Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Good weather brings out the best in West Vets at Renfrew G.C.

Officials -- Sandra Mo and Christine

Before reading the report, the Committee would hope that several of the members will turn out on Thursday to support the players.  Play starts at 9.30 and the Championship Final starts at 2pm, with the Stewart Trophy Final starting at 2.10pm.


Though chilly at first, the sun eventually shone and the challenging course at Renfrew was in very good condition, so all the competitors enjoyed their games.

Unfortunately illness during the journey caused Liz Wilson to withdraw, so Gillian Kyle spent part of her morning at Braehead for some retail therapy.  Liz Stewart prevailed 4 & 3 over May Hughes, though it was tight after the first 9 holes, and  Liz Keohone surged ahead of Janette McCartney on the back nine, winning 5 & 4.

Our Super Vet Morag Key took Lorraine Campbell to the 16th before losing 4 & 2, and adversaries of old Jennifer Mack and Janice Paterson, had a match of 2 halves – they were all square after 9 before Janice raced ahead winning 5 & 3.  The most exciting morning match was won by Joanne Sharp after Anabel Kane (6 down after 9) pushed Joanne to the 17th green, where she won 3 & 1.  Carol Fell and Lesley Lloyd played another tight match for the first 9 holes, then Lesley took control in the back 9, eventually winning 4 & 3.  The only match which went the distance in this round was between Roz Purdom and Lynn McColl, with Roz emerging victorious.

The first afternoon match saw Gillian Kyle take an early 2 hole lead but Liz Stewart quickly drew level and kept her nose in front, eventually winning 4 & 3.  Liz Keohone and Lorraine Campbell fought a close match with Liz edging it by 2 holes, and Lesley Lloyd played very steadily to hold off Roz Purdom by 4 & 2.  Player of the day has to be Joanne Sharp who played a total of 37 holes, winning the afternoon match after 20 holes over a gallant Janice Paterson.

The Stewart Trophy 1st Round matches saw Pam Mather overcome Liz Hale on the 18th green, Morag Little beating Liz Mclean 3 & 2, Janet Buchanan beating Enid Young and Brenda Conway receiving a w/o from Pat Syme.  Hopefully all winners will return on Thursday well prepared and protected for a sunny day – can’t believe I said that !!

Report and photos by June Lockhart

Championship 1st round Results

Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) w/o Liz Wilson (Kilmarnock Barassie)
Liz Stewart (Greenburn) beat May Hughes (Lanark) 4/3
Liz Keohone (Loudoun Gowf) beat Janette McCartney (Erskine) 5/4
Lorraine Campbell (Cardross) beat Morag Key (Ralston) 4/2
Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) beat Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle) 5/3
Anabel Kane (Kilmacolm) lost to  Joanne Sharp (Kilmarnock Barassie) 3/1
Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) beat Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) 4/3
Roz Purdom (Prestwick St Nicholas) beat Lynn McColl (The Carrick, Cameron House) 2up

Quarter Finals
Liz Stewart beat Gillian Kyle 4&3
Liz Keohone beat Lorraine Campbell 2up
Joanne Sharp beat Janice Paterson at the 20th hole
Lesley Lloyd beat Roz Purdom 4 & 2

Stewart Trophy (Handicap) 
1st round 

Pam Mather (Cowglen) beat  Liz Hale(Caldwell) 1 up
Morag Little (Whitecraigs) beat  Liz McLean (Dumbarton) 3&2
Enid Young (Balmore) lost to  Janet Buchanan (Dalmally) 4&3
Brenda Conway (Renfrew) w/o Pat Syme (Hilton Park)

Sunday, May 20, 2018

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Gillian Kyle leads the West Vets Championship Qualifiers at Troon Portland

Gillian Kyle


92 West Vets put recent horrible weather behind them and took part in the Summer Meeting and Championship Qualifier at Troon Portland in wonderful conditions. Viewing Arran in the background and enjoying good company made those, like myself, forget about the bad scores whilst others revelled in the conditions to produce excellent scores.

Congratulations go to overall winner Alex Glennie (pictured right) with a superb nett 70 (bih), beating Gillian Kyle also with a nett 70, but who had an amazing gross score of 72. 

Morag Key

Special mention must be made of Morag Key (Ralston) who was 3rd overall with a nett 74, but was certainly the Super Vet of the day.  There must be something in the Paisley water !

SSS 75 CSS 75


72 Kyle, Gillian (East Renfrewshire)
74 Alex Glennie,  (Kilmarnock Barassie)
80 Janice Paterson (Drumpellier)  
81 Lesley Lloyd  (Hayston)  Liz Keohone,  (Loudoun Gowf) 
82 Lorraine Campbell, (Cardross), Rosalind  Purdom  (Prestwick St Nicholas)
83 Catherine Malcolm (Prestwick St Cuthbert),  Katy Macauley  (Milngavie) 
84 Anabel Kane (Kilmacolm), Liz  Stewart (Greenburn), May Hughes  (Lanark) 

HANDICAP Leading Scores

Alex Glennie 74 (4) 70 BIH 
Gillian Kyle 72 (2) 70
Morag Key 88 (14) 74



The Summer Meeting was also the qualifier for the West Vets Championship and Stewart Cup (Handicap) Trophy which takes place next week on Tuesday 22nd May and Thursday 24th May at Renfrew Golf Club. 

Championship Draw 1st round (Tuesday) 22nd May (am)

Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire) v Liz Wilson (Kilmarnock Barassie)
Liz Stewart (Greenburn) v May Hughes (Lanark)
Liz Keohone (Loudoun Gowf) v Janette McCartney (Erskine)
Lorraine Campbell (Cardross) v Morag Key (Ralston)
Janice Paterson (Drumpellier) v Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle)
Anabel Kane (Kilmacolm) v Joanne Sharp (Kilmarnock Barassie) 
Lesley Lloyd (Hayston) v Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle)
Roz Purdom (Prestwick St Nicholas) v Lynn McColl (The Carrick, Cameron House) 

Stewart Trophy (Handicap) 1st round (Tuesday) 22nd May (pm)

Pam Mather (Cowglen) v Liz Hale(Caldwell)
Morag Little (Whitecraigs) v Liz McLean (Dumbarton)
Enid Young (Balmore) v Janet Buchanan (Dalmally)
Brenda Conway (Renfrew) v Pat Syme (Hilton Park)



The Committee would like to thank the Ladies of Troon Portland for allowing us the use of their course, and for making us feel so welcome.  The catering staff were also first class for both food and service, and the course, though challenging, was in excellent condition.  

Finally many thanks go to Sandra Macdougall for all her hard work in the lead up to the event and on the day, admirably aided by Chris Fowler and May Hughes.  Thanks also go to Chris and Mary Wylie for their efforts in purchasing our new gilets - VETS WITH STYLE !!

Some photos from the day

Lesley Lloyd, Catherine Malcom and Alex Glennie
Liz Stewart, Gillian Kyle and Donna Jackson
Lorraine Campbell and Liz Keohone
Roz Purdom ad Janice Paterson
Some later starters enjoy the home baking at Troon
On the desk Mary Wylie and Sandra Macdougall

Report and photos by  June Lockhart

Sunday, May 13, 2018

New West Vets Gilets

Murraygolf have been in touch and the Gilets are now ready and I will be collecting them on Tuesday, so they will be available to purchase at the meeting at Troon on Wednesday.

As a reminder, they are £35 and come in the approximate sizes:

Small = 10
Medium = 12
Large = 14
Extra Large = 16
Extra Extra Large = 18

Chris Fowler 

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

West Vets Teams for June 2018

Congratulations are due to the following members for being chosen to play for the West Vets in June.

The team to play East Vets for the Elise Duncan Trophy at Kilmacolm on Tuesday 19th June is as follows :

Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire), Donna Jackson (Cochrane Castle), Liz Stewart (Greenburn), Lesley Lloyd (Hayston), Roz Purdom (Prestwick St Nicholas), Janice Paterson (Drumpellier), Robina Gilbertson (Prestwick St Nicholas), Lorraine Campbell (Cardross) and May Hughes (Lanark).

Reserves will be :

Trish Davidson (Erskine), Liz Keohone (Loudon Gowf) and Linda McDougall (Greenock).

For all players, please meet for 11 am with 1st tee time being 12 noon.

The team to play Midlands Vets for the Mid West Trophy at Cochrane Castle on Thursday 7 th June ( for handicaps 10 and above ) is as follows :

Helen Faulds (Douglas Park), Chris Fowler (Cowglen), Lynn McColl (The Carrick), Anabel Kane (Kilmacolm), Caroline King (Clober), Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle) and Liz Hale (Caldwell).

Reserves will be :

Marion Stewart (Kilmacolm), Karen Maxwell (Milngavie), Marion Mason (Milngavie), Ann Shanks (Dumbarton), Morag Key (Ralston), Enid Young (Balmore) and Sandra Littlejohn (Erskine).

For all players, please meet for 11 am with 1st tee time being 12 noon.

Ladies are welcome to come along and support, and we wish both teams the very best of luck.

June Lockhart (West Vets Captain)

Friday, April 27, 2018


Before checking the draw for the Summer Meeting, we feel the following explanation is required. Over 120 members applied but we could only accommodate 93 (even with an extended 30 minutes from Troon Portland). 

As this Meeting is the Championship Qualifier, the draw must be done in handicap order and unfortunately some members have had to be balloted out, although there is a waiting list and there will undoubtedly be a number of call offs nearer the time. 

 We understand the disappointment for some, especially in light of the Spring Meeting being cancelled, but names of those balloted out will be recorded so that they will not miss out again for the next few Spring and Autumn Meetings. 

 For future Summer Meetings at least, we will now apply for an extension to the tee times in an attempt to avoid this situation. 

 Hopefully you understand our position, but please get in touch by email if you have any comments to make, or to make suggestions for discussion at the next AGM in November. 

 Fingers crossed for good weather !! 

Please note the following re catering at Troon for the West Vets Summer Meeting on Wednesday 16th May : Hot rolls, scones, tea and coffee will be available from 9.00am. 

Light meals will be available from 11.00am until 5.00pm. Thereafter tea, coffee, sandwiches and cakes will be available for the later players until 6.00pm when the kitchen closes


 June Lockhart (West Vets Captain) 

Monday, April 09, 2018


West Vets - Gillian Kyle and Lesley Lloyd

Ireland senior women's team scored a 10-2 victory over their Scottish Veteran Ladies Golf Association in the annual Mary McKenna Trophy match at Royal Belfast Golf Club. 

The Irish went 3points ahead by taking the four-ball foursomes 3.5-0.5 and emphasised their superiority by taking the singles 6.5-1.5

The Irish and the Scots

Lorna McKinley (Midland) scored the Scots only victory, beating Laura Webb 4 and 2. 
One other Scot had a day to remember - Frances Millar (Northern), who had a hole in one in halving her singles match against Helen Jones. 

MARY McKENNA TROPHY MATCH Royal Belfast Golf Club. 



Four-ball foursomes (3.5-0-5) Irish names first 
Sheena McIlroy and Laura Webb bt Sheena Wood (Northern) and Elaine Moffat (Midland) 2 and 1 Suzanne Corcoran and Gertie McMullen bt Gillian Kyle (West) and Lorna McKinley (Midland) 1 hole. 
Catherine Reilly and Mary MacLaren halved with Fiona De Vries (Midland) and Lesley Lloyd (West). 
Helen Jones and Margaret McAuliffe bt Frances Millar (Northern) and Jennifer Bryan (Midland) 2 and 1. 

Singles (6.5-1.5) 
McMullen bt Lloyd 3 and 2. 
Jones halved with Millar 
McLaren bt Kyle 3 and 2 
McAuliffe bt De Vries 2 holes. 
McIlroy bt Wood 5 and 4. 
Corcoran bt Moffat 1 hole. 
Reilly bt Bryan 4 and 2 
Webb lost to McKinley 4 and 2.