Wednesday, December 12, 2007


On behalf of all of the committee I would like to wish all our junior girls a very Merry Christmas and hope 2008 is a very happy and successful year. Below I have attached a 'virtual Christmas Card' which I hope you will all enjoy!

Just click on the link below!


Hope you all have a wonderful time and that Santa is good to you all

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


Following a meeting of Carol Lambie (Junior Convenor), Dawn Butchart (Captain), Lenore Kyle (Vice Captain), Shona Leighton (Match Secretary) and Pam Drysdale the following girls have been awarded the Gleneagles Scholarship:

Caitlin Bartrop (Murrayshall)
Erin Millar (Pitlochry)
Eve Muirhead (Pitlochry)
Annabel Niven (Creiff)

All four girls will be afforded full membership to Gleneagles for a period of 1 year, coaching will be provided plus full use of the practice facilities. This is a fantastic opportunity for the girls and one which I hope they take full advantage of. Two of the above girls have also been named in the senior squad, they are Eve and Annabel.

The Elite Squad has also been announced they are:

Emily Aird (Strathmore)
Megan Aird (Strathmore)
Caitlin Bartrop (Murrayshall)
Allie Burnett (Dunkeld)
Laura Campbell (Pitlochry)
Lauren Marchbank (Auchterarder)
Patricia Mennie (Auchterarder)
Erin Millar (Pitlochry)

The above girls will recieve three half day coaching sessions at Gleneagles Golf Academy.

The Intermediate Squad are as follows:

Laura Aitken (Killin)
Louise Campbell (Craigie Hill)
Claire Gadsby (Muthill)
Laura Ross (Auchterarder)
Abbie Scrimgeour (Blairgowrie)
Jennifer Smith (Kinross)

These girls will receive 3 coaching dates at Noah's Ark Perth. All other girls will be contacted soon regarding their coaching arrangements.

All the above girls have been notified and we look forward to seeing the girls in the early part of the new year.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Good luck to County junior members Megan Aird, Laura Campbell and Erin Millar who are competing along with Perth & Kinross Senior County team members Shona Leighton, Sal Shepherd and Jane Yellowlees in the Adult and Junior Greensomes Competition at Edzell on Sunday.

Play well everyone.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Congratulations to Junior member Laura Campbell who won second Scratch at the Ladies' Open at Pitlochry on Sunday. In quite blustery conditions Laura scored a scratch 76 (css 73), took second prize and reduced her handicap to 7.9 - well done Laura! Correction - 6.9 !

Monday, August 27, 2007


Junior Member Megan Aird was the first ever girl to reach the finals of the Strathmore Junior Championship on Sunday afternoon and I was very pleased to referee what was an excellent match played by two very talented, polite and courteous young people.

The other finalist was defending champion Allan Easton who was the eventual winner of the day. Allan also reached the Gents Club Championship final this year and although did not go on to win he was the first junior to take part in the final. Yesterday Allan played some tremendous golf and finished in style with a 3 on the ladies par 5 14th. Allan was only 1 over par. Megan had reached the green in two but Allan closed out the match by chipping in. Megan played beautifully throughout the match with 2 excellent birdies on 3 and 10 and her play off the tee was superb.

Both players conducted themselves in manner they should both be very proud of. There was no displays of bad temper or sulks and even after losing a ball Megan walked back to the tee quite happily. It was a pleasure to spend the afternoon in their company.

Congratulations to Megan for her achievement in reaching the final.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Congratulations to junior member Erin Millar who reduced her handicap in the recent Autumn meeting at Pitlochry to 21. Erin also had a super round in the Butter Cup scoring a scratch 88 (css 70). Erin started the season at 33 and has obviously been playing really well having also won the Handicap section of the Highland week at Pitlochry. Keep it up Erin!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Through the Daily Telegraph Junior Golf Championship, we have been sent a complementary guest ticket to spectate at the above tournament which is being staged at the Belfry Golf Course near Birmingham from 20th - 23rd September 2007. The defending champion is Johan Edfors of Sweden. Among others taking part are Paul Lawrie, Sandy Lyle, Lee Westwood and Paul McGinley . If anyone would like the ticket please contact Janet Griffiths on 01764 670567

Good luck to junior member Megan Aird who has reached the final of the Junior Championships at Strathmore. The championships are open to both boys and girls and Megan plays 14 year old Allan Easton in the final on Sunday - play well Megan.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Congratulations to Junior member Patricia Mennie (Auchterarder) who excelled at the County Girls Golf day organised by the SLGA at Brucefields Golf Centre in Stirling on Sunday. The national Coach Kevin Craggs staged on range coaching, a par three competition and a competition over nine holes. Patricia scored a nett 31 in the nine hole competition - the best score of the day attended by junior girls from all over Scotland. Patricia also had a hole in one on the par three course. Well done Patricia!
Also selected to attend from P & K were Megan Aird (Strathmore), Ailie Burnett (Dunkeld & Birnam) and Lauren Marchbank (Auchterarder). Patricia said that she had enjoyed the experience very much and that the coaching she received has helped her considerably.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Congratulations to all of the girls who played in the McPherson Medals tournament played at Blair Atholl Golf Club yesterday. The course was in smashing condition and everyone at Blair Atholl looked after us really well. Many thanks to the county ladies who helped supervise the girls - Pat Colquhuon, Hazel Gibson, Ann Young and of course Junior convener Carol Lambie. Thanks also to the girls' parents who also helped out. The results were as follows:

Gold Medal (Scratch)
89 - Ailie Burnett, Dunkeld & Birnam
97 - Patricia Mennie, Auchterarder
114 - Caitlin Bartrop, Murrayshall

Silver Medal (Handicap)
Emily Aird, Strathmore - Net 69
Shona Dunbar, Aberfeldy - Net 80
Claire Gadsby, Muthill - Net 90

CSS 70

9-Hole Girls
Bronze Medal
1st - 55 - Siobhan Teague, Auchterarder
2nd - 59 - Lucy Menzies, Auchterarder
3rd - 61 - Erica Burnett, Dunkeld & Birnam
4th - 64 - Rebecca Duncan, Auchterarder

3-Hole Girls
1st - 29 - Erin Pattillo, Dunkeld & Birnam
2nd - 33 - Rosanagh Davidson, Dunkeld & Birnam
3rd - 35 - Jaime-Lee Wardrope, Milnathort.

I hope to be able to put a link to the photos taken on the day later on but in the meantime this is a photo of the winners of the Golf & Silver Medals.

Gold medal winner Ailie Burnett (Dunkeld and Birnam)
Silver medal winner Emily Aird (Strathmore)

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Congratulations to County junior member Ailie Burnett who cut her handicap from 19.1 to 17.6 having scored 87 nett 68 (CSS 72) in the Buist Cup Round 4 at Dunkeld & Birnam Golf Club yesterday. Well done Ailie!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Good luck to Junior members Roseanne Niven, Annabel Niven. Jacqueline Sneddon, Eve Muirhead, Megan Aird and Emily Aird who are competing in the Scottish Girls (Close) Amateur Championships at Peterhead Golf Club starting tomorrow (Tuesday). Crieff member Roseanne is the holder and is defending the title she won last year in sweltering temperatures at Peebles Golf Club. Let's hope they get some warmer, dryer conditions to play in over the next few days!

Play well everyone!

County Junior member Jennifer Smith (Kinross) pictured with the trophy she won last Friday at the Scottish Under 14s Amateur Championships held at Brunston Castle Golf Club. Jennifer scored 39 stableford points and also reduced her handicap to 27.
Really well done Jennifer,

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Congratulations to County Junior member Erin Millar who won the Bronze division of the Highland week yesterday. Erin beat fellow Pitlochry member Ann Garden in the final by 5 & 4.
Well done Erin!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Congratulations to County junior member Jennifer Smith (Kinross) who won the Bronze division of the Under 14s competition at Brunston Castle Golf Club today. In pretty awful weather Jennifer scored 39 stableford points, five points clear of the field - well done Jennifer!

Strathmore members Megan and Emily Aird also competed, Megan scored a nett 78 in the Silver Division and Emily was 4th in the Bronze Division with 30 stableford points. Well done girls!

The winner of the Silver division scratch was Eilidh Briggs (Kilmacolm) with 78 and the winner of the nett prize was Gemma Dryburgh (Beaconsfield) with 70.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Karyn Dallas Trophy and Drysdale Trophy.

Our girls played at Crieff Golf Club on Thursday 5th July. Eleven girls played 18 holes on the Ferntower Course, fourteen played 9 holes on the Dornock Course and two played 3 holes followed by a putting competition.
The weather was kind and all the girls enjoyed their golf.
3-Holes - Erin Patillo, Dunkeld
Putting - Rosanagh Davidson, Dunkeld
9-Holes - 1st Rebecca Hutt, Kinross, net 36. 2nd Jennifer Walker, Dunkeld, net 37.
3rd Jennifer Duncan, Auchterarder, net 40. 4th Eilidh Dear, Murrayshall, net 41.
18-Holes - Karyn Dallas Trophy - Handicap - Laura Ross, Auchterarder, net 66.
2nd - Shona Dunbar, Aberfeldy, net 74. 3rd - Laura Aitken, Killin, net 78(BIH).
Drysdale Trophy - Scratch - Eve Muirhead, Pitlochry, 78.
2nd - Annabel Niven, Crieff, 84.

Many thanks, once again to all the ladies who marked with the younger girls and to the members of Crieff Golf Club for their hospitality and the courtesy of the course.

Abigail and Jennifer

Attending the flag Erin and Rosanagh

Handicap Winners.
Scratch Winners.

Saturday, June 16, 2007


The Girls' Inter Divisional Matches were played at Ballumbie Castle Golf Club, Dundee on Saturday and Sunday 9th and 10th June.
Four teams of 6 girls competed representing North South East and West.
This was a great opportunity for the girls to experience match play conditions in anticipation of inclusion in future county teams.
The weather was fabulous and great fun was enjoyed by all.
The Northern Division team was made up of Megan Aird ( P&K ), Aimee Taylor ( Northern Counties ), Samantha Leslie ( Aberdeen ), Kirsty Moss, Heather Peebles and Ashley Smith ( Angus ).
The overall winners were the girls from the Southern Division. Many congratulations to them, they played excellent golf!
Our Northern girls were the holders from last year but didn't do quite so well this time.
They were, however a great credit to their counties, Carol and I are very proud of them!

North Division Team
Front Row: Aimee, Sammy, Kirsty and Megan
Back Row: Heather and Ashley.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Congratulations and the best of luck to County junior member Ailie Burnett who has won through to the final of the Dunkeld and Birnam Championships. In the quarter finals Ailie beat Liz Fertacz on the 18th and in the semi finals she beat Sheila McDougall on the 17th. The final which is to be played on Sunday will be against County team member Gwen Lambie - good luck to both!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

It is very pleasing to see such a strong entry of Perth & Kinross junior members in the 2007 Junior Open Strokeplay Championships which are being held at Auchterarder Golf Club on Thursday 28th & Friday 29th June. The girls' times for Thursday are as follows:

8.16 & 12.56 Annabel Niven (Crieff)
8.48 & 13.28 Roseanne Niven (Crieff)
9.52 & 14.32 Eve Muirhead (Pitlochry)
10.00 & 14.40 Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth)
11.04 & 15.44 Megan Aird (Strathmore)
11.12 & 15.52 Ailie Burnett (Dunkeld & Birnam)
11.20 & 16.00 Emily Aird (Strathmore)
11.20 & 16.00 Jennifer Smith (Kinross)

The best of luck to all of the girls - if you can go along I'm sure they will appreciate your support.
County team member Eve Muirhead (Pitlochry) managed a very creditable 12th place in the Scottish Schools competition held at Gullane No2 and No3 courses on Monday. Eve scored 77 & 79. Fellow County junior member Annabel Niven was joint 22nd (81 & 82). Well done to both girls.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Congratulations to junior member Laura Campbell of Pitlochry who won the Captain's Prize at Pitlochry yesterday with a scratch 77 nett 66. Laura started the season on 12 handicap and has already reduced to 10 - well done Laura!

Friday, June 08, 2007

The best of luck to junior member Megan Aird (Strathmore) who was nominated by Perth & Kinross and has been selected for North Division team to compete in the Girls Inter Divisional Matches at Ballumbie Castle Golf Club this weekend - play well Megan!

The full team is:
Megan Aird (P & K)
Samantha Leslie (Aberdeenshire);
Chloe McLeod (Northern Counties)
Kirsty Moss, Heather Peebles and Ashley Smith (all Angus)

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

North of Scotland Girls Championships Thurso Golf Club

Please note that there is a handicap limit of 35 for the above competition

Monday, June 04, 2007

Championship Results

Erin, Captain Janet and Ailie.

There was a fantastic entry for the Girls Championship at Alyth on Sunday 3rd June. Twelve girls competed for the Scratch and Handicap Trophies over 18 holes, 20 played 9 holes and 4 little ones played 6 holes on the Pee-wee course.
The results are as follows:
Championship - Scratch:
1st - Ailie Burnett, Dunkeld, 90
2nd - Lauren Marchbank, Auchterarder, 92
3rd - Megan Aird, Strathmore, 95
1st - Erin Miller, Pitlochry, (33) net 60
2nd - Laura Aitken, Killin, (36) net 70
3rd - Jennifer Smith, Kinross, (31) net 71
The CSS was 70
1st - Kathryn Robertson, Auchterarder, gross 50
2nd - Siobhan Teague, Auchterarder, gross 55
3rd - Erica Burnett, Dunkeld, gross 58
1st - Rosanagh Davidson, Dunkeld, 39
2nd - Faye Matheson, Kinross
3rd - Erin Patillo, Dunkeld
4th - Jamie-Lee Wardrope, Milnathort.
Well done to all the girls they had great fun, Carol and I were very proud of them!
Many thanks to the Alyth and County members who walked with the younger girls, and to Alyth Golf Club for the courtesy of the course and wonderful hospitality.

Erica, Kathryn and Siobhan.

The Pee-wees

For more photos please click on the lick below:

  • Friday, June 01, 2007

    Below is the draw for the Junior Girls Championships being held at Alyth Golf Club this Sunday (3rd June) starting at

    18-Hole Girls
    1. Megan Aird, Ailie Burnett, Lauren Marchbank
    2. Caitlin Bartrop, Patricia Mennie, Emily Aird
    3. Jennifer Smith, Rachel Clark, Erin Millar
    4. Laura Aitken, Laura Ross, Claire Gadsby

    Pre-Handicap Girls/Beginners
    1. Siobhan Teague, Rebecca Hutt
    2. Emma Maclaren, Rebecca Duncan
    3. Lucy Menzies, Lauren Bell, Jennifer Walker
    4. Kathryn Robertson, Lucy McNab, Eilidh Dear
    5. Jennifer Duncan, Abigail Aird, Louise Callum
    6. Samantha Sinclair, Nicole Wardrope, Erica Burnett
    7. Jennifer Mennie, Amy Young ,Rebecca Ramsay
    8. Ellen Cruickshank, Jennifer Saxton, Rosanagh Davidson
    9. Erin Pattillo, Faye Mathieson, Caitlin Ganley

    It's great to see such a good entry - the best of luck to everyone!

    Thursday, May 24, 2007

    It's really good to see such a strong entry of Perth & Kinross junior members for the Junior Open Stroke Play Competition which is being held at Auchterarder Golf Club on 28th & 29th Jue 2007. So far the SLGA have received entries from Megan and Emily Aird, Eve Muirhead, Roseanne and Annabel Niven and Jacqueline Sneddon. We wish them all the best and I am sure they would appreciate your support if you can go along. The closing date for the competition is 28th May so if any other junior girls want to take part, get your entries in as soon as possible. Entry forms are available from

    Tuesday, May 01, 2007


    Congratulations go to Megan Aird (Strathmore) who is certainly taking advantage of her scholarship at Gleneagles and it shows! Megan has already shaved two shots off her handicap and it is only one month into the season. Starting the year at 18 Megan is now playing off 16.

    Nice to see all your hard work and effort paying off Megan, well done and keep it up.

    Tuesday, April 10, 2007

    Congratulations to County squad member Annabel Niven who competed in the Under16s Strokeplay Championships held at Craigielaw Golf Club last week. In very difficult conditions Annabel who represented Scotland team 2 scored a very creditable 170 (82, 88). The event was won by 12 year old Leona Maguire from Slieve Russell with an excellent pair of 74s. The Scotland team 2 (327) were placed second in the team event which was won by England (299). Annabel's team mates were Cara Easton and Jill Meldrum.Well done Annabel!

    Wednesday, March 28, 2007

    County Squad member Roseanne Niven takes part in her fourth tournament in the USA - the PING/ASU Invitational which starts on Friday through to Sunday, March 30-April 1 at the Karsten Golf Course in Tempe, Arizona. Eighteen holes will be played each day beginning at 8 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 7:30 a.m. Sunday at the par-72, 6,230-yard course. After her recent first top 20 finish in just three starts, Roseanne will be hoping to do well. Her Mum Alison and sister and fellow County squad member Annabel are visiting at the moment so she will have lots of support.

    Good luck Roseanne!

    Sunday, March 18, 2007

    Our Intermediate group of juniorgirls had their first coaching session today at Noah's Ark. The weather was chilly and blowy but the girls kept warm by hitting lots of balls on the range. The professional, Nial McGill, assessed each girl individually and filmed their swing and put them on to a DVD for the girls to take home and study. He also gave them changes to their technique to work on. Thanks to Junior Convener Carol and her daughter Gwen who supervised and encouraged the girls in the chilly conditions. The girls, pictured with Niall McGill are left to right Erin Millar, Pitlochry, Emily Aird, Strathmore, new member Laura Aitken, Killin, Rachel Clark, Strathmore, Jennifer Smith, Milnathort and Louise Campbell, Craigie Hill.

    Sunday, March 11, 2007

    Congratulations to County squad member Eve Muirhead but for fantastic success in her other sport - curling. Eve has just competed in the Women's Junior World Championships being held in Eveleth, Minnesota where the Scottish team of Skip Sarah Reid, Third Eve Muirhead, Second Barbara McFarlane, Lead Sarah MacIntyre and Alternate Alison Black defeated Canada in the finals of the competition (7- 6 in an extra end). The team is coached by Sheila Swan. Congratulations from Perth & Kinross County Association to the whole team!

    Elite Coaching

    Sunday 11th March saw the first session of coaching at Gleneagles for our Elite Junior Squad.

    Weather, as usual, was cold and wet but our spirits were not dampened.

    Laura Campbell, Lauren Marchbank and Patricia Mennie arrived bright and early for the 9am session and after a welcoming introduction by Stewart, demonstrated their potential on the range. Stewart and Andrew then gave the girls individual lessons where their swings were captured on DVD for future study.
    The two and a half hours passed very quickly and the girls have some useful points to work on for their next lesson.

    The afternoon group comprised Megan Aird, Caitlin Bartrop and Ailie Burnett these girls are also showing great potential and will hopefully soon be knocking at the door of the senior squad.

    I managed to take a photo of the morning group

    Stewart, Lauren, Captain Janet, Patricia, Laura and Andrew.
    Don't think you have escaped Megan, Caitlin and Ailie, I'll catch you next time!!!

    Diary Dates

    Dates have now been arranged for the Pre-handicap Coaching!

    These sessions will take place at Middlebank Golf Centre, Errol.

    Coaching is by Andy Lamb.

    There are four groups which we have tried to arrange so that girls will be able to travel with others from the same area.

    GROUP 1
    Abigal Aird
    Erica Burnett
    Louise Callum
    Eilidh Dear
    Jennifer Walker

    GROUP 2
    Jennifer Duncan
    Rebecca Duncan
    Emma Maclaren
    Jennifer Mennie
    Kathryn Robertson
    Samantha Sinclair
    Kelsey Watson

    GROUP 3
    Caitlin Ganley
    Louise Mackay
    Faye Mthieson
    Rebecca Ramsay
    Amy Young

    GROUP 4
    Lauren Bell
    Rebecca Hutt
    Lucy McNab
    Nicole Wardrope
    Lucy Menzies
    Siobhan Teague

    Sessions are as follows:

    Tuesday, 3rd April: 9.30am - 11.00am GROUP 1,
    11.30am - 1.00pm GROUP 2
    Tuesday, 10th April: 9.30am - 11.00am GROUP 3,
    11.30am - 1.00pm GROUP 4
    Saturday 14th April: 9.30am - 11.00am GROUP 2,
    11.30am - 1.00pm GROUP 1
    Saturday 21st April: 9.30am - 11.00am GROUP 4,
    11.30am - 1.00pm GROUP 3.

    If anyone would like phone numbers of others in their group please contact Carol or Lenore.

    We are looking forward to seeing you all and to a great golfing season

    Wednesday, February 14, 2007

    Congratulations to County squad member Annabel Niven (Crieff) , below, who has been selected to represent Scotland (team 2 ) in the SLGA Under 16s Open Strokeplay Championships at Craigielaw Golf Club on 5th & 6th April 2007.

    Well done Annabel!

    Sunday, February 11, 2007

    County Squad member Annabel Niven (Crieff) was selected for SLGA Winter Training - Under 15s Squad - this is what she says about her experiences -

    "I was lucky enough to be selected for Scottish coaching. This kept me motivated during the winter months and it was very beneficial. I enjoyed both my weekends I went to and had good fun. We covered all aspects of the game, including short game, long game and we also played 9 holes on the course both weekends. We also covered statistics and general preparation for competitions. All the things that I learnt will be useful for the future and I thoroughly enjoyed my weekend. "

    Well done Annabel!

    Friday, February 09, 2007


    County Team member Roseanne Niven takes part in her first Tournament since joining Berkeley University this year. The Tournament is being held 12th to 14th February at Palos Verdes, LA. Roseanne says 'We leave tomorrow so I'm very excited about that. I am so busy it's unbelievable!'

    It is fantastic to hear Roseanne has settled into her new surrounding so well and we all wish her the very best in her maiden tournament.

    Monday, January 29, 2007

    New season with P&K Juniors

    Hi girls the new golfing season is about to start. Good luck to everyone we hope the handicaps will come tumbling down!

    The squads are all ready to begin their coaching sessions:

    Coaching will be at Gleneagles on Sunday 11th February and Sunday 11th March, the girls involved are:
    Megan Aird - Strathmore
    Caitlin Bartrop - Whitemoss
    Ailie Burnett - Dunkeld
    Laura Campbell - Pitlochry
    Lauren Marchbank - Auchterarder
    Patricia Mennie - Auchterarder
    Congratulations to Megan, Ailie, Lauren and Patricia, they have been awarded the Gleneagles Scolarship for 2007, we hope they will enjoy this great experience and make good use of it.

    Coaching at Noah's Ark on Sunday 18th March, Sunday 22nd April and Sunday 6th May, these girls are:
    Laura Aitken - Killin
    Emily Aird - Strathmore
    Louise Campbell - Craigie Hill
    Rachel Clark - Strathmore
    Erin Millar - Pitlochry
    Jennifer Smith - Milnathort

    Looking forward to seeing you all!

    Carol and Lenore.


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