Thursday, 7 December 2017

Seasons Greetings

Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a happy successful 2018 from the East Vets Committee 
Caroline. Anne Rorrison, Dulcie, Anne Henderson and Vivien.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

The New East Vets Sweater

At the AGM a new East Vets Sweater was proposed. Every member will receive an email in the next few days informing them of details and how to order.  If you do not receive your email please get in touch with Dulcie or Caroline

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Minutes of 2017 AGM

Apologies for the slight delay in posting the 2017 AGM minutes
To view the minutes please Click Here

Monday, 13 November 2017

Prize Giving and AGM @Gullane GC 13th November 2017

The Captain welcomed 48 Ladies to the 44th Prize Giving and AGM which was held today at Gullane Golf Club.

Morag Wardop; Vivien Mitchell; Mairi Pollock; Mary Richardson; Jennifer Bryans

The Main Trophy Winners are pictured above .
Click Here for more photos.
The full prize list may be viewed here
The AGM followed the Prize Giving where the minutes of the 2016 AGM were proposed and adopted.
After the AGM many stayed for a most enjoyable lunch. Many thanks to Stephen and Gullane Golf Club for their hospitality.
A link to the Minutes of the AGMto follow
The Captains Report may be viewed by Clicking here
The fixture list for next year has been posted under the Fixture Tab

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Prize giving and AGM

 If you are attending the AGM and Lunch and have not yet replied, please let Dulcie know and have your cheque to her by Friday 3rd November.
The committee look forward to seeing you there.

Monday, 16 October 2017

East Vets AGM and Lunch

The East Vets Annual general Meeting and Prizegiving Lunch is being held at Gullane Golf Club on Monday 13th November 2017. Letters inviting members to the AGM have already been e mailed to all members. If you have not received yours please get in touch with Dulcie.

    CLICK HERE    to view Minutes of the 2016 AGM

    The East Vets Constitution may be viewed by CLICKING HERE

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Wooden Spoon for Scotland at The Senior Womens's Home Internationals

 Scotland drew their "wooden spoon" final match with Wales at the Senior Women's Home Internationals at Newport, Wales.
The Scots led Wales 2-1 after the morning foursomes and started the singles well with Sheena Wood winning her third singles tie in a row, 3 and 2 against Ann Lewis, and Gillian Kyle winning out in the country, 8 and 7, against Patricia Fernon.
But Scotland lost the last three single, Frances Millar going down 5 and 3, Lesley Lloyd losing 2 and 1, and Donna Jackson being beaten 3 and 2.

Wales finished with a slightly better "games won" column, 9 to Scotland's 8.5, and so Scotland were placed last.

In the title-deciding match, Ireland and England, the two 100 per cent teams after two days of action, were drawing 1.5 apiece after the foursomes but wins by Gertie McMullen, Sheena McElroy and Laura Webb in the singles gave the Irish a 4.5-3.5 victory, ending England's bid for a fourth title in a row.



Foursomes (2-1)
S Wood and G Kyle lost to J Rees and C Harries 2 holes.
L McKinlay and D Jackson bt S Roberts and D Richards 1 hole.
F De Vries and L Lloyd bt A Lewis and P Fernon 4 and 3.
Singles (2-3)
Wood bt Lewis 3 and 2.
Kyle bt Fernon 8 and 7.
F Millar lost to Rees 5 and 3.
Lloyd lost to Harries 2 and 1.
Jackson lost to Roberts 3 and 2.


Foursomes (1.5-1.5)
C Reilly and M McAuliffe lost to J Brown and A Greenfield 5 and 4.
S Corcoran and G McMullen bt J Foster and F Johnson 2 holes.
L Webb and S McElroy halved with L Housman and C Berry.

Corcoran lost to Brown 3 and 1.
McMullen bt F Edmond 1 hole.
M MacLaren lost to Foster 2 and 1
McElroy bt Berry 3 and 2.
Webb bt Housman 3 and 1.


1 Ireland 3pt.
2 England 2pt
3 Wales 0.5pt (games won 9)
4 Scotland 0.5pt (games won 8.5)

Day two Results

England v Scotland
Foursomes: --England names first
F Christine and J Foster bt S Wood and G Kyle 6 and 5.
L Housman and C Berry bt L McKinlay and D Jackson 6 and 5.
A Greenfield and J Brown bt F De Vries and L Lloyd 3-2.

Foster bt DeVries 1up
Berry lost to Wood 3 and 2
F Edmund halved with Kyle
Christine bt Millar 4 and 3
Housman lost to Lloyd 2 and 1

England 5.5 Scotland 2.5
Wales 2 Ireland 6

Position of Secretary and Treasurer for SVLGA

The SVLGA Secretary/Treasurer Alison Houston is not standing for a further term of office after the AGM in September 2018, having served for 4 years.  We are therefore looking for a replacement.

As there is quite a lot of work involved with this position, it has been agreed that it could be split, and we can appoint a Secretary and a Treasurer.  There is currently an honorarium for the Secretary position, and an honorarium would also be available for the Treasurer position.

If anyone would like to discuss what is involved as Secretary/Treasurer of  SVLGA please contact me on 07714 245173 or e mail

If you would like to propose anyone, please get in touch.  It would be advantageous for the new lady to be in contact with Alison from time to time to get a feel for what is required during the year.

Alison Houston
SVLGA Secretary

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

The Ladies Senior Home Internationals, Newport in Wales from 3 – 5 October

The Scottish Team for the Home Internationals 
Fiona deVries – St Rule Club
Donna Jackson – Troon Ladies
Gillian Kyle – East Renfrewshire
Lesley Lloyd – Hayston
Lorna McKinlay – Dunnikier Park
Frances Millar – Carnoustie Caledonia
Sheena Wood – Aberdeen Ladies
 First Day Results

Foursomes (3-0)
G McMullen and S Corcoran bt S Wood and G Kyle 2 and 1
L Webb and S McElroy bt F De Vries and F Millar 3 and 2.
C Reilly and M McAuliffe bt L McKinlay and D Jackson 1 hole.
Singles (3-2)
Corcoran lost to De Vries 4 and 3.
M MacLaren lost to Wood 5 and 5.
McMullen bt Kyle 3 and 2.
Webb bt Millar 7 and 5.
McElroy bt McKinlay 4 and 3.

Foursomes: 2-1
Singles: 3-2

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Karen Ballantyne appointed Vice Captain of the SVLGA

Many Congratulations to Karen Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park) on being appointed Vice Captain of the SVLGA at the AGM on Monday. Karen has a wealth of experience and will be great asset to the SVLGA Committee.
Karen Ballantyne with East Vets Champion Jennifer Bryans

Blairgowrie Second Day

Super Duo Karen and Sal

 Congratulations to Sal Sheppard and Karen Ballantyne on their clean sweep, winning both Scratch and Handicap in the Greensomes over the Landsdowne Course at Blairgowrie. A much better day but the course was still very wet.

Winner: Sal Shepherd and  Karen Ballantyne (East) 72
Runner-Up Alison Campbell and Moira MacLeod (West) 74
3rd: Anne Wilson and Myrtle Gilbert (Midlands) 74.6

1st Scratch: Sal Shepherd and Karen Ballantyne (East) 78 (bl6)
2nd Scratch:  Ellie Whyte & Sheena Wood (Northern) 78

Full results

Tuesday, 26 September 2017


SVLGA Championship Result
Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) has won the Scottish Veteran Ladies Golf Association match-play championship over the Lansdowne course, Blairgowrie for a second time in three years against Jennifer Bryans (Turnhouse) by 4 and 3 in Monday's final. It was Jennifer who beat Sheena in last year's final when the Aberdeen player was defending the title she won in 2016.
Jennifer won the first with a birdie 4 but was soon brought back to square after three holes and Sheena gradually applied the pressure and was two up at the turn.
Jennifer had chances early in the second half but the soft conditions made it difficult to capitalize on them. Sheena sank a very long par putt on the 12th, when it looked like Jennifer's hole all the way, to go three up, and the game finished on the 15th with Sheena winning 4 and 3.
Sheena beat Tain's Mary Smith 3 and 2 in the morning semi-finals while Jennifer beat Margaret Locke (Dumfries and Galloway) 5 and 3.
Congratulations to Jennifer for a great effort in defending her title.

The weather on Monday morning was very wet with the Championship being delayed by 30 minutes.
The Patrick Rose Bowl on the Rosemount Course was also delayed by an hour and a half. This meant that the late players had to play in fours. Unfortunately the last few groups finished their rounds in the dark


1st: Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie) 78
2nd: Lynda Dyball (Pitreavie) 80
3rd: Frances Miller (Carnoustie Caledonia) 81


1st: Liz Hale (Caldwell) 84 (12) 72
2nd: Hazel Kelly (Ladies Panmure Barry) 94 (21) 73 bih
3rd: Joanne Sharp (Kilmarnock Barassie) 83 (10) 73 bih
4th: Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie) 78 (5) 73 bih 
5th: Anna Telfer (Milngavie) 83 (8) 75 bih


Sunday, 24 September 2017

Friendship Foursomes Final

Cogratulations to Morag Wardrop and Liz Calder on their win against Anne Rorrison and Anne Blundell in the Final of the Friendship Foursomes.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

East v Borders Greensomes Match at Minto GC on 12th September 2017

After a lovely drive down to Minto GC (including a wee detour for a couple of us, no names mentioned!), we were given a warm welcome by Anne Paterson and her team.

The golf course was in great condition but preferred lies were played due to some heavy rainfall the previous night. The weather was kind to us for the best part of the day and the matches were played in a fun but competitive spirit!

With 2 wins, 2 losses and 2 halved matches, the overall result was a draw.
A good outcome for an excellent day.
Here are the results:

Louise Campbell & Katy Gillies beat Cherry Thom & Anne Paterson 3/2

Kate Johnston & Mary Richardson halved against Alison Smith & Margaret Wilkinson

Ellice Cackett & Susan Corrie lost to Venetia Scott & Dawn Tomlinson  3/2

Carole Mason  & Janet Wake lost to Janice Cambridge & Joyce Michie 6/4

Julie Baird & Maureen Stewart halved against Marvyn Brydon & Sheila Horsburgh

Anne Rorrison & Maureen Mackay beat Val McKean & Margaret Bland 2/1

Thanks to Anne and her team for their hospitality and to Minto GC catering staff for providing lovely warm homemade scones along with tea/coffee on arrival, as well as an excellent meal after the match.

 For more photos CLICK HERE

Sunday, 10 September 2017


Having beaten Iceland 4.5 - 0.5 and Finland 4 - 1 Scotland seniors kept up their good play in the match play stages by beating Italy 4 - 1 in the final of the Flight 2 Group. 

After what was a disappointed qualifying 1st round Scotland finished in 10th place after the 2 qualifying rounds on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week -- 1 behind Italy in 9th place. 
However the matchplay stages all 6 players in the team were unbeaten in the matchplay games over the last 3 days which was a terrific effort by all. 

Final of Flight 2 --  Scotland 4 Italy 1 

Lesley Lloyd and Frances Millar beat Elisa Tirante and Carlotta Borini 2 and 1 
Gillian Kyle halved against Francesco Christillin 
Lorna McKinlay beat Guenda Maevero 3 and 2 
Sheena Wood beat Emanuela Gumiroto 3 and 2 
Fiona de Vries halved against Silvia Valli 

France were winners of the European Team Championship by beating England 3.5 - 1.5 in the Final. Ireland was 3rd.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

European Ladies' Senior Team Championships

The Senior Team lie in 10th place in the European Ladies' Senior Team Championship in Slovakia. They now play tomorrow 7th September in the Flight B with Austria and the Czech Republic. 
 click here for scores

Monday, 4 September 2017

Autumn Meeting at Liberton Golf Club Monday 4th September

Fifty Four Ladies played today in the  Autumn Meeting at Liberton Golf Club.
The day started well but by just after noon the rain began. The later starters ended their rounds in heavy rain. There were some very good scores and congratulations to Mary Richardson the overall winner with a net 65.

The CSS for the day was 69 one more than the SSS 68 par 69 and was counting for handicap purposes.

Overall Winner Mary Richardson 86-21 = 65

Silver Handicap
1 Elsa Todd 86-20 = 66
2 Lynn Wilson 79-11 = 68
3 Pam Williamson 77-7 = 70 BIH
4 Gail Joughin 84-14 = 70 BIH

Bronze Handicap
1 Mary Richardson 86-21 = 65
2 Jane Browitt 89-23 = 66
3 Elaine Somers 93- 26 = 67 BIH
4 Seonaid Stewart 92- 25 = 67

The Best Scratch scores of the day were
1 Jennifer Bryans 75
2 Pam Williamson 77

There were five two's
Elsa Todd
Frances McFadzean
Maureen Stewart
Maureen Cranston
Lesley Campbell

Thanks to Liberton Golf Club. The course was in excellent condition. Thanks also to the Caterer who was still there at the end to allow the late starters to have food.

Found at Liberton
A No. 9 Black Iron Head Cover.
If you have lost this call me on 07808 018026

The Scottish County Finals

The Scottish County Finals will be held at Glenbervie Golf Club from Friday 15th until Sunday 17th September 2017.
Congratulation to East Vet Jennifer Bryans who has been selected for the Midlothian County Team.


 The Scottish Senior Ladies team for the European Team Championships at Golf Resort, Skalica in Slovakia 5th - 9th September and the Senior Home Internationals at Newport in Wales from 3 – 5 October are as follows

European Team Championships: 

Fiona deVries (St Rule Club)
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire)
Lesley Lloyd (Hayston)
Lorna McKinlay (Dunnikier Park)
Frances Millar (Carnoustie Caledonia)
Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies)

Team for Home Internationals 

Fiona deVries – St Rule Club
Donna Jackson – Troon Ladies
Gillian Kyle – East Renfrewshire
Lesley Lloyd – Hayston
Lorna McKinlay – Dunnikier Park
Frances Millar – Carnoustie Caledonia

Best Wishes for both matches

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Friendship Foursomes Final

 The final of the Friendship Foursomes will be Liz Calder and Morag Wardrop versus Anne Blundell and Anne Rorrison. Well done to both pairs on reaching this stage of the competition and we wish them all the very best for their match.

A reminder for those Ladies in possession of trophies playing in the Autumn Meeting please return them to Dulcie at on the day. If you are not playing at Liberton please arrange to return them to Dulcie asap.

Monday, 21 August 2017

Autumn Meeting at Liberton Golf Club Monday 4th September 2017

The Draw for the Autumn meeting at Liberton Golf Club on Monday 4th September can be viewed by clicking on the Draws Tab above.
Please scroll down to the bottom of the Daw and read some important notes.

Will those Ladies in possession of trophies playing in the Autumn Meeting please return them to Dulcie at on the day. If you are not playing at Liberton please arrange to return them to Dulcie asap.

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Mairi Pollock wins the Ramsden Cup

The final of the Ramsden Cup was played at Liberton Golf Club on Friday 18th August.
An all Craigmillar Park final played between Mairi Pollock and Gilly Glen. Mairi played very well to defeat Gilly.
Commiserations to Gilly and congratulations to Mairi.

Can I remind all Trophy holders to return their trophies to Dulcie at the Autumn meeting at Liberton. If you are not playing at Liberton can you please make arrangements to return it to Dulcie asap.
The Autumn meeting draw will be published some time next week

Friday, 18 August 2017

East Vets v West Vets Foursomes at Kilmacolm

 The annual Foursomes Match for the Friendship Trophy was played at Kilmacolm Golf Club on Tuesday 15th August. The match was played in great spirit. The West won by 5 games to nil.

Anne Judge & Liz Hale beat Caroline Kinnaird & Ellice Cackett 5 & 3
Joanne Sharp & Anabel Kane beat Marion Glauch & Clare Bowie 1 up
Lynn McColl & Ann Shanks beat Louise Campbell & Jane Nelson 3 & 2
Marion Stewart & Morag Key beat Kate Johnston & Sue Cowie 4 & 3
June Lockhart & Jennifer Graham beat Viv Mitchell & Anne Rorrison 1 up

Despite being whitewashed the East team had a great day. The course was in lovely condition despite the heavy overnight rain and some of the fairways being very wet. 
Thanks to the West for their hospitality.
Anne Rorrison (East Vice Captain) presenting the trophy to Chris Fowler (West Vice Captain)

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CLICK HERE to see some photos -- Courtesy of West Vice Captain Chris Fowler

Friday, 11 August 2017

Day 3 results from the Jamboree at Filford Heath Golf Club

Scotland lost their third match, beaten 7-2 by England South, on the final day of the Veteran Ladies Golfing Association Jamboree at Frilford Heath Golf Club, Oxfordshire.
The Scots lost 5.5-3.5 to England North on the opening day and were then defeated 6.5-2.5 by England Midlands who won the title and the Miller Stirling Salver on a games-won countback after drawing 4.5-4.5 with England North today (Thursday).
Midlands and North both finished with 2pt. Midlands shaded it on games-won - 16.5, compared with North's 16 games won.
North as runners-up won the Toni Moffat Quaich.
England South finished third and Scotland last.


A Greenfield & J Foster bt S Wood & G Kyle 3 and 2.
A Mayne & J Deeley lost to F Millar & J Bryans 1 hole.
K Russell & D Richards bt L Lloyd & F de Vries 2 and 1.
Foster bt L McKinlay 4 and 3.
F Christine bt Millar 2 and 1.
A Mayne bt Kyle 2 holes.
Russell bt Wood 1 hole
Greenfield lost to de Vries 3 and 1.
Richards bt Jennifer Bryans 4 and 3.


1 England Midlands 2pt (16.5 games won)
2 England North 2pt (16 games won )
3 England South 1pt
4 Scotland 0pt

1st Place & Winners of the Miller Stirling Salver - Midlands
Runners Up & winners of the Tony Moffat Quaich - North

For all the results go to the Yorkshire Vets Website 

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Day 2 results from the Jamboree at Filford Heath Golf Club



Scotland suffered their second defeat in a row, beaten 6.5-2.5 by Midlands on Day 2 of the Veteran Ladies Golf Association Jamboree at Frilford Heath Golf Club, Oxfordshire.
The Scots lost 5.5-3.5 to defending champions, North of England, on the opening day.
In the other match today, North of England beat South of England 6-3.

Foursomes (1-2):
Sheena Wood & Lorna Mckinlay lost to Julie Brown and Debbie Warren 3 and 2.
Donna Jackson & Gillian Kyle lost to Helen Lowe and Mary MacLaren 4 and 3.
Fiona de Vries & Lesley Lloyd bt Sue Spencer & Caron Harrison 3 and 2.

Singles (1.5-4.5)
Frances Millar lost to Lowe 3 and 2.
Jennifer Bryans bt Tracy Bourne 4 and 3.
McKinlay lost to Warren 4 and 2.
Lloyd halved with Maclaren
Jackson lost to Carol Wild 3 and 2.
Kyle lost to Spencer 3 and 2.

For all the results go to the Yorkshire Vets Website 

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Day 1 results from Vets Jamboree at Frilford Heath Golf Club

Day 1 results from Vets Jamboree at Frilford Heath Golf Club


Fiona de Vries & Frances Millarlost to Sue Dye & Ally Hanson3 & 1
Jennifer Bryans & Sheena Wood lost to Cath Rawthore & Gill Mellor3 & 2
Lesley Lloyd & Lorna McKinlaybeatJulie Wheeldon & Brenda Ewbank3 & 1

Gillian Kylelost to Caroline Berry1 up
Donna Jacksonlost to Cath Rawthore4 & 2
Lesley Lloydlost to Julie Wheeldon1 up
Fiona de VriesbeatBrenda Ewbank2 up
Sheena Woodhalved withKaren Jobbing
Lorna McKinlaybeatGill Mellor1 up


For all the results CLICK HERE

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Scandinavian Senior open

Many congratulations to Sue Penman and Lesley Johnston who played in the Scandinavian Senior Open at the P.G.A. Sweden National Lakes Course, Malmo.Sweden on July 25th-29th.  They were runners up in the pairs event and 8th and 7th respectively in the Individual Championship.
A fantastic achievement.  Well done to both. 

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Ramsden Cup Final

The Ramsden Cup Final will be contested between Gilly Glenn and Mairi Pollock.
The match will be played at Liberton Golf Club and we wish both of them good luck.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Friendship Foursomes

The Quarter Finals of the Friendship Foursomes have now been played.
The semi finals are as follows

Liz Calder & Morag Wardrop v Margaret Fergusson & Caroline Johnstone
Anne Rorrison & Anne Blundell v Hazel Saunders & Dawn Young

Good Luck to all 

Thursday, 27 July 2017

The SVLGA Team announced for the Jamboree at Frilford Heath Golf Club, Oxfordshire

We are delighted to announce the Team which will represent the SVLGA at next month's Jamboree at Frilford Heath Golf Club, Oxfordshire.

Jennifer Bryans  EAST
Fiona de Vries  MIDLAND
Donna Jackson  WEST
Gillian Kyle  WEST
Lesley Lloyd  WEST
Lorna McKinlay MIDLAND
Frances Millar  NORTHERN
Sheena Wood  NORTHERN

Most of the Team selected were part of the successful Scottish Team which beat the Irish Seniors at Murcar in April, bringing home the Mary McKenna Perpetual Trophy after a nine-year absence. Joining us for the Jamboree will be Jennifer Bryans, the current Vets' Champion who recently successfully defended her East Vets title and newly-crowned Senior Stroke-Play Champion Frances Millar. Donna Jackson is making her Jamboree debut and brings with her a wealth of both County and International experience, not to say youth, being the youngest member of the Team!
The Team comprises an excellent mix of personalities who all bring not only their golfing skills with them but a great Team spirit and eagerness to be successful.
The Jamboree matches will take place from the 8th to the 10th of August at Frilford Heath GC, Oxfordshire. The foursomes matches start at 8.30am and the singles at 1.05pm each day. If anyone should be in the area and would like to come and support us, you would be made most welcome.

Kathleen Sutherland, Captain
Ellie Whyte, Vice Captain
Congratulations to Jennifer in being selected for the team. She has being playing great and the selection is well deserved. We all wish her well and hope she enjoys the experience.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Ramsden Cup Semi Finals

The Ramsden Cup has now reached the semi final stage

Gilly Glen v Sue Cowie
Mairi Pollock v Maureen MacKay
Both matches will be played at Liberton Golf Club

Good luck and well done on reaching the semi finals

Saturday, 8 July 2017

East Vets Championship at Haddington 8th July 2017

The Championship Semi Finals and Finals were played today at Haddington Golf Club. The weather was warm and sunny which was a pleasant change.
In the first semi final Jennifer Bryans played Barbara Biggart.   Jennifer had a hole in one at the 8th hole and won on the 13th hole 6 / 5.
The second semi final was played between Karen Ballantyne and Jane Herd. This match also finished on the 13th hole Karen also winning  6 / 5.
In the Final there was some lovely golf played. Jennifer was just too steady and defeated Karen on the 13th hole 6 /5 being one over par for the 13 holes played.
Congratulations to Jennifer who will play for the SVLGA Scroggie Championship Cup as East Vets Champion at Blairgowrie on Sunday 24th - Monday 25th September.
Jennifer won this Championship last year and plays as defending Champion.
We wish her good luck and best wishes for the Championship.
Thanks to those members who came along to watch.
More photos are available to view by clicking here

Jennifer Bryans East Vets 2017 Champion

Thursday, 6 July 2017

ESVLGA Championship Semi Finals and Finals @Haddington Golf Club 8th July

The Quarter Finals of the Championship have now been played.

Jennifer Bryans defeated Vivien Mitchell
Barbara Biggart defeated Louise Campbell
Karen Ballantyne defeated Morag Wardrop
Jane Herd defeated Anne Brownie

The Semi Finals and Final will be played at Haddington Golf Club on Saturday 8th July 2017

10am :  Jennifer Bryans v Barbara Biggart
10.07am : Karen Ballantyne v Jane Herd

The final will be played at 3pm and spectators will be very welcome

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Scottish Senior Women's Championship Blairgowrie

Apologies for no further updates on the Championship after the first round. Internet and Computer problems meant that I was unable to update the Blog.   The full results can be seen on Scottish Golf or Kirkwood Golf. 
Congratulations to Jennifer Bryans who qualified for the Match Play Championship.  She defeated the top Qualifier,  Frances Millar (Carnoustie) in the 1st round , and was defeated in the Quarter Finals by defending Champion Sheena Wood (Aberdeen) 1 Hole.
In the handicap Match Play,  Mairi Pollock and Karen Ballantyne both Craigmillar Park were defeated in the Quarter Finals. 
Well done to all East Vets who competed.  The weather was very wet on the Tuesday and Thursday making conditions difficult.  The course was in fantastic condition and the greens very slick.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Scottish Senior Women's Open Championship Blairgowrie 27th June 2017

The first round of the Scottish Women's Senior Championship took place today at a very wet Blairgowrie Golf Club.   Despite the very wet and difficult conditions there were some very good scores.
The top seven scores were as follows :-

Wendy Nicholson (Baberton) 77
Alison Bartlett (Royal Dornoch) 78
Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie) 79
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) 79
Donna Jackson {Troon} 80
Sheena Woiod (Aberdeen) 80
Sue Howell Lingdale) 80

The top seven East Vets scores were:-

Jennfer Bryans {Harburn) 85
Anne Hanson (Glencorse) 85
Karen Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park) 86
Sue Penman (Gullane) 86
Dawn Young (North Berwick) 86
Joyce Hunnan (Gullane ) 86
Barbara Biggart (North Berwick) 87

  A full list of all scores can be viewed by clicking here here

Good luck to all competitors for the second round tomorrow. Hopefully the weather will improve .

Friday, 23 June 2017

Rearranged Summer Meeting at Haddington Golf Club Tuesday 23rd June 2017

31 members took part in the rearranged Summer Meeting today at Haddington Golf Club. The weather was a great improvement on the abandoned Summer Meeting held on the 6th June. There were a couple of heavy spells of rain and a strong wind.The greens were tricky and a few bunkers proved to be difficult for some, and ruined a few score cards.
A few really good scores were returned. Congratulations to the four with scores under their handicaps.

The CSS was 75, an increase of 2 on the SSS 73 PAR 73 and a counting competition for handicaps.

Winners were as follows

Silver Division
Scratch Jennifer Bryans 79
1st  Handicap Vivien Mitchell 87 - 17 net 70
2nd Handicap Louise Campbell 84-13 net 71
3rd Handicap Jane Nelson 88-15 net 73 BIH
4th  Handicap Anne McKenzie 92-19 net 73

Bronze Division
Scratch Moira Stratham 101
1st  Handicap Molly Woolgar 107-23 net 84
2nd Handicap Irene Grey 108 - 21 net 87

The scores can be viewed by clicking here

There were 2 two's
Jennifer Bryans. Hole 8
Louise Campbell. Hole  17

Championship Qualifiers
1. Jennifer Bryans 79
2. Anne Brownie 83 on count back
3. Morag Wardrop 83
4. Barbara Biggart 84 BIH
5. Louise Campbell 84
6. Karen Ballantyne 85 BIH
7. Jane Herd 85
8. Vivien Mitchell 87
The Championship draw can be viewed by clicking here

Four Ladies missed out on qualifying with scores of 88
Jane Nelson, Sal Sheppard, Sue Penman and Sophia Spiewak
Many thanks to Haddington Golf Club for their assistance in rearranging the competition. The course was in great condition and everyone seemed to enjoy their round

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Rearranged Summer Meeting 23rd June 2018 at Haddington Golf Club

The draw for the rearranged Summer Meeting may be viewed by clicking on the Draws Tab above.
Hopefully the weather will be kinder than on the original date. Best wishes to all ladies taking part.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Summer Meeting at Haddington 6th June 2017

Regretfully the Summer Meeting at Haddington today had to be abandoned when the green keeper declared the course unplayable and closed it. Unfortunately by this stage, a handful of ladies had managed to complete their round.  The Committee has been able to re-arrange a new date for the Summer Meeting and it is Friday 23rd June, at Haddington, with tee times from 8am to 12 noon. This will now be our Championship Qualifier.

To enter please email Dulcie on by 5pm on Thursday 15th June. Those ladies who are unavailable to play on this new date and who paid for today's competition, will have their £12 refunded in due course. The new draw will be emailed to all competitors no later than Sunday 18th June.

Any member who was not available on 6th June may enter on 23rd June.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

East Vets win the Elise Duncan Trophy at Mortonhall Thursday 1st June 2017

East Vets Team

West Vets Team

The singles match for the Elise Duncan Trophy against the West Vets took place today at Mortonhall Golf Club.The weather was dry, warm and windy.The course was in excellent condition with very tricky greens.
The match was played in a great friendly manner with the East managing to win by five games to four (a hat trick of three years in a row).
Thanks to the West Captain June Lockhart and her team for their contribution to a very enjoyable day.
Thanks also are due to Mortonhall Golf Club for courtesy of the course and to David the Club Steward for the wonderful catering and looking after us so well.
Results: East named first

1 Jennifer Bryans won against Donna Jackson 2/1
2 Anne Hanson halved with Gillian Kyle
3 Sue Penman lost to Lesley Lloyd 5/4
4 Carol Brown halved with Nicky Henderson
5 Dawn Young lost to Roz Purdom 4/3
6.Anne Brownie won against May Hughs 1 up
7 Sophia Spiewak lost to Robina Gilbertson 9/7
8 Linda Grieve won against Jennifer Mack 1 up
9 Hazel Saunders won against Annabel Kane 4/3
Congratulations to the East Ladies. It was a pleasure to watch the fabulous golf

West Vets Captain June Lockhart presenting the Trophy to East Vets Captain Caroline Kinnaird

 Photos from the match can be viewed by clicking here

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Summer Meeting at Haddington Tuesday 6th June 2017

The Draw for the Summer Meeting at Haddington golf Club is available by clicking on the Draws Tab above.
The balance of £12 is due on the day of the Competition and it would be very helpful if you could bring the correct money with you.
For cancellations on the morning of the competition phone 07486 879772.The mobile will only be switched on from 7.30am that day

Friday, 19 May 2017

Senior Men Golfers Society v East Vets Ladies

The match against The Senior Men Golfers Society took place on Thursday the 18th May the same day as the Midlands match.
The course was in fantastic condition and the weather was lovely and sunny, although there was a cold wind.The hospitality from the Senior Men was as ever amazing.
The Senior Men won by 31/2 matches to 21/2 . The match was very close with all but one game going to the 18th green.
Alastair Kerr and David Simpson halved with Jennifer Bryan and Jane Browitt
Michael Beamish and Walter Alexander won 1 up to Gilly Glenn and Elsa Todd
Graham Duncan and Donald Dunoon halved with Anne Rorison and Vivien Mitchel
Ken Smith and Iain Craig won  4 and 3 to Caroline Kinnaird and Seonaid Stewart
Nigel Watt and Keith Clark lost 2 down to  Norma Richmond and Lynn Loudon
Ian Jones and Paul Laidlaw halved with Carol Mason and Katy Gillies.

Thursday, 18 May 2017


In our annual match against Midland Vets on 18th May for the Liz Miskimmin Friendship Quaich, East Vets won narrowly 4 to 3 in sunny Stirling. The course was in great condition and the weather simply wonderful!

 Pictured above is the 18th green with Stirling Castle rising majestically behind the clubhouse. Five of the seven matches reached the 18th green demonstrating just how close this match was. The full results were as follows:

Aileen Baker won 1 up v. Sue Penman
  (Crail)                              (Gullane)
Sarah Walker halved with Sal Shepherd
  (Braehead)                       (Craigmillar Park)
Cecilia Kenny  lost 5 & 3 to Anne Brownie
 (Dunblane)                              (Gullane)
Ann Macgregor   halved with Jane Herd
  (Ladybank)                           (Gullane)
Gillian Wallace  lost 2 down to Fiona Ford
(Blairgowrie)                             (Murrayfield)
Kay Knight  lost 3 &  2 to  Linda Grieve
 (Pitlochry)                           (Musselburgh)
Tricia Chillas  won 1 up v Hazel Saunders
 (Stirling)                               (Gullane)

As ever, this match was played in friendly, competitive spirit and it was lovely to be able to enjoy a drink together in the sunshine before a delicious post-match meal). Lizee McGraw (Midland Vets Captain) presented Anne Brownie (acting team captain for East Vets) with the Liz Miskimmin Friendship Quaich (below).

Thanks to Lorna Bennett (Midland Vets Vice Captain) for acting as photographer for East Vets whilst Anne Brownie was playing her match against Cecilia Kenny. These photos may be viewed by clicking on the       link  here

Thursday, 4 May 2017

East Vet Gillian Kirkwood confirmed as the next President of the LGU

Gillian Kirkwood has been confirmed as the next President of the Ladies’ Golf Union (LGU) succeeding Diane Bailey MBE.

The merger of the LGU and The R&A took effect earlier this year and she will work with the organisation to support its work in women’s and girls’ golf around the world, including encouraging more females to play golf and become members of clubs.

Mrs Kirkwood is an experienced golf administrator and has held several positions in women’s golf, including Vice-Chair and Chair of the SLGA and LGU, Chair of the Great Britain and Ireland Selection Committee and President of the Scottish Veteran Ladies Golfing Association. She was also Captain of Midlothian County Ladies Golf Association from 1991-1993 and was the Ladies Captain of Broomieknowe Golf Club from 1982-84 and from 2004-2006, and is currently Vice-Captain of Gullane Ladies' Golf Club. Mrs Kirkwood is an experienced Rules Official and has represented the LGU on the R&A’s Amateur Status Committee.

In 2012, she was appointed by the Scottish Government as a Trustee on the St Andrews Links Trust and she is currently the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Women Golfers Museum.

A keen women’s golf historian, she also collects golf memorabilia and is a member of the British Golf Collectors Society. She has represented Europe at Hickory Golf when she played in the BGCS Hickory Grail against the United States.

A graduate of the University of Edinburgh, Mrs Kirkwood worked in IT as a senior manager in the higher education sector. Since retiring she has worked to provide the latest news and updates on women’s golf with her own website KirkwoodGolf and acts as webmaster to Scottish Golf View.

“It is a great honour to be offered the role of President and I am delighted to accept the invitation to represent the organisation and support its work in growing and developing women’s golf in countries around the world”, said Kirkwood.

From the R and A website

Tuesday, 2 May 2017


The French Senior Ladies International Foursomes were played at the exclusive Morfontaine Golf Course (north east of Paris) between 26-28 April. In the corresponding event last year (in Belgium), East Vets members Sue Penman and Lesley Johnston finished second - pipped by just one shot in the three round scratch foursomes medal play format.

This year, Sue and Lesley posted the best second round score to make the cut tied second going into day three before coming a very creditable third overall.

Congratulations to Sue and Lesley for flying the flag abroad, and for finishing so high up the leaderboard two years in a row! Tres bien joue.

Footnote: scores from the 2017 tournament are not yet available online.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017


The ESVLGA Spring Meeting was held today at Gullane No 3.
Despite very strong winds there were some great scores.
Congratulations to the winner Dorothy Thomson who was 4 under CSS.
The strong winds caused putting to be very difficult with the 4th green proving to be the hardest, with many tales of woe being told in the clubhouse.
Well done to all 66 ladies who braved the elements and congratulations to those who produced great scores.
The CSS was 71 an increase of two on the SSS 69. Par 69.
To the dismay of many this was a counting competition for handicap

The results are as follows:

Overall Handicap
1. Dorothy Thomson  81-14 net 67
2. Veryan Biggar        85-16 net 69 BIH
3. Jean Bryden           90-21 net 69

Silver Handicap
1. Dorothy Thomson  81-14 net 67
2. Veryan Biggar        85-16 net 69
3. Dawn Young          78-7  net 71 BIH

Silver Gross
1. Dawn Young         78
2. Hazel Saunders       80
3. Dorothy Thomson 81

Bronze Handicap
1. Jean Bryden          90-21 net 69
2. Sheila Hunter        95-23 net 72
3. Elspeth Morrison 100-25 net 75

Bronze Gross
 1. Jean Bryden          90
2. Sheila Hunter        95
3. Elspeth Morrison 100

There were four Two's
Dawn Young
Elsa Todd
Irene Gray
Vickie Sandeman

Click here  for the top eight scores in each division scores

SVLGA v Irish Seniors

The SVLGA v Irish Seniors - Murcar Links- for the Mary McKenna Perpetual Trophy

Four Balls - Sunday 9th April:
Sheena Wood and Meg Sievwright halved with Mary Sheehy and Laura Webb A/S 
Lorna McKinlay and Fiona de Vries bt Suzanne Corcoran and Pat Doran 1 hole 
Lesley Lloyd and Ashley Rose lost to Maria O' Reilly and Sheena McIlroy 3 & 1 
Donna Jackson and Gillian Kyle bt Marilyn Henderson and Margaret McAuliffe 5 & 4 

Scotland 2.5 - Ireland 1.5

Singles Matches - Monday 10th April 

Donna Jackson halved with Maria O'Reilly 
Lesley Lloyd lost to Laura Webb - 7 & 6
Lorna McKinlay bt Sheena McElroy - 3 & 1 
Meg Sievwright halved with Marilyn Henderson  
Ashley Rose lost to Margaret McAuliffe - 5 & 4 
Fiona de Vries lost to Mary Sheehy - 3 & 2
Gillian Kyle bt Suzanne Corcoran - 1 up
Sheena Wood bt Pat Doran - 4 & 3 
Singles were halved 4 - 4
Match score - Scotland 6.5 - Ireland 5.5

Congratulations to the SVLGA Team on a great win over a strong Irish Team

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

SVLGA Team for the Mary McKenna Perpetual Trophy

 The SVLGA Team selection for the annual Mary McKenna Perpetual Trophy match has been announced. This is the annual match between the SVLGA and a team representing the Irish Seniors, who are currently the European Senior Champions. This year's match takes place on Scottish soil, at Murcar Links, Aberdeen on the 9th and 10th of April. 
The Team is:
Fiona de Vries   Midland
Donna Jackson   West
Gillian Kyle   West
Lesley Lloyd   West
Lorna McKinlay   Midland
Ashley Rose   Highland
Meg Sievwright   Highland 
Sheena Wood   Northern

Reserve: Jennifer Bryans   East

Congratulations to our East Vets Champion Jennifer Bryans on being selected as reserve. A great achievement.
Best wishes to the team

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Spring Meeting,Ramsden Cup Matchplay and Friendship Quaich Foursomes Matchplay Draws 2017

The Draws for the Spring Meeting, Ramsden Cup and Friendship Quaich are now available by clicking on the Draws Tab. In addition all entrants will receive an e mail with the draws in the next day or so.
Please make sure you scroll down to the bottom of each draw for important information.
For Match play, please inform Secretary Dulcie Barnes (e mail or phone 01620 892339), the result of ties as soon as possible after play, she will then inform winners of their next round opponent.
A contacts list has also been e mailed to all members.
Best wishes for the 2017 season to all our members

Sunday, 19 March 2017

SVLGA Blairgowrie Meeting

The above two days of competition take place on Monday 25th & Tuesday 26th September. Entry forms are now available from Dulcie Barnes (phone 01620892339 to request a form which covers two players for both the individual medal round and greensomes entries)The forms will also be available from the desk at the Spring Meeting on Tuesday 11th April; The completed form together with £124 per pair £62 per person- Cheque made payable to SVLGA, should be returned to Dulcie by Monday 24th April . Please note that there are only nine places allocated to the East Division this year so if more entries are received than places available, a ballot will take place.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Subscription Notices

Subscription Forms are due to be returned by the 28th of February. If you have not received yours let Dulcie know.
Please make sure you have, in your contacts the e mail address Otherwise you may find the e mail will go into your spam folder.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Coffee Morning at Glencorse Golf Club

A great turn out of 47 ladies attended the East Vets Coffee Morning this morning at Glencorse Golf Club. Listening to the volume of chat and the number of smiling faces everyone enjoyed themselves.
After Coffee and Scones we split into teams and had a Golf Quiz.
The winning team were from left to right Janette Laing (Musselburgh), Maureen Cranston (Prestonfield), and Annette Sutherland (Deeerpark).
Many Thanks to Glencorse for allowing us the use of their lounge and a big thank you to David (Club Steward) and Billy for the Coffee /Tea and delicious Scones.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Coffee Morning.Monday 20th February at Glencorse Golf Club

The ESLVGA Coffee Morning is being held at Glencorse Golf Club on Monday 20th February 2017 at 10:30 am. Present, Past and New members are invited to attend.This is an opportunity to meet up with friends before the golf season starts.We hope as many as possible will attend. Please let our Secretary Dulcie Barnes know by Monday 13th February if you will be attending.This will allow us to inform Glencorse numbers for catering.
Subscription Notices will be sent out by the end of January. If anyone has a change of e mail address please let Dulcie know to ensure you receive it. 

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