Monday, July 26, 2010


The West team listed below will play their annual foursomes match against the East at Gullane on August 9th for the ASP Trophy. This is a scratch match, in foursomes format. The West have won 5 of the 7 meetings, the East winning 1 and last year's match was a halved match played over Troon Portland. The East see 2010 as being the year to wrest the trophy from the clutches of the West! -- see the East Vets Website. We look forward to our match, highly competitive, but as always a very enjoyable day.

West Team:
Elinor Grant (Douglas Park)
Ruth Henderson (Williamwood)
Maureen Mitchell (Cathcart Castle)
Margaret Mowat (Troon)
Cathy Morton (Eastwood)
Lana MacDonald (Hilton Park)
Fiona Roger (Ranfurly Castle)
Rena Simpson (Kilmacolm)
Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm)
Enid Young (Balmore)

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Scottish Senior Team Announced

The team to represent Scotland in the European Senior Ladies' Team Championships at Sporting Club Berlin, Germany from 1 - 4 September is:

Captain - Pamela Williamson

Heather Anderson (Alyth)
Lorna Bennett (Ladybank)
Fiona de Vries (St Rule)
Anne Ryan (Tain)
Mary Smith (Tain)
Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies)
Noreen Fenton (Dunbar)
Fiona Hunter (Baberton)

Friday, July 23, 2010

Many Congratulations to the Irish Vets and East Vets Noreen Fenton tells her story

The Scottish Vets Team -- Click to enlarge Scotland veterans' team who lost narrowly to Ireland's seniors in the annual Mary McKenna Trophy match at Portmarnock links this week. Image courtesy of Mary McKenna.

Many Congratulations go to the Irish Vets who won the Mary McKenna Trophy this week from the Scots . Click on the following link for a wee CONGRATULATIONS CARD to you all

Also to read the Full Report of the event from East Vets Noreen Fenton go to the EAST VETS WEBSITE

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Ireland regain the Mary McKenna Trophy

Ireland regain the Mary McKenna Trophy by beating Scotland by a one-point margin in the annual two-day international match between the Irish senior ladies and the Scottish veteran ladies over the Portmarnock links near Dublin.
The first-day four-ball foursomes were shared 2-2.
Ireland edged the final set of eight singles 4 1/2-3 1/2 for a 6 1/2-5 1/2 overall victory.
It was Ireland's first since in the competition since 2002.
Pamela Williamson (Baberton) captained the Scots and the Irish were led by Roma English.

IRELAND 4 1/2, SCOTLAND  3 1/2
Rhona Brennan lost to Alex Glennie 1 hole.
Pat Doran beat Noreen Fenton 1 hole
Helen Jones lost to Heather Anderson 1 hole.
Marilyn Henderson halved with Lorna Bennett. 
Valerie Hassett beat Helen Faulds 2 holes.
Violet McBride beat Mary Smith 1 hole.
Sheena McElroy beat Pamela Williamson 2 and 1.
Phil O'Gorman lost to Pat Hutton 1 hole.

Pat Hutton gets a game in Ireland

Mary McKenna Perpetual Trophy
With Jennifer Mack getting a game yesterday due to Kathleen Sutherland being injured ---it is now the turn of Pat Hutton to take on the Irish
The draw was done out of a beer mug !!

Rhona Brennan v Alex Glennie
Pat Doran v Noreen Fenton
Helen Jones v Heather Anderson
Marlyn Henderson v Lorna Bennett
Valerie Hassett v Helen Faulds
Violet McBride v Mary Smith
Sheena McElroy v Pamela Williamson
Phil O'Gorman v Pat Hutton


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Scotland share the honours on the first day of the Mary McKenna Trophy

Ireland and Scotland shared the first-day four-ball foursomes honours 2-2 in the annual Mary McKenna Trophy golf match between the Senior Women Amateur golfers of both countries at Portmarnock Golf Club, near Dublin.
The Scots, holders of the trophy, had wins by Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) and her partner Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle), and also Mary Smith (Tain) with Noreen Fenton (Dunbar).
Winners for Ireland were Phil O'Gorman and her partner Villet McBride, and also Helen Jones and Valerie Hassett.
The match concludes Thursday with eight singles ties.

Irish names first
Sheena McElroy and Marilyn Henderson lost to Lorna Bennett and Jennifer Mack 4 and 3.
Phil O'Gorman and Violet McBride beat Heather Anderson and Alex Glennie 2 and 1.
Helen Jones and Valerie Hassett beat Pam Williamson and Helen Faulds 5 and 4.
Pat Doran and Rhona Brennan lost to Mary Smith and Noreen Fenton 3 and 2.

To read the main story of today's events go to Noreen Fenton's Report on the East Vets Website

Mary McKenna Trophy Match Day 1

Mary McKenna Perpetrual Trophy Match


10.30am start
Sheena McElroy and Marilyn Henderson v Lorna Bennett and Jennifer MackPhil O'Gorman and Violet McBride v Heather Anderson and Alex Glennie
Helen Jones and Valerie Hassett v Pam Williamson and Helen Faulds
Pat Doran and Rhona Brennan v Mary Smith and Noreen Fenton

* Due to a slight injury Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose) is unable to play and West Vet Jennifer Mack is now playing

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

West Vets Captain is a Sunday Times Photo Star !!

West Vets Captain Helen Faulds is on the 12th Tee with Paul Casey

Helen Faulds along with husband Bobby were Marshalls at the British Open last week at St. Andrews. Elie members were allocated the 12th Hole and Peter Alliss commented on the last day when Paul Casey put his ball in the gorse bush that not a single ball had been lost all week.
The picture above is of West Vets Captain Helen, directing Bobby as to where his ball is going on the 3rd Round --- Photo Courtesy of the Sunday Times (Sorry a bit small to enlarge)

CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS FROM THE PRACTICE DAY with Bobby and Helen at the 12th Hole

The 2010 Millar Stirling Trophy Team is announced

Scottish Vets captain, Pamela Williamson of Baberton has announced her team to defend the Millar Stirling Trophy at Seascale Golf Club, Cumbria on Tuesday 3rd - Thursday 5th August . West Vet Champion May Hughes has been selected for the team and Alex Glennie is a reserve
Scottish team
Heather Anderson (Alyth)
Lorna Bennett (Ladybank)
Fiona de Vries (St Rule)
Noreen Fenton (Dunbar)
May Hughes (Lanark)
Anne Ryan (Tain)
Mary Smith (Tain)
Moira Thomson (Gullane)
Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie)
Lynne Terry (Cruden bay)

Pamela Williamson (Baberton) - Captain
Helen Fauld (Douglas Park) - Vice-Captain

Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Rearranged Mary McKenna Trophy

The postponed defence of the Mary McKenna Perpetual Trophy necessarily re-arranged because of volcanic problems last April, is now set to be played on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd July over Portmarnock Links, outside Dublin.

The team is slightly different in that Fiona de Vries (St Rule) and Moira Thomson (Gullane) unfortunately cannot manage to play due to work commitments. Their places have been taken by the first reserve Kathleen Sutherland(Royal Montrose) who played in the Senior Scottish Home International team last year at Newport and the Vets Team Captain Pamela Williamson (Baberton). West Vets Captain Helen Faulds is in the Team and we wish her and all the team the best of luck.

Scottish Team:
Heather Anderson(Alyth)
Lorna Bennett (Ladybank)
Helen Faulds (Douglas Park)
Noreen Fenton (Dunbar)
Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie)
Mary Smith (Tain)
Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose)
Pamela Williamson (Baberton) captain

Friday, July 09, 2010

May Hughes is the 2010 West Vets Champion

Alex and May hold the West Vets Trophy Alex Glennie and winner May Hughes with the West Vets Trophy

The Final of the West Vets Championship was played today at Renfrew Golf Club between May Hughes (Lanark) and Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie). May won on the 18th -- 1 Up . It was an exciting game with Alex getting off to a good start in the pouring rain. Alex started par, par birdie to go 2 up and continued her good run to be 4 up after 6. The sun then came out and it was May's turn as she then won 5 holes in a row to be 1 up going to the 12th. Thereafter it was a fairly ding dong match with May finally winning at the 18th hole to become this years West Vets Champion --- WELL DONE MAY.

To see a few photos from the final click on the small thumbnail below

The 2010 West Vets Final

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Dates for Championship Finals

The West Vets Championship is at Renfrew GC on 9th July at 2.30pm
May Hughes (Lanark) v Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie)
The Bronze Championship is at Renfrew GC on 26th August at 2.30pm
Please do come along and support

Friday, July 02, 2010

Photos and Videos from the Scottish Seniors

The Evening Sky -- Click to enlarge The evening sky in Fortrose --- Click to enlarge

West Vets and East Vets do their Turn !!

To see some photos and more videos from the Scottish Seniors Click on the Link on the RHS of this webpage or Click Here.

Fiona is the Scottish Matchplay Champion

Heather and Fiona -- the 2 Scottish Champions
Fiona de Vries (St Rule) ended the title double hopes of Alyth’s Heather Anderson, beating her by one hole in the final of the Scottish senior women’s amateur golf championship at Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club on the Black Isle, north of Inverness.
Earlier in the week Heather had won the seniors’ stroke-play title over 36 holes but she never led after the fifth hole in the final.
Fiona who has won both the over-50s stroke-play and match-play titles in the past, went two up with a birdie at the 10th but Anderson came back at her to win the 11th with a par and the 13th with a birdie 3.
Fiona regained the lead with a par at the 15th and the last three holes were halved.
In the morning semi-finals, De Vries won at the 20th against Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies) while Anderson beat Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) by 4 and 3.
Semi-finals – Heather Anderson (Alyth) bt Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) 4 and 3, Fiona de Vries (St Rule) bt Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies) at 20th.
Final – Fiona De Vries beat Heather Anderson 1 hole.

Fiona and Heather into Final of Scottish Seniors

Heather Anderson beat Lorna Bennett 4&2
Fiona de Vries beat Moira Thomson at the 20th

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Scottish Seniors Matchplay Day 1 Results

Scottish senior women's amateur match-play championship
Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club, Black Isle.

Heather Anderson (Alyth) bt Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) 2 holes.
Fiona Hunter (Baberton) bt Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) 1 hole.
Pamela Williamson (Baberton) bt Margaret Tough (Falkirk) 2 and 1.
Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) bt May Hughes (Lanark) 4 and 2.
Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay) bt Anne Ryan (Tain) 1 hole.
Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies) bt Jane Herd (Musselburgh) 6 and 5.
Mary Smith (Tain) bt Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay) 2 and 1.
Fiona de Vries (St Rule) bt Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch) 2 and 1.
Anderson bt Hunter 2 holes.
Bennett bt Williamson 1 hole.
Thomson bt Harrison at 19th.
De Vries bt Smith 2 and 1.