Tuesday, 31 December 2013


Dear Ladies

I would like to wish you all a Happy & Healthy New Year and I hope that the Number One Resolution on your list  for 2014 is to PLAY MORE GOLF!

At this time of year  I know it is easy to fall out of the habit of  playing golf, the thought of a warm, comfortable seat with coffee and a magazine for company is very tempting,  and it takes an effort to rake out woolly hats, gloves, waterproofs and three layers of sweaters. But  just think how much good  12 holes of winter golf will do you  - fresh air, exercise, weight loss, catching up with fellow  golfers....

In the next few weeks the winter weather is guaranteed to be unpredictable.....but be assured, if there is no golf,  the committee will arrange an event,  in the Clubhouse, every Friday - it might be a fun Quiz on the rules of golf, a talk about golf balls,  a putting competition, bridge tips....whatever....  various committee members will always be here.  Any suggestions welcome.

I am looking forward to fun and happy times in the months to come - but for that to happen, I need YOU to sign up and play! 2014 promises to be a great year with the 125th Anniversary Celebrations throughout the season and added spice of the  Junior Ryder Cup in September. How lucky we are these events are happening during our time as Members.

I would also like to mention that my Captain's Charity for 2014 will be Tayside Children with Cancer and Leukaemia.  Any money raised for TCCL goes direct to support the children and families in Tayside who need it most. TCCL  don't pay any wages and the committee is staffed by volunteers who don't take a penny for their hard work.
Their mission is to support local children and funds  are used  throughout our local area of Angus, North East Fife and Perthshire.

TCCL has been serving the Tayside and North East Fife community since 1994 and work closely with the oncology staff at Ward 29 in Ninewells Hospital. You can read about the Charity and its work  at :-



Margaret Hunter
Lady Captain

Friday, 27 December 2013

WINTER LEAGUE 27/12/2013

There were no takers for the last Winter League of 2013....and looking at the weather forecast, it was no wonder.  Hopefully the weather will improve and we can launch 2014 off to a flying start on Lansdowne next Friday.
The Office is closed on January 1 and 2, so there will be no Draw. Please meet in the Locker Room for 9.45am.

Friday, 20 December 2013

WINTER LEAGUE 20/12/2013

The weather was  sleety and cold today, so Winter League was not played. Coffee and a cosy chat in the lounge seemed a much better idea. Thanks to those ladies who came along to the Club.

•  The Office will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, and 1st and 2nd January, so there will be NO DRAW for the Winter League on  December 27th or January 3rd.

Those  hoping to play Winter League on these dates  - weather permitting, of course -- please meet in the Locker Room  and we shall do a Draw at 9.45am.


Tuesday, 17 December 2013

TUESDAY FUN 17/12/13

The Ladies Afternoon  Bridge session today  was the last one for 2013 ...and what fun we had. There were little prizes for  bidding a game,  making a difficult contract, or claiming a "trick with a 2".  The bidding certainly became very cut-throat when ladies realised there were chocolates on offer for adventurous bidders.  Such daring!
In the dining room some of  the Tuesday ladies enjoyed  a festive get-together, and it sounded as if a good time was had by all.
Please note : Bridge  re-starts on January 7th 2014
The Bridge Ladies try to concentrate - chocolates to be won!

The Tuesday ladies making a noise....

Monday, 16 December 2013

Winter League 20th December on Lansdowne

The Winter League  on Friday 20th December is the last  one before Christmas, so we are hoping to  have some fun with Hidden Holes... for example,  if you  rack up a 10  at one of the holes,  DON'T PANIC,  as they say, it could  be a winning score  and win a little prize for that hole.  Please sign up on line,  or, if more convenient, turn up on the day. Those ladies who enter on the day should draw cards in the Locker Room.
P.S. WEATHER PERMITTING, otherwise coffee in the lounge!

Friday, 13 December 2013


It was Friday  the 13th today, but for some ladies it was definitely a lucky day! We played in extremely mild conditions to full greens on Rosemount.  Hard to believe it's December.....
Silver Winner   
1st   Lesley FINDLAY (51)  2nd Heather ANDERSON  (53)
Bronze Winner 
1st  Doreen JOHNSTON (52)  (acb ) 2nd Meriel WALKER (52)
Meriel, Lady Captain and Doreen

Heather, Lady Captain and Lesley
There will be  Winter League next week, so do sign up if you need a break from Christmas preparations.  Remember, if you decide to come at the last minute, that's fine, we  shall do a random draw in the Locker Room  for any late entries...

The last session of the  Ladies Afternoon Bridge is on  Tuesday 17th December,  12.30 - 2.30pm when we hope to have a  fun afternoon with little prizes  and surprises  for adventurous bidders.
Bridge resumes on January 7th.
The sign-up sheets for Charles Dernie's pre-coaching  classes are in the Locker Room on the Matches Board.

Saturday, 7 December 2013


It was great to see so many ladies enjoying the Christmas Lunch yesterday.  Special thanks go to Sandy Bushby for producing  a super Blog with lots of  pictures. Thanks also to  everyone for donating £243  to Macmillan Nurses, the money will be used in our local area.

Charles Dernie's pre-season  sign-up sheets are in the Locker Room
Bridge finishes on December 17th  with fun play and prizes
Remember to get your special 125th Anniversary Blairgowrie Golf Club calendar from the bar. £7.50 or two for £12.00
Tickets for the Hogmanay Party still available. £30.00

Friday, 6 December 2013


The Blairgowrie Ladies' Christmas lunch took place today. The weather was kind to us and sixty nine ladies managed to attend. Lady Captain Margaret Hunter and her committee worked hard to provide an excellent event with loads of entertainment. We had quizzes, anagrams and guessing the titles and performers of well known Christmas songs. Fiona Johnstone appeared as Santa's little helper and gave us a rendition of "An Ode to a Golf Ball". She also brought for all to see a genuine Olympic torch and a number of ladies had their photo taken with it. At the end of the lunch, past captain Vike Brown gave the vote of thanks. All in all a very successful day enjoyed by everyone.

At the very bottom of the page is a video of all the photos today. Just click the arrow to play.

Anne Malloch, Liz Tosh, Mary Hope,
Noreen Fordyce and Vike Brown.
Santa's little helper Fiona


Did you take the wrong coat from the downstairs  Ladies  Cloakroom?   Liz Fertacz went to get her black leather  coat after the Ladies Christmas Lunch, only to find her coat  had disappeared.  Someone had  put on the wrong coat  and gone home in it, so please check your coat rack and give Liz a  call if you have her coat!  Thanks...

Monday, 2 December 2013


The next title being read by the book club is Plainsong by Kent Haruf. Everyone will meet to discuss the book on the 7th January at 2.30. Anyone wishing to join in would be most welcome.

Sunday, 1 December 2013


I attended the Junior Prize-giving today  and met  Katy Alexander, winner of the Isobel Murray Trophy for Junior Girls. Katy  is  Junior Girl Golfer of the year and also won the Alastair Gibb trophy.  Unfortunately Katy does not have many girls to play with in the Junior Section, in fact,  she is usually  the only girl in the competitions.  The Junior Convener, Stuart Graham, told me that girls had come along to the  special open  coaching sessions in summer, but gradually they fell away.  It's too bad, Katy is a very talented and keen young golfer...if anyone knows of any more keen young girl golfers, we'd like to know. Margaret Hunter, Lady Captain

Friday, 29 November 2013


Remember! The  Ladies Christmas Lunch  takes place  NEXT WEEK on Friday 6th December, 12 for 12.30pm.  Tickets are now on sale from the Caterers price £17.00, which includes a glass of wine on arrival. There will be  fun Christmas entertainment, a special Christmas  quiz, plus some surprises.

WINTER LEAGUE 29/11/2013

Rosemount  : Winter tees to winter green
Silver Winner      1st   Lesley FINDLAY (42)  2nd Sandy BUSHBY (47)
Bronze Winner    1st  Katy CHAPMAN (45)  2nd Meriel WALKER (48)
** Congratulations to MARY HOPE who had a Hole in One on the 6th. 
Mary was playing with Brenda Clough. **
(Click on the Pics to enlarge)

Top left : Mary and Brenda  Right : Sandy and Lesley Below : Meriel and Katy

At the Annual Meeting on October 11th 2013 a Member asked if it would be possible to hold  future meetings at 11.00am instead of 6.00pm as some members did not like attending an evening meeting.
There were comments from working ladies that this would effectively  bar  them from  attending any future Annual Meetings.
The Lady Captain agreed to take a sounding from Members as to the time of future meetings.  If you would like to register a preference,  you will find slips on the notice-board in the Locker Room.  Please fill in,  place in the  envelopes provided, close, and put into the  Card Box. Closing date  19th December.


Tuesday, 26 November 2013


Pictured below is a button from a Blairgowrie Lady's Golf Club blazer circa 1930 which belonged to Jane Hendry. The button was donated to Blairgowrie Golf Club by her daughter Margaret Leggat who now lives in Australia. She very kindly sent it to Janette Hamilton who passed it on to the Captain at the time, Jean Laburn, who organised for the button to be mounted with a plaque. This was done by Lorraine Welsh, daughter of Heather Welsh. If you would like to see the real thing, you will find it in the trophy cabinet by the Pro Shop.

Friday, 22 November 2013

WINTER LEAGUE 22/11/2013

Lansdowne Winter tees to winter greens
Silver Winners
1st    Muriel RAE  46      2nd   Jan KENNEDY  47 (bih)
Bronze Winners
1st    Sheila RIDGEWAY  43      2nd   Louise WHITEHEAD  48  (bih)
Muriel Rae,  V/Captain Elizabeth Davie and Jan Kennedy

The  Ladies Christmas Lunch  takes place on Friday 6th December, 12 for 12.30pm.  Tickets are now on sale from the Caterers price £17.00, which includes a glass of wine on arrival. There will be  fun Christmas entertainment, a special Christmas  quiz, plus some surprises.

The Lady Captain would like it known that no prior information about the special Christmas lunches  on offer  at the Club in December  was given to the Ladies Committee.   Had we known in advance, this would have had  a bearing on the Menu  choice and price of our lunch. We do hope Ladies will support the  Christmas Lunch which  has always been a happy and fun event.

Sheila Ridgeway, Vice Captain & Louise Whitehead

Tuesday, 19 November 2013


November 16th 2013

Hullo Ladies!
My team, The Lady Jets,  finished fifth in our final two tournaments, both of which were in Oklahoma - one in Edmund and the other  in Fort Sill. This marked the end of our fall season and our next tournament isn't until February when we travel to San Antonio.  Unfortunately being in off season means that there is less golf and more school, but with finals approaching fast that's probably not such a bad idea.
I finally turned eighteen and was able to get an American bank account!  We went out dancing as a team along with the men's golf team and I learned how to two-step which was a lot of fun.  We celebrated Halloween (which is even bigger here than I realized) by going to a corn maze and successfully getting lost, but those things are confusing, especially in the dark when none of us thought to bring a torch - oops...

Off season practice though is a little different, our Coach has us doing some interesting things, we have to chip and putt using just our left arms - it was easier than I thought it would be though.  Although with it starting to get colder we have to get inventive with keeping ourselves warm, the other day half of us had to do jumping jacks while the other half were chipping into a circle and then we switched - I think it's safe to say I've never done so many jumping jacks in my entire life - but they did the job! 
The semester is almost over, with only two more weeks until finals begin, it  won't be long until I'm home again, not sure if I'm ready for how cold it's going to be.   Looking forward to seeing you soon.
Best Wishes


Saturday, 16 November 2013


Trophy Winners 2013
Congratulations to all ladies who won a prize in 2013.  The  Prize-Giving,  held on  Friday, November 16th,  was well supported by members and friends. The trophies and prizes were presented by Captain Alisdair Drummond and Lady Captain Margaret Hunter. Thanks go to Managing Secretary Douglas Cleeton and his team  for organising the magnificent display of trophies, vouchers and commemorative glasses.  

WINTER LEAGUE 15/11/2013

Rosemount. Winter tees to full greens
Silver Winners
47  Heather DAWSON    49  Heather ANDERSON
Bronze Winners
48 Jean LABURN   49 Barbara CUTHBERT
Heather Dawson. Lady Captain and Heather Anderson.
Jean Laburn, Margaret Hunter & Barbara Cuthbert

Monday, 11 November 2013


The winners of some of the October competitions received golf balls as
prizes. These are available for collection from the Professional's Shop.  If you won - please ask the next time you are  at the Club. Thanks.
Margaret Kerr 
Competitions Secretary

Friday, 8 November 2013


Despite the threat of rain showers, 25 ladies turned out for the Winter League on Lansdowne today.  After a few holes the rain drops subsided and it turned into a lovely autumn day.  

The results were :

         Silver Winner – Margaret Kerr (49)
         Silver R/UP – Heather Dawson (53)

Bronze Winner – Katy Chapman (49)
Bronze R/Up – Louise Whitehead (52)


Tuesday, 5 November 2013


LADIES...the Committee has been approached by several players to ask if a  Draw can be done for the Winter League.  The reason for the request is that ladies who have distances to travel are finding they may have to leave the house  about one hour to  45 minutes  before the Draw in the Locker Room  and if they are drawn last, they then  sit around the Locker Room for an hour or more, before playing 12 holes.  Some  ladies have said they feel the amount of time spent to play 12 holes isn't worth it.
We appreciate that it is  handy/convenient to look at the weather  and be able to decide on the day if you want to play or not, so, after consulting  ladies who play Winter League, we are going to have a trial period when a Draw will be done, BUT you can still turn up on the day.

From Friday 15th November the Winter League arrangements  will be :

You can sign up on line until 10.00 am on Thursday  and a Draw will be made  by the Office and posted on the Club Website.
If you decide ON THE DAY you want to play,  just come to the Locker Room  and a  Random Draw will be made for ladies playing after the Official Draw.  A Committee Member will be there, so you are guaranteed  a Partner.   Depending on numbers  the Draw for the "on the day players"  will be done  by  picking a card.
This arrangement is being tried to encourage more ladies to  play Winter League,  especially  those who have quite a way to travel to the Club.
We shall review these arrangements at the end of December.
Margaret Hunter
Lady Captain

Friday, 1 November 2013


The Winter League finally got underway on Lansdowne today with 23 ladies taking part in beautiful autumnal weather. 

Silver Winner :  Brenda  Clough (52) bih
Silver R/Up :  Anne Henry (52)
Bronze Winner:  Elizabeth  Tosh (55) bih
Bronze R/Up: Katy Chapman (55
Brenda and Anne with  the Lady Captain

Vike has found the  gold brooch which she lost  3 weeks ago. The brooch is somewhat mangled, but Vike is relieved to have it back and thanks everyone who looked for it.

There will be very limited catering at the Club next week  due to holidays. The coffee/tea machine will be in operation and there will be biscuits, nuts, crisps, etc available from the bar, but if you want a sandwich when you come in after golf - bring your own!
Margaret Hunter, Katy Chapman and Margaret Kerr (Comps)

Thursday, 31 October 2013


The next book,to be discussed on Tuesday 26th November at 2.30,(after bridge and golf) is The Black House by Peter May. The Black House really ticks all the boxes for a cop-led murder mystery – a gruesome crime (two, actually), a corkscrew plot, a fabulous sense of place, and a thoroughly believable police detective trying to keep his balance as his personal life implodes and his professional one threatens to blow up in his face.

If you are a keen reader and would like to take part, then please let Jen Geddes or Sandy Bushby know.

Friday, 25 October 2013


Ladies, what a start to our winter golf season.   Heavy rain was forecast and heavy rain there was. No one wanted to play, so we settled for coffee and a chat. Next week there is no Draw, just  turn up in the Locker Room  and a random Draw will be made....please see the Competition Secretary's notes below.
Mats will be is use on the fairways  from Wednesday October 30. Alternatively players may drop the ball in the rough, not nearer the hole, and play the shot without the use of a mat. You can buy a mat in the Pro Shop for £2.00.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013


We are pleased to say that over £140 (including Gift Aid) has been raised through the library in the ladies' locker room during the last year. The money has gone to the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund which is such a worthy cause. Thanks go to all those who donate books as well as those who read them.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

TURKEY TROT 18/10/2013

There was an autumnal feel in the air  for the Turkey Trot yesterday. We played a Stableford  on Rosemount, off 3/4 handicap.
1st  33 Heather Anderson
2nd 28  Margaret Kerr
3rd  25  Fiona Johnston
                                               (To enlarge the picture, please double click on it)  
Next week  sees the start of the Winter League.  Margaret Kerr, Competition Secretary,  has  compiled this guide to  the Friday Competitions

The Ladies play three competitions in one, the Stanley Clark Trophy, Winter League and Winter Ringer every Friday morning (weather permitting) during the winter months commencing the end of October to the first week in March.  We play in 3’s for only 12 holes, the first tee-off time being 10 a.m. and play will be on Lansdowne wherever possible (or the course of the day i.e. Rosemount if Lansdowne is not available).   The greenkeepers will  advise what is the "course of the day".

To get us all started, for the first of these competitions on 25th October,  entry is  online with an official draw being done by the Club.

If you would like to join in, please come upstairs to the Ladies’ Locker Room before 9.45 a.m. on Fridays in order to be included in the draw which is done at 9.50 a.m.   If there are sufficient numbers, a second draw is made at 10 a.m.  We have a small get together afterwards with a short prizegiving of a small gift (usually donated by ladies) to the winner that day  and a golf ball to the  runner up.  

• Please note for the Winter League only, if you win, then 1 is deducted from your handicap and that is your handicap for the next round.
• The Winter Ringer has its own rules in the Rule Book in the upstairs Ladies Locker Room.
• The Stanley Clark Trophy is played only on the second and fourth Fridays of the month.

Come and join us if you can – it's really good fun and nice to meet different ladies to play with.

Margaret Kerr
Competition Secretary 2013

Thursday, 17 October 2013


On the evening of the Annual Meeting - 11th October -  Vike lost a gold brooch with the initial "V" on it.
Please contact The Office if found.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013


The Ladies Afternoon Bridge re-started today with 6 tables  in play.   Joy Niven and Noreen Fordyce were  once again on hand with  help and advice.  For any new members the Bridge  begins at 12.30pm   and finishes around 2.30pm.

Saturday, 12 October 2013


We have just heard from Sandy Bushby that Alexandra gave birth to a  baby girl, Sophia Alexandra, last night (October 12th).  It's not often we are able to announce that a member of the Ladies Section has had a baby. Congratulations to Alexandra and Robert and also to very proud new grandparents, Lee and Sandy.


Margaret Hunter presented Vike with a lovely bouquet
The  Ladies' Annual Meeting  and Prize Giving  took place on Friday 11th October at 6.00pm in the clubhouse.  Sixty four ladies attended. Lady Captain Vike Brown gave her report and handed over to the incoming Captain Margaret Hunter, who introduced the Vice Captain, Elizabeth Davie.  Elected on to the ladies committee were  Moira Stewart, Nanette Pearson and Linda Rice.  Thanks were accorded to  those leaving the committee - Gillian Wallace and Katy Chapman.
Earlier in the day the sun came out for Vike's Farewell Chinese Greensomes, which proved a mixture of fun and torture for some players. The winners  with 76  were Liz Fertacz and Judith Clowe. After the Prize Giving  ladies enjoyed a meal in the dining room. A list of all the prize winners has been placed in the Locker Room.

Chinese/Danish torture here we come!

October 15 Ladies Afternoon Bridge re-starts 12.30-2.30pm.
October 18  Turkey Trot Rosemount.  £2.00 entry fee.
October 25  Winter League begins  and 1st round of the Stanley Clark Competition, Lansdowne.
November 15 Annual Prize Giving in the clubhouse 8.00pm Meals available from 6.00pm
December 5  Annual General Meeting of Blairgowrie Golf Club 7.00pm in the clubhouse.
December 6  Ladies Christmas Lunch.  Details to follow.

Thursday, 10 October 2013


Volunteers for next year's Junior Ryder Cup were invited  by the SGU to take part in a "Thank You" competition on Monifeith links today. Conditions were extremely tough with high winds making putting very difficult on fast greens. No one from Blairgowrie  made the  prize list, but a good time was had by all.
Left : Muriel and Ian Rae

Wednesday, 9 October 2013


The draw for Friday's Chinese Greensomes is  on the main club web-site.  We could do with 2 more ladies to even up the numbers, so if  you fancy a game, please let the Office know ( in 2's please).
Vike Brown

Saturday, 5 October 2013


There were some fantastic scores for the 4-club competition held on Rosemount on 4th October. The winners obviously got their club selection spot on...
74  Sandy BUSHBY (11)
76  Louise WHITEHEAD (23)
78  Annette GREWAR (16) after countback

There will be  golf next week at 12.00noon on Rosemount for those wishing a fun game (Vike's Chinese Greensomes)  before the Annual Meeting at 6.00pm in the clubhouse. Please see below for details.

Friday, 4 October 2013


Please sign up on line, at reception or phone the Office for the Lady Captain's Farewell on October 11th. The format will be Chinese Greensomes and FUN. The draw will be posted, as usual, on the club website. A copy of the  Minutes of the 2012 Annual Meeting is available in the Locker  Room or on the main Club website under the heading : Members area - Committee Minutes

The Annual Meeting  will begin at 6.00pm. Ladies are invited to stay on for a meal after the Meeting....sign-up sheet in the Locker Room.  If  you  do not wish to have the meal, please feel free to join other ladies in the dining-room after the Meeting, for coffee and a chat

The meal is  priced £8.50 for one course,  £4.00 for  a sweet  and £1.50 for coffee.  The menu choice will be available before the Meeting  when you sign the attendance record.
There are 6 Candidates for 3 vacancies on the Committee. When you sign the attendance record you will be given a voting slip.  Please make  your  choice and place your voting slip in the  box.  We have asked  Past Captains Jean Laburn, Muriel Rae and Mary Hope to  act as tellers.  
If you are unsure about any of the arrangements please phone  the Vice Captain Margaret Hunter

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Turn Up And Play.

Today saw the last Turn Up and Play of 2013 (where has the season gone!). A great turn out of 17 ladies played in a Flag competition on Lansdowne, organised by Avril Smith. Overhead conditions were extremely kind and the greens extremely fast! Janice Lang made it all the way to the green side bunker on the 18th (off 7/8 handicap) before planting her flag. This was the little flag that travelled farthest round the course earning Janice first prize. Well done Janice!

A big thank you to all the ladies who supported this competition and the many others who have turned up for these events (in all weathers) over the past season.

We look forward to welcoming you all and hopefully many new ladies to TUAP in 2014!


There will be a  service of thanksgiving  for Amelia Gellatly in Blairgowrie Parish Church on Thursday, October 3 at 1 p.m., to which all family and friends are warmly invited. (Proceeded by a private family committal service at Perth Crematorium.)
Vike Brown

Saturday, 28 September 2013


Avril Smith will be in charge for the last Turn Up and Play of the season  on Tuesday 1st October. We have  times from 9.00am - 10.00am on Lansdowne . Avril would like to do the draw at 9.00am, in the Locker Room, so  please get there in good time, if you would like a game.  These are fun, mixed draws.


1st   68  Fiona Johnston & Millie Douglas 
2nd  70  Laura  MacKay & Fiona  Barron
3rd   71  Mary Hope  & Maureen Brass

Friday, 27 September 2013


I regret to announce the sad news that Amelia Gellatly passed away this evening, Friday September 27th.  The funeral arrangements will follow when known.
Vike Brown

Tuesday, 24 September 2013


Just received an email from Emily Aird - and it sounds as if
she is having a  great time!
"The Jets ( my University golf team)  have gotten off to a good start this fall, we finished third in our first tournament in Pueblo, Colorado where I manage to contribute two  77’s and secured a top ten finish for myself.  Our second tournament was in San Angelo Texas and we finished runner up, losing out to St. Edwards College by two strokes, I had a really good first round of 74 but not such a good second - 81.  But following these two performances we are now ranked third in the nation.
I’m having a great time here in Kansas, the heat took some getting used to but we did have our first storm (since I’ve been here) the other day and it was quite spectacular -  the thunder was so intense our entire room shook with the force of it! The rain made me feel very at home though. Everybody here is very nice and the other girls on the team are great and we get along really well, they’ve made the road trips very entertaining - which is always nice considering we had two eight hour drives for our first two tournaments, fortunately the remaining two in the fall are shorter journeys but they are not until October and I will be sure to let you know how I get on."

Monday, 23 September 2013


Lansdowne CSS 75
76  Annette Grewar (15)   after count back
76  Millie Douglas (10)   lowest gross, after count back
76  Barbara Lyburn (11)

Saturday, 21 September 2013


The Medal Winners played on  Lansdowne this morning  with Margaret Hunter, Vice Captain, on hand to see everyone  on their way. Results to follow...
Barbara Lyburn, Millie Douglas, Muriel Rae & Annette Grewar

Jan Reekie, Elizabeth Tosh, Margaret Hunter, Katy Chapman & Meriel Walker
Fiona Johnston, Jen Petrie & Hazel Moore

RESULTS 20/09/2013

SLGA Medal 14
Rosemount CSS 76
Division 1
73  Maureen REID  (17) After count back
73  Norma FLEMING (10)  Lowest gross after count back
73  Millie DOUGLAS (11)
Division 2
79  Meriel WALKER  (21)
82  Louise WHITEHEAD (23)
82  Jane CAMERON (36)

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

UPDATE: Senior Women's British Open Championship

Just heard from Heather Anderson that the second round of the  Senior Women's British Open Championship at Royal Portrush Golf Club in Ireland has been abandoned after a  lengthy suspension of play due to rain and  high winds,  howling over the course at 50mph, making play impossible.
The Championship has been reduced  from three rounds to two, so the 36-hole cut has been scrapped and everyone will play a second and final round tomorrow.
FINAL RESULTS : Wind and rain again battered the players on the final round with nobody breaking 80! Heather finished in 63rd position  - and will be glad to get home!

Tuesday, 17 September 2013



Margaret and Sandy
Today the SVLGA Stroke Play Greensomes Competition was played on the Lansdowne Course. The winners of Beddows Quaichs, were Jean Clarke and Jen Petrie who returned the lowest nett score of 72.2. They also won the Scratch with a gross score of 81. In second place were Margaret Hunter and Sandy Bushby who scored a nett 73.2. Once again, well done Blairgowrie ladies.


The Draw for the Medal Winners Final on Saturday 21st September  is on the main Club web-site,  can you please advise The Office asap if you can't play. Thanks.

UPDATE : Senior Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship

The Senior Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship is taking place over Royal Portrush in Ireland this week, with  Heather Anderson again  flying the flag for Blairgowrie. Conditions today were brutal  - rain, wind, freezing conditions  and a long course made  scoring difficult, resulting in a CSS of 79, reduction only. Heather  came in with an 89, but with only 10 scores under 80,   she feels she  has a chance of making the cut. We wish her well....

Monday, 16 September 2013


Cathy Irving shot a gross 80-nett 68 on the Rosemount Course today in the annual SVLGA Golf Event at Blairgowrie.  She won The Patrick Rose Bowl,  which is awarded to the competitor returning the lowest nett score. She also won the Lyon Picture which is awarded to the competitor returning the lowest gross score. And to top it all off, she won the Allan Plate, which is awarded to the competitor returning the lowest gross score by a player of a certain senior age. 

Cathy's score along with Liz Fertacz and Sheila Durward's scores meant that the Midland Division won the Lyon Trophy, which is awarded to the Divisional Team returning the lowest aggregate of three nett scores. Well done ladies.

Sunday, 15 September 2013



Ladies, here are the Medal Winners to date for this year, in the order in which they were won. The  Medal Winners Competition will be played on Lansdowne on 
Saturday 21st September, 9.00 - 10.30am

The draw (Silver first) will be posted online and  in the Locker Room.  You are asked, please, to advise if you are available  by ticking the sheet in the Locker Room, or by sending an email to the Office.

SILVER                   BRONZE
Muriel Rae               Katie Chapman
Fiona Johnston        Margaret Sturrock
Barbara Lyburn        Louise Whitehead
Annette Grewer        Nora Hay
Millie Douglas          Sandra McLelland
Jennie French           Jan Reekie
Ann Henry                Birte Buckett
Emily Aird                Nanette Pearson
Jen Petrie                  Audrey Thomson
Ann Henry                Elizabeth Tosh
Emily Aird                Katie Chapman
Fiona Johnston          Ina Murdoch
Hazel Moore             Meriel Walker
t.b.c. 20th Sept          t.b.c. 20th Sept

Saturday, 14 September 2013

RESULTS 13/09/2013

SLGA Medal 13  and Breakthrough Brooch 
Rosemount CSS 74
Division 1 
74  Hazel MOORE (9) (after countback)
74  Margaret  KERR (18)
75  Millie DOUGLAS (11)
Division 2
76  Meriel WALKER (21)
77  Elizabeth TOSH (25)
77  Suki STOBBS  (30)
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Friday, 13 September 2013


Just heard from Heather Anderson  that she finished 11th equal in  the Irish  Senior Women's Open Strokeplay Championship  and  she won the Roma  English Trophy for the best gross over the 3 days for the over 60's.  Heather was the highest placed player from Scotland.  Thanks  for flying the flag for Blairgowrie....