Saturday, October 17, 2020


With the current government guidelines, the 2020 AGM will unfortunately not be taking place.

This year there were no fixtures, no team matches, therefore unfortunately no prizes to be given out and no reports on international matches to be read out, also no real issues have arisen throughout the year.

Here are all the reports and the fixtures which would ordinarily be read out at the AGM.

The  2020 West Vets AGM minutes can be read on the website by Clicking Here 

Alternatively if you wish a better better print then out click on the following link  


Tuesday, October 13, 2020

West Vets Fixtures for 2021

Fixtures for 2021:

Spring Meeting: Wednesday, 7th April 2021 Lanark GC
Summer Meeting: Wednesday 12th May 2021, Cathkin Braes GC 
Autumn Meeting: Thursday 2nd September 2021, West Kilbride GC 
Singles: West Division v Midlands (Mid-West Trophy)
Troon Portland Thursday, 27th May 2021
Singles: West Division v East Division (Elise Duncan Trophy)
Douglas Park GC, Tuesday 1st June 2021 (to be confirmed)
Foursomes: East Division v West Division (ASP Friendship Trophy) Turnhouse GC, Thursday, 12th August 2021

West Division Championship Finals: Renfrew GC
Tuesday 18th May, 2021
Thursday 20th May, 2021

SVLGA v Ireland: Mary McKenna Trophy, Roganstown GC, Dublin
29th & 30th March 2021
Jamboree: Glenbervie GC 3rd – 6th August 2021

Blairgowrie Meeting: 
SVLGA Championship Sunday 19th September 2021 
The Patrick Rose Bowl Monday 20th September 2021
Beddows Quaich Tuesday 21st September 2021
SVLGA AGM Monday 20th September 2021
West Vets AGM Thursday 4th November 2021 2.00pm at Cowglen GC

Thursday, October 01, 2020

West Vets Trio join SVLGA training session at East Renfrewshire Golf club


Gillian Kyle with SVLGA Squad at East Renfrewshire Golf Club
Click to enlarge

The Scottish Veteran Ladies' Golf Association (SVLGA)  had to cancel their team events but it’s never to soon to prepare for 2021. 

Their 2020 squad of players have started winter matches by visiting East Renfrewshire GC, home club of Gillian Kyle. 

West Vet Gillian was joined by other West Vets Donna Jackson and Liz Stewart 

Karen Ballantyne (SVLGA Captain) thanked  Gillian for arranging this and to the club for their hospitality and said."Looking at the scores, our players have been working hard on their games during the past few months."

For other photos (Courtesy of Gillian) go to CarolFellGolf 

Saturday, August 22, 2020


The UK’s first ladies-only Pro-Am is back for the third year running, and this time it’s heading to The Irvine Golf Club in Ayrshire on Tuesday October 6.

We know many of you were disappointed not to be able to head to the AIG Women's Open at Royal Troon this weekend, but this Scottish jaunt could be the next best thing.

Designed to let you experience some light-hearted team competition (and also win some fabulous team and individual prizes), the teams consistent of three amateurs and one professional.

Don’t know a female pro who would be up for it?

Well never fear, the organisers will find someone suitable to partner you up with. All you need to provide is yourself and two pals.


Saturday, July 11, 2020

West Vets Fixtures & update July 2020

On the 8th July West Vets Secretary Sandra MacDougall sent out an email to all the West Vet Members from Captain Chris Fowler -- In was you did not receive it or have not read it -- here is the Covid-19 update for the Association ------

The Committee held a Zoom meeting on the 6th July to discuss our fixtures for 2020 and how we go forward into 2021. 

1. We took account of what Scottish Golf had to say about Open Competition, Elite Amateur or indeed Professional events: 
"At present, it is not currently envisaged that these type of events will return for some time yet" 
Along with the SVLGA's early decision to cancel all their competitive golf events this year, we have decided to cancel our Autumn Meeting at West Kilbride in September. East Vets have already made the decision to cancel the Foursomes Match in August

2 Since we have not been able to hold any events this year, we felt that it is only fair to carry forward your subscription payments into 2021. We hope this meets with your approval.

3. It is hoped that all our 2020 fixtures will remain the same for 2021. Same venues, approximately the same dates for competitions and matches. Sandra has been in touch with all the clubs we were going to use and is hopeful this will be the case.

With so much uncertainty about golf this year, we felt we should make these decisions now and let you know the situation as it stands.

I will be in touch later in the year with any news about fixtures and what will happen about our AGM.

These are certainly unprecedented and extraordinary times. 
Keep Safe, enjoy your golf.

Chris Fowler (Captain)

Wednesday, May 13, 2020


Hi Ladies,

"I hope that you and your families are all safe and well.
Today would have been the West Vets Summer meeting at Cathkin Braes Golf Club, also our Championship qualifier which would have been played next week over Renfrew Golf Club."

"With the announcement that Golf will be permitted in England from Wednesday and in Ireland and Wales from next Monday there is no doubt that we are getting closer to a return ourselves here in Scotland.
I’m sure most of you will be looking forward to getting back out on the golf course, mindful of social distancing and all other measures put in place to keep you safe."

"It has been a really difficult time for everyone and it is likely to a slow return to what we consider normal – playing golf, meeting friends & family."
"I will keep you up to posted with any news or updates."

Take care and stay safe.
Chris Fowler

Thursday, May 07, 2020


As you all know, we are in the midst of a coronavirus epidemic and the SVLGA Committee has been trying to find the best way forward for 2020. We have held a virtual committee meeting, and, taking into account recent government advice on the length of time it may take to find our way out of the lockdown, we have decided to cancel all our events for 2020. Playing any kind of competitive golf event appears to be quite a long way off. Our events involve an older age group, travel across Scotland and England, overnight stays, catering, not to speak of methods of playing golf at a social distance. We hope that all Divisions agree with these decisions.

The first event to be cancelled is the Jamboree at Glenbervie. We were looking forward to hosting the English Divisions in Scotland. However, the Divisions have agreed to postpone the event to 2021, and we have booked to play at Glenbervie from Monday 2nd - Thursday 5th August 2021.

We have also decided to cancel the SVLGA Championship. Many Divisions have cancelled their qualifying competitions which are usually played over the year leading up to the finals at Blairgowrie. The Scottish Championship will not be contested this year. In 2021 the SVLGA Championship Finals will be contested on Sunday 19th September and Monday 20th September at Blairgowrie as usual. 

We have also cancelled the Blairgowrie event. We were hoping that we might be able to hold a golf event in September as it is still a few months away, but it is looking increasingly unlikely that we would be able to hold the event in the normal format, and the sensible decision is to cancel it. We have booked at Blairgowrie for 2021 on Monday 20th September and Tuesday 21st September. Thank you to everyone who intimated that they would like to play this year. Most Divisions had taken up their quota, and will be allocated the same number of places for 2021.

Our AGM is scheduled for Sunday 20th September 2020 at Blairgowrie at 7.30pm. As the Blairgowrie event is not going ahead, we will find another method of holding the AGM which is likely to be on the same date at the same time. We will let you know details as soon as we can.