Monday, June 30, 2008


Our fantastic team played their hearts out all weekend and won the North of Scotland Inter-County championship today at Downfield. It was a resounding win as P&K won all three days against Northern Counties 6&3, Aberdeenshire 5&4 and Angus 8&1.

All members of the team contributed to this great win. We also had the three top point earners of the tournament with Emily and Carly with 5.5 points out of 6 with Alex not far behind with 5 points.

I can not praise the girls enough, they were wonderful. I am very very proud of them all. Fantastic result, well done all. I will post a full report with some fantastic photo's tomorrow.
I would also like to say a huge thank you to all the cards, phone calls and kind wishes from all our members. Also to the members who came along to support and caddy the girls. Also a huge thank you to squad members Jane, Sal, Fiona and Gwen who came along to support the girls and caddy this weekend, Gwen and Fiona even stayed in the same hotel all weekend to help throughout the tournament. I can not thank them enough.

What a fantastic weekend!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Our County Team of Carly Booth (Comrie), Alexandra Bushby (Strathmore), Jillian Milne (Craigiehill), Carol Muir (Craigiehill), Eve Muirhead (Pitlochry), Annabel Niven (Crieff), Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder), Laura Walker (Muckhart) are making their way to Downfield this afternoon for their practice game ahead of this weekends Jamboree.
Tomorrow we play Northern Counties, Sunday Aberdeenshire and Monday we play hosts Angus. Our girls have worked very hard in practice and coaching sessions and we are all ready and eager for the weekend to begin.
We have a fantastic group of girls whose team spirit is exceptional.
As I have previously requested, we as a county would be very grateful for as many supporters to come along to Downfield as possible. A sea of green jerseys would be wonderful. The tee times every morning commence at 9.04 and afternoon 2pm, with 7 minute intervals.. Morning are foursomes and afternoon see the singles matches. The order of play is as follows:
Northern Counties v Perth & Kinross
Angus v Aberdeenshire
Northern Counties v Angus
Aberdeenshire v Perth & Kinross
Perth & Kinross v Angus
Northern Counties v Aberdeenshire
We wish the team well and I look forward to seeing you over the weekend.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Our county are hosting the North of Scotland Ladies Championship at Strathmore Golf Club on 7th 8th and 9th of July. I am delighted that the entries have now exceeded 100 and here is the draw for the qualifying round on Monday July 7th. The top 16 scratch and the top 16 handicap fomr Monday's round then go forward to the matchplay stages and the remainder of the competitors play a consolation round on Tuesday.

9.00:R Niven (Crieff), E Ogilvy (Auchterarder)
9.07: K McNicol (Carnoustie Ladies), L Walker (Muckhart)
9.15. A Ramsay (Kirriemuir), A Bushby (Strathmore)
9.22: H Anderson (Downfield ), A Ryan (Tain), J Brown (Monifieth)
9.30: M Smith (Tain), A Hunter (Monfieth), J Sneddon, (Alyth)
9.37: M Summers (Panmure Barry), C Penman (Carnoustie Ladies) F Hay (Deeside)
9.45: F Millar (Carnoustie Ladies), A Niven (Crieff), A Ingram (Fort William)
10.00: F Blair (Carnoustie Ladies), E Muirhead (Pitlochry), J Yellowlees (Murrayshall)
10.07: G Lambie (Dunkeld), S Arbuckle (Panmure Barry), G Dowling (Inverness)
10.15: M Hope (Blairgowrie), S Bushby (Strathmore), A Gowrie (Inverness)

10.22: S Leighton (Alyth), J Vass (Tain), J Grubb (Montrose)
10.30: N Fleming (Alyth), J Griffiths (Strathmore), J Clark (Panmure Barry)
10.37: A Summers (Panmure Barry), F Sinclair (Carnoustie Caledonia), J Petrie (Panmure Barry)
10.45: L Hardie (Aberdeenshire), J Henderson (Royal Montrose), M Aird (Strathmore)
11.00: S Sneddon (Carnoustie Caledonia), C Whicher (Aberdeen Ladies), N Morrison (Dunblane)
11.07: S Mackinnon (Ellon), J Lang (Alyth), L McGillivray (Banchory)
11.15: L McGraw (Auchterarder), G Pennycook (Alyth), A Freeman (Panmure Barry)
11.22: L Kyle (Milnathort), E McMurray (Downfield), M Horn (Newmachar)
11.30: S Tait (Newmacher), P Drysdale (Alyth), M Duthie (Panmure Barry)
11.37: H Kelly (Panmure Barry), F Johnston (Alyth), M Faulkner (Royal Montrose) 11.45: S Belton (Kirriemuir), K MacCallum (McDonald), A Hope (Newmacher)
12.00: C Turner (Alyth), A Alston (Royal Montrose), G Wilson (Monifieth)
12.07: G Murray (Cruden Bay), J Taylor (Strathmore), H Gibson (Alyth)
12.15: K Esslemont (Cruden Bay), C Bryce (Ballater), S Cummins (Royal Montrose) 12.22: J Kennedy (Blairgowrie), A Grewar (Strathmore), L Joss (Newmacher)

12.30: C Choudhary (Callander), F Gibson (Ballater), J Chalmers (Monifieth)
12.37: R McLean (Cruden Bay), C Lambie (Dunkeld), S MacDonell (Inverness)
12.45: C Robertson (Dunkeld), E Thomson (Aberdeen Ladies), L Kelly (Newmacher)

13.00: Jen Sneddon (Alyth), F Watterson (Newburgh),
13.07: S Bradley (Kirriemuir), E Barrack (Aberdeen Ladies), M Robertson (Strathmore),
13.15: B Lyburn (Blairgowrie), E Herries (Banchory), D Massie (Newmacher)
13.22: E Aird (Strathmore), S Adamson (Banchory), F Martin (Kirriemuir)
13.30: S Fenner (Strathmore), E Anderson (Deeside), C Peebles (Alyth)
13.37: L McWilliam (Banchory), R McGeoghegan (Strathmore), D Wallace (Blairgowrie)
13.52: C McNab (Strathmore), M Walker (Aboyne), N Rice-Melville (Downfield)

14.00: J Groom (Strathmore), J Pritchard (Newmacher), S Irvine (Blairgowrie)

You will be sure of a very welcome at Strathmore! Look forward to seeing you all there and if any one can spare sometime to help on the days please contact me!
Thank you.

Sunday, June 22, 2008


Saturday saw the final team get together, coaching and practice day for our County Team 2008. All eight members, Carly Booth, Alex Bushby, Jill Milne, Carol Muir. Eve Muirhead, Annabel Niven, Emily Ogilvy and Laura Walker, got together at 11am for some shot game practice with their coaches untill 2. Then we were all kindly invited to Emily's for a wonderful BBQ and back again to play under the watchful eye's of P&K coaches Andrew and John over the PGA course.
All players gained alot from the day and all are eagerly looking forward to the Jamboree at Downfield next weekend.

The girls and the officials have all put so much time and effort into the preparations and are all looking forward to the Jamboree. So please come along and support our team at Downfield on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Morning Tee Times commence at 9.30 and the pm Tee Times commence at 2pm. Wear your green jersey and support the girls efforts.

Thank you!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


The Scottish Ladies Golfing Association has nominated Team Member Annabel Niven to play in the R&A Junior Open golf championship at Hesketh, Lancashire from July 14 to 16.

The R&A competition, which attracts competitors from around the world, is for juniors, boys and girls, aged 16 and under. Players with handicaps of three and under play 54 holes, those with higher handicaps play 36 holes.

Once the tournament is finished, the R&A give all competitors the opportunity to attend the Open championship at nearby Royal Birkdale.

This is a huge honour for Annabel and we send her our warmest congratulations.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


P&K send there warmest congratulations to P&K member Roseanne Niven who played exceptional golf last week at the British and progressed to the semi final stages of this prestigious event. Above is Roseanne with her Semi finalist trophy. semi finals.

Well done indeed.

Friday, June 13, 2008


Roseanne Niven has made it through to the final 16 of the Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship. Roseanne won her match this afternoon 2&1. Well done Roseanne! You have done us proud, we wish you all the very best tomorrow.

Roseanne along with Pamela Prestwell are the only two Scots left in the tournament however as luck would have it they are drawn against each other tomorrow.

We are also very proud of Team members Emily and Carly who also played exceptional golf today, both under par, a full report on the days play go to

Sad to report but unfortunately Emily and Carly have both been defeated in the 2nd round of the British. Emily played the top qualifier and after a very close game the match ended on the 17th green. Carly's match was also an extremely close and exciting game which ended on the last green.

We are very proud of our girls making it to the match play stages and congratulate them on their achievements.

Roseanne Niven is still on the course and last reported to be 1 up through 7. Good luck Roseanne.

Roseanne joins Carly and Emily in the next round of the Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship. Roseanne won her match against french golfer Andre Lucie. Roseanne will now play Sahra Hassan from Wales. Well done Roseanne

Good luck to all three of our girls and also to their fellow Scots players Michelle Thomson, Kylie Walker and Pamela Preston who have already won through to the next round. Krystal Cathness is at present still out on the course, last known score 2 up through 7.

Of the P&K girls playing today Emily Ogilvy was first out but the early start didn't hinder Emily winning her match 2&1, Carly Booth also is safely though to the next round after winning her match 4&2. Roseanne Niven is still out on the course and at present is 2 up through 7.

Emily now plays the number one qualifier Caroline Hedwall of Sweden and Carly will play Maude-Aimee Leblanc of Canada.

Will try to keep you up to date!

Thursday, June 12, 2008


Didn't our girls do well at the British women's open amateur golf championship at North Berwick today! Team member Carly Booth was certainly on form and returned a 2 under par 70 finishing with a eagle two on the 273 closing hole. Her final total of 146 makes Carly the top qualifier of eight Scots. Along with Carly playing in the final stages are our own Emily Ogilvy who returned scores of 79 73 for a total of 152 and Roseanne Niven who posted 78 71 for a total of 149. Great scoring by all our girls and look forward to the match play stages tomorrow. Fantastic for P&K to have three players in the top 64.

Our fourth entrant Alexandra Bushby had a nightmare round yesterday but had the courage to come back today and return an excellent score of 73 today. Unfortunately the damage had already been done on Wednesday but I can not praise her enough for the way she came back and showed her great fighting spirit. Well done Alex.

Emily is our first girl out tomorrow at 7.38 against Hannah Jenkins, Carly is up next at 8.26 against Stephanie Kirchmayr and the last of our members Roseanne is out at 10.02 against Andre Lucie.

Good luck to all. I will try to keep the website up to date but you can catch all the news on the LGU website. See the previous post for the link!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


So far only two of our girls have completed their first round of the Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship, they are Carly Booth and Roseanne Niven who have return excellent scores of 4 and 6 over respectively. Emily Ogilvy and Alexandra Bushby are 4 and 8 over through 9 holes.

The leading completed round score is -4 from Sweden's +5 handicapper Caroline Hedwall, then on level par is Ireland's Deirdre Smith and Spaniard Maria Hernandez.

For live scoring click on the lick below:


  • Just as I was posting this report Emily has since completed her round and is a very credible 7 over.

    Tuesday, June 10, 2008


    Four Perth and Kinross members are taking part in the British women's open amateur golf championship over the North Berwick they are County Team members Alexandra Bushby, Carly Booth and Emily Ogilvy and fellow County member Roseanne Niven. Alex who holds a 1 handicap was delighted when she received a late call at 2pm today to be told she was off the waiting list and included in tomorrows play

    Carly, along with fellow curtis cup team mates, Michelle Thomson and Krystal Caithness, has the huge honour of representing Scotland in the international team event staged in conjunction with the stroke-play qualifying rounds.

    We wish all four girls the very best of luck and I will try to keep you as up to date as possible as the day unfolds.

    Monday, June 09, 2008


    Ailie Burnett who represented North Division in the Inter-Girls Championships at Balumbie this weekend did extrememly well all weekend. Ailie won both her matches on Saturday and narrowly lost her match on Sunday. Ailie you did great and we send you our warmest congratulations.

    This tournament is played in a two-ball format, round robin over two days. East won the event with 6pt. South were runners-up with 4.5 points andn in third position was North 4pt from two halved matches and one defeat.West were fourth with 3.5pt from one win, one halved match and one defeat.

    Isla Craigie & Lesley Atkins bt Linzi Allan & Hannah Gaunt 4 and 2.
    Kirstie McDonald & Tara MacTaggart lost to Zoe Differ & Lauren Meldrum 8 and 6.
    Ailsa Mitchell & Ailsa Bain lost to Nicola Ferguson & Natasha Qayum 6 and 5.

    NORTH 1.5, EAST 1.5
    Ailsa Summers & Julie Vass halved with Cara Easton & Rachael Watton.
    Ailie Burnett & Rachel Polson bt Judy Shields & Camilla Tait 6 and 4.
    Ashley Smith & Hannah McCook lost to Gillian Simpson & Gabrielle McDonald 2 holes.

    SOUTH 1.5, EAST 1.5
    Isla Craigie & Lesley Atkins lost to Cara Easton & Rachael Watton 2 holes.
    Kirsty McDonald & Tara MacTaggart bt Judy Shields & Camilla Tait 2 and 1.
    Ailsa Mitchell & Ailsa Bain halved with Gillian Simpson & Gabrielle McDonald.

    WEST 1.5, NORTH 1.5
    Nichola Ferguson & Natasha Qayum bt Ailsa Summers & Julie Vass 3 and 2.
    Zoe Differ & Lauren Meldrum halved with Ashley Smith & Hannah McCook.
    Linzi Allan & Hannah Gaunt lost to Ailie Burnett & Rachel Polson 2 holes

    WEST 0, EAST 3
    Nichola Ferguson & Natasha Qayum lost to Cara Easton & Rachael Watton 2 and 1.
    Zoe Differ & Lauren Meldrum lost to Gillian Simpson & Gabrielle McDonald 4 and 2.
    Linzi Allan & Hannah Gaunt lost to Judy Shields & Camilla Tait 3 and 2.

    SOUTH 2, NORTH 1.
    Isla Craigie & Lesley Atkins bt Julie Vass & Ailsa Summers 1 hole.
    Kirstie McDonald & Tara MacTaggart lost to Ashley Smith & Hannah McCook 3 & 2.
    Ailsa Mitchell & Ailsa Bain bt Ailie Burnett & Rachel Polson 2 and 1.

    Friday, June 06, 2008


    Winner of the P&K County Gibb Trophy Ailie Burnett will represnt P&K North team for the Girls Inter Divisional Matches at Ballumbie on 7th and 8th June. This is a round robin tournament with 2 matches on Saturday and 1 match on Sunday against girls teams from South, East and West.

    TheNorth team is as follows:
    Ailie Burnett (Dunkeld and Birnam), Ashley Smith (Monifieth), Ailsa Summers (Panmure Barry) Rachel Polson (Peterculter), Julie Vass (Tain) and Hannah McCook ( Abernethy).

    We wish Ailie all the very best of luck throughout the weekend. Come on the North!!

    For those of you who are unaware, Perth and Kinross LCGA are now on How Did I Do. This means that by late evening after a County Meeting the results including the CSS will be posted on line at If you have any problems give me a call and I will help you through the process. Below is a link direct to the website.

    Hope you like this new facility.


    Our thanks go to Dunkeld and Birnam Golf Club for their very warm welcome. The course was in excellent condition and the views were exceptional. A very beautiful course indeed. Our thanks also go to Jane and her catering staff for fantastic food and service.

    Some of us did a little better than others but the star of the day was Dunkeld Club Champion Gwen Lambie who not only returned the best Scratch Score of 78 but also one under CSS Net score of 71. Well done Gwen.

    Full results are as follows:

    CSS 72

    Gwen Lambie (Dunkeld and Birnam) 78 bih
    Alexandra Bushby (Strathmore) 78

    Gwen Lambie (Dunkeld and Birnam) (7) 78
    Sheila MacDougall (Dunkeld and Birnam) (15) 72 bih
    Elizabeth Fertacz (Dunkeld and Birnam) (10) 72
    Miriam Wilson (Dunblane) (12) 72

    Well done to all. Remember and get your entries in for The North of Scotland!!

    Thursday, June 05, 2008


    Please, please, please get your entries in for the North of Scotland!!! We only host this event every four years and this year it will be held at Strathmore Golf Club which, even if I say so myself, is in fantastic condition as over 100 ladies who played in Strathmore Ladies Open yesterday will testify!

    The North of Scotland is played over 3 days from Monday 7th July through to Wednesday 9th July. All players play on Monday and then we will have 16 scratch qualifiers and 16 handicap qualifers who go forward to the match play stages which take place Tuesday and Wednesday. All non qualifiers will then play on Tuesday in a consolation round. Therefore the entry of £15 guarantee's you a minimum of two rounds of golf on a beautiful golf course which serves the most wonderful food!!

    So many of you have said to me, and I quote 'we are not good enough' this is nonsense as the tournament is a handicap event as well as a scratch one and everyone will go out in as near handicap order as possible. So please please come along and support the county in this event. We can accomodate 120 ladies and so far we only have 75 entries which is very disapointing. You will certainly be made very welcome.

    Entry forms can be downloaded from the left hand side of the page or CALL ME on 01828 633000/633395.


    Monday, June 02, 2008


    Courtesy of the LGU and R&A, Perth and Kinross LCGA organised a coach for any of our junior girls who were interested in coming along to the Curtis Cup yesterday. 26 Juniors took up the invitation however, sadly due to illness and other arrangements, a few could not make it. But those who came along and braved the cold and rain were treated to some magnificent golf.
    My thanks go to volunteers Alex Dot and Janet who gave up their day to help with the girls.

    Of course our own Carly was there and the girls were in awe of her golf and how she conducted herself on the course. They were all very excited to watch her play in such a prestigious event. We, as a county, are extremely proud of Carly's achievements. Playing in the Curtis Cup must be the highest honour for any amateur female golfer and I am sure Carly will feature in the team many more times to come.

    Well done Carly.

    The picture above is the GB&I Team after the event. Carly is 5th from the right.