Thursday, December 24, 2009


A very Happy Christmas to you all and a Good Golfing in 2010!!

See you in the New Year!

Monday, December 21, 2009


Just heard from Carly and she is overjoyed with her result. She is delighted to be starting a fresh new adventure and is ready to take on the challenge.  She did say she was sorry she wouldnt be able to play in any more jambouree's but said they were 'good times'

Well done Carly we will watch you will interest and pride.

Read below for the results!

We all knew in P&K what a magnificent talent we had in Carly Booth and now she has proved it amongst the best in Europe. Carly has not only been placed in the top 30 qualifiers but has finished in an amazing 14th overall and 5th amateur with a 5 under par 289. A brilliant finish.

We are all so very proud of her achievements and hope that LET allow her to do what she has always wanted to do and that is to be a professional golfer and compete on the European Tour.

Congratulations also go to Kylie Walker who has also gained full playing rights by finishing in 9th overall and 3rd amateu . We will, ofcourse, have to wait to hear if both players are going to take the next step to being professionals. But whatever the decision our warmest congratulations go to them.

Well Carly you are always our star!!!

After a bit of a wet and snowy weekend where play was suspended on Saturday leaving yesterday a catch up day with two rounds, Carly has come up trumps. She is currently sitting in joint 8th position going into the final round. As I explained earlier only 30 full cards (category 8) are available, although those players finishing in positions 31-50 can take a lower category of membership which will give them a number of starts, but how many cannot be guaranteed.However as Carly is only 17 LET Press Officer Bethan Cutler has stated that if Carly came through Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the Qualifying School with LET playing rights for the 2010 season, she "would have to seek special dispensation to compete before her 18th birthday (on June 21, 2010). It would be reviewed and the decision would be down to Alexandra Armas (the LET chief executive). The tour treats every qualifier on a case by case basis and takes the decision very seriously." So we will have to await their decision.

Fellow Scot Kylie Walker shared the best round score yesterday with 68 and is sitting in joint 6th and the good news is that both Scots are out together at 1pm this afternoon for the final round.

P&K send the very best wishes to both. Here's hoping they both receive an early Christmas Present!

Friday, December 18, 2009


Team member Carly Booth made a fantastic start to the final stages of the LET quaifying round. Carly returned a magnificant 3 under par 70 to be placed joint 9th. Her round consisted of 6 birdies at 1 4 7 9 12 and 18. Carly amazing length helped her birdie 3 out of 5 of the par 5 holes. Carly did bogey 2, 3 and 10 which were a par 3 and two par 4's. 

Fellow scot Kylie Walker also had a good day finishing joint 26th on 1 under par. 

Good luck tomorrow Carly

The P&K Winter Coaching Squads for 2009/2010 have been announced. They are as follows:

Senior Squad:

Carly Booth (Comrie)
Alex Bushby (Blairgowrie)
Dawn Butchart (Strathmore)
Laura Campbell (Pitlochry) 
Gwen Lambie (Dunkeld and Birnam)
Jill Milne (Craigiehill)
Annabel Niven (Crieff)
Fiona Ramsay (Crieff)
Laura Walker (Muckhart) 
Gillian Wallace (Glenisla) 
Julie White (Auchterarder) 
Jane Yellowlees (Murrayshall)
Not available for coaching in the UK at present: Roseanne Niven (Crieff), Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth) and Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder).

Scholarship Girls:
Laura Aitken (Killin)
Claire Gadsby (Crieff)
Hannah Robb (Strathmore)
Eilidh Watson (Muckhart).

Again we are very lucky to have such a great squad of girls both and at senior and junior level. The first Senior Coaching Session took place on Sunday at Gleneagles when the girls were put their paces on long game and shot making. The day was very successful and the players are all looking forward to the next session in the new year.  

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Team member Carly Booth has sailed through the first round of the LET qualifying and is now set to play tomorrow in the Final Qualifying stages over four rounds at La Manga.

Carly returned scores of 74 73, 74 for six-over 221 and finished in joint 21st. Fellow Scot Kylie Walker also made it through the first round finishing a very impressive joint 10th. P&K also wish Kylie well tomorrow when she along with Carly join the top 46 players from this qualifying round, making a field of 84 for the final stage. After three rounds at Final Qualifying, a cut will be made to the leading 50 players and ties, following which the order of exemption will be finalised on the last day.

Only 30 full cards (category 8) are available, although those players finishing in positions 31-50 can take a lower category of membership which will give them a number of starts. 

Hope all this makes sense!!!

Good luck Carly!

ber Carly Booth sails into the final

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Following another solid round of 73 Carly is currently sitting in joint 20th position and will comfortably make the cut of 70 who will play in the final round of stage one. The top 46 from tomorrow progress to stage two. 

Fellow Scot Kylie Walker will also play tomorrow she is currently tied 10th.

Good Luck tomorrow!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Carly Booth got off to a wonderful start to day recording a one over par 74 to finish the first days play in joint 13th position.

Fellow Scot Kylie Walker has also had a brilliant day, she has returned a one under par 72 and sitting in 6th position. Both girls completed the South course today.

A brilliant start Carly. Good luck tomorrow!!

Monday, December 14, 2009


Team member Carly Booth was today scheduled to take part in the first day's play of the Ladies European Tour Qualifying School at La Manga, Spain however play was called off because of high winds and heavy rain. The first round will now take place tomorrow.

Although Carly is only 17 and technically too young to play on the LET her  +3 handicap more than deserves her a place in the field. She will make up a small band of  scots who are taking part this week, the other two are Kylie Walker who along with Carly is a member of the Curtis Cup short leet for the 2010 match in the United States, and North of Scotland women's amateur champion Katy McNicoll who is now a professional. Glasgow's Gemma Webster, who turned professional in the States following her graduation from Ohio State University, did enter Stage 1 but withdrew during the past week. Also Clare Queen and Pamela Feggans, who also finished outside the top 90 in the LET money table for 2009, will join the qualifiers from Stage 1 in the Final Stage over 72 holes.

A total of 166 players are targeting a place on the 2010 Ladies European Tour. Only 30 full cards are available at the end of seven rounds, although those players finishing in positions 31-50 can take a lower category of membership.

Qualifying School is known as one of golf’s most nerve-wracking events, as dreams of earning a living on tour can either be made or shattered.

Stage I is being played over La Manga’s North and South courses over the next three days. After 36 holes, a cut will be made to the leading 70 players and ties. The final round of Stage I will be played on Wednesday over the North Course.

The leading 46 players will be progress to Stage 2, Final Qualifying, to be played over the South Course, with a practise round on December 17.

A field of 84 competitors will contest the Final Qualifying stage over four rounds from Friday to next Monday (December 18-21). After three rounds a cut will be made to the leading 50 players and ties, following which the order of exemption will be finalised on the last day.

My thanks go to Colin Farquarson for all the details regarding this event.
We wish Carly well and I will keep you as much up to date as possible.

Thursday, November 26, 2009


During our AGM in October a proposal was put forward by County Captain Lenore Kyle to change the criteria regarding membership to the association. This change was agreed unanimously and the constution has been altered accordingly.

To see the new wording and download your new copy please click on the link below and follow the instructions.


Saturday, November 21, 2009


Junior member Emily Aird has been awarded a Personal Achievement Award for her golfing accomplishments this year. In particularly her participation in the US Kids Golf European Tournament at Gullane where she finished a very credible 6th and also for being invited to take part in the Teen World Championships in North Carolina.

The award ceremony was at the Perth concert Hall on Wednesday night where she had a photograph taken with Elizabeth Grant, Convenor of the Lifelong Learning Committee and John Fyffe the Executive Director for Education and Children's Services.

It fantastic for Emily to be recognised is this way and we are all very proud of her.

If you would like to see Emily being interviewed while she was in the US go to and click on tournaments. A video screen comes up on the right hand side of the next screen. If you scroll down on the video list you should find one that is called Teen World Championship Day 1 Girls 2009 (it then tells you it is day 3 but just keep going). It's great.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Jacqueline has success at Monterey Bay.

County Squad member Jacqueline Sneddon had a very creditable 8th place in the Cal. State Monterey Bay Otter Invitational at Bayonnet Golf Club. Her College Team took 2nd place.
Well done Jacqueline, this is the final event for the year so she is looking forward to a rest until after the Christmas holidays.

Friday, October 30, 2009


After my search to find info yesterday, Colin Farquharson kindly sent me the following report.

Team member Carly Booth finished two strokes clear of the girls' championship field on the second day of the Nick Faldo Series Grand Final at Itanhanga Golf Club, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil yesterday.

17-year-old Carly had a brilliant second round of 70 over the par 73 course, improving her first round by seven strokes when she had to cope with very heavy rain.

With one round to go, Carly is on one-over-par 147 - two shots ahead of English girls' champion and fellow Curtis Cup squad member Holly Clyburn (Woodhall Spa) who also had a second-round 70 after a first-day 79 in the wet conditions. Former English women's amateur champion Hannah Barwood (Knowle) is on 152 with scores of 78 and 74.

Londoner Jonathan Bell was the leading boy with a first-round 70, one shot ahead of Gregory Eason (Kirby Muxloe).

Good luck today Carly!

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Team member Carly Booth is in Brazil this week taking part in the Faldo Series Grand Final at the Itanhanga Golf Club in the Olympic city of Rio de Janeiro. Yesterday was the first day of competition and although I can find who is leading the boys (Jonathan Bell, 3 under) I have been unable to find any girls scores.

I understand that the 70 finalists had wet conditions to contend yesterday morning but the clouds cleared in the afternoon.

Nick Faldo welcomed the entrants to Brazil yesterday and hosted an intimate Q&A session in the evening for all of the finalists, both boys and girls all aged between 12 and 21 – they include players from the UK, Ireland, Russia, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. There will be golf clinics and a skills challenge scheduled for later in the week, and the players have the opportunity to learn and draw inspiration from the six-time Major winner Nick Faldo.

Five winners will be invited to the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final at Mission Hills in China and the overall boy and girl champion will receive a start in a professional event respectively. Play continues today and the tournament will be decided on Friday when Nick Faldo will present the Harold Riley Prize to this year’s Faldo Series Champion, following in the footsteps of previous Faldo Series winners, Nick Dougherty, Rory McIlroy and Oliver Fisher.

I do hope to find more information but if any of you can enlighten me where please do!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

AGM 2009

Last night P&K L.C.G.A. held our 2009 AGM and what a super night it was. It was great to see so many like minded people gather in one room for the good of County Golf.

Captain Dawn Butchart opened the proceedings with the sad news of the passing of two members, Bunty Lawson and Kitty Annan and our condolences go to them. She then gave a full report of the years events. The few of the highlights being P&K Team personality of the year award, the jamboree and of course our centenary celebrations. Dawn paid tribute to the team and of course the committee members who were of the greatest support.

Carol and Pam gave a full report regarding our junior girls and as always this is the highlight of the evening. What is happening within the county regarding the promotion of Junior is golf is outstanding and Carol and Dawn both thanked the ladies present and the county golf clubs for the support of junior golf in P&K.

Catherine gave a full account of our finances and the increase of subscriptions to £20 was approved by the floor.

Alex provided us with figures regarding attendance and we were glad to see that this has increased.

Dawn then paid tribute to retiring President Liz Miskimmin and proposed that Liz be presented with honorary membership, this was unanimously agreed.

The came the election of office bearers with Lenore Kyle taking over the Captaincy and Pat Colquhoun became our Vice Captain. Lenore then proposed Dorothy Farquhar to the prestigious position of President and again this was unanimously agreed. Due to Alex's retirement from the committee, Jillian Milne accepted the position of secretary.

Lenore then said a few very kind words regarding the work done by past Captain Dawn Butchart and the Prize giving took place.

Out thanks go to Craigie Hill for the use of their club house for our AGM and also to Glen the chef who provided us with some excellent food.

As announced last night I will continue in the position of 'webmaster' so please contact me should you wish any events posted. Let me know about your AGM's and your new office bearers and I will be happy to publish.

Below is a slide show of the events, as always if you wish a particular photo then please contact me.

Monday, October 19, 2009


An inter-county Adult and Junior Day was held at Edzell yesterday and hosted by Angus. Each pair consisted of a player who had been or is a squad member of their county and the other member a junior county member. It was played as a 'modified green some' where each player teed off then the junior played the squad members ball and the squad member played the
junior members ball then the team picked the best one and played alternative shots from there. Sounds a bit complicated but it truly wasn't. It was fantastic fun enjoyed by both the squad members and the juniors alike.

P&K had 5 couples playing they were Fiona Ramsay & Hannah Robb, Laura Walker & Allie Burnett, Dawn Butchart & Kirsty Brodie, Gwen Lambie & Rhianna Thom and Jane Yellowlees & Rosalyn Hall. The winners of the day were Ailsa Summers & Katie Reid of Angus with 40 stableford points closely followed by our very own Gwen Lambie and Rhianna Thom who also had 40 points but were narrowly beaten by virtue of better inward.

A huge thank you goes to Aileen Hunter of Angus for organising this very popular event and also well done to all the girls who took part. A team photo is above, Jane Yellowlees unfortunately missed the photo call!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Below is the draw for the inter-county Adult and Junior Day at Edzell on Sunday 18th Oct which is kindly organised by Aileen Hunter of Angus. The event is for adults who are Team players or have been team players out with junior girls in a modified Greensomes competitions.

We are delighted to take part in the event and I believe it is extremely important to give juniors all our time and effort...they are our future!!

Best of luck everyone.

10.30 Mary Summers & Jemma Chalmers - Fiona Ramsay & Hannah Robb
10.38 Ailsa Summers & Katie Reid - Laura Walker & Allie Burnett
10.46 Ashley Smith & Susan Cameron - Dawn Butchart & Kirsty Brodie
10.54 Jane Grubb & Gail Wilson - Gwen Lambie & Rhianna Thom
11.02 Heather Anderson & Louise Smith - Jane Yellowlees & Rosalyn Hall
11.10 Fiona Gilbert & Emily Jamieson - Susan Jackson & Shannen McGuire
11.18 Susan Arbuckle & Heather Munro - Lorna Fury & Kim Honneyman
11.26 Ann Hay & Alison Pryde - Julie Taylor & Ashley Alston

Monday, September 28, 2009


We had a glorious day to play our Perth and Kinross County Champion of Champions on Saturday. Gleneagles, as always, made very gracious hosts and all our players had a great day playing over the PGA Course.

We also were delighted to have a new name on the trophy. Gwen Lambie of Dunkeld and Birnam picked up the trophy with a 82. It was very pleasing for us to see Gwen lift the trophy as she has been the runner-up in two occasions.

Very well done Gwen!

The results were as follows:

CSS 75 R/O

Gwen Lambie (Dunkeld and Birnam) 82
Caroline Dunbar (Aberfeldy) 83
Julie White (Auchterarder) 84
Carol Muir (County and Craigie Hill) 85 bih
Hazel Wylie (Comrie) 85

Well done all.

Friday, September 25, 2009


Unfortunately none of the P&K Pairings made it onto the score board yesterday at Longniddry Golf Club. However our congratulations go to the winners listed below:

73 1/2 Mary Smith and Anne Ryan (Northern Counties) (2 1/2).
74 1/2 Laura McLardy and Ros Dunsmuir (Aberdeenshire) (5 1/2).
77 Fiona Reid and Lynda Birse (Angus) (17) (better inward half).
77 Joan Gemmel and Anne Ferguson (Dunbartonshire and Argyll) (9) (better last 6 holes).
77 Carol Fulton and Frances Sorlie (Midlothian) (15).

County Team player Carly Booth just needs one more good round today and she will secure a seat on a plane to Brazil next month!! At the halfway stage of the Faldo Series’ only Scottish qualifying tournament, at the Renaissance Club, Archerfield in East Lothian, Carly leads her age/sex categories and of course the winners of each category will win all-expenses-paid trips to the Itanhanga Country Club, Rio de Janeiro for the Faldo Series Grand Final.

Carly has a four-shot lead in the Under-21s with halves of 36 and 40 for a 76. Her nearest rival is Jenna Birch who had halves of 41 and 39. So all to play for today. Also taking part in the finals is Junior Member Emily Aird from Strathmore. We wish you both all the best today.

Full results are as follows:
Scottish qualifier (two rounds)Renaissance Club, Archerfield.
Leading first-round scores
76 Adam Dunton (McDonald Ellon) 35-41.
77 Robert Carson (Dalmahoy) 36-41.
79 Sam Binning (Ranfurly Castle) 39-40.
80 James Hendrick (Pollok) 38-42.
84 Gordon Stevenson (Whitecraigs) 42-42.
73 Scott Young (Turnhouse) 35-38.
74 Ian Redford (St Andrews New) 36-38.
75 Colin Robinson (Largs) 38-37.
77 John Henry (Clydebank & Dist) 38-39, Conor O’Neil (Glasgow) 40-37.
78 Jeff Wright (Forres) 39-39.
79 Jamie Lynch (Falkirk) 35-44, Tom Dingwall (Nairn Dunbar) 39-40.
80 Jamie Arthur (Milnathort) 39-41.
81 Jamie Binning (Ranfurly Castle) 39-42, Grant Carnegie (Dunblane New) 39-42, Jack Thorburn (Forrester Park) 42-39, Daniel Kay (Dunbar) 37-44

76 Carly Booth (Comrie) 36-40.
80 Jenna Birch 41-39.
83 Mhairi Johnston (Northern) 43-40, Rachael McQueen (Troon Ladies) 39-44.
84 Gillian Monteith (Portpatrick Dunskey) 40-44.
78 Lesley Atkins (Minto) 42-37.
83 Lauren Whyte (St Regulus) 41-42.
85 Kate McIntosh (Broomieknowe) 41-44.
86 Linsey Stevenson (Elie & Earlsferry) 42-44.
90 Hannah Scott (Broomieknowe) 45-45.
91 Emily Aird (Strathmore) 48-43.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


The final of the Commonwealth Spoons will be held today at Longniddry. Four couples from P&K are taking part they are Margaret Hunter & Sandy Busbhy, Heddie Shaw & Sally Crystal, Helen Lang & Clara Webb and last but not least Angela Crossland & Myra Macleod. The tee off times for our pairing are 11:24, 11:42, 12:00 and 12:06 respectively.

We wish all our players the very best of luck and I will try very hard to keep you updated throughout the days play.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Fife County Ladies Golfing Association:
Fife County Ladies are holding a Centenary Open at Dunfermline Golf Club on Sunday, September 27.
Tee-times: from 9.30 am – 1.30pm.
The competition is open to members of any county association in Scotland.
Scratch & Handicap Prizes. Entry Fee: £12 .
It would be great to have some representatives from each county participating in this event, so please come along and join us in our celebration of 100 years of county golf in Scotland.
Entries to: Mrs Margaret Steele, 26 South Dewar Street, Dunfermline, Fife KY12 8AR (Tel: 01383 721840) .


Last night was our Scratch League AGM, Dinner and presentation which was held, hosted and won by Craigie Hill. Craigie Hill have an extremely strong team which consists of many past and present County Team players. They scored 11 points closely followed by Blairgowrie and Strathmore who were joint 2nd on 10 points. The winners were presented with their trophy by myself as County Captain and they were congratulated on their sucess. Above is a photo of Alison Stockley, Carol Muir, myself, Jillian Milne and Val Pringle receiving their trophy.

Eight teams take part they are Alyth, Auchterarder, Blairgowrie, Craigie Hill, Crieff, Dunkeld, Pitlochry and Strathmore. The games are played over the summer months in great spirit and enjoyed by all who take part.

During the AGM, GPS Devices were discussed and was unanimously agreed to allow these devices in Scratch League matches. Chairperson Alison Stockley also asked for a re-vamp of Scratch League rules as they were a little dated!! This was discussed and new rules will be produced shortly.

A vote of thanks was made by Blairgowrie Scratch League organiser Susan Arbuckle and we all retired for a lovely supper and a catch up with friends.

Our warm congratulations go to the team.

Monday, September 21, 2009


Saturday will see the P&K County Champion of Champions take place at Gleneagles PGA Course. The draw is below.

11.30: Carol Muir (Craigie Hill and County), Laura Walker (Muckhart), Gwen Lambie(Dunkeld and Birnam)
11.37: Caroline Dunbar (Aberfeldy), Julie White (Auchterarder), Hazel Wylie (Comrie)

11.45: Gillian Wallace (Glenisla), Sandy Bushby (Blairgowrie), Una Woodcraft (Crieff)
11:52: Kathleen Duncan (Pitlochry),Judy Goodfellow (Strathmore), Val Willis (Blair Atholl)

12:00 Lynne Sharp (Dunning), Rae Brass (Perth Ladies), Barbara Pitney (Taymouth Castle)

Following a committee meeting on Monday the use of GPS Devices at County meeetings has been passed. Therefore all players may use one from this event onwards.

We wish you all the very best of luck, see you there.

Friday, September 18, 2009


Team member Carly Booth has been named in the GB& I squad who will be preparing for the 36th Curtis Cup match which will be played at Essex County Club, Massachusetts from June 11 to 13, 2010.

Carly was choosen for the team last time at St Andrews and we all hope she is selected agains next year.

The full squad is named below.

Hannah BARWOOD (Knowle ) ENGLAND Age 19
Carly BOOTH (Comrie ) SCOTLAND Age 17
Amy BOULDEN (Maesdu) WALES Age 16
Gemma BRADBURY (Cottrell Park) WALES Age 18
Holly CLYBURN (Woodhall Spa) ENGLAND Age 18
Charlie DOUGLASS (Brocket Hall) ENGLAND Age 20
Jodi EWART (Catterick) ENGLAND Age 21
Lucy GOULD (Bargoed) WALES Age 22
Rachel JENNINGS (Izaak Walton) ENGLAND Age 21
Louise KENNEY (Pitreavie) SCOTLAND Age 26
Leona MAGUIRE (Slieve Russell) IRELAND Age 14
Lisa MAGUIRE (Slieve Russell) IRELAND Age 14
Danielle McVEIGH (Royal Co Down Ladies’) IRELAND Age 22
Stephanie MEADOW (Royal Portrush ) IRELAND Age 17
Kelsey MacDONALD (Nairn Dunbar) SCOTLAND Age 18
Pamela PRETSWELL (Bothwell Castle) SCOTLAND Age 20
Kelly TIDY (Royal Birkdale) ENGLAND Age 17
Rhian Wyn THOMAS (Vale of Glamorgan) WALES Age 22
Kylie WALKER (Buchanan Castle) SCOTLAND Age 23
Sally WATSON (Elie & Earlsferry Ladies’) SCOTLAND Age 18

Captain: Mary McKENNA (IRELAND). Team manager: Tegwen MATTHEWS (Wales).

This is one of the youngest Great Britain & Ireland squads for the biennial Curtis Cup match against the United States has been named by the Ladies’ Golf Union. Carly holds the record for the youngest ever player at the age of 15.

Great news for Carly. Well done.

Saturday, September 12, 2009


Team member and stalwart of Perth and Kinross L.C.G.A. Emily Ogivly is flying off to Australia on Monday on a one year working visa. Emily is just the best advert for County golf, she has come through the junior section and although represented her Country on numerous occasions has never once forgotten her roots. Emily has always,without question, been delighted to represent P&K every year.

I personally have got to know Emily very well over the last 10 years, I have known her both as a fellow team member and then when I moved on to an official. I have always found her to be a brilliant golfer who is very enthusiastic about her and her county's golf but more importantly Emily is a very genuinely lovely girl. I will miss her very much .

I was delighted when Emily accepted an invite to come along to partner me at Strathmore's invitation day, we thoroughly enjoyed our day and we were thrilled to pick up 2nd place. It was lovely spending time with her before she jets off. I wish her well and hope she enjoys the experience.

Have a ball Emily all best wishes to you from P&K.

Friday, September 11, 2009


Unfortunately Scotland did not keep the advantage from the mornings play and with only Carly
winning in the afternoon Wales took the title. However Scotland were a very credible 2nd place.

Well Scotland and very well done to Carly!!

Following a draw between Wales and Ireland yesterday Scotland must win or draw today to lift the trophy later today.

A good start to the day has been made when Team member Carly Booth and her partner Kelsey MacDonald won their foursomes match 3&2 and Kylie Walker and Jane Turner won 2&1 and although Louise Kenney and Pamela Pretswell lost their very close match 1 down the Scots are in the driving seat with a 3-1 lead this morning.

Good Luck this afternoon girls!

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Today was the final meeting in the 2009 calendar and what a beautiful day we had. It was wall to wall sunshine resulting in some good scoring. In particular team member Jane Yellowlees who returned a gross 76 which was only 2 over the CSS 74. Well done Jane and many thanks to Liz Miskimmin for convening the meeting. Full results are as follows:

CSS 74
Jane Yellowlees (Murrayshall) 76
Jillian Milne (Craigie Hill) 83
Liz Fertacz (Blairgowrie) 84

Jane Yellowlees (Murrayhall) (5) 71 bih
Carolyn Choudhary (Callander) (15) 71
Liz Fertacz (Blairgowrie) (12) 72 bih
Miggie Mackie (Dunning) (17) 72

Well done all and remember to keep Wednesday 21st October free for the AGM at Craigie Hill at 6.30pm.

Yesterday Team player Carly Booth along with her fellow Scottish team mates came back from 1-2 loss in the morning to win the opening day against Ireland 5-4. Below is the full results:

Foursomes (1-2)
Kelsey MacDonald & Carly Booth lost to Danielle McVeigh & Charlene Reid 3 and 2.
Louise Kenney & Pamela Pretswell bt Gillian O’Leary & Victoria Bradshaw 4 and 3.
Kylie Walker & Megan Briggs lost to Mary Dowling & Sarah Cunningham 5 and 4.
Singles (4-2)
Carly Booth bt Danielle McVeigh 2 and 1.
Pamela Pretswell bt Murphy 1 hole.
Kelsey MacDonald bt Mary Dowling 3 and 2.
Kylie Walker bt Niamh Kitching 3 and 2.
Laura Murray lost to Gillian O’Leary 3 and 2.
Louise Kenney lost to Charlene Reid 3 and 1.

In the other match Wales beat England by a resounding 7-2.

Today Scotland played England and following the mornings play were 3-0 up. Carly again was first out partnering Kelsey MacDonald and they won their match 2&1, however England came back fighting and took 3.5 of the possible 6 afternoon points making the win for Scotland 5.5- 3.5. Results from the day are as follows:

Foursomes (3-0)
Carly Booth & Kelsey MacDonald bt Charlie Douglass & Holly Clyburn 2 and 1
Louise Kenney & Pamela Pretswell bt Hannah Barwood & Charlotte Wild 3 and 2
Kylie Walker & Jane Turner bt Kelly Tidy & Charlotte Ellis 1 hole.
Singles (2.5 - 3.5)
Carly Booth lost to Charlie Douglass 3&2
Pamela Prestwell lost to Rachel Jenkins 3&1
Kelsey MacDonald lost to Hannah Barwood 2&1
Megan Briggs bt Holly Clyburn 2 up
Kylie Walker bt Charlotte Wild 3&2
Louise Kenney halved with Charlotte Ellis

In the other days match Ireland and Wales are level pegging 4.5 - 4.5 with one game to finish.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009


After what has been a very wet few days (and weeks) the Womens Home Internationals began today and our very own Carly Booth has been selected along with Kelsey MacDonald to lead the Scottish team in the foursome matches this morning. Above is a photo (courtesy of Cal Carson) of our Scottish Team.

Good luck to all, below is the pairing for this mornings matches against Ireland.


Kelsey MacDonald & Carly Booth v Danielle McVeigh & Charlene Reid.
Louise Kenney & Pamela Pretswell v Gillian O’Leary & Victoria Bradshaw
Kylie Walker & Megan Briggs v Mary Dowling & Sarah Cunningham.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Ladies Home International Matches 2009

The Ladies Home International’s matches are being played at Irvine (Bogside) Golf Course in Ayrshire from 9th – 11th September.

Scotland have a very strong team, including Curtis Cup players and winners of several International amateur events and must have an excellent chance of winning the Home International’s for the first time since 1991 (no pressure girls!). Why not come along and support your team. You are guaranteed to see some great golf and some exciting matches.

The Scottish Team is:

Captain: Lesley Nicholson

Manager: Claire Hagan
Carly Booth (Comrie)
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm)
Louise Kenney (Pitreavie)
Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar)
Laura Murray (Alford)
Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle)
Jane Turner (Craigielaw)
Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle)

The order of play is as below with three foursomes matches teeing off from 8:30am each morning and six singles matches from 1:10pm in the afternoons:

9th September: England v Wales, Scotland v Ireland
10th September: Ireland v Wales, Scotland v England
11th September; Wales v Scotland, England v Ireland

Below is a flyer I received from Team Manager Claire Hagan which has all the details and directions, click on image to enlarge.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009


Our final meeting of 2009 will be held at Dunblane on September 10th. If you would like a late entry please contact Liz.

The draw is as follows:

09.30: L McGraw, J Milne, H Wylie
09.37: N Morrison E Bennie, P Colquhoun
09.45: A Tannock, S Durwood, M Mackie
09.52: A McGregor, K McAlpine, C Choudhary
10.00: C Peebles, J Clowe, C Robertson
10.07: A Hood, C Dunbar, C Lambie
10.15: C McNab, D Wildblood, A Spence
10.22: S Black, J Proudfoot, J Pringle
10.30: E Harrild, M Watson, S Fenner
10.37: D Butchart, C Irving, L Fertacz
10.45: J Muirhead, A Duncan, M Penny
10.52: S Jones, J Nisbett, A Crossland
11.00: C Kenny, J Yellowlees
11.07: S Ogg, S Irving

Friday, August 28, 2009


Our secretary Alex Bushby is retiring from committee this year and we desperately require a new secretary to take her place from October.

If you feel you can give some of your time to help in the running of our association please contact Lenore as soon as possible. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Could you all please note your diaries of a change to the date of our AGM. It will now be held on Wednesday 21st of October at Craigie Hill Golf Club. There will be a hot buffet (including puddings!) to follow at a cost of £8.50.

We will be sending out invites shortly.

Above is our three birthday girls from yesterday they are Susan Ogg, Val Saville and Anne Tannock. A wee candle was even placed on the Val's cake!!
Happy Birthday!

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Well done to all who came along and played today at Whitemoss. The golf was not the best, but this did result in a huge sigh of relief when I announced it was indeed, reduction only!! Not really surpising as there was only one player who, after the SS went from 71 to 74, ended in buffer (after a stableford adjustment!). It really was tough going and I can testify to that after two balls one after the other going for a trip to the railway line!!

However we ended with two worthy winners of the Captains Prizes and how very apt that both were playing with yours truly!! The winner of the Scratch Prize was Jane Yellowlees 83 and the winner after a count back from Nan Morrison was Alison Houston with 77.
Well done to you all for playing.

We also had three birthday girls in our midst today. They were Anne Tannock, Val Salville and Susan Ogg. What a coincidence!! All three ladies had happy birthday sang to them and a wee bit cake to celebrate!

I will post photos tomorrow.

Team member Carly Booth has been named in the eight strong team to represent Scotland at the Ladies' Home International Matches to be played at Irvine Golf Club, 9-11 September. Congratulations Carly from all at P&K!

The full team are:

Carly Booth (Comrie), Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm), Louise Kenney (Pitreavie), Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar), Laura Murray (Alford), Pamela Pretswell (Bothwell Castle), Jane Turner (Craigielaw), Kylie Walker (Buchanan Castle)Reserves: 1 Katy McNicoll (Carnoustie Ladies'), 2 Clare-Marie Carlton (Fereneze), 3 Rebecca Wilson (Monifieth)
County member Roseanne Niven and Sally Watson were unavailable for selection due to their university committments in the USA.

Saturday, August 22, 2009


Carly Booth finished in 7th place in the British Open Strokeplay at Royal Aberdeen. Carly also finished on her best score of 74. Carly finished on 310 which was 6 off the winning score of 304 by Irish girl Danielle McVeigh (Royal Co Down). Roseanne Niven who also qualified to the last day completed her tournment on 329.

Well done.

Friday, August 21, 2009


Below is the draw for our meeting at Whitemoss Golf Club. As you can see not the best of turnouts!! However late entries will be accepted.

Hope to see you there!

09.30: J Yellowlees, M Lumby, D Butchart
09.37: C Choudhary, C Lambie, S McNaughton
09.45: N Morrison, L Kyle, A Tannock
09.52: C Robertson, K McAlpine, S Jones
10.00: P Colquhoun, V Saville, J Proudfoot
10.07: A Duncan, C Peebles, G Paterson
10.15: K Booth, S Ogg, A Beeson
10.22: J Nisbet, M Leslie, A Crossland

Late entries avaialbe please contact Carol 01250 873979

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Team member Carly Booth returned a brilliant 76 this afternoon which was amongst the top 5 scores of the day an even better result considering the wind and rain which battered down all day. Carly finished 10th on the leader board going into the final round tomorrow. P&K member Roseanne Niven will also play tomorrow after qualifying in 23rd position.

We wish them well and hope the rain and wind has moved on!!

Ladies' British Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship is taking place over a very wind swept Royal Aberdeen Golf Club. With gusts of up to 40mph keeping the ball in play or even still is a major feat. Of course the weather conditions are making scoring very difficult and the best players are struggling to post scores.

Three P&K girls are taking part Roseanne Niven who is of course the reigning champion and two P&K team members Annabel Niven and Carly Booth are also battling against the elements. Annabel returned a no return today taking her out of the tournament. Roseanne following a 81 yesterday returned a 82 today taking her to has 19 over par. At present Roseanne is below the projected cut but with most of the field still to complete their round could still play tomorrow.

Carly Booth who returned an 82 yesterday has still to complete her second round today. It has been reported that there was a chance that if the wind increased even just a little, the conditions might be declared unplayable. There were reports of stationary golf balls being moved by the wind.

I will try to keep you posted.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


As you can see from the photos above what a brilliant day yesterday was and what a superb venue Glenisla was as hosts of our Centenary Celebrations. The whole atmosphere was excellent! The decorations were fantastic and my thanks go to Catherine Monks for the beautiful floral displays on the tables. The balloons added that touch of fun and the putting competition thought up, set up and ran by Laura Walker and her junior helpers Hannah Robb and Nicola Robertson certainly put a smile on all our faces!!

Before I give you all the results of the day I must thank some of my helpers they were Lenore Kyle for making the signs for the tees and along with Shona Leighton, Joan Merry and Pam Drysdale who manned the desk throughout the day. Kathleen Duncan who made the welcome leaflets and Janet Griffiths who helped on the putting green and desk. Also thanks to Angela Crossland who came along to help in the morning. Many thanks must go to all the sponsors of the prizes who are all listed on the leaflets. I was astounded by the response from my letters asking for sponsorship and delighted by the amount of prizes we were able to have. Thanks also to Meg Marshall who provided all the raspberries for our dessert. To all our past Captains who came along to support the day and also for donating a wonderful 'Past Captains Handicap tray' and of course Liz Miskimmin who presented the prizes. A huge thank you to Glenisla especially Wendy and Alison in the office, Artur and his wife Karolina in the kitchen, the bar staff and of course head green keeper Willie Robertson who had the course in magnificent condition.

The golf was very impressive and apart from one very heavy shower of rain and the CSS not quite being high enough, yesterday was just a perfect day! 134 ladies came along to play which was a fantastic turn out for our Centenary Day celebrations. Laura Walker was the winner of our new Captains Centenary Trophy which I was very honoured to donate. Laura returned an outstanding scratch 73. Hard on Laura's heels were two members on 74, they were Gwen Lambie and Jane Yellowlees. Gwen took the 2nd place by virtue of a better inward half. The Past Captains Tray was won by junior member Rheanna Thom who returned a fantastic nett 66, in second place with a brilliant 68 was Jennifer Wivell and in third place Kim Morrison with 70. Well done to you all.

The full results and prizes are listed below:

Captains Centenary Trophy - Laura Walker
Past Captains H/Cap Tray - Rheanna Thom

1st Scratch - Laura Walker (Muckhart) 73 (Crystal Decanter)
2nd Scratch - Gwen Lambie (Dunkeld and Birnam) 74 bih (Round of Golf for 4 at Pitlochry)
3rd Scratch - Jane Yellowlees (Murrayhall) 74 (Round of golf for 4 Craigie Hill)

1st Handicap - Rheanna Thom (Alyth) (28) 66 (Bacon Roll coffes, Round of golf for 4 then 2 course meal, Strathmore)
2nd Handicap - Jennefer Wivell (Pitlochry) (25) 68 (Round of golf for 4, Lansdowne)
3rd Handicap - Kim Morrison (Alyth) (11) 70, (Round of golf for 4 Milnathort)

Best Past Captain - Hazel Gibson (12) 70 (High Tea for 2, Luncarty Inn)

Next at are all outside the winners above:
Best Front Nine Scratch - Ena Bennie (St. Fillans) (Meal to the value £30, Alyth Hotel)
Best Front Nine H/Cap - Helen Lang (Pitlochry) (Meal for 2 Dunkeld Golf Club Catering)
Best Back Nine Scratch - Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder) (Meal to value £40, Red House Hotel)
Best Back Nine H/CAp - (Liz Fertacz (Blairgowrie) (Tapas to the value £30, Diels Caldron)
Lowest No. of Putts Silver - Fiona Ramsay (Crieff) (Bottle of Wine, C J Lang)
Lowest No. Putts Bronze - Frances Anderson (Alyth) (Bottle of Wine, C J Lang)

Junior Medal Winner - Rheanna Thom (donated by Kathleen Duncan)

Team Prize Best Two Nett Scores Counting - Annette Grewar, Kim Morrison, Rheanna Thom (Bottle of Spirits for over 18's- Aviva Insurance, Rheanna received a Shoe Bag donated by Joan Merry and A box of Thortons Chocolates donated by Aviva Insurance)

Hole 3 Nearest the Pin Silver - Moira Chapman (King James V1) (The Famous Grouse 18 year old Malt)
Hole 5 Nearest the Pin Silver - Maya Robertson (Taymouth) (Bottle of Spirits, Aviva Insurance)
Hole 14 Nearest the Pin Bronze - Myra MacLeod (Dunblane) (Bottle of 12 year old malt, John Dewar)
Hole 16 Nearest the Pin Bronze - Anne Beeson (Taymouth) (Bottle of Spirits, Aviva Insurance)
Hole 9 Nearest the pin in 2 Silver - Carol Muir (Craigie Hill) (Bottle of wine CJ Lang)
Hole 9 Nearest the pin in 2 Bronze - Marion Forbes (Muckhart) (Bottle of wine CJ Lang)
Hole 13 Nearest the pin in 2 Silver - Fiona Ramsay (Crieff) (Bottle of Wine CJ Lang)
Hole 13 Nearest the pin in 2 Bronze - Rosanne Gowrie (Dunkeld) (Bottle of wine CJ Lang)
Hole 18 Nearest the pin in 2 Silver - Kim Morrison (Alyth) (Bottle of Wine CJ Lang)
Hole 18 Nearest the pin in 3 Bronze - Roseanne Gowrie (Bottle of Wine CJ Lang)

Hole 10 Nearest the white line Day - Liz Milligan (Dunblane) (Bottle of Wine CJ Lang)
Hole 10 Nearest the white line Evening - Susan Berry (Craigie Hill) (Bottle of Wine CJ Lang)

There were also 17 2's all receiving a ball donated by Lenore Kyle.

As you can see a fabulous array of prizes and lots of deserved winners. My thanks go to you all for coming along and making our centenary day so very special.

Remember to get your entries in to Carol for Whitemoss!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Ladies Open at Milnathort Golf Club will be on Saturday 29th August 2009.
The ladies of Milnathort will be delighted to have entries from county members and friends.
Entry Fee is £8.
Entries to the Club on 01577 864069
Or Betty Brannan on 01383 830879.

Friday, August 14, 2009


Not long to go until our Centenary day and we now have 133 people playing. I have had one cancellation this morning so there is one spot left at lunch time. If you haven't already entered then please contact me as soon as possible as the space will be given on a first come basis.

A putting challenge will be held on the day so please try to come at least 30 mins before your tee time to enable you to take part. Also the buffet vouchers will be on sale when you register. This will enable to kitchen to know exactly how may they will be catering for. The cost is only £7 for a two course meal. Please have the payment with you when you register.

Really looking forward to what I hope will be a great day !

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Dunkeld and Birnam Golf Club are holding Ladies Greensomes on Saturday 29 August 2009. The entry fee is £15.00. Greensomes are great fun and good day out for you and a friend so to enter or for more information and for an entry contact Irene Moncur on 01821640429.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


I have been asked by the ladies of Callander Golf Club to make you all aware of the Senior Ladies Open that is taking place there on Monday 7th September.
If you would to enter please contact Pauline Dingley on 01786 860342 or call the Golf Club on 01877 330090. Entry fee is £10.
Have fun!

Our commiserations go to Carly Booth who lost her match against Luna SobrĂ³n of Spain this morning. Carly lost the match 2&1. Carly along with Eilidh Briggs were the only Scots in the Matchplay stages however following this mornings play there is no longer a Scottish representative in the field. Eilidh also lost her match 3&2.

Carly will no doubt be very disappointed but she did very well in qualifying so high in the field.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Warmest congratulations go to Carly Booth who has sailed through to the matchplay stages of the British Girls. Carly's second round 75 makes her along with Eilidh Briggs the only two Scots making the cut. Carly's through to this stage.

According to the results below Carly qualified 10th position out of the top 64 qualifiers. Well done Carly!

Full results below.

143 Noemi Jimenez (Spa) 70 73.
146 Manon Gidali (Fra) 76 70.
147 Heidi Baek (Felixstowe Ferry) 71 76, Johanna Tillstrom (Swe) 75 74, Hannah Turland (Tidworth) 72 75.
149 Laetitia Beck (Isr) 75 74, Elizabeth Mallett (Sutton Coldfield) 75 74.
150 Raphaela Dyer (Hayling Island) 75 75, Nicole Broch Larsen (Den) 77 73, Carly Booth (Comrie) 75 75, Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) 75 75, Camilla Hedberg (Spa) 75 75.
151 Marlies Krenn (Aut) 74 77, Mandy Goyos (Spa) 72 79, Antonia Scherer Ger) 73 78, Manon de Roey (Bel) 75 76, Nikki Foster (Pleasington) 79 72.
152 Sophia Popov (Ger) 75 77, Rosanna Crepiatt (Fra) 76 76, Laura Sedda (Spa) 79 73, Alexandra Bonetti (Fra) 75 77, Hayley Davis (Ferndown) 77 75, Holly Clyburn (Woodhall Spa) 77 75, Vicki Troeltsch (Ger) 76 76, Nerea Salaverria (Spa) 76 76, Daisy Neilsen (Denmark) 77 75.
153 Josephine Janson (Swe) 77 76, Anna Aresse (Spa) 79 74, Alexandra Peters (Notts Ladies) 74 79, Celine Boulder (Fra) 80 73, Mara Puisite (Latvia) 73 82.
154 Perrine Delacour (Fra) 72 82, Brogan Townend (Pleasington) 80 74, Elia Folch (Spa) 77 77, Amy Boulden (Maesdu) 77 77, Tonje Daffinrud (Nor) 75 79.
155 Jana Niedballa (Ger) 81 74, Rebecca Huber (Swi) 76 79, Marina Stuetz (Aut) 77 78, Jess Wilcox (Blankney) 74 81, Jessica Schiele (Kenwick Park) 81`74, Kristina Kaisler (Ger) 78 77, Begona Jauregui Garcia (Spa) 79 76, Roberta Roeller (Ger) 75 80..
156 Bronte Law (Bramhall) 78 78, Emma O’Driscoll (Ballybunion) 78 78, Bianca Maria Fabrizio (Ita) 81 75, Justine Dreher (Fra) 82 74, Jinjira Rasmussen (Den) 79 77
157 Luna Sobron (Spa) 79 78, Connie Chen (SAf) 79 78, Andrea Vilarasu (Spa) 84 73, Clemence Abrahamian (Fra) 76 81
158 Emelie Alonso (Fra) 80 78, Federica Constantini (Ita) 79 79, Victoria Scherer (Ger) 80 78, Eugenia Ferrero (Ita) 81 77, Maria Villamil (Spa) 81 77, Katharina Soehnien (Ger) 78 80, Bertine Strauss (SAf) 77 81, Jessica Bradley (Tiverton) 77 81.


West Lancashire Golf Club.

Team member Carly Booth is joint top scot at the British . Carly who won the St Andrews Links Trust Junior Ladies Open last week was on form and level par with only 5 holes to play, however the 14th proved a tough hole for Carly who ran up a double bogey 6 the unfortuataly a bogey 6 at the par-5 16th she finished with a three-over-par 75. Carly had one of the best front nines when she recored an equaling par 36.

As you can see from the scores below Carly is sitting comfortably above the cut and with another round today we wish her well and I will try to keep you posted!

Yesterdays top results

70 Noemi Jimenez (Spa).

71 Heidi Baek (Felixstowe Ferry).

72 Hannah Turland (Tidworth Garrison), Delacour Perrine (Fra), Mandy Goyos (Spa).

73 Mara Puisite (Lat).

74 Anna-Lena Kraemer (Ger), Meghan McLaren (Wellingborough), Alexandra Peters (Notts Ladies), Marlies Krenn (Aut), Justine Dreher (Fra).

75 Laetitia Beck (Isr), Johanna Tillstrom (Swe), Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm), Marion de Roey (Bel), Roberta Roeller (Ger), Louise Ridderstrom (Swe). Camilla Hedberg (Swe), Tonje Daffinrud (Nor), Elizabeth Mallett (Sutton Coldfield), Sophia Popov (Ger), Raphaela Dyer (Hayling Island), Alexandra Bonetti (Ita), Carly Booth (Comrie)..

76 Vicki Troeltsch (Fra), Nerea Salaverria (Spa), Denise Kalek (Ger), Elizabeth Stebbings (Wilpshire), Rebecca Gee (Wellingborough), Clemence Abrahamian (Fra), Rosanna Crepiatt (Fra), Rebecca Huber (Swi), Manon Gidali (Fra).

77 Hayley Davis (Ferndown), Marta Sanz Barrio (Spa), Elia Folch (Spa), Amy Boulden (Maesdu), Katie Burman (John O’Gaunt), Bertine Strauss (SAf), Daisy Nielsen (Den), Jessica Bradley (Tiverton), Gabriella Wahl (Ger), Nicole Broch Larsen (Den), Josephine Janson (Swe), Marina Stuetz (Aut).

78 Bethany Garton (Royal Lytham), Anna Antoniutti (Ita), Christina Kaisler (Ger), Sian Evans (Faversham), Teresa Caballer (Spa), Sonja, Riedinger (Ger), Bronte Law (Bramhall), Emma O’Driscoll (Ballybunion).

79 Holly Clyburn (Woodhall Spa), Begona Jauregui Garcia (Spa), Laure Castelain (Fra), Jinjira Rasmussen (Den), Nikki Foster (Accrington & Dist), Olivia Winning (Rotherham), Federica Constantini (Ita), Anna Aresse (Spa), Luna Sobron (Spa), Laura Sedda (Ita), Connie Chen (SAf), Charlotte Austwick (Pike Hills).


Monday, August 10, 2009


A huge thank you to you all for listening to my pleas and entering our Centenary Golf Day at Glenisla. In the 9 years I have been involved at committee level it is the largest entry I can remember of so many thanks for supporting the day. In total we will have 131 players plus 5 more invited guests, it's just fantastic. What a great way to celebrate 100 years than as many of being together as possible.
As you will see from the draw the present Captain plus some of our past Captains and the SLGA President Ethel Jack will lead the way to what I am sure will be a great day of celebrations.

Below is the draw:

09:30: D Butchart, J Griffiths
09:37: P Drysdale, H Gibson, E Benzies
09:45: L Miskimmin, M McPherson, E Jack
09:52: J Milne, M Marshall, E Watson
10:00: A Houston, N Robertson, L Fertacz
10:07: F Ramsay, M Aird, E Donaldson
10:15: H Wylie, E Aird, K McKellar
10:22: J Yellowlees, L McGraw, E Bennie
10:30: N Morrison, C Robertson, B Buckett
10:37: G Wallace, M Brass, M Robertson
10:45: M Ewen, M Watson, A Tannock
10:52: J Jasper, P Colquhoun, S Irvine
11:00: M McGlashan, G Pennycook, J Proudfoot
11:07: C Irving, H Straw, A Duncan
11:15: G Paterson, M Chapman, F Seaton
11:22: C Souter, D Whytock, H Lang
11:30: S Bushby, S MacDougal, M Hope
11:37: A Crossland, C Webb, H Dawson
11:45: K McAlpine, E Davidson, M Bryson
11:52: J Thom, J Lang, L Sharp
12:00: E Milligan, F MacDougall, M Aitken
12:07: M Mackie, D Doris, P Hebner
12:22: S Young, H Dalgleish, J Pringle
12:30: V Salville, S Mitchell, M Macleod
12:37: A Priestley, M Begbie, C Peebles
12:45: S Service, M Macrae, M Wilson
12:52: A McGregor, F Guild, E Harrild
13:07: E Martin, M Carruthers, S Lindsay
13:15: S Fenner, K Booth, C Monks
13:22: P Kelly, B Lyburn, R Gowrie
13:30: S Black, G Beaton, L O'Donnell
13:37: A Hood, D Wildblood, A Beeson
13:45: J Wivell, R McGeoghegan, A Spence
13:52: M Forbes, S McNaughton, J Nisbet
14:00: C McNab, M Johnston, D Wallace
14:07: G Ness, J Groom, F Anderson
14:15: S Jones, M Chalmers, M Robertson-Lang
14:22: J Merry, S Leighton, L Kyle

17:00: E Ogilvy, C Dunbar, H Robb
17:07: L Pattinson, A Burnett, N Fleming
17:15: L Walker, A Stockley, G Lambie
17:22: B Clough, C Lambie, C Muir
17:30: K Duncan, S Berry, M McKay
17:37: A Speirs, F Johnston, C Choudhary

Thank you all for entering and look forward to seeing you all on the day.

Thursday, August 06, 2009


Team member Carly Booth has qualified to the final of the St. Andrews Junior Girls open. Carly qualified to the match play stages after returning a 78 and progressed through to the finals after wins against 3rd quailifier Jane Turner and 7th qualifier Emma Harris. Carly now play 4th qualifeir Emma Fairnie in the final.

Go Carly!

Below are the results in detail.

74 Rebecca Wilson (Monifieth), Gillian Monteith (Portpatrick Dunskey).
75 Jane Turner (Craigielaw).
76 Emma Fairnie (Dunbar).
77 Katy McNicoll (Carnoustie).
78 Carly Booth (Comrie), Emma Harris (Peel).
79 Alison Goodwin (Glenbervie), Sophie Alexander (Deeside), Morag MacPherson (Troon Ladies).
80 Rachel Hanlon (St Regulus), Linsey Stevenson (Elie & Earlsferry), Louise McGillivray (Banchory), Ashley Smith (Monifieth).
81 Lucie Walker (Ormskirk), Nicola Taylor (Dunnikier Park), Keren Ward (Glen).

Rebecca Wilson bt Sophie Alexander 5 and 4.
Emma Fairnie bt Katy McNicoll 3 and 2.
Emma Harris bt Gillian Monteith 1 hole.
Carly Booth bt Jane Turner 4 and 3.

Emma Fairnie (Dunbar) bt Rebecca Wilson (Monifieth) at 19th.
Carly Booth (Comrie) bt Emma Harris (Peel) 5 and 4.

Many thanks to you all for responding to my emails and blogs pleading for more entries to our Centenary Day at Glenisla. I am glad to say we have now over 100 members taking part.

As I have received another 5 entries today I have decided to leave the draw until the weekend to give you all ample time. When the draw is done there will only be late entries is spaces allow, so you only have two more days if you wish to play and to get your entries in!!

Thanks again to all who have supported the day so far, I know it will be a great day!

Saturday, August 01, 2009


As I have mentioned, on more that one occasion, it is our Centenary Day Golf Day at Glenisla on Monday 17th August. Not only will the golf be enjoyable but Glenisla are providing us with a running buffet all day so the food will be fantastic also.

We have been very lucky to have so many sponsors on the day and therefore we are able to have 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes for Scratch and Handicap and for those of us not lucky enough to be in the top 6 there will be best back and front nine's also scratch and handicap outside the winners. along with this there will be another 20 or more spot prizes so lots and lots to play for.

If you haven't already entered please send your entry to me as soon as possible. Lets make this a day to remember.

Aberfeldy Golf Club have a new date for their Ladies Open Greensomes. It is now Thursday 3rd September (instead of August 2nd)

Entry fee is only £10 per couple and with 1st 2nd 3rd places plus Scratch then its a day too good to miss.

Send you entries to Liz Franklin
Weem Croft
PH15 2LD

For more details call Liz on 01828 829661
Please note Handicap Certificates are required

Thursday, July 30, 2009


Perhaps it was just me but weren't the greens extremely tricky at Muckhart today?? Well that's my excuse and I am sticking to it! However as you can see from the scores below not everyone struggled like me. Laura Walker returned an excellent scratch 76, excellent scratch score when the CSS was 75. Jane Yellowlees although pipped by Laura for the scratch score did top the Handicap leader board with an excellent nett 74.

The full results were as follows:

CSS 75

Laura Walker (Muckhart)76,
Jane Yellowlees (Murrayshall) 80,
Gillian Wallace (Glenisla) 81,
Carol Muir (Craigie Hill) 82.

Jane Yellowlees (Murrayhall)(6) 74 bih
Alison Stockley (Craigiehill) (11) 74,
Hazel Gibson (Murrayshall) (12) 74,
Laura Walker (Muckhart) (2) 74


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Spaces are still available for Dunblane New Ladies Open on Sunday 2 August. The cost is £10. Anyone interested should contact Linda on 07925427661.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Well done to P&K Girls Rianna Thom (Alyth), Hannah Robb (Strathmore), Kathryn Robertson (Auchterarder) and Emily Aird (Strathmore) who have all qualified in the Regional Final of the 2009 Dunfermline Building Society Junior Masters at Alyth yesterday. Rianna took 2nd place with an excellent 39 points! With heavy rain and a cold breeze this was indeed fantastic scoring Rianna! Hannah Robb took third place with an impressive 38 stableford points. This is even more impressive as Hannah began her year playing off a 28 handicap. Hannah has steady lost shot after shot from this handicap and only just received a reduction of 2 shots on Saturday which halved her year start handicap to 14! She didn't stay on 14 long however as this result has reduced her handicap again to 13! Well done Hannah what a fantastic year for you! Kathryn Robertson also returned 38 stableford points and was only pipped by Hannah on a better inward half. Kathryn was delighted by her performance but was disappointed, that although she has qualified to the finals, will be unable to play as she will be on a family holiday in America at that time. Our fourth qualifier was Emily Aird who returned 33 points and was placed 13th. Well done to all girls who certainly put P&K on the map!! The overall winner was Alison Goodwin a 10 handicapper from Glenbervie who had the game of her life posting 43 stableford points!

Teh Final of the 2009 Dunfermline Building Society Junior Master will take place on 11th October over the Queens Course at Gleneagles. We wish our girls well!

SLGA's secretary Sheila Hartley has contacted me to say the entries for the County Open Meeting at Dullatur on 18 August are very disappointing therefore the SLGA have extended the closing date to Monday 3 August and times are available between 12 noon and 3.00 pm. A revised entry form is available from the SLGA website. Please enter if you can.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Draw for Muckhart Meeting 30.07.09

09.30 : L Kyle H Gibson
09.37 : G Wallace G Lambie J Yellowlees
09.45 : A Tannock N Morrison L Fertacz
09.52 : K McAlpine C Irving P Colquhoun
10.00 : V Saville A Speirs M McGlashan
10.07 : M McPherson L Pattinson A McGregor
10.15 : J Clowe M Watson E Milligan
10.30 : H Straw M Ewen S Durward
10.37 : J Proudfoot D Whytock J Jasper
10.45 : M MacLeod S Fenner M Chapman
10.52 : A Crossland D Wildblood C McNab
11.00 : P Hebner J Thom G Beaton
11.07 : M Carruthers S Jones S McNaughton
11.15 : C Monks M MacRae

17.30 : M McKay J Simpson D Butchart
17.37 : C Muir L Walker A Houston
15.45 : C Choudhary A Stockley J Griffiths

Late entries to Lenore 01337 827594

Taymouth Castle are hosting a Ladies Open Day on Sunday 9th August the entry fee is £10
and there are still spaces.

Please contact Heddie Straw on 01887 820311 to book your place.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


To celebrate the Counties Centenary we are hosting a Centenary Golf Day at Glenisla on August 17th. We have lots of sponsors and loads of prizes for you to win. I hope to have prizes for almost every hole on the course, plus putting and chipping competitions to name just a few! The whole day will just be a fun day to celebrate 100 years of county golf. So don't delay and get your entry in TODAY!!

Look forward to seeing you there!

Unfortunately none of the P&K entries were in the top 32 qualifiers for the championship however Megan did qualify for Ansley Reid Salver and plays Claire Prouse of Hazelhead in this mornings matchplay stages.

Good luck Megan

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Scottish Girls' (Close) Amateur Championship
The Scottish Girl's Under 18 (Close) Amateur Championship begins today at Lanark Golf Club. Title holder Carly Booth has not entered this year and no other entrants have ever lifted the title. Therefore a new name will be engraved on the trophy this year.
We have five entrants from P&K they are Emily Aird, Megan Aird, Erin Millar, Annabel Niven and Eilidh Watson. There will be two qualifying rounds today then the top qualifiers go forward to the matchplay stages which begin on tomorrow.
I will try to keep you posted on our girls progress.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Coronation Trophy and Handicap Quaich

The morning girls had the best of the weather at Kinross, those who played at night were very wet but only one group gave up!

Most seemed to enjoy the course as can be seen from the good scoring.

It was unfortunate that some players could not have food when they finished, apologies for that.


1st Michelle McKay 90 (20) 70 BIH King James VI
2nd Margaret Ewen 87 (17) 70 Craigie Hill
3rd Elizabeth Campbell 91 (20) 71 Pitlochry
4th Hazel Wylie 77 (6) 71 Comrie

5th Ena Bennie 82 (10) 72 St Fillans

6th Janice Lang 83 (11) 72 Alyth

1st Hazel Wylie 77 Comrie
2nd Gillian Wallace 79 Glenisla
3rd Jane Yellowlees 80 Murrayshall

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Golf Ball Winners are Heddie Straw (Taymouth Castle) and Sheila Durward (Dunblane).

Well done everyone.


Alyth Ladies have asked me to post a wee reminder regarding their Ladies Open which is on Tuesday 28th July. There are spaces for late entries so please contact Jennie French on 01250 872194 if you would like to play this beautiful course.

Have fun!

Thursday, July 09, 2009


Above is some photos from this weeks North of Scotland. Also included is some fun photo's from the Ceilidh which was hosted by Aberdeenshire and was great fun.


Below is details for a Ladies Greensome which is being held at Aberfeldy Golf Club. Greensomes are great fun so if you can please support this event.

My thanks to Caroline Dunbar for forwarding the information:

£10 per couple

1st. 2nd. & 3rd.
PRIZES £80, £60, £40

Entries to Liz Franklin @ Aberfeldy Golf Club. Tel: 01887 829661 or E-MAIL ENTRIES TO

Please note the date for this meeting is Monday 13th July and not 17th as was printed on the draw.

Sorry for any confusion!

Three more results for our Club Championships, firstly Strathmore Golf Club where a new champion Judy Goodfellow was crowned. Judy is not as yet a member of P&K however the forms have already been given to her!! Callander also held their championship where the match went to the 18th and Anne Tannock took the title. Anne first won the Championship 21 years ago and this is her 8th time of winning. Pitlochry, who are celebrating their centenary year, have completed their championship and P&K Committee member Kathleen Duncan was crowned champion.

Well done to all.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009


Just arrived home from what has been an exciting albeit an exhausting week at Newmacher. Emily Ogilvy did our county proud yet again by displaying some fantastic golf. This morning saw a great match between Emily and former Aberdeenshire Champion Donna Pocock. The golf was of an extremely high standard, two holes were especially memorable. The 10th 255 yard par 4 being one. This hole, although short, is guarded by a large pond in front of the green. Most players of Emily's standard would take an iron off the tee to ensure a good pitch shot to the green but Emily wanted a bit more excitement and hit driver! She landed on the green and looked from the tee to be almost in the hole!! Great shot. She also ended the match 2 & 1 by hitting an excellent 2nd shot with a 5 iron onto the par 5 green one foot from the pin! Golf of which I can only dream of!! It truly was a magnificent game.

Between Emily and the North of Scotland trophy stood three times runner up Katy McNicol of Carnoustie ladies. Again the golf of thrilling to watch but unfortunately the game did not go Emily's way and she lost on the 16th 3&2. We are all very proud of Emily.

I took lots of photo's of the tournament including some fun photos from our Ceilidh last night hosted by Aberdeenshire which was really great fun. I will post all the photo's tommorrow. The whole event was run expertly by County Captain Fiona Hay and her team and our thanks go to them for their warm welcome. Also a personal thank you to past County Captain Janet Griffiths who drove me all the way to Newmacher and all the way back staying on to support Emily and caddying for junior member Hannah Robb yesterday. Many thanks also to Lenore for keeping the website up dated whilst I was away.
The above photo is of tournament organiser Karen Stalker (Aberdeenshire CLGA secretary), handicap champion Lauren MacCallum, Emily Ogilvie. scratch champion Katy McNicoll, Lynn Kelly and Aberdeenshire county captain Fiona Hay (images by Cal Carson Golf Agency, click to enlarge).

Unfortunately Emily Ogilvy and Laura Walker had to play each other after both winning their first round matches in the North of Scotland Championship, after a great match Emily was victorious, she will play Donna Pocock in the semi-final, very best of luck Emily!!

Jane Yellowlees was also unfortunately beaten by Ann Ramsay.

In the Handicap section Hannah Robb did really well to win her first round match against Linda Urquhart, only to be beaten in the second round but it was a great achievement for Hannah.

Sadly Janet Griffiths lost her first round match to Ros Roy. All the girls have done well, congratulations!


First roundLaura Walker (Muckhart) bt Hannah McCook (Abernethy) 5 and 3.
Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder) bt Jessica Meek (Carnoustie Ladies) 4 and 3.
Donna Pocock (Murcar Links) bt Jackie Brown (Monifieth) 4 and 2.
Jane Grubb (Montrose Mercantile) bt Kristina Vannet (Peterculter) 4 and 2.
Laura Murray (Alford) bt Susan Murray (Murcar Links) 3 and 2.
Rebecca Wilson (Monifieth) bt Gill Murray (Cruden Bay) 3 and 2.
Ann Ramsay (Kirriemuir) bt Jane Yellowlees (Murrayshall) 3 and 1.
Katy McNicoll (Carnoustie Ladies) bt Jemma Chalmers (Monifieth) 5 and 4.
Ogilvy bt Walker 3 and 2.
Pocock bt Grubb 2 and 1.
Laura Murray bt Wilson 7 and 5.
McNicoll bt Ramsay at 20th.
Wednesday's Semi-finals
9.00 Emily Ogilvy v Donna Pocock.
9.07 Laura Murray v Katy McNicoll.
Final will tee off at 2.15.

Handicap championship First round
Lauren MacCallum (Newburgh) (7) bt Mary Robinson (Murcar Links) (12) 5 and 4.
Ros Roy (Ballater) (10) bt Janet Griffiths (Strathmore) (9) 4 and 3.
Susan Belton (Kirriemuir) (14) bt Jenny Wheeler (Aberdeen Ladies) (11) 1 hole.
Esther Milne (Inchmarlo) (21) bt Lauren Whyte (Hazlehead) (9) at 21st.
Carol Whicher (Aberdeen Ladies) (11) bt Kimberley Beveridge (Aboyne) (9) 3 and 1Claire Prouse (Hazlehead) (6) bt Fiona Fullerton (Meldrum House) (9) 2 and 1.
Lynn Kelly (Newmachar) (16) bt Mandy Roger (McDonald Ellon) (16) 4 and 3.
Hannah Robb (Strathmore) (17) bt Linda Urquhart (Banchory) (4) 3 and 2.
MacCallum bt Roy 2 and 1.
Milne bt Belton 2 and 1.
Prouse bt Whicher 2 and 1.
Kelly bt Robb 3 and 2.
Wednesday's Semi-finals
9.15 Lauren MacCallum (7) v Esther Milne 21).
9.22 Claire Prouse (6) v Lynn Kelly (Newmachar) (16).
Final will tee off at 2pm.

Monday, July 06, 2009


Laura Does P&K Proud

Laura Walker is the leading qualifier in the North of Scotland at Newmachar today with an excellent 75.
Emily Ogilvy (81) and Jane Yellowlees (82) also qualified for the match play.
Tomorrow Laura plays Hannah McCook, Emily Plays Jessica Meek and Jane plays Ann Ramsey, very best of luck girls!

Janet Griffiths and Hannah Robb, one of our juniors from Strathmore, qualified for the handicap section. So good luck to them as well!

Captain Dawn did not play her usual excellent golf so unfortunately missed the cut.

The event has been very well supported by P & K with twelve of our girls competing. The others are Emily Aird, Sally Fenner, Jenny Groom, Rhona McGeoghegan, Jacqueline and Jennifer Sneddon, well done to them all.