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

Monday, July 14, 2008

P&KLCGA Results of County Meeting at Auchterarder 14.07.08.

SCRATCH: 1st Laura Walker ( Muckhart ) 70
2nd Sandy Bushby ( Strathmore ) 77 bih

HANDICAP: 1st Jane Yellowlees ( Murrayshall ) 71 (5) 66
2nd Kay Jarvie ( Auchterarder ) 84 (16) 68
3rd Marion Forbes ( Muckhart ) 95 (26) 69 better last 3
4th Elizabeth Campbell ( Pitlochry ) 89 (20) 69

CSS 71

Golf Balls:
Lande Pattinson ( Pitlochry )
Judith Proudfoot ( Taymouth )
Barbara Lyburn ( Blairgowrie )

The Scottish Girls (Close) Amateur Championships kicks off at Alyth Golf Club tomorrow. We have five girls P&K County girls involved. Defending Champion Carly Booth (Comrie), Team member Eve Muirhead (Pitlochry), Megan Aird (Strathmore), Ailie Burnett (Dunkeld) and Emily Aird (Pitlochry).

Practice day is today then two qualifying rounds tomorrow. Carly tees off at 8.00am and 12.30, Eve at 9.12am & 13.42, Megan at 9.21 & 13.50, Emily at 10.33 & 15.03 and Ailie at 10.51 & 15.21. 32 players will then go forward to the three days matchplay.

It is fantastic that this is being held in P&K so please try to come along and support our girls.Good luck to Carly, Eve, Megan, Ailie and Emily.


County Team member Annabel Niven from Crieff, pictured in the blue Scottish Blazer,(photo courtesy of Cal Carson) at last nights opening ceremony of the R&A Junior Open at Hesketh Golf Club, Lancashire.

Annabel received a competitors badge from defending Open champion Padraig Harrington.

Annabel will play along side 108 competitors from 68 countries in this three day event which begins today.

Good Luck Annabel.

Saturday, July 12, 2008


Photo's as promised!

Friday, July 11, 2008


County Team member Eve Muirhead has successfully retained her Highland Open Title after a great match against fellow squad member Sal Shepherd, Eve won the tie 3&2.

Eve was the leading qualifier with a record breaking 69 and followed this with a fantastic 71. She was 14 shots clear of the field and with that sort of form was the clear favourite. Well done Eve you really have done good!

The weeks play went as follows:
Round one

Eve Muirhead bt Katy Burden 7 & 5.
Bobbi Waugh bt Isobel Harvey 2 & 1.
Claire Capocci bt Laura Campbell 1 hole.
Robina Gilbertson bt Erin Millar 5 & 3.
Sal Shepherd bt Annika Johnsson Edin 2 & 1.
Pat Simpson bt Gillian Wallace 6 & 5.
Hannah Harvey bt Pam Stephenson 5 & 4.
Danuta McLachlan bt Kathleen Duncan 2 holes.

Eve Muirhead bt Bobbi Waugh 2 and 1.
Claire Capocci bt Robina Gilbertson 5 and 3.
Sal Shepherd bt Pat Simpson 6 and 5.
Hannah Harvey bt Danuta McLachlan 2 holes.

Semi Finals
Eve Muirhead bt Claire Capocci 4&2
Sal Shepherd bt Hannah Harvey 2&1
Perth & Kinross Ladies County Golf Association - Auchterarder Meeting
14th July 2008

L Miskimmin, L Kyle, J Heaney
J Yellowlees, A Bushby, G Wallace
S Bushby, K Morrison, P Drysdale
H Gibson, L McGraw, M McGlashan
K Jarvie, K McKellar, S Durward
J Muirhead, C Choudhary, A Priestly
H Dalgliesh, Maya Robertson, E Martin
S Mitchell, J Proudfoot, A Tannock
P Colquhoun, H Straw, D Whytock
E Millar, M Chapman, A Speirs
A McGregor, A Hood, M MacLeod
J Clowe, S Service, J Miller
J Donaldson, C Peebles, Marion Robertson
M MacRae, M Begbie, J Laig
M Carruthers, S Fenner, S Irvine
E Campbell, S Young, B Lyburn
C Webb, J McNaughton, A Crossland
H Lang, P Kelly, C McNab
J Nisbet, B Harley, J Groom
S Ogg, S Jones, R McGeoghegan
G Paterson, E Watson, E Callander
M Storry, M Leslie, A Beeson
F Anderson, M Forbes, J Thom
E Benzies, C Monks, M Wilson
L Pattinson, L O'Donnell, N Morrison
D Doris, L Walker, M Robertson-Lang
E Milligan, E Harrild, A Spence

D Butchart, J Griffiths
J Chisholm, S Crystal
S Leighton, G Lambie, C Lambie

The Highland Open final takes place this afternoon at Pitlochry Golf club. The Finalists are Team Member and number one qualifier Eve Muirhead against fellow squad member Sal Shepherd who qualified in 3rd position.

We wish both players well and I will give you a full report of the weeks play later in the day.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008


A busy week is at an end and the result was fantastic with P&K Team member Alexandra Bushby crowned North of Scotland Ladies Champion. A fantastic result for both Alex and P&K.

Alex played Katy McNicol in the final and what a fantastic display of golf from both girls. Alex was level par through 9 and 2 up at the turn. Then Katy landed her drive, on the 10th par 4, onto the green and completed the hole in birdie, Alex followed this birdie with another at the 11th. Not to be out down Katy replied with a birdie 4 at the long par 5 12th. Undeterred Alex went onto birdie the par 3 13th which was quickly answered by Katie with a birdie at the following par 5 14th. I think you will see that this final certainly was a match to savour. Alex eventually won the match with a 3 at the 17th . With a better-ball score of 7 under par it was a treat to watch. Well done to both girls.

The winner of the Handicap Section was Monifieth girl Jemma Chalmers who played fantastic throughout the tournament and won her final against Aberdeenshire's Dot MacKinnon 6&5. She certainly is one to watch for the future.

A huge thank you to all the staff at Strathmore for making this such a fantastic tournament. Their help was invaluable. The greenstaff were also fantastic, the greens and the course was in brilliant condition a treat for all to play.

Thank you also to my fantastic committee who were just great. Also to all the Strathmore members who really made this a magical week.

Thank you all, you know who you are!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

North of Scotland Matchplay Results
Tuesday 8th July

Scratch 1st round
K McNicoll bt G Lambie 3 & 1
H Anderson bt A Ingram 5 & 4
S Arbuckle bt A Ramsay 1 up
M Smith bt J Brown 1 up
G Dowling bt J Grubb 3 & 2
A Hunter bt E Ogilvy 1 up
L Walker bt A Ryan 19th hole
A Bushby bt J Vass 5 & 3

Scratch Quarter Finals
K McNicoll bt H Anderson 4 & 3
S Arbuckle bt M Smith 22nd hole
A Hunter by G Dowling 4 & 3
A Bushby bt L Walker 3 &2

Handicap 1st Round
J Chalmers bt S Leighton 5 & 4
J Griffiths bt N Morrison 2 & 1
L Kelly bt A Alston 3 & 1
G Wilson bt S Irvine 2 up
S MacKinnon bt M Horn 2 up
E Anderson bt H Gibson 4 & 2
M Aird bt S Belton 2 up
J Sneddon bt S Bradley 2 & 1

Handicap Quarter Finals
J Chalmers bt J Griffiths 4 &3
G Wilson bt L Kelly 3 & 1
D MacKinnon bt E Anderson 1 up
J Sneddon bt M Aird 3 & 2.

Scratch Semi Finals
Wednesday 9th July
8.52 am K McNicoll vs S Arbuckle
9.00 am A Hunter vs A Bushby

Handicap Semi Finals
9.07 am J Chalmers vs G Wilson
9.15 am S MacKinnon vs J Sneddon

Consolation Round
1st Scratch J Yellowlees , Perth & Kinross - 74
2nd Scratch G Murray, Aberdeenshire - 77

1st Handicap E Barrack, Aberdeenshire - 87 (19) 68
2nd Handicap K MacCallum, Aberdeenshire - 83 (14) 69 bih
3rd Handicap E Aird, Perth & Kinross -87 (18) 69

Monday, July 07, 2008

North of Scotland Championships - Strathmore Golf Club

Scratch Matchplay Tuesday 8th July

9.00am K McNicol vs G Lambie
9.07 H Anderson vs A Ingram
9.15 S Arbuckle vs A Ramsay
9.22 M Smith vs J Brown
9.30 J Grubb vs G Dowling
9.37 A Hunter vs E Ogilvy
9.45 L Walker vs A Ryan
9.52 J Vass vs A Bushby

Handicap Matchplay
10.00am J Chalmers vs S Leighton
10.07 J Griffiths vs N Morrison
10.15 L Kelly vs A Alston
10.22 S Irvine vs G Wilson
10.30 S MacKinnon vs M Horn
10.37 E Anderson vs H Gibson
10.45 M Aird vs S Belton
10.52 S Bradley vs Jennifer Sneddon

Consolation Round
11.07 F Hay, S Tate, L Joss
11.15 C Whicher, E Barrack, Jacqueline Sneddon
11.22 J Yellowlees, A Summers, K McCallum
11.30 L Hardie, S Sneddon
11.37 M Summers, E Herries, E Thomson
11.45 K Esslemont, J Petrie, N Fleming
11.52 F Johnston, A Gowrie, S MacDonnell
12.00pm (Starters time)
12.07 A Hope, S Bushby, H Kelly
12.15 M Chalmers, S Brunton, G Murray
12.22 M Falconer, F Millar, G Pennycook
12.30 (Starters time)
12.37 F Waterson, F Sinclair, N Rice-Melville
12.45 E Aird, E McMurray, L Kyle
12.52 C Turner, A Freeman. F Martin
13.00 (Starters time)
13.07 C Robertson, C Choudhary, S Fenner
13.15 A Grewar, C Lambie, J Kennedy
13.22 S Irvine, C Peebles, C McNab
13.30 J Groom, R McGeoghegan, M Robertson

Scratch Matchplay Quarterfinals

Handicap Matchplay Quarterfinals

Friday, July 04, 2008


Carly and Roseanne have completed their first round and have returned great scores. Carly has posted a fantastic -2 under for her round placing her in joint 8th at present, she is also leading the amateurs in the field. Carly had a total of 4 birdies and 2 bogies on her card. Well done Carly, keep that form up!

Roseanne has posted a +2 and sitting joint 65. Roseanne had a grand total of 5 birdies and 5 bogies. Unfortunately Roseanne was very disappointed to finish what was an excellent round with a double bogie 7 on the 17th.

We wish the girls well tomorrow.

P&K Team member Carly Booth and squad member Roseanne Niven are doing well in the LET English Open. Roseanne teed off with the first group at 8am and at present is level par through 12. Carly teed of at 8.40 and is 1 under through 9.

Great scoring girls, keep it up!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Our team are all stars!! They are pictured above with the Team coaches Andrew and John from Gleneagles. Andrew and John came along to support the girls on Sunday.

I must say I am still on a high (albeit a very tired one now!) following the fantastic result the county team of Carly Booth (Comrie)Alexandra Bushby (Strathmore)Jillian Milne (Craigiehill)Carol Muir (Craigiehill)Eve Muirhead (Pitlochry)Annabel Niven (Crieff)Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder) and Laura Walker (Muckhart) produced at the weekend. Don't think I have seen so many eagles and birdies in one tournament. All the girls played their hearts out and gave all for their county.
P&K also had the top three point scorers of the Tournament with Carly Booth and Emily Ogivly both on 5.5 points and Alex Bushby finished her tournament with 5 points out of a possible 6. The camaraderie of the team was outstanding and I am very proud of all 8 girls.
We are now very much looking forward to representing the North Division at the Scottish Finals which is held at Inchmarlo on Sept 19th - 21st.
Again a huge thank you to all the team! Also a huge thank you to all squad members who came along to caddy and support the girls and also Lenore and Shona for their fantastic support, I don't think I could have coped without them. Also a huge thank you to all P&K members who came along to support the girls all weekend and too Highland Spring who donated water and to Fiona Robertson of 'The Green Welly' who supplied bananas and an abudance of chocolate bars for the weekend.

Our results over the weekend are below.

Saturday 's play
Foursomes: Kelsey MacDonald & Cara Gruber bt Laura Walker & Eve Muirhead 2 and 1; Mary Smith & Sammy Vass lost to Emily Ogilvy & Carly Booth 5 and 3; Jenny Milne & Pam Mackay lost to Alex Bushby & Annabel Niven 7 and 6 (1-2).
Singles: Kelsey MacDonald lost to Laura Walker 6 and 5, Cara Gruber bt Jillian Milne 4 and 2; Ashton Ingram lost to Emily Ogilvy 5 and 4, Pam Mackay lost to Carly Booth 4 and 3, Sammy Vass bt Annabel Niven 1 hole, Mary Smith lost to Alex Bushby 5 and 4 (2-4).
Foursomes: Michelle Thomson & Laura Murray halved with Emily Ogilvy & Carly Booth; Jill Harrison & Sara Thomson lost to Alex Bushby & Annabel Niven 3 and 2; Sheena Wood & Donna Pocock halved with L Walker & Eve Muirhead (1-2).
Singles: Michelle Thomson lost to Carly Booth 3 and 2; Laura Murray lost to Emily Ogilvy 2 and 1; Laura McLardy lost to Laura Walker 2 and 1; Sheena Wood bt Alex Bushby 4 and 3, Carol Wilson bt Carol Muir 6 and 5, Donna Pocock bt Jillian Milne 5 and 4

Foursomes: Carly Booth & Emily Ogilvy bt Rebbeca Wilson & Katy McNicoll 1 hole; Alex Bushby & Annabel Niven bt Mary Summers & Aileen Hunter 3 and 2; Jillian Milne & Eve Muirhead bt Shonagh Raitt & Ann Ramsay 3 and 2 (3-0).
Singles: Emily Ogilvy bt Rebbeca Wilson 4 and 3, Alex Bushby bt Katy McNicoll 1 hole, Carly Booth bt Ann Ramsay 5 and 4, Annabel Niven lost to Heather Anderson 1 hole, Carol Muir bt Jackie Brown 1 hole, Eve Muirhead bt Shonagh Raitt 2 and 1 (5-1).

This is also some photo's from the weekend. If any one would like me to send on any photo's please let me know which ones and I will be happy to EMail.