Thursday, 11 April 2013



Scotland take on Ireland in the annual match for the Mary McKenna Trophy at West Kilbride this weekend (Sunday 14th and Monday 15th).
The Scottish Veterans Team must win on home soil to halt an Irish winning streak so the very best of luck to Captain Helen Faulds, Vice-Captain Noreen Fenton (East Division’s sole representative) and especially to all the Scottish players – may hearing your putts drop put smiles on your faces! 

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

No weather delays, hardly any call-offs and the 2013 Spring Meeting was played over Gullane No. 3 as scheduled on 9 April.  Eighty five ladies teed off  and some shook off  the winter’s rust better than others.  Gullane No 3 posed quite a tricky challenge with fast running greens leading to more than a few three putts and a few de-greenings (as the TV commentators call  putts that run off the green). Judging approaches to greens, especially when playing downwind and over greenside bunkers, was certainly not easy whilst the aforementioned bunkers proved card-wreckers for a number of players (don’t ask the Vice-Captain!).  
As ever, some players defied the weather and treachery of greens and bunkers to post not just respectable scores but positively good ones! Very well done to those ladies mentioned below for their good scores.
Overall scratch winner :            Elinor Blair * 77

Other  silver scratch scores :   Lesley Johnston*  79
                                                Noreen Fenton   80

Net scores (Silver Division) : 1. Elinor Blair*  (77 – 9)   68
                                                 2. Gilly Glen   (84 -13)   71
                                                 3. Vicki Sandeman*  (86-14)  72  (BIH)
                                                 4.  Dorothy Thomson * (84-12)  72 (BIH)
                                                 5.  Veryan Biggar  *    (86-14)    72 

Bronze scratch winner  :          Maureen Sharpe   90
Bronze handicap scores         1.  Maureen Sharpe   (90-22)   68

                                               2. Jean Dawson*  (93 -23)      70 
                                               3.Irene Campbell * (97-22)     75                        
                                               4..Seonaid Stewart (98-22)        76
Away players (i.e. non-members of Gullane Ladies) will be delighted to learn that their CSS is Reduction Only so no increase to your handicaps for today’s round.

The CSS for members of Gullane increased to 71 proving that at least for a few players there was some home advantage! (Gullane members marked with an asterisk above)
Finally well done to the eight ladies who recorded twos on their cards: Janet Fairweather, Linda Grieve, Alice Jack, Kate Johnston, Christine Simpson, Dorothy Thomson, Ros Thoresen and  Maureen Woodward.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Foursomes and Ramsden Cup Draws

The inaugural foursomes competition has attracted a good number of entries whilst the Ramsden Cup remains as popular as ever. The complete entries together with dates by which each round must be played are contained in the Drawsheets the links to which are as follows:

Click here for Foursomes Draw

Click here for Ramsden Cup Draw

Notification of round winners should go to the Secretary as usual who will inform winners of their next round opponents.The Drawsheets on this website will be updated after each round has been completed.