Friday, September 22, 2017

2017 Scottish Vets Blairgowrie

The 2017 Vets competitions at Blairgowrie are as follows:

Sunday 24th September - Championship Quarter Finals - Lansdowne 
Monday 25th September - Patrick Rosebowl - singles - 
Rosemount Championship Semi Finals and Finals - Lansdowne evening - SVLGA AGM 
Tuesday 26th September - Beddows Quaichs - Greensomes - Lansdowne

Saturday, September 09, 2017

SCOTLAND SENIORS SUCCESSFULLY WIN THE FINAL OF FLIGHT B IN SLOVENIA

 L to R -back - Lesley Lloyd, Sheena Wood, Gillian Kyle, Lorna McKinlay
Front - Frances Millar, Lorna Bennett (Captain)  and Fiona deVries

 Having beaten Iceland 4.5 - 0.5 and Finland 4 - 1 Scotland seniors kept up their good play in the match play stages by beating Italy 4 - 1 in the final of the Flight 2 Group. 

After what was a disappointed qualifying 1st round Scotland finished in 10th place after the 2 qualifying rounds on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week -- 1 behind Italy in 9th place. 
  
However the matchplay stages all 6 players in the team were unbeaten in the matchplay games over the last 3 days which was a terrific effort by all. 

Many congrats go West Vet Lesley Lloyd and to Gillian Kyle who was also the top player for Scotland in the qualifying rounds.


To read all the reports go to Kirkwood Golf Website 

HUNT FOR THE MISSING TROPHY !

We have presently lost track of the Patrick Rosebowl, won by Alex Glennie at Blairgowrie last September. 
After engraving work, it was delivered to Kilmarnock Barassie G.C. in November after our AGM at Cowglen. 
However then the trail goes cold, even though it is a sizeable trophy in a large brown cardboard box. There is also a voucher for Alex attached or in the box. 
If anyone can shed any light on its whereabouts, we would be most grateful. 

June Lockhart (West Vets Captain)

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

West Vet Gillian Kyle best Scottish Player at the European Team Championships in Slovakia

Final Team Totals 

Scotland Seniors finished in 10th place in the European Seniors Team Championships Slovakia today. England finish 1st with a total score of 744 - (best 5 scores to count each day) , Ireland on 757 and Scotland on 773.
  
England and Ireland have both qualified in Flight A for the matchplay stages with Scotland in Flight B. 
In the individual event West Vet Gillian Kyle was the leading Scot on +8 over the 2 rounds tied 25th. 
Nathalie Lamboult (France) and Fiona Edmond (England) tied in 1st place on 145 on +1 

Scots Individual Scores: 

Gillian Kyle 75,77- 152 
Lorna McKinlay 79,78 - 157 
Lesley Lloyd 81,77 - 158 
Fiona de Vries 79,79 -158 
Sheena Wood 84,75 - 159 
Frances Miller 83,76 -159

For all the results go to the European Website

Monday, September 04, 2017

WEST VETS READY FOR ACTION IN SLOVAKIA

Lesley Lloyd and Gillian Kyle
GOOD LUCK FROM ALL WEST VETS IN THE EUROPEAN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS

West Vets Autumn Meeting Cancelled

ATTENTION WEST VETS AUTUMN MEETING AT DOUGLAS PARK GOLF CLUB IS CANCELLED

Sunday, September 03, 2017

AUTUMN MEETING -- DOUGLAS PARK GOLF CLUB --

Contact number on the day -- Monday 4th September : 
June Lockhart: 07956142619
DRAW -- CLICK HERE

WEST VETS GILLIAN AND LESLEY HAVE NEW SCOTTISH SENIOR TEAM OUTFITS !

L to R - Sheena, Gillian, Fiona, Lorna (Captain) Lesley, Frances and Lorna

The Scottish Senior Ladies team for the European Team Championships at Golf Resort, Skalica in Slovakia 5th - 9th September have arrived safely. However the team soon found themselves in a spot of bother ---
New uniform and team bonding was required !!

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE AND WE HOPE YOU HAVE NO MORE TROUBLE

Scottish Seniors Team
Fiona deVries (St Rule Club)
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire)
Lesley Lloyd (Hayston)
Lorna McKinlay (Dunnikier Park)
Frances Millar (Carnoustie Caledonia)
Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies)

Captain - Lorna Bennet

Thanks go to Gillian Kyle for the photos

Sunday, August 27, 2017

R&A New Rules Proposals



With only 5 days remaining to give feedback on the proposed new Rules, go to CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE R&A WEBSITE to have your say.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

WEST VETS SELECTED FOR EUROPEAN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS AND SENIOR HOME INTERNATIONALS

The Scottish Senior Ladies team for the European Team Championships at Golf Resort, Skalica in Slovakia 5th - 9th September and the Senior Home Internationals at Newport in Wales from 3 – 5 October

European Team Championships: 

Fiona deVries (St Rule Club)
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire)
Lesley Lloyd (Hayston)
Lorna McKinlay (Dunnikier Park)
Frances Millar (Carnoustie Caledonia)
Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies)

Team for Home Internationals 

Fiona deVries – St Rule Club
Donna Jackson – Troon Ladies
Gillian Kyle – East Renfrewshire
Lesley Lloyd – Hayston
Lorna McKinlay – Dunnikier Park
Frances Millar – Carnoustie Caledonia
Sheena Wood – Aberdeen Ladies

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

WEST VETS WIN AGAINST THE EAST TO WIN THE FRIENDSHIP TROPHY

After a great day’s golf at Kilmacolm, the West Vets Team defeated the East Vets for the ‘Friendship Trophy’ after 5 foursomes matches

Vice captains -- Anne Rorrison (East)  and Chris Fowler (West)

The matches went as follows with the score 5-0 to West Vets:

 Anne Judge & Liz Hale beat Caroline Kinnaird & Ellice Cackett 5 & 3
Joanne Sharp & Anabel Kane beat Marion Glauch & Clare Bowie 1 up
Lynn McColl & Ann Shanks beat Louise Campbell & Jane Nelson 3 & 2
Marion Stewart & Morag Key beat Kate Johnston & Sue Cowie 4 & 3
June Lockhart & Jennifer Graham beat Viv Mitchell & Anne Rorrison 1 up


West Vets Team


East Vets Team

 It was truly a wonderful day and the ladies enjoyed Kilmalcolm, which considering the downpours we had the previous day was still in great condition.
The East players although defeated, loved the course and had a lovely meal after the match. Thanks to Kilmalcolm G C, we were very well looked after.

CLICK HERE to see some photos -- Courtesy of Vice Captain Chris Fowler

Monday, August 14, 2017

DRAW FOR THE AUTUMN MEETING


The draw for the Autumn meeting at Douglas Park Golf Club on Monday 4th September  has been done -- CLICK HERE to see the draw.
Anne Dunn is the contact person -- at sec.svlgaw1@gmail.com
 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Scotland Vets lose all three matches

Scotland lost their third match, beaten 7-2 by England South, on the final day of the Veteran Ladies Golfing Association Jamboree at Frilford Heath Golf Club, Oxfordshire.
The Scots lost 5.5-3.5 to England North on the opening day and were then defeated 6.5-2.5 by England Midlands who won the title and the Miller Stirling Salver on a games-won countback after drawing 4.5-4.5 with England North today (Thursday).
Midlands and North both finished with 2pt. Midlands shaded it on games-won - 16.5, compared with North's 16 games won.
North as runners-up won the Toni Moffat Quaich.
England South finished third and Scotland last.

FRIDAY RESULTS

ENGLAND SOUTH 7, SCOTLAND 2
FOURSOMES (2-1)
A Greenfield & J Foster bt S Wood & G Kyle 3 and 2.
A Mayne & J Deeley lost to F Millar & J Bryans 1 hole.
K Russell & D Richards bt L Lloyd & F de Vries 2 and 1.
SINGLES (5-1)
Foster bt L McKinlay 4 and 3.
F Christine bt Millar 2 and 1.
A Mayne bt Kyle 2 holes.
Russell bt Wood 1 hole
Greenfield lost to de Vries 3 and 1.
Richards bt Jennifer Bryans 4 and 3.

ENGLAND MIDLANDS 4.5, ENGLAND NORTH 4.5

HOW THEY FINISHED
1 England Midlands 2pt (16.5 games won)
2 England North 2pt (16 games won )
3 England South 1pt
4 Scotland 0pt

1st Place & Winners of the Miller Stirling Salver - Midlands
Runners Up & winners of the Tony Moffat Quaich - North

For all the results go to the Yorkshire Vets Website 

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

SCOTLAND LOSE TO MIDLANDS ON DAY 2 AT FILFORD


Scotland suffered their second defeat in a row, beaten 6.5-2.5 by Midlands on Day 2 of the Veteran Ladies Golf Association Jamboree at Frilford Heath Golf Club, Oxfordshire.
The Scots lost 5.5-3.5 to defending champions, North of England, on the opening day.
In the other match today, North of England beat South of England 6-3.

Details:
SCOTLAND 2.5, MIDLANDS 6.5
Foursomes (1-2):
Sheena Wood & Lorna Mckinlay lost to Julie Brown and Debbie Warren 3 and 2. 
Donna Jackson & Gillian Kyle lost to Helen Lowe and Mary MacLaren 4 and 3.
Fiona de Vries & Lesley Lloyd bt Sue Spencer & Caron Harrison 3 and 2.

Singles (1.5-4.5)
Frances Millar lost to Lowe 3 and 2.
Jennifer Bryans bt Tracy Bourne 4 and 3.
McKinlay lost to Warren 4 and 2.
Lloyd halved with Maclaren 
Jackson lost to Carol Wild 3 and 2. 
Kyle lost to Spencer 3 and 2.

For all the results go to the Yorkshire Vets Website 

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Scotland lose to North and Day 1 of Vets Jamboree

       TUESDAY 8th AUGUST
FOURSOMES RESULTSScore
SCOTLANDNORTH
Fiona de Vries & Frances Millarlost to Sue Dye & Ally Hanson3 & 1
Jennifer Bryans & Sheena Wood lost to Cath Rawthore & Gill Mellor3 & 2
Lesley Lloyd & Lorna McKinlaybeatJulie Wheeldon & Brenda Ewbank3 & 1
RESULT SCOTLAND 1 - NORTH 2
SINGLES RESULTS
Gillian Kylelost to Caroline Berry1 up
Donna Jacksonlost to Cath Rawthore4 & 2
Lesley Lloydlost to Julie Wheeldon1 up
Fiona de VriesbeatBrenda Ewbank2 up
Sheena Woodhalved withKaren Jobbing
Lorna McKinlaybeatGill Mellor1 up
RESULTSCOTLAND 2.5 - NORTH 3.5
RESULTS FOR DAY 1
SCOTLAND 3.5 - NORTH 5.5 

SOUTH 3.5 - MIDLANDS 5.5

For all the results CLICK HERE

Monday, August 07, 2017

GOOD LUCK TO THE SCOTTISH VETS TEAM

Donna, Gillian and Lesley 
I'm sure all West Vets will join me in sending best wishes to Donna Jackson, Gillian Kyle and Lesley Lloyd as they join the Scottish Vets team to play in the Vets Jamboree at Frilford Heath in Oxfordshire. 

All 3 were in the team which won the Mary McKenna Trophy earlier in the season, so hopefully the team can be successful again over the 3 day event which begins tomorrow 8th August. 


June Lockhart (West Vets Capt.)

Photo above taken at Frilford Heath today 

The Team is:  
Jennifer Bryans EAST
Fiona de Vries MIDLAND
Donna Jackson WEST
Gillian Kyle WEST
Lesley Lloyd WEST

Lorna McKinlay MIDLAND
Frances Millar NORTHERN
Sheena Wood NORTHERN

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

SCOTTISH VETS TEAM IS ANNOUNCED.

We are delighted to announce the Team which will represent the SVLGA at next month's Jamboree at Frilford Heath Golf Club, Oxfordshire.

Jennifer Bryans EAST
Fiona de Vries MIDLAND
Donna Jackson WEST
Gillian Kyle WEST
Lesley Lloyd WEST
Lorna McKinlay MIDLAND
Frances Millar NORTHERN
Sheena Wood NORTHERN

Most of the Team selected were part of the successful Scottish Team which beat the Irish Seniors at Murcar in April, bringing home the Mary McKenna Perpetual Trophy after a nine-year absence. Joining us for the Jamboree will be Jennifer Bryans, the current Vets' Champion who recently successfully defended her East Vets title and newly-crowned Senior Stroke-Play Champion Frances Millar. Donna Jackson is making her Jamboree debut and brings with her a wealth of both County and International experience, not to say youth, being the youngest member of the Team!
The Team comprises an excellent mix of personalities who all bring not only their golfing skills with them but a great Team spirit and eagerness to be successful.
The Jamboree matches will take place from the 8th to the 10th of August at Frilford Heath GC, Oxfordshire. The foursomes matches start at 8.30am and the singles at 1.05pm each day. If anyone should be in the area and would like to come and support us, you would be made most welcome.

Kathleen Sutherland, Captain
Ellie Whyte, Vice Captain

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

CAPTAIN JUNE WINS THE RENFREWSHIRE COUNTY MEDAL AT ERSKINE

Many congrats to West Vets Captain June Lockhart on  winning the Renfrewshire July County Medal at Erskine yesterday. 

To read more go to the RLCGA WEBSITE

Friday, June 30, 2017

West Vet Gillian Kyle loses in Semi Final of the Scottish Senior Matchplay Championship

West Vet -- Gillian Kyle with the Semi Finalist Bronze Medal

Fiona De Vries (St Rule) won the 2017 Scottish Senior Women's Matchplay Championship over Blairgowrie this afternoon with a fantastic display of golf against last year's winner Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies)

In the morning in a tight game against West Vet Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) she won by 1 hole while Sheena who was 2 down for a period of time managed to win on the 19th hole against Lorna McKinlay (Dunnikier Park)

CLICK HERE ------To read the full report go to the Kirkwood Golf Website 

West Vets Gillian Kyle in Semi Final of Scottish Seniors Championship

CLICK HERE FOR LIVE SCORING

Thursday, June 29, 2017

SCOTTISH SENIORS RESULTS FROM BLAIRGOWRIE

CLICK HERE TO GO TO KIRKWOOD GOLF FOR SCOTTISH SENIORS UPDATE

2nd Round Qualifying scores from Blairgowrie

LEADING SECOND-ROUND SCORES 

par 148 (2x74) SSS 74 CSS 77 for both days
159 F Millar (Carnoustie Caledonia) 83 76, H Anderson (Blairgowrie) 79 80.
160 M Smith (Tain) 81 79, A Bartlett (Royal Dornoch) 78 82, W Nicholson (Baberton) 77 83.
162 F De Vries (St Rule) 83 79, A Baker (Crail GS) 82 80, S Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) 80 82.
163 D Jackson (Troon Ladies) 80 83, G Kyle (East Renfrewshire) 84 80.
164 A Macgregor (Ladybank) 84 80.
166 A Ryan (Tain) 85 81, L McKinlay (Dunnikier Park) 82 84

TO VIEW ALL THE SCORES

CLICK HERE


GO TO KIRKWOOD GOLF

CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW 

HANDICAP DRAW 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

WEST VETS GILLIAN KYLE AND DONNA JACKSON FAIR WELL IN DIFFICULT CONDITIONS AT BLAIRGOWRIE

West Vet Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) looked to be heading for the lead at Blairgowrie today in the 1st round of the Scottish Women's Senior Open Championship when she birdied the 14th after dropping shots at the second, fourth and sixth, but unfortunately finished weakly with bogeys at the 16th, 17th and 18th for a share of third place on 79.
Donna Jackson was just one shot behind 

LEADING FIRST-ROUND SCORES
Blairgowrie GC, Rosemount course
Par 74, SSS 74, CSS 77
77 W Nicholson (Baberton).
78 A Bartlett (Royal Dornoch)
79 H Anderson (Blairgowrie), G Kyle (East Renfrewshire).
80 D Jackson (Troon Ladies), S Wood (Aberdeen Ladies), S Holwell (Lingdale, England).
81 M Smith (Tain).
82 L Fraser (Fortrose and Rosemarkie), A Baker (Crail GS), L McKinlay (Dunnikier Park).
83 M Miller (Blairgowrie), F De Vries (St Rule), F Millar (Carnoustie Caledonia).
84 E Stewart (Greenburn), J Brown (Monifieth), G Wallace (Blairgowrie), L Graham (Carnoustie Ladies), P Bennett (Reading), E Whyte (Aberdeen Ladies).
85 D Watson (Leven GS), J Bryans (Harburn), P Davidson (Erskine), A Telfer (Milngavie), M Hughes (Lanark), A Hanson (Glencorse), A Ryan (Tain).
86 K Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park), S Penman (Gullane), K Lannin (Craigielaw), D Young (North Berwick), J Hunnam (Gullane).
87 S Bushby (Blairgowrie) J Paterson (Drumpellier), J Mack (Haggs Castle), E Gllespie (Lochend), B S Biggart (North Berwick)

CLICK HERE for all the scores and go to Kirkwood Golf for the full report 

Monday, June 26, 2017

WEST VETS WELL REPRESENTED IN THE SCOTTISH SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIP WHICH BEGINS TOMORROW

The Scottish Open Ladies Seniors Championship begins tomorrow at Blairgowrie.  There are 100 entrants of which 19 are members of the West Vets -- We wish them every success.


WEST VETS ENTRANTS

Elizabeth Hale (Caldwell Golf Club)
Fiona Cameron (Cowglen Golf Club)
Janice Paterson (Drumpellier Golf Club)
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire Golf Club)
Patricia Davidson (Erskine Golf Club)
Sandra Littlejohn (Erskine Golf Club)
Anita McMillan (Erskine Golf Club)
Elizabeth Stewart (Greenburn Golf Club)
Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle Golf Club)
Anabel Kane (Kilmacolm Golf Club)
Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm Golf Club)
Liz Wilson (Kilmarnock (Barassie) Golf Club)
May Hughes (Lanark Golf Club)
Liz Keohone (Loudoun Gowf Club)
Sheena McDonald (Milngavie Golf Club)
Anna Telfer (Milngavie Golf Club)
Morag Key (Ralston Golf Club)
Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle Golf Club)
Donna Jackson (The Ladies Golf Club Troon)

To see the tee times --- CLICK HERE

2017 WEST V EAST TEAM ANNOUNCED

The following players have been chosen to represent the West Vets in the Foursomes Match v East at Kilmalcolm on Tuesday 15th August.

Anabel Kane (Kilmacolm), Joanne Sharp (Kilmarnock Barassie), Anne Judge (Ranfurly Castle), Morag Key (Erskine), Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm), Liz Hale (Caldwell), June Lockhart (Gleddoch), Lynn McColl (Carrick), Ann Shanks (Dumbarton) & Cathy Morton (Eastwood)

Reserves : Jennifer Graham (Haggs Castle) & Carol Smith (Haggs Castle)
Many thanks to all those who were willing to be considered - your support is much appreciated.

Chris Fowler (Vice Captain)

Thursday, June 01, 2017

WEST VETS NARROWLY LOSE OUT TO EAST VETS IN THE ELISE DUNCAN TROPHY AT MORTONHALL GOLF CLUB


West Vets Team - Photo Courtesy of East Vets Captain Caroline Kinnaird
East Vets Team - Photo Courtesy of East Vets Captain Caroline Kinnaird

Mortonhall Golf Club was the perfect setting for the Annual East v West Vets Match for the Elise Duncan Trophy. The fine, testing course along with the good weather was enjoyed by all, but the East Vets retained the Trophy, narrowly beating the West 5-4.

The match couldn’t have had a better start, with Donna Jackson achieving an eagle 2 at the first hole ! However despite losing overall, there was lots of good golf played, and all players should feel justifiably proud of their commitment and effort.
As usual the camaraderie was evident on the course and in the clubhouse during the meal, and we must thank Mortonhall G.C. and East Vets Captain Caroline Kinnaird for hosting such an enjoyable day.

The results were as follows:- (West Team players first named) 

Donna Jackson lost to Jennifer Bryans 2 & 1
Gillian Kyle halved with Anne Hanson
Lesley Lloyd beat Sue Penman 5 & 4
Nicky Henderson halved with Carol Brown
Roz Purdom beat Dawn Young 4 & 3
May Hughes lost to Anne Brownie by 1 hole
Robina Gilbertson beat Sophia Spiewak 9 & 7
Jennifer Mack lost to Linda Grieve by 1 hole
Anabel Kane lost to Hazel Saunders 4 & 3

Finally all in the team ( and I’m sure other West Vets ) are thinking of Liz Stewart,  and we hope to hear better news soon about her Mum.

Report by June Lockhart (West Vets Captain)

CLICK HERE FOR SOME PHOTOS FROM EAST VETS CAPTAIN CAROLINE KINNAIRD  -- Many thanks 


More to follow 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

LIZ STEWART WINS THE 2017 WEST VETS CHAMPIONSHIP

Liz Keohone and Championship winner Liz Stewart
For once we were treated to some wonderful weather, which showed Renfrew Golf Club at its best. The fairways were in very good condition, but all players found the greens very difficult due to dressings which had been sprayed beforehand.

The morning’s play saw 3 of the 4 matches tied after 9 holes, and in the 4th match Carole Hill (Hilton Park) was in control and eventually ran out the winner by 5 & 4 over Glynis Rintoul (Old Ranfurly) to reach the final of the Stewart Trophy. In the other semi-final, the players had to go down the 18th before Morag Key (Ralston) eventually prevailed over Helen Burnet (Hilton Park),  winning by 2 holes.

In the Championship, both semi-final  matches were keenly contested with some great golf, and it took a birdie by Liz Keohone (Loudoun Gowf) to see off Nicky Henderson (Haggs Castle) by 2 & 1 and reach the final. In the other semi-final, Liz Stewart (Greenburn) found Anabel Kane (Kilmacolm) a difficult opponent to beat, especially as both played the front 9 in 39. It took 2 long putts by Liz to secure victory on the 16th green.

In the Championship Final, Liz Stewart got off to a good start and was quickly 2 up. Several holes thereafter were halved until Liz Stewart pulled away to be 4 up. However as expected, Liz Keohone pegged 2 holes back but was unable to force the game down the 18th, so Liz Stewart became the Champion for the first time.

Carole Hill - Stewart Cup Winner and Morag Key
The Stewart Trophy Final proved another tough effort between new Vet Carole Hill and the ‘evergreen’ Morag Key. Considering that both ladies are not used to playing 2 rounds in a day, especially in those warm conditions, they played consistently good golf. However the ‘youngster’ Carole eventually prevailed on the 16th green, winning 3 & 2.

We would like to thank Renfrew Golf Club once again for hosting the 2 days play, and all members who were most welcoming. Thanks also to the small number of spectators who walked the fairways, and finally we are indebted (as usual !) to Carol Fell for her skills in keeping the website up to date, and for her photos. -- Click here for some Photos of the day -- - courtesy of June Lockhart and Carol Fell

Report by June Lockhart

Championship Semi-Finals

Liz Keohone (Loudoun Gowf) beat Nicky Henderson (Haggs Castle) 2&1
Liz Stewart (Greenburn) beat Anabel Kane (Kilmacolm) 3&a2

Stewart Cup Semi-Finals

Carole Hill (Hilton Park) beat Glynis Rintoul (Old Ranfurly ) 5&4
Morag Key (Erskine) beat Helen Burnet ( (2up)

Final 
Liz Stewart (Greenburn) beat Liz Keohone (Loudoun Gowf) 2&1

Stewart Cup Final 

Carole Hill (Hilton Park) beat Morag Key (Erskine) 3&2

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

WEST VETS CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST ROUND AND QUARTER FINAL RESULTS -

The morning’s play in the Championship started with a tie between 2 of the favourites, Donna Jackson and Lesley Lloyd. This match was tight all the way until Donna clinched it on the 18th.  Another 18 hole nail biter took place where Anne Shanks edged out Lynn McColl, but the tie between Roz Purdom and Lorraine Campbell had to go down the 19th before Roz proved victorious. 
The other winners in round 1 were Nicky Henderson, Liz Keohone, Liz Stewart, Anabel Kane and May Hughes.

The afternoon’s play in the Championship saw more exciting games, although it was rather spoiled by rain which was not forecast to all except Morag Key !! 
This time Roz Purdom could not prevail going down the 19thagain, as Liz Stewart won through to the semi-final. 
Nicky Henderson and Donna Jackson served up a tight game as did Anabel Kane and May Hughes. 
Congratulations go to both Nicky and Anabel for winning through to the semi-finals. 
The last semi-finalist will be Liz Keohone, but I’m sure she will join me in congratulating her opponent Anne Shanks, who has done so well in her first season with the Vets.

The afternoon also saw 4 ties in the Stewart Cup, with Helen Burnet, Morag Key, Carole Hill and Glynis Rintoul progressing to the semi-finals.

Thursday will see all the winners take to the fairways again at Renfrew, with the Championship play starting at 9.30am and play for the Stewart Cup starting at 9.44 am. 

The Championship Final will take place at 2pm, followed immediately by the Stewart Cup Final at 2.10pm. 
Supporters will be most welcome, so please come along and enjoy the day’s play.

West Vets Division Championship at Renfrew,

Round 1

Donna Jackson beat Lesley Lloyd (1up)
Nicky Henderson beat Chris Fowler (6&5)
Anne Shanks beat Lynn McColl (1up)
Liz Keohone beat Anne Judge (4&3)
Liz Stewart beat Liz Hale (6&4)
Roz Purdom beat Lorraine Campbell (at 19th)
Anabel Kane beat Liz Wilson (3&2)
May Hughes beat Gillian Kyle (3&2)

Quarter Finals

Nicky Henderson (Haggs Castle)  beat Donna Jackson  (Troon Ladies / Cochrane Castle ) (2&1)
Liz Keohone (Loudoun Gowf)  beat Anne Shanks (Cardross) 7& 6
Liz Stewart (Greenburn) beat Roz Purdom (Prestwick St Nicholas)   19th Hole
Anabel Kane (Kilmacolm) beat May Hughes (Lanark)  2&1

Stewart Cup (Handicap) 1st round.

Helen Burnet beat Linda Parry (3&2)
Morag Key beat Sandra McDougall (2&1)
Carole Hill beat Betty Connor (3&2)
Glynis Rintoul beat Fiona Roger (4&3)

Thanks go to West Vets Captain June Lockhart for the results and report


Monday, May 22, 2017

WEST VETS TEAM VICTORIOUS AT AUCHTERARDER

Victorious West Vets Team - click to enlarge
Midlands Team - Click to Enlarge

West and Midland Vets- click to enlarge
Ten West Vets travelled through to Auchterarder looking forward to playing the course and trying to win the Mid West Trophy. For a short time it looked like rain was going to spoil the day, but the skies quickly cleared and along with the lovely scenery, the girls really enjoyed the match and ran out winners by 7 games to 3.

The greens looked good but the par 3 pin positions really tested the players. However all matches were played in a wonderful spirit, and Captain Lizee McGraw and her team looked after us so well. We therefore look forward to hosting the Midlands team in the West next year.

The games ended as follows :-

Anna Telfer (Milngavie) lost by 1 hole v Elsie Hutcheon (Ladybank)
Linda McDougall (Greenock) won 4 & 3 v Agnes Lind (Elie)
Jennifer Mack (Haggs) won 5 & 4 v Kathleen Duncan (Pitlochry)
Anabel Kane (KIlmacolm) lost 3 & 2 v Emma Wilson (Elie)
Anne Judge (Ranfurly Castle) won 5 & 4 v Liz Fertacz (Blairgowrie)
Sheila Steele (Buchanan Castle) won 4 & 3 v Moira Lumby (K J V1)
Joanne Sharp (Kil/Barassie) won 4 & 3 v Christine Steadman (Pitreavie)
Lynn McColl (Bearsden) won 5 & 4 v Janice Lang (Blairgowrie)
Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) lost 3 & 2 v Moira Begbie (Ladybank)
Karen Maxwell (Milngavie) won 4 & 3 v Margaret Hunter (Blairgowrie)

Report by June Lockhart (Captain)   -- CLICK HERE to go to the Midland Vets Report

To see some Photos --- CLICK HERE  - COURTESY OF WEST VETS CAPTAIN JUNE

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Lesley Lloyd, Ann Shanks and Helen Burnet star at Ralston.

78 ladies played in the Summer Meeting in lovely weather and enjoyed the ‘apres golf’ alfresco !
The course looked splendid, although the ground conditions made it difficult to approach and hold the greens.
Helen Burnet -- Super Vet

Ann Shanks - Best Net Score 

The Heather Anderson Trophy was won by Lesley Lloyd with a gross 79, the Super Vet was Helen Burnet with a nett 73 but the biggest star was Ann Shanks with an amazing nett 68. The Division 2 winner was Gladys Rintoul ( nett 75 ) with runner-up Janette Stewart ( nett 76 ).

Thanks go to Ralston Golf Club for looking after us so well, and thanks to the Committee helpers – especially Anne Dunn for all her work.

SSS 71, CSS 74 --- CLICK HERE FOR THE SCORES

CHAMPIONSHIP DRAWSHEET

STEWART TROPHY DRAWSHEET 

Another excitement was -- HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO PAST SECRETARY MORAG KEY ---

Morag -- Blows out the Candles

I've Done it !! 
Carol Sim -- Cuts the cake -- Morag says -- How many people are there !! 


Report by Captain June Lockhart

Sunday, April 23, 2017

West Vets Team v East Vets

The team to play East on Thursday 1st June at Mortonhall for the Elise Duncan Trophy is as follows :-

Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle), Liz Stewart (Greenburn), Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie), Lesley Lloyd (Hayston), Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire), Patricia Davidson (Erskine), Nicky Henderson (Haggs Castle), Ros Purdom (Prestwick St Nicholas) and May Hughes (Lanark).

The reserves will be :-

Carol Whyte (Milngavie), Liz Keohone (Loudoun Gowf), Rubina Gilbertson (Prestwick St Nicholas) and Pat Hutton (Lanark).

The first tee time will be 11.30am.

Many thanks to all who wished to be considered, and we are very grateful to those who are giving of their time to represent the West Vets.

June Lockhart (West Vets Captain)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

SUMMER MEETING DRAW FOR RALSTON

The draw for the Summer Meeting over Ralston Golf Course on Thursday 11th May has been done
The Heather Anderson Trophy awarded for best SCRATCH score -- First 16 Scratch Scores qualify for Divisional Championship and first 8 Handicap Scores qualify for the Stewart Trophy 

CLICK HERE TO SEE DRAW

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

West Vets Team v Midlands Vets

The team to play Midlands on Monday 22nd May at Auchterarder for the Mid West Trophy is as follows :-

H’caps 7 to 9 – Anna Telfer (Milngavie), Linda McDougall (Greenock) and Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle).

Reserves – Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) and Chris Fowler (Cowglen).

H’caps 10 +
Anabel Kane (Kilmacolm), Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle), Joanne Sharp (Kilmarnock Barassie), Anne Judge (Ranfurly Castle), Sheila Steele (Buchanan Castle), Karen Maxwell (Milngavie) and Lynn McColl (Bearsden).

Reserves – Liz Hale (Caldwell), Cathy Morton (Eastwood), Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm), Sandra Littlejohn (Erskine), Morag Key (Ralston) and Jennifer Graham (Haggs Castle).

Many thanks to all those who were willing to be considered – your support is much appreciated.

June Lockhart (Captain)

Monday, April 10, 2017

SCOTTISH VETS BEAT THE IRISH FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2009 TO WIN MARY McKENNA TROPHY

Victorious Scottish Vets Team
Back L to R: Ashley Rose, Lorna McKinlay, Fiona de Vries, Donna Jackson, 
Lesley Lloyd, Gillian Kyle, Meg Sievwright, Sheena Wood
Front sitting L to R: Ellie Whyte (Vice-Captain) Kathleen Sutherland (Captain), Emma Wilson (President)
PHOTOS -- COURTESY OF WEST VETS CAPTAIN JUNE LOCKHART 

The Scottish Veteran Ladies Golf Association team beat the Irish senior women's team 6.5 to 5.5 at Murcar Links Golf Club today to win the Mary McKenna Trophy for the first time since 2009.
Scotland took a 1pt lead in the first-day foursomes and just managed to hold on to that advantage by drawing the singles 4-4.
The Irish had won the last seven years in this fixture in which the venue alternates between Scotland and Ireland.
The vital Scottish victories in the singles came from Lorna McKinlay (Midland), Gillian Kyle (West) and Aberdeen Ladies stalwart Sheena Wood (Northern).
Donna Jackson (West) and Buckpool's Meg Seivwright (Highland) halved their singles.
It must be the North-east air that inspires the Scots Vets. The 2009 victory was achieved at Cruden Bay!

SCOTLAND VETS 6.5, IRISH SENIORS 5.5
Murcar Links Golf Club.

FOURSOMES (2.5-1.5)
Sheena Wood (Northern) and Meg Sievwright (Highland) halved with Mary Sheehy and Laura Webb.
Lorna McKinlay (Midland) and Fiona d Vries (Midland) bt Suzanne Corcoran and Pat Doran 1 hole
Lesley Lloyd (West) and Ashley Rose (Highland) lost to Maria O' Reilly and Sheena McElroy 3 and 1
Donna Jackson (West) and Gillian Kyle (West) bt Marilyn Henderson and Margaret McAuliffe 5 and 4

SINGLES (4-4)
Jackson halved with O'Reilly
Lloyd lost to Webb 7 and 6.
McKinlay bt McElroy 3 and 1.
Sievwright halved with Henderson
Rose lost to McAuliffe 5 and 4.
De Vries lost to Sheehy 3 and 2.
Kyle bt Corcoran 1 hole.
Wood bt Doran 4 and 3.

Two teams together

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Scottish Vets win on Day One of the Mary McKenna Trophy

Back row l to r Lorna McKinlay, Gillian Kyle, Ashley Rose, Meg Sievwright, Sheena Wood
Front Row l to R Lesley Lloyd, Fiona de Vries, Donna Jackson
Photo Courtesy Ellie Whyte
Ashley Rose, Lesley Lloyd, Maria O' Reilly and Sheena McIlroy


Donna Jackson, Margaret McAuliffe, Gillian Kyle and Marilyn Henderson 

Scottish Vets lead the Irish Seniors team, current European Champions, by 2.5 to 1.5 after the first day's Foursomes at Murcar today.  Eight singles will be played tomorrow.

Sheena Wood and Meg Sievwright halved with Mary Sheehy and Laura Webb A/S

Lorna McKinlay and Fiona d Vries bt Suzanne Corcoran and  Pat Doran 1 hole

Lesley Lloyd and Ashley Rose lost to Maria O' Reilly and Sheena McIlroy 3 & 1

Donna Jackson and Gillian Kyle bt Marilyn Henderson and Margaret McAuliffe 5 & 4

SCOTLAND 2 1/2
IRELAND 1 1/2
Lesley Lloyd and Ashley Rose congratulate the winners

QUOTE FROM WEST VETS CAPTAIN JUNE LOCKHART --- Just to say that even though they lost, Lesley had an eagle at the par 5 4th hole.
Donna and Gillian dovetailed well and had a few birdies.

Other Photographs courtesy of West Vets Captain June Lockhart

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

SPRING MEETING OVER EAST KILBRIDE -- HARD TO TAME THE COURSE AND THE WIND !!


It was great to have 82 ladies testing their early season skills at East Kilbride on a dry but very windy day. The conditions contrived to lengthen some holes on an already long course !!

However some Vets deserve praise for managing to almost tame the course.
In particular, Dorothy Horsefield (Crail)  was the overall winner with an excellent nett 73, with runner-up Lilias Snodgrass (Ranfurly Castle) achieving a nett 75 (bih), and Sara Scott (Troon Ladies) was 1st in the Bronze Division with a nett 78.

Lilias Snodgrass (Net 75) also was the Super Vet winner  with Lana MacDonald (Hilton Park) one shot behind. with a net 76.  The best gross score of the day was achieved by Liz Stewart (Greenburn) with 79.

Despite the difficult conditions, everyone seemed to come off the course with a smile – or was it just relief !!
However we look forward to having a big field for our Summer Meeting at Ralston. Thanks go to Marion Stewart and Anne Dunn for their work throughout the day.

June Lockhart (West Vets Captain)

SSS 73 CSS 76
CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE RESULTS 

Liz Stewart - Scratch Winner



Lilias Snodgrass - Over all Runner Up
and Super Vet Winner
Lana MacDonald - Super Vet - Runner Up