Friday, February 12, 2016


 SVLGA President Sally Coster with SVLGA Vice President Gillian Kirkwood
Photo taken in 2013

2010 - Newly elected SVLGA Vice President Sally Coster is awarded her badge of office
from SVLGA Past President Isobel McIntosh
Scottish Vets Team - 2013
L to R Back  - Fiona De Vries, Lorna Bennett, Kathleen Sutherland,
Alison Bartlett, May Hughes, Sheena Wood, Mary Smith,
Front Row Sally Coster (President) Noreen Fenton (Captain) and Anna Telfer.

Sally had a Hole in One at the 9th hole at the West Vets Spring Meeting at 
Prestwick St Cuthberts in 2010

Sally Coster (Hilton Park) pictured above with her playing partners Mamie Robin from Elderslie and Anne McKellar from Whitecraigs who had enjoyed the great event. It was Sally's 3rd Hole in One and many of the competitors enjoyed a wee glass of wine back in the clubhouse --- Compliments of Sally.


It is with great sadness I have to announce that West Vets'  Sally Coster died at home on Monday 9th February 2016. 

Sally played off a handicap of 4 in her early golfing years and was selected to play for the Scottish Vets Team at that time

A Past Captain of D and A and Past President of SVLGA had been a member of many clubs --St Andrews (St Rule), Crail, Hilton Park, Buchanan Castle  and Troon Ladies

Sally was President of the Scottish Vets Team when West Vets' Past Captain Helen Faulds was Captain of the Scottish Vets Team

Helen Faulds says -

"She was a huge help to me in many ways" .
"She was extremely knowledgeable about golfing matters, very observant at watching players and able to see faults in their swing. (I know that because she did it with me  !!)
"The players in the team were very happy to take her advice which was always given in a quiet measured manner. This ability was put to good use as she was asked to become a selector for the Scottish Teams which she really enjoyed."
"Sally had a very dry sense of humour and was extremely popular with our players, the Irish and the English players and the Presidents of all other divisions."

Kathleen Sutherland (Scottish Vets Captain) says -- 

Sally was indeed a 'one-off', with a sense of humour all her own, which perhaps not everyone understood or appreciated! I certainly did and I can think of a few 'Sallyisms' now which serve to make me chuckle and remember her with great fondness. As Helen said, Sally had a sharp eye for spotting errors or quirks in someone's golf swing. I still remember her giving me a short-game lesson some years ago when the phrase 'don't be so violent' was enough to sum-up what I was doing wrong! Not only was she observant but she could sense a player's frailties with alarming speed and - of course - describe them with a few humerous words!
Sally loved everything about golf but nothing more so than playing the game on a beautiful and challenging golf course with like-minded friends. 

North Hants in 2013 

She'll be missed, but most definitely not forgotten! Attached is a lovely picture, taken at the Jamboree at North Hants in 2013 with the Presidents of the three other Vets' Associations.

Sally will be most certainly missed by all. 

The funeral will take place at Maryhill Crematorium, G23 5AA, Glasgow at 3pm, Thursday 18th February.

For those who do not have link to Facebook - Here are a few tributes that have come through since her death.

Click on photo of tributes below to enlarge