Wednesday, 18 May 2022

East Vets v British Senior Men’s Society at Elie GC on Tuesday 17th May 2022


The sun decided to come out just as we arrived at Elie GC for our match against the British Senior Men’s Society. 

Welcome drinks were enjoyed by all as we met some new as well as some well kent faces from the past. Everyone was in good spirits as the rivalry started with some negotiations over handicaps due to a couple of last minute adjustments. An excellent lunch was had by all. 

Anne R, Captain for the day was on a mission to change our record for this year! (Anne was still reeling from our 6/0 defeat in 2019!)

As always, the course was in fantastic condition and the views across the Forth forever stunning. The weather was good if a bit breezy towards the end of the matches and all matches were played in very good spirit.

As the results came in I could not contain my delight as it came down to the last match. Kate and I played 1st match and were 3 down at the turn. We managed to close the gap and surprisingly, halved the match on 18th due to a fabulous putt by Kate. 

Ann & Pam and Lesley & Norma had very close matches taking their games to the 17th and 18th

Caroline & Kate and Mairi & Julie won their matches soundly, with the men complimenting them on being demon putters!

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Anne Blundell played her match against John & Nigel on her own and ended up halving her match on 18th

Not only had we won some matches, we halved the overall team match – a superb result!

The day was finished off with tea and scones in the clubhouse. 

Our appreciation and thanks to Andrew Gray and the British Senior Men’s Society for their hosting and planning of a very enjoyable day.

Thanks also to Elie Golf Club and their caterers.

Match results – 

Kate Rorke & Anne Rorrison halved v Keith Macintosh & Mike Wheeler

Ann Sewell & Pam Williamson lost 2/1 v Alastair Brown & Graham Duncan

Lesley Johnston & Norma Richmond lost at 18 v Walter Alexander & Roddy McDonald

Caroline Johnston & Kate Johnston won 2/1 v Andrew Gray & Richard Muckart

Mairi Pollock & Julie Baird won 4/2 v Tony Fasson & Alan Mackie

Anne Blundell halved v John Duncan & Nigel Watt

Monday, 9 May 2022

Summer meeting at Haddington May 24th 2022.

 We have 50 East Vets in the draw for this years Summer Meeting our annual visit to Haddington GC. The draw is now available to view in ‘draws’ tab. Any call offs leading up to the day please email or on the day of play please call The Pro on 01620 822727. There will no refunds now the draw is out.

Please use SG updated version of recoding scores please. Exchange cards at 1st tee and record partners score in player column and your own in marker.  Once checked, agreed and both players sign please put cards in the EV pink box in the lounge. Old school style!

This is also the qualifying round for the East Division Championship. Top 8 scratch scores qualify for KO match play.

Quarter finals to be arranged and played at Haddington by 8th July. Semis & Final are played Saturday 9th July.

The winner of this qualifies to play the SVLGA Championship on Landsdowne at Blairgowrie GC 25th & 26th  September.

Best of luck to all, Sal VC

Midland Vets v East Vets May 5th at Ladybank GC

 We had our first team match of the season at Ladybank GC versus Midland Vets on May 5th.

All of our team, win or lose, had a thoroughly grand day out.

Many thanks got to Pat Bow and her host team, all at Ladybank GC for the course set up and all catering before and after the match.

Well played all of our team for gaining a halved match. Just unfortunate that this meant we had to once again leave the Liz Miskimmin Friendship Quaich in the hands of the Midland team as they hold it from their last win back in 2019.

Result was 

Margaret Tough won v Lesley Johnston

Linda Dyball won v Barbara Biggart

Dorothy Ford won v Mairi Pollock

Fiona Johnston halved with Anne Brownie

Shelagh Quinn lost v Dulcie Barnes

Tricia Chillas lost to Louise Casey

Joyce Murdoch lost to Jenni Ray

Many thanks to Anne Brownie for acting as Captain for the team on the day. Very much appreciated and a grand job you did too.

Sal VC

Tuesday, 5 April 2022

Blairgowrie Competitions 2022


The SVLGA annual competitions will be held again at Blairgowrie GC in September this year. 

The Patrick Rosebowl (played on Rosemount) – Singles – Monday 26th September 2022 

The Beddows Quaich (played on Lansdowne) – Greensomes – Tuesday 27th September 2022 

East Vets has been allocated a limited number of spaces and a ballot will take place if applications exceed our allocated spaces.  * 

Those interested in applying should download an application form directly from the SVLGA website. The cost of entry is £130 per couple, which gives you a place in both the singles and greensomes.  The completed application form should be sent to by Saturday 1st May. 

No payment is required at this time. We will notify you after 3rd May if you have been successful in your application. 

Tee times – SVLGA has asked that those applying to please vary their choice of tee times as they do receive numerous requests for a start time of between 10-12.

 *For those of you who have been to Blairgowrie before you will be familiar with the set up, but for anyone who hasn’t played in this competition previously the idea is that you enter with a partner.  

With best wishes, 

The ESVLGA Committee

The application form is also available here

Monday, 4 April 2022

ESVLGA Spring Meeting at Winterfield GC Monday 4th April 2022.


A wild & windy Winterfield hosted our Spring Meeting this morning. We say a huge thank you to all at the Golf Club, they could not have been more accommodating, the Pro, Greenkeepers, Bar & Kitchen all fabulous.

The course proved to be a tricky one today with the swirling gusting wind. The theme of the day appeared from the cards to be ‘a game of two halves’ and not consistently the same way round!

It was lovely to meet some new Vets at the 1st tee and see the ‘weel-kent faces’ too.

Well played to all who braved the 18 holes, some better than others but all very much enjoyed the day at the golf and meeting new chums.

Scratch Winner:  Anne Hanson 79

Division 1

1st Susan Randall      85 – 14 Nett 71

2nd Anne Smith         85 – 12 Nett 72

3rd Rae Muir              93 – 18 Nett 75

4th  Moyra Statham  93 - 17   Nett 76 bih

Division 2

1st Seline Stewart   96 – 22 Nett 74


Morag Wardrop  Eagle 2 @8th

Fiona Larnach  2 @11th & 2 @15th

Shelia Herschell  2 @4th

Jennifer Bryans  2 @15th

Very well done to all the East Vets committee today who all pulled together as a brilliant Team. This was our first live competition using the new (to us) ClubV1.

The score recording was a seamless operation due wholly to Janet F & Anne R! Many thanks all. 

Lastly but most importantly, sending all our love, thoughts and strength to Captain Sue.

Cheers VC Sal.

A full list of scores is available here