Thursday, May 25, 2017


Liz Keohone and Championship winner Liz Stewart
For once we were treated to some wonderful weather, which showed Renfrew Golf Club at its best. The fairways were in very good condition, but all players found the greens very difficult due to dressings which had been sprayed beforehand.

The morning’s play saw 3 of the 4 matches tied after 9 holes, and in the 4th match Carole Hill (Hilton Park) was in control and eventually ran out the winner by 5 & 4 over Glynis Rintoul (Old Ranfurly) to reach the final of the Stewart Trophy. In the other semi-final, the players had to go down the 18th before Morag Key (Ralston) eventually prevailed over Helen Burnet (Hilton Park),  winning by 2 holes.

In the Championship, both semi-final  matches were keenly contested with some great golf, and it took a birdie by Liz Keohone (Loudoun Gowf) to see off Nicky Henderson (Haggs Castle) by 2 & 1 and reach the final. In the other semi-final, Liz Stewart (Greenburn) found Anabel Kane (Kilmacolm) a difficult opponent to beat, especially as both played the front 9 in 39. It took 2 long putts by Liz to secure victory on the 16th green.

In the Championship Final, Liz Stewart got off to a good start and was quickly 2 up. Several holes thereafter were halved until Liz Stewart pulled away to be 4 up. However as expected, Liz Keohone pegged 2 holes back but was unable to force the game down the 18th, so Liz Stewart became the Champion for the first time.

Carole Hill - Stewart Cup Winner and Morag Key
The Stewart Trophy Final proved another tough effort between new Vet Carole Hill and the ‘evergreen’ Morag Key. Considering that both ladies are not used to playing 2 rounds in a day, especially in those warm conditions, they played consistently good golf. However the ‘youngster’ Carole eventually prevailed on the 16th green, winning 3 & 2.

We would like to thank Renfrew Golf Club once again for hosting the 2 days play, and all members who were most welcoming. Thanks also to the small number of spectators who walked the fairways, and finally we are indebted (as usual !) to Carol Fell for her skills in keeping the website up to date, and for her photos. -- Click here for some Photos of the day -- - courtesy of June Lockhart and Carol Fell

Report by June Lockhart

Championship Semi-Finals

Liz Keohone (Loudoun Gowf) beat Nicky Henderson (Haggs Castle) 2&1
Liz Stewart (Greenburn) beat Anabel Kane (Kilmacolm) 3&a2

Stewart Cup Semi-Finals

Carole Hill (Hilton Park) beat Glynis Rintoul (Old Ranfurly ) 5&4
Morag Key (Erskine) beat Helen Burnet ( (2up)

Liz Stewart (Greenburn) beat Liz Keohone (Loudoun Gowf) 2&1

Stewart Cup Final 

Carole Hill (Hilton Park) beat Morag Key (Erskine) 3&2

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


The morning’s play in the Championship started with a tie between 2 of the favourites, Donna Jackson and Lesley Lloyd. This match was tight all the way until Donna clinched it on the 18th.  Another 18 hole nail biter took place where Anne Shanks edged out Lynn McColl, but the tie between Roz Purdom and Lorraine Campbell had to go down the 19th before Roz proved victorious. 
The other winners in round 1 were Nicky Henderson, Liz Keohone, Liz Stewart, Anabel Kane and May Hughes.

The afternoon’s play in the Championship saw more exciting games, although it was rather spoiled by rain which was not forecast to all except Morag Key !! 
This time Roz Purdom could not prevail going down the 19thagain, as Liz Stewart won through to the semi-final. 
Nicky Henderson and Donna Jackson served up a tight game as did Anabel Kane and May Hughes. 
Congratulations go to both Nicky and Anabel for winning through to the semi-finals. 
The last semi-finalist will be Liz Keohone, but I’m sure she will join me in congratulating her opponent Anne Shanks, who has done so well in her first season with the Vets.

The afternoon also saw 4 ties in the Stewart Cup, with Helen Burnet, Morag Key, Carole Hill and Glynis Rintoul progressing to the semi-finals.

Thursday will see all the winners take to the fairways again at Renfrew, with the Championship play starting at 9.30am and play for the Stewart Cup starting at 9.44 am. 

The Championship Final will take place at 2pm, followed immediately by the Stewart Cup Final at 2.10pm. 
Supporters will be most welcome, so please come along and enjoy the day’s play.

West Vets Division Championship at Renfrew,

Round 1

Donna Jackson beat Lesley Lloyd (1up)
Nicky Henderson beat Chris Fowler (6&5)
Anne Shanks beat Lynn McColl (1up)
Liz Keohone beat Anne Judge (4&3)
Liz Stewart beat Liz Hale (6&4)
Roz Purdom beat Lorraine Campbell (at 19th)
Anabel Kane beat Liz Wilson (3&2)
May Hughes beat Gillian Kyle (3&2)

Quarter Finals

Nicky Henderson (Haggs Castle)  beat Donna Jackson  (Troon Ladies / Cochrane Castle ) (2&1)
Liz Keohone (Loudoun Gowf)  beat Anne Shanks (Cardross) 7& 6
Liz Stewart (Greenburn) beat Roz Purdom (Prestwick St Nicholas)   19th Hole
Anabel Kane (Kilmacolm) beat May Hughes (Lanark)  2&1

Stewart Cup (Handicap) 1st round.

Helen Burnet beat Linda Parry (3&2)
Morag Key beat Sandra McDougall (2&1)
Carole Hill beat Betty Connor (3&2)
Glynis Rintoul beat Fiona Roger (4&3)

Thanks go to West Vets Captain June Lockhart for the results and report

Monday, May 22, 2017


Victorious West Vets Team - click to enlarge
Midlands Team - Click to Enlarge

West and Midland Vets- click to enlarge
Ten West Vets travelled through to Auchterarder looking forward to playing the course and trying to win the Mid West Trophy. For a short time it looked like rain was going to spoil the day, but the skies quickly cleared and along with the lovely scenery, the girls really enjoyed the match and ran out winners by 7 games to 3.

The greens looked good but the par 3 pin positions really tested the players. However all matches were played in a wonderful spirit, and Captain Lizee McGraw and her team looked after us so well. We therefore look forward to hosting the Midlands team in the West next year.

The games ended as follows :-

Anna Telfer (Milngavie) lost by 1 hole v Elsie Hutcheon (Ladybank)
Linda McDougall (Greenock) won 4 & 3 v Agnes Lind (Elie)
Jennifer Mack (Haggs) won 5 & 4 v Kathleen Duncan (Pitlochry)
Anabel Kane (KIlmacolm) lost 3 & 2 v Emma Wilson (Elie)
Anne Judge (Ranfurly Castle) won 5 & 4 v Liz Fertacz (Blairgowrie)
Sheila Steele (Buchanan Castle) won 4 & 3 v Moira Lumby (K J V1)
Joanne Sharp (Kil/Barassie) won 4 & 3 v Christine Steadman (Pitreavie)
Lynn McColl (Bearsden) won 5 & 4 v Janice Lang (Blairgowrie)
Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) lost 3 & 2 v Moira Begbie (Ladybank)
Karen Maxwell (Milngavie) won 4 & 3 v Margaret Hunter (Blairgowrie)

Report by June Lockhart (Captain)   -- CLICK HERE to go to the Midland Vets Report


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Lesley Lloyd, Ann Shanks and Helen Burnet star at Ralston.

78 ladies played in the Summer Meeting in lovely weather and enjoyed the ‘apres golf’ alfresco !
The course looked splendid, although the ground conditions made it difficult to approach and hold the greens.
Helen Burnet -- Super Vet

Ann Shanks - Best Net Score 

The Heather Anderson Trophy was won by Lesley Lloyd with a gross 79, the Super Vet was Helen Burnet with a nett 73 but the biggest star was Ann Shanks with an amazing nett 68. The Division 2 winner was Gladys Rintoul ( nett 75 ) with runner-up Janette Stewart ( nett 76 ).

Thanks go to Ralston Golf Club for looking after us so well, and thanks to the Committee helpers – especially Anne Dunn for all her work.





Morag -- Blows out the Candles

I've Done it !! 
Carol Sim -- Cuts the cake -- Morag says -- How many people are there !! 

Report by Captain June Lockhart