Friday, May 30, 2008


The Blairgowire, Lansdowne Course record which has stood at 74 since 1997 was broken today by Team Member Alexandra Bushby with a fantastic 71!! The par of the course is 73 and the CSS for the night 76!!

Alex who also holds the record at Strathmore Club, where the North of Scotland will take place in July, with a fantastic 68 (par is 72), has today reduced her handicap back to 1.4.

The scoring was as follows
Front nine
Par= 5 4 4 4 3 4 5 5 3 = 37
Alex 4 4 4 3 3 4 5 6 3 = 36

Back Nine
Par =4 4 4 43 4 4 5 4 = 36
Alex 4 4 44 2 4 3 6 4 = 35

Well Done Alex

The GB&I Team are 4-2 down to USA after the first days play but that is by not a huge margin and everything is still to play for with 14 points up for grabs! The GB&I Captain has stated that the golf out on the course is outstanding and I for one can't wait to go and watch on Sunday along with 26 P&K juniors!

Carly once again is out to take part this time in the mornng foursomes and along with her playing partner Breanne Loucks will play Kimberly Kim & Jennie Lee.

Good luck for tomorrow Carly.

Carly is making her debut in the Curtis Cup this afternoon when she teams up with fellow Scot Michelle Thomson for this afternoon's fourball match. Michelle has just completed the first win for Great Britain and Ireland when she along with Scot Sally Watson won 1up.

Will try to keep you up to date with the scores but for up to the minute scoring visit click on the link below which will take you to the LGU Scoring Page then click on the round you wish to see.


  • Good luck Carly!


    County Team member Carly Booth will take part in Curtis Cup which begins today at St Andrews. On behalf of all members of P&K I would like to wish her the very best of luck and will be watching with great excitement.

    Carly is resting this morning but we hope to see her out on the course later today.

    Go Carly!!

    Thursday, May 29, 2008


    Below is the draw for Perth & Kinross County Ladies Golf Association, Meeting at Dunkeld
    Please note there are free spaces so please contact Carol if you wish to play.

    Morning Draw
    09.30: L. Fertacz, K. Duncan
    09.37: D Butchart, C Dunbar
    09.45: N Morrison, L Westwood, C. Lambie
    09.52: M Brydson, M Wilson, M Hunter
    10.00: K Jarvie, S MacDougall, B Lyburn
    10.07: A McGregor, C Choudhary, G Pennycook
    10.15: M Macrae, P Colquhoun, K McKellar
    10.22: J Proudfoot, E Watson, A Duncan
    10.30: W Stewart, J Millar, M Carruthers
    10.37: M Storry M Forbes

    Evening Draw
    5.15: A Burnett, E Millar
    5.22: J Griffiths, G Lambie
    5.30: A Speirs, S Crystal

    Please remember Buggies are available please contact us Carol to book one.

    Wednesday, May 28, 2008


    The County Selectors Liz Miskimmin (President), Dawn Butchart (Captain), Lenore Kyle (Vice Captain) and Shona Leighton (Match Secretary) have had a very difficult time selecting the County Team who will represent Perth and Kinross at the Jamboree. Our squad of players are all worthy of a place and have all worked very hard over the winter. We are extremely grateful to them all for their efforts. We are very lucky to have such depth of talent in our county.

    The team is as follows:
    Carly Booth (Comrie)
    Alexandra Bushby (Strathmore)
    Jillian Milne (Craigiehill)
    Carol Muir (Craigiehill)
    Eve Muirhead (Pitlochry)
    Annabel Niven (Crieff)
    Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder)
    Laura Walker (Muckhart)

    Reserve - Fiona Ramsay (Crieff)

    Once again our thanks to all the squad and we now look forward to playing in the Jamboree which is hosted by Angus and played over Downfield next month, June 27th - 30th. Please come along and support the girls. I will post more details later.

    Tuesday, May 27, 2008


    Just a wee reminder of our next meeting which will is to be held at Dunkeld on June 5th. Dunkeld is a beautiful course with exceptional views. A real treat if you haven't already played it. We would love some more entries please. If you haven't already entered please contact Carol as soon as possible. If you think it may be a little hilly then buggies are available, please let Carol know if you would like one to be booked.

    Look forward to seeing you.

    Friday, May 23, 2008


    What a beautiful course Kenmore was. The views were fantastic and the drive up was lovely. Certainly a hidden gem. The horses along side the course were an added bonus, so much so my ball decided it wanted to stay there and promptly went over the fence! The course was a little tricky and this showed in the scoring, not one of us achieving par!

    Here are the results:

    1st C Lambie & L Kyle 75
    2nd G Wallace & E Martin 77
    3rd M Middleton & F Anderson 78 ½ BIH
    4th A Spence & M Walker 78 ½ BIH
    5th A McGregor & J Miller 78 ½

    Well done to all the qualifiers.

    Thank you to everyone who bought raffle tickets. The winners of the balls were: Anne Hood, Grace Paterson and Jill Stewart. Well done

    Our thanks also go to Kenmore golf Club who certainly made us very welcome and especially Joan who provided us with tea and coffee. Also thank you goes to the conveners Liz Miskimmin and Liz Fertacz. Thank you all very much and we look forward to a return visit very soon.

    Monday, May 19, 2008


    Our County Squad had an inter-county match against Fife on Sunday. Fife were our hosts and invited us along to Balburnie Golf Club for our annual match. Our 8 strong senior squad of Laura Walker, Emily Ogilvy, Alex Bushby, Jillian Milne, Carol Muir, Jacqueline Sneddon, Jane Yellowlees and Sal Shepherd along with four juniors Laura Campbell, Ailie Burnett, Megan Aird and Emily Aird did us all proud and we ended the day with a 2-2 draw for the seniors and a 1-1 draw for the juniors. The format of the day was Greensomes.

    Our thanks go to Fife for hosting the match and for providing soup and sandwiches to the players and officials. My thanks go to Shona Leighton and Pam Drysdale who along myself braved a very cold day and walked round to support the girls. Also Lenore who after 23 guests for lunch came joined later in the day!

    The full results are as follows:

    Emily Ogilvie & Laura Walker lost to Louise Kenney & Jocelyn Carthew 4/3, Alex Bushby & Jillian Milne bt Susan Jackson and Karen Sharp 2 hole, Carol Muir and Jacqueline Sneddon bt Lorna Bennett and A Wilton 5&3, Jane Yellowlees & Sal Shepherd lost Dorothy Ford and L Fury 3/2.
    RESULT : 2 - 2

    Ailie Burnet & Laura Campbell bt R Hanlon & S McGuire 2/1 and Emily Aird & Megan Aird lost to G Brown and N Taylor 1 hole

    RESULT 1 - 1

    Well done to all our players.

    Thursday, May 15, 2008


    Unfortunately Emily Ogilvy lost out this morning to number five qualifier Kylie Walker. Emily played great golf and was four up with five to play but Kylie won the next five holes in a row, including an eagle at the 14th and birdie at 17. Emily a finalist in last years event at Barassie has only just returned to competitive golf following an accident in the gym which left her with a dislocated shoulder. Emily has worked hard to reach match fitness and we wish her well in future events.

    Number one qualifier Kelsey MacDonald was beaten by another youngster Sammy Vass, two holes.


    Moray Golf Club Old Course, Lossiemouth

    S Vass (Tain) bt K MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar) 2 holes.
    A F Ramsay (Kirriemuir) bt S Wood (Aberdeen Ladies) 2 holes.
    K Marshall (Baberton) bt L Hendry (Routenburn) 1 hole.
    J Carthew (Ladybank) bt M Tough (Falkirk) 4 and 3.
    K Walker (Buchanan Castle) bt E Ogilvy (Auchterarder) 1 hole.
    M Summers (Panmure Barry) bt R Livingstone ( Musselburgh Old) 2 and 1.
    J Turner (Craigielaw) bt C Gruber (Royal Dornoch) 2 and 1.
    M Pow (Selkirk) bt E Fairnie (Dunbar) 3 and 2.

    C-M Carlton (Fereneze) bt D Pocock (Murcar Links) 7 and 5.
    M Briggs (Kilmacolm) bt E Briggs (Kilmacolm) 2 and 1.
    L Murray (Alford) bt P Williamson (Baberton) 7 and 6.


    Yesterday saw the final qualifying round of the Scottish Amateur Golf Championship's which is taking place at Lossiemouth Golf Club and I am very pleased to report that squad member Emily Ogilvy has qualified in 28th position with scores of 84 + 82. Emily will play 5th qualifier Kylie Walker at 9.04 this morning.

    Emily was one of three Perth and Kinross entries. Former County Champion Alex Bushby and squad member Jacqueline Sneddon also took part but unfortunately failed to qualify to the matchplay stages, with scores of 89+84, and 89+94 respectively, leading qualifier is Kelsey MacDonald.

    The full draw is as follows:

    8.30 K MacDonald v S Vass, S Wood v A F Ramsay, L Hendry v K Marshall, J Carthew v M Tough.
    9.02 K Walker v E Ogilvy, M Summers v R Livingstone, J Turner v C Gruber, E Fairnie v M Pow.
    9.34 C-M Carlton v D Pocock, D Jackson v E Moffat, M Briggs v E Briggs, P Williamson v L Murray.
    10.0 C Hargan v L Bennett, K Blackwood v M Thomson, S Bishop v C MacDonald, L McLardy v L Kenney.

    Good luck Emily.

    Wednesday, May 14, 2008


    Thursday 22nd May is the date of our annual Commonwealth Spoons and we look forward to visiting Kenmore Golf Club. Below is the draw which has been prepared for us by Liz Miskimmin.

    10.00: McKellar / Jarvie & Whytock / Chapman
    10.07: Groom / Robertson & Paterson / Souter
    10.15: Durwood / Gordon & Nisbet / Ogg
    10.22: McNab / Fenner & MacDougal / Young
    10.30: Carruthers / Storry & Miller / McGregor
    10.37: Gibson / Peebles & Martin / Wallace
    10.45: Pringle / Milligan & Benzies / Stewart
    10.52: Irvine / Muirhead & Spence / Walker
    11.00: Gemmel / Crichton & Campbell / Lang
    11.07: Hood / Morrison & Macrae / Telford
    11.15: Donaldson / Service & Crossland / Macleod
    11.22: Anderson / Middleton & Kelly / Harrild
    11.30: Johnston / Layburn & Thom / Hebner
    11.45: Colquhoun / Tannock & Monks / Fall
    12.00: Pennycook / Johnstone & an others

    17.00: Griffiths / Butchart & Dunbar / Fertacz
    17.07: Crystal / Chisholm & Stockley/ Doris
    17.15: Proudfoot / Allan & Lambie / Kyle

    Should you wish a late entry please contact Liz who will be happy to help.

    Monday, May 12, 2008

    Above is Laura Walker being presented with the Perth and Kinross County Championship trophy.
    Above is Ailie Burnett being presented with the Gibb Trophy for winning the Handicap Championship.
    Below is photos from the first days play

    Below is photo's from the last day of play. I have numbered all the photo's so if anyone would like any of the photo's to be emailed just email me with the number or numbers you would like and I will be happy to forward this on to you.

    I huge thank you once again to vice Captain Lenore, Match Secretary Shona and Pam who were a great help throughout the weekend. Also all the committee members who gave their time to help on the qualifying day and over the weekend.

    I have been involved in many Championships and have even been privileged enough to be a past champion, however as Captain this weekend certainly makes me feel very proud and is one which I will take a great deal of pleasure from. Thank you again to all the competitors and spectators who made the weekend such a huge success.

    Sunday, May 11, 2008


    After yet another fabulous day at Alyth Golf Club, the new champions have been crowned. The 2008 Perth and Kinross County Champion is Laura Walker. Laura played 2007 County Champion Alexandra Bushby in the final after a win of 1 up over Gillian Wallace in the semi-final. Alex played Emily Ogilvy in the semi final and won her place in the final 2&1. However Laura played fantastic golf in the final and after a volley of birdies and pars won the game 8&6.

    Laura a former winner of the Scottish girls match-play title in 2002, was a former member of Northern Counties but moved from her home in Nairn to take a teaching post in Perthshire and subsequently joined Muckhart Golf Club and of course Perth and Kinross. She is a very welcomed member of the county and the county squad. Winning the County Championship was a fantastic start to what we hope will be a long association to P&K.

    Our Handicap Champion and winner of the Gibb Trophy is Ailie Burnett. Ailie a junior along with fellow junior Erin Millar both made it through to the final of the handicap championship. Ailie won her place in the final after a win of 3&2 over Angela Crossland and Erin Millar won her place with a 4&3 victory over Janette Hamilton. After a very exciting final in which 14 year old Erin fought back from 6 down, Ailie won the excellent final 2&1.

    Ailie, a 16 year old Dunkeld member, played excellent golf all weekend and along with Erin was a credit to their parents, golf clubs and county. Well done girls, I will watch your golfing successes with interest.

    Full Results:
    First round - Laura Walker (Muckhart) bt Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth) at 19th,
    Shona Leighton (Alyth) bt Norma Fleming (Alyth) 1 hole,
    Gillian Wallace (Glenisla) bt Jane Taylor (Strathmore) 4 and 2;
    Carol Muir (Craigie Hill) bt Gwen Lambie (Dunkeld) at 19th;
    Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder) bt Fiona Ramsay (Crieff) 7 and 5;
    Janet Griffiths (Strathmore) bt J Yellowlees (Murrayshall) 5 and 4;
    Alexandra Bushby (Strathmore) Laura Campbell (Pitlochry) 5 and 4;
    Jillian Milne (Craigie Hill) bt Sandy Bushby (Strathmore) 5 and 4.

    Quarter-finals -
    Laura Walker bt Shona Leighton 3 and 1,
    Gillian Wallace bt Carol Muir 2 and 1,
    Emily Ogilvy bt JanetGriffiths 2 and 1,
    Alex Bushby bt Jillian Milne 5 and 3.

    Semi-finals –
    Laura Walker bt Gillian Wallace 1 hole,
    Alex Bushby bt Emily Ogivly 2 and 1.

    Final –
    Laura Walker bt Alex Bushby 8 and 6.

    Quarter-finals -
    Janette Hamilton bt Jan Kennedy 5 and 4,
    Erin Millar bt Ann Duncan 4 and 3,
    Angela Crossland bt Miriam Wilson at 19th,
    Ailie Burnett bt Carol Lambie 3 and 2.

    Semi-finals –
    Erin Millar bt Janette Hamilton 3 and 2,
    Ailie Burnett bt Angela Crossland 2 and 1.

    Final –
    Ailie Burnett bt Erin Millar 2 and 1.

    Our sincere thanks go to Alyth Golf Club for hosting the tournament.

    I would also like to thank my vice Captain Lenore, Match Secretary Shona Leighton and Pam Drysdale for all their help over the weekend. Also thank you to Liz Miskimmin for supporting the girls on the final day and for presenting the prizes. Also a huge thank you to all of you who came along to walk the course and support the girls in their endeavours. I was also delighted to see honorary member Dorothy Farquahar who is a stalwart supporter of the County Team, back to health and walking the course along with fellow stalwart Margaret MacNaughton.

    Well done once again to all and I will post the photo evidence tomorrow!

    Saturday, May 10, 2008


    It was a glorious day at Alyth Golf Club for our first day of the County Championships. It has also been a very long day!! So I will post the results so far and provide a more indepth report on Monday, with ofcourse all the photo's!

    First Round Scratch Championship
    L Walker (Muckhart) bt J Sneddon (Alyth) 19th
    S Leighton (Alyth) bt N Fleming (Alyth) 1 up
    G Wallace (Glenisla) bt J Taylor(Strathmore) 4&3

    C Muir(Craigiehill) bt G Lambie (Dunkeld) 19th
    E Ogilvy(Auchterarder) bt F Ramsay (Crieff)7&5
    J Griffiths (Strathmore) bt J Yellowlees(Murrayshall) 5&4
    A Bushby (Strathmore) bt L Campbell (Pitlochry) 5&4
    J Milne (Craigiehill) bt S Bushby (Strathmore) 5&4

    Afternoon Quarter Finals
    L Walker bt S Leighton 3&1
    G Wallace bt C Muir 2&1
    E Ogilvy bt J Griffiths 2&1
    A Bushby bt J Milne 5&3

    L Walker v G Wallace
    E Ogilvy v A Bushby

    H,CapQuarter Finals
    J Hamilton (Blairgowire) bt J Kennedy (Blairgowrie) 5&4
    E Millar (Pitlochry) bt A Duncan (Taymouth Castle) 4&3
    A Crossland (Dunblane) Bt M Wilson (Dunblane)19th
    A Burnett(Dunkeld) bt C Lambie (Dunkeld) 3&2

    J Hamilton v E Millar
    A Crossland vA Burnette

    If you can come along to support the finalists you would be very welcomed.

    Friday, May 09, 2008


    The SLGA are recruiting a Tournament Assistant. Below is further information.

    The Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association Limited is the governing body for ladies’ and girls’ amateur golf in Scotland.
    Applications are invited for the following position which will be based in Perth.


    (Full Time)

    Applicants must be familiar with competitive golf. They should be self motivated but able to work as part of a team and have strong communication and organisational skills. Fully conversant with Microsoft Office the person appointed will assist the Tournament Officer in the administration for and delivery of the Association’s Championships and Competitions. Attention to detail and the ability to work to tight deadlines are imperative. A full clean driving licence and willingness to work away from home are essential.

    Salary and benefits package will be commensurate with experience.
    The Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association is an equal opportunities employer.

    Applications, in writing, accompanied by a curriculum vitae should be sent to:
    Dr S E Hartley, The Company Secretary, Scottish Ladies’ Golfing Association Limited, The Den, 2 Dundee Road, Perth PH2 7DW
    marking the envelope Ref:TA Private & Confidential.
    Closing date for applications: 26 May 2008

    Tuesday, May 06, 2008


    Thank you to everyone who came along and took part in our Championship qualifier at Alyth yesterday. We were all certainly rewarded with the best weather of the year so far. It was beautiful. The course was also in fantastic condition and our thanks go to all the green keeping staff, professional Tom Melville for his help and all the catering staff who worked hard all day and kept the kitchen open for all our evening players.

    The results were as follows:
    Laura Walker (Muckhart) 75bih
    Jillian Milne (Craighill) 75
    Annabel Niven (Crieff) 76
    Emily Ogivly (Auchterarder) 77
    Carol Muir (Craigiehill) 77
    Gillian Wallace (Glenisla) 77
    Jane Yellowlees (Murrayshall) 78
    Alexandra Bushby (Strathmore) 78
    Eve Muirhead (Pitlochry) 80

    Shona Leighton (Alyth) 81
    Norma Fleming (Alyth) 82

    Hazel Gibson (Murrayshall) 82
    Laura Campbell (Pitlochry) 83
    Janet Griffiths (Strathmore) 83
    Jane Taylor (Strathmore) 84
    Gwen Lambie (Dunkeld) 84
    Caroline Dunbar (Aberfeldy) 84
    Fiona Ramsay (Crieff) 85
    Pat Colquhoun (Callander) 85
    Nan Morrison (Dunblane) 86
    Margaret Macrae (Pitlochry) 86
    Sandy Bushby (Strathmore) 87
    Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth) 87

    Unfortunately Annabel is unable to play because of exam commitments, Eve has an Olympic curling press conference and Hazel, Caroline, Pat, Nan and Margaret are also unavailable. Therefore the automatic draw is as follows:

    Saturday 10th May
    10:04 Laura Walker v Jacqueline Sneddon
    10:11 Norma Fleming v Shona Leighton
    10:18 Gillian Wallace v Jane Taylor
    10:25 Gwen Lambie v Carol Muir
    10:32 Emily Ogilvy v Fiona Ramsay
    10:39 Janet Griffiths v Jane Yellowlees
    10:46 Alexandra Bushby v Laura Campbell
    10:53 Sandy Bushby v Jillian Milne

    Handicap scores were very impressive especially as the CSS did increase to 73 the results were as follows:
    69: Hazel Gibson (Murrayshall) (13), Pat Colquhoun (Callander) (16)
    70: Jillian Milne (Craigiehill) (5) Annabel Niven (Crieff) (6)
    71: Janette Hamilton (Blairgowrie) (18)
    72: Jane Taylor (Strathmore) (12), Carol Muir (Craigiehill) (5), Carol Lambie (Dunkeld) (15), Gillian Wallace (Glenisla) (5)
    73: Shona Leighton (Alyth) (8), Jane Yellowlees (Murrayshall) (5), Shirley Irvine (Blairgowrie) (26)
    74: Mariane Carruthers (Pitlochry) (27), Angela Crossland (Dunblane) (23), Laura Walker (Muckhart) (1), Norma Fleming (Alyth) (8), Ella Benzies (Alyth) (21), Elizabeth Milligan (Dunblane) (17), Ann Duncan (Taymouth Castle) (19)
    75: Erin Millar (Pitlochry) (17), Eve Muirhead (Pitlochry) (5), Morag Brysdon (Dunkeld) (14)
    Miriam Wilson (Dunblane) (12), Allie Burnett (Dunkeld) (14), Jan Kennedy (Blairgowrie) (14)

    Unfortunately Hazel, Pat, Shirley, Mariane, Ella, Elizabeth and Morag are unavailable and when we remove the scratch qualifiers the draw is as follows:

    Saturday 10th May at Alyth
    11:00 Jan Hamilton v Jan Kennedy
    11:07 Erin Millar v Ann Duncan
    11:14 Angela Crossland vMiriam Wilson
    11:21 Allie Burnette v Carol Lambie

    Well done everyone and I look forward to seeing you at the weekend. If you are not included in the draw then please come along and support the qualifiers.

    Also a very big thank-you to all who brought along raffle prizes and for supporting your county by buying raffle tickets. A grand total of £238 was raised. Thank you very much.

    Saturday, May 03, 2008


    Looking forward to Monday's qualifier at Alyth. 121 of us are taking part and the weather forecast looks good!

    A raffle will take place on Monday in aid of County funds and I would be very obliged if you could bring along a raffle prize and also buy some raffle tickets!!!

    Thank you very much and look forward to seeing you on Monday.

    Thursday, May 01, 2008


    I am very pleased to announce that Junior Member and County Squad Member Eve Muirhead has been named in the 6 strong ladies squad for the 2010 Olympic's. The squad named along with Eve are Karen Addison, Lynn Cameron, Jackie Lockhart, Lorna Vevers and Kelly Wood .

    Eve who although has only recently turned 18 is a very experience Curler she was Captain of the women's team who beat hosts Sweden 12-3 in the final match at the 2008 World Championships in Ostersund, Sweden on Sunday 9 March. She also won gold at the World Junior Curling Championships, Minnesota, 2007 was part of the young futures curling squad, 2006, won Silver League Winner 2005 and was 3rd in the Scottish Junior Championships 2005 & 2004.

    On top of her curling achievements Eve is also an excellent golfer who has represented P&K at County level on numerous occasions, what a talent indeed!!

    We are very proud of Eve and send her our warmest congratulations. Well done Eve, we will be supporting you all the way.

    Picture above of Eve Muirhead as a golfer is by courtesy of Cal Carson Golf Agency, all rights reserved.