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)


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