Monday, August 31, 2009
CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL REPORT
Noreen Fenton from the East Vets also has a very good article about the Scottish Team
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Congratulations go to West Vets Captain Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) who won the Elie Club Championship today for the 3rd year in a row to add to her Bearsden Golf Club Championship win earlier this month and the Douglas Park Golf Club Championship in June.
Monday, August 10, 2009
The West Vets played their annual foursomes match to-day against the East over Troon Portland. This match has been taking place for over 30 years. Noting the lack of something to play for, the ASP Trophy (Amicitia Semper Palma - Friendship Always the Prize) was kindly donated , a few years ago, by Asp Robertson from the East.
Between 9 and 10am this morning the weather was anything but good. However by the time we all met for coffee at 10, the views over Royal Troon to Arran were improving by the minute, and by tee off time at 11, the sun was beginning to shine and we enjoyed a lovely windless day! The matches were closely contested and the result was honours even - 2.5 : 2.5. The West having won last year at Gullane retain the Trophy for the coming year.
Our thanks go to Royal Troon for the courtesy of the course and to the staff at The Ladies Club for looking after us so well. A lovely day was had by all and we look forward to next year's match in the East.
Match Results: West players 1st
C Fell and E Grant halved with C Bowe and S Cullen
E Young and N McCrossin beat M McRobb and K Johnstone
R Henderson and J Graham lost to C McLeod and C Ross
S Gilchrist and E Dewar beat G Glen and E Cackett
J Halley and J H Stobie lost to C Kinnaird and J Wake
Here are some photos from the dau------ Plus Click HERE to read the East Vets version of the match report
Click on the slideshow to see larger photographsTO SEE THE ACTION PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN BY EAST VETS VICE CAPTAIN NOREEN FENTON CLICK HERE -- THEN HIT THE PLAY ARROW TO MOVE THROUGH THE SLIDESHOW--- THANKS NOREEN
Friday, August 07, 2009
Good luck to Vice Captain Fiona and her team who play their East counterparts at Troon Portland on Monday.
I am sure they will be successful.
Cheers Helen Faulds
2 years ago the match was played at Troon -- West were the winners on that occasion -- Click on the following link for the result and some photos on that day --- 2007 West v East Match
Thursday, August 06, 2009
Not in the picture Pamela Williamson, vice-captain (Baberton)
Scotland retained the Miller Stirling Trophy at the Veteran Ladies Golf Association Jamboree, completing a 100 per cent record through three days of competition at a very wet Bath Golf club course by beating England South 5 1/2-3 1/2.
After the morning foursomes were shared, victories in the singles by Lorna Bennett (Ladybank), Heather Anderson (Alyth) Moira Thomson (North Berwick) and Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose) clinched victory.
In the other last-day match, England Midlands beat England North 5-2.
SCOTLAND 5 1/2, ENGLAND SOUTH 3 1/2
Foursomes: Lorna Bennett & Fiona De Vries halved with Carol Caldwell & Jo Rumsey; Heather Anderson & Fiona Hunter beat Irene Brien & Cathy Armstrong 3 and 1; Mary Smith & Moira Thomson lost to Jeannie O'Keeffe & Chris Stirling 2 and 1 (1 1/2-1 1/2).
Singles: De Vries lost to O'Keeffee 1 hole, Bennett beat Caldwell 1 hole, Anderson beat Rumsey 7 and 6, Thomson beat Armstrong 1 hole, Kathleen Sutherland beat Brien 5 and 3, Helen Faulds lost to Stirling 2 and 1 (4-2).
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Overnight rain made the greens unplayable until the afternoon. The match was decided on a singles only basis.
The Scots’ tail wagged to pull them through to victory after England Midlands established lead with success at the top of the batting order.
Lorna Bennett was won down on the 18th tee but won the last hole to save half a point in her match against Jo Ashmore.
Mary Smith was two down with three to polay but won the 16th and 17th from Julie Walters and halved the lost for another half-point salvaged.West Vets Captain Helen Faulds was all square for much of the match against Angela Dawson and stayed that way even after going out of bounds at the 17th. She sank a long putt to halve the hole and then kept her nerve to win the 18th for the match.
In the other match, England North beat England South 6-2.
SCOTLAND 5, ENGLAND MIDLANDS 3
Fiona de Vries lost to Janet Melville 5 and 3.
Lorna Bennett halved with Jo Ashmore
Heather Anderson lost to Paula Parker 3 and 1.
Kathleen Sutherland beat Pat West 5 and 3.
Mary Smith halved with Julie Waters.
Fiona Hunter beat Denise Parker 3 and 2.
Moira Thomson beat Andrea Stockdale 5 and 4.
Helen Faulds beat Angela Dawson 1 hole.
Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
On a very wet day, they splashed their way to a 7 ½-1 ½ win over England North, whose line-up included former Scottish women’s champion Fiona Anderson from Blairgowrie but now living and working in the Manchester area.
The Scots took the foursomes 3-0 and wins in the singles by Fiona de Vries, Kathleen Sutherland, Mary Smith and Helen Faulds and a square match by Lorna Bennett gave them 4 ½ pt out of a possible six in the afternoon.
SCOTLAND 7 1/.2, ENGLAND NORTH 1 ½
Fiona de Vries & Lorna Bennett baet Fiona Anderson & Pat Wrightson 2 and 1.
Heather Anderson & Fiona Hunter beat Caroline Marron & Elaine Elliot 6 and 5.
Mary Smith & Moira Thomson beat Sue Dye & Lucy Newton 5 and 4.
Singles (4 ½-1 ½)
Fiona De Vries beat Marron 2 and 1.
Lorna Bennett halved with Sue Dye.
Heather Anderson lost to Fiona Anderson 1 hole.
Kathleen Sutherland beat Alyson Wood 3 and 1.
Mary Smith beat Ruth Lindley 3 and 1.
Helen Faulds beat Lucy Newton 2 and 1.