Saturday, August 31, 2019


Perth & Kinross lost 6 - 3 to Ayrshire in the Scottish County Women's Finals at Peebles Golf Club today.

In the other match Dumfriesshire won against Fife, 6 - 3

After Day 2 the match points are as follows:
Ayrshire 2
Dumfriesshire 1
Perth & Kinross 1
Fife 0

Morning (foursomes) - Perth & Kinross v Ayrshire
Perth & Kinross lost 2 - 1

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Afternoon (singles) - Perth & Kinross v Ayrshire
Perth & Kinross lost  4 - 2

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Friday, August 30, 2019


Perth & Kinross started with a 5-win against Dumfriesshire in the Scottish County Women's Finals at Peebles Golf Club today. 

In the other match Ayrshire won against Fife, 7 - 2.

Morning (foursomes) - Perth & Kinross v Dumfriesshire
Perth & Kinross won 2 - 1

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Afternoon (Singles) - Perth & Kinross v Dumfriesshire
Perth & Kinross halved  3 - 3

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Thursday, August 29, 2019


The last of our Perth & Kinross County Junior Girls events this year is on Sunday 8 September at Strathmore Golf Club, 1.30 pm start.

The 18-holes Girls will not only get a chance to win the McPherson Medals, but also shoot low and qualify for the Justin Rose Telegraph Junior Golf Championship finals at Quinta de Lago in Portugal. 

Girls with +36 or no handicaps are welcome to come along too and play some fun golf over Strathmore's 9-hole course. 

Please let our Junior Secretary, Laura Walker, know if you want to play.

Monday, August 26, 2019


The Scottish County Finals will be held at Peebles Golf Club this week, from Friday 30 August to Sunday 1 September.

Four County teams will do battle over the three days in the Scottish Borders. They are AyrshireDumfriesshireFife and Perth & Kinross. Each of the four finalists won their Division's Inter-county Jamboree to qualify.

Order of Play (Friday to Sunday)
Day 1: Ayrshire v Fife - and - Perth & Kinross v Dumfriesshire
Day 2: Dumfriesshire v Fife - and - Ayrshire v Perth & Kinross
Day 3: Perth & Kinross v Fife - and - Ayrshire v Dumfriesshire

Tee Times (all three days)
Morning Foursomes: 09:00 to 09:37 - Afternoon Singles: 13:30 to 14:52

The team selected to represent Perth & Kinross at the Finals is:

Perth & Kinross Team
Katy Alexander  (Blairgowrie)
Megan Ashley  (Strathmore)
Laura Campbell  (Pitlochry)
Steph Crolla  (Muckhart)
Amy Mitchell  (Strathmore)
Isla Moncrieff  (Pitlochry)
Jen Saxton  (Muckhart)
Laura Walker  (Muckhart)

All spectators are welcome. Good Luck everyone!


Good luck to our Perth & Kinross County members who are playing in the 2019 Scottish Commonwealth Spoons Final at Pollok Golf Club on Monday 2 September.

We have TWO pairs representing our County at Pollok Golf Club. They are:

1. Val Dolton (Muckhart) & Avril Hendry (Muckart)
2. Lenore Kyle (Kinross) & Carol Lambie (Dunkeld & Birnam)

The finalists will play 18-holes of foursomes (stroke-play) at Pollok. The best nett score will win the Trophy.

Good luck everyone!


USA's Captain, Julie Ingster, has confirmed her full team for the Solheim Cup at Gleneagles from 13 to 15 September 2019.

Her two wildcard picks are Morgan Pressel and Stacy Lewis.

The USA Solheim Cup Team
Lexi Thompson
Nelly Korda
Danielle Kang
Lizette Salas
Jessica Korda
Marina Alex
Megan Khang
Brittany Altomare
Angel Yin
Annie Park
Morgan Pressel
Stacy Lewis

The USA Vice-captains are Pat Hurst, Wendy Ward and Nancy Lopez.

Europe's Captain, Catriona Matthew, has already announced her team for the Solheim Cup. To see their line-up - Click Here.


Huge Congratulations to Perthshire's Carly Booth (SCO) who ended a seven-year wait for her third Ladies' European Tour title with victory in yesterday's Czech Ladies' Open.

Carly Booth (SCO) returned rounds of 68, 69 and 70 for a nine-under-par total of 207 to finish one shot ahead of Charlotte Thompson (ENG), Anais Meysonnier (FRA), Hayley Davis (ENG) and Sanna Nuutinen (FIN).

Carly last won on the European Tour in 2012, when she had victories at both the Scottish Open and the Swiss Open.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019


Congratulations to Katy Alexander (Blairgowrie) who won the University of St Andrews School Girls' Championship earlier this month.

The annual tournament, which is supported by The R&A and The Links Trust, is organised and run by the University of St Andrews Ladies' Golf Club. This year the Championship, which is a Scottish Golf Order of Merit event, took place on the weekend of the 3rd & 4th of August 2019.

The field is split into two categories. Players with a handicap of 12.4 or under play in a scratch stroke-play competition for the Renee Powell Cup. Players with a handicap between of 12.5 to 24 compete in a stableford competition for the Carol Kaufmann Shield. There is also an overall handicap prize for the entire field.

The competitors play 54-holes at the St Andrews Links, one round each over the Eden Course, the Strathtyrum Course and the Jubilee Course. The first two on Saturday and the last one on Sunday.

The previous winners of the Renee Powell Cup include Rachael Foster (Prestwick St Nicholas) in 2018, Lorna McClymont (Milngavie) in 2017 and Kirsty Brodie (Strathmore) in 2016.

In windy conditions, Katy Alexander (Blairgowrie) returned three fantastic scores of 72, 71 and 72 to top the leaderboard on a one-under-par total of 155 and win the Renee Powell Cup

Olivia Steel (Henley-on-Thames) won the Carol Kaufmann Shield with a three-round total of 122 points.

Crays Irvine (Craigielaw) won the overall handicap prize.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019


Huge congratulations to Scotland's Hannah Darling (Broomieknowe) who has been selected to represent Europe in the PING Junior Solheim Cup, which takes place at Gleneagles next month.

Hannah Darling with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

Europe's Captain, Mickey Walker, confirmed her team for the PING Junior Solheim Cup yesterday. The event will be played on the King's Course at Gleneagles on the 10th & 11th September 2019, the same week as the Solheim Cup.

Six players qualified automatically from the European rankings after the R&A Girls' Amateur Championship at Panmure Golf Club last week. The other six were selected by Captain Mickey Walker.

The Captain's six wildcard picks were Hannah Darling, Annabell Fuller, Lily May Humphreys, Amalie Leth-Nissen, Lilas Pintheir and Paula Schulz-Hanßen.

Europe's Junior Solheim Cup Team
Pia Babnik (SLO)
Lucie Malchirand (FRA)
Benedetta Moresco (ITA)
Alessia Nobilio (ITA)
Mimi Rhodes (ENG)
Anne Normann (DEN)
Hannah Darling (SCO)
Annabell Fuller (ENG)
Lily May Humphreys (ENG)
Amalie Leth-Nissen (DEN)
Lilas Pintheir (FRA)
Paula Schulz-Hanßen (GER)

Mary Bea Porter-King, will captain the USA Junior Solheim Cup team. The USA team was confirmed on 31 July. To see their line-up - Click Here.

Europe last won the Junior Solheim Cup in 2007.

Monday, August 19, 2019


Our August meeting was held at Dunblane New Golf Club today. The course was in great condition and the catering was excellent.

The results were as follows:

Best Gross
J Milne (Blairgowrie) 83
C Henderson (Aberfeldy) 84
J Yellowlees (Murrayshall) 87

Best Nett
J Marshall (Dunblane) (14) 75 BIH
L Pattinson (Pitlochry) (21) 75
A Collins (Muckhart) (13) 76

The SSS (Red Tees) was 71, the CSS was 74.

The winners of the Balls Raffle were:
1. Sleeve of Balls - J Carmichael (Murrayshall)
2. Sleeve of Balls - D Rettie (Muckhart)

The last of our Perth & Kinross County Meetings this year is a Greensomes at Dunning Golf Club on Thursday 19 September 2019. The Convenor is our Match Secretary, Caroline Henderson.

Sunday, August 18, 2019


Congratulations to Katy Alexander (Blairgowrie) and Gregor Graham (Blairgowrie) who made it a P&K double by winning the Girls' and U16 Boys' categories in the Junior Tour event at Bruntsfield Links today.

In the Under-18 Girls' category Katy Alexander (Blairgowrie) added a solid score of 78 to her first round of 77 to win by two shots on a total of 155. Megan Docherty (Bishopbriggs), who was leading after the first round on 76, finished in second place with a total of 157. Grace Crawford (Gullane) was third on 158.

In the Under-16 Boys' category Gregor Graham (Blairgowrie) won with a level-par total of 142 by two shots from Ciaran Paterson (Ratho Park) on 144.

In the Under-18 Boys' category Jack McDonald (Dunbar) won with a two-over-par total of 144 by five shots from Lewis Clark (Alloa) on 149.

Friday, August 16, 2019


Good Luck to Perth & Kinross Team member Katy Alexander (Blairgowrie) who is playing in the Junior Tour event at Bruntsfield Links this Sunday.

There are six Junior Tour events this year. They all count towards the Girls and Boys' Order of Merits. At the end of the Junior Tour, the top ten in each section (Girls' U18, Boys' U18 and Boys' U16) will qualify for the Grand Final at The Renaissance Club, North Berwick on the 12 & 13 October 2019.

Katy has finished second in the last two Junior Tour events; at Duff House Royal on the 14 July and at Lanark on the 1 August.

All competitors will play two rounds of 18-hole stroke-play at Bruntsfield.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019


The draw for our August Meeting at Dunblane is below. Click to enlarge.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019


Europe's Captain, Catriona Matthew, has confirmed her full team for the Solheim Cup at Gleneagles from 13 to 15 September 2019.

Her four wildcard picks for the team are Suzann Pettersen, Jodi Ewart Shadoff, Bronte Law and Celine Boutier.

Europe's Solheim Cup Team
Carlota Ciganda (ESP)
Anne Van Dam (NED)
Caroline Hedwall (SWE)
Charley Hull (ENG)
Georgia Hall (ENG)
Azahara Munoz (ESP)
Caroline Masson (GER)
Anna Nordqvist (SWE)
Suzann Pettersen (NOR)
Jodi Ewart Shadoff (ENG)
Bronte Law (ENG)
Celine Boutier (FRA)

Mel Reid got the call for Vice-captain duties after Suzann Pettersen stepped down to play for the team. The other two Vice-captains are Laura Davies and Kathryn Imrie.

The USA Captain, Julie Ingster, will announce her team after the Canadian Pacific Women's Open, which finishes on the 25 August 2019.

Monday, August 12, 2019


Congratulations to Scotland Girls' Team member Grace Crawford (Gullane) who won the Scottish Girls' U14 Open Championship after a play-off at Elgin Golf Club this afternoon.

Also, many congratulations to Sofia Barroso SA' (Portugal) who won the Scottish Girls' U16 Open Championship.

Scottish Girls' U14's Results
There was a dramatic finish to the U14's event after a two-way tie resulted in a play-off to decide the winner.

Lying in 2nd place after the first round, Kasumi Tran (Tenby) added a 73 to her 75 to finish on a level-par total of 148. Sitting in joint 6th place overnight, Grace Crawford (Gullane) followed-up her 77 with a fantastic 71 to finish tied on the same score of 148.

In the sudden-death play-off that followed, Grace Crawford secured victory with a stunning eagle three at the 1st extra hole.

Scottish Girls' U16's Results
Sofia Barroso SA' (Portugal) followed up her 1st round of 75 with a 71 for a two-under-par total of 146 to win the title. The runner-up was Gracie Mayo (Newport, Gwent) who returned scores of 77 and 70 to finish on a total of 147.

The top Scot was Eilidh Henderson (Loretto), who finished in 12th place on a total of 157.

P&K County squad member Kirsten Miller (Strathmore) had to retire after her first round due to injury. We wish her a speedy recovery.


Scottish Golf has launched four new Women & Girls' Hubs in Scotland. 

Their aim is to use the hubs to introduce more women and girls to the game. The sign-up for the first of round of sessions, one of which is at Dunblane New Golf Club, is now open

To find out more and sign-up for a session click on the link below:


Despite a three-hour delay due to the weather, there was some great scoring on day one of the Scottish Girls' U16 & U14 Open Championships at Elgin Golf Club yesterday.

Scottish Girls' U16 Results - Round 1
Leonie Muir (Wollaton Park) and Anna Neumayer (Austria) finished top of the leaderboard on day one with level par scores of 74. Leading the way for the Scots was Megan Docherty (Bishopbriggs), who finished the day in joint 4th place with a two-over par round of 76.

P&K County Squad member Kirsten Miller (Strathmore) finished in 39th place on 94.

Scottish Girls' U14 Results - Round 1
In the U14's event, Juliette Demeaux (France) returned the round of the day. She posted an excellent one-under par 73, two shots ahead of Kasumi Tran (Tenby) on 75. The top Scot was Grace Crawford (Gullane) who finished in joint 6th place on 77.

All the competitors play two rounds of 18-hole stroke-play. The second rounds are already underway at Elgin today. For live scoring - Click Here

Saturday, August 10, 2019


Good luck to P&K County Squad member Kirsten Miller (Strathmore) who is playing in the Scottish Girls' U16 Open Championship this week.

This year, the Scottish Girls' U16 and U14 Open Championships will be held at Elgin Golf Club from Sunday 11th to Monday 12th August 2019. All the competitors will play two rounds of 18-hole stroke-play, the first on Sunday and the second on Monday.

Wednesday, August 07, 2019


England won both the Girls & Women's Home Internationals at a rain soaked Downfield Golf Club today.

After a dreadful forecast, the singles were sent out first on two tee start early this morning. When atrocious weather forced the singles to be suspended for over 5 hours, any hope of playing the foursomes was abandoned. It meant the final day's matches were decided on the singles' results.

With wins over Scotland and Wales, it was left to England and Ireland to battle it out for both titles. The matches were close, but in the end it was a double heartbreak for Ireland. The English Women won 3.5-2.5 while the English Girls won on count-back after a 3-3 draw.

Scotland had mixed fortunes in the 3rd and 4th play-offs against Wales. The Scottish Girls lost heavily 1-5, but the Scottish Women staged a fantastic fight-back after the rain delay and won their match 4.5-1.5.

Girls' Results
Day 1: Scotland 3, Ireland 6 - England 6, Wales 3
Day 2: Wales 2.5 Ireland 6.5 - England 8.5, Scotland 0.5
Day 3: Ireland 3, England 3 - Scotland 1, Wales 5

Women's Results
Day 1: Scotland 4, Ireland 5 - England 8, Wales 1
Day 2: Wales 2.5, Ireland 6.5 - England 6, Scotland 3
Day 3: Ireland 2.5, England 3.5 - Scotland 4.5, Wales 1.5

The Boy's Home Internationals
England also triumphed in the Boy's Home Internationals, which were held in Wales this week. In a nail-biting title decider England eventually overcame Ireland by 8-7. Scotland finished third after a convincing 9-6 win over Wales.

Boy's Results
Day 1: Scotland 5, Ireland 10 - England 11.5, Wales 3.5
Day 2: Wales 6, Ireland 9 - England 9.5, Scotland 5.5
Day 3: Ireland 8, England 7 - Scotland 9, Wales 6

Tuesday, August 06, 2019


This year's Scottish County Finals will be held at Peebles Golf Club from Friday 30 August to Sunday 1 September 2019.

Four County teams will do battle in the Scottish Borders. They are Ayrshire, DumfriesshireFife and Perth & Kinross.

The team selected to represent Perth & Kinross is:

Perth & Kinross Team
Katy Alexander  (Blairgowrie)
Megan Ashley  (Strathmore)
Laura Campbell  (Pitlochry)
Steph Crolla  (Muckhart)
Amy Mitchell  (Strathmore)
Isla Moncrieff  (Pitlochry)
Jen Saxton  (Muckhart)
Laura Walker  (Muckhart)


The very best of luck to our Perth & Kinross County Girls' Katy Alexander (Blairgowrie) and Megan Ashley (Strathmore) who are playing for Scotland in the Girl's Home Internationals.

The event is staged alongside the Women's Home Internationals. Three days of fantastic action at Downfield Golf Club and it all starts tomorrow!

Order of Play (7 to 9 August)
Day 1: Scotland v Ireland - and - England v Wales
Day 2: Wales v Ireland - and - England v Scotland
Day 3: Ireland v England - and - Scotland v Wales

Tee Times (all three days)
Morning Foursomes: Girls 07:30 to 08:20am - Women 08:30 to 09:20am
Afternoon Singles: Girls 12:00 to 13:20pm - Women 13:30 to 15:00pm

All spectators are welcome. So, if you want to support the Girls and watch some cracking golf by the top amateurs in GB&I, head over to Downfield.

Live Scoring
For the Girls' Internationals - Click Here
For the Women's InternationalsClick Here

The Scottish Teams for the Home Internationals are listed in full below:

Girls' Team
Katy Alexander (Blairgowrie)
Megan Ashley (Strathmore)
Grace Crawford (Gullane)
Rachel Foster (Prestwick St Nicholas)
Carmen Griffiths (Aboyne)
Evanna Hynd (Lundin)
Cameron Neilson (Alvaneu Bad)

Women's Team
Kimberley Beveridge (Aboyne)
Penny Brown (Worthing)
Hannah Darling (Broomieknowe)
Louise Duncan (West Kilbride)
Chloe Goadby (St Regulus)
Hazel MacGarvie (Royal Troon)
Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne)


Good luck to the Perth & Kinross trio of Gregor Graham (Blairgowrie), Cormac Sharpe (Blairgowrie) and Andrew Thornton (Muckhart), who are playing in the Boys' Home International this week.

The three day tournament, which is at Ashburnham Golf Club in Wales, starts today. Each of the four home countries play each other in a round-robin format, with five foursomes in the morning and ten singles in the afternoon.

In today's matches, the hosts Wales will take on England, who are the defending champions, whilst Scotland will play against Ireland.

Live Scoring
For the Boys' Internationals - Click Here

The full Scottish Boys' Team for the Home international is:

Boys' Team
Cameron Adam (Royal Burgess)
Ben Carberry (Falkirk)
Cameron Gallagher (Longniddry)
Gregor Graham (Blairgowrie)
Ruben Lindsay (Ayr Belleisle)
Connor McKinney (Western Australia)
Aamar Saleem (New Golf Club St Andrews)
Calum Scott (Nairn)
Cormac Sharpe (Blairgowrie)
Andrew Thornton (Muckhart)
Liam Waldron (Royal Aberdeen)

Monday, August 05, 2019


A wee reminder that our next Perth & Kinross Ladies' County meeting is at New Dunblane Golf Club on Monday 19 August.

So, if you want to enjoy a cracking course with some stunning views, then you need to get your entries in now!

The Convenor is Committee Member, Brenda Kerr. The entry form and all the details you need are in your Fixture Book.


Good luck to P&K County Squad members, Zoe Morton (Auchterarder) and Shannon Pook (Auchterarder), who are playing in the St Andrews Junior Ladies' Open this week.

This is an open competition for ladies under 23 years of age on 1 January 2019 with a handicap not exceeding 28.

One 18-hole qualifying round of stroke-play over the Strathtyrum Course on Monday (today) before the players with the top 16 gross scores progress to the scratch match-play. From the remainder of the field the players with the top 8 nett scores will qualify for the handicap match-play.

The first round and the quarter-finals of the scratch match-play will be played over the Eden Course on Tuesday and Wednesday. The semi-finals and final will be played on the Old Course on Thursday. 

The quarter-finals and semi-finals of the handicap match-play will be played over the Strathtyrum Course on Tuesday and Wednesday. The final will be played on the Old Course on Thursday.

Previous winners include this year's Scottish Women's Amateur Champion Kimberly Beveridge (Aboyne) 2018, Jennifer Saxton (Muckhart) 2016 and Carly Booth (Comrie) 2009.