Thursday, August 17, 2006
Gold Medal Scratch 1st - Lauren Marchbank ( Auchterarder ) 92
2nd - Megan Aird ( Strathmore ) 98
3rd - Lucy Gilmour ( Strathmore ) 101
Silver Medal Handicap 1st - Erin Millar ( Pitlochry ) 70
2nd - Caitlin Bartrop ( Murrayshall ) 78
3rd - Patricia Mennie ( Auchterarder ) 81
4th - Ailie Burnett ( Dunkeld ) 91
Megan Aird had a '2'!
Bronze Medal 9 Hole 1st - Kathryn Robertson ( Auchterarder ) 58
2nd - Louise Campbell ( Craigiehill ) 60
3rd - Siobhan Teague ( Auchterarder ) 65
4th - Kelsey Watson ( Auchterarder ) 66
Stella Reilly ( Craigiehill ) and Eilidh Dear ( Murrayshall ) each had a par 3!
Very well done to all of these girls and to everyone who has taken part in our competitions throughout the entire season.
Carol and I also want to say a very big thank you to all the parents and county members who have helped with the junior meetings.
We also thank the Golf Clubs for giving courtesy to the juniors and entertaining them so well.
Lauren, Kathryn and Erin with Captain Janet.
Lauren Marchbank and Patricia Mennie with the Karen Dallas Trophy and the Drysdale Cup which they won at the Culcrieff meeting.
Saturday, July 29, 2006
13 year old Megan Aird (Strathmore) continues to amaze everyone with her wonderful golfing acheivements. Megan got her first 18 hole handicap this season - starting at 26. She immediately reduced to 24 then to 21. Megan has joined the SLGA competition circuit and took part in the Ladies Junior Open Strokeplay Championships at Stirling this week. An excellent scratch 91 in the second round reduced her handicap and then a final round scratch 87 - nett 66 won her the under 14s best nett of the day! Megan's handicap is now 18.3.
I have just heard news from Strathmore - Megan has played today and shot a nett 68 and reduced her handicap still further to 17.4.
Well done Megan!
Annabel Niven 82, 88, 79 total 249 (joint 35th)
Jacqueline Sneddon 87, 83, 84 total 254 (joint 42nd)
Megan Aird 100, 91, 87 total 278 (joint 59th)
Karen Dunbar 92, 93, 95 total 280 (joint 62nd)
Congratulations to everyone!
The winner of the tournament with the most exceptional display of golf was Krystle Caithness (St Regulus) who broke the course record on the first day with a 64 and followed up with two rounds of 69 for a total of 202.
At the prizegiving ceremony it was announced that Roseanne Niven is selected to represent Scotland in the Belgian International Junior Event in Brussels from 23 - 26 August - well done Roseanne.
Monday, July 24, 2006
8.32 & 13.12 Annabel Niven (Crieff)
8.48 & 13.28 Karen Dunbar (Aberfeldy)
9.12 & 13.52 Roseanne Niven (Crieff)
10.24 & 15.04 Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth)
11.04 & 15.44 Megan Aird (Strathmore)
Saturday, July 22, 2006
Friday, July 21, 2006
4 girls competed for the Drysdale Trophy (Scratch) and the Karyn Dallas Trophy (Handicap) at Culcrieff on Wednesday 19th July.
18 girls played 12 holes
5 girls played 6 holes.
Winner of the Drysdale Trophy -
Patricia Mennie, Auchterarder scratch 93
Winner of the Karyn Dallas Trophy -
Lauren Marchbank (27) 73 (Auchterarder)
Ailie Burnett (28) 75 (Dunkeld)
12- hole girls -
Emma Maclaren, 59 (Auchterarder)
Erin Millar, 62 (Pitlochry)
Jennifer Walker, 63 (Dunkeld)
Siobhan Teague, 63 (Auchterarder)
6-hole girls -
Amy Young, 34 (Milnathort)
Louise Mackay, 37 bl3 (Milnathort)
Next competition, McPherson Medals, is on Friday, 11th August at Muckhart. Please get your entries off to Carol as soon as possible!
Both Roseanne Niven and Carly Booth have been named in the Girls Home International matches at Portstewart Golf Club Northern Ireland from August 9th to 11th.
Not only have they been named for this event but have also been selected as two of only three girls whose scores will count for Scotland in the international team event staged in conjunction with the qualifying rounds of the Girls' British Open championship at Portstewart GC from August 14 to 18. Roseanne has also been given the huge of honour as being named as Team Captain. Fantastic news!
To follow are the teams as they have been announce:
The team for the girls' home international matches at Portstewart Golf Club, Northern Ireland from August 9 to 11:
Carly Booth (Comrie),
Megan Briggs (Kilmacolm),
Krystle Caithness (St Regulus),
Rachael Livingstone (Musselburgh Old),
Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar),
Roseanne Niven (Crieff),
Michelle Thomson (McDonald Ellon),
Sally Watson (Elie & Earlsferry).
Reserves: Katy McNicoll (Carnoustie Ladies), Laura Murray (Alford), Edwina Lowrey-Gold (Eaton), Gillian Monteith (Portpatrick Dunskey).
The three girls whose scores will count for Scotland in the international team event staged in conjunction with the qualifying rounds of the Girls' British Open championship at Portstewart GC from August 14 to 18 are:
Carly Booth (Comrie),
Krystle Caithness (St Regulous),
Roseanne Niven (Crieff), capt.
Reserves: Kelsey MacDonald (Nairn Dunbar), Rachael Livingstone (Musselburgh Old), Michelle Thomson (McDonald Ellon).
Very proud for you both!
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Sunday, July 09, 2006
Saturday, July 08, 2006
Thursday, July 06, 2006
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Good luck to all of the girls!
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
Saturday, July 01, 2006
Our congratulations to Annabel for a wonderful effort.
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Thursday, June 15, 2006
Back row left to right - Lorna Lloyd-Baker (Official), Sammy Vass (Tain), Lauren MacCallum (McDonald, Ellon) Kirsty Moss (Monifieth), Janet Griffiths (Official). Front row left to right - Eilidh MacKay (Nairn Dunbar) Ashley Smith (Kirriemuir) and Annabel Niven (Crieff).
Sunday, June 11, 2006
Twelve girls competed for the Championship on the Rannaleroch Course and sixteen girls played nine holes on the Leitfie Course.
The girls obviously enjoyed the courses as the scoring was excellent.
Scratch Champion: Julienne Peebles (Craigie Hill) 85
Runner up: Karen Dunbar (Aberfeldy) 91
Handicap Champion: Shona Dunbar (Aberfeldy) H'cap 26, 66
2nd: Rachel Clark (Strathmore) H'cap 35, 71
3rd: Patricia Mennie (Auchterarder) H'cap 27, 74 (BIH)
4th: Megan Aird (Strathmore) H'cap 21, 74.
1st: Emily Aird (Strathmore) 49 (better last 6)
2nd: Jennifer Smith (Milnathort) 49
3rd: Jennifer Walker (Dunkeld) 56.
Very well done to all these girls and everyone else who took part.
Many thanks to all the ladies who walked round with the 9-hole girls and to Strathmore Golf Club for the wonderful hospitality.
Sorry there are no pictures but I forgot the camera will do better next time.
Northern Division beat the South 3 - 0 on Saturday and played the East Division who beat the West. In a close fought contest, Annabel & Eilidh beat Rachael Archibald (Merchants of Edinburgh) & Cara Easton (Dalmahoy) 5 & 4, Sammy & Lauren beat Rachael Watton (Baberton) & Gillian Simpson (Baberton) 3 & 2 and Ashley & Kirsty lost to Arleen McGarty (Bathgate) & Hannah Dalrymple (Glenbervie) 2 & 1.
East & West shared third place halving their match. The golf over the whole weekend was excellent, a really good experience and enjoyed by all concerned.
Congratulations to the Northern Division.
(photo to follow)
Saturday, June 10, 2006
Perth & Kinross junior and member of the Elite junior coaching squad Annabel Niven, represents Perth & Kinross in the Northern Division team at the Girls Inter Divisional Matches at Ballumbie Castle near Dundee this weekend. The team which consists of 6 junior girls with handicaps of 9 or more, play foursomes matches against the South, West and East divisions today and tomorrow. Good luck Annabel!
Friday, June 09, 2006
The inter-county Team Championships are being hosted by Perth and Kinross at Crieff Golf Club on June 24th, 25th and 26th. This is an ideal opportunity for our junior girls to come along and watch the cream of golfers compete at top level. The players will be from P&K, Angus, Aberdeenshire and Northern Counties. To be even more involved we are looking for girls to come along and caddy at the weekend. This will enable you to watch the golf from the best view available. If you don't fancy being a caddy then there are other jobs you could do to help over the weekend. To enable us to arrange a rota I would ask that you contact me on 01828 633000 or 01828 633395 and let me know your availability.
Thirty four county junior members take part in their first County fixture of the season this Sunday at Strathmore teeing off from 10.00am on the Rannaleroch course and the 9 hole Leitfie course. Let's hope the weather holds and they all have a super day. Good luck everyone!
Thursday, June 01, 2006
County Team second reserve and junior member, Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth) played in the LGU Challenge Bowls Tournament at Dunblane New Golf Club yesterday and won first prize in the handicap section with a net 70 (CSS 71) and reduced her handicap further to 6.1 - well done Jacqueline!
Friday, May 26, 2006
Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth) had a scratch 73 nett 65 which cut her handicap from 7.5 to 6.3
Karen Dunbar (Aberfeldy) had a scratch 77 nett 65 with a back nine of 34 - just one over par- which cut her handicap from 12.0 down to 11. 0
Congratulations to both girls.
Please let me know of any good scores you have so I can tell everyone about it!
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Jacqueline qualified first and Annabel fifth for the Scratch Championship and Lucy qualified second for the Handicap Championship - Gibb Trophy.
Good luck to all three girls for the weekend.
Friday, May 05, 2006
Sunday, April 23, 2006
Our congratulations go to Perth & Kinross junior member Megan Aird (12) from Strathmore Golf Club who completed her third card for her handicap just yesterday and was awarded a starting handicap of 28.
Today she scored a nett 61 in her medal round at Strathmore and immediately reduced to 24 !!
Very well done Megan - keep it up.
Friday, April 21, 2006
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Best scratch (75) - Jillian Milne and Eve Muirhead
Best nett (72) - Alexandra Bushby and Jacqueline Sneddon (bih)
from Sal Shepherd and Lucy Gilmour & Jane Yellowlees and Annabel Niven. Annabel won the prize for nearest the pin on the par 3, 5th hole. Well done to everyone and our thanks to Strathmore Golf Club for allowing us courtesy of the course.
Sunday, April 16, 2006
Friday, April 14, 2006
Members of the County Senior Squad and committee members will be getting together with P&K junior girls for a game of golf and get together tomorrow at Strathmore Golf Centre.
The girls will be paired with a senior squad member or committee member and the format of the day will be Greensomes. We hope this will encourage the girls and enable the squad members to meet the new talent coming through.
The girls playing are:
Megan Aird (Strathmore), Fiona Allan (Auchterarder), Caitlin Bartrop (Whitemoss), Ailie Burnett (Dunkeld), Laura Campbell (Pitlochry), Lucy Gilmour (Strathmore), Eve Muirhead (Pitlochry) Annabel Niven (Crieff) and Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth).
Senior Squad members taking part will be Alexandra Bushby (Strathmore), Dawn Butchart (Strathmore), Emma Napper (Craigiehill), Jillian Milne (Craigiehill), Sal Shepherd (Blairgowrie)and Jane Yellowlees (Murrayshall). President Liz Miskimmin and Captain Janet Griffiths plus both Junior conveners Carol Lambie and Lenore Kyle will also attend the day.
Tee times are from 10.45 but we hope to meet up with the girls around 10.30.
We are all looking forward to a great day and fingers are well and truly crossed for a rain free day!
Our thanks go to Strathmore for providing courtesy to the County.
Monday, April 10, 2006
County Squad member, Roseanne Niven is off to compete in the Lady Junior French International Amateur Championship (Esmond Trophy) at St Cloud Golf Club near Paris. The event which is over 5 days from 13th - 17th April 2006 consists of 18 holes on Thursday and Friday and the top 32 qualifyers go on to matchplay rounds on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Good luck Roseanne!
photo courtesy of Cal Carson
Sunday, April 09, 2006
These 6 girls braved the perrishing north-east winds on Sunday 9th April at Noah's Ark and kept smiling throughout the 2 hours.
Here they are, from the left Emily Harrison, Megan Aird, Caitlin Bartrop, Shona Dunbar, Ailie Burnett and Lauren Marchbank.
Neil had the girls working very hard on the long game and they are all hitting the ball much further than last season, so we can expect those handicaps to be in the teens very soon!
They finished with some pitching, adjusting the swing length for the distance required to the pin.
Below are these girls in action:
Ailie and Caitlin
Emily and Lauren
Shona and Megan
Well done all of you see you on Sunday 7th May, hope spring has come by then!
Friday, April 07, 2006
Fellow county juniors Eve Muirhead (Pitlochry) and Annabel Niven (Crieff) scored 92,88 and 92,90 respectively. Well done to all three girls. (Laura Campbell (Pitlochry) was forced to withdraw following an injury to her hand).
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
It was a freezing cold day but five girls braved the elements and smiled all through the two hours.
Andy Lamb worked with the girls on their long game while Andy's wife Jan put them through their paces pitching and putting.
The girls are continuing to work on the junior golf passport, they had started this last season.
All are hitting the ball very well and should be able to return three cards for handicaps in the coming season.
Looking a wee bit cold: Eilidh Dear, Louise Callum, Lucy McNab Jennifer Smith and Rebecca Hutt.
The next session for these girls will be 6th May hopefully spring will have sprung by then!
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
The Intermediate group of junior girls meet on Sunday between 12pm and 2pm at Noah's Ark in Perth under the guidance of Professional Niall McGill .
Friday, March 10, 2006
After discussion, the Perth & Kinross Ladies County Golf Association Committee has decided the following:
Notwithstanding any local rule that a golf club may have invoked, the use of distance measuring devices is prohibited in any County event during 2006. The use of such a device is in breach of rule 14-3, the penalty for which is disqualification.
Monday, March 06, 2006
As you see Perthshire displayed one of her most beautiful aspects!
David and John chatted with the girls about their practice routines and the importance of visualization of each shot, both during practice and on the course.
On the range all the girls are hitting with much improved consistency so we expect handicaps to come tumbling down as soon as the season begins.
Below are some of the swings that escaped capture last time!
Fiona (left) and Isla (right)
Jacqueline (left) and Lucy (right)
Laura: 'Twice as Good' or 'Double Trouble'?
Sunday, March 05, 2006
A final round of one over par 72 gave County team player Emily Ogilvy a very creditable fifth place in the Rio Verde Invitational in Arizona. A wonderful recovery from a disappointing first round also helped Emily's team of Arkansas-Little Rock secure third place overall in the team event. Well done Emily!
215 Amy Schmucker (Michigan) 75 69 71.
218 Brittany Johnston (Northwestern) 76 69 73.
222 Jennifer Hong (Northwestern) 75 74 73, Anita Ojeda (Arkansas-Little Rock) 81 70 70.
223 Emily Ogilvy (Arkansas-Little Rock) 82 69 72.
911 Arkansas-Little Rock.
916 Texas Tech.
925 Western Michigan.
Thursday, February 23, 2006
County Team Member and former junior member Emily Ogilvy had a fantastic result this week finishing second and helping her American college, the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, to win the team title in the Islander Spring Classic women's golf tournament at Corpus Christi, Texas. Over the 6,100 yrd par 72 course Emily had rounds of 72, 70 and 76 for a two-over-par tally of 218. Emily would have gone close to catching the winner, Camila Sola (Redlands College) but unfortunatelyy had an 8 on her final card. Emily's college Arkansas Little Rock finished first out 16 teams with a two-round total of 899 eight shots ahead of runners-up Redlands.
The results were as follows:
214 Camila Sola (Redlands) 69 71 74.
218 Emily Ogilvy (Arkansas-Little Rock) 72 70 76.220 Sara Wilkstrom (Arkansas-Little Rock) 69 75 76, Christy Carter (Oral Roberts) 71 74 75.
899 Arkansas-Little Rock.
920 Texas A&M Corpus Christi.
What a fantastic result for Emily who over the summer reduced her handicap of 4 to 1. Well done from us all at P&K.
Photo courtesy of Cal Carson Golf
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Friday, February 17, 2006
Entry forms for the St Rule Trophy on Saturday and Sunday June 3 and 4 are now available from The St Rule Club, 12 The Links, St Andrews KY16 9JB (telephone and fax 01334 472988 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).The maximum field is 60 - handicap limit 6.4 - and everyone is guaranteed three rounds, consisting of one round over the New Course, St Andrews on the Saturday and two rounds over the Old Course on the Sunday.Courtesy practice rounds will be allowed only on the official practice day, which is Friday, June 2.The entry fee is £30 and the closing date is 12 noon on Saturday, May 6.
Thursday, February 16, 2006
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Sunday, January 29, 2006
Our elite group of girls had their first coaching session at Gleneagles on Sunday 29th January.
The girls are pictured above, back row:
Eve Muirhead, Karen Dunbar, Janet Griffiths ( County Captain ), Dawn Butchart ( Vice Captain )
Laura Campbell, Lucy Gilmour, Jacqueline Sneddon, Annabel Niven, Fiona Allan.
Captain Janet welcomed the girls, wishing them an enjoyable and successful season, she encouraged them to enter as many as possible of the SLGA and LGU Junior Fixtures. She also hoped that they will take part in the county meetings, especially the championship.
Stewart and David, the two Gleneagles professionals, then took over and found out a little about the aims and targets the girls have set for themselves. Moving on to the range they did some work on short irons this enabled the professionals to get an idea of the girls strengths and weaknesses. They finished off with some pitching work.
Hopefully the girls have found the session useful, we can see how well some of them are swinging from the pictures below!
Karen and Laura
Sunday, January 22, 2006
Girls Overall 151 Tsai Pei-ying [Taiwan] (77,74), 152 Kiran Matharu [England] (76,76), Tiffany Avern Taplin [South Africa] (73,79); 154 Demi Mak [Hong Kong] (83,71); 157 Carly Booth [Scotland] (80,77); 159 Ginger Mak [Hong Kong] (81,78); 162 Dayanitha Kuneskara [Malaysia] (81,81), Melissa Reid [England] (81,81), Lin Tzu Chi [Taiwan] (80,82); 170 Katharina Boehm [Germany] (86,84)
Monday, January 16, 2006
We wish Carly well and hope she has a fantastic trip.
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
We hope lots of you will attend the evening. P & K Captain Janet Griffiths
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