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