Wednesday, 21 September 2016


 As reported on Monday, our East Vets Champion Jennifer Bryans (Harburn) won the inter Divisional SVLGA Championship at Blairgowrie. Jennifer is pictured above with the Scroggie Cup.

The Championship matchplay took place over the Lansdowne course. Having received a bye in the quarter finals, Jennifer won her semi-final 3 & 2 against Fiona Hunter who represented Galloway, as pictured to the left.

In the other semifinal, Sheena Wood of North Division (the defending 2015 SVLGA Champion  and Scottish Vets internationalist) was taken to extra holes. Sheena progressed by winning at the 20th hole, prevailing over Gillian Kyle of West Division.

In the afternoon Final, Jennifer edged ahead of the defending champion and once ahead never lost her advantage. Displaying an impressive short game, Jennifer pitched and putted to great effect whilst making very few mistakes. Her steady play saw her 2 up at the 12th hole then after halving the 13th, Jennifer moved to 3 up whilst a half at the 15th made her "dormie". An errant tee shot from Sheena at the 16th helped Jennifer to close out the match 4 & 2. A smiling Jennifer, the new SVLGA Champion, is pictured aside holding the flag at the 16th green  whilst the picture below shows her with husband and super caddie, Dave, outside the clubhouse.
Fantastic achievement, Jennifer - very well done.

Alongside the Inter-divisional Championship, other trophies are played for at Blairgowrie and a full list of prizewinners can be seen by clicking on this link.
East Vets' Sheila Hunter (Murrayfield) won the Catherine Corstorphine Salver for the best nett bronze division score - for the second time in three years. Very well done Sheila, who is pictured below with the Salver.

 In addition to the winners at Blairgowrie, both East Vets matchplay knockout competitions  have now concluded.  In the Final of the Ramsden Cup, Margaret Fergusson (Murrayfield) won a very close encounter against new member Jane MacLean (Lochend). Margaret holed out her crucial, last putt on the 18th to become the 2016 Hole and Hole Winner.(Photo below)

The Final of the Friendship Foursomes Quaich was between Kate Johnston and Fiona McLaren (both Baberton) who defeated  Lynn Wilson and Norma Richmond (both Murrayfield) in a very closely contested final. Kate and Fiona are pictured below.

Monday, 19 September 2016


Jennifer Bryans, East Vets Champion, became the SVGLA 2016 Inter Divisional Champion at Blairgowrie this afternoon. Jennifer beat Sheena Wood of North Division 4 and 2 over the Lansdowne course. Many congratulations Jennifer.
Fuller report and photos to be posted on Wednesday.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

East Vets v Borders Vets Greensomes at Glencorse Tuesday 13th September

On a perfect day for golf ,the Greensomes Match v the Borders Ladies was played at Glencorse Golf Club.
Thanks to Glencorse for their hospitality. The catering and service was marvelous.
The course was in lovely conditions with very fast greens. Despite a few lost balls and some balls in the Burn everyone enjoyed their game.The match was keenly contested in a very friendly manner. The East manage to win the match four games to two.
Thanks to the Borders Ladies and the East Ladies for all their efforts .

The results were (East first)
Susan Corrie & Patricia Smith won 3/2 v Venetia Scott & Sue James
Zandra Mathieson & Anne Rorrison won 3/1 v Gloria Smith & Sandra McCarthy
Pam Stephenson & Nicky Black won 5/4 v Dianne Keddie & Wendy Underhill
Carole Mason &Katy Gillies won 3/2 v Elspeth Bell & Dawn Tomlinson
Liz Calder & Jane Browitt lost 5/3 v Marvyn Brydon & Lynne Flannigan
Phyl Early & Maureen Stewart lost 1up v Alison Smith & Sheila Horsburgh

For more photos click here

Monday, 5 September 2016


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On an almost perfect golfing day, there were scores to match at Liberton Golf Club with seven ladies playing to nett par or better. Overall best score (nett and gross) of the day came from Morag Wardrop of Turnhouse who recorded a scratch 73 for a nett 66. As Morag said afterwards, it was just one of these days when things fell into place and she was happy with how she was striking the ball. Looking at her scorecard, she had 14 pars and four bogeys - her only bogey on the back nine coming at the 18th (ranked the second hardest hole on the day). Morag will therefore be presented with the Rosebowl at the annual prizegiving for the best nett score at the Autumn Meeting.

Last year's Rosebowl winner, Elinor Blair of North Berwick, put up a great defence and was leader in the clubhouse for a while with a nett 68, gross 77. Elinor will win the scratch prize for her 77 whilst Kate Johnston of Baberton claimed runner-up spot in Silver Division for her net 67. In Bronze Division, Jane Browitt of Glencorse also had a net 67 - the only Bronze player to break par. A summary of the leading nett and gross scores, and ladies who recorded magic twos follows at the end of this article.

As is often the way, golf can be game of two halves! Many ladies bemoaned the odd lapse on one half whilst playing well on the other nine holes. The hardest hole, perhaps not surprisingly, was the dog leg 7th hole - a par 4  for which the average score was almost 5.9! However, as even those who did not score as well as they would liked agreed, Liberton GC was in great condition and it was a thoroughly enjoyable day.

"Tale of the day" goes to the player whose faulty electric trolley had had to be pushed most of the way round but inexplicably disappeared whilst putting took place on the 14th green. The player in question went to put her putter back in her bag but the trolley wasn't there, and was nowhere in sight. Apparently, it had decided to burst into life and had taken itself across two or three adjacent holes before a greenkeeper had spotted the runaway and was able to retrieve it after it crashed into a tree!!!    What  drama!

Summary of results
Silver nett
Morag Wardrop (Turnhouse)  66
Kate Johnston (Baberton) 67
Elinor Blair (North Berwick) 68
Carole Mason (Dalmahoy) 69 (bih)
Isobel Hastings (Murrayfield) 69 (bih)
Anne Rorrison (Musselburgh) 69

Bronze nett
Jane Browitt (Glencorse)  67
Elaine Somers (Musselburgh) 71

Morag Wardrop 73
Elinor Blair 77
Kate Johnston 80
Jennifer Bryans (Harburn) 80(bih)

Twos were scored by Pam Townsend, Jennifer Bryans, Seonaid Stewart, Mandy Dougal, Kate Johnston, Margaret Magson.

Well done to all the above., especially those who played below the CSS of 69.

Autumn Meeting at Liberton 5th September 2016

The CSS went up by 1 to 69 (Equal to Par)
A full report will follow later