Monday, April 09, 2018

IRISH SENIOR LADIES WIN THE MARY MCKENNA TROPHY IN STYLE

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. 

IRISH SENIOR WOMEN 10, SCOTTISH VETS 2 

Results: 

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.

Sunday, April 08, 2018

IRISH WIN THE FOURBALL ON DAY 1 OF THE MARY MCKENNA TROPHY

Captains   Ellie Whyte (Scotland) & Valerie Hassett (Ireland) with Mary McKenna

Irish Seniors  v  Scottish Vets at Royal Belfast Golf Club

Day 1 Fourball results (Irish Players first)

Sheena McIlroy & Laura Webb  beat Sheena Wood & Elaine Moffat 2&1
Suzanne Corcoran & Gertie McMullen beat Gillian Kyle & Lorna McKinley 1up
Catherine Reilly & Mary MacLaren halved  Fiona De Vries & Lesley Lloyd 
Helen Jones & Margaret McAuliffe beat Frances Millar & Jennifer Bryan  2&1

Ireland 3.5  Scotland 0.5

8 singles matches tomorrow morning.   Still all to play for.

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

WEST VETS SPRING MEETING FALLS FOUL OF THE WEATHER


Despite reporting on the above, sadly I have to inform you of the sudden death of Maggie White (Ralston), after her return from holiday in Tenerife with Morag and Bill Key.  Maggie had been a member of the West Vets for 23 years, and our thoughts are very much with her husband, Doug, and her 2 daughters.


Coffee and chat at the Spring Meeting

Now the golf – or lack of it !  We had a huge field looking forward to playing at Pollok G. C., and the Club in turn couldn’t have been more helpful both this morning and in the lead up to our Spring Meeting.  On Tuesday afternoon, I was assured the course would stand up to the weather, and indeed it had.  However the weather was worse than forecast this morning, and after Marion Stewart phoned to say she couldn’t get out of Kilmacolm as the roads were dangerously slippy, we knew the game was up.  Apologies to those who had taken time off work, but hopefully they appreciated our dilemma.

The system of block emails seems to have got to most of you in time, and for this we have to thank Secretary Sandra Macdougall for all her hard work.  However a small number of emails  bounced back, so please inform Sandra if your email has changed recently.

Finally, could we all keep fingers crossed for the Summer Meeting at Troon ?!!

June Lockhart (Wet Vets Captain)


West Vets play at Royal Belfast for Scottish Vets.

I’m sure you’ll all join with me in wishing all the best to Gillian Kyle and Lesley Lloyd as they try to retain the Mary McKenna Trophy against Irish Vets from 7-9th April.

SPRING MEETING AT POLLOK CANCELLED

Good Morning Ladies. 

 The Spring Meeting at Pollok today has been cancelled due to the heavy rain and sleet. Everyone who would like to meet up for coffee and a chat will be very welcome. 

 Apologies and hope for better weather at Troon next month.

 Sandra

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

SPRING MEETING DRAW AMENDMENTS

The draw for tomorrows Spring Meeting at Pollok Golf Club has been amended

-- PLEASE CHECK YOUR TIME in case it has been slightly altered --- CLICK HERE

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

TEAM SELECTED FOR THE MARY MCKENNA TROPHY

Team for the SVLGA match v Ireland at Royal Belfast 7th - 9th April 2018 

Jennifer Bryans EAST
Fiona De Vries MIDLAND
Gillian Kyle WEST
Lesley Lloyd WEST
Lorna Mckinlay MIDLAND
Frances Millar NORTHERN
Elaine Moffat MIDLAND
Sheena Wood NORTHERN

Reserves: Donna Jackson WEST
                  Linda Allan MIDLAND

Captain : Ellie Whyte

Thursday, March 15, 2018

WEST VETS INDEBTED TO POLLOK GOLF CLUB


The draw for the Spring Meeting at Pollok has been done -- CLICK HERE

West Vets owe a huge debt of gratitude to Pollok G.C. for allowing all ladies to play in our Spring Meeting, by extending the tee time from 1pm to 2.30pm.
  
With such a huge entry (114 !) hopefully we will support their catering as much as possible in return for their generosity.  (Catering will be available from 8.30am.)

As the car park is not very big, please try to travel with others if at all possible. Also we have tried to adhere to your travel requests, but apologies to those where it was not really possible due to the size of the field.

We will be permitted to wear sensible golf clothing on arrival and in the Clubhouse, and we will be using the spacious gents changing room for the day.

As regards the Summer Meeting at Troon Portland, the tee times are done entirely in handicap order, as this is the Championship Qualifier.  

Finally, please inform our Secretary, Sandra Macdougall, of any recent changes in your club, address, email and phone number.

Fingers crossed for a great day at Pollok on 4thApril !!

June Lockhart (West Vets Captain)

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.