Monday, August 31, 2009

Scotland are lying 5th on Day 1 of the Senior Women's Amateur Championship

Scotland, with a total of 423, were lying fifth behind Ireland (410), Sweden (412), England (415) and Spain (420) at the end of the first qualifying round in the European Senior Women’s Amateur Team Championship at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club, Ireland today (Monday).
Noreen Fenton from the East Vets also has a very good article about the Scottish Team

West Vets Captain and Scottish Vets Captain are Scottish Golfing Stars

From L to R: Helen Robertson, Helen Faulds (Douglas Park and West Vets), Eilidh and Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) , Lindsay Mathie and Anne Laing (Windyhill) Ros Dunsmuir and Lynne Terry
(Photo courtesy of Fiona Farquharson-- SLGA ) - Click to enlarge
Congratulations go to West Vets Captain Helen Faulds partnered with West Vets member Helen Robertson both from Douglas Park Golf Club who were runners up in the 2009 Scottish Strokeplay Championship played over Forfar Golf Club on Sunday 30th August 2009.
Also congratulations go to Lynne Terry - Scottish Vets Captain partnering Ros Dunsmuir both from Cruden Bay
Go to the Renfrewshire Website and the West of Scotland Website for more info

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Captain Helen is a Winner Again !!!

West Vets Captain Helen Faulds won the D&A Autumn Meeting on Tuesday 25th August. To read all the results go to the West of Scotland Website

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Captain Helen is a Triple Club Champion

Helen Faulds - Click to enlarge Helen Faulds (right) is presented with the Elie Championship Trophy (photo courtesy of Anne Dunlop)

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

West Vets retain ASP Trophy against East

West v East Vets Teams -- Click to enlarge West and East Vets Team players with Fiona Roger (West Vets' Vice Captain- Front right) and Noreen Fenton (East Vets' Vice Captain- Front left ) - Click to enlarge

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 photographs


Friday, August 07, 2009

West v East Foursomes

Hi--THIS IS YOUR CAPTAIN REPORTING --- just back from Bath Golf Club where we managed to retain the Miller Stirling Salver in The Inter Area Jamboree. We had a great time despite the weather threatening to cause chaos.

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

Scottish Vets retain the Miller Stirling Trophy

Scottish Vets Winning Team - Click to enlarge From left to right - Helen Faulds (Douglas Park), Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose), Mary Smith (Tain), Dr Lynne Terry, captain (Cruden Bay), Heather Anderson (Alyth), Fiona de Vries (St Rule), Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies), Lorna Bennett (Ladybank), Fiona Hunter (Baberton)
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.

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

Scotland Vets squeeze through to victory over England Midlands and Helen comes up trumps

Scotland took another step towards retaining the Miller Stirling Trophy when they made it two match wins out of two by beating England Midlands 5-3 at the Veteran Ladies Golf Association Jamboree at Bath Golf Club.
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.

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

Scotland Vets make good start-- and West Vets Captain Helen is a winner

Scotland made a good start to their defence of the Miller Stirling Trophy in the Veteran Ladies Golf Association Jamboree at Bath Golf Club today (Tuesday).
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.
Foursomes (3-0)
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.