Thursday, 27 August 2015

WINNERS OF THE 2015 FRIENDSHIP FOURSOMES

Congratulations to Ray Lynch (Murrayfield) and Sandra Kempston (Craigmillar Park), winners of the 2015 East Vets knockout competition for the Friendship Foursomes Trophy. Runners Up were Vivien Mitchell and Pat Meikle (both Lochend).

Friday, 21 August 2015

AUTUMN MEETING DRAW

The Draw for the Autumn Meeting on Monday 7th September at Liberton Golf Club has been issued to entrants and may be found under the "Draws"  button above.
A balance of £15 is due from players who paid deposits on entering, otherwise £17 is due on the day.
Here's hoping for fine weather for our final medal competition this season.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

FOURSOMES MATCH VS WEST VETS

The annual foursomes match for the ASP friendship Quaich was played at Kilmacolm on Tuesday 18th August. It sounds as if our team had a lovely day at Kilmacolm but unfortunately we lost by three games to two.

 Thanks for the following report and photo from Vice Captain Caroline Kinnaird  :


Louise Campbell and Sue Cowie lost to Carol Fell and Anne Judge 6/4
Joanne Watt and Dorothy Thomson won against Cathy Morton and Marion Stewart 4/3
Jane Neville and Fiona Ford won against Helen Robertson and Enid Young 4/3
Vickie Sandeman and Tricia Smith lost to Lynn McColl and Karen Maxwell 4/3
Val Hallam and Phyl Early lost to Annabel Kane and Morag Key 5/3


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Caroline presenting the ASP Trophy to June Lockhart

 

We were met by a very warm welcome by the West Vice Captain June Lockhart and her team. We were served Tea/Coffee and Bacon/Sausage rolls before the match.The weather was sunny and warm all day, everyone played in polo shirts.The ladies vice captain of Kimacolm Susan Reid announced each team on the tee and wished everyone a good time.

The course was in fantastic condition and the views were beautiful. Everyone had a great time.
Shots of the matches had to go to the second group out at the par 3 second hole.Dorothy's tee shot bounced left off the back of the right hand bunker,bounced of the next bunker onto the green and rolled to 2 feet from the pin. Marion for the west followed.Her tee shot went right of the green hitting the wall on the right and kicking onto the green to finish 5 feet from the pin.Cathy missed her putt for the west leaving Joanne to hole her putt for a 2 to win the hole for the East.
The matches were played in great spirit.
We were treated to a fabulous meal after which I presented the Friendship Trophy to June and thanked all involved, saying that we looked forward to winning it back next year.


Carol Fell of West Vets has posted more photos from the match on the West Vets website which can be viewed by clicking on this link. (Some lovely photos from Carol.)

Monday, 17 August 2015

RAMSDEN CUP & AUTUMN MEETING

Congratulations and best wishes to the two Finalists of the Ramsden Cup :
Fiona McLaren (Baberton) and Jane McMinn (North Berwick).
Their progress to the Final, to be played at Liberton GC as a neutral venue, can be viewed by clicking on the knockout chart in "Draws".

Our Autumn Meeting is being played at Liberton GC on 7th September and the Draw is being made this Friday 21st August.  If any members who have not already entered wish to do so, please contact Katherine Thomson by the end of Thursday 20th August.

Saturday, 25 July 2015

2015 CHAMPION : UPDATED REPORT

 
 And the winner of the 2015 ESVLGA Championship is Karen Ballantyne who successfully defended her title against fellow Craigmillar Park member Mairi Pollock by the margin of 2 & 1. 
 
 
After the lovely sunshine enjoyed at the conclusion of the semi-final matches and over lunchtime, a few clouds rolled in for the Final. However the blue skies were still around whilst we were treated to a display from the Red Arrows at the nearby East Fortune Air Show together with a variety of other planes.  It's not often that our ESVLGA Championship Final has its own Red Arrows "fly past" to mark the occasion.
 
Wow, so close together!!!
After the clouds rolled in and brought some rain there came a step back in time


 Back to the golf on display!  Continuing with her good putting touch from the morning, Mairi eased to a 2 up lead after seven holes. The tricky eighth hole resulted in a half but a regulation par 4 at the ninth by Karen, meant that Mairi's lead reduced to 1 up at the turn and the match was squared by Karen at the eleventh hole.  Karen took a short-lived lead at the thirteenth with Mairi immediately winning back the par 3 fourteenth. However, Karen's pitch onto the fifteenth green rattled the flagstick and dropped into the hole meaning Karen went back to 1 up and she doubled her lead with an excellent pitch into the sixteenth green and a conceded birdie putt.  A half in par 3 at the seventeenth was not enough for Mairi to take the match up the eighteenth and thus Karen Ballantyne became the 2015 ESVLGA Champion.  Congratulations Karen.
 
Karen will represent the  East Division at the  SVLGA Championship at Blairgowrie on 20th/21st September and will be presented with the Lady McInnes Shaw Championship Cup at the AGM/Prizegiving at Gullane in November.