Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I would very much like to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and very successful 2009!
Merry Christmas (hope Santa's good too!)


Perth and Kinross Team member Curtis will be one of only only two British and Irish entrants for the Arizona Silver Belle junior women's golf tournament next week.

The Arizona Silver Belle Tournament will be played from December 28 to 30 over the Arizona State University's Karsten course at Tempe. It will be over three stroke-play rounds and is open to female amateur competitors from ages 13 to 23 years. All Golfers must walk and carry their own bags which is no great problem to Carly but in America, where very few golfers actually walk between shots, such an instruction might not go down well!

We wish Carly the very best of luck next week, will try to keep you up to date! (Picture courtesy of CalCarson)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


The 2008/2009 P&K Senior squad have been announced they are Squad A, Alexandra Bushby (Strathmore), Carly Booth (Comrie), Eve Muirhead (Pitlochry), Annabel Niven (Crieff), Roseanne Niven (Crieff) (USA), Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder), Jacqueline Snedoon (Alyth) (USA) and Laura Walker (Muckhart). Squad B is Laura Campbell (Pitlochry), Gwen Lambie (Dunkled), Jillian Milne (Criagiehill), Fiona Ramsay (Crieff), Sal Shepherd (Blairgowrie), Catherine Williams (Dunblane), Jane Yellowlees (Murrayshall)

As you can see we have a tremendous wealth of talent in our squads. P&K are in a fantastic position in that we had 20 girls with a handicap of 6 or less hoping for a place, but unfortunatley the places are limited and as you can imagine it is a major headache for the selectors. and one which It was a very difficult decision to select the sdqua and a great bunch of girls who are all out to do the very best they can for P&K.

Our coaching sessions will take place over the winter and Shona Leighton our match secretary is in the process of arranging practice matches against other counties and perhaps against Scratch League teams! So if you have a Gents of Ladies Scratch Team who would like to offer a practice match with the girls please contact Shona or myself and we would be delighted to arrange a date!

We have had one coaching session at Gleneagles already on what was a rather cold day, however the girls concentrated on the long game and coaches Andrew and John gave the girls a talk on the psychological side of the game.

Below are a few photos of the girls in action!

Our winter coaching has started in earnest for our Juniors, with our Elite Squad going along to Gleneagles on Sunday and enjoying some short game coaching and some tips on how to prepare themselves for play both in terms of your game and your metal attitude. Very interesting!

The Elite squads for this year are:

Group 1. Emily Aird (Strathmore), Megan Aird (Strathmore), Ailie Burnett (Dunkeld), Erin Millar (Pitlochry), Nicola robertson (Dunblane) and Eilidh Watson (Muckhart)

Group 2. Laura Aitken (Killin), Caitlin Bartrop (Whitemoss), Claire Gadsby (Muthill), Hannah Robb (Strathmore), Kathry Robertson (Auchterarder), Siobhan Teague (Auchterarder)

A huge thank you also go to Senior Squad girls Emily Ogilvy and Laura Walker who came along on Sunday to offer support and encouragement to all our girls. They were great.

I will post photos of the juniors soon, I completely forgot on Sunday!!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008


Huge congratulation go to Squad member Roseanne Niven who has been ranked 8th in top 20 for 2008 by European Golf Association. Scotland had two players - Roseanne Niven and Kylie Walker - in the top 20 of the final 2008 European Golf Association female amateur rankings for the year. Roseanne was not only the highest ranking Scot but also the highest ranking Brit. Fantastic Roseanne!

2008 was a phenomenal year for Roseanne. It saw her win the British women's open amateur stroke-play championship and she was the only British or Irish player to reach the last four of the British women's open amateur championship at North Berwick. We at P&K are very proud of all she has achieved. Well done Roseanne.
Two Spanish players were placed 1st and 2nd they were Carola Ciganda and Maria Hernandez with Sweden's Anna Nordqvist placed third.

The top 20 European Golf Association female amateur rankings for 2008 are:

1 CARLOTA CIGANDA (Spain) 267.50pt.
2 MARIA HERNANDEZ (Spain) 242.50.
3 ANNA NORDQVIST (Sweden) 205.00.
4 CHRISTEL BOELJON (Netherlands) 182.60.
5 CAROLINE MASSON (Germany) 180.50.
6 BARBARA GENUINI ( France) 180.00.
7 CAROLINE HEDWALL (Sweden) 168.00.
8 ROSEANNE NIVEN (Scotland) 153.17.
9 AZAHARA MUNOZ (Spain) 150.00.
10 STEPHANIE KIRCHMAYR (Germany) 148.50.
11 THERESE KOELBACK (Denmark) 135.00.
12 VALENTINE DERREY (France) 127.50.
13 BREANNE LOUCKS (Wales) 125.50.
14 TARA DELANEY (Ireland) 122.50.
15 BENEDICTE TOUMPSIN (Belgium) 121.50.
16 JACQUELINE HEDWALL (Sweden) 116.63.
17 KYLIE WALKER (Scotland) 114.63.
18 SAHRA HASSAN (Wales) 114.40.
19 CAROLINE WESTRUP (Sweden) 110.00
20 PIA HALBIG (Germany) 108.75.


First of all I apologise for being so late in posting the fantastic news that team member Carly Booth regained her Daily Telegraph Junior Championship Title in the oppressive heat of Abu Dhabi. With temperatures over 30 degrees she beat the par of 72 in all three rounds, leading by two shots after 18 holes and by six after two rounds. She scored 70, 68 and 70.

A clearly delighted Carly stated “It feels good. I’m really pleased and it’s been a hard week but I played well. I had a big lead and knew it was there for the taking but you never know until the last pin. I creamed a three-wood approach into the 18th and I knew for sure then. I took a deep breath and knew it was done – I did what I came to do.The National Course is very open and wide here in Abu Dhabi. It is also quite short and I have a good long game so it’s been perfect for me – I’m really happy,”

And so you should be Carly, well done you!!

The rest of the girls scores were as follows:
208: Carly Booth (Comrie) 70 68 70.
214: Alex Peters (Notts Ladies) 72 72 70.
218: Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 75 71 72, Hannah Barwood (Knowle) 73 71 70.
222: Gina Brown (Mere) 76 73 73, Heidi Baek (Felixstowe Ferry) 73 72 77, Katherine O'Connor (Tadmarton Heath) 71 74 77.227 Nikki Dunn (Harrogate) 75 75 77.
243: Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies) 83 79 81.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


Well done to Team member Carly Booth who not only won the Scottish Junior Champion of Champions but won it in real style!! Played over the fabulous Kingsbarns golf Course, Carly returned an amazing 5 under par 67 to take the crown by 5 clear shots. Carly's round began with five birdies in the first seven holes and with a total of eight throughout the round. She also had one bogey at the par three 2nd and a double bogey on 14th following a lost ball. When I spoke with Carly last night she was delighted with her performance and felt she had her confidence back following a lot of hard practice, practice which certainly has paid off. Well done Carly, a fantastic end to the season.

Perth and Kinross were well represented on the day with 3 of the 13 girls coming from our County. Team member Annabel Niven came a very credible 5th returning an 84. Annabel's round included a fantastic eagle three at the long par 5 12th. Our third representative was Ailie Burnett from Dunkeld and Birnam.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

County member Maya Robertson is selling her 3 month old Ping Driver. It is a 14 degree ladies shaft Ping G5. The selling price is £85.00, less than half the original price.
Interested? Then give Maya a call on 01887 829781.
If you have any equipment you would like me to place on the web then give me an email with the details.

Monday, October 27, 2008


Yesterday we held our first ever Junior get together and Prize giving at Strathmore Golf Centre and what a successful day we had. Strathmore Golf Centre as always were very gracious hosts and we were very lucky to have their 9 hole Leitfie Course all to ourselves! We held a 9 holes, shotgun start, Texas Scramble. Our thanks go to 11 ladies who came along to help on the day, they were Carol Lambie, Lenore Kyle, Dawn Butchart, Pam Drysdale, Laura Walker, Pat Colquhoun, Liz Miskimmin, Janet Griffiths, Dot Doris, Jackie Moran and Shona Leighton. Lenore, Dawn, Laura, Pat, Janet, Dot, Jackei and Shona were team captains and Pam, Lenore and Liz walked round to support all the teams. Also a huge thank you to you our players, it really was a fanatstic turnout.

We all enjoyed our game and the winners of the Texas Scramble were Ailie Burnett and Elise Henderson along with Team Captain Laura Walker who returned a par matching 29. 2nd place was Dawns Team with 31 and third place Dot's team with 32. Well done all who took part and sorry about the wee bit of rain at the end!

Following our game we all enjoyed a very nice lunch and some yummy cakes. We then asked our President Liz Miskimmin to present the prizes which had been won over the season. Our Scratch Champion Ailie Burnett closed the day with a vote of thanks to all who had helped and support the juniors throughout the year.

It was a super day which I am sure the juniors all enjoyed. Well done to all the prizewinners, below is a slide show of the day. If you would like any of the photos just email me and I will be happy to send them to you.

Friday, October 24, 2008


Our AGM and dinner was held last night at Craigiehill Golf Club and what a fantastic turnout it was. As all who were there heard, this year has been a particularly successful year for P&K. Our squad of players have excelled themselves and their list of achievements are second to none. Below is a quick resume of their individual achievements.

Carly Booth:
Carly was selected to play in the GB&I Curtis Cup Team and was the youngest ever member of the Team. She qualified to the final stages of the British Womens Open Amateur Golf Championship at North Berwick. Carly won the Scottish Girls (Close) Amateur Championship at Alyth. She was selected to represent Scotland at the Girls Home Internationals at Panmure Barry and she played her way into the final stages of the British Open Strokeplay championships at Malone golf Club in Ireland. Along with fellow Scottish team mate Kelsey Macdonald she won the girls team trophy at Belgian Junior International Tournament. Carly was also once again chosen to represent the European Team in the Junior Ryder Cup in America this year.

Alexandra Bushby:
Alex made the cut in the Helen Holm Scottish Women's open amateur stroke-play championship. She broke the Lansdowne Course record which had stood at 74 since 1997 by returning a fantastic 71. Alex won the North of Scotland Championship at Strathmore and qualified into the matchplay stages of the English Mid Amateur Championship and made it through to the semi final stages. Alex also won the Perth and Kinross County Champion of Champions at Gleneagles in September but the highlight of Alex’s year must have been earlier this month when she took part in the SLGA Champion of Champions at Glasgow Gailes. Following a 76 over the par 75 course she was then involved in a sudden death play off with fellow team mate Carly Booth. Alex birdied the first extra hole to lift the trophy.

Annabel Niven:
Annabel was chosen to represent Scotland a the Under 16 Open Stroke Championship at Craigielaw and was top Scot finishing 12th. She was nominated by the SLGA to play in the R&A Junior Open golf championship at Hesketh and won the Nordic & Central European Trophy for the best nett score of both boys and girls. She was also selected to represent Scotland in the Girls Home Internationals at Panmure Barry.

Roseanne Niven:
Not only Qualified to the matchplay stages of the British Women's Open Amateur Golf Championship at North Berwick but made it through to the semi final stages. She was 5th in the Finnish Open and was placed 7th at the Scottish Under 21 Girls Open Championship at Powfoot. The pinnacle of Roseanne’s achievement for this year was wining the British Women's Open Championship at the Malone Club in Belfast. Roseanne’s final round 69 took her into a sudden death play off with fellow scot Kylie Walker where she lifted the trophy following a birdie at the first extra hole. This win, entitles Roseanne to play in the Rioch British Women’s Open Championship at Royal Lytham St Annes in 2009. Roseanne has since went on to be selected for the Scottish Team at the World Amateur Team Championship in Adelaide.

Eve Muirhead:
Broke the Pitlochry Course record with a sparkling 69 during the qualifying round of the Highland Open and went on to win the event. She made her way through to the qualifying stages of the Scottish Girls (Close) Amateur Championship at Alyth and won her first round match but then came up against the eventual winner Carly in the second round. Eve placed 7th in the Scottish Under 21 girls open championship at Powfoot and qualified through to the matchplay stages of the British Girls Open Amateur Championship at Monifieth. She was the last Scot standing after two rounds. We can not ignore Eve’s other sporting achievement this year when she was named in the 6 strong ladies curling squad for the 2010 winter Olympics.

Emily Ogilvy:
Emily endured a very serious shoulder injury over the winter but she came back in great spirit making the county championship her first competitive round of the season. She then went onto qualify into the matchplay stages of the Scottish Amateur Golf Championship at Lossiemouth. Emily also qualified to the final stages of the British Women's Open Amateur Golf Championships at North Berwick and progressed to the final qualifying stages of the British Open at Berkshire. Emily was also selected to represent Scotland in the Ladies Home International Matches at Wrexham Golf Club.

Laura Walker:
County Champion 2008 and was the run away winner of the 2008 County Order of Merit.

As you can see an extremely busy year for the girls and one which we should all be very proud of.

Next year is the Counties Centenary and we will be holding an extra County Meeting to celebrate this event. We will make this event special by have nearest the pin, longest drives etc as well as playing for a brand new Centenary Trophy. So when you all receive your fixture cards put that date in your diary as priority!! Last night I announced that the teams black gillets seem to be very popular and next year we will be selling them to all members to mark the County's Centenary and after last night I already have lots of orders! We will bring along different sizes for you to try on at the first two or so meetings next year and the ordered gillets will be available for the Centenary event.

My sincere thanks go to all members for making my first year as Captain so very enjoyable albeit it extremely busy! I have enjoyed all the County Meetings and of course watching and supporting our squad of very talented girls. It has been a real joy but the icing on the cake has to be P&K winning the Inter County Team Championships at Downfield and making our way to the Scottish Finals. It was fantastic and thank you to all who supported and kept up with all that was happening.

My warmest congratulations go to all our prize winners last night and below is some of the photo's from the evening. If anyone would like a copy to be emailed just contact me and I will be happy to do so.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Tomorrow will evening is our Annual General Meeting and Dinner at Craigiehill Golf Club. Our secretary Alex Bushby has had a great response, with approx. 60 members coming along. If you haven't already contacted Alex with your acceptance please do so as soon as possible to enable us to keep Craigiehill informed of numbers.
I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow night.

Monday, October 20, 2008


Angus County hosted a very successful competition yesterday which featured past and present County squad members and juniors from 4 counties (Angus, Stirling & Clackmannanshire, Fife and Perth & Kinross) yesterday at Edzell Golf Club. 24 parings took part in all. Although no P&K pairings were in the prizewinners our top pairing was Dawn Butchart and Erin Millar who returned a very credible 38 points.
The winners were Fiona Gilbert and Claire Borthwick with 40 stableford points on the better inward half from Shonagh Raitt and Katie Reid. Frances Millar and Louise Smith were 3rd, also with 40 points, losing out on the last 6 holes.The prize for the best 1st nine holes went to Ann Hay and Gail Wilson from Angus, and the best 2nd 9 went to Lorna Fury and Kym Honeyman from Fife.
Well done to everyone and I hope you all enjoyed your day, I certainly did! And of course many thanks to Aileen Hunter of Angus who organised the day. Below are photos of our pairings.

Friday, October 17, 2008


County Team Player Alexandra Bushby and her mother, P&K Member Sandy Bushby are making their way to the Dailymail Foursomes Finals at Dalmahoy this weekend. Alex and Sandy are the only P&K members who are taking part and we wish them the very best.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Blairgowrie Golf Club were hosts for the annual Scratch League Dinner last night where Craigiehill were declared the winners for 2008. Alyth were 2nd and Strathmore 3rd. Above is the trophy being presented by Blairgowrie Vice Captain Liz Fertacz to Alison Stockley of Craigiehill.
The evening was well attended, Susan Arbuckle chaired the meeting and various points were raised and discussed. Following the meeting we all enjoyed a lovely meal.
Craigiehill will now be our hosts next year and it was agreed that the results will be posted following each match on our website. So look out for the scores here next year!
Many thanks once again to Blairgowrie and well done to winners Craigiehill.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Angus County have once again organised an Adult and Junior greensomes competition. All Adults should be current or past county squad members and junior girls must be under 18 with a handicap of 36 or less. The hope is that this format will give junior girls the opportunity to play along side established talented lady golfers.

This is the second year this has been organised by Angus and with such a great turnout it is certainly turning out to be a very popular event.

I have highlighted our pairings.

10.30: M Summers & L Smith - E Moffat & A Tait
10.37: J Brown & A Pryde - L Fury & K Honeyman
10.44: H Anderson & A Summers - A Wilton & S Munro
10.51: C Penman & J Chalmers - D Ford & L Whyte
10.58: F Blair & E Jamieson - D Watson & S McGuire
11.05: F Gilbert & A Alston - L Walker & L Campbell
11.12: C Capocci & J Laird - J Yellowlees & A Burnett
11.19: S Raitt & K Reid - G Lambie & E Aird
11.26: A Hay & G Wilson - S Leighton & M Aird
11.33: E Allison & A Goodwin - D Butchart & E Millar
11.38: E Goodwin & N Underhill - F Ramsay & E Watson
11.45: AN Other & AN Other - L McGregor & A Hutton

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Congratulations to P & K County team member Alexandra Bushby (Strathmore/North of Scotland Champion) who won the Scottish Ladies' Golfing Association Champion of Champions tournament after a playoff over the Glasgow Gailes links in Ayrshire this afternoon. Alexandra had tied fellow P&K teammate, Carly Booth, who qualified as Scottish Girls Champion, on 76, ( SS 77) and although Alex had a better inward half, the rules stipulated a playoff in the event of a tie. Carly outdrove her on the first hole, but Alexandra put her second nicely on the green and sank a tricky 8 foot putt for a birdie 3 and the Championship. As a result of her splendid score Alexandra has reduced her handicap to Scratch - well done to both girls from everyone at P & K.

Full results:
76 Alexandra Bushby (North of Scotland), Carly Booth (Scottish Girls) [A Bushby won after a playoff]
78 Rachael Livingstone (Midlothian) bih, Cara Gruber (Northern Counties)
79 Mary Smith (Senior Strokeplay)
80 Susan Wood (Lanarkshire)
82 Fiona de Vries (Veterans)
83 Laura Walker (Perth and Kinross)
86 Megan Briggs (Renfrewshire)
87 Rebecca Wilson (Angus), Lorna Bennett (Senior Matchplay)
88 Ruth Carroll (East Lothian), Lindsay Kirkwood (Dumfriesshire

Thursday, October 09, 2008


This Sunday the SLGA will host the Champion of Champions tournament over the Glasgow Gailes links, Ayrshire. Only 15 competitors will take part in this prestigious event and three are from P&K. Team members Alex Bushby qualified as North of Scotland Champion, Carly Booth as Scottish Girls Champion and Laura Walker as our County Champion.

Good luck from all at P&K!!

The full draw is as follows:

11.30 Ruth Carroll (East Lothian), Lindsey Kirkwood (Dumfries-shire).
11.40 Rachael Livingstone (Midlothian), Alexandra Bushby (North of Scotland).
11.50 Louise Kenney (East of Scotland, Rebecca Wilson (Angus).
12.00 Lorna Bennett (Senior match-play), Susan Wood (Lanarkshire), Morag MacPherson (Ayrshire).
12.10 Laura Walker (Perth & Kinross), Fona De Vries (Veterans), Cara Gruber (Northern Counties).
12.20 Carly Booth (Scottish girls), Megan Briggs (Renfrewshire), Mary Smith (Senior stroke-play).

Tuesday, October 07, 2008


The Great Britain & Ireland preliminary squad for the 2009 Vagliano Trophy match against the Continent of Europe at Hamburger Golf Club, Falkenstein,Germany on July 24 and 25 next year has been announced and I am delighted to report that two P&K players have been selected. They are Carly Booth and Roseanne Niven. Both Carly and Roseanne had outstanding seasons and we are very proud of this achievement.

Well done to both.

Below is the full squad. Names are in Alphabetical order

1. Hannah Barwood (ENG) (Knowle).
2 Liz Bennett (ENG) (Brokenhurst Manor).
3 Carly Booth (SCO) (Comrie).
4 Amy Boulden (WAL) (Maesdu).
5 Hannah Burke (ENG) (Mid Herts)
6 Krystle Caithness (SCO) (St Regulus)
7 Tara Delaney (IRE) (Carlow)
8 Naomi Edwards (ENG) (Ganton)
9 Jodi Ewart (ENG) (Catterick)
10 Sahra Hassan (WAL) (Vale of Glamorgan)
11 Rachel Jennings (ENG) (Izaak Walton)
12 Niamh Kitching (IRE) (Claremorris)
13 Breanne Loucks (WAL) (Wrexham)
14 Kelsey MacDonald (SCO) (Nairn Dunbar)
15 Leona Maguire (IRE) (Slieve Russell)
16 Lisa Maguire (IRE) (Slieve Russell)
17 Danielle McVeigh (IRE) (Royal County Down Ladies')
18 Roseanne Niven (SCO) (Crieff)
19 Florentyna Parker (ENG) (Royal Birkdale)
20 Pamela Pretswell (SCO) (Bothwell Castle)
21 Kerry Smith (ENG) (Waterlooville)
22 Rhian Wyn Thomas (WAL) (Vale of Glamorgan)
23 Michele Thomson (SCO) (McDonald Ellon)
24 Kelly Tidy (ENG) (Royal Birkdale)
25 Kylie Walker (SCO) (Buchanan Castle)
26 Sally Watson (SCO) (Elie & Earlsferry Ladies)

The breakdown of the nationalities are as follows:
English 9, Scottish 8, Irish 5, Welsh 4.

Monday, October 06, 2008


Some time ago I reported on a Golfathon which was organised by Alex Bushby. Six of us took part playing 54 holes over Strathmore Golf Course. We started at 7.45am and had a 15 min break at 11.30 then the last two rounds were completed without a break and we finished the day at 8pm.

It really was a great day and we all even managed to enjoy ourselves!

A huge thank you to all the girls who took part plus all the other squad members who, although unavailable on the day, still contributed by getting sponsors or running raffles. We also had very kind contributions from individual members plus Strathmore Golf Centre were fantastic as they not only provided courtesy of the course but David also put up a very nice bottle of malt and sold raffle tickets all day, he also had a bucket for visitors to sponsor us and he sold a rounds of golf for 4 at Strathmore in aid of our funds. David also provided snacks for the girls at the end of play. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!

Catherine, our treasurer, has now got the final total for the monies raised and the grand total was a fantastic £1337.90.

WOW or what!! I really as so proud of the girls for all their hard work and enthusiasm throughout the whole year they really have been an absolute joy!

Many thanks to all who contributed and of course to the girls for all their efforts!


A very big thank you to Susan Arbuckle who has forwarded the final results of the 2008 Scratch League and Craigiehill with 11 points were the winners this year. In 2nd place was Alyth on 9 points. There were four teams on 8 points, Strathmore taking 3rd place on most games won.

Full results are as follows:

1st: Craigie Hill (11)
2nd: Alyth (9)
3rd: Strathmore (8)
4th: Pitlochry (8)
5th: Blairgowrie (8)
6th: Dunkeld (8)
7th: Auchterarder (4)
8th: Crieff (0)

Scratch League dinner is next Tuesday 14th October at Blairgowrie. See you there.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Perth and Kinross member Jacqueline Sneddon is leading the field with a fantastic 1 over par 73. Jacqueline was said to be caught unaware of her position when she stated "I'm leading?". Jacqueline knew she was leading when she left but more than half to field was still to return their scores.

The leading scores are as follows:

Par 72. Yardage:6431
Jacqueline Sneddon Grand Canyon 36-37 73 +1
2 Jennifer Lutz Grand Canyon 37- 38 75 +3
2 Kelly Rainbolt Lubbock Ch 35- 40 75 +32 Malin Thorberg CBU 37- 38 75 +3
2 Shauna Curtis CBU 37- 38 75 +3
6 Amy Dalzell St Martins 37- 39 76 +4
6 Roxanne Mejia CSU-SnMrcs 38- 38 76 +4

Good luck in the next round.

Monday, September 29, 2008


Yesterday Perth and Kinross County Golf Association held our annual Champion of Champions Tournament over the Kings Course at Gleneagles. 17 Champions took part from all our the county they were Alex Bushby (Blairgowrie), Betty Brannan (Kinross), Jackie Brown (Whitemoss), Dawn Butchart (Strathmore), Ruth Campbell (Taymouth Castle), Caroline Dunbar (Aberfeldy), Kathleen Duncan (Pitlochry), Nicky Harding-McDonald (Craigiehill), Alison Houston (Milnathort), Gwen Lambie (Dunkeld), Esther Martin (Glenisla), Lynn Sharp (Dunning), Susan Stewart (Crieff), Claire Thompson (Killin), Laura Walker (Muckhart and County Champion), Julie White (Auchterarder), Hazel Wyllie (Comrie) and Jane Yellowlees (Murrayshall).

County Team member Alexandra Bushby was our winner in what proved to be a very close finish! Alex returned a very impressing 78 which was only one shot clear of Jackie Brown and Laura Walker in second and third place respectively with 79. Gwen Lambie also returned a 78 but Alex took the title by virtue of the last 6 holes. A very exciting and close run competition for all!!

The CSS on the day was 74 reduction only.

A huge thank you must go to Gleneagles who kindly grant Courtesy to the county to host this event. The course was stunning as always.

Below are photo's of our champions plus 5 guest who were invited to come along as a thank you for all their help at the Scottish Finals last weekend.

If any one would like any photographs forwarded please email me!

Thursday, September 25, 2008


What a beautiful day and a superb golf course we enjoyed today at Torwoodlee. Apart from the golf the other most important aspect of the day is of course the catering and wow we were in for treat!!! With the most fantastic home baking it truly was fantastic.

The golf wasn't too shabby either with Janet Griffiths and Dawn Butchart top P&K scorers with net 75 only one shot of the winners. Unfortunately they were pipped for a prize with three 74's and two 74.5's this placed our players in 6th position just outside the prize-winners. Dawn and Janet also finished 3rd Scratch.

The full results were as follows:

1st: Susanne Ireland & Diane Moncreiff (Midlothian) (11) 74 bih

2nd: Rachael McLean & Mary Miller (Aberdeenshire) (16) 74 bih

3rd: Jackie Brown & Lynne Fenton(Angus) (3) 74

4th: Sarah Tryon & Louise Ballantyne (Dunbartonshire & Argyll) (10.5) 74.5 better last 6 holes,

5th Joie Robertson & Karen Burns (Stirling & Clackmannan) (8.5) 74.5.

Next year the finals will be held at Baberton Golf Club, don't know about you but I have started practising already!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Tomorrow Torwoodlee Golf Club will stage the Commonwealth Spoons and four couples from P&K will be making their way to take part.

The first qualifiers Carol Lambie and Lenore Kyle play at 10:48, they are followed at 11.12 by Ann McGregor and Joan Miller, Dawn Butchart and Janet Griffiths are next at 12.24 followed by last but not least Moira Middleton and Frances Anderson at 12.32. Gillian Wallace and Esther Martin who qualified in 2nd position are unable to attend as Esther's son is getting married on Friday so we send our very best wishes to Esther for a lovely day. Also Ann Spense and Meriel Walker had to withdraw as Ann has broken a finger. We hope this heals very quickly Ann. Therefore after two pull outs Ann and Joan and Dawn and Janet are replacements.

We wish all the couples the very best of luck and I will let you know how we all fair!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


The Champion of Champions takes place this weekend over the Kings Course at Gleneagles. Below is the draw. I know it was in the Courier this morning but they missed all the players out third so please note this is the correct draw. Two have already pulled out and I would appreciate if you can not make it please let me know as soon as possible.

See you there!

12.10: Alex Bushby (Blairgowrie), Nicky Harding-McDonald (Craigiehill)
12.20: Jackie Brown (Whitemoss), Jane Yellowlees (Murrayshall)
12.30: Julie White (Auchterarder), Gwen Lambie (Dunkeld), Kathleen Duncan (Pitlochry)
12.40: Hazel Wyllie (Comrie), Caroline Dunbar (Aberfeldy), Alison Houston (Milnathort)
12.50: Susan Stewart (Crieff), Lynn Sharp (Dunning), Claire Thompson (Killin)
13.00: Betty Brannan (Kinross), Esther Martin (Glenisla), Ruth Campbell (Taymouth)
13.10: Dawn Butchart (Strathmore),

Monday, September 22, 2008


I am so very proud of all the girls who took part this weekend at Inchmarlo at the Scottish County Finals. All eight girls contributed to a fantastic weekend. Unfortunately we did not lift the trophy but we did ourselves and our county proud.

We got off to a bad start on Friday when we lost our match against Renfrewshire 7-2 but we came out ready for action on Saturday and won the match against borders 8-1. But after a gallant effort on Sunday against Fife we went lost a very close match 5-4. All girls were great but our top scorer this weekend was Annabel Niven who gained 4.5 points out of the 5 games she played.

For the full results please click on the links below.




A huge thank you must also got to eight very loyal caddies and supporters who stayed all weekend. They were Janet Griffiths, Sal Shepherd, Carol Lambie, Pat Colquhoun, Emma Napper, Gwen Lambie, Jane Yellowlees, Meg Marshall and Pam Drysdale. Thank you all you were fantastic. Also thank you to all the Aberdeen ladies who came along and offered their support.

I would also like to thank Lenore and Shona for their support, help and friendship throughout, not only the weekend but the whole year. I don't know how I would manage without them.

But most of all to the Team who are an absolute pleasure to Captain. I don't think I have ever met a better bunch of girls. Their commitment and support of each other and P&K is fantastic. Well done all of you.
I will post more photos later.......best do some work first!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Our fantastic Team of Alexandra Bushby (Strathmore) Jillian Milne (Craigiehill) Carol Muir (Craigihill) Eve Muirhead (Pitlochry) Annabel Niven (Crieff) Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder) Fiona Ramsay (Crieff) and Laura Walker (Muckhart) are all excited and ready to play their hearts out for Perth and Kinross at the Scottish County Finals at Inchmarlo which takes place 19th - 21st September. We leave tomorrow for our practice round and the matches commence on Friday at 9.30am where we will play Renfrewshire. Three morning matches are played as foursomes this is then followed by six singles matches commencing at 1.30pm. This format is then repeated on both following days. On Saturday we play Borders Tee times are also same and the final day we play Fife. Tee times are slightly different with morning beginning 9.52am and afternoon 2.15pm. The team along with myself, Lenore, Liz and Shona are staying at the Inchmarlo Lodges and a band of very loyal caddies and supporters are, at their own expense, also staying at the lodges. This just makes the event even more special. Thanks go to Janet Griffiths who co-ordinated the caddies and supporters.
If you would like to come along and support your team you would be made most welcome. A sea of Green Jerseys would be great!
I can not speak highly enough of the girls they are a great squad to Captain and I am very proud of all their achievements this year. I know each one will be giving their all for the Team this week.

On behalf of the team I would like to thank all our members who have sent Cards and Emails with your good wishes. This really is appreciated and makes the team even more focused on the task ahead.

Good Luck Girls!

Monday, September 15, 2008


I am so very sorry it was such an awful day for our very last County Meeting of the year. But I am also very pleased so many of you turned up and played in what was very wet conditions. However take some comfort from the fact that it was REDUCTION ONLY!!!

The scoring was as follows:

CSS 73 Reduction Only

Gillian Wallace (Glenisla) 81

Liz Fertacz (Dunkeld) (10) 74,
Judy Proudfoot (Taymouth Castle) (18)76,
Carol Lambie (Dunkeld) (14) 76

Winner of the Brown Memorial
Liz Fertacz

Well done all who took part.

The UBC Girls Championship was played over the Loch Ness course at Castle Heather Inverness yesterday and sisters Emily and Megan Aird flew the flag for P&K.
The sisters both returned scratch scores of 85 both also had exactly the same halves -45 -40. Emily won the tie breaker by virtue of better last six to take 3rd prize in the scratch section. As only one prize can be won by each player and as scratch takes precedence, Megan did not leave empty handed. She picked up the best nett prize. Well done to both girls.

The winner of the scratch was fifteen-year-old Hannah McCook (Abernethy).

The full results are as follows:

Par 71. SSS 70. CSS 73. 5,387yd.

81 Hannah McCook (Abernethy) 42-39.
83 Ailsa Summers (Panmure Barry) 42-41.
85 Emily Aird (Strathmore) 45-40 better last 6, Megan Aird (Strathmore) 45-40.
86 Fiona Fullerton (Huntly) 48-38, Sophie Alexander (Deeside) 47-39, Samantha Leslie (Murcar Links) 46-40.
91 Louise McGillivray (Banchory).
92 Rachel Polson (Peterculter).
93 Nikita Lamond (McDonald Ellon), Kirsten MacCallum (McDonald Ellon), Tegan Seivwright (Peterculter), Heather Munro (Monifieth), Kitrina Vannet (Peterculter).
95 Vicki Powell (Deeside).
97 Erin Millar (Pitlochry).
106 Annabelle Brown (Nairn Dunbar).
122 Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne).
NRs Jordyn Booth (Kemnay), Lauren Duncan (Aboyne), Louise Smith (Monifieth).

75 Megan Aird (Strathmore) (10).
76 Vicki Powell (Deeside) (19).
77 Fiona Fullerton (9) 77 (bih), Tegan Seivwright (Peterculter) (16).

Scratch – 81 H McCook. 83 A Summers. 85 E Aird.
Handicap – 75 M Aird (10). 76 V Powell (19). 77 F Fullerton (9).

Handicaps 1-10 – Sophie Alexander (7) 79.
Handicaps 11-16 – Tegan Seivwright (16) 77.

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Yesterdays match against Wales was a defeat for Scotland 5.5 to 3.5 and are trailing England 2-1 in the morning matches. P&K Team member Emily Ogilvy has not participated so far but has been selected to play this afternoon. We, as a county, will be 100% behind Emily. We wish her well in her singles match against Rachel Connor.

Good Luck Emily!

Tuesday, September 09, 2008


Our very last County Meeting will be held on Monday 15th. Joan Merry is the convener and below is the draw. If you wish a late entry please contact Joan who will be happy to help.

09:30: D Butchart, A Beeson
09:37: K McAlpine, J Proudfoot
09:45: H Straw, C Lambie, A Priestley
09:52: G Wallace, J Griffiths, M Hope
10:00: S McDougall, C Choudray, A McGregor
10:07: L Fertacz, L Kyle, E Martin
10:15: P Colquhoun, M Middleton, S Lindsay
10:30: C Peebles, L Crichton, G Paterson
10:37: S MacNaughton, J Gemmell, W Stewart
10:45: H Lang, M Leslie, J Thom
10:52: M McLeod, C Webb, M Forbes
11:00: A Crossland, P Hebner, B Harley
11:07: M Chalmers, S Jones, R McGeoghegan

Have a great day!

Monday, September 08, 2008

Good Luck to team member Emily Ogivly who made her way to Wrexham GC with fellow team mates to take part in the Ladies Home Internationals which will be held September 10-12:
Will keep you posted as play commences.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008


The team representing P&& at the Scottish Finals at Inchmarlo on September 19-21 are:

Alexandra Bushby (Strathmore)
Jillian Milne (Craigiehill)
Carol Muir (Craigihill)
Eve Muirhead (Pitlochry)
Annabel Niven (Crieff)
Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder)
Fiona Ramsay (Crieff)
Laura Walker (Muckhart)
Jane Yellowlees (Murrayshall)

Traveling with the team will be Dawn Butchart (Captain) Lenore Kyle (Vice Captain) Shona Leighton (Match Secretary) and Liz Miskimmin (President). We are also very pleased that a group of loyal supporters who, at their own expense, are coming along and staying at Inchmarlo to support and caddy for the girls. A very big thank you to them.

We have only lost one of our players from the orginal line up. Carly Booth is out of the country at the time of the finals as she has been selected to play in the junior Ryder Cup in America. Therefore our reserve Fiona Ramsay has been drafted into be a very welcomed member of the team. Carly, along with Emily, was top point scorer at Downfield and we will miss her not only for her golf but for her fun and great team spirit over the weekend however we all wish her well in the Ryder Cup in America.

We are all looking forward to the weekend and thank you all for your support and encouragement over the summer.
Thank you.

We held our very successful golfathon on Saturday and thankfully it was dry all day!! We started at 7.45am and had a 15 min break at 11.30 then the last two rounds were completed without a break and we finished the day at 8pm. It was a great day and we all even managed to enjoy ourselves! Taking part was myself, Alex, Annabel, Carol, Emily and Laura.

I have to say a very special thank you to David Norman and Jane Taylor at Strathmore Golf Centre who not only provided courtesy of the course but David also put up a very nice bottle of malt and sold raffle tickets all day, he also had a bucket for visitors to sponsor us and he sold a round for 4 at Strathmore in aid of our funds. David also provided snacks for the girls at the end of play. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!

I should have the final tally of what was raised soon and I will post this along with pictures of the day soon!

Monday, September 01, 2008


Scotland's pair of champion girl golfers, Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) and our own Team member Carly Booth (Comrie) won the girls' team trophy at the Belgian junior international tournament at the Royal Golf Club of Belgium.
Carly, the Scottish Under-18 champion and Curtis Cup player, and Kelsey Under 21's Champion finished joint fifth and joint second individually but their totals, added together, won the girls' team trophy with a score of 593, one shot ahead of Spain (594) with Wales (600) third and Ireland (602) fourth.

Fantastic news for the girls and Scottish Golf!
PS. Carly also won the longest drive competitions which was held prior to play!

Friday, August 29, 2008


Good luck to 5 team members and one very silly Captain who are taking part in a sponsored Golfathon tomorrow at Strathmore Golf Centre. The day will begin at 7.30 with round number one then be followed by a slightly weary round 2 at 11.45 then the day will be complete with an exhausting round 3 at around 4.30.

The five team members participating are Alexandra Bushby who has organised the event, Carol Muir, Annabel Niven, Emily Ogilvy and Laura Walker. I am hoping they will help me round, if not carry me round on the day! The three remaining team members are unfortunately unavailable, Carly is competing in Belgium, Eve Muirhead is on olympic curling duty and Jillian Milne has family commitments but they have all been involved in the gaining sponsors. It is fantastic to see the girls supporting the county and helping to fund the County Finals in September. I am very proud of them all.

We wish the girls all the very best of luck and hope the sun will shine for them all! I will post the final tally soon.

Monday, August 25, 2008


I am delighted to announce that team member Emily Ogilvy has been selected to play in the Ladies’ Home International Matches at Wrexhan Golf Club, 10-12 September 2008. Emily has had an excellent season, even more outstanding considering she began this season with a serious injury. But despite her injury Emily has worked extremely hard and we are all very proud of Emily.

The full team for this event is as follows:
Megan Briggs – Kilmacolm
Kelsey MacDonald – Nairn Dunbar
Laura Murray – Alford
Emily Ogilvy – Auchterarder
Pamela Pretswell – Bothwell Castle
Michele Thomson – MacDonald
Kylie Walker – Bothwell Castle
Sally Watson – Elie & Earlsferry Ladies
Reserves – Louise Kenney (Pitreavie), Jane Turner (Craigielaw), Rachael Livingstone (Musselburgh), Rebecca Wilson (Monifieth)

P&K member and new British Open Stroke Play champion Roseanne Niven has also been selected to represent Scotland in the World Amateur Team Championship – Espirito Santo Trophy at the Grange Golf Club, Adelaide, 8-11 October 2008. Brillant news for Roseanne and very well deserved.

The full team for this tournament is as follows:
Krystle Caithness – St Regulus
Roseanne Niven – Crieff
Kylie Walker – Buchanan Castle
Reserves – Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle), Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar)

Well done to both of our girls!

Saturday, August 23, 2008


Do you or do you know of anyone with an old Ping Carry Bag?? Team member Laura Walker has broken one of the stands on her bag and is anxiously looking for anyone who has an old one which she can salvage the leg from!

If you can help please contact me.


Friday, August 22, 2008

Roseanne Niven (Crieff) has just won the Ladies British Women's Open Strokeplay Championships at the Malone Club in Belfast. Roseanne's stunning final round 68 gave her a four round total of 288 which was matched by Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle). They then had to play off for the title and Roseanne won at the first extra hole. Roseanne has had a wonderful season - also reaching the semi finals of the British Women's Open Amateur Championship at North Berwick in June. The win in Ireland entitles Roseanne to play in the Ricoh British Women's Open Championships at Royal Lytham St Annes in 2009.

Well done Roseanne - everyone at P & K is hugely proud of you!!

Roseanne pictured with her trophy - photo courtesy of the Cal Carson Golf Agency

Roseanne has finished on level par as has Kylie Walker - sudden death play off underway!

Roseanne Niven has completed her final round with an amazing 4 under par 68! Fantastic scoring which takes her into first position on her! Brilliant news indeed! To say I am on the edge of my chair would be an understatement!!

The leader board at present is:
1 (Par) Roseanne Niven Crieff 75, 74, 71, 68
2 (+1) Sahra Hassan Vale of Glamorgan 72, 71, 74, (Par through 9)
3= (+2) Tara Delaney Carlow 77, 69, 72, (Par through 9)
Kylie Walker Buchanan Castle 71, 75, 73, (-1 through 9)

Keep your fingers and toes and everything else crossed!


County Players Carly Booth and Roseanne Niven both made the cut and play again today in the British Open Stroke play Championship. Emily was very unlucky in that she just missed the cut by one shot.

Both Carly and Roseanne have completed the first round of the day. Carly returned a 3 over 74 and Roseanne returned a brilliant 1 under 71 and with 9 holes played in the final round Roseanne has gone into joint first position with a 3 under par front nine! Excellent news. Carly is at present in joint 29th position.

There really is all to play for and a very exciting afternoon in prospect for P&K!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

County team members have fared very well in the first round of the Ladies' British Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship taking place at Malone Golf Club in Belfast from today until Friday. Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder) has the best score - a 1 over par 73 and is in joint 12th place, Carly Booth (Comrie) scored 74 (joint 20th) and Roseanne Niven (Crieff) on 75 (joint 27th). Annabel Niven (Crieff) lies in joint 81st(81) and Alexandra Bushby (Strathmore) in joint 83rd (83). After tomorrow's second round the top 40 (and ties) scores go forward to the final two rounds on Friday.

We wish them all the best for tomorrow's round.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

County Team Members Carly Booth, Alexandra Bushby, Emily Ogilvy and Annabel Niven and County Squad Member Roseanne Niven are all taking part in the Ladies' British Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship which takes place at Malone Golf Club in Northern Ireland from tomorrow through to Friday. The course on which the championship will be played is 6175yd with a par of 72 (37-35) and a standard scratch of 76. One round of 18 holes will be played on each of the first two days for which one draw will be made. The players, in a field of 113, returning the 40 (and ties) lowest 36-hole aggregates will qualify to play the final two rounds on Friday.
The winner will receive an exemption straight into the starting field of next year's Ricoh Women's British Open Championship which will be played at Royal Lytham & St. Annes from the 30th July - 2nd August.
So everything to play for - good luck to everyone!!
For live scoring (from tomorrow) at http://www.lgu.org/

Friday, August 15, 2008


What a fantastic turnout for Captains Day yesterday at Blairgowrie and what a lovely day we all enjoyed! The course was fantastic and the catering first class. The scoring was none to shabby either with a very impressive par equaling scratch score of 74 being returned by Team member Emily Ogivly and a 5 under par nett score of 69 from Cathy Irving, great scoring!

The full results were as follows:

CSS 74.
Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder) 74
Laura Walker (Muckhart) 78
Shona Leighton (Alyth) 79

Cathy Irving (Blairgowire) (12) 69,
Helen Lang (Pitlochry) (26) 71
Alison Houston (Muckhart) (9) 72
Janet Griffiths (Strathmore) (8) 73

Many thanks to all who played and a special thank you for all who sponored the team and bought tickets for the golf balls.


What can I say about Eve Muirhead other than as County Captain it was a real privilege to watch and support Eve through out her British Girls campaign. She truly was a star throughout.

Eve qualified into the matchplay stages of the British Girls at Monifieth and played her first match against English Women's Champion Hannah Barwood from the Knowle club, Bristol and following a volley of 5 birdies won the match 2&1. Eve was indeed, on paper, the underdog which made the win an even more outstanding victory. Going into the afternoon's play Eve was the final Scot standing with Kelsey MacDonald, Sammy Vass (Tain) and Rachael Watton (Mortonhall) all failing to proceed into the 2nd round.

Eve's opponent was Chloe Leurquin from Belgium and Eve astounded all who witnessed this unbelievable fighting come back! Eve was five down after five holes which is bad enough in any match but what you might not realise is that all the ties were being played over 16 holes because the Ashludie Burn burst its banks and with the walkways completely underwater, play on the 6th and 7th holes was completely out of the question. So Eve was five down and only 11 holes left to make a fight back. And what a fightback she made winning a nail biting match by one hole.
Eve, in her own admition didn't hit the ball as well as she had been over the first five holes but her amazing fightback started with a birdie at the eighth to go to four down. Another birdie at the 10th brought the deficit to three. Unfortunately she lost the 11th to a birdie to go back to four down.

A par at the 12th was all that was required to return to three down then her opponent was bunkered at the 14th and took three putts at the 15th and suddenly Eve was only one down with three holes to play.

The 16th was halved and with a tremendous shot into 17 Eve brought the match to all square going down 18. Both players reached the long par 5 in three both then left their approach putts short of the hole. But, without a show of nerves, Eve calmly rolled in her 6ft putt for a par 5 and Chloe missed hers. Although this was the first time Eve was ahead in the match it was certainly the best time to be!Fantastic golf Eve.

Eve then went on to last sixteen and faced top seed Laura Gonzalez-Escallon from the Royal Waterloo club, Belgium where unfortunately Eve ended her fantastic run in this competition by losing the match 4&3.

Eve has been a great ambassador for P&K all week and it was a pleasure to Caddy for her in the first round and also watch her make that most fantastic comeback on Wednesday afternoon. Eve was then caddied by fellow P&K player Roseanne Niven for the next two rounds and supported by another fellow team member Emily Ogilvy. Great week all round.

Well done Eve!


Congratulations go to Team Member Alexandra Bushby who qualified into the match-play stages of the English Women’s Open Mid-Amateur Championship at Wallasey. The Tournament is open to players aged 25 or over. Alex made it all the way into the semi-finals yesterday where she was unfortunately beaten by Warwickshire’s Charlotte Dalton. Alex played great golf all week winning her first match against Welsh internationalist Laura Collin (John O'Gaunt) by 1 hole. She then met Stephanie Evans (Vale of Llangollen) in round two again winning by 1 hole. Yesterday her quarterfinal was against Kate Whitmore (Sandiway) and Alex again repeated the score line from Wednesday by winning again by 1 hole. She then made her way into the Semi-Final yesterday afternoon and even following a wonderful display of golf including an eagle 2 on the 267 yard sixth where she drove the green and holed a four foot putt, she failed to continue her winning streak losing the match 4 and 3.

Well done Alex a brilliant display of golf, great for P&K!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Congratulations go to Team member Eve Muirhead who has qualified into the match play stages of the British Girls at Monifieth. Eve returned scores of 74 and 78. Eve is the third top Scot of the qualifiers with Kelsey MacDonald on 73, 71 and Racheal Watton 77 and 74. Fantastic news Eve. I am lucky enough to be on caddy duty tomorrow for Eve and will keep you up to date as much as possible how she does.

Fellow team members Carly Booth and Annabel Niven failed to make it to the final 64. Carly returned scores of 79, 78 and Annabel returned 82 and 75 both ended equal 80th.

Monday, August 11, 2008


Today sees the start of the British Girls at Monifieth today. With only 64 players making it through to the matchplay stages, which begins on Wednesday, our P&K hopes are with three players. They are Team members Carly Booth, Eve Muirhead and Annabel Niven.

So far Annabel and Eve are the only two to finish their fiurst round, Annabel is 10 over par and Eve has returned a fantastic 2 over. At present Eve is sitting 2nd top Scot just behind Kelsey MacDonald who is 1 over.

Carly has not completed her round yet and was 4 over par after 9.

Will keep you posted as much as possible!

Thursday, August 07, 2008


The draw for Captains Day at Blairgowrie Golf Club - Thurs 14th August 2008 on ROSEMOUNT COURSE is below, if you would like a late entry please contact Liz Fertacz on 01738 828632



Really looking forward to seeing you all there, here's hoping the sun will be shining!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008


The singles matches between Scotland and Wales are proving to be closely fought. To date Carly Booth has won her match 3&1 along with Kelsey who had a convincing win of 5&4. However the remaining 4 matches are hanging in the balance with Lesley Aitkens 3 down thru 15, Eilidh Briggs 2 down thru 14 and Rebecca Wilson all square thru 15. Scotland requires one match to go there way to win the days play.

Carly is out first in this afternoons singles matches against Wales. She tees off at 1.10pm. The full draw is as follows: Wales first.

13:10: Natasha Gobey v Carly Booth
13:20: Laura Watkins v Kelsey MacDonald
13:30: Amy Boulden v Rachael McQueen
13:40: Katherine O'Connor v Lesley Atkins
13.50: Gemma Bradbury v Rebecca Wilson
14:00: Kelly Miller v Eilidh Briggs

Following the morning foursomes Scotland are leading Wales 2-1. County Team member Carly Booth was paired with Kelsey MacDonald, they beat the lead-off Welsh pairing of Chloe Williams and Katie Bradbury 5&4. Rebecca Wilson and Sammy Vass were the other winning Scots, they beat Kelly Miller and Gemma Bradbury 3&1. Wales did gain one point in the third match in which Amy Boulden and Katherine O'Connor won by 4 and 3 against P&K's Annabel Niven and Eilidh Briggs.

Many thanks to Colin Farquharson who forwarded this great picture of Team Member Annabel Niven who along with fellow Scottish team mates have face painted the Scottish Flag on their faces for the first day of the Girls Home Internationals which tees off today at Panmure Barry Golf Club.
Good luck to our P&K girls who are in the Girls Team, they are County Team Members Annabel and Carly Booth.
Will try and keep you up to date as the competition unfolds.

Thursday, July 24, 2008


P&K members Roseanne Niven was our top player this week at the Scottish Under-21 girls' open stroke-play at Powfoot. Roseanne's final round of 74 gave her a final tally of 221 taking her to 6th place overall. Not far behind was Team member Eve Muirhead who also returned a 74 today giving her a final tally of 223 placing her in 7th place. Fantastic scoring girls. Annabel Niven posted a final tally of 230 and Jacqueline Sneddon 245.

The winner of the Trophy was runner up last week, Kelsey MacDonald who holed a great putt on the last green to win the tournament by one shot.

Top scores are as follows:
Kelsey MacDonald 70 70 71 =211

Pamela Prestwell 71 67 74 =212
Kystle Caithness 74 66 73=213
Holly Clyburn 77 68 72 =217
Rachael Livingstone 71 72 76 =219
Roseanne Niven 76 71 74 =221
Eve Muirhead 73 76 71 =223
Jane Turner 75 75 74 =224
Racheal Watton 77 74 74 =225
Michelle Thomson 74 75 78 =227

Also doing well today is Team member Carly Booth is sitting top of the Girls Leader Board in the European Masters in France with 1 over par.

Good luck tomorrow Carly.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Four P&K girls are in the top 16 after the first round of the Scottish Under-21 girls' open stroke-play at Powfoot. Team member Eve Muirhead heads the girls with a fantastic one under par 73. Not far behind is Team member Annabel Niven on level par 74, then squad members Roseanne Niven on 75 and Jacqueline Sneddon on 77.

Fantastic girls keep it up!! Unfortunately the second round scores are no where to be found!!

Par 74. CSS 73

70 K MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar).
71 P Pretswell (Bothwell Castle), R Livingstone (Musselburgh Old).
72 E Fairnie (Dunbar).
73 E Muirhead (Pitlochry),
74 K Caithness (St Regulus), M Thomson (McDonald Ellon), A Niven (Crieff).
75 J Turner (Craigielaw), E Sandak (Concorn Sydney), E MacKay (Nairn Dunbar).
76 M Briggs (Kilmacolm), R Niven (Crieff), H Owers-Bradley (Wollaton Park), R Watton (Mortonhall), F Blair (Monifieth).
77 H Clyburn (Woodhall Spa), L Murray (Alford), R Wilson (Monifieth), J Sneddon (Alyth), J Linklater (Largs), I Craigie (Torwoodlee), J Meldrum (Dullatur).
78 R McQueen (Troon Ladies), G Arnott (Kilbirnie Place), A Ingram (Fort William).
79 K McNicoll (Carnoustie Ladies), G Monteith (Portpatrick Dunskey), S Vass (Tain), R McIntyre (Eden), L MacGregor (Falkirk), A Wilton

Friday, July 18, 2008

Congratulations Annabel.


Carly has won the Scottish Girls (Close) Amateur Championship with a 4&3 win over fellow Scottish Team mate Kelsy MacDonald.

Carly played some magnificent golf all week which ended by being crowned Champion. I lost count of the amount of birdies and eagles Carly produced this week she truly is a great talent.

I would also like to thank all the P&K Members who came along and supported the girls and her fellow County team mates who came along to give their support.

P&K had another win with junior member Emily Aird winning the consolation handicap prize, well done Emily.

I great week of golf all round.

Thursday, July 17, 2008


Carly has played her way through to the final of the Scottish Girls at Alyth. She won this afternoon 7&6, playing the most fantastic golf. She will meet Kelsey MacDonald in final which tees off at 9am.

Well done Carly, we wish you all the very best of luck.

Carly is 3 up through 6 holes against Rachel McQueen.

Unfortunately the only two players who made it into the Scottish Girls (Close) Amateur Championships met in the second round. They were County Team members Carly Booth and Eve Muirhead. Carly won the match 6&5. However the score line does not do justice to the fine play by both players.

Well done

In the 2nd flight, sisters Megan and Emily Aird avoided a head to head battle when Emily was knocked out in the first round on the final hole by Ashley Ann Alston. Megan won her tie 3&2 and went onto meet Ashley in the afternoon knockout. Megan was three down with but courageously fought back to only one down on the 18th. Both halved the hole in 5 therefore Ashley went through to the next round. Well done to both Megan and Emily who played very well all week.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Both Eve Muirhead and Carly Booth have progressed to the next round in the Scottish Girls this afternoon, however the news is not quite so good as the draw is rather unfortunate that both girls now play each other. Tee times have been put forward by 30 mins so Carly and Eve tee off at 2.20 this afternoon.

Megan Aird has also progressed to the next round in the 2nd flight, unfortunately younger sister Emily lost her match on the last green.


County Team Member Annabel Niven who was pipped for the girls scratch Silver Category Trophy, produced a fine performance in the R&A Junior Open at Hesketh Golf Club, Southport to win the Nordic & Central European Trophy.
Annabel won the Trophy which is presented by RBS on net scores by boys AND girls from the appropriate geographical region. Annabel had net scores of 73 and 70 for a total of 143 - one shot ahead of Laura Christiaens (Belgium) with 69 and 74 for 144.
It was Laura who pipped Annabel by one shot for the Silver Category Trophy, decided on scratch scores over 36 holes.
Well done Annabel.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Hot news from Alyth and the Scottish Girls (close) Amateur Championship is that three of our four girls have now completed their 2nd rounds and Carly Booth's scores were 73-78, Eve Muirhead's were 79-84 and Megan Aird 92-92. We are still waiting for Emily Aird who returned a 91 this morning.

Carly looks to take 2nd qualifying spot behind Kelsey MacDonald who returned scores of 74-74. Eve will also almost certainly qualify.

Ailie Burnett withdrew due to an injury. We hope it's not too bad, will keep you up to date on that on.

Team member Emily Ogilvy competed in the Ricoh British Open Pre-Qualifying over the Blue course at The Berkshire yesterday and has progressed to the Final Qualifying event A total of 25 competitors who finished on 75 or better progress to the Final Qualifying event to be staged at The Berkshire on July 28th where the top 18 finishers will earn places in the Ricoh Women’s British Open which starts at Sunningdale on July 31st. She will be joined there by fellow Team Mate Carly Booth. Carly did not have to play in the pre qualifying stages as she is exempt due to her being a Curtis Cup player.

The full lsit of qualifiers are below
66 – C. Ellis (Eng)
71 – N. Edwards (Eng), D. Montgomery (Eng), R. Connor (Eng)
72 – P. Lindberg (Swe), H. Zuel (Eng)
73 – A. Rossi (It), J. Morley (Eng), M. Rigon (It), K. Smith (Eng), C. Blaney (USA), S. Nicholson (NZ), H. Kavanagh (Ire)
74 – Z. Kamasova (Svk), L. Sibille (Fr), C. Lundgreen (Nor), C. Byrnes (Aus), J. Pritchard (Wal), R.W.Thomas (Wal), C. Coughlan-Ryan (Ire), A. Highgate (Wal), K. Takanashi (Jpn),
75 – C. Douglass (Eng), E. Ogilvy (Sco), S. Heath (Eng), J. Lundberg (Swe), E. Houtsma (USA), E. Lyons (Eng), C. Alonso (Sp)

Well done Emily!


Our county convenor Pam Drysdale has completed the draw for our county meeting at Pitlochry on Monday 21st July. If you would like a late entry please contact Pam on 01250 873641

09.3o, E Ogilvy, A Bushby
09.37, L Walker, E Muirhead, K Duncan
09.45, J Lang, S Bushby, L Fertacz
09.52, L Kyle, M Beggie, S Durward
10.00, M Wilson, N Morrison, A Tannock
10.07, P Colquhoun, L Pattinson, E Campbell
10.15, A Hood, J Hamilton, M Macrae
10.22, J Proudfoot, E Millar, E Harrild
10.30, K Jarvie, A Burnett, E Watson
10.37, S Ogg, S Lindsay, H Dawson
10.45, J Nisbet, J Miller, J Clowe
10.52, J Pringle, P Hebner, S Fenner
11.00, L O'Donnell, J Thom, G Paterson
11.07, C Choudray, M Robertson, H Lang
11.15, C McNab, R McGeoghegan, K McKay
11.22, D Pollet, J Groom, M Storrey
11.30, H Dalgleish, S Mitchell, H Telford
11.37, B Harley, A Crossland, M Forbes
Evening Draw
17.30, D Butchart, G Lambie
17.37, J Griffiths, C Lambie