Thursday, February 26, 2009


The Spanish women's open amateur golf championship at Las Palmas on the Canary Island continues tomorrow minus Carly and Emily. Carly had what was a nightmare 85 in the second round and along with Emily will bow out of the matchplay stages. However I am sure they are both keen to fly back for some home comforts.

Emily and Carly's first competitive play this season did not start well. Their accommodation seems to be a bit of a nightmare and poor Emily has been effected by sun stroke. Not really the best way to be going into a tournament. After the first days play the lack of sleep and being unwell seems to have reflected in Emily's score.

Fellow Team member Carly Booth seems to be coping better and has returned a very credible three over par 74 which places her in joint 14th, seven shots behind German, Nicola Rossler. Carly birdied the short eighth and two par-5s, the ninth and 18th in halves of 35 (level par) and 39 (three over). She bogeyed the fourth, fifth, 10th, 11th, 13th and 15th.

Following the first round there are 36 players with scores of 76 or better and eight of them are on 76. The cut off seems be likely to be around 152. Which means that Emily will be unlikely to qualify after returning a 17-over-par 88.

We wish them well today.

Monday, February 23, 2009


Huge congratulations go to Squad member Eve Muirhead who made her own piece of curling history on Sunday. Eve won 10-5 over Stirling’s Kelly Wood in the final of the Columba Cream Scottish Ladies Championship. This makes Eve the youngest-ever skip to become national champion – in a season where she already holds the Scottish Junior Crown (not to mention the World Junior title). This is a massive achievement for Eve who was extremely quick to praise her curling team mates.
Eve's performance in the final yesterday will be screened on BBC1 at 11.20pm on 24th Feb (tomorrow).
Eve will now make her way to Vancouver for the World Junior Championships from March 5th to 15th then onto Korea from 21st to 29th March for the World Ladies Championships.
Good Luck from us all at P&K.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Team members Carly Booth and Emily Ogilvy (pictured above with the North Divisional Trophy) are flying to what will hopefully be a much warmer climate this weekend to take part in the Spanish Ladies Open Amateur Championship held over the Real Club De Golf De Las Palmas in Gran Canaria. This event is a Ladies European Amateur Ranking event and is also one of only four European Qualification Events for the PING Junior Solheim Cup.
Both girls will travel on Saturday and the program is as follows:
Monday Feb 23rd: First Practice Round
Tuesday Feb 24th: Second Practice Round
Wednesday Feb 25th: First Stroke Play qualifying round (18 holes)
Thursday Feb 26th: Second Stroke Play Qualifying round (18 holes)
Friday Feb 27th: First Match Play Round (16 qualifiers)
Second Match Play round (8 qualifiers)
Saturday Feb 28th: Third Round Matchplay (Quarter Final Match play)
Fouth Round Matchplay (Semi-Finals)
Sunday March 1st: Final over 18 holes. 13.30h approx Prize Giving Ceremony.
We will keep a close eye on Carly and Emily and try as much as possible to keep you up to date with the results.
Carly and Emily are being joined on their trip with fellow Scot Kyllie Walker.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


You should all have now received the mailing inviting you to renew your membership. My thanks go to Lenore who very cleverly produced this years Fixture Card. I also hope you have enjoyed reading the Newsletter and I hope you have all spotted the deliberate mistake!! I stated that the Centenary Event was taking place on Monday 9th August when in fact it should read Monday August 17th!! The fixture card is correct.

As you can see we have a great range of course to play this year and of course with the centenary event we have 9 meetings. It is really nice to have something to look forward to other than fighting your way through snow at the moment.

If you have any queries about new ladies wishing to join I have made available membership forms which you can download. Just click on the download at the right hand side of the page then when you reach the media website click to download. If you have any problems email me and I will be happy to forward this onto you.

Look forward to seeing you all soon.