Friday, 25 November 2011

WINTER LEAGUE 25 November 2011

You often hear golfers trotting out that old saying "Why do we play this game??" Why indeed, who in their right mind wants to play in sleet, driving rain and freezing wind? Answer - 9 brave souls who battled round Lansdowne this morning in desperate conditions. In truth the ladies did dither before deciding to chance it and at the end of the morning the last few holes were played in brilliant sunshine. was just the bit in the middle of the round that left everybody wondering why they had spurned the offer of coffee and a cosy chat in the lounge in favour of playing Winter League.

Everybody who played deserved to win, but best scores were

Silver : Sandy Bushby 55 (bih) and Heather Dawson (55)

Bronze : Birte Buckett (59) and Katy Chapman (62)

P.S. Just a reminder
that tickets for the Christmas Lunch are available from the dining-room staff, priced £16.00. When you buy a ticket you will be asked to make your choice of starter and main course, and this will be written on the back of your ticket. The menu is on the Blog and also posted in the Locker Room.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Ladies Winter Golf

Because of the inclement weather last season, and the lack of winter golf, the previously agreed changes that should have been made to the Winter League and the Stanley Clark Trophies could not be implemented. These changes will now be made.

The Winter League will begin at the end of October and finish towards the end of March – exact dates will be as per the Fixture List and notice board.

The Stanley Clark Trophy will be on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month unless otherwise stated ( e.g. moved to accommodate the Christmas Lunch) and will be on the Lansdowne Course whenever possible. However there may be occasions when it will be played on Rosemount. N.B. Lansdowne only members will be able to play on Rosemount. The course of the day will be played – to full greens or to winter greens as decided by the Golf Club/Green Keeping Management.

These changes have been made for the benefit of the courses and in the long run us, the members.

Full details of the Winter League and Stanley Clark Trophies are in the Competition Rule Book.

Jean Laburn Lady Captain

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Annual Prize Giving 2011

There was an excellent turnout for the Annual Prize Giving 2011 held on Friday, November 18th with most winners and friends enjoying a convivial meal in the dining room before the main event.
The trophies and prizes were presented by Captain Allan McKay and Lady Captain Jean Laburn under the smooth direction of Managing Secretary Douglas Cleeton who made sure everything ran like clockwork. Thanks to the office staff for all their work in organising the magnificent display of gleaming trophies, vouchers and commemorative glasses.
The evening was rounded off with a rousing tribute to Dusty Springfield and Cher, organised by the Social Committee.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Winter League 18th November, 2011

Rosemount: Full greens. Weather conditions were mixed for the 18 ladies who played. Despite a dry start, rain had set in by the time everyone completed their round. Another soaking for some!

Silver : Muriel Rae (52), runner-up Susan Arbuckle (54 - bih)
Bronze : Ruth Alexander (49) , runner-up Birte Buckett (53)

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

A Thank You From Heather Anderson

Thank you to all the ladies who gave me a real surprise on Friday with the lovely birthday cake and card.  It was much appreciated. I don't know how they managed to keep it quiet......and I'm sure they arranged it that I went out last in the winter league so there could be some plotting done !!!! When I get back I will also be handing out penalties to the "Monday crowd", who also managed to be devious and secretive.!!!!!!!.."....".....but it was worth it !!!

                                       Thank you all again,
                                              Heather xxx

Monday, 14 November 2011

Ladies' Christmas Lunch Friday December 9th 2011

The Ladies' Christmas Luncheon will take place on Friday the 9th of December,12.00 for 12.30pm. Tickets will be available from Jayne from Friday 18th November, priced £16.00.
Instead of exchanging presents there will be a collection for Macmillan Nurses and all proceeds will be used in our local area.
We hope to see as many ladies as possible for a lovely lunch and a bit of fun....


Winter Vegetable and Fresh Herb Broth

Ham Hock Breakfast Terrine

Micro Herb Salad and Tomato Relish Dressing

Goats Cheese Panacotta

Spiced Red Onion Marmalade and Pitta Crisps

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Roast Breast of Chicken with Sage and Onion Mousseline

Carrot and Parsnip Rosti

Fillet of Scotch Salmon served on

Seafood and Vegetable Cream Stew

Cannelloni of Field Mushrooms, Baby Spinach and Smoked Garlic

Finished with a Sun blush and Vine Tomato Sauce

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Filter Coffee or Infusions with Warm Mince Pie

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Winter League Friday November 11th 201

Morning conditions were drizzly and driech as 16 Ladies teed up on Lansdowne, playing to the main greens. Despite the heavy going there were some excellent winning scores.

Silver : Susan Arbuckle (after countback ) 52 and Sandy Bushby (52)

Bronze : Meriel Walker (52) and Ruth Alexander (53)

There was a surprise for Heather Anderson
(who claimed she was 40) when the Ladies burst into Happy Birthday. Sandy presented Heather with a lovely cake on behalf of the Ladies and we all enjoyed a generous slice.

Dates for your Diary : The Christmas Lunch will be held on Friday 9th December at 12.30pm. We hope to have the tickets and menu available next week.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Winter League Friday November 4th 2011

Captain Jean Laburn and Vice-Captain Vike Brown were on hand to welcome ladies to the first "official" winter league of the season. The Lady Captain explained the new arrangements whereby the Club will advise us on the day which course will be used for the league. Weather conditions will obviously play a big part in deciding the course and which greens will be in play. The Captain has posted an information sheet about the changes in the locker room.
The first meeting played on Rosemount also  marked the start of using mats on the fairway, with most ladies adapting quickly to the change.
The Winners were
Silver : Mary Hope (49) and Jan Kennedy (51)
Bronze : Morna Steven (50) and Margaret Sturrock (52)