Saturday, August 06, 2022

ENGLAND WINS THE HOME INTERNATIONALS

England snatched victory from Ireland on the final day to win the first-ever combined Men & Women's R&A Home Internationals at Ballyliffin.
Men & Women's R&A Home Internationals
Having secured wins over Scotland and Wales on the first two days, Ireland and England headed into their match on the final day knowing it would be the title decider. With Ireland leading on game points the hosts just needed a draw, but England had other ideas.

Trailing 4-3 after the morning foursomes, England fought back to win six of the 14 singles, halving four more and losing just four to edge out the home side 11-10.

In the day’s other match, Wales edged out Scotland 11-10, a result which saw them finish third in the combined standings with Scotland ending the event without a victory.

Ireland’s women won the women’s competition with two points from three while England also won the men’s competition.

The final scores - click to enlarge.

Thursday, August 04, 2022

MUIRFIELD PRO-AM JOY FOR PERTHSHIRE PAIR

Perthshire pair Isla Johnston & Lauren Cameron enjoyed the experience of a lifetime by teeing up in the Pro-Am ahead of the AIG Women’s Open.
The Pitlochry duo earned their place by winning the 2021 R&A Coronation Foursomes Grand Final over the Eden Course in St Andrews last September.

One of the youngest ever pairings to have competed in the championship - Isla Johnston was only 14 years old and Lauren Cameron was 22 - they came out on top from 16 teams in the Grand Final. Their prize also included a dream place in the Pro-Am at Muirfield ahead of the AIG Women’s Open.

Boutier pairing
With the world’s leading women players competing over the famed East Lothian links for the first time this week, the young amateur duo were paired with French woman Celine Boutier for Tuesday’s 18 holes of action.

Boutier, 28, has ten professional wins to her name - including two on the LPGA Tour - and tied for fourth at the ANA Inspiration earlier this year as she chases a major success. She also won the Women’s Amateur Championship at Portstewart in 2015.

It was a wonderful experience for the Coronation Foursomes victors, watching Boutier close up and enjoying friendly chats on the fairways.

Cameron only returned to the sport in 2020, while Johnston, who is one of our County Juniors, has been playing at Pitlochry since the age of six.

After the Pro-am Lauren Cameron said:
“It was an incredible experience as we had never played at Muirfield. Even standing at the driving range and pointing at the players. It was nice to watch Celine’s swing and see how she reads the greens. It was amazing to see someone that good and play next to them.”

Isla Johnston added:
“You are so close to the pros. It was kind of surreal. We had no idea our win would lead to this. It has topped our expectations.”

Tuesday, August 02, 2022

THE R&A WOMEN'S & MEN'S HOME INTERNATIONALS

Good luck to County Team members Jen Saxton & Megan Ashley who are playing for Scotland at the Home internationals this week.
The R&A Women’s and Men’s Home Internationals
The Home Internationals have a new look for 2022. Instead of a seperate tournament for men and women, each of the four nations, England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, will field a comined team of seven women and nine men.

Venue:
The 2022 matches will be played at Ballyliffin in Ireland from 3-5 August.

Format:
The format for the three competition days is match play. The Nations will go head-to-head in a round robin format, with seven foursomes games (three women and four men) in the morning and 14 singles games (six women and eight men) in the afternoon. Team positions will be determined by the highest number of match points.

The original Home International trophies will also be presented to the leading country in the women's and men's matches.

The Scottish Team:
In total, five Perth & Kinross County members' have been selected to play for Scotland at Ballyliffin; Jen Saxton and Megan Ashley for the women's team and Rory Franssen, Gregor Graham and Connor Graham for the men's

The Scottish Women's Team:
Cameron Neilson, Bad Alvaneu Golf Club
Lorna McClymont, Milngavie Golf Club
Chloe Goadby, St Regulus Ladies Golf Club
Jennifer Saxton, Dunfermline Golf Club
Grace Crawford, West Links Golf Club
Carmen Griffiths, Aboyne Golf Club
Megan Ashley, Blairgowrie Golf Club

The Scottish Men's' Team:
Calum Scott, Nairn Golf Club
Rory Franssen, Auchterarder Golf Club
Connor Graham, Blairgowrie Golf Club
Andrew Davidson, Crail Golfing Society
Lewis Irvine, Kirkhill Golf Club
Callum Bruce, Duff House Royal Golf Club
Angus Carrick, Craigielaw Golf Club
Matt Clark, Meldrum House Golf Club
Gregor Graham, Blairgowrie Golf Club

The Girls & Boys Home Internationals will take place at Downfield Golf Club in Scotland, from 2 to 4 August.

Monday, August 01, 2022

KINROSS MEETING - RESULTS

What a great day for our August County Meeting, which was held on the Bruce Course at Kinross Golf Club today.
Well done to Kay Fleming (Pitlochry) who returned a cracking four-under par nett score of 69 and Laura Walker (Muckhart) who recorded the best gross score of the day.

The results were as follows:

Best Nett:
Kay Fleming (Pitlochry)   99 (30) 69
Anita Collins (Milnathort)   89 (15) 74
Catherine Peebles (Alyth)   100 (25) 75

Best Gross:
Laura Walker (Muckhart)   80
Gwen Munro (Dunkeld)   83
Lynne Sharpe (Perth Ladies)   85

Par 73; Course Rating 72.1

The next County fixture is our Greensomes at Muthill Golf Club on Monday 19 September.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

JEN SAXTON WINS NORTH OF SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP

Jen Saxton (Dunfermline) is the 2022 NORTH OF SCOTLAND Champion. She beat Jasmine Macintosh (Murcar) by 3&2 in the final.
Congratulations also to Michelle Finnie (Inverurie) who won the Handicap Championship. She beat Fiona Clark (Fortrose & Rosemarkie) in the final.

Ladies' Championship Match-play: Semi-finals

Gifford Trophy (Scratch)
10:00  J Mackintosh bt R Watt 20th hole
10:09  J Saxton bt E Docherty 6&5

Angus Salver (Handicap)
10:18  M Finnie bt K Watt 2up
10:27  F Clark bt E Fowler 4&2

Ladies' Championship Match-play: Finals

Gifford Trophy (Scratch)
14:30  J. Saxton bt J Mackintosh 3&2

Angus Salver (Handicap)
14:39  M Finnie bt F Clark 2up

THE NORTH OF SCOTLAND - DAY 2 RESULTS

It's J Mackintosh v R Watt and E Docharty v J Saxton in the semi-finals of the NORTH OF SCOTLAND Ladies' Championship at Newmachar.
In the NORTH OF SCOTLAND Ladies' handicap championship semi-finals it's M Finnie v K Watt and E Fowler v F Clark.

Ladies' Championship Match-play: 1st Round

Gifford Trophy (Scratch)
09:33  J Mackintosh bt H Bancroft 5&3
09:42  J Brown bt K Tan 2&1
09:51  R Watt bt R Gallon 1up
10:00  C Prouse bt E Tan 2up
10:09  R Fowlie bt J Grubb 6&5
10:18  E Docherty bt L Walker* 6&4
10:27  J Saxton* bt S Glen 6&5
10:36  S Crolla* bt J Tough 3&2

Angus Salver (Handicap)
10:45  L Kelly bt L Terry 1up
10:54  M Finnie bt S Murray 2&1
11:03  K Watt bt S Collinson 2&1
11:12  N Fleming bt N Dervish-Uman 5&4
11:21  L Johnson bt B McCulloch 5&3
11:30  E Fowler bt J Ord 2&1
11:39  C Peebles* bt L Doverty 2up
11:48  F Clark bt S Tough 1up

Ladies' Championship Match-play: Quarter-finals

Gifford Trophy (Scratch)
14:30  J Mackintosh bt J Brown 6&5
14:39  R Watt bt C Prouse 1up
14:48  E Docherty bt R Fowlie 19th hole
14:57  J Saxton* bt S Crolla* 4&3

Angus Salver (Handicap)
15:24  M Finnie bt L Kelly 5&4
15:33  K Watt bt N Fleming 6&4
15:42  E Fowler bt L Johnson 6&5
15:51  F Clark bt C Peebles* 5&3

Ladies' Championship Consolation Round: Results

Scratch
1st: Michelle Black 84

Handicap
1st: Jeanette Clark 94 (22) 72
2nd: Lucy Moran / Lindsey McNiven TBC - Tied on 91 (17) 74

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

THE NORTH OF SCOTLAND - DAY 1 RESULTS & DRAWS

Aberdeenshires' Jasmine Mackintosh (Murcar) is the leading qualifier for the NORTH OF SCOTLAND Ladies' Championship at Newmachar.
The 2022 NORTH OF SCOTLAND Ladies & Girls' Championships

The Girls' Championship

Scratch:
1st Robyn Fowlie (Murcar) 74

Handicap:
1st Ruby Watt (Paul Lawrie Golf Centre) 97 (2) 75

Selected Others: Zoe Davidson (Alyth) 96 (14) 82 - 6th Handicap
Lucy Moran (Milnathort) 113 (18) 95 - 8th Handicap

Ladies' Championship Qualifying Round

Scratch:
1st Jasmine Mackintosh (Murcar) 72
2nd Robyn Fowlie (Murcar) 74 Bih
3rd Jen Saxton (Dunfermline) 74

Handicap:
1st Lynne Terry (Cruden Bay) 90 (17) 73
2nd Jane Tough (Brechin) 81 (6) 75

The top 16 scratch players and the next 16 handicap players will play the finals on the Hawkshill Championship Course at Newmachar.

Draw for the Ladies' Championship Match-play on Tues. 26 July

Gifford Trophy (Scratch)
09:33  J Mackintosh v H Bancroft
09:42  K Tan v J Brown
09:51  R Watt v R Gallon
10:00  C Prouse v E Tan
10:09  R Fowlie v J Grubb
10:18  L Walker * v E Docherty
10:27  J Saxton * v S Glen
10:36  J Tough v S Crolla *

Angus Salver (Handicap)
10:45  L Terry v L Kelly
10:54  M Finnie v S Murray
11:03  K Watt v S Collinson
11:12  N Dervish-Uman v N Fleming
11:21  L Johnson v B McCulloch
11:30  J Ord v E Fowler
11:39  C Peebles * v L Doverty
11:48  F Clark v S Tough

* = P&K Ladies' County Members - Good luck everyone!

The Consolation Round for those who didn't qualify for the match-play will be played on the Swailend Course.

Monday, July 25, 2022

LADIES' COUNTY MEETING at KINROSS - DRAW

The draw for the KINROSS Meeting (Bruce Course), on Monday 1 August is below. Click on the image to enlarge.
The Convenor is Committee member Gwen Tate.

Late Entries: Kinross Golf Club has kindly allowed us a couple of slots for late entries. If you are interested, please contact Gwen direct.

SAXTON & ASHLEY SELECTED for HOME INTERNATIONALS

Congratulations to County Team members Jen Saxton & Megan Ashley who have been selected to play for Scotland at the Home internationals.
Scottish Golf announced its squads for the upcoming Home Internationals, which will take place in August, today.

The Women's & Men's Home Internationals will be held at Ballyliffin Golf Club in Ireland, from 3 to 5 August, while the Girls & Boys Internationals will take place at Downfield Golf Club in Scotland, from 2 to 4 August.

The Scottish Ladies' Team:
Cameron Neilson, Bad Alvaneu Golf Club
Lorna McClymont, Milngavie Golf Club
Chloe Goadby, St Regulus Ladies Golf Club
Jennifer Saxton, Dunfermline Golf Club
Grace Crawford, West Links Golf Club
Carmen Griffiths, Aboyne Golf Club
Megan Ashley, Blairgowrie Golf Club

Also many congratulations to the Perth & Kinross Gent's County members Rory Franssen, Gregor & Connor Graham for inclusion in the Gent's squad and to Daniel Bullen and Cormac Sharpe for inclusion in the Boys Squad.

For full details of the Men's, Girls' and Boys’ teams click on the link below:
2022 Home Internationals Selections

NORTH OF SCOTLAND

Good luck to all our Perth & Kinross County Members who are playing in this year's NORTH OF SCOTLAND Ladies & Girls' Championships.
The 2022 NORTH OF SCOTLAND Ladies & Girls' Championships will take place at Newmachar Golf Club from Monday 25th to Wednesday 27th July.

There is one qualifying round of stroke-play on the Monday (today) before the competitors with the top 16 gross scores progress to the scratch match-play on Tuesday and Wednesday. From the remainder of the field the players with the top 16 nett scores will qualify for the handicap match-play.

The qualifying round on Monday will count towards the Girls' Championship.