Wednesday, December 12, 2007

MERRY CHRISTMAS

On behalf of all on the committee I would like to wish all our members a very Merry Christmas and a very healthy happy and successful 2008!

I have attached a 'virtual Christmas Card' which I hope you will all enjoy! Just click on the link below!

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  • Hope you all have a wonderful time.

    Tuesday, December 11, 2007

    JUNIORS WINTER SQUADS

    Following a meeting of Carol Lambie (Junior Convenor), Dawn Butchart (Captain), Lenore Kyle (Vice Captain), Shona Leighton (Match Secretary) and Pam Drysdale the following girls have been awarded the Gleneagles Scholarship:

    Caitlin Bartrop (Murrayshall)
    Erin Millar (Pitlochry)
    Eve Muirhead (Pitlochry)
    Annabel Niven (Creiff)

    All four girls will be afforded full membership to Gleneagles for a period of 1 year, coaching will be provided plus full use of the practice facilities. This is a fantastic opportunity for the girls and one which I hope they take full advantage of. Two of the above girls have also been named in the senior squad, they are Eve and Annabel.

    The Elite Squad has also been announced they are:

    Emily Aird (Strathmore)
    Megan Aird (Strathmore)
    Caitlin Bartrop (Murrayshall)
    Allie Burnett (Dunkeld)
    Laura Campbell (Pitlochry)
    Lauren Marchbank (Auchterarder)
    Patricia Mennie (Auchterarder)
    Erin Millar (Pitlochry)

    The above girls will recieve three half day coaching sessions at Gleneagles Golf Academy.

    The Intermediate Squad are as follows:

    Laura Aitken (Killin)
    Louise Campbell (Craigie Hill)
    Claire Gadsby (Muthill)
    Laura Ross (Auchterarder)
    Abbie Scrimgeour (Blairgowrie)
    Jennifer Smith (Kinross)

    These girls will receive 3 coaching dates at Noah's Ark Perth. All other girls will be contacted soon regarding their coaching arrangements.

    All girls have been notified and we look forward to seeing the girls in the early part of the new year.

    Friday, December 07, 2007

    COUNTY SQUAD FOR 2007/8

    Following a meeting of the County Selectors, Dawn Butchart (Captain), Lenore Kyle (Vice Captain), Liz Miskimmin (President) and Shona Leighton (Match Secretary) we are delighted to name the following players as squad members for winter training and practice matches. A team of 8 players will then be selected to represent P&K at the jamboree next year at Downfield.

    The squad members are:

    Carly Booth (Comrie) USA
    Alexandra Bushby (Strathmore)
    Gwen Lambie (Dunkeld)
    Jillian Milne (Craigie Hill)
    Carol Muir (Craigie Hill)
    Eve Muirhead (Pitlochry)
    Annabel Niven (Crieff)
    Roseanne Niven (Crieff) USA
    Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder)
    Fiona Ramsay (Crieff)
    Sal Shepherd (Pitlochry)
    Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth) USA
    Laura Wlaker (Muckhart)
    Gillian Wallace (Glenisla)
    Jane Yellowlees (Murrayshall)

    As you can see we have an excellent squad for next year with five players holding a handicap of 2 or less, including three players who have represented Scotland at international level and a total of 12 category 1 players.

    We are very pleased to welcome the following players back to the squad they are Carly Booth, Jillian Milne and Gillian Wallace. Carly had an excellent season last year and is in the LGU Elite squad for 2007/2008. Although Carly is in the states at present she is returning in May next year and we look forward to seeing her then. Jillian, a team player for some 13 years, took a year off following the birth of her daughter Esme and Gillian took time out to spend with her family, so a very warm welcome back to you all. We are also very pleased to welcome new Perth and Kinross member Laura Walker. Laura has recently moved to this area from Northern Counties where she has represented Northern for many years. Laura is a very experienced player who is a tremendous addition to the squad. Also it will be wonderful to have Emily join on the coaching and practice match days over the winter as she has now completed her 4 years in the States.

    Roseanne Niven a stalwart County Team player and Jacqueline Sneddon who represented P&K at last years Jamboree (where she made a very impressive debut) are both at University in the states but like Carly will join us early in the season next year. Therefore there is a squad of 12 who will take part in the coaching session at Gleneagles and of course the practice matches and we will keep you all informed of their progress and the match results.

    Saturday, November 24, 2007

    COUNTY COACHING

    In preparation for the pre-season winter coaching I forwarded a letter to all P&K clubs requesting handicap records of all ladies and girls with a handicap of 7 of better who would wish to be considered for senior squad coaching over the winter at Gleneagles Golf Academy. By the clubs responding we are ensuring that no player with potential will be excluded.

    A huge thank you now goes to your Handicap Secretary's who took the time to forward this information to me. A meeting will be held on December 3rd prior to our full Committee, with the selectors who are Captain Dawn Butchart, vice Captain Lenore Kyle, Match Secretary Shona Leighton and President Liz Miskimmin and all successful squad members will be notified. This year, more than any other, we are in a fantastic position of having a large number of players with a handicap of 5 or less! Great news for P&K!

    I still await contact from Murrayshall, Pitlochry and Muckhart Golf Clubs therefore if you are a member of the above clubs and you have a handicap of 7 or less and your information has not been sent through another club, please request your information be sent to myself as soon as possible.

    Friday, November 09, 2007

    HACIENDA DEL ALAMO WOMEN'S GOLF FESTIVAL


    The Hacienda del Alamo Women's Winter Golf Festival is open to Lady professionals and Lady amateurs with handicaps under 10. There is no minimum or maximum age but you must either be a professional or a single-figure handicap amateur. It's a player-friendly tournament. You can arrive any day of the week and you can leave any day of the next week at a five-star golf resort with five-star practice facilities: a six-hole Academy course, a 36-bay driving range, a bunker practice green, a practice putting green (huge) and a pitching and chipping practice green, represents a great setting to get your game back into shape for 2008. Within the 2 week festival there is a minimum 8 competions, some 18 hole some 36 also practice rounds will be available.

    Emily Ogilvy is the first (and only so far) P&K entry for the event which will be held from February 10 to 23 ... six competitions in 14 days, open to Lady Professionals and Lady Amateurs (max handicap 9).

    For more details click on the link below for Kirkwood Golf then follow the link on the left hand side. Or email colin@scottishgolfview.com. why don't a few get together and a holiday with all your golf organised! Sounds great.

    KIRKWOOD GOLF

    Tuesday, November 06, 2007


    CONGRATULATIONS SAL

    Congratulations go to squad member Sal Shepherd (Blairgowrie) who has just returned from a trip of a lifetime. Sal has just climbed 5895 metre high Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. The climb took 6 days and was in aid of Scottish SPCA. When I spoke with Sal she had this to say 'For Scottish SPCA we , so far as there is still money coming in, have raised over £51,000. By the way I am 2nd from left, front row.....I tell you that as half my family didnt recognise me!!'

    This is not the first trip Sal has embarked on she has also completed the Inca Trail for the SSPCA as well. I think you have excelled yourself this time Sal. Well done and keep up the good work.

    (Perthaps we should have Sal in charge of our fund raising!, What do you think Sal!)

    Monday, November 05, 2007

    P&K LADIES AND GIRLS FEATURE HIGH

    Congratulations to Emily Ogilvy who finished in 3rd place in the SLGA Ladies ranking for 2007, a fantastic achievement. County Champion Alexandra Bushby also finished a very credible 18th. The over all winner was Jenna Wilson.
    Our congratulations also go to Eve Muirhead who was our top P&K junior member in the girls rankings at 12th place, Jacqueline Sneddon in 16th place, Annabel Niven in 20th, Megan Aird in 48th place and her little sister Emily in 53rd. The overall winner of the girls was of course Carly Booth who has had a fantastic season.

    Well done to all our players, it is wonderful to see so many featured on the leader board.
    To view the full leader board click on the link below.

    CLICK HERE and follow the links on this website.

    Friday, October 26, 2007

    AGM

    Last night was our AGM 2007. It was fantastic to see so many members coming along to both the EGM and AGM, thank you to you all. Janet Griffiths carried out her final duty as Captain by chairing both meetings. Janet has done a fantastic job as Captain and was thanked by the committee for all her hard work and dedication.

    I am very honoured to be your next Captain and look forward to doing my very best to promote our county and players to the very best of my ability. Please feel free to contact me at any time should you have any ideas or queries regarding county golf. The new committee are pictured above and are back row left to right Pam Drysdale, Joan Merry,Liz Fertacz, Shona Leighton, Catherine Monks, Mary Hope, Carol Lambie and Carol Muir. Front row left to right, County Secretary Alexandra Bushby, Vice Captain Lenore Kyle, County Captain Dawn Butchart and County President Liz Miskimmin.

    I am delighted Lenore Kyle has agreed to be Vice Captain. With Lenore's vast experience she will be a huge asset to the county and I am looking forward to working along side Lenore over the next two years. Liz Fetacz has stepped down as Treasurer but will remain on committee to fulfil her three year term as committee member. Liz has been a great treasurer and we thank her for her time and efforts. Catherine Monks (Dunkeld) has accepted the treasurers post and we are very pleased to welcome her on board. Shona Leighton has accepted the position as Match Secretary and selector. Shona, a past team member, has vast golfing experience and will be of great benefit to the County players and team members. Alexandra Bushby has agreed to remain as Secretary. As a past secretary myself I know how much work and time this entails and I am extremely grateful we have someone like Alex agreeing to take on this roll. Alex is a perfectionist and everything she takes on is always completed to the highest standard, this includes her golf! Carol Lambie is one in a million, she is just the most wonderful Junior Convenor ever! We are extremely lucky to have someone like Carol in charge of our juniors. Liz Miskimmin has also agreed to continue in her roll as President. Liz is the most wonderful President and is always so very happy to help and advise. She is a fantastic roll model for us all. The remaining committee members are Joan Merry, Mary Hope, Carol Muir and new committee member Pam Drysdale who has agreed to help Carol with the older junior girls.

    Following the AGM was the prizegiving above are the prizewiners, they are back row left to right Liz Fertacz, Catherine Peebles, Sue Jones, Meriel Walker. Front row left to right Dawn Butchart, County Champion Alexandra Bushby and Jane Yellowlees.

    For more photo's of the evening click below.

    Sunday, October 21, 2007


    Congratulations to Roseanne Niven (Crieff) who shot her best round so far on the US women's college circuit - a three-under-par 68 - to improve from joint 28th overnight to a final placing of joint 11th in a top-quality field of 93 for the Stanford Intercollegiate at Stanford University, California. Roseanne birdied the fifth, sixth, seventh, 11th and 12th with bogeys at the first and 18th in halves of 33 and 35 over the 6,089yd course. With earlier rounds of 73 and 77, she totalled 218 - seven shots behind the winner, Stacy Lewis (Arkansas). For the second time in a row, Roseanne was the best placed member of her University of California Berkeley team which finished 5th overall. Well done Roseanne and the best of luck for your next tournament.

    Wednesday, October 17, 2007


    Good luck to County team member Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder) who is taking part in The Spirit International Amateur Golf Championships being staged at Whispering Pines Golf Club in Texas from 24th to 27th October 2007. Ninety six participants enjoy the Houston Experience, which starts today, Opening and Closing Ceremonies, accommodations at the International Village at Camp Olympia and Spirit Sponsor events each night. All part of a week dedicated to international fellowship and fantastic competition by the world’s best amateur golfers for the coveted Spirit gold medal. The competition is both individual and team format, Emily partners Aberdeenshire's Michele Thomson - well done to both girls and good luck!
    SLGA Winter Training C Squad Update

    County team member Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth) is named as a member of the SLGA Winter Training C Squad - congratulations Jacqueline.

    Tuesday, October 16, 2007



    Well done to County team member Alexandra Bushby (Strathmore) who took part in the SLGA Champion of Champions at Glasgow Gailes on Sunday. Alex finished in joint 6th place having scored a very creditable 84. The winner of the tournament was Claire Hargan (Mortonhall) who scored 75.


    Well done to County Senior and Junior members Sal Shepherd and Laura Campbell (top), Shona Leighton and Megan Aird (middle) and Jane Yellowlees and Erin Millar (left) who took part in the Angus County Senior & Junior Greensomes held at Edzell Golf Club on Sunday. Sal & Laura scored 38 points, Shona & Megan 36 points and Jane & Erin 31 points. The event was won by Linda Allan & Alexis Hutton from Stirlingshire with 43 points. Everyone enjoyed the day and it is hoped that this competition will be an annual event.

    Saturday, October 13, 2007

    Good luck to current and former County team members Shona Leighton, Sal Shepherd and Jane Yellowlees who are competing along with Perth & Kinross junior members Megan Aird, Laura Campbell and Erin Millar in the Adult and Junior Greensomes Competition at Edzell on Sunday.

    Play well everyone.

    Friday, October 12, 2007



    Good Luck to Perth & Kinross County Champion Alexandra Bushby who is competing in the SLGA Champion of Champions tournament at Glasgow Gailes on Sunday 14th October. Alexandra qualified for the competition having won the P & K championship at Kinross in May.

    Play well Alex!

    Thursday, October 11, 2007

    Congratulations to County team member Roseanne Niven who achieved her best finish since joining the University of California Berkeley. She has been competing in the three day Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational tournament hosted by Washington at the Salahee Golf Club. Roseanne's final round matched her excellent first round 73 (1 over par) to finish in joint 10th place, just six over in total, and only 5 shots behind the joint leaders Belen Mozo (South California) and Alison Walshe (Arizona). Roseanne's three round total for 54 holes was 222 (including 7 birdies and no double bogies) and was the best score of her universty team. The team finished in 5th place. Really well done Roseanne and good luck for the next tournament!
    Photo courtesy of Cal Carson

    Wednesday, October 10, 2007

    Well done to County team member Jacqueline Sneddon who's second round 82 saw her finish in 17th place in the Western Washington Invitational over the Bellingham Golf Course. Jacqueline was the second best scorer in her Grand Canyon University team with her team mate Jessica McKay winning the tournament with scores of 73 & 74. Jacqueline's university team finished in 5th place overall.
    On the second day of the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational hosted by Washington at the Salahee Golf Club County team member Roaseanne Niven scored a 76 (4 over par) to go with her exceptional first round score of 73 (1 over par) This puts Roseanne in tied tenth place overall with one round to go. Roseanne's second round included 6 bogies and an excellent birdie, birdie finish. Roseanne's team, California Berkeley, lie in 5th place after yesterday's round. Good luck to Roseanne and her team mates for today's final round!

    Tuesday, October 09, 2007

    County team member Jacqueline Sneddon is taking part in her third tournament since joining Grand Canyon University in Arizona. In the first round of the Western Washington Invite, Jacqueline posted an 81 and lies in 14th place. Her fellow team mate Jessica McKay leads the two day tournament with a 73 over the Bellingham Golf Course. The Grand Canyon University team lies in 4th place - good luck to Jacqueline in the second round being held today.

    Well done to County team member Roseanne Niven who returned an excellent 73 - (1 over par) her best round so far as a member of the California Berkeley University team - in the first round of the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational hosted by Washington at the Salahee Golf Club. Roseanne's score put her in tied 5th place and her team in tied 4th place on +17. In her round Roseanne had 3 birdies including two 2s and 4 bogies. Good luck to Roseanne for the rest of the tournament.
    Photograph courtesy of Tom Ward

    Saturday, October 06, 2007

    Congratulations to County team member Jacqueline Sneddon who helped her Grand Canyon University team to a 4th place finish in the St Martin's Invitational held in Olympia, Washington. After a first round of 78, Jacqueline scored a second round 84 to finish in 14th place overall - well done Jacqueline.

    Friday, October 05, 2007


    County team member Jacqueline Sneddon is leading the way for her University team in the St Martin's University Invitational in Olympia, Washington. Jacqueline is currently in 6th place having scored a 78 today helping her team, Grand Canyon University, Arizona into 4th place. Babe Prante of host St. Martins shot 71 to tie with teammate Stacie Henden for the lead. Good luck to Jacqueline and her team mates for the rest of the tournament.

    Tuesday, October 02, 2007

    CONGRATULATIONS TO
    County Members Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder) Roseanne Niven (Crieff, USA), Alexandra Bushby (Strathmore), Annabel Niven (Crieff) and Megan Aird (Strathmore) who have been selected for SLGA winter training squads for 2007/2008.

    Emily and Roseanne are selected for the National Ladies A Squad, Alexandra for the National Ladies B Squad, Annabel for the National Ladies C Squad and Megan for the Development Squad. Well done to each of them - they have all worked very hard this season and it is wonderful to see so many P & K members featuring at this level. (Jacqueline Sneddon & Eve Muirhead were also offered places but were unable to accept, Jacqueline is currently at university in Arizona and Eve has Curling commmitments.)

    Sunday, September 23, 2007



    PERTH AND KINROSS CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS
    The annual Perth and Kinross Champion of Champions was staged at Gleneagles Queens Course today. 15 lady Club Champions had to contend with extremely tough conditions over a fantastic course which was is suberb condition. The scoring was high due to the very strong winds however County Team Member Jane Yellowlees was the overall winner returning a 81, 6 over the CSS of 75 (reduction only).

    This was the second time Jane, representing both Crieff and Murrayshall, has lifted the trophy and our congratulations go to her. In second place was Dunkeld Golf club champion and team member Gwen Lambie 83 followed in third place by Aberfeldy Club Champion Caroline Dunbar 84.

    Special thanks go to County Captain Janet Griffiths for her organisation and also to Gleneagles for courtesy of the course and their unfailing support of the tournament.

    Click below for more photos of the day.

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  • Saturday, September 22, 2007

    Congratulations to County member Ray Brass who won through the Perth Ladies Championships and now joins the other Club Champions on the Queens Course at Gleneagles for the Champion of Champions tournament this Sunday starting at 11.20am. Good luck to all of the Champions.

    Friday, September 21, 2007


    Congratulations to County team member Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth) who finished a very creditable 34th in her first tournament since joining Grand Canyon University, Arizona. Jacqueline was competing in the Lumberjack Invitational at Aspen Valley Country Club, Flagstaff in Arizona. Well done Jacqueline!

    Tuesday, September 18, 2007

    GOOD LUCK

    Good luck to all our players who are representing P&K at the Commonwealth Spoons finals which is being held at Tain Golf Club on Thursday 20th September. Our representitives on the day are County Squad members Fiona Ramsay (Crieff) & Sal Shepherd (Blairgowrie), County Captain Janet Griffiths (Comrie) & Dawn Butchart (Strathmore), Beryl Harley (Milnathort) & Sue Jones (Milnathort) and Dot Doris (Crieff) & Alison Stockley (Craigie Hill).

    Most players are travelling tomorrow and taking advantage of a practice round prior to play on Thursday. So good luck to all eight ladies, play well and enjoy your day.

    Monday, September 17, 2007

    DUNBLANE MEETING

    What a superb end to our golfing calendar. Dunblane New Golf Club was in beautiful condition, the food was fabulous and the welcome was warm. Many thanks go to the green keeping staff, the caterers and the management team for an excellent visit.

    Unfortunately the majority of us did not score so well, with no players below or even matching par. Although the CSS raised from 71 to 74 it was still counting!

    The best scratch score was County Champion Alexandra Bushby (Strathmore) 77 closely followed by Sal Shepherd (Blairgowrie) 78. The best handicap players on the day were Sue Jones (Milnathort) who posted a 72 along with Lenore Kyle (Kinross) however Sue pipped Lenore on the best last 6 and went on to win the Brown Memorial Trophy. Well done Sue.

    Results were as follows:

    Scratch
    Alex Bushby 77
    Sal Shepherd 78

    Handicap
    Sue Jones (Milnathort) (26) 72
    Lenore Kyle (Kinross) (12) 72
    Sal Shepherd (Blairgowrie) (5) 73
    Grace Paterson (Dunblane) (22) 74

    Well done everyone.

    Saturday, September 15, 2007


    Congratulations to the Scotland Ladies Team who finished second to England in the recent Home Internationals Tournament at Dunbar Golf Club. County Team member Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder) scored an excellent 3 out of a possible 5 points - well done Emily. Top scorer in the Scotland team was Comrie member Carly Booth (5 out of 6 points).
    Photograph courtesy of the Kirkwood Site

    Thursday, September 13, 2007


    Congratulations to County team member Roseanne Niven who on her return to the USA, finished joint 9th with scores of 71, 77 and 73 for 221 in the Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic at Fort Collins, Colorado. She had seven birdies and no double bogeys over the 54 holes . Roseanne's scores helped her California Berkeley college team to its first team tournament win in 30 months. Roseanne's team-mates Shannon Yocum and Pia Halbig from Germany, making her college debut, finished first and second on two-under-par 214 and 216 respectively. The team score of 868 saw the team 19 shots clear of second placed Washington State. Well done Roseanne and the Berkeley team!
    Photograph courtesy of Tom Ward

    Tuesday, September 11, 2007


    Good luck to County team member Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder) and the rest of the Scottish team when they compete in the Ladies' Home Internationals being staged at Dunbar Golf Club from tomorrow through to Friday
    Play well!
    Live scoring is available from Wednesday at http://www.lgu.org/

    Monday, September 10, 2007


    Congratulations and well done to County Team member Eve Muirhead (Pitlochry) who won both her matches in the Schoolgirls International match against England at Westerwood Golf Club today. The Scottish girls' team started well with a 2 - 1 victory in the morning foursomes. Eve partnered Louise MacGregor and they beat Katherine O'Connor & Helen Searle 2 and 1. The Scots didn't fare quite so well in the afternoon singles - Eve was the only winner, winning her match against Becky Gibbs by 6 & 5. The final result was Scotland 3 England 6.
    Photograph courtesy of Cal Carson Golf Agency

    Sunday, September 09, 2007


    Below is the draw for the Champion of Champions Competition taking place on the Queens Course at Gleneagles on Sunday 23rd September. Congratulations to all of the Club Champions and good luck on 23rd!
    11.20 Alexandra Bushby, Stella Mitchell, Jane Yellowlees
    11.30 Gwen Lambie, Anita Henderson, Gillian Wallace
    11.40 Caroline Dunbar, Christine Laing, Margaret Macrae
    11.50 Ena Bennie, Elaine Davidson, Barbara Pitney
    12.00 Janey Heaney, Lyn Murray, Christine Souter
    12.10 Ann McGregor, Perth Ladies Champion, Jackie Brown

    Thursday, September 06, 2007

    Below is the draw for County meeting at Dunblane on Monday 17th September - late entries accepted - contact Carol Lambie on 01250 873979
    9.30 am D Butchart N Morrison
    9.37 am J Milne A Bushby J Yellowless
    9.45 am J Griffiths A Priestley R Duncan
    9.54 am A Tannock C Soutar L Murray
    10.00 am E Davidson L Fertacz M Marshall
    10.07 am C Irving D Doris S Service
    10.15 am C Choudhary J Muirhead K McKellar
    10.22 am M Robertson S Erskine J Stevenson
    10.30 am A Duncan J Pringle I Austin
    10.37 am N Hay S Young J Proudfoot
    10.45 am A McGregor S Ogg C Peebles
    10.54 am A Crossland J Nisbet J Miller
    11.00 am G Ness K McKay M McLeod
    11.07 am P Kelly W Stewart P Hebner
    11.15 am S McNaughton J Thom G Paterson
    11.22 am M Chalmers S Jones M Storry
    11.30 am S Irvine E Watson A Young
    11.37 am M Macrae J Montgomery AMiller
    11.45 am M Carruthers R McGeoghegan C Lambie

    Sunday, September 02, 2007


    Congratulations to County team member Emily Ogilvy who has been selected to represent Scotland in the Spirit International Amateur Golf Championships being staged at Whispering Pines Golf Club in Texas from 24th to 27th October 2007.
    The Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship is a world class golf event featuring the world’s best amateur men and amateur women golfers as they represent their respective country in team and individual competitions. The 96 participants enjoy the Houston Experience, which starts on 21st October, Opening and Closing Ceremonies, accommodations at the International Village at Camp Olympia and Spirit Sponsor events each night. All part of a week dedicated to international fellowship and fantastic competition by the world’s best amateur golfers for the coveted Spirit gold medal. The competition is both individual and team format, Emily partners Aberdeenshire's Michele Thomson - well done to both girls and good luck!

    Wednesday, August 29, 2007

    DUNBLANE MEETING
    ****More entries are needed for the Dunblane Meeting on MONDAY 17th SEPTEMBER. Dunblane have kindly given us a much reduced green fee so we need as many entries as possible. PLEASE send your entry to Carol Lambie as soon as possible. Many thanks.****

    Tuesday, August 28, 2007


    Congratulations to County team member Eve Muirhead (Pitlochry) who has been selected to represent Scotland in the Schoolboys and Schoolgirls International Matches against England at Westerwood Hotel Golf & Country Club, Cumbernauld on Monday, September 10. Eve has had a very good golfing year - winning the scratch section of Highland week and the Club Championship at Pitlochry. Eve has to fit in her golf when she can as she is also a world class Curler and is travelling to Spain later this month and to Canada in October. Good luck Eve for both your golf and curling endeavours. Photograph courtesy of Cal Carson Golf Agency
    Congratulations to County team member Jane Yellowlees who added the Murrayshall Club Champion title to the Crieff Club Champion title she won in earlier this year.

    Well done Jane!

    Monday, August 27, 2007


    MEGAN LOSES OUT AT STRATHMORE CHAMPIONSHIP

    Junior Member Megan Aird was the first ever girl to reach the finals of the Strathmore Junior Championship on Sunday afternoon and I was very pleased to referee what was an excellent match played by two very talented, polite and courteous young people.

    The other finalist was defending champion Allan Easton who was the eventual winner of the day. Allan also reached the final of the Gents Club Championship this year and although did not go onto win was the first junior boy to reach the final.
    Yesterday Allan played some tremendous golf and finished in style with a 3 on the ladies par 5 14th. Allan was only 1 over par. Megan had reached the green in two but Allan closed out the match by chipping in. Megan played beautifully throughout the match with 2 excellent birdies on 3 and 10 and her play off the tee was superb. Both players conducted themselves in manner they should both be very proud of. There was no displays of bad temper or sulks and even after losing a ball Megan walked back to the tee quite happily. It was a pleasure to spend the afternoon in their company.

    Congratulations to Megan for her achievement in reaching the final.

    Saturday, August 25, 2007

    Congratulations to County member Kathleen Duncan who equalled the course record at Pitlochry in the recent Autumn meeting. Kathleen scored a scratch 70 and reduced her handicap to 5.5. Well done Kathleen!

    Friday, August 24, 2007

    Through the Daily Telegraph Junior Golf Championship, we have been sent a complementary guest ticket to spectate at the above tournament which is being staged at the Belfry Golf Course near Birmingham from 20th - 23rd September 2007. The defending champion is Johan Edfors of Sweden. Among others taking part are Paul Lawrie, Sandy Lyle, Lee Westwood and Paul McGinley . If anyone would like the ticket please contact Janet Griffiths on 01764 670567.

    Thursday, August 23, 2007

    County team members Alexandra Bushby and Emily Ogilvy are not likely to make the cut in the Ladies' British Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Conwy Golf Club in Wales. Emily had a better round today (76) but her total of 15 over par is 4 outside the current cut score of +11. Alex didn't fare too well again today scoring a 91. Both girls have had a brilliant year so far and we hope they aren't too disappointed.
    P & K wish all the best for the coming year to County team member Roseanne Niven who returned to her University in California this morning. She will be studying hard and competing for the Cal Bears Women's golf team. Their first tournament starts on October 9th - play well Roseanne and let us know how you are getting on.

    Wednesday, August 22, 2007

    County team members Alexandra Bushby and Emily Ogilvy will have to play their best golf tomorrow if they are to qualify for the final two rounds of the Ladies' British Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Conwy Golf Club in Wales. Emily scored a 13 over par 87 and Alexandra scored a 19 over par 93. We wish them all the best for tomorrow - both girls have worked really hard on their games this year and both deserve to do well. Good luck girls!

    Tuesday, August 21, 2007

    Good luck to County team members Alexandra Bushby and Emily Ogilvy who are competing in the Ladies' British Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship at Conwy Golf Club in Wales starting tomorrow. The competition consists of two qualifying rounds following which the top 40 and ties progress to two further rounds. Play well Alex & Emily.

    Congratulations to County team member Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder) who's golfing year just keeps getting better and better. Emily has been selected to represent Scotland in the Women's Home Internationals at Dunbar Golf Club from 12th to 14th September. Well done again Emily! Fellow County team member Roseanne Niven is not available for selection due to her commitments to her American University. The full team is as follows:
    CARLY BOOTH (Comrie),
    MEGAN BRIGGS (Kilmacolm),
    KELSEY MACDONALD (Nairn Dunbar),
    LAURA MURRAY (Alford),
    EMILY OGILVY (Auchterarder),
    PAMELA PRETSWELL (Bothwell Castle),
    MICHELE THOMSON (McDonald Ellon),
    JENNA WILSON (Strathaven).
    Reserves:1 Louise KENNEY (Pitreavie), 2 Sara BISHOP (Cochrane Castle), Rachael LIVINGSTONE (Musselburgh Old).

    Thursday, August 16, 2007


    Commiserations to County team member Roseanne Niven who lost in the 3rd round of the British Girls' Amateur Championships today. In a very close match, Roseanne lost 2 & 1 to the 7th seed Charlie Douglass from England. Sally Watson was the only Scottish girl to progress to the quarter finals. Carly Booth lost to Henrietta Brockway and Kelsey MacDonald lost to Kelly Tidy from Manchester.

    Our congratulations to Roseanne and all of the Scottish girls for their achievements over the past two weeks.

    photograph courtesy of Tom Ward

    Wednesday, August 15, 2007


    Congratulations to County team member Alexandra Bushby who broke the course record at Strathmore this evening. Alex was playing in the LGU medal competition and scored an exceptional scratch 68 (CSS 72). Alex was one under par after nine holes with a bogey at the 2nd followed by a birdies at the 3rd & 4th holes. She then birdied the 12th, 14th & 18th to break the record by one shot (previously held by County Vice Captain Dawn Butchart) and also to reduce her handicap to 1.3. Alex is off to Wales next week to play in the Ladies' British Open Amateur Strokeplay Championships at Conwy Golf Club. We wish Alex all the very best, she has worked very hard on her game and hope she does really well in Wales. Well done Alex!

    Latest from the British Girls' Championships

    Congratulations to Roseanne who won her 2nd round tie this afternoon by an impressive 5 & 4 margin. She will play the 7th seed Charlie Douglass (England) tomorrow. Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) also won her 2nd round tie so this means that four Scottish girls are through to the last 16. Well done from everyone at P & K.
    Photograph courtesy of Tom Ward
    Latest results at http://www.lgu.org/
    Roseanne won her first round match by 6 & 4 and plays another Spaniard, Ana Fernandez de Mesa this afternoon. Other Scottish player's results:

    Sally Watson 1st round - won 4 & 3, 2nd round - won 5 & 4,
    Carly Booth 1st round - won 2 & 1, 2nd round - won 3 & 2,
    Pamela Prestwell 1st round - lost 3 & 2,
    Kelsey MacDonald 1st round - won 3 & 2 plays Emelie Alonso (France) this afternoon.

    Good luck to everyone

    Tuesday, August 14, 2007

    Roseanne qualified in 10th place and plays 55th seed Begona Jauregui Garcia from Spain in the first round tomorrow (10.36am). Well done and good luck Roseanne.
    Live scoring at http://www.lgu.org/
    Another steady round of 75 for Roseanne in the British Girls' Championship 2nd round qualifier at Southerndown Golf Club in Wales, will see her through to the matchplay stages starting tomorrow. Currently Roseanne is in joint 7th place on 4 over par . Leading the way is Sally Watson on level par and in second place is another Scot - Kelsey MacDonald on 1 over par. Roseanne's younger sister and County squad member Annabel, is also playing in the tournament following a late call up but is not faring quite so well and will not make the matchplay stages.

    Good luck to Roseanne and all of the Scottish girls from everyone at P & K.


    Photo courtesy of Cal Carson Agency

    Monday, August 13, 2007

    Despite some heavy rain over the weekend and one or two heavy showers during play, King James VI was in excellent condition. The greens were very good and this was reflected in an excellent winning scratch score by County Team member Jacqueline Sneddon (74). Our thanks to everyone at King James VI for the efforts of the greenstaff and to the catering staff for looking after us all so well.
    The results were as follows:

    CSS 75

    Scratch Division
    1st Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth) 74
    2nd Alexandra Bushby (Strathmore) 80
    3rd Liz Fertacz (Dunkeld & Birnam) 82

    4th Alison Houston (Dollar) 83

    Handicap Division
    1st Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth) 74 (5) 69
    2nd Liz Fertacz (Dunkeld & Birnam) 82 (10) 72
    3rd Julia Morrison (King James VI) 87 (13) 74 bih

    4th Kathy McKay (Dunbracken) 97 (23) 74


    Well done to County team member Roseanne Niven who had an excellent 1 over par 73 in the first round of the British Girls' Amateur Championships qualifier being played at Southerndown Golf Club in South Wales today. Roseanne is currently in joint 7th place. Well done Roseanne and good luck for tomorrow.
    KING JAMES VI IS OPEN
    HAVE A NICE GAME!

    Sunday, August 12, 2007

    Emily (left) with her trophy, the Lady President of Dumfries-shire LCGA, Dorothy Hill (centre) and runner up Jenna Wilson (right)

    Congratulations to County Team member Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder) who successfully defended the Mary McCally Trophy at Dumfries & Galloway Golf Club today. For her first round Emily was an amazing 5 under par and for her second round, 1 over. Emily won the tournament by one shot from Strathaven player Jenna Wilson. Emily has had a fabulous year, it's great to have her back and to see her doing so well. Great result Emily - well done!

    Saturday, August 11, 2007

    Good luck to Team member Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder) who defends the Mary McCally Trophy held at Dumfries & Galloway Golf Club on Sunday. Play well Emily!

    Friday, August 10, 2007

    Scotland team & officials

    Congratulations to the Girls' Scotland team who have retained the title they won in Ireland last year with an emphatic 8 1/2 to 1/2 win over Wales today. The Girls' Home International tournament has been played on the Southendown Golf Course in Wales over the past three days and the Scottish team won all of their ties in fine style! Well done - Roseanne Niven, Carly Booth, Sally Watson, Krystle Caithness, Megan Briggs, Jane Turner, Pamela Prestwell and Kelsey MacDonald from everyone at Perth & Kinross.
    Photographs courtesy of Tom Ward Photography more images at http://www.flickr.com/photos/twardpress/sets/72157601299802752/





    Roseanne in action at Southerndown

    Draw for County Meeting at King James VI
    (sorry for the delay in publishing)

    Time
    10.00 J Griffiths,H Gibson,L Kyle
    10.07 J Morrison,K McKellar,C Peebles
    10.15 C Choudhary,M McPherson,M Robertson
    10.22 M MacRae,J Hamilton,M Aird
    10.30 M Walker,M Story,J Proudfoot
    10.37 M Carruthers ,E Aird,S Jones
    10.45 S Lindsay,D Pollett,J McNaughton
    10.52 M Forbes,K McKay,J Thomm
    11.00 M MacLeod,P Hebner,B Harley
    11.07 P Kelly,N Bremner,A Duncan
    11.15 A Crossland,R McGeoghegan,D Doris
    EVENING
    5.30 D Butchart,L Fertacz
    5.37 A Bushby,M McKay

    Late entries to Mary Hope 01821 642288 / 07974690504

    Thursday, August 09, 2007

    The Scotland team scored a terrific victory today over the England team by 7 1/2 points to 1 1/2 in the Girls' Home International Matches in Wales. County team member Roseanne Niven came back from 3 down in her singles match to win by 1 hole at the eighteenth.

    ENGLAND 1 1/2 , SCOTLAND 7 1/2
    England names first.
    Foursomes: E Givens, H Barwood lost to K Caithness, S Watson 4 and 2;
    K Tidy, R Dyer halved with C Booth, M Briggs;
    R Connor, K Mundy halved with K MacDonald, R Niven (1-2)
    Singles: Givens lost to Booth 4 and 2, Tidy lost to Watson 2 and 1, Douglass lost to Briggs 3 and 2, Clyburn lost to Pretswell 2 and 1, Connor lost to Niven 1 hole, Barwood halved with Caithness (1/2 -5 1/2)

    Scotland play Wales tomorrow. Good Luck from everyone at P & K!

    Wednesday, August 08, 2007

    The Scotland team fared very well against Ireland in the first round of matches in the Girls' Home International Tournament being staged at Southerndown Golf Club, today. The foursomes were shared 1 1/2 to 1 1/2 and the singles went to Scotland 6 - 0. Scotland are defending the title they won in Ireland last year. Today's results were as follows:
    SCOTLAND 7 1/2, IRELAND 1 1/2
    Foursomes - K Caithness, S Watson bt S Cunningham, A Murphy 4 and 3;
    C Booth, M Briggs halved with V Bradshaw, S Meadow;
    K MacDonald, R Niven lost to Lisa Maguire, Leona Maguire 1 hole
    (1 1/2-1 1/2).
    Singles - C Booth bt K Gallagher 4 and 3,
    S Watson bt V Bradshaw 6 and 5,
    R Niven bt Lisa Maguire 2 and 1,
    P Pretswell bt L Mernagh 1 hole,
    M Briggs bt Leona Maguire 1 hole,
    K Caithness bt S Meadow 5 and 4
    (6-0).
    Well done to the Scotland team and the best of luck for tomorrow.
    Full results and live scoring at http://www.lgu.org/

    Tuesday, August 07, 2007

    Good luck to sisters Roseanne & Annabel Niven who are competing in different tournaments starting tomorrow. Roseanne is a member of the Scotland team taking part in the Girls Home International matches being staged at Southerdown Golf Club in Wales. Scotland play Ireland tomorrow. Annabel has reached the Handicap Matchplay stage of the St Andrews Junior Ladies tournament, the qualifier was played on the Strathtyrum course and the matchplay stages will be played on the Old Course. Annabel plays Lauren MacCallum of Macdonald Ellon tomorrow. Good luck to both girls and the Scotland team.

    Monday, August 06, 2007


    Congratulations to County team member Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder) who's year gets better and better - Emily was second scratch in the Riccarton Bowl staged at Hamilton Golf Club yesterday. Scratch player Emily won the best net return of 70 on a countback against Valerie Melvin, who plays off +1 at Reunion Golf Club, Florida and who won the scratch prize. Emily had the better inward half. Well done Emily!
    picture courtesy of Cal Carson Golf Agency

    Wednesday, August 01, 2007

    *****ATTENTION ALL NIGHT PLAYERS*****
    Following requests from our working lady members we have now secured evening tee times for our next fixture at King James VI Golf Course. This fixture will be held August 13th. Please send your entries to Lenore. - Thanks

    Tuesday, July 31, 2007


    County Team member Emily Ogilvy reached the final qualifying round for the Ricoh Women's British Open which was played on the New Course at St Andrews, yesterday.
    Despite finishing par - birdie - par, it was not enough to salvage what was for Emily a very disappointing score of 87. In blustery conditions on what is considered a tougher test than the Old Course, Emily struggled to find her true form. However, I would like to congratulate her on an exceptional season so far and say how proud we are of her achievements. To get to the final qualifying round is something she should be very proud of. Well done Emily and good luck for the rest of the season.

    Saturday, July 28, 2007



    County Team member Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder) will be playing the New Course at St Andrews on Monday (12.04pm) doing her very best to qualify for the Ricoh Women's British Open which starts on the Old Course at St Andrews, next Thursday.

    On behalf of everyone at P & K, I would like to wish Emily the very best of luck - play well Emily - we know you can do it and we'll be rooting for you!

    Do go along and support Emily if you can!


    photo courtesy of Cal Carson Golf Agency

    Friday, July 27, 2007

    *****ATTENTION ALL NIGHT PLAYERS*****

    Following requests from our working lady members we have now secured evening tee times for our next fixture at King James VI Golf Course. This fixture will be held August 13th. Please send your entries to Lenore.

    Thanks
    RESULTS FROM GLENISLA

    After a night of torrential rain we were extremely lucky to be able to play yesterday. The course held up extremely well and was in fabulous condition, many thanks to the green keeping staff for all their efforts. Day players mostly manage to get round in dry weather however 13 unlucky evening ladies were soaked through.

    Team member Fiona Ramsay (Crieff) returned the best scratch and handicap scores of the day with a 75 scratch, 70 nett. Well done Fiona. The full results are as follows:

    CSS 73

    Scratch
    Fiona Ramsay (Creiff) 75
    Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder) 77 bih
    Gillian Wallace (Glenisla) 77 bih
    Alexandra Bushby (Strathmore) 77
    Jane Yellowlees (Creiff) 79

    Handicap
    Fiona Ramsay (Creiff) (5) 70
    Gillian Wallace (Glenisla) (6) 71
    Sally Crystal (Taymouth Castle) (20) 72 bih
    Janey Heaney (Callander) (11) 72
    Esther Martin (Alyth) (15) 72

    Many thanks to all at Glenisla for a very warm welcome, to the bar and catering staff for seeing to our inner needs and of course the green keeping staff for all their efforts.

    Tuesday, July 24, 2007

    SCRATCH LEAGUE UPDATE

    Many thanks to Anita Henderson who has forwarded the latest Scratch League results as of 21st July.


    ALYTH
    Played 4, Won 3, Drawn 0, Lost 1, For 14.5, Against 5.5 Points 6
    AUCHTERARDER
    Played 6, Won 4, Drawn 1, Lost 1, For 19.5, Against 10.5, Points 9
    BLAIRGOWRIE
    Played 5, Won 0, Drawn 1, Lost 4, For 8, Against 17 Points 1
    CRAIGIEHILL
    Played 5, Won 3, Drawn 0, Lost 2, For 14.5, Against 10.5, Points 6
    CRIEFF
    Played 5, Won 0, Drawn 1, Lost 4, For 3, Against 22, Points 1
    DUNKELD & BIRNAM
    Played 6, Won 1, Drawn 1, Lost 4, For 8.5, Against 21.5, Points 3
    PITLOCHRY
    Played 6, Won 4, Drawn 0, Lost 2, For 20.5, Against 9.5, Points 8
    STRATHMORE
    Played 5, Won 4, Drawn 0, Lost 1, For 16.5, Against 8.5, Points 8

    Friday, July 20, 2007

    Congratulations to County team member Roseanne Niven (Crieff) who has been selected for the Scotland team for the Girls Home International Matches being held at Southerndown Golf Club in Wales from 8 - 10 August 2007. The full team is:

    Carly Booth
    Megan Briggs
    Krystle Caithness
    Kelsey MacDonald
    Roseanne Niven
    Pamela Pretswell
    Jane Turner
    Sally Watson

    Roseanne has also been selected to represent Scotland and to captain the team in the Girls' British Open Amateur Championship also at Southerndown from 13 - 17 August 2007 . The team is as follows:

    Carly Booth
    Kelsey MacDonald
    Roseanne Niven (Captain)

    Well done Roseanne!


    Thursday, July 19, 2007

    EVE AND JACQUELINE BOW OUT AT PETERHEAD

    Team members Eve Muirhead and Jacqueline Sneddon both failed to progress into the semi finals of the Scottish Under 18 Girls Championship however they should both be very proud of their achievements during the tournament. To make it to the quarter finals is no mean feat.

    Eve lost out to Pamela Prestwell 4&2 and Jacqueline Sneddon lost out to Sammy Vass 4&3. The semi finals this afternoon will be Carly Booth (Comrie) v Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) and Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm) v Sammy Vass (Tain).

    Wednesday, July 18, 2007


    Congratulations to County team member Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth) who has also won through to the quarter finals at Peterhead. Jacqueline beat the No 2 qualifier and East of Scotland champion, Jane Turner from Mortonhall by 4 & 2. In the next round, Jacqueline plays Sammy Vass from Tain. It's wonderul to see the girls doing so well. Good luck to Jacqueline and Eve.
    Full details at http://www.slga.co.uk/

    EVE GOES THROUGH TO THE QUARTER FINALS


    County Team member Eve Muirhead (Pitlochry) has made it through to the quarter finals of the Scottish under 18 girls Championship at Peterhead this afternoon. She defeated number 5 qualifier Lindsay Hunter. Excellent news.

    Eve is certainly on form at the moment, this competition follows her win last week at the Highland Open. Well done Eve.
    LATEST FROM PETERHEAD



    Megan Aird (Strathmore) failed to make it to the second round of the scratch matchplay stages at Peterhead this morning after being defeated by 4th qualifier Pamela Prestwell. Megan did extremely well to qualify into the Scratch section of the championship. With a handicap of 14 she scored a 8 over par 71 in the afternoons qualifying round. Well done Megan.

    Unfortunately 2 of our junior members Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth) and Annabel Niven (Crieff) were drawn against each other which ultimately means one would be knockout of the competition. On the day Jacqueline Sneddon was the stronger player and won the match 4&2 and will continue on this afternoon against 2nd qualifer Jane Turner. Well done Jacqueline and hard lines Annabel, we are very proud of you both.

    In the Handicap Section of the tournament Emily Aird was our only representative and unfortunately Emily was knocked out by Fiona Fullerton 3&2. Emily has only just got a handicap this year and is already down to 25. I am sure there will be plenty of other tournaments for this young girl.

    Good Luck to all girls and our commiserations to the girls who were knocked out.
    NEWS FROM UNDER 18 GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP

    Latest news from Peterhead is that Team Member Eve Muirhead has progressed into the second stages of the competition after defeating Racheal McQueen 9&7. Well done Eve.

    Eve will now play the number 5 qualifier Lindsay Hunter in second round. Her tee time is 1.24pm

    Good luck Eve.
    DRAW GLENISLA 26th JULY

    To follow is the draw for our next county meeting at Glenisla.

    09:30: D Butchart, F Ramsay
    09:37: J Yellowlees, G Wallace
    09:45: J Griffiths, J Lang
    09:52: J Heaney, P Drysdale,

    10:00: C Irving, R Duncan, D Doris
    10:07: L Kyle, L Murray, K McKellar
    10:15: M McLashan, A Speirs, J Kennedy
    10:30: J Stevenson, C Choudhary, H Gibson
    10:37: G Pennycook, M Reid, L Fall
    10:45: H Straw, M Macrae, A Spence
    10:52: L Pattinson, A Duncan, E Benzies
    11:00: A Allan, J Nisbet, W Stewart
    11:07: J Proudfoot, P Colquhoun, M Carruther
    11:15: A Tannock, S Ogg, M Walker

    11:30: J Miller, S Crystal , C Peebles
    11:37: K McKay , L O'Donnell, N Bremner
    11:45: J Clowe, G Ness, P Hebner
    11:52: S Irving, J Thom, M Robertson
    12:00: R McGeoghegan, I Murray, C Monks
    12:07: J Groom, M Chalmers, S MacNaughton
    12:15: E Watson , M Storrie
    EVENING
    17:15: G Lambie, A Bushby
    17:22: L Fertacz, S Leighton
    17:30: F Johnson, B Clough
    17:37: N Fleming, J Layburn, C Lambie
    17:45: M McKay, E Martin, Maya Robertson


    For late entries phone Dawn
    Congratulations to County Junior members Eve Muirhead, Jacqueline Sneddon, Annabel Niven, Megan and Emily Aird.

    All of the girls have qualified for the matchplay stages of the Scottish Girls' (Close) Amateur Championships at Peterhead Golf Club. Eve, Jaqueline Annabel & Megan play in the scratch division and Emily in the handicap.

    The details are as follows:
    Eve (80,77) plays R McQueen
    Jacqueline (79,80) plays Annabel (81,82)
    Megan (91,81) plays P Prestwell

    Emily (125,112) plays F Fullerton

    The winner of the qualifying rounds with exceptional rounds of 64 & 73 was Comrie member Carly Booth

    Unfortunately Roseanne Niven was not able to defend her title as she has an 'on-line' exam to complete for her college course in the USA.

    Good luck to everyone.

    (more details at http://www.slga.co.uk)

    Tuesday, July 17, 2007


    CONGRATULATION EMILY


    Team member Emily Ogilvy has made it through the Pre-qualifying stages for the Weetabix yesterday at the Berkshire. The cut fell at 74 (+2) and 29 players qualified for the Final Qualifying stage. Final Qualifying will take place over the New Course, St Andrews on Monday 30th July 2007. Emily who shot a fantastic 73, 4 under the CSS 77, made it through the qualifying stages along with fellow Scots Heather Macrae, Louise Kenney and Sally Watson.


    On behalf of P&K I would like to congratulate Emily and wish her every good fortune at St Andrews on the 30th. Its very exciting!

    Monday, July 16, 2007

    Good luck to Junior members Roseanne Niven, Annabel Niven, Eve Muirhead, Jacqueline Sneddon, Megan Aird and Emily Aird who are competing in the Scottish Girls' (Close) Amateur Championships at Peterhead Golf Club starting tomorrow (Tuesday). Crieff member Roseanne is the holder and is defending the title she won in sweltering temperatures at Peebles Golf Club last year. Let's hope they get some warmer, dryer conditions to play in over the next few days!

    Play well everyone!

    Saturday, July 14, 2007

    European Team Championships, Castleconturbia, Italy

    Day Five

    Scotland have finished on a high by beating Austria 3 1/2 to 1 1/2 to secure 11th place. The results were as follows:

    Foursomes
    Rachel Livingstone & Emily Ogilvy bt Claudia Wolf & Nina Muehl 6/4


    Singles
    Jenna Wilson lost to Martina Hochwimmer 1 hole
    Michele Thomson bt Sabrina Poelderl 1 hole
    Roseanne Niven bt Cristina Gugler 4 & 3
    Heather Macrae halved with Stefanie Endstrasse

    The overall winners were Spain who beat Sweden 5 1/2 to 1 1/2 in the flight one final.
    European Ladies Team Championships, Castleconturbia, Italy

    Day Four

    Scotland were matched against Ireland and unfortunately Scotland lost 4 matches to 1. In the next round Scotland play Austria who lost to France, for 11th place. The Scotland results were:

    IRELAND 4, SCOTLAND 1

    Foursomes: 1-0
    D Smth & M Morrin bt R Livingstone & R Niven 2 and 1.

    Singles: 3-1
    T Delaney bt J Wilson 1 hole.
    M Riordan lost to H MacRae 3 and 2.
    K Delaney bt E Ogilvy 4 and 3.
    D McVeigh bt M Thomson 3 and 2.

    Good luck for today.

    Congratulations to County junior member Jennifer Smith (Kinross) who won the Bronze division of the Under 14s competition at Brunston Castle Golf Club today. In pretty awful weather Jennifer scored 39 stableford points, five points clear of the field - well done Jennifer!

    Strathmore members Megan and Emily Aird also competed, Megan scored a nett 78 in the Silver Division and Emily was 4th in the Bronze Division with 30 stableford points. Well done girls!

    The winner of the Silver division scratch was Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) with 78 and the winner of the nett prize was Gemma Dryburgh (Beaconsfield) with 70.

    Congratulations to County Junior member Erin Millar who won the Bronze division of the Highland week yesterday. Erin beat fellow Pitlochry member Ann Garden in the final by 5 & 4.

    Well done Erin!

    Friday, July 13, 2007


    Congratulations to County Team member Eve Muirhead who won the scratch division of the Highland Week tournament at Pitlochry today. Eve played fellow County squad member Sal Shepherd in an excellent, closely fought final. Eve scored an estimated 70 and Sal 72. Eve won by one hole and spectators said that it was one of the best finals they had seen!
    Well done to both girls!
    photo courtesy of Cal Carson