Thursday, August 17, 2006

Muckhart Meeting

Our final meeting of the season was for the McPherson Medals, at Muckhart GC, on Friday 11th August. We had another excellent attendance with 7 girls playing 18 holes and 15 playing 9 holes. The course was in superb condition although some of the rough was very challenging! The weather was, as it has been all summer, perfect! All the girls seemed to enjoy the day, there was lots of chat and laughter.
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

Megan marches on!

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!

Final Results form the Ladies Junior Stroke Play Championships at Stirling

Roseanne Niven 69,75,75 total 219 (joint 6th)
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

Good Luck to County juniors playing at Stirling

Good luck to county juniors Roseanne Niven, Jacqueline Sneddon, Annabel Niven, Karen Dunbar and Megan Aird who have entered the Scottish Ladies' Junior Open Stroke Play Championships at Stirling this Thursday and Friday. If you are near to Stirling please go along and support them!

Tee times:

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


County Team member Roseanne Niven proudly holds the Scottish Under 18 trophy.
Our warmest congratulations to Roseanne.

Photo courtesy of Cal Carson Golf

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!


County Team member Roseanne Niven has just been crowned the new under 18 Scottish Champion after a 3&2 win over Rachael Livingstone. Fantastic News!!
Well done Roseanne, a more detailed report will follow!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Scotland qualify in Denmark

Scotland qualified in 5th place for the match play stages of the European Girls team championships in Esbjerg, Denmark, today. Fine performances from the whole team saw them qualify behind Spain, Sweden, Germany and Denmark. In the second round, county junior member Carly Booth had the best score of the quartet with a 72, Kelsey MacDonald fared better with a 74, Krystle posted a 75 and County team member Roseanne Niven a 76. Scotland face Denmark in the first round tomorrow. Good luck to everyone.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

News from Denmark

County junior members Roseanne Niven & Carly Booth helped Scotland into third place after today's first round in the European girls team championships on the Esbjerg golf course in Denmark. Top scorer for Scotland was Krystle Caithness with an excellent 72. Carly scored 75 and Roseanne 77 for a total of 224. Kelsey MacDonald's score of 85 was discarded. Sweden lead the way on 216 followed by Spain on 219. The second qualifying round is tomorrow and the top eight teams go forward to the matchplay stages. Good luck to everyone.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Mixed Open win

County junior member Annabel Niven (with brother Fergus) won the best scratch at the Crieff Mixed Open today with a scratch 77. Annabel's season goes from strength to strength with an excellent performance at Ballumbie in the Northern Division team at the Inter Team Championships, reduction in her handicap, qualifying for the scratch match play in the County championships at Blairgowrie and a battling club championship final at Crieff - keep it up Annabel!

Saturday, July 08, 2006

County junior members Roseanne Niven & Carly Booth left for Denmark this weekend to compete for Scotland in the European Girls Team Championships in at the Esbjerg Golf Club from 11th - 15th July. The other team members are Krystle Caithness and Kelsey MacDonald - good luck to all!

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Latest from the Highland at Pitlochry

After a titanic morning battle, Eve Muirhead overcame Karen Dunbar at the twentieth hole. She went on to win in the afternoon against Laura Campbell's morning opponent Anne Linesum. She is now through to the semi finals where her match is a repeat of the championship final at Pitlochry against county squad member Sal Shepherd - good luck to both players.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Super score for Isla

Junior member Isla Moncrieff (Aberfeldy) had a splendid nett 65 in the July medal at Kenmore today and reduced her handicap from 17.3 to 16.4. Well done Isla!

Latest from the Highland at Pitlochry

Junior county members Eve Muirhead, Laura Campbell and Karen Dunbar have all qualified for the match play stages of the Highland at Pitlochry taking place this week. Eve, defending her title, qualified in first place and plays Karen who qualified 16th, in the first round. Laura Campbell qualified in 9th place and plays her first match against Norwegian Anne Linesum.

Good luck to all of the girls!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006


Congratulations to junior member Eve Muirhead on her club championship win at Pitlochry over county squad member Sal Shepherd by 3 & 1.

Eve is also defending her Highland title at Pitlochry this week - Good luck Eve!

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Fine performance by County Junior at Crieff

County junior member Annabel Niven lost narrowly in the Club Championship final at Crieff last evening. She was playing against Maureen Copland who started very strongly and who didn't drop a shot until the eighth hole. By this time Annabel was 5 down. In a spirited fight back Annabel lost the match on the eighteen hole when her putt to take the match to extra holes lipped out.

Our congratulations to Annabel for a wonderful effort.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Three County Junior members in top 30

Three county Junior members feature in the Paull & Williamson Scottish Girls' rankings. Equal first (with Michele Thomson, McDonald Ellon) is Carly Booth (Comrie), in 9th place is Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth) and in 19th place is Eve Muirhead (Pitlochry). To remain in contention, each girl has to play in a minimum of 9 designated tournaments of 14. Good luck for the rest of the season!

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Inter Divisonal Matches - Winners photograph

The Northern Division Team and officials, winners of the Inter Divisional Team Matches staged at Ballumbie Castle last weekend
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

Junior Championship

It was a fabulous day at Strathmore for our first meeting of the season.
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.
CSS: 71
Nine Holes:
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.

Excellent win for the Northern Division at Ballumbie Castle

The Northern Division Team comprising our own Annabel Niven (Crieff), Eilidh MacKay (Nairn Dunbar), Sammy Vass (Tain), Lauren MacCallum (McDonald, Ellon), Ashley Smith (Kirriemuir) and Kirsty Moss (Monifieth) were victorious at the Girls' Inter Divisional Matches held at Ballumbie Castle, Dundee, this weekend.
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

Girls Inter Divisional Matches

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.


Season's first Junior Competition

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

Handicap reductions

Two splendid scores from Tuesday -

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


Congatulations to County junior members Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth), Annabel Niven (Crieff), and Lucy Gilmour (Strathmore) for their efforts in the County Championship qualifiers at Blairgowrie on Monday.

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

Carly off to Wales

County squad member Carly Booth (Comrie) is off to the Whitchurch Golf Club in Cardiff this weekend to compete in the Welsh Women's Open - good luck Carly!

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.

Helen Holm Championship

Final scores from the Helen Holm Championship at Troon

Carly Booth (Comrie) 74, 79, 77 total 229

Roseanne Niven (Crieff) 77, 76, 79 total 232

Winner - Melissa Reid (Chevin) 71, 69, 72 total 212

Friday, April 21, 2006

Carly & Roseanne at the Helen Holm

County squad members Carly Booth & Roseanne Niven will compete this weekend at the Helen Holm Scottish Ladies' Open Stroke Play Championship at Troon. There is a top quality field from all over Britain, Europe, Scandinavia and the USA and the cut off point for handicap was 1.1. Perth & Kinross wishes lots of luck to both girls.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Seniors and Juniors at Strathmore

An excellent day was had by everyone who played in the greensomes competition at Strathmore Golf Club on Saturday. Senior Squad members and officials were teamed with junior County members and the winners were:

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

Roseanne goes out in the first round.

County squad member Roseanne Niven was beaten yesterday 4 and 2 by the only French player to progress - Lucie Andre in the first round of the Trophee Claude Roger Cartier.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Roseanne fights back at St Cloud

County Squad member Roseanne Niven recovered from a disappointing 81 in the first round of the French Lady Junior Amateur Stroke Play Championships at St Cloud near Paris on Thursday. Today, Roseanne's score of 71 saw her finish in 48th place (of 120) and qualify for the match play stages of the Trophee Claude Roger Cartier. Roseanne plays Lucie Andre of France in the first round tomorrow - good luck Roseanne!

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.


Perth and Kinross Junior Member Carly Booth with the SLGA St Leonards Under-16 girls open stroke-play championship trophy. Carly at 13 is the youngest girl to have won this trophy.
Well done Carly.
Picture courtesy of Cal Carson

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

Intermediate Coaching - Noah's Ark

There is one thing to be said about P&K Junior Girls, they are hardy.
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

Carly comes from behind to take title

County junior member Carly Booth (Comrie), took the title at the SLGA St Leonards Under 16 Strokeplay Championships today. Carly came from four strokes behind to take the title over the Strathtyrum Course, St Andrews, Carly added a second round 73 to her first round 76 for a total of 149 and won by one shot from Rachel Connor (Manchester) who scored 78 today. Rachel took second place, Scotland's Kelsey Macdonald is in third place on 151, and the combination of Carly and Kelsey's scores gave Scotland 1 the team trophy with a total of 300 from England who scored 301.
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

Carly wins the first round of the Nick Faldo Series Under 18 Girls

County Junior Member Carly Booth, 13, from Comrie Golf Club, won the Girl’s Under 18 category in the Nick Faldo Series at Kilmarnock Barassie on Tuesday 28th March 2006, with a 5 over par score of 79 in very difficult scoring conditions. Well done Carly!

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

County Meeting - Pitlochry - 13th April 2006

Just a wee reminder that Junior members with a handicap of 28 or less are able to enter County fixtures. The first round of the Nell Scott Quaich is at Pitlochry on Thursday 13th April, with tee times from 9.30am. The closing date is this Thursday so don't miss out - get your entries off to Meeting Convenor Lenore Kyle as soon as you can.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Pre-handicap Coaching

The first session of coaching for our pre-handicap girls was held at Strathmore on Saturday 18th March.
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

Juniors Coaching starts this weekend

Beginners and pre handicap girls have their first session with Andy Lamb at Strathmore Golf Club this Saturday between 10am and 12pm.

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

Distance measuring devices in County events

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

Elite Girls Coaching

Sunday 5th March saw the second session of coaching for our elite girls at Gleneagles.
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

Emily finishes fifth in Arizona

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!

Leading Individuals
Par 71
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.

Leading Teams
889 Northwestern.
907 Michigan.
911 Arkansas-Little Rock.
916 Texas Tech.
925 Western Michigan.
928 Iowa.

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.
907 Redlands.
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

Juniors Meeting at Strathmore

Just a wee reminder about tonight's meeting which is being held at Strathmore Golf Club. The meeting will not start until 6.30pm so if you are able to come - please do. It is a chance for you to find out a bit more about Perth & Kinross Ladies County Golf Association, hear from Liz Munro, Northern Division Selector about competitions you can enter and about coaching that is available from the Scottish Ladies Golf Associaton. There will also be quizzes and a putting competition for prizes and a bite to eat!! - Don't miss it !!

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: 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

Roseanne finishes 23rd in Madeira

Roseanne had a tough day today in the Portugese Amateur Championships on Madeira. A scratch score of 88 saw her finish in 23rd place and miss qualifying for the matchplay stages. Fellow Scots Kylie Walker (82) and Clare-Marie Carlton (87) also failed to qualify.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Roseanne currently 11th in Portugese Amateur Championships

County team member, Roseanne Niven scored 81 and lies in 11th place after the first round of the Portugese Amateur Championships at the Porto Santo Golf Club - Madeira. The lead is held by French player Lucie Gendronneau (77). Fellow Scot Clare-Marie Carlton also scored 81 and Kylie Walker is in 20th place after scoring 85. The girls play a second round on Thursday and then the top sixteen go through to the matchplay stages. Good luck Roseanne !

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Gleneagles 29/01/06

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 )

front row:

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!

Annabel and Eve

Karen and Laura

If your swing is not here, don't worry, I'll catch you next time!

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Comrie's Carly Booth finished a creditable fifth in the recent Nick Faldo Series Asia Tournament at the Hong Kong Golf Club in Fanling. Difficult weather conditions saw Carly score 80 in her first round and then 3 better (77) in the second round. Well done Carly! Full result below:

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


13 year old Carly Booth (Comrie) is the only Scottish member in the squad of 10 teenagers from Great Britain & Ireland invited to take part in the Nick Faldo International Series Trophy tournament in Hong Kong. This will be the second time Carly has made the trip to Hong Kong. The tournament is over 36 holes on Wednesday and Thursday. Winning players will play against Nick Faldo in a "champions' shoot-out" on the Friday. This is a fantastic opportunity for Carly to compete with her international contemporates and to attend off-course activities including seminars with Nick Faldo plus fitness and rules workshops.

We wish Carly well and hope she has a fantastic trip.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Attention all Junior girl members!

You and your parents are invited to an informal get together at Strathmore Golf Club on Wednesday 22nd February, 2006 at 6.00pm. It will be an opportunity to find out a little bit more about Perth & Kinross County Association, to hear from Liz Munro the Northern Division Selector about national junior competitions you can enter and to take part in some fun quizzes for prizes! A proper invitation is on its way to you with your membership subscription reminder.
We hope lots of you will attend the evening. P & K Captain Janet Griffiths


Auchterarder was the venue for our McPherson Medal on Sunday. The results were as follows: CSS 69 Scratch Kirsty Brodie (Strathmore) 72...