Tuesday, May 31, 2011

West Vets v Midlands Vets - June 6th

The West Vets are very much looking forward to their away match against Midlands Vets on Monday 6th June. The match will be played at Alloa Shawpark Golf Club.

Sheila Travers, the Captain of Alloa Shawpark will be playing in the Midlands team and I look forward to good competition and a fun day. The weather can only be better than recently. After all it will be June!

A beautiful trophy (The Mid-West Trophy) was donated in 2006 by our West Treasurer, Sheila Shaw - the first four years being won by Midlands. We managed our first trophy win last year at Douglas Park and it would be nice to repeat our win this year!

The West team to play at Alloa on 6th June will be

Anne Aitken (Eastwood)
Jennifer Graham (Haggs Castle)
Maureen Mitchell (Cathcart Castle)
Cathy Morton (Eastwood)
Mo Neilson (Greenock)
Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm)
Enid Young (Balmore)

Singles matches to be played of scratch.


Friday, May 27, 2011


It is your West Vets Captain's Birthday today --- Happy Birthday Fiona --- Here is a wee card from all your West Vets Members --- Click Here

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Thank you to all 69 people who put the weather forecast to the back of their mind and came to Whitecraigs today for the Summer Meeting! To the 19 who couldn't manage for one reason or another we are sorry that you could not be with us. I find it very hard to believe that after watching the weather forecast last night, I can honestly say that we had very little rain during the entire day at Whitecraigs! I thought the course was in excellent condition and I hope that everyone who played today will agree with me. It didn't make the scores brilliant but everyone will have their own story to tell of their round! The good news is that the CSS went up 3 and it is a reduction only competition!
Enid Young

Congratulations to Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie)  -- pictured below who returned the best gross score of 81. 
Enid Young (Balmore GC)  -- Pictured left  with the best nett score in the Silver division (84 - 9:-  75) and Sandra Carruthers (Whitecraigs) with the best nett score in the Bronze Division (97 - 24:- 73)  

To those who qualified for the West Divisional Championship Finals to be played over Renfrew Golf Course next Thursday and Friday, (2nd/3rd June)  well done. We look forward to some hard fought matches.

Alex Glennie
If you have a any free time next Thursday or Friday we would welcome you at any time to Renfrew to give the ladies support when they play their matches. Thursdays matches start at 11am and Friday semi finals start at 9.30 and the final at 2pm.
Thank you all for your support at both the Spring and Summer Meetings and I hope that over the next few months you will all be playing good golf under slightly brighter skies than today.

RESULTS: SSS 72, CSS 75 (Reducton Only) -- 69 entrants

Scratch:   -   Alex Glennie  (Kilmarnock Barassie) 81
1st:   Enid Young (Balmore)  84 (9) 75
2nd:   Sandra Gilchrist (Whitecraigs)   88 (12) 76
3rd:   Pat Hutton  (Lanark)  82 (6) 76
1st:    Sandra Carruthers (Whitecraigs)   97 (24)  73
2nd:   Anne Reid (Douglas Park)   102 (21)  81
Super Vet :  Sandra Carruthers




The draw for the West Vets Championship is as follows:-
Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) v   Lorraine Campbell (Cardross)
Anna Telfer   (Milngavie) v   Janette McCartney (Erskine)
Pat Hutton   (Lanark)  v   Enid Young  (Balmore)
May Hughes (Lanark)  v   Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle)

The draw for the
Bronze Championship is as follows :-
Mary Irving  (Ranfurly Castle)  v   Maureen Rennie (Douglas Park)
May McGhee (Balmore)   v   Anna MacDougall (Old Ranfurly)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Whitecraigs Golf Club - Click to enlarge
The draw for the West Vets Summer Meeting over Whitecraigs Golf Course IS TOMORROW Wednesday 25th May.

Please email Fiona Roger if you have any problems

Contact telephone number on the day is 07774136162

Scottish Seniors Closing Date

The closing date for the 2011 Scottish Senior Ladies' (Close) Championship is next Monday - Monday 30 May. Entries must be received by 12 noon.

This year's Seniors' Championship will take place at Portpatrick (Dunskey) Golf Club from 28 June - 1 July with the official practice round on 27 June.

The stroke play qualifying rounds will be played on 28 and 29 June and the players with the top 16 aggregate scratch scores will qualify for the main match play Championship and the eight players with the next best nett aggregate scores will qualify for the nett match play Championship.
To get your application form --- Click Here

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Lone Vet bows out at Machrihanish

From the East Vets Website
Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) was eliminated in the first round of the Scottish Ladies at Machrihanish today. She lost to Susan Wood of Drumpellier, a scratch golfer, on the eighteenth by one hole after a tough ding-dong match. Susan went one up at the fifth after getting a birdie two but Noreen took this back the very next hole with a par. She lost the sixth but won the seventh with a birdie. She lost the ninth and then the fourteenth to an eagle to go two down. Noreen then won the fifteenth with a par and the sixteenth with a birdie two. All square. Unfortunately the seventeenth saw the second shot to the green plug under the lip of the bunker from which there was absolutely no satisfactory recovery and so she went into the eighteenth one down again. A half in par was not enough but both enjoyed a really good game. No vets left!


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Noreen Fenton from East Vets qualifies for the Matchplay Stages of the Scottish Championships

To read what Noreen said about her experience go to the East Vets Website
Noreen -- far right was the winner of  Glover 21st Anniversary Trophy
West Vets congratulate East Vets Noreen Fenton as being the only " Senior" Player to qualify for the matchplay stages of the Scottish Championships at Machrihanish in gale force winds and squally showers. Noreen also won the Lyon Salver (best net score in Round 2) with a gross 77 net 73 and was only beaten by the bih for the Glover 21st Anniversary Cup (lowest gross score in Round 2)--- Well done Noreen --- Shows there life in the "Old Dog Yet"
Well done to all the West Vets that played and good luck to Joanna Scott (Cathkin Braes) who is playing in the 2nd flight matchplay stages tomorrow - The Clark Rosebowl
Par 144 (2x72). CSS 75 and 78 (reduction only)
Leading Scores:
150 Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 72 78.
151 Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) 74 77, Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) 72 79.
153 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) 71 82.
154 Alyson McKechin (Elderslie) 76 78.
Scottish Vets:
159 Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) 82 77 (Qualifies for Championship Matchplay)
172 Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay) 86 86, - Clark Rosebowl Qualifier
173 Joanna Scott (Cathkin Braes) 88 85. - Clark Rosebowl Qualifier
174 Anna Telfer (Milngavie) 83 91 - Had qualified for the Clark Rosebowl - unable to play
177 Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) 90 87.- Had qualified for the Clark Rosebowl - unable to play
178 Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) 89 89, - Had qualified for the Clark Rosebowl - unable to play
181 Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) 87 94.
182 Lorraine Campbell (Cardross) 86 96,
186 Pamela Williamson (Baberton) 93 93, Barbara Biggart (North Berwick) 91 95..

Live Scoring from the Scottish Amateur Championship

Round 2 Live scoring from Machrihanish--- CLICK HERE

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Anna Telfer is the best West Vet in Machrihanish after Round 1

Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) had 1 under par 71 over Machrihanish in the 1st round of the Scottish Amateur Championship qualifier today to lead the field.

To read the full report go to the Gillian Kirkwood Website

Leading 32 after 36 holes to qualify for championship match-play.
Par 72. Yardage 5962. CSS 75
Conditions: Overcast but pleasant, little or no wind.
Leading Scores:
71 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm).
72 Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar), Lauren Whyte (St Regulus)..
74 Rachael Watton (Mortonhall), Louise Kenney (Pitreavie), Elaine Moffat (St Regulus).
Scottish Vets Scores:
82 Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) - (East)
83 Anna Telfer (Milngavie).
86 Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay) - (North) , Lorraine Campbell (Cardross) (West)
87 Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle), (West)
88 Joanna Scott (Cathkin Braes).(West)
89 Helen Faulds (Douglas Park),(West)
90 Janice Paterson (Drumpellier).(West)
91 Barbara Biggart (North Berwick),(East)
93 Pamela Williamson (Baberton).(East)

To read today's report from the East Vets Webmaster - Noreen Fenton then go to the EAST VETS WEBSITE

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Scottish Championships at Machrihanish - Vets are out to play again

Good Luck to all the "SENIORS" who are playing in the Scottish Championships at Machrihanish this week -

-- Remember when you were there 5 years ago at the Scottish Seniors --- CLICK HERE FOR THE MEMORIES --- Will it be as much fun this time round ?!!!

In that year West of Scotland's Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) reached the final and along with some of the other Seniors -- Anna Telfer (Milngavie), Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) and Janice Paterson (Bothwell Castle) they are making the return trip.
They are also joined by Lorraine Campbell from Cardross.

We wish EVERYONE the  best of luck including all the other Seniors from around Scotland who are taking part.

Click here for list of participants