Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Arrived home late last night from a very successful weekend at Dornoch. Our girls did us all proud and although it has not been confirmed I think we have the two top point scorers of the tournament with Emily Oglivy and Carly Booth both scoring 5 out of a possible 6 points.

The first day we played Northern and had a very close game, eventually losing by a very narrow margin of 3.5 to Northerns 5.5. With four of the 6 singles matches finishing on the 18th green it could have went either way. The full results are below:

Emily Ogilvy & Carly Booth bt Sammy Vass & Kelsey MacDonald 4 and 3;
Eve Muirhead & Laura Walker lost to Cara Gruber & Pam Mackay 2 and 1;
Annabel Niven & Alex Bushby lost to Alison Bartlett & Mary Smith 5 and 4 (1-2).

Singles -
Carly lost to Kelsy MacDonald 4 and 3,
Emily bt Cara Gruber 1 hole,
Laura bt Pam Mackay 1 hole,
Alex lost to Sammy Vass 1 hole
Jane lost to Alison Bartlett 3 and 2
Fiona Ramsay halved with Mary Smith (2.5-3.5).

On Sunday we had a very hard fought match against Aberdeenshire where the match ended halved. with 4.5 points each. The full results are below:

Foursomes –
Emily Ogilvy & Carly Booth bt Laura Murray & Carol Wilson 5 and 4;
Annabel Niven & Alex Bushby bt Sammy Leslie & Sheena Wood 2 and 1;
Eve Muirhead & Laura Walker lost to Mhairi Johnstone & Laura McLardy 5 and 4 (2-1).

Singles –
Carly bt Laura Murray 7 and 5,
Emily bt Sheena Wood 4 and 2,
Alex halved with Carol Wilson,
Annabel lost to Laura McLardy 7 and 5,
Fiona Ramsay lost to Sammy Leslie 4 and 2,
Laura lost to Donna Pocock 4 and 3 (2 ½-3

Yesterday we knew that we could no longer win the tournament but if we won the match against Angus then we would be placed a very credible 2nd. The girls played their hearts out, each and every one of them and I was delighted when the pairings of Carly & Emily, Alex & Annabel and Eve and Laura all won their morning matches giving us a 3-0 win in the morning which meant all we required was 2 more wins in the afternoon to secure 2nd position and I am delighted to say the girls provided P&K with 3 wins out of 6 to win overall by 6-3. The afternoon results were as follows:

Carly bt Ailsa Summers 7 and 6
Emily lost to Rebecca Wilson 3 and 2
Fiona lost to Ann Ramsay 1 up
Jane lost to Katy McNicol 4 and 2
Alex bt Fiona Blair 5 and 4
Laura bt Shonnagh Raitt 1up
The final results of the weekend are as follows:
Northern Counties Played 3, Won 3, Pts 3.
Perth & Kinross, Played 3 Won 1, Drawn 1 Lost 1 Pts 1.5
Angus Played 3, Won 1, Lost 2, Pts 1
Aberdeenshire Played 3. Won 0, Drawn 1, Lost 2. Pts 0.5

I am very proud of all the girls and had the most glorious time as their Captain and I was extremely touched when the girls presented me with a beautiful framed picture of the winning team from 2008. It will have pride of place in my house as a superb memento of my time as County Captain. Below is picture of a very happy Captain with the picture.

I must also thank all of you for for kind wishes and cards and to Pat Colquhoun, Carol Lambie, Gwen Lambie and my husband Iain who gave up their own time to come along to support, caddie and help over the whole weekend. It really is fabulous to have such support. As you can see from the photo below it was very hard work and the caddies went through a lot of pain!! Poor wee legs!

Also a huge thank you to my Vice Captain Lenore Kyle who was a great support all weekend and even managed to show she wasn't to frightened by my 'buggy driving'. Although I have suspicions that I was given the very slowest one each day!! Also to Shona Leighton who has a very calming influence on us all. She has a great deal of County and Team experience and is a massive asset to the county. Also to Liz Miskimmin who came along for the weekend and supported the girls brilliantly. Liz is just the best President we could ask for.
Below is a slide show of all the weekends action. I will post more later.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Good Luck to all our team members this weekend at Royal Dornoch where we will be defending our North Division Team Championship title. We will all make our way to Dornoch tomorrow where the girls will have a practice round at 2.30pm. The competition begins in earnest on Saturday when we play hosts Northern Counties. On Sunday we play Aberdeenshire and Monday, Angus. We are all well prepared and looking forward to what we hope will be a great weekend of golf.
I will try to keep you all posted with the daily results however if we can not get internet access then please keep an eye to Kirkwood Golf for the results. A link is on the right of the page.
Our team for the weekend is as follows:
Carly Booth (Comrie)
Alex Bushby (Strathmore)
Eve Muirhead (Pitlochry)
Annabel Niven (Crieff)
Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder)
Fiona Ramsay (Crieff)
Laura Walker (Muckhart)
Jane Yellowlees (Murrayshall)
1st reserve Jillian Milne (Craigiehill) 2nd reserve Gwen Lambie (Dunkeld)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Another up date for our club championships. Congratulations go to Allison Houston who won Milnathort Championship. Please keep me up date with your championships!!

Well done Allison.

Monday, June 22, 2009


My thanks go to Alison Stockley for an update of the results so far in the P&K Scratch League. Scratch League is a very important part of County Golf. It provides competitive golf for the best players of each club and the individual results also help in the selection of coaching squads, so my thanks to you all for taking part.

Below is an update of games played recently:
Dunkeld 1.5 Blairgowrie 3.5
Crieff 2.5 Dunkeld 2.5
Blairgowrie 4.5 Pitlochry 0.5

Summary of games so far:
Alyth Played 2 won 1 lost 1
Auchterarder Played 4 won 0 lost 4
Blairgowrie Played 4 won 3 lost 1
Craigie Hill Played 3 won 2 lost 1
Crieff Played 3 won 0 lost 2 halved 1
Dunkeld Played 4 won 2 lost 1 halved 1
Pitlochry Played 3 won 2 lost 1
Strathmore Played 3 won 2 lost 1

Yesterday the P&K Team had a final get together and practice day. Strathmore Golf Centre were once again very generous hosts for the event and it proved to be a great day.

We held skill challenges at the Driving and Practice range in the morning then played 18 holes in the afternoon. All the team enjoyed the day and felt it was very worthwhile. My thanks go to Shona who came along to help and of course to David Norman of Strathmore Golf Centre for once again being a great supporter of County Golf.

The team will be making there way to Dornoch on Friday and I will try to keep you posted of the weekend events as much as possible.

Quite a few clubs have now played their Club Championships. Below is the results I have received. If your clubs result is missing please contact me and I will be happy to publish!

Alyth - Jacqueline Sneddon
Blairgowrie - Sandy Bushby
Craigie Hill - Carol Muir
Dunkeld - Gwen Lambie

Congratulations to all the above and please keep me posted with news of your club championships!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

All images are courtesy of Cal Carson Golf Agency

Above is some of the images of Emily and Roseanne taken by Colin Farquarson at the British. I thought you would like to see them.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


P&K Team member Carly Booth has been named in the 6 strong European Ladies team which takes place 7th to 11th July at Bled GC, Slovenia. Carly was also yesterday named as 3rd reserve for the Vagliano GB&I team.
Well done Carly!
Below is both the Ladies and Girls teams:

European Ladies', Bled GC, Slovenia, 7-11 JulyTeam:
Carly Booth (Comrie), Louise Kenney (Pitreavie), Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar), Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle), Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle), Sally Watson (Elie & Earlsferry Ladies)
Reserves: 1 Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm), 2 Roseanne Niven (Crieff), 3 Jane Turner (Craigielaw)Captain: Fiona de Vries (St Rule)

European Girls', Kokkola GC, Finland, 7-11 JulyTeam:
Lesley Atkins (Minto), Sammy Leslie (Westhill), Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies), Rachael Watton (Mortonhall)
Reserves: 1 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), 2 Jill Meldrum (Dullatur)
Captain: Margaret MacNaughtan (Aberdeen Ladies)

Monday, June 15, 2009


This weekend was the Girls Inter-division Matches played at Ballumbie Castle Golf Club. 6 girls from each of the four divisions played foursomes matchplay. Two P&K girls were selected to play in the North Division they were sisters Megan and Emily Aird.

On Saturday our first match was against South. Hannah McCook and Louise McGillvary had a very tough match which ended in South's favour by 1 hole. Katie Reid and Amily Aird won their match convincingly 4&3 and Jemma Chalmers and Megan Aird won their match 1up. In the afternoon we played East where Hannah and Louise won their match 1 up however Katie and Emily lost by one hole and Jemma and Megan lost 6&4. On Sunday we played West where we lost the over all match by 2-1. All matches were well fought and the girls play was fantastic. Hannah and Louise lost their match 3&2 as did Jemma and Megan. However Katie and Emily provided a grand stand finish when their opponents put their ball out of bounds and the next shot was placed in the bunker. Katie then played a 165 yard up hill shot to an elevated green 6 ft from the pin!!! A fantastic finish to a wonderful weekend.

The final scores were

East 7 points
West 5 points
North 4 points
South 2 points

Well done to all and a very big thank you to Lenore who stayed with the girls all weekend. Below is some photos taken by Lenore during the weekend.

Friday, June 12, 2009


What a super day we had yesterday at Murrayshall, our thanks go to Pam and Catherine who made sure the day went off without a hitch. Unfortunately they could not arrange the weather and we did have some very heavy bouts of rain later in the day. However that did not detract from some super scoring. The best scratch was from Murrayshall Club Champion Jane Yellowlees who returned 79. Alison Stockley also had a great game and returned a nett 69. Well done to both. The full results are as follows:

CSS 72,
Jane Yellowless (Murrayshall) 79,
Alison Stockley(Craigie Hill) 80,
Dawn Butchart (Strathmore) 82bih,
Brenda Clough (Blairgowrie) 82,

Alison Stockley (Craigie Hill) (11) 69,
Moira Leslie(Dunblane) (29) 71,
Elizabeth Campbell (Pitlochry)(19) 72 bih,
Anne Beeson (Taymouth Castle) (26)72,
Susan Ogg (Dunkeld) 22) 72,
Kate McAlpine(Dunblane) (19) 72

Please note that although the card did state the SS as 73 it has been re-assessed at 72. Remember and get your entries in for our next meeting at Kinross on July 13th. The convener is Joan Merry. Also put August 17th in your diary for the Centenary Day at Glenisla, entries to myself.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Team members Carly Booth and Emily Ogilvy have both lost out in the first round of the British Matchplay stages. Carly lost 3&2 to french player Marion Ricordeau. Carly said that she putted badly but was 5 under par through the last 7 holes so she certainly played great golf. Emily lost to English player Alexandra Peters 5&4. Emily is obviously disappointed but I think she did a fantastic job this week and I am very proud of her.

Roseanne Niven is the only P&K player remaining. Roseanne made a tremendous come back after being 3 down went on to win her match against English player Nikki Foster 1 up.

The match play stages of The British Amateur Match Play commences this morning and our girls are playing at the following times:

10.18: Carly Booth (22) v Marion Ricordeau (FRA) (43)
11.14: Roseanne Niven (15) v Nikki Foster (ENG) (50)
11.30: Emily Ogilvy (31) v Alex Peters (ENG) (34)

I have placed in brackets where the players finished following the qualifying stages and also the countries of the opponents.

Good Luck!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Scores from all three P&K girls have now been returned and as I posted earlier Emily has returned a second round score of 74 and along with yesterday's 76 is 4 over par for the Championships. Roseanne Niven returned a 74 which along with yesterday's 73 makes Roseanne one over par. Carly returned a 76 today and with her 72 from yesterday is 2 over for her championship.

Carly certainly had a game of two halves today when following two double bogey's, two bogeys and a solitary birdie was 5 over after the front 9 however Carly came back in true style with an eagle on 12 followed by one more bogey and one birdie to be 1 under for the back.

Well done girls and we look forward to the matchplay stages tomorrow.

Just had a text from Emily who has completed her final round and shot a one over par 74! Emily has no completed the qualifying stages 4 over par. Fantastic news Emily.

Other news so far is that Roseanne Niven is level par for her front nine but still no news from Carly.

Today is the final qualifying round before matchplay commences tomorrow. Emily will have already teed off, her tee time was 7.25, Roseanne was next at 8.42. Carly is the last P&K player teeing off at 9.59.
I will try to keep you updated as play progresses.

The over night leader is Ireland's Aedin Murphy who returned a magnificent 6 under par 67.

There seems to be some confusion regarding Emily's score yesterday and I can confirm it was a 76 not 77 as was reported in the Courier this morning.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009


All three P&K girls have now completed their rounds. Carly carded a fantastic 1 under par 72 and is at the moment sitting joint 5th. Roseanne has returned a matching par score of 73 and is sitting joint 11th. As I reported earlier Emily returned a 3 over par 76 and is placed joint 36th.

This is a great start for all three girls and we wish them well tomorrow.

Well done girls!

Only news I have so far is that Emily is just completed her first round 3 over par. Unfortunately Emily lost all three shots on a double bogey, bogey finish. However what a great start for her.

Still no news of Carly and Roseanne but will try to keep you posted.

Our thoughts and best wishes are with team members Carly Booth and Emily Ogilvy also P&K member Roseanne Niven who are taking part in the British Amateur Championship at Royal St. Davids today. Emily is the first of our players out at 11.49, followed by Roseanne at 13.06 then finally Carly at 14.23. I will try to keep you posted of their progress.

Good Luck.

As promised below is a slide show of Sundays Nine Hole Girls championship at Crieff. Once again many thanks to all who came along to help and to Pat Colquhoun for presenting the prizes.

Monday, June 08, 2009


As you are all aware this is P&K L C G A 's Centenary Year and we are planning a centenary event at Glenisla Golf Course on August 17th. This is going to be a great event with lots of fun and spot prizes. We hope you all come along and enjoy the day's fun!

I will provide more details of the day nearer the time!!

Get your entries to me ASAP!!!

Many thanks to Alison Stockley for forwarding the results of our Scratch League matches so far. Here are the results.

27th April
Craigie Hill 5 Alyth 0
Strathmore 4 Crieff 1
4th May
Dunkeld 5 Auchterarder 0
10th May
Pitlochry 3 Crieff 2
18th May
Dunkeld 3 1/2 Strathmore 1 1/2
Auchterarder 1 Blairgowrie 4
25th May
Auchterarder 0 Craigie Hill 5
Blairgowrie 2 Alyth 3
1st June
Strathmore 3 Craigie Hill 2
Pitlochry 3 Auchterarder 2

So to summerise:
Alyth - played 2 - won 1 - lost 1
Auchterarder - played 4 - won 0 - lost 4
Blairgowrie - played 2 - won 1 - lost 1
Craigie Hill - played 3 - won 2- lost 0
Crieff - played 2 - Won 0 - lost 2
Dunkeld - played 2 - won 2 - lost -0
Pitlochry - played 2 - won 2 - lost 0
Strathmore - played 3 - won 2 -lost 1

So all to play for!


Our warmest congratulations go to our new Scratch Girl Champion Eilidh Watson (Muckhart) who played brilliant golf over Crieff yesterday. Eilidh returned an excellent 84. In second place was Nicola Robertson (Dunblane) 89 and third was Ailie Burnett (Dunkeld and Birnam) 90. In the handicap section it was a nail biting finish, the winner was Laura Aitken (Killin) (19) who returned an excellent 73 just pipping Lauren Marchbank (Auchterarder) (19) who also returned 73 however Laura lifted the trophy by virtue of best last three. In third place was Patricia Mennie (Auchterarder) (21) 74. The CSS was 73. The play was excellent and I was delighted to walk round and watch the display of golf the girls achieved. Perth and Kinross is certainly safe hands with these girls coming through the junior section and I am sure that in the not to distant future we will be seeing more than a few of these girls names in our senior team.

In the nine hole event the winners were Jennifer Saxton (Milnathort) who returned 45. In second place was Jennifer Duncan (Auchterarder) 47 and third place went to Jennifer Mennie (Auchterarder) 55. A great day for the 'Jennifers'!! Congratulations to all of them and sincere thanks to member Pat Colquhoun who donated a trophy for the 9 hole girls.

The turn out for day was suberb 15 girls played the 18 hole course and 15 played over the 9 hole course. Our sincere thanks go to Crieff Captain Eileen Callander who organised a band of very willing Crieff members to come along and help with the younger 9 hole girls. Also thanks go to Crieff Golf Club for providing courtesy, to Carol Lambie for organising the event and our president Liz Miskimmin for presenting the prizes.

Below is a slide show of the day. Lenore also took photo's of the nine hole girls which I will post soon. Above is a photo of the prizewinners. From left to right they are Nicola Roberson 2nd Scratch, Eilidh Watson Scratch Champion, Laura Aitken Handicap Champion, Lauren Marchbank 2nd Handicap and Patricia Mennie 3rd Handicap.

Friday, June 05, 2009


The Perth and Kinross County Team have been selected and I am delighted to announce the team who will defend our title at Dornoch. They are:

Carly Booth (Comrie)
Alex Bushby (Strathmore)
Eve Muirhead (Pitlochry)
Annabel Niven (Crieff)
Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder)
Fiona Ramsay (Crieff)
Laura Walker (Muckhart)
Jane Yellowlees (Murrayshall)

1st reserve Jillian Milne (Craigiehill) 2nd reserve Gwen Lambie (Dunkeld)

My thanks go to all squad members for all their hard work and commitment throughout the winter period.

Thursday, June 04, 2009


09.31: J Yellowlees, A Houston, M Lumby
09.38: M McPherson, H Gibson, J Lang
09.45: B Lyburn, A Priestley, C Irving
09.52: A Burnett, L Kyle, A Tannock
09.59: P Colquhoun, S Service, D Doris
10.06: M Brydson, S Lindsay, S Young
10.13: A McGregor, L Fall, S Durward
10.20: V Saville, L McGraw, C Choudary
10.27: S Mitchell, D Whytock, J Gordon
10.34: H Dalgleish, J Proudfoot, N Morrison
10.41: K McAlpine, M Chapman, E Campbell
10.48: C Peebles, E Harrild, M Penny
10.55: M Watson, C Webb, A Hood
11.02: M Macrae, S Black, M McLeod
11.09: H Lang, A Crossland, G Beaton
11.16: D Wildblood, M Forbes, G Paterson
11.23: J Pringle, P Kelly, M Robertson-Lang
11.30: S Jones, S Irvine, K Booth
11.37: A Beeson, J Thom, C Mc Nab
11.44: M Leslie, M Chalmers


5.06: D Butchart, J Griffiths
5.13: C Turner, B Clough
5.20: S Berry,
L Pattinson
5.27: J Simpson, M McKay

5.33: G Lambie, C Lambie, S Bushby

Many thanks to Pam for forwarding the draw, let hope the sun shines for us. If you require a late entry please contact Pam

Monday, June 01, 2009

P&K members Carly Booth and Emily Ogilvy had a fantastic result this weekend playing over the New and Old courses at St. Andrews in the St. Rule Trophy. Carly finished in 2nd position with rounds of 79,70,71 for a total of 220, 7 shots under par. Emily finished 6th with a level par 227. A fantastic result from both girls and what a boost to our county to have two players in the top 6. When I spoke with both girls last night they were both delighted with their results as was I!

Our congratulations go to Kylie Walker who retained her title. This is only the third time in the tournaments history that this has been done. Christine Middleton was the first in 1988-89. Catriona (Lambert) Matthew was the second with victories in 1993 and 1994.

218 K Walker (Buchanan Castle) 76 71 71.
220 C Booth (Comrie) 79 70 71.
225 P Pretswell (Bothwell Castle) 77 75 73.
226 D McVeigh (Royal Co Down) 81 74 71, K MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 80 72 74.
227 E Ogilvy (Auchterarder) 75 78 74.
Above is a photo of Carly and Emily with the County Cup which was won at Downfield last year.