Thursday, November 03, 2016


Future, Present and Past Captains -- Chris Fowler, June Lockhart and Marion Stewart
46 ladies attended the AGM of the West Division's SLVGA which was held at Cowglen GC this afternoon - Thursday, November 3rd 2016.

Captain Marion Stewart welcomed everyone to the meeting

Reports were given by treasurer Mo Neilson and Secretary Anne Dunn. Anne indicated that there had been a few resignations this year which will allow some new members to join from the large waiting list.

Marion sadly reported the deaths of our West Vets Past President of the SVLGA Sally Coster, Scottish International and Curtis Cup Player Dorothea Hastings and Scottish Senior Internationalist Jean Brown.

She then gave an entertaining account of the years events with congratulations also going to Alex Glennie on winning the Scottish Seniors Strokeplay Championship, Gillian Kyle winning the West Vets Championship and  Fiona Roger on winning the final of the Stewart Cup. 

Congratulations were given to Gillian Kyle, Carol Whyte, Lesley Lloyd and Alex Glennie who all represented us at International level.

She thanked Julie Will retiring committee member for all her help and thanked all her committee.

Honorary Members Heather Anderson, Wendy Cameron and Aileen Wilson
Marion was delighted to announce that Aileen Wilson and Heather Anderson have been awarded Honorary Membership of the West Vets and she presented them with their Honorary membership certificates. Both Heather and Aileen were delighted and both gave entertaining replies. 
West Vets now have 3 honorary Members - Wendy Cameron being the 3rd - she was awarded the title in 2010   

Reports from Lesley Loyd, Alex Glennie and Gillian Kyle 

Lesley Lloyd gave a concise report of the Mary McKenna Perpetual Trophy at Lahinch Ireland on the 17th and 18th of April2016 .
West Vets Lesley Lloyd and Carol Whyte played in team. The remaining team members were Alison Bartlett ( Royal Dornoch ), Lorna Bennett ( Ladybank), Fiona de Vries ( St Rule ), Lorna McKinley ( Dunnikier Park ), Meg Sievwright ( Buckpool) and Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies ) 
Ireland were the convincing winners.

Alex Glennie's report was read out by Captain Marion in her absence that gave a  detailed account of the Scottish Vets Jamboree at Panmure Golf Club, Barry, on Tuesday 2nd, Wednesday 3rd, and Thursday 4th August under an excellent captain in Kathleen Sutherland.

The team this year contained three West Vets Alex Glennie, Gillian Kyle and Lesley Lloyd
The remaining team members were;- Fiona de Vries (Midlands) Lorna McKinlay (Midlands) Meg Sievwright (Highlands) Mary Smith (Highlands) Sheena Wood (North)
 The course was in excellent condition and the greens faster than most of us had played on this season. Most of Scotland’s games going into the home stretch, we were always closer but not close enough. The main difference seemed to be the amount of 8-12ins putts the others made in comparison to us. In fact sometimes you thought they were never going to miss. If, but for a few puts it could have been us, but sadly it was the North of England who came out victorious.
Hopefully we will come out winners at Frilford next year with a few new West Vets in the team,.

 Gillian Kyle then gave a detailed account  of the European Senior Team Championships in Poland  at Sierra Golf Club in Northern Poland from August 30th until September 3rd.
Under the Captaincy of Lorna Bennett, the 6 ‘woman’ team of- Fiona DeVries (Midlands) Alex Glennie (West) Gillian Kyle (West) Lesley Lloyd (West) Lorna McKinlay (Midlands) And Mary Smith (Highlands)
Scotland finished 12th and Ireland were the eventual winners.
She thanked Scottish Golf for making it all possible.

Full reports will be in the minutes when available

Captain Marion Stewart and Midlands Captain Shelagh Quinn with the Lyon Trophy
Photo courtesy of Gillian Kirkwood

Marion then gave an excellent report how well the West Vets did at Blairgowrie with picking up many of the trophies including sharing the Team Trophy at Blairgowrie with Midlands 
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She then  presented June Lockhart her badge of office as the new West Vets captain. 
June thanked Marion for all her organised work as Captain and also took the opportunity to thank all those Vets who visited her in hospital and at home, sent flowers, text messages and even food from her enforced absence from the golf course.
She then proposed Chris Fowler as her new Vice Captain which was seconded.
"Chris is a retired PE teacher spending most of her career in Pollok and Easterhouse schools - so she is sure that Chris will surely manage to keep us all in line !!"
"Chris and I  go back a long way through hockey days - a sport in which many later turn to golf. She is  a most accomplished golfer and has been the Cowglen Champion about 13 times."
 She then proposed Sandra MacDougall of Greenock Golf club as a new committee member which again was seconded. She then presented retiring committee member Julie Will with a gift in appreciation for all her work.

Members are asked to pick up their fixture cards from their own Golf Clubs at the beginning of March in order to save on postage costs.

The date for the next AGM is 2nd November 2017  - 2pm at Cowglen

Honorary President Wendy Cameron then presented the prizes to this year's winners.

Some of the main prizewinners

Gillian Kyle - 2016 West Vets Champion

West Vets Champion  Gillian Kyle  gave the vote of thanks.

"Ladies-on your behalf, I would like to thank Captain Marion, Vice Captain June and all the Committee for organising the 2016 events for the West Vets. 
It’s been a great season and we are all very grateful for your time and hard work arranging all our fixtures. I’d like to congratulate Marion on her success as Captain and wish June all the very best for her time in office. "
"I wish you all good health and fulfilling golf for the season ahead.  - Thank you. "

The minutes of the meeting will be posted when available