Wednesday, May 13, 2020


Hi Ladies,

"I hope that you and your families are all safe and well.
Today would have been the West Vets Summer meeting at Cathkin Braes Golf Club, also our Championship qualifier which would have been played next week over Renfrew Golf Club."

"With the announcement that Golf will be permitted in England from Wednesday and in Ireland and Wales from next Monday there is no doubt that we are getting closer to a return ourselves here in Scotland.
I’m sure most of you will be looking forward to getting back out on the golf course, mindful of social distancing and all other measures put in place to keep you safe."

"It has been a really difficult time for everyone and it is likely to a slow return to what we consider normal – playing golf, meeting friends & family."
"I will keep you up to posted with any news or updates."

Take care and stay safe.
Chris Fowler

Thursday, May 07, 2020


As you all know, we are in the midst of a coronavirus epidemic and the SVLGA Committee has been trying to find the best way forward for 2020. We have held a virtual committee meeting, and, taking into account recent government advice on the length of time it may take to find our way out of the lockdown, we have decided to cancel all our events for 2020. Playing any kind of competitive golf event appears to be quite a long way off. Our events involve an older age group, travel across Scotland and England, overnight stays, catering, not to speak of methods of playing golf at a social distance. We hope that all Divisions agree with these decisions.

The first event to be cancelled is the Jamboree at Glenbervie. We were looking forward to hosting the English Divisions in Scotland. However, the Divisions have agreed to postpone the event to 2021, and we have booked to play at Glenbervie from Monday 2nd - Thursday 5th August 2021.

We have also decided to cancel the SVLGA Championship. Many Divisions have cancelled their qualifying competitions which are usually played over the year leading up to the finals at Blairgowrie. The Scottish Championship will not be contested this year. In 2021 the SVLGA Championship Finals will be contested on Sunday 19th September and Monday 20th September at Blairgowrie as usual. 

We have also cancelled the Blairgowrie event. We were hoping that we might be able to hold a golf event in September as it is still a few months away, but it is looking increasingly unlikely that we would be able to hold the event in the normal format, and the sensible decision is to cancel it. We have booked at Blairgowrie for 2021 on Monday 20th September and Tuesday 21st September. Thank you to everyone who intimated that they would like to play this year. Most Divisions had taken up their quota, and will be allocated the same number of places for 2021.

Our AGM is scheduled for Sunday 20th September 2020 at Blairgowrie at 7.30pm. As the Blairgowrie event is not going ahead, we will find another method of holding the AGM which is likely to be on the same date at the same time. We will let you know details as soon as we can.