Vets - News & Results
vets agm 2021 to be held at forest hills on 1st november 2021
north v south at forest hills
wednesday 29th september 2021
North v South What a super ending to our season!
After a real struggle to field 2 teams of 20, the ladies came up trumps, as they have with all of the matches. I would like to thank the Reps and their ladies for their support throughout the season.
The weather was kind to us with only a very short shower. There was a lovely atmosphere from the beginning before the match started, with many ladies renewing past friendships.
The management couldn’t have been more helpful in the days leading up to the match, as were the staff on the day. The food was good and the service generally excellent.
Congratulations to the North who won the match by 7 1/2 to 2 1/2. The course was in excellent condition and enjoyed by most of us. All the fours seemed to get on well and enjoyed each others’ company. One of the things which pleased me most was that this was the first experience of a Vets match for some of the ladies and they enjoyed it enough to want to play again next season!
Megan Mills, Captain
Brockworth Salver & Autumn Trophies held at Lansdown GC on Wednesday 8th September 2021
For our final Vets Competition of 2021 we enjoyed a fine but windy day at Lansdown GC adjoining Bath Racecourse. 66 ladies took part in 2 Competitions – the Brockworth Salver, which had been abandoned on May due to torrential rain and the course at Chipping Sodbury being flooded, and the Autumn Trophies.The former was a Stableford format whereas the Autumn Trophies are gross competitions to find the Vets Champions of the year.
I would like to thank Caroline in the Office, CJ in the Pro Shop, the Caterers and Green Staff for all the help they gave us to ensure that the day was a success. A group of Senior men acted as Starters and several ladies as spotters – all ably organised by Vets Rep Lesley Hart. Thank you everyone.
Results: THE BROCKWORTH SALVER
Overall Winner of the Salver- Lin Wright Tracy Park 34 pts ocb
Division 1 - 1st Megan Mills Cotswold Edge 34 pts ocb
2nd Loraine Liebenberg Lansdown 32 pts
3rd Di Garry Lansdown 31 pts
Division 2 -1st Helen Crequer Cotswold Hills 34 pts
2nd Judith Elford Henbury 30 pts ocb
3rd Margaret Ruxton Lansdown 30 pts
LThe Little Salver for best overall gross score - Mel Lee Cotswold Edge 91 gross ocb
Division 1 - 1st Mary Mayes Minchinhampton Old 91 gross
2nd Lin Wright Tracy Park 93 gross
The Wine Coaster for the best gross score in Bronze Division - Ali Buncher Cotswold Edge 104 gross
Division 2 - 1st Alison Shergold Cotswold Hills 107 gross
2nd Bobbie Woodley Tracy Park 109 ocb
SUPERVET Margaret Harvey Henbury 29 pts ocb
Please note that all Trophies and Vouchers will be presented to the winners at the Vets AGM on Monday 1st November 2021 at a venue to be decided. All Vets Reps will be notified nearer the time.
Pat Righton County Vets Competition Secretary 11th September 2021
Vets v juniors at minchinhampton ol
tuesday 31st august 2021
I have never played in this match before, but I had heard how brilliant the Juniors were. They were a joy to watch. For those of you who know the course, one of the girls who I was playing against used a 3 wood on the 17th tee and drove through the green. Brilliant! The cows were a bit of a novelty to ladies who hadn’t played there before and were intrigued by the gift of a rubber glove to salvage the ball from anything the cows left behind! It was a hard fought match but we managed to win by 3-2.
There was a good atmosphere in the clubhouse afterwards where we sat together round 2 tables. The food was lovely and age was no barrier to the friendly chatter.
Megan Mills Captain
Vets Match v Past Captains at Thornbury
Friday 13th august 2021
The format of this match was Greensomes with 20 players on each team, which made a change from 4BBB. There was a lovely atmosphere both before and after the match as most of us renewed friends and acquaintances from the opposite team. Eating afterwards was an experience! The food was very nice but it was rather crowded with people from a wedding reception and an alliance match all milling about in the clubhouse!
We WON this match by 7-3. Well done everyone.
Megan Mills, Captain
county vets summer bowmaker at brickhampton court Gc on 10.08.2021
On a lovely calm and warm day 135 ladies met at Brickhampton for the Vets Summer Bowmaker - a perfect day for golf after some extreme weather conditions during the previous few weeks.
The course was set up nicely and the Brickhampton Club had prepared large open spaces in the lounges and outside in a very Covid friendly way and I would like to thank them for their hard work making our visit to the Club an absolute pleasure.
Although some found it a little slow in parts the whole field had returned within 4 hours of the last tee time so it must have worked out OK in the end.
Thank you to all the ladies taking part for your prompt arrival and your happy smiling faces. And finally, a big thank you to Eve who helped me at the desk - how would I manage without her !!
results as follows:-
1st Thornbury Judie Barton-Hills Lynne Rutter Jackie Jackson 78 points
2nd Cirencester Jan Stephens Sue Bremner Jane Muncer 76 points
3rd Brickhampton Lizzie Claridge Val Menzies Jean Bailey 75 points ocb 36
4th Rodway Hill Carol Lane Sefton Hooton Jean Bailey 75 points ocb 35
5th Alexander Park Steph Nixon Cath Dallimore Siobhan Hickie 75 points ocb 34
6th Chipping Sodbury Karen Neal Pauline Fletcher Linda Williams 75 points 31
County Vets Competition Secretary 12.08.2021
Vets v Warwickshire at Cirencester
Wednesday july 28th 2021
We were very warmly welcomed and the course was in excellent condition. The weather was kind to us and stayed fine all day though rain was forecast.
Everyone enjoyed their games, there was lots of banter about who missed putts and where some players found the course difficult although it looked so easy due to the slopes.
The overall result was Gloucestershire lost 3 ½ to 4 ½ ( possibly due to some age gaps with Warwickshire starting Vets at 50 years of age - just a little excuse for me).
Thank you very much to Megan for doing the cards and organising the day
A great day and match was had by all.
Results for Muriel Button played at home clubs 2021
|Jill Jordan||Lilley Brook||-7|
|1st||Tracy Waring||Chipping Sodbury||-5|
|3rd||Tess Dick||Cotswold Hills||-3|
|2nd||Sarah North||Long Ashton||-5|
||Linda Apperley||Minchinhampton Old||22pts|
|2nd||Val Bayston||Lilley Brook||
vets v Somerset at gloucester
Tuesday 29th June 2021
We had a most enjoyable day in spite of losing 2-5. A couple of the Somerset ladies had single figure handicaps and all but 2 of the rest were 20 or less. The course is hilly and quite challenging, particularly the back 9. All the fours seemed to get on well which to me was far more important. Somerset only ever field 7 pairs, which was a bit of a relief as several ladies dropped out! On the 18th hole, a lovely downhill hole, one of the Somerset ladies and I teed off as normal and played the rest of the hole with a putter - needless to say the match had finished and it was great fun.
I must mention a Gloucester lady, Shirley Ellis, who didn’t play, but was a tremendous help. She helped by checking everyone in and collecting the money. She also acted as liaison between players and the kitchen afterwards. She played 9 holes with the Somerset captain and they got on really well.
Megan Mills, Captain
Vets v committee match at forest of Dean
Wednesday 16th June 2021
Arranged 2 years ago, it was a relief and pleasure to actually arrive at Bells Golf and Country Club and to find all arrangements were going to plan. We were made extremely welcome by the club and had a very pleasant day all round.
I apologise to the 24 ladies for not capturing the moment with photos (unless anyone has taken any) as by time checked everyone in and doublechecked the shots allowed time had flown. The ladies had responded to appeals for replacements at last minute and what a lovely group of smiling faces enjoyed their choice of baps and drinks before the game.
A beautiful day and the course was in great condition, although one hole was a bugbear, that number 10. NB If you visit the club in the future it will not be so daunting the pro assured me.
The shots allocated were all extremely close and the scores reflected this as 3 matches were decided on last hole. This year the team chosen by Megan from the vets just won 3 1/2 to 2 1/2.
Thank you to all.
Sue Johns, Chair
Match v Oxford Seniors at Burford
Due to the lack of communication, this match was hastily arranged, and I am grateful to everyone who rallied round to play. However, the day was well worth the hassle. The course was lovely and in excellent condition and the food was delicious. All the Gloucestershire ladies said how much they enjoyed the day and how friendly all the Oxford ladies were.
In spite of the Oxford ladies becoming Vets (or Seniors as they call themselves) at the age of 50, some of us being at least 20 years older, we only lost the match by 3 and a half to 4 and a half.
Megan Mills, Captain
Vets match v Wiltshire at Ogbourne downs
Monday 17th May 2021
Although we lost our match against Wiltshire at Ogbourne Downs 3-5, we all enjoyed the course and the hospitality.
2 teams only lost on the 17th and 1 on the 18th.
We did not enjoy the violent hailstorm or the one flash of lightning and clap of thunder in the distance!
Megan Mills, Captain
COUNTY VETS 1ST COMPETITION OF THE YEAR THE BROCKWORTH SALVER
On Thursday 13th May we held the Brockworth Salver at Chipping Sodbury GC.
As the Ladies got underway to a steady start with hope (for a dry day) in their hearts the rain began to fall at about 11.15 and by 12.45 the greens were flooding and the course was very wet underfoot. The rain was getting heavier and with no sign of it easing we were left with no choice but to abandon the Competition.
Of the 123 players setting out 27 did not even reach the 1st tee, about 30 completed 18 holes and the remainder were strewn across the course in various states of soaked to drowned !!
In spite of these horrible conditions there was a real atmosphere of gaiety and friendliness in the air – ladies were so pleased to be meeting friends and catching up on their news. We were able to meet and socially distance outside and in the marquee and the Chipping Sodbury catering Staff were marvellous – carrying hot drinks and plates of hot food through the rain to keep us warmed up.
The Committee will be meeting in June to decide what to do next and you will be kept informed.
County Vets Competition Secretary
latest news for may
Letter to the reps for club information
Thank you to all of you who have updated your 2020 membership lists I look forward to receiving more as and when you have the opportunity to list any changes.
Subscriptions carried over to this year from 2020 are for members on the 2020 lists only. New and returning members subscriptions can be paid online by the 30 April 2021. New members subscriptions for those joining during the year can be paid online or included with a competition entry fee.
We are delighted with the response to the Brockworth Salver at Chipping Sodbury on 13th May. 129 entries. Pat has worked hard to ensure Covid Compliance and we are grateful to Ryan, Pauline and Chipping Sodbury for their support.
Megan will soon be in touch with team news for the match at Ogbourne Downs v Wiltshire on 17th May which is going ahead . There will be bacon rolls but no meal. Megan would appreciate your match availability sheets asap so she can try to allocate teams fairly in 2021.
If any of your members are thinking of ordering new kit and let Sue Johns have the order by Sunday 2nd May we will do our best to have it at the Brockworth Salver on 13th.
Finally, the Millennium Trophy competition 18 and 9 hole played at home starts on Saturday 1st May. We realise that we need to confirm that as this is played alongside a club QC which will be off 95% handicap we should comply so there is no adjustment needed to cards. Vets scores too will be 95%. Photo copies of cards are acceptable. Thanks for the notes from clubs who are not able to enter this year. This does help us!
New members -Are you 6o or celebrating 60 this year?
Interested in joining us then please contact your club rep. Subscription is only £1 a year. Opportunities to play matches against other counties or play competitions at your own club and away . Gives you the opportunity of contending against similar ages.
Sorting out your golf gear ready for play due to start soon.... Hooray!!!
Look on the kit page for more details. Sue Johns keeps a sample of each item in the various sizes, but will need to order for you, so please contact her, details on website under committee and kit.
We are looking forward to seeing you in person at some time this year, stay safe!
Hopefully you will all have had your 2nd vaccination by the end of May and things will be moving forward.
AGM and Accounts
The Vets committee has agreed not to hold the AGM at Cotswold Edge on November 2nd 2020.
Instead Treasurer, Yvonne, will have the accounts checked and we will forward them to Reps to ratify in the autumn.
As you know the 2020 sub will be carried over to 2021.
The Committee has agreed to continue in office for 2021 but we do have a vacancy for a new committee member to be coopted for 2021 and to be prepared to hold a position from November 2021.
We also urgently need a Vice Captain for 2021 so please can you suggest some possible nominations by contacting me in the first instance.
We will begin 2021 with the Vets Reps Meeting at Cotswold Edge on Monday 9th February when we can catch up on 2020 and launch into 2021.
It has been an extraordinary year for everyone so we hope these arrangements are acceptable to you all and we look forward to 2021 with optimism. .
AGM ON NOVEMBER 4TH aT COTSWOLD EDGE 2019
Thank you to all the vets, who attended the AGM despite many having horrendous journeys due to flooding and various road closures.
The meeting went very smoothly and it is good that several ladies are asking questions about the vacancies on the committee. Any of the committee would welcome contact to give more information.
Below is a photo of the trophy winners who were present. Unfortunately the other photos were a failure (sorry ladies). If you have photos of prize winners from your club, do feel free to send them to Sue Johns for inclusion.