Wednesday, November 25, 2015

PAST SCOTTISH VETS CHAMPION DOROTHEA HASTINGS


It is with great sadness I have to announce that Dorothea Hastings died on Wednesday 18th November 2015. Dorothea was a Scottish Vets Champion in 1992 and 1994.
To read a tribute to her - go to the Renfrewshire Ladies County Golf Association's Website  

The Funeral will take place on Saturday 5th December at 10:30 am at Craigton Crematorium in Cardonald and then back to Haggs Castle Golf Club.  Everyone is welcome and no flowers please.  

 Due to a major project being carried out by Scottish water, the main entrance to Craigton crematorium at Berryknowes Road is closed.


The new entrance and exit is from Paisley Road West and there is diversion signs from Berryknowes Road in place to assist with your travel. There is also road markings and signage in place at the cemetery and crematorium to ease traffic flow. For those travelling by car and using Satnavs the new post code for the Paisley Road West entrance will be  G52 1SJ.

Thursday, November 05, 2015

WEST VETS AGM

Some of the main prizewinners
Captain Marion Stewart welcomed 39 ladies to the 47th Annual General Meeting of the West Vets today. 
Most of the prizewinners were present and Honorary Member Wendy Cameron presented the prizes. The West Vets Champion Lesley Lloyd was presented with the Championship Trophy and proposed the Vote of Thanks. 
Past Captain Anna Telfer and Secretary Morag Key
Past Captain Anna Telfer retires at this time and also Morag Key as Secretary. 
Morag wishes to thank everyone for all their kind words over the past four years and in many ways will miss all the buzz. However, she is hoping to lower her handicap!!! 
The Minutes of the AGM will be available shortly on the website.

To read the minutes of the meeting - CLICK HERE

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

WEST VETS PAST BRONZE CHAMPION MOIRA HOGG

Moira Hogg 2012 Bronze Champion with Honorary President Wendy Cameron

It is with great sadness that we have to report that West Vets Member Moira Hogg died on Friday, 23rd October 2015. 

The Funeral Service, to which all family and friends are respectfully invited, is at Woodside Crematorium, 46 Broomlands Street, Paisley PA1 2NP on Monday, 2nd November at 11am. No flowers. Donations if desired to St Vincent’s Hospice.

Moira was very proud of that win as she was of many of her achievements. She will be sadly missed.

Monday, October 26, 2015

WEST VETS AGM AGENDA - 5th NOVEMBER 2015

The 2015 AGM will be held at Cowglen Golf Club on Thursday 5th November at 2pm  -- CLICK HERE  for the 2014 AGM minutes

1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
2. MINUTES OF 2014 AGM
3. MATTERS ARISING
4. FINANCIAL REPORT
5. SECRETARY'S REPORT
6. CAPTAIN'S REPORT
7. BLAIRGOWRIE REPORT
8. DATES FOR 2016 WEST DIVISION FIXTURES
9. SCOTTISH VET'S MATCH REPORT
10. ELECTION OF OFFICE BEARERS
11. AOCB (a) Annual Subscription & Joining Fee
12. DATE OF 2016 AGM - 4th November, 2016The AGM


Friday, October 02, 2015

SCOTLAND BEATEN BY WALES ON DAY 3 AND ENGLAND RETAIN THE SENIOR HOME INTERNATIONALS TITLE.

Scotland led Wales 2-1 after the foursomes but lost the singles 4-1 go down 5-3 and finish bottom of the table in the Senior Women's Home Internationals at Elm Park Golf Club, Dublin.
England came from behind to retain the Sue Johnson Trophy. They beat Ireland, who had won their first two matches, 5-3 to top the table with 5pt to Ireland's 4.
Scotland had won a foursomes session for the first time in the three-day programme, leading Wales 2-1 into the singles.
But in the afternoon it all went pear-shaped for the Scot with defeats for Lorna Bennett, Lesley Lloyd, Sheena Wood and Fiona De Vries.
Only Lorna McKinlay (Dunnikier Park) was able to win her singles. She beat Denise Richards by 3 and 2 and was Scotland's most successful player in the tournament, getting two wins and a draw for 2.5points.
Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) and Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) came next with 2 points apiece.
MVP of the tournament was Ireland's Laura Webb with six wins out of six.

Day 3 results
WALES 5, SCOTLAND 3
Foursomes: 1-2
A Lewis and S Roberts beat A Bartlett and A Glennie 6 and 4.
Denise Richards and Vicki Thomas lost to Sheena Wood and Lesley Lloyd 4 and 3.
Patricia Feron and Chrstine Harries lost to Fiona De Vries and Lorna McKinlay 1 hole.
Singles: 4-1
Lewis beat L Bennett 4 and 2
J Rees beat Lloyd 1 hole.
Roberts beat Wood 1 hole.
Thomas beat De Vries 2 holes.
Richards lost to McKinlay 3 and 2.

ENGLAND 5, IRELAND 3
Foursomes: 2-1
C Berry and L Housman bt S McElroy and P Doran 5 and 4.
J Brown and H Lowe bt G McMullen and M MacLaren 2 and 1.
S Dye and C Rawthore lost to L Webb and S Corcoran 4 and 3.
Singles: 3-2
Brown lost to McMullen 2 and 1.
Lowe bt Corcoran 1 hole.
Rawthore bt M Dowling 4 and 3.
L Shaw bt McElroy 2 and 1
Berry lost to Webb 4 and 3.

FINAL PLACINGS
1 England 5pt
2 Ireland 4pt
3 Wales 1.5pt
4 Scotland 0 pt

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

SCOTLAND SENIORS LOSE TO ENGLAND ON DAY 2 OF THE HOME INTERNATIONALS

Scotland lost the singles 5-0 for the second day in a row at the Senior Women's Home Internationals at Elm Park Golf Club, Dublin.
They had seemingly recovered from their Wednesday 8 -0 drubbing by Ireland when they shared the foursomes with England.
But the Scots were no match for the defending champions over the five afternoon singles. Their final match against Wales will be for the wooden spoon.
Hosts Ireland, with two wins out of two, meet England in the title decider.


SENIOR WOMEN'S HOME INTERNATIONALS
Elm Park GC, Dublin
Day 2:
SCOTLAND 1.5, ENGLAND 6.5
Foursomes: 1.5-1.5
A Glennie and A Bartlett lost to C Berry and L Housman 2 and 1.
F De Vries and L McKinlay halved with J Brown and L Shaw.
S Wood and L Lloyd beat S Dye and C Rawthore 2 and 1.
Singles: 0-5
Bartlett lost to Brown 7 and 6
L Bennett lost to H Lowe 4 and 3.
Wood lost to Housman 5 and 3
McKinlay lost to Shaw 3 and 2.
De Vries lost to Berry 5 and 3.

IRELAND 6, WALES 2
Foursomes: 1.5-1.5
G McMullen and M MacLaren halved with P Fernon and C Harries.
S McElroy and P Doran lost to A Lewis and S Roberts 5 and 3.
L Webb and S Corcoran bt J Rees and D Richards 8 and 6.
Singles: 4.5-0.5
McMullen bt Roberts 3 and 2.
S Corcoran bt Lewis 2 and 1.
Webb bt Harries 8 and 7.
M Dowling halves with Rees
Doran bt Fernon 4 and 3.

HOW THEY STAND
Ireland 2pt, England 1.5, Wales 0.5, Scotland 0.

FINAL MATCHES
Ireland v England, Wales v Scotland

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

SENIOR SCOTS WOMEN LOSE TO IRELAND ON DAY 1 OF THE SENIOR WOMEN'S HOME INTERNATIONALS IN DUBLIN

Scotland, beaten 7-1 by Ireland 12 months ago, suffered an even heavier 8-0 defeat by the home favourites on the opening day of the senior women's home golf internationals at Elm Park Golf Club, Dublin today.
West Vets Lesley Lloyd and Alex Glennie are in the team
The Scots lost the foursomes 3-0 and then were outplayed 5-0 in the singles in which none of the ties got beyond the 15th green.
Title-holders England had to win the last two singles to salvage a 4-4 draw with Wales whom they beat 7-1 in last year's tournament.
Day 1 results:
IRELAND 8, SCOTLAND 0
Foursomes: 3-0
G McMuillen and M MacLaren beat S Wood and L Lloyd 3 and 1.
S McElroy and P Doran beat A Bartlett and A Glennie 3 and 2.
L Webb and S Corcoran beat F De Vries and L McKinley 4 and 3.
Singles: 5-0
McMullen beat Wood 4 and 3.
McElroy beat L Bennett 5 and 4.
Corcoran beat McKinlay 7 and 6.
M Dowling beat A Glennie 7 and 6.
Webb beat L Lloyd 5 and 3.
Other result:
WALES 4, ENGLAND 4.

THURSDAY'S PROGRAMME
Scotland v England
Ireland v Wales
FRIDAY
England v Ireland
Scotland v Wales

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

SCOTTISH VETS JAMBOREE AT BLAIRGOWRIE - ANNA TELFER AND JOANNE SHARP ARE WINNERS

Anna Telfer (Allen Plate Winner) with Lesley Lloyd (Matchplay Semi Finalist)
Joanne Sharp - 5th in the Patrick Rosebowl
127 ladies played in the Scottish Vets Jamboree yesterday over the Rosemount Golf Course at Blairgowrie in torrential rain. Only 2 West Vets came up trump -- Anna Telfer winning the Allen Plate and Joanne Sharp being 5th in the Patrick Rosebowl.
SSS 74 CSS 77

Patrick Rosebowl 
Gillian Wallace (Midland) 79-5 =74
Smith Medal Jen Petrie (North) 89-13=76. bl6
3rd: Heather Anderson (Midland) 81-5=76 bl6
4th: Mary Robinson (North). 92-16 = 76. bl3
5th:  Joanne Sharp (West) 86-10=76

Scratch Lyon Picture. Gillian Wallace ( Midland) 79

Best Nett Bronze. Catherine Corstorphine Salver. Aileen Stone
( Highlands). 103-22=81 bih

Prizes for ladies 65-69
Scratch.
Allen Plate. Anna Telfer ( West). 83
Handicap
Buchanan Cup Jen Petrie ( North). 89-13= 76
Runner-up. Emma Wilson. 86-10=76

Prizes for ladies over 70
Past President's Quaich. Isobel McIntosh ( Highlands). 85-7=78 bih
Runner-up Bev Brown( Midland) 88-10= 78

Lyon Trophy
Division with best three nett scores in the Patrick Rosebowl. Midland

Wee Course Competition
Small Cup. Dorothy Thomson (East). 30.5
Barbara Biggart. (East). 32
Anne Brownie (East). 33.5


TuesdayBEDDOWS QUAICHS GREEENSOMESLANSDOWNE COURSE
WINNERBEDDOWS QUAICHSally Rowan (Highland)90-18.8=71.2
BEDDOWS QUAICHSheilah Ramsay (Highland)
SECONDSusan Penman (East)82-10=72
Ros Thoresen (East)
THIRDSandy Bushby(Midland)84-11.8=72.2
Margaret Hunter (Midland)
SCRATCHTONY MOFFAT MEMORIAL TROPHYSusan Arbuckle (North)81
Mary Summers(North)

Message from  SVLGA President Gillian Kirkwood relating to last Monday's competition.

As some of you will know, the Patrick Rosebowl over Rosemount on Monday 21st September was played in very adverse conditions, with torrential rain in the middle of the day causing the course to be closed and play to be suspended. 

This decision was made by the greenkeeper, as the sixth hole was completely surrounded by casual water. Unfortunately the players out on the course did not know this, and those on the course after the sixth carried on playing. We were very close to abandoning the competition altogether, and had given ourselves a deadline of 2:15 to get play started again, as players at the end of the field would not have finished in daylight if they had started any later. 

 At 2:15 the rain had relented, the sixth had drained and play from the first tee resumed. The delay was approximately 1 hour 15 minutes. Those of us on the committee assumed that the competition would be a "Reduction Only" but when it came to calculate the CSS, there were sufficient players within their buffer zone to make the CSS 77. 

 According to the CONGU Rules, we could not declare the competition non-counting once it had started. Nor could we manipulate the scores to alter the CSS to be Reduction Only. 

I have to apologise to the players out on the course during the deluge, who did not know that play had been suspended and carried on as best they could. Yes… we should have let you know, but klaxons, buggies and volunteers were not to hand. 

 The tree-lined fairways are lovely but they do hamper communication. If we could declare the competition Reduction Only we would do so in an instant. 

 Yours sincerely Gillian Kirkwood'

Monday, September 21, 2015

WEST VET CHAMPION LESLEY LOSES IN SEMI FINAL OF SCOTTISH VETS CHAMPIONSHIP AT BLAIRGOWRIE

Sheena Wood and Fiona De Vries
Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies), the North champion, won the Scottish Veteran Ladies Golf Association match-play championship over the Lansdowne course, Blairgowrie today.
She beat Fiona De Vries (St Rule), the Midland qualifier, by 5 and 4 in the final.
After the morning semi-finals which were played in torrential rain, the sun came out for the final.
Fiona De Vries and Lesley Lloyd

In the morning Sheena Wood (North) beat Highland's Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch) by 3 and 2 and Fiona De Vries beat West champion Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) at the 20th Hole

Sunday, September 20, 2015

WEST VETS CHAMPION LESLEY THROUGH TO SCOTTISH VETS CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI FINAL

Scottish Veteran Ladies Match-play Championship
Blairgowrie GC Landsdowne course.

FIRST ROUND
Alison Bartlett (Highland) bt Venetia Scott ( Midlands) 7 and 6
Sheena Wood (North) bt Fiona Hunter (Galloway) 1 hole
Lesley Lloyd (West) bt Margaret Davidson (Dumfriesshire) 5 and 4
Fiona De Vries (Midland) beat Karen Ballantyne (East) 3 and 1

Semi-finals and final tomorrow on Lansdowne course

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

WEST VETS VICE CAPTAIN JUNE LOCKHART IS THE OVERALL WIINER OF THE AUTUMN MEETING OVER BALMORE

June Lockhart - Overall winner of the Autumn Meeting

Lesley Lloyd - Scratch Winner
Lilias Snodgrass - Super Vet


S.V.L.G.A. (West) Autumn Meeting at Balmore Golf Club --    73 ladies played at Balmore G.C.
The weather was cloudy but dry and the course was in fantastic condition:- we were even getting some run on the ball.

Anna Telfer and Gillian Kyle played under an extra handicap as their clubs had not arrived back from Lithuania.
Lesley Lloyd managed to retrieve hers at 8am from Glasgow Airport before coming to Balmore and did well to win the Scratch prize.
Some players found the greens difficult -- one player had 6 putts before eventually managing to get the ball in the hole ! Not our star player though Vice Captain - June Lockhart (Gleddoch) who had a gross 80 net 68 and won the May Craddock Trophy for the best net score.
Results:  Par 70. SSS 70 , CSS 73
Scratch Lesley Lloyd 79
Silver -- 
1st June Lockhart (Gleddoch )  80 (12) 68 - Winner of the May Craddock Trophy
2nd Carol Sim ( Balmore )  87 (16) 71 bih
3rd Helen Burnett ( Hilton Park )  91 (20) 71

Bronze 
1st. Jackie Sinclair ( Hilton Park )  101 (29) 72 bih
2nd. Fay Storey (Old Ranfurly ) 93 (21) 72

Super Vet Lilias Snodgrass ( Ranfurly Castle )  92 (20) 72

There were 5 players with 2's  -- Christina Graham, Carol Fell, June Lockhart, Jess Blackwood and Liz Thomson

For all the Net scores --  CLICK HERE
For all the Gross Scores - CLICK HERE

Sunday, September 06, 2015

SCOTS SENIORS WIN FLIGHT B OF THE EUROPEAN SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIP

Congratulations go to West Vets Gillian Kyle and Lesley Lloyd and team Captain Anna Telfer who were in the Winning Scots team in Flight B of the European Team Championship Matchplay stages --- CLICK HERE TO READ THE REPORTS FROM LITHUANIA.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

European Senior Team Championships

West Vets Gillian Kyle and Lesley Lloyd are playing for the Scottish Team in the European Senior Team Championships which started yesterday in Lithuania. 
Past West Vets Captain Anna Telfer is the Scottish team Captain
For live scoring click on the following link --  Click Here… 

To read the full report on today's play go to KIRKWOOD GOLF

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

AUTUMN MEETING DRAW

The Draw for the Autumn Meeting at Balmore Golf Club on Wednesday 9th September, 2015 is now available --- CLICK HERE  
 Please note Marion Stewart's Mobile Phone Number should anyone need to cancel on the day. It is 07904 765190.
Please note that the new batch of sweaters will be available at the Autumn Meeting.  
The Committee encourages members to wear their West Vets sweaters whenever they play at our Meetings.
Look forward to seeing you all on a nice sunny day!!!"

Morag M. Key, Secretary.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

WEST VETS REGAIN THE ‘FRIENDSHIP TROPHY’

East and West Vets Team
East Vets Vice Captain Caroline Kinnaird presents
West Vet Vice Captain June Lockhart with the ASP Trophy



After a wonderful day’s golf at Kilmacolm, the West Vets team narrowly defeated the East Vets for the ‘Friendship Trophy’ after 5 foursomes matches.
It was truly a lovely day and the ladies saw Kilmacolm at its best - both the course and the scenery. The ladies were announced on the tee by club Vice-Captain Susan Reid and after the match, we were treated to a first class meal in the clubhouse.

The matches went as follows with the score 3 - 2 to the West Vets. 

West Vets named first: 
1. Carol Fell / Anne Judge beat Louise Campbell / Sue Cowie 6 & 4
2. Cathy Morton / Marion Stewart lost to Joanne Watt / Dorothy Thomson 4 & 2
3. Helen Robertson / Enid Young lost to Jane Neville & Fiona Ford 4 & 3
4. Karen Maxwell / Lynn McColl beat Vickie Sandeman / Tricia Smith 4 & 3
5. Anabel Kane / Morag Key beat Val Hallam & Phyl Early 5 & 3

Thanks go to Marion Stewart for organising the bookings of course and catering. 
CLICK HERE TO SEE SOME PHOTOGRAPHS

June Lockhart ( Vice Captain )

Thursday, August 06, 2015

VETERANS LADIES GOLF ASSOCIATION JAMBOREE

The veteran Ladies Golf Association Jamboree was held at Sherwood Forest Golf club, Nottinghamshire (4th - 6th August) - West Vets Gillian Kyle and Lesley Lloyd were in the team.
Unfortunately Scotland were last and won the wooden spoon.


L to R: Lorna Bennett, Kathleen Sutherland (Vice Captain), Alex Glennie, Gillian Kyle, Noreen Fenton (Captain), Lesley Lloyd, Sheena Wood, Lorna McKinlay, Meg Sievwright, Alison Bartlett.


The rookies.... Gillian Kyle, Lorna McKinlay and Meg Sievwright

Photos and reports  - courtesy of Gillian Kirkwood

Day 1 (South of England v Scotland)

Foursomes: 

Felicity Christine and Amanda Mayne beat Sheena Wood and Meg Sievwright 1up
Katherine Russell and Debbie Richards beat Alison Bartlett and Lorna McKinlay 2up
Jo Ramsey and Chris Quinn beat Gillian Kyle and Alex Glennie 7/6

Singles Results
South of England names first
Chris Quinn lost to  Sheena Wood 4/3
Julie Ballard beat Lorna Bennett 1up
Amanda Mayne halved with Lesley Lloyd
Katherine Russell beat  Lorna McKinlay 4/3
Carol Cass beat Meg Sievwright 2up
Debbie Richards lost Alison Bartlett 1down


TOTAL : South England 6.5 Scotland 2.5
Midlands 4 North 5


Day 2  - (Scotland v North of England) 


Scotland did slightly better than yesterday with a win in the foursomes against North of England to go into lunch 2 matches to 1 down

Sheena Wood and Lesley Lloyd lost to Cath Rawthorne and Gill Mellor 1 hole
Alison Bartlett and Alex Glennie beat Barbara Laird and Julie Wheeldon 3 and 1
Lorna Bennett and Gillian Kyle lost to Janet Melville and Chris stokes 3 and 2



In the singles in the afternoon --
Lesley Lloyd had the most substantial win for Scotland, with a 2 and 1 victory over Barbara Laird.   The other five singles matches went to the last green.   Sheena Wood led the order and lost by one hole to Sue Dye.  Lorna McKinlay, Gillian Kyle and Alex Glennie halved with Caroline Berry, Julie Wheeldon and Chris Stokes respectively.
Meg Sievwright, from Buckpool, made one of the most amazing come-backs in the history of the competition.  Six down after 7 holes,  and still six down after 10 against past British Seniors Champion, Janet Melville,  she dug deep and clawed her way back to be all square playing the last.  Unfortunately a lost ball in the right rough spoilt the "Come-Back Kid" story,  and she lost by one hole, but all credit to her determination not to be beaten out in the country.

Sheena Wood lost to Sue Dye 1 hole
Lorna McKinlay halved with Caroline Berry
Lesley Lloyd beat Barbara Laird 2 and 1
Gillian Kyle halved with Julie Wheeldon
Alex Glennie halved with Chris Stokes
Meg Sievwright lost to Janet Melville 1 hole



TOTAL: Scotland 3.5 North of England 5.5
In the other match, Midlands beat South by 5 matches to 4


Day 3  -  (Scotland v Midlands)

England North beat England South 6-3 and have won the VLGA Jamboree with three wins out of three at Sherwood Forest Golf Club, Nottingham .
The home division, Midlands, finished second with two wins and one loss. England South were third with one win and two losses. Scotland took the wooden spoon with no wins and three losses.
EARLIER REPORT
Scotland's singles record in the Veteran Ladies Jamboree at Sherwood Forest Golf Club, Nottingham is much better than their foursomes. Not match-winning but at least respectable.
Against the Midlands this afternoon the singles were halved with three points each, to make the result 6-3 in the Midlands favour.
Meg Sievwright led the order against British Seniors Champion, Julie Brown, and although beaten 4 and 3, she was only 1 over par.
Lorna McKinlay was one up playing the last against Lindsay Shaw, and a half in bogey 5s secured our first point.
Sheena Wood was one down playing the last against Carol Wild, and a cast iron 4 earned her half a point.
Lorna Bennett was also one down against Helen Lowe, and also won the hole to secure another half point.
Alison Bartlett beat Mary MacLaren by 4 and 3 and Lesley Lloyd went down by 5 and 4 against Sue Spencer.

ENGLAND MIDLANDS 6, SCOTLAND 3
Foursomes
(Midlands names first)
Mary MacLaren and Lindsay Shaw beat Sheena Wood and Lesley Lloyd 4 and 3
Caron Harrison and Sue Spencer beat Alison Bartlett and Lorna McKinlay 1 hole
Sue Penfold and Carol Wild beat Gillian Kyle and Alex Glennie 2 and 1
Singles
Julie Brown beat Meg Sievwright 4 and 3
Lindsay Shaw lost to Lorna NcKinlay 1 hole
Carol Wild halved with Sheena Wood
Helen Lowe halved with Lorna Bennett
Mary MacLaren lost to Alison Bartlett 4 and 3
Sue Spencer beat Lesley Lloyd 5 and 4

OTHER LAST-DAY RESULT
England North 6, England South 3.
FINAL PLACINGS
1 England North 3pt
2 England Midlands 2pt
3 England South 1pt
4 Scotland 0 pt

To see all the results CLICK HERE

Sunday, August 02, 2015

WEST VETS TEAM SELECTED FOR EAST FOURSOMES MATCH

The team ( and reserves ) for the match against the East at Kilmacolm has been chosen and I would like to ask if the players listed below would confirm to me that they are still available to play.

The match will take place on Tuesday 18th August, and tea/coffee/rolls will be available
from 11am.  The first match will tee off at 12 noon.

It would be appreciated if players could wear the vets sweater and white shirt.

The team is :-
1)  Carol Fell with Anne Judge
2)  Cathy Morton with Marion Stewart
3)  Liz Hale with Enid Young
4)  Karen Maxwell with Lynn McColl
5)  Anabel Kane with Morag Key

The reserves are :-
a) Helen Robertson  b)  Fiona Roger  c)  Evy McGregor  d)  Margaret Stirling

Many thanks to all others who put down their names for consideration, as we had an
amazing 21 names to choose from.
Here's hoping for good weather !!

June Lockhart (Vice Captain)

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

WEST VETS LESLEY AND GILLIAN SELECTED FOR SCOTLAND SENIOR SQUAD

Scotland squad to compete in the European senior women's team golf championship at the National Golf Resort, Lithuania from September 1 to 5 is:
Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch)
Fiona De Vries (St Rule)
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire)
Lesley Lloyd (Hayston)
Lorna McKinlay (Dunnikier Park)
Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies)

There will be a field of 17 teams, including England and Ireland but not Wales.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

GILLIAN KYLE AND LESLEY LLOYD SELECTED FOR VETS JAMBOREE


THE 2015 Veteran Ladies Golf Association Jamboree will be held at Sherwood Forest Golf Club, Nottingham from 4th - 6th August
hosted by Midlands

Team Captain - Noreen Fenton
Vice Captain - Kathleen Sutherland

SCOTLAND Team
Alison Bartlett - North
Lorna Bennett - Midland
Fiona de Vries - Midland
Gillian Kyle - West
Lesley Lloyd - West
Lorna McKinlay - Midland
Meg Sievwright - Highland
Sheena Wood - North

Friday, July 03, 2015

WEST VET - KAREN MAXWELL WINS SCOTTISH SENIOR HANDICAP TITLE

Karen Maxwell, Aileen Baker and referee Jean Macintyre
Photo courtesy of the SLGA

Martine Pow (Selkirk), making her debut in the Scottish senior women's amateur championships at Powfoot Golf Club on the Solway Firth, completed the stroke-play and match-play titles double this afternoon.
Top seed Martine beat Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies), the No 2 qualifier, 3 and 2 in the final

The handicap championship final was won by West Vet's Karen Maxwell, (Milngavie) who has 11 of a handicap. She beat six-handicapper Aileen Baker (Crail GS) also a member of Hilton Park by 3 and 2 after establishing a three-hole lead by the 10th.
RESULTS
SCRATCH
SEMI-FINALS
Martine Pow (Selkirk) beat Karen Burns (Bathgate) 3 and 2.
Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) beat Frances Millar (Carnoustie Caledonia) 4 and 3.
FINAL
Pow beat Wood 3 and 2.

HANDICAP -- SEMI-FINALS
Karen Maxwell (Milngavie) beat Caroline Kinnaird (Glencorse) 6 and 4.
Aileen Baker (Crail GS) beat Barbara Biggart (North Berwick) 2 and 1.

FINAL
Maxwell beat Baker 3 and 2.

To read the full report go to the KIRKWOOD GOLF WEBSITE

Thursday, July 02, 2015

SCOTTISH SENIORS MATCHPLAY RESULTS


SCOTTISH SENIOR WOMEN'S MATCH-PLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS
Powfoot Golf Club, Solway Firth.

Many congrats go to West Vet Liz Keohone (Loudoun Gowf) who won her 1st round tie in the Scottish Seniors Championship today but lost in the afternoon quarter finals.
Both Anna and Alex just got pipped at the post.
Many congrats go to Karen Maxwell (Milngavie) who has progressed through to the semi finals of the Handicap Matchplay Championship -- Best of luck from all in West Vets

SCRATCH
FIRST ROUND
M Pow (Selkirk) beat K Sutherland (Royal Montrose) 5 and 4.
A Bartlett (Royal Dornoch) beat A Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) 1 hole.
M Tough (Glenbervie) beat A Lowe (Royal Birkdale) 2 and 1.
K Burns (Bathgate) beat L Johnston (Gullane) 1 hole.
L Keohone (Loudoun Gowf) beat L McKinlay (Dunnikier Park) 5 and 3.
F Millar (Carnoustie Caledonia) beat L Dyball (Pitreavie) 5 and 4.
F De Vries (St Regulus) beat A Hanson (Glencorse) 3 and 1.
S Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) beat A Telfer (Milngavie) 3 and 2.
QUARTER-FINALS
Pow beat Bartlett 2 and 1.
Burns beat Tough 3 and 1.
Millar beat Keohone 5 and 3.
Wood beat De Vries at 19th
FRIDAY SEMI-FINALS
9.20 Pow v Burns
9.30 Millar v Wood

HANDICAP
FIRST ROUND
K Maxwell (Milngavie) beat K Ballantyne (Craigmllar Park) 2 and 1.
E Whyte (Aberdeen Ladies) beat S Penman (Gullane) 1 hole.
C Kinnaird (Glencorse) L Fleming (Glenbervie) 3 and 2.
C King (Clober) beat J Petrie (Ladies Panmure Barry) 2 holwes.
B Biggart (North Berwick) beat C Steedman (Pitreavie) 3 and 2.
A Baker (Crail GS) beat G Wallace (Blairgowrie) 3 and 2.
P Williamson (Baberton) beat C Kieran (Powfoot) at 19th
QUARTER-FINALS
Maxwell beat Whyte at 19th
Kinnaird beat Smith 4 and 3
Biggart beat King 3 and 2
Baker beat Williamson 5 and 3
FRIDAY SEMI-FINALS
9.0 Maxwell v Kinnaird
9.10 Biggart v Baker

To read the full report go to the KIRKWOOD GOLF WEBSITE

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

SCOTTISH SENIOR WOMEN'S STROKE-PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP - ALEX, LIZ AND ANNA ARE ALL QUALIFIERS FOR THE MATCHPLAY STAGES

West Vets, Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie), Liz Keohone (Loudoun Gowf) and Anna Telfer (Milngavie) have all qualified for the Matchplay stages of the Senior Women's Championship at Powfoot
SCOTTISH SENIOR WOMEN'S STROKE-PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
Powfoot Golf Club, Solway Firth
Par 146 (2x73) SS 72 CSS 72 73
145 M Pow (Selkirk) 72 73
147 S Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) 75 72
151 L McKinlay (Dunnikier Park) 78 73
153 K Burns (Bathgate) 77 76
154 M Tough (Falkirk) 80 74, F Millar (Carnoustie Caledonia) 77 77, A Hanson (Glencorse) 77 77
155 A Bartlett (Royal Dornoch) 78 77, A Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) 77 78, F De Vries (St Regulus) 77 78.
156 L Dyball (Pitreavie) 78 78, A Lowe (Royal Birkdale) 77 79.
157 L Johnston (Gullane) 78 79.
158 L Keohone (Loudoun Gowf) 78 80.
159 N Fenton (Dunbar) 79 80, A Telfer (Milngavie) 79 80.
+ N Fenton decided not to play in the match-play. There was a play-off for her place between L Bennett and K Sutherland. The latter won the last place in the match-play

LEADING NON-QUALIFIERS
160 L Bennett (Ladybank) 79 81, K Sutherland (Royal Montrose) 78 82
161 M Sievwright (Buckpool) 81 80, A Baker (Crail GS) 81 80, G Kyle (East Renfrewshire) 80 81, S Penman (Gullane) 79 82 C Kieran (Powfoot) 77 84
163 S McDonald (Milngavie) 82 81, E Stewart (Greenburn) 82 81, E Whyte (Aberdeen Ladies) 80 83, H Faulds (Douglas Park) 80 83
164 G Wallace (Blairgowrie) 88 76, P Williamson (Baberton) 84 80, R Brown (Mortonhall) 82 82, K Maxwell (Milngavie) 81 83, K Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park) 80 84.
165 L Fleming (Greenburn) 87 78, D Barnes (Gullane) 81 84.
166 C King (Clober) 85 81, B Biggart (North Berwick) 81 85
167 H Anderson (Blairgowire) 86 81, J Paterson (Drumpellier) 81 86
168 C Steedman (Pitreavie) 79 89
169 L Campbell (Cardross) 85 84
170 M Begbie (Ladybank) 86 84, L Graham (Carnoustie Ladies) 85 85, F Hill (Crail GS) 84 86
172 M Pollock (Craigmillar Park) 83 89
173 W MacCallum (Falkirk) 89 84
174 L Terry (Cruden Bay) 86 88, C Purves (Selkirk) 84 90.
175 P Smith (Mortonhall) 85 90
176 E Goodwin (Glenbervie) 95 81, S Bushy (Blairgowrie) 87 89
177 M Woodhead (Gourock) 89 88, J Petrie (Ladies Panmure Barry) 83 84
178 F McFadzean (Craigmillar Park) 88 90, F Johnston (Blairgowrie) 87 91, G Glen (Craigmillar Park) 85 93.

To read the full report go to the KIRKWOOD GOLF WEBSITE


MATCHPLAY - DRAWS
Scottish Seniors Matchplay Draw

Scottish Seniors Handicap Draw


Tuesday, June 09, 2015

WEST VETS TEAM LOSE TO MIDLAND VETS

West and Midland Vets

Midland Vets winners of the  Mid-West Trophy
West Vets Team
The match took place in glorious sunshine at the Blairgowrie Golf Club. Temperature 20 degrees. It was great not having to contend with wind and rain. The Rosemount course was in magnificent condition and the clubhouse looked stunning in the sunshine. All the players felt very privileged to be playing such a wonderful course.The catering was excellent and we were made to feel very welcome by Bev Brown and her Midlands team.
The matches were very close players playing excellent golf and although we lost  4 - 3 two matches went to the 18th .
Congratulations to the Midlands team and we look forward to playing them at Kilmacolm next year.


Match Result (Midlands names first )

Kay Knight ( Pitlochry ) won 5/4 against Anabel Kane (Kilmacolm )
Janice Lang ( Blairgowrie ) won 2/1 against Lynn McColl ( Carrick )
Isobel Harvey (St. Rule ) lost 3/2 to Liz Hale ( Caldwell )
Evelyn Hamilton ( Kirkcaldy ) won 2 up against Cathy Morton ( Eastwood )
Brenda Clough ( Blairgowrie ) won 4/2 against Morag Key ( Ralston )
Moira Begbie ( Blairgowrie ) lost 5/4 to Jennifer Graham ( Haggs Castle )
Mary Hope ( Blairgowrie ) lost by 1 hole to Anne Aitken ( Eastwood )

Result: Midlands 4 West 3


To see some more Photographs --- CLICK HERE

Thanks go to Captain Marion Stewart for the report and photographs

Saturday, June 06, 2015

WEST VETS TEAM TO PLAY MIDLANDS FOR MID-WEST TROPHY

Team to play the Midlands on Tuesday 9th June at Blairgowrie is :

Anabel Kane (Kilmacolm)
Cathy Morton ( Eastwood)

Lynn McColl (The Carrick)
Liz Hale ( Caldwell)
Morag Key ( Ralston)
Jennifer Graham (Haggs Castle)
Anne Aitken (Eastwood)

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

EAST WIN THE ELISE DUNCAN TROPHY

East Vets Team - Winners of the Elise Duncan Trophy
West Vets Team

Report from Anne Brownie (East Vets) ) Captain.

The annual scratch match between the East and West Divisions of the SVLGA (Scottish Veteran Ladies’  Golf  Association) took place today at Mortonhall Golf Club, Edinburgh.    
The result was a 6 to 3 win for the East whose team members  are seen pictured with the Elise Duncan Trophy
On a “blustery” (i.e. strong to gale-force winds) day, the sun at least shone at Mortonhall and some sparkling golf was on show despite the unseasonable weather. 
Players on both sides complimented the condition of the course; iron shots were played in close and putts (long and short) were holed on both sides. 
There were four halved matches, one win for the West and four wins for the East.   In fact, after the first six matches, it was evenly poised at three points apiece  but the East won the last three games to close out the 6-3 win. 

Report from Marion Stewart (West Vets Captain)

Captain Marion arrived late having taken the wrong turn off after exiting the motorway.
Her team however, arrived on time and enjoyed scones and coffee/tea before playing.the weather was sunny but very windy and the West players found the conditions very tricky and were glad the green keeper had not rolled the greens as he had intended.
Lesley Lloyd was our only winner but 5 other matches went to the 18th.
Gillian Kyle earning a great draw against Noreen Fenton after being 3 down at the 15th.
Congratulations to Captain Anne Brownie and her East team who won 6 /3 and we look forward to challenging them again at West Kilbride next year.



RESULTS 
(East players first)

Anne Hanson ( Glencorse) lost to Lesley Lloyd  (Hayston) 3  and 2
Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) halved with Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) 
Lesley Johnstone (Gullane Ladies) halved with Liz Stewart
 (Greenburn)
Jennifer Bryans (Harburn) halved with Carol Whyte (Milngavie)
Pamela Williamson (Baberton) beat May Hughes (Lanark) 4 and 2.
Hazel Saunders ( Gullane Ladies) halved with Jane Finnie (Troon)
Anne Brownie (Gullane Ladies) beat Sheena McDonald (Milngavie) 6 and 5.
Jane Herd (Musselburgh)  beat Anna Telfer (Milngavie) 1 hole.

Ruth Brown (Mortonhall) beat Lorraine Campbell (Cardross) 2 and 1.


Result EAST 6.  WEST 3


CLICK HERE TO SEE SOME PHOTOS - (Courtesy of Anne Brownie)
CLICK HERE FOR SOME MORE PHOTOS (Courtesy of Marion Stewart)

Monday, June 01, 2015

WEST VETS -- ELISE DUNCAN TROPHY TEAM SELECTION

The team to play the East at Mortonhall on Tuesday 2nd June for the Elise Duncan Trophy is:
  
Lesley Lloyd (Hayston)
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire)
Liz Stewart (Greenburn)

Carol Whyte (Milngavie)
May Hughes (Lanark)

Jane Finnie (Troon)
Sheena McDonald (Milngavie)
Anna Telfer (Milngavie)
Lorraine Campbell (Cardross)

Friday, May 29, 2015

WEST VETS CHAMPIONSHIP AT RENFREW GOLF CLUB- LESLEY LLOYD IS OUR 2015 CHAMPION

Captain Marion Stewart present Lesley Lloyd with the Championship Trophy
Lesley Lloyd - 2015 West Vets Champion
Margaret Gray (Handicap Championship Winner)

Margaret Gray and Lesley Lloyd

Sheena McDonald (Championship Runner Up) , Lesley Lloyd (West Vets Champion)
Margaret Gray (Handicap Champion), Marion Stewart (Handicap Runner Up)
The West Vets Championship and Stewart Trophy took place at Renfrew Golf Course over the last two days.
 Thursday was a very wet day and all players got a soaking. Some good golf was played nevertheless and some matches had to go to extra holes. The semi-finals and finals took place on Friday (today) and apart from a strong wind and one or two showers, the sun shone most of the time. Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) --- Lanarkshire County Champion emerged the winner of the West Vets Championship in her first year with us and many congratulations go to Lesley. She deserves a rest this weekend after some of her matches had to go to extra holes - The semi final against Renfrewshire County Champion Gillian Kyle going to the 21st Hole !

Margaret Gray (Old Ranfurly) was a worthy winner of the Stewart Trophy in its first year and congratulations go to her as well. Golf is a serious game but there is always the amusing moments. Lynn McColl was bemoaning the fact that she lost three Titleist Pro V1 balls on the course during her semi-final against Margaret but Morag Key lost one ball in a ballwasher! Now, can anyone beat that? We also encountered a little grey squirrel at the 4th hole who managed to get into Marion Stewart's golf bag in the morning round and Margaret Gray's golf bag in the afternoon round. Sorry to say that neither keep any goodies for little squirrels in their bags!

CHAMPIONSHIP  
1st Round
Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) beat Sheila Adam ( Loudoun Gowf) at the 19th
Anabel Kane ( Kilmacolm) beat Carol Fell ( Ranfurly Castle) 1 up
Chris Fowler (Cowglen) beat Mary Wylie ( Elderslie) 1 up
Gillian Kyle ( East Renfrewshire) beat Anna Telfer ( Milngavie) 6&5
Liz Kehone ( Loudoun Gowf)  lost to Maureen Woodhead ( Gourock) 3&2
Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie ) withdrew Sheena McDonald (Milngavie)
W/O
Nicola Henderson ( Haggs Castle) lost to Pat Hutton ( Lanark) 3&2
Lorraine Campbell (Cardross) withdrew Linda McDougall ( Greenock) W/O

Quarter Finals 

Lesley Lloyd beat Anabel Kane 3&2
C Fowler lost to  G Kyle 2&1
M Woodhead lost to S McDonald 6&5
P Hutton lost to L McDougall at the 19th

Semi Final
Lesley Lloyd beat Gillian Kyle at the 21st hole
S McDonald beat L McDougall 4&3

Final
Lesley Lloyd beat S McDonald 3&2

HANDICAP CHAMPIONSHIP
1st Round
Morag Key (Ralston) beat Anita McMillan ( Erskine)
June Lockhart (Gleddoch) withdrew Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm) W/O
Mo Neilson (Greenock) lost to Lynn McColl (Carrick) 5/4
Cathy Morton (Eastwood) lost to Margarer Gray (Old Ranfurly) 4/3

Semi Final
Morag Key lost to  Marion Stewart 2&1
Lynn McColl lost to  Margaret Gray 4&2

Final 
Margaret Gray beat Marion Stewart 3&2


CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
STEWART CUP RESULTS --HANDICAP

Many thanks go to Secretary Morag Key for the report and the photographs  
CLICK HERE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE PHOTOS

Thursday, May 14, 2015

S.V.L.G.A. ( West ) Championship at Largs Kelburne

On a blustery but sunny day 72 ladies played at Largs Kelburne in the S.V.L.G.A. (West ) Championship. 
The course was in beautiful condition, the green keepers being very kind by putting the flags in accessible places particularly at the 1st where Helen Burnett even had a 2.

Thanks go to Secretary Morag Keys for organising this event so successfully despite all the earlier hiccups and also to Largs Kelburne and Captain Doreen Reid for accomodating us so warmly.

Thanks also go to all helpers and players (everyone arrived in time thanks to Morag's warnings) who helped this event go so smoothly.

Players found conditions very tricky and as a result the competition was reduction only.
Well done to two of our elderly players who battled round the course despite their trolleys breaking down half way round.

RESULTS: SSS 73, CSS 76 (Reduction Only)
Scratch:  Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) 83 bih
2nd Scratch Liz Keohone (Loudoun Gowf) 83

Silver
1st:  Liz Keohone (Loudoun Gowf)  77
2nd Christine Fowler (Cowglen) 87 (9) 78 bih
3rd Helen Robertson (Douglas Park) 91 (13) 78

Bronze
1st Gail Brown (Troon Ladies) 101 (23) 78
 2nd Janette Stewart (Kilmarnock Barassie) 105 (22)  83

Super Vet Janette Stewart (Kilmarnock Barassie) 105 (22)  83

CLICK HERE FOR ALL GROSS SCORES
CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE NET SCORES

The Championship qualifiers and the Stewart Trophy qualifiers will play at  Renfrew Golf Club on Thursday 28th May 


Saturday, April 25, 2015

SUMMER MEETING OVER LARGS

LARGS GOLF CLUB
The Draw for the Summer Meeting at Largs is now available for your information.  The Summer Meeting is done in strict handicap order.  CLICK HERE FOR THE DRAW
It is possible that there may be some cancellations before the actual date, so I would advise you to check the Website regularly to see if your tee-off time has been altered.  Again, I would ask for your co-operation in being at the first tee at least ten minutes early and also to keep play moving long smartly.
Vice Captain, June Lockhart, has requested that any members with a handicap of 10 - 15 and who were not at the Spring Meeting at Elderslie, would let her know if they are interested in playing in the Foursomes Match against the East Division at Kilmacolm Golf Club on Tuesday, 18th August.
Hope to see everyone at Largs on a fine sunny day!!"

Morag - Secretary  - Contact Number on Day of Competition is 07950 279733

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

SCOTTISH VETS LOSE TO IRELAND

SCOTLAND VETS 5, IRELAND SENIORS 7 (Played over Dunbar Golf Club )

Sunday Four-balls: Scotland 1, Ireland 3
Lorna Bennett and Gillian Kyle lost to Laura Webb and Suzanne Corcoran 4 & 2
Alison Bartlett and Lorna McKinlay lost to Pat Doran and Helen Jones 1 hole
Mary Smith and Anne Ryan bt Gertie McMullen and Mary McLaren 3 & 2
Sheena Wood and Lesley Lloyd lost to Carol Wickham and Sheena McElroy 3 &

Monday Singles: Scotland 4, Ireland 4
Results (Scottish names first)
Lorna Bennett  beat Pat Doran 6 and 5
Sheena Wood  lost to  Helen Jones 4 and 3
Mary Smith  lost to  Mary McLaren 5 and 4
Alison Bartlett lost to Laura Webb 5 and 4
Anne Ryan beat Carol Wickham 2 and 1
Gillian Kyle lost to Sheena McElroy 3 and 1
Lesley Lloyd  beat Suzanne Corcoran 3 and 2
Lorna McKinlay beat  Gertie McMullen  5 and 3

To see some photos from Dunbar -- Courtesy of Gillian Kirkwood CLICK HERE

Sunday, April 19, 2015

GOOD LUCK TO GILLIAN KYLE AND LESLEY LLOYD

The Scottish Veteran Ladies Team are playing the Irish Seniors for the Mary McKenna Perpetual Salver at Dunbar on Sunday and Monday.
Practice was yesterday afternoon (Saturday) and the match starts with Fourballs on today - Sunday from 10:30am and Singles on Monday from 8:45am.
Spectators would be very welcome.
The Scottish Vets team, captained by Noreen Fenton, is:
Alison Bartlett (Highland)
Lorna Bennett (Midland)
Gillian Kyle (West)
Lesley Lloyd (West)
Lorna McKInlay (Midland)
Anne Ryan (Highland)
Mary Smith (Highland)
Sheena Wood (North)

The Irish Senior Ladies Team, captained by Mary Madden is:
Suzanne Corcoran ( Portumna)
Pat Doran (Donabate)
Helen Jones. (Royal Portrush)
Sheena McElroy. (Grange)
Gertie McMullen. (The Island)
Laura Webb. (East Berkshire)
Carol Wickham. ( Laytown and Bettystown )
Mary McLaren. (Wellingborough)

Tee-off times are as follows....

Day 1 (Fourball) Sunday 19th April (10.30 – 11.30)
Day 2 (Singles) Monday 20th April (8.45 – 10.00).

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

GILLIAN KYLE WINS THE SPRING MEETING AT ELDERSLIE.

Gillian Kyle

64 ladies played in the the Spring Meeting which was held yesterday Monday, April 13th, at Elderslie GC.
The course was in good condition despite it being early in the season.  Although the weather was blustery and wet Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) in her very first West Vets competition had an excellent gross score of 75 nett 71 to win both the scratch and handicap award.  Mary Wylie (Elderslie) was runner up with nett 73. Mo Neilson (Greenock) won the Super Vet title.

Results : SSS 72 CSS 75 REDUCTION ONLY

SCRATCH: Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) 75

1st SILVER: Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) 75 - 4 - 71
2nd SILVER: Mary Wylie (Elderslie) 88 -15 -73
3rd SILVER: Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) 85 -10 - 75

1st BRONZE: Sheila McLean (Whitecraigs) 100 -22 - 78 bih
2nd BRONZE: Morag Dunan (Milngavie) 106 -28 -78

SUPER VET: Mo Neilson (Greenock) 88 - 11 - 77

Looking for all the results then CLICK HERE

Next on the calendar is the Summer Meeting at Largs GC on Thursday, May 14th

Monday, April 13, 2015

SPRING MEETING SCORES


The SSS 72 CSS 75 Reduction Only. Full report tomorrow - Click on link on RHS of Website that says West Vets Scoreboard or on the following link.
SPRING MEETING SCORES

- Posted using BlogPress from Carol's iPhone.



Friday, April 10, 2015

PROBLEMS FOR SUMMER MEETING AT LARGS

Dear Member,
As you know, the Summer Meeting at Largs Kelburn was confirmed in writing on 7th March last year by their Secretary and myself. .On visiting the Club today to finalise arrangements, I was informed that their Secretary had resigned in February of this year and had failed to enter our fixture in their diary nor had he informed the Professional.
Needless to say I was speechless and extremely upset, even more so in that they have two Outings already arranged for the 14th May at the times we had reserved the tee.
Obviously these visitors are paying and we are not!
After lengthy negotiations, I have to inform you that rather than lose our Summer Meeting I have had to accept an earlier tee-off time of 8.30am. I know that this earlier tee-off time will affect some of the members who are travelling a distance and bearing in mind that the Draw is done in strict handicap order as it is the Championship Qualifier. We will be restricted to approximately 81 players, giving us 27 tee times with 8 minute intervals. I have to request all of you to be understanding of the limitations, restrictions and requests that we have to enforce. I will set these out numerically as it is easier to follow.

1. The lowest handicappers are out first and I would ask all players with a handicap of 9 and under who most definitely could not make the time allotted, i.e. from 8.30am
until say 9.15am, to telephone me as soon as possible in order that I may try to do the Draw to facilitate everyone. I know this may not be completely satisfactory to
everyone but again I am asking you to be understanding of our difficulty.

2. I would request all players to be on the tee at least 10 minutes before their starting time. Because the first hole is a Par 3 (and can be a little stinker!), we wish to get play moving as quickly as possible. So, if the green clears quickly then the next 3 can tee off early. Also, if any player is in difficulty perhaps it would be sensible to wave the next 3 players through before hunting for balls.

3. I have arranged for catering to be available from 8am in case any of you wish to have your breakfast there before teeing off! Also, catering will be available all day from 8am from the usual Bar Menu but they also have a really nice restaurant upstairs if anyone wishes something a little fancier!

Since arriving home later this afternoon, I have received an email from the Acting Secretary of Largs Golf Club with the sincere apologies from the Captain and the membership for the inconvenience caused to us. I would also inform you that they did manage to cancel one of the parties who had a tee-off time at 11am., but unfortunately the ladies from East Renfrewshire Golf Club are a large party and naturally the Club could not rearrange their date. They may have to put back their tee-off time but I would hope that all the West Vets would do their utmost to get play underway as quickly as possible.
I realise that this might be a bit of a shock to all of you but I can assure you that it was an even bigger one for me!!
I do hope that the Committee will have your full support and co-operation to ensure an enjoyable day for everyone.
Should you have any queries regarding the above or would like clarification on anything, please do not hesitate to contact me. (I might regret saying this!)
I realise that this Email will not affect all of you but since the closing date for entry is still 12 days away, we felt it better to send this to everyone. The Draw will be done as soon as possible after the 22nd April so please look on the Website thereafter.

Kind Regards, Morag
Your "stressed out" Secretary

Friday, April 03, 2015

SCOTTISH VETS TEAM FOR MATCH AGAINST IRISH SENIORS

The Scottish Vets team for the match against the Irish Seniors for the Mary McKenna Perpetual Trophy at Dunbar on Sunday 19th and Monday 20th April is as follows...

Alison Bartlett (Highland)
Lorna Bennett (Midland)
Gillian Kyle (West)
Lesley Lloyd (West)
Lorna McKinlay (Midland)
Anne Ryan (Highland)
Mary Smith (Highland)
Sheena Wood (North)
Reserves : Alex Glennie (West), May Hughes (West)
Captain: Noreen Fenton (East)
Vice-captain: Kathleen Sutherland (North)

Tee-off times are as follows....
Practice Round  Saturday 18th April, (2.00 – 3.30)
Day 1 (Fourball) Sunday 19th April  (10.30 – 11.30)
Day 2 (Singles)  Monday 20th April  (8.45 – 10.00). 

Spectators are very welcome!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

SPRING MEETING DRAWSHEET



The draw for the Spring Meeting over Elderslie Golf Course on Monday 13th April is now available  -- CHECK OUT YOUR TIME  ---- CLICK HERE
In case of any cancellations --- Contact Marion Stewart Telephone Number  --- 07904765190

Thursday, March 05, 2015

ENTRY FORM FOR THE SUMMER MEETING IS NOW AVAILABLE

Largs Golf Club
Entries for the Summer Meeting over Largs Golf Course are now being taken as well as the Spring Meeting over Elderslie,
Go to the link on the RHS that says Entry form and draws for 2015 Competitions and place your entry now.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

2015 FIXTURE CARDS ARE ON THEIR WAY

The weather is cold, snow on the ground and not much golf to speak of unless you live down in Ayrshire at the coast.  
Still, the days are stretching and we are on the way to hopefully will be a great golfing year.  
To whet your appetites with a look at the Courses we will be playing this year, I have sent out the Fixture Cards to your Home Clubs wherever possible.  Otherwise, you will receive by post.

Meantime you will be able to find the fixture card on the link on the RHS of the Website plus the ENTRY FORM for the Spring Meeting over Elderslie Golf Course

Hope to see as many of you as possible at some or all of our venues.
Keep swinging!
Morag, (Secretary.)