, nr Dublin

IRELAND SENIORS v SCOTLAND VETERANS

FIRST DAY FOUR-BALL FOURSOMES
10.30am start
Sheena McElroy and Marilyn Henderson v Lorna Bennett and Jennifer MackPhil O'Gorman and Violet McBride v Heather Anderson and Alex Glennie
Helen Jones and Valerie Hassett v Pam Williamson and Helen Faulds
Pat Doran and Rhona Brennan v Mary Smith and Noreen Fenton

* Due to a slight injury Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose) is unable to play and West Vet Jennifer Mack is now playing

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

West Vets Captain is a Sunday Times Photo Star !!


West Vets Captain Helen Faulds is on the 12th Tee with Paul Casey

Helen Faulds along with husband Bobby were Marshalls at the British Open last week at St. Andrews. Elie members were allocated the 12th Hole and Peter Alliss commented on the last day when Paul Casey put his ball in the gorse bush that not a single ball had been lost all week.
The picture above is of West Vets Captain Helen, directing Bobby as to where his ball is going on the 3rd Round --- Photo Courtesy of the Sunday Times (Sorry a bit small to enlarge)

CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS FROM THE PRACTICE DAY with Bobby and Helen at the 12th Hole

The 2010 Millar Stirling Trophy Team is announced

Scottish Vets captain, Pamela Williamson of Baberton has announced her team to defend the Millar Stirling Trophy at Seascale Golf Club, Cumbria on Tuesday 3rd - Thursday 5th August . West Vet Champion May Hughes has been selected for the team and Alex Glennie is a reserve
Scottish team
Heather Anderson (Alyth)
Lorna Bennett (Ladybank)
Fiona de Vries (St Rule)
Noreen Fenton (Dunbar)
May Hughes (Lanark)
Anne Ryan (Tain)
Mary Smith (Tain)
Moira Thomson (Gullane)
Reserves
Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie)
Lynne Terry (Cruden bay)

Pamela Williamson (Baberton) - Captain
Helen Fauld (Douglas Park) - Vice-Captain

Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Rearranged Mary McKenna Trophy

The postponed defence of the Mary McKenna Perpetual Trophy necessarily re-arranged because of volcanic problems last April, is now set to be played on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd July over Portmarnock Links, outside Dublin.

The team is slightly different in that Fiona de Vries (St Rule) and Moira Thomson (Gullane) unfortunately cannot manage to play due to work commitments. Their places have been taken by the first reserve Kathleen Sutherland(Royal Montrose) who played in the Senior Scottish Home International team last year at Newport and the Vets Team Captain Pamela Williamson (Baberton). West Vets Captain Helen Faulds is in the Team and we wish her and all the team the best of luck.

Scottish Team:
Heather Anderson(Alyth)
Lorna Bennett (Ladybank)
Helen Faulds (Douglas Park)
Noreen Fenton (Dunbar)
Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie)
Mary Smith (Tain)
Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose)
Pamela Williamson (Baberton) captain

Friday, July 09, 2010

May Hughes is the 2010 West Vets Champion

Alex and May hold the West Vets Trophy Alex Glennie and winner May Hughes with the West Vets Trophy

The Final of the West Vets Championship was played today at Renfrew Golf Club between May Hughes (Lanark) and Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie). May won on the 18th -- 1 Up . It was an exciting game with Alex getting off to a good start in the pouring rain. Alex started par, par birdie to go 2 up and continued her good run to be 4 up after 6. The sun then came out and it was May's turn as she then won 5 holes in a row to be 1 up going to the 12th. Thereafter it was a fairly ding dong match with May finally winning at the 18th hole to become this years West Vets Champion --- WELL DONE MAY.

To see a few photos from the final click on the small thumbnail below

The 2010 West Vets Final

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Dates for Championship Finals

The West Vets Championship is at Renfrew GC on 9th July at 2.30pm
May Hughes (Lanark) v Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie)
The Bronze Championship is at Renfrew GC on 26th August at 2.30pm
Please do come along and support

Friday, July 02, 2010

Photos and Videos from the Scottish Seniors

The Evening Sky -- Click to enlarge The evening sky in Fortrose --- Click to enlarge

West Vets and East Vets do their Turn !!

To see some photos and more videos from the Scottish Seniors Click on the Link on the RHS of this webpage or Click Here.

Fiona is the Scottish Matchplay Champion

Heather and Fiona -- the 2 Scottish Champions
Fiona de Vries (St Rule) ended the title double hopes of Alyth’s Heather Anderson, beating her by one hole in the final of the Scottish senior women’s amateur golf championship at Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club on the Black Isle, north of Inverness.
Earlier in the week Heather had won the seniors’ stroke-play title over 36 holes but she never led after the fifth hole in the final.
Fiona who has won both the over-50s stroke-play and match-play titles in the past, went two up with a birdie at the 10th but Anderson came back at her to win the 11th with a par and the 13th with a birdie 3.
Fiona regained the lead with a par at the 15th and the last three holes were halved.
In the morning semi-finals, De Vries won at the 20th against Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies) while Anderson beat Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) by 4 and 3.
TODAY'S RESULTS.
Semi-finals – Heather Anderson (Alyth) bt Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) 4 and 3, Fiona de Vries (St Rule) bt Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies) at 20th.
Final – Fiona De Vries beat Heather Anderson 1 hole.

Fiona and Heather into Final of Scottish Seniors

Heather Anderson beat Lorna Bennett 4&2
Fiona de Vries beat Moira Thomson at the 20th

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Scottish Seniors Matchplay Day 1 Results

Scottish senior women's amateur match-play championship
Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club, Black Isle.

FIRST ROUND
Heather Anderson (Alyth) bt Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) 2 holes.
Fiona Hunter (Baberton) bt Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) 1 hole.
Pamela Williamson (Baberton) bt Margaret Tough (Falkirk) 2 and 1.
Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) bt May Hughes (Lanark) 4 and 2.
Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay) bt Anne Ryan (Tain) 1 hole.
Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies) bt Jane Herd (Musselburgh) 6 and 5.
Mary Smith (Tain) bt Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay) 2 and 1.
Fiona de Vries (St Rule) bt Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch) 2 and 1.
QUARTER-FINALS
Anderson bt Hunter 2 holes.
Bennett bt Williamson 1 hole.
Thomson bt Harrison at 19th.
De Vries bt Smith 2 and 1.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Congratulations go to West Vet May Hughes who won 4th Scratch at the Scottish Seniors Strokeplay Championship at Fortrose Folf Club today. May along with Alex Glennie have qualified for the Matchplay stages which begin tomorrow.
Scottish senior women's stroke-play championship
Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club, Black Isle
FINAL TOTALS
Par 142 (2x71)
153 Heather Anderson (Alyth) 80 73.
155 Fiona de Vries (St Rule) 75 80, Anne Ryan (Tain) 74 81.
157 May Hughes (Lanark) 76 81.
159 Margaret Tough (Falkirk) 79 80.
161 Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay) 76 85.
162 Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) 81 81.
163 Fiona Hunter (Baberton) 81 82.
164 Mary Smith (Tain) 84 80, Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies) 83 81, Jane Herd (Musselburgh) 81 83.
165 Janice Cumming (Inverness) 84 81, Pamela Williamson (Baberton) 82 83, Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) 80 85.
166 Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay) 84 82, Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch) 83 83.
167 Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) 86 81.
168 Helen Faulds (Douoglas Park) 85 83.
169 Maureen Woodhead (Gourock) 89 80, Agnes Freeman (Ladies Panmujre Barry) 84 85.
170 Karen Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park) 86 84.
171 Sue Penman (Gullane Ladies) 84 87, Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm) 83 88.
172 Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) 88 84, Anna Telfer Milngavie) 86 86, Margot Barr (Gairloch) 83 89.
173 Isobel McIntosh (Inverness) 87 86, Winifred MacCallum (Falkirk) 82 91.
174 Suzanne Cadden (Cardross) 92 82.
173 Ruth Brown (Lothianburn) 88 86.,
174 Pat Wilson (Murcar Links) 83 95.
175 Isobel Harvey (St Rule) 88 87, Susan MacVicar (Gairloch) 84 91, Annabel Kane (Kilmacolm) 82 92.
176 Patricia Hutton (Lanark) 87 89.
178 Janice Paterson (Drumpellier)PATERSON 89 89, Jen Petrie (Panmure Barry) 87 91.
Sheila Travers (Alloa) 89 89, Elizabeth Coghill (Royal Dornoch) 88 91.
179 Fiona Farquharson (King James VI) 86 93.
180 Jenny Thornton (Fortrose and Rosemarkie) 91 89, Rita Dee (Kingsknowe) 91 89, Janmice Lang (Alyth) 89 91, Karen Maxwell (Milngavie) 88 92.
181 Mairi Pollock (Craigmillar Park) 96 85, Linda McDouogall (Greenock) 92 89.
182 Isabel Chapman (Forfar) 91 91, Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) 89 93.
183 Elizabeth Cruickshank (West Surrey) 93 90, Dorothy Thomson (Gullane Ladies) 92 91, Maureen Neilson (Greenock) 90 94, Pat Morrison (Muir of Ord) 88 95
184 Joanne Watt Gullane Ladies) 96 88, Suxy Cooper (Fortrose and Rosemarkie) 95 89.
MCFADZEAN, Frances 92 92, Sheena McDonald (Buchanan Castle) 96 89.
185 Esme Hill (Dumfries and Co) 91 94.
WILSON, Alicia 90 95 F +43
185 Sheilah Ramsay (Inverness) 95 91.
186 Hazel Kelly (Ladies Panbmure Barry)l 91 95 .
186 Norma Smith (Downfield) 91 95
187 Liz Fertacz Blairgowrie) 92 95, Barbara Biggart (North Berwick) 91 96.
188 Elda Morrison (Fortrose and Rosemarkie) 98 90, Catherine Bryce (Ballater)92 96.
189 Maureen Ritchie (Muir of Ord) 88 101.
190 Sandy Bushby (Blairgowrie), 94 96, Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle) 91 99.
192 Ann Moffat (St Regulus) 92 100.
193 Maureen McRobb (Kingsknowe) 91 102.
194 Kay Jarvie (Auchterarder) 94 100.
196 Elinor Wallace (Muir of Ord) 93 103.
199 Pamela Moscati (Royal Dornoch) 105 94.
203 Clare Bowe (Gullane Ladies) 106 97.
208 Shona Low (Gullane Ladies) 106 102.
NR Maureen Ross (Fortrose and Rosemarkie) 88 NR
NR Lesley Johnston (Gullane Ladies) 83 NR.
NR Anne Brownie (Lothianburn) 90 NR.
NR Anne Terrey (Greenock) 102 NR.
NR Morag Wardrop (Niddry Castle) 95 NR

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

May Hughes has the best 1st round score at the Scottish Seniors

Northern Counties team player Anne Ryan (Tain) leads the field by one stroke in the Scottish senior women’s (closed) amateur stroke-play championship at Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club on the Black Isle, 12 miles north of Inverness.
Anne shot a three-over-par 74, including birdies at the sixth, seventh and 15th. The CSS was 73.
Her closest challengers at the start of the second round – at the end of which the leading 16 go forward to the match-play championship – are Fiona De Vries (St Rule), a shot behind on 75, and joint third-placed Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay) and May Hughes (Lanark) on 76.

SCOTTISH SENIOR WOMEN’S (CLOSED) AMATEUR STROKE-PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club.
FIRST ROUND
Par 71. CSS 73
74 Anne Ryan (Tain).
75 Fiona De Vries (St Rule).
76 May Hughes (Lanark), Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay).
79 Margaret Tough (Falkirk).
80 Heather Anderson (Alyth), Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies), Lorna Bennett (Ladybank).
81 Fiona Hunter (Baberton), Noreen Fenton (Dunbar), Jane Herd (Musselburgh).
82 Pamela Williamson (Baberton), Winifred MacCallum (Falkirk).
83 Lesley Johnston (Gullane Ladies), Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm), Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch), Margot Barr (Gairloch), Pat Wilson (Murcar Links), Anabel Kane (Kilmacolm ).
84 Sue Penman (Gullane Ladies), Agnes Freeman (Ladies Panmure Barry), Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay), Susan MacVicar (Gairloch), Mary Smith (Tain), Janice Cumming (Inverness).
85 Helen Faulds (Douglas Park).
86 Anna Telfer (Milngavie), Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie), Karen Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park), Fiona Farquharson (King James VI).
87 Jen Petrie (Panmure Barry), Isobel McIntosh (Inverness), Patricia Hutton (Lanark).
88 Isobel Harvey (St Rule), Ruth Brown (Lothianburn), Maureen Ritchie (Muir of Ord), Maureen Ross (Fortrose and Rosemarkie), Pat Morrison (Muir of Ord), Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle), Elizabeth Corghill (Royal Dornoch), Karen Maxwell (Milngavie), Isobel Harvey (St Rule), Ruth Brown (Lothianburn), Maureen Ritchie (Muir of Ord).
89 Maureen Woodhead (Gourock), Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle), Janice Paterson (Drumpellier), Sheila Travers (Alloa), Janice Lang (Alyth).
90 Alicia Wilson (Clober), Maureen Neilson (Greenock), Anne Brownie (Lothianburn).
91 Rita Dee (Kingsknowe), Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle), Maureen McRobb (Kingsknowe), Norma Smith (Downfield), Isabel Chapman (Forfar), Esme Hill (Dumfries and Co), Jenny Thornton (Fortrose and Rosemarkie), Barbara Biggart (North Berwick), Hazel Kelly (Ladies Panmure Barry).
92 Frances McFadzean (Craigmillar Park), Ann Moffat (St Regulus), Linda McDougall (Greenock), Catherine Bryce (Ballater), Dorothy Thomson (Gullane), Liz Fertacz (Blairgowrie), Suzanne Cadden (Cardross).
93 Elinor Wallace (Muir of Ord), Elizabeth Cruickshank (West Surrey).
94 Kay Jarvie (Auchtgerarder).
95 Sheilah Ramsay (Inverness), Susy Cooper (Fortrose and Rosemarkie), Morag Wardrop (Niddry Castle).
96 Sandy Bushby (Blairgowrie), Joanne Watt (Gullane Ladies), Sheena McDonald (Buchanan Castle), Mairi Pollock (Craigmillar Park).
98 Elda Morrison (Foprtrose and Rosemarkie).
102 Anne Terrey (Greenock).
103 Helen MacGregor (Hilton Park).
105 Pamela Moscati (Royal Dornoch).
106 Clare Bowe (Gullane Ladies), Shona Low (Gullane).