Friday 10 November 2023

AGM of the ESVLGA at Gullane G.C. on 6th November 2023

 Thanks to Steven Marshall and Gullane Golf Club for hosting our AGM and prize giving and lunch.  41 members came for the AGM and 37 stayed on for a delicious buffet lunch.

Farewell to Janet who has been a magnificent & supportive Secretary to both Sue & me.

The cakes of appreciation & thanks to our brilliant Treasurer Val & to Janet. (Cakes created by Emma Stewart a good chum of Sal.)

The Minutes of the AGM can be read here

The Captain's report can be read here

Hilary Laughland's report on the International Matches can be read here

Thursday 28 September 2023

SVLGA Championship & Jamboree Blairgowrie GC 24th to 26th September 2023

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Our East Division Champion Karen Ferguson-Sneddon played in the SVLGA Championships for a third year in a row having won the previous two.

Having just spent the last few weeks here there and everywhere with her golf and in particular representing Scotland for the SVLGA & Scottish Seniors (along with teammates Karen Marshall and Hilary Laughland) perhaps this was one event too many to finish the season.

Karen had a great win on Sunday afternoon against Jane Grubb (North) but was just pipped at the 18th by Ruth Hunter (West) in Monday morning’s Semi Final.

The eventual SVLGA Champion is Martine Pow (Borders) who beat Ruth in the Final.

All the Championships are played over The Lansdowne course.

Congratulations Martine pictured here with Marjorie Rae SVLGA President.

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Meanwhile on Monday over The Rosemount course our Mairi Pollock had a very solid round in the singles strokeplay with a gross 78/nett 69 which secured the Patrick Rosebowl Trophy. Congratulations Mairi.

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Tuesday was our day for the Greensomes strokeplay over The Lansdowne. The Beddows Quaichs were won by Liz Fertacz and Jane Cameron (Midland) nett 69 and the Tony Moffat Quaichs by Fran Millar and Louise Graham (North) scratch 77.

East Division best were Lesley Campbell and Katy Gillies.

Well done to all the East members lucky to have played this and fully embraced the whole event. Thanks so much to all of those who play & support this Division, all very much appreciated by me for the fun we have.


Wednesday 20 September 2023

AGM 6th November 2003

 This year's AGM will be held at Gullane Golf Club on Monday 6th November. We will meet at 11am for coffee before the AGM starts at 11.15, followed by the prize giving and lunch. Notice of  Meeting and the Agenda will be set out soon by email. 

Friday 15 September 2023

East v Borders Greensomes Match at Winterfield GG September 14th 2023.


Letty Mackinnon & Elsa Todd won 3&2 v Gillian Lithgow & Joyce Michie

Lindsay Hay & Vicki Sandeman lost 4&2 v Mary Fallas & Sheila Horseburgh

Louise Campbell & Viv Mitchell lost at 18th v Dawn Tomlinson & Fiona Melrose

Caroline Kinnaird & Rae Muir won 3&2 v Marjorie Ferguson & Carol Mott

Anne Rorison & Elaine Lumsden won 3&2  v Venitia Scott & Susan Marshall

Carole Mason & Sal Shepherd lost at 18th v Pauline Hogg & June Allan

Many thanks go to all at Winterfield GC for hosting a super day for us. We all loved the course and the company we played in and it turned out a friendly halved match.

So that is the 3 meetings, the Championship & the 5 team matches ticked off the calander for the year, just the AGM & lunch to go  before I go lie down in a darkened room for the winter!


Friday 8 September 2023

Autumn Meeting at Liberton G C 7th September 2023

A relatively small but perfectly formed group of our ESVLGA crew turned out to take part in the Autumn Meeting at Liberton GC today.

Not the hideous deluge of rain that scuppered our attempt last year, but we did encounter a real pea souper at the 9a.m. KO. I was rather concerned on arrival that we could start at 9a.m. as visibility was no more that 120 yards from the 1st tee. However, all was well as remarkably the course was open. 

I was relieved being ‘the starter’ to see the first four groups all hit straight down the middle then literally disappear off the horizon into the fog but thankfully reappear 3½ hours later without incident.

Congratulations to our three winners Viv Mitchell with a fantastic nett 68 to take the overall nett score, Wendy Nicholson the Scratch winner with a 73 & Dorothy Thompson the Division 2 winner with a nett 71.

Well done also to the 5 players who had a 2.

Ann Sewell @6th, Carole Mason @8th & Joanne Watt, Wendy Nicholson & Jennifer Bryans all @11th.

Sadly one of our staunchest supporters, Elspeth Morrison, who had already decided this would be her last Vets competition, had to withdraw. We wish her well and hope she continues to get out on the golf course. 

In other news while I am here..

I can confirm our AGM, prizegiving & season concluding lunch celebration will be held at Gullane GC on Monday 6th November, starting with meet up coffee etc at 11a.m then 11.15 AGM. 

I intend to send my Captain’s Report (brief, I promise) out in advance so anyone unable to attend will be able to ask me any questions or raise points which I will respond to at the meeting.

More details will follow by email very soon.

Just be aware though, when I say celebration Lunch, I mean celebration as we have some very good news to share at this year’s AGM.

Sal ESVLGA Captain

A full list of Autumn Meeting scores can be seen here