Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Merry Christmas

Just when we all thought that life could maybe get back to some normality the virus has again wreaked havoc with Christmas and New Year celebrations. We will continue to keep our fingers crossed that the 2022 golf season will provide a light at the end of this tunnel and we will look forward to seeing everyone very soon.
On behalf of the west vets committee can i wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and health and happiness for 2022. 


Friday, December 03, 2021

Club V1

 The SVLGA have now made the decision to change their operating system to ClubV1.

This has imporatant implications for the way we will enter competitions for the 2022 season. I would therefore encourage you (if you haven't already) to download the ClubV1 app. We are currently working with ClubV1 to ensure this transition is as smooth as it can be ? Ongoing updates will be provided in due course.

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Autumn Meeting 2022 and Updated Fixture Card

 We are delighted to advise that the Autumn Meeting has now been confirmed as follows :

Milngavie Golf Club

Monday 5th September 2022

The full fixture card for 2022  is now available by CLICKING HERE

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Funeral Arrangements for Heather Anderson - Amendment to previous statements

There has been a change of plan for Heather's Funeral due to Covid. 

The hearse will leave from Heather's home in Uplawmoor at 9.50am on Friday 26th November. 
It will travel down the village main street towards Cadwell GC -- (some of you may wish to pay your respects by standing at the roadside) The cortege will go slowly past the Golf Club going towards Irvine.

There will be a service at  10.30am at Holmbridge Crematorium, Irvine ( KA11 4EF) to which all are invited. The service will also be streamed and the code will be listed on the Crematorium website.

For clarification, there will not be a service at Caldwell Parish Church.

After the service at  the crematorium,  Lesley has  invited  all to meet up at  the Uplawmoor Hotel from 11.45am onwards.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021


Winning the Jamboree at West Kilbride

Heather and Ann Prentice

It is with much sadness that I have to announce the death of Honorary Member Heather Anderson (Caldwell GC and Troon Ladies)  on the 8th November 2021 a month short of her 91st birthday.

She was West Vets Champion - 18 years ago !

HEATHER STILL BLOOMING AT 73 - Article from by Colin Farquharson
Heather Anderson notched up yet another title in her extraordinarly long and successful golfing career when she won the Scottish Veteran Ladies Golf Association's West Division title at Renfrew yesterday (Wed) at the age of 73.
Mrs Anderson won the Scottish women's amateur championship in 1969 when she beat Kathleen Lackie in the final at West Kilbride. She played for Great Britain & Ireland in the Vagliano Trophy match against the Continent of Europe that year, having appeared for Scotland in the women's home internationals of 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1970 and 1971.
At Renfrew, Heather beat Ann Prentice (Bothwell Castle) by 3 and 2 in the final after winning the second and third to go two up and never falling behind after that.
She was three up at the turn.

Quarter-finals _ P Hutton (Lanark) beat P Richmond (Douglas Park) 3 and 2; A Prentice (Bothwell Castle) beat F Roger (Ranfurly Castle) 2 holes; J Mack (Haggs Castle) beat H Faulds (Douglas Park) 2 holes; H Anderson (Troon Ladies) beat A Telfer (Milngavie) 2 holes.
Semi-finals_ Prentice beat Hutton 6 and 5, Anderson beat Mack 4 and 3.

Final _ Anderson beat Prentice 3 and 2.

Down memory lane

Scottish Seniors Championship - Southerness 2004
Fiona Roger, Aileen Wilson, Heather Anderson
Carol Fell and Jennifer Mack

And finally Captain May Hughes said -- 
I had the privilege of playing with Heather in a Vets meeting at West Kilbride. She recalled the days of her victory in the Scottish in 1969. And she also asked the caterer if he had any of those donoughts she so enjoyed at that time. Sadly he didn’t have any ! 

Heather’s funeral  will be on Friday 26th November. -- See Details 
To read the full obituary go to CaroFellGolf 

Sunday, November 07, 2021


Past, Present and Future Captains
Chris, May and Lesley

The West Vet's AGM and prizegiving took place on Thursday 4th November at Cowglen Golf Club - 

May Hughes (Lanark) took over the roll of Captain from Chris Fowler (Cowglen) with her Vice Captain Lesley Lloyd (Troon Ladies). 

This is an excellent partnership as Lesley was May's Vice Captain in 2009  when it was  Lanarkshire's County Centenary Year. The West Division of the Scottish Veterans' Association is in good hands. 

Janette McCartney (Erskine) takes over from Sandra MacDougall (Kilmacolm) as Secretary and Jan Macnab (Ranfurly Castle) as Treasurer taking over from Mo Neilson (Greenock)

Committee members are Gillian McGinlay (Troon Ladies) and Fiona Cameron (Cowglen)

The Main Prize-winners
Jennifer Mack, Gillian Kyle, Jennifer Monaghan
Lesley Lloyd and Rena Simpson 

CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOGRAPHS -- (Courtesy of Fiona Armour) 

Wednesday, October 06, 2021


The 52nd AGM and Prizegiving of the West Vets will be held on Thursday 4th November 2021 at 2.00pm in Cowglen Golf Club. 

The  2019 West Vets AGM minutes can be read and printed by Clicking Here 

To read the notes from the 2020 report  - CLICK HERE

The Financial Accounts will also be posted on the website prior to the meeting. 

 Please note there will be no catering at Cowglen Golf Club - but the bar will be open.

Monday, September 27, 2021

West Vets Lynn McColl has died suddenly on holiday

Lynn McColl

It with great sadness that I have to inform you all that Lynn McColl (The Carrick)  has died. She suffered a bleed on the brain whilst away on holiday.

For all of you who knew Lynn, she was such an friendly, energetic & positive person. She loved her golf and of course her other passion pickleball.

She was on the WestVets Committee and represented the association in many team matches.

Lynn will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Our thoughts are with her family at this very sad time.

Chris Fowler (Captain)

Funeral arrangements - Friday 22nd October

Church service 1.30pm at St.Andrews White Church (Drumchapel) 
Service at Clydebank Dalnottar Crematorium 2.30pm 
Follow on to Douglas Park Golf Club, Bearsden 3.30pm 

Friday, September 24, 2021



Lesley Lloyd (Championship Semi Finalist) and Chris Fowler 
Photo courtesy of May Hughes

Elaine Moffat (St Regulus) won  the Scottish Veterans' Ladies Golf Association Championship over the Lansdowne Course at Blairgowrie on Monday 20th September.

She beat Karen Marshall (Baberton) after a low scoring final with the match finishing with Elaine one up on the 18th. 

West Vets Champion Lesley Lloyd (pictured above with Captain Chris Fowler) reached the Semi Finals of the Championship and received the Kennaway Quaich


Monday 20th September:
Patrick Rosebowl
West Vets -- Liz Stewart (Greenburn) was 5th  and Donna Jackson (The ladies Golf club Troon) 8th in the Patrick Rosebowl - Scratch 

Tuesday 21st September

Beddoch Quaich Scratch 
West Vets Leading Scores
4th: Mary Scott and Gill McLeod (Williamwood) 79
5th:Lesley Lloyd and Gillian McGinlay ( Ladies Golf Club Troon) 79
7th Donna Jackson (The Ladies Golf Club Troon) and Liz Stewart (Greenburn) 80

Beddoch Quaich Net Scores:
West Vets Leading Scores:
2nd Mary Scott and Gill McLeod (Williamwood) 79 (10) 69
7th: Lesley Lloyd and Gillian McGinlay (Ladies Golf Club Troon)  79 (7) 72

For the full list of prize winners click on the following link ——>> SVLGA WEBSITE

Friday, September 03, 2021


After no WestVets golf in 2020we have managed to get our season completed bar one competition.

Our Autumn Meeting at West Kilbride was our last competition of the year, with 75 vets competing. I think everyone agreed it was worth waiting for – the weather was really kind to us, no wind, not cold and by lunchtime, the sunwas shining, lovely views what more could we ask for. Well, probably less bunkers!!


Congratulations to Rena Simpson of Kilmalcolm Golf Club who came in with a nett 70 to be the overall winner of the Autumn Meeting and the recipient of the Mary Craddock Trophy.

Rena also also the best Super Vet.

Gillian Kyle, East Renfrewshire GC came in with the best scratch score of 80, with May Hughes, Lanark GC runner up with 81 (last 6 holes)

The Division 2 winner was Lana MacDonald of Hilton Park GC with a nett 74.

Many thanks to West Kilbride GC for the use of their course, everyone thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to play on such a great course.




Leading scores



Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) 80

May Hughes (Lanark) 81 last 6 holes

Jenifer Mack (Haggs Castle) 81


Division 1

Rena Simpson(Kilmalcolm) 88-18 = 70

Marion Stewart (Kilmalcolm) 90-19 = 71


Division 2

Lana McDonald (Hilton Park) 98-24 = 74

Jennifer Gough (Clydebank & District) 111-29 = 82. Last nine holes



Saturday, August 21, 2021


 The Draw for the Autumn meeting over West Kilbride on the 2nd September has now been done  -- CLICK HERE

Thursday, August 12, 2021

East Vets win the 2021 ASP friendship Trophy

Vice Captain May Hughes presents the Asp Trophy to the East Vets

Turnhouse Golf
Course was the venue today for the annual match for the ASP Friendship Trophy

The West have held the trophy for the last 3 years and were keen today to continue with a winning formula to bring the trophy back along the M8. 

Alas our eastern counterparts were more than up to the task and the ASP trophy will reside with the East for the next 12 months with a score of 4 points to 1. 

Our ladies however all enjoyed the golf course, which was in excellent condition and the sunny but windy conditions. 

Our thanks to the east for their hospitality and we look forward to a return match in 2022.

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Chris Fowler and Liz Hale

Anne Judge and Sandra Littlejohn

Brenda Conway and Fiona Armour

Fiona Cameron and May Hughes

Rona Agnew and Marion Stewart

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Veterans Jamboree Results at Glenbervie Golf Club

West Vets Lesley Lloyd and Liz Stewart
Photo courtesy of Jean Macintyre

Scottish Vets Team -- Photo Courtesy of Midlands Vets Website

Veterans LGA Jamboree for the Miller Stirling Trophy is at  Glenbervie Golf Club from Tuesday 3rd to Thursday 5th August 2021. West Vets Lesley Lloyd and Liz Stewart are in the team


Tuesday 3rd August  
Scotland v North
Sheena Wood & Lesley Lloyd (Scotland) beat  Sara Spencer & Barbara Jamieson (North) 4&3
Lorna McKinlay & Linda Allan (Scotland) lost to Claire Brown & Bet Sworowski (North) 3&1 
Liz Stewart & Caroline Steedman (Scotland) lost to  Brenda Ewbank and Sharon Eales (North) 6&4 
Scotland 1 North  2

DAY 1 --Tuesday  3rd August
Scotland v North 
Sheena Wood lost to Caroline Berry 5&4
Linda Allan lost to Karen Jobling 3&1
Aileen Baker lost to Clair Brown 4&3
Anne Hanson lost to Sharon Eales 5&4
Lorna McKinlay beat Brenda Ewbank 2hole
Lesley Lloyd beat Bet Sworowski 1hole
Scotland 2 North 4 

Final Result Day 1  Scotland 3 North 6
South v Midlands (3rd August 2021)
Foursomes - South 0 Midland 3
Singles - South 5.5 Midland 0.5
Final Result Day 1 : South 5.5 Midlands 3.5

DAY 2 Wednesday 3rd August 
Scotland v South


Sheena Wood &  Lesley Lloyd lost to  Jackie Foster & Karen Sykes 5&3

Linda Allan & Lorna  McKinlay beat Amanda Mayne & Gill Brown 2&1

Caroline Steedman & Anne Hanson lost to Katherine Russell Mary McLaren 1 Down

Final Result Day 2 Scotland 1 South 2


Sheena Wood lost to Jackie Foster 3&2 

Lesley Lloyd lost to Felicity Christine 3&1

Lorn McKinlay lost to Katherine Russell 3&1 

Anne Hanson lost to Karen Sykes 3&1 

Aileen Baker beat Mary McLaren 3&2 

Linda Allan beat Debbie Richards 4&2

Final Result Day 2 Scotland 3 South 6

Midland v North (4th August 2021)
Foursomes - Midland 3 North 0
Singles - Midland 1 North 5

Final Result Day 1 :Midland  4  North 5

DAY 3 Thursday 5th August -- Scotland v Midlands 

Scotland v Midlands Foursomes
Sheena Wood & Lesley Lloyd lost to  Julie Brown & Jenny Deeley 3&2
Linda Allan & Lorna McKinley beat Marcella Tuttle & Sophie Beardsall 3&2
Aileen Baker & Liz Stewart lost to Sarah Cranton & Julia Gaunt 2&1
Foursomes result Scotland 1 Midland 2

Sheena Wood lost to Sophie Beardsall 4&2
Aileen Baker beat Sue Spencer 5&4
Anne Hanson lost to Helen Lowe 2 Dn
Caroline Steedman lost to Marcella Tuttle 1Dn
Lorna McKinlay lost tp  Jenny Deeley 4&2
Linda Allen halved with Sarah Cranton

Final Result Day 3 - Scotland 3.5 Midland 6.5

North v South (5th August 2021)
Foursomes - North 1  South 2 
Singles -North 3.5 South 2.5

Final Result Day 3 :North 4.5  South  4.5

South - 16 points
North 15.5
Midland 14
Scotland 8.5

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Trolley Pullers and supporters required for Glenbervie at the Vets LGA Jamboree in August

The Veterans LGA Jamboree for the Miller Stirling Trophy is being  held at Glenbervie Golf Club from Tuesday 3rd to Thursday 5th August 2021.

The teams participating in the Jamboree are Scotland and three teams from England - South, North and Midland. 

Two members of SVLGA (WestVets) - Lesley Lloyd & Liz Stewart have been selected for the Scotland Team. The team will be captained by Karen Ballantyne. 

Each match consists of 3 foursomes in the morning (08:30 start) and 6 singles in the afternoon (from 12:45). 

Scotland has been drawn to play against North on Tues 3rd, South on Wed 4th and Midland on Thurs 5th. Spectators are welcome so please come along and support the Scottish Team if you can. 

We are also looking for trolley pullers. Anyone who is available and willing to trolley pull (for any of the teams) should contact Chris Fowler or May Hughes with their own name and contact details (email & mobile phone number too if possible) and also which day(s) they are available and whether for morning, or afternoon, or both. 

Contact details are:  

Chris:    christine.fowler6@btinternet.com       07708125428
May:      hughes.may@btinternet.com               07768 347285

Thursday, July 15, 2021


Congratulations to Lesley Lloyd and Liz Stewart being named in the team to play at the VLGA Jamboree. Also Donna Jackson as reserve.

The SVLGA and Captain Karen Ballantyne are delighted to announce the team to represent Scotland at the VLGA Jamboree at Glenbervie GC from Tuesday 3rd to Thursday 5th August. The team is as follows:

Sheena Wood - Northern - Current SVLGA Champion
Linda Allan - Midland
Aileen Baker - Midland
Anne Hanson - East
Lesley LLoyd - West
Lorna McKinlay - Midland
Caroline Steedman - East
Liz Stewart - West


Jennifer Bryans - East
Donna Jackson - West

Covid rules permitting we’d be delighted if you could come along and support our team. 

Also  Congratulations go to Gillian Kyle on being named by Scottish Golf for their Senior Women’s Team who will compete in the Senior Home Internationals at Woodhall Spa from 4th - 6th August.

The Team is:
Karen Ferguson-Snedden (Mortonhall)
Karen Marshall (Barberton)
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire)
Elaine Moffat (St Regulus)

We wish the teams all the best.

Chris Fowler 

Wednesday, July 14, 2021


Online entries are now being taken for the West Vets Autumn Meeting at West Kilbride Golf Course on Thursday 2nd September. 

The draw will be done ASAP after the closing date on Wednesday 18th August 

Entry Form Here or go to Competition Page 

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Gillian Kyle loses at the 20th Hole in the Scottish Seniors Championship at Aberdour

Photo courtesy of Scottish Golf

West Vet Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire)  had a terrific week at the Scottish Seniors Women's Championship at Aberdour. 
She was 3rd in the Strokeplay and went on the reach the Semi Finals of the Matchplay Championship where she eventually lost at the 20th hole to the eventual winner Karen Ferguson-Snedden (Mortonhall)

Many congrats Gillian and well done Liz Stewart (Greenburn) who also qualified for the matchplay stages 

To read all the reports from Aberdour -- CLICK HERE


Thursday, June 03, 2021

East Vets win the Elise Duncan Trophy at Douglas Park

Susan Penman and May Hughes 

As we welcomed Susan Penman and her team to Douglas Park, it was hoped we could finally get a win over the East on home soil, unfortunately it was not to be. The West Team lost narrowly 5 games to 4.

Although the main thing about this match was that we managed to get it played after all the uncertainty over restrictions, especially travel from different levels.

It was a perfect day for golf, with Douglas Park in excellent condition.

L to R / Top row down -- Games 1- 8 
Plus presentation at end
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Results of the matches

Click here for the enlarged photographs 


Liz Stewart won 4 & 3 against Karen Ferguson-Sneddon

Lesley Lloyd won 2 & 1 against Anne Hanson 

Lorraine Campbell lost 4 & 3 against Caroline Steedman

Ruth Hunter lost 2 & 1 against Jennifer Bryan 

May Hughes won 3 & 2 against Ann Sewell

Gill McGinlay lost 2 & 1 against Dulcie Barnes

Linda McDougall won  3 & 2 against Morag Wardrop

Fiona Cameron lost 1 hole against Caroline Johnstone 


We were made most welcome at Douglas Park, Lady Captain Paula Galloway watched all the games tee offPaul Hubner, the General Manager who was very helpful in the organising of the match.

A very special thanks to Lisa Cuthbert, the Clubhouse Manager who looked after everybody before and after the game.


Thanks to all members of the team for nearly pulling a win off (next year)


Chris Fowler (Captain)

Friday, May 28, 2021


June Lockhart and Dorothy Ford


It was lovely once again to hold our first team match since 2019, so well done to Captains Chris Fowler and Dorothy Ford for organising their teams.

It was a pleasure to play at Troon Portland in such lovely weather, and with the course in great condition.  

The ladies at the Club made us most welcome, and with wonderful catering – what could go wrong !

However congratulations go to Dorothy Ford and her strong team for winning the Mid West Trophy by 5 games to 2.  

The games went as follows :- 

Anabel Kane lost 5 & 4 against Anne Ferrier

Lynn McColl won 2 up against Winifred MacCallum

Jocelyn Faris lost 3 & 1 against Joan peden

Liz Hale lost 4 & 3 against Shirley Fleming

Jane Alexander lost 8 & 6 against Joyce Murdoch

June Lockhart won 2 & 1 against Alison Houston

Ann Shanks lost on the 18th against Myrtle Gilbert



Report and photos by Past Captain June Lockhart (in the absence of Captain Chris Fowler, due to her post code !!)

Thursday, May 20, 2021


Joanne Sharp and Champion Lesley Lloyd
Photo courtesy of Chris Fowler

I think we were quite lucky with the weather for today’s golf considering the forecast, although it was wet and blustery at times.


In the first semifinal in the Championship between Joanne Sharp and Donna Jackson went to the 20th – a great match, with Joanne eventually winning.


The other semifinal was between Lesley Lloyd and Liz Stewart, with Lesley winning 3 & 2


The Championship Final between Lesley and Joanne saw both players matching each other for the first few holes, then Lesley went two up, Joanne pulled this back to be all square at the turn. Lesley then got the two holes back and went onto win 4 & 3.


In the Stewart Trophy, the first semifinal was between Ann Shanks and Josephine Monaghan, both from Dumbarton GC and they play together! 

Josephine came out the winner, 2 & 1


In the other semifinal Anita McMillan won 3 & 2 against Lyn Black.


Josephine Monaghan and Anita McMillan
Photo courtesy of Chris Fowler

The final in the afternoon between 
Josephine and Anita, Josephine who is one of our newer members, won 7 & 6.


Obviously with restrictions in place, there were only a few spectators, from the morning matches watching the games.

A special thanks to Renfrew GC for making us very welcome for the two days, all members we spoke to were genuinely interested in the competition. The course was in excellent condition.

A special thanks to Alex Hammell, the Club Secretarywho was on hand to make sure everything was in place. 

Also a big thanks to Liz, the new catering manager for looking after us for the two days.

“Thank you to all spectators, those who came along in the afternoon & to the players who lost in the morning and stayed onto give their support."

Chris Fowler Captain



Championship Semifinal:

Joanne Sharp (Kilmarnock Barassie) bt Donna Jackson (Troon) 2nd extra hole

Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) bt Liz Stewart (Greenburn) 3 & 2


Championship Final:

Lesley Lloyd bt Joanne Sharp 4 & 3


Stewart Trophy (Handicap) Semifinal:

Josephine Monaghan (Dumbarton) bt Ann Shanks (Dumbarton) 2 & 1

Anita McMillan (Erskine) by Lyn Black (East Renfrewshire) 3 & 2


Stewart Trophy Final:

Josephine Monaghan bt Anita McMillan 7 & 6

Prizegiving Album and A few other photos -- courtesy of Chris Fowler 

1st Tee -- Lesley and Joanne

1st Tee - Anita and Josephine

Masks on -- Back in the Clubhouse