Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Scotland lose to Wales in the Senior Women's Home Internationals

Day 1: results at Little Aston:
Foursomes: L Bennett & F De Vries bt V Thomas & J O'Connor 1 hole; M Smith & K Sutherland lost to J Rees & J Doleman 5 and 4; J Harrison & F Hunter btr A Lewis & D Richards 3 and 1 (2-1).
Singles: Bennett lost to Thomas 1 hole, De Vries bt Rees 2 and 1, H Anderson lost to H Joyce 3 and 2, Harrison lost to Lewis 4 and 3, Hunter lost to Doleman 2 1nad 1 (1-4).

To see the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Wedsite

Monday, September 29, 2008

Photograph Links Problem

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Autumn Meeting -- at the Paisley "Beaches" !!!

Carol Fell - Click to enlarge
Despite brilliant overhead conditions the heavily sanded greens at Paisley Bushes made scoring very difficult for everyone except your Webmaster Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) who was out for a relaxing game of golf and surprised herself by scoring a Gross 82 Net 71 --- SSS 74, CSS 77
Anna Telfer (Milngavie) had the leading Gross score of the day with an 81

Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) 82 (11) 71
Janette Stewart (Kilmarnock Barassie) 93 (20) 73
Jess Blackwood (Kilmarnock Barassie) 90 (15) 75 bih
Mary Irving (Ranfurly Castle) 99(22) 77
Pat Robertson ( Caldwell)103 (22) 81
Moira McCartney (Milngavie) 108 (24) 84
Scratch: Anna Telfer (Milngavie) 81

Winner of the May Craddock Trophy : Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle)

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To View all the results from today go to the Master Score Board Website

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

All the results from Blairgowrie

The Scottish Vets Championships that were played at Blairgowrie at the weekend also had numerous other competitions.
To see all the results go to the Scottish Vets Website

Unfortunately NO WEST WINNERS !!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Message from Captain Pat Walker

Looking forward to seeing everyone at Paisley on Thursday for the Autumn Meeting. Last chance to shine in the Vets this year. The views from the course will be brilliant in this good weather so enjoy them as you go.round. Good golfing everyone.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Fiona De Vries is the SVLGA Champion

St Andrews hotelier Fiona de Vries, first-round leader and eventually sixth in last week's Senior British women's open amateur golf championship at Hilton Templepatrick, near Belfast, won the Scottish Veteran Ladies Golf Association championship, contested by the eight area veteran championship winners over the Lansdowne course, Blairgowrie.
Fiona, pictured right, did not have it all her own way by any means. In the morning semi-finals, the St Rule player had to go to the 20th to take the measure of Sheila Cuthbertson, the Borders veterans' champion.
In the other semi-final, Vivien Welsh (Highland) scored an upset win over former title-holder Kathleen Sutherland (Northern) by one hole.
The final went all the way before Fiona beat Vivien on the 18th green.

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for all the Championship Reports

Scottish Vets Semi Finals

Vivien v Fiona in Vets' Final at Blairgowrie

Vivien Welsh, the Highland champion, will play the Midlands title-holder, Fiona de Vries, in this afternoon's final of the Scottish Veteran Ladies Golf Association championship over the Lansdowne course, Blairgowrie.
Vivien beat Kathleen Sutherland (Northern) by one hole in the first semi-final this morning. Fiona had to go to the 20th to take the measure of Sheila Cuthbertson (Borders) in the other.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

West Vets Champion loses to Fiona De Vries at the SVLGA Championships

Quarter-final results in the Scottish Veteran Ladies Golf Association championship over the Lansdowne course, Blairgowrie today were:

Vivien Welsh (Highland) bt Anne Brownie (East) 1 hole.
Kathleen Sutherland (Northern) bt Pearl Beattie (Dumfries-shire) 6 and 5.
Sheila Cuthbertson (Borders) bt Jean Brydson (Galloway) 6 and 4.
Fiona De Vries (Midland) bt May Hughes (West) 3 and 2.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Janice Paterson and Helen Faulds do well at the British Seniors Championships

Congratulations go to West Vets members  Janice Paterson and Vice Captain Helen Faulds who both made the 36 hole cut (Top 40 players) in the British Seniors Championship this week. Janice finished in 25th position and Helen in 33rd position -- WELL DONE TO YOU BOTH
Par 213 (3 x 71). CSS 76 75 75
231 Chris Utermarck (Ger) 79 76 76, Susan Dye (Delamere Forest) 76 75 80 (Utermarck won sudden death play-off at first hole).
232 Janet Collingham (Sherwood Forest) 80 77 75, Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) 79 77 76, Jane Rees (Hendon) 78 75 79.
235 Fiona De Vries (St Rule) 75 77 83.

Other Scots:
246 Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) 81 82 83.
249 , Pamela Williamson (Baberton) 85 81 83
250 Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) 84 84 82.
252 Ruth Brown (Lothianburn) 84 79 89.
256 Barbara Biggart (North Berwick) 84 84 88.

Many Congratulations go to our Scottish players Lorna Bennett and Fiona De Vries on their very near win.
To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Helen and Janice make the cut in the British Seniors Championships

Congratulations go to West Vets Vice Captain Helen Faulds and Janice Paterson who have both made the cut after 36 holes in the British Seniors Championship at Templeton Golf Course Belfast today. To read the full report go to West of Scotland Website

Monday, September 15, 2008

May Hughes to play Fiona de Vries in Scottish Vets Championship

Blairgowrie Lansdowne course, Sunday, September 21
1.33 Vivien Welsh (Highland) v Anne Brownie (East).
1.40 Kathleen Sutherland (Northern) v Pearl Beattie (Dumfries-shire).
1.48 Sheila Cuthbertson (Borders) v Jean Brydson (Galloway).
1.55 Fiona de Vries (Midlands) v May Hughes (West).
SEMI-FINALS on MONDAY, September 22 at 9am & 9.10
FINAL at 1.30pm.

Alex Glennie is a reserve for the Senior Home International Team

The Scottish Ladies Golfing Association has named the Scotland team for the senior home international matches at Little Aston Golf Club, Birmingham from September 30 to October 2. It is:
Lorna Bennett (Ladybank), Fiona de Vries (St Rule), Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay), Fiona Hunter (Baberton), Mary Smith (Tain), Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose), Margaret Tough (Falkirk).
Reserves - Heather Anderson (Downfield), Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie), Suzanne Cadden (Cardross).
Non-playing captain - Joan Marshall (Baberton).

Friday, September 05, 2008

Scots ranked 10th in Europe

Scots ranked 10th in Europe after last-day defeat by Dutch
Scotland were beaten 3-2 by the Netherlands in their final Flight 3 match of the European senior women's amateur team golf championship at Wouwse Plantage Golf Club in Holland today.
Foursome: M Smith (Tain), M Tough (Falkirk) lost to W Langelaar, N Goossens 3 and 2 (0-1).
Singles: L Bennett (Ladybank) bt J S Sluyter 6 and 5, F De Vries (St Rule) bt M J Groenewoud 3 and 2, J Harrison (Cruden Bay) lost to CD Vidor 2 and 1, F Hunter(Baberton) lost to J Hehenkamp 6 and 4 (2-2).
The Scots were ranked 10th in the final standings.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008


Scotland improved by 12 shots in the second qualifying round of the European senior women's amateur team golf championship at Wouwse Plantage Golf Club in the Netherlands.
But the Scots' 36-hole total of 824 (418-406) was not good enough to make the top four - France (784), England (789), Spain (789) and Sweden (798) - who qualified to contest the championship match-play flight.
Scotland's second-day scores were:
78 L Bennett. 80 F Hunter. 81 F De Vries. 83 J Harrison. 84 M Smith. 87 M Tough.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Scotland struggle in the European Seniors in Holland

Scotland will need to make a major improvement from 10th place overnight if they are to qualify for the championship match-play flight of the European senior women's amateur team golf championship at Wouwse Plantage Golf Club in Holland.
None of the Scots broke 80 in the first qualifying round.
Discarding one score, the Scots had a first-round total of 418 compared with Italy (397), Sweden (397), England (398) and Spain (398) who occupy the top four positions after the first round.
Only the leading four teams after the second qualifying round will make up the championship match-play flight. The other teams will go into lower match-play flights. To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Monday, September 01, 2008