Tuesday, May 30, 2006


Our June County Meeting will be held at Alyth Golf Club on Monday 12th. The draw will be done on Thursday therefore I would ask that you make sure you get your entries in quickly, or telephone me on 01828 633000 or 01828 633395.



Sunday, May 28, 2006

County Team's preparations continue

The county team took part in a friendly match against the Crieff men's scratch team today at Crieff Golf Club as part of their preparations for the Inter Counties Jamboree at the end of next month (24th,25th & 26th June). The pairings of Jillian Milne and Sally Kettlewell won 2 & 1 and Alexandra Bushby and 2nd reserve Jacqueline Sneddon who stood in for Roseanne Niven who was at Scottish Squad training at Kirriemuir, won 4 & 3. Emily Ogilvy, who had a splendid win at Downfield this week with a scratch 70 (4 under), and Emma Napper lost by one hole and Jane Yellowlees partnering Fiona Ramsay lost by two holes - their opposition finishing birdie, eagle!

Our thanks to Crieff Golf Club and the men's scratch team for their hospitality and good wishes.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Pitlochry Meeting 25.05.06
Results: CSS 73
1st - Jane Yellowlees(Murrayshall) 76
2nd - Sal Shepherd(Pitlochry) 78
1st - Ray Brass(Perth Ladies) H'cap 11, 70
2nd - Lande Pattinson (Pitlochry) H'cap17, 73(bih)
3rd - Caroline Dunbar(Aberfeldy) H'cap 8, 73(bih)
4th - Caroline Choudhary(Callander) H'cap 21, 73

Golf Balls:
Morag Brydson(Dunkeld), Grace Paterson(Muthill), Alison Houston(Milnathort).

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Draw for tommorow's meeting at Pitlochry
S Shepherd
A Houston
G Wallace
K Duncan
H Dalgleish
M MacRae
H Telford
J Merry
M Watson
G Pennycook
A Priestly
M McPherson
J Yellowlees
E Milligan
A Miller
J Nisbet
C Winton
J Pringle
D Doris
J Muirhead
H Gibson
M Brydson
J Heaney
J Muir
A Duncan
S Erskine
S Crystal
J Clowe
M Middleton
J Stevenson
A Hood
M Vass
J Gemmell
W Stewart
K McKay
M MacLeod
L Crighton
P Kelly
C Peebles
A Crossland
C Choudhary
M Carruthers
P Wanless
G Paterson
S McNaughton
B Harley
M McLay
M Robertson-Lang
S Ogg
L Kyle
P Colquhoun
R Brass
E Napper
C Dunbar
G Lambie
J Milne
L Fertacz
K Dunbar
A Speirs
C Lambie
L Pattinson

Monday, May 22, 2006

County team members Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder) and Roseanne Niven (Crieff) have been named in squads to represent Scotland. Emily who performed so well in the Scottish Women's Amateur Championships represents Scotland at the Irish Women's Open Amateur Stroke-Play Championships at County Sligo GC, July 1-2. Roseanne who has been very busy revising for her highers has been selected for the European Girls’ Team Championships at Esbjerg GC, Denmark, July 11-15.

County junior member Carly Booth (Comrie) has also been selected for the European Girls' Team Championships at Esbjerg GC, Denmark, July 11-15, the European Junior Masters at Styrian GC, Austria, July 27-29 and the R&A Junior Open Heswall, July 17-19.

Congratulations to all three girls and the best of luck.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

The Perth & Kinross County Squad had a fine win over Fife County in their friendly match today. Eight seniors and four juniors played at the Thornton Golf Club near Glenrothes. The team shared a nice lunch before playing the course in dry but chilly conditions. Our thanks to Dorothy Ford, Captain and Fife County for their hospitality.

Full results Perth & Kinross Senior Team 2 1/2 Fife County 1 1/2

(Fife names first)

Louise Kenney & Jocelyn Carthew lost to Emily Ogilvy & Jillian Milne 2 & 1
Fiona Lockhart & Katrina Milne beat Jane Yellowlees & Fiona Ramsay 1 hole
Lorna Bennett & Becky Copland lost to Alexandra Bushby & Sal Shepherd 2 & 1
Lorna Fury & Lesley Rolland halved with Emma Napper & Sally Kettlewell

Perth & Kinross Junior Team 2 Fife County Junior Team 0

Susan Jackson & Camilla Tait lost to Jacqueline Sneddon & Eve Muirhead 2 & 1
Patricia Watt & Gemma Brown lost to Annabel Niven & Lucy Gilmour 4 & 3

Well played everyone!

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Result from the Scottish Women's Amateur Championships:

Martine Pow (Selkirk) beat Anne Laing (Vale of Leven) 2 & 1.
Scottish Women's Amateur Championships Dunbar today's finalists:

Martine Pow (Selkirk) v Anne Laing (Vale of Leven)

Friday, May 19, 2006

Emily loses out to finalist Martine Pow.

County team member Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder) was two up after five holes, having birdied the second, in the quarter finals of the Scottish Women's Amateur Championships at Dunbar this morning. Her opponent Martine Pow (Selkirk) got it back to all square at the turn with successive birdies at the eighth and ninth. Emily regained the lead at the 11th but Miss Pow never lost a hole after that. She squared with a par at the 12th and went one up for the first time with a birdie 4 at the long 14th before she won the hole and the match 2 & 1 after a concession at the 17th.
Martine went on to beat top seed and favourite for the title, Heather MacRae (Dunblane New) by 1 hole in the semi finals this afternoon. She will meet the winner of the other semi final between Anne Laing (Vale of Leven) and Louise Kenney(Pitreavie).

Our congratulations go to Emily for a fine performance

Not the best of days to be playing golf, however what can be said is that Killin Golf Course was absolutely beautiful, a hidden gem. I was totally impressed with both the scenery and the excellent condition of this super little 9 hole course. Pity the weather didn't match it!
The winners were mother and daughter pairing Caroline and Karen Dunbar (Aberfeldy) who scored an excellent 67.5.

Full results were as follows:

1st Caroline and Karen Dunbar (Aberfeldy) 67.5
2nd Moira Chapman and Dorothy Whytock (King James V1) 70.5
3rd Liz Miskimmin and Dorothy Benzies (Auchterarder) 72
4th Joan Ritchie and Sandy Young (Auchterarder) 72

Remember and get your entries into Dawn for Alyth which will be held on June 12th.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

County team member Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder) had a good win over 5th seed Sara Bishop (Windyhill) in the second round of the Scottish Women's Amateur Champioships at Dunbar this afternoon. She will play Martine Pow (Selkirk) in tomorrow's quarter finals - good luck Emily!
County team member Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder) progressed to the second round of the Scottish Women's Amateur Championships at Dunbar this morning with a win over Claire-Marie Carlton (Stirling University) at the 22nd hole. Emily will play Sara Bishop of Windyhill in the next round. Well done Emily and good luck.

Fellow team mate Emma Napper lost to Donna Pocock of Murcar Links 4 & 2 in the Clark Rosebowl.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

County team members Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder) and Emma Napper (Craigie Hill) have progressed to the match play stages of the Scottish Women' s Amateur Championships at Dunbar. Emily scored two 74s to finish on 148 tied for 10th. She will play Claire-Marie Carlton (Stirling University) tomorrow. Emma will play Donna Pocock (Murcar Links) in the Clark Rosebowl after carding 80 & 83 in the qualifying rounds.

Good Luck to both.

Other scores: County squad member Sal Shepherd (83 & 86) and junior County member Annabel Niven (86 & 83) .

Monday, May 15, 2006

County Team Selected

Following the County Championships at Blairgowrie this weekend, the selection committee comprising Captain Janet Griffiths, Vice Captain Dawn Butchart and President Liz Miskimmin, took consideration of the winter season of coaching and practice matches and named the County Team for the Inter Counties Jamboree to be held at Crieff Golf Club on 24th, 25th & 26th June 2006 as follows:

Alexandra Bushby (Strathmore)
Sally Kettlewell (Dunblane)
Jillian Milne (Craigie Hill)
Emma Napper (Craigie Hill)
Roseanne Niven (Crieff)
Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder)
Fiona Ramsay (Crieff)
Jane Yellowlees (Murrayshall)

1st Reserve Sal Shepherd (Pitlochry)
2nd Reserve Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth)

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Championship results from Blairgowrie

County Squad member Jillian Milne (Craigie Hill) won County Championship for the first time today, thanks to a sparkling inward half over Blairgowrie’s Rosemount course.
Jillian was three down after nine holes of the final to twice former champion and also County squad member, Jane Yellowlees (Murrayshall), the No 2 seed. Then Jillian, who plays off five, covered the inward nine holes with two-under-par figures to eat up the deficit and win in the end by two holes.The top seed, and junior county member, Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth) lost by 3 and 2 in the morning semi-finals to Jillian Milne while Jane Yellowlees beat Norma Fleming (Alyth) by 5 and 4.
Full result
Semi Finals – J Milne (Craigie Hill) bt J Sneddon (Alyth) 3 and 2, J Yellowlees (Murrayshall) bt N Fleming (Alyth) 5 and 4.
Final – J Milne bt J Yellowlees 2 holes.

Semi-finals – C Turner (Alyth) (14) bt M Robertson (Strathmore) (19) 3 and 2, S Young (Auchterarder) (12) bt J Heaney (Callander) (12) 3 and 2.
Final – C Turner bt S Young 5 and 3.

Championship winners front row left to right - Jillian Milne County Champion, County President Liz Miskimmin and Carole Turner, Gibb Trophy winner. Back row left to right - Gibb Trophy runner up Sandy Young, County Captain Janet Griffiths and Championship runner up Jane Yellowlees.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

County Championship latest from Blairgowrie Saturday 13th May 2006
Lansdowne course, Blairgowrie Golf Club.

First round – J Sneddon (Alyth) bt D Butchart (Strathmore) 5 and 3, G Wallace (Glenisla) bt E Davidson (Comrie) 6 and 4, F Ramsay (Crieff) bt A Niven (Crieff) 2 holes, J Milne (Craigie Hill) bt E Napper (Craigie Hill) 3 and 2, A Ker (Craigie Hill) bt E Donaldson (Alyth) 3 and 2, N Fleming (Alyth) bt J Griffiths (Comrie) 2 and 1, J French (Alyth) bt B Clough (Blairgowrie) at 19th, J Yellowlees (Murrayshall) bt S Shepherd (Blairgowrie) 2 and 1.

Quarter-finals – Sneddon bt Wallace 2 holes, Milne bt Ramsay at 19th, Fleming bt Ker 2 and 1, Yellowlees bt French 7 and 6.

Quarter-finals – M Robertson (Strathmore) (19) bt S Johnston (Alyth) (12) at 21st, C Turner (Alyth) (14) bt C Lambie (Dunkeld (15) 4 and 2, S Young (Auchterarder) (12) bt M Brass (Blairgowrie) (15) 1 hole, J Heaney (Callander) (12) bt L Gilmour (Strathmore) (16) 5 and 4.

Championship Semi Finals Sunday14th May 2006 - Rosemount Course
9.30 am J Sneddon vs J Milne
9.38 am N Fleming vs J Yellowlees

Handicap Semi Finals Sunday 14th May 2006 - Rosemount Course
9.45 am M Robertson vs C Turner
9.53 am S Young vs J Heaney

Finals from 14.07 pm

Friday, May 12, 2006

Draw for the Commonwealth Spoons at Killin Golf Club on Thursday May 18th 2006

9.30 am A Spence/C Robertson & A Stockley/D Doris
9.37 am S McNaughton/M Robertson & W Stewart/S Mellor
9.45 am K Duncan/M Storry & M McPherson/M Watson
9.52 am J Pringle/E Milligan & K McKay/C Choudhary
10.00am S Ogg/J Nisbet & B Harley/S Jones
10.07 am S Peacock/J Merry & F Johnston/J Laburn
10.15 am A Grewar/R McGeoghegan & J Gemmell/L Crighton
10.22 am L Miskimmin/D Benzies & H Dalgleish/H Cunningham
10.30 am P Colquhoun/A Tannock & M Middleton/F Anderson
10.37 am S MacDougall/A Young & J Stewart/E Benzies
10.45 am G Pennycook/S Johnson & A Hood/S Erskine
10.52 am H Gibson/C Peebles & P Hebner/J Thom
11.00am M Robertson/J Groom & M Chapman/D Whytock
11.15 am M Leitch/H Pirnie & A Crossland/M McLeod
11.30 am G Wallace/P Drysdale & J Ritchie/S Young
11.45 am J Donaldson/E Donaldson & M Macrae/M Carruthers
12.00 pm C Monks/L Fall & M Halkerston/S Irvine

5.00 pm M McKay/N Bremner & J Miller/S Crystal
5.07 pm H Straw/M Robertson & L Mailer/A Manattini
5.15 pm C Dunbar/K Dunbar & S Dunphy/K McKellar
5.22 pm A Duncan/J Chisholm & J Griffiths/D Butchart

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Junior County member and current Alyth Golf Club women’s champion Jacqueline Sneddon earned the No 1 seeded position in next weekend’s match-play stages in blustery conditions at Blairgowrie Lansdowne course today. Play finished in fading light with Jacqueline leading the way with an 81, eight over par. The CSS was 76 (reduction only). Another junior member Annabel Niven qualified in fifth place with a creditable 83.

Blairgowrie Lansdowne course. Par 73. CSS 76 (reduction only)
81 J Sneddon (Alyth). 82 J Yellowlees (Alyth), A Ker (Craigie Hill), J Milne (Craigiehill). 83 A Niven (Crieff), N Fleming (Alyth). 85 J French (Alyth), G Wallace (Glenisla). 86 E Davidson(Comrie), B Clough (Blairgowrie), J Griffiths (Comrie), F Ramsay (Crieff). 87 E Napper (Craigie Hill), E Donaldson (Alyth), S Shepherd (Blairgowrie). 88 D Butchart (Strathmore).
Saturday: 9.30 – Sneddon v Butchart, Davidson v Wallace, Niven v Ramsay, Napper v Milne, Ker v Donaldson, Griffiths v Fleming, French v Clough, Shepherd v Yellowlees.
Sunday’s semi-finals (9.30) and final (2.07) will be played over the Rosemount course.
72 M Robertson (Strathmore) (19). 76 L Gilmour (Strathmore) (16), M Brass (Blairgowrie) (15), C Lambie (Dunkeld and Birnam) (15). 77 C Turner (Alyth) (14), S Young (Auchterarder) (12), J Heaney (Callander) (12). 78 S Johnston (Alyth) (12).
Saturday: 10.30 – Robertson v Johnston, Turner v Lambie, Brass v Young, Heaney v Gilmour

**A big thank you to everyone who donated raffle prizes and bought raffle tickets - we raised in excess of £250!**

Saturday, May 06, 2006


The County Qualifier will be held on Monday at Blairgowrie. Could members please bring along raffle prize for the grand raffle which will be held on Monday in aid of funding for the Jamboree which will is being hosted by P&K at Crieff this year.

Many thanks and here's hoping the sun will shine for us all on Monday.

Leading Scottish commercial law practice, Paull and Williamsons, is renewing its sponsorship of the Stroke Play Rankings run for the first time in 2005 by the Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association for ladies and girls. The firm, which celebrates its 125th anniversary this year, is also sponsoring the Scottish Open Amateur Mixed Foursomes to be held at Deeside Golf Club on 10 September.
The 2006 Paull & Williamsons’ Scottish Stroke Play Rankings, of which Clare Queen (Drumpellier) topped the women’s table and Krystle Caithness (St Regulus) the girls’ section last year, have begun with the Helen Holm Scottish Women’s Open Amateur Strokeplay championship at Troon.
Clare Queen is now playing on the Ladies’ European Tour, while Krystle Caithness is in the Ladies’ Golf Union Elite Squad from whom the Great Britain & Ireland team will be chosen to play the United States in the Curtis Cup biennial international match at Bandon Dunes, Oregon on July 29 and 30.
“We were delighted to support and encourage ladies’ and girls’ golf in Scotland last year and the low scoring reflects a depth of talent”, advised Bruce Smith, the firm’s Chairman. “We are sure that we shall see new names coming forward this year. With many of our partners, staff and clients being keen golfers, the Scottish Mixed Foursomes is another opportunity to support golf in this area and Elaine Farquharson-Black, one of our partners and former Scottish champion is already encouraging us all to enter!”
The next counting event for the Paull and Williamsons’ Scottish Stroke Play Rankings is the Scottish Ladies’ (Close) Amateur Championship at Dunbar from May 16 to 20.
That is followed by:
St Rule Trophy (at St Andrews), June 3 and 4.
Munross Trophy (at Royal Montrose), June 8.
Mackie Bowl (at Gullane), July 30.
Riccarton Rose Bowl (at Hamilton), August 6.
Mary McCallay Trophy (at Dumfries & Galloway), August 13.
Ness Open (at Inverness), August 27.
Also: County Championship qualifying and Divisional Championships.
The ranking events for girls are:
St Leonards’ Open Stroke-play Championship, (St Andrews) April 6 and 7.
Scottish Schoolgirls’ Championship (Troon), June 12.
Janice Moodie Trophy (Windyhill), July 7.
Scottish Under-14 Girls Championship (Deeside), July 14.
Scottish Girls (Close) Amateur Championship (Peebles), July 18-21.
Scottish Junior Women’s Open Amateur Championship (Stirling), July 27-28.
St Andrews Junior Women’s Open tournament (St Andrews), July 31-August 3.
Also: County junior stroke-play events.

Margaret Rodgers, chairman of the SLGA, commented:
“We are delighted that Paull and Williamsons is again sponsoring the SLGA Ranking System for ladies and girls this year after its very successful debut in 2005. This system measures the players’ stroke average against the CSS and determines the best players over named ranking events during the golf season.
“We would also like to thank Paull and Williamsons for sponsoring the Scottish Open Mixed Foursomes at Deeside Golf Club in September. This is a new venture for them and we hope that the North-east will support them in their home territory.”

Report courtesy of Cal Carson Golf Agency

Friday, May 05, 2006

County squad member Carly Booth (Comrie) is off to the Whitchurch Golf Club in Cardiff this weekend to compete in the Welsh Women's Open - good luck Carly!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006


To follow is the draw for Monday 8th at Blairgowrie for the Championship qualifying round. We would be very obliged if members could donate a raffle prize for our annual raffle. Proceeds of which help toward the ever growing cost of the Jamboree.

Any queries please contact Janet or Dawn

D Butchart
J Yellowlees
J Milne
F Ramsay
N Fleming
A Houston
M Hope
L Miskimmin
J Ritchie
E Donaldson
A Preistley
A Niven
J French
B Clough
A Tannock
H Gibson
S Mitchell
J Heaney
L Kyle
P Colquhoun
H Dalgleish
M Brass
C Turner
J Muir
P Drysdale
D Farquhar
S Erskine
V Vass
G Pennycook
M Reid
S MacDougall
L Westwood
L Findlay
A Grewar
M McNaughton
H Welsh
J Montgomery
M Watson
D Doris
J Hamilton
M Halkerston
M McGlashan
P Wanless
J Junor
S Young
A Duncan
J Pringle
L Fall
M Robertson
J Nisbet
D Wallace
E Milligan
N Hay
G Paterson
N Bremner
S Peacock
P Kelly
K McKay
A Duff
A Crossland
A Watson
A Spence
C Choudhary
S Ogg
G Ness
M McLay
B Neilson
M Carruthers
M Macrae
I Shepherd
C Peebles
S Irvine
J Groom
I Meddicks
M Wellstead
S Jones
J McNaughton
B Harley
C Monks
R McGeoghegan
M Robertson Lang
A Young
M Storry
M Chalmers
W Nicoll
I Murray

A Bushby
G Wallace
J Griffiths
E Napper
S Shepherd
C Muir
E Muirhead
A Stockley
E Davidson
L Fertacz
J Taylor
L Mailer
L Gilmour
A Manattini
L Pattison
Avril Ker
C Dunbar
JQ Sneddon
G Lambie
K Dunbar
S Crystal
J Stevenson
C Lambie
Alison Ker
J Clowe
M McKay
J Miller
S Leighton
Jennifer Sneddon
M Aird
W Stewart
A Speirs
F Johnston