Friday, December 07, 2007


Caption, Perth & Kinross Ladies County Golf Association
Following a meeting of the county selectors, Dawn Butchart (captain), Lenore Kyle (vice-captain), Liz Miskimmin (president) and Shona Leighton (match secretary), we are delighted to name the following players as squad members for winter training and practice matches.
A team of eight players will then be selected to represent P&K at the jamboree next year at Downfield Golf Club, Dundee.
The squad members are:
Carly Booth (Comrie) USA.
Alexandra Bushby (Strathmore).
Gwen Lambie (Birnam & Dunkeld).
Jillian Milne (Craigie Hill).
Carol Muir (Craigie Hill).
Eve Muirhead (Pitlochry).
Annabel Niven (Crieff).
Roseanne Niven (Crieff) USA.
Emily Ogilvy (Auchterarder).
Fiona Ramsay (Crieff).
Sal Shepherd (Pitlochry).
Jacqueline Sneddon (Alyth) USA.
Laura Walker (Muckhart).
Gillian Wallace (Glenisla).
Jane Yellowlees (Murrayshall).
As you can see we have an excellent squad for next year with five players holding a handicap of 2 or less, including three players who have represented Scotland at international level and a total of 12 Category 1 players.
We are very pleased to welcome the following players back to the squad - Carly Booth, Jillian Milne and Gillian Wallace. Carly had an excellent season and is in the LGU Elite Squad for 2007/2008. Although Carly is in the States at present, she is returning in May next year and we look forward to seeing her then.
Jillian, a team player for some 13 years, took a year off following the birth of her daughter Esme and Gillian took time out to spend with her family, so a very warm welcome back to you all.
We are also very pleased to welcome new Perth and Kinross member Laura Walker. Laura has recently moved to this area from Northern Counties where she has represented Northern for many years.
Laura, pictured above, is a very experienced player (2002 Scottish girls' match-play champion; 2007 North of Scotland women's champion) who is a tremendous addition to the squad. Also it will be wonderful to have Emily join on the coaching and practice match days over the winter as she has now completed her four years in the States.
Roseanne Niven, a stalwart county team player, and Jacqueline Sneddon, who represented P&K at last year's Jamboree (where she made a very impressive debut), are both at university in America but, like Carly, will join us early in the season next year.
Therefore there is a squad of 12 who will take part in the coaching session at Gleneagles and of course the practice matches and we will keep you all informed of their progress and the match results.