Thursday, April 26, 2012

Alison Gemmill has the best score at Ralston

New member to the West Vets -- Alison Gemmill (Kilmarnock Barassie) had the best round of the day both with her gross and net scores in the Spring Meeting played over Ralston Golf course in cold and windy but reasonably dry conditions.

Despite the course playing very long everyone enjoyed the day with the magnificent views and Ralston's Golf Club hospitality at the 19th !!

Alison was out in 38 and back in 35 and her round of 73 was 6 shots ahead of Pat Hutton (Lanark) who had a 79.

 Scratch : Alison Gemmill ((Kilmarnock Barassie) 73

1st: Alison Gemmill (Kilmarnock Barassie) 73 (3) 70
2nd: Pat Hutton (Lanark) 79 (6) 73
3rd: Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) 81 (4) 77 --- last 6 holes
1st: Anna MacDougall (Old Ranfurly) 104 (24) 80
2nd: Margaret Ramsay (Elderslie) 102 (21)81 bih



 SSS 71, CSS 74 (Reduction Only)

5 Players managed to have Birdie 2's at the short holes  --- WELL DONE TO YOU ALL

9Gemmill, Alison2
13Faulds, Helen2
13Glennie, Alex2
13Kane, Anabel2
13Mitchell, Maureen2


Due to technical difficulties your webmaster has not got a photograph of Alison - She thought she had but she hasn't -- So sorry !

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


West Vet May Hughes, the Lanarkshire County No 3 seed, won the Lanarkshire Women's County Golf Championship for a fourth time at Bothwell Castle Golf Club today.
In wet conditions, May beat Jenny Potter (Cathkin Braes), the No 8 seed and conqueror of defending champion Rachael Taylor (Germany) in the quarter-finals, by 2 and 1. in the final.
Jenny was two up after three but May won the fifth and sixth to square the match and after nip-and-tuck over a sequence of holes, May went one up for good at the 14th.
She birdied the 16th to be two up and the 17th was halved.
Today's results:
Semi-finals - Jenny Potter (Cathkin Braes) beat Susan Wood (Drumpellier) 4 and 3; May Hughes (Lanark) beat Emma Caddow (Strathaven) 2 and 1.
Final - May Hughes beat Jenny Potter 2 and 1.

Spring Meeting at Ralston G.C.

The draw for the Spring Meeting is tomorrow --  Thursday 26 April. Unfortunately, even after Ralston being good enough to extend our tee time, we are unable to accommodate the huge number of entries received - 102 - and as such have had to ballot several people out.
I am looking forward to seeing all those of you who are playing in the Spring meeting tomorrow.  I hope the weather is good to us!  I am sorry that I had to ballot out several people, but it looks likely that those balloted out, will now be able to play, if still free, due to spaces becoming available.   I would like to remind you that distance measuring devices are allowed, but NOT ones with wind and slope assistance. Currently there are 2 spaces available - 12.39 and 9.37.
If anyone now finds that they are free and would like to play.   Now that the golf season is under way, I wish you all a successful and fun summer of golf.  

Joanna Scott 5 Cathkin Braes
Maureen Mitchell 9 Cathcart Castle
Carol Fell 10 Ranfurly Castle
Suzanne Cadden 5 Cardross
Jennnifer Mack 6 Haggs Castle
Anne Robinson 8 Ranfurly Castle
Alex Glennie 4 Kilmarnock Barassie
Linda McDougall 5 Greenock
Janice Paterson 6 Drumpellier
Pat Hutton 5 Lanark
Helen Faulds 5 Douglas Park
Jane Finnie 5 Ladies Club Troon
Alison Gemmill 3 Kilmarnock Barassie
May Hughes 4 Lanark
Sheena McDonald Buchanan Castle
Helen Robertson 11 Douglas Park
Cathy Morton 11 Eastwood
Anne Edgar 14 Kilmarnock Barassie
Fay Storey 17 Old Ranfurly
Sally Macfarlane 13 Douglas Park
Sheilagh Osborne 14 Ladies Club Troon
Maureen Woodhead 7 Gourock
Enid Young 9 Balmore
Anabel Kane 9 Kilmacolm
May Myers 9 Clober
Marion Stewart 10 Kilmacolm
Jennifer Graham 11 Haggs Castle
Rena Simpson 13 Kilmacolm
Jill West 16 Irvine
Elinor Grant 14 Douglas Park
Maureen Cook 14 Lochwinnoch
Jess Blackwood 15 Kilmarnock Barassie
Jinty Halley 15 Douglas Park
Sheila Shaw 15 Lochwinnoch
Susan Young 17 Blairmore & Strone
Dorothy Horsfield 17 Balmore
Anne Mckellar 15 Whitecraigs
Anne Paton 16 Douglas Park
Rosemary Ogilvie 16 Ranfurly Castle
Patricia Richmond 16 Douglas Park
Eleanor Bremner 17 Ladies Club Troon
Christine Gauldie 16 Ralston
Margaret Mowat 15 Ladies Club Troon
Betty Connor 16 Cathcart Castle
Chris Dingwall 18 Douglas Park
Willeen McCallum 17 Ladies Club Troon
Janette Stewart 19 Kilmarnock Barassie
Margaret Gray 18 Old Ranfurly
Helen Burnet 19 Hilton Park
Evi Park 17 Haggs Castle
Hatty Forrest 19 Ladies Club Troon
Kay Murray 18 Whitecraigs
Kay McColl 19 Hilton Park
Sara Scott 19 Ladies Club Troon
Janey McFarlane 18 Cathcart Castle
Pat Robertson 20 Caldwell
Shelagh Young 20 Kilmarnock Barassie
Moira Cameron 18 Ladies Club Troon
Anna MacDougall 23 Old Ranfurly
Sheila Tollan 18 Dalmally
Marjorie Walker 17 Haggs Castle
Sheila Mitchell 17 Ladies Club Troon
Merope Dunlop 13 Old Ranfurly
Julie Will 17 Ladies Club Troon
Ann Colthart 20 Dalmally
Christeen Finlayson 19 Whitecraigs
Glennis Rintoul 20 Old Ranfurly
Patricia Brown 20 Ralston
Jean Irvine 21 Ranfurly Castle
Elizabeth Fazzi 20 Haggs Castle
Gail Brown 21 Ladies Club Troon
Christine Baird 23 Douglas Park
Elizabeth Hume 20 Ladies Club Troon
Christine Richmond 20 Erskine
Sheila Greenshields 22 Whitecraigs
Moira Hogg 21 Old Ranfurly
Sheila McLean 21 Whitecraigs
Ann Deakin 25 Ladies Club Troon
Margaret Ramsay 20 Elderslie
Sandra Carruthers 21 Whitecraigs
Morag Dunan 25 Milngavie
Morag McCartney 24 Milngavie
Anne Terry 23 Greenock
Maggie White 21 Ralston
Ann Donnelly 24 Whitecraigs
Janet Dow 25 Douglas Park
Sheena Niven 25 Hilton Park
Agnes Robertson 29 Erskine
Avril Berry 31 Douglas Park
Liz Stansfield 31 Erskine

Monday, April 16, 2012

Scots lose to the Irish in the Singles Matches to retain the Mary McKenna Trophy

Winning Irish Vets Captain Terry Saxton with Scottish Vets Captain Helen Faulds

The Irish Vets Team Celebrate
The Scottish Vets were beaten 7.5 to 0.5 in the singles on Day 2 of the Mary McKenna Trophy today

Singles Results:
Sheena McElroy beat May Hughes 3/2
Pat Doran beat Alison Bartlett 3/2
Gertie MacMullen beat Linda Urquhart 2/1
Pauline Walsh beat Heather Anderson 2 up
Carol Wickham halved with Mary Smith
Mairead MacNamara beat Elaine Allison 2/1
Suzanne Corcoran beat Lorna Bennet 2 up
Helen Jones eat Karen Ballantyne 4/3

Singles result 71/2 – ½
The Final Result was Irish Vets 9.5  Scottish Vets 2.5.

Helen said --- "Very disappointing day in the singles. At the halfway stage it was pretty even but somehow in the back nine the Irish established a lead and ran out deserved winners of the competition."

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Scottish Vets Draw with Irish Vets on Day 1 of the Mary McKenna Trophy

The Scottish Vets Team in their new purple outfit
Back -L to R :Linda Urquhart, Elaine Allison, May Hughes, Mary Smith, Heather Anderson, Alison Bartlett
Front - L to R :Lorna Bennett, Helen Faulds (Captain), Noreen Fenton (Vice Captain) and Karen Ballantyne
The First day of the annual match against an Irish Senior Select Team for the Mary McKenna Perpetual Trophy took place today (Sunday 15th April)at Hilton Templepatrick course outside Belfast on a bright, sunny but cold day.
Overall result of fourballs 2-2

Results: Scottish Vets Named first
Lorna Bennett and Mary Smith beat Sheena McElroy and Carol Wickham 4/3
Heather Anderson and May Hughes lost to Helen Jones and Pat Doran 2/1
Elaine Allison and Linda Urquhart beat Mairead MacNamara and Suzanne Corcoran 2/1
Karen Ballantyne and Alison Bartlett lost to Pauline Walsh and Gertie McMullen 2/1

Friday, April 13, 2012

Mary McKenna Trophy

Scottish Seniors team leaves for Ireland

The annual match against an Irish Senior Select Team for the Mary McKenna Perpetual Trophy will take place on Sunday 15th and Monday 16th April with Saturday as the practice day. The match will be played over the Hilton Templepatrick course outside Belfast, a course which will be familiar to a few of the team as it was the venue for the British Senior Ladies in 2008. West Vet Helen Faulds will captain the team and we are delighted that West Vet May Hughes will be playing for the team.

We wish Helen and Vice Captain Noreen Fenton (E) an enjoyable and successful few days in Ireland.
Scottish Vets team
Elaine Allison (Midlands)
Heather Anderson (Midlands)
Karen Ballantyne (East)
Alison Bartlett (Highland)
Lorna Bennett (Midlands)
May Hughes (West)
Mary Smith (Highland)
Linda Urquhart (North)
Non-travelling reserves
Anne Ryan (Highland)
Jill Harrison (North)
Alex Glennie (West)
Captain Helen Faulds (West)

Vice-Captain Noreen Fenton (East)
President Jean Thomas (Borders)
Vice-president Sally Coster (West)