Monday, August 22, 2016

P&K GIRLS WIN THE NORTH OF SCOTLAND


The top spots in both sections of the North of Scotland girls Championship was won by P&K Girls. Megan  Ashley (Strathmore) won the Scratch Championship. She pipped Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne) both returned gross scores of 76 but Megan had the better inward half.


Megan Thom (Alyth) (15) won the handicap trophy with a net 69.
Runner-up was Carmen Griffiths (Aboyne) (5) with a 72.

SCRATCH TOTALS                  NET SCORES
76 Megan Ashley (Strathmore) (5) 71 (bih)
76 Shannon McWilliam (Aboyne) (+3) 79
77 Carmen Griffiths (Aboyne) (5) 72 (2nd best net)
78 Kirsty Brodie (Strathmore) (3) 75
80 Katy Alexander (Blairgowrie) (6) 74
80 Jasmine Mackintosh (Hazlehead) (1) 79
81 Iona Roska (Inverness) (6) 75
82 Emma Logie (Buckpool) (7) 82
84 Megan Thom (Alyth) (15) 69 (best net)
85 Ellie Docherty (Moray) (6) 79
86 Katriona Taylor (Crieff) (9) 86
87 Jodie Taylor (Downfield) (12) 75
88 Amy Mitchell (Strathmore) (10) 78
94 Chloe Henderson (Deeside) (14) 80
108 Kirsten Miller (Strathmore) (28) 80

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

NORTH OF SCOTLAND COUNTIES’ GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIPS
                     STRATHMORE GOLF CENTRE
                      SUNDAY 21st AUGUST 2016


13:07     Shannon McWilliam..........................................Aboyne
               Jasmine Mackintosh..........................................Hazlehead
13:15     Kirsty Brodie......................................................Strathmore
              Carmen Griffiths.................................................Aboyne
13:23     Megan Ashley....................................................Strathmore
              Ellie Docherty....................................................Moray Golf Club
13:31     Emma Logie.......................................................Buckpool
              Iona Roska..........................................................Inverness
13:39     Katy Alexander..................................................Blairgowrie
              Zoe Morton........................................................Auchterarder
13:47    Katriona Taylor..................................................Crieff
             Jodie Taylor........................................................Downfield
13:55    Amy Mitchell.....................................................Strathmore
             Robyn Gallon.....................................................Duff House Royal
14:03   Shannon Pook.....................................................Auchterarder
            Chloe` Henderson................................................Deeside
14:11   Megan Thom........................................................Alyth
             Kirsten Miller......................................................Strathmore
14:19    Flora McGregor...................................................Strathmore
             Georgia McKay...................................................Strathmore

Prize giving     16:30 approx.

Friday, July 01, 2016

MIDSUMMER NEWSLETTER

The summer school holidays are looming........ and wishfully, some fine weather to play golf together and enjoy our great Scottish golf courses.

What’s happening in P&K ?

The Noah’s Ark coaching under Niall McGill’s expert eye has concluded.
The ladies’ committee had hoped for a better take up of these six hours of personal golf tuition, however, I’m certain the girls who attended will have benefitted and thanks to the parents, who brought them.

The intermediate coaching continues at The Golf Academy, Gleneagles under another expert eye of Matthew Galley. There are now four sessions left to run;
Sunday 10th July, Sunday 31st July, Sunday 14th August and Sunday 3rd September ( a change).
These coaching sessions with Matthew and his team are good fun and designed for you to improve your golf game and “get more out of the game”. So, try not to miss them.

2016 Gleneagles Scholarship Girls: Katy Alexander, Megan Ashley, Kirsty Brodie and Amy Mitchell
These County girls along with Zoe Morton, Shannon Pook and Katriona Taylor have benefitted from the scholarship and are all enjoying playing golf, reducing their handicaps and having success on the fairways........congratulations.

Important change to 2016 P&K County Girls Championship
As this year’s championship, due to be played on “The Wee Course” Blairgowrie on Sunday, 22nd May was cancelled, the ladies’ committee has come up with a substitute “cunning plan” Here it is:
The scratch and handicap championships will be awarded on the basis of an “Order of Merit “ amongst those participating in the P&K County Ladies’ fixtures and the junior County Opens. So enter as many of these events as possible and improve your chances of success.

Here are the websites to investigate for details :
pandklcga.blogspot.com/fixtures.html
perthandkinrosscountygolf.net

The secretary for the County is David Ramsay and he will be happy to explain the “Race to Kings Barnes” Junior Bell Trophy and any other junior open on their website.



Finally our own revised fixtures 2016.

Sunday 21st August, North of Scotland County Girls Championship
Your County is the host this year and our STRATHMORE GOLF CENTRE is the venue. Girls from Northern Counties, Aberdeen, Angus and Perth &Kinross are eligible to play at scratch and handicap level. Excited? Well I have enclosed an entry form and......the more of you that enters the bigger the prizes! Andy Murray is a millionaire you know! And ......the food is great at Strathmore. If you have a current handicap....what’s stopping you?

Sunday 28th August, Milnathort, McPherson Medals
This has not changed. Milnathort is a delightful 9 holer in our County and not to be missed. The thing about playing 9 holers is of course your “second service” in the second nine!

Sunday 11th September, Drysdale and Karyn Dallas Trophies
This has been rearranged from 12th August....still at Alyth... tee times start from 10am and our own Megan Thom, of course won the P&K County Ladies Handicap Championship here in May .


Ok gals! Lets get golfing!

I am your junior convenor and don’t hesitate to contact me with any of your golfing queries.

Yours,
Liz Milligan email samandlizmilligan@hotmail.co.uk
Tel: 01786 823231

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

CONGRATULATIONS KIRSTIE


Kirstie Brodie, Strathmore, who could not be at the Jamboree in  Edzell because she was playing in the Stephen Gallacher Foundation event at Cardrona, has been selected to represent Scotland in the European Girls' Amateur Team Championship in Norway next month and for the European Young Masters in Switzerland.

Well done Kirstie and Good Luck.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

#ThisGirlGolfs Coaching events

Good Morning

Just wanted give you an update on the #ThisGirlGolfs Coaching events. Three of the events have taken place so far and we have the remaining events taking place over the next two weekends. We have had some really good feedback from the professionals and some from parents too. There are still a few places left at the following venues. If you know of any girls who might be interested please let them know.

Saturday 18 June
Balmore
Melville
Paisley 
Sunday 19 June
Cluny 
Saturday 25 June
Portpatrick
  
All of the girls who take part in the events will be invited to the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open on Saturday 23rd July where they can meet up with the other girls, watch the golf and we have planned some activities with a few of the female professionals playing in the tournament.

You can access the link to information and sign up page by visiting the ClubGolf website


If you have any questions please get in touch.
Kind Regards

Clare

Clare Queen
Programme Coordinator

M: +44 (0)7812 665161

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

COUNTY GIRLS AT MURRAYSHALL

The Paul Lawrie Foundation Scottish Schoolgirls Championships were held at Murrayshall GC on Tuesday 7th June.

Congratulations to Kirstie Brodie who finished 2nd in the competition which was cut to one round when play was suspended for 'imminent thunder & lightning'.  Kirsty was 2 shots behind the winner Jennifer Rankine (Haggs Castle).

Perth & Kinross had five of our Junior members playing: Kirtsy Brodie (72), Megan Ashley (78), Zoe Morton (86), Shannon Pook (94), Katriona Taylor (95).

Well done to all girls. 

Monday, May 09, 2016

GIRLS' COACHING SUMMER 2016

Scottish Golf is delighted to announce a programme of on-course coaching events for girls this summer.
Building on the SLGA Golf Girls programme first run in 2015, this is an opportunity for girls to come together and play with others of a similar age, to break down some of the barriers which limit their enjoyment of the game and ultimately can see them giving up the sport.
The programme is aimed at girls aged between nine and 16 who have been playing golf for at least a year or are at stage two of the ClubGolf programme, and who may or may not yet have a handicap. It is designed to give the girls a great experience so they will continue to develop their game, get their handicap, and play the game for life!
We want to encourage girls who may feel isolated in their club to continue playing golf by giving them the chance to make friends from other clubs. The on-course coaching is aimed at building confidence, empowering girls to come together to play and in turn, compete in competitions. We want the girls to feel part of a wider community by linking these events to the #ThisGirlGolfs national campaign. 
Initially, we are organising 10 regional sessions focussing on quality, on-course coaching delivered by locally-based PGA professionals who have experience of working with youngsters through ClubGolf and the Development Centres programme. These four-hour events will also include time for the girls to get to know each other, socialise and build relationships.
The professionals will then organise and run further sessions during the summer to keep the groups of girls together and energised, supported by volunteer level two qualified ClubGolf coaches.
We will also extend an invitation to all the participants to come along to the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open or Scottish Open with a family member, giving them the chance to meet girls from other parts of the country and be inspired by the professionals on the course.
The programme, venues and coaches will be promoted through our digital platforms, with direct communications to our ClubGolf clubs and coaches, so they can encourage young golfers to take part. We would be delighted if you are able to promote this fantastic opportunity for young girls in your county.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Clare Queen, who also coordinated last year’s programme, at c.queen@scottishgolf.org or 07812 665161.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
  • Saturday 4 June,  Paisley, 1-5pm, Clare-Marie Macaulay
  • Sunday 12 June, Glenbervie, 10-2pm, Steven Rosie
  • Sunday 12 June, Newmachar, 1.30-5.30pm, Robbie Stewart
  • Sunday 12 June, Nairn Dunbar, 1.30-5.30pm, Gary Lister
  • Saturday 18 June, Balmore, 1-5pm, Colin Fisher
  • Saturday 18 June, Gullane, 3-7pm, Ailsa Murphy
  • Saturday 18 June,  Melville Golf Centre, 2-6pm, John Murray
  • Sunday 19 June, Cluny Golf, 1-5pm, Craig Donnelly
  • Saturday 25 June, Portpatrick, 12-4pm, Chris Robinson
Saturday 25 June, Royal Dornoch, 10-2pm,  Gary Dingwall


County Championships

Congratulations to all four Junior Members who took part in the Championship qualifiers on Thursday.  Megan Ashley (Strathmore) and Katie Alexander(Blairgowrie) qualified for the Scratch Match Play at the weekend.  Megan was beaten 4&3 by Shonagh Raitt, Crieff, while Katie got through to the Quarter Finals beating Jill Milne 4&3. Katie was then beaten by Laura Campbell from Pitlochry 5&4.

In the Gibb Trophy, for the Handicap Championship, Megan Thom from Alyth went all the way to the final where she beat Helen Lang from Pitlochry on the 20th Hole.

Very well done girls!

Megan & Helen ready to tee off for the final

Megan receives the Gibb Trophy from President Pam Drysdale