14 December 2011


27 October 2011

2011 AGM - Glenbervie GC - 26th October

The 2011 Midland Vets AGM was held at Glenbervie Golf Club on Wednesday 26th October.  Emma Wilson stood down as Captain after serving 2 years in her usual friendly and efficient manner.  The new Captain is Winifred MacCallum and the new Vice-Captain is Liz Fertacz.  Joan Ritchie (Auchterarder) was elected to the committee.
Retiring Captain Emma & New Captain Winifred
It was agreed to raise the annual subscription fee to £12.
Minutes of the meeting are available by clicking here.
After the AGM, Emma presented the Prizes won during the year.
Emma with Friendship Quaich (match vs East), Christine Steedman (Summer Meeting - Donaldson Quaich), Lorna Bennett (Spring Meeting - Allan Trophy & Autumn Meeting - Patrick Trophy), Linda Dyball (Midland Vets Champion), Heather Anderson (Lyon Trophy - SVLGA Blairgowrie Autumn Meeting - also winner of the Lyon Picture and Patrick Rosebowl at the same meeting), and Winifred MacCallum (Captain)

We then had an excellent buffet lunch at Glenbervie Golf Club. 
Here is a sample of the fare on offer!

21 October 2011

AGM - Wednesday 26 October Glenbervie

The Midland Vets AGM will take place on Wednesday 26th October at 11.30am at Glenbervie Golf Club.  Click for a link to the Agenda and also last year's Minutes 

If you would like to come to the AGM, and have not let us know yet, please phone or e mail Alison (01577 866898 or alisonmhouston@yahoo.co.uk). 

The AGM will be followed by a buffet lunch and a complimentary drink!  The cost of the lunch will be £12.

2 October 2011

Senior Home Internationals - Tramore

Unfortunately Scotland did not come out on top at the Senior Home Internationals in Ireland last week.  England beat Ireland with the last putt on the last green to win.  Final results were 1st England, 2nd Ireland, 3rd Scotland and 4th Wales.  Well done to Lorna, Heather and Elaine for representing Scotland so steadfastly in the matches.

27 September 2011

Midland Vets AGM 2011

The AGM & Prizegiving to be followed by a buffet lunch will take place at Glenbervie Golf Club on Wednesday 26th October at 11.30 am. If you have not already done so, please let Alison know that you will be able to attend.  E mail at alisonmhouston@yahoo.co.uk or phone on 01577 866898.

22 September 2011

SVLGA Blairgowrie Meeting - Greensomes - 20th September

I am pleased to report that Rose Graham and Shelagh Quinn gained 3rd prize in the Beddows Quaich Greensomes competition on Tuesday 20th September with a nett 71.8. Heather Anderson and Lorna Bennett won the scratch vouchers prize with a score of 80.  Congratulations!

19 September 2011

SVLGA Blairgowrie Meeting - 19 September

 Congratulations to Midland Vet Heather Anderson who won both the Patrick Rosebowl (best nett) and Lyon Picture (best scratch) with an excellent gross 76 (less 4 = nett 72) at Blairgowrie Rosemount today in the SVLGA Autumn Meeting.  Midland won the Lyon Trophy for the Divisional Team returning the lowest aggregate of 3 nett scores - Congratulations ladies.  The CSS was 77 and the competiton was counting.  Norma Fleming was 2nd in the 5 club competition over the Wee Course. 

And also congratulations to Linda Dyball who reached the semi-finals of the SVLGA Championship by beating Pat Hutton yesterday in the quarter finals.  Unfortunately Linda lost today to Linda Urquhart from North, but played some great golf, and is rewarded by wining one of the Kennaway Quaichs for the beaten semi-finalists.  The Championship was won by Noreen Fenton of East.

15 September 2011

Senior Home International Team - Tramore - 28-30 September

The team for the Senior Home Internationals now included 3 Midland Vets as Elaine Allison has been drafted in to the side to replace Anne Ryan.  The team is now:

Elaine Allison - Midland
Heather Anderson -Midland
Karen Ballantyne - East
Lorna Bennett - Midland
Alex Glennie - West
May Hughes - West
Mary Smith - Highland

Captain - Helen Faulds - West

Good luck to  the team.

1 September 2011

Results from Autumn Meeting at Blairgowrie

74 Midland Vets enjoyed a great day on the Rosemount Course at Blairgowrie today - Thursday 1st September.  We had a beautiful, slightly autumnal, but warm and windless day, and the course was in excellent condition.  Very many thanks to Blairgowrie for hosting our Autumn Meeting.  Some ladies found the fairways a bit tight, and the greens difficult to read, but some ladies played very well.  The CSS was 74 - equivalent to the SSS.  Par is 74 also.

Results were:
Winner of Patrick Rosebowl (scratch) - Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) - 76
Winner of Senior Trophy (over 64 years) - Janice Lang
Winner of the Owl Trophy (under 64 years) - Irene Morrison
Division 1
1st - Irene Morrison (St Regulus) - 82-12=70
2nd - Janice Lang (Blairgowrie) - 83-11=72
Division 2
1st - Joyce Mulgrew (Stirling) - 88-14=74 bih
2nd - Linda McAinsh (Alloa) - 87-13=74
Division 3
1st - Joy Gordon (Dunblane) - 97-22=75

25 August 2011

Senior Home Internationals - Tranmore - 28 - 30 September

Midland Vets Heather Anderson and Lorna Bennett have been selected for the Senior Home International team to play in Ireland at Tramore from 28th - 30th September.

The team is:
Heather Anderson -Midland
Karen Ballantyne - East
Lorna Bennett - Midland
Alex Glennie - West
May Hughes - West
Anne Ryan - Highland
Mary Smith - Highland
Captain - Helen Faulds - West
Reserves -  Elaine Allison - Midland,   Jill Harrison  North
Good luck to Heather and Lorna and to all the Senior Home International Team.

23 August 2011

Autumn Meeting at Blairgowrie - Thursday 1st September

Here is the draw for next Thursday's Autumn Meeting at Blairgowrie (Rosemount)
9.15 - H Anderson, L Bennett, L Dyball
9.22 - W MacCallum, G Wallace, J Murdoch
9.30 - M Curran, E Wilson, M Tough
9.37 - A Houston, J Blyth, C Steedman
9.45 - N Fleming, J Peden, F Farquharson
9.52 - M Begbie, M Thomson, L Childs
10.00 - D Dunn, L Cunningham, A More
10.07 - N Morrison, I Morrison, I Murray
10.15 - K McAlpine, D Wallace, R Fraser
10.22 - M Ritchie, M Seymour, M McPherson
10.30 - J Pirie, K Jarvie, L McAinsh
10.37 - P Kelly, S Christie, S Yuill
10.45 - M MacLeod, M Watson, A Taggart
10.52 - A Hood, C Malcolm, K McKellar
11.00 - S Erskine, L Jones, E Whyte
11.07 - D Davidson, V Milne, G Haines
11.15 - S Bushby, A Moffat, K Keir
11.22 - J Lang, A Wilson, J Bald
11.30 - R Scott, J Flannigan, A Chisholm
11.37 - J Smith, P Cockshoot, B Brown
11.45 - C Irvine, D Peterson, S Robertson
11.52 - D Reid, D Whytock, J Gordon
12.00 - E Perry, C Reekie, M Muncey
12.07 - R Graham, M Chapman, S Durward
12.15 - H Lamond, J Beaton, A Crossland
12.22 - H Lang, N Gray
12.30 - L Fertacz, F Johnson, J Mulgrew
Late entries/amendments - contact Liz Fertacz - 01738 828632

14 August 2011

Autumn Meeting at Blairgowrie

The closing date for entries for the Autumn Meeting on Thursday 1st September at the prestigious Rosemount course at Blairgowrie is next Sunday, 21st August.  Please send in any entries still to be submitted as soon as possible to Alison Houston, Honorary Secretary.

Results of Jamboree at Wellingborough

Unfortunately Scotland did not retain the Miller Stirling Trophy at Wellingborough this week.  The winners were South and runners up were Midlands.  Scotland were 3rd with North bringing up the rear as 4th.   A disappointing result for Scotland, but our Midland Vets representatives played well.  Hopefully Scotland will fare better in the Senior Home Internationals.

7 August 2011

Scottish Vets at Jamboree at Wellingborough

The Vets Jamboree will take place at Wellingborough this week on Wednesday10th, Thursday 11th and Friday 12th August.  Midland Vets are well represented by Elaine Allison (Stirling), Heather Anderson(Blairgowrie) and Lorna Bennett(Ladybank).

Good luck to Elaine, Heather and Lorna, and good luck to the Scottish team.

2 August 2011

Match vs East Vets - Tuesday 2nd August - Midland Vets retain Quaich

The re-arranged match with the East Vets team for mid handicappers(6-9approx) took place at Dunfermline Golf Club today.  The team was playing to retain the Liz Miskimmin Friendship Quaich, the trophy that our late President Liz donated last year  for this friendly match.

The weather was rather wet, but warm, and there was no wind.  It was played in very friendly spirit just as Liz had intended. Midland Vets retained the trophy by 5 games to 2.   Our team was supported by Captain Emma Wilson and Vice Captain Winifred MacCallum and the East Vets team was supported by the playing Captain Noreen Fenton.   Results
Dawn Butchart (Strathmore) bt Barbara Biggart (North Berwick) - 3 & 2
Joan Peden (Dunfermline lost to Sheila Lyon (Kingsknowe) - 1 hole
Katherine Keir (Elie & Earlsferry) bt Elinor Blair(North Berwick) - 6 & 5
Ann Chisholm (Dunfermline) bt Caroline Kinnair(Glencorse) 2 & 1
Fran Liddle(Dunblane New) lost to Ray Lynch(Murrayfield) 3 & 2
Alison Houston(Milnathort) bt Ellice Cackett (Broomieknowe) - 6 & 5
Sandy Bushby(Blairgowrie) bt Noreen Fenton(Dunbar) 3 & 1

25 July 2011

Greensomes at Crieff - Monday 25th July

Midland Vets had an excellent day at Crieff - beautiful sunshine and a course that was in excellent condition - all ready for the Virgin PGA competition tomorrow - some (most?) ladies thought that the greens were rather fast and difficult to read!  That did not deter our Midland Vets Captain, however!

The winners were:
1st - Emma Wilson (Elie & Earlsferry) & Linda McDonald (Ladybank) - 37 pts
2nd - Liz Jones & Sheila Yuill (Burntisland) - 35 pts (bih)
3rd - Liz Fertacz & Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie) - 35 pts.

19 July 2011

Draw for Greensomes at Crieff on Monday 25th July

Here is the draw for next Monday's Greensomes:

7 July 2011

Greensomes at Crieff - Monday 25th July

Last chance to get your entry in for the Greensomes at Crieff.  This will be a fun day at a lovely course, and we know that the sun will shine!? If you don't have a partner, contact Alison who may be able to let you know of others who are looking for a partner.  Closing date for entries is Sunday 17th July.

4 July 2011

Scottish Veterans Team for Jamboree

The team to represent Scottish Vets at the jamboree at Wellingborough from August 10th -12th is
  • Karen Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park)
  • Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie)
  • Elaine Allison (Stirling)
  • Lorna Bennett (Ladybank)
  • Alex Glennie (Kilmarnock Barassie)
  • May Hughes (Lanark)
  • Mary Smith (Tain)
  • Kathleen Sutherland (Royal Montrose)
Team Captain - Pamela Williamson 

Congratulations to our Midland players - Lorna ,Heather and Elaine.  We wish them and the team all the best of luck.

Scottish Seniors Matchplay Championship

Our congratulations to Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie) for giving Noreen Fenton (East Vets) a terrific match in the final of the Scottish Senior Matchplay Championship.  Noreen beat Heather by 1 hole  at Portpatrick (Dunskey) on Friday 1st July

24 June 2011

New Midland Vets Champion

Linda Dyball is the new Midland Vets Champion.  Linda, from Pitreavie, beat Heather Anderson, from Blairgowrie, by 2 and 1 in a nip and tuck match at Falkirk this afternoon.  Congratulations to Linda!

Midland Vets Championship Semi-Finals

Results from the semi-finals played on Friday 24th June
  • Linda Dyball bt Alison Houston 2 & 1
  • Heather Anderson bt Gillian Wallace 3 & 2
The semi-finalists with Captain, Emma Wilson.
From left to right, Heather Anderson, Gillian Wallace, Emma, Linda Dyball, Alison Houston

23 June 2011

Results of Summer Meeting - 23 June 2011 at Falkirk Carmuirs

Midland Vets enjoyed an excellent day at Falkirk Carmuirs today.  The course was very interesting and picturesque, if a little wet in places.  The early starters had a heavy shower of rain, but the weather turned fair, and most Vets enjoyed playing the course.   The CSS was 76

The winner of the Donaldson Quaich was Christine Steedman of Pitreavie with an excellent nett score of 72.  Results are:
1st - Linda Dyball (Pitreavie)- 81
2nd - Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie)- 84
Handicap Div 1 (0-12)
1st - Christine Steedman (Pitreavie)- 81-9=72
2nd - Sheila Travers (Alloa) - 87-11=76
3rd - Lizee McGraw (Auchterarder) - 88-11=77
Handicap Div 2 (13-20)
1st - Joyce Smith (Dunfermline)- 87-14=73
2nd - Fiona Campbell (Stirling) - 88-13=75
3rd - Margaret Macrae (Pitlochry)- 92-14=78 
Handicap Div 3 (21+)
1st - Doris Reid (Tillicoultry) 99-21=78

Midland Vets Championship Matchplay Quarter Finals Results
  • Linda Dyball (Pitreavie) bt Bev Brown (St Rule) 6 & 4
  • Alison Houston (Milnathort)bt Linda McDonald  (Ladybank)1 hole
  • Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie) bt Norma Fleming (Blairgowrie)5 & 4
  • Gillian Wallace (Blairgowrie) bt Christine Steedman (Pitreavie) 1 hole

8 June 2011

Draw for Summer Meeting / Championship Qualifier at Falkirk Carmuirs

The Summer Meeting for the Donaldson Quaich and Championship Qualifier will be held at Falkirk Carmuirs on Thursday 23rd June.  Draw:
9.15   H Anderson(Blairgowrie),L Dyball(Pitreavie),M Tough(Falkirk)
9.23   L McDonald(Lady'nk),C Kenny(Dunblane),G Wallace (Blairgowrie)
9.31   A Houston(Milnathort), F Farquharson(KJVI), M Hope(Blairgowrie)
9.39   C Steedman(Pitreavie), S Bushby(Blairgowrie), M Frame(Alloa)
9.47   N Fleming(Blairgowrie), A Chisholm(Dunf'e), M Curran(Thornton)
9.55   W MacCallum(Falkirk), I Harvey(St Rule),L McGraw(Auchterarder)
10.03  B Brown(St Rule), S Travers(Alloa), L Fertacz(Blairgowrie)
10.11  A Sinclair(Blairgowrie), J Smith(Dunfermline), J Mulgrew(Stirling)
10.19  C Irving(Blairgowrie), S Robertson(E&E), H Gibson(Murrayshall)
10.27  F Campbell(Stirling), M McPherson(Blairgowrie), D Doris(Crieff)
10.35  M McRae(Pitlochry), L Mailer(King James VI), R Graham(Stirling)
10.43  I Robertson(KJVI), H Lang(Pitlochry), M Watson(KJVI)
10.51  I Collins(E&E), D Davidson(Stirling), E Arkley(Glenbervie)
10.59  K McKellar(Aucht'er), A McGregor(T Castle), M Glennie(Kinross)
11.07  DWhytock(KJVI), S Durward(Dunblane), G Haines(St Regulus)
11.15  M Chapman(KJVI), R Rickard(Falkirk), K McAlpine(Dunblane)
11.23  S Christie(Blairgowrie), E Perry(Tillicoultry), C Peebles(Alyth)
11.31  J Gordon(Dunblane), L Sommerville(Muck't), C Reekie(Kirkc'y)
11.39  DReid(Tillicoultry), My Muncey(Kirkcaldy)

6 June 2011

Result of Match vs West Vets at Alloa Golf Club - Monday 6th June

Unfortunately Midland lost the match against West Vets today by 3 games to 4.

Winifred MacCallum beat Enid Young
Joan Ritchie beat Maureen Mitchell
Sheila Travers beat Cathy Morton
Nan Morrison lost to Marion Stewart
Moira Begbie lost to Jennifer Graham
Liz Fertacz lost to Mo Neilson
Helen Campbell lost to Ann Aitken

However, all players enjoyed the day, the course was in very good condition,  and we look forward to winning back the trophy next year.

Here are some photos of the pairings - with apolgies for the videos taken in place of photos in error! (may be slow to load!) 
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2 June 2011

Summer Meeting and Midland Vets Championship Qualifier

LADIES.  The last date for entries for the Summer Meeting at Falkirk Carmuirs is Sunday 5th June.  Please enter now - send entries to secretary Alison Houston asap.  E mail Alison at alisonmhouston@yahoo.co.uk if you don't have time to send in an entry and she will try and include you in the draw. 

24 May 2011

Match vs West Vets - Monday 6th June

The team for the match against the West Vets at Alloa Schawpark on Monday 6th June is:
  • Winifred MacCallum(Falkirk)
  • Moira Begbie (Ladybank)
  • Nan Morrison (Dunblane)
  • Joan Ritchie (Auchterarder)
  • Sheila Travers (Alloa)
  • Liz Fertacz (Blairgowrie)
  • Helen Campbell (Pitreavie)
First tee-off time is 11.00 am - meet earlier for coffee and rolls

23 May 2011

Match vs East Vets - 2nd August

The Midland Vets v East Vets match has been rescheduled.  It is now on Tuesday 2 August at 11 am at Dunfermline.  Meet at 10.15 for coffee/tea and bacon rolls.

The Team is:
  • Joan Blyth
  • Sandy Bushby
  • Dawn Butchart
  • Ann Chisholm
  • Alison Houston
  • Katharine Keir
  • Joan Peden
I look forward to seeing you at Dunfermline on the day

17 May 2011

Summer Meeting - Falkirk Carmuirs - 23rd June

Ladies!  It is now time to enter the Summer Meeting - playing for the Donaldson Quaich and also the Championship Qualifier. The meeting is at Falkirk Carmuirs on Thursday 23rd June.  It is a different venue for Midland Vets, and we are looking forward to playing this excellent course with great views including the Falkirk Wheel!  The closing date for entries is Sunday 5th June - but why not get your entry in NOW to ensure inclusion in the draw.

14 May 2011

Midland Vets vs East Vets - Monday 23 May - POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN!

The team for the Midland Vets match against the East at Dunfermline was postponed due to weather.  It will now be played on Tuesday 2nd August.

13 May 2011

Midland Vets vs North Vets - Glenisla

Unfortunately the Midland Vets team lost to the North Vets team at Glenisla by 5-2 on Thursday 12th May.  This is the first time that Midland have lost the trophy since 2007.

Lorna Bennett beat Lynne Terry - 5 and 4
Heather Anderson lost to Kathleen Sutherland - 1 hole
Linda Dyball  lost to Jill Harrison  - 7 & 6
Margaret Tough lost to Linda Urquhart - 5 & 3
Linda McDonald lost to Susan Arbuckle - 3 & 2
Gillian Wallace lost to Ann Hay - 4 & 3
Dawn Butchart beat Ros Dunsmuir - 2 and 1

Congratulations to the North Team

11 May 2011

Midland Vets Team vs North - Thursday 12 May

The following team will play against the North Vets at Glenisla on Thursday 12 May:
  • Lorna Bennett  - Ladybank
  • Heather Anderson -  Alyth
  • Linda Dyball -  Pitreavie
  • Margaret Tough -  Falkirk
  • Linda McDonald -  Ladybank
  • Gillian Wallace -  Blairgowrie
  • Dawn Butchart -  Strathmore

18 April 2011

Senior Womens' Match vs Ireland - 17 - 18 April

Scotland, despite a brave fightback in the singles, lost 6 1/2-5 1/2 to Ireland in the two-day senior women's amateur golf international match for the Mary McKenna Trophy at Craigielaw Golf Club.  Midland Vets were represented by Lorna Bennett, Elaine Allison and Heather Anderson.  Elaine and Heather were representing Midland Vets for the first time.  Congratulations to Lorna Bennett on her hole in one at the 6th hole.

13 April 2011

Results of Spring Meeting - Wednesday 13th April 2011

Midland Vets enjoyed a dry, but windy, day at the Eden Course at St Andrews for the Spring Meeting.   Everyone enjoyed playing at St Andrews even if the scores were on average, quite high.  However, some Vets coped with the conditions and the course very well, especially one of our National Squad players Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) who had an excellent score of 72 less 2 = 70.  The competition was Reduction Only (RO) – CSS-75 - Par- 73, SSS-72
Allan Cup and Captain’s Prize - Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) nett 70
(As this is a handicap competition, Lorna wins the nett prizes)
1st - M Tough (Falkirk) 83 better last 6
2nd - Lynda Dyball (Pitreavie) 83
1st - Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) 72-2=70
2nd -
C Irving (Blairgowrie) 88-12=76
3rd - B Brown (St Rule) 88-11=77
1st - C Malcolm (Dollar) 90-19=71
2nd - J King (Muckhart) 91-17=74
3rd - K McKellar (Auchterarder) 92-16=76
1st - A Taggart(Stirling) 102-24=78
2nd - C Reekie (Kirkcaldy) 101-22=79

4 April 2011

Spring Meeting at The Eden Course St Andrews - Wednesday 13th April 2011

Here is the draw for the Spring Meeting on Wednesday 13th April at the Eden Course
8.00 - L Bennett, A Wilson, B Brown
8.08 - A Moffat, S Bushby, E Wilson
8.16 - J Lawson, G Haines, C Reekie
8.24 - N Gray, A Buchan R Fraser
8.32 - A More, D Peterson, J Blyth
8.40 - M Watson, C Malcolm, J King
8.48 - M McPherson, A Leitch, D Whytock
8.56 - W MacCallum, L Mailer, H Gibson
9.04 - H Dalgleish, M Chapman, S Mitchell
9.12 - P Hebner, M Forbes, L Jones
9.20 - L Fertacz, J Smith, L Kyle
9.28 - A Chisholm, F Farquharson, C Steedman
9.36 - L Dyball, J Peden, G Wallace
9.44 - M Hope, F Liddle, L McGraw
9.52 - S Travers, N Morrison, N Fleming
10.00 - M Thomson, J French, R Graham
10.08 - D Wallace, M McLeod, E Milligan
10.16 - J Ritchie, C Irving, D Dunn
10.24 - A Sinclair, J Mulgrew, S Copland
10.32 - J Montgomery, A McGregor, E Arkley
10.40 - E Whyte, A Taggart, J Pringle
10.48 - A Hood, P Kelly, A Hunter
10.56 - A Crossland, P Cockshoot, H Lamond
11.04 - K McKellar, E Wallace, K Carruthers
11.12 - J Muir, M Forsyth, M Fairbairn
11.20 - N McFarlane, S Cooper, E Harrild
11.28 - J Beaton, H Campbell, J Knight
11.36 - M Tough, A Houston, F Glass
For this meeting we were offered early times - so apologies to those who may have to make an early start!

16 February 2011

Seniors Captain

Congratulations to Helen Faulds, past Captain of West Vets, on her appointment as Captain of the Senior Ladies Home International Team at Tramore in September. We wish Helen, and the team, the best of luck.

6 February 2011

Liz Miskimmin

We are very sad to announce that our popular President, Liz Miskimmin passed away peacefully on Saturday 5 February. Liz was such a lovely lady, friendly to all, and an excellent golfer. We will miss her immensely. The funeral will take place on Friday 18 February at Perth Crematorium at 2pm.

6 January 2011

A very Happy New Year to all our Midland Vets and good golfing in 2011!