Tuesday, August 31, 2004

The winners at the North of Scotland Girls Championship (Roseanne Niven 2nd from the left). Photo courtesy of Cal Carson Golf Agency  Posted by Hello
Roseanne performs well at the North of Scotland Girls Championship

Roseanne Niven our County Champion shot a 78 at Banchory Golf Club on Sunday to take 3rd place in the North of Scotland Girls Championship. Roseanne was only one shot behind the leaders. Katy McNicoll (Carnoustie) who was a beaten semi finalist at the North of Scotland Championships this year went on to be the eventual winner after a sudden death play off against Laura Murray (Alford).

Well done Roseanne

Tuesday, August 24, 2004



The early players managed to dodge the rain yesterday at Muckhart however the rain didn't quite manage to stay off all day and most of us has some rain during our round!!!

However this did not seem to effect the play of some of members. Roseanne Niven had a magnificent scratch 76 just one over the CSS for the day. Well done Roseanne. Sally Crystal scored a nett 71, 4 under the CSS of the day!! Fantastic scoring in such conditions.

The rest of the scores are as follows:


Roseanne Niven (Crieff)76
Muriel McPherson (Craigie Hill) 87 bih
Janet Griffiths (Crieff) 87

Sally Crystal (Taymouth Castle) (20) 71
Sheila Dunphy (Auchterarder) (20) 72
Roseanne Niven (Crieff) (3) 73
Stella Bowers (Alyth) (20) 74
Beryl Harley (Milnathort) (25) 75

Well done all and please pass on the correction of the CSS to anyone else you know!

Remember and get your entries off to Janet for Crieff!
See you there

Monday, August 16, 2004

McPherson Medals Junior Results

Carol Lambie gives us this report from the day:

The results of the Junior Girls - McPherson Medals held at Glenisla on Friday 13th August 2004.

5 girls played 18 holes and 13 girls played 9 holes. It was a beautiful day and we were really very lucky considering the weather of the past few days!

Gold Medal Winner (Scratch) -
Lucy Gilmour, Strathmore - 86
Jacqueline Sneddon, Alyth - 92

Silver Medal Winner (Handicap) -
Lisa Gowrie, Dunkeld - 69 Net
Annabel Niven, Crieff - 80 Net
Karen Dunbar, Aberfeldy - 84 Net

Lucy had a Hole-in-One at the 14th Hole -113 yards. Fantastic!

9-Hole Girls -
Bronze Medal Winner -
Claire Hepburn, Auchterarder - 32 Net
Patricia Mennie, Auchterarder - 34 Net
Megan Aird, Pitlochry- 40 Net

Thanks again to Pam Drysdale, Pat Colquhoun, Dot Doris, Hazel Gibson and Jen Sneddon for walking round and encouraging the 9 hole girls.

Saturday, August 14, 2004

Team Member Fiona Ramsay has an Ace

County Team member Fiona Ramsay (Crieff) holed an ace at the 4th hole at Crieff on Sunday 8th August. Crieff were playing a scratch league match against Pitlochry when Fiona notched her 3rd hole in one.
Fiona, playing a sandwedge, was unable to see her ball enter the cup as the hole is an uphill 87 yard blind shot. Fiona was partnered by Pitlochry player Margaret Macrae. Well done Fiona!
Scotland's hopes dashed

Scotland failed to win any of the afternoon foursomes at Strathaven yesterday and finished last with no points. England were defeated by Wales however this did not stop them retaining the title for the 5th time in a row. England, Ireland and Wales all finished with two wins out of three. The tie-breaker was individual games won and England's 17 1/2pt gave them first place ahead of the Irish (15pt) and Wales (14pt).

Friday, August 13, 2004


At the last junior event of the P&K calendar your young junior Lucy Gilmore (strathmore) playing off a handicap of 19 had a hole in one at the 14th hole at Glenisla. Modest Lucy confused the organisers by not telling them of her success before handing in her card.
We all send our congratulations to Lucy and hope this is the first of many in her golfing career.

I will post the other scores as soon as I receive them.
Scotland trail after the morning singles

Scotland are trailing 4-2 after the morning singles with only Rachael Livingstone and Gemma Webster winning their matches. Unfortunatley Carly lost 2&1 to Fiona Carroll. This means that Scotland must win all three foursome matches to avoid the wooden spoon.
This afternoon pairings have been announced as Gemma Webster & Krystal Caithness, Kylie Walker & Rachael Livingstone and Clare-Marie & Sally Watson.

The Scottish Team photo Posted by Hello
England has convincing win

Scotland suffered a crashing defeat by England yesterday when the salvaged only 1 1/2 points out of the 9 available. Kylie Walker was the only player to win a singles match in the morning and Krystal Caithness and Gemma Webster managed to hold the English pairing to a squared match. England therefore won on the day 7 1/2 - 1 1/2. Ireland, although trailing Wales 4-2 after the morning singles made a clean sweep of the foursomes to win overall 5-4, thus leaving Scotland the only team not to win a point. The scoring stands at England 2pts, Ireland 1pt, Wales 1pt, Scotland 0pt.Final matches: Scotland v Ireland, Wales v England.
The singles are once again being played in the morning with Carly Booth our at 08.50 against Fiona Carroll. The other Scottish player this morning are Krystal Caithness, Clare-Marie Carlton, Rachael Livingstone, Kylie Walker and Gemma Webster.

We wish them all the very best of luck today.

Thursday, August 12, 2004

Foursomes to play this afternoon

The rain has subsided and therefore play will continue at Strathaven. Foursomes will tee of from 14.00. The Scottish pairings have been announced as Krystal Caithness & Gemma Webster, Clare-marie Carlton & Rachael Livingstone and Kylie Walker & Sally Watson. Both Roseanne and Carly are resting.
England show their strength at Strathaven

England take a 5-1 lead after the morning singles with only Kylie Walker winning her match 3&2. Both Roseanne and Carly lost their matches. Roseanne lost 4&3 and Carly although 2 up thru 9 lost 4&2.
Wales won over Ireland 4-2.
The players for this afternoon have yet to be announced or indeed confirmation whether play will continue.

Muckhart Club House - Captains Day August 23rd Posted by Hello
Draw for Muckhart

Captains Day is to be held at Muckhart on Monday August 23rd. The draw is as follows:
09.30: S Mitchell,L Murray,L Kyle
09.37: S Young, H Dalgleish, J Griffiths
09.45: N Hay, R Duncan, C Souter
09.52: M Watson, S Dunphy, L Mailer
10.00: M McPherson, E Crayton, C Peebles
10.07: J Pringle, J Donaldson, J Hamilton
10.15: E Milligan, H Gibson, S Bowers
10.22: A McGregor, J Kennedy, G Wallace
10.30: I Murdoch, L McGraw, M Ritchie
10.37: M MacNaughton, N Bremner, H Straw
10.45: H Welsh, L Findlay, S Crystal
10.52: E Marshall, J Dunn, J Clowe
11.00: L Beaney, A Miller, S Shepherd
11.07: P Colquhoun, M Halkerston
11.15: M Wittet, S Erskine
11.30: M Chalmers, C Choudhary, A Crossland
11.37: B Neilson, S Jones, R Hoad
11.45: I Shepherd, A Watson, J Mcnaughton
11.52: B Harley, F Anderson, J Thom
12.00: P Hebner, M Storry, M MacLeod
12.07: P Berry, J Nisbit, S Ogg
12.15: D Butchart, M MacRae, C Lambie

Meeting convenor - Lenore Kyle
Scotland narrowly lose out to Wales

After winning the morning foursomes 2-1 the Scottish girls lose out in the afternoon singles with only two wins to bring the days score to Wales 5 Scotland 4. Our own Carly Booth was one of only two points gained in the singles when she beat L Roberts 3&1. Well done Carly. The only other win in the afternoon was produced by Gemma Webster (Hilton Park) who beat Kim Boulden 2&1. Krystal Caithness lost to Breanne Loucks 2&1, Kylie Walker lost to Lydia Hall by 2 holes, Sally Watson lost to Donna Jones 3&2 and Claire-Marie Carlton lost to Lucy Gould 2&1.
England were victorious over Ireland winning the morning foursomes 2&1 and the afternoon singles 4-2 making the overall win 6-3.

Scotland meet the tournament favorites England today and Wales versus Ireland. The singles will be played in the morning in case rain stops play later in the day. The good news is Roseanne Niven has been named as a player today therefore hopefully she is feeling better. Carly has also been selected to play this morning. Roseanne is playing against Kiran Matharu and Carly against Katrina Holford. We wish them both the very best of luck.

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Afternoon Singles, Team Announced

The Scottish players for this afternoon have been announced as Krystal Caithness, Gemman Webster, Kylie Walker, Carly Booth, Sally Watson and Clare-Marie Carlton. As Roseanne has not been named I can only assume that she has been deemed unfit for play. We all send our best wishes to Roseanne for a speedy recovery and wish Carly all the very best for this afternoon. Her tee time is 15.00.

Foursome Results from Strathaven

Due to surface water on the greens play was suspended to allow the greens to be cleared therefore the results were late in getting through. Carly and her partner Clare-Marie Carlton unfortunately lost to Kim Boulden and Donna Jones however it is not all bad news as the other two pairings of Gemma Webster & Krystle Caithness and Sally Watson & Kylie Walker won their matches 2holes up and 1 up respectively. Giving a 2-1 lead into the singles.
England also have a 2-1 lead over Ireland.
If play in able to commence , a two tee start will begin at 1410hrs.
I still have no news as to how Roseanne is or if she is playing. I will try to keep you up to date as much as possible. If anyone has any news please EMail me on i-d.insurance@btconnect.com
Bad Weather Cancels County Finals for SLGA Centenary

Due to torrential rain the County finals of the SLGA Centenary Competition to be held at King James V1 today has been cancelled. This has been rearranged for August 31st. Hopefully the rain will have stopped by then!!
Roseanne and Carly representing Scotland at Strathaven

Roseanne Niven our County Champion and Carly Booth the runner up are representing Scotland at Strathaven from today in the under 18 Girls Home International Matches. However Roseanne may have to withdraw due to illness. I have not heard yet whether she has been advised by the doctor to withdraw or not however the pairings have been announced for todays morning foursomes matches minus Roseanne. Carly is teamed with Clare-Marie Carlton as the second pairing in todays match against Wales. England and Ireland are the other matches.
Singles will be played this afternoon and I will let you know the results as soon as possible and how Roseanne is as soon as I hear.

Monday, August 09, 2004

The winning Scottish team. Posted by Hello
Vets make it three in a row

Sorry I haven't kept the story up to date but unknown to me, my husband whisked me away for a few days to celebrate our silver wedding anniversary!
However whilst I was away Scotland made it three in a row with an unbeaten record at Strathmore winning all three games 5-4 against South, 5-4 Midlands and a final day of 6-3 against North. The finals set of matches being singles only due to a 4 hour delay on Wednesday due to bad weather.
The player of the tournament was Liz Campbell with three wins and two halved matches for 4 points out of a possible 5.
Well done Scotland.

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Can anyone please tell me where I can find this course. It looks good to me!!! Posted by Hello

The Scottish Team playing at Strathmore Golf Centre this week Posted by Hello
Scotland win over South

Scotland began their defense of the Miller Stirling Trophy with a 5-4 win over what on paper seems like their main rivals. After a disappointing start in the morning foursomes where south had a 2-1 victory the team pulled out the stops in the singles with good wins by Pamela Williamson (Baberton), Moira Thomson (North Berwick) and Liz Campbell (Torwoodlee).Chris Stirling beat Cecilia Kenny (Dunblane New) 5 and 4, and Liz McCombie winning by 5 and 3 over Karen Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park), all hope lay in the final match. Noreen Fenton (Merchants of Edinburgh) eventually secured a 5-4 win for captain Joan Marshall's squad by beating Belinda Silver 2 and 1.
In the other opening-day match, Midlands beat North 5-4 after sharing the foursomes 1 1/2-1 1/2 and taking the singles 3 1/2-2 1/2.

Unfortunately due to heavy rain, this mornings foursomes were called in off the course however they are resuming play at 1.45 and playing foursomes this afternoon and two lots of singles tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Hole 5 at Strathmore Golf Centre, hosts of this years Miller Stirling Trophy  Posted by Hello
Scots Vets hoping for hat trick at Strathmore

Scottish Vets Team are hoping to accomplish a Hat Trick over the next three days competition at Strathmore Golf Centre. Liz Miskimmin our County President is also the President of the Vets and is hoping to win the Stirling Miller Trophy for a third year in a row.
There are three new faces in the Scottish Squad Lorna Bennett (Ladybank), who has just reached the minimum entry age of 50. Cecilia Kenny (Dunblane New) mother of Scottish women's Champion Lynne Kenny herself the winner of the Scottish veteran women's title at Blairgowrie and Karen Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park) winner of last year's Scottish Title at Ballater.
Scotland play South today and this will go a long way to decide the winners of the trophy this year.
Last year Scotland had player of the tournament with Moira Thomson winning all 6 of her matches. Lets hope she's on top form again.
The play is as follows:
Midlands v North, Scotland v South
Midlands v Scotland South v North
South v Midlands Scotland v North
SCOTLAND: Joan Marshall (Baberton), capt., Karen Ballantyne (Craigmillar Park), Lorna Bennett (Ladybank), Liz Campbell (Torwoodlee), Noreen Fenton (Merchants of Edinburgh), Cecilia Kenny (Dunblane New), Chris MacAndrew (Nairn Dunbar), Moira Thomson (North Berwick), Pamela Williamson (Baberton).
NORTH: Isobel Williams, capt., Aubrey Briggs (Cheshire) Elaine Elliott (Northumberland), Carolyn Kirk (Yorkshire), Ruth Lindley (Durham), Julia Smith (Yorkshire), Hilary Smith (Yorkshire), Penny Thompson (Lancashire), Alyson Wood (Cumbria).
SOUTH: Vibeke Morgan (Berkshire), capt., Hannah Hubbard (Berkshire), vice-capt., Carol Larkin (Sussex), Liz McCombe (Hampshire), Margaret Maisey (Buckinghamshire), Belinda Silver (Hertfordshire), Chris Stirling (Hertfordshire), Rosemary Watters (Hertfordshire).
MIDLANDS: Sue Timberlake (Warwickshire), capt., Ann Booth (Staffordshire), Angela Dawson (Warwickshire), Rosemary Farrow (Cambridgeshire), Denise Parker (Lincolnshire), Sue Pidgeon (Shropshire), Vivien Saunders (Cambridgeshire), Pat West (Lincolnshire).

I am on caddie duty this afternoon at Strathmore so will try to keep you up to date on the outcome of the matches.