Wednesday, May 30, 2012


The SLGA currently have a vacancy in their Perth office. If you wish to apply the details are below. If you have problems reading this then please contact me and I will forward the orginal.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Sheila Aitken has asked me to post the following open's details on the website. Hope you can make it!
Killin Golf Club - Ladies Open

Saturday 2nd June 2012
Entry Fee - £10.00

Tee Times still available.

Contact Mary Lewis - 01567 820108

Monday, May 28, 2012


Yesterday was the P&K Juniors Championship, below is a report from Lenore Kyle.  

Perth & Kinross Ladies County Juniors Played their Junior Championships at Crieff Golf Club on Sunday 27th May. It was a delightful change to play in glorious sunshine instead of torrential rain and a howling gale! Consequently the scoring was very good.
Nine girls competed for the 18 Hole Championships on the Ferntower Course.
Results:            Scratch Championship:    Champion, Laura Aitken (Killin) 81

                                                                        2nd, Claire Gadsby (Crieff) 84
                                                                        3rd, Jennifer Saxton (Kinross) 90

                       Handicap Championship:        1st, Rachel Calder (Kinross) H’cap 32, 71
                                                                       2nd, Katriona Taylor (Crieff) H’cap 23, 73 bih
                                                                        3rd, Siobhan Teague (Auchterarder) H’cap 19, 73

CSS 73.
Ten younger girls played for the 9 Hole Scratch Championship on the Dornock Course.
Results:            9 Hole Championship:      Champion, Faye Mathieson (Milnathort) 56
                                                                        2nd, Emma Aitken (Killin) 59
                                                                        3rd, Katie Bell (Milnathort) 61

Very well done to all the girls who took part.
We would like to thank Crieff Golf Club for their hospitality and courtesy of the course.  

Below is a slide show of the day.

Friday, May 25, 2012


Caroline Dunbar has forwarded the following information regarding their forthcoming Texas Scramble. Teams can be any format, ladies gents juniors or a mixture of all!
Tee Times available after 11am
Teams of 4 - Entry Fee £40 PER TEAM
Entry Forms and other information also on websites:
Aberfeldy Golf Club -

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


After Eilidh Watson excellent performance at the Scottish Ladies (Close) Championship last week Colin Farquharson has kindly forwarded the images below. Thought you all might like to see them.

Left to right Margaret MacNaughtan (SLGA President) Eilidh Briggs, Jane Turner, Laura Murray and Eilidh Watson

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Thought you all might like to see this piece that was on Kirkwood Golf this morning.
Well done Eilidh!
Eilidh Watson could top her dad who was Scottish boys champion in 1973

Muckhart’s Eilidh Watson, pictured by Cal Carson Golf Agency, put in a top class performance in the Scottish women's amateur Championship at Tain last week, reaching the semi-final stage after a 19th hole win against the No 3 seed and 2009 champion Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm). Eilidh was at one stage four down to Megan and still one down on the 18th tee so it was quite a comeback.
While losing quite heavily in the semi final to the top seed, Jane Turner (Craigielaw), it looks increasing likely that Eilidh Watson will eventually outperform father Bobby who was a formidable junior golfer, winning the Scottish boys' match-play championship at North Berwick in 1973.


Kathleen Duncan has asked me to post some information regarding the very popular Highland Open at Pitlochry. Details are below. To download an entry form click on this link : HIGHLAND OPEN ENTRY FORM


Murrayshall Lady Captain Jane Yellowlees has asked me to post some information about the forth coming Murrayshall Ladies Open. Below is more information. As always to download the entry form just click on this link: Murrayshall Entry Link


Below is the draw for the commonwealth spoons which is being held at Comrie on Thursday 31st May. Any queires or late entries please contact Carol Lambie.

Click on the link to download



Friday, May 18, 2012


P&K Team member Eilidh Watson lost out gaining a place in tomorrows final when she was defeated this afternoon by an on form number one seed Jane Turner.

Eilidh has certainly done herself, and her county, proud this week.

Well done Eilidh


Was just looking back through old records and it would appear that the last time we had someone from P&K in the semi finals of the Scottish Ladies was Emily Ogilvy in 2007 and hopefully Eilidh will do as well as Emily as Emily did make it to the final. She beat Michelle Thomson who was to later turn professional, in the semi’s. She then played against Jenna Wilson in the final who is now also a professional. Jenna beat Heather Macrae who too is now professional.

Just shows how good you have to be to make it to the semi finals of the Scottish!!
By the way our Emily got beat 2&1 in the 2007 final.
Thought you might all be interested!


The selection committee of P&K LCGA today announce the P&K Team to play at the Jamboree at Monifieth this June. Below is a short note from Captain Pat Colquhoun:

P and K County Team

The eight to represent Perth and Kinross in the North Division Jamboree at Monifieth from 16-18 June are as under.

Steph Crolla
Gwen Lambie
Jillian Milne
Eve Muirhead
Fiona Ramsay
Nicola Robertson
Laura Walker
Eilidh Watson

 Non-travelling reserves Emily Aird and Gillian Wallace.

 Surely the weather will improve by then and we will no longer be frozen and soaked as has been the case recently.

If you are free around that time, we would welcome you at Monifieth to support the girls.



Eilidh Watson has made it through to the semi finals of the Scottish Ladies (Close) Championship by defeating 2009 Scottish Champion and Internationalist Megan Briggs at the 19th hole.

Eilidh who was 3 down after 8 holes, 2 down after 11 holes and again 3 down after 13 holes showed great strength of character by never giving up then finally winning on the 19th hole!

The semi finals will take place this afternoon with Eilidh playing against the number one seed Jane Turner who beat Susan Wood this morning. The other semi final is between Megan Briggs sister Eilidh and Laura Murray.

Good Luck for us all

Thursday, May 17, 2012


P&K member Eilidh Watson has made it through to the quarter finals of the Scottish Ladies (Close) Amatuer Championship today.
Eilidh won her second match today against Jemma Chalmers 3&1. Eilidh will now face Scottish Internaltionist Megan Briggs tomorrow teeing off at 8:40. Good Luck from all at P&K.

Above photo is courtesy of Cal Carson Golf Agency.


Eilidh Watson has made it through the first round of the Scottish Ladies (Close) Championship at Tain this morning defeating her opponent Rachel Polson 2&1. She now plays Jemma Chalmers who beat Ailisa Summers this morning 1 hole.

Eilidh will tee of at 2pm this afternoon.

Good Luck Eilidh we are all rooting for you!!


The Munross Trophy takes place on Sunday 27th May at Montrose Links. This is a 36 hole competitions and is also an order of SLGA Order of Merit tournament. There is a limit of a 15 handicap.

Unfortunately, to date, there are no entries from P&K and I thought perhaps this could be ideal practice on a links course with the Jamboree at Monifieth this year!

Below are the details, to print click on this link: CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD


P&K's only representative at the Scottish Ladies (close) Championship, Eilidh Watson has qualified through to the Matchplay stages which begins today.

Eilidh returned scores of 83 and 84 on a wind swept Tain course and qualified in 22nd position. She will play Rachel Polson this morning in the first round,

Good Luck Eilidh!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Junior member Eilidh Watson braved what was another awful day of wind at Tain today and returned a very respectable 83. Eilidh is sitting in joint 14th position out of 65 entrants.

Eilidh would have been even higher up the leader board had it not been for a quadruple bogey on the tough par 4 10th hole.

Good luck tomorrow Eilidh.

The leader board is as follows:

75 Jane Turner (Craigielaw).
77 Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar).
78 Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm).
79 Ailsa Summers (Carnoustie Ladies), Laura Murray (Alford)..
80 Martine Pow (Selkirk), Louise Fraser (Kingsknowe), Hannah McCook (Grantown on Spey)..
81 Rachael Walker (Dumfries & Galloway), Cara Gruber (Royal Dornoch), Clara Young (North Berwick), Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm).
82 Linsey Stevenson (Elie & Earlsferry Ladies).
83 Eilidh Watson (Muckhart), Claire Hargan (Cardross), Wendy Nicholson (Broomieknowe), Elaine Cuthill (Lanark), Samantha Munro (Aberdour).


Eilidh Watson (Muckhart), who was our top qualifier at Auchterarder but unable to play in the Matchplay stages, is taking part in the Scottish Ladies (close) Amateur Championship which teed off today at Tain Golf Club.

Many of the players have still to tee of but at present Eilidh is sitting in 11th position with 4 over par through 9 holes. Tain is a tough track and in the wind will be playing hard. The leader at present is sitting on 2 over par through 9.

To watch the live scoring click on the link below


We wish her well and I will try to keep you posted with her progress.

Monday, May 14, 2012


Below is a short message and report following the County Championship from our Captain Pat Colquhoun.
Scroll down for photos of the weekend.
Also there were a few items left at the club this weekend. They were a dark green furry putter head cover. 1 darkish blue waterproof jacket. 1 shopping bag with a pattern of cats on it. If any of these items belong to you please contact Pat to arrange collection.

'The finals of our Championships were played on Sunday at Auchterarder Golf Club in horrendous conditions. The morning stayed mainly dry but blowing a gale. The handicap final was a very close fought battle, the winner being Catherine Peebles, Alyth with a 2 and 1 victory over Sally Crystal, Taymouth Castle.  In the semi-finals of the scratch, Eve Muirhead beat Gwen Lambie 5 and 4, and by the same margin, Jillian Milne beat Nicola Robertson. The rain came pouring down in the afternoon and combined with the gale force wind made play extremely difficult.Thankfully, we were able to complete the match. Again, it was a very close game with Eve Muirhead, Pitlochry defeating Jillian Milne, Craigie Hill. by 1 hole. Players and spectators were glad to get into the clubhouse, very wet and rather cold.

Thanks to Auchterarder Golf  Club for all their help and having us for our Championships.

 The raffle at the qualifying round on Monday realised the magnificent sum of £215. Sincere thanks to everyone who donated prizes and bought tickets.

The result of the Lottery Bonus Ball is not yet known but will be advised when finalised. Again, thanks to everyone who bought a number.

Thanks also to Carol Muir for acting as referee for the handicap final and to Dawn Butchart for the Scratch Final.

To Cathy Mcnab, Lenore Kyle, Carol Muir and Alison Stockley who all worked so hard on Monday

my grateful thanks.'

Pat Colquhoun

Sunday, May 13, 2012


County Team player Eve Muirhead today won the County Championship 2012 at Auchterarder. In what can only be described as horrific playing conditions Eve defeated last years finalist Jillian Milne on the last hole. The weather was possibly the worse I have ever seen during a county final but both players put on a magnificent display for all the very brave souls who came along to support them. Well done to all who walked round today the players both greatly appreciated your presence.

Past County Champion Jillian certainly had the advantage throughout the match. She was 2 up on two separate occasions. However Eve, who was never up, clinched the title on the 18th.

Eve, a Olympic curler and current European curling champion, has always been a great supporter of P&K and I know she is extremely proud to be our Champion. Well done Eve

Catherine Pebbles of Alyth won the Gibb Trophy this morning in a very tight match. Catherine won 2&1.

Result of today's play is as follows:

Eve Muirhead (Pitlochry) bt Gwen Lambie (Dunkeld) 5 and 4
Jillian Milne (Craigie Hill) bt Nicola Robertson (Dunblane) 5 and 4.
Eve bt Jig 1 hole.
Gibb Trophy
Catherine Peebles (Alyth) bt Sally Crystal (Taymouth Castle) 2 and 1.
Below is a slide show from the weekend and my thanks go to Carol Muir who was our 'David Bailey' for the weekend!

As always if you would like a particular photo please email me and I will be happy to forward this to you.

Saturday, May 12, 2012


The top two seeds of the Championship were knocked out of the matchplay stages this afternoon. Laura Walker lost out to Gwen Lambie in the Quarter Finals and Steph Crolla was defeated by number 7 seed Caroline Dunbar in the first round. The match of the day had to be from defending champion Nicola Robertson who in the quarter finals won her match on a record making 24th hole. A fantastic match with some brilliant golf played by both.
The number one and two seed in the Gibb Trophy made it through the quarter finals however both were knocked out in the Semis this afternoon. Catherine Peebles and Sally Crystal will play the final tomorrow at 10:16.

Full results are as follows:

 First Round
Laura Walker bt Carol Muir 6&4
Gwen Lambie bt Jane Yellowlees 2&1
Eve Muirhead bt Moira Begbie 7&6
Gillian Wallace bt Val Saville 7&6
Nicola Robertson bt Irene Croal 4&3
Heather Anderson bt Jennifer Saxton 4&3
Jillian Milne bt Fiona Ramsay 7&6
Caroline Dunbar bt Steph Crolla 1up

Quarter Finals

Gwen Lambie bt Laura Walker 2up
Eve Muirhead bt Gillian Wallace 1up
Nicola Robertson bt Heather Anderson 24th hole
Jillian Milne bt Caroline Dunbar 2&1

Tommorows semi finals are as follows
Gwen Lambie v Eve Muirhead
Nicola Robertson v Jillian Milne
Tee times commence at 10:00

Gibb Trophy
Sue Jones bt Liz Fertacz 1up
Sally Crystal bt Ann McGregor 3&2
Catherine Peebles bt Lesley Whitwood 3&1
Helen Payne bt Susie McDougall 2up

Semi Final
Sally Crystal bt Sue Jones 3&2
Catherine Peebles bt Helen Payne 19th

Friday, May 11, 2012


Matchplay rounds of the County Championship and Gibb Trophy start in earnest tomorrow and it would be brilliant if you could come along and support the players.

The first match tees off at 9:52, the last morning tee time is 11.20. The afternoon starts at 14.32 and the final of Saturday's tee times is 15:12.

The Semi Finals of the Championship will be played on Sunday Morning teeing off at 10:00 and 10:08 then the final will tee off at 14:32.
The final of the Gibb Trophy will be contested at 10:16.

As with previous years I am sure the golf on displayed will be worth watching so please come along and enjoy the weekend at Auchterarder.

Monday, May 07, 2012


On what can only be described as appalling conditions, this evenings scores were incredible! Junior, Eilidh Watson was the leading qualifier with an excellent one over par 72. The sad news is that Eilidh is not available to play at the weekend due to her up and coming exams. With Eilidh unavailable the top spot goes to Laura Walker who along with Steph Crolla who both returned 74 with Laura taking the number one seed by virtue of a better inward half. Results were as follows

CSS 71
Eilidh Watson 72  (Muckhart) Unavailable
Laura Walker 74 (Muckhart)
Steph Crolla 74 (Muckhart)
Nicola Robertson 77 (Dunblane)
Val Saville 78 (Dunblane)
Eve Muirhead 78 (Pitlochry)
Heather Anderson 79 (Blairgowrie)
Fiona Ramsay 80 (Crieff)
Gwen Lambie 80 (Dunkeld)
Isla Moncrieffe 81 (Aberfeldy) Unavailable
Kay Knight 81 (Pitlochry) Unavailable
Jane Yellowless 81 (Murrayshall)
Jillian Milne 81 (Craigie Hill)
Jennifer Saxton 81 (Kinross)
Moira Begbie 81 (Ladybank)
Gillian Wallace 82 (Blairgowrie)
Sandy Bushby 82 (Blairgowrie) Unavailable
Irene Croal 83 (Callander)
Caroline Dunbar 83 (Aberfeldy)
Carol Muir 84 (Craigie Hill)

With some fantastic nett scores the leading player was Irene Croal who returned a nett 65, followed by Val Saville with 66. Irene Moncur, Ilsa Moncrieffe and Eilidh Watson all on 68 and Margaret Ewen, Joy Gordon, Jennifer Saxton and Steph Crolla on 69. However all these player are either unavailable or in the Scratch Championship making Susan Jones the top seed for the Gibb Trophy. Susan returned a 70.

The full draw for Saturday is as follows:

Scratch County Championship
09:52 Laura Walker (Muckhart) v Carol Muir (Craigie Hill)
10:00 Jane Yellowlees (Murrayshall) v Gwen Lambie (Dunkeld)
10:08 Eve Muirhead (Pitlochry) v Moira Begbie (Ladybank)
10:16 Gillian Wallace (Blairgowrie) v Val Saville (Dunblane)
10:24 Nicola Robertson (Dunblane) v I Croal (Callander)
10:32 Jennifer Saxton (Kinross) v Heather Anderson (Blairgowire)
10:40 Fiona Ramsay (Crieff) v Jillian Milne (Craigiehill)
10:48 Caroline Dunbar (Aberfeldy) v Steph Crolla (Muckhart)

Gibb Trophy
10:56 Susan Jones (Milnathort) v Liz Fertacz (Blairgowrie)
11:04 Sally Crystal (Taymouth) v Ann McGregor (Taymouth)
11:12 Catherine Peebles (Alyth) v Lesley Whitwood (Aberfeldy)
11:20 Susie McDougall (Aberfeldy) v Helen Payne (Milnathort)

Good Luck to everyone and lets hope it stays dry!

Sunday, May 06, 2012


Carly Booth who represented P&K during her amatuer career has won her first Ladies European Tour Event and to make it extra special she won on home turf. Carly took the title by pulling away from a jam packed leader board to win the Aberdeen Assett Management Ladies Scottish Open presented by EventScotland on a glorious final day at Archerfield Links in East Lothian yesterday.

Carly who is only 19 and lives in Comrie fired rounds of 70, 71 and 71 to end on a total of four under par 212, having played through near-freezing conditions earlier in the week. She ended a stroke clear of England’s Florentyna Parker and Australian Frances Bondad.

Carly said she was 'so happy' to have won and all of us from P&K are delighted for her. Well done Carly, lets hope its the first of many!

I was very lucky to have had Carly as a foursome partner when she played at County level and I always knew, even when she was only 12, that she had the talent to make it at professional level.

My thanks go to Colin Farquharson of Cal Carson Golf Agency who kindly emailed me both the photos above and below for use on our website.