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.

Abigal Aird
Erica Burnett
Louise Callum
Eilidh Dear
Jennifer Walker

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

Caitlin Ganley
Louise Mackay
Faye Mthieson
Rebecca Ramsay
Amy Young

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


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