Monday, August 20, 2012

Scotland Senior's Team announced by the SLGA

The Scotland team, under the captaincy of Helen Faulds (Douglas Park), for the Senior Women's Home Internationals at Elie and Earlsferry Golf Club, Fife from October 2 to 4 is:
Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie), Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch), Lorna Bennett (Ladybank), Fiona de Vries (St Rule), May Hughes (Lanark), Anne Ryan (Tain) and Mary Smith (Tain).


Helen Faulds - Triple Club Champion with Caddy Emma Wilson and Elie Captain Susie Robertson
Photograph courtesy of Anne Dunlop
Scottish Seniors' Captain and Scottish Vets Captain Helen Faulds (Douglas Park)  beat Linsey Stevenson in the final of the Club Championship in Elie yesterday and managed to repeat the hatrick this year  for a second time. She is again the Champion of Bearsden, Douglas Park and Elie. 
Helen was a triple Champion in 2009 and it is a fantastic achievement to do it yet again.
Past SLGA President Emma Wilson was her caddy and apart from Helen who said she played her best golf today this year she said that Emma was certainly a great help to her.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


West Vets June Irons and Anne Aitken with East Vets  Kate Johnston and Denise Mitchell
The team from West Vets travelled through to Gullane on Tuesday for the annual match for the ASP (or Friendship) Trophy. This is a foursomes, scratch match for players of handicap 10 and over.
We drove through torrential rain (just for a change) and arrived as thunder and lightning passed over us. However by the time we'd had our tea and coffee, the sky had brightened and we duly set off. Due to a breakdown in communications, the West team were one tie down before we even started as we had 4 pairs to East's 5 pairs.
The afternoon was just glorious! The sun shone, the views were magnificent and our golf wasn't too bad either.
The result came down to the last putt on the last green! June Irons bravely holed out for a par 4 after she and Anne Aitken had played the 18th like a couple of seasoned Pros. Your Vice Captain was very very proud!!!!
So the West Vets retained the trophy 3-2 and we all then sat down to a delicious supper in the Clubhouse.
Complete result (West Vets named 1st)
Marion Stewart and Annabel Kane beat Carole Ross and Maureen Woodward by 4/2
Morag Key and Anita McMillan lost to Fiona Ford and Liz Simpson by 2/1
June Irons and Anne Aitken beat Kate Johnston and Denise Mitchell by 1 hole
Sandra Gilchrist and Karen Maxwell beat Sandra Ashurst and Ros Thoresen by 6/5
5th tie conceded to East.


Thanks go to West Vets Vice Captain Anna Telfer for the report and photographs

Thursday, August 09, 2012

The North of England win the MIller Stirling Trophy

North of England - The 2012 Miller Stirling Trophy Winners
The North of England won the Miller Stirling Salver on an exciting last day at the Hirsel. They beat the South of England by 5 1/2 to 3 1/2 with "Anglo-Scot" Fiona Anderson gaining the vital winning point. North had beaten each of the other three teams over the three days.
South of England were second and won the Tony Moffat Quaich. Midlands took third place and Scotland were fourth.
Midlands 6 Scotland 3
Midlands 2 Scotland 1 (Midland names first)
Janet Melville and Jo Ashmore lost to Lorna Bennett and Fiona De Vries 2holes
Carol Wild and Gillian Curly beat Heather Anderson and Linda Urquhart 3 and 2
Julie Walter and Pat West beat Mary Smith and Alison Bartlett 7 and 6
Midlands 4 Scotland 2 (Midland names first)
Janet Melville beat Lorna Bennett 4&3
Carole Wild beat Heather Anderson 1 hole
Julie Walter lost to Fiona De Vries 1 hole
Gillian Curly beat Alex Glennie 4&3
Karen Lobb lost to Janice Paterson 3&2
Cindy Ireland beat Alison Bartlett 2/1

South 3 1/2 North 5 1/2

Overall Totals
North 3 match points, 16.5 game points
South 1.5 match points, 14 game points
Midlands 1.5 match points, 13.5 game points
Scotland 0 match points, 10 game points

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Scots Vets lose again on Day 2 at the Hirsel

Scotland's hopes of winning the title in the Veteran women's golf jamboree at The Hirsel GC disappeared with a second defeat in a row. They were beaten 6-3 by England South after a first-day 5-4 defeat by England North.
The Scots trailed by 2 points after the morning foursomes and never looked like making up the deficit in the singles.
England North beat England Midlands 6-3 in the day's other match.

Foursomes - C Weir and D Richards beat M Smith and A Bartlett 3 and 1;
C Quinn and J O'Keefe halved with H Anderson and L Urquhart;
I Brien and C Armstrong beat F De Vries and A Glennie 4 and 2 (2 1/2-1/2).
Quinn beatt Lorna Bennett 5 and 4,
L Housman beat Mary Smith 2 and 1,
Richards lost to A Bartlett 3 and 2,
Brien beat Fiona De Vries 5 and 4,
K Russell beat Janice Paterson 3 and 1,
Weir halved with Heather Anderson
Singles Results: -- (3 1/2-2 1/2).
Other result:
England North 6, England Midlands 3.
England South and England Midlands 1 1/2pt each, England North 1pt, Scotland 0.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Scottish Vets lose to North on Day 1 at the Hirsel

The first day of the Vets Jamboree against the English Regions at the Hirsel in the Borders took place and to everyone's delight it was a gorgeous day, warm and sunny after torrential rain on Sunday and Monday. The flag raising opening ceremony had taken place in heavy rain.
The Course was very wet but dried well during the course of the day with the warm sunshine. Forecast for the week is set to be dry. The greenkeepers had done a very good job for today.
Day 1 Results :
Scotland v North
Alison Bartlett and Mary Smith beat Caroline Berry and Barbara Laird 4&3
Heather Anderson and Alex Glennie lost to Sue Dye and Fiona Anderson 3&2
Lorna Bennett and Fiona de Vries beat Karen Lee and Jill Mellor 3&2

Scotland 2 North 1

In the afternoon singles --- Mary Smith was 1 down playing 17 and halved at 18th, Alex Glennie was 1up playing 18th and won 2 and 1 , Lorna Bennett was 2 down playing 16 and halved on 18th. Janice Paterson lost and Linda Urquhart fought back from 5 down to 1 down back to 2 down then lost a hole to a birdie to go 2 down and lost the 16th to lose 3&2.

Singles: -- Scotland names first
Alison Bartlett lost to Barbara Laird
Mary Smith halved with Sue Dye
Alex Glennie beat Karen Lee 2 up
Janice Paterson lost to Sandra Paul 6&5
Linda Urquhart lost to Fiona Anderson 3&2
Lorna Bennett halved with Ruth Linley

Scotland 2 North 4
Final Total: Scotland 4 North 5

Midlands v South

Foursomes: Midlands 2 South 1
Singles: Midlands 2.5 South 3.5
Final Total: Midlands 4.5 South 4.5

Thanks go to West Vets Captain Fiona Roger for all the results