Monday, September 27, 2021

West Vets Lynn McColl has died suddenly on holiday

Lynn McColl

It with great sadness that I have to inform you all that Lynn McColl (The Carrick)  has died. She suffered a bleed on the brain whilst away on holiday.

For all of you who knew Lynn, she was such an friendly, energetic & positive person. She loved her golf and of course her other passion pickleball.

She was on the WestVets Committee and represented the association in many team matches.

Lynn will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Our thoughts are with her family at this very sad time.

Chris Fowler (Captain)

Friday, September 24, 2021



Lesley Lloyd and Chris Fowler 
Photo courtesy of May Hughes

Elaine Moffat (St Regulus) won  the Scottish Veterans' Ladies Golf Association Championship over the Lansdowne Course at Blairgowrie on Monday 20th September.

She beat Karen Marshall (Baberton) after a low scoring final with the match finishing with Elaine one up on the 18th. 


Monday 20th September:
Patrick Rosebowl
West Vets -- Liz Stewart (Greenburn) was 5th  and Donna Jackson (The ladies Golf club Troon) 8th in the Patrick Rosebowl - Scratch 

Tuesday 21st September

Beddoch Quaich Scratch 
West Vets Leading Scores
4th: Mary Scott and Gill McLeod (Williamwood) 79
5th:Lesley Lloyd and Gillian McGinlay ( Ladies Golf Club Troon) 79
7th Donna Jackson (The Ladies Golf Club Troon) and Liz Stewart (Greenburn) 80

Beddoch Quaich Net Scores:
West Vets Leading Scores:
2nd Mary Scott and Gill McLeod (Williamwood) 79 (10) 69
7th: Lesley Lloyd and Gillian McGinlay (Ladies Golf Club Troon)  79 (7) 72

For the full report when available go to the SVLGA WEBSITE

Friday, September 03, 2021


After no WestVets golf in 2020we have managed to get our season completed bar one competition.

Our Autumn Meeting at West Kilbride was our last competition of the year, with 75 vets competing. I think everyone agreed it was worth waiting for – the weather was really kind to us, no wind, not cold and by lunchtime, the sunwas shining, lovely views what more could we ask for. Well, probably less bunkers!!


Congratulations to Rena Simpson of Kilmalcolm Golf Club who came in with a nett 70 to be the overall winner of the Autumn Meeting and the recipient of the Mary Craddock Trophy.

Rena also also the best Super Vet.

Gillian Kyle, East Renfrewshire GC came in with the best scratch score of 80, with May Hughes, Lanark GC runner up with 81 (last 6 holes)

The Division 2 winner was Lana MacDonald of Hilton Park GC with a nett 74.

Many thanks to West Kilbride GC for the use of their course, everyone thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to play on such a great course.




Leading scores



Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) 80

May Hughes (Lanark) 81 last 6 holes

Jenifer Mack (Haggs Castle) 81


Division 1

Rena Simpson(Kilmalcolm) 88-18 = 70

Marion Stewart (Kilmalcolm) 90-19 = 71


Division 2

Lana McDonald (Hilton Park) 98-24 = 74

Jennifer Gough (Clydebank & District) 111-29 = 82. Last nine holes



Saturday, August 21, 2021


 The Draw for the Autumn meeting over West Kilbride on the 2nd September has now been done  -- CLICK HERE

Thursday, August 12, 2021

East Vets win the 2021 ASP friendship Trophy

Vice Captain May Hughes presents the Asp Trophy to the East Vets

Turnhouse Golf
Course was the venue today for the annual match for the ASP Friendship Trophy

The West have held the trophy for the last 3 years and were keen today to continue with a winning formula to bring the trophy back along the M8. 

Alas our eastern counterparts were more than up to the task and the ASP trophy will reside with the East for the next 12 months with a score of 4 points to 1. 

Our ladies however all enjoyed the golf course, which was in excellent condition and the sunny but windy conditions. 

Our thanks to the east for their hospitality and we look forward to a return match in 2022.

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Chris Fowler and Liz Hale

Anne Judge and Sandra Littlejohn

Brenda Conway and Fiona Armour

Fiona Cameron and May Hughes

Rona Agnew and Marion Stewart

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Veterans Jamboree Results at Glenbervie Golf Club

West Vets Lesley Lloyd and Liz Stewart
Photo courtesy of Jean Macintyre

Scottish Vets Team -- Photo Courtesy of Midlands Vets Website

Veterans LGA Jamboree for the Miller Stirling Trophy is at  Glenbervie Golf Club from Tuesday 3rd to Thursday 5th August 2021. West Vets Lesley Lloyd and Liz Stewart are in the team


Tuesday 3rd August  
Scotland v North
Sheena Wood & Lesley Lloyd (Scotland) beat  Sara Spencer & Barbara Jamieson (North) 4&3
Lorna McKinlay & Linda Allan (Scotland) lost to Claire Brown & Bet Sworowski (North) 3&1 
Liz Stewart & Caroline Steedman (Scotland) lost to  Brenda Ewbank and Sharon Eales (North) 6&4 
Scotland 1 North  2

DAY 1 --Tuesday  3rd August
Scotland v North 
Sheena Wood lost to Caroline Berry 5&4
Linda Allan lost to Karen Jobling 3&1
Aileen Baker lost to Clair Brown 4&3
Anne Hanson lost to Sharon Eales 5&4
Lorna McKinlay beat Brenda Ewbank 2hole
Lesley Lloyd beat Bet Sworowski 1hole
Scotland 2 North 4 

Final Result Day 1  Scotland 3 North 6
South v Midlands (3rd August 2021)
Foursomes - South 0 Midland 3
Singles - South 5.5 Midland 0.5
Final Result Day 1 : South 5.5 Midlands 3.5

DAY 2 Wednesday 3rd August 
Scotland v South


Sheena Wood &  Lesley Lloyd lost to  Jackie Foster & Karen Sykes 5&3

Linda Allan & Lorna  McKinlay beat Amanda Mayne & Gill Brown 2&1

Caroline Steedman & Anne Hanson lost to Katherine Russell Mary McLaren 1 Down

Final Result Day 2 Scotland 1 South 2


Sheena Wood lost to Jackie Foster 3&2 

Lesley Lloyd lost to Felicity Christine 3&1

Lorn McKinlay lost to Katherine Russell 3&1 

Anne Hanson lost to Karen Sykes 3&1 

Aileen Baker beat Mary McLaren 3&2 

Linda Allan beat Debbie Richards 4&2

Final Result Day 2 Scotland 3 South 6

Midland v North (4th August 2021)
Foursomes - Midland 3 North 0
Singles - Midland 1 North 5

Final Result Day 1 :Midland  4  North 5

DAY 3 Thursday 5th August -- Scotland v Midlands 

Scotland v Midlands Foursomes
Sheena Wood & Lesley Lloyd lost to  Julie Brown & Jenny Deeley 3&2
Linda Allan & Lorna McKinley beat Marcella Tuttle & Sophie Beardsall 3&2
Aileen Baker & Liz Stewart lost to Sarah Cranton & Julia Gaunt 2&1
Foursomes result Scotland 1 Midland 2

Sheena Wood lost to Sophie Beardsall 4&2
Aileen Baker beat Sue Spencer 5&4
Anne Hanson lost to Helen Lowe 2 Dn
Caroline Steedman lost to Marcella Tuttle 1Dn
Lorna McKinlay lost tp  Jenny Deeley 4&2
Linda Allen halved with Sarah Cranton

Final Result Day 3 - Scotland 3.5 Midland 6.5

North v South (5th August 2021)
Foursomes - North 1  South 2 
Singles -North 3.5 South 2.5

Final Result Day 3 :North 4.5  South  4.5

South - 16 points
North 15.5
Midland 14
Scotland 8.5

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Trolley Pullers and supporters required for Glenbervie at the Vets LGA Jamboree in August

The Veterans LGA Jamboree for the Miller Stirling Trophy is being  held at Glenbervie Golf Club from Tuesday 3rd to Thursday 5th August 2021.

The teams participating in the Jamboree are Scotland and three teams from England - South, North and Midland. 

Two members of SVLGA (WestVets) - Lesley Lloyd & Liz Stewart have been selected for the Scotland Team. The team will be captained by Karen Ballantyne. 

Each match consists of 3 foursomes in the morning (08:30 start) and 6 singles in the afternoon (from 12:45). 

Scotland has been drawn to play against North on Tues 3rd, South on Wed 4th and Midland on Thurs 5th. Spectators are welcome so please come along and support the Scottish Team if you can. 

We are also looking for trolley pullers. Anyone who is available and willing to trolley pull (for any of the teams) should contact Chris Fowler or May Hughes with their own name and contact details (email & mobile phone number too if possible) and also which day(s) they are available and whether for morning, or afternoon, or both. 

Contact details are:  

Chris:       07708125428
May:               07768 347285