Wednesday, May 29, 2019


The on line entries for the Autumn Meeting at Sandyhills on Wednesday September 4th is now available for entries -- Click on the entries link on the RHS of this page or CLICK HERE

Monday, May 27, 2019

The West Vets retain the Mid West Trophy at Falkirk Carmuirs

West Vets retain the Mid West Trophy

Thankfully, the weather did not turn out as forecast and the match was played in calm, dry and in some parts sunny conditions over Falkirk Carmuirs GC.

A big thanks to Falkirk GC for looking after us and the Midlands Captain, Margaret Tough and her players for being so welcoming.
Well done to the west team who won the Match 5 to 2

Results (West names first)
Jean Sloan (Troon) beat Alison Houston (Ladybank) 4 & 2
Anabel Kane (Kilmalcolm) beat Christine Steedman (Pitreavie) 3 & 2
Janette McCartney (Erskine) beat Fiona Johnston (Blairgowrie) 2 & 1
Liz Hale (Caldwell) beat Emma Wilson (Ellie) 6 & 4
June Lockhart (Gleddoch) beat Myrtle Gilbert (Ladybank) 2up
Cathy Morton (Eastwood) lost to Joan Peden (Dunfermline) 6 & 5
Morag Key (Ralston) lost to Lindsay Wilson (Falkirk) 3 & 2

Many thanks to all the West Vets for playing today, good to see old and some new faces in the team.
Well done again.

Chris Fowler (Captain)

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Lesley Lloyd is the West Vets Champion, two years in a row.

West Vets Captain presents Lesley Lloyd with Championship Trophy
Unfortunately the lovely weather we had for the qualifying competition at Pollok GC and on Tuesday at Renfrew GC failed materialise today. It was quite cold and blustery, making the conditions difficult for the players.

Liz Stewart and Lesley Lloyd

In the first semi final of the Championship Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) on sparkling form, she was 2 under to the turn and Liz Stewart (Greenburn) finally succumbed 5&4

Donna Jackson and Gillian Kyle
The other semi final between Donna Jackson (Troon) and Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) was closely fought and they were all square at after 10, however Donna then pulled ahead and won the game 3&2.

Donna and Lesley on the 1st Tee
The Championship final saw Lesley win the first two holes. They then took it in turns to win holes.
It was 2 up to Lesley at the turn. After a few halved holes, Donna pulled it back to one but Lesley stayed focused and won the game 2&1

Sheila Sneddon and Sandra MacDougall
In the Stewart Trophy, the first semi final was between Sheila Shedden (Prestwick St Nicholas) and Sandra McDougall (Kilmalcolm). Sandra was 4 down at one point, got it back to 2 and went onto win by one hole, a very exciting game.

Brenda Conway - Fiona's caddy and Colleen Brown caddy forJanet Dalmally  

In the other semi final, Janet Buchanan (Dalmally) and Fiona Armour (Renfrew) had a close game with Fiona, the local player, winning 2&1

Captain Chris Fowler presents Fiona Armour with the Stewart Trophy
The final in afternoon between Sandra McDougall and Fiona Armour saw the match start much the same as Sandra’s semi final, she went down 3 holes to the much stronger Fiona, who was playing really well. Sandra managed to get it back to one but Fiona eventually pulled away to win 4&2

Many thanks to the supporters who turned up to watch the play, given the weather and stayed for the prize giving.

Many thanks to all at Renfrew GC for making us very welcome for the two days, the course was in excellent condition. A special thanks to Alex Hammell, the Secretary, who was on hand early in the morning to make sure everything was in place. Also a big thanks to Liz, the only catering member of staff who looked after us, all day.

Semi Final Championship:
Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) bt Liz Stewart (Greenburn) 5&4
Donna Jackson (Troon Ladies) bt Gillian Kyle ( East Renfrewshire) 3&2

Final Championship
Lesley Lloyd bt Donna Jackson 2&1

Stewart Cup (HandicapSemi Final 
Sheila Sneddon (Prestwick St Nicholas) lost to Sandra MacDougall (Kilmacolm) one hole
Janet Buchanan (Dalmally GC) lost to Fiona Armour (Renfrew) 2&1

Fiona Armour bt Sandra MacDougall 4&2

CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS - Courtesy of Chris Fowler and Fiona Armour

Tuesday, May 21, 2019


West Vets Championship 2019

The sun was shining on the West Vets this morning at Renfrew Golf Club which looking great.The 1stround all started in glorious sunshine and blue skies.

Lesley Lloyd was first out against May Hughes and went onto win 6 & 5, the next game went to the second extra hole where Janice Paterson won against Liz Keohone.

Liz Stewart got the better of new Vet, Jean Sloan winning 7 & 6. Marion Mason also in her first championship, took Roz Purdom to the 16th.
Donna Jackson won 5 & 4 against Anabel Kane, always a tough opponent.
Carol Whyte won 5&3 in her game against Beth Paterson. Renfrewshire County champion Gillian Kyle won 4&3  against local player Brenda Conway.

The last game was won by Lorraine Campbell 4&3 playing ex captain and West Vets stalwart, Anna Telfer.

In the afternoon, the 8 players in the Championship and the 8 in the Stewart Trophy all went out in the sunshine.

Lesley Lloyd had a tough game against Janice Paterson, eventually winning 2&1, Liz Stewart also had to fight for a place in the semis against Roz Purdom eventually winning up. 

In the bottom of the draw, Donna Jackson came through winner against Carol Whyte 2&1, Lorraine Campbell had a hard match against Gillian Kyle who was playing very well, Gillian winning 7&6

The Stewart Trophy 1stround match saw Sheila Shedden defeating Anita McMillan 7&6, Sandra McDougall, our secretary who never stops working, winning 3&2 against a difficult opponent in Barbara Cunningham. 
Janet Buchanan defeated Eve McGregor 5&4 and in the final game local player, Fiona Armour won 3&2 against Cathy Morton.

The forecast is okay for Thursday – dry at least for the players.

Chris Fowler

Championship  1st Round Results

Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) bt May Hughes (Lanark) 6&5
Liz Keohone (London Gowflost to Janice Paterson  (Drumpellier)
Liz Stewart (Greenburn)  bt Jean Sloan  (Troon Ladies) 7&5
Roz Purdom (Prestwick St Nicholas) bt Marion Mason (Milngavie)
Donna Jackson (Troon Ladies) bt Anabel Kane (Kilmacolm) 5&4
Carol Whyte (Milngavie) bt Beth Paterson (Eastwood)
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) v Brenda Conway (Renfrew)
Lorraine Campbell (Cardross) bt Anna Telfer (Milngavie) 4&3

Quarter Finals:
Lesley Lloyd bt Janice Paterson 2&1
Liz Stewart bt Roz Purdom 
Donna Jackson bt Carol Whyte 2&1
Gillian Kyle bt Lorraine Campbell 7&6

Stewart Trophy 1st round 
Anita McMillan (Erskine) lost Sheila Sneddon (Prestwick St Nicholas) 7&6
Barbara Cunningham (Hilton Park) lost to Sandra MacDougall(Kilmalcolm) 3&2
Janet Buchanan (Dalmally) bt Evy McGregor (Ranfurly Castle) 5&4
Cathy Morton (Eastwood) lost to Fiona Armour (Renfrew) 3&2

Wednesday, May 15, 2019


103 Vets took part in the Summer Meeting and Championship Qualifier at Pollok Golf Club.

We were blessed with a wonderful day, blue skies ad sunshine. 

The course was in excellent condition with very fast greens!

Congratulations to the overall winner, Lesley Lloyd from Hayston GC (pictured left) with a wonderful scratch score of 74 Followed by Donna Jackson (Troon Ladies) on 75

SSS72, CSS75

Donna Jackson - 2nd leading Qualifier

Anita McMillan

Congratulations also to Anita McMillan from Erskine GC who had the best nett score, 74 (BIH)
Janet Buchanan

A special congratulations to Janet Buchanan from DalmallyGC, who won the Super Vets, also with a nett 74.

Leading scores:
Lesley Lloyd 74
Donna Jackson 75
Gillian Kyle 76
Liz Stewart 79

Handicap leading Scores:
Anita McMillan 74
Janet Buchanan 74
Cathy Morton 75

The Summer Meeting is also the qualifier for the West Vets Championship and Stewart Trophy (handicap), which take place next week on Tuesday 21st May and Thursday 23rd May at Renfrew Golf Club.

Championship Draw – 1st Round Tuesday 21st May am.

Lesley Lloyd (Haystonv May Hughes (Lanark)
Liz Keohone (London Gowfv Janice Paterson  (Drumpelier)
Liz Stewart (Greenburn)  v Jean Sloan  (Troon Ladies)
Roz Purdom (Prestwick St Nicholas) v Marion Mason (Milngavie)
Donna Jackson (Troon Ladies) v Anabel Kane (Kilmacolm)
Carol Whyte (Milngavie) v Beth Paterson (Eastwood)
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) v Brenda Conway (Renfrew)
Lorraine Campbell (Cardross) v Anna Telfer (Milngavie)


Stewart Trophy Draw – 1st round Tuesday 21st May pm
Anita McMillan (Erskine) v Sheila Sneddon (Prestwick St Nicholas)
Barbara Cunningham (Hilton Park) v Sandra MacDougall(Kilmalcolm)
Janet Buchanan (Dalmally) v Evy McGregor (Ranfurly Castle)
Cathy Morton (Eastwood) v Fiona Armour (Renfrew)


The committee would like to thank Pollok GC for allowing us the use of their course, accommodating such a large entry and also making us feel very welcome. Thank you also to the catering staff for looking after us so well throughout the day.

Finally many, many thanks to Sandra MacDougall for all her hard work and organisation leading up to this competition and on the day.
Thanks to all the committee for their help on the day, couldn’t do it without you.

Chris Fowler (Captain)

Tuesday, May 07, 2019


Congratulations are due to the following members for being chosen to play   in the Match at Glencorse Golf Club on Tuesday 25th June.

Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire), Donna Jackson (Troon), Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie), Liz Stewart (Greenburn), Lorraine Campbell (Cardross), Carol Whyte (Milngavie), Roz Purdom (Prestwick St Nicholas), Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) and Robina Gilbertson (Prestwick St Nicholas)

Reserves are:
May Hughes (Lanark), Carol McNally (Williamwood), Joanne Sharp (Kilmarnock Barassie) and Beth Paterson (Eastwood)

The arrangements for the day will follow. I’ve still to get tee times from the East Vets Captain.

Chris Fowler (Captain)

Wednesday, May 01, 2019


Congratulations are due to the following members for being chosen to play in the Match against Midlands Vets at Falkirk Carmuirs Golf Club on Monday 27th May.

West Vets Team
Anabel Kane (Kilmalcolm),
Jean Sloan (Troon), 
Janette McCartney (Erskine), 
Liz Hale (Caldwell), 
Ann Shanks (Dumbarton), 
June Lockhart (Gleddoch)
Marion Stewart (Kilmalcolm). 

Reserves: Cathy Morton (Eastwood), Morag Key (Ralston), Sandra Littlejohn (Erskine) & Marion Mason (Milngavie) 

 For players, meet at 10am for coffee and a roll. The first tee time is 11 o’clock 

 Chris Fowler (Captain)