Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Ramsden Cup 2010

It's time for the Hole and Hole again so here's the draw for the Ramsden Cup. The first round has to be played by 2nd May but please don't play your first tie before the 6th of April. That will then give you almost two weeks to sharpen your short-game skills and polish your putting. Remember there isn't that long between rounds so get on the phone as soon as possible and get those ties arranged and just in case you don't know how to get in touch with your opponent, a draw will be on show at the Spring Meeting with all the phone numbers on it. After your game please let Katherine know the result as soon as you can.

Click on the draw to enlarge. Good luck.

Friday, 19 March 2010

Draw for Scroggie Cup

The draw for the Scroggie Cup and the Scottish Vets Championship has been drawn. This competition is played each year in September over the Lansdowne Golf Course at Blairgowrie. Fot those vets who have perhaps heard of this cup but are unaware of who qualifies, there is a set format whereby the champions from each of the eight vets divisions compete in a match-play situation.

The draw is as follows:


The East Vets championship - matchplay games- will be held Sat 10/Sunday 11 July over Haddington Golf Course

Draw for the Spring Meeting

The first East Vets game of 2010 is fast approaching and can only mean the new golf season is on us - at last. The Spring Meeting - and the first of the two qualifying rounds of the championship - will be played over Gullane No. 3 on Monday April 5th.

Here is the draw.


8.48 M.Thomson, S.Penman, N.Fenton
8.56 E.Simpson, M.Cranston, P.Mavor
9.04 M.Law, P.Early, M.Woolgar
9.12 R.Denny, A.Chainey, I.Halliday
9.20 V.Hallam, P.Townsend, M.Matthews
9.28 D.Mitchell, A.Hanna, J.Millar
9.36 G.Corstorphine, R.Brown, M.Davidson
9.44 M.Stewart, M.Blair, N.Richmond
9.52 N.Gow, M.Milligan, R.Lynch
10.00 M.Cantley, H.Elder, C.Foggo
10.08 S.Cunningham, C.Kinnaird, B.Biggart
10.16 C.Ross, J.Squires, P.MacKenzie
10.24 C.MacLeod, E.Cackett, M.Lauder
10.32 M.Sneddon, C.Shedden, C.Tait
10.40 C.Campbell, E.Todd, K.Milne
10.48 G.Glen, D.Thomson, M.Mackay
10.56 Y.Hasegawa, K.Gillies, S.Hunter
11.04 M.Richardson, C.Halliday, E.Smith
11.12 G.Andrew, C.Smith, S.Grant
11.20 P.Williamson, A.Brownie, D.Silver
11.28 B.McIntosh, M.Wardrop, L.Gray
11.36 S.King, J.Dawson, Asp Robertson
11.44 C.Bowe, K.Ballantyne, P.Rose
11.52 S.Caton, L.Campbell, P.Stephenson
12.00 L.Johnston, R.Thoresen, L.McLelland
12.08 I.MacDonald, G.Thomson, J.Cuthbertson
12.16 E.Jack, D.Simpson, S.Cullen
12.24 M.Armstrong, E.Burnet, J.Herd
12.32 I.Hastings, R.Dee, M.Woodward
12.40 M.Pollock, W.Ross, J.Watt
12.48 M.Hynes, A.Taylor, B.Halliday
12.56 B.Freedman, F.McLaren, M.Campbell
1.04 P.Scott, M.Maxwell, V.Cullen
1.12 M.Magson, M.Hutchison

Please try to bring the exact money with you (£10). If unable to turn up please phone Katherine as soon as but conversely if you now find you can play please phone Katherine to see if there are any slots. Play well and fingers crossed for the weather - but not whilst golfing.

Friday, 5 March 2010

Scottish Vets team to play against Irish Select announced

The Scottish Vets team to play against an Irish Senior Select team on 18 - 19 April over Portmarnock Links has been announced today. This annual tussle for the Mary McKenna Perpetual Trophy is - and isn't - the tenth anniversary of the competition. In 2006 the Irish ladies were in the process of administrative change and did not host the competition. Both sides had been slightly worried that this very popular event might disappear off the Vets Calendar but no such worries.

This year, amid celebrations of its tenth anniversary, the competition will take place over Portmarnock Links, outside Dublin, on a fairly new , but very exciting course designed by Bernard Langer. The format will be exactly the same as usual, with a four ball on Day One and singles on Day Two. The beauty of this competition is that it is fought in a very friendly atmosphere, but with daggers drawn. However the singles matches are drawn out of a hat which always causes great excitement and laughter as no one ever knows who they will play.

The team is possibly a little surprising in that there are changes from last year's winning Vets' team at Bath in the Jamboree. The captain, Pamela Williamson of Baberton - who also captained the winning team in the Senior Home Internationals at Newport - has introduced a new face - Alex Glennie from the West. Two caps from the winning Home International Team at Newport, no doubt disappointing for them, are now first and second reserves, the first of whom, Kathleen Sutherland from Royal Montrose was a reserve to the team, only being brought in when Lorna Bennett of Ladybank withdrew for personal reasons. Lorna has resumed her rightful place in the team. Noreen Fenton of Dunbar who did not play at Bath but was in the winning team at Newport has been recalled, whereas Helen Faulds from Douglas Park, who played in Bath for the successful winning team, a reserve at Newport, has now been selected. She will have a busy three days as she is also the Vice-captain.

The team therefore is as follows:

Heather Anderson (Rosemount)
Lorna Bennett (Ladybank)
Fiona de Vries (St Rule)
Helen Faulds (Douglas Park)
Noreen Fenton (Dunbar)
Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie)
Mary Smith (Tain)
Moira Thomson(Gullane)
First reserve: Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose)
Second reserve: Fiona Hunter (Baberton)
Captain Pamela Williamson (Baberton)
Vice-captain Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) - member of the team

Good luck to the team. Lots more news will follow as snow boots are abandonned and the golf clubs come out for good.