Thursday, 31 January 2013


The weather continues to thwart our hopes of golf, but there are,  at least, some patches of green appearing on the tees and fairways.  On a  more positive note the refurbishment of the club is progressing well and may even be completed ahead of schedule.  The Lady Captain  sends us all her best wishes from the balmy banks of the River Nile at Luxor  and says she is thinking of us.....

THE GOOD NEWS SPOT :  The sign-up deadline for our Medals  is changing from noon on Tuesdays to noon on Wednesdays.  This brings the ladies cut-off  point  into line with the  men's cut-off point for  signing up.

AND FINALLY : If you are feeling  fed up with the weather and may be thinking  about retiring from golf,  remember what Bob Hope said :
"I could never give up golf - I have too many sweaters!"

Thursday, 24 January 2013


The Burns Supper due to take place on  Friday 25th January  has had to be cancelled due to the  ongoing bad weather.  The forecast for Friday evening  is particularly bad with warnings of heavy blizzards.  Due to the refurbishment of the Club it has not been possible to arrange another date.  The Social Committee would like to thank  everyone who had bought tickets.  The next event  will be the Motown Night on Saturday 9th March
Liz Fertacz Social Convener

OTHER NEWS : Golf looks like being out of the question for some time, ladies, but The Blog will try and keep you up to date with any new developments.  Just a reminder that the box for levy slips is in the Locker Room along with the sign-up sheets for Charles Dernie's pre-season classes

Friday, 18 January 2013


No golf was possible today due to heavy snow on all courses.   Some ladies went for a walk round Rosemount before joining  other members for coffee in front of a roaring fire. There are some announcements.

DATES**** NO Bridge on 29th January or  5th February due to the refurbishment of the  club ***** Burns Supper on Friday, 25th January. Tickets £20.00 from the catering staff.****The Valentine Dance scheduled for Saturday 16th February has had to be changed, due to the refurbishments.  There will now be a Motown Night on Saturday 9th March.

Levies are payable in respect of the ladies’ contribution towards the running costs of our medals/various competitions and the engraving of the ladies’ trophies.  This is the only income generated by the Ladies Section to the Club in this connection and we would respectfully ask as many ladies as possible to contribute. The contributions are currently:

Rosemount/Lansdowne Associate Members £3.00   
Wee Course Members £2.00.

Levy slips are in the Ladies Locker Room  along with envelopes. Once completed please  post  in the wooden box  in the Locker Room.   Thanks!

Margaret Kerr Competitions Secretary

The Mail on Sunday Classic competition begins this month and Blairgowrie has once again entered.  Our first match will be in February.  A team of five players will be required  for each match and any member of the club can play.  The playing handicap is restricted to 24, but those with a handicap above this are eligible, as long as they play off 24 in the competition. Full difference between competing players’ handicaps will be taken as the basis of play.

More details to follow,  but if you need any more information now please let me know.

Katy Chapman Match Secretary

Monday, 14 January 2013


Due to  the refurbishment of the club there will be no  Ladies Bridge on the following dates:

Tuesday 29th January
Saturday,  2nd February
Tuesday,  5th February

Friday, 11 January 2013


Dorothy & Heather
Winter League and 3rd Round of the Stanley Clark
Lansdowne : Winter tees to winter greens.

There was another good turnout for Winter League today - and some excellent scores.

Silver Winner Dorothy Whytock  (47)
Runner-up Heather Dawson (48)

Bronze Winner Louise Whitehead (45)
Runner-up  Janet McKenzie (47)

Janet and Louise
Friday 25th January  Burns Supper.  Tickets are available from the  caterers, priced £20.00,  for a three-course supper with coffee  plus a miniature of whisky.

Thursday 14th March 
Ladies Get-together (details soon!)
Sunday 17th March
Jazz afternoon with Sunday Lunch

Friday, 4 January 2013


What wonderful  balmy weather we enjoyed  today to start the golfing was hard to believe it was the beginning of January.  Captain Vike Brown welcomed 27 ladies who all agreed  this was the perfect start to 2013.  We played Rosemount, winter tees to full greens.
Silver  Winner Sandy Bushby (50)  bih
Runner-up  Mary Hope (50)  (bih)
Bronze  Winner Morna Steven (47)
Runner-up  Barbara Cuthbert (49)

TICKETS  are now on sale, price £20.00,  for the Burns Supper on Friday 25th January. There will be a   3 course meal, with coffee,  and a  miniature on whisky, followed by traditional Burns Supper entertainment.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR - and Happy Birthday!

Happy New Year to everyone, may our golf be fantastic in the months to come.....and it was a good start to 2013 for one lady today - Wilma Nicoll  enjoyed a celebration lunch with  golfing friends.  The occasion was a special birthday  and The Blogger is too discreet to mention which one!

•  Other News :  Winter League  tomorrow  (January 4th) we hope.
•  Thanks from Muriel McPherson - her missing Cobra pitching wedge has been returned.
•  Tickets for the Burns Supper on Friday 25th January are on sale now priced £20.00 from the caterers.