Monday, April 28, 2008


Congratulations go to Alexandra Bushby who took part in the Helen Holm Scottish women's open amateur stroke-play championship at Troon over the weekend. The event had a handicap ballot of 3 or less. Friday and Saturday Alex returned scores of 79 on Friday and an excellent 76 on Saturday. Par of the course is 75. The field was then cut and Alexandra made the cut to play in the final day on Sunday. Although Alex didn't return such a good score (84) she was, quite rightly, very pleased with her overall performance.

The winner of the tournament was 24 year old Barbara Genuini from near Nice. She won the prestigious title by two strokes with a total of 11-under-par 214 for the 54-hole event.

Well done Alex you did yourself and us proud.

Saturday, April 26, 2008


As ever a few changes have been made to the county draw, please check below.


County Champion Alexandra Bushby is P&K's only entrant in this years Helen Holm Scottish women’s open amateur stroke-play championship over the Troon Portland links. Alex scored a very credible 79 over the par 75 course. Sahra Hassan from South Wales, a Curtis Cup reserve, is in pole position with a very impressive 68.

Well done Alex and we wish her the very best in today's final round.

Fellow squad member Emily Ogilvy would normally feature in this event but is recovering from a dislocated shoulder and did not enter. However I am please to say, Emily is recovering well and is taking part in the County Championship at Alyth.

Thursday, April 24, 2008


To follow is the draw for the County Championship Qualifying round. Should you have any queries or require a late entry please contact me. 01828 633000/633395

10.04: Emily Ogilvy, Jq Sneddon
10.11: F Ramsay, D Butchart
10.18: G Wallace, J Yellowlees, Carol Muir

10.25: N Morrison, S Bushby, N Fleming
10.32: E Donaldson, J Heaney, J Taylor
10.39: M Beggie, A Priestley, A Tannock
10.46: P Colquhoun, H Gibson, A Burnett
10.53: C Turner, M Brydson, K McAlpine

11.00: J Kennedy, G Pennycook, S MacDougal
11.07: E Martin, A Grewar, K Jarvie
11.14: M Middleton, L Pattinson, C Choudray
11.21: A Hood, S Bowers, S Ogg
11.28: S Young, C Peebles, L Fertacz
11.35: L Scott, J Muirhead, J Montgomery
11.42: Je Sneddon, S Durward, D Doris
11.49: H Dalgleish, E Milligan, M Walker
11.56, Maya Robertson, D Whytock, M Robertson
12.03: S Mitchell, M Wilson
12.10: H Straw, J Clowe, J Donaldson
12.17: S Crystal, S Lindsay, E Millar

12.24: E Campbell, A McGregor,
12.31: M Macleod, J Miller, C Webb
12.38: J Pringle, L Crighton, S Fenner
12.45: E Benzies, E Harrild, P Hebner
12.52: J Thom, J Gemmel, A Crossland
12.59: A Spence, K McKay, M Robertson-Lang

13.06: S McNaughton, P Kelly, G Paterson
13.13: Ji Sneddon, L Fall, S Irvine
13.20: L O'Donnell, C Monks, M Forbes
13.27: Starters Time
13.34: J Proudfoot, H Lang, M Macrae
13.41: M Carruthers, A Allan, M Chalmers
13.48: A Beeson, C McNab, E Watson

13.55: E Callander, M Storry, F Anderson
14.02: L Kyle, J Groom, R McGeoghegan

16.42: A Bushby, J Milne
16.48: M Marshall, J Griffiths

16.54: E Davidson, C Dunbar
17.00: A Duncan, M McKay, P Drysdale
17.06: J Hamilton, M Aird, J Chisholm
17.12: L Walker, A Niven, E Muirhead
17.18: E Aird, C Lambie, A Spiers

17.25: G Lambie, S Shepherd, S Leighton

Could you all please bring along something for our annual raffle in aid of funds for the Jamboree. Thank you.

Hope the sun shines for us all!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


The following information was received from Tournament Organiser Colin Farquarson, should you require any further details or information please contact him by email.

February 11 to 17, 2009
Open to lady professionals and Silver Division lady amateurs
To be played at the five-star Hacienda del Alamo Golf Resort, Murcia, South-east Spain.

Wednesday, February 11: Free practice round over championship course.

1: Thursday-Friday, February 12-13: MURCIA LADIES OPEN (36 holes stroke-play)

2: Saturday, February 14: HACIENDA DEL ALAMO Valentine’s Day Pro-am (lady pros & teams of three amateurs, male or female, over 18 holes.

3: Sunday, February 15: COSTA CALIDA PAIRS competition (first nine holes alternate shot, second nine holes better ball).

4: Monday-Tuesday, February 16-17: HACIENDA DEL ALAMO LADIES OPEN (36 holes

Hacienda del Alamo has five-star practice facilities: two big practice putting greens, big chipping/pitching green, bunker practice facility, 36-bay two-tier driving range, six-hole Academy course.
You can arrive early and practise …. And you can stay on and practise even more.

Entry forms available by E-mailing Festival Director COLIN FARQUHARSON ( or by downloading them from
There are separate entry fees for each event but you do not have to play in them all.

The 2009 Festival is being spread over a long weekend in response to suggestions made by players who took part in the inaugural Festival. They felt it would be much cheaper to fly to Spain in midweek.
Murcia Airport is less than 30min away from Hacienda del Alamo Golf Resort.
Alicante Airport is more than 75min away.

Quotes for rental of villas at Hacienda del Alamo (the more players who share a villa, the cheaper it becomes) are available from SUE GARDINER of HM Rentals by E-mailing her at Log on to her website for details at: also for a full rundown on rentals, hotels etc.

Monday, April 14, 2008


Only two weeks on Monday to go for our 2008 County Championship Qualifier so please get your entries to me as soon as possible.

As always we will be holding our annual raffle in aid for funds for Jamboree. If you could possibly bring along a raffle prize we would be very grateful. Either pass it onto a committee member or bring it along on the day. Please ask you clubs if they could possibly donate a prize that too would be fantastic.

I have made a wee poster asking for help and would appreciate it if you could download this and place it on your club notice board. Just click on the link below and this will take you to the file and just then download.


Thank you for your help and look forward to seeing you on the day!

Sunday, April 13, 2008


The second of our coaching sessions took place today at Gleneagles Golf Academy. The focus for the day was 'short game' and the pro's certainly put the girls through their paces!! Following a brief sessions the girls, watched by the professionals, played an 18 par competition which consisted of 9 difficult positions that the girls were required to get' up and down' in two shots. Hence the 18 par.

Some of the spots chosen by the boys were extremely testing but the girls rose to the occasion and some of the shots played were fantastic. It also shows the girls which part of their game they should concentrate on.

All the girls enjoyed the coaching and we hope they are ready for a very successful season! Well done girls.

Well done Annabel Niven who returned a 80 on the final day of the Scottish Under 16's Open Strokeplay Championship. This score added to the first day 75 placed Annabel in joint 12th place overall and the highest placed Scot. Well done Annabel. I spoke with Annabel on Friday night and she said the conditions were tougher on the final day with some very difficult pin placements. A great start to Annabel's season. Annabel's team Scotland 2 finished 5th one place ahead of Scotland 1 team. England were the overall team winners.

Megan Aird had a 97 to add to her 83 a very creditable total of 180, well done Megan. Emily Aird had 100 in the first round followed by 103 to-day, a total of 203, great effort Emily.

Well done girls.

Thursday, April 10, 2008


Megan has kindly called to keep me up to date with the girls at Craigielaw and the news so far is that Annabel has returned an excellent 75 and Megan has returned a 83. Well done both. The leading score at present is 69.

Will keep you up dated on any further news as it happens.

Senior Squad member Annabel Niven has been selected to represent Scotland in the team event of the Under 16 Open Stroke Play Championship which starts today at Craigielaw Golf Club. Annabel tee's off at 8.30 both days. Annabel also represented Scotland last year and we wish her well. Annabel along with sisters Megan and Emily Aird makes up the three representatives from the county. Megan Tees off at 9am both days and Emily at 12.40.

This is the first major event in the SLGA Girls callender and we wish the girls well.

To see the full draw click on the link below

SLGA Under 16's draw

Monday, April 07, 2008


Our first County Meeting took place today at Callander and we were extremely lucky with the weather considering the forecast! Most of us stayed dry but unfortunately the very last groups did catch a heavy shower.

The majority of the scoring was relatively high however this did increase the CSS to 71 and REDUCTION ONLY!!! Only one player was below the CSS and that was Elizabeth Campbell with a nett 70, well done Elizabeth. The best scratch of the day was new Perth and Kinross member Laura Walker posting a very credible 75, well done Laura. The full scores were as follows:

Laura Walker (Muckhart) 75

Elizabeth Campbell (Blair Atholl) (20) 70
Margaret Ewen (Craigie Hill) (18) 72
Lenore Kyle(Milnathort) (12) 74 bih
Elizabeth Fertacz (Dunkeld And Birnam) (9) 74

Well done all.

A very big thank you goes to Callander Golf club for the wonderful welcome we received. The course was in very good condition for so early in the season and the food was absolutely wonderful!! The county always enjoy our visits to Callander and this was no exception.

Also thanks go to our convener Carol Lambie and assistant Pam Drysdale who looked after so well.

Our next meeting is our County Championship qualifier at Alyth so get your entries as soon as possible to Dawn Butchart.


Unfortunately our first inter county friendly match didn't quite go the way we had hoped! All four senior matches went Stirling and Clackmanans way. The team of Laura Walker, Eve Muirhead, Fiona Ramsay, Jillian Milne, Gwen Lambie, Jane Yellowlees, Sal Shepherd and Carol Lambie all did us proud by fighting hard against stiff opposition with some matches going all the way to the 18th. I was very proud to see the fighting spirit if the girls and was very pleased to see the way they supported each other even when their matches were over. Injured squad member Emily Ogilvy also came along to give the girls her support.

The juniors, I am very pleased to say, was a much happier result with both matches going to P&K. The first team were Annabel Niven and Megan Aird who fought hard throughout their match and won by one hole. The girls were giving 7 shots and to play some great golf to win through. The second team were Aillie Burnett and Emily Aird who also won their match 2 up. The girls fought hard and were not daunted by the occasion. The officials of President Liz Miskimmin, Vice Captain Lenore Kyle, Match Secretary Shona Leighton and Junior Assistant Pam Drysdale and myself were all impressed by the standard of play and the way in which all team members conducted themselves on the course.

Well done all and a very big thank you to Match Secretary Shona Leighton for her hard work in the organisation of the event.

Friday, April 04, 2008


The first of our InterCounty Matches for the season takes place tomorrow and we are very grateful to Gleneagles for providing courtesy of the Queens Course for the Team.
The County Team of 12, which includes seniors and juniors,will play against Stirling and Clackmananshire at 2pm. This is our first match of the season and we wish the girls all the very best of luck.
I will let you know the result as soon as possible.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008


We had a fabulous day at Strathmore Golf Club on Sunday. 14 juniors and 14 seniors took part in a Greensome Competition. It was a fantastic turnout with 14 juniors taking part. All the girls enjoyed their day and a special thanks go to Strathmore Golf Centre who provided courtesty for the day.

We were extremely lucky with the weather with only a little rain for the players at the end of the draw. Although it didn't seem to make any difference to the scoring!!

The results of the day were as follows:

Nearest the Pins Girls:
6th Hole - Emily aird
13th Hole - Ailie Burnett

Nearest the Pins Seniors:
4th Hole - Sandy Bushby
17th Hole - Laura Walker

Scratch Prize-winners
1st Place - Laura Walker & Laura Campbell
2nd Place - Dawn Butchart & Erin Millar
3rd Place - Annabel Niven & Megan Aird

Handicap Prize-winners
1st Place - Sandy Bushby & Eilidh Watson
2nd Place - Dot Doris & Emily Aird
3rd Place - Pat Colquhoun & Siobhan Teague

Thanks go to Carol Lambie and Shona Leighton for helping with the organisation.