Saturday, 31 October 2015


A good time was had by all at the End-of-Season Dinner last night.  After enjoying a hearty meal, we settled back to be entertained by guest speaker Emil Pacholek, who is a wonderful reconteur of amusing stories and jokes with a golf theme.  Our Lady Captain, Kathy Cameron, gave the vote of Thanks, making mention of Emil's time with "Jackie" Magazine, where his desk sat next to  the desk of Past Captain, Margaret Hunter...and that wasn't yesterday.
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Lady Captain Kathy Cameron, Muriel Rae, Vice Captain Meriel Walker, Bronwen Godley, Ella Allan and Jackie

Friday, 30 October 2015


Pictured above are Vice Captain Meriel Walker, Captain Kathy Cameron, Heather Dawson, Aileen Kean, Janet MacKenzie and Hillary Ingles
The Turkey Trot was played today on the Rosemount Course. Despite having a slightly damp start, the final 18 holes were played in glorious sunshine. The results of the competition are as:

1st – Jacqui Landsburgh (36 points)

2nd – Sandy Bushby (32 points)

3rd – Carolyn Haddow (31 points)

The winners will be presented their prizes at the Christmas Lunch.


Winter League starts this Friday and will be played on the on Rosemount Course starting at 9:00 am. This early start will be for one week only. The Club has new software for running all competitions including the Winter League. In order to enter, you must sign up online and then a draw will be made.When you come in from your golf, you will enter your scores into the computer in the hallway. The pin number you will use for your score entry is not the one you have been using in the past, but the one that is found on the front of your membership card. Please remember mats have to be used as of November 1st. If you don't have one they will be available for £2.00 from the pro shop.


Friday, 23 October 2015


Results - Ladies 4 Club Comp - Rosemount 23rd October

1st Sandy Bushby 85 (10) - 75 BIH

2nd Sheila Ridgway 104 (29) - 75

3rd Louise Whitehead 101 (24) - 77 BIH

What a wonderful display of Autumn colours for the 4 Clubs Competition today....conditions were ideal for the challenge of playing 18 holes over Rosemount with only 4 clubs. Most of us discovered we actually only need 4 clubs to post a decent score! Oh dear.....
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Left :Muriel Rae & Ina Murdoch, Right : Hilary Inglis & Morna Steven
P.S. Next Week!
Sign up for the Turkey Trot ...Entry fee £2.00
Prize Vouchers for 1st, 2nd and 3rd, the Winners will be presented at the Christmas Lunch on 11th December.

Friday, 16 October 2015


The Blairgowrie Ladies gathered for the AGM and Prize Giving today. Kathy Cameron was nominated and approved as the new Ladies' Captain. Sadly, the previous Vice Captain was unable to take up the post as Captain due to being unwell. The Ladies' Management Agreement states that if the VC is unable to take up the post of Captain then the Ladies' Committee can co opt a member from the Ladies' Section as Vice Captain any time before the Annual Meeting(Rule 3.4& 3.5). The last Captain Elizabeth Davie did kindly offer to stand for another year, but this was not possible as it went against the Management Agreement. Once the one year term of the Captain is up then she must stand down and is not allowed to return to the committee for three years(Rule 2.3). Luckily Kathy Cameron agreed to take on the Captaincy. She has served on the Ladies' Committee in the past and has served on the Club's main committee for six years as House Convenor.

Kathy has managed to put together a very good committee. Meriel Walker comes on as Vice Captain. Other new members include Heather Dawson, Caroline Haddow, Fiona Johnston, Margaret Kerr and they will be joining Janice Lang and Aileen Priestly.

Dates for the diary:
  • Bridge starts in the lounge Tuesday 20th October
  • 4 Club Competition Friday 23rd October
  • Turkey Trot Friday 30th October
  • Winter League starts Friday 6th November
  • Ladies’ Christmas Luncheon Friday 11th December

Wednesday, 14 October 2015


After a long illness, Ann Hendry passed peacefully away on Saturday, October 10th at Blairgowrie Cottage Hospital.  The funeral service will take place in Perth Crematorium on Monday, October 19, at 3 p.m., to which all friends are invited. Family flowers only, please, but donations to Blairgowrie Cottage Hospital G. P. Unit may be given at the Crematorium. No black ties, please, bright clothing keeping with Ann's lovely, bright personality.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015


Eleanor Cannon on the right celebrating the launch of Scottish Golf Limited
The SLGA and SGU have now officially amalgamated and Scottish Golf is the new governing body for the sport of golf in Scotland. Eleanor Cannon is the first ever chair of Scottish Golf. If you have missed some of the coverage in the media you can catch up now with the following links:

Online coverage:

New look Scottish Golf website:

BBC website:


Sponsorship Awards:

Sky Sports also featured the launch, with their piece aired at various points onSky Sports News:

Eleanor video on Scottish Golf TV: with further video messaging from the likes of Paul Lawrie, Marc Warren, Carly Booth and Pamela Pretswell.

If you have any questions, do speak to Blairgowrie members Sandy Bushby and Moira Begbie who were directors on the SLGA Board and were involved with the changes.

Information thanks to PKCLGA website



Monday, 5 October 2015


The Scratch League AGM was held at Blairgowrie Golf Club tonight. Heather Anderson,  our Scratch League Captain,  welcomed representatives from  all the Scratch League Teams and Carol Muir, Captain of the P & K Lady County Golfers.

The Scratch League Trophy was won by Muckhart, with Blairgowrie a  very close second, only 0.5 points behind.   Well done ladies. Thanks to all who played for the Scratch League this year.  Not present : Gillian Wallace (joint Captain), Mary Miller and Sandy Bushby.
(Report : Margaret Hunter)
Moira Lumby, Heather Anderson, Susan Arbuckle, Jillian Milne and Fiona Johnston.

Carol Muir (right) presents the Scratch League Trophy to Anita Collins from Muckhart

Thursday, 1 October 2015


Sophie Piper, a well known member  for many years and lovely lady, died on September 23rd. The funeral service  will be held in Perth Crematorium on Monday, October 12, at 11.30 a.m., to which all friends are invited. Donations to Alzheimer Scotland may be given at the Crematorium.

Sophie  will always be remembered for presenting Sophie's Trophy which we shall  enjoy  playing for, over many years to come.