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.
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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.