Monday, 20 April 2015


Seventy eight East Vets members took part in the Spring Meeting over Gullane No. 3 course. Several ladies posted sub-par scores: good enough to put (putt?)a spring in your step as well as feeling that Spring is indeed arriving with a bit of warmth in the air!

As usual on No. 3 Course if your ball was above the hole, you can be faced with a tricky, slippery putt so there were the usual tales of woe about putts that ran on too far as well as how scores were wrecked by bunkers impossible to get out of!  However, some found the putting much easier than others with 11 twos being recorded, and three of these by one player : Vivien Mitchell of Lochend. Well done to Vivien and also to Hazel Saunders ( 2 twos), Dulcie Barnes, Zandra Mathieson, Clare Bowe, Irene Stewart, Sally Brian and Mary Richardson.

Two separate CSS calculations had to be done due to number of Gullane members participating. However,  both calculations resulted in a CSS of 69 (equivalent to SSS) meaning that whether a member of Gullane or a visitor the CSS was the same . The full scores have been uploaded to the CDH so that handicaps will be updated by Home Clubs from the CDH. A few ladies will therefore have handicap reductions as a result of their good scores posted on our leaderboard below.  Congratulations to all who played to their handicap or in their buffer zone but especially well done to the following who played below the CSS,:

Silver Nett Scores

1 Dulcie Barnes                           74  (10)  net 64
2. Denise Mitchell                       80 (14)   net 66  bih
3. Vivien Mitchell                       83  (17)  net 66
4. Louise Campbell                     83   (16)  net 67 bih
5. Zandra Mathieson                   81   (14)   net 67
6. Sandra Dickson                       88  (19)   net 69  bih
7. Frances McFadzean                 80  (11)  net  69

Bronze Nett Scores

1.Christine Reid                          88 (23)   net 65
2. Jane Browitt                            94 (24)   net 70 bih
3. Jill Millar                                 93 (23)   net 70

Congratulations to our Silver and Bronze Division winners, Dulcie and Christine, on their super scores.

Scratch Scores

Four members returned scratch scores in the 70s:
Dulcie Barnes 74, Anne Brownie 76, Hazel Saunders 77 and Ruth Brown 79.

Thursday, 16 April 2015


Captained by East Vet Noreen Fenton, our Scottish Vets team for the match against the Irish Seniors for the Mary McKenna Perpetual Trophy at Dunbar on Sunday 19th and Monday 20th April is as follows...

Alison Bartlett (Highland)
Lorna Bennett (Midland)
Gillian Kyle (West)
Lesley Lloyd (West)
Lorna McKinlay (Midland)
Anne Ryan (Highland)
Mary Smith (Highland)
Sheena Wood (North)

Tee-off times at Dunbar are 
Practice Round  Saturday 18th April, (2.00 – 3.30)
Day 1 (Fourball) Sunday 19th April  (10.30 – 11.30)
Day 2 (Singles)  Monday 20th April  (8.45 – 10.00). 

Spectators will be most welcome!