26 September 2017


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


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.
Sheena Wood (North) beat Mary Smith (Highland) 3 and 2
Jennifer Bryans (East) beat Margt Locke (Dumfries & Galloway) 5 and 3
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


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


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


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


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.