Tuesday, 30 July 2013


Turn Up And Play took place on the Wee Course today. The ladies doing 18 holes played as a Team with Birte Buckett and Jean Laburn returning the winning score of 62. Meryl Ferguson and Morna Pyle were second with 65.  Due to late arrivals some ladies played as an individual with Morna Steven scoring 65 and Anne Spence 71.  Margaret Hunter and Aileen Kean played 9 holes, with Margaret just pipping Aileen's 37 with a 35.
Thanks to all who came along.


Last night we played our last scratch league match of the season against Strathmore.
The weather stayed dry and the score was a 4&1/2 to 1/2 win for Blairgowrie.
Thank you to Heather, Susan, Gillian, Norma and Moira.

Saturday, 27 July 2013

RESULTS : 27/07/2013

3rd Round Millennium Trophy Stableford
Lansdowne CSS 74

Division 1
1st   40  Gwen LAMBIE  (5)
2nd  38  Janice LANG  (10)
3rd   37 Avril SMITH (15)
Division 2
1st   34  Christina CLEETON (28)
2nd  33  Nanette PEARSON (23)
3rd  31  Moira STEWART (23)

P.S.   A member asked if next week's competition for Golf and Silver Medals was  restricted to Silver players.  The ANSWER IS NO -  THE COMPETITION IS OPEN TO ALL CATEGORIES.

Senior Ladies Invitation Day.


 The clock is ticking down to 31st July, when entries for Senior Ladies Invitation Day (Tuesday 13th August) are required to be in! So come on, rake in that drawer, search down the back of the settee, find that form you know you picked up at the desk. Then just phone a friend, send it in and come and join in the fun! You know you want to! 
Conveners : Avril Smith & Elizabeth Davie

(Late entries will be accepted)

Friday, 26 July 2013


The funeral of Alice Knox will take place on Tuesday August 6th in Perth Crematorium at 11.30am  and NOT on July 31st as  I announced. Alice died at Perth Royal Infirmary on Wednesday, July 24th.

Vike Brown
Lady Captain

Thursday, 25 July 2013


WEE COURSE  : Tuesday 30th July

Ladies! We have times from
9.03am - 10.00am on the Wee Course.

The other courses will be busy because of the Scottish Amateur Championships, and  Parking could  be a problem later in the day, so
enjoy some  early golf.
Random Pick for Partners -  4BBB  
Those wishing to do 18 holes  please meet at the 1st Tee at 8.55am - 9.15am, those doing 9 holes meet at 9.15am. We shall have Wee Course cards at the 1st Tee.  
You are guaranteed a partner.
Vike  will be in charge and Margaret will be there to help.

Monday, 22 July 2013


We played against King James V1 ladies today in Perth and notched up a win - 2.5 to 1.5.  Once again  the Matches were close,  ALL went to the 18th!
Thanks to Katy Chapman (Captain of the day)  Sandy Bushby, Margaret Hunter, Noreen Fordyce, Heather Dawson, Nancy Keddie, Moira Stewart and Kathy Cameron.

Saturday, 20 July 2013

RESULTS : 19/07/2013

It was... HOT! HOT! HOT!
SLGA Medal 9 - 1st Round for Strokeplay Championships
Lansdowne CSS 75
Division 1 
1st   70   Jen PETRIE (11) 
2nd  72  Janice LANG (11) 
3rd   73  Muriel RAE  (15) 73
Division  2 
1st   69  Audrey  THOMSON (24) 
2nd  71  Jean LABURN  (25)
3rd   75 Kathy CAMERON (25)

* The Allison Trophy has been won by DOREEN JOHNSON

Thursday, 18 July 2013


Congratulations to Millie Douglas and her partner  Maggie Lawson (Grantown) on winning the  Ladies Greensomes Open, played over Rosemount, on Tuesday 16th July. Millie and Maggie came in with 41 points.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013


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The final round of the Allison Trophy took place over the Wee Course on Wednesday July 17th.  Margaret Hunter, Vice-Captain, came along to see the ladies off. The weather was balmy,  the company great, and  the golf was....interesting. The results will be available later this week after the Competitions Secretary has  verified the best 2 scores out of  a possible 3. But ladies, where were you this year? We  could have done with a few more entrants......perhaps next year?

Monday, 15 July 2013


Blairgowrie Ladies played Edzell today. The conditions were perfect with lovely sunshine and some excellent shopping at the pro shop. Sadly Edzell prevailed 3 matches to 1. Thanks to the team of Sandy Bushby, Fiona Barron, Fiona Johnstone, Sheila Ridgeway, Elizabeth Tosh, Nancy Keddie, Sheila Ritchie and Anne King.

Sunday, 14 July 2013


Just heard that Jen Petrie won the Scratch section of the Vintage Vets Competition held at Alford Golf Club on Monday 8th July.  Jen  came in with 80 (CSS 70).
Keep those success stories coming!

Saturday, 13 July 2013


We have received news  from Jen Petrie that  Sally Shepherd (daughter of Irene Shepherd)  has won the Highland Women's Open at Pitlochry Golf Club, when she beat local player Isla Moncrieff  by 3 and 2 in the final.  Sally has been playing in the  tournament for 20 years  and this was her 6th appearance in the final. ....and her first victory.  To reach the final Sally had a tough match in the morning against Laura Walker of Muckhart.   Congratulations from  everybody at Blairgowrie on a fine win.
P.S. Please share your success!   If anyone has a win, or a place, in the various Opens going on at the moment, please let any member of the committee know and we shall spread the word on the Blog.

RESULTS 12/07/2013

SLGA Medal 8 and Centenary Trophy
Rosemount CSS 74
Division 1
1st   70   Emily AIRD (5)  after count-back
2nd  70   Margaret  HUNTER (14)
3rd   72   Liz Fertacz (14)
Division 2
1st   76  Nanette  PEARSON (23)
2nd  77  Katie CHAPMAN (24)
3rd   79  Elizabeth TOSH (79)

Thursday, 11 July 2013


The latest stage of the  Paul Lawrie Golf Centre Scottish Ladies Tour comes to Blairgowrie today, so if you are at a loose end in the afternoon you might fancy coming along to the Club to watch some of our ladies playing with professionals.  The Competition starts at 2.15pm  and  our  ladies will be in action as follows :
2.39pm Emily Aird,  2.55pm Kirsty Brodie, 3.13pm Gillian Wallace
Good luck everyone.

UPDATE : The Competition was won by Pamela Pretswell and Vikki Laing who both shot a 69 to share the honours.


The final round of the Allison Trophy (best 2 scores out of 3 to count) will be played on the Wee Course  next Wednesday (17th July), starting at 9.57am.  You can sign up online or at the Club.
There will be a light lunch (price £7.00) after play.  If you are not playing in the final round you are  most welcome to come along and join the playing Ladies for lunch and a chat.
There is a sign-up sheet for the lunch on the Wee Course Ladies notice-board.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013


We lost  1 - 3 against St Rule today, but what a tight Match .....3 Matches went to the 18th on the Eden Course at St Andrews.   Playing links golf is quite different from what we are used to, so all credit to the team for  competing to the end.  Playing today were Margaret Hunter, Elizabeth Tosh, Jan Kennedy, Jan  Reekie, Christina Cleeton, Sheila Ritchie, Jackie Landsburgh and Kathy Cameron.


On Monday evening the scratch league team played against Craigie Hill.
It was a beautiful night and the views over Perth were stunning.
The result was a 3-2 win for Craigie Hill.
Thank you to Heather, Susan, Gwen, Gillian and Moira for playing.

Saturday, 6 July 2013

RESULTS : 05/07/2013

Summer Meeting for Thistle Bowl (includes Pat Robins Trophy)
Rosemount CSS 75
Division 1
73   Liz FERTACZ (15)  after count-back
73   Emily AIRD (5)
73   Kirsty BRODIE (6)
Division 2
75   Elizabeth TOSH (27)
77   Etta GARDINER (21)
77   Ella ALLAN (35)

Thursday, 4 July 2013


Gillian Wallace has reached the semi-finals of the  Net Match Play Championship.    She defeated  Rita Dee of Kingsknowe 4 & 2 this evening  and will now face Lorraine Campbell of Cardross  on Friday morning. 

**UPDATE ** Gillian's fine run has come to end.  She lost 3 & 2  this morning to Lorraine Campbell. Our commiserations to Gillian, but also congratulations on reaching the semi-finals.


After a rain-delayed start at West Linton this morning  Heather Anderson began the defence of her Scottish Senior Ladies Matchplay Champion in tough, windy conditions. Sadly Heather was defeated 6 & 5 by Kathleen Sutherland of Royal Montrose.
In the  1st Round of the  Net Match Play  section  there was  mixed fortunes. Gillian Wallace  defeated Anne Hanson of Glencorse 2 & 1,  but Sandy Bushby lost to Susan MacVicar of  Gairloch 4 & 3.
We wish Gillian all the best  in the Quarter Finals, being played at the moment.  Result later.


Vouchers for the Prize Winners on Lady Captain's Day   can be picked up from the  reception on Friday.
Vike Brown

Wednesday, 3 July 2013


So close! Heather Anderson just missed out on  the Scottish Senior Ladies Stroke Play Championship  at West Linton today by one stroke to Anna Telfer of Milngavie.  Heather shot a  78 on both days. Heather  is now into the  last 16 of the Scottish Senior Ladies  Matchplay Championship and will  play  Kathleen Sutherland of Royal Montrose tomorrow (July 4th) at 9.26am for a place in the quarter-finals.
Sandy Bushby and Gillian Wallace have qualified for the last 16 of the  Net Match Play Championship.  Sandy will play Susan MacVicar of Gairloch and Gillian  will be against Anne Hanson  from Glencorse.
Good luck everyone!

Tuesday, 2 July 2013


The weather was looking a bit dodgy for  Turn Up And Play today,  but nine enthusiastic ladies came along to  take part in the fun Tri-am.  One team wished to play only 12 holes,  so the competition was divided into two sections.  The winners of the 12 hole competition were Jean Laburn, Birte Buckett and Christine Smith and the winners of the 18 hole competition were Heather Dawson, Jen Geddes and Katie Chapman.
Thanks to all who came along and to the weather, which was kind to us!

Our match at Strathmore in the afternoon  was played in heavy rain.  The Match also  clashed with the Scottish Foursomes Competition,  so after taking  well over 3 hours for 12 holes, both Captains consulted their teams and we decided to  conclude the Match at the 12th Hole  and take the result from the scores as they stood at the 12th. The result was a win for Blairgowrie by 2.5 to 1.5.
Special thanks are due to Ann Henry who  stood in for  Brenda Clough at the last minute. Ann had already played 12 holes in the Turn Up And Play  when she  was asked if she could fill in for Brenda. The other Team members today were Margaret Hunter, Barbara Lyburn, Doreen Johnston, Janette Hamilton, Fiona Barron, Sue Dunbar and  Avril Smith.

Monday, 1 July 2013

Ladies Senior Invitation Day.

Just a reminder that the forms for Ladies Senior Invitation Day on Tuesday 13th August are available from the desk in the Pro shop and online. Don't miss out on a fun day!


Some of our ladies are competing at the Scottish Senior Ladies Amateur Championship at West Linton, near Edinburgh  from July 2 - 5.  We send our best wishes to  Liz Fertacz, Gillian Wallace, Mary Hope, Sandy Bushby, Jen Petrie and Heather  Anderson.  Heather will be defending the   
Scottish Senior Ladies Matchplay Trophy which she won at Kemnay 
12 months ago. Good luck everyone!

This month's Turn Up And Play will take place  on Rosemount with Katy Chapman in charge.  Katy is planning a fun Tri-am. We have tees booked from 9.03am until 10.06am, so please get to the Locker Room  by 8.45am if you would prefer an early tee off time, and by 9.30am at the latest.
Unfortunately Turn Up And Play clashes with our friendly match against Strathmore (away), so some ladies won't  be around to  support this fixture, but we are  still hopeful of a good turn-out.