Tuesday, 17 November 2015


The 2015 Prizegiving and AGM were held at Gullane Golf Club on Monday 16th November. Over sixty ladies attended the event with only a few not able to stay for the delicious lunch which followed the business proceedings. The main trophy winners are shown above (left to right : Elinor Blair, Carol McLeod, Karen Ballantyne (Champion), Jane McMinn, Dulcie Barnes, Jean Bryden, Ray Lynch and Sandra Kempston . 

An account of the AGM and list of the 2015 Prizewinners will be posted to this Blog shortly. More photos may be viewed by clicking on this link

The new Committee are as posted aside, and the 2016 fixtures may be found by clicking on the Fixtures button (above, left)

After the AGM had concluded, Anne Brownie said a few words about Katherine Thomson who demitted office after seventeen years in the combined role of Secretary and Treasurer. Anne was delighted to present Katherine with a bouquet of flowers (see below) on behalf of the East Vets Division together with other gifts from a collection amongst members.

Monday, 26 October 2015


Our Annual General Meeting takes place at Gullane Golf Club (Members' Clubhouse) on Monday 16th November 2015.  Notices for the AGM, including the agenda were distributed by email earlier this month in which it was also indicated that a further email would follow outlining the proposals for which the Committee intend seeking approval at the AGM. This email should be with members no later than 27th October.

A copy of last year's AGM Minutes may be viewed by clicking on the following link : 2014

Thursday, 24 September 2015


Congratulations to Sheena Wood of North Division who won the Scroggie Cup in beating Fiona de Vries (Midland) in the final of the SVLGA Championship at Blairgowrie on 20th and 21st September.
East Vets Champion, Karen Ballantyne, was narrowly beaten at the 17th hole by Fiona de Vries in her quarter-final tie. Fiona  had a tough semi-final with Lesley Lloyd (West) which went to the 20th hole, playing in some of the worst of the rain which also badly affected the Patrick Rosebowl.

Not what we wanted to see!!!!!!!
Monday was the day for the Patrick Rosebowl and the forecast was for a bit of morning mist and light rain which would clear away. Wrong! Mid morning the heavens opened and casual water started building up making life very difficult for players, organisers and greens staff. A flood (pun intended!)of  NRs from mid to late morning start times showed how miserable conditions were and how difficult it was to keep playing golf. 
There were some good scores nonetheless if players managed to escape the worst of the conditions and tight competition for the prizes with multiple net 76s being determined on the better inward half. A full listing of the results from Day 1 follows later in this report (as taken from kirkwoodgolf website). Sadly no East Vets featured in this prize list. However, East Vets had some consolation with a clean sweep of the prizes in the five club competition held over the Wee Course for the Small Cup. Pictured below is winner Dorothy Thomson (net 30.5); the runner up  was Barbara Biggart(net 32) and in 3rd place Anne Brownie (net 33.5)!
Dorothy with the Small Cup
Day two was a greensomes competition for the Beddows Quaichs. The rain had gone, the sun even ventured out and Sue Penman and Ros Thoresen were narrowly pipped by a mere .8, ending in second place with a net 72 after having been leaders in the clubhouse for a while. Other East Vets also posted good scores: Kate Johnston and Fiona McLaren with net 73 and Alice Archbold and Elinor Blair with net 74.2. Well done ladies.
Full results from Day 1 below with photo taken from Kirkwood Golf website:

L to R Bev Brown, Jen Petrie, Gillian Wallace, Sheena Wood,
Fiona De Vries, Isobel McIntosh, Emma Wilson, Lesley Lloyd

Patrick Rosebowl      Gillian Wallace (Midland) 79-5  =74
Smith Medal              Jen Petrie (North)  89-13=76. bl6
Third                          Heather Anderson  (Midland)  81-5=76 bl6
Fourth.                      Mary Robinson (North). 92-16 = 76. bl3
Fifth.                          Joanne Sharp (West)  86-10=76

Scratch Lyon Picture. Gillian Wallace ( Midland) 79

Best Nett Bronze. Catherine Corstorphine Salver.  Aileen Stone( Highlands). 103-22=81

Prizes for ladies 65-69
Allen Plate.  Anna Telfer ( West). 83
Buchanan Cup Jen Petrie ( North). 89-13= 76
Runner-up.  Emma Wilson. 86-10=76

Prizes for ladies over 70
Past President's Quaich. Isobel McIntosh ( Highlands). 85-7=78 bih
Runner-up    Bev Brown( Midland)  88-10= 78

Lyon Trophy

Division with best three nett scores in the Patrick Rosebowl.  Midland

Wednesday, 9 September 2015


Our East Vets annual match against Borders Division took place on Wednesday 9th September at Peebles Golf Club. The result was a win for Borders Vets by 4 to 2 on a very enjoyable day of friendly greensomes golf. The following report and photos are supplied by Caroline Kinnaird who captained the East Vets Team in this match:

After coffee and bacon rolls everyone made their way to the first tee. It was a dry day but there was a strong cold wind making it tough.There was some excellent golf played with some very close matches.The course was in excellent condition and the views impressive. The Borders team were just too strong and won four games to two.We were treated to a lovely meal followed by fantastic sweets.  Thanks to Janice the Borders Captain and her team for a very enjoyable day.
 Individual match results:
Jane Neville and Helen Holton lost to Sheila Cuthbertson and Sheila Horsburgh 1up
Anne Rorrison and Kate Brannan lost to Mary Brydon and Venetia Scott 4/2
Fiona McLaren and Anne Hanna won against Diane Keddie and Frankie Brogan  2 up
Katie Gillies and Moyra Statham won against Alison Smith and Elspeth Bell 1 up
Maureen Cranston and Jane Browitt lost to Lynne Flannigan and Val McKean 3/2
Sandra Dickson and Irene Gray lost to Sandra McCarthy and Janice Cambridge 2/1

Monday, 7 September 2015


18th Green at Liberton GC-bathed in sunshine!
On a glorious day at Liberton Golf Club, there were some excellent scores and the CSS remained equal to SSS at 68.

 Two ladies recorded excellent net 64s! They were Elinor Blair (North Berwick) playing off 10 and Ann Hanna (Murrayfield) playing off 22; Elinor is the overall winner on the better inward half with Ann the winner of best net in Bronze Division. Sandra Liddle (Mortonhall) posted the other sub SSS/CSS score with a net 67 whilst Karen Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park) and Kate Johnston (Baberton) both matched the CSS with net 68s. Very well done to all these ladies who clearly enjoyed the lovely blue skies, sunshine and condition of the course.  The full listing of net scores may be viewed by clicking here .

Three ladies returned wonderful gross 74s! They were Jennifer Bryans (Harburn), Elinor Blair (North Berwick) and Noreen Fenton (Dunbar); the winner was Jennifer Bryans on the better inward half. Hot on their heels was Karen Ballantyne with a gross 75.

Two ladies enjoyed the greens so much that they had two twos apiece: Elinor Blair and Dorothy Thomson (Gullane Ladies). Three other ladies recorded twos - Jennifer Bryans, Kate Johnston (Baberton)  and Janette Laing (Musselburgh).

It was such a beautiful autumn day that there was lots of relaxed chatter in the clubhouse afterwards and hardly any talk of bunkers and the shots that got away - sunshine and smiles were the order of the day.