Tuesday, March 24, 2020


I have been in touch with the East and Midlands Captains regarding our up and coming Team Matches. We have agreed that these scheduled matches cannot go ahead following the latest Government directives.
Consequently -
                          28th May West v Midlands at Troon
                          2nd June West v East at Douglas Park
Have been cancelled.
Whether these matches can be rearranged later in the season is impossible to predict. We will keep you posted.

With best wishes and good health throughout the coming months.

Chris Fowler

Friday, March 20, 2020


In light of the recent directive from the UK Government to avoid non-essential social contact, we have taken the decision to cancel/postpone the Spring Meeting at Lanark, the Summer Meeting at Cathkin Braes along with the Championship at Renfrew.
The number of clubs around Scotland who have now closed their catering and bar facilities is increasing daily.
I am also aware that things are likely to escalate over the next few weeks.
We are extremely disappointed but agree that this is in the best interests of our members.

The draw for Blairgowrie will go ahead, we have been allocated 11 spaces. So far 9 couples have sent Sandra applications. If you still wish to apply, can you do so by 4th April.

We normally ask for names of ladies who wish to be considered for our 3 Team Matches, to put there names forward when attending the Spring Meeting, can you email myself if you wish to be considered for selection for any of the matches listed below.

For players with a handicap of 10 and above there are two matches:

The singles match against Midlands, 28th May at Troon Portland 
The Foursomes match against East, 13th August at Turnhouse GC
For players with a handicap of 9 and under 
Singles match against East, 2nd June at Douglas Park

Obviously, we will be looking at the current situation nearer the time as to whether any of these matches will take place.

It may be possible to try and play the Championship later in the year, however that is something we can look at over the coming weeks.

Stay safe everyone.
Chris Fowler (Captain)

Sunday, March 15, 2020

The Mary McKenna Perpetual Trophy is postponed

The Annual SVLGA team v Irish Senior Ladies team for the Mary McKenna Perpetual Trophy:

I suspect that it will come as no surprise that the decision has been made to postpone the above match which was due to take place on 28 and 29 March in Dublin. We are currently in discussions with our Irish friends to decide when the next match will be played.
This is such a disappointment for all concerned but it is clear the current situation will not improve  in the next two weeks and this is the only course of action which could be taken. 

In the meantime, we do hope that all our members stay fit and well and manage to get out on the golf course to reap the benefits of playing this great game. 

Stay fit and well everyone ⛳️🏌️‍♀️
Karen Ballantyne
SVLGA Captain

Sunday, March 08, 2020


Lesley, Liz, Donna and Gillian on the practice day
West Vets, Donna Jackson, Liz Stewart, Gillian Kyle, Lesley Lloyd and Gillian McGinlay have all been at the Spanish Seniors last week in Valencia at Parador El Saler Golf Club.
The event consisted of 2 days of 'Doubles" - Fourball (Day 1) and Foursomes (Day 2) and then 3 days of singles with the cut being made at 60th out of a field of 90 after the 2nd round.

Out of a field of 46 couples Gillian Kyle partnered by Scottish Seniors Champion Elaine Moffat finished in Tied in 22nd place followed by 1 shot behind by Donna and Liz tied in 24th place

The whole week all the players endured exceedingly high winds that played havoc with many scores and as you can see from the photo below some light refreshment was needed to help the recovery !!
The 19th Hole
Donna and Lesley Lloyd had the best performance with both of them finishing the rounds tied in 40th position and Donna was 20th in the handicap section.

For all the daily reports and scores click on the following link


Monday, March 02, 2020


The entry form for Blairgowrie 2020 can now be downloaded here and sent to me along with a cheque for £124 per couple. 

We will ballot the entries at the Spring Meeting at Lanark on Wednesday 8th April.

As discussed at our AGM in November - we will prioritise those couples who were not successful in last year’s ballot - and will create a new waiting list if we are oversubscribed this year, once we learn how many spaces the West Division has been allocated for 2020.

Sandra Macdougall (Secretary SVLGA (West Division)