Sunday, April 23, 2006

Final scores from the Helen Holm Championship at Troon

Carly Booth (Comrie) 74, 79, 77 total 229

Roseanne Niven (Crieff) 77, 76, 79 total 232

Winner - Melissa Reid (Chevin) 71, 69, 72 total 212

Saturday, April 22, 2006

First Round Scores from the Helen Holm Championship

Par 75

Carly Booth (Comrie) 74
Roseanne Niven (Crieff) 77

Lead held by Julie Ross (Whitley Bay) 70

Friday, April 21, 2006

Carly and Roseanne off to Troon

County squad members Carly Booth & Roseanne Niven will compete this weekend at the Helen Holm Scottish Ladies' Open Stroke Play Championship at Troon. There is a top quality field from all over Britain, Europe, Scandinavia and the USA and the cut off point for handicap was 1.1. Perth & Kinross wishes lots of luck to both girls.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

County squad member Emily Ogilvy (Arkansas-Little Rock) did not play anywhere near her best with rounds of 78, 81 and 78 for a share of 28th place with a total of 237 in the Sun Belt Conference women’s college championship at PGA Village, Port St Lucie, Florida. Her college team finished 5th of 10.
Just a wee reminder that Monday 24th April is the closing date for entries for the County Championship qualifyer at Blairgowrie - don't miss out !

Tuesday, April 18, 2006


County squad member Emily Ogilvy was sharing 13th place on 78 (38-40) at the end of the first round of the Sun Belt Conference women’s college championship at Port St Lucie, Florida. Emily was six shots behind leader Rebecca Samuelsson (Florida International). Emily's college team, Arkansas Little Rock (310) were in third place in the team event in which North Texas and Florida International were joint leaders on 303.
An excellent day was had by everyone who played in the greensomes competition at Strathmore Golf Club on Saturday. Senior Squad members and officials were teamed with junior County members and the winners were:

Best scratch (75) - Jillian Milne and Eve Muirhead

Best nett (72) - Alexandra Bushby and Jacqueline Sneddon (bih)

from Sal Shepherd and Lucy Gilmour & Jane Yellowlees and Annabel Niven.
Annabel won the prize for nearest the pin on the par 3, 5th hole. Well done to everyone and our thanks to Strathmore Golf Club for allowing us courtesy of the course.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Roseanne goes out in the first round.

County squad member Roseanne Niven was beaten yesterday 4 and 2 by the only French player to progress - Lucie Andre in the first round of the Trophee Claude Roger Cartier.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Roseanne fights back at St Cloud

County Squad member Roseanne Niven recovered from a disappointing 81 in the first round of the French Lady Junior Amateur Stroke Play Championships at St Cloud near Paris on Thursday. Today, Roseanne's score of 71 saw her finish in 48th place (of 120) and qualify for the match play stages of the Trophee Claude Roger Cartier. Roseanne plays Lucie Andre of France in the first round tomorrow - good luck Roseanne!

Members of the County Senior Squad and committee members will be getting together with P&K junior girls for a game of golf and get together tomorrow at Strathmore Golf Centre.

The girls will be paired with a senior squad member or committee member and the format of the day will be Greensomes. We hope this will encourage the girls and enable the squad members to meet the new talent coming through.

The girls playing are:

Megan Aird (Strathmore), Fiona Allan (Auchterarder), Caitlin Bartrop (Whitemoss), Ailie Burnett (Dunkeld), Laura Campbell (Pitlochry), Lucy Gilmour (Strathmore), Eve Muirhead (Pitlochry) Annabel Niven (Crieff) and Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth).
Senior Squad members taking part will be Alexandra Bushby (Strathmore), Dawn Butchart (Strathmore), Emma Napper (Craigiehill), Jillian Milne (Craigiehill), Sal Shepherd (Blairgowrie)and Jane Yellowlees (Murrayshall). President Liz Miskimmin and Captain Janet Griffiths plus both Junior conveners Carol Lambie and Lenore Kyle will also attend the day.

Tee times are from 10.45 but we hope to meet up with the girls around 10.30.

We are all looking forward to a great day and fingers are well and truly crossed for a rain free day!
Our thanks go to Strathmore for providing courtesy to the County.

See you all there.

Perth and Kinross Junior Member Carly Booth with the SLGA St Leonards Under-16 girls open stroke-play championship trophy. Carly at 13 is the youngest girl to have won this trophy.
Well done Carly.
Picture courtesy of Cal Carson

Thursday, April 13, 2006


Due to extreme weather conditions, the above fixture was abandoned and has been rescheduled for Thursday 25th May 2006. There will be a morning and evening draw.

For those who were not able to play but paid to enter the original fixture and those who played just the first nine holes - you will be eligible to play in the rearranged fixture without having to pay again. Anyone who ventured out and managed to complete 18 holes and would like to play again on 25th - you will need to pay another entry fee (£10.00).

If you did not confirm on the day that you would like to play on the rescheduled date please re-enter by sending a completed entry form to Lenore Kyle. Anyone who has any queries please do not hesitate to contact me on 01764 670567 or Lenore on 01337 827594.

Janet Griffiths, Captain P & K L C G A.

Despite the inclement weather we were able to hold a ball raffle - the winners of a sleeve of ProV1 golf balls were Catherine Peebles, Jackie Nisbet and Sally Crystal.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006


Our very own Jessie Valentine, arguably the best and most competitive female Scottish golfer of the 20th Century, has died at a Bridge of Earn nursing home. Jessie recently celebrated her 91st birthday on March 18. Born in Perth and daughter of club professional, Joe Anderson, Jessie won the British women's open amateur championship three times, the first as a 22-year-old in 1937 at Turnberry and then, after the World War II years when she might have been at her peak as a golfer, she won the title a second time in 1955 at Royal Porthcawl and for a third and last time at the age of 43 in 1958 at Hunstanton. Jessie appeared in no fewer than four British finals in the 1950s. Jessie won the Scottish women's close amateur championship six times over an 18-year span 1938, 1939, 1951, 1953, 19551956. In56.In 1955, she also became the first Scottish player to win her native title and the British championship in the same year. The 1950s were unquestionably the high point of Jessies brilliant golfing career. In 1957 she won the Spalding women's tournament, then in 1959 and 1961 she won the Kayser-Bonder event, first with Mrs Anderson and then with her good friend, Janette Wright. In a run of three years from 1963, Jessie partnered John Behrend to victory in the Worplesdon mixed foursomes, which, at the time, was a big event on the British golf calendar. Jessie was also New Zealand open match-play women's amateur champion in 1935 when she was 19 and a member of the Ladies Golf Union team touring Australia and New Zealand. She played for Great Britain & Ireland against the United States in the Curtis Cup matches of 1936, 1938, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1956 and 1958. Jessie was considered one of the finest female iron players in the world, particularly on links courses. Jessie was awarded the MBE in 1959. A member of Craigie Hill Golf Club, Perth all her life, Jessie gave up her amateur status when took over her fathers sports business and also designed golf equipment for women. Jessie last played golf in 2001 when she was 86. In her latter years, she was confined to a wheelchair but she never complained. My eyesight is good, my hearing is good, so Ive got nothing to complain about. Ive had a very good life, she would say. We had good fun on the golf course although we were trying just as hard to win as they do nowadays. But we did not take it so seriously. They seem to go around with very long faces on the golf course. My father taught me to play golf in the 1920s at Braemar where he was the pro in the summer months. Was I born too soon to make the money they can as lady pros nowadays? No, I dont think so. I would have hated to play golf for money. Jessie's son Iain has lived in Hong Kong for many years. To enable him to travel home for the funeral service, it will not be held until Tuesday, April 18 at 2pm in St Johns Church, Perth.

Jessie was a fantastic ambassador of Ladies golf and Perth and Kinross County are honored to be associated with this great lady.

Photo courtesy of Cal Carson

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

County Squad member, Roseanne Niven is off to compete in the Lady Junior French International Amateur Championship (Esmond Trophy) at St Cloud Golf Club near Paris. The event which is over 5 days from 13th - 17th April 2006 consists of 18 holes on Thursday and Friday and the top 32 qualifyers go on to matchplay rounds on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Good luck Roseanne!

photo courtesy of Cal Carson

Friday, April 07, 2006

Carly comes from behind to take title.
County junior member Carly Booth (Comrie), took the title at the SLGA St Leonards Under 16 Strokeplay Championships today. Carly came from four strokes behind to take the title over the Strathtyrum Course, St Andrews. Carly added a second round 73 to her first round 76 for a total of 149 and won by one shot from Rachel Connor (Manchester) who scored 78 today. Rachel took second place, Scotland's Kelsey Macdonald is in third place on 151, and the combination of Carly and Kelsey's scores gave Scotland 1 the team trophy with a total of 300 from England who scored 301.
Fellow county juniors Eve Muirhead (Pitlochry) and Annabel Niven (Crieff) scored 92,88 and 92,90 respectively. Well done to all three girls. (Laura Campbell (Pitlochry) was forced to withdraw following an injury to her hand).

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

County Junior Member Carly Booth, 13, from Comrie Golf Club, won the Girl’s Under 18 category in the Nick Faldo Series at Kilmarnock Barassie on Tuesday 28th March 2006, with a 5 over par score of 79 in very difficult scoring conditions. Well done Carly!
Emily finishes tied seventh. A final round of 78 saw County Squad member, Emily Ogilvy finish tied seventh in the Missouri State/Payne Stewart Memorial in Springfield, Missouri. Her college team (the Trojans) Arkansas-Little Rock finished first in the team event - their third win in four events. Well done Emily!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Emily in form again. County Squad player Emily Ogilvy is in tied third place in the Missouri State/Payne Stewart Memorial Tournament in Springfield, Missouri. Her scores of 78 and 77 helped her team to a lead of 20 shots in the team event. The tournament concludes tomorrow over 18 holes on the Rivercut Golf Course. Good luck Emily!

Monday, April 03, 2006

Draw for County Meeting at Pitlochry Thursday 13th April 2006

Draw for Meeting
9.30 C Lambie L Kyle L Pattinson
9.37 A McGregor C Winton M MacRae
9.45 R Brass G Wallace G Lambie
9.52 H Gibson K Duncan S MacDougall
10.00 A Speirs R Duncan P Colquhoun
10.07 S Mitchell L Findlay L Murray
10.15 S Service H Dalglish S Crystal
10.22 M Watson J Merry J Donaldson
10.30 M Hope M McPherson L Fertacz
10.37 E Milligan A Miller J Nisbet
10.45 K Jarvie J Pringle P Wanless
10.52 J Yellowlees D Butchart M Brydson
11.00 A Niven J Griffiths K Dunbar
11.07 M Middleton C Dunbar S Shepherd
11.15 K McKay J Muir S Dunphy
11.22 P Kelly J Gemmell S Dunbar
11.30 S Mellor M MacLeod J Clowe
11.37 M Storry C Peebles A Crossland
11.45 W Stewart M Carruthers G Allardice
11.52 G Paterson S McNaughton J Groom
12.00 L Miskimmin R McGeoghegan S Ogg