Sunday, 26 May 2013


REMINDER FROM THE SLGA The closing date for the Scottish Senior Ladies' (Close) Amateur Championship 2013 at West Linton Golf Club is 12 noon Monday, June 3. Further details and entry form on the SLGA's website (Championships section).

Wednesday, 22 May 2013


The match against the Midland Vets for the Liz Miskimmin Friendship Quaich was played on 21st May at Falkirk Golf Club. As may be seen from the photos (Falkirk photos)    Spring had finally arrived with trees, azaleas and gorse in full blossom and the sun even shone! A good time was had by all - starting with the bacon rolls, followed by some close matches and rounded off with soup and sandwiches.

Some of the individual games were very close and others less so; overall, the match was won by the East Vets by 6 - 1. In this friendly match everyone said how much they had enjoyed their game of golf and the opportunity to renew old or make new friendships. As one Midlands Vet remarked afterwards, Liz (Miskimmin) would surely have approved.

So the Quaich has returned to the south shores of the Forth, to be held by the East Vets until the 2014 Match.  The 2013 East Vets Team (in alphabetical order) comprised Barbara Biggart, Elinor Blair, Anne Brownie, Rosie Dennis, Hazel Saunders, Sophia Spiewak and Morag Wardrop.  The Midlands Vets were represented by Captain Winifred MacCallum , Dawn Butchart, Tricia Chillas, Alison Houston, Lizee McGraw, Christine Steedman and Emma Wilson.

 In addition to the above players drawn from handicap category 2 playing for the Liz Miskimmin Quaich, it had been agreed to provide additional match experience for Category 1 players. As it happened, due to a late injury to an East Vets player, the category 1 match comprised only one game - between Sue Penman (East) and Linda McDonald (Midlands). It proved to be very competitive, only being decided at the 18th with Linda edging out Sue.

 Well done and thanks to everyone who played and made it such an enjoyable day.

Belatedly, here is a quick update from an earlier match played against the British Seniors Golfing Society  at Elie on 16th May. Unfortunately, this match  had a less favourable outcome for our East Vets Team who finished on the wrong side of the scoreline.  The British Seniors Men were very gracious hosts, very gentlemanly but also very competitive! Once again it was a most  enjoyable day with good golf from both sides.  Elie was in great condition and the weather stayed fair if a little on the cool side.  (No photos from Elie.)

Wednesday, 15 May 2013


The draw for the second round of the foursomes is available under the "Draws" tab.

Friday, 10 May 2013


A new tab has been created to give easier access to Draws - matchplay ( Ramsden Cup and Foursomes) and our Meetings. Links to the most recent Draws will be found under the tab entitled "Draws" near the top left of our Home Web page (below the photoheader).

Round 2 of the Ramsden Cup has now been posted there. Please note the closing date for Round 2 is 29th May.  Results to be notified to the Secretary as usual, please.

Thursday, 9 May 2013


Our East Vets Team for the annual match against Midlands Vets for the Liz Miskimmin Friendship Trophy is as follows (in alphabetic order):
Elinor Blair
Barbara Biggart
Anne Brownie (team captain)
Rosie Dennis
Sheila Lyon
Sophia Spiewak
Morag Wardrop
Also  representing the East Vets in the inaugural Category 1 ties are Noreen Fenton and Sue Penman.
The match takes place this year at Falkirk Golf Club on 21st May with our East Vets Team  aiming to retain the Trophy which we won last year at Murrayfield. Good luck to our East Vets Team.

Sunday, 5 May 2013


The annual match at Elie vs a British Seniors Men's Team takes place on May 16th. (At least it should be annual but was rained off last year so here's hoping for better weather this year!!)

Our East Vets Team is :
Anne Brownie and Ruth Brown
Ray Lynch and Norma Richmond
Marjory Lauder and Margaret Thomson
Liz Simpson and Christine Reid
Maureen Cranston and Sally Brian

Good luck ladies and have an enjoyable day at Elie.