Monday, 20 April 2015


Seventy eight East Vets members took part in the Spring Meeting over Gullane No. 3 course. Several ladies posted sub-par scores: good enough to put (putt?)a spring in your step as well as feeling that Spring is indeed arriving with a bit of warmth in the air!

As usual on No. 3 Course if your ball was above the hole, you can be faced with a tricky, slippery putt so there were the usual tales of woe about putts that ran on too far as well as how scores were wrecked by bunkers impossible to get out of!  However, some found the putting much easier than others with 11 twos being recorded, and three of these by one player : Vivien Mitchell of Lochend. Well done to Vivien and also to Hazel Saunders ( 2 twos), Dulcie Barnes, Zandra Mathieson, Clare Bowe, Irene Stewart, Sally Brian and Mary Richardson.

Two separate CSS calculations had to be done due to number of Gullane members participating. However,  both calculations resulted in a CSS of 69 (equivalent to SSS) meaning that whether a member of Gullane or a visitor the CSS was the same . The full scores have been uploaded to the CDH so that handicaps will be updated by Home Clubs from the CDH. A few ladies will therefore have handicap reductions as a result of their good scores posted on our leaderboard below.  Congratulations to all who played to their handicap or in their buffer zone but especially well done to the following who played below the CSS,:

Silver Nett Scores

1 Dulcie Barnes                           74  (10)  net 64
2. Denise Mitchell                       80 (14)   net 66  bih
3. Vivien Mitchell                       83  (17)  net 66
4. Louise Campbell                     83   (16)  net 67 bih
5. Zandra Mathieson                   81   (14)   net 67
6. Sandra Dickson                       88  (19)   net 69  bih
7. Frances McFadzean                 80  (11)  net  69

Bronze Nett Scores

1.Christine Reid                          88 (23)   net 65
2. Jane Browitt                            94 (24)   net 70 bih
3. Jill Millar                                 93 (23)   net 70

Congratulations to our Silver and Bronze Division winners, Dulcie and Christine, on their super scores.

Scratch Scores

Four members returned scratch scores in the 70s:
Dulcie Barnes 74, Anne Brownie 76, Hazel Saunders 77 and Ruth Brown 79.

Thursday, 16 April 2015


Captained by East Vet Noreen Fenton, our Scottish Vets team for the match against the Irish Seniors for the Mary McKenna Perpetual Trophy at Dunbar on Sunday 19th and Monday 20th April is as follows...

Alison Bartlett (Highland)
Lorna Bennett (Midland)
Gillian Kyle (West)
Lesley Lloyd (West)
Lorna McKinlay (Midland)
Anne Ryan (Highland)
Mary Smith (Highland)
Sheena Wood (North)

Tee-off times at Dunbar are 
Practice Round  Saturday 18th April, (2.00 – 3.30)
Day 1 (Fourball) Sunday 19th April  (10.30 – 11.30)
Day 2 (Singles)  Monday 20th April  (8.45 – 10.00). 

Spectators will be most welcome!

Sunday, 29 March 2015


Not long now until the new golf season is under way!  Let's hope we get fair weather for our various competitions and matches!

The Spring Meeting Draw has been made and has been emailed to the entered competitors  ( a good entry of 81 members). A copy has been posted on this site under the "Draws" button (top left, below the photo on this site) - scroll down the text to find and click on the link under the heading of  "Meetings".

The matchplay knockout draws have also been done and will be emailed out to competitors on Monday 30th March after which these will also be posted on this website (again using the "Draws" button for access).

Notes relating to our Medal and Matchplay competitions have also been posted under "Draws" for ease of  finding useful information regarding conditions of competition.

Following the agreement at the end of last year which was ratified at the AGM, lists of contact phone numbers and email addresses will be shared with members to make it easier to arrange ties (or other games). These will be issued to all members, alongside distribution of the matchplay draws.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015


On a gloriously clear and sunny day, the views from Craigielaw Clubhouse on Monday 9th February were wonderful - let's hope that the sun shines like that on our competitions in 2015!!!

The now annual ESVLGA Coffee Morning proved just as popular as the first one last year with 57 ladies attending.  The music to accompany our speakers' talks this year ranged from Abba's SOS to Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake : an eclectic mix.  Gillian Kirkwood and Anne Brownie provided an entertaining insight into what goes on behind the scenes when refereeing golf tournaments.  A case of always expect the unexpected - especially when it comes to TV camera buggies and swans! 

Lots of laughter and fun catching up with fellow members are the memories of the day.

For ladies who were unable to attend, the following "business" items were covered:
1. A reminder to ensure fixture cards and diaries are updated to reflect the change of date for our Championship Semis and Final to (25th July) and the venue for our AGM on 16th November will be Gullane Members' Clubhouse.
2. Polo shirts - our ESVLGA mint colour is back in stock at Wilkies.  Dulcie Barnes has a supply of discount vouchers entitling purchase at the special rate of £12.79.  Please contact Dulcie if you want a voucher, otherwise members wishing to buy a polo shirt can go to the North Berwick Wilkies branch where staff are most familiar with our special discount.

Monday, 12 January 2015


Following on from the success of last year's inaugural Coffee Morning, the 2015 ESVLGA Coffee Morning will be held at Craigielaw GC (as last year)  for all members who wish to attend. 

Time : 10.15 am for 10.30 am on Monday 9th February 2015

Cost : £3

Format: Coffee (or tea) and biscuits on arrival

A short talk with a whimsical look behind the scenes of being a Rules Official will be given by Gillian Kirkwood and Anne Brownie (in a double act!).

 Coffee top-ups will be available after the talk with plenty of time to mingle and catch up with fellow members.

As indicated in the email being sent to all members with information on the Coffee Morning and the 2015 Fixture Card distribution, it would be helpful to know who wishes to come along simply so that we can give an indication of likely numbers of attendees to Craigielaw caterers. Please therefore send an email reply to the ESVLGA Match Secretary email address ( by 2nd February if you intend to be there.