Monday, February 19, 2018

PAST WEST VETS CAPTAIN ANNE BURDEN HAS DIED

It is with much sadness that Lanarkshire Ladies' County Golf Association have announced the death of Anne Burden.

Anne sadly has been ill for the past four years following a stroke but up until then was a very active lady, heavily involved in dance and in golf. and a well liked and respected member of LLCGA

Anne was a member of the Lanarkshire County Team from 1964 to 1984, during which time Lanarkshire won the County Finals 4 times.

She was County Captain from 1979 to 1981. She has been successful in many County Competitions and in 1976 won both the Blackjack Cup and County Championship.

She was made an Honorary Member of the County in 2003 and Honorary President of LLCGA from 2013 to 2015.

From 2001 to 2006 she was a Scottish International Selector and was also Captain of the West Vets in 2003 - 2004 when she took over from Aileen Wilson and then handed over to Constance Wright

She had also been a member of The Ladies Golf Club Troon, Cambuslang Golf Club and East Kilbride GC
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We extend our sympathy to her son Mike and daughters Bobbi and Katy. and her grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Thursday, February 08, 2018

ENTRIES FOR SPRING MEETING NOW BEING TAKEN

The entry Form for the Spring Meeting at Pollok Golf Club on Wednesday 4th April is now available.  You will find the link to entries on the RHS of the Website.

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS


‘With today’s weather, it is difficult to think about golf !!’  Those were my opening words last year, so let’s hope we have more luck and better weather soon for season 2018.

Before I welcome our new members, I feel I should give you a development regarding our Summer Meeting, which may be a disappointment to some. Due to a misunderstanding on our part and on the part of Royal Troon, they were offering us Troon Portland and not the Championship course.  We do apologise but overall we will still be playing a lovely course, and for several of us this will not be nearly so daunting !!

We would like to warmly welcome a large number of new members this year, namely Catherine Malcolm (Prestwick St Nicholas),  Eileen Hutchison (Ralston), Lynda Bradley & Cherry Briggs (Kilmacolm), Carol King (Clober), Mary McLean, Laura Macdougall, Barbara Aitchison & Aileen MacIntyre (Douglas Park), Patricia Syme (Hilton Park), Debbie Peberdy (Kilmarnock Barassie), Maureen McDevitt & Julie Dickson (Whitecraigs), Jennifer Gough (Clydebank & District), Fiona Armour (Renfrew), Nanette Mutrie (Milngavie) and Carolyn Christie (Troon).

It would be great if you could put these 3 dates in your diaries for our Meetings which are as follows :
SPRING MEETING – POLLOK GC on Wed 4thApril
SUMMER MEETING – TROON PORTLAND GC on Wed 16th May
AUTUMN MEETING – DOUGLAS PARK GC on Mon 3rd September.

We would love to see as many entries as possible, as this creates a lovely atmosphere for which the West Vets is well known. We would also urge you to support the catering at each of these clubs, as they very kindly offer us courtesy of their courses.  We would also ask that you consider buying an item of our West Vets clothing, and this season Chris Fowler and Mary Wylie have worked on acquiring new gilets and shirts which hopefully will be on view at our first Meeting.  It does impress a Club when they see a large number of ladies in our colours, and some of you may also need them for our team matches.

Your fixture cards were either taken at the RLCGA Beetle Drive on Feb 4th, or they will be arriving shortly by post.

Wishing you all a most successful and enjoyable 2018 season.

June Lockhart (West Vets Captain)

Monday, January 22, 2018

Former West Vet May Muir from Ralston Golf Club has died

by Morag Key 

I am sure many Members will remember the Mure sisters (May and Jessie) who were stalwarts of Ralston Golf Club, the County and the Vets


Jessie died about 25 years ago just after her 80th birthday. May sadly passed away last week and would have been 104 this Saturday. What an innings! She had been in a Care Home in Paisley for quite a long number of years now. 

Jessie and May were known the length and breadth of Scotland in golfing circles and sadly there won't be any of her contemporaries left. 

However, there will be a few County and Vet members who will remember May. 

Her funeral is on Thursday 1st February at 10am at Woodside Crematorium in Paisley.

When I took up golf in 1981, the Mures were very encouraging and once we started going to Open Days and golfing venues around Scotland and met other golfers, it was amazing how many asked if we knew the Mures when they heard we were from Ralston.  — 
We had to be on our best behaviour !

Thursday, December 21, 2017

SEASON'S GREETINGS TO EVERYONE

Sandra, June, Chris and Marion


On behalf of Chris and myself, I would like to wish all West Vets a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 
Keep healthy and we look forward to seeing you next season.



CLICK HERE FOR SOME OF THE WEST VET STARS GETTING READY FOR CHRISTMAS

Sunday, December 03, 2017

HEATHER SENDS HER THANKS

Hi All, 
I saw Heather on Friday. Feeling a bit better and happy to chat. Making some progress. getting physio so been walking.

Heather has asked if all those who have sent best wishes, cards and enquired after her can be thanked. 

She has appreciated all the good wishes. She would also like to specifically thank those who have visited her in hospital. As you know hospitals can mean a long day in the ward. She enjoys the company.

By the way, she has half an iron in with her - grip and half the shaft - just to keep the golf on the go ! 

Cheers Liz Hale.

For a further update and birthday wishes go to the RLCGA Website

Friday, November 24, 2017

WISH HEATHER ANDERSON A SPEEDY RECOVERY

Dear Ladies,
This is a short message to inform you that Heather Anderson (Caldwell GC) is very poorly in hospital (Ward 4 in the RAH Paisley).
As an Honorary Member of both Renfrewshire County and West Vets, it would be lovely if some members could help in speeding up her recovery by sending a card.

It perhaps would be inappropriate to contact her family at the present time but her address is :
Dunnotter
Uplawmoor
G78 4AG

June Lockhart (Captain)