Thursday, September 30, 2010

Scotland lose to Ireland on Day 3 of the Seniors Home Internationals

At Sheringham Golf Club, Norfolk today, the English team won the Senior women's home internationals for a sixth time in eight years with a 100 per cent record after the three-day competition.

Day 3 Results:
Foursomes: M MacNamara and N Giblin bt F De Vries and L Bennett 4 and 3; H Jones and P Doran lost to M Smith and A Ryan 2 holes; S McElroy and P O'Gorman bt H Anderson and N Fenton 7 and 6 (2-1).
Singles: V McBride lost to De Vries 4 and 3, Jones bt Bennett 2 and 1, MacNamara lost to Smith 5 and 4, McElroy bt Ryan 2 and 1, Doran bt M Thomson 5 and 4 (3-2).

ENGLAND 5 1/2, WALES 2 1/2
Foursomes: C Quinn and S Dye lost to V Thomas and J Rees 2 and 1; J Melville and F Christine bt J Doleman and O Davies 6 and 5; R Adams and J Ashmore halved with A Lewis and D Richards (1 1/2-1 1/2).
Singles: C Marron bt Thomas 3 and 1, Melville bt Rees 1 hole, Adams lost to Lewis 6 and 4, Christine bt Richards 5 and 4, Ashmore bt Doleman 1 hole (4-1)

To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Click Here for the Full Scoreboard

Read the exact report from East Vets Noreen Fenton

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Scotland beaten by England at the Seniors' Home Internationals

Scotland Seniors Team at Sheringham. Back row (left to right): Noreen Fenton, Ann Ryan, Mary Smith, Moira Thomson, Lorna Bennett. Front row: Heather Anderson, Pamela Williamson (team captain), Emma Wilson (SLGA president), Fiona de Vries. Image by courtesy of the Ladies Golf Union - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Scotland lost their grip on the senior women's home golf internationals title when they were well beaten, 6 1/2-1 1/2 by England at Sheringham Golf Club, Norfolk.
The Scots had drawn their first-day match with Wales.
Scotland's only winner was Ladybank's Lorna Bennett who staged a grandstand finish, winning four holes in a row from the 14th, for a 2 and 1 win over Susan Dye.
The half-point came in the morning foursomes, courtesy of Fiona De Vries (St Rule) and Ann Ryan (Tain) who halved their tie with Roz Adams and Jo Ashmore.
The other match today ended in a 4-4 draw between Ireland and Wales.

Day 2 Results

Foursomes - M Smith and M Thomson lost to C Marron and S Dye 4 and 2, L Bennett and H Anderson lost to J Melville and F Christine 4 and 2, F De Vries and A Ryan halved with R Adams and J Ashmore (1/2-2 1/2).
Singles - De Vries lost to Marron 3 and 1, N Fenton lost to C Quinn 5 and 3, Anderson lost to Adams 5 and 4, Thomson lost to Christine 1 hole, Bennett bt Dye 2 and 1 (1-4).


Foursomes: V Thomas and J Rees bt M MacNamara and N Giblin 1 hole, J Doleman and L Fleet lost to H Jones and P Doran 3 and 2, A Lewis and D Richards lost to S McElroy and P O'Gorman 1 hole (1-2).

Singles: Rees bt V McBride 2 holes, Thomas lost to MacNamara 1 hole, Lewis bt Jones 2 and 1, O Davies bt Doran 1 hole, Doleman lost to McElroy 3 and 2 (3-2).

England 2 pt, Wales 1pt, Scotland 1/2pt, Ireland 1/2pt.

Scotland v Ireland, England v Wales.

To read the full report for today's match against England go to the East Vets Website

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Scotland Seniors draw with Wales on Day 1 of the Home Internationals

Foursomes: M Smith and M Thomson lost to V Thomas and J Rees 4 and 2; H Anderson and L Bennett bt J Doleman and L Fleet 2 and 1; F De Vries and A Ryan lost to A Lewis and D Richards 2 holes (1-2).
Singles: De Vries bt Thomas 4 and 2, Smith lost to Rees 3 and 2, Anderson bt O Davies 2 holes, Ryan lost to Lewis 1 hole, N Fenton bt Richards 3 and 2 (3-2).
Foursomes: C Marron and C Quinn bt H Jones and P Doran 2 and 1; J Melville and F Christine bt V McBride and M MacNamara 4 and 2, J Ashmore and R Adams bt S McElroy and P O'Gorman 1 hole (3-0).
Singles: Marron bt Jones 4 and 3, Quinn bt N Giblin 3 and 2, Melville bt McBride 6 and 4, Ashmore lost to Doran 4 and 3, S Dye bt McElroy 1 hole (4-1).

To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

To read the full report from East Vets Noreen Fenton who played and won today --- Click Here

Monday, September 27, 2010

Seniors Home Internationals --- Practice Day

the Senior Ladies Home Internationals this year being held at Sheringham Golf Club in Norfolk, England which today, the first practice day, was quite definitely one of the wettest most miserable places in the whole of the UK.
To read the report from Noreen Fenton (East Vets Webmaster) who is part of the Scottish Team then click on the following link --- East Vets Website

To see more --- Go to the LGU Website

Friday, September 24, 2010

West Vets Anna Telfer has a lot to smile about

 Isla Anna Telfer - click to enlarge
Scott and Calum  - 2 little super heroes

Yes it is official - Isla Anna Telfer arrived today, September 24th at 10am - to delighted parents David and Karen.
We are all absolutely thrilled - and somewhat in shock because after 10 male Telfers on the trot, we were beginning to think we'd never see a little girl.
Isla weighed in at 7lbs 11 oz and has the same colouring as Scott (and features too)
I make no apologies for being a besotted Granny and have attached a photo taken 5 hours after birth and also one of my 2 little super-heroes (Scott and Calum)

Anna Telfer

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Scottish Vets Jamboree at Blairgowrie --- The West Vets do well

West Vet May Hughes and East Vet Karen Ballantyne (Click to enlarge)

Blairgowrie Golf Club was a very busy place on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday of this week as 120 Vets from all over Scotland arrived to play in their annual competitions. Weather was kind to us this year and the courses were in very good condition.

The Championship played on the Lansdowne Course features the divisional champions in a knockout competition and May Hughes, our West vets Champion, was runner up in the final losing 2 and 1 to Karen Ballantyne (East).
Karen won the Scroggie Cup.
May won her quarter final and semi final against Lynne Terry (North) and Fiona de Vries (Midland) respectively. Well done May--you represented us very well.

West Vets Captain -- Helen Faulds wins the Lyon Picture for best Scratch -
Click to enlarge

In the medal round on Rosemount on Monday the winner of the Rosebowl was Moira Begbie (Midlands) 84-12-72. West Vets Captain Helen Faulds won 4th Handicap 78-5-73 and was also awarded the Lyon Picture for the best scratch 78.

Moyra Gordon - Click to enlarge

West Vet -- Moyra Gordon --- Click to enlarge

The Catherine Costorphine Slaver (for the best Bronze Nett Score) was presented to Moyra Gordon 97-21-76. Moyra was also runner up in the Past Presidents Quaich.

Helen Faulds and Carol Fell - Click to enlarge Helen Faulds and Carol Fell ---
Beddows Quaich and Tony Moffat Memorial Trophy Winners - Click to enlarge

The Greensomes Competition was played over the Lansdowne Course and West had 9 couples playing. Vice captain Fiona Roger took the place of Anne Dunn who unfortunately had a foot injury.

Carol Fell and Helen Faulds won the Tony Moffat Memorial Trophy for the best Scratch Score of 77 (2 over the SSS OF 75)and the Beddows Quaich for 1st handicap 77-7-70.

So all in all a good result for West division Vets at Blairgowrie this year. To read the full list of results go to the Scottish Vets Website

Sally Coster and Isabel McIntosh - Click to enlarge Sally Coster and Isabel McIntosh - Click to enlarge

West Vet Sally Coster was also announced as the new Vice President of the SVLGA Association with Jean Thomas who takes over as President from Isabel McIntosh (who is pictured above in the photos presenting the Trophies)

Thank you to Jean Lambert -Vets Secretary -and her helpers for all her hard work and ensuring such smooth running of all the competions over the 3 days.

Click on the small thumbnail to see some photos from the event AND THEN CLICK ON SLIDESHOW

2010 Scottish Vets Jamboree Blairgowrie


Saturday, September 18, 2010

More Photos and the Video from West Kilbride

Missed the photos and video from Day 1 and Day 3 then CLICK HERE

Thanks go Jennifer Mack fo the Photographs taken on the Final Day -- Some captions still to add

Friday, September 17, 2010

Scottish Vets Championship

The Scottish Vets Championship is at Blairgowrie beginning on Sunday 19th September.
May Hughes the West Vets Champion takes on North Champion Lynne Terry.
To see the draw --- Click Here

Report from East Vet Noreen Fenton

To read the excellent report on the British Seniors at West Kilbride this week go to the East Vets Website

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Bev New is the 2010 British Seniors Champion

Photograph Courtesy of Colin Farquaharson - Click to enlarge

Bev New from Lansdown, Somerset, is the new Senior British ladies’ open amateur champion.
Making her debut in the tournament after reaching the eligibility age of 50, the former Ladies European Tour player who won the English title and Curtis Cup honours as an amateur, shot the low round of the championship today to come through to snatch victory from joint fifth overnight, four shots off the pace.
Bev had rounds of 78, 84 and 73 for 19 over par 235 – scores that reflect how bad the conditions were for much of the three days of the championship.
The over-20mph wind of the first day returned, increasing in intensity from noon.
New, who had been joint first-round leader on 78 with Maureen Richmond (Royal Liverpool,) packed four birdies into her brilliant, wind-cheating final round.
Unfortunately Maureen had a poor inward half to finish off her chance of winning the title

West Vets did well on the final day with Alex Glennie have a 77 in the final round to finish on 250 alongside Troons Jane Finnie

West Kilbride GC, North Ayrshire.
Par 216 (3x72) CSS 77 77 75
235 Bev New (Lansdown) 78 84 73.
236 Pat Doran (Donabate) 81 81 74.
238 Vicki Thomas (Carmarthen) 81 80 77, Maureen Richmond (Royal Liverpool) 78 80 81.
240 Helen Jones (Strabane) 80 79 81.
241 Rozalyn Adams (Addington Court) 83 80 78, Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) 84 79 78.
Other Scots:
244 Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie) 83 81 80, Jo Ashmore (Barnham Broom) 85 78 81, Helene Maxe (Swe) 88 75 81, Janet Melville (Sherwood Forest) 81 81 82.
247 Mary Smith (Tain) 84 84 79, Fiona Anderson (Formby Ladies) 84 83 80.
248 Fiona de Vries (St Rule) 84 83 81.
250 Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) 91 82 77, Jane Finnie (Troon Ladies) 83 86 81.
252 Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch) 85 86 81,
256 Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) 86 87 83, Margaret Tough (Falkirk) 88 85 83
257 May Hughes (Lanark) 83 90 84, Catherine Garrett (West Kilbride) 87 82 88.

50 to 54 years – Helen Jones.
55 to 59 years – Rozalyn Adams (better last six holes over Lorna Bennett).
60 to 64 years – Sandy Woodruff.

Over 65 years – Valerie Hassett.
Best 18 holes (73) – Bev New.


Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Scottish Girls Team 1972 - Royal Norwich Golf Club: L to R - Gladys Cadden, Suzanne Cadden, Lorna Bennett, Muriel Thomson, Kathleen Lackie (Captain) Maureen Walker, Susan Kennedy, Elaine Fraser and Catherine Panton - click to enlarge

Kilmacolm exile Maureen Richmond (nee Walker) a Curtis Cup player, British and Scottish girls champion in her youth and now a GP at Wallasey, is one good round away from adding to a glittering golfing CV that has been virtually dormant since she became a GP several decades ago.
At the end of a long, long day – the start of play was delayed 2hr 15min until 45mph early-morning winds abated – Dr Richmond and her playing partners finished their second rounds almost in darkness at 7.45pm.
Maureen added an 80 to her opening round of 78 and her 36-hole tally of 158 gives her a one-stroke lead from England’s Caroline Marron (Bromborough), recent winner of the English seniors’ stroke-play title, and Ireland’s Helen Jones (Strabane), winner last week by six strokes of the Irish senior women’s open amateur championship.
The field was cut to 40 and ties for tomorrow’s final round. Players had to have two-round aggregates of 173 or better to survive.
Other Scots in the picture after 36 holes are Ladybank’s European seniors team hero Lorna Bennett with a 79 for 163 and Blairgowrie’s Heather Anderson with an 81 for 164.
“I just played solidly,” said Lorna. “Nothing spectacular. Just kept going.”
Heather was drifting out of the top 20 when she reached the turn in 43 but she came back in 38, good going in the conditions, to salvage an 81.

West Vets Jane Finnie, Alex Glennie and May Hughes have all made the cut

SECOND ROUND (end of play
Par 144 (2x72). CSS 77 tbc

158 Maureen Richmond (Royal Liverpool) 78 80.
159 Caroline Marron (Bromborough) 82 77, Helen Jones (Strabane) 80 79.
161 Vicki Thomas (Carmarthen) 81 80.
162 Pat Doran (Donabate) 81 81, Janet Melville (Sherwood Forest) 81 81. Bev New (Lansdown) 78 84.
Other Scots:
163 Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) 84 79, .
164 Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie) 83 1.
167 Fiona De Vries (St Rule) 84 83, Fiona Anderson (Formby Ladies) 84 83,
168 Mary Smith (Tain) 84 84,
169 Catherine Garrett (West Kilbride) 87 82, Jane Finnie (Troon Ladies) 83 86.
170 Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) 86 87,
171 Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch) 85 86.
173 Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) 91 82, Margaret Tough (Falkirk) 88 85, May Hughes (Lanark) 83 90.
174 Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) 89 85, Anne Ryan (Tain) 82 92.
175 Anna Telfer (Milngavie) 90 85,
176 Karen Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park) 92 84..
177 Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) 94 83,
178 Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) 90 88.
183 Lorraine Campbell (Cardross) 93 90, Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay) 86 97..
NR Ruth Brown (Lothianburn) 98 NR.

Play will resume at 10:15 am at West Kilbride

The winds were even stronger at West Kilbride this morning than they were yesterday. But they dropped sufficiently for play in the second round to start at 10.15am - a delay of 2hr 15min from the scheduled time.
That means the last players will not tee off until 3.45pm.
There will be a cut to the leading 40 players and ties at the end of the second round.
"We had a test of the conditions early this morning and the balls were being blown off the greens, but now the wind has dropped enough for us to start play for the day at 10.15am," said Tournament Director Susan Simpson after a second course/wind inspection after 9.30am.


2nd Days Play delayed at West Kilbride due to High Winds

Wild winds continue at West Kilbride, start of second round delayed - another inspection of condtions at 10am

The winds are even stronger at West Kilbride this morning (Wednesday) than they were yesterday!
The start of the second round in the Senior British women's open amateur championship has been delayed from 8am as scheduled to 10am.
"We will have another look at the situation then," said Tournament Director Susan Simpson.
"We had a test of the conditions early this morning and the balls were being blown off the greens."
If the decision is made to call of play today, the championship will be reduced to 36 holes with everybody playing in the second and last round on Thursday.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

May Hughes and Jane Finnie are the best West Vets in the Storm Lashed British Seniors Open at West Kilbride

Eight Scots in the leading 20 of the Senior British women’s open amateur stroke-play golf championship at the end of a storm-lashed day at West Kilbride was a good effort on the part of the home brigade.
Winds of up to 50mphlashing rain a hailstorm … it was all there in North Ayrshire. But the over-50 female golfers are made of stern stuff.
Portaloos out on the course were blown over (fortunately no one in them at the time).
A scoreboard came crashing down when the support legs simply sheered off due to the force of the wind.
Umbrellas were either blown to bits or last seen heading for Northern Ireland.
The clubhouse was awash with horror stories from happenings out on the course. The Canadian who finished second in the Irish seniors open last week required 97 shots to get round, including an 11 at the third and an 8 at the 10th.
Yet there was never any suggestion that the Ladies Golf Union would show some mercy and call the players in. The course was never flooded and remained open. The balls were never oscillating despite the gale. Let the show go on.
And from a field of 90 players there nil No Returns and only one retirement.

At the end of day that was more like January than mid-September, Kilmacolm exile Maureen Richmond (Royal Liverpool), and another former Curtis Cup player, Bev New from Somerset were the only two players to break 80.
They go into the second of three rounds sharing the pole position on six-over-par 78, one over the CSS (Reduction only).
The other Scots who did well were Tain’s Anne Ryan, joint 10th with an 82, Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie), and West Vets Jane Finnie (Troon Ladies) and May Hughes (Lanark), joint 12th on 83, and Lorna Bennett (Ladybank), Mary Smith (Tain), Fiona Anderson (Formby Ladies) and Fiona De Vries (St Rule), sharing 19th position.

West Kilbride Golf Club, North Ayrshire

FIRST ROUND (end of play scores)
Par 72. Yardage: 5,849
78 Maureen Richmond (Royal Liverpool), Bev New (Lansdown).
80 Helen Jones (Strabane), Marilyn Henderson (Castlerock).
81 Ruth Lindley (Hartlepool), Vicki Thomas (Carmarthen), Sheena McElroy (Grange), Janet Melville (Sherwood Forest), Pat Doran (Donabate).
82 Anne Ryan (Tain), Caroline Marron (Bromborough).

Other Scots (West Vets in Bold:
83 Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie), Jane Finnie (Troon Ladies), May Hughes (Lanark)
84 Lorna Bennett (Ladybank), Mary Smith (Tain), Fiona Anderson (Formby Ladies), Fiona De Vries (St Rule),Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch).
86 Noreen Fenton (Merchants of Edinburgh), Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay),
87 Catherine Garrett (West Kilbride),
88 Margaret Tough (Falkirk)
89 Janice Paterson (Drumpellier).
90 Anna Telfer (Milngavie), Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle).
91 Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie).
92 Karen Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park)
93 Christine McAndrew (Nairn Dunbar), Lorraine Campbell (Cardross),
94 Helen Faulds (Douglas Park).
96 Ruth Brown (Lothianburn)
Retired: Pamela Willamson (Baberton).
+Field cut to leading 40 and ties after Round 2.

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report

To read more go to the LGU Website

Click on the small thumbnail to see some photos from today's play

The 2010 Ladies British Senior Open Championship

Monday, September 13, 2010

Draw for the 1st Round of the British Seniors

Click Here for the draw for the British Seniors Strokeplay which begins tomorrow at West Kilbride Golf Club

Tee Times for the Scots:

8:00 Catherine Garrett - West Kilbride
8:44 Lorna Bennett - Ladybank
9:06 Mary Smith - Tain
9:17 Christine McAndrew - Nairn Dunbar
9:39 Karen Ballantyne - Craigmillar Park
10:01 Margaret Tough - Falkirk, Maureen Richmond - Royal Liverpool, Alex Glennie - Kilmarnock Barassie
10:12 Heather Anderson - Downfield
10:23 Janice Paterson - Drumpellier
10:34 Anne Ryan - Tain, Jane Finnie - Troon Ladies'
10:55 Noreen Fenton - Merchants of Edinburgh
11:06 Fiona Anderson - Formby Ladies
11:17 Fiona de Vries - St Rule
11:28 Lynne Terry - Cruden Bay, Lorraine Campbell - Cardross
11:39 Anna Telfer - Milngavie
12:01 May Hughes - Lanark
12:23 Jennifer Mack - Haggs Castle
12:34 Helen Faulds - Douglas Park
12:45 Ruth Brown - Lothianburn
13:07 Pamela Williamson - Baberton
13:18 Alison Bartlett - Royal Dornoch

Jennifer Mack and her son Gavin are Runner's Up in the 2010 Scottish Mixed Foursomes

Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) and Paul Shields (Kirkhill) lived up to their billing of pre-tournament favourites to win the Scottish Golf Open Amateur Mixed Foursomes title at Haggs Castle Golf Club today (Sunday 12 September). Their terrific round of 71 --- 2 under the women's SS and 1 under the Men's SS won them the coveted title.

West Vet Jennifer Mack (the Haggs Castle Ladies Captain) and her son, Gavin Mack (pictured above) had four birdies and an eagle three in their round of 73 and pipped the 2008 Champions, Karen Marshall and Stephen Marshall to the runners up spot on the better inward half.
WELL DONE JENNIFER (and of course Gavin)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

British Seniors Strokeplay begins on Tuesday at West Kilbride

The Senior Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship at West Kilbride Golf Club is due to start on Tuesday 14th September. It takes the same format as the recent Irish Senior Ladies strokeplay - one round of 18 holes on each of two consecutive days - Tuesday and Wednesday 14th and 15th September and the top 40 go forward to the third round on Thursday 16th September. There are 90 entrants from thirteen different countries although the bulk are undoubtedly from the home nations -

There are 7 West Vets playing in it -- --- GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL --- PLUS GOOD LUCK TO ALL THE SCOTS PLAYING --- THERE ARE ABOUT 24.

West Vets Playing at the British Seniors:
Helen Faulds (Douglas Park)
Jane Finnie (The Ladies Golf Club Troon)
Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie)
May Hughes (Lanark)
Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle)
Janice Paterson (Drumpellier)
Anna Telfer (Milngavie)


Senior Home Internationals -- Team Selected

West Vets May Hughes and Alex Glennie have been selected as reserves for the Senior Home Internationals at the end of this month.
East Vets Webmaster Noreen Fenton joins the gold medal winning team from the European Senior Ladies' Team Championship in the team to represent Scotland in the Senior Home International Matches to be held at Sheringham Golf Club, 28-30 September. The team is:
Heather Anderson (Alyth), Lorna Bennett (Ladybank), Fiona de Vries (St Rule), Noreen Fenton (Dunbar), Anne Ryan (Tain), Mary Smith (Tain), Moira Thomson (North Berwick).
Captain - Pamela Williamson (Baberton)
Reserves - 1 May Hughes (Lanark), 2 Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie), 3 Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch)

Thursday, September 09, 2010

SVLGA WEST DIVISION AUTUMN MEETING : Local Member Anna wins the May Craddock Trophy

Anna Telfer --- Click to enlarge

Anna Telfer (Milngavie) -- Winner of the May Craddock Trophy --- Click to enlarge

45 ladies took part in the West Vets Autumn Meeting held over Milngavie golf course today for the May Craddock Trophy. The course was in very good condition, but playing long and the scores reflected this. Local knowledge of member Anna Telfer came to the fore and she recorded a gross 78 less 5 for a net 73, Janette McCartney (Erskine) also recorded a net 73 off a handicap of 8 but was beaten into first position by Anna's better inward half.
Well done Anna.
Vet's Captain Helen Faulds won the scratch with a 79.
There were many tales to tell over lunch and fortunately the weather stayed dry until almost the end of play - just a few games having to suffer a heavy shower.

Division 1
lst: Anna Telfer (Milngavie) 78 - 5 : 73 bih
2nd: Janette McCartney (Erskine ) 81 - 8 : 73
3rd: Lorna Craigie (Hayston) 92 - 17 : 75

Division 2
lst: Anna MacDougall (Old Ranfurly) 104 - 23 : 81
2nd: Morag Dunan (Milngavie) 107 - 25 : 82

Best Scratch: Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) 79

Anne MacKellar from Whitecraigs won the Supervet prize with a net 77.

SSS 71 : CSS 74 (Reduction Only) --- 45 Entrants

For all the results --- CLICK HERE


Alternatively CLICK HERE to see an enlarged slideshow

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

West Vets Medal at Milngavie GC

First of all a huge congratulations to the Scottish Seniors team who won the European Seniors Team Championships last week in Berlin. It was a fantastic result with the whole team contributing points in the matchplay stage. Well done!

Hoping to see a good turnout of West Vets tomorrow (Thursday 9th September) at Milngavie Golf Club for our last fixture of the season. It's a running ballot from 9.30-11.30am. Fingers crossed for good weather.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Scotland are the European Senior Team Champions

Scottish Seniors Team -- Click to enlarge
Scotland have pulled off a famous victory in the final of the European Senior Women's amateur team championship at Sporting Club, Berlin.
They beat the favourites and top seeds England 3-2 to win the gold medals for the first time.
Qualifying sixth of eight for the match-play stages, Pamela Williamson's squad had scored good wins on their way to the final but England were the overwhelming favourites.
When England took a 2-0 lead in the final, the writing looked to be on the wall for the Scots but they came back with a tremendous rally to tie it up at 2-2.
Then Tain's Anne Ryan, a debutante at his level of the game, won the title-gaining victory over Susan Dye in the last match to finish.
Anne, whose sister Mary Smith is also in the team, was two holes up at the turn against Susan Dye and not only maintained that advantage over the inward half, she added to it to win by 3 and 2.
Earlier Caroline Masson, four up at the turn, had beaten Fiona de Vries by 5 and 4.
And England had gone 2-0 up when Rozalyn Adams, also four up at the turn, had gone on to win by 5 and 4 against Heather Anderson from Alyth.
Then the Scotland glory run for gold started.
Mary Smith (Tain) and Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies) won the foursomes tie by 2 and 1 against Janet Melville and Felicity Christine after being all square at the turn.
Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) levelled it overall at 2-2 by beating Christine Quinn by one hole after leading by that margin at the turn.
Switzerland beat Ireland 3 1/2-1 1 1/2 in the play-off for third place and the bronze medals.

Thanks go to Colin Farquharson for the report and to read more --- Go to the East Vets Website

To see more photos from the Final Days Play -- go to the German Championship Website

Friday, September 03, 2010

Draw for the European Seniors Final between Scotland and England

Scottish names second:
Janet Melville and Felicity Christine v Mary Smith and Moira Thompson
Caroline Marron v Fiona de Vries
Christine Quinn v Lorna Bennett
Rozalyn Adams v Heather Anderson
Susan Dye v Anne Ryan


Scotland Seniors beat Ireland to reach the final of the European Seniors Team Championships

Scottish Team Celebrate -- Click to enlarge Team Captain Pam Williamson is overjoyed at their win ---
Photo courtesy of

Scotland are through to the final of the European senior women's amateur team golf championship at Sporting Club Berlin.
The team of over-50s, captained by Pamela Williamson (Baberton), beat Ireland 3-2 in the semi-finals today (Friday) to assure themselves of gaining at least the silver medals.
But the Scots are playing so well they will be fancying their chance of striking gold against the No 1 seeds and favourites England who beat Switzerland 3 1/2-1 1/2 in the other semi-final.
To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website or go to the East Vets Website for most details

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Scotland Seniors beat Germany

Scotland, who qualified sixth of eight, achieved a marvellous win over defending champions Germany, the No 3 seeds and playing on home turf, in the quarter-finals of the European senior women's amateur golf championship at Sporting Club Berlin today.
To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website
Or go to the East Vets Website for "Straight from the Horses Mouth!"

Wednesday, September 01, 2010


Scotland qualified in sixth place for the European senior women's amateur team golf championship at Berlin Sporting Club today.
They will play No 3 seeds Germany, the defending champions, in the quarter-finals of the match-play stages.
England (760) earned top seed status ahead of France (776) and Germany (778).
The Scots required 10 more shots than they did in the first qualifying round. None of them broke 80. Closest to it was Mary Smith (Tain) who had the non-scoring round on Tuesday. This time she led the Scots with an 80.
Fiona De Vries had an 81, Anne Ryan and Moira Thomson both 82 and Lorna Bennett an 84. Heather Anderson had the non-counting 86.
760 ENGLAND 383 377.
776 FRANCE 391 385.
778 GERMANY 394 384.
792 SWEDEN 396 396.
806 SWITZERLAND 404 402.
808 SCOTLAND 399 409, IRELAND 415 393.
814 SPAIN 411 403.
England v Spain
Sweden v Switzerland
Germany v Scotland
France v Ireland.