Tuesday, June 27, 2006

 Posted by Picasa
Fabulous win for County team at Crieff

In the opening match of the three day tournament Perth & Kinross met Angus County on the first tee at Crieff Golf Club at 8.53am. Leading the way in the 3 match twoball foursomes were County Champion Jillian Milne(Craigie Hill) who partnered Fiona Ramsay (Crieff). Their opponents were Mary Summers and Aileen Hunter. Second up were Roseanne Niven (Crieff) and Alexandra Bushby (Strathmore) who were drawn against Anne Ramsay and Rebecca Wilson. Third pairing of Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder) and Emma Napper (Craigie Hill) met Katy McNicoll and Susan Murray. By lunchtime Perth & Kinross had a 2 - 1 lead.
J Milne & F Ramsay won 3 & 2, R Niven & A Bushby won 4 & 3, E Ogilvy & E Napper lost 2 & 1.
In the afternoon Roseanne Niven won the top singles tie against Angus champion Jane Tough 5 & 4. Following on Alexandra Bushby beat Mary Summers 2 & 1, County championship finalist Jane Yellowlees (Murrayshall) had a fine win over youngster Rebecca Wilson 3 & 2. Newcomer to the county team, Sally Kettlewell (Dunblane) beat Susan Murray 3 & 2. Local player Fiona Ramsay beat Fran Millar 4 & 3. In the final match fellow USA college golfers Emily Ogilvy and Katy McNicoll met, the victory going to Katy 5 & 4.
Final result for Saturday - Perth & Kinross 7 Angus 2.

On Sunday Perth & Kinross were up against Northern Counties who were bidding for their 4th victory in a row. Jillian and Fiona were again victorious beating Northern Counties champion Kelsey MacDonald and Jenny Milne 4 & 2. Roseanne and Alexandra maintained their fine form to beat Kerri Harper and Laura Walker 2 & 1. The third pairing of Emily & Sally were beaten by Ashley Ingram and Eileen Manson 5 & 3.
In the afternoon Roseanne again led the way and was matched against Kelsey MacDonald who was victorious in a close game by 3 & 1. Jillian beat Kerri Harper 3 & 1. Jane lost to Laura Walker 3 & 2. Alexandra overcame Ashton Ingram by 2 & 1 and Fiona scored the vital winning point with a birdie at the 18th hole against Jenny Milne (2 holes). Emma consolidated the victory with a halved match against Mary Smith having recorded a spectacular eagle 2 on the par four 14th.
Final result for Sunday - Perth & Kinross 5 1/2 Northern Counties 3 1/2

Spirits were very high by the time Monday came and everyone was in a positive frame of mind for the match against Aberdeenshire. Saturday's foursomes pairings were re-established and the fast start we needed was achieved. Jillian & Fiona won again against Sheena Wood and Laura Murray by 2 & 1 as did Roseanne & Alexandra against Michele Thomson and Laura McLardy by 4 & 3. Emily & Emma were reunited and found form against Carol Wilson & Katie Thomson to win by 3 & 1.
In the afternoon we needed just 2 points to secure the victory for Perth & Kinross - for the first time for 24 years. Emily led the way this time and beat Katie Thomson 3 & 2. Jillian was drawn against Sheena Wood again and Sheena prevailed by 2 & 1. Jane was matched against youngster Michele Thomson and lost narrowly 2 & 1. Alexandra secured the critical second point with a win over Jill Harrison 3 & 2. Emma again consolidated the victory with a fine win over Donna Pocock 4 & 3. Fiona Ramsay battled right to the final hole again and managed a half against Laura Murray coming back from 1 down with two to go.
Final result from Sunday Perth & Kinross 6 1/2 Aberdeenshire 2 1/2

The golf played over the weekend by all players was inspirational - a real joy to watch. Perth & Kinross had the top two performers of the tournament - Alexandra Bushby played 6 won 6 and Fiona Ramsay played 6 won 5, halved 1. My thanks go to our team of players who performed with dedication and focus and who received compliments all weekend from everyone around them. My thanks also to Vice Captain, Dawn Butchart who's support has been unconditional and unwavering throughout. We were joined by a stalwart group of supporters, caddies and helpers over the weekend, notably Dorothy Farquhar who was there all day, every day and Lenore Kyle who worked tirelessly collecting and recording the scores - their support is very much appreciated. For those who weren't able to attend - you missed a real treat.

Overall results

1st Perth & Kinross 6 points - 19 game points

2nd Northern Counties 4 points - 14 game points

3rd Angus 1 point - 10 1/2 game points (on holes won)

4th Aberdeenshire 1 point - 10 1/2 game points

So for the first time in 24 years Perth & Kinross will compete in the Scottish County Finals which take place at the Hirsel Golf Club in Coldstream from the 22nd - 24th September 2006.

Wish us luck!

Monday, June 26, 2006


Our win by 6 1/2 to 2 1/2 over Aberdeenshire (Monday) sealed the Northern Division Inter Team Championships for the Perth & Kinross team.
(Alexandra Bushby, Sally Kettlewell, Jillian Milne, Emma Napper, Roseanne Niven, Emily Ogilvy, Fiona Ramsay and Jane Yellowlees).

The team played inspirational golf to achieve the first win for Perth & Kinross for 24yrs.

Congratulations to everyone involved and many thanks to those who came to support us.

(Full report tomorrow)

Sunday, June 25, 2006

County Jamboree

This week-end has seen stunning golf in equally stunning surroundings, as the Northern Division inter-county matches are played at Crieff.
Perth and Kinross are in a strong position after the Saturday and Sunday matches, with only Aberdeenshire to play we have 2 wins and no losses.
Results from the week-end are :
Saturday - P & K v Angus 7 to 2, Northern Counties v Aberdeen 5 1/2 to 3 1/2
Sunday - P & K v Northern Counties 5 1/2 to 3 1/2, Angus v Aberdeen 4 1/2 to 4 1/2.
Our girls will very much appreciate lots of support for tomorrow's match against Aberdeenshire!
The foursomes tee off at 9.00am and the afternoon singles begin at 1.30pm.
See you there!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

24th, 25th & 26th JUNE 2006
Congratulations to County committee member Joan Ritchie who had a hole in one at the 145 yrd eighteen hole at Auchterarder. She was playing in a 'Pinehurst' competition at the time. Well done Joan!

Monday, June 19, 2006

Several of the County Team were busy this weekend playing in the Munross Trophy at Montrose. This is how they fared:

4th place (after countback) - R Niven (Crieff) 72 71
16th place - E Ogilvy (Auchterarder) 75 74
36th place - E Napper (Craigie Hill) 84 78,
37th place - A Bushby (Strathmore) 79 83

Also playing were County junior members C Booth (Comrie) 74 77, A Niven (Crieff) 84 83. J Sneddon (Alyth) 78 91.

The winner was Jenna Wilson (Strathaven) 69 69.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Disappointment in Ireland

Both Emily Ogilvy and Roseanne Niven went out in the first round of the matchplay stages of the British Ladies' Amateur Championships at Royal County Down today. Emily lost 3 & 2 to Emma Bennett of Australia and Roseanne lost to Maria Hernandez of Spain, 2 & 1.

Commiserations to both girls - but fine performances nonetheless.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Good news from Ireland

Both Emily Ogilvy and Roseanne Niven have qualified for the matchplay stages of the British Ladies' Amateur Open Championships at Royal County Down. Emily on 2 over par is the top Scottish qualifier in 23rd place and Roseanne who finished 5 over, qualified in 40th place.

Emily's round of 77 included 2 birdies and 4 bogeys whilst Roseanne had an up and down round with 4 birdies, 7 bogeys and 1 double bogey finishing with a score of 80.
Their progress can be monitored at www.lgu.org.

Good luck to both girls!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Latest from the Ladies' British -

County team member Emily Ogilvy joined fellow team member Roseanne Niven on level par after the first round of the Ladies' British Open Amateur Championships at Royal County Down today. Emily started eagle, double bogey eagle in a round which included a birdie 4 at the ninth hole. Emily & Roseanne, whose round included five birdies, lie in joint 20th place and are the best placed Scots in the field. Well done to both girls and good luck for tomorrow.

Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship Results

The results so far from the Ladies British Open Amateur Championship which is held at Royal County Down is that our own Roseanne Niven has posted a first found of 75 which is par for the course and at the moment she is 6 off the leader Azahara Munoz (SPA) who is -6 ahead of Jade Scheffer (FRA) and Caroline Westrup (SWE) who are both -3.

Roseanne has made a great start she has matched the par of 75 in very difficult conditions - with wind blowing and fiery greens. Roseanne started at the 10th - this is the first time the LGU have ever used a two-tee start in a championship. She had a double-bogey 5 at the short 14th but birdied three of the par-5 holes, the 13th, 15th and 18th to turn in one-under-par 37. Rosenanne continued birdieing the par-5s with a 4 at the first hole but then dropped shots at the 4th 6th and 8th before birdieing the long ninth for one-over-par 38 for her second nine.

Excellent first round scoring from County Team member Roseanne. Will let you know how Emily faired when I get the result in.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Maiden wins for County members

County team member, Emma Napper had her first Club Championship win at Craigie Hill at the weekend. Her victory over former County team member Nicki Harding (7 & 6) followed a semi final win over fellow County team mate Jillian Milne.

A first too for County member Norma Fleming of Alyth who beat County junior member and defending champion Jacqueline Sneddon at the 19th hole.

Congratulations to you both !

(Please let us know your Club Championships results so we can post them on the site. JG)


Sorry to all we didn't managed to get hold of but we did try our very best to let everyone we could know that the meeting at Alyth was cancelled. This was due to flooding. The greenkeepers took the decision just before 9am this morning and unfortunately we had to cancel the days play.

However we rearranged the date to the 20th of July. I would appreciate if members could contact me by email or telephone to confirm if you can play on this day.

Once again I do apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but unfortunately the weather is outwith our control!!


The County Meeting to be held at Alyth today has been cancelled due to flooding - more info later

Friday, June 09, 2006


The inter-county Team Championships are being hosted by Perth and Kinross at Crieff Golf Club on June 24th, 25th and 26th.
As this is the biggest event of the County year and we only host this competition once every 4 years we are looking for as many helpers and supporters to come along as possible.
If you can help by being a caddy or help in the club house then please call me on 01828 633000 or 01828 633395 and let me know your availability. Or please just come along on the day and support our players over the weekend.

Thanks Dawn

County junior member and second reserve to the County Team, 16 year old Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth), is competing in the Scottish Schoolgirls' Championships at Troon Darley and Lochgreen on Monday 12th June. - Good luck Jacqueline!

Thursday, June 08, 2006

County team members Roseanne Niven & Emily Ogilvy are off soon to compete in the Ladies' British Open Amateur Championships which is to be held at Royal County Down in Ireland from 13th - 17th June - good luck to them both.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006


Following the St Rule competition at the weekend Emily Ogilvy has increased her placing in the P&W Rankings from 12th to 11th place with an average of 0.4. Roseanne remains at 16th however Roseanne has bettered her average from 2 to 1.6. Well done Roseanne. Carly did not enter the St Rule therefore has slipped a little down the board to 14th but still has an impressive average of 1.33.
Well done.

Full results:

1 Krystle Caithness (St Regulus) -2.33
2 Anne Laing (Vale of Leven) -1.12
3 Sally Watson (D Leadbetter Acad) - 0.66
4 Heather MacRae (Dunblane) -0.37
5 Louise Kenney (Pitreavie) 0
5 Elaine Cuthill (Lanark) 0
7 Jenna Wilson (Strathaven) 0.11
8 Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 0.16
9 Sara Bishop (Windyhill) 0.33
9 Katy McNicoll (Carnoustie) 0. 33
11 Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder) 0.4
12 Martine Pow (Selkirk) 0.5
13 Fiona Lockhart (St Regulus) 1.0
14 Carly Booth (Comrie) 1.33
15 Elaine Moffat (St Regulus) 1.5
16 Roseanne Niven (Crieff) 1.6
17 Ann Ramsay (Kirriemuir) 1.8
18 Sheena Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) 2.33
19 Aileen Hunter (Monifieth) 2.66
20 Wendy Nicholson (Broomieknowe) 3
20 Claire MacDonald (Gullane Ladies) 3

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Sunday's scores from St Andrews

Both Emily and Roseanne fared very well in fine conditions in the St Rule Trophy on the Old Course at St Andrews . Emily's morning round of two under par 74 preceded a steady one over par 77 this afternoon giving her a three round total of 227 . Roseanne was disappointed with her morning round (79) when the putts just wouldn't drop but followed it up with a splendid 4 under par 72 in the afternoon. Her three round total was 230. Congratulations to both girls.

Krystle Caithness won on 11 under par, one short of the tournament record, with excellent rounds of 71, 72 & 73 (total 216).

Saturday, June 03, 2006

First round scores from the St Rule Trophy on the New Course, St Andrews.

Emily Ogilvy 76
Roseanne Niven 79

(Par 75)

Sunday tee times
Old Course, St Andrews

Roseanne Niven 8.20 & 13.20
Emily Ogilvy 8.40 & 13.40

Friday, June 02, 2006


TOP 20

Great to see 3 P&K members featuring in the P&W Ladies Rankings. Team Member Emily Ogilvy, just back from the USA, is sitting in 12th position with an average of 1. Closely followed by junior member Carly Booth in joint 13th position and Team member Rosanne Niven in 16th. Well done to all three. Full results are as follows:

1 H MacRae (Dunblane) -2.2.
2 A Laing (Vale of Leven) -1.4.
3 L Kenney (Pitreavie) -1.6.
4 K Caithness (St Regulus) -1.
5 J Wilson (Strathaven) -0.1
6 S Bishop (Windyhill), E Cuthill (Lanark), A F Ramsay (Kirriemuir) 0.
9 E Moffat (St Regulus) 0.3.
10 M Pow (Selkirk) 0.4.
11 F Lockhart (St Regulus) 0.6.
12 E Ogilvy (Auchterarder) 1.
13 C Booth (Comrie), K MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 1.3.
15 S Wood (Aberdeen ladies) 1.6.
16 R Niven (Crieff) 2.
17 K Walker (Buchanan Castle) 2.2
18 Aileen Hunter (Monifieth) 2.6.
19 C Hargan (Mortonhall) 2.8.
20 W Nicholson (Broomieknowe), C MacDonald (Gullane Ladies), M Thomson (McDonald Ellon), C-M Carlton (Stirling Univ) 3.

Our County meeting at Alyth on Monday 12th June has had a huge entry! Thanks to all members for taking part and apologies to all who will have to wait until later in the day before playing!

The draw is as follows:

9.29. D Butchart, E Donaldson, J Ritchie
9.36. G Wallace, J Yellowlees, J Griffiths
9.43. M Hope, M Marshall, M Middleton
9.50. M Robertson, C Robertson, P Wanless
9.57. A Sinclair, A Duff, R Duncan
10.11. L Murray, L Findlay, M Robertson
10.18. J Junor, M Watson, A Miller
10.25. M McPherson, K Jarvie, A Grewar
10.32. M McGlashan, J Muir, J Montgomery
10.39. J Muirhead, M MacNaughon, J Stewart
10.46. H Gibson, M Reid, J Nisbet
10.53. M Halkertson, J Hamilton, A Preistley
11.00. E Benzies, L McGraw, J Heaney
11.14. P Drysdale, E Marshall, M Brydson
11.21. H Dalgleish, C Turner, J Landsburgh
11.28. S Mitchell, I Murdoch, M Ritchie
11.35. D Wallace, J Clowe, E Watson
11.42. S Erskine, L Fall, M Whittet
11.49. A Hood, S MacDougall, B Neilson
11.56. P Colquhoun, D Doris, M Macrae
12.10. A Tannock, S Ogg, A Duncan
12.17. W Stewart, M Wellstead, M Carruthers
12.24. C Winton, N Hay, S Peacock
12.31. A Spence, A Crossland, P Kelly
12.38. G Paterson, C Peebles, M MacLeod
12.45. P Hebner, C Choudray, J Donaldson
12.52. L Crighton, H Pirnie, J Thom
12.59. F Anderson, M Leitch, J Gemmell
13.06. S McNaughton, S Irvine, H Stout
13.20. M Chalmers, M Robertson-Lang, M Vass
13.27. J Groom, I Meddicks, M McLay
13.34. R McGeoghegan, L Kyle, N Bremner

5.17. A Bushby, N Fleming
5.24. J Taylor, F Ramsay, L Fertacz
5.31. J Milne, E Napper, S Leighton
5.38. C Muir, R Brass, B Clough
5.45. A Manattini, L Pattinson, D Whytock
5.52. M Chapman, A Speirs, S Bowers
5.59. J Stevenson, M McKay, C Lambie
6.06. L Mailer, F Johnston, G Lambie

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Making great progress!

County Team second reserve and junior member, Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth) played in the LGU Challenge Bowls Tournament at Dunblane New Golf Club yesterday and won first prize in the handicap section with a net 70 (CSS 71) - well done Jacqueline!