Wednesday, February 24, 2016


It is with great sadness that I inform you that Dorothy Farquhar, an Honorary Member, Past Captain and Past President of Perth & Kinross Ladies Golf Association, has passed away.

Although she has not attended County Meetings for a few years, many of you will remember Dorothy. For those who wish to pay their last respects, her funeral service has been arranged for
Monday 7th March, 2pm at Perth Crematorium.

Our thoughts are with her family at this time.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016


The Season is not yet underway but your Newsletters and Fixture Lists will be with you shortly. Most of you will be able to pick them up at your Home Club.  For those who can't wait, please read on. 

The President and Committee wish all our members a very Happy and Healthy New Year and hope that when the rain has stopped we can all enjoy what 2016 has in store on and off the golf course.

We have to thank our Past Captain Carol Muir for all her hard work in many roles for P&KLCGA. Unfortunately, Carol was unable to find a successor and because it is likely that we will merge with the P&KCGU in the near future, it was agreed at the AGM in October that the Committee would run P&K in 2016 with our President, Pam Drysdale, presiding over the meetings.  Thanks also to Linda Mailer and Rhona McGeoghegan who retire having served their terms of office. We welcome Lesley Findlay who replaces Linda as Treasurer and Moira Begbie who joins the committee. 


Following the Amalgamation in October of the SLGA and SGU, there are plans to look at the structure of the Regions and Areas.  P&K have held preliminary talks with P&KCGU and there is a real desire to move forward in the best interests of all P&K golfers. Alison Stockley, Pat Hebner, Moira Begbie and Carol Muir (co-opted at AGM) will represent your interests in these discussions. We are pleased to announce also that Carol has been co-opted to work at national level on the Regional Forums and Regions Working Group, recognition of her contribution to golf in the county. 

County Squad for 2016

Megan Ashley (Strathmore)                 Kirsty Brodie (Strathmore)
Laura Campbell (Pitlochry)                  Steph Crolla (Muckhart)
Gwen Lambie (Dunkeld)                     Jill Milne (Blairgowrie)
Isla Moncrieff (Pitlochry)                    Eve Muirhead (Pitlochry)
Emily Ogily (Muckhart)                      Shonagh Raitt (Crieff)
Nicola Robertson (Stirling)                  Jennifer Saxton (Muckhart)
Laura Walker (Muckhart)                   Eilidh Watson (Muckhart)
Karen Will (Pitlochry)

Rather than Coaching Sessions this year it was decided that ‘on course’ play would be more beneficial to the Senior Squad.
 Three practice matches have been arranged through the winter; 2 at the Strathtyrum Course at St Andrews & 1 at Strathmore G.C.

North Division Jamboree

This was held at Murcar G.C in June.  The results just did not go our way!  Despite the lovely course, we had all seasons over the 3 days, the only thing that we escaped was the snow! Congratulations to Angus who were worthy winners.

The 2016 Inter County Team Championships take place at Edzell G.C from the 11th - 13th June. Anyone who would like to caddy or just come along to support the team would be most welcome.

North of Scotland Championships

Northern Counties hosted the Championships at Fortrose & Rosemarkie G.C. P&K had 4 qualifiers from the stroke play competition  – Eilidh Watson, Jen Saxton, Nicola Robertson & Laura Walker.  Congratulations to Eilidh who reached the final, but was beaten by 1 hole by Kimberley Beveridge from Aberdeenshire -  a great result nevertheless. 

Susan Ogg, Dunkeld & Birnam, qualified for the Handicap Competition and had a fabulous run as she won at the 1st extra hole, beating local player A Mackay (Fortrose & Rosemarkie). 
Congratulations to all the P&K girls.

This year P&K host the Competition at Dunblane on 4th, 5th & 6th July. It would be great if our girls could do it again especially on our home course.



A.K. Bell Rosebowl  County Champion                              Jen Saxton
                                   Runner Up                                         Laura Walker                                                     
Gibb Trophy              Handicap Champion                          Amy Thomson
                                   Runner Up                                         Cathy McNab
Coronation Trophy                                                               Lynne Sharp
Handicap Quaich                                                                  Moira Lumby
Crawford Salver                                                                   Alison Stockley
Sports Council Salver                                                          Lesley Whitwood & Susan MacDougall
Brown Memorial Salver                                                       Jean Jasper & Maggie Ewen
Nell Scott Quaich                                                                 Liz Milligan 
Captain's Centenary Trophy                                                 Kay Knight
Past Captain's Centenary Tray                                             Caroline Henderson
Centenary Junior Medal                                                       Kirsty Brodie
Order of Merit                                                                      Gwen Lambie
Champion of Champions                                                     Kirsty Brodie

The Championships were played at Strathmore. Jen Saxton beat Laura Walker 4&2 in an all Muckhart final. Amy Thomson won the handicap title beating home course player Cathy Mcnab 4&2.

Champion of Champions

Played at Blairgowrie GC and won by one of P&K Juniors, Kirsty Brodie, with a fantastic score of 79. Well done Kirsty.

Junior News

Our Junior Girls looked very smart this season thanks to the new t-shirts and gilets. They have made great improvements in their handicaps to match. The Junior Championship was contested over Auchterarder. Kirsty Brodie was Junior Champion pipping Zoe Morton with the better inward half. Megan Thom was Junior H/C Champion.  The Drysdale and Dallas Trophies were contested over Muthill with Zoe Morton winning the Drysdale Trophy and Amy Mitchell the Dallas Quaich. Third meeting was on North Inch with Zoe returning a scratch 74, Faye Mathieson  with an amazing net 56 to top the handicap scores. Congratulations to Megan Ashley who reached the final of the Scottish under 18s Matchplay Series, to Zoe Morton who won the National under 14s Order of Merit and to Kirsty Brodie who won the P&K Champion Of Champions at Blairgowrie.
The Development Programme at Gleneagles and coaching at Noahs Ark has all gone well this season but the increased costs for the girls progressing to Level 2/3 places has led us to look at alternatives.
In 2016 we will be developing our own Junior coaching programme with Niall McGill at Noahs Ark.

Fund Raising

Thank you to everyone who supported the Book Quiz which raised a very respectable £356 and has inspired us to try another quiz this year – a variation on the theme! See below. Our raffles have also been very well supported and raised £717 throughout the season. 

Film Quiz - Anagrams of Film Titles Old and New. 

You will see we have included copies of the quiz. We can boost our funds if you can pass these out to friends and families.  Just collect £1 entry fee and pass money over to a Committee Member.  Its OK to take extra copies or download them from our Blog. 

Finally our sincere thanks to all the Perth & Kinross golf clubs who allow us to host our meetings, to Gleneagles and Noah’s Ark and all those who support us throughout the year.