Saturday, 7 March 2009

SLGA Counties Centenary Lunch

Gillian Kirkwood - Click to enlarge The SLGA held the centenary lunch today in the Salutation Hotel, Perth. Nine Counties are celebrating their centenaries this year... Angus, Ayrshire, Dumbartonshire and Argyll, Fife, Lanarkshire, Midlothian, Perth and Kinross, Renfrewshire and Stirlingshire & Clackmannan. Aberdeenshire (founded 1911), East Lothian (1924), Northern Counties (1967), Borders (1973), Dumfrieshire (1973) and Galloway (1973) have celebrations still to come. 

Mrs Margaret Duncanson, who retired in 1997 as the last Secretary of the Scottish Ladies County Golf Association, cut the cake, and Mrs Ethel Jack, President of SLGA Ltd gave a very appropriate golfing grace. After an enjoyable meal Gillian Kirkwood (pictured above) proposed a toast to County Golf and gave an informative account of its origins. D&A's Helen Faulds (Douglas Park) proposed the Vote of thanks (See short video at the end of this post) 

CLICK HERE  see some photos from the day


 Helen Faulds -- IN THE VIDEO ABOVE (Dunbartonshire & Argyll) responded with a vote of thanks which included this ode: 
C is for your county, of which you're rightly proud, 
E is for an event like this with a very friendly crowd. 
N is for the nattering --- we're really good at that, 
T is for the time flying by and the laughter and the chat. 
E is for the efforts of the ladies of the past, 
N is for their need to nail their colours to the mast. 
A is for the appreciation of every single person here, 
R is for the role you played in counties far and near 
Y is for years - a hundred of them gone but it's also for the future years - a new county golfing dawn.