Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Scotland beat England in the Seniors Home Internationals

Day 2 details: For the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Foursomes: Heather Anderson and Fiona Hunter lost to Christine Quinn and Lucy Newton 1 hole; Mary Smith and Moira Thomson beat Janet Melville and Jo Ashmore 1 hole; Fiona De Vries and Noreen Fenton beat Paula Parker and Rozalyn Adams 3 and 2 (2-1).
Singles: Anderson lost to Quinn 4 and 3, Kathleen Sutherland beat Susan Dye 1 hole, De Vries beat Melville 3 and 2, Smith lost to Newton 3 and 1, Thomson halved with Ashmore (2 ½-2 ½).

Foursomes: Vicki Thomas and Jean O’Connor bt Sheena McElroy and Phil O’Gorman 2 holes; Janet Doleman and Jane Rees lost to Helen Jones and Pat Doran 5 and 4; Ann Lewis and Denise Richards lost to Rhona Brennan and Violet McBride 3 and 1 (1-2).
Singles: Thomas halved with Violet McBride, Lewis halved with McElroy, Pamela Valentine bt Jones 2 and 1, O'Connor bt O’Gorman 6 and 5, Richards bt Brennan 7 and 6 (4-1).

Scotland 2 wins, England 1 win, Wales 1 win, Ireland 0 wins.

Autumn Meeting Handicap Exchange Letters

Your Handicap Exchange Letters are now available on the website by clicking on the link on the RHS of the webpage that says Autumn Meeting
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Scotland Win against Ireland

Newport Golf Club, Wales
Day 1 To Read the Full Report go to the Gillian Kirwood Website

Foursomes: S McElroy & P O'Gorman bt H Anderson & F Hunter 8 and 6; H Jones & P Doran lost to M Smith & M Thomson 1 hole; R Brennan & V McBride lost to F De Vries & N Fenton 3 and 2 (1-2).
Singles: Jones halved with Anderson, M Henderson lost to K Sutherland 7 and 5, O'Gorman lost to De Vries 3 and 2, Doran lost to Smith 2 and 1, McElroy bt Thomson 1 hole (1 ½-3 ½)

Foursomes; V Thomas & J O'Connor lost to C Quinn & S Dye 1 hole; J Doleman & J Rees lost to J Melville & J Ashmore 2 and 1; A Lewis & D Richards bt R Adams & L Newton 6 and 4 (1-2)
Singles: Thomas lost to Quinn 7 and 6, Rees lost to Melville 5 and 3, Lewis bt Adams 2 and 1, P Valentine lost to Newton 1 hole, Doleman lost to Dye 6 and 4 (1-4).

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Autumn Meeting at Erskine

The Autumn meeting was held today at Erskine Golf Club. Conditions were quite tricky with a swirling,strong wind and occasional showers.
37 ladies played,the CSS was 76 and the competition was reduction only. ---HANDICAP EXCHANGE LETTERS

Division 1:
1st Handicap: Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) 84-10-74
2nd Handicap: Anne Robinson (Ranfurly Castle) 84-9-75
3rd Handicap: Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) 82-6-76

Division 2 :
1st Handicap: Gay Braid (Whitecraigs) 103-26-77
2nd Handicap: Patricia Brown (Ralston)100-22-78
3rd Handicap: Christine Richmond (Erskine) 99-21-78

Scratch: Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) 82acb

Winner of the May Craddock Trophy: -Carol Fell


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

West Vets do well in the Scottish Vets Greensomes at Blairgowrie

Helen Faulds, Susan Young, Carol Fell and Jess Blackwood -- All Prizewinners in Scottish Vets Greensomes - Click to enlarge
Noreen Fenton and Jane Herd from the East Vets are the Best Scratch and Handicap Winners - Click to enlarge

The East Vets pairing of Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) and Jane Herd (Musselburgh)were in fantastic form in yesterday's Scottish Vets Greensomes over the Lansdowne course at Blairgowrie.
In exceedingly windy conditions (3 - 4 Club Swirling Wind) , their 1 over par round of 76 was a fantastic score which won them the Scratch Trophies - the Tony Moffat Memorial Trophies and also the Beddows Quaichs for the lowest net score of the day with a net 71.8
West Vets Captain Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) partnered by your webmaster Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) had the next best scratch and net scores are were awarded the Tony Moffat Memorial Vouchers.

Leading Scores:
N Fenton and J Herd (East) 76 (4.2) 71.8 - Beddows Quaichs (Net Trophies) and Tony Moffat Memorial (Scratch Trophies)
H Faulds and C Fell (West) 80 (7) 73 Tony Moffat Memorial (Scratch Vouchers)
M Chalmers and P Campbell (North) 87 (13.2) 73.8 -- 2nd Handicap
S Young and J Blackwood (West) 89 (14.2) 74.8 --- 3rd Handicap


Monday, September 21, 2009

Helen Faulds is the new Scottish Vets' Vice Captain

West Vets Captain Helen Faulds is the new Scottish Vets Vice Captain. Sne was named at the Scottish Vets AGM at Blairgowrie this evening. Pamela Williamson is new Captain taking over from Lynne Terry

Alex Glennie wins the Patrick Rosebowl and the Lyon Picture at Blairgowrie

Alex Glennie -- Scottish Vets 2009 Patrick Rosebowl and Lyon Picture Winner - Click to enlarge

West Vets Alex Glennie from Kilmarnock Barassie had the leading Scratch score in the stroke play round over the Rosemount Course in Blairgowrie today and won the Lyon Picture, awarded to the competitor returning the lowest gross score. She also won the Patrick Rosebowl for the lowest Net Score.

SSS 74, CSS 75 Entrants 138
West Vets leading Scores:
Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) 76 (4) 72
Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) 80 (5) 75
Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) 86 (10) 76
Gail Brown (Troon) 97 (21) 76
Janette Stewart (Kilmarnock Barassie) 95 (19) 76
Jess Blackwood (Kilmarnock Barassie)91 (14) 77
Sheilagh Osborne (Troon) 95 (17) 78
Alison Campbell (Hilton Park) 86 (7) 79
Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm) 90 (11) 79

Lorna Bennett is the 2009 Scottish Vets Champion

Lorna Bennett - Click to enlarge Lorna Bennett - 2009 Scottish Vets Champion - Click to enlarge

Fife's Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) won the Scottish Veteran Championship for the second time, the first being in 2004. She beat Moira Thomson (East) at the 19th today over the Landsdowne Course at Blairgowrie this afternoon.
In the morning's semi finals Lorna played Sheila Cuthbertson of Peebles and won by 4 and 3 and in the other half, Moira Thomson played Lynne Terry and and won 5/4.
To read a full report by Noreen Fenton go to the East Vets Website

The 2009 Senior Scotland Team is announced

Scotland team for senior women's home internationals
Scotland team for next week's Senior Women's Home Internationals at Newport Golf Club, Wales(September 29 to October 1):

Captain - Pamela Williamson
Manager - Janet Wake

Heather Anderson (Alyth)
Lorna Bennett (Ladybank)
Fiona de Vries (St Rule)
Noreen Fenton (Dunbar)
Fiona Hunter (Baberton)
Mary Smith (Tain)
Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies)
1. Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose)
2. Helen Faulds (Douglas Park)
3. Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Helen loses to Lorna Bennett in the Scottish Vets Championship

In the Quarter Finals of the Scottish Vets Championship at Blairgowrie today Helen Faulds had a tough tie against Lorna Bennett
Lynne Terry (N) beat Christine Brown (G) 6/4
Moira Thomson (E)beat Pearl Beattie (D) 6/4
Lorna Bennett (M) beat Helen Faulds (W) 4/3
Sheila Cuthbertson (B) Mary Smith (H)7/6
To read an excellent report on today's play written by East Vets Webmaster go to the East Vets Website

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Scottish Vets Jamboree -- Blairgowrie

The Scottish Vets Jamboree will be held at Blairgowrie from Sunday 20th September - Tuesday 22nd September 2009 --- CLICK HERE
for all the information.
West Vets Captain and West Vets Champion Helen Faulds meets Lorna Bennet on Sunday 19th September in the 1st round of the Scottish Vets Championship.-- We wish her every success -- Click Here for the Draw

British Seniors Final Result

Lorna Bennett-- Click to Enlarge
Ladybank’s Lorna Bennett achieved a top-10 finish in the Senior Women’s British Open golf championship for the second year in a row at Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club, South Wales today.
The Fifer, joint third last year, was only one of five players to break 80 on a windy final day over the par-74 South Wales links which are testing enough for the over-55s in the calmest of conditions.
Lorna’s rounds were 83, 82 and 77 for a total of 20-over-par 242 which gained her a share of eighth place behind the winner, Vicki Thomas, a former Curtis Cup player and many times Welsh women’s amateur champion.

Par 222 (3x74). CSS 76 76 (reduction only) 76
232 Vicki Thomas (Carmarthen) 76 74 82.
235 Rozalyn Adams (Addington Court) 75 78 82.
239 Felicity Coulter (Banstead Downs) 82 79 78.
240 Jean O’Connor (Newport Gwent) 79 81 80, Karen Pultz (Rushcliffe) 81 76 83.
241 Jane Rees (Hendon) 83 75 83.
242 Ann Lewis (Royal St Davids) 81 87 74, Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) 83 82 77, Caroline Marron (Bromborough) 78 84 80, Denise Richards (Bargoed) 75 86 81, Jo Ashmore (Barnham Broom) 79 81 82, Alison Murdoch (Canada) 78 79 85, Helen Jones (Strabane) 75 80 87.
245 Cathy Armstrong (Ellesborough) 88 81 76, Fiona de Vries (St Rule) 81 83 81, Minna Kaarnalhati (Finland) 81 80 84.
246 Vieca Hoff (Sweden) 83 78 85, Christine Watson (Beaconsfield) 81 77 88.

Other Scots:
248 Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) 82 80 86.
255 Pamela Williamson (Baberton) 89 81 85,
262 Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay) 87 85 80.

To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

No West Vets survive the British Seniors

East Vets webmaster Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) headed the five Scots among the 41 players who survived the 36-hole cut in the Senior Women's British Open amateur golf championship over the testing Pyle & Kenfig links in South Wales today
Unfortunately the West Represenatives Helen Faulds and Jennifer Mack did not make the cut. To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

West Vets Captain -- Helen Faulds in top 40 after Round 1 at the British Seniors

Fiona de Vries (St Rule) spearheaded the Scottish challenge in the first round of the 54-hole Senior Women's British Open amateur golf championship over the Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club links in South Wales today.
In windy conditions, Fiona shot a seven-over-par 81 to be six shots behind joint pacemakers Roz Adams (Addington Court), Denise Richards (Bargoed) and Ireland's Helen Jones (Strabane).
Fiona goes into the second round sharing 11th place in a field of 75.
Second best Scot is East Vets Webmaster Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) in joint 19th place with an 82.
Lorna Bennett (Ladybank), who finished fourth in this championship last year, is sharing 22nd place with an 83.
Scottish Vets Captain Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay) and West Vets Captain Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) both had 87s for joint 38th place while Scottish Vets Vice Captain Pamela Williamson (Baberton) was tied for 49th place with an 89.
The leading 40 and ties after Wednesday's second round will qualify for the final 18 holes.
Click on the following link to find all the results

Monday, September 14, 2009

Senior Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship

Played over Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club 15th - 17th September 2009
To see the Draw -- Click Here
West Vets Captain Helen Faulds and Jennifer Mack are both in the draw -- We wish them every success
Hopefully click on the following link to find all the up to date results

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Janice Paterson is the leading Scot at the Irish Seniors

Canadian Alison Murdoch fired a final round 76 to win the Irish Senior Women’s Open Championship by two strokes from local favourite Phil O’Gorman at Laytown and Bettystown Golf Club today. West Vets Janice Paterson finished a creditable 13th place
231 Alison Murdoch (CAN) 81 74 76
233 Phil O'Gorman (Laytown & Bettystown) 78 78 77
234 Vicki Thomas (WAL) 83 74 77
236 Karen Pultz (CAN) 79 80 77
237 Helen Jones (Strabane) 81 77 79
240 Diane Williams (CAN) 82 79 79
242 Ruth Lindley (ENG) 81 81 80
245 Pat Doran (Donabate) 84 83 78
246 Sheena McElroy (Grange) 83 83 80
249 Edeltraud Jacob (GER) 81 83 85
250 Pauline Walsh (Headfort) 79 91 80
251 Valerie Hassett (Ennis) 88 82 81
253 Janice Paterson (SCO) 82 84 87
Other Scots;
261 Pamela Williamson (SCO) 85 87 89
276 Barbara Biggart (SCO) 95 89 92

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Janice Paterson makes the cut for the final round at the Irish Seniors

Canadian Alison Murdoch leads the field by one stroke going into tomorerow's final round of the Irish Senior Women’s Open Strokeplay at Laytown and Bettystown Golf Club.
West Vets Janice Paterson had another good round today to be in 10th place after the 2nd round.
The top 40 players now complete a final 18 holes on Thursday to decide the title.

Leading Scores
155 Alison Murdoch (CAN) 81 74
156 Phil O'Gorman (Laytown & Bettystown) 78 78
157 Vicki Thomas (WAL) 83 74
158 Helen Jones (Strabane) 81 77
159 Karen Pultz (CAN) 79 80
161 Diane Williams (CAN) 82 79
162 Ruth Lindley (ENG) 81 81
164 Edeltraud Jacob (GER) 81 83
166 Sheena McElroy (Grange) 83 83 Janice Paterson (SCO) 82 84
167 Pat Doran (Donabate) 84 83
170 Valerie Hassett (Ennis) 88 82 Catherine Reilly (The Heath) 86 84 Pauline Walsh (Headfort) 79 91
171 Marilyn Henderson (Castlerock) 86 85 Mary Madden (Ballinasloe) 84 87
172 Violet McBride (Belvoir Park) 90 82 Pamela Williamson (SCO) 85 87
Other Scottish Qualifier:
184 Barbara Biggart (SCO) 95 89

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Janice Paterson does well in the first round of the Irish Seniors

Janice Paterson
In driving rain and gale force winds West Vets Committee member Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) was only 4 shots of the lead at the Irish Senior Women’s Open Strokeplay at Laytown and Bettystown Golf Club today.

The field will play a further 18 holes strokeplay tomorrow Wednesday with the top 40 qualifying for the final 18 holes on Thursday

78 Phil O'Gorman (Laytown & Bettystown)
79 Karen Pultz (CAN) Pauline Walsh (Headfort)
81 Alison Murdoch (CAN) Edeltraud Jacob (GER) Helen Jones (Strabane) Niamh Giblin (Dun Laoghaire)Ruth Lindley (ENG)
82 Diane Williams (CAN) Janice Paterson (SCO)
83 Sheena McElroy (Grange) Vicki Thomas (WAL)
84 Mary Madden (Ballinasloe) Mary McGoey (Greenore) Pat Doran (Donabate)
85 Pamela Williamson (SCO)

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Some West and East Vets play Fortrose

The Garton Girls -- Click to enlarge Fiona Roger (West Vets Vice Captain), Janice Paterson, Jennifer Mack, Anna Telfer, Noreen Fenton (East Vets Vice Captain) and Helen Faulds (West Vets Captain) - Click to enlarge
Your Webmaster Carol Fell and the above have just returned from up North having spent a couple of days in Boat of Garton. Despite having gone to the wettest part of the Country we were able to have 2 games of golf -- one of them being over Fortrose Rosemarkie where the 2010 Scottish Seniors is going to be held at the end of June. Great Course -- and was enjoyed by all

Scotland end up being in 6th Place in the European Women's Amateur Championships

Scotland finished sixth in the European senior women's amateur team championship at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club, south of Dublin in Co Wicklow on Friday 4th September:
They lost 4-1 to France in the play-off for fifth place having beaten Ireland the day before by 3 - 2

Thursday Results:
Foursome (1-0)
Heather Anderson (Alyth) & Fiona Hunter (Baberton) bt Valerie Hassett & Violet McBride) 3 and 1.
Singles (2-2)
Mary Smith (Tain) bt Marilyn Henderson 2 and 1.
Fiona De Vries lost to Helen Jones 3 and 2.
Lorna Bennett bt Phil O'Gorman 3 and 2.
Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies) lost to Sheena McElroy 4 and 2.
Friday Results:
Foursome (0-1).
Heather Anderson (Alyth) & Fiona Hunter (Baberton) lost to Helene Dutertre 2 and 1.
Singles (1-3)
Mary Smith (Tain) lost to Virginie Burrus 4 and 3.
Fiona De Vries (St Rule) lost to Anita Remoleur 1 hole.
Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) bt Cecilia Mourgue d'Algue 2 and 1.
Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies) lost to Marie Jose Ibarlosa 3 and 1

Click on the following link for all FINAL RESULTS

Final table of results
1. Germany
2. Italy
3. England
4. Spain
5. France
6. Scotland
7. Sweden
8. Ireland

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Scots lose to England in the European Seniors

Scotland lost 3 1/2-1 1/2 to England on a day when top seeds and hosts Ireland surprisingly went down by a similar scoreline to Germany, the last of the eight qualifiers for the top flight of the European senior women's amateur team golf championship at Dun Laoghaire.
In the semi-finals it will be England v Germany and Spain and France v Italy.
Italy, the No 7 qualifiers, beat Sweden, the defending champions and second seeds, 3-2.
Scotland's only winners in a match decided over one foursome and four singles were the alternate shot pairing of Heather Anderson (Alyth) and Fiona Hunter (Baberton). They beat Christine Stirling and Lucy Newton by 2 and 1.
In the singles, Mary Smith (Tain) lost by 2 and 1 to Chris Quinn, Fiona De Vries (St Rule lost by 4 and 3 to Janet Melville and Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies) lost by 3 and 2 to Sue Dye.
Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) had a square match with Jo Ashmore.
The best that Scotland can now achieve is fifth place and the first hurdle to be cleared in that direction is a strong Ireland team who will be smarting after their unexpected reverse on home turf.

Go to the East Vets Website for a very good report

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Scotland Seniors -- Qualify for the Matchplay Stages

On another day of wind and rain, Scotland improved from 423 to 416 in their stroke-play qualifying rounds and made it through with ease to the championship flight match-play stages of the European senior women's amateur team golf championship at Dun Laoghaire, Ireland.
The Scots, for whom Alyth's Heather Anderson went from a non-counting score on Monday to a team-best 79, qualified as No 5 in the eight-team flight.
Conversely, Fiona De Vries (St Rule), who had been Scotland's lowest scorer in the first round, had the non-counting score of 87 today.
They will play England in their first-round tie.
Scotland's second-round scores were:
79 Heather Anderson (Alyth) 39-40.
82 Mary Smith (Tain) 41-41.
85 Moira Thomson (Gullane) 42-43, Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) 42-43, Fiona Hunter (Baberton) 41-44.
Non-counting score:
87 Fiona De Vries (St Rule) 41-46.
To read a full report go to the East Vets Website