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.

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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.
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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.