26 October 2016


What  a lovely autumn day we enjoyed at Blairgowrie Golf Club this morning for our  AGM and Prize-giving.  Captain Shelagh Quinn welcomed fifty four ladies and gave a comprehensive report  on the year's activities.  Reports were given by the Secretary, Margaret Hunter and Treasurer,  Meriel Walker, before Shelagh handed over to the new Captain, Lizee McGraw (Auchterarder).   Lizee  congratulated  Shelagh on a very successful year for Midland Vets and  thanked her for her dedication. Lizee  introduced her Vice Captain, Lorna  Bennett, and Angela Crossland, who replaces Liz Milligan as P & K committee member.
Following  close of business,  the Prize-giving  took place.  Proceedings were rounded off by the  Midland Vets 2016 Champion, Lorna McKinley who gave a very kind vote of thanks.

Bronwen Godley, winner of the Allan Cup and Captain's Prize with Shelagh Quinn, winner of the Owl Trophy

New Captain, Lizee McGraw, winner of the Senior Vets Cup
Lorna McKinley 2016 Midland Vets Champion
2016 Prize Winners
Lyn Fleming & Miriam Wilson, winners of the Stableford Salver and Fiona de Vries, winner of the Patrick Rosebowl.
Vice-Captain Lorna Bennett

17 October 2016


Just a quick reminder that the AGM and Prize-giving, followed by lunch,  takes place next week, Wednesday October 26th, 11.30am at Blairgowrie Golf Club. Lunch costs  £12.00, which you can pay on-line, or you can arrange to pay on the day.  Thanks.
* Please advise the Secretary of any special dietary requirements!

13 October 2016


Cecily Black of Elie and Earlsferry LGC has passed away.  Cecily was Captain of Midland Vets from 2004 - 2005. She had been unwell for some time with emphysema and various other ailments but died quite suddenly on Friday 7th October.  Some Vets will remember Cecily and the work that she carried out as Captain when we had the internationals at Strathmore.

Funeral service in Kirkcaldy Crematorium, on Friday, October 21, at 10.15 a.m., to which all friends are respectfully invited. Family flowers only, please, but donations, if so desired, may be made at the Crematorium for Cancer Research U.K Scotland

4 October 2016


England are the Senior Women's Home Internationals title winners for the 10th time since the tournament started in 2003. They completed a 100 per cent winning week at Alyth, by beating Wales 5.5-2.5 to win the Sue Johnson Trophy for the third year in a row.
Ireland, Scotland and Wales finished with 1pt apiece. After a long involved three-stage countback, European champions Ireland were declared the runners-up with Wales third and Scotland last of four, which means Scotland "won" the Wooden Spoon. Oh well, there's always next year....

24 September 2016


Photo courtesy of Kirkwod Golf
The Ladies' Senior Home Internationals are being played at Alyth GC on Tuesday 27 - Thursday 29 September and Midland Vets are well represented yet again. Our congratulations go to the Scottish team  Captain  Lorna Bennett and the team members Fiona de Vries and Lorna McKinlay.  The full team is :-

Lorna Bennett      Ladybank 
Fiona de Vries     St Rule   
Alex Glennie        Kilmarnock Barassie   
Gillian Kyle          East Renfrewshire   
Lesley Lloyd        Hayston   
Lorna McKinlay   Dunnikier Park   
Mary Smith         Tain   
Sheena Wood     Aberdeen Ladies
Tuesday's  opening matches at Alyth:
Scotland v Wales
England v Ireland.
Foursomes tee off from 08.30am to 09.30am
Singles tee off from 1.10pm to 2.22pm

We wish the team well and encourage our Midland Vets to go along and add their support.

Shelagh Quinn
Midland Captain

22 September 2016


The Midland Vets AGM and Prize Giving will take place at Blairgowrie Golf Club at 11:30 am on Wednesday the 26th of October. To book your place and pay for your lunch  (£12.00) please click the link below. We look forward to seeing you all there.
* The Minutes of the 2015 AGM can be accessed by clicking on the  link on the right hand column of the Blog.

20 September 2016


Ruth McConkey, Midland Captain Shelagh Quinn & Christine Steedman
What a fantastic way to end the SVLGA Championships.  Midland swept the board today in the Beddows Quaich, taking 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.  Well done to everyone, it was a terrific two days for Midland!
1st    Ruth McConkey & Christine Steedman 84 - 10.2 = 73.2
2nd  Alison Houston  & Emma Wilson 84 - 10 = 74
3rd   Liz Fertacz & Jacqui Landsburgh 88 - 13.4 = 74.6
Scratch : Susie Arbuckle & Mary Summers (North)   80

MIDLAND WINNERS! Alison Houston, Emma Wilson, Christine Steedman, Captain Shelagh Quinn, Ruth McConkey, Liz Fertacz and Jacqui Landsburgh


Janice Lang with the  Past President's Quaich and Midland Captain Shelagh Quinn with the Lyon trophy
The SVLGA Championships  were played  in  BRILLIANT weather at Blairgowrie on Monday 19th  with Midland members well represented in the prize-winners.
Congratulations to Christine Steedman who won the Allen Plate for best Scratch in the 65-69 years  section, with a score of 83,  and also the Buchanan Cup for  best Handicap score in the same   section with a 72.
Christine just missed out on the Patrick Rosebowl by the bih to Alex Glennie, but she wins the Smith Medal  for 2nd place.
Janice Lang won the Past President's Quaich  (70 +) and  Midland Captain Shelagh Quinn came 3rd in the Patrick Rosebowl.
Midland also share the Lyon Trophy, for the Division with best three nett scores : Midland (72,74,76) & West (72,75,75)

SVLGA Championship
WINNER     Scroggie Cup              Jennifer Bryans (East)
Runner Up  Cecil Leitch Brooch     Sheena Wood  (North)

Patrick Rosebowl
Winner     Alex Glennie (West)  73 - 3 = 72 bih
Second    Christine Steedman (Midland)  83 - 11 = 72
Third        Shelagh Quinn (Midland)  82 - 8 = 74

Lyon Picture (Scratch)      
Alex Glennie (West) 75
Catherine Corstorphine Salver (Best Nett Bronze)
Sheila Hunter  (East)  98 - 23 = 75

Wee Course Competition for the Small Cup
Carol Fell (West)

18 September 2016


Lorna and Gillian on the 1st tee on Lansdowne
The quarter finals of the SVLGA Championship took place at Blairgowrie today.  Our Midlands Champion, Lorna McKinlay came  up against  Gillian Kyle (West) who was on top form, and  despite staging a good come-back at the half-way mark,  Lorna lost on the 13th.

Sheena Wood (North - holder) won 1 up against Alison Bartlett
Gillian Kyle (West) won 6 & 5 against  Lorna McKinlay (Midland)
Jennifer Bryans (East) w.o. 
Fiona Hunter (Galloway) won 5 & 4 against Venetia Scott (Borders)
The semi-finals take place tomorrow at 9.05am.
Sheena Wood v Gillian Kyle
Jennifer Bryans v Fiona Hunter

Early bird supporters welcome!

16 September 2016


Lizee, Shelagh and Winifred
Captain Shelagh Quinn hosted the committee outing for committee and past officials at Blairgowrie on Thursday 15th September.  Ladies played 2 rounds on the Wee Course,  with Lizee McGraw just pipping Winifred MacCallum for top spot. After play we enjoy  a lively catch-up chat  in the dining room over a  nice meal. 

This weekend the final stages of the SVLGA Championship take place over the Lansdowne course at Blairgowrie.
The Champions of the eight divisions within the SVLGA meet for the match play stages on Sunday and Monday. We wish our Midland Champion
Lorna McKinley all the best.

Sunday 18th September
1:30pm  Alison Bartlett (Highland) v Sheena Wood (North - holder)
1:40pm  Gillian Kyle (West) v Lorna McKinlay (Midland)
1:50pm  Jennifer Bryans (East) w.o.  (Dumfrieshire : no competitor)
2:00pm  Fiona Hunter (Galloway) v Venetia Scott (Borders)

Monday Semi-finals at 9:05am and 9:15am and Final at 1:30pm.
Supporters welcome!

7 September 2016


We had a great entry for the Autumn Meeting today - and some great scores.  You can find ALL the scores if you click on the Master scoreboard link on the right hand side of the Blog.  The default password is golfer 26, if you have forgotten your   password, email the Secretary and your password will be re-set for you.

Winner of Senior Vets Trophy  :   Lizee McGraw
Winner of the Owl Trophy  :  Shelagh Quinn

Lowest Gross  
77  Fiona de Vries (3)
Division 1
73  Shelagh  Quinn (8)
74  Fiona de Vries (3)
75  Ruth  McConkey (12)
Division 2
75  Janice Pirie (18)
76  Sheila Travers (14)
78  Margaret Ewen (16) bih
Division 3
79  Jean McEwen (21)
81  Susan MacDougall 24
82  Kay Jarvie (21) bih 
* the results for Division 3 have been amended

31 August 2016


There were  many requests for specific tee times and tee times close to travelling companions for the Autumn Meeting. We have done our best to please,  but it was not possible to please everyone, so  apologies if you are not as  close to travelling companions as requested.
Update : The Draw has been changed  several times due to cancellations, those affected have been advised. There are still spaces for any late entries. Please contact the Secretary if you would like to play.  Any last minute  cancellations on the day/ adjustments to the Draw will be dealt with at the registration desk.


*  It is with much sadness we have to  record the death of Midland member Pat Hebner who died on Friday 26th August,  after a very short and sudden illness. Pat's funeral will take place on Tuesday 6th September at St Johns Catholic Church in Melville Street Perth at 10am then on to Perth Crematorium.
*  We have also just learned of the sudden sad passing on September 2nd  of Midland member  Ann McGregor, Lady Captain of Auchterarder.

17 August 2016


Our last Meeting of the year takes place at Ladybank on Wednesday 7th September. Ladybank  provides a classic heathland test and enjoys a reputation as one of the finest inland layouts in Scotland. The closing date for entries is 31st August.
If you have any trophies to return, please bring them with you to the Meeting or make arrangements to have them returned to any member of the committee as soon as possible.
 * You can check entries to date,  by clicking  on the link at the right hand side of the Blog 

3 August 2016


Meriel Walker (2nd) with Lyn Fleming (1st)
We enjoyed very mixed weather at Dunfermline, Pittfirrane,  today for the Stableford Greensomes Salver.  Heavy overnight  rain meant the course was playing "long", and the rain  persisted in short, sharp bursts throughout the day.   Despite the  difficult conditions there were some good scores.

1st    Lyn  Fleming & Miriam Wilson     37 pts     Overall Winners
2nd  Carolyn  Haddow & Meriel Walker  37 pts   Overall Runners-Up
3rd   Joyce Murdoch & Dorothy Peterson 35pts

Dianne Watson & Fiona Hill  30pts

To view the full results please click on the  Master Scoreboard link at the right hand side of the Blog, and you will see Competition Results. You can then click on Gross or Nett to view all scores.   If you have forgotten your password, please email the secretary and it will be be re-set for you.

 *Our last Meeting of the season is at Ladybank on Wednesday August 7th.   If you have any trophies to return, please bring them with you to the Meeting or make arrangements to have them returned to any member of the committee as soon as possible.

1 August 2016


Congratulations to Midland players  Fiona de Vries and Lorna McKinlay on being selected to represent Scottish Vets at  the SVLGA Vets Jamboree at Panmure Golf Club, Barry, on Tuesday 2nd, Wednesday 3rd, and Thursday 4th August 

Spectators most wecome. Good luck, Scotland!


 Shelagh Quinn

27 July 2016



Late cancellation :  Due to injury, we now have a spare  slot at 9.55am.  Please advise if you know of anyone who would like to play. Thanks. 

6 July 2016


Just a reminder that the next Meeting will take place on Wednesday August 3rd at Dunfermline Pifirrane for the Stableford Greensomes Salver.  Please enter in pairs. If you do not have a partner,  email the Secretary  and we'll try and find you one.  The closing date for entries is 27th July.

* Kate Carruthers (Kirkcaldy) is looking for a partner.

17 June 2016


The results for the Summer Meeting at Crieff are now available on the Master Scoreboard and the scores have been updated on the CDH.

14 June 2016


Fife based players took all 4 places in this morning semi-finals of the 2016 Championship played at Crieff in ever changing weather.  The morning started in glorious sunshine which last for about 9 holes before intermittent showers arrived.  Emma Wilson, Elie and Earlsferry Ladies and 2002 Champion, had a close game with Aileen Baker, Crail which resulted in a win for Emma at 17th.  In the second semi Lorna McKinley’s, Dunnikier Park, excellent putting proved too strong for Lorna Bennett, Ladybank, and won by 5&4.
The final had to contend with increasingly heavy showers of rain and an easterly wind and Lorna got off to a flying start by winning the first 3 holes.  Emma battled on didn’t quite manage to take the opportunities to pull back Lorna’s lead.  The result was a 7 and 5 win for Lorna.
Having entered the Vets last year, Lorna has had great success in being selected to play for Scottish Vets and Scotland’s senior team as well as reaching last year’s Midland Vets final, but has gone one step further in winning the Championship title this year and will go forward to represent Midlands in the Scottish Vets Championships at Blairgowrie in September.

Semifinalists Lorna Bennett, Lorna McKinley,
Emma Wilson and Aileen Baker
Vice Captain Lizee McGraw, Emma Wilson,
Midland Vets Champion Lorna McKinley and Captain Shelagh Quinn

Captain Shelagh Quinn presents Lorna with the Trophy.
Lorna proudly holding the trophy.

Well done Lorna!

13 June 2016


The Summer meeting was played at a rather damp Crieff Golf Club today with the clouds hanging over the tree tops. The early morning drizzle cleared and the day improved with blue skies eventually appearing.The best score of the day wen to Carol McMichael, Auchterarder whose 72 won the Donaldson Trophy.

The Poppy Paperweight for the 70+ went to Aileen Miller, Auchterarder with a net 77 on the better inward half from Linda Somerville and Olive O’Sullivan.

The CSS today was 75, the SSS 74. Due to a hiccup with the notebook, the scores have not yet been posted to Scottish Golf. If members require an updated handicap ASAP please submit your own score to your club.


1 Dianne Watson 79

2 Kay Knight 81

Division 1 net

1 Dianne Watson 79-4=75 (BL6)

2 Kay Knight81-6=75

3 Emma Wilson87-10=77

Division 2 net

1 Carol McMichael. 92-20=72

2 Hazel Gibson92-18=74 (BIH)

3 Helen Ewan89-15=74

Division 3 net

1 Linda Somerville98-21=77

2 Angela Crossland. 109-30=79

3 Catherine Peebles. 101-21=80 (BIH)

The top 8 scores today qualify for the Midland Vets Championship and the quarter finals were played this afternoon.

Kay Knight (Pitlochry) lost to Emma Wilson (Elis and Earlsferry Ladies) 2&1

Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie) lost to Aileen Baker (Crail) 4&3

Linda Dyball (Pitreavie) lost to Lorna McKinlay (Dunnikeir Park) 5&3

Gillian Wallace (Blairgowrie) lost to Lorna Bennett (Ladybank) 4&2

The semi-finals start at 9.00 tomorrow followed at 14.00 by the final. Spectators welcome!

11 June 2016


The Summer Meeting will take place at Crieff on Monday the 13th and Tuesday the 14th of June. On the Monday, all players will compete for the Donaldson Trophy which is the best nett. The eight players with the best  scratch  scores will play for the Lady Macinnes Shaw Championship Cup in the quarter finals on the Monday afternoon. The semi finals will take place the next day in the morning with the finals in the afternoon. Spectators  are very welcome to attend.
The Draw  was made on the 7th June, in handicap order on that day,  if there are changes/cancellations, these will be dealt with on the day at the desk.


7 June 2016


Captain Shelagh Quinn with the Midlands Team
Midland Vets played against the Wet Vets at Kilmacolm today with an expanded team of 10 players: 3 of handicaps less than 10 and 7 of 10 and over. Midland have won against both North and East this year but were unable to complete a clean sweep.  The result was a home win for the West by 6 games to 4.  Despite forecasts of heavy thunderstorms, the sun shone all day although it was very humid at times.  Kilmacolm is not a course well known to many of the team and a few tricky holes got the better of our players however some of the golf was outstandingly good.

We had a few new faces playing for the team today and I think they are all looking forward to their next match.  Today's players were:  Shona Leighton, Moira Lumby, Kathleen Duncan, Emma Wilson, Winifred McCallum, Mary Hope, Lizee McGraw, Brenda Clough, Moira Begbie, and Liz Fertacz. The golf was very sociable and much enjoyed by all and we were well entertained by the West Vets.
Shelagh Quinn, Captain​

(Click on the pix to enlarge) 

Jennifer Mack (Haggs) beat Shona Leighton (Alyth) 4 and2
Helen Faulds Douglas Park lost to Moira Lumby (King James V1) 4 and 2
Linda McDougall (Greenock) beat Kathleen Duncan (Pitlochry) 4 and  3
Anabel Kane (Kilmacolm) beat Emma Wilson (Elie and Earlsferry) 3 and 2
June Lockhart (Gleddoch) lost to Winifred McCallum 5 and 4
Karen Maxwell (Milngavie) lost to Mary Hope (Blairgowrie) 1 up
Liz Hale (Caldwell ) beat Lizzie McGraw (Auchterarder) 2up
Anne Judge (Ranfurly  Castle ) beat Brenda Clough (Blairgowrie) 7 and 5
Lynn McColl (Bearsden) beat Moira Begbie (Ladybank) 2 and 1
Enid Young (Balmore) lost to Liz Fertacz ((Blairgowrie) 2 up

5 June 2016


Our last Divisional Match takes place on Tuesday 7th June against West Vets at Kilmacolm.

The Team is as follows :

10+ handicaps 

Emma Wilson  (Elie)   9.7
Winifred McCallum (Falkirk) 10.5
Mary Hope  (Blairgowrie) 11.4
Lizee McGraw  (Auchterarder) 11.4
Brenda Clough  (Blairgowrie) 11.5
Moira Begbie  (Ladybank) 12.0
Liz Fertacz  (Blairgowrie)12.5

Under 10 handicaps

Shona Leighton (Alyth)  7.0
Moira Lumby (King James V1) 9.2
Kathleen Duncan  (Pitlochry) 9.3

See you  all at Kilmacolm!


 * The closing date for the Crieff Meeting on Monday 13th June is Monday 6th June. Please remember the draw is handicap order.

17 May 2016

MIDLAND v EAST 17/05/2016

Midland played East today in the 2nd of this year's Divisional matches at Turnhouse GC.  This match is for players with handicaps 6-9.  After 4 years of East victories, Midland managed to claim victory by 4:3 and regain the Liz Miskimmin Friendship Quaich.  Some great golf was played by both teams and where local knowledge was a definite advantage.  Well done to the Midland team!

Kay Knight lost 4&2 to Sue Penman
Elsie Hutcheon lost 3&2 to Anne Brownie
Aileen Baker won 2&1 over Hazel Saunders
Dorothy Ford won 3&2 over Carol Brown
Sarah Walker won 6&4 over Ruth Brown
Fiona Hill lost 2 holes to Dawn Young
Tricia Chillas won 5&3 over Dulcie Barnes 

Shelagh Quinn, Captain


Midland Captain Shelagh Quinn is presented with  the Liz Miskimmin Friendship Quaich by East Vets Captain Anne Brownie
The Midlands Team with Captain Shelagh Quinn...well done everyone.

Our final Match (handicaps 10 +) will be against  West Vets at Kilmacolm on Tuesday June 7th.

12 May 2016


A wonderful day of sunshine at Blairgowrie produced some great golf from both teams when Midland Vets held their annual match against North Vets today.  The final result was a 5:2 win for Midland, with 2 games going to the 18th.  Midland Vets have now won the last 4 matches.  The Rosemount course looked superb in the sunshine and both teams were well looked after by Blairgowrie GC

Fiona de Vries (St Rule) lost to Sheena Woods (Aberdeen Ladies)  5&4
Lorna Bennett (Ladybank)  bt Lynne Fotheringham (Grange Monifeith)  2&1
Lorna McKinlay (Dunnikier Park)  halved with Susan Arbuckle (Panmure Barry)
Dianne Watson (Leven)  bt Jill Harrison (Cruden Bay) 4&3
Linda Dyball (Pitreavie)  bt Ann Smart (Banchory) 7&6
Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie) halved with Kim Watt ( Aberdeen Ladies)
Elaine Allison (Stirling) bt Pat Wilson (Murcar) 9&8

Shelagh Quinn, Captain 

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Captain Shelagh Quinn with our Midland Vets Team

7 May 2016


Just a  reminder that the Summer Meeting and Championship will be taking place at Crieff on the Ferntower Course on Monday 13th June, followed by Matchplay for the top 8 qualifiers on Tuesday 14th June. The closing date for entries is 6th June.
The draw will be made on the 7th of June and will be in handicap order which means we can't accommodate travelling requests for this Meeting. We look forward to seeing everyone there and hope for some flaming
June weather.

30 April 2016


Scottish Golf has been working on creating a Senior Womens Order of Merit and a Senior Womens selection policy for 2016 which will cover selection for the European Team Championships and the Home Internationals. You will be able to access these documents by clicking the links on the right hand side of the website.

22 April 2016


Following our Spring Meeting at Braehead, the Club has advised us that they found a ladies purple Nike hat with the name Moira on the back, and a black body warmer with the logo Perth & Kinross LCGA Centenary Year.


The following  have been selected to represent Midland Division against Northern Vets at Blairgowrie on Thursday 12th May.

Lorna Bennett  (2.7)         Ladybank
Fiona de Vries  (3.0)         St Rule
Lorna McKinlay (3.5)       Dunnikier Park
Dianne Watson  (4.1)       Leven
Elaine Allison  (4.7)         Stirling
Heather Anderson (4.8)    Blairgowrie
Linda Dyball  (4.9)           Pitreavie

RESERVES : Margaret Tough, Karen Burns & Gillian Wallace

The Team for the Match against  East Vets at Turnhouse on
Tuesday 17th May.

Kay Knight (5.5)           Pitlochry
Dorothy Ford (6.2)        Scotscraig
Elsie Hutcheon (6.3)      Ladybank
Sarah Walker  (6.4)        Braehead
Aileen Baker (6.5)         Crail
Fiona Hill (7.2)              St Regulus
Tricia Chillas  (8.1)        Stirling

RESERVES : Kathleen Duncan  & Moira Lumby

                                                          SHELAGH QUINN, CAPTAIN