Tuesday, November 07, 2017

THE NEW WEST VETS GILET FOR 2018



Captain June with a medium size Gilet

Webmaster Carol fitted the Large Size 
Captain June modelled the new gilet at the West Vets AGM last week. As many of you know all those who attended the AGM signed a sheet to show expressions of interest re buying a gilet next year and indicating their size.
This will help us place an order with the company and we would like an idea of any additional numbers of people who didn't attend the AGM. Could you please indicate if you are interested in purchasing one to email Sandra Macdougall --  sandra.macdougall41@gmail.com - with their size (see below) 

Alternatively CLICK HERE to let Sandra know of your interest 

This will not be a definite order - but will allow us to estimate the total number required when we speak to the manufacturer - and we will have samples at the first meeting next year in the various sizes for people to try on :

Small = 10
Medium = 12
Large = 14
Extra Large = 16
Extra Extra Large = 18

Alternatively CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT A FORM 

Thursday, November 02, 2017

THE WEST VETS 49th AGM AT COWGLEN GOLF CLUB

52 ladies attended the 49th AGM of the West Division's SLVGA which was held at Cowglen GC this afternoon - Thursday, November 2nd 2017.

Captain June Lockhart  welcomed us all  49th Annual General Meeting of the West Vets at Cowglen G. C. and she opened by saying - "trust us to have our AGM on a day when the sun is splitting the skies ! However before much ado, I’ll ask Anne to give apologies for absence."

Secretary Anne Dunn stated that there were 51 apologies

Reports were given by treasurer Mo Neilson who said the association was in a healthy position helped by the cancellation of the Autumn Meeting and Secretary Anne Dunn indicated that there had been 10 resignations this year with 30 on the waiting list which should then reduce the waiting list to 20. There are 180 members including associates and Honorary Members.

The Minutes of the 2016 AGM were proposed and adopted .
MATTERS ARISING
In the first sentence, it should read “ the 48th Annual General Meeting, not the 49th.

CAPTAIN’S REPORT - June Lockhart


Liz Stewart and Lesley Lloyd

Helen Burnet and Lilias Snodgrass

The season started with the Spring Meeting at East Kilbride, with 82 ladies on a dry but very windy day. Despite the conditions, all seemed to come off with a smile – or perhaps it was just relief. Dorothy Horsefield emerged the overall winner, Liz Stewart won the best scratch and Lillias Snodgrass was the Super Vet. Mention has to be made of Donna Jackson who had 3 2’s that day.

The Summer Meeting at Ralston was our Championship Qualifier – and wait for it, the weather was lovely !! 78 ladies enjoyed some ‘apres golf’ on the patio, but Lesley Lloyd had the best scratch score, winning the Heather Anderson Trophy. Super Vet was Helen Burnet, but the overall winner was Ann Shanks with an incredible nett 68 – our best score of the season. Both Meetings were qualifiers.

Big Liz and Wee Liz !!

Almost 2 weeks later, we were again blessed with good weather for the knockout stages of the Championship at Renfrew. Liz Stewart and Liz Keohone contested the Final, after beating Annabel Kane and Nicky Henderson respectively in the semi-finals. Liz Stewart eventually became our Champion after an excellent match, which finished on the 17th. However Liz Keohone can take heart that for the first time in her life, she was ‘big Liz’ that day, thanks to an extra 2-3cms.
Liz Stewart and Carole Hill
The Stewart Trophy Final was contested by Carole Hill and Morag Key, after they had beaten Glynis Rintoul and Helen Burnet respectively in the semis. In this Final, youth prevailed with Carole beating the evergreen Morag, but congratulations to all who played 2 rounds that day, as the weather was really warm – can’t believe I said that !

Finally the Autumn meeting. As all 3 West Vet Matches were played in very favourable conditions, I suppose we were lucky in that this was the only fixture to succumb to the weather. There had been a few days of heavy rain leading up to the day, and more heavy rain was forecast that morning. That rain came and thankfully we knew we had made the right decision. However on signalling to Helen Burnet on her arrival that it was cancelled, she set off on an impromptu jig in the car park. The good news is that with the help of Chris Fowler in conjunction with Sandra Macdougall, we will have a system for next season to block email competitors on the day.

The Team Matches

At the end of May, the West Vets Team travelled to Auchterarder to compete for the Mid-West Trophy against Midlands. This match has been extended to 10 players – 7 for those of h/cap 10 and over (as before), but now including 3 players of h/cap 7-9. When the match started, the skies began to clear and along with the lovely scenery, the team had a wonderful day, eventually winning 7 matches to 3.
Mortonhall on the 1st of June was a perfect setting for the East v West Match for the Elise Duncan Trophy. Again it was a match enjoyed by all, but the Trophy was retained by East by the narrowest of margins 5-4. Two of the matches were halved and two went to the 18th, so next year we hope to go one better at Kilmacolm.
In August, after a great day’s golf at Kilmacolm, the West Vets, led by Vice Captain Chris Fowler, defeated the East 5-0 for the Friendship Trophy after 5 Foursomes matches. Kilmacolm was in great condition considering the previous day’s downpours, and along with good catering, both teams definitely enjoyed the day.

Having been at all 3 Matches, I can only say how impressed I’ve been by the enthusiasm and commitment of all the West players. We even have people who will fill in at the last minute, so we are never stuck. The camaraderie enjoyed by all (including opponents) on the courses and in the Clubhouses is indicative of what the Vets is all about – very enjoyable competition.

We have to congratulate some of our members, primarily Gillian Kyle, Lesley Lloyd and Donna Jackson – and we will hear more about these 3 in due course. However in the Scottish Seniors Meeting at Blairgowrie in June, Gillian, Donna and Liz Stewart made it through to the Matchplay Rounds. Donna lost by 1 hole to eventual finalist Sheena Wood, and Liz also lost by 1 hole to Tain’s Mary Smith. Gillian Kyle went on to beat Heather Anderson of Blairgowrie and then lost by 1 hole in the semi-final to the eventual winner, Fiona de Vries.

BLAIRGOWRIE REPORT – Marion Stewart -- CLICK HERE FOR ALL DETAILS 

On a very wet and windy day with the wipers going at double speed I headed up to Blairgowrie with a feeling of de ja vu – fortunately as I headed north the rain eased and as I reached Blairgowrie it was dry. The West Champion Liz Stewart was playing Mary Smith in the ¼ finals of the S.V. l.G.A. championship and quickly went 3 up but a combination of Mary,s excellent putting and Liz,s sore back saw her pegged back to level par at the turn. Mary then went 3 up Liz pulled 1 back but eventually lost 2 and 1. Sheena Wood (North) Jennifer Bryans (East) and Margaret Locke(Borders) all won their ¼ finals. Sheena and Jennifer played in the final with Sheena being the eventual winner.
The Patrick Rosebowl was delayed by one and a half hours due to heavy overnight rain and at one point we thought we were not going to get playing as all the other courses in the area were closed however 7 greenkeepers squeegeed the greens and play commenced although some of the late starters finished in near darkness.
West players did well with Liz Hale winning the Patrick Rosebowl,Joanne Sharp finishing 3rd and Anna Telfer 5th which meant the West retained the Team Trophy. Liz Hale also won the Past Presidents Cup and Anna Telfer was runner up in the Buchanan Cup.
West also did well in the Tuesday greensomes(Beddows Quaich) with Alison Campbell and Moira Macleod runners up.

DATES FOR 2018 WEST VETS AND SVLGA FIXTURES

SPRING MEETING​: Pollok G.C. on Wed. 4th April
SUMMER MEETING​: Royal Troon G.C. on Wed. 16th May
AUTUMN MEETING​: Douglas Park G.C. on Mon. 3rd September
( All tee reservations from 9.30am – 1pm)
CHAMPIONSHIP​: Renfrew G.C. on Tues. 22nd May and Thurs.24th May
(First tee off time 9.30am but times will be posted on the website)

TEAM MATCHES​
SINGLES MATCH V MIDLANDS (tbc but most likely Cochrane Castle on Thurs. 7th June)
LOW HANDICAP SINGLES MATCH V EAST​ Kilmacolm G.C. on Tues. 19th June
FOURSOMES MATCH V EAST​ Turnhouse G.C. on Thurs. 16th August
SVLGA TEAM MATCHES
IRISH MATCH (Mary McKenna Trophy) Royal Belfast on 8th-9th April
JAMBOREE Hexham G.C. on 6th-9th August
BLAIRGOWRIE MEETING ​
Championship Sun. 23rd and Mon. 24th September
Patrick Rosebowl Mon. 24th September
Beddows Quaich Tues. 25th September


SCOTTISH VETS REPORTS 

Mary McKenna Trophy Report (by Donna Jackson) - read out by Lesley Lloyd

This annual match against the Irish Vets took place at Murcar on the 8-10th April on a sunny, dry but very windy weekend. Gillian Kyle, Lesley Lloyd and myself were delighted to represent the West Vets in this team of 8.

This was my first outing representing Scotland as a Vet, and it was nice to be paired with Gillian in my first match. The first day saw us winning 2.5 – 1.5 in the 4 ball better ball.

In the evening the teams went to dinner and the names were pulled out of the hat for the singles the next day. It was a fun night with lots of laughs and good banter between the teams.
The singles the following day ended 4-4, so for the first time since 2009 Scotland won the Trophy 6.5 – 5.5. It was a very close match played in a friendly spirit, but very competitive at the same time.

The match next year is in Belfast, so let’s hope Scotland can go over there to bring the Trophy back again

Vets Jamboree Report – Lesley Lloyd

The matches were played from 8th – 10th August at Frilford Heath, Oxfordshire. Frilford Heath has 3 courses and the matches were played on the Green Course which was a very well presented heathland course with lots of trees and heather to add to the challenge.

The team captained was by Kathleen Sutherland and West Vets were well represented by Donna Jackson, Gillian Kyle and Lesley Lloyd. The other team members were Jennifer Bryans (East); Fiona de Vries and Lorna McKinlay; (Midland) and Frances Millar and Sheena Wood (North).

Scotland were hoping for a good result following our success against the Irish in April however it was not to be! Although we had some good individual performances over the 3 days sadly the team lost against each of the English divisions.

The outcome of the Miller Stirling Salver went to the wire between North and Midlands. Both teams were tied on match points so the winners had to be decided by the number of game points won with Midlands lifting the trophy by a mere half a point.

Fingers crossed for better results next year when the matches will be played at Hexham Golf Club, Northumberland

SCOTTISH SENIORS REPORTS - Gillian Kyle

EUROPEAN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017


A team of 6 senior lady golfers proudly represented Scotland at Golf Resort Skalica in the north west of Slovakia from the 5th -9th of September, lead by Captain Lorna Bennett.
The team was Fiona deVries, & Lorna McKinlay, from Midlands, Frances Millar & Sheena Wood. from the North and Lesley Lloyd & Gillian Kyle, from the West.
We flew from Edinburgh to Bratislava to be met by a very pleasant young man-Tomas, who was to be 1 of our minibus drivers for the week, and his very old minibus! Needless to say we had a flat tyre after about 15 minutes from the airport and you may have seen pictures of us dressed in high-vis jackets at the side of the motorway. We were eventually rescued after about an hour and continued our journey to Skalica in the Northwest. Our hotel was pleasant but basic and only 10 minutes from the course. The town was rather quiet with 12 churches, few shops and restaurants that often stopped serving food at 8.30!

The golf course was relatively new-built in 2009-and seemingly had no grass last May. It was fairly long (5500yds) but flat, trying to be like a links course with some very challenging holes near the end. (take the 5, Lorna would tell us)
After the practice round and opening ceremony, the competition began. The 1st 2 days are strokeplay with 5 scores out of the 6 to count. Top 8 teams for Flight A, next 7 for Flight B and final 3 for Flight C.
With top players from all over Europe there, we really needed everyone to score in the low to mid-70s to have a chance of qualifying for Flight A. We ended up in 10th place though, 7 shots behind 9th-Italy. We all know we just need to save 3-4 shots each in both of the qualifying rounds to have a chance to compete in the matchplay with the ‘big’ teams. Then anything could happen…
Day 3 saw the matchplay begin and the format is 1 foursomes and 4 singles matches. We comfortably beat Iceland (4-1) on the Thursday, Finland (4.5-0.5) on the Friday and Italy (4-1) on the final day so finished 9th overall and top of Flight B which was the best we could have done. There was a fantastic camaraderie amongst all the teams despite the fierce competition on the course and it was great to speak to other golfers from different parts of Europe.
We all really appreciated the opportunity to represent Scotland and play in this great event in Slovakia and thank Scottish Golf for making it possible. So hopefully with effective practising over the winter, Scotland could finish higher up the leader board in 2018.

Gillian, Lesley and Donna
Senior Home Internationals 2017
The 2017 event took place at Newport GC in South Wales from 3rd to 5th October. Scotland was represented by Fiona de Vries, Donna Jackson, Lesley Lloyd, Lorna McKinlay, Frances Millar, Sheena Wood and myself, captained by Lorna Bennett. Newport was a long, oaktree-lined course which was playing extra long after all the poor weather. After a very wet practice round, we were blessed with dry, fairly warm weather which was a real bonus.
Day 1 saw us up against a strong team from Ireland and unfortunately we were 3-0 down after the foursomes although 2 games were extremely close. Ireland won 3 singles in the afternoon so the final result was 6-2.
Day 2 brought England-a hammering in the morning was tough to take but we halved the singles matches with 2.5 points. Final score 5.5-2.5. A slight improvement.
We were determined to win back some pride against Wales on Day 3 and a good morning saw us 2-1 up at lunch. Unfortunately we only won our 1st 2 singles matches so a 4-4 draw was the best we managed.
Ireland were the overall winners with 3 wins out of 3. We were equal with Wales but they pipped us to 3rd place by half a point on the countback
Lorna Bennett had great faith in us and believes a win is round the corner for Scotland. Hopefully next year!
The team’s thanks again go to Scottish Golf for supporting this event.



ELECTION OF OFFICE BEARERS

Marion Stewart
This is the end of Marion’s year on Committee as Past Captain, and we will very much miss her input at Meetings – especially as she can find things in this folder far quicker than I can !
However I know she will be at the other end of the phone – and don’t think changing your number will work !
We can’t but thank you Marion for all you have done for the West Vets, so please accept this small gift on behalf of the members.

Sandra Macdougall

I’m also sorry to report that Anne Dunn is stepping down as Secretary due to family pressures. On behalf of the Committee and all the members, we say thanks for all you have done and please accept this small gift on our behalf. However I’m glad to say that Anne is helping to ease a certain lady into the role, so I would like to propose Sandra Macdougall as Secretary. Could I have a seconder ?
I’m very pleased to report that Mo Neilson is continuing as Treasurer, and Mary Wylie will continue on Committee in the ‘clothing’ role.
It means that with Marion’s departure from Committee and Sandra taking over as Secretary, we require one more for Committee, and I would like to propose May Hughes of Lanark GC to join us. Could I have a seconder? May has a wealth of experience at County and Vets level, and we’re delighted she has agreed to join us.

The Committee now comprises myself as Captain, Chris Fowler as Vice-Captain, Mo Neilson as Treasurer, Sandra Macdougall as Secretary, Mary Wylie and May Hughes.

AOCB  -- There then was a discussion about whether we should increase our subs for future changes -- The status quo was agreed

FINAL COMMENTS
Liz Hale -- Winner of the Patrick Trophy at Blairgowrie
Before the Presentation of Prizes and Vote of Thanks, June expressed her gratitude to all others on the Committee. This year in particular, an unbelievable amount of time and effort was taken up in locating a missing Scottish Vets Trophy and in obtaining sources of clothing. At one stage, Lockhart, Stewart, Fowler and Wylie felt like a firm of Private Investigators, but for quite a while we felt more like a firm of Undertakers. However it has all ended well. I would just like to end by thanking all who took part in the Meetings and Matches, and hope that as many of you as possible will join us next season.

The prize giving took place with Honorary member Aileen Wilson presenting the prizes .
CLICK HERE FOR LIST OF PRIZEWINNERS
The Vote of Thanks was given by Liz Hale followed by West Vets Champion Liz Stewart


During the meeting Vice Captain Chris Fowler showed everyone the new gilet that can be acquired for next season. It was unanimously voted for and Mary Wylie and Chris will be looking for orders of which were take at the end of the meeting  when Captain June showed it off !!

Some of the main prizewinners
Honorary Member Aileen Wilson and Webmaster Carol Fell are presented with flowers

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

2017 AGM NOTICE

The 49th AGM of the West Vets will be held on Thursday 2nd November 2017 in the Cowglen Golf Club at 2.00pm.
CLICK HERE OR THE 2016 AGM MINUTES

Thursday, October 05, 2017

SCOTLAND DRAW WITH WALES ON DAY 3 OF SENIOR HOME INTERNATIONALS

Scotland drew their "wooden spoon" final match with Wales at the Senior Women's Home Internationals at Newport, Wales.
The Scots led Wales 2-1 after the morning foursomes and started the singles well with Sheena Wood winning her third singles tie in a row, 3 and 2 against Ann Lewis, and Gillian Kyle winning out in the country, 8 and 7, against Patricia Fernon.
But Scotland lost the last three single, Frances Millar going down 5 and 3, Lesley Lloyd losing 2 and 1, and Donna Jackson being beaten 3 and 2.

Wales finished with a slightly better "games won" column, 9 to Scotland's 8.5, and so Scotland were placed last.

In the title-deciding match, Ireland and England, the two 100 per cent teams after two days of action, were drawing 1.5 apiece after the foursomes but wins by Gertie McMullen, Sheena McElroy and Laura Webb in the singles gave the Irish a 4.5-3.5 victory, ending England's bid for a fourth title in a row.

DETAILS.

SCOTLAND 4, WALES 4

Foursomes (2-1)
S Wood and G Kyle lost to J Rees and C Harries 2 holes.
L McKinlay and D Jackson bt S Roberts and D Richards 1 hole.
F De Vries and L Lloyd bt A Lewis and P Fernon 4 and 3.
Singles (2-3)
Wood bt Lewis 3 and 2.
Kyle bt Fernon 8 and 7.
F Millar lost to Rees 5 and 3.
Lloyd lost to Harries 2 and 1.
Jackson lost to Roberts 3 and 2.

IRELAND 4.5, ENGLAND 3.5 
Foursomes (1.5-1.5)
C Reilly and M McAuliffe lost to J Brown and A Greenfield 5 and 4.
S Corcoran and G McMullen bt J Foster and F Johnson 2 holes.
L Webb and S McElroy halved with L Housman and C Berry.

Singles
Corcoran lost to Brown 3 and 1.
McMullen bt F Edmond 1 hole.
M MacLaren lost to Foster 2 and 1
McElroy bt Berry 3 and 2.
Webb bt Housman 3 and 1.

HOW THEY FINISHED

1 Ireland 3pt.
2 England 2pt
3 Wales 0.5pt (games won 9)
4 Scotland 0.5pt (games won 8.5)

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

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

Defending champions England will meet Ireland tomorrow in the title decider at the Senior Women’s Home Internationals at Newport, Wales.

Both teams have a 100% record of two wins from two matches so far, with England defeating Scotland 5.5-2.5 today, having previously beaten Wales 5-3.

England captain Debbie Richards commented: “It will be a big day tomorrow for both teams as the winner will lift the trophy.” England are aiming for their fourth consecutive win and their 11th overall victory in this championship. Today, the team made a great start to the match, winning all three foursomes.

In the afternoon singles the matches were very tight and after nine holes could have gone either way. But England fought hard in the windy and cold conditions to eventually secure a comfortable win. In the other match Ireland beat Wales 6-2, having previously beaten Scotland by the same margin.

England v Scotland
Foursomes: --England names first
F Christine and J Foster bt S Wood and G Kyle 6 and 5.
L Housman and C Berry bt L McKinlay and D Jackson 6 and 5.
A Greenfield and J Brown bt F De Vries and L Lloyd 3-2.

Singles
Foster bt DeVries 1up
Berry lost to Wood 3 and 2
F Edmund halved with Kyle
Christine bt Millar 4 and 3
Housman lost to Lloyd 2 and 1

England 5.5 Scotland 2.5
Wales 2 Ireland 6

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

SCOTLAND LOSE TO IRELAND ON DAY 1 OF THE SENIOR WOMEN'S HOME INTERNATIONALS



Back Row - L to R Lesley Lloyd, Sheena Wood, Gillian Kyle, Lorna McKinlay
Front L to R - Frances Millar, Fiona De Vries, Lorna Bennett (Captain) and Donna Jackson

Scotland were beaten 6-2 by Ireland while defending champions England, bidding for a fourth title in a row, beat Wales 5-3 on the opening day of the Senior Women's Home Internationals at Newport Golf Club, Wales.
The writing was on the wall for the Scots, who won the title in 2009 when the tournament was last played at Newport, when they lost all three morning foursomes.
Fiona De Vries and Sheena Wood won their afternoon singles but Ireland won the three other ties to complete a comfortable win.
England shaded the foursomes 2-1 and the singles 3-2 for their 5-3 win over Wales.

DETAILS
IRELAND 6, SCOTLAND 2
Foursomes (3-0)
G McMullen and S Corcoran bt S Wood and G Kyle 2 and 1
L Webb and S McElroy bt F De Vries and F Millar 3 and 2.
C Reilly and M McAuliffe bt L McKinlay and D Jackson 1 hole.
Singles (3-2)
Corcoran lost to De Vries 4 and 3.
M MacLaren lost to Wood 5 and 5.
McMullen bt Kyle 3 and 2.
Webb bt Millar 7 and 5.
McElroy bt McKinlay 4 and 3.

ENGLAND 5, WALES 3
Foursomes: 2-1
Singles: 3-2

LIVE SCORING FROM THE SENIOR HOME INTERNATIONALS

Monday, October 02, 2017

GILLIAN, LESLEY AND DONNA IN UNIFORM





West Vets Gillian, Lesley and Donna at the Opening Ceremony on the eve of the Senior Home Internationals at Newport , Wales.

Friday, September 29, 2017

GOOD LUCK TO OUR WEST VETS DONNA, GILLIAN AND LESLEY IN THE HOME INTERNATIONALS

The Ladies Senior Home Internationals was first played in 2003. The championship is an annual event played over three days featuring teams from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales

Scotland last won it in 2009 -- CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE PAST WINNING TEAMS

This year Senior Home Internationals is at Newport in Wales from 3 – 5 October

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

CLICK HERE for all the Players from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales

GOOD LUCK to Donna, Gillian and Lesley and all the Scottish Team

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

LIZ HALE WINS THE PATRICK TROPHY AT BLAIRGOWRIE AND WEST WWIN THE TEAM AWARD

West Vets starred well at Blairgowrie at the SVLGA with Liz Hale (Caldwell) playing off 12 being the overall winner of the Patrick Trophy with a net 72.
Joanne Sharp (Kilmarnock Barassie) was 3rd  and Anna Telfer (Milngavie) 5th -
Both Liz and Anna were also prizewinners in their age group.




West won the team award with the 3 best net scores of 72,73,75 -  Liz Hale, Jo Sharp, Anna Telfer 


Moira McLeod(Milngavie) and Alison Campbell (Hilton Park) were runners up in the Beddows Quaich Greensomes over the Lansdown Course on Tuesday 


Scratch:
1st: Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie) 78
2nd: Lynda Dyball (Pitreavie) 80
3rd: Frances Millar (Carnoustie Caledonia) 81

Handicap:-PATRICK TROPHY
1st: Liz Hale (Caldwell) 84 (12) 72
2nd: Hazel Kelly (Ladies Panmure Barry) 94 (21) 73 bih
3rd: Joanne Sharp (Kilmarnock Barassie) 83 (10) 73 bih
4th: Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie) 78 (5) 73 bih 
5th: Anna Telfer (Milngavie) 83 (8) 75 bih

LYON TROPHY 

Division with best 3 net scores in Rosebowl  -- WEST 72,73,75 -  Liz Hale, Jo Sharp, Anna Telfer 

WEE COURSE COMPETITION SMALL CUP -- Linda McDonald (Ladybank)

BEDDOWS QUAICHS GREEENSOMES LANSDOWNE COURSE

Winner: Sal Shepherd and   Karen Ballantyne (East) 72

Runner-Up Alison Campbell and Moira MacLeod (West) 74
3rd: Anne Wilson and Myrtle Gilbert (East) 74.6

FOR THE FULL GROSS SCOREBOARD -- CLICK HERE 
FOR THE HANDICAP RESULTS -- CLICK HERE
FOR FULL LIST OF PRIZEWINNERS -- CLICK HERE 
Beddows Quaich Results - Click Here

Thanks go to Morag Key for photos 

Monday, September 25, 2017

SHEENA WOOD IS THE 2017 SCOTTISH VETS CHAMPION


Jennifer Bryans and Sheena Wood

Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) has won the Scottish Veteran Ladies Golf Association match-play championship over the Lansdowne course, Blairgowrie for a second time in three years.
She beat Jennifer Bryans (Turnhouse) by 4 and 3 in this afternoon's final.

Results:
SCOTTISH VETERAN LADIES GOLF ASSOCATION CHAMPIONSHIP
Blairgowrie Golf Club Lansdowne course
SEMI-FINALS
Sheena Wood (North) beat Mary Smith (Highland) 3 and 2
Jennifer Bryans (East) beat Margaret Locke (Dumfries and Galloway) 5 and 3
FINAL
Wood bt Bryans 4 and 3

To read the full report go o the KIRKWOOD GOLF WEBSITE

Sunday, September 24, 2017

LIZ STEWART LOSES TO MARY SMITH




Monday morning's semi-finals in the Scottish Veteran Ladies Golf Association championship over the Lansdownie course, Blairgowrie will feature Highland champion Mary Smith (Tain) versus Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies), the Northern title-holder. at 9.05am, while at 9.15 it will be Margaret Locke, the Galloway champion, against Jennifer Bryans (Turnhouse), the East title-holder.

In Sunday's quarter-finals, Mary Smith was a 2 and 1 winner against the West champion, Liz Stewart (Greenburn), Sheena Wood also won by 2 and 1 against Fiona De Vries (St Rule), the Midlands champion, Margaret Locke won by 1 hole against Maureen McKerrow (Dumfries), and Jennifer Bryans beat Venetia Scott (Torwoodlee), the Borders champion, by 6 and t5.
The final will tee off at 1.30pm.

SCOTTISH VETERANS LADIES GOLF ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONSHIP
Blairgowrie GC Lansdowne course
Quarter-finals - M Smith (Highland) bt L Stewart (West) 2 and 1, S Wood (Northern) bt F De Vreies (Midlands) 2 and 1, M Locke (Galloway) bt M McKerrow (Dumfries 1 Hole, J Bryans (East) bt V Scott (Borders) 6 and 5.

CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS

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

Draw for the Scottish Vets Championship

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

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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