Wednesday, 18 June 2014


What a beautiful, warm and sunny day for our Summer Meeting at Haddington on Tuesday 17th June. The course was looking lovely in glorious sunshine as in this photo of some of the blossom still in bloom:
For a few ladies, their golf matched the  gorgeous sunshine but for many, Haddington proved a stern test especially on the very slick greens. A number of tricky  pin placements led to tales of woe in the Clubhouse of putts which would not stop, never mind actually drop! Reminiscent of Pinehurst the previous weekend, it was all too easy to putt off the 17th green so close was the hole to the left hand edge and run-off slope. 
Umbrellas were raised, not for rain but to beat off the searing heat of the sun - so unusual for us East Vets, and such a contrast to the weather at the Spring Meeting!  The bar did good business with soft drinks - helping competitors rehydrate.
Now to the business side of this report and congratulations to the following ladies who posted good scores :
Overall winner and first in Silver with a net 72 (off 19) is Marion Glauch a new member this year from Mortonhall GC.  Four other ladies in Silver played under the CSS which went up to 75 on the day; they are (in order as determined by BIH) : Zandra  Mathieson , Anne Hanson, Louise Campbell and Dorothy Thomson who all had net 74s.  In Bronze Divison, the winner is another new Vet  - Jane Browitt of Glencorse who also had a net 74 with the runner-up in Bronze being Eleanor  Stewart with net 78. 
The Summer Meeting is also, of course, Championship Qualifying.  Two ladies broke 80: Noreen Fenton and Anne Hanson who both posted 79.  Noreen wins the Scratch prize on the better inward half but is unavailable for the matchplay stages. Anne Hanson as defending Champion is the number 1 seed in the knockout stages with the quarter final match ups below (the figure in brackets) is their respective seeding). The matchplay takes place in week commencing 14 July with the semifinals and final on Saturday 19th July.
Anne Hanson (1) v Sue Penman  (8)

Jennifer Bryans (4) v. Elinor Blair  (5)

  Jane Herd (3)  v Karen Ballantyne (6)
Pam Williamson (2) v Anne Brownie (7)
Good luck to all in the matchplay stages. 
And finally, one of the images associated with Haddington GC - the ruined temple bathed in June sunshine


Sunday, 15 June 2014


The East Region Medal Finals run by the SLGA was held recently at Kirkcaldy Golf Club and was won by East Vet Jane Herd of Musselburgh GC,  Congratulations to Jane and Good Luck in the Grand Final on 7th September.

Saturday, 7 June 2014


It's said that a picture tells a story better than words! No doubt about who won the annual scratch match between West Vets and East Vets  for the Elise Duncan Trophy :

Anne Brownie (East Vice-Captain) presents the Trophy to West Vets Captain Anna Telfer.  Congratulations to the West Vets on retaining the Trophy with an 8 to 1  win, though some of the individual matches were much closer than the overall margin of victory.

The match this year took place at West Kilbride GC which was a great venue being in lovely condition and with wonderful scenery especially looking over to Arran. Above all it was DRY!!!!There had been torrential rain in the East the day before and it was still raining on the drive through to the West coast  but as we entered Ayrshire the rain went off and did not return. Despite the margin of defeat, many of the East Team who had never   played West Kilbride before would be keen to return having enjoyed the course if not the result.  Fortunately for the East, Lesley Johnston saved a whitewash.

As ever, the hospitality was super: everyone enjoyed the match and the opportunity to renew or make friendships - as can be seen from the selection of photos . 

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West Vets (in order of play) were represented by : Liz Stewart, Alex Glennie, May Hughes, Jane Finnie, Lorraine Campbell, Janice Paterson, Liz Keohone, Anna Telfer, Helen Faulds.
East Vets were represented By : Anne Hanson, Karen Ballantyne, Jennifer Bryans, Lesley Johnston, Anne Brownie, Marion Quigley, Carol Brown, Hazel Saunders, Mairi Pollock.