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

CSS 72

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.

Friday, July 03, 2009


Below is the draw for our next County Meeting which is being held at Kinross on Monday 13th July. If you would like a late entry please contact Joan Merry.

See you there.

9:30: J Yellowlees, H Wylie, L Walker
9:37: A Houston, E Bennie, L Fertacz
9:45: H Gibson, M, McGlashan, L Kyle
9:52: C Irving, A Tannock, V Saville
10:00: N Morrison, M Begbie, M Macrae
10:07: M McPherson, L Sharp, C Choudrey
10:15: S Service, S Durward, P Colquhoun
10:22: A Speirs, K McAlpine, H Straw
10:37: M Carruthers, C Hill,

10:45: E Milligan, M Ewan, J Proudfoot
10:52: S Young, J Jasper, M Robertson
11:00: E Campbell, C Peebles, A Duncan
11:07: G Beaton, M Mackay, C Webb
11:15: S McNaughton, M McLeod, E Watson
11:22: J Pringle, M Forbes, P Kelly
11:30: J Nisbet, A Beeson, M Storry
11:37: A Crossland, J Wivell, P Hebner
11:45: H Lang, D Wildblood, J Thom
11:52: M Chalmers,

5:00: C Lambie, G Lambie, C Muir
5:07: D Butchart, J Griffiths, S Leighton
5:15: A Stockley, J Simpson, S Berry

Thursday, July 02, 2009


Congratulations to Fiona Farquharson who has won the King James VI Club Championship and to Dorothy Whytock who won the Handicap Championship.

Thanks to Michelle for sending me the results.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009


The draw will be posted soon for the Kinross County Meeting. A few of our members handed in entries at Murrayshall and our convenors left them with the bar staff to give to me after I played however I was unaware that they had been left and after lots of correspondance with Murrayshall they seem to have been misplaced. Could you please contact Joan Merry ASAP if you left your entry at Murrayshall so we can include you in the draw.

Many thanks

The North of Scotland Championships takes place next week at Newmacher. Qualifying round is on Monday then match play and consolation round Tuesday and finals Wednesday. We have 13 P&K players taking part and I am particularily pleased to see three juniors included in this amount. Good luck to you all and I will see you there.

The draw is as follows:
09.00: L Murray (Alford), E Ogilvy (Auchterarder);
09.08: K McNicoll (Carnoustie Ladies), A Ramsay (Kirriemuir), D Pocock (Murcar Links);
09.16: K Sutherland (Royal Montrose), L Walker (Muckhart), R Wilson (Monifieth);
09.24: M Johnstone (Northern), J Brown (Monifieth), H Anderson (Alyth).
09.32: G Murray ( Cruden Bay ), L Urquhart (Banchory), M Summers (Carnoustie Ladies);
09.40: A Summers (Carnoustie Ladies), A Hunter (Monifieth);
09.48: J Yellowleees (Murrayshall), G Dowling ( Inverness ), F Neish (Moray).
10.00: F Millar (Carnoustie Ladies), H McCook (Abernethy), D Butchart (Strathmore);
10.08: F Blair (Carnoustie Ladies), J Grubb (Montrose Mercantile), S Murray (Murcar Links);
10.16: L Terry (Cruden Bay), B Rivollier (Hazlehead), M Millership (Deeside);
10.24 E Whyte (Aberdeen Ladies), L MacCallum (Newburgh on Ythan), L McGillivray (Banchory).
10.32: J Griffiths (Strathmore), K Stalker (Cruden Bay), C Prouse (Hazlehead);
10.40: L Duncan (Aboyne), A Gowie (Inverness), E Mauchline (Newmachar);
10.48: L Whyte (Hazlehead), K Esslemont (Cruden Bay), M Aird (Strathmore).
11.00: K MacCallum (Newburgh on Ythan), F Fullerton (Meldrum House),V Neish (Inverness);
11.08: J Chalmers (Monifieth), R Roy (Ballater), K Teow (Deeside);
11.16: E Aird (Strathmore), A Hope (Newmachar), J Wheeler (Aberdeen Ladies);
11.24: C Whicher (Aberdeen Ladies), J Meek (Carnoustie Ladies), K Vannet (Pewterculter).
11.32: L Joss (Newmachar), L Webster (Aberdeen Ladies), S Belton (Kirriemuir);
11.40: M Horn (Newmachar), S Bain (Abeerdeen Ladies), M Duncan (Aboyne);
11.48: L Kelly (Newmachar), M Miller (Cruden Bay), S MacDonnell (Inverness).
12.00: Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth), G Christie (Banchory), M Robinson (Murcar Links);
12.08: Jennifer Sneddon (Alyth), R McLean (Cruden Bay), H Robb (Strathmore);
12.16: M Roger (McDonald Ellon), S Richardson (Inchmarlo), S Bradley (Kirriemuir);
12.24: M Grant (Banchory), F Martin (Kirriemuir), K McNab (Aberdeen Ladies);.
12.32: S Fenner (Strathmore), D Massie (Newmachar), W McNay (Banchory);
12.40: R Keith (Newmachar), E Milne (Inchmarlo), J Groom (Strathmore);
12.48 E Keown (Banchory), J Pritchard (Newmachar), R McGeoghegan (Strathmore).