Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Christmas Wishes to all West Vets

West Vets Captain Pat with her Santa Hat !!--- click to enlarge
Pat, Helen, the Committee and Webmaster Carol wish all the West Vets a Very Happy Christmas and lots of sparkling golf in 2008.
To listen to their Christmas wishes click on the following link and then the word Play --- Give time to load plus make sure your sound is turned on :
Christmas song to all the West Vets

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Vets Bronze Champion meets the 1st Minister

Maureen Rennie and Alex Salmond
The 1st Minister Alex Salmond was delighted to meet our Bronze West Vets Champion Maureen Rennie (Douglas Park) recently in Boat of Garton. In fact he wanted to get Maureen's autograph as he had never met a good golfer before !!
Click on the picture above to get an enlargement

Friday, November 02, 2007

Message from Colin Farquharson

To all West Vets :
I hear on the grapevine that we may be getting a group of Welsh seniors at the Hacienda del Alamo Women's Winter Golf Festival (Feb 10 to 23).
Are there enough single-figure handicappers in the West Vets' ranks to mount some opposition? Click on the Hacienda del Alamo Women's Winter Golf Festival link to read all about the fantastic golfing holiday you can go on

Thursday, November 01, 2007

The 2007 West Vets AGM

Some of the 2007 West Vets Prizewinners --- Click to Enlarge
Fifty two ladies attended the 39th AGM of the West Vets at Cowglen Golf Club today.
Captain Pat Walker reported on a fine year for the Division. Good Meetings were held at West Kilbride ,Clydebank and Strathaven and some excellent scores were recorded.
The Divisional Championship was again won by Helen Faulds of Douglas Park with the Bronze Salver going to Maureen Rennie also of Douglas Park.
Our three matches against other Divisions were fought valiantly and resulted in one victory and two defeats.
Pat Hutton newly retired Captain of the Scottish vets team reported on the Jamboree at Royal Cromer and Helen Faulds gave an account of the Scottish Match against Ireland at Southerness. Helen played in both these events.
Pat thanked the Committee for their support throughout the year and welcomed Sheila Shaw and Moira McCartney who will replace Sandra Gilchrist and Maureen Herbert.
The Meeting concluded with the Prizegiving
Prizewinners 2007
Championship: Helen Faulds ( Douglas Park) Silver Vase
Runner Up: Jennifer Mack ( Haggs Castle )
Bronze Salver: Maureen Rennie ( Douglas Park )
Runner Up: Mary Irving ( Ranfurly Castle )

Spring Meeting : Scratch Janice Paterson ( Drumpellier )
1st Silver H’cap: Sheila Shaw ( Lochwinnoch )
2nd Silver H’cap: Margaret Mowat ( Troon Ladies)
3rd Silver H’cap: Fiona Roger ( Ranfurly Castle )
1st Bronze H’cap Sandra Carruthers ( Whitecraigs )
2nd Bronze H’cap:Ann Deakin ( Whitecraigs )

Summer Meeting: Scratch Anna Telfer ( Milngavie ) Heather Anderson Trophy
1st Silver H’cap Fay Storey (Old Ranfurly )
2nd Silver H’cap: Ina McVicar ( Buchanan Castle)
3rd Silver H’cap: Joan Gemmell (Douglas Park )
1st Bronze H’cap: Moira McCartney ( Milngavie )
2nd Bronze H’cap: Liz Stansfield ( Erskine )

Autumn meeting: Scratch Anna Telfer ( Milngavie )
1st Silver H’cap Cathie Morton ( Eastwood ) May Craddock Trophy
2nd Silver H’cap Moira Cameron (Whitecraigs )
1st Bronze H’cap: Gay Braid ( Whitecraigs )
2nd Bronze H’cap: Ann Deakin (Whitecraigs )

Some Photographs taken West Vets 2007 AGM

Sunday, October 21, 2007

2007 AGM

The AGM of the SVLGA (West Division) will be held on the 1st November 2007 in Cowglen Golf Club at 2:30pm.
The annual subscription for 2008 of £15 may be paid then. Alternatively cheques made out tp SVLGA (West) may be sent to the Treasurer. (See Fixture card for address)
Any membership not paid by 31st January 2008 will be taken as a resignation and the resulting places offered to those on the waiting list

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Scotland are Runners Up in Home Internationals

The 2007 Scottish Seniors Team
England retained the Senior Home International Title for the fifth year at Royal Tara Golf Club, beating Ireland in their final match (5-2) to win the trophy. England have won this tournament since it began in 2003. Scotland were the runners up, winning 4 - 3 against Ireland, losing 4 - 3 against England and drawing 3 ½-3 ½ with Wales just beating them by half-a-point for second place on a comparison of the individual games won.
West Vets Vice Captain -- Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) was part of the Scottish Team

Final Results
England 3 (15-6).
Scotland 1 ½ (10 ½-10 ½)
Wales 1 ½ (10-11).
Ireland 0 (6 ½ -14 ½ )

Joan Marshall (Captain)
Margaret MacNaughtan (Manager)
Lorna Bennett Ladybank
Fiona De Vries St. Rule
Helen Faulds Douglas Park
Fiona Hunter Baberton
Kathleen Sutherland Royal Montrose
Margaret Tough Falkirk
Pamela Williamson Baberton

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Pat Hutton wins at Blairgowrie

Congratulations go to Pat Hutton (Lanark)who won the Patrick Rose Bowl, held at the Rosemount Course on Monday, 24th September 2007
See the Scottish Vets Website
For all the other results when available go to The SVLGA Website

Monday, September 24, 2007

Heather Anderson is the 2007 Scottish Vets Champion

Heather Anderson
Heather Anderson (Downfield & Northern Vets) with the Scottish Veteran Ladies Golf Association championship trophy, the Scroggie Cup, at Blairgowrie. Image by courtesy of Rhoda Keith of Northern Vets.

North champion Heather Anderson (Downfield) pictured above is the new Scottish Veteran Ladies Golf Association champion. In the tightest of finals over the Blairgowrie Rosemount course today (Monday), Heather beat Christine McAndrew (Nairn Dunbar), the Highland veteran women's title-holder, by one hole.
Heather was never in arrears but, at the same time, she was never more than a hole up. Christine got a birdie 2 at the ninth to square the contest but Heather regained her lead at the next hole.
Christine drew level again with a concesssion at the 13th. Heather went ahead for the last time at the 16th before two halves ended a enthralling contest.

Semi-finals - H Anderson (North) bt J Brydson (Galloway) 2 holes, C McAndrew (Highland) bt H Faulds (West) 2 and 1.
Final - Anderson bt McAndrew 1 hole.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Helen Faulds beats the Border Champion

Downfield’s Heather Anderson, the North area champion, knocked out Midlands title-holder Lorna Bennett from Ladybank by one hole in the quarter-finals of the Scottish Veteran Ladies Golf Association championship at Blairgowrie today.
Lorna is a member of the Scotland team for the Senior Women’s Home Internationals at Royal Tara, Ireland from October 2 to 4.
West champion Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) is also in that team and she was in good form in reaching the semi-finals at Blairgowrie with a 6 and 4 win over former champion Liz Campbell (Torwoodlee), the Borders title-holder.
Christine McAndrew (Nairn Dunbar), the Highland champion, also played well to win by 4 and 2 against Ruth Brown (Lothianburn), the East title-holder.
Jean Brydson (Galloway) won at the 21st hole in her quarter-final against Pearl Beattie (Dumfries-shire).

The semi-final line-up on Monday morning is:
9am Anderson v Brydson.
9.10 McAndrew v Faulds.
Final will tee off at 1.30pm.

H Anderson (North) bt L Bennett (Midlands) 1 hole.
Jean Brydson (Galloway) bt P Beattie (Dumfries-shire) at 21st.
Christine McAndrew (Highland) bt Ruth Brown (East) 4 and 2.
Helen Faulds (West) bt Liz Campbell (Borders) 6 and 4

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Autumn Meeting Strathaven

Anna Telfer (Winner of the Scratch Award
Results Autumn Meeting Strathaven 13/9/07
No. competitors 41 SSS 73 CSS 75
SCRATCH Anna Telfer (Milngavie) 79
Silver: 1 Cathy Morton 83-9=74, 2 Glennis Rentoul 94-20=74 bih, 3 Anna Telfer 79-5=74
Bronze: Gay Braid 104-23=81, 2 Ann Deakin 109-25=84, 3 Aileen Muirison 113-26=87
Click on the West Vets Scoreboard on the RHS to see all the scores

Also here are your handicap exchange letters ----click on the link and use the arrows at the top to work through and find your home club Handicap Exchange Letters

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Message from Captain Pat Walker

The forecast looks good so we hope there will be a fine turnout at Strathaven for the Vets' Autumn Meeting on Thursday 13th September Remember that the running ballot will not begin until 11.30 AM.
Looking forward to seeing you all there
Good Luck

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Helen Faulds selected for the Home Internationals

Congratulations go to Vice Captain Helen Faulds who was selected today to play in next months Home Internationals and to May Hughes who was selected as 1st Reserve

The Team for the Senior Ladies' Home International Matches to be played at Royal Tara Golf Club, 2 to 4 October is:-

Captain Joan Marshall
Lorna Bennett Ladybank
Fiona de Vries St Rule
Helen Faulds Douglas Park
Fiona Hunter Baberton
Kathleen Sutherland Royal Montrose
Margaret Tough Falkirk
Pamela Williamson Baberton

Some Photos and Video from the Scottish Seniors at Glenbervie

Scottish Seniors 2007 Finals Day

Here are the Stroke play winners and the Social dinner photographs -- then click on the picture of Kathleen Sutherland

The Ladies Scottish Seniors 2007

Here is a wee video from the Social Evening Entertainmen.t Make sure your sound is turned on --- Sorry Broadband users only.

Monday, August 13, 2007

West Vets win the Asp Trophy against the East

West and East Vets Teams
The annual foursomes match between the West and East Vets was played over Troon Portland today. The West Vets Team won 4-1 to win the the ASP Trophy (Amicitia Semper Palma) ---- Friendship Always The Prize. The match was played in extremely windy conditions with the odd squally showers.
A lovely lunch was enjoyed back in the clubhouse afterwards.
East Vice Captain Elise Guy presented West Vets Captain Pat Walker with the trophy and the day was enjoyed by all
Match Results:(West Players 1st)
C Fell and F Roger beat C Ross and V Biggar
J Graham and R Henderson beat R Lynch and S Ashurst
G Campbell and E Young beat M Sneddon and E Guy
S Gilchrist and S Shaw beat D Barnes and C Bowe
S Coster and M Mitchell lost E Caton and J Wake
To see some photos from the days events CLICK HERE

Thursday, August 09, 2007

North of England win the Miller Stirling Trophy

Scotland's veteran women's golfers lost their two-year grip on the Miller Stirling Trophy on the final day of the Veteran Ladies Golfing Association's area championship at Royal Cromer Golf Club, Norfolk.
After drawing their matches on the first two days, the Scots, skippered by Pat Hutton, needed to beat England South and hope that Midlands and North drew the other match.
It was not to be. South edged a 5-4 win over the Scots and North beat Midlands 8-1 to take the title.
"I couldn't have asked for a bigger effort from my team but I think they were just drained by their efforts in the European senior women's team championship last week. I don't think they had anything left to give in the final session," said Mrs Hutton.
The Scots won the morning foursomes 2 1/2-1/2 against South but lost the singles 4 1/2-1 1/2. Only Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) managed a 2 and 1 win while Heather Anderson (Downfield) secured a square game.

Foursomes: K Sutherland, F De Vries bt S Ellis, J Ballard 4 and 3, L Bennett, N Fenton bt C Caldwell, I Brien 3 and 2; P Williamson, H Faulds halved with J O'Keefe, R Watters (2 1/2-1/2).
Singles: Sutherland lost to Ellis 5 and 3, M Thomson lost to Brien 3 and 2, Anderson hlaved with O'Keefe, H Faulds lost to S Stradling 1 hole, Bennett bt P Butler 2 and 1, Fenton lost to C C Wheelhouse 5 and 3 (1 1/2-4 1/2).
Other match:
Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Helen Wins in Scots Veterans draw against England (Midlands)

Scotland followed up their opening day draw against England North by drawing 4 ½-4 ½ with England Midlands in the Veteran Ladies Golf Association area team golf championship at Royal Cromer Golf Club, Norfolk.
The foursomes were shared 1 ½-1 ½ and the singles session ended 3-3 after wins for the Scots by Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose), Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) and Noreen Fenton (Merchants of Edinburgh).
England North beat England South 7-2 in the other match which means that Scotland, if they are to retain the Miller Stirling trophy, must beat South in their final match and hope that the North v Midlands ends in a draw.

Foursomes: D Parker, A Stockdale halvd with P Williamson, H Faulds; B Belcher, D Backhouse lost to L Bennett, N Fenton 2 and 1; P West, P Walker bt M Thomson, H Anderson 2 and 1 (1 ½-1 ½).
Singles: S Westall lost to K Sutherland 7 and 5, Belcher bt F De Vries 1 hole, P Walker bt Anderson 2 holes; Parker lost to Faulds 7 and 6, A Booth lost to Fenton 3 and 2, West bt Williamson 3 and 2 (3-3).

Other result:
Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Helen Wins in Scots Veterans draw against England (North)

Defending champions Scotland showed a lot of grit and determination to salvage a 4 ½-4 ½ draw with England North on the opening day of the Veteran Ladies Golf Association inter-area golf team championship at Royal Cromer Golf Club, Norfolk today.

Skipper Pat Hutton's team trailed by 2pt at lunchtime after taking only half-a-point from the three games but they came storming back into the picture in the six singles.

Victories by Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose), Helen Faulds (Douglas Park), Pamela Williamson (Baberton) and Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) enabled the rallying Scots to take the singles 4-2 and cancel out their morning deficit.

"It was a good performance to get a draw from the position we were in," said Pat Hutton.

Incidentally, the England North line-up included former Scottish women's amateur champion and international team captain Fiona Anderson who has been based on Merseyside for a number of years.

Noreen Fenton (Merchants of Edinburgh), partnering Lorna Bennett, had a hole in one at the 17th in their foursome against Hilary Smythe and Elaine Elliot.

It was the third ace of Noreen's golfing career. It squared the match but Noreen and Lorna lost the 18th to go down by one hole.

In the other match in the four-cornered contest, England Midlands beat England South 5 ½-3 ½.

Scotland play the Midlands tomorrow.



England North names first

Foursomes: S Dye, P Wrightson halved with K Sutherland, F De Vries; F Anderson, B Laird bt M Thomson, H Anderson 2 and 1; H Smyth, E Elliott bt L Bennett, N Fenton 1 hole (2 1/2-1 ½).

Singles: Dye lost to Sutherland 4 and 3, Wrightosn lost to H Faulds 1 hole, Smythe lost to P Williamson 2 and 1; Laird bt De Vries 4 and 3, J Rogers lost to Bennett 4 and 3; R Linley bt Thomson 1 hole (2-4).

Other result:


Thanks go to Colin Farquharson and Pat Hutton for the report

Monday, August 06, 2007

Pat Hutton skippers the Scots for the last time

Pat Hutton skippers Scotland for the last time in the Veteran Ladies Golf Association jamboree at Royal Cromer Golf Club, Norfolk over the next three days.
"We are defending the Miller Stirling Trophy and I am hoping to bow out on a successful note," said Pat, pictured right, who was a very successful Lanark and county team player in her day and, more recently, chairman of the SLGA.
The Scots open their campaign with a match against England North tomorrow.
The two other teams in the four-cornered, all-play-all contest are England South and England Midlands.
The Northern Division provide two of the squad of eight - Heather Anderson (Downfield) and Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose) - Midlands two, Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) and Fiona De Vries (St Rule).
East have three representatives in the line-up - Noreen Fenton (Merchants of Edinburgh), Moira Thomson (North Berwick) and Pamela Williamson (Baberton).
The eight member of the team is Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) who played well for the Scotland in the recent European senior women's team championship in Sweden where the Scots finished a highly creditable fourth after making the championship match-play flight.

Inter Divisional Vets Jamboree

The Scottish Vets' team is off to play in the Jamboree at Royal Cromer Golf Club this week from 7-9 August to try to retain the Miller Stirling Trophy.
The teams are the North England, Midlands, South England and Scotland
Scottish Vets Team:
Heather Anderson (North)
Lorna Bennett (Midlands)
Fiona de Vries (Midlands)
Helen Faulds (West)
Noreen Fenton (East)
Kathleen Sutherland (North)
Moira Thomson (East)
Pamela Williamson (East)

We wish them every success.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Well done to all the Scots in the European Seniors

West Vets congratulate Team Captain Pam Gordon, West Vets Vice Captain Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) and all the Scottish Team on a terrific performance this week in the European Seniors Team Championships at Royal Drottningholms Golf Club, Stockholm

The team members were:
Lorna Bennett (Ladybank)
Fiona de Vries (St Rule)
Helen Faulds (Douglas Park)
Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose)
Moira Thomson (North Berwick)
Pamela Williamson (Baberton)

Helen had the best overall individual score in the team that helped them get into the Flight A match play draw against France, England and Sweden. They were unfortunately just beaten by France in the match play stages with close games eg Helen losing at the 21st.
On the last day Sweden grabbed third place after winning the last match on the 18th green.

To see all the results, photos and even a wee video go to The Swedish Website

Friday, July 27, 2007

Scotland v Sweden -- Helen just pipped in the final game

Scotland lost 3-2 to Sweden in the play-off for third place and the bronze medals in the European senior women's amateur team golf championship at Royal Drottningholms Golf Club near Stockholm, Sweden today.
France, the defending champions, won the gold medals again by beating England 3-2 in the final.
The Scots, who had given France a tough match in Thursday's semi-finals, won the foursomes 1-0 against the Swedes through Kathleen Sutherland and Moira Thomson but could win only one of the four singles, Fiona De Vries beating Christina Birke 2 and 1 in the top of the order match.
Lorna Bennett lost 4 and 3, Helen Faulds lost 2 and 1 and Pamela Williamson went down by two holes.
Foursomes: K Sutherland & M Thomson bt G Ekman & M-B Heden 6 and 5 (1-0).
Singles: F De Vries bt C Birke 2 and 1, L Bennett lost to A-K Hermansson 4 and 3, H Faulds lost to B Werneskog-Ljung 2 and 1, P Williamson lost to V Hoff 2 holes (1-3).
Foursomes: C Caldwell & H Smyth bt A Lanrezac & M-C Ubald-Bocquet 3 and 2 (1-0).
Singles: S Ellis lost to C Mourgue d'Algue 2 and 1, C Quinn lost to C Chatrier 3 and 2, C Watson lost to V Burrus 4 and 3, S Dye bt K Boutahchicht 5 and 3 (1-3).

Final placings: 1 France, 2 England, 3 Sweden, 4 Scotland.
Thanks go to Gillian Kirkwood for the report

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Helen loses at the 21st against France

Scotland lost to France in the Flight A matchplay stages of the European Seniors Team Championship in Stockholm today.
In today's close semifinals, three of the matches needed extra holes for the French to win 3.5 - 1.5. West Vets Champion Helen Faulds (Douglas Park ) lost at the 21st hole to Khadija Boutahchicht.
In the match between Sweden and England the host nation lost 3 - 2.
 Scotland v France Match Play Results
England now play France for the Gold Medal and Scotland meet Sweden for 3rd /4th place

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Helen Faulds is the top Scot in Stockholm

After the 2 rounds of strokeplay in the European Team Seniors Championship at ROYAL DROTTNINGHOLM GC Stockholm today Scotland ended up being 4th.
France made an impressive move during the second round and won the qualifying round five shots ahead of Sweden. England and Scotland will join the top two in the battle for the gold medal.

Sotland now play France tomorrow in the Flight A group

West Vets Champion Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) was the top Scot in the individual event by being joint 5th

Final individual scores from the qualifying rounds

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The European Senior Ladies' Team Championship - Helen has a great first round

West Vets Champion Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) held Scotland on course for one of the top four match-play seedings with a steady round of two-over-par 73 – 2nd best round of the day – in the first qualifying round of the European senior women’s amateur team golf championship at Ropyal Drottningholm Golf Club, Stockholm today.
The Scots finished the day in fourth place on 388, behind Sweden (378), defending champions France (382) and England (385).

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Good Luck to Helen Faulds

Helen is off to Stockholm to take part in the European Team Senior Ladies Championship at Royal Drottningholm Golf Club, 21 - 28th July
Here is the Program of events

Thursday, June 21, 2007

West Vets v East Vets Match

The annual singles match between the West and East Vets team took place yesterday at Gullane.

The West : Helen Faulds                 The East :Noreen Fenton
               Janice Paterson                                 Moira Thomson
               Pat Hutton                                        Pam Williamson
               Jennifer Mack                                     Ruth Brown
               Anne Prentice                                    Lesley Johnston
                Mo Neilson                                       Karen Ballantyne
                Maureen Mitchell                                Sheila Lyon
                Elinor Grant                                       Susan Penman
                 Jennifer Graham                                  Rita Dee

The East Team won by the comfortable margin of 8--1. Thanks for the hospitality received. The course was in great condition and we only had rain at the end of our round. Look forward to seeing you all at Troon next year.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Helen Faulds in Scottish Vets Team

The Scottish Vets' team selected to play in this year's Jamboree at Royal Cromer Golf Club from 7-9 August.

Heather Anderson (North)
Lorna Bennett (Midlands)
Fiona de Vries (Midlands)
Helen Faulds (West)
Noreen Fenton (East)
Kathleen Sutherland (North)
Moira Thomson (East)
Pamela Williamson (East)

Reserves - Liz Campbell (Borders) & Margaret Tough (Midlands)

I am confident that this team will give their everything to retain the Miller Stirling Trophy! --- Says Pat Hutton --- Captain of the Scottish Vets

Saturday, June 16, 2007

European Seniors Ladies Amateur Championship --- Day 3

West Vets Vice Captain Helen Faulds had a another very good round to be the best West Player in the European Seniors Ladies Amateur Championship at the Old Course Vilamoura - Portugal. Fiona De Fries (St Rule) the 2006 Scottish Seniors Champion finished 6th and was the best placed Scot
Scottish Results:
231 Fiona De Fries 78,75,78.
238 Helen Faulds 82,77,79 --- West Vets
238 Maureen Richmond 78,84,76
240 Pamela Williamson 80,74,86
244 Janice Paterson 82,83, 79--- West Vets
245 Sheilagh Quinn 82,82,81
260 Barbara Biggart 86, 87,87
261 Jennifer Mack 88,89,84--- West Vets
To see all the scores click on the link below

European Seniors Final Result

Friday, June 15, 2007

European Seniors Ladies Amateur Championship --- Day 2

West Vets Vice Captain Helen Faulds had a terrific 2nd round to be the best West Player in the European Seniors Ladies Amateur Championship at the Old Course Vilamoura - Portugal
Scottish Results:
153 Fiona De Fries 78,75.
154 Pamela Williamson 80,74.
159 Helen Faulds 82,77. --- West Vets
162 Maureen Richmond 78,84.
164 Sheilagh Quinn 82,82
165 Janice Paterson 82,83.--- West Vets
173 Barbara Biggart 86, 87.
177 Jennifer Mack 88,89.--- West Vets

Helen Faulds is selected for Scotland

The SLGA is pleased to announce the Scotland Team for the European Senior Ladies Team Championship to be held at the Royal Drottningholm Golf Club, Stockholm on 21 – 28 July 2007

Lorna Bennett (Ladybank)
Fiona de Vries (St Rule)
Helen Faulds (Douglas Park)
Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose)
Moira Thomson (North Berwick)
Pamela Williamson (Baberton)

Thursday, June 14, 2007

European Seniors Ladies Amateur Championship --- Day 1

In the the European Ladies Amateur Championships played over the Old Course at Vilamoura in Portugal, Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) and West Vets Champion Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) were the best West Vets Players in the 1st round:
All Scottish Scores (Round 1)
78 Maureen Richmond, Fiona De Fries
80 Pam Williamson
82 Janice Paterson, Helen Faulds, Sheilagh Quinn
86 Barbara Biggart
88 Jennifer Mack

European Seniors Day 1 Results

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Portuguese Senior Amateur Open Championship

The West Vets are represented in Portugal in the Senior Amateur Open Championship which begins tomorow --- by West Vets Champion Helen Faulds (Douglas Park), Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) and Janice Paterson (Drumpellier)
The other Scots in the field are : Barbara Biggart, Fiona De Fries, Sheilagh Quinn, Maureen Richmond and Pam Williamson
We wish them every success.

Monday, June 11, 2007

West Vets lose out to Midlands

Midlothian and West Vets Teams
The West Vets Team
The Mid West Trophy match was played in perfect summer conditions on the very attractive Schawpark course in Alloa
West was represented by Carol Fell, Jennifer Graham, Elinor Grant, Elspeth Dewar, Sandra Gilchrist, Anne Mackellar and Sheila Shaw.
Midlands were represented by Jean Bald, Sheila Travers, Liz Cunningham, Eva Muller-Allan, Fiona Campbell, Fiona Glass and Danuta McLachlan.

It was a tight match producing many good games and culminating in a nailbiting finish with everyone gathered round for the last putt on the last green..
Sadly West lost by 4 games to 3. but all credit to Midlands for their fine play. Although it was a home game for their team only their Captain Sheila Travers was a member of Alloa.
Many thanks to Sheila and her players for their friendly welcome and hospitality today. We were sorry to leave the Mid West Trophy behind but have already vowed to try harder next year.


Thursday, May 31, 2007

Summer Meeting --- Clydebank and District

Anna Telfer (Captain of Milngavie Golf ClubThe SLVGA (West Div ) Summer meeting was held at Clydebank and District with 35 ladies taking part.
Par 71, SSS 71, CSS 72

We were very fortunate with the weather which Anna Telfer (Captain of Milngavie -- pictured above) took full advantage of with a 4 over par 71, net 69, the only player to break par.
Well done Anna!

Anna wins the Heather Anderson Trophy awarded for best Scratch Score


1 Anna Telfer (Milngavie) 75-6=69
2 Fay Storey (Old Ranfurly) 86-15=71
3 Ina McVicker (Buchanan Castle) 86-14=72

1 M McCartney (Milngavie) 97-22=75
2 Liz Stansfield (Erskine) 108-30=78

We would like to thank Clydebank for the courtesy of their course.
Looking for all the results click on the Link on the RHS of this Website (West Vets Scoreboard)

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Message from Captain Pat Walker

Congratulations to Helen on once again becoming the West Vets Champion and also to Maureen who will be a new name on the Bronze Salver.What is it with those Douglas Park girls ?
So sorry I wasn't able to be there today but hope to catch up on the drinks later.

Helen Faulds is the 2007 West Vets Champion

Jennifer Mack and Helen Faulds

The final of the 2007 West Vets Championship took place today at Renfrew Golf Club. Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) completed a hat-trick of West Vets Championship wins by defeating Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) 5 and 4

Mary Irving and Maureen Rennie

In the Bronze Championship Maureen Rennie (Douglas Park) defeated Mary Irving (Ranfurly Castle) 4 and 3 ----- A GOOD DAY FOR DOUGLAS PARK
To see some photos of the day click on the small photo below:
2007 West Vets Final

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

West Vets Championship 2007 at Renfrew

Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) the 2006 Champion reached the final of the West Vets Championship at Renfrew Golf Club today by beating Sheila Shaw (Lochwinnoch) in the quarter finals in the morning and the Anna Telfer (Milngavie) in the semis in the afternoon. She now meets Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) tomorrow who beat leading qualifier Janice Paterson (Drumpellier)in the morning and Pat Hutton (Lanark) in the afternoon. The final takes place at 11am tomorrow.
In the Bronze Championship Mary Irving (Ranfurly Castle) meets Maureen Rennie (Douglas Park)
Championship Quarter Finals: Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) beat Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) at the 19th, Pat Hutton (Lanark) w/o Heather Anderson (Caldwell) withdrew, Anna Telfer (Milngavie) beat Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle) 2/1,Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) beat Sheila Shaw (Lochwinnoch)
Semi Finals: Jennifer Mack beat Pat Hutton 2/1, Helen Faulds beat Anna Telfer 6/5
Bronze: Mary Irving (Ranfurly Castle) beat Anne Deacon (Whitecraigs) 3/2
Maureen Rennie (Douglas Park) w/o Pat Kerr withdrew

Saturday, May 05, 2007

New Link to your Competition Results

There is a new the link to your scores at West Vets Competitions
West Vets Scoreboard

This link is also found on the RHS of this webpage, Click on it and you will see all the scores at the Spring Meeting at West Kilbride

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Anna Telfer and Helen Faulds do well in D&A Championship

Congratulations go to Anna Telfer (Milngavie) who reached the Final of this years D&A's Championship. In a closely contested semi final Anna beat Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) by one hole. Anna then lost in the Final to the 14 year old up and coming star Jill Meldrum by 4 and 3

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Spring Meeting -- West Kilbride

Rain and drizzle at West Kilbride did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of the eighty ladies who took part in the Spring Meeting which was also the qualifier for the Divisional Championship.
Pat Walker -- Captain
Results: Entries 80,SSS 73,  CSS 75,
Scratch: Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) 78
1 Sheila Shaw (Lochwinnoch)      86-14= 72 bih
2 Janice Patterson (Drumpellier)  78-6= 72
3 Margaret Mowat (Troon Ladies) 87-14=73
1 Sandra Carruthers (Whitecraigs)  98-22=76
2 Ann Deakin (Whitecraigs)          102-26=76
For all the results --- click here:

Kilbride Spring Meeting Results

Qualifiers for Championship
 Janice Paterson v Jennifer Mack
 Heather Anderson  v Pat Hutton
 Anna Telfer  v Fiona Roger
 Sheila Shaw v Helen Faulds

Monday, April 16, 2007


Scotland’s veteran women golfers won the Mary McKenna Trophy for the fourth year in a row with a 9 ½-4 ½ win over their Irish counterparts, playing under the banner of “Mary McKenna Select” at Southerness Golf Club on the shores of the Solway Firth today (Monday).
The Scots carried over a 4-l lead from the first day and took the second-day singles 5 ½-3 ½.
Who played whom in the singles ties was decided by ballot rather than by the traditional manner of the respective captains choosing the order.
Fittingly, Mary McKenna won her tie, beating Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) by 4 and 3. But, as far as the Irish were concerned, it was too little too late as by that time Scotland had won the first five singles through Margaret Tough (Falkirk Carmuirs), Fiona DeVries (St Rule), Moira Thomson (North Berwick), Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose) and Pamela Williamson (Baberton).
Ireland’s tail wagged to win 3 1/2pt from the last four ties.
Southerness Golf Club.
First-day score: Scottish Veterans 4, Mary Mckenna Select 1.
Second-day details (Scots first):
M Tough bt E McMullen 3 and 1, F DeVries bt V Hassett 2 and 1, M Thomson bt M Madden 4 and 2; K Sutherland bt A Molony 5 and 3, P Williamson bt M Henderson 3 and 2, H Faulds lost to M McKenna 4 and 3, L Bennett lost to R Fanagan 3 and 2, N Fenton halved with S O’Brien-Kenney; L Campbell lost to R English 1 hole (5 ½-3 1/2).

Thanks go to Gillian Kirkwood for the report

Scottish Vets do well on Day 1 against the Irish

Scotland’s veteran women golfers took a commanding 4-1 lead over their Irish counterparts, playing under the banner of “Mary McKenna Select,” at the halfway stage of the annual match for the Mary McKenna Perpetual Trophy at Southerness Golf Club on the Solway Firth today (Sunday).
Pamela Williamson (Baberton) set the ball rolling for the rampant Scots by beating Roma English 5 and 4 in the only singles tie of the day.
The rest of the matches were better-ball four-balls and Scotland’s winners were Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose) & Fiona DeVries (St Rule), Moira Thomson (North Bewick) & Liz Campbell (Torwoodlee) and Noreen Fenton (Merchants of Edinburgh) & Lorna Bennett (Ladybank).
Ireland’s only winners were Helen McMullen and Rhona Fanagan who beat Margaret Tough (Falkirk Tryst) and Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) by 4 and 2.
Southerness Golf Club.
First-day results (Scottish names first):
Single – P Williamson bt R English 5 and 4.
Four-balls – K Sutherland & F DeVries bt V Hassett & M Madden 2 holes; M Thomson & L Campbell bt M Henderson & S O’Brien-Kenney 2 holes; M Tough & H Faulds lost to H McMullen & R Fanagan 4 and 2; N Fenton & L Bennett bt M McKenna & A Mooney 5 and 4.

Thanks go to Gillian Kirkwood fot the report

Thursday, April 12, 2007

West Vets Champion Helen Faulds in 2007 Senior Squad

The SLGA is pleased to announce the Senior squad for 2007:
Lorna Bennett (Ladybank),Liz Campbell (Torwoodlee), Fiona de Vries (St Rule), Helen Faulds (Douglas Park), Noreen Fenton (Merchants of Edinburgh), May Hughes(Lanark),Fiona Hunter (Baberton), Lesley Johnston (Gullane), Maureen Richmond (Royal Liverpool), Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose), Moira Thomson (North Berwick, Margaret Tough (Falkirk)and Pam Williamson (Baberton)

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Spring Meeting Draw -- West Kilbride

The Draw for the Spring Meeting at West Kilbride on Tuesday 24th April has been done. To see the draw as it stands at the moment click on the following link :
West Vets Spring Meeting Draw

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Message from Captain Pat Walker

Hello Everyone,
One of these days the Monsoon season will come to an end and golfing will be a pleasure again.

Our first West Vets event is the Spring Meeting at West Kilbride on 24th April.
Times will be pre allocated and already we have a HUGE entry. This is the Qualifier for the Championship and the Bronze Salver so a fine sunny day would be welcome.

We do our best but everyone can't have a time between 10 and 10.30!! I know you will understand this.

Looking forward to seeing you then.
Please aim to be at the first tee 5 minutes before your start time.

All best wishes for a good golfing season
From Pat

PS We will have a good selection of West Vets sweaters and slipovers at West Kilbride for anyone interested

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Helen Faulds selected for the Scottish Vets Team

The Scottish Veteran Ladies Golf Association team to play a “Mary McKenna Seniors Selection” from Ireland at Southerness Golf Club on the Solway Firth on April 15-16 is:
Lorna Bennett (Midlands), Liz Campbell (Borders), Fiona de Vries (Midlands), Helen Faulds (West), Noreen Fenton (East), Kathleen Sutherland (North), Moira Thomson (East), Margaret Tough (Midlands), Pamela Williamson (East).
The first-day programme will consist of four-ball matches with singles on the Monday.
At stake is the Mary McKenna Perpetual Trophy. The annual match was not held last year because of reorganisation of senior women’s golf within Ireland.
To see further details click on this link The New Scottish Vets

Friday, February 23, 2007

Janice Paterson is the best West Vet in Spain

All the Scots at The Spanish Seniors 2007--- Click to enlarge
Congratulations goes to Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) who was 15th in the at Spanish Open Senior Ladies Championships at Golf Bonalba today and also 2nd in the handicap section. In a field of 90 entrants it was a terrific achievement. Many congratulations also go to Honorary RLCGA Member Maureen Richmond (Kilmacolm) on her fantastic 2nd place position.

List of Prizewinners

Final Results
1 - Fran├žois Colmant (ITA) 157 (78+79)
2. - Maureen Richmond (SCO) 158 (77+81)
3. - Ana Vilella (SPA) 161 (80+81)
Other Scots:
13 - P Williamson (Baberton) 166 (83+83)
15 - J Paterson (Drumpellier) 167 (83+84)
21 - H Faulds (Douglas Park) 171 (87+84)
57 - B Biggart (Kilmacolm) 181 (93+88)
63 - F Roger (Ranfurly Castle) 184 (94+90)
75 - J Mack (Haggs Castle) 192 (97+95)

Congratulations also go to Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) who was in Scotland's A team who were runners up in the Team Awards

Leading totals

319 Spain A (C Marsans, M Yanes, A Vilella).
324 Scotland A (H Faulds, M Richmond, P Williamson), Sweden B.
326 Sweden A.
353 Scotland B (B Biggart, J Mack, J Paterson).

Team Scores

Here is a wee slideshow thanks to Fiona Roger for her photos:

Alternatively if here is another slideshow --- Thanks Fiona again for the photos:

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

The Spanish Seniors Foursomes/Better ball Results

The Spanish partnership of Marta Estany and Vicky Pertierra won the Senior Womens "Doubles" Championship today at the Club of Golf of Bonalba, in Alicante. On a day that was cloudy and very windy the scoring was exceedingly difficult. Congratulations go to RLCGA's Maureen Richmond and Barbara Biggart on their tremendous achievement in just missing out on the big win by 1 or 2 shots and ended up being 3rd overall 1 shot behind the Spanish winners

FINAL Scores. - Marta Estany (ESP) /Vicky Pertierra (ESP) 156 (75+81)
2. - Cristina Marsans (ESP) /Beatriz Ramirez de Haro (ESP) 157 (77+80) (Better 2nd round)
3. - Barbara Biggart (SCO) /Maureen Richmond (SCO) 157 (75+82)
4- Erika Annison (SWE) /Edeltraut Jacob (GER) 157 (73+84)

Other Scots:

7 - Pamela Williamson and Diane Williams (Can) 161 (80+81)
12 - Helen Faulds and Janice Paterson 164 (80+84)
29 - Jennifer Mack and Fiona Roger 175 (87+88)

Sunday, February 18, 2007

The Spanish Seniors 2007 Draw Sheets

Helen Faulds (Douglas Park), Janice Paterson (Drumpellier),Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle), Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle are flying out to Spain today to play in the Spanish Open Senior Ladies Championships (20th - 23rd February 2007)at Golf Bonalba.
The tournament consists of 2 rounds of foursomes and Jennifer and Fiona are partners and Helen and Janice are teamed together. This is then followed by 2 rounds of singles and the lowest aggregate scratch score is the Spanish Seniors Champion. Fiona who plays off 11.2 is the highest handicapped player in the field of 90 accepted players for the singles event. However, with a handicap prize on offer Fiona who is the holder of the 2006 Handicap prize will be out to retain the trophy.
To see the Foursomes Partnerships
Click here

To see the Singles Draw
Click Here

The other Scots in the field are Barbara Biggart (Kilmacolm), Maureen Richmond (nee Wlaker)(Kilmacolm)--- Past Curtis Cup Team Member who lives in England now, and Pamela Williamson (Baberton)
We wish them all every success and an enjoyable week in Spain
To see where they are off to
Click Here
(Can see a video if on broadband)

 I think that even if the golf is not good they will still have a great time !!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Spanish Seniors 2007

Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle), Helen Faulds (Douglas Park). Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) and Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) are heading to the Spanish Seniors next month at Golf and Spa Bonalba

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

The 2007 Fixture Diary

SPRING MEETING: Tuesday 24th April
West Kilbride Golf Club (Courtesy) Pre-ballot
(First 8 Silver and 4 Bronze to qualify for Divisional Championships)

SUMMER MEETING: Thursday 31st May
Clydebank and Disrtict Golf Club (courtesy) 9.30am-11.30am
(The Heather Anderson Trophy awarded for best SCRATCH score)

AUTUMN MEETING : Thursday 13th September
Strathaven Golf Club (courtesy)9.30am-11.30am
(The May Craddock Trophy awarded for best NETT score


The Mid West Trophy
Schawpark Golf Club Monday 11th June 11.00pm

The Elise Duncan Trophy
Gullane no1 Wed 20th June 3.00pm

Asp Friendship Trophy
Troon Portland Monday 13th August 11.00am

Renfrew Golf Club, Tuesday 8th May
Quarter and Semi Finals 9.30am & 2.00pm
Wednesday 9th May Finals 11.00am & 11.15 am

Southerness Golf Club 15th - 16th April

Royal Cromar, Norfolk 7th-9th August

23rd -25th September
Entry forms early March from Div. Secretary,S.A.E. please
(Balloted 24th April at Spring Meeting)

Landsdowne Course
Sunday 23rd September, Monday 24th September for play by Divisional Champions or their representatives.


Rosemount Course,Monday 24th September

Par 3 Course Monday 24th September 9 holes

Landsdowne Course, Tuesday 25th September

Monday 24th September 7.00pm Blairgowrie G C

Annual subscription £15, which includes entry fee for 3 meetings, is due on 1st November 2007. This should be paid to the Treasurer. Any member who has not paid by 31st January 2008 will be deemed to have resigned.

Where prizes are awarded 12 competitors must have entered the competition.

Nominations for the Committee to be submitted to the Secretary by 30th September 2007.

Thursday 1st November 2007 at Cowglen Golf Club -- 2.00pm prompt