The European Senior Ladies’ Team Championship started today at the Sporting Club in Berlin and brings the start of a run of Senior events throughout September. As mentioned earlier, the team for this week includes Fiona de Vries (St Rule) with Pamela Williamson (Baberton) as Captain. Next week sees the Irish Senior Women’s Open Stroke Play Championship being held at Laytown and Bettystown Golf Club in County Meath, not far from Dublin. The field includes the aforementioned Pamela Williamson and Dorothy Thomson (Gullane Ladies). Following on from that, from the 14th-16th September, is the Senior Ladies’ British Open Amateur Championship, this year at West Kilbride Golf Club. With it being held on home soil a number of Midlothian members are taking part, namely Karen Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park), Ruth Brown (Lothianburn), Fiona de Vries (St Rule), Noreen Fenton (Dunbar) and Pamela Williamson. In case that is not enough, there is still time in September left for the Scottish Veteran Ladies’ Championship at Blairgowrie, being held from the 19th-21st September (just after the County Finals at Bothwell Castle which the Midlothian Team will be taking part in and which I am sure you are all planning on coming over to watch at some point between the 17th and 19th!), and the Senior Home International Matches at Sheringham Golf Club in Norfolk from 28th-30th September – more about those later.

Busy time for the seniors!