Friday, September 30, 2011

Scotland win against Wales and England are the Senior Home International Winners

From the LGU Website ----Click on the link to read more
England Champions again but fighting Irish ran them close.
England retained the title in the Senior Ladies’ Home Internationals on a very wet afternoon at Tramore Golf Club in Ireland. But what an exciting finish it was to the weather-hit three-day programme.
After England and Ireland had completed Day 2 wins this morning over Scotland and Wales respectively, it meant that the England v Ireland match between the only two teams with 100 per cent winning records would be the title decider.
It went right down to the wire before England prevailed 4-3 with the last putt on the last green in the last match to finish.
Wales started well in the match for third place against Scotland. Christine Harries won by 5 and 4 against Heather Anderson in the lead-off singles, having been one up at the turn before adding to that with unanswered successes at the 10th, 12th, 13th and 14th.
But Lorna Bennett chalked up an outstanding win for Scotland by beating Welsh ace Vicki Thomas by the comprehensive margin of 6 and 5. Lorna was five up after seven holes and never allowed her opponent a chance to get back into the match.
Scotland went 2-1 ahead when Karen Ballantyne beat Karen Weatherley by 5 and 4 after winning three of the first four holes and still leading by two at the turn. Ballantyne quickened to win the 11th, 13th and 14th.
Scotland advanced to 3-1 with a one-hole victory by Mary Smith over Denise Richards who was twice two up on the outward half. Smith played the inward nine impeccably. She won the 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 17th and 18th
Wales got a second point on the board when Jane Rees beat Alex Glennie by 2 and 1 after winning four of the first six holes. Glennie had a good spell approaching the turn, winning the eighth, ninth and 10th but Rees pulled away again by winning the 11th and 13th.
Elaine Allison, Scotland’s most successful player of the week, got the clinching fourth point by beating Janet Doleman 3 and 2. Allison went two up at the 10th and added successes at the 13th and 16th for victory.
The last match to finish was halved between Wales’ Ann Lewis and Scotland’s May Hughes. Lewis had looked set for victory when she won the 11th and 12th to go three up but Hughes finished strongly to salvage half a point. She won the 13th, 14th and 16th to square the match and the last two holes were halved.

WALES 2 1/2, SCOTLAND 4 1/2
Singles only match
Harries beat Anderson 5 and 4
Thomas lost to Bennett 6 and 5.
Richards lost to Smith 1 hole
Rees beat Alex Glennie 2 and 1..
Karen Weatherley lost to Ballantyne 5 and 4.
Lewis halved with May Hughes.

Overall Standings

Elaine Allison is the only Scot Winner against the English


It’s an England versus Ireland title decider in this afternoon’s seven-singles finale to the 9th Senior Women’s Home Internationals at Tramore Golf Club, Ireland. Both teams have won twice this week.
Defending champions England, who beat Wales 8-0 on Day 1, completed a 7-1 victory over Scotland this morning after sea mist forced a suspension of play yesterday afternoon.
Ireland, who have never won the over-50s team championship, followed up their 5-3 win over Ireland by completing a 5-3 win over Wales this morning.
Senior Ladies British champion Felicity Christine, playing No 1 for England in the singles, beat Scotland’s Heather Anderson by 5 and 4. When the match resumed at the 13th, Christine was four up, having been six up at the turn.
Anderson, who had scored her first success of the match at the 12th, also won the 13th to cut her deficit to four but the English player won the 14th to finish the match.
England went into a 5-0 lead overall when Caroline Marron beat Mary Smith by one hole. Marron was two up when play resumed this morning at the 14th.
Smith won the 14th to be only one down but Marron regained a two-hole lead by taking the 16th. The Scot was not finished yet, however. She won the 17th to be one down with one to play. The last hole was halved.
Last year’s Senior Ladies British champion at West Kilbride, Bev New made it 6-0 for England when she beat Karen Ballantyne 3 and 2. This match resumed at the 13th with New three up. The 11th and 12th had been halved and the sequence was continued this morning with the 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th beind halved, leaving New the winner by 3 and 2.
Janet Melville, former Ladies British open amateur champion, made it 7-0 for England with a hard-fought, one-hole win over Lorna Bennett. This match resumed all square at the 12th, the 10th and 11th holes being halved before the suspension of play.
The 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th were halved this morning before Melville ended the stalemate by winning the 17th to be one up with one to play. A half was all she needed at the 18th – and she got it.
Scotland’s Elaine Allison prevented England scoring an 8-0 win for the second day in a row. When her match against Rozalyn Adams resumed at the the 13th, the Scot was two up and she promptly went three up by winning the 13th.
Adams got it back to two down by winning the 16th but she had run out of holes and a half at the 17th ended the match in Allison’s favourite by 2 and 1.


Foursomes: 0-3
Singles (1-4)
Heather Anderson lost to Felicity Christine 5 and 4.
Mary Smith lost to Caroline Marron 1 hole.
Elaine Allison bt Rozalyn Adams 2 and 1.
Karen Ballantyne lost to Bev New 3 and 2.
Lorna Bennett lost to Janet Melville 1 hole.

Foursomes 2-1
Singles (3-2)
Sheena McElroy bt Christine Harries 5 and 3.
Pauline Walsh lost to Vicki Thomas 1 hole.
Carol Wickham lost to Jane Rees 1 hole.
Pat Doran bt Ann Lewis 2 and 1.
Helen Jones bt Denise Richards 2 holes.
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Thursday, September 29, 2011


Mary Smith, Heather Anderson and May Hughes - Not too happy in the mist
Courtesy of Fiona Cowan 

Mary Smith and Elaine Allison lost to Sue Dye and Caroline Marron 5 and 3.
Heather Anderson and May Hughes lost to Janet Melville and Felicity Christine 4 and 3.
Lorna Bennett and Karen Ballantyne lost to Bev New and Chris Quinn 2 holes.
Anderson v Christine. England 5 up after 12.
Smith v Marron. England 1 up after 13.
Allison v Rozalyn Adams. Scotland 2 up after 12.
Ballantyne v New. England 3 up after 12.
Bennett v Melville. All square after 11.

Suzanne Corcoran and Mairead MacNamara bt Vicki Thomas and Jane Rees 3 and 2.
Sheena McElroy and Carol Wickham lost to Ann Lewis and Denise Richards 1 hole.
Pat Doran and Helen Jones bt Christine Harries and Karen Weatherley 5 and 3.
McElroy v Harries. Ireland 3 up after 10.
Pauline Walsh v Thomas. All square after 10.
Wickham v Rees. Wales 1 up after 9.
Doran v Lewis. Ireland 2 up after 8.
Jones v Richards. Ireland 2 up after 8.




Sea mist forced the suspension of play just after 4pm on Day 2 of the Senior Women's Home Internationals at Tramore Golf Club in southeast Ireland.
Play will restart at 9.15am on Thursday from the positions the players are at in their singles matches.
The foursomes will be dropped from the Day 3 programme which will be truncated to seven singles ties between England v Ireland and Wales v Scotland.
When play was halted today, this was the position in all the singles ties:

England won foursomes 3-0.
England up in three games, down in one and all square in the other.

Ireland won the foursomes 2-1
Ireland up in three games, down in one and all square in the other.


Tournament Director Gillian Roy reports from Tramore Golf Club that it is another foggy, drizzly day in southeast Ireland.
They should have played them in Scotland where ANOTHER summer-like day is forecast! In fact they will be played in Scotland next year.
Make a note of the date: October 2 to 4 at Elie and Earlsferry Golf Club in Fife.
News from the Scotland camp - they played 8-0 winners England - is that Elaine Allison (Stirling), who had a good win in the singles against Ireland, has taken the place of Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) in this morning's first foursome off the tee.
Alex has pulled out due to illness.
Rain forecast for the last day of the SWHI at Tranmore.



Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Scotland lose to Ireland in the Senior Home Internationals

On the First Tee - Photo courtesy of Fiona Cowan
Fog suspends play on Day 1 - Photo courtesy of Fiona Cowan
Tramore GC, Ireland.
Foursomes - Sheena McElroy and Carol Wickham bt Lorna Bennett and Karen Ballantyne 5 and 3, Suzanne Corcoran and Mairead MacNamara lost to Heather Anderson and May Hughes 3 and 2, Pat Doran and Helen Jones bt Mary Smith andf Alex Glennie 3 and 2 (2-1).
Singles - McElroy bt Anderson 3 and 2, Wickham lost to Bennett 5 and 4, Pauline Walsh lost to Elaine Allison 3 and 2, Doran bt Glennie 9 and 7, Jones bt Smith 1 hole.
Foursomes - Vikki Thomas and Jane Rees lost to Sue Dye and Caroline Marron 3 and 1, Christine Harries and Janet Doleman lost to Christien Quinn and Bev New 7 and 6, Ann Lewis and Denise Richards lost to Felicity Christine and Janet Melville 2 and 1 (3-0).
Singles - Harries lost to Quinn 1 hole, Karen Weatherley lost to New 3 and 2, Lewis lost to Rozalyn Adams 2 and 1, Rees lost to Dye 4 and 2, Thomas lost to Christine 2 and 1.
Scotland v England, Ireland v Wales.

In the Ireland v Scotland singles, Sheena McElroy won the lead-off tie for Ireland, beating Heather Anderson 3 and 2.
McElroy won three of the first four holes and was two up at the turn. The first three holes of the inward half were halved before the Irish player went three up at the 13th. Three halves ended the match in her favour.
Lorna Bennett put Scotland’s first singles point on the board by beating Carol Wickham 5 and 4. Lorna established an edge on the outward half, standing two up after seven, having won the first, second, fourth and seventh against losses at the third and sixth. Three halved holes from the eighth to the 10th were followed by Bennett surging clear for victory.
The Scot went three up at the 11th and fourth up at the 12th before finishing off the tie by winning the 14th.
Scotland’s Elaine Allison made it 2-2 in the singles by beating Pauline Walsh 3 and 2. Alison dominated the outward half, not losing a hole and winning the third, fourth, sixth, eighth and ninth to be five up at the turn.
Walsh made a strong comeback to win the 10th and 12th, followed by the 14th and 15th after Allison had regained a four-hole lead at the 13th. Allison stopped the rot by winning the 16th for victory.
Ireland’s Pat Doran was a 9 and 7 winner over Alex Glennie who did not win a hole. Doran won seven and halved the other two on her way to a seven-hole lead at the turn. The Irish player finished the match by winning the 10th and 11th.
Mary Smith carried Scotland’s hopes of salvaging a draw if she could overturn a two-hole deficit at the turn against Helen Jones, one of Ireland’s top players - easier said than done. Jones doubled her lead by winning the 10th and 12th.but then Smith made a late charge. She won the 13th, 15th and 16th to slash her opponent’s lead to only one hole but halves at the 17th and 18th in pars saw Jones home by one hole.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Helen Faulds - Captain of the Scottish Home International and her team are prepared

Captains of the team in the Senior Women's Home Internationals which tee off at Tramore Golf Club, near Waterford in southeast Ireland tomorrow.
Left to right: Ireland's Roma English, Scotland's Helen Faulds, Wales' Jean O'Connor and England's Hilary Smyth. Picture by Gillian Roy, LGU Tournament Director at Tramore. 


Three foursomes each morning; five afternoon singles.
WEDNESDAY - Wales v England, Ireland v Scotland
THURSDAY - Scotland v England, Ireland v Wales.
FRIDAY - England v ireland, Wales v Scotland.


8.30 Vicki Thomas and Jane Rees versus Susan Dye and Caroline Marron.
8:40 Christine Harries and Janet Doleman v Christine Quinn and Bev New
8:50 Ann Lewis and Denise Richards v Felicity Christine and Janet Melville.

9:00 Sheena McElroy and Carol Wickham v Lorna Bennett and Karen Ballantyne.
9:10 Suzanne Corcoran and Mairead MacNamara v Heather Anderson and May Hughes. -
9:20 Pat Doran and Helen Jones v Mary Smith and Alex Glennie.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

West Vets at Blairgowrie --- West Vets do well and Helen Faulds is the Scottish Vets Captain

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 again this year and the courses were in very good condition.
The Championship played on the Lansdowne Course featured the divisional champions in a knockout competition and Pat Hutton, our West Vets Champion, lost in the to Linda Dyball (Midlands) in the quarter finals
Noreen Fenton from the East won  won the Scroggie Cup by winning the Championship.

Noreen Fenton - 2011 Scottish Vets Champion
In the Medal round on Rosemount on Monday the winner of the Rosebowl was Heather Anderson (Midlands) 76  (4) -72. She also won the Lyon Picture for the best scratch 78.

Heather Anderson from Midlands wins the Lyon Picture for best Scratch
and the Patrick Rosebowl  for the best handicap score -
Click to enlarge

West Vet June Irons was runner up with a 89 (15) -74 and was  awarded the Smith Medal and West Vet Sheilagh Osborne won 4th prize with a net 76 playing off a handicap of 15. The Buchannan Cup  (for the best Nett Score for ladies in a more senior age group) was also  presented to June Irons with Sheilagh Osborne being runner up in that group.

June Irons and Sheilagh Osborne - Click to enlarge

Isabel McIntosh  (Highland) was the winner of Scratch award (in the upper Age Group )  and was presented with the Allen Plate

Isabel Macintosh with the Allen Plate - Click to enlarge

The Greensomes Competition was played over the Lansdowne Course on Tuesday and West had 13 couples playing.
Carol Fell and Helen Faulds retained the Tony Moffat Memorial Trophy for the best Scratch  Score of 78 (3 over the SSS OF 75) and the Beddows Quaich for 1st handicap 78-7-71.
Carol Fell and Helen Faulds - Click to enlarge

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 SVLGA Vice president  chaired the AGM due to President Jean Thomas being unwell and West Past Captain Helen Faulds took over from Pam Williamson as the new Scottish Vets Captain and she thanked Pam for all her hard work over the years. East Vet Noreen Fenton was appointed the Scottish Vets Vice Captain

Pam Williamson pins on the Captain's Badge of Office to Helen Faulds
Noreen Fenton (SLVGA Vice Captain) and Helen Faulds (SLVGA Captain) - Click to enlarge

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.

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The Patrick Rose Bowl Results

Held at the Rosemount Course on Monday, 19th September 2011

Heather Anderson
76 - 4 = 72
SecondSmith Medal
June Irons
89 - 15 = 74
Alice Archbold
85 -10 = 75
Evelyn Cruickshank
84 - 8 = 76 bih
FifthSheilagh OsborneWest91 - 25 = 76 bih
ScratchLyon PictureHeather AndersonMidland76
Bronze NettC.C. Salver
Elizabeth Barras
101 - 24 = 77

Winners of Prizes for Senior Ladies

Held at the Rosemount Course on Monday, 19th September 2011

Scratch***Allen PlateIsobel McIntoshHighland
Winner (H'Cap)Buchannan CupJune IronsWest
89 - 15= 74
Runner-UpSheilagh OsborneWest
89 -15 =74
5 Club CompetitionSmall CupJenny PearsonBorders
Runner UpNorma FlemingMidland
Third Prize Margaret Hamilton  Dumfries
Div.with the best 3 nett ScoresLyon TrophyMidland
Past President's Quaich Janice CummingHighland 86-10 =76
Runner-up Mary Williamson Dumfries 90-13 =77 bih

*** Please note the Scatch Prize covers Senior Ladies in the 65-69 and 70+ category

The Beddows Quaichs Greensomes Results

Held at the Lansdowne Course on Tuesday, 20th September 2011

Beddows Quaich
Helen Faulds
78 - 7
Beddows Quaich
Carol Fell
Kitty Kirkaldy
91 -19.2
71.8 bih
Sheila Watson
Rose Graham
82 - 10.2
Shelagh Qhinn
Tony Moffat MemorialTrophy
Helen Faulds
Carol Fell
Tony Moffat Memorial Trophy
Heather Anderson
(Scratch Vouchers)
Lorna Bennett

West Division was 2nd= with East Division  in the Lyon Trophy (Division with the Best Nett Scores in the Rosebowl) with 226 just 1 stroke behind Midland

Monday, September 19, 2011


Linda Urquhart and Noreen Fenton - Click to enlarge

Dunbar's Noreen Fenton, is the new Scottish Veteran Ladies Golf Association champion. Having qualified as winner of the East vets' title, Noreen beat the North champion, over-50s "rookie" Linda Urquhart (Banchory), by 2 and 1 in this afternoon's final over the Lansdowne course, Blairgowrie.
In this morning's semi-finals, Linda Urquhart beat Pitreavie's Linda Dyball (Midland) by 5 and 3 and Noreen Fenton beat Val McKean (Borders) by 4 and 2.
Noreen who won the double this year in now the Scottish Seniors Champion  and the Scottish Vets Champion for 2011. What a fantastic achievement.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Pat Hutton loses in the Scottish Vets Quarter Finals

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This afternoon's Scottish Veteran Ladies Golf Assocation quarter-finals over the Lansdowne course, Blairgowrie resulted:

Linda Urquhart (North) beat Christine McAndrew (Highland) 4 and 3.
Linda Dyball (Midland) beat Pat Hutton (West) 3 and 1.
Noreen Fenton (East) beat Mary Williamson (Dumfries) 7 and 5.
Val McKean (Borders) beat Jean Brydon (Galloway) 1 hole.

9.03 Linda Urquhart v Linda Dyball.
9.12 Noreen Fenton v Val McKean.

FINAL at 1.15pm

Friday, September 16, 2011

2 West Vets in the Senior Home International Team

Senior Home International Team - Tramore - 28-30 September
The team for the Senior Home Internationals now include 2 West Vets in the team. The team is now:

Elaine Allison - Midland
Heather Anderson -Midland
Karen Ballantyne - East
Lorna Bennett - Midland
Alex Glennie - West
May Hughes - West

Mary Smith - Highland

Captain - Helen Faulds - West

Good luck to the team.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Scottish Vet Mary Smith is the leading Scot in Belfast at the British Seniors

Belvoir Park Golf Club, Belfast

Par 216 (3x72) CSS 75 (reduction only) 75 73
230 Felicity Christine (Woking) 78 77 75. Winner of Linda Clark Trophy and Silver Medal.
231 Pat Doran (Donabate) 77 79 75.
232 Maria de Orueta (Spa) 78 74 80, Vicki Thomas (Carmarthen) 79 77 76).
235 Janet Melville (Sherwood Forest) 80 80 75, Jane Rees (Hendon) 75 86 74.
236 Minna Kaarnalahti (Finlan) 80 81 75, Rocio Ruiz de Velasco (Spa) 83 75 78.
Other Scots:
241 Mary Smith (Tain) 82 79 80,
245 Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie) 81 81 83..
246 Lorna Bennett (Ladybank)  84 83 79
249 Maureen Richmond (Royal Liverpool) 86 79 84.

Live Scoring from the British Seniors


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

4 Scots make the Cut at the British Seniors in Belfast

Former women’s world amateur champion Maria de Orueta from Madrid , making her debut in the championship, leads the Senior Ladies British open amateur championship with one round to go at Belvoir Park Golf Club, Belfast.
The 50-year-old, who was 26 when she won the individual title at the women’s world championship (Espirito Santo Trophy) in Venezuela, has had rounds of 78 and 74 for a 36-hole tally of eight-over-par 152 on a day when the wind dropped, the rain was not so heavy or frequent – yet there was no significant improvement in the general standard of scoring.
The CSS was 75 (par is 72), the same as for the first round although it was "Reduction Only" on Tuesday but not so today.
A total of 41 players qualified for the final round with aggregates of 168 or better.
Leading Scot to qualify for the last round was Mary Smith from Tain.
Unfortunately West Vet Janice Paterson had 3 disaster holes today (12 shots dropped) to ruin her score and  did not qualify for the last round.

Par 144 (2x72) Yardage 5635 CSS 75 75.
152 Maria de Orueta (Spa) 78 74
154 Sue Dye ( Delamere Forest ) 77 77.
155 Felicity Christine ( Woking ) 78 77.
156 Vicki Thomas ( Carmarthen ) 79 77, Pat Doran (Donabate) 77 79
157 Sheena McElroy (Grange) 77 80.
158 Rocio Ruiz de Velasco (Spa) 83 75, Ruth Lindley ( Hartlepool ) 81 77, Caroline Marron (Bromborough) 80 78.
160 Helen Jones (Strabane) 83 77, Marleen Nijhof (Net) 83 77, Janet Melville (Sherwood Forest ) 80 80. Rozalyn Adams ( Addington Court Ladies) 80 80..
161 Mary Smith (Tain) 82 79, Christina Birke (Swe) 81 80, Minna Kaarnalahti (Fin) 80 81, Viveca Hoff (Swe) 80 81, Jane Rees (Hendon) 75 86..
162 Catalina Castillejo (Spa) 89 73, Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie) 81 81, Violet McBride ( Belvoir Park ) 80 82.
163 Gertie McMullen (The Island ) 84 79, Ivy Steinberg (Can) 83 80, Catherine Reilly (The Heath) 81 82.
164 Lena Tornros (Swe) 86 78, Jean O’Connor ( Newport ) 85 79.
165 Maureen Richmond (Royal Liverpool) 86 79, Niamh Giblin ( Dun Laoghaire ) 85 80, Diane Williams (Can) 84 81, Bev New (Lansdown) 82 83.
166 Cristina Marsans (Spa) 84 82, Debbie Richards (Burhill) 82 84.
167 Pauline Walsh (Headfort) 90 77, Marion Kaufmann (Ger) 85 82, Jeannie O’Keeffe (Hankley Common) 85 82, Metie Meyer (Den) 85 82, Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) 84 83, Mimmi Guglielmone (Swi) 83 84, Mary Madden (Ballinasloe) 82 85
168 Birgitta Ljung (Swe) 88 80, Ginny Marshall (Can) 84 84.

170 Pamela Williamson (Baberton) 82 88..
171 Anne Ryan (Tain) 85 86.
172 89 83, Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose) 89 83,
177 Barbara Biggart ( North Berwick ) 87 90.
184 Janice Paterson (Drumpelleir) 91 93.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Jane Rees leader after Stormy First Day at Belvoir Park

London-based Welsh international Jane Rees is the first-round leader by two shots with a three-over-par 75 at the end of an opening day of high winds and periodic rain for the Senior Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship at the woodland course of Belvoir Park Golf Club in the southern suburbs of Belfast.

Eighty-eight players endured the day’s weather – described as “brutal” at times by some – and there was not a single No Return.
Best Scot at present is Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie) with an 81 followed closely by Pamela Williamson (Baberton) and Mary Smith from Tain on 82.
West vet Janice Paterson went out much later in the day, and she unfortunately hit the more severe weather and had an 91.

Belvoir Park Golf Club, Belfast

FIRST ROUND: Par 72. Yardage: 5,635

75 Jane Rees (Hendon).
77 Sue Dye (Delamere Forest), Sheena McElroy (Grange), Pat Doran (Donabate).
78 Maria De Orueta (Spa), Felicity Christine (Woking).
79 Vicki Thomas (Carmarthen).
80 Caroline Marron (Bromborough), Viveca Hoff (Swe), Rozalyn Adams (Addington Court Ladies), Janet Melville (Sherwood Forest), Minna Kaarnalahti (Fin), Violet McBride (Belvoir Park).
81 Christina Birke (Swe), Catherine Reilly (The Heath), Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie).
82 Alison Grant (Ringway), Bev New (Lansdown), Mary Smith (Tain), Mary Madden (Ballinasloe), Debbie Richards (Burhill), Pamela Williamson (Baberton)
83 Mimmi Guglielmone (Swi), Marleen Nijhof (Net), Ivy Steinberg (Can), Rocio Ruiz de Velasco (Spa), Helen Jones (Strabane).
84 Cristina Marsans (Spa), Ann Monteith (Slieve Russell), Ginny Marshall (Can), Diane Williams (Can), Lorna Bennett (Ladybank), Gertie McMullen (The Island)..
85 Niamh Giblin (Dun Laoghaire), Terry Sexton (Dun Laoghaire), Anne Gowing (Frilford Heath), Mette Meyer (Den), Jeannie O’Keeffe (Hankley Common). Cathy Armstrong (Ellesborough), Anne Ryan (Tain), Marion Kaufmann (Ger), Allyson Harrison (Can).
Other Scots:
86 Maureen Richmond (Royal Liverpool)
87 Barbara Biggart (North Berwick),
89 Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose), Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch)
91 Janice Paterson (Drumpellier),

Monday, September 12, 2011

British Seniors -- Janice Paterson is our only West Vet Representative

A truly international field will be assembling at Belvoir Park with thirteen countries represented.
The Belvoir Park Golf Club course is sited in 136 acres of mature woodland, but only two miles from Belfast ’s City Centre.
Harry S Colt was the course designer in the 1920s and there are those who rate Belvoir Park as one of the best inland courses, not only in Ireland but further afield.
The 54-hole championship tees off on Tuesday and there will be a cut to the leading 40 and ties after Wednesday’s second round for the final 18 holes on Thursday. In the event of a tie for first place after the third round, there will be a sudden-death play-off.
I believe the only Scots that are there are Janice Paterson (Drumpellier), Pam Williamson, Barbara Biggart, Maureen Richmond, Heather Anderson, Lorna Bennett, Kathleen Sutherland and the sisters from Tain, Mary Smith and Anne Ryan.
Jen Mack (Haggs Castle), Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) and East Vet Noreen Fenton have called off
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We wish the sole representative from the West vets Janice Paterson and all the other Scots the best of luck.

The cancellation of the Troon to Belfast ferry today because of the abnormal weather conditions cost three Scots - Noreen Fenton (Dunbar), Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) and Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) - their places in the Senior British women's open amateur golf championship which tees off at Belvoir Park Golf Club, Belfast tomorrow
Most of nine other Scots in the international field for the over-50s' tournament over 54 holes were possibly "saved" from a similar fate because they were competing at Greenore GC, Co Louth in the Irish senior women's open stroke-play championship which finished on Friday and drove up to the Belfast venue over the weekend.
Royal Dornoch's Alison Barlett finished joint second in the Irish event, her best ever performance on the international stage, and her confidence will be sky high.
Other Scots in the field are Pamela Williamson (Baberton), Mary Smith (Tain), Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose), Barbara Biggart (North Berwick), Janice Paterson (Drumpellier), Lorna Bennett (Ladybank), Anne Ryan (Tain) and Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie).
Cruden Bay's Lynne Terry had to withdraw after a mishap while engaged in that sometimes dangerous past time - gardening! She fell awkardly in her garden and had to have several stitches inserted in a nasty leg wound.
The tournament is run by the Ladies Golf Union whose Head of Golf Operations Susan Simpson said:
"I sympathise with the Scots who have not made it to Belfast but the people I really feel sorry for are the Belvoir Park Golf Club greenstaff.
"They had this woodland course looking immaculate at the weekend. Then the winds arrived and undid all their good work. Trees have been blown over, branches have blown down, and there are leaves all over the place. The greenkeepers have been hard at it all day repairing the damage."

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Autumn Meeting played at Cardross and SVLGA AGM and Championship at Blairgowrie ends another season

Many thanks to webmaster Carol who beat me to it recording the result and giving you all a report on the Autumn Meeting held at Cardross on Thursday! I had a commitment straight from Cardross and by the time I went to my computer Friday morning the report was there for me to read! How lucky were we with the weather? The day got better and better as the hours went by and the threatening cloud at 9.30 drifted away leaving everyone to have a rain free round!

Very well done to both Joanna Scott and Suzanne Cadden for recording such good scores on a course which played very long after such heavy rain had battered it overnight - on top of all the other rain that has fallen recently. Congratulations to Joanna who won the May Craddock Trophy for the best net score of the day.

I can't believe that we are already well into September and another golf season is almost complete. May I say thank you to all those who were able to support our competitions this year and I hope you enjoyed the courses you played on each occasion. We are very lucky to be given
courtesy of all the courses we play and we are indebted to the courses concerned, for their welcome and support. It is becoming more and more difficult for courses to give up tee time for nothing, as we all know, and I just hope everyone appreciates that in future years this may not be so readily available.

The SLVGA annual three days of golf and AGM take place from September 18th-20th at Blairgowrie. All the Scottish Divisional winners will play match play to determine the SVLGA Champion for 2011. We wish Pat Hutton (Lanark), our West Division Champion, good luck for a successful two days. There are several other West Division Vets going to play in other competitions taking place and we wish them all a successful and fun two days.


Thursday, September 08, 2011

Suzanne and Joanna are the Winners at Cardross

Suzanne and Joanna - Click to enlarge
Cardross Home Player Suzanne Cadden had a terrific round over a rather long and damp course today in the Autumn Meeting. Despite her ball ending up stuck up a tree at the 6th hole Suzanne managed to card a very creditable Gross 78 -- 1 over the CSS of the day.
Joanna Scott from Cathkin Braes had 3 birdies in her outward half of 36 and she too had a gross 78. Although her Scratch round was beaten by the inward half Joanna won the top Handicap prize with a net 72 (5 under the CSS) and wins the May Craddock Trophy

Suzanne's ball gets stuck up a tree at the 6th -
She has to take a penalty
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SSS 74 CSS 77

The prizewinners are as follows:-
Scratch - Suzanne Cadden (78) BIH
1 Joanna Scott (Cathkin Braes) - 78 (6) 72
2 Suzanne Cadden (Cardross) - 78 (5) 73
3 Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) - 85 (6) 79
1 E. Jane Thomson (Troon) - 111 (25) 86
2 Agnes Robertson (Erskine) - 118 (29) 89
Super Vet
Anne McKellar (Whitecraigs) 86
May Craddock trophy for best nett - Joanna Scott -72

Click on the link on the RHS that says West Vets Scoreboard

Also you can get your Handicap Exchange Letter by Click on this Link or on the RHS under Handicap Exchange Letters --- Only Print out your Home Club Page to take back to your Handicap Secretary.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011


Looking forward to seeing as many West Vets tomorrow at the Autumn Meeting at Cardross Golf Club.
The Running Ballot starts from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm.
The May Craddock trophy is awarded for the best NETT score

Saturday, September 03, 2011


FINAL - France 3, Spain 2

THIRD PLACE PLAY-OFF - Germany 3, Sweden 2

None of the home countries (Scotland, England, Ireland, Wales) competed in either championship due to economic reasons. They say they can afford to play only every second year as the European Golf Association agreed to stage the championships ... before changing their mind and reverting to every year.