Friday, October 26, 2007


Last night was our AGM 2007. It was fantastic to see so many members coming along to both the EGM and AGM, thank you to you all. Janet Griffiths carried out her final duty as Captain by chairing both meetings. Janet has done a fantastic job as Captain and was thanked by the committee for all her hard work and dedication.

I am very honoured to be your next Captain and look forward to doing my very best to promote our county and players to the very best of my ability. Please feel free to contact me at any time should you have any ideas or queries regarding county golf. The new committee are pictured above and are back row left to right Pam Drysdale, Joan Merry,Liz Fertacz, Shona Leighton, Catherine Monks, Mary Hope, Carol Lambie and Carol Muir. Front row left to right, County Secretary Alexandra Bushby, Vice Captain Lenore Kyle, County Captain Dawn Butchart and County President Liz Miskimmin.

I am delighted Lenore Kyle has agreed to be Vice Captain. With Lenore's vast experience she will be a huge asset to the county and I am looking forward to working along side Lenore over the next two years. Liz Fetacz has stepped down as Treasurer but will remain on committee to fulfil her three year term as committee member. Liz has been a great treasurer and we thank her for her time and efforts. Catherine Monks (Dunkeld) has accepted the treasurers post and we are very pleased to welcome her on board. Shona Leighton has accepted the position as Match Secretary and selector. Shona, a past team member, has vast golfing experience and will be of great benefit to the County players and team members. Alexandra Bushby has agreed to remain as Secretary. As a past secretary myself I know how much work and time this entails and I am extremely grateful we have someone like Alex agreeing to take on this roll. Alex is a perfectionist and everything she takes on is always completed to the highest standard, this includes her golf! Carol Lambie is one in a million, she is just the most wonderful Junior Convenor ever! We are extremely lucky to have someone like Carol in charge of our juniors. Liz Miskimmin has also agreed to continue in her roll as President. Liz is the most wonderful President and is always so very happy to help and advise. She is a fantastic roll model for us all. The remaining committee members are Joan Merry, Mary Hope, Carol Muir and new committee member Pam Drysdale who has agreed to help Carol with the older junior girls.

Following the AGM was the prizegiving above are the prizewiners, they are back row left to right Liz Fertacz, Catherine Peebles, Sue Jones, Meriel Walker. Front row left to right Dawn Butchart, County Champion Alexandra Bushby and Jane Yellowlees.

For more photo's of the evening click below.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Congratulations to Roseanne Niven (Crieff) who shot her best round so far on the US women's college circuit - a three-under-par 68 - to improve from joint 28th overnight to a final placing of joint 11th in a top-quality field of 93 for the Stanford Intercollegiate at Stanford University, California. Roseanne birdied the fifth, sixth, seventh, 11th and 12th with bogeys at the first and 18th in halves of 33 and 35 over the 6,089yd course. With earlier rounds of 73 and 77, she totalled 218 - seven shots behind the winner, Stacy Lewis (Arkansas). For the second time in a row, Roseanne was the best placed member of her University of California Berkeley team which finished 5th overall. Well done Roseanne and the best of luck for your next tournament.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Good luck to County team member Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder) who is taking part in The Spirit International Amateur Golf Championships being staged at Whispering Pines Golf Club in Texas from 24th to 27th October 2007. Ninety six participants enjoy the Houston Experience, which starts today, Opening and Closing Ceremonies, accommodations at the International Village at Camp Olympia and Spirit Sponsor events each night. All part of a week dedicated to international fellowship and fantastic competition by the world’s best amateur golfers for the coveted Spirit gold medal. The competition is both individual and team format, Emily partners Aberdeenshire's Michele Thomson - well done to both girls and good luck!
SLGA Winter Training C Squad Update

County team member Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth) is named as a member of the SLGA Winter Training C Squad - congratulations Jacqueline.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Well done to County team member Alexandra Bushby (Strathmore) who took part in the SLGA Champion of Champions at Glasgow Gailes on Sunday. Alex finished in joint 6th place having scored a very creditable 84. The winner of the tournament was Claire Hargan (Mortonhall) who scored 75.

Well done to County Senior and Junior members Sal Shepherd and Laura Campbell (top), Shona Leighton and Megan Aird (middle) and Jane Yellowlees and Erin Millar (left) who took part in the Angus County Senior & Junior Greensomes held at Edzell Golf Club on Sunday. Sal & Laura scored 38 points, Shona & Megan 36 points and Jane & Erin 31 points. The event was won by Linda Allan & Alexis Hutton from Stirlingshire with 43 points. Everyone enjoyed the day and it is hoped that this competition will be an annual event.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Good luck to current and former County team members Shona Leighton, Sal Shepherd and Jane Yellowlees who are competing along with Perth & Kinross junior members Megan Aird, Laura Campbell and Erin Millar in the Adult and Junior Greensomes Competition at Edzell on Sunday.

Play well everyone.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Good Luck to Perth & Kinross County Champion Alexandra Bushby who is competing in the SLGA Champion of Champions tournament at Glasgow Gailes on Sunday 14th October. Alexandra qualified for the competition having won the P & K championship at Kinross in May.

Play well Alex!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Congratulations to County team member Roseanne Niven who achieved her best finish since joining the University of California Berkeley. She has been competing in the three day Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational tournament hosted by Washington at the Salahee Golf Club. Roseanne's final round matched her excellent first round 73 (1 over par) to finish in joint 10th place, just six over in total, and only 5 shots behind the joint leaders Belen Mozo (South California) and Alison Walshe (Arizona). Roseanne's three round total for 54 holes was 222 (including 7 birdies and no double bogies) and was the best score of her universty team. The team finished in 5th place. Really well done Roseanne and good luck for the next tournament!
Photo courtesy of Cal Carson

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Well done to County team member Jacqueline Sneddon who's second round 82 saw her finish in 17th place in the Western Washington Invitational over the Bellingham Golf Course. Jacqueline was the second best scorer in her Grand Canyon University team with her team mate Jessica McKay winning the tournament with scores of 73 & 74. Jacqueline's university team finished in 5th place overall.
On the second day of the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational hosted by Washington at the Salahee Golf Club County team member Roaseanne Niven scored a 76 (4 over par) to go with her exceptional first round score of 73 (1 over par) This puts Roseanne in tied tenth place overall with one round to go. Roseanne's second round included 6 bogies and an excellent birdie, birdie finish. Roseanne's team, California Berkeley, lie in 5th place after yesterday's round. Good luck to Roseanne and her team mates for today's final round!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

County team member Jacqueline Sneddon is taking part in her third tournament since joining Grand Canyon University in Arizona. In the first round of the Western Washington Invite, Jacqueline posted an 81 and lies in 14th place. Her fellow team mate Jessica McKay leads the two day tournament with a 73 over the Bellingham Golf Course. The Grand Canyon University team lies in 4th place - good luck to Jacqueline in the second round being held today.

Well done to County team member Roseanne Niven who returned an excellent 73 - (1 over par) her best round so far as a member of the California Berkeley University team - in the first round of the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational hosted by Washington at the Salahee Golf Club. Roseanne's score put her in tied 5th place and her team in tied 4th place on +17. In her round Roseanne had 3 birdies including two 2s and 4 bogies. Good luck to Roseanne for the rest of the tournament.
Photograph courtesy of Tom Ward

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Congratulations to County team member Jacqueline Sneddon who helped her Grand Canyon University team to a 4th place finish in the St Martin's Invitational held in Olympia, Washington. After a first round of 78, Jacqueline scored a second round 84 to finish in 14th place overall - well done Jacqueline.

Friday, October 05, 2007

County team member Jacqueline Sneddon is leading the way for her University team in the St Martin's University Invitational in Olympia, Washington. Jacqueline is currently in 6th place having scored a 78 today helping her team, Grand Canyon University, Arizona into 4th place. Babe Prante of host St. Martins shot 71 to tie with teammate Stacie Henden for the lead. Good luck to Jacqueline and her team mates for the rest of the tournament.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

County Members Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder) Roseanne Niven (Crieff, USA), Alexandra Bushby (Strathmore), Annabel Niven (Crieff) and Megan Aird (Strathmore) who have been selected for SLGA winter training squads for 2007/2008.

Emily and Roseanne are selected for the National Ladies A Squad, Alexandra for the National Ladies B Squad, Annabel for the National Ladies C Squad and Megan for the Development Squad. Well done to each of them - they have all worked very hard this season and it is wonderful to see so many P & K members featuring at this level. (Jacqueline Sneddon & Eve Muirhead were also offered places but were unable to accept, Jacqueline is currently at university in Arizona and Eve has Curling commmitments.)