Sunday, December 31, 2006

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who helped with the bag packing event at Marks & Spencer's yesterday.

The helpers were Ailie & Erica Burnett, Annabel Niven, Lucy Gilmour, Pat Colquhoun, Wilma Stewart, Carol Muir, Sue Mellor, Dawn Butchart, Greig Butchart, Gwen Lambie, Jane Yellowlees, Sal Shepherd and me. A big thank you also to Jillian Milne who arranged the event for us, M & S for allowing us to be there and the wonderful folk of Perth for their generosity.

We raised a massive £870.95 !!!

The money will go towards coaching for all juniors and senior squad members.

Thanks again everyone and a very Happy New Year - Captain Janet.
County team member Roseanne Niven (Crieff) finished with a last round with of 77 for 34th place on 324 in the 43rd Junior Orange Bowl international golf championship over the Biltmore Hotel golf course on Anastasia Avenue in Coral Gables, Florida. She had a double bogey at the 10th but cancelled that out with an eagle 3 at the long 13th, which had to be her highlight of the 72 holes. Her earlier scores were 83, 82 and 82. Roseanne will enrol on a four-year golf scholarship at the University of Berkeley, California in the New Year. Sally Watson of Elie & Earlsferry finished 12th on 301.

Well done to both girls and good luck to Roseanne with her studies in California.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

County Team member Roseanne Niven (Crieff) is competing in the the Junior Orange Bowl boys and girls' Championships over 72 holes which tees off at Biltmore golf course, Coral Gables in Florida today. Also taking part is Sally Watson from Elie & Earlsferry.

Good Luck Roseanne (and Sally).

Wednesday, December 13, 2006


Marks & Spencers in Perth are allowing us to bag pack on Saturday 30th December 2006 to raise funds to help pay for coaching for juniors and the senior squad. If anyone can help, either morning or afternoon - please contact either myself on 01764 670567 or or Dawn Butchart on 01828 633000 or MANY THANKS - Janet

Monday, December 11, 2006

Congratulations to Carly Booth (Comrie) who finished joint sixth on Sunday in a field of 15 for the Mystic Dunes Open 36-hole girls' tournament in Florida, part of the Future Collegians Tour. Carly who is a student at the IMG David Leadbetter Golf Academy at Bradenton, had a two round total of 160.

Well done Carly!
Congratulations to County squad member Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth) who has been invited to play in the Women's section of the Dixie Amateur at the Palm Aire Golf and Country Club at Pompano Beach near Fort Lauderdale, Florida from 2nd to 5th of January 2007. Past competitors include Paula Creamer in the ladies event and Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia in the mens event. There will be a cut after the first two rounds with the top forty going through to the last thirty six holes.

Good luck Jacqueline!

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Congratulations to Carly Booth (Comrie) who has been named in the LGU Training Squad for close season training in preparation for 2007 team events - the Vagliano Trophy and Commonwealth Tournament. Carly, still only aged 14, is one of the youngest players ever to be selected for a GB&I training squad.

Congratulations Carly!

Photo courtesy of Tom Ward

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

The Gleneagles Scholarships for 2007 are awarded to:

Megan Aird, Strathmore
Ailie Burnett, Dunkeld & Birnam
Lauren Marchbank, Auchterarder
Patricia Mennie, Auchterarder.

The girls selected have shown a marked improvement and enthusiam in their golf over the past season. The scholarship which gives each girl membership of Gleneagles, 6 hours coaching and unlimited use of the facilities at the Golf Academy is a wonderful opportunity for them all to achieve further improvement. Well done girls!
We have pleasure in announcing that the Senior Squad for 2006/7 season is as follows:

Alexandra Bushby, (Strathmore)
Sally Kettlewell (Aberdeen)
Gwen Lambie, (Dunkeld & Birnam)
Carol Muir, (Craigie Hill)
Eve Muirhead, (Pitlochry)
Emma Napper, (Craigie Hill)

Annabel Niven, (Crieff)
Roseanne Niven, (Crieff)

Emily Ogilvy, (USA)
Fiona Ramsay, (Crieff)
Sal Shepherd, ((Blairgowrie)

Jacqueline Sneddon, (Alyth)
Jane Yellowlees, (Murrayshall)

* Jillian Milne is unable to join the squad this season as she is expecting a baby in May! - Congratulations all round!