Tuesday, 30 July 2013


All the quarter-finals of the East Vets Championship have been played and the semi-finalists for Sunday morning (4th August ) at the Glen Golf Club are now known. The first and second seeds, Linda Grieve and Anne Brownie, were both knocked out in the first round of matchplay  (as were Norma Richmond and Morag Wardrop in their respective quarterfinals) leaving the semi-final line-up as follows:

Dulcie Barnes   versus  Anne Hanson  at 10.00 am
Karen Ballantyne versus  Sue Penman at 10.08 am

The winners of these semi-finals will contest the Final at 3pm to become the East Vets Champion.

Here's hoping for good weather for Sunday 4th;  good luck to Dulcie, Anne, Karen and Sue.
Spectators will be most welcome.


After a good entry for the inaugural foursomes knock out competition and some exciting and close ties, we have reached the semifinal stages. Well done to the four foursomes pairings shown below, and good luck on reaching the Final:
  F.Mclaren & K.Johnston versus    E.Blair & A.Archbold
  H.Holton & J.Bryden       versus   S.Kempston & R.Lynch

Friday, 26 July 2013


After all the excitement of the Open at Muirfield, the extended heatwave and then the thunder and lightning, it's time to resume the contest to determine our East Vets Champion for 2013.

Our Captain, Marjory Lauder, extends her best wishes to the eight quarter-finalists and hopes that the weather stays fair and the bounces are kind for all contestants.

As a reminder of  those who remain in with  the opportunity of winning, here are the quarter final pairings:

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.

Friday, 5 July 2013


Congratulations to Fiona Hunter on her win today to become the Scottish Seniors Matchplay Champion. (Yes, the same Fiona Hunter who was an East Vet until her move back to her roots in Dumfries & Galloway !) 

For reports of the Final Click here to go to SLGA site

Further info on the earlier rounds of matchplay may be found using the above link or by going to Kirkwood golf (link at the side).  Well done to Pamela Williamson for progressing to the quarterfinal stage and to Barbara Biggart and Elinor Blair in the Nett flight who won their first round ties. Sadly no East Vets made it to the semifinals of either flight.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013


Anna Telfer of West Vets and Milngavie GC won the Scottish Seniors Strokeplay Championship at West Linton Golf Club in a nail-biting conclusion to the second round when it was not clear to spectators whether a play off might be required. A super birdie two at the 17th hole ( into the wind making it play a lot longer than the 179 yards on the card) clinched the title for Anna - who still had to hold her nerve for a par up the last to win the title from Heather Anderson by one stroke.  Congratulations to Anna who finished on a gross aggregate 155 (the CSS was 74 on both days in tough, windy and often wet conditions).  Many congratulations to Anna from the East Vets.

Anna is pictured above receiving the trophy from Elisabeth Nombro, West Linton Lady Captain.
Amongst the prizewinners was Pamela Williamson who won the over 60s scratch aggregate - congratulations Pamela!

The Matchplay Championship takes place over Thursday/Friday with Pamela Williamson the sole East Vets representative in the main Championship. The very best of luck to Pamela and to those East Vets who qualified for the net flight of matchplay : Karen Ballantyne (defending the title she won last year), Barbara Biggart, Elinor Blair, Rita Dee, Anne Hanson, Frances McFadzean and Morag Wardrop.

One of the great traditions of the Scottish Seniors Championship is the Seniors' Supper which was held on Tuesday evening.  This is a great opportunity for competitors to socialise away from the golf course and entertain/be entertained at the post-meal "cabaret". Compered by Liz Munro, there were contributions from the host club in the form of the West Linton Warblers plus Pete McNab (alias Chic Murray who had the audience wiping tears from their eyes in helpless laughter). Other contributors included Karen Maxwell, Sandy Bushby, May Hughes, Anne Brownie, Agnes Freeman, Morag Clapperton. A lot of laughter at the wide range of humorous topics gave jaw muscles and tear   ducts a good work out! Here's a link to  photos taken at the Seniors Supper Click here    Enjoy!
(Apologies for no captions, or if your photo is less than flattering!!! )

Monday, 1 July 2013


The Scottish Senior Ladies' Amateur Championship takes place at West Linton GC from July 2-5. Tuesday and Wednesday see the Strokeplay Champion decided followed by the knockout stages  for the Matchplay Champion on Thursday and Friday.

16 members of ESVLGA are participating this week - best of luck to them all, enjoy the course and enjoy yourselves at this beautiful course tucked amongst the Pentland Hills.