30 October 2018


SUBS (£15) are due to be paid by the last day of February, 2019

It would be helpful if Members intending to resign their Membership did so as early as possible. It is only when we know of resignations we can offer Membership to those on the waiting list.

17 October 2018

AGM 2018

The AGM was held at Ladybank Golf Club today with thirty five ladies in attendance. Captain Lorna Bennett gave a  comprehensive report on the year's activities, and congratulated all the prize-winners plus all Midland members who have played in this year's National and International Tournaments.
There were special thanks to  Secretary, Margaret Hunter, retiring after 3 years, and to Lyn Fleming, retiring as representative for Stirling and Clackmannan.  Jean Hillis (Tulliallan) was elected as representative for  Stirling & Clackmannan and Kay Knight (Pitlochry) as representative for Perth & Kinross.
Lorna welcomed the new Captain, Margaret Tough, who introduced her Vice-Captain, Liz Milligan. Following  close of business,  Margaret invited Lorna to present  the Trophies and Vouchers.  Proceedings were rounded off by the  Midland Vets 2018 Champion, Elaine Moffat,who gave a rollicking Vote of Thanks, saying how much she had enjoyed  her introduction to senior golf in her first year with Midland Vets,  and  thanked everyone for the warm welcome she had received.

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Margaret Tough,  winner of the Senior Vets trophy
Gill Wallace & Heather Anderson, Millie celebrating &  Elsie Hutcheon
Lorna with Lyn Fleming, winner of the Owl Trophy
Margaret Hunter,  Secretary, now retired after 3 years!
Lorna with Margaret Tough, Liz Fertacz and Elinor Arkley

Vice Captain Liz Milligan with  Captain, Margaret Tough
Midland Champion, Elaine Moffat
Carolyn Haddow,  Greensomes winner ( with Jane Cameron, absent)

To assist with forward planning, next year's Fixture List can be found on the left hand side of the Blog

4 October 2018


It was so close! Scotland played fantastic golf today to beat  defending champions Ireland by  5 - 4 on the final day of the Senior Women's Home Internationals.  Ireland, Scotland and England all won two of their three matches, but it was games won that counted and Ireland pipped both Scotland and England to the title by winning  15 games to  their 13.5.
Scotland's hopes of finishing in second place were then dashed by a tortuous count-back which saw them finish 3rd.  Wales were 4th.

Congratulations to Lorna Bennett and the Team on a wonderful,  spirited performance (photo courtesy of Carol Fell Golf)  
Morning Foursomes
Scotland 2  Ireland 1

Davidson & Wood  lost to  Webb &Wickham 5&4
Moffat &  McKinlay  bt Corcoran & Reilly 2&1
Allen  & Millar bt  McMullen & MacLaren 2&1

Afternoon Singles
Scotland 2.5 Ireland 2.5

Elaine Moffat lost by 1 Hole to Laura Webb
Gillian Kyle lost 2 & 1 to Carol Wickham
Alison Davidson  halved with Mary MacLaren
Sheena Wood  beat  Catherine Reilly  3 & 2
Lorna McKinley beat Suzanne Corcoran  1 up

3 October 2018

2018 Senior Home Internationals

Some of our Midland Vets are in action this week at the 2018 Senior Home Internationals being played at Burnham & Berrow Golf Club  in Somerset.  Our Captain, Lorna Bennett, is captaining the Scottish team.

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All the Teams (photo courtesy of the R & A)

Scotland's opening match  on Tuesday was against Wales, with Foursomes in the morning and Singles in the afternoon.  We won the Foursomes 3 - 0  and won the Singles  3 - 2, making the  Team score 6 - 2 for Scotland.  England were beaten  1.5 - 6.5 by Ireland.

Today Scotland played  England. We lost the Foursomes  by 0.5 - 2 in the morning  and  halved the afternoon Singles to make the final  Team
score 5 - 3 for England. Ireland defeated Wales  by 5 - 3.

It's all to play for tomorrow when Scotland meet a very strong Irish team.
Good luck to Lorna and the team....full results follow tomorrow.