Friday, 14 June 2013


The annual East vs West Vets Match was hosted by the East Vets at Longniddry Golf Club on Wednesday 12th June.  Although there was rain for travel to the course (and traffic delays for some travelling from the West), the clouds lifted before the first of the singles matches teed off and the sun came out for the back nine.

Each side was represented by a mix of players who had played for the Elise Duncan Trophy before (in some cases on numerous occasions!!), and newcomers (or rookies!). Part of the tradition of this annual match is the social aspect and the opportunity to renew acquaintance with opponents of earlier matches. This tradition was continued at Longniddry and both teams enjoyed the post match meal and sharing of golfing stories: all in all a very enjoyable day. However, the West Vets travelled home the happier, after a successful defence of the Trophy.  


Noreen Fenton lost to Alex Glennie
Pam Williamson lost  to Jane Finnie  
Lesley Johnston lost to May Hughes
Linda Grieve beat Lorraine Campbell
Sue Penman beat Anna Telfer
Anne Brownie lost to Jennifer Mack
Hazel Saunders lost to Pat Hutton
Ruth Brown lost to Liz Keohone
Sophia Spiewak halved with Joanna Scott

 Overall match result :  East Vets 2.5   West Vets 6.5  so West Vets retain Elise Duncan Trophy

A link to some photos from Wednesday will be available  East v West 2013 Match photos – post match photos courtesy of the West Vets Captain, AnnaTelfer.  Pre=match photos from Anne Brownie.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013


Congratulations to the eight ladies below who qualified to play in the ESVLGA Championship at the end of July/early August at the Glen Golf Club.  The quarter final pairings are set out below (quarter finals are to be played at a mutually agreed time between 29th July and 2nd August) :

Linda Grieve (1)       vs        Dulcie Barnes  (8)
Anne Hanson  (4)      vs       Morag Wardrop  (5)
Norma Richmond (3) vs      Karen Ballantyne (6)
Anne Brownie (2)      vs       Susan Penman    (7)

(Figures in brackets are the order of qualification.)

The semi-finals and final are to be played on Sunday 4th August: 10.00 and 10.08 a.m for the semifinals with the Final at 3p.m.  Spectators will be very welcome on the 4th August.


The sun hid behind the clouds for most of the morning at the Summer Meeting at The Glen Golf Club, North Berwick on Monday 10th June ...... but it stayed dry! Whilst the temperature was cooler than over the weekend, the welcome at The Glen GC was warm and the views from the Clubhouse as well as the course were stunning.

On a day when scoring was tricky in the east wind, only a handful of ladies played within their buffer zones as a result of which a few others also "buffered" when the CSS increased to 76. The first hole in particular did not yield many pars but got a number of rounds off to a bad start (sometimes an irretrievably bad start!). For others, the challenges of the Glen came later in their rounds and there were tales of woe and of shots that went astray and putts that refused to drop (or even stop!) when cards were returned.

The overall best net score was returned by Christine Reid who had a 75, playing off a handicap of 23. Two other ladies posted net 75s: Jane Herd and Elizabeth Simpson also had a net 75 whilst  Jane Herd had the best gross score of the day with an 81.  In Silver division two ladies had net 76s : Norma Richmond and Jane McMinn.  In Bronze Division the runner up with a net 79 was Irene Campbell.

The Summer Meeting is our Championship Qualifier; the Matchplay Draw (and qualifying scores)  will be posted on Tuesday 11th once availability to play has been confirmed.