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.