Thursday, September 27, 2012

Scottish Seniors Home Internationals -- Please come and support

Scottish Team
The Senior's Home Internationals are next week at Elie Golf Club --  2nd - 4th October: 

Scotland v Wales -- Tuesday 2nd October
Scotland v England -- Wednesday 3rd October
Scotland v Ireland -- Thursday 4th October.

Please do come and support Scottish Vets Captain  Helen Faulds (Seniors Team Captain) and all her team --- West Vets Champion and Scottish Vets Champion May Hughes is in the Scottish Team.


Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie), 
Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch),
Lorna Bennett (Ladybank), 
Fiona de Vries (St Rule), 
May Hughes (Lanark)
Anne Ryan (Tain) 
Mary Smith (Tain).

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Scottish Vets Fiona and Kathleen do well at the British Seniors

Congratulations go to Scottish Vets Fiona De Vries (St Regulus) and Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose) finished joint 15th and 26th respectively in the Senior British women's open amateur golf championship which ended on a wet and windy day at Hunstanton links on the Norfolk coast.
Fiona shot 86, 78 and 79 for an 18-over-par total of 243 while Kathleen had rounds of 84, 80 and 84 for 248 over the testing par-75 course.
The winner, making her debut in the over-50s championship at the age of 51, was Katherine Russell from Royal Ashdown Forest GC, Sussex - but she hit form too late to be include in the England team for the Senior Women's Home Internationals at Elie, Fife from October 2 to 4.
Russell (79, 81, 74) beat Ireland's Pat Doran (81, 79, 74) at the second hole of a sudden-death play-off after they had tied on 234. It was the second year in a row that Doran had finished second.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Scottish President Sally Coster, West Vets Captain Fiona Roger and Scottish Vets Captain Helen Faulds
Anna Telfer, Fiona Roger, May Hughes and Carol Fell

SOME WEST VETS PLAYERS, AGM,  AND PRIZEWINNERS PHOTOGRAPHS (Apologies for some poor photos) -- click on slideshow to see larger photos

Blairgowrie Golf Club was a very busy place on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday of this week as 135 Vets from all over Scotland arrived to play in their annual competitions. The Weather was MIXED with wind and rain in the afternoon on the Monday and the odd shower on Tuesday. 
May Hughes - Scroggie Trophy
The Championship played on the Lansdowne Course featured the divisional champions in a knockout competition and May Hughes, our West Vets Champion, beat Ruth Brown (East ) in the Championship Final to win Scroggie Cup.

In the Medal round on Rosemount on Monday the winner of the Smith Medal was won by West Vets Anna Telfer 78  (6) -72. She also won the Lyon Picture for the best scratch 78.

Fiona Roger won 3rd prize with a net 73 bih playing off a handicap of 13. The Buchannan Cup  (for the best Nett Score for ladies in a more senior age group) was also won by Fiona Roger.

Carol Fell was the winner of the 9 hole Competition played over the "wee course" and Anna Telfer was the runner Up.
The Lyon Trophy was shared between West and Midlands (best 3 nett scores) --- Anna Telfer, Fiona Roger and Lana MacDonald.

WINNER --- Scroggie Cup --- May Hughes (West)
RUNNER UP --- Cecil Leitch Brooch -- Ruth Brown (East)
SEMI FINALIST --- Kennayway Quaich --- Liz Campbell (Borders)
SEMI FINALIST --- Anne Ryan --- (Highlands)
QUARTER FINALISTS --- Kathleen Webster (Midland)
QUARTER FINALISTS --- Jean Brysdon (Galloway)
QUARTER FINALISTS -- Nancy Clanahan (Dumfries)
QUARTER FINALISTS -- Jill Harrison (had to withdraw)

Patrick Rosebowl Medal Round on Handicap (Played over the Rosemount Course)

WinnerRosebowlAlison Houston 
81 - 9 = 72 bih
SecondSmith MedalAnna TelferWest78 - 6 = 72
ThirdFiona RogerWest
86 -13 = 73 bih
FourthJoyce MurdochMidland82 - 9 = 73 bih
FifthFlora KerrBorders94 - 21 = 73
ScratchLyon PictureAnna TelferWest78
Bronze NettC.C. SalverFiona KerrBorder94 - 21 = 73

Winners of Prizes for Senior Ladies

Held at the Rosemount Course on Monday, 17th September 2012

Scratch***Allen PlateJean ClarkeNorth
Winner (H'Cap)Buchannan CupFiona RogerWest
86 - 13= 72
Runner-UpMargaret MorrinDumfries
95 -19 =76 bih
5 Club CompetitionSmall CupCarol FellWest
31 (19pts)
Runner UpAnna TelferWest  
34 (16pts)
Third Prize Margaret Hamilton  Dumfries
Div.with the best 3 nett ScoresLyon Trophy  (Tie)West and Midland
Past President's Quaich Flora KerrBorders 94-21 =73 
Runner-up Janet Brown 
 91-17 =74 

*** 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, 18th September 2012

Beddows Quaich
Emma Wilson
82 - 8.8
Beddows Quaich
Alison Houston
Eleanor Anton
89 -15.2
Mary Burgess
Jenny Pearson
97 - 22.4
Linda Geatons
Tony Moffat MemorialTrophy
Emma Wilson
82 bih
Alison Houston
Tony Moffat Memorial Trophy
Heather Anderson
82 bih
(Scratch Vouchers)
Gillian Wallace

Scottish Vets Captain Helen Faulds gave an excellent report at the AGM that was held in the Clubhouse on the Monday evening. She gave the full review of the Scottish Vets Jamboree from the Hirsel Golf Club and also the Match with the Irish Seniors at Hilton Templepatrick 
West Vet Sally Coster also was appointed as the new Scottish Vets President and May Hughes gave the vote of thanks.

Monday, September 17, 2012

May Hughes is the 2012 Scottish Vets Champion

May Hughes -- 2012 Scottish Vets Champion
Congratulations go to West Vets champion May Hughes who won the Scottish Vets Championship today  at Blairgowrie.
Semi Finals:
Ruth Brown (East) beat Liz Campbell (Borders) 1 up
May Hughes beat Anne Ryan (Highlands) 2 &1
May Hughes (West) beat Ruth Brown (East) 2&1

To read the full report on the Final go to the East Vets Website by Noreen Fenton

To see some photographs of the Matchplay Stages CLICK HERE

Sunday, September 16, 2012

May Hughes wins her Quarter final Tie at the Scottish Vets Championships

May Hughes and Jean Brysden
West Vets Champion May Hughes won over the Lansdowne Course at Blairgowrie this afternoon against Jean Brysden (Galloway) and plays Anne Ryan (Highlands) in tomorrow's semi final. The other semi final is between Ruth Brown (East) and Liz Campbell (Borders).
1st Round Results:
Kathleen Webster (Midlands) lost to Liz Campbell (Borders) 1 down
Ruth Brown (East) w/o Jill Harrison (North)
May Hughes (West) beat Jean Brysden (Galloway) 3&2
Anne Ryan (Highlands) beat Nancy Clanahan (Dumfries) 7&6

Friday, September 14, 2012

Winds strengthen in Belfast for the Final Round of the Irish Seniors

From the Irish Golf Union Website
Finland’s Minna Kaarnalahti successfully defended her Irish Senior Women’s Open Strokeplay with a final round of 76 to win by 5 strokes at Royal Belfast, Friday 14 September.

As the winds strengthened even further than the two previous days, joint overnight leader Kaarnalahti continued her impressive form and led by 3 strokes with just 9 holes remaining. 2010 Champion Helen Jones (Royal Portrush) slipped to fourth with an 85 while Sheena McElroy (Grange) leap frogged the field to second place after a fine 80. Local favourite Marlyn Henderson (Royal Belfast) finished third after a closing 83.

Ireland A won the Nations Cup by 13 strokes from Canada A and Ireland B ahead of Scotland and the USA.

238 Minna Kaarnalahti (FIN) 83 79 76
243 Sheena McElroy (Grange) 82 81 80
246 Marilyn Henderson (Royal Belfast) 87 76 83
247 Helen Jones (Royal Portrush) 85 77 85
252 Gertie McMullen (The Island) 79 85 88
256 Mary McKenna (Donabate) 85 88 83 Kate Evans (ENG) 80 85 91
257 Alison Murdoch (CAN) 87 79 91
259 Alison Reifers (USA) 91 82 86 Pauline Walsh (Headfort) 88 89 82
260 Valerie Hassett (Lahinch) 89 84 87

Others Scots:
268 Pamela Williamson (SCO) 90 94 84
270 Jennifer Mack (SCO) 92 84 94
276 Helen Faulds (SCO) 94 89 93

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Helen Faulds and Jennifer Mack qualify for the final round at the Irish Seniors

Defending Irish Open Champion Minna Kaarnalahti and current Irish Close Champion Helen Jones (Royal Portrush) lead the field going into the final round of the 54 hole Irish Senior Women’s Open Strokeplay at Royal Belfast, Thursday 13 September.
On a bright but blustery day, Jones and Kaarnalahti leap frogged overnight leader Gertie McMullen (The Island) after she had posted the only score in the seventies to lead the field on Wednesday evening.
Next best is local favourite Marilyn Henderson after she carded a best-of-the-day 76 in the most trying of conditions and Seniors International Sheena McElroy (Grange) who also joined her in joint second after a steady 81.
Looking out from the the Royal Belfast
clubhouse into the mist.
Courtesy of Janice Paterson
The field once again struggled on the slick greens as gale force winds buffeted their best efforts. Ireland A won the Nations Cup by 13 strokes from Canada A and Ireland B ahead of Scotland and the USA.

The top 40 now play the final round of 18 holes on Friday with the leaders playing at the end of the field at 11am.
162 Helen Jones (Royal Portrush) 85 77 Minna Kaarnalahti (FIN) 83 79
163 Marilyn Henderson (Royal Belfast) 87 76 Sheena McElroy (Grange) 82 81
164 Gertie McMullen (The Island) 79 85
165 Kate Evans (NIR) 80 85
166 Alison Murdoch (CAN) 87 79
171 Adrienne Crowley (Woodbrook) 88 83
172 Diane Williams (CAN) 86 86
173 Alison Reifers (USA) 91 82 Mary McKenna (Donabate) 85 88 Valerie Hassett (Lahinch) 89 84
174 Fionnuala McGrady (Dunmurry) 89 85 Mary Maclaren (ENG) 85 89
175 Violet McBride (Belvoir Park) 87 88 Janet Wilson (Royal Belfast) 87 88 Niamh Giblin (Dun Laoghaire) 94 81
176 Jennifer Mack (SCO) 92 84
177 Pauline Walsh (Headfort) 88 89
178 Mary Kavanagh (New Ross) 94 84 Patricia Boyd (Royal Belfast) 94 84
179 Rosemary Hayes (Hermitage) 92 87 Gemma Butler (Birr) 86 93 Valerie Shannon (Lahinch) 88 91
180 Catherine Reilly (The Heath) 89 91 Angela Colm (CAN) 90 90
182 Judy Collins (CAN) 91 91 Roma English (Larne) 93 89
183 Paula Murray (Naas) 85 98 Marie Conlon (The Heath) 88 95 Helen Faulds (SCO) 94 89
184 Helen Castonguay (CAN) 89 95 Mary Geaney (Killarney) 92 92 Marlene Summers (USA) 96 88 Elaine Elborn (Bangor) 94 90 Pamela Williamson (SCO) 90 94
187 Carmel Cahill (Hermitage) 93 94
188 Pauline Bailie (Belvoir Park) 89 99 Grainne Killen (Kilkeel) 95 93 Ann Monteith (Slieve Russell) 92 96
189 Lee Ann Igoe (USA) 91 98
191 Ann McAuley (Laytown & Bettystown) 94 97

Missed cut ... Janice Paterson (SCO)

NATIONS CUP (2 from 3 scores to count for Rounds 1 & 2 only)
325 IRELAND A (Helen Jones 85 77Sheena McElroy 82 81 Violet McBride [87] [88])
338 CANADA A (Angela Colm [90] [90] Alison Murdoch 87 79 Diane Williams 86 86)
338 IRELAND B (Mary MacLaren 85 [89] Gertie McMullen 79 85 Pauline Walsh [88] 89)
355 SCOTLAND (Helen Faulds [94] 89 Jennifer Mack 92 84 Pamela Williamson 90 [94])
357 USA A (Alison Reifers 91 82 Nancy Sneed [98] [100] Marlene Summers 96 88)
366 CANADA B (Helen Castonguay 89 95 Judy Collins 91 91 Linda Ward [96] RTD)
389 USA B (Lee Anne Igoe 91 98 Becky Uritus 98 102)
399 SCANDINAVIA (Sheila Bodmer [103] [122] Sonja Gottschalch 102 104 Elisabeth Wendels 98 95)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Gertie McMullen (The Island) leads the field after the first round of the Irish Senior Women’s Open Strokeplay at Royal Belfast, Wednesday 12 September.

In wet and blustery gales, McMullen braved the elements to be the only player to break 80 and leads Belfast born Kate Evans  (Frilford Heath) Heathby one stroke. Irish Seniors International Sheena McElroy was next best on 82 followed bRy defending champion Minna Kaarnalahti (Finland).

Irish Seniors Close Champion Helen Jones (Royal Portrush), Donabate legend Mary McKenna, Paula Murray (Naas) and England’s Mary Maclaren are next best on 85.

Ireland B leads the Nations Cup by 3 strokes from Ireland A with Canada’s two teams nudging ahead of Scotland in fifth place.

The field will play a further 18 holes tomorrow Thursday before the top 40 players compete over the final 18 holes on Friday.

79 Gertie McMullen (The Island)
80 Kate Evans (NIR)
82 Sheena McElroy (Grange)
83 Minna Kaarnalahti (FIN)
85 Mary McKenna (Donabate) Helen Jones (Royal Portrush) Paula Murray (Naas) Mary Maclaren (ENG)
86 Gemma Butler (Birr) Diane Williams (CAN)
87 Janet Wilson (Royal Belfast) Marilyn Henderson (Royal Belfast) Alison Murdoch (CAN) Violet McBride (Belvoir Park)
88 Valerie Shannon (Lahinch) Adrienne Crowley (Woodbrook) Pauline Walsh (Headfort) Marie Conlon (The Heath)
89 Valerie Hassett (Ennis) Helen Castonguay (CAN) Fionnuala McGrady (Dunmurry) Pauline Bailie (Belvoir Park) Catherine Reilly (The Heath)
90 Pamela Williamson (SCO) Angela Colm (CAN)
91 Lee Ann Igoe (USA) Alison Reifers (USA) Judy Collins (CAN)
92 Rosemary Hayes (Hermitage) Jennifer Mack (SCO) Mary Geaney (Killarney) Ann Monteith (Slieve Russell)
93 Roma English (Larne) Carmel Cahill (Hermitage) Pamela Morgan (Lahinch)
94 Patricia Boyd (Royal Belfast) Elaine Elborn (Bangor) Niamh Giblin (Dun Laoghaire) Mary Kavanagh (New Ross) Ann McAuley (Laytown & Bettystown) Helen Faulds (SCO)
95 Janice Paterson (SCO) Grainne Killen (Kilkeel)
96 Linda Ward (CAN) Marlene Summers (USA) Mai McCann (Narin & Portnoo) Kath Stewart Moore (Royal Portrush)
97 Barbara Black (Dunmurry)
98 Elisabeth Wendels (SWE) Nancy Sneed (USA) Heidi Simpson (Royal Portrush) Becky Uritus (USA)
100 Terry Wells (Royal Belfast)
102 Sonja Gottschalch (DEN) Judy Clarke (Royal Portrush)
103 Sheila Bodmer (SWI)
106 Breda Farrell (Curra West)

NATIONS CUP (2 from 3 scores to count)
164 IRELAND B (Mary MacLaren 85 Gertie McMullen 79 Pauline Walsh [88])
167 IRELAND A (Helen Jones 85 Sheena McElroy 82 Violet McBride [87])
187 USA A
189 USA B

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Janice, Helen and Jen
West Vets, Helen Faulds (Douglas Park), Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle), and Janice Paterson are playing in the Irish Seniors Strokeplay Championships which begin tomorrow at Royal Belfast.
 We wish them every success.

Starting Times Wednesday and Thursday
08.30 10.30 Kath Stewart-Moore (Royal Portrush) Linda Ward (CAN)
08.40 10.40 Mary Geaney (Killarney) Rosemary Hayes (Hermitage) Elisabeth Wendels (SWE)
08.50 10.50 Gemma Butler (Birr) Janice Paterson (SCO) Valerie Shannon (Lahinch)
09.00 11.00 Mary McKenna (Donabate) Nancy Sneed (USA) Janet Wilson (Royal Belfast)
09.10 11.10 Patricia Boyd (Royal Belfast) Carol Kinsella (Waterford Castle) Heidi Simpson (Royal Portrush)
09.20 11.20 Valerie Hassett (Ennis) Jennifer Mack (SCO) Adrienne Crowley (Woodbrook)
09.30 11.30 Helen Jones (Strabane) Minna Kaarnalahti (FIN) Marlene Summers (USA)
09.40 11.40 Roma English (Larne) Elaine Elborn (Bangor) Lee Ann Igoe (USA)
09.50 11.50 Clodagh Hopkins (Woodbrook) Sinead Heraty (Castle) Pamela Williamson (SCO)
10.00 12.00 Carmel Cahill (Hermitage) Angela Colm (CAN) Pamela Morgan (Lahinch)
10.10 12.10 Barbara Black (Dunmurry) Judy Clarke (Royal Portrush) Mai McCann (Narin & Portnoo)
10.30 08.30 Helen Castonguay (CAN) Marilyn Henderson (Royal Belfast) Fionnuala McGrady (Dunmurry)
10.40 08.40 Sheila Bodmer (SWI) Paula Murray (Naas) Helen O'Donoghue (Clonmel)
10.50 08.50 Mary Maclaren (ENG) Catherine Reilly (The Heath) Pauline Walsh (Headfort)
11.00 09.00 Breda Farrell (Curra West) Elizabeth Neville (Bearna) Terry Wells (Royal Belfast)
11.10 09.10 Kate Evans (Frilford Heath) Sheena McElroy (Grange) Diane Williams (CAN)
11.20 09.20 Marie Conlon (The Heath) Patricia Kelly (Limerick) Gr¨¢inne Killen (Kilkeel)
11.30 09.30 Suzanne Corcoran (Portumna) Alison Murdoch (CAN) Alison Reifers USA)
11.40 09.40 Judy Collins (CAN) Mary Kavanagh (New Ross) Ann McAuley (Laytown & Bettystown)
11.50 09.50 Niamh Giblin (Dun Laoghaire) Violet McBride (Belvoir Park)
12.00 10.00 Sonja Gottschalch (DEN) Pauline Bailie (Belvoir Park) Becky Uritus (USA)
12.10 10.10 Helen Faulds (SCO) Gertie McMullen (The Island) Ann Monteith (Slieve Russell)

Sunday, September 09, 2012


Scotland missed out in winning the flight B stages of the European Team Championships in Lugano in Switzerland yesterday by the smallest of margins with the 4th tie going down the 19th and the result being in the favour of the Belgians.
The Italians beat France 3.5 - 1.5 to be the 2012 European Team Champions.
Flight B Final:
Scotland 2 Belgium 3
Alex Glennie and Alison Bartlett lost to Sonja Delport and Louise Tanghe 2&1
Mary Smith lost to Laurette Vanderlinden 4&2
Heather Anderson beat VĂ©ronique Roberti de Winghe 6&5
Fiona De Vries lost to Caroline Mounzer at the 19th
Lorna Bennett beat Isabelle Dumont 3&1



Friday, September 07, 2012

Scotland win against Finland in the semi finals of Flight B

Scotland, who finished 10th in the stroke-play stages of the European senior women's amateur team championships at Lugano GC, Switzerland, are favourites to win the Flight B title.
In today's semi-finals they beat Finland 3-2 and will now play Belgium, 3 1/2-1 1/2 winners of Denmark, in the Flight B final.
Scotland's match details:
Alex Glennie and Alison Bartlett won the foursomes tie 8 and 7.
Mary Smith won her singles tie 4 and 3
Lorna Bennett lost by 3 and 2.
Heather Anderson won by 2 holes
Fiona De Vries lost by 2 and 1.

In the championship flight, it will be France v Italy in Saturday's final. 
In today's other matches in Flight A, England lost 3-2 to Sweden.
Semi-finals - France 3 1/2, Spain 1 1/2; Italy 3, Ireland 2.
Also: Switzerland 1 1/2, Germany 3 1/2; Sweden 3, England 2.

Thursday, September 06, 2012


Scotland beat Iceland 4-1 in their opening Flight B match of the European Senior women's amateur golf team championship at Lugano, Switzerland today
West Vet Alex Glennie and Alison Bartlett won the foursomes time by 8 and 6.
Heather Anderson (3 and 2) and Mary Smith (7 and 5) won their singles ties.
Fiona De Vries and Lorna Bennett halved their ties.
Flight A - France 4, Switzerland 1; Spain 3, Germany 2; Italy 4, Sweden 1; Ireland 3 1/2, England 1 1/2
Flight B - Scotland 4, Iceland 1; Finland 3, Austria 2; Denmark 3 1/2, Netherlands 1 1/2; Belgium


Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Scotland finish in 10th Place in Switzerland

Scottish Seniors Team - Click to enlarge
Scotland failed to qualify for the Fight A Matchplay stages of the European Team Championships in Lugano in Switzerland today.
West Vet Alex Glennie along with Mary Smith had the best overall 2 round scores in the Scottish team. 5 out of 6 scores in each round was to count.
Scotland's scores were:

160 Mary Smith (Tain) 78 82, Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie) 80 80.
164 Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) 82 82
166 Fiona de Vries (St Rule) 82 84
167 Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie) 86 81, Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch) 86 81

Flight A Qualifiers
1 France, 2 England, T3 Italy and Germany, 5 Spain, 6 Sweden, 7 Ireland, 8 Switzerland

Flight B
9 Belgium, 10 Scotland, 11 Austria, 12 Netherlands, 13 Denmark, 14 Finland, 15 Iceland

Anna Telfer wins the Autumn Meeting over Hilton Park

Anna Telfer and May Hughes 
55 people participated in the West Vets Autumn Meeting over the Allander Course at Hilton Park Golf Club today.
Overhead conditions were fine and dry but everyone found the course long and the SSS of 69 provided difficulty for all categories of player.
Anna Telfer (Milngavie) was the overall winner of the May Craddock Trophy with a gross 78 net 72. She also returned the best scratch score of 78 as did May Hughes (Lanark) but had the better inward half.

SSS 69 : CSS 72 (Reduction Only)

Scratch: Anna Telfer 72
Silver :
1st: Anna Telfer (Milngavie) 78 (6) 72
2nd : May Hughes (Lanark) 78(5) 73
3rd: Liz Keohone (Loudoun 80 (6) 74

Bronze :
1st: Pat Robertson (Caldwell) 102 (21) 81
2nd: Anne Terrey (Greenock) 106 (23) 83

To see the full list of results -- CLICK HERE
CLICK HERE to get your Handicap Exchange Letter and print out only your Home Club Page.

Hopefully by next season we will have obtained all your CDH numbers and your scores will be automatically transferred to your own Handicap Record. Please, however pass your Exhange letter to your Handicap Secretary.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012


CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW HOW SCOTLAND ARE DOING IN SWITZERLAND. --- 5 scores out of 6 to count (2 rounds) to qualify for the Matchplay stages. Click on the country to see how the individuals are scoring

In what was a tricky conditions, plus rain in the morning, Scotland have finished in 11th position after day 1. The best 5 scores out of 6 to count
Mary Smith had the best score today with a 78.  Eight Teams go through to the first flight Match play stages.

Monday, September 03, 2012

Autumn Meeting Draw at Hilton Park

Please check your time for the Autumn Meeting on Wednesday at Hilton Park. I have had quite a number of withdrawals and as such I have had to revamp the draw to try not to have 2 balls in the middle of the field.  Your times don't vary to much from the original draw, and I apologise for having to alter them.  Hopefully Wednesday will be a dry and sunny day and I look forward to seeing you all.  Any queries, please contact me.



Hilton Park G.C.(Allander Course) – September 5th

Below is the draw for the Autumn Meeting on September 5th and I look forward to seeing you all on what, I hope will be a nice sunny and dry day!
Know travelling to Hilton Park is quite a long way for some of you, I have tried to organise the draw to take this into account. The golf season seems to have gone by very quickly, perhaps due to the amount of wet, miserable weather we have had over the last couple of months, but I hope September will brighten up and we can enjoy some pleasant autumn weather.

9.30   Anna Telfer   Milngavie
           Liz Keohne   Loudoun Gowf
9.38    Suzanne Cadden   Cardross
           Jennifer Mack   Haggs Castle
9.46    Sheena McDonald   Buchanan Castle
           Mo Neilson   Greenock
           Katy Macaulay   Milngavie
9.54    May Myers  Clober
           Carol Fell  Ranfurly Castle
           Annabel Kane  Kilmacolm
10.02  Marion Stewart  Kilmacolm
           Lyn Mitchell  Gleddoch
           Karen Maxwell  Milngavie
10.10  Merope Dunlop  Old Ranfurly
           Elinor Grant  Douglas Park
           June Lockhart  Gleddoch
10.18  Sandra Gilchrist Whitecraigs
           Jinty Halley  Douglas Park
           Jill West  Irvine
10.26  Janette McCartney  Erskine
           Pat Hutton  Lanark
           Maureen Woodhead Gourock
10.34  May Hughes  Lanark
           Janice Paterson  Drumpellier
           Linda Macdougall Greenock
10.42  Gill Campbell  Bearsden
           Anne Edgar  Kil Barassie
           Sally Macfarlane  Douglas Park  
10.50  Sheila Shaw   Lochwinnoch
           Jess Blackwood   Kilmarnock Barassie
           Julei Will   Troon Ladies
10.58  Anne Mackellar  Whitecraigs
           June Irons  Caldwell
           Janette Stewart  Kil Barassie
11.06  Anita McMillan  Erskine
           Anne Paton  Douglas Park
           Susan Young  Blairmore and Strone
11.14  Lilias Snodgrass  Ranfurly Castle
           Willeen McCallum Troon Ladies
           Mary Gildea  Caldwell
11.22  Moira Cameron  Troon Ladies
           Ina McVicar  Milngavie
           Anne Terrey  Greenock
11.30  Marjory Walker   Haggs Castle
           Pat Robertson  Caldwell
           Jean Irvine   Ranfurly Castle
11.38  Sheila McLean  Whitecraigs
           Anne Colthart  Dalmally
           Anne Deakin  Troon Ladies

11.54  Ann Donnelly   Whitecraigs
           Christina Graham   Douglas Park
12.02  Jacky Sinclair  Hilton Park
           Liz Stansfield  Erskine
           Christine Richmond   Erskine
12.10  Anna MacDougall  Old Ranfurly
           Agnes Robertson  Erskine
           Aileen Murison   Douglas Park

European Ladies' Team Championship

Team Captain Helen Faulds - relaxes with her team before the matches start tomorrow
 Courtesy of Fiona Cowan from Lugano Switzerland
The European Ladies' Team Championship takes place at Lugano in Switzerland from tomorrow 4th to 8th September.  Helen Faulds is Captain of the team who will represent Scotland at this Team Championship, and we wish Helen and her team our very best wishes for a successful week.

The Team representing Scotland:
Heather Anderson  (Blairgowrie)
Lorna Bennett  (Ladybank)
Alison Bartlett  (Royal Dornoch)
Alex Glennie  (Kilmarnock Barassie)
Mary Smith  (Tain)
Fiona de Vries  (St Rule)