4 November 2017

NEWS FOR 2018

The Committee is reviewing the way  we pay for our Subscriptions and Meetings.  Many Clubs  now ask that we pay a higher green fee, so there will be changes for 2018.  Can  we ask you, please, not to pay for any Meetings or Subs until the new system is in place.  We hope to have everything finalised by the end of the year.  The Fixture lists will be  distributed in January, as usual, in the meantime the venues and dates  for 2018 are on the left hand side of the Blog.
Thanks!


18 October 2017

AGM AND PRIZE-GIVING 18/10/2017

Fiona de Vries, Midland Vets Champion 2017 receives the  Championship Trophy from Lizee McGraw
The AGM was held at Glenbervie Golf Club today with forty nine ladies in attendance. Captain Lizee McGraw gave a  full and humorous report on the year's activities with special thanks to  Treasurer Meriel Walker, retiring after 3 years, and to Anne Wilson, retiring as representative for Fife.  Ladybank member Joan Prentice has offered to take on  position of Treasurer,  and Linda McDonald was elected as representative for Fife.  

Lizee handed over proceedings to  the new Captain, Lorna Bennett, who introduced her Vice-Captain, Margaret Tough. Following  close of business,  Lorna invited Lizee to present  the Trophies and Vouchers.  Proceedings were rounded off by the  Midland Vets 2017 Champion, Fiona de Vries who gave a hearty Vote of Thanks, saying how much she enjoyed the camaraderie  and  fun at  all Vets  Meetings.
(CLICK ON THE PIX TO ENLARGE)
Eleanor Arkley,
winner of  the Allan Trophy and Captain's Prize

Norma Kerr,  winner of the Donaldson Quaich
Mary Thomson, winner of the Senior Vets Trophy

Prizes presentation team, Meriel Walker,  retiring  after 3 years as Treasurer,  and  committee member, Lyn Fleming

11 October 2017

REMINDER!

Just a quick reminder that the AGM will be held at Glenbervie Golf Club on Wednesday 18th October at 11.30am, followed by prize-giving and lunch. The cost is £14.00 and you can pay on-line or advise the Secretary that you will pay on the day.
The 2016 AGM Minutes can be found in the right hand column on the Blog.
 
* Please advise of any special dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian,  gluten-free, etc)   Thanks!

6 October 2017

SENIOR WOMEN'S HOME INTERNATIONALS FINAL

The Senior Women's Home Internationals  ended yesterday with Scotland "winning" the wooden spoon.  A draw with Wales on the last day  meant that Wales finished with a slightly better "games won" column, 9 to Scotland's 8.5, edging Scotland into last place.

The title-deciding match between Ireland and England was all square after the foursomes but wins by Gertie McMullen, Sheena McElroy and Laura Webb in the singles gave the Irish a 4.5-3.5 victory, ending England's bid for a fourth title in a row.
 
FINAL POSITIONS
1   Ireland 3pts
2   England 2pts
3   Wales 0.5pts       (games won 9)
4   Scotland 0.5pts   (games won 8.5)

5 October 2017

DAY 2 OF THE SENIOR WOMEN'S HOME INTERNATIONALS 04/10/2017

England defeated Scotland 5.5-2.5  in the second day of the the Senior Women’s Home Internationals at Newport, Wales to set up a title decider against Ireland today.

Foursomes
F Christine and J Foster bt S Wood and G Kyle 6 and 5.
L Housman and C Berry bt L McKinlay and D Jackson 6 and 5.
A Greenfield and J Brown bt F De Vries and L Lloyd 3-2.

Singles
Foster bt DeVries 1up
Berry lost to Wood 3 and 2
F Edmund halved with Kyle
Christine bt Millar 4 and 3
Housman lost to Lloyd 2 and 1

Ireland beat Wales 6-2
Scotland will play Wales today  for the 3rd position.

4 October 2017

NO JOY FOR SCOTLAND

There was no joy for Scotland on the first day of the Senior Womens Home Internationals played at Newport, Wales yesterday. The morning play did not yield any points.....the afternoon singles were close, with Ireland winning 3-2.

IRELAND 6, SCOTLAND 2
Foursomes (3-0)
G McMullen and S Corcoran bt S Wood and G Kyle 2 and 1
L Webb and S McElroy bt F De Vries and F Millar 3 and 2.
C Reilly and M McAuliffe bt L McKinlay and D Jackson 1 hole.
Singles (3-2)
Corcoran lost to De Vries 4 and 3.
M MacLaren lost to Wood 5 and 5.
McMullen bt Kyle 3 and 2.
Webb bt Millar 7 and 5.
McElroy bt McKinlay 4 and 3.

ENGLAND 5, WALES 3
Foursomes: 2-1
Singles: 3-2

2 October 2017

LOOKING FOR FUN AUTUMN GOLF?

One of our Midland members, Ashley Leitch, has asked us to  remind ladies there is still a chance to play a fun Open in late October.  Dollar Golf Club is  holding a SENIOR OPEN GREENSOMES (age 50  & over) on Wednesday October 25th.

• £10 per Team entry fee
• Tee times from 9:30 - 12:30
• Entries on-line at dollargolfclub.com

1 October 2017

LADIES SENIOR HOME INTERNATIONALS

The  Ladies Senior Home Internationals between Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland take place in Newport, Wales next week from Tuesday 3rd October  - 5th. The team will be captained by Lorna Bennett and is :

Fiona de Vries – St Rule Club
Donna Jackson – Troon Ladies
Gillian Kyle – East Renfrewshire
Lesley Lloyd – Hayston
Lorna McKinlay – Dunnikier Park
Frances Millar – Carnoustie Caledonia
Sheena Wood – Aberdeen Ladies

Scotland last won this event in 2007  when the event took place at the same venue.

26 September 2017

SVLGA MEETING 26th SEPTEMBER

The weather behaved at Blairgowrie today for the  Beddows Quaich Greensomes. After all the rain delays yesterday which saw the last few pairs complete their rounds in  gloomy, fast-fading light, organisers Emma Wilson, President, and Secretary Alison Houston were hugely relieved when the last cards were handed in tonight.
Emma and Alison - what a Team!
Winners of the  Beddows Quaich were  Sal Shepherd & Karen Ballantyne (East).  Midland members Anne Wilson and Myrtle Gilbert came 3rd.
(Full results can be found on the SVLGA website))
Karen Ballantyne, Emma Wilson & Sal Shepherd
Alison Houston reads out the results

SVLGA MEETING 25th SEPTEMBER

Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies)  is the 2017 Scottish Vets Champion. Yesterday she  won  4 & 3 over Jennifer Bryans (Turnhouse) in the afternoon's final, played on the Lansdowne course. The day was dominated by the heavy rain which had  fallen relentlessly during the night and continued well into the morning. The semi-finals eventually got underway, albeit in very soggy conditions.
Semi-finals 
Sheena Wood (North) beat Mary Smith (Highland) 3 and 2
Jennifer Bryans (East) beat Margt Locke (Dumfries & Galloway) 5 and 3
Final
Wood beat Bryans 4 and 3

There was great success for Midland member Heather Anderson in the  Patrick Rosebowl.... she won the Lyon Picture (scratch)  with a 78.  Heather also won the Allen Plate (Scratch) and the Buchanan Plate (1st Handicap) with a 73  in the  65 - 69  years Category

• And ... Midland member Linda McDonald won the Wee Course Competition!

24 September 2017

SVLGA MEETING AT BLAIRGOWRIE

Sheena and Fiona on the 1st tee on Lansdowne
The SVLGA Meeting at Blairgowrie  began today, under cloudy skies, with the Quarter-finals of the Championship. After a ding-dong battle, our  Midland Champion, Fiona de Vries, lost her match on the 17th green on Lansdowne to Northern Champion,  Sheena Wood.


Tomorow's semi-final Matches are :-
Sheena Wood (Northern) v Mary Smith (Highland)
Margaret Locke (Galloway) v Jennifer Bryans (East)

22 September 2017

GOOD LUCK FIONA...

The SVLGA Championship Quarter Finals take place at Blairgowrie on the Lansdowne course on Sunday 24th September.  The Draw is

1.30pm    Mary Smith (Highland) v Liz Stewart (West)
1.40pm    Sheena Wood (Northern) v Fiona de Vries (Midland)
1.50pm    Maureen McKerrow (Dumfries) v Margaret Locke (Galloway)
2.00pm    Jennifer Bryans (East) v Venetia Scott (Borders)

15 September 2017

PAST CAPTAINS & OFFICIALS OUTING 2017

Joyce Flanagan, Lizee, Lorna, Joyce Mulgrew & Winifred MacCallum
Captain Lizee McGraw hosted the committee outing for committee and past officials at Blairgowrie on Friday 15th September.  The format was Bingo! Bango! Bongo! played over 2 rounds on the Wee Course and it took our Vice-Captain, Lorna Bennett, all her fabulous skills to romp home the winner with 24 points.   After play we enjoyed catching up with news and events over a  tasty meal.
Lizee  thanked our Treasurer Meriel Walker and Committee Member Anne Wilson, who retire from office at the AGM,  for their contributions to Committee over the last 3 years....any volunteers for the post of Treasurer should make themselves known, please!
(Click on the pics to enlarge)

On the tee - and ready to go.  

7 September 2017

SCOTLAND SENIORS WIN FLIGHT B IN SLOVAKIA!

L to R -back - Lesley Lloyd, Sheena Wood, Gillian Kyle, Lorna McKinlay
Front - Frances Millar, Lorna Bennett (Captain)  and Fiona deVries
Scotland  have won Flight B in the  European Seniors Team Championships. On Friday the Team won 4 - 1 against Finland in the semi-final match to set up a Saturday final against Italy.  The result was a 4 - 1 win for Scotland.

In the matchplay stages all 6 players in the team were unbeaten in the matchplay games over the last 3 days which was a great effort by all. 

France won the European Team Championship by beating England 3.5 - 1.5 in the Final. Ireland came 3rd.

25 August 2017

MIDLAND VETS AGM AND PRIZE GIVING WEDNESDAY 18TH OCTOBER


The Midland Vets AGM and Prize Giving will take place at Glenbervie Golf Club at 11:30am on Wednesday the 18th of October, followed by lunch.  To book your place and pay for your lunch  (£14.00) please click the link on the right hand side of the Blog. If preferred you can arrange to pay on the day. 

Members may put forward  any motion or proposal relevant to the Midland Vets, in writing, to the Secretary by 27th September 2017. Please ensure any motion or proposal is proposed and seconded.

* Please advise the Secretary of any special dietery requirements. Thanks!

23 August 2017

CAN ANYONE HELP?

Our Treasurer, Meriel  Walker, completes her 3 year term in October and we  need someone to take over.  If you would like to know what's involved,  you can  email or phone Meriel and she will be happy to explain how everything works.
The AGM is only 8 weeks away, so it would be wonderful if someone  volunteered to take up the post, and be in position for the Meeting. Thanks!

Lizee McGraw, Captain

21 August 2017

RESULTS : AUTUMN MEETING

We were pleased to enjoy  dry weather  today for our last Meeting of the year.  The course at Dunblane New was in fine condition, having withstood the  heavy rains last week.

CSS 74

The Patrick Rosebowl (Scratch)
Aileen Baker (Crail) 77
Senior Vets Trophy (65+)
Mary Thomson( Dunblane New)  88 -18 = 70
Owl Trophy (50 - 64)
Fiona de Vries (St Rule)  78 -2 = 76

Handicap Division 1
1st  Aileen Baker (Crail) 77 - 5 = 72
2nd Emma Wilson (Elie) 83 - 10 = 73
3rd Mary Miller (Blairgowrie)  85 - 10 = 75

Handicap Division 2
1st  Mary Thomson (Dunblane New)  88 -18 = 70
2nd Sheila Hartley (Braehead) 88 -16 = 72
3rd Fiona Campbell (Stirling)  16 - 16 = 73

Handicap Division 3
1st Pat Cockshoot  (Stirling) 107 - 30 = 77
2nd Sylvia Mitchell (Murrayshall) 99 - 21 = 78

The AGM  is at Glenbervie Golf Club on Wednesday 18th October at 11.30am.  Details to follow.

18 August 2017

EUROPEAN SENIOR LADIES TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Scottish  Senior Ladies' Teams to play in the European Senior Ladies' Team Championship at Golf Resort Skalica,Slovakia, from 5-9 September and the Senior Ladies' Home Internationals at Newport G.C., Wales from 3-5 October include Midland Vets, Fiona de Vries and
Lorna McKinlay. The Full Teams are :-

European Team Championships: 
Fiona de Vries (St Regulus)
Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire)
Lesley Lloyd (Hayston)
Lorna McKinlay (Dunnikier Park)
Frances Millar (Carnoustie Caledonia)
Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies)

Team for Home Internationals

Fiona de Vries – St Regulus
Donna Jackson – Troon Ladies
Gillian Kyle – East Renfrewshire
Lesley Lloyd – Hayston
Lorna McKinlay – Dunnikier Park
Frances Millar – Carnoustie Caledonia
Sheena Wood – Aberdeen Ladies


Our own Lorna Bennett is the non playing Captain. Congratulations and good luck to you all.

Lizee McGraw
Midland Captain

14 August 2017

AUTUMN MEETING DRAW

The Autumn Meeting takes place at Dunblane New  on Monday, 21st August - and we are all hoping for fine weather after the disappointment of having to cancel the Greensomes at Buchanan Castle, due to flooding.
We are making preparations for the 2017 AGM and prize-giving. If you have any trophies to return, please bring them with you to the Autumn Meeting or make arrangements to have them returned to any member of the committee as soon as possible. Thanks.

(CLICK ON THE DRAW TO ENLARGE)

We have had some late cancellations, due to injury, please let the Secretary know if you want a time.

12 August 2017

NO JOY AT JAMBOREE, FRILFORD HEATH, FOR SCOTLAND

There was no  respite for Scotland as they lost their third match, beaten 7-2 by England South, on the final day of the Veteran Ladies Golfing Association Jamboree at Frilford Heath Golf Club.
The Scots lost 5.5-3.5 to England North on the opening day and were then defeated 6.5-2.5 by England Midlands who won the title and the Miller Stirling Salver on a games-won countback after drawing 4.5-4.5 with England North today (Thursday).
Midlands and North both finished with 2pt, but Midlands won  on games-won - 16.5, compared with North's 16 games won.
North as runners-up won the Toni Moffat Quaich.
England South finished third and Scotland last. Ouch!

FRIDAY RESULTS

ENGLAND SOUTH 7, SCOTLAND 2
FOURSOMES (2-1)
A Greenfield & J Foster bt S Wood & G Kyle 3 and 2.
A Mayne & J Deeley lost to F Millar & J Bryans 1 hole.
K Russell & D Richards bt L Lloyd & F de Vries 2 and 1.
SINGLES (5-1)
Foster bt L McKinlay 4 and 3.
F Christine bt Millar 2 and 1.
A Mayne bt Kyle 2 holes.
Russell bt Wood 1 hole
Greenfield lost to de Vries 3 and 1.
Richards bt Jennifer Bryans 4 and 3.

ENGLAND MIDLANDS 4.5, ENGLAND NORTH 4.5

HOW THEY FINISHED
1 England Midlands 2pt (16.5 games won)
2 England North 2pt (16 games won )
3 England South 1pt
4 Scotland 0pt

1st Place & Winners of the Miller Stirling Salver - Midlands
Runners Up & winners of the Tony Moffat Quaich - North

10 August 2017

SCOTLAND LOSE TO MIDLANDS ON DAY 2 AT FILFORD

Scotland suffered their second defeat in a row, beaten 6.5-2.5 by Midlands on Day 2 of the Veteran Ladies Golf Association Jamboree at Frilford Heath Golf Club, Oxfordshire.

The Scots lost 5.5-3.5 to defending champions, North of England, on the opening day.
In the other match today, North of England beat South of England 6-3.

Details:
SCOTLAND 2.5, MIDLANDS 6.5
Foursomes (1-2):
Sheena Wood & Lorna Mckinlay lost to Julie Brown and Debbie Warren 3 and 2. 
Donna Jackson & Gillian Kyle lost to Helen Lowe and Mary MacLaren 4 and 3.
Fiona de Vries & Lesley Lloyd bt Sue Spencer & Caron Harrison 3 and 2.

Singles (1.5-4.5)
Frances Millar lost to Lowe 3 and 2.
Jennifer Bryans bt Tracy Bourne 4 and 3.
McKinlay lost to Warren 4 and 2.
Lloyd halved with Maclaren 
Jackson lost to Carol Wild 3 and 2. 
Kyle lost to Spencer 3 and 2.

For all the results go to the Yorkshire Vets Website 

9 August 2017

SVLGA JAMBOREE : FRILFORD HEATH, OXFORD Aug 8th - 10th

    TUESDAY 8th AUGUST
FOURSOMES RESULTS

Score
SCOTLAND
NORTH
Fiona de Vries & Frances Millarlost to Sue Dye & Ally Hanson3 & 1
Jennifer Bryans & Sheena Wood lost to Cath Rawthore & Gill Mellor3 & 2
Lesley Lloyd & Lorna McKinlaybeatJulie Wheeldon & Brenda Ewbank3 & 1
RESULT 
SCOTLAND 1 - NORTH 2
SINGLES RESULTS


Gillian Kylelost to Caroline Berry1 up
Donna Jacksonlost to Cath Rawthore4 & 2
Lesley Lloydlost to Julie Wheeldon1 up
Fiona de VriesbeatBrenda Ewbank2 up
Sheena Woodhalved withKaren Jobbing
Lorna McKinlaybeatGill Mellor1 up
RESULT
SCOTLAND 2.5 - NORTH 3.5
RESULTS FOR DAY 1
SCOTLAND 3.5 - NORTH 5.5 

SOUTH 3.5 - MIDLANDS 5.5

8 August 2017

CANCELLATION OF STABLEFORD GREENSOMES

We had hoped to re-arrange the Stableford Greensomes  which were cancelled on August 3rd due the flooding at Buchanan Castle. We were offered a date  in September by Buchanan Castle, which we accepted, however, this has now changed and the Captain has reluctantly decided that due to conflicting Fixtures, the Stableford Greensomes will not take place this year.  We are very disappointed, but  hope to see  as many ladies as possible at the Autumn Meeting on Monday 21st August  at Dunblane.

The Treasurer will give those who had entered Buchanan Castle Greensomes a refund at Dunblane, if you are not playing at Dunblane the refund will be posted to you.

RETURN OF TROPHIES : We are starting to think about the 2017 AGM and prize-giving. If you have any trophies to return, please bring them with you to the  Autumn Meeting or make arrangements to have them returned to any member of the committee as soon as possible.

3 August 2017

STABLEFORD GREENSOMES CANCELLED

6.30am
We have been advised by Buchanan Castle that the course is unplayable, due to torrential rain and flooding....so the Stableford Greensomes competition has had to be cancelled. 

It may be possible to re-arrange a later date, but  we shall let everyone know in due course. It's very disappointing for all, but do sign up for our Autumn  Meeting at Dunblane on Monday August 21st.
Lizee McGraw, Captain

28 July 2017

27 July 2017

TEAM FOR SVLGA JAMBOREE

The Team which will represent the SVLGA at next month's Jamboree at Frilford Heath Golf Club, Oxfordshire is :

Jennifer Bryans  EAST
Fiona de Vries  MIDLAND
Donna Jackson  WEST
Gillian Kyle  WEST
Lesley Lloyd  WEST
Lorna McKinlay MIDLAND
Frances Millar  NORTHERN
Sheena Wood  NORTHERN

Most of the Team selected were part of the successful Scottish Team which beat the Irish Seniors at Murcar in April, bringing home the Mary McKenna Perpetual Trophy after a nine-year absence. Joining us for the Jamboree will be Jennifer Bryans, the current Vets' Champion who recently successfully defended her East Vets title and newly-crowned Senior Stroke-Play Champion Frances Millar. Donna Jackson is making her Jamboree debut and brings with her a wealth of both County and International experience, not to say youth, being the youngest member of the Team!
The Team comprises an excellent mix of personalities who all bring not only their golfing skills with them but a great Team spirit and eagerness to be successful.
The Jamboree matches will take place from the 8th to the 10th of August at Frilford Heath GC, Oxfordshire. The foursomes matches start at 8.30am and the singles at 1.05pm each day. If anyone should be in the area and would like to come and support us, you would be made most welcome.

Kathleen Sutherland, Captain
Ellie Whyte, Vice Captain

26 July 2017

SVLGA CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW

The Draw for the SVLGA Championships at Blairgowrie on September  25th & 26th has been done.  If anyone is unable to play, entries can be cancelled before 1st September when a full refund will be given. After 1st September  refunds will only be given if a replacement entry can be found.  There is a waiting list for places at the moment.
CLICK ON THE DRAW TO ENLARGE

25 July 2017

GREENSOMES DRAW

The closing date for the Greensomes is Thursday  July 27th,  the Draw will be made on Friday morning and posted later in the day.


18 July 2017

WELL DONE DIANNE...

Congratulations to Midland Vet Dianne Watson who won the Silver Division of the Revive Active Scottish Women's Regional Medal Grand Final  at Crieff on Sunday 16th July on a countback that went down to the very last hole.
Catherine & Diane ( picture courtesy of Kirkwood Golf)
Dianne, who plays of 4 at Leven Golfing Society, and Catherine Duncan (Stonehaven), who has 11 of a handicap, had tied with net scores of 75.

Lizee McGraw Captain

2 July 2017

ON TO BUCHANAN CASTLE

Our next meeting is at Buchanan Castle Golf Club on Thursday, August 3rd (closing date 27th July). This is a Stableford Greensomes and entries should be made in pairs.  If you don't have a partner, let the Secretary or any Committee member  know and we'll try and find you one.  It's 20 years since the Vets played at Buchanan Castle in the Autumn Meeting.

30 June 2017

FINAL DAY OF THE SCOTTISH SENIOR WOMENS MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

Congratulations to
Fiona de Vries
Scottish Senior Ladies Match Play Champion 2017




What a great 2 weeks for Fiona. Midland Champion and  Scottish Senior Womens Match Play Champion
 Congratulations to
Gillian Wallace
 
Match Play Nett Champion
Gillian on the 18th green on Rosemount
  Who would believe it, the Semi-finals of the Scottish Senior Womens Match Play Championship got underway at Blairgowrie this morning in DRY  weather, with  3 Midland members in action. In the Championship game Lorna McKinley had a  titanic tussle  against defending champion Sheena Wood, with the Match finally being won with a birdie by Sheena on the 19th hole. Fiona de Vries  also had a close Match against Gillian Kyle,  and won  on the 18th by 1 hole.

In the Nett Match Play, Gillian  Wallace  won 7&6   over Marjorie Ahern,  and Sue Holwell won  by 2 holes over Diane Moncrieff.
The weather held for the Finals with Fiona de Vries  up against the defending champion Sheena Wood.  Fiona got off to a flying start and held on to her lead, winning 5&4 on the 14th green. It was a closer game for the nett championship,  with the Match going to the 18th green, with Gillian Wallace winning by 2 holes.  Well done, Midland!




29 June 2017

UPDATE FROM THE SCOTTISH SENIOR WOMENS MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

The Scottish Senior Women's Match Play Championship reached the Matchplay stages today, with mixed fortunes for Midland members.
The morning games were played in relentless rain, making conditions very tough.  Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie) won 4&2 over Lynne Fraser (Fortrose & Rosemarkie), Fiona de Vries (St Rule) won 5&4 over Anne McGregor (Ladybank), Lorna McKinley (Dunnikier Park) won 4&3 over Alison Bartlett (Dornoch),  Aileen Baker (Crail) lost  2&1 to Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire)

Brollies were the order of the day over Rosemount

In the Nett Matchplay games  Gillian Wallace (Blairgowrie) won 3&2 over Louise Graham (Carnoustie),  but Sandy Bushby lost 3&1 to  Diane Moncrieff (Carrickvale), Christine Steedman (Pitreavie) lost 6&5 to Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle), Mary Miller (Blairgowrie) lost 4&2 to Sue Howell (Lingdale) and Millie Douglas (Aberdour) lost 4&3 to Karen Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park).

The afternoon  Quarter-finals brought no respite as the heavy rain continued unabated. 
Fiona de Vries won 5&4 over Mary Smith (Tain), Lorna McKinley won 2 up over Anne Ryan (Tain), but Heather Anderson lost 2&1 to Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire)
In the Nett Matchplay  game  Gillian Wallace won 3&2 over Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle)

The results mean Midland will be well represented in the Semi-finals.

08:30am  Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies v Lorna McKinley
08:40am  Fiona de Vries v Gillian Kyle (East Renfrewshire)
Nett
09:00am  Diane Moncrieff (Carrickvale) v Sue Holwell (Lingdale)
09:10am  Gillian Wallace v Marjorie Ahern (Lahinch)

Scottish Senior Women’s Open Match Play-update

Midland has 5 players in the top 16 gross qualifiers for the matchplay stages of the Scottish Senior Women’s Match Play Championship.  Carnoustie Caledonia’s Frances Millar shot a very impressive two over par 76 in the second round to come out on top in qualifying at Blairgowrie. Millar’s round, the lowest of the tournament, saw four birdies at the second, fifth, 10th and 11th to make her top qualifier into the matchplay stages

First round leader Wendy Nicholson (Baberton) struggled on what was a drier day at Blairgowrie and had two double bogeys on her card, finishing on 83 and tied for third. 

Senior Women’s Amateur Tain’s Mary Smith and The St Rule Club’s Fiona De Vries joined Millar with the only scores sub 80 on the day. 
 
The top 16 gross and top 16 nett players will move onto the matchplay stages today.

LEADING SECOND-ROUND SCORES
par 148 (2x74) SSS 74 CSS 77
159   F Millar (Carnoustie Caledonia) 83 76, H Anderson     (Blairgowrie) 79 80.
160   M Smith (Tain) 81 79, A Bartlett (Royal Dornoch) 78 82, W Nicholson (Baberton) 77 83.
162   F De Vries (St Rule) 83 79, A Baker (Crail GS) 82 80, S Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) 80 82.
163   D Jackson (Troon ) 80 83, G Kyle (East Renfrewshire) 84 80.
164   A Macgregor (Ladybank) 84 80.
166   A Ryan (Tain) 85 81, L McKinlay (Dunnikier Park) 82 84

27 June 2017

SCOTTISH SENIOR WOMEN'S OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP

There are 21 Midland members competing in The Scottish Senior Women's Open Championship which  started at Blairgowrie at 8.00am this morning.  Alas, the weather has been horrendous all day.  Constant driving rain,  gusty winds and low temperatures have  made playing conditions  extremely challenging.  The leading score  of 77 was posted by Wendy Nicholson of Baberton.  The leading  Midland score is 79 by Heather Anderson who is in joint 3rd position.

You can check on the Leaderboard by going to
www.scottishgolf.org/championships/#/competition/928468/leaderboard

A soggy view from the patio at Blairgowrie
Those taking part are :
Lorna McKinley (Dunnikier Park)
Dianne Watson (Leven)
AIleen Baker (Crail)
Kay Knight (Pitlochry)
Anne McGrgor (Ladybank)
Gillian Wallace (Blairgowrie)
Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie)
Fiona de Vries (St Rule)
Isobel Harvey (St Rule)
Christine Steedman (Pitreavie)
Mary Miller (Blairgowrie)
Moira Begbie      Ladybank
Brenda Clough (Blairgowrie)
Janice Land (Blairgowrie)
Ruth McConkey (Pitreavie)
Fiona Farquharson (King James V1
Mary Hope (Blairgowrie)
Sandy Bushby (Blairgowrie)
Liz Fertacz (Blairgowrie)
Millie Douglas (Aberdour)
Fiona Johnston (Blairgowrie)
Fiona Hill (St Regulus)

22 June 2017

2017 MIDLAND VETS CHAMPIONSHIPS



Congratulations to the 2017 Midland Vets Champion
FIONA DE VRIES

Semi-finals
Fiona de Vries beat Heather Anderson  3 and 2
Elaine Allison  beat Diane Watson  2 and 1

Final
Fiona de Vries  beat Elaine Allison 2 up on the 18th

The semi-final  and final Matches were played at Glenbervie on Wednesday 21st June  in great spirit.  The rain  which had threatened all morning finally arrived during the walk up the 17th during the semis  and then poured down whilst we had lunch.  It got very muggy and all waterproofs came off!

The golf during the Final was very high quality and the Match was extremely close until Fiona played a killing shot to within inches of the pin for a birdie on the 18th!  Congratulations to Fiona, who will go forward to represent Midland in the Scottish Vets Championships at Blairgowrie in September. 
Lizee McGraw, Captain

Ready to go! Elaine and Fiona  on the first tee
The Match was  refereed by Captain Lizee McGraw
Lizee presents the LADY MACINNES SHAW CHAMPIONSHIP  CUP to Fiona

20 June 2017

SUMMER MEETING GLENBERVIE 20 June 2107

We had  great golfing  weather for our Summer Meeting at Glenbervie today, the scores, alas, did not do justice to the brilliant conditions and the competition (CSS 76)  is REDUCTION ONLY.

The 8 qualifiers for the Championship  were :

Fiona de Vries (St Rule)
Elaine Allison (Stirling)
Karen Burns (Bathgate)
Diane Watson (Leven)
Linda Dyball (Pitreavie)
Heather Anderson (Blairgowrie)
Margaret Tough (Falkirk)
Elsie Hutcheon (Ladybank)

The  Quarter-finals Matches played in the afternoon were extremely tight, with  2 of the Matches going to extra holes.

Fiona de Vries beat Sarah Walker at the 19th
Heather Anderson beat Linda Dyball 2&1
Elaine Allison beat Elsie Hutcheon 2&1
Diane Watson beat Margaret Tough at the 20th

The Semi-final Matches will begin at 10.00am tomorrow, supporters welcome!

Donaldson Quaich  (best nett)
Norma Kerr (Braehead) 88 -14 = 74
Poppy Paperweight  (70 +)
Janice Lang (Blairgowrie ) 89-12 = 77
Scratch
1st   Fiona de Vries (St Rule) 79

Handicap Division 1
1st  Karen Burns (Bathgate) 82 - 6 = 76 ctb
2nd Tricia Chillas (Stirling) 85 - 9 = 76
3rd  Elsie Hutcheon (Ladybank)  84 - 8 = 76

Handicap Division 2
1st  Norma Kerr (Braehead) 88 - 14 = 74
2nd  Jacqui Landsburgh (Blairgowrie) 93 -18 = 75 ctb
3rd  Joan Prentice (Ladybank) 94-19 = 75

Handicap Division 3
1st   Michele Abel (Dunblane) 103 - 23 = 80
2nd  Maureen Moore (Falkirk Tryst)  106 - 24 = 82

13 June 2017

SUMMER MEETING & CHAMPIONSHIP


We have a very good entry for the the Summer Meeting  at Glenbervie on Tuesday 20th  and Wednesday 21st June. On Tuesday, all players will compete for the Donaldson Trophy which is the best nett  and for the Poppy Paperweight (70 years +). The eight players with the best  scratch  scores will play for the Lady Macinnes Shaw Championship Cup in the quarter finals on Tuesday afternoon. The semi finals will take place the next day in the morning with the finals in the afternoon. Spectators  are very welcome to  come along.
We know from past experience there are bound to be call-offs due to injuries, etc.  The order of play is in Handicap Order, so players will be asked to move up if we have cancellations.
Please register at the desk  20 minutes before you are due to go out to give us time to sort out any last minute problems

Lizee McGraw, Captain 

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SUMMER MEETING UPDATE

The Closing Date for the Summer Meeting  and Championship Qualifier at Glenbervie on Tuesday 20th June  is today.  This competition is played in Handicap Order, so we shall run HandicapMaster at 4.30pm to print out the exact handicaps of those who have entered.  Unfortunately we  can't  help with travel requests for this Meeting.

22 May 2017

RESULT : MIDLAND V WEST 22/05/2017

It was great fun, but....our third and final inter divisional match versus the West was at Auchterarder which gave us beautiful views, beautiful greens but sadly not a beautiful result!
The West managed to defeat us 7-3 albeit with friendly rivalry!  We witnessed Midland team members wrestling with too many bunkers but many a laugh could be heard.  Thanks to all the players - a terrific group with a great sense of humour.
We shall be back next year with renewed strength and energy.
Lizee McGraw
Captain

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Lizee presents the Inter-Divisional Trophy to  West Vets Captain June Lockhart
All smiles at the start...despite the rain!

The Midlands Team with VC Lorna Bennett and Captain Lizee McGraw

RESULTS
Elsie Hutcheon (Ladybank ) won 1 up v Anna Telfer (Milngavie)
Agnes Lind (Elie) lost 4 & 3 v Linda McDougall (Greenock)
Kathleen Duncan (Pitlochry) lost 5 & 4 v  Jennifer Mack (Haggs Castle).
Emma Wilson (Elie)  won 3 & 2 v Anabel Kane (Kilmacolm)
Liz Fertacz (Blairgowrie) lost 5 & 4 v Anne Judge (Ranfurly Castle)
Moira Lumby (K J V1) lost  4 & 3 v Sheila Steele (Buchanan Castle)
Christine Steedman (Pitreavie) lost 4 & 3 v Joanne Sharp (Kil/nock Br)
Janice Lang (Blairgowrie) lost 5 & 4 v Lynn McColl (Bearsden)
Moira Begbie (Ladybank) won 3 & 2 v Carol Fell (Ranfurly Castle)
Margaret Hunter (Blairgowrie) lost 3 & 4 v Karen Maxwell (Milngavie)


18 May 2017

MIDLAND V EAST 18/05/2017

Anne Brownie  receives the Liz Miskimmin Friendship Quaich from  Lizee McGraw
Midland Vets took on the East Vets on a beautifully manicured Stirling Golf Course with excellent  greens and the grace of the famous castle in the background.  Very competitive golf was played in glorious windless weather and the results of each match were eagerly awaited at the 18th.  Finally the East star shone brightly and  Midland lost the Liz Miskimmin Friendship Quaich to an extremely happy  East team  by 4/3.  
Stirling Golf Club rounded off the day with a tasty meal served by lovely young and attentive staff.  Well played all and special thanks to VC Lorna who travelled over from Fife in support.
Lizee McGraw (Captain)

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The Midland Team with VC Lorna Bennett & Captain Lizee McGraw

RESULTS 
Aileen Baker Crail) won 1 up v Sue Penman (Gullane) 
Sarah Walker (Braehead)  halved with Sal Shepherd (Craigmiller Park) 
Cecilia Kenny (Dunblane)   lost 5 & 3 to Anne Brownie (Gullane)
Ann Macgregor  (Ladybank)   halved with Jane Herd (Gullane)
Gillian Wallace (Blairgowrie)   lost 2 down to Fiona Ford (Murrayfield)
Kay Knight  (Pitlochry)  lost 3 &  2 to  Linda Grieve (Musselburgh)
Tricia Chillas  (Stirling) won 1 up v Hazel Saunders (Gullane)