Sunday, 20 December 2009

Winter League will resume Friday 8th January 2010

Just to remind everyone that the Winter League will resume Friday January 8th 2010

Friday, 18 December 2009

Seasons Greetings from the Lady Captain

Captain Muriel MacPherson

would like to wish
everybody a very
Merry Christmas
and a
Peaceful New Year.

Winter League and Stanley Clarke Trophy Results Friday 18th December

Despite all the snow, six intrepid ladies went out to play in the Winter League. Well done to them for braving the elements.


Silver Winner – Liz Fertacz (54),
Runner Up – Muriel McPherson (54)

Bronze Winner – Margaret Kerr (50),
Runner Up-Janet McKenzie (51)


M. Kerr 46

J. McKenzie 51

L. Fertacz 54

M. McPherson 54

M. Hope 60

D. Johnston NR

Friday, 11 December 2009

Blairgowrie Ladies' Christmas Lunch

We had a beautiful day for the Ladies' Christmas Lunch. Over 70 ladies attended and had a very enjoyable time. Captain Muriel MacPherson greeted everyone and presented prizes to Liz Fertacz, Turkey Trot winner and Heather Anderson one of the runners up. Thanks go to Ian Cooke and his team for putting on such a good luncheon for us all.

Not forgetting the gents who managed a quick game and drink before escaping.

Friday, 4 December 2009

Blairgowrie Ladies Prize Giving Trophy Winners

Blairgowrie Trophy Winners 2009

Results of Winter League and Stanley Clark Trophy Friday 4th December

Winter League Friday 4th December

Silver Winner: Lesley Findlay (43)
Runner Up: Hilary Inglis (46)

Bronze Winner: Margaret Kerr (45)
Runner Up: Margo Brush (47)


L. Findlay 43
M. Kerr 43
H. Inglis 46
M. Brush 47
S. Irvine 47
M. Brown 48
J. Kennedy 48
J. McKenzie 49
K. Chapman 50
A. Kean 50
J. Landsburgh 50
M. Steven 50
M. Rae 51
D. Johnston 53
A. Priestly 53
H. Welsh 55
M. McPherson 57
C. Smith 58

3 No Returns

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Ladies' Bridge and the Holidays

Joy and Noreen just wanted to let all the bridge players know that the last bridge session before the holidays will be on Tuesday December 15th. Normal play will resume on Tuesday 5th January 2010.

Friday, 27 November 2009

Winter League Results Friday 27th November

Winter League Friday 27th November
Silver Winner: Heather Dawson (46) bih
Runner Up: Mari Brown (46)

Bronze Winner: Margaret Kerr (44),
Runner Up: Anne Gellatly (47)


M. Kerr 42

H. Dawson 46

M. Brown 46

A. Gellatly 47

M. Hunter 47

J. Kennedy 47

M. Hope 47

H. Welsh 48

S. Ridgway 48

B. Buckett 53

M. Rae 50

K. Chapman 50

C. Smith 51

L Fertacz 51

D. Johnston 53

S. Bushby 56

M. Brush NR

Friday, 20 November 2009

Blairgowrie Ladies Winter League Results Friday 20th November

Winter League Friday, 20th November

Silver Winner – N. Fordyce (45),
Runner Up – Liz Fertacz (46).

Bronze Winner – M. Kerr (36),
Runner Up – S. Ridgway (44).

Friday, 13 November 2009

Blairgowrie Ladies Winter League and Stanley Clark Trophy Results Friday 13th November

Silver Winner: Jan Kennedy (44)
Runner Up: Mari Brown (45)

Bronze Winner: Margaret Kerr (45)
Runner Up:  Birte Buckett (47)

Today was the first round of the Stanley Clark Trophy
Below are the results for each player:

Name-H/Cap-Net Score

E. Tosh (17) 60

B. Bryce (15) 48

M. Brown (13) 45

L. Whitehead (19) 51

D. Johnston (16) 47

J. Kennedy (11) 44

J. McKenzie (15) 47

S. Ridgway (19) 51

B. Buckett (16) 47

H. Welsh (11) 47

M. Rae( 9) 48

S. Bushby (5) 52

M. Brush (17) 53

A. Kean (15) 54

A. Gellatly (23) 48

J. Laburn (15 )NR

J. Landsburgh (13 )55

N. Bennet (11) 53

S. Irvine (15) NR

R. Low (16) 46

H. Inglis (13) 52

S. Arbuckle (3) 46

M. Hunter (10) 47

K. Cameron (17) 50

M. Kerr (14) 45

Friday, 6 November 2009

Ladies Winter League Result Friday November 6th 2009

Silver Winner: Sandy Bushby (45)
Silver Runner Up: Mari Brown (47)

Bronze Winner: Rosalind Low (42)
Bronze Runner Up: Katie Chapman (44)

Special Note: Even though we play the Winter League every Friday, The Stanley Clarke Trophy will be played for on the second and fourth Fridays of the month.The first round of the Stanley Clarke Trophy will be on Friday 13th November.The best 3 cards  submitted will be used to determine the winner.

On the other Fridays, the ladies will play in the Blue Course Winter League Competition. Six best cards will be used.

Finally, to avoid confusion, the Ringer Book wil be left in the ladies' locker room so that it can be filled in when ladies come in after their golf.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Blairgowrie Ladies Christmas Luncheon Friday December 11th 2009

It is hard to believe that it is that time of year already. On Friday December 11th  the Blairgowrie Ladies Christmas Luncheon will take place. All lady members are invited. (including Lansdowne and Wee Course Members) The time of arrival will be 12:00 for 12:30. Please bring a Christmas gift to the value of £5.00.  
Below is the menu available on the day.Tickets are on sale in the Dining Room and must be purchased before the 6th December. The cost is £15.00 for a three course meal including a glass of wine.



Carrot and Orange Soup
Smoked Salmon & Prawn Pate
Fresh Fruit & Mango Sorbet

Main Courses

Traditional Turkey & Trimmings
Winter Lamb Casserole with Dumplings
Filet of Sole Veronique
Christmas Aubergine Bake

Served with Seasonal Vegetables


Christmas Pudding
Eton Mess
Trio of Ice Creams


Coffee or Tea

Friday, 30 October 2009

Friday October 30th Winter League Results

We had a good start to the Winter Competitions with the first Winter League and Ringer. 24 ladies played and there was some excellent scoring. Next week it will be the traditional turn up for the draw at 9:50 and the second draw at 10:15.

Silver 1st : Mary Hope (42)
Silver 2nd: Heather Dawson (46)

Bronze 1st: Shirley Irvine (43)
Bronze 2nd: Margaret Kerr(44)

Don't forget the Winter Eclectic which is played on the Rosemount Course and can be played at any time.

Thursday, 29 October 2009

How to Handle Priority at the 9th Tee for the Winter League

Ladies Winter League

This competition played weekly throughout winter, takes place over the 1st the 2nd and then the 9-18th holes on the Lansdowne Blue Course.
The problem of priority at the 9th tee has been discussed by the Ladies and Gents club and the committee have agreed that the ladies and any other golfers on the course arriving at the 9th tee at the same time should have alternate rights to the tee.
Technically any golfer cutting in should allow players playing the full round priority. However it was concluded ---
a. because of the long history of the ladies winter league.
b. its relatively small field meaning only slight disruption to any other players.
-----that this compromise position would be the better solution for all playing.
We hope all players will support the initiative, and all enjoy their golf with as little interruption as possible.

Monday, 19 October 2009

Dates for Your Diary

Tuesday 20th October- Bridge in Lounge 12:30pm-2:30pm

Friday 23rd October-Turkey Trot £2.00 mixed draw

Friday 30th October-Winter League, now every Friday- Draws at 9:50 am &10:15am

Friday 20th November- Annual Prizegiving Buffet 6:45 pm, Ladies 8:00 pm, Gents 8:30pm

Thursday 3rd December-AGM Blairgowrie High School, 7:00 pm

Sunday 6th December- Junior Prizegiving 3:00 pm

Friday 11th December- Ladies Christmas Lunch including Lansdowne and Wee Course Members

Monday, 12 October 2009

Ladies' Bridge Starting Tuesday October 20th

Joy Niven would like to let all the ladies know that Tuesday Bridge will be starting at Blairgowrie on October 20th at 12:30 until 2:30. Please do come and join in no matter what level you are. All are welcome.

Friday, 2 October 2009

Well Done Heather Anderson

Heather Anderson was a member of the Scottish Team which won the Senior Women's Home International at Newport Golf Club in Wales this week. Heather won her final day singles match beating the Senior British Champion, Vicki Thomas, by 1 hole.

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Congratulations Gwen Lambie Champion of Champions

Blairgowrie member Gwen Lambie won the Champion of Champions at Gleneagles today on the PGA Course. Gwen qualified for this event having won the club championship at her other club, Dunkeld.
Gwen being presented the trophy by Perth and Kinross County President Liz Macskimmon

Sandy Bushby, Blairgowrie Club Champion and Gillian Wallace, Glen Isla Club Champion also played today.

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Commonwealth Spoons

Blairgowrie members Heather Anderson, Margaret Hunter and
Sandy Bushby played in the Commonwealth Spoons at Longniddry today.
Heather represented Angus County and Margaret and Sandy represented Perth & Kinross County.

Above is a picture of The Commonwealth Spoons for those who have not seen them before. They measure about 10 inches in length.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Midland Vets Link

For those of you who are members of The Midland Vets, you can now go straight to their website by clicking on the link on the right hand side.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Ladies Past Captains Competition 25th August

The Ladies Past Captains Day took place on Tuesday August 25th. Eighteen past captains were there which was an excellent turn out. Eight played for the trophy on Rosemount donated by Muriel Rae. The winner was Sheila Christie with 36 points. Second was Mary Hope and Muriel Rae was third. Four ladies played the Wee Course. Rita Hoad was first and Catherine Patterson was second. The day managed to stay dry and an enjoyable time was had by all.

Sunday, 30 August 2009

Congratulations to Heather Anderson

Heather Anderson has been selected to represent Scotland in the 6 person team to play at the European Senior Ladies Team Championship to be held at Dun Laoghaire GC, Ireland from 1-4 September. Congratulations to Heather and we wish her all the best.

Friday, 7 August 2009


At Blairgowrie Golf Club, Liz Fertacz, lady captain, handed over a cheque for £1030.50 to Neil Kennedy, East of Scotland fund-raising manager, Macmillan Cancer Support. The money was raised at a fashion show held at a ladies' get together in the clubhouse, with fashions from Ella Allan, of Ella's Ladies' Fashion Boutique of Dunkeld. At the presentation, from left--Neil Kennedy, Ella Allan, Liz Fertacz.

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Ladies' Match Against Edzell

Blairgowrie Ladies played their match against Edzell at Edzell on Monday. An enjoyable day was had by all but unfortunately Blairgowrie lost. However, we all had a lovely meal afterwards. We were so impressed with our pudding that we had to take a picture of it!

The two team captains: Christine Brown of Edzell and Liz Fertacz of Blairgowrie

The Pudding !!

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Karrinyup Trophy Results

1st Liz Fertacz and Billy Whytock 48 points

2nd Mr and Mrs Peter Ingles 45 points

3rd Mr and Mrs A Murdoch 43 points

Friday, 3 July 2009

Congratulations to Heather Anderson

Congratulations to Heather Anderson who became Scottish Senior Ladies' Match Play Champion today. She beat Moira Thomson at Kinross 5 & 3.

Monday, 22 June 2009

Ladies' Finals Day

Blairgowrie Ladies' Club Champion Sandy Bushby
Bronze Ladies' Champion Margaret Kerr

Sophie's Trophy Champion Diane Wallace pictured with Sophie and Captain Liz Fertacz

Club Champoinship finalists Susan Arbuckle and Sandy Bushby

Bronze Championship Finalists Moira Stewart and Margaret Kerr

Sophie's Trophy Finalists Diane Wallace and Carol Turner

Saturday's Championship Semifinalists

Pictured with Captain Liz Fertacz are the Club Championship semi finalists: Sandy Bushby, Susan Arbuckle, Gillian Wallace and Norma Fleming.

Friday, 19 June 2009

Lady Captain's Day

Lady Captain's Day was a great success and the weather did not manage to dampen any spirits. Everybody played a Pinehurst Foursomes Format which proved to be very popular. Over £200.00 was raised for Captain Liz Fertacz's charity Pancreatic Cancer.

The winning couple was Betty Bryce and Maureen Reid who scored an excellent 69.5
2nd were Heather Anderson and Margaret Paterson who scored 70.5 with the better inward half.

3rd were Sandy Bushby and Jacqui Hovde who scored 70.5

Bronze nearest thr pin was Anne Gellatly
Silver nearest the pin was Mary Hope

Silver longest drive was Gillian Wallace

Bronze longest drive was Sheilah Christie

Nearest the blue line was Lotte Hally

Maureen Reid thanked everybody for the great day.

Monday, 15 June 2009

Results of the SLGA Medal 7 Pat Robins 12/06

CSS 76

Division 1

Sandy Bushby 81 8 73
Maureen Irvine 92 16 76
Susan Arbuckle 81 5 76

Division 2

Moira Stewart 95 21 74
Louise Whitehead 106 29 77
Morna Steven 106 27 79
Joy Niven 104 25 79

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Mark Patterson Trophy Winners

The Mark Patterson Trophy was won by Norma and Alastair Fleming who scored a brilliant 45 points in the 4 ball better ball stableford competition. Mrs Patterson very kindly presented the trophy to the worthy winners.
Pictured above
Alastair Fleming, Captain Roy Sinclair, Mrs Patterson, Lady Captain Liz Fertacz and Norma Fleming

Congratulations to Brenda Clough for a Hole In One

Well done to Brenda Clough who had a Hole in One on Friday. She scored her ace on the 9th of Lansdowne whilst playng with Rae Brass in the Friday competition. It is quite a coincidence that Rae presented the Hole in One trophy in memory of her mother Patience Hallhead.

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Top Scores Millenium Trophy 1 CSS 75

Barbara LYBURN
Linda RICE
Elizabeth DAVIE
Lindore AITKEN

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Commonwealth Spoons Blair Atholl

Congratulations to Margaret Hunter and Sandy Bushby who won the Perth and Kinross County Ladies Commonwealth Spoons event at Blair Atholl with a nett 71.5. They have qualified for the finals on the 24th September at Longniddry.

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Blairgowrie Ladies' Invitation Day

On Tuesday Blairgowrie hosted its annual Ladies Invitation day. 140 ladies struggled their way around the two courses despite the dreadful weather.Captain Liz Fertacz would like to congratulate everyone for their persistance. Below are a few photos kindly taken by Ron Mclaren.
Click on the photos to enlarge them
Competition results below
The Results are as follows:


1st Christine Ogilvie & Jill MacCauly(46)

2nd Marie Brown & Ann Middleton (45)

3rd Christine Mitchell & Rosanie Gowrie (44) BIH

4th Avril Smith & Connie Chapman (44)

Nearest the Pin: Lindore Aitken

Longest Drive Silver: Wendy Smith

Longest Drive Bronze: Laura McKay


1st Silvia Newton & Shirley Thomson (41)

2nd Jacqui Landsburgh & Sue Boxby (39) BIH

3rd Maureen Reid & Eileen Anderson (39) last 6

4th Mary Hope & Sandra Kempton (39)

Nearest the pin: Hazel Grant

Longest Drive Silver: Hazel Moore

Longest Drive Bronze: Joy Niven


1st Morna Stevens & Lorna Donaldson (30.5)

2nd Liz Fertacz & Caroline Dunbar (31.75)


1st Lindore Aitken (16)

Monday, 18 May 2009

Well Done Barbara Lyburn

Well done to Barbara for getting to the finals of the Perth & Kinross Handicap Championship Finals. Sadly she was beaten by Sandra Service of Alyth, but it was a great effort on her part.

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Good Luck for the County Championship

Lady Captain Liz Fertacz and her committee would like to wish the following ladies good luck at the weekend in the Perth and Kinross County Championship:

Alexandra Bushby
Gwen Lambie
Mary Hope
Barbera Lyburn
Sandy Bushby
Megan Aird
Emily Aird
Gillian Wallace

Friday, 24 April 2009

Hole In One for Margaret MacNaughton

Congratulations to Margaret MacNaughton who had a Hole in One on the "Wee Dunt" 15th of Rosemount on the Wednesday 22nd April. She hit a beautifully shaped 4 iron to to achieve her ace.

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Ladies VS Senior Gentlemen

Today the annual match between the ladies and the senior gentlemen was played. The weather went from rain to sunshine to rain, but that did not manage to dampen the spirits. Above is a photo of a lovely rainbow at the 15th.

The matches were all quite close, but the senior gentlemen managed to win by 5 1/2 to 2 1/2. Liz Fertacz the Lady Captain is presenting the cup to David Shepherd.

Liz advising us of the results.

A highly amused audience.

Everybody enjoyed a lovely meal, especially the
chocolat gateau. Mary needed to restore her
energy after playing as the only lady back marker.

Friday, 3 April 2009

Lady Captain vs Lady Vice Captain Day

Photograph Courtesy Louis Flood
The ladies golfing season at Blairgowrie Golf Club opened with 84 ladies participating in the Captain vs Vice Captain match. Here is everybody pictured before the start of the event.

Here is Captain Liz Fertacz just before she has to do the first drive of the season.

She decides to have a quick practice.

Finally she gets the first drive of the season away

All the ladies make their way to their various holes for the shot gun start.

Some people had some interesting lies. This one was described as a work of art!

The Vice Captain presenting the trophy to the winning Captain's team. The score was 15 to 6
Well done to all who came and took part.