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