Thursday, June 30, 2011

Alex and Janice are through to the Scottish Seniors Semi Finals

Janice with caddy Barbara Biggart
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West Vets Alex Glennie and Janice Paterson have both won this afternoon to reach the Semi Finals of the Scottish Seniors Match play Championships
In her quarter final match against Elaine Allison Janice Paterson won 3& 2 while West Vet May Hughes lost to Noreen Fenton by the same margin.
Janice will now play Noreen Fenton. The other semi final will be between Alex Glennie and Heather Anderson.
Alex Glennie beat Sue Penman 2&1
Heather Anderson beat Pamela Williamson 2&1
Janice Paterson beat Elaine Allison 3&2
May Hughes lost to Noreen Fenton 3&2

In the Handicap Competition
Caroline King beat Muriel Dysart 4&3
Margot Barr beat Sandie Streets 5 & 4

Scottish Seniors Matchplay Day 1--- Morning Results

Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock) beat Pat Hutton (Lanark) 2&1
Sue Penman (Gullane Ladies) beat Ann Lowe (Royal Birkdale)at 20th
Heather Anderson ( Blairgowrie)beat Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies)at 19th
Pamela Williamson (Baberton) beat Alison Bartlett ( Royal Dornoch) 4&3
Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) beat Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay) 2&1
Elaine Allison (Stirling) beat Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose) 4&3
May Hughes (Lanark) beat Mary Smith (Tain) 1up
Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) beat Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) at 19th

In the Handicap Net Matchplay
Caroline King (Clober)beat Beverley Brown (St Rule) 3&2
Muriel Dysart (Cathkin Braes)beat Sandra Littlejohn (Erskine) 2 holes
Sandie Streets (Largs) beat Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) 1 hole
Margot Barr (Gairloch) beat Anne Wilson (Portpatrick)4&3


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Scottish Seniors Prizegiving

Some photos from the prizegiving after the 2nd days play at the Scottish Seniors Championship at Portpatrick plus a photo of your webmaster on the 1st tee.
West Vet Alex Glennie is the winner and Karen Maxwell(Milngavie) was delighted to win 3rd prize with her net aggregate score from the 2 rounds

Alex Glennie wins the Scottish Seniors Strokeplay Championship

Alex Glennie - 2011 Scottish Seniors Strokeplay Champion
West Vet Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie)won the Scottish Seniors Strokeplay Championship today at Portpatrick Golf Club

Kilmarnock Barassie's Alex Glennie is the new Scottish senior women's amateur stroke-play golf champion.
In a tight finish with only a couple of strokes covering the leading four players, Alex, pictured, won the title at Portpatrick Dunskey Golf Club, near Stranraer with rounds of 76 and 74 for a total of 150.
She had a shot to spare over runner-up Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) who scored 75 and 76.
Joint third on 152 were overnight leader Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch) (73-79) and Cruden Bay's Jill Harrison who matched the par of 71 in her second round, an improvement of 10 shots on her first circuit.
Defending champion Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie) finished fifth on 154 (76-78).
Former Scottish women's amateur champion Alison Gemmill (Kilmarnock Barassie), making her debut in the over-50s championship, finished well down the field with rounds of 85 and 80 for 165.
The leading 16 players qualified for the Scottish senior women's match-play championship over the same course, starting on Thursday.
Alex Glennie is automatically No 1 seed for that event.
The match-play draw is:
10min intervals.
8.30 Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) v Patricia Hutton (Lanark), Ann Lowe (Royal Birkdale) v Sue Penman (Gullane Ladies), Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie) v Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies), Pamela Williamson (Baberton) v Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch).
9.10 Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay) v Janice Paterson (Drumpellier), Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose) v Elaine Allison (Stirling), Mary Smith (Tain) v May Hughes (Lanark), Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) v Noreen Fenton (Dunbar).

9.50 Caroline King (Clober) (12) v Beverley Brown (St Rule) (11); Muriel Dysart (Cathkin Braes) (13) v Sandra Littlejohn (Erskine) (12).
10.10 Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) (10) v Sandie Streets (Largs (11); Margot Barr (Gairloch) (11) v Anne Wilson (Portpatrick) (12).
Par 142 (2x71)
150 Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) 76 74.
151 Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) 75 76.
152 Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay) 81 71, Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch) 73 79.
154 Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie) 76 78.
155 Elaine Allison (Stirling) 80 75, Mary Smith (Tain) 79 76, Sue Penman (Gullane Ladies) 777, Ann Lowe (Royal Birkdale) 76 79.
156 May Hughes (Lanark) 75 81.
157 Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose) 80 77, Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies) 76780.
158 Ann Smart (Banchory) 78 80, Pamela Williamson (B abertton) 77 81.
159 Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) 83 76, Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) 82 77, Patricia Hutton (Lanark) 80 79. Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) 80 79.
160 Linda McDougall (Greenock) 83 77, Lesley Johnston (Gullane Ladies) 82 78, Linda Urquhart (Banchory) 81 79, Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) 79 81.
161 Karen Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park) 83 78, Joanne Scott (Cathkin Braes) 80 81, Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay) 80 81.
162 Bargara Biggart (North Berwick) 80 82.
163 Pauline Warlow (Cathkin Braes) 82 81, Anna Telfer (Milngavie) 81 83, Karen Maxwell (Milngavie) 80 83.
164 Linda Dyball (Pitreavie) 87 77, Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle), 87 77, Caroline King (Clober) 83 81, Sheena McDonald (Buchanan Castle) 80 84.
165 Alison Gemmill (Kilmarnock Barassie) 85 80.
166 Janette McCartney (Erskine) 84 82, Anne Brownie (Gullane Ladies) 83 83, Suzanne Cadden (Cardross) 77 89.
167 Anne Wilson (Portpatrick Dunskey) 86 81, Susan MacVicar (Gairloch) 85 82, Sandie Streets (Largs) 82 85, Margot Barr (Gairloch) 81 86.
168 Ruth Brown (Lothianburn) 87 81, Sandra Littlejohn (Erskine) 84 84, Gillian Wallace (Blairgowrie) 82 86.



Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Scottish Seniors Championship - Round 1

Royal Dornoch’s Alison Bartlett is the halfway leader in the Scottish senior women’s amateur stroke-play golf championship at Portpatrick Dunskey Golf Club, near Stranraer, today.
Alison, one of the farthest travelled players in the field of 77, shot a two-over-par 73 to lead by two shots from Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) and Lanark’s May Hughes.
Bartlett was four over par after bogeys at the fifth, sixth, short seventh and 12th before finishing strongly with a birdie at the par-4 17th and anotther birdie at the par-5 18th for one-under-par 34 for the inward nine holes.
Fenton was four over par after only four holes, with a double bogey 7 at the long third and bogeys at the second and fifth. Birdies at the ninth and long 11th helped her salvage halves of 39 and 36.
Defending champion Heather Anderson is lying joint fourth on 76. The short holes were costly for the Blairgowrie player – double bogeys at the par-3 seventh and 11th and another shot shead at the short 10th in halves of 39 and 37.
The seniors’ stroke-play event is a championship in itself over 36 holes but the 16 players with the lowest aggregates at the end of two rounds will go forward to conest the Scottish senior match-play championship.
Par 71
73 Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch).
75 Noreen Fenton (Dunbar), May Hughes (Lanark).
76 Ann Lowe (Royal Birkdale), Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie), Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie).
77 Suzanne Cadden (Cardross), Sue Penman (Gullane Ladies), Pamela Williamson (Baberton), Moira Thomson (Gullane Ladies).
78 Ann Smart (Banchory).
79 Helen Faulds (Douglas Park), Mary Smith (Tain).
80 Sheena McDonald (Buchanan Castle), Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay), Barbara Biggart (North Berwick), Agnees Freeman (Ladies Panmure Barry), Patricia Hutton (Lanark), Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose), Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle), Elaine Allison (Stirling), Joanne Scott (Cathkin Braes), Karen Maxwell (Milngavie).
81 Linda Urquhart (Banchory), Margot Barr (Gairloch), Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay), Anna Telfer (Milngavie).
82 Gillian Wallace (Blairgowrie), Sandie Streets (Largs), Lorna Bennett (Ladybank), Lesley Johnston (Gullane Ladies), Pat Wilson (Murcar Links), Christine Steedman (Pitreavie), Pauline Warlow (Cathkin Braes).
83 Karen Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park), Caroline King (Clober), Janice Paterson (Drumpellier), Dorothy Thomson (Gullane Ladies), Anne Brownie (Gullane Ladies), Linda McDougall (Greenock).
84 Sandra Littlejohn (Erskine). Janette McCartney (Erskine), Frances McFadzean (Craigmillar Park).
85 Alison Gemmill (Kilmarnock Barassie), Susan MacVicar (Gairloch).
86 Anne Wilson (Portpatrick), Maureen Neilson (Greenock), Rita Dee (Kingsknowe), Muriel Dysaart (Cathkin Braes).
87 Ann Moffat (St Regulus), Winifred MacCalllum (Falkirk), Gilly Glen (Craigmillar Park), Ruth Brown (Lothianburn), Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle), Linda Dyball (Pitreavie).

May Hughes leading West Vets at the Scottish Seniors

Pat Hutton SLGA President Emma Wilson and Anna Telfer - Click to enlarge

May Hughes (Lanark) had the best score of the all the West Vets today in the first round of the Scottish Seniors Championship at Portpatrick Golf Club today.
West Vets Results:
May Hughes 75
Alex Glennie 76
Suzanne Cadden 77
Helen Faulds 79
Pat Hutton 80
Jennifer Mack 80
Joanna Scott 80
Karen Maxwell 80
Janice Paterson 83
Linda McDougall 83
Janette McCartney 84
Maureen Neilson 86
Carol Fell 87
Fiona Roger 89
Marion Stewart 90
Helen MacGregor 94
Anne Terrey 106

To read all the scores click on the following link CLICK HERE


Monday, June 27, 2011

Wind blows at practice Round at Portpatrick

West Vets Captains --Past, Present and Future - Helen, Fiona, and Anna - Click to enlarge
The wind was certainly blowing today at the practice round of the Scottish Seniors at Portpatrick. Helen, Fiona and Anna (pictured above)after being blown away !!

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Practice round at Portpatrick- Scottish Seniors

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Scottish Seniors Championship

To all those West Vets participating in the Scottish Seniors at Portpatrick next week - good golf and lots of success!
I have just looked at East Vets Captain, Noreen Fenton's photographs from Portpatrick which Carol has put on the Web. They are fantastic! Click on the link in the post below and see what we have to look forward to next week. I hope that we all have warm, sunny and windless days in this beautiful part of the world, but I have my doubts! If we even manage 2 days of sunshine it will all be worth while! The golf is very competitive, but there is always lots of fun and laughter off the course.
We hope for good results from the West Vets. Carol will keep you all up to date with what's going on, so remember to check the results.

Scottish Seniors Championship begins on Tuesday 28th June

The Harbour and Hotel at Portpatrick - Courtesy of East Vet Noreen Fenton 
The Scottish Seniors Championships begin next week at Portpatrick. To see the starting times on Day 1 - Tuesday 28th June ---- Click Here
To see some lovely photographs of Portpatrick taken by East Vets Noreen Fenton then Click Here
Good Luck to all the West Vets that are taking part.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Past Captain Helen Faulds wins the Douglas Park Championship for the 11th time

Carol Fell and Helen Faulds - Click to enlarge

Congratulations go to West Vets Past Captain Helen Faulds who won the Douglas Park Ladies Club Championship last Sunday for the 11th time. She beat your webmaster Carol Fell 1 up in the final

Monday, June 06, 2011

West Vets v Midlands Vets - June 6th

The West Vets team played their annual match with Midlands Vets at Alloa Golf Club today. The course is surrounded by beautiful trees, not too flat but sitting high up with lovely views of the surrounding hills. We had four seasons of weather during the match with the afternoon finishing in a little warm sunshine.

The matches were all closely contested and I am delighted to report that the team retained the Mid West Trophy by the very close margin of 4 matches to 3. We were extremely well looked after, coffee and bacon rolls on arrival and a lovely meal at the end of the day.

Our thanks go to Emma Wilson, Midlands captain, who organised the day beautifully and to the Club Captain of Alloa, Sheila Travers, who played in the Midlands team, for her warm welcome to the Club. It is always a pleasure to be part of the interdistrict matches which are always played in such good spirit and the friendships are enjoyed by both teams.

Enid Young lost to Winifred MacCallum
Maureen Mitchell lost to Joan Ritchie
Cathy Morton lost to Sheila Travers
Marion Stewart beat Nan Morrison
Jennifer Graham beat Moira Begbie
Mo Neilson beat Liz Fertacz
Anne Aitken beat Helen Campbell

Well done to the team - very proud of you all!

Friday, June 03, 2011

West Vets Championship

Fiona Roger (Captain), May McGhee, Pat Hutton and Anna Telfer (Vice Captain)

Thanks go to Captain Fiona Roger and Vice Captain Anna Telfer for all the photographs

The semi finals and finals of the West Vets Championship were completed at Renfrew Golf Club today under blue skies and warm sunshine.

The first semi final played between Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) and Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) was a very closely contested match which Jennifer won at the 17th. Never up until the latter stage of the match, Jennifer played solidly to come out on top.

The second semi final between Pat Hutton (Lanark) and Janette McCartney (Erskine) was a game of two halves. Janette took a commanding lead in the first 7 holes. Pat played her way back into the match which went all the way to the 18th where she claimed victory. An exciting match - well played by both.

A break for a well earned lunch and then the finals at 2pm. The morning was very hot with virtually no wind and it was good for everyone that there was a slight breeze in the afternoon.

The final between Pat and Jennifer was not quite as tightly contested as the semi finals and in the end Pat was the worthy winner. Well done Pat - SVLGA(West Division) Champion for 2011. Commiserations to Jennifer who had two very good wins on her way to the final.

Pat will compete at Blairgowrie in September against the other Scottish Division winners for the Scottish Vets 2011 title. We wish her the very best of luck.

The Bronze final was played between May McGhee (Balmore) and Mary Irving (Ranfurly Castle). Both played very well and it was a very well contested match. Our congratulations go to May who played steadily and came out on top winning 4 & 2. Well done May and congratulations to Mary on reaching the final with a good win in the semis.

When our favourite webmaster Carol returns from what I am sure will have been a wonderful 2 days celebrating her 60th birthday I am sure she will post on the web, photos which Anna Telfer and I have tried to take to Carol's high standards!!

Championship Results:

Semi Finals: Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) bt Alex Glenne (Kil Barassie) 2 & 1
Pat Hutton (Lanark) bt Janette McCartney (Erskine) 1 hole

Final: Pat Hutton (Lanark) bt Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) 6 & 5
Bronze Championship:

Final: May McGhee (Balmore) bt Mary Irving (Ranfurly Castle) 4 & 2


Thursday, June 02, 2011

West Vets Championship

At last a windless day for the start of the match play stages of the West Vets Championships, played over Renfrew Golf Club. All the ties were very competitive and good golf was played by all. The course is very challenging and was in very good condition and we appreciate the club allowing us the courtesy of 6 tee times today and another 4 times tomorrow.

The results of today's games:

Alex Glennie ( Kil Barassie) bt Lorraine Campbell (Cardross) 5 & 3
Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) bt May Hughes (Lanark) 5 & 3
Pat Hutton (Lanark) bt Enid Young (Balmore) 3& 1
Janette McCartney (Erskine) bt Anna Telfer (Milngavie) 4 & 3

Bronze Championship
Mary Irving (Ranfurly Castle) bt Maureen Rennie (Douglas Park) 2 & 1
May McGhee (Balmore) bt Anna MacDougall (Old Ranfurly) 2 & 1

We look forward to tomorrow's matches when Alex plays Jennifer and Pat will playJanette starting at 9.30 followed by the final at 2pm.

The Bronze Championship final will be played between Mary & May starting at 2.15pm.

We wish them all another good day and if anyone would like to come to Renfrew to support, it would, I am sure, be greatly appreciated.


Our Webmaster is 60 today!



Isn't it fitting that we have a calm and finally sunny day for your birthday! We all hope that the sun is shining in Troon and you and Gordon are enjoying your two days at Lochgreen.

The West Vets send you our very best wishes for your special day.