Saturday, April 25, 2015


The Draw for the Summer Meeting at Largs is now available for your information.  The Summer Meeting is done in strict handicap order.  CLICK HERE FOR THE DRAW
It is possible that there may be some cancellations before the actual date, so I would advise you to check the Website regularly to see if your tee-off time has been altered.  Again, I would ask for your co-operation in being at the first tee at least ten minutes early and also to keep play moving long smartly.
Vice Captain, June Lockhart, has requested that any members with a handicap of 10 - 15 and who were not at the Spring Meeting at Elderslie, would let her know if they are interested in playing in the Foursomes Match against the East Division at Kilmacolm Golf Club on Tuesday, 18th August.
Hope to see everyone at Largs on a fine sunny day!!"

Morag - Secretary  - Contact Number on Day of Competition is 07950 279733

Tuesday, April 21, 2015


SCOTLAND VETS 5, IRELAND SENIORS 7 (Played over Dunbar Golf Club )

Sunday Four-balls: Scotland 1, Ireland 3
Lorna Bennett and Gillian Kyle lost to Laura Webb and Suzanne Corcoran 4 & 2
Alison Bartlett and Lorna McKinlay lost to Pat Doran and Helen Jones 1 hole
Mary Smith and Anne Ryan bt Gertie McMullen and Mary McLaren 3 & 2
Sheena Wood and Lesley Lloyd lost to Carol Wickham and Sheena McElroy 3 &

Monday Singles: Scotland 4, Ireland 4
Results (Scottish names first)
Lorna Bennett  beat Pat Doran 6 and 5
Sheena Wood  lost to  Helen Jones 4 and 3
Mary Smith  lost to  Mary McLaren 5 and 4
Alison Bartlett lost to Laura Webb 5 and 4
Anne Ryan beat Carol Wickham 2 and 1
Gillian Kyle lost to Sheena McElroy 3 and 1
Lesley Lloyd  beat Suzanne Corcoran 3 and 2
Lorna McKinlay beat  Gertie McMullen  5 and 3

To see some photos from Dunbar -- Courtesy of Gillian Kirkwood CLICK HERE

Sunday, April 19, 2015


The Scottish Veteran Ladies Team are playing the Irish Seniors for the Mary McKenna Perpetual Salver at Dunbar on Sunday and Monday.
Practice was yesterday afternoon (Saturday) and the match starts with Fourballs on today - Sunday from 10:30am and Singles on Monday from 8:45am.
Spectators would be very welcome.
The Scottish Vets team, captained by Noreen Fenton, is:
Alison Bartlett (Highland)
Lorna Bennett (Midland)
Gillian Kyle (West)
Lesley Lloyd (West)
Lorna McKInlay (Midland)
Anne Ryan (Highland)
Mary Smith (Highland)
Sheena Wood (North)

The Irish Senior Ladies Team, captained by Mary Madden is:
Suzanne Corcoran ( Portumna)
Pat Doran (Donabate)
Helen Jones. (Royal Portrush)
Sheena McElroy. (Grange)
Gertie McMullen. (The Island)
Laura Webb. (East Berkshire)
Carol Wickham. ( Laytown and Bettystown )
Mary McLaren. (Wellingborough)

Tee-off times are as follows....

Day 1 (Fourball) Sunday 19th April (10.30 – 11.30)
Day 2 (Singles) Monday 20th April (8.45 – 10.00).

Tuesday, April 14, 2015


Gillian Kyle

64 ladies played in the the Spring Meeting which was held yesterday Monday, April 13th, at Elderslie GC.
The course was in good condition despite it being early in the season.  Although the weather was blustery and wet Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) in her very first West Vets competition had an excellent gross score of 75 nett 71 to win both the scratch and handicap award.  Mary Wylie (Elderslie) was runner up with nett 73. Mo Neilson (Greenock) won the Super Vet title.


SCRATCH: Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) 75

1st SILVER: Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) 75 - 4 - 71
2nd SILVER: Mary Wylie (Elderslie) 88 -15 -73
3rd SILVER: Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) 85 -10 - 75

1st BRONZE: Sheila McLean (Whitecraigs) 100 -22 - 78 bih
2nd BRONZE: Morag Dunan (Milngavie) 106 -28 -78

SUPER VET: Mo Neilson (Greenock) 88 - 11 - 77

Looking for all the results then CLICK HERE

Next on the calendar is the Summer Meeting at Largs GC on Thursday, May 14th

Monday, April 13, 2015


The SSS 72 CSS 75 Reduction Only. Full report tomorrow - Click on link on RHS of Website that says West Vets Scoreboard or on the following link.

- Posted using BlogPress from Carol's iPhone.

Friday, April 10, 2015


Dear Member,
As you know, the Summer Meeting at Largs Kelburn was confirmed in writing on 7th March last year by their Secretary and myself. .On visiting the Club today to finalise arrangements, I was informed that their Secretary had resigned in February of this year and had failed to enter our fixture in their diary nor had he informed the Professional.
Needless to say I was speechless and extremely upset, even more so in that they have two Outings already arranged for the 14th May at the times we had reserved the tee.
Obviously these visitors are paying and we are not!
After lengthy negotiations, I have to inform you that rather than lose our Summer Meeting I have had to accept an earlier tee-off time of 8.30am. I know that this earlier tee-off time will affect some of the members who are travelling a distance and bearing in mind that the Draw is done in strict handicap order as it is the Championship Qualifier. We will be restricted to approximately 81 players, giving us 27 tee times with 8 minute intervals. I have to request all of you to be understanding of the limitations, restrictions and requests that we have to enforce. I will set these out numerically as it is easier to follow.

1. The lowest handicappers are out first and I would ask all players with a handicap of 9 and under who most definitely could not make the time allotted, i.e. from 8.30am
until say 9.15am, to telephone me as soon as possible in order that I may try to do the Draw to facilitate everyone. I know this may not be completely satisfactory to
everyone but again I am asking you to be understanding of our difficulty.

2. I would request all players to be on the tee at least 10 minutes before their starting time. Because the first hole is a Par 3 (and can be a little stinker!), we wish to get play moving as quickly as possible. So, if the green clears quickly then the next 3 can tee off early. Also, if any player is in difficulty perhaps it would be sensible to wave the next 3 players through before hunting for balls.

3. I have arranged for catering to be available from 8am in case any of you wish to have your breakfast there before teeing off! Also, catering will be available all day from 8am from the usual Bar Menu but they also have a really nice restaurant upstairs if anyone wishes something a little fancier!

Since arriving home later this afternoon, I have received an email from the Acting Secretary of Largs Golf Club with the sincere apologies from the Captain and the membership for the inconvenience caused to us. I would also inform you that they did manage to cancel one of the parties who had a tee-off time at 11am., but unfortunately the ladies from East Renfrewshire Golf Club are a large party and naturally the Club could not rearrange their date. They may have to put back their tee-off time but I would hope that all the West Vets would do their utmost to get play underway as quickly as possible.
I realise that this might be a bit of a shock to all of you but I can assure you that it was an even bigger one for me!!
I do hope that the Committee will have your full support and co-operation to ensure an enjoyable day for everyone.
Should you have any queries regarding the above or would like clarification on anything, please do not hesitate to contact me. (I might regret saying this!)
I realise that this Email will not affect all of you but since the closing date for entry is still 12 days away, we felt it better to send this to everyone. The Draw will be done as soon as possible after the 22nd April so please look on the Website thereafter.

Kind Regards, Morag
Your "stressed out" Secretary

Friday, April 03, 2015


The Scottish Vets team for the match against the Irish Seniors for the Mary McKenna Perpetual Trophy at Dunbar on Sunday 19th and Monday 20th April is as follows...

Alison Bartlett (Highland)
Lorna Bennett (Midland)
Gillian Kyle (West)
Lesley Lloyd (West)
Lorna McKinlay (Midland)
Anne Ryan (Highland)
Mary Smith (Highland)
Sheena Wood (North)
Reserves : Alex Glennie (West), May Hughes (West)
Captain: Noreen Fenton (East)
Vice-captain: Kathleen Sutherland (North)

Tee-off times are as follows....
Practice Round  Saturday 18th April, (2.00 – 3.30)
Day 1 (Fourball) Sunday 19th April  (10.30 – 11.30)
Day 2 (Singles)  Monday 20th April  (8.45 – 10.00). 

Spectators are very welcome!