Wednesday, February 23, 2022



Your "Blogger" Carol Fell is delighted to announce that  under the Captaincy of May Hughes West Vets have set up a new website starting this year  -- 2022. All previous posts from this blog will not be lost and news can still be found going back to 2006. 
The link to any past news will be found under links at

As Captain May says "Presently the new website is work in progress and will provide more information as the season progresses".

I would like to thank all past Captains, Secretaries and Members over the past 16 years for their contribution to the posts, however small or large to help keep the West Vets Members up to date with News, Photographs, Competition Entries, Results and more.

I wish everyone a successful and enjoyable golfing future -- and as I often say -- ENJOY YOURSELF WHILE YOU ARE YOUNG !!

Carol Fell (Retired)

Competition Booking -- Click on the HowDidIdo icon below, sign in and click on booking
How Did I Do Website

Monday, January 03, 2022

Happy New Year and Club V1 update

A very happy New Year to you and I hope the coming golfing season is a successful one. I am also delighted to welcome 12 new members for 2022.


Margaret Adams (Gleddoch) Fiona Norris (Hamilton)

Roisin Black (Gleddoch) Margaret Reid (Lanark)

Patricia Briggs (Kilmacolm)   Pamela Shaw (Williamwood) 

Katherine Eland (Troon) Joyce Tait (Clober)

Alyson Hendry (Hamilton) Betty Willder (Balfron) 

Irene B Morrison (Drumpellier) Angela Devine (Hamilton)


I look forward to seeing you all at many of our competitions and if you require information on any of our events please do not hesitate to contact me.


As you are aware our operating system is now ClubV1 therefore it is all change this season in the way we enter competitions. 

The first thing you should do (if you haven’t done so already) is to download the ClubV1app and the HDIDapp to your phone and link into SVLGA West on both apps. 


Should you have any problems with this process please contact us as soon as possible.


First up will be our Spring Meeting at Lanark on the 6th April (hopefully third time lucky). 

Entries open from 20th February (a reminder will be emailed)

Tee times will be in hour slots from 9.30 to 2.30. If the time slot you prefer is full you can join a waiting list for that time period or select another.

Entries close on 23rd March when the draw will be done and you will be sent your time.


Signing in on the day of the competition and recording your score at the end will be done through the HDID app. (although you should also still mark a card and return it). We appreciate this may be new to some members but we will endeavour to assist you through this process should you not be familiar with ClubV1and HDID. 

As with any new system there will no doubt be some teething problems but I am confident with your patience and good humour we will overcome.


Finally can I ask if you have still to pay your subscription (£30) could you do so before the end of January? If it is not your intention to renew can I ask you to advise the Secretary/Treasurer as soon as possible please?


Fingers crossed for sunshine and a season without restrictions.



Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Merry Christmas

Just when we all thought that life could maybe get back to some normality the virus has again wreaked havoc with Christmas and New Year celebrations. We will continue to keep our fingers crossed that the 2022 golf season will provide a light at the end of this tunnel and we will look forward to seeing everyone very soon.
On behalf of the west vets committee can i wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and health and happiness for 2022. 


Friday, December 03, 2021

Club V1

 The SVLGA have now made the decision to change their operating system to ClubV1.

This has imporatant implications for the way we will enter competitions for the 2022 season. I would therefore encourage you (if you haven't already) to download the ClubV1 app. We are currently working with ClubV1 to ensure this transition is as smooth as it can be ? Ongoing updates will be provided in due course.

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Autumn Meeting 2022 and Updated Fixture Card

 We are delighted to advise that the Autumn Meeting has now been confirmed as follows :

Milngavie Golf Club

Monday 5th September 2022

The full fixture card for 2022  is now available by CLICKING HERE

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Funeral Arrangements for Heather Anderson - Amendment to previous statements

There has been a change of plan for Heather's Funeral due to Covid. 

The hearse will leave from Heather's home in Uplawmoor at 9.50am on Friday 26th November. 
It will travel down the village main street towards Cadwell GC -- (some of you may wish to pay your respects by standing at the roadside) The cortege will go slowly past the Golf Club going towards Irvine.

There will be a service at  10.30am at Holmbridge Crematorium, Irvine ( KA11 4EF) to which all are invited. The service will also be streamed and the code will be listed on the Crematorium website.

For clarification, there will not be a service at Caldwell Parish Church.

After the service at  the crematorium,  Lesley has  invited  all to meet up at  the Uplawmoor Hotel from 11.45am onwards.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021


Winning the Jamboree at West Kilbride

Heather and Ann Prentice

It is with much sadness that I have to announce the death of Honorary Member Heather Anderson (Caldwell GC and Troon Ladies)  on the 8th November 2021 a month short of her 91st birthday.

She was West Vets Champion - 18 years ago !

HEATHER STILL BLOOMING AT 73 - Article from by Colin Farquharson
Heather Anderson notched up yet another title in her extraordinarly long and successful golfing career when she won the Scottish Veteran Ladies Golf Association's West Division title at Renfrew yesterday (Wed) at the age of 73.
Mrs Anderson won the Scottish women's amateur championship in 1969 when she beat Kathleen Lackie in the final at West Kilbride. She played for Great Britain & Ireland in the Vagliano Trophy match against the Continent of Europe that year, having appeared for Scotland in the women's home internationals of 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1970 and 1971.
At Renfrew, Heather beat Ann Prentice (Bothwell Castle) by 3 and 2 in the final after winning the second and third to go two up and never falling behind after that.
She was three up at the turn.

Quarter-finals _ P Hutton (Lanark) beat P Richmond (Douglas Park) 3 and 2; A Prentice (Bothwell Castle) beat F Roger (Ranfurly Castle) 2 holes; J Mack (Haggs Castle) beat H Faulds (Douglas Park) 2 holes; H Anderson (Troon Ladies) beat A Telfer (Milngavie) 2 holes.
Semi-finals_ Prentice beat Hutton 6 and 5, Anderson beat Mack 4 and 3.

Final _ Anderson beat Prentice 3 and 2.

Down memory lane

Scottish Seniors Championship - Southerness 2004
Fiona Roger, Aileen Wilson, Heather Anderson
Carol Fell and Jennifer Mack

And finally Captain May Hughes said -- 
I had the privilege of playing with Heather in a Vets meeting at West Kilbride. She recalled the days of her victory in the Scottish in 1969. And she also asked the caterer if he had any of those donoughts she so enjoyed at that time. Sadly he didn’t have any ! 

Heather’s funeral  will be on Friday 26th November. -- See Details 
To read the full obituary go to CaroFellGolf 

Sunday, November 07, 2021


Past, Present and Future Captains
Chris, May and Lesley

The West Vet's AGM and prizegiving took place on Thursday 4th November at Cowglen Golf Club - 

May Hughes (Lanark) took over the roll of Captain from Chris Fowler (Cowglen) with her Vice Captain Lesley Lloyd (Troon Ladies). 

This is an excellent partnership as Lesley was May's Vice Captain in 2009  when it was  Lanarkshire's County Centenary Year. The West Division of the Scottish Veterans' Association is in good hands. 

Janette McCartney (Erskine) takes over from Sandra MacDougall (Kilmacolm) as Secretary and Jan Macnab (Ranfurly Castle) as Treasurer taking over from Mo Neilson (Greenock)

Committee members are Gillian McGinlay (Troon Ladies) and Fiona Cameron (Cowglen)

The Main Prize-winners
Jennifer Mack, Gillian Kyle, Jennifer Monaghan
Lesley Lloyd and Rena Simpson 

CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOGRAPHS -- (Courtesy of Fiona Armour) 

Wednesday, October 06, 2021


The 52nd AGM and Prizegiving of the West Vets will be held on Thursday 4th November 2021 at 2.00pm in Cowglen Golf Club. 

The  2019 West Vets AGM minutes can be read and printed by Clicking Here 

To read the notes from the 2020 report  - CLICK HERE

The Financial Accounts will also be posted on the website prior to the meeting. 

 Please note there will be no catering at Cowglen Golf Club - but the bar will be open.

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)

Funeral arrangements - Friday 22nd October

Church service 1.30pm at St.Andrews White Church (Drumchapel) 
Service at Clydebank Dalnottar Crematorium 2.30pm 
Follow on to Douglas Park Golf Club, Bearsden 3.30pm