30 June 2017


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


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)
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.

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


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

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


Congratulations to the 2017 Midland Vets Champion

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

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

20 June 2017


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
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


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 



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.