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!


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