Saturday 7 August 2021



Team Scotland - Photo courtesy of Midland vets

This year Scotland hosted the annual Jamboree at Glenbervie GC near Falkirk for the Miller Stirling Trophy

The Jamboree is a prestigious 3 day event payed between the best "senior" lady golfers from England -- namely  North, Midlands, South and Scotland.

Those who went to watch were treated to seeing some fantastic golf being played on a lovely course but with extremely difficult greens. 

Throughout the week the teams played 3 foursomes matches in the morning followed by 6 singles matches in the afternoon - so 9 points available each day. At the end of day 2 the teams from the North and the South were vying for top spot - both teams having won their matches against Scotland and the Midlands.

However, on countback of matches the South were up by half a point overall meaning in the final days match between the two leading teams, the North needed to win the match in order to secure the winners trophy. 

Scotland lost to North, South and Midlands over the 3 days - - Unfortunately the Vets Jamboree and the Senior Home Internationals coincided  and Karen Ballantyne (Captain of the SVLGA) said "Very proud of SVLGA members Gillian Kyle, Elaine Moffat, Karen Marshall and Karen Ferguson-Snedden who couldn’t be at our Jamboree but performed so well at the Senior Home Internationals (Mixed).  

Very well done to Captain Fiona de Vries.


A tense final day!

After the morning foursomes, the South led by 2 matches to 1, so the North then needed to secure wins in at least 4 of their 6 afternoon matches.

The end result came down to the last putt on the final green where the match was halved and resulted in the whole match being halved 4 1/2 to 4 1/2

The North missed out by the smallest of margins - they received the Tony Moffat Quaich as runners-up and the Miller Stirling Trophy this year went to the South.

Final totals -- 

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Miller Stirling Trophy Winners - South of England
Photo courtesy of South Vets Website

For all the Scottish Match scores go to the West Vets Website and for the full results and photo of all the team players go to the Scottish Vets Website