Thursday, November 13, 2014

2014 AGM -- MARION STEWART IS OUR NEW CAPTAIN


Past, Present and Future Captains -- Anna, Marion and June
Approximately 55 ladies attended the AGM of the West Division's SLVGA which was held at Ralston GC this afternoon - Thursday, November 13th. Reports were given by all the conveners and West Vets Secretary Morag Key read out reports from Alex Glennie and May Hughes 

Dorothy Horsefield retires from the committee and Mary Wylie is the new committee member for 2015.

Liz Hale, Anna Telfer and Marion Stewart - West Vets Team Trophy Winners at Blairgowrie
Captain Anna Telfer gave an excellent report on the years events which included many of the successes over the season --  One being -- West Vets win the Team Trophy at Blairgowrie

She then  presented Marion Stewart her badge of office as the new West Vets captain. June Lockhart is the new Vice Captain

Some of the Main Trophy Prizewinners
Sally Coster (President of SVLGA) then presented the prizes to this year's winners.
West Vets Champion  Lorraine Campbell  gave the vote of thanks.

Members are asked to pick up their fixture cards from their own Golf Clubs at the beginning of March in order to save on postage costs.

CLICK HERE FOR THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING

Sunday, November 09, 2014

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE CURRENT SYSTEM HANDICAP SURVEY COULD WIN YOU A GOLF BAG

 FROM LORNA McKINLAY, SLGA

Can all club/county members please complete the Handicap Survey from the recent SGU Bulletin if you haven’t already done so? The survey is regarding the current handicapping system. The link to the survey is on the bulletin, which all members should have received. I have also attached it below.

 HANDICAPPING SURVEY link

Take Part in our Handicap Survey for your Chance to Win a Golf Bag TaylorMade Golf Bag.
What do you think of the current handicapping system?
We are offering golfers the opportunity to provide us with your views on the CONGU Unified Handicapping System.
This survey is being rolled out across all the GB and I Golf Unions to gather opinions and views. Your feedback will be presented to the CONGU Board for consideration of any changes and/or developments in the next edition of the CONGU UHS Manual.

Closing date for responses is 21 November and all golfers completing the survey will be entered into a prize draw to win a fantastic TaylorMade golf bag

Lorna McKinlay Admin Assistant SLGA 
1 Redheughs Rigg Caledonia House 
South Gyle Edinburgh 
EH12 9DQ Tel: 0131 339 3987

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

AGM HAS BEEN CHANGED TO RALSTON GOLF CLUB

Unfortunately Cowglen Golf Club cannot host our AGM on Thursday, 13th November, 2014 due to refurbishment of their Clubhouse. I have arranged to have our AGM at Ralston Golf Club, Strathmore Avenue, Ralston, Paisley PA1 3DT on the same date at 2pm. I look forward to seeing you there.

Morag M. Key, Secretary.

Monday, October 13, 2014

WEST VETS 2014 AGM NOTICE

The AGM of the West Vets will be held on Thursday 13th November 2014 in the Cowglen Golf Club at 2.00pm
The annual subscription for 2015 of £20 may be paid then. Alternatively cheques made out to SLVGA (West) may be sent to the Treasurer, Mrs Mo Neilson or by BACS, by telephone or internet banking (details in letter sent out by email).

The minutes of the 2013 AGM are on the RHS of the West Vets website. A few copies will be available at the meeting. -- Alternatively CLICK HERE and print out your copy.

 THIS IS THE ONLY REMINDER AND ANY MEMBERSHIP NOT PAID BY 31ST JANUARY, 2015 WILL BE TAKEN AS A RESIGNATION AND THE RESULTING PLACES OFFERED TO THOSE ON THE WAITING LIST. THE COMMITTEE WOULD RESPECTFULLY ASK LADIES, WHO HAVE NOT PLAYED IN ANY OF OUR EVENTS FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS, TO BE AWARE OF THE FACT THAT THE WAITING LIST IS VERY LENGTHY WITH LADIES WHO ARE VERY KEEN TO JOIN THE WEST VETS. THERE IS AN ASSOC. MEMBERSHIP (NON-PLAYING) AVAILABLE FOR A ONE OFF PAYMENT OF £5. 

Any change of address email or telephone number should be notified to me as soon as possible.

Morag M. Key (Honorary Secretary).

Thursday, October 02, 2014

ENGLAND WIN SENIOR WOMEN'S TITLE

REPORT AND RESULTS FROM HUDDERSFIELD FINAL DAY
SCOTLAND CRUSHED BY IRELAND
Scotland were hammered 7-1 by Ireland while England ran up the same scoreline in clinching the Senior Women's Home Internationals title by walloping Wales at Huddersfield Golf Club today (Thursday).
The Scots lost the foursomes 2-1 - Sheena Wood (who had a hole in one on Day 2) and Lesley Lloyd were their only winners on the day - and the singles 5-0.
_England finished with three wins out of three. They were different class.

SENIOR WOMEN'S HOME INTERNATIONALS
Huddersfield Golf Club.
Day 3 results
IRELAND 7, SCOTLAND 1
Foursomes: 2-1
C Wickham and S McElroy lost to S Wood and L Lloyd 2 and 1
P Doran and H Jones bt M Smith and A Ryan 2 and 1.
G McMullen and S Corcoran bt A Bartlett and A Glennie 5 and 4.
Singles: 5-0
L Webb bt Wood 3 and 2
Wickham bt F de Vries 6 and 5.
McElroy bt Lloyd 2 and 1.
Corcoran bt Ryan 2 and 1.
McMullen bt Smith 6 and 4.
ENGLAND 7, WALES 1
Foursomes 3-0
J Brown and A Mayne bt O Davies and C Harries 1 hole.
D Richards and K Russell bt A Lewis and J Rees 4 and 3.
C Quinn and L Housman bt S Roberts and V Thomas 9 and 7
Singles 4-1
C Rawthore lost to Rees 3 and 1.
Mayne bt Davies 5 and 4.
Russell bt Harries 5 and 3
Brown bt J Ace 3 and 1.
Brown bt Lewis 3 and 2.
HOW THEY FINISHED
England 3 wins, Ireland 2 wins, Wales 1 win, Scotland 0 wins.

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

SCOTLAND SENIORS LOSE TO ENGLAND

Aberdeen's Sheena Wood had a great win (including a hole in One) over the new Senior British women's amateur champion Catherine Rawthore and Tain's Anne Ryan beat Lulu Housman who tied for third in that tournament but it was not enough to prevent England taking another step towards being crowned champions today (Thursday) in the Senior Women's Home Internationals at Huddersfield Golf Club.
England, who hammered defending champions Ireland on Day 1, followed that up with a 6-2 win over the Scots for whom the writing was on the wall when they lost the foursomes 3-0.
But Wood's 3 and 1 win over Rawthore in the lead-off singles and Ryan's 3 and 2 win restored some pride to the Scottish ranks.
Ireland bounced back from their defeat by England to thrash Wales 7 1/2- 1/2
Thursday's final matches are: Scotland v Ireland and England v Wales.

SENIOR WOMEN'S HOME INTERNATIONALS
Huddersfield Golf Club
DAY 2
SCOTLAND 2, ENGLAND 6
Foursomes: 0-3
S Wood and L Loyd lost to J Brown and A Mayne 4 and 3.
A Bartlett and A Glennie lost to C Rawthorne and D Richards 5 and 3.
M Smith and F De Vries lost to C Quinn and L Housman 7 and 6.
Singles: 2-3
Wood bt Rawthore 3 and 1.
Lloyd lost to Quinn 4 and 3.
A Ryan bt Housman 3 and 2.
Bartlett lost to Richards 4 and 3.
Glennie lost to K Russell 5 and 3.

WALES 1/2, IRELAND 7 1/2
Foursomes: 1/2-2 1/2
J Rees and A Lewis halved with C Wickham and S McElroy
S Roberts and V Thomas lost to P Doran and H Jones 2 and 1.
J Ace and O Davies lost to L Webb and S Corcoran 6 and 4.
Singles: 0-5
Rees lost to G McMullen 5 and 3.
Lewis lost to Doran 4 and 2.
Ace lost to Jones 3 and 1.
C Harries lost to S Corcoran 7 and 6.
Roberts lost to Webb 1 hole.
HOW THEY STAND
England 2 wins, Ireland 1 win, Wales 1 win, Scotland 0

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

SCOTLAND SENIORS LOSE TO WALES

SENIOR WOMEN'S HOME INTERNATIONALS AT HUDDERSFIELD
SCOTS LET FOURSOMES LEAD SLIP IN SINGLES AGAINST WELSH DRAGONS

Scotland's hopes of winning the Senior Women's Home Internationals title at Huddersfield Golf Club, Yorkshire suffered a body blow when they lost their opening match 4 1/2-3 1/2 to Wales.
In the other opening match, Ireland, champions for the past two years, were cut down to size by England 5 1/2-2 1/2.
Things looked promising for the Scots when they took the morning foursomes 2-1 but they were outplayed by the Welsh dragons in the singles.
Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) and Anne Ryan (Tain) both fell two down very early on to Jane Rees and Ann Lewis respectively. In the end Wood lost by 3 and 2, Ryan by 5 and 3.
Scotland's only double winner was Northern Counties LGA secretary Alison Bartlett who formed a good foursomes partnership with Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) and then beat former Curtis Cup player Vicki Thomas by 2 and 1.
Mary Smith (Tain) was held to a square match and Fiona de Vries (St Rule) lost heavily, 6 and 5, in the final tie against Sharon Roberts.


SENIOR WOMEN'S HOME INTERNATIONALS
Huddersfield Golf Club.
DAY ONE

SCOTLAND 3 1/2, WALES 4 1/2
Foursomes: 2-1
S Wood and L Lloyd lost to S Roberts and V Thomas 3 and 2.
A Bartlett and A Glennie bt J Ace and ODavies 1 hole.
M Smith and F De Vries bt A Lewis and J Rees 3 and 1.
Singles: 1 1/2, 3 1/2
Wood lost to Rees 3 and 2.
A Ryan lost to Lewis 5 and 3.
Bartlett bt Thomas 2 and 1.
Smith halved with C Harries
De Vries lost to Roberts 6 and 5.

ENGLAND 5 1/2, IRELAND 2 1/2
Foursomes: 1-2
J Brown and A Mayne lost to C Wickham and S McElroy 1 hole.
C Quinn and L Housman lost to P Doran and H Jones 5 and 3.
C Rawthore and K Russell bt L Webb and S Corcoran 2 and 1.
Singles: 4 1/2- 1/2
Rawthore bt Webb 1 hole.
Brown bt Wickham 5 and 4.
Mayne halved with Doran
D Ricdhards bt G McMullen 3 and 2.
Russell bt McElroy 1 hole.

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report.

Monday, September 29, 2014

CAPTAIN ANNA IS AT THE SENIOR HOME INTERNATIONALS

Good Luck to West Vets Captain Anna Telfer and her team at the  Senior Home Internationals which begin tomorrow at Huddersfield Golf Club, Yorkshire

 Best wishes go to Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch), sisters Anne Ryan and Mary Smith (Tain) and Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) are joined by Fiona de Vries (St Rule), and West Vets -- Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) and Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) for three days of international competition.

 Programme --
TUESDAY - England v Ireland, Scotland v. Wales.
WEDNESDAY - Wales v Ireland, Scotland v England
THURSDAY - Ireland v Scotland, England v Wales.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

LORNA BENNETT - MIDLANDS IS THE 2014 SCOTTISH VETS CHAMPION

Lorna Bennett (Midland) won the Scottish Veteran Ladies Golf Association Championship at Strathmore Golf Centre, Alyth this afternoon (Sunday).
Lorna, a member of Ladybank Golf Club, Fife, beat Highland champion Mary Smith from Tain at the 19th in a very exciting final.
Bennett took the lead at the second and although brought back to all square at the fifth, she then won the seventh and eighth and thereafter was either one or two up for the rest of the round until arriving at the 17th tee dormie two.
At that point Smith, who last week finished runner-up in the Senior British women's open amateur championship at Royal Dornoch, holed a 25ft putt for a birdie 2 on 17 and a 10ft putt on 18 to square the match and force it into extra holes.
Bennett had a cast iron par 5 on the first to take the hole and the title.
HOW THE FINAL WENT
They halved the first in par 5s.
Lorna won the second when Mary three putted.
Holes 3 and 4 halved
Mary won the fifth to go to square.
They halved the short 6th in 3s
Lorna won 7 and 8 with pars to go 2 up.
Mary won the 10th to take it back to one.
Lorna had a birdie 3 at the 11th to go to 2 up
They halved 12 and 13.
Mary won the par 5 14th with a birdie, back to one.
Halved 15
Lorna won 16 with a par to go back to 2up.
Mary had a birdie 2 at 17 (25ft putt)
and a birdie 4 at 18 (10ft putt) to be back to square
Lorna had a par 5 at 19th (Mary took three from the edge) to win

Weekend results

QUARTER-FINALS
Mary Smith (Highland) beat Linda Scott ( Galloway) 3 and 2
Sheena Wood (North) beat Alison Smith (Borders) 7 and 6
Karen Ballantyne (East) beat Lorraine Campbell (West) 2 and 1
Lorna Bennett (Midland) beat Margaret McGregor (Dumfriesshire) 3 and 2
SEMI-FINALS
Smith beat Wood 1 hole
Bennett beat Ballantyne 4 and 3.
FINAL
Bennett beat Smith at 19th.

Thanks go to the report by Gillian Kirkwood.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

SCOTTISH VETS' CHAMPIONSHIP

QUARTER-FINAL RESULTS
Results of the quarter-finals in the Scottish Veteran Ladies Golf Association championship at Strathmore Golf Centre, Alyth today (Saturday) were:

Mary Smith (Highland) beat Linda Scott
(Galloway) 3 and 2
Sheena Wood (North) beat Alison Smith (Borders) 7 and 6
Karen Ballantyne (East) beat Lorraine Campbell (West) 2 and 1
Lorna Bennett (Midland) beat Margaret McGregor (Dumfries-shire) 3 and 2

SCOTTISH VETS' QUARTER-FINALS AT STRATHMORE GOLF CENTRE

The Scottish Veteran Ladies Golf Association championship is being held at Strathmore Golf Centre, Alyth this weekend, featuring the eight divisional championship winners in match-play.

Draw for Saturday is
Linda Scott (Galloway) v Mary Smith (Highland)
Alison Smith (Borders) v Sheena Wood (North)
Karen Ballantyne (East) v Lorraine Campbell (West)
Lorna Bennett (Midland) v Margaret McGregor (Dumfriesshire)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

BRITISH SENIORS -- MARY SMITH FROM TAIN IS RUNNER UP AND WEST VET LESLEY LLOYD FINISHES WELL IN HER FIRST SENIOR BRITISH

Cheshire's Catherine Rawthore (Sale) is the new Senior British Women's Open Amateur Stroke-play champion. She won the title by two shots over the testing Royal Dornoch links with a great aggregate of one-under-par 227. The ladies par was 228 (3x76)
Catherine had rounds of 77, 76 and 74.
Local lady Mary Smith (Tain), was runner-up on 229 with scores of 77, 75 and 77.
And another Scot, Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) did well to tie for third place on 230 with scores of 80, 73 and 77. On the same mark were Spain's Macarena Campomanes (78-80-72) and Lulu Houseman (Highgate) 78, 77 and 75.
Campomanes' final round was the lowest score of the three-day tournament.
Leicestershire's Helen Lowe (Scraptoft), clear leader through the first two rounds with scores of 71 and 74, had a disastrous final day of 11-over-par 87 for 232 and finished joint sixth..
Defending champion Ann Lewis from Wales finished on 234 with scores of 75, 77 and 82. Also on the 234 mark was Royal Dornoch player Alison Battlett (81-79-74), the Northern Counties LGA secretary.

SENIOR BRITISH WOMEN'S OPEN AMATEUR STROKE-PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
Royal Dornoch Golf Club.
LEADING FINAL TOTALS
Par 228 (3x76)
227 C Rawthore (Sale) 77 76 74
229 M Smith (Tain) 77 75 77
230 M Campomanes (Spain) 78 80 72, Lulu Houseman (Highgate) 78 77 75, S Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) 80 73 77.
232 M De Orueta (Spain) 73 79 80, H Lowe (Scraptoft) 71 74 87.
233 C Utermark (Germany) 78 79 76, A Mayne (Saltford) 73 79 81, P Cornett (USA) 78 73 82
234 A Bartlett (Royal Dorncoh) 81 79 78, S McElroy (Grange) 79 77 78, A Lewis (Royal St David's) 75 77 82
235 J Brown (Trentham) 82 80 73, S Dye (Delamere Forest) 84 74 77, C Berry (Bromborough) 79 77 79
236 L Lloyd (Hayston) 77 79 80, R Adams (Royal Blackheath) 80 77 79, M Castillo (Spain) 73 80 83.
SELECTED SCORES
243 K Russell (Royal Ashdown Forest) 76 79 88, P Doran (Donabate) 79 79 85 (T32)
244 A Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) 81 79 84 (T34)

TO VIEW ALL THE SCORES CLICK HERE

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WEST VETS ALEX AND LESLEY MAKE THE CUT AT THE BRITISH SENIORS AMATUER CHAMPIONSHIP AT DORNOCH

The British Seniors Amateur Championship is being played at Royal Dornoch this week and West Vets Alex Glennie and Lesley Lloyd have both made the cut today after 2 rounds.
CLICK HERE for all the scores

Monday, September 15, 2014

WEST VETS ARE WINNERS AT BLAIRGOWRIE

Sheila Mitchell R/U over 70s

Marion Stewart winner 65-70

Anna Telfer Scratch winner ( Lyon picture )

Marion Stewart - overall nett winner (Patrick Rosebowl)
Thanks go to Sheena McDonald for the photos and results:

1 Sheila Mitchell R/U over 70s
2 Marion Stewart winner 65-70
3 Anna Telfer Scratch winner ( Lyon picture ) - Gross 81
4 Marion Stewart - overall nett winner (Patrick Rosebowl -- 83 (12) 71

West Vets win the Team Trophy for the 3 best scores in one division -- (best last 6 holes count back from East Division)

Vice President Gillian Kirkwood
 presented the prizes (due to President Sally Coster who was unable to attend due to injury) 
Emma Wilson was elected as the new Vice President at the AGM

Full results to follow.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

SENIOR SCOTS WOMEN LOSE TO SPAIN IN AUSTRIA, RANKED 6th OVERALL


Anne Ryan, Mary Smith, Fiona De Vries, Anna Telfer (CAPTAIN),
Alison Bartlett, Alex Glennie and Sheena Wood

Scotland lost 4-1 to Spain in their concluding match of the rain-hit European senior women's amateur team golf championship near Salzburg in Austria.

Because the course was waterlogged until Thursday, only one qualifying round was possible and only four teams qualified for the championship flight.

The Scots finished second in Flight B and were ranked sixth overall.

England beat France 3 1/2-1 1/2 in the Flight A final. Ireland were ranked third after finishing with a 4-1 win over Sweden.

Other result: Germany 1, Belgium 4.

Details of Scotland's match:
SPAIN 4, SCOTLAND 1

P Allende and R Ruiz de Velasco bt Alison Bartlett and Alex Glennie 5 and 4.
M De Orueta bt Sheena Wood at 19th
M Corcosteguia halved with Fiona De Vries.
M Castillo halved with Mary Smith
M Campomanes bt Anne Ryan 6 and 5

Friday, September 05, 2014

SENIOR SCOTS WOMEN THROUGH TO FLIGHT B FINAL

From L - R  Alison Bartlett. Anna Telfer (Captain), Sheena Wood, Fiona De Vries,
Anne Ryan, Mary Smith and Alex Glennie (Photo courtesy of Anna Telfer)
In the rain-shortened format for this week's European senior women's amateur team championship at Gut Altentann GC near Salzburg, Scotland beat Belgium 3 1/2-1 1/2 in the semi-final of their four-team Flight B.
The Scots, on Saturday, will play Spain, 4-1 victors over Germany, in the Flight B final.
Details of Scotland match (Belgian names first):
I Dumont lost to S Wood 2 holes.
R De Winghe and S Delport lost to A Bartlett and A Glennie at 19th
L Vanderlinden bt A Ryan 6 and 4.
M-A Toussaint lost to M Smith 2 holes.
A Riff halved with F De Vries.

In Flight A, it will be a France v England final. France beat Ireland 4 1/2-1/2 and England beat Sweden 3 1/2 - 1 1/2

This is the message that West Vets Captain Anna has sent ---

Super Scottish Seniors win in Austria!!!!
In a very very close match against Belgium, the Scots triumphed 3.5 to 1.5. The 4somes pairing of Alison Bartlett and Alex Glennie won at the 19th, Sheena Wood played the back 9 in 3 under par to win on the very tricky 18th. With equal nerves of steel, Mary Smith also triumphed on the 18th. Anne Ryan was under the cosh from the start and lost 6 and 5 but by then the match was secured and as is the custom in this tournament, Fiona De Vries's match was declared a half ( even tho she was 1 up after 17. 
Captain Anna Telfer is over the moon and "vewy vewy pwoud" of her players "it was a match of 2 halves but thankfully we played the second half so much better"
Next up is Spain for the play-off for 5th and 6th place.

MESSAGE FROM CAPTAIN ANNA AT THE EUROPEAN SENIORS

As you can imagine it was fantastic to be playing golf today - and in the sunshine too!!!!
Three of the very wet holes had been shortened to par 3s and the 18th was cut to a par 4. This didn't make it any easier and there were preferred lies in operation.
The Scottish team played really well despite the difficult and wet conditions and achieved the target we had set ourselves. This was to finish in the top flight of 8 teams and we actually finished 7th. Unfortunately because of the curtailed tournament, there are only flights of 4 and so we are in the 2nd group. Tomorrow we play Belgium, starting at 10:06am.
Today's top performer was Sheena Wood, who played superbly. She was one over after 15 holes, but 2 double bogeys at 16 and 18 spoilt what had been an excellent round. These are both testing holes over water and caused many a high score. Alison Bartlett also had a good round - very steady play. The others were disappointed in their scores but I can't emphasise just how difficult it was - especially for the early grouping of Mary, Anne and Fiona. They were out when the ground was even wetter with the dew.
Anyway, on to the match play rounds now and I'm confident we will do well

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

PLEASE CHECK YOUR FOOTJOY SHOES !!

Good Evening Ladies,
I have had a phone call from Betty Connor of Cathcart Castle GC (Tel.No.577-6442) to ask if anyone took away the wrong shoes yesterday.  They were white Footjoys with a black stripe on the front and there was a pair of socks tucked inside!  If anyone took them by mistake, you should contact Betty direct.
Thank you.
Regards, Morag.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

LESLEY LlOYD HAS THE BEST SCORE OF THE DAY AT ERSKINE

Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) -- Scratch Winner
80 ladies played today in the Autumn Meeting at Erskine Golf Club.  Although the sun didn't manage to come out, it was perfect golfing conditions.

The Course was in great shape and everyone had a very enjoyable day.

Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) had the best Scratch Score of 78.
Jill West (irvine Bogside) best Net score - Silver Division
Christine Richmond (Erskine) - Bronze Division Winner
The Winner of Division 1 was Jill West (Irvine Bogside) with a net score of 70.  Division 2 was won by Christine Richmond (Erskine) with a net 73.  Christine was also our "Super Vet".  Well done ladies."
To see all the days results CLICK HERE
Morag Key,
Secretary.

Monday, September 01, 2014

MORE RAIN IN AUSTRIA -- ANNA AND HER TEAM

The European Seniors Team --- Sheena Wood, Fiona De Vries, Mary Smith,
Anne Ryan, Alex Glennie (West Vets) and Alison Bartlett
Rained all night and all morning too.
Managed to hit some balls at the range and then walked the course (see photo!!)
Play has already been abandoned for tomorrow too as the course simply isn't playable. So we are down to one round of Strokeplay on Wednesday then on to match play on Thursday as was planned. Supposed to dry up and warm up - very soon we hope!
Anna

Sunday, August 31, 2014

WEST VETS CAPTAIN ANNA HAS A PROBLEM IN AUSTRIA

Message from -- Anna Telfer (West Vets Captain and Captain of the Scottish Team ) ---- European Senior Team Championship at Gut Altentann GC in Austria - with Alison Bartlett, Fiona De Vries, Alex Glennie, Ann Ryan, Mary Smith and Sheena Wood - 

Arrived today and it hasn't stopped raining since we arrived! They've had the wettest July and August since records began. 
Anyway the devastating news - for everyone, including players, organisers and officials is that tomorrow's practice day has been cancelled. Course is waterlogged

Sunday, August 17, 2014

AUTUMN MEETING DRAW AT ERSKINE GOLF CLUB

The draw for the Autumn Meeting at Erskine GC on September 2nd has now been done.
Any problems, please contact Anna Telfer by Saturday, August 30th.
**Please note** After this date, and on the day of the competition, please phone Morag Key on 07950 279733

​ VETS AUTUMN MEETING –ERSKINE GC – 2/9/14

9:30 Sheena McDonald (Milngavie)
Linda McDougall (Greenock)
Jennifer Mack (Haggs)

9:38 Maureen Woodhead (Gourock)
June Lockhart (Gleddoch)
Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle)

9:46 Helen Faulds (Douglas Park)
Robina Gilbertson (Prestwick St Nicholas)
Lesley Lloyd (Hayston)

9:54 Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle)
Lynn McColl (Milngavie)
Helen Robertson (Douglas Park)

10:02 Christina Graham (Douglas Park)
Margaret White (Ralston)
Sheila McLean (Whitecraigs)

10:10 Liz Keohone (Loudon)
Sally Macfarlane (Douglas Park)
Morag Little (Whitecraigs)

10:18 Irene Good (Ralston)
Katy MacAulay (Milngavie)
Janice Paterson (Drumpellier)

10:26 Pat Hutton (Lanark)
Annabel Kane (KIlmacolm)
Anne Judge (Ranfurly Castle)

10:34 Mary Craig (Ranfurly Castle)
Carol Sim (Balmore)
Morag Key (Ralston)

10:42 Ahlanna Taylor (Kilmacolm)
Ann Donnelly (Troon)
Ann Colthart (Dalmally)

10:50 Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm)
Sheila Tollan (Dalmally)
Anne Mac Kellar (Troon)

10:58 Sandra Gilchrist (Whitecraigs)
May Myers (Clober)
Anne Robinson (Ranfurly Castle)

11:06 Enid Young (Balmore)
Moira Cameron (Troon)
Mary Wylie (Elderslie)

11:14 Elinor Grant (Douglas Park)
June Irons (Caldwell)
Sheila Shaw (Kidsneuk)

11:22 Patricia Brown (Ralston)
Pat Kerr (Haggs Castle )
Susan Gellatly (Haggs Castle)

11:30 Alisoun Fairbairn (Troon)
Ann Paton (Douglas Park)
Christine Gauldie (Erskine)

11:38 Marjorie Walker (Haggs Castle)
Kay McColl (Hilton Park)
Willen McCallum (Troon)

11:46 Sheilagh Osborne (Troon)
Lana Macdonald (Hilton Park)
Lilias Snodgrass (Ranfurly Castle)

11:54 May McGhee (Balmore)
Agnes Robertson (Erskine)
Jacky Sinclair (Hilton Park)

12:08 Mo Neilson (Gourock)
May Hughes (Lanark)
Karen Maxwell (Milngavie)

12:18 Jan Muir (Erskine)
Jean Irvine (Ranfurly Castle)
Maureen Rennie (Douglas Park)

12:26 Rosemary Ogilvie (Ranfurly Castle)
Betty Connor (Cathcart Castle)
Dorothy Horsfield (Balmore)

12 :36 Eleanor Watson (Eastwood)
Isobel Kerr (Cathcart Castle)
Morag Dunan (Milngavie)

12:44 Anna MacDougall (Old Ranfurly)
Moira McCartney (Milngavie)
Sheelagh Young (Kilmarnock Barassie)

12:54 Julie Will (Troon)
Janette McCartney (Erskine)
Jess Blackwood (Kilmarnock Barassie)

1:02 Janette Stewart (Kilmarnock Barassie )
Cathy Morton (Eastwood)
Jill West (Irvine GC)

1:10 Ann Edgar (Irvine GC)
Anita McMillan (Ersine)
Helen McGibbon (Kilmarnock Barassie)

1:18 Christine Richmond (Erskine)
Elizabeth Hodge (Cathcart Castle)
Glennis Rintoul (Old Ranfurly)

1:26 Liz Stansfield (Erskine)
Anne Terrey (Greenock)
Margaret Gray (Old Ranfurly)


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

EAST VETS RETAIN THE FRIENDLY ASP TROPHY AT GULLANE

Marion Stewart presents the ASP Trophy to Marjorie Lauder 
On a wet and windy day yesterday (12th August) West Vets played the East but although the course was in magnificent condition the West Vets found the wind rain and bunkers too tricky and succumbed 5-0 to the East. We finished with a fantastic meal at the Visitors Clubhouse in Gullane and Marion Stewart presented Marjorie Lauder (East Captain ) with the Friendly Trophy. Thanks go to all the players who battled through the inclement conditions.

SCORES. East players first.
Dulcie Barnes & Christine Clarke beat Anabel Kane & Mo Neilson  4/3
Norma Richmond & Margaret Ferguson  beat June Lockhart & Enid Young  2 up
Kate Johnston & Pam Townsend beat Morag Key &  Liz Hale 4/3
Fiona Ford & Clare Bowe beat Anita McMillan & Cathy Morton 6/4
Frances McFadrean & Jane McMinn beat Mary Wylie & Maureen Cook 1 up

Anabel, Mo, June, Morag, Enid and Liz

Liz and Morag look cold before they start !!


Liz, Anita, Maureen and Mary
Thanks go to Vice Captain Marion Stewart for the report and photographs  (Marjorie Lauder (East Vets) for the final photograph)

Thursday, August 07, 2014

SCOTS VETS LOSE TITLE DECIDER AT WALLASEY

 L to R : Fiona De Vries, Sheena Wood, Noreen Fenton (Captain), Kathleen Sutherland (Vice Captain), Alex Glennie, Lesley Lloyd, Lorna Bennett, Alison Bartlett, Anne Ryan, Mary Smith
GOLF COPY AND RESULTS
CREDIT CAL CARSON GOLF AGENCY
PHOTOGRAPHS -- COURTESY OF GILLIAN KIRKWOOD
Scotland lost the title decider 6-3 to England South on the final day of the Veteran Ladies Golf Association Jamboree for the Miller Stirling Salver at Wallasey Golf Club on the Wirral today (Thursday)
The Scots, who had won their first two matches, shared the morning foursomes but lost the singles 4 1/2-1 1/2,
Only debutante Lelsey Loyd was a Scotland winner in the afternoon. Mary Smith secured a halved match.

ENGLAND SOUTH 6, SCOTLAND 3
Foursomes 1 1/2-1 1/2
J Rees and K Evans lost to S Wood and L Loyd 4 and 3.
C Weir and A Mayne beat F De Vries and A Ryan 4 and 3.
K Russell and D Richards halved with A Bartlett and A Glennie.
Singles 4 1/2-1 1/2
Rees beat Bartlett 4 and 2.
F Christine beat Wood 1 hole.
C Quinn halved with M Smith
Mayne lost to Lloyd 1 hole
Richards beat Glennie 3 and 2
Weir beat Ryan 2 and 1.
OTHER MATCH
ENGLAND NORTH 5, ENGLAND MIDLANDS 4

CLICK HERE for today's full results.

National Scratch Senior Ladies Team Match
"2014 Jamboree Week" hosted by Wallasey GC, 04-07 Aug 2014

1st Place & Winners of the Miller Stirling Salver - SOUTH (on a countback of least number of holes played to win matches by 195 holes -v- NORTH 207 holes)

Runners Up & winner of the Tony Moffat Quaich - NORTH

Final Cumulative Points Table after Day 3:
1st.     SOUTH          15   Points
2nd.   NORTH         15    Points
3rd.    SCOTLAND   13   Points
4th.    MIDLANDS    11      Points

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

VETERAN LADIES JAMBOREE SECOND DAY SCOTLAND VETS MAKE IT TWO WINS

Scotland made it two wins out of two starts when they beat England North, the hosts 5-4, on Day 2 of the Veteran Ladies Golf Association Jamboree at Wallasey Golf Club, Merseyside.
The Scots lost the foursomes 2-1 and were grateful at the end of the day for the morning point secured by their top couple of Sheena Wood and Lesley Lloyd. They had a great match before winnng by one hole against the North's Sue Dye and Ruth Lindley.
The other Scots pairings both lost 3 and 2.
Singles wins by Alison Bartlett, Fiona De Vries, Lloyd and Anne Ryan gave Scotland a
a 4-2 victory in the singles, which overcame the 1point deficit from the morning.
In the other match South beat Midlands 6 matches to 3.

Results
ENGLAND NORTH 4, SCOTLAND 5
Foursomes 2-1
Sue Dye and Ruth Lindley lost to Sheena Wood and Lesley Lloyd 1 hole
Cath Rawthorne and Gill Mellor beat Alison Bartlett and Alex Glennie 3 and 2
Pat Wrightson and Barbara Laird beat Mary Smith and Anne Ryan 3 and 2.

Singles 2-4
Dye lost to Bartlett 6 and 4.
Rawthorne lost to Fiona de Vries 1 hole
Caroline Berry beat Wood 2 and 1.
Janet Melville lost to Lloyd 5 and 3.
Mellor beat Smith 5 and 4.
Wrightson lost to Ryan 2 holes

CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE RESULTS TODAY

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

SCOTLAND VETS MAKE WINNING START ON MERSEYSIDE

Scotland made a winning start to the three-day Veteran Ladies Golf Association match-play jamboree at Wallasey Golf Club, Merseyside.
They made up a 2-1 deficit on the morning foursomes by taking the singles 4-2 for a 5-4 victory over England Midlands.
New cap Lesley Lloyd was the afternoon star, says Gillian Kirkwood (who pops up everywhere!)
"One up playing the last, Lesley managed to secure a vital half-point which meant that we took the singles 4-2 after a 2-1 defeat in the morning foursomes," says Gillian (who did not take the slightly out of focus picture at the top of the page!)
In the other match, England North beat England South 6-3.
Details:
SCOTLAND 5, ENGLAND MIDLANDS 4
Foursomes (1-2)
Sheena Wood and Lesley Lloyd lost to Helen Lowe and Mary MacLaren 2 and 1.
Alison Bartlett and Alex Glennie beat Carol Gibbs and Julie Walter 3 and 2.
Mary Smith and Anne Ryan lost to Sue Spencer and Caron Harrison 1 hole.
Singles (4-2)
Fiona de Vries lost to Lowe 5 and 3.
Wood beat MacLaren 2 holes
Lloyd beat Carol Wild 1 hole
Glennie beat Cindy Ireland 2 and 1
Lorna Bennett lost to Harrison 6 and 5
Smith beat Spencer 4 and 3

OTHER RESULT
ENGLAND NORTH 6, ENGLAND SOUTH 3


Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

Thursday, July 24, 2014

SCOTLAND TEAM FOR VETERANS' JAMBOREE AT WALLASEY

Scotland team for the Veteran Ladies Golf Association Jamboree at Wallasey Golf Club on the Wirral peninsula from August 5 to 7 is:

Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch
Lorna Bennett (Ladybank)
Fiona de Vries (St Rule)
Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie)
Lesley Lloyd (Hayston)
Anne Ryan (Tain)
Mary Smith (Tain)
Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies)

Team captain: Noreen Fenton (Dunbar)
Vice-captain: Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose).

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

ALEX SELECTED FOR THE EUROPEAN SENIOR LADIES TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

European Senior Ladies Team Championship, Gut Altentann GC, Austria, 2-6 September 2014

Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch) 
Fiona De Vries (St Rule)
Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barrassie)
Ann Ryan (Tain)
Mary Smith (Tain)
Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies)

Team Captain: Anna Telfer 

Saturday, July 05, 2014

PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE SCOTTISH SENIORS

Alison Bartlett and Alex Glennie (Photo courtesy of Jean Macintyre)
West vets - Lorraine Campbell and Liz Keohone
Photo courtesy of Jean Macintyre

To see some photographs taken at the Scottish Seniors Championship at Elgin this week -- Courtesy of Jean Macintyre (Lanarkshire County Captain) --- Album 1  CLICK HERE

and Album 2 -- CLICK HERE

MORE PHOTOS -- Courtesy of Anne Brownie (East Vets) -- CLICK HERE for full report
Senior Supper
Caberet Photos
Prizewinner Photos

Friday, July 04, 2014

ALISON BARTLETT TAKES THE SCOTTISH MATCHPLAY TITLE

Alison Bartlett -- Strokeplay and Matchplay Champion
(Photo courtesy of Jean Macintyre)
From the SLGA Website:

Alison Bartlett (pictured left - courtesy of the SLGA) confirmed she is the best senior player in Scotland by completing the Strokeplay and Matchplay Championship double at Elgin Golf Club.

The Royal Dornoch player was never headed in the Strokeplay Championship and she completed an impressive run in the Matchplay with a 3 and 1 win over West Vet Aex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) in the 18 hole final.

One up at the turn in the final, the highlight for Bartlett was an eagle three at the 404 yard tenth. Glennie won the 14th to reduce the deficit to one but wins at the 15th and 17th secured victory.

In the semi-finals, Bartlett had a close one hole win over Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose). All square with two to play, the Northern Counties golfer won the 17th in par and the 18th was halved.

In the other tie, Glennie was a 2 and 1 winner over Fiona De Vries (St Rule). Two down after three holes, back-to-back birdies at the fifth and sixth and more wins at the seventh and eighth put Glennie in control.

In the Nett Handicap Semi Finals Margot Barr won against West Vets Vice Captain Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm)  and Rita Dee beat Emma Wilson (Elie and Earlsferry)

Rita Dee from Kingsknowe Golf Club defeated Margot Barr (Nairn) in the Nett Championship Final 4&3.

CLICK HERE for all the handicap results

To read more go to Kirkwood Golf Website

ALEX GLENNIE THROUGH TO SCOTTISH SENIORS MATCHPLAY FINAL

FINAL OF SCOTTISH SENIORS MATCHPLAY CLICK HERE
SEMI FINAL
Alison Bartlett beat Kathleen Sutherland 1 hole
Alex Glennie beat Fiona De Vries 2&1

HANDICAP MATCHPLAY RESULTS - CLICK HERE
FINAL
Margot Barr v Rita Dee

Thursday, July 03, 2014

ALEX GLENNIE THROUGH TO MATCHPLAY SEMI FINAL

From the SLGA Website
Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch) stayed on course for an impressive double with two fine wins in the Scottish Ladies’ Matchplay Championship at Elgin.

Already the winner of the Strokeplay title, the Northern Counties golfer defeated Lesley Johnston (Gullane Ladies) by 3 and 2 in the first round of knock-out and then edged out West  Vet May Hughes (Lanark) by 2 and 1.

In the semi-finals, Bartlett, a two-time Strokeplay Champion, meets Kathleen Sutherland. The Royal Montrose member beat West Vet Liz Keohone (Loudoun Gowf) by 4 and 2 in the quarter-finals.

In the bottom half of the draw, Fiona de Vries (St Rule) lines-up against West Vet Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie). - pictured left .
Fiona De Vries needed an extra hole to end the challenge from Mary Smith (Tain) in the first round but then had a more comfortable 5 and 4 victory over Smith’s sister, Anne Ryan.

Alex Glennie, the 2011 Strokeplay Champion, defeated Linda Grieve (Musselburgh) by 3 and 1 in the first round and was then taken to the final green before squeezing out Anne Brownie by two holes.

West Vet Vice Captain Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm) takes on Margot Barr (Nairn) in the first semi-final of the Nett Match Play and SLGA Vice President Emma Wilson takes on Rita Dee (Kingsknowe)

SCOTTISH SENIOR WOMEN'S MATCH-PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
Elgin Golf club
FIRST ROUND
A Bartlett (Royal Dornoch) beat L Johnston (Gullane) 3 and 2.
M Hughes (Lanark) beat L Dyball (Pitreavie) 6 and 4.
K Sutherland (Royal Montrose) beat K Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park) 5 and 3.
A Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) beat L Grieve (Musselburgh) 3 and 1.
A Brownie (Gullane) beat S Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) 1 hole
F De Vries (St Rule) beat M Smith (Tain) at 19th
A Ryan (Tain) beat E Allison (Stirling) 3 and 2.
QUARTER-FINALS
Bartlett beat Hughes 2 and 1
Sutherland beat Keohone 4 and 2.
Glennie beat Brownie 2 holes
De Vries beat Ryan 5 and 4.
SEMI-FINALS FRIDAY
9.20 Bartlett v Sutherland
9.30 Glennie v De Vries

CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS-- CLICK HERE

SCOTTISH SENIORS HANDICAP MATCHPLAY 
SEMI - FINAL FRIDAY
Marion Stewart v Margot Barr
Emma Wilson v Rita Dee

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

SCOTTISH SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIP - LIZ KEOHONE AND ALEX GLENNIE ARE RUNNERS UP

ALISON BARTLETT KEEPS COOL - AND WINS SCOTTISH SENIOR STROKE TITLE

Royal Dornoch's Alison Bartlett, winner of the Northern Counties women's championship a few weeks, added an even more prestigious title to her collection when she won the Scottish senior women's amateur stroke play championship for the first time at Elgin Golf Club today.
Third in the championship three years ago, when she also was the first-round leader, Alison was not headed on this occasion - although it was a close run thing in the end.
Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) and Alison were level at six over par for the tournament with three to play, one shot ahead of West Vet Liz Keohone (Loudoun Gowf)
The Royal Dornoch player, secretary of the Northern Counties Ladies Golf Association, kept her cool under pressure and parred the last three holes.
That made the winning difference in the final analysis. Noreen bogeyed the 16th and double bogeyed the 17th. The Dunbar player did finish with a birdie but it was too late to repair the damaged.
Bartlett's rounds of 75 and 79 for 10 over par 154 won her the title by two shots from four players on 156 - Noreen Fenton (76-80), Liz Keohone (77-79), Anne Ryan (Tain) (79-77) and West Vet Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) 77 79.
Defending champion West Vet Captain Anne Telfer (Milngavie) finished down the field with scores of 82 and 86 for 168. She did not make leading 16 who will now contest the Scottish senior women's match-play championship at the same venue over the next two days.

SCOTTISH SENIOR WOMEN'S AMATEUR STROKE PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
Elgin Golf Club.
LEADING FINAL TOTALS
Par 148 (2x74) CSS 74
154 A Bartlett (Royal Dornoch) 75 79
156 L Keohone (Lououn Gowf) 77 79, A Ryan (Tain) 79 77. A Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) 77 79, N Fenton (Dunbar) 76 80
157 K Sutherland (Royal Montrose) 79 78, S Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) 78 79
158 F De Vries (St Rule) 81 77
159 L Dyball (Pitreavie) 85 74, M Hughes (Lanark) 82 77
160 M Smith (Tain) 80 80, A Brownie (Gullane) 79 81, K Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park) 79 81, S McDonald (Milngavie) 77 83
163 L Grieve (Musselburgh) 81 81, L Johnston (Gullane) 77 86, E Allison (Stirling) 80 83.
164 J Harrison (Cruden Bay) 87 77, J Paterson (Drumpellier) 83 81, M Tough (Glenbervie) 82 82, L Bennett (Ladybank) 83 81
165 G Wallace (Blairgowrie) 87 78, K Burns (Bathgate) 79 80, H Anderson (Blairgowrie) 76 89
166 L Duff (Cathkin Braes) 85 81, J Bryans (Harburn) 83 83
167 M Begbie (Ladybank) 83 84, A Smart (Banchory) 83 84, E Wilson (Elie and Earlsferry) 81 86, M Woodhead (Gourock) 81 86
168 A Hanson (Glencorse) 87 81, W Ross (Elgin) 82 86, A Telfer (Milngavie) 82 86
169 G Dowling (Inverness) 88 81, J Mack (Haggs Castle) 86 83, J Watt (Gullane) 86 83, L McNiven (Aberdeen Ladies) 86 83
170 L Terry (Cruden Bay) 85 85
171 P Williamson (Baberton) 86 85, J Nicol (Inverness) 84 87.

TO VIEW ALL THE SCORES ON THE SECOND DAY OF THE SCOTTISH SENIOR WOMEN'S AMATEUR STROKE-PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP AT ELGIN GOLF CLUB     CLICK HERE

DRAW FOR CHAMPIONSHIP -- CLICK HERE
NET MATCHPLAY DRAW --- CLICK HERE

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

WEST VETS -- SHEENA, LIZ AND ALEX LIE 2 SHOTS OFF THE PACE AT THE SCOTTISH SENIORS

ALISON BARTLETT SETS THE SENIOR PACE WITH FIRST-ROUND 75 AT ELGIN

Northern Counties champion Alison Bartlett shot a 75 to lead the field by one shot after the first round of the Scottish Senior Women's Stroke-Play Championship at Elgin Golf Club today.
She has a one stroke advantage of Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) and Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie).
Next are West Vets S McDonald (Milngavie)L Keohone (Loudoun), A Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) who are all  only 2 off the pace 
Title-holder West Vets Captain Anna Telfer (Milngavie) is seven shots off the pace with an 82 as is West Vets Champion Lorraine Campbell (Cardross)

The field for the match-play championship in the second half of the tournament comes from the leading scorers in the stroke-play event
SCOTTISH SENIOR WOMEN'S AMATEUR STROKE-PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
Elgin Golf Club
LEADING FIRST ROUND SCORES
75 A Bartlett (Royal Dornoch)
76 N Fenton (Dunbar), H Anderson (Blairgowrie)
77 S McDonald (Milngavie)L Keohone (Loudoun), A Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie), L Johnston (Gullane)
78 S Wood (Aberdeen Ladies)
79 K Sutherland (Royal Montrose), A Ryan (Tain), K Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park), A Brownie (Gullane), K Burns (Bathgate).
80 E Allison (Stirling), M Smith (Tain)
81 F De Vries (St Rule), L Grieve (Musselburgh),
E Wilson (Elie and Earlsferry), M Woodhead (Gourock)
82 A Telfer (Milngavie), L Campbell (Cardross), W Ross (Elgin), M Tough (Glenbervie), M Hughes (Lanark)
83 B Clough (Blairgowrie), L Graham (Carnoustie Ladies), A Smart (Banchory), M Begbie (Ladybank), J Bryans (Harburn), L Bennett (Ladybank), J Paterson (Drumpellier)

TO VIEW ALL THE SCORES ON THE SLGA WEBSITE   CLICK HERE

SCOTTISH SENIORS 1ST ROUND LEADERBOARD

THE SCORES  FROM THE SCOTTISH SENIORS AT ELGIN WHICH BEGINS TODAY WILL BE AVAILABLE BY CLICKING HERE

Monday, June 30, 2014

SCOTTISH SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP ENTRANTS

The Scottish Seniors Championship begins tomorrow (Tuesday 1st July) over Elgin Golf Course. 
The Following West Vets players have entered:
Lorraine Campbell, Alex Glennie, Liz Keohone, Sandra Littlejohn, Jennifer Mack, Karen Maxwell, Sheena McDonald, Janice Paterson, Joanna Scott, Marion Stewart, Anna Telfer, and Maureen Woodhead
We wish them every success

Monday, June 09, 2014

WEST VETS WIN THE MID WEST TROPHY

West and Midland Vets
West Vets Team 

Midland Vets Team
Fourteen very hardy Vets took to the fairways at Ralston GC today, Monday June 9th in the match for players of handicap 10 and over. 
As the photos show, we started out in sunshine but soon the rain started and unfortunately it persisted for the rest of the day. 
Lynn McColl  - Soaked !!
Lynn McColl decided it was too warm for waterproofs at first and by the time she thought that maybe she ought to put them on......... well she was wet through by then and decided not to bother!!!!!
Ralston GC looked after us superbly and despite the awful conditions, Midland Vets thoroughly enjoyed the course - and the lovely meal afterwards.
West Vets were superb and ran out resounding winners by the margin of 6-1. 

Anna receives the Trophy from Liz
Captain Anna Telfer proudly received the Mid West Trophy from her counterpart, Liz Fertacz. 

So, 2 matches played and 2 matches won! No pressure then Marion, on you and your foursomes team at Gullane in August!!! Best of luck to the team.

Full results

Anabel Kane (Kilmacolm) halved with Agnes Lind
June Lockhart (Gleddoch) beat Irene Morrison 2up
Mo Neilson (Greenock) beat Fiona Farquharson 4/3
Lynn McColl (Milngavie) beat Sandy Bushby 2/1
Enid Young (Balmore) beat Moira Begbie 1 hole
Karen Maxwell (Milngavie) beat Mary Hope 7/5

Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm) halved with Liz Fertacz

Sunday, June 08, 2014

WEST VETS RETAIN THE ELISE DUNCAN TROPHY

West Vet Captain Anna Telfer is presented with the Elise Duncan Trophy
by East Captain Anne Brownie 
The annual Scratch match against East Vets took place on Thursday, June 5th at West Kilbride GC (and many thanks to them for providing courtesy of the course and also superb hospitality)
Bacon rolls, coffee and tea and plenty of chat and catching-up were enjoyed before the serious business of the day took place. 
Sally Coster - President of the SVLGA kindly came down to act as Starter and play duly commenced at 12 noon. To the surprise ( and relief) of all, the weather stayed dry with not too much wind. 
The overall result proved to be a resounding victory for West Vets who very happily retained the Elise Duncan Trophy

Full results: 
Liz Stewart (Greenburn) beat Anne Hanson (Glencourse Golf Club) 4/3
Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) beat Karen Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park) 4/2
May Hughes (Lanark) beat Jennifer Bryans (Harburn) 2/1
Jane Finnie (Troon Ladies) lost to Lesley Johnston (Gullane) 3/2
Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) beat Marion Quigley (Craigmillar Park) 3/2
Liz Keohone (Loudoun Gowf) beat Carol Brown (Mortonhall) 4/2
Anna Telfer (Milngavie) beat Hazel Saunders (Gullane) 3/1
Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) beat Mairi Pollock (Craigmillar) 1up

Morning coffee

Morning Coffee

The 2 Captains - Anne and Anna

SLGA President Sally Coster with East Vet Anne Hanson and West Vet Liz Stewart
Thanks go to Captain Anna for the report and photographs

Saturday, May 31, 2014

LORRAINE CAMPBELL WINS THE 2014 WEST VETS CHAMPIONSHIP

Anne Terrey (Bronze Champion) and Lorraine Campbell (2014 West Vets Champion)
WEST VETS CHAMPIONSHIP 2014
The Championship was held at Renfrew GC once again and our thanks go to them for their courtesy of the course and their kind hospitality over the two days.

There were 16 qualifiers again this year for our annual Championship. All matches were keenly contested and the golf was of a very high standard. The shock of the 1st round was the defeat of former champion, May Hughes (Lanark) by Cathy Morton (Eastwood) at the 18th but Cathy proved to be a steely and determined competitor.
The quarter finals were played on the Thursday afternoon and saw the field reduced to four players. Both semi finals on Friday morning were extremely close and tense affairs. Lorraine Campbell (Cardross) eventually edged out the number 1 seed Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) at the 18th. Meanwhile in the other tie - which swung one way and then the other- Linda McDougall (Greenock) holed a downhill 5 footer on the 18th to take the tie into extra holes. However a par 4 at the first was good enough to take Anna Telfer (Milngavie) through to the final.
Some Spectators 

The final was played in glorious sunshine although disappointingly there were very few supporters or spectators to watch the game. Anna took an early lead and was 2 up after 3 holes but a chip in at the 6th spurred Lorraine on and she rallied to go 3 up after 13. However a mini fight back saw Anna reduce the deficit to one hole as they stood on the 17th tee. Both had good drives, but Lorraine's superior length enabled her to hit a 5 iron ( and in her words " my sweetest and best struck shot of the day") to about 10 feet. She calmly holed her birdie putt and emerged a worthy winner and our West Vets Champion of 2014. Lorraine will now go to Strathmore GC in September to play in the Scottish Vets Championship and I'm sure we all wish her the very best of luck in that competition.

Anna congratulates Lorraine on her win

Anne Terrey and Ann Colthart with referee Vice Captain Marion Stewart
Anne is presented with her Bronze Championship Trophy from Captain Anna

There were 4 qualifiers for the Bronze Championship and unfortunately the final was rather one sided. Anne Terrey (Greenock) was 3 up after 6 holes against the 2013 champion Ann Colthart (Dalmally). Then a blistering run of 5 consecutive holes won from the 8th to the 12th saw Anne win by 7/6.

RESULTS:

CHAMPIONSHIP

1st Round
Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) beat Liz Hale (Caldwell) 3/2
Maureen Woodhead (Gourock) beat Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) 3/1
Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) beat Lynn McColl (Milngavie) 5/4
Lorraine Campbell (Cardross) beat Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle) 6/4
Linda McDougall (Greenock) beat Anabel Kane (Kilmacolm) 5/3
Cathy Morton (Eastwood) beat May Hughes (Lanark) 2 up
Sheena McDonald (Milngavie) beat Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm) 4/3
Anna Telfer (Milngavie) beat Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) 2/1

Quarter Finals
Janice Paterson beat Maureen Woodhead 6/5
Lorraine Campbell beat Alex Glennie 2up
Linda McDougall  beat Cathy Morton 4/2
Anna Telfer beat Sheena McDonald 2/1

Semi Final
Lorraine Campbell beat Janice Paterson 1 hole
Anna Telfer beat Linda McDougall at the 19th

Final:  Lorraine Campbell beat Anna Telfer 2 &1

BRONZE CHAMPIONSHIP 

Ann Colthart beat Agnes Robertson 7/5
Anne Terrey beat Moira McCartney 7/6 

Bronze Final: Anne Terrey beat Anne Colthart 7&5


Next on the West Vets calendar are the matches against East Vets and Midlands Vets. Good luck to all our team members - bring back those trophies.

Many thanks go to Anna for the report and Morag and Anna for the photos -- CLICK HERE TO SEE THEM ALL

Thursday, May 29, 2014

WEST VETS CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

Some of the West Vets Championship Finalists -
From L to R - Cathy Morton , Lorraine Campbell, Anna Telfer, Sheena McDonald, Linda McDougall,
Marion Stewart, Alex Glennie, May Hughes, Lynn McColl, Fiona Roger and Anabel Kane
Photo -- Courtesy of Anna Telfer
From L to R - Janice Paterson, Liz Hale, Helen Faulds and Maureen Woodhead

The West Vets Championship rounds took place today over Renfrew Golf Course. There were a few surprise results.
However, West Vets Captain and current Scottish Senior 2013 Strokeplay Champion Anna Telfer and the 2012 Scottish Senior Matchplay Runner Up Champion Janice Paterson have both progressed to the semi final stages which take place tomorrow morning.

The final is tomorrow afternoon -- spectators are very welcome to come along and support

1st Round
Janice Paterson beat Liz Hale 3/2
Maureen Woodhead beat Helen Faulds 3/1
Alex Glennie beat Lynn McColl 5/4
Lorraine Campbell beat Fiona Roger 6/4
Linda McDougall beat Anabel Kane 5/3
Cathy Morton beat May Hughes 2 up
Sheena McDonald beat Marion Stewart 4/3
Anna Telfer beat Jennifer Mack 2/1

Quarter Finals
Janice beat Maureen 6/5
Lorraine beat Alex 2up
Linda beat Cathy 4/2
Anna beat Sheena 2/1
Ann Colthart and Agnes Robertson 

BRONZE
Ann Colthart beat Agnes Robertson 7/5
Anne Terrey beat Moira McCartney 7/6

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

MESSAGE FROM YOUR CAPTAIN ANNA AFTER THE SUMMER MEETING

Well done to all those hardy and tough ladies who competed at Milngavie in the Summer???? Meeting yesterday. 
The Greenstaff did well to keep the course open and playable - just. 
Conditions were really tough so congratulations to all the winners and to those ladies who qualified for the Championships at Renfrew GC on May 29th and 30th. 
If you would like to return to Milngavie on a sunny day and see the course in its true beauty and splendour, please consider entering our Open Tri-Am on Wednesday July 9th. 
Enter online at www.milngaviegolfclub.co.uk or contact the Secretary on 0141 956 1619
For all the results CLICK HERE for the Summer Meeting post

Monday, May 12, 2014

JANICE AND FIONA COME UP ROSES AT MILNGAVIE IN THE SUMMER MEETING

Janice Paterson
The Summer Meeting at Milngavie was played today in rather wet underfoot conditions after all the torrential rain we have had recently.  No competitor was able to get a score in the 70's. It was therefore no surprise that the competition was -- REDUCTION ONLY. --- SSS 71, CSS 74 (Reduction Only)

Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) pictured left  had the best round of the day with an 80, and is the winner of the Heather Anderson Trophy for the best Scratch score


Fiona Roger
Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle) pictured right took 1st handicap prize in the Silver Division with a 73 and May McGhee (Balmore) was the Bronze winner with a nett 84

Super Vet winner was Fiona Cowan (Balmore)

For all the results click on the following link --   Net Scores  and Gross Scores or on the link on the RHS of this webpage

Congratulations to the 16 ladies who qualified for the Championship. This will be held at Renfrew GC on Thursday and Friday (29th and 30th May) and spectators would be most welcome.
CLICK HERE for the Championship Draw. (Please note this draw order is correct under R&A rules)

The Bronze final will be held on Friday afternoon immediately after the final of the Championship. --- CLICK HERE for the Bronze Championship Draw


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

SUMMER MEETING DRAW FOR MILNGAVIE

Milngavie Golf Club
The West Vets draw for the Summer Meeting at Milngavie Golf Club on Monday 12th May has now been done
CLICK HERE to get your time. Contact Number on the day ---- 07950 279733
Alternatively you will find the draw sheet on by clicking the link on the RHS of this website that says  Entry Form and draws for 2014 Competitions

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

SPRING MEETING 2014 -- JANICE PATERSON IS THE OVERALL WINNER

The Spring Meeting was held today, Tuesday, April 15th, at Kilmacolm GC.
At long last we actually played in Spring-like conditions, but although the weather was glorious, the scoring was less so,  Only one lady was under par - very well played Janice!

Results : SSS 72       CSS 75   REDUCTION ONLY

SCRATCH:       Janice Paterson (Drumpellier)                 77

1st SILVER:      Janice Paterson  (Drumpellier)                77 - 6   71
2nd SILVER:     Helen Robertson (Douglas Park)            87 -12 -75 bih
3rd SILVER:      Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle)                82 -7 - 75

1st BRONZE:    Jean Irvine (Ranfurly Castle)                  96 -21 - 75 bih
2nd BRONZE:   Margaret Gray (Old Ranfurly)                96 -21 - 75

SUPER VET:    Willeen McCallum (Whitecraigs)             98 - 18 -80

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Next on the calendar is the Summer Meeting at Milngavie GC on Monday, May 12th


Monday, April 14, 2014

IRISH SENIORS BEAT SCOTS 9-3 IN MARY McKENNA TROPHY MATCH

The Irish Team and the Scottish Vets
FROM COLIN FARQUHARSON

Ireland seniors beat the Scottish Vets 9-3 at Donabate, Dublin today in the annual women's match for the Mary McKenna Trophy.
The Irish led 3-1 from the first-day foursomes and clinched overall victory by taking the singles 6-2.

FOURSOMES (3-1
Irish names first
Suzanne Corcoran and Mary McLaren bt Sheena Wood and Mary Smith 1 hole
Gertie McMullen and Violet McBride bt Lorna Bennett and Fiona De Vries I hole
Sheena McIlroy and Carol Wickham bt May Hughes and Anne Ryan 2 and 1
Pat Doran and Helen Jones lost to Alison Bartlett and Alex Glennie 4 and 3

SINGLES (6-2)
Pat Doran lost to Fiona De Vries 2 and 1.
Violet McBride bt May Hughes 3 and 2.
Gertie Mcjullen bt Lorna Bennett 4 and 3.
Carol Wickham bt Alex Glennie 2 holes
Sheena McElroy bt Alison Bartlett 2 and 1.
Helen Jones lost to Sheena Wood 1 hole
Mary McLaren halved with Mary Smith
Suzanne Corcoran halved with Ann Ryan.