Friday, 30 December 2016

RESULTS WINTER LEAGUE-STANLEY CLARK FRIDAY 30TH DECEMBER 2016

Fourteen ladies came out today to play the last competition of the year. The weather was unseasonably warm but the course was playing very long as most of the greens were open. Listed below are the results.

Division 1
1st Janice Lang              57 - 08 = 49
2nd Bronwen Godley     61 - 08 = 53
3rd Mary Miller              60 - 06 = 54

Division 2
1st Kathy Cameron          66 - 17 = 49
2nd Anne Spence             69 - 19 = 50
3rd Meriel Walker            67 - 14 = 53

Division 1 winner Janice with Captain Meriel.

Finally, Happy New Year to one and all!
Don't forget that the Winter League will be on Thursday next week.

Friday, 23 December 2016

FROM THE LADY CAPTAIN


CAPTAIN MERIEL WALKER & THE COMMITTEE
WISH EVERYONE
A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR

LADIES WINTER LEAGUE
FRIDAY23rdDECEMBER 2016

Due to heavy rain, those of us who had intended to play in the Winter League, decided that a chat over coffee, plus a chocolate or two sounded a better idea than getting wet. If you are free next Friday,30thDecember, we have the Stanley Clarke and Winter League on Lansdownefor anyone wishing to play, just enter your name on line and comealong.

Meriel Walker
Lady Captain



































































Friday, 16 December 2016

INTIMATIONS FROM THE CAPTAIN

Stanley Clarke & W/League - 16th December

22 ladies had a break from writing Christmas cards and wrapping presents and played 12 holes on Lansdowne, on a damp and misty morning, but it wasn’t cold, in fact we played from winter tees to full greens.

Results

Silver: 1st S Bruce 49, 2nd J Lang 50, 3rd G Wallace 51

Bronze:1st C Haddow 48, 2nd J Dargie 50, 3rd R Watson 52

Ladies Christmas Lunch

Thanks to your generosity we raised £340 for MacMillan Cancer Support – a very big thank you to everyone.

Pre-Season Coaching Classes with Charles Dernie

Please note there are still a few spaces left for these classes, which begin during the last week in February. The sign-up sheets are on the upstairs landing – don’t delay sign up now.

Tuesday Afternoon Bridge Club

Noreen Fordyce would like to remind bridge players that Tuesday 20th December will be the last day of playing before Christmas and will resume on Tuesday 3rd January 2017.

Funeral Arrangements for Mrs Hilda Smith

There will be a Funeral Service at Dundee Crematorium on Tuesday December 20th at 11 a.m. to which all relatives and friends are respectively invited.



Tuesday, 13 December 2016

MARGARET BRYCE

It is with regret that we have to announce the death of Margaret Bryce. She was a keen golfer but latterly came to Blairgowrie to play bridge every Tuesday with the ladies. She will be missed by all who knew her. Details of her service will be available later.

Monday, 12 December 2016

HILDA SMITH

The Lady Captain Meriel Walker is very sad to report the death of Hilda Smith. Hilda was the mother of Hilary Inglis and mother-in-law to the new Club Vice Captain Peter Inglis. Hilda was a great supporter of  Blairgowrie Club well into her nineties playing both golf and bridge. She will be missed. Service details will be posted as soon as they are known. Hilda is pictured below playing in the 2012 Lady Captain's Day with her daughter Hilary :

Friday, 9 December 2016

BLAIRGOWRIE LADIES' CHRISTMAS LUNCH 2016

The Ladies gathered at Blairgowrie golf Club for their annual Christmas Lunch. Despite the slightly warmer rainy weather there was a festive feeling in the clubhouse. Ladies were greeted by Captain Meriel Walker and were then served a drink by Angie and her team to get the party started. 
Captain Meriel Walker

At 12:30 everyone was called into the dining room by Jane and Janis Lang said an appropriate golfing grace. Afterwards we were shown pictures of the Committee as children and we had to guess who they were. It was a challenging task as the winning team only managed five correct answers! 
Captain Meriel introduced us to a new way of playing pass the parcel whereby she read us a story that included the words left and right and every time the words were said, the parcel had to be passed in that direction. The winner was the person at each table holding the parcel when the story was over. 

Presentation to the winners of the Turkey Trot was made: Sandy Bushby was 1st with 39 points, Doreen Johnstone was 2nd  with 38 points and Katie Chapman was 3rd with 35 points. 

The grand finale of the afternoon took place with music being played by Andy Lang and Jim Webster. The ladies were all in good voice and sang a number of Christmas songs. Below you will be able to see the ladies sing a special song about golf written by Andy.

Ladies sing along with Andy and Jim


Click here to see Slideshow courtesy of Facebook


Click on slide show below to see all the photos from the day




Friday, 2 December 2016

WINTER LEAGUE FRIDAY 2ND DECEMBER 2016

Captain Meriel Walker with Silver winner Shona Deans
 
What a lovely day for the 28 ladies taking part in the Winter League. It was very mild and difficult to believe that it was now December. The results were:

Silver Division

1st Shona Deans 57-12=45,

2nd Sandy Bushby 53-07=46

3rd Sheila Bruce 59 –12 = 47

 

Bronze Division

1st Jen Geddes 64-21=43,

2nd Christina Cleeton 60-17=43

3rd Anne Spence 62-19=43

 

Friday, 25 November 2016

STANLEY CLARK & WINTER LEAGUE 25TH NOVEMBER 2016

It was a beautiful, frosty sunny morning and 23 Ladies donned a few extra layers of clothing to play 12 holes over the Lansdowne Course. The putting was tricky and there were a few unexpected bounces but, everyone agreed, it was a good morning to play golf.


Silver winner Jacqui Landsburgh with Captain Meriel Walker


The results were as follows:-

Silver: 1st Jacqui Landsburgh 56 -11=45, 2nd Heather Dawson 58-13=45, 3rd Lesley Findlay 59-13=46

Bronze 1st Christina Cleeton 67-18=49, 2nd Meryl Ferguson 69-19=50, 3rd Heather Welsh 64-19=50

Well done to all who took part.



 

Thursday, 24 November 2016

FUNERAL DETAILS FOR MRS ANNE ANDERSON

Dundee Crematorium on Tuesday 29th November at 11 a.m. to which all family and friends are respectively invited.

Monday, 21 November 2016

ANNE ANDERSON

The Lady Captain Meriel Walker regrets to report that Wee Course member Anne Anderson passed away last Saturday. As soon as funeral arrangements are known, they will be available here.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

WINTER LEAGUE AND CHRISTMAS LUNCH NOTICE



RESULTS WINTER LEAGUE ON LANSDOWNE NOVEMBER 11 2016

There were 27 ladies braving the frosty morning to play 12 holes on Lansdowne.  But the frost disappeared, the sun came out eventually and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, especially those with a good score!!
The results were as follows:- 
Division 1 winner   Sheila Bruce nett 44, Second  Lesley Findlay  nett 46 and Third Margaret Kerr nett 47 
Division 2 winner   June Dargie  nett 39, Second  Sandra McClellend nett 43 and Third Fiona Doig nett 44
Captain Meriel Walker presenting 1st prize to Sheila Bruce

Captain Meriel Walker presenting 1st prize to June Dargie

Friday, 4 November 2016

RESULTS FIRST WINTER LEAGUE ON ROSEMOUNT

Thirty three ladies participated in the first Winter League on Rosemount today. We were fortunate to have a lovely sunny but chilly day. Due to the morning frost some of the holes had to be played on winter greens which made putting a wee bit of a challenge. Once all the players came in, Captain Meriel Walker welcomed everyone and also introduced two new members Ruth Kerr and Claire Bidwell. She then presented prizes to the winners. The results are as follows:

Division 1

1st Muriel McPherson 49-09=40

2nd Sheila Bruce 53-11=42

3rd Sandy Bushby 49-6=43

Division 2

1st Doreen Johnston 56-16=40

2nd Anne Spence 58-16=42

3rd Sheila Ridgway 59-16=43




 







 



 

Thursday, 27 October 2016

FAIRWAY MATS

Please note that Fairway Mats will be in use from Wednesday 26th October.

LADIES ANNUAL MEETING & PRIZE GIVING – 13/10/2016

The Ladies’ Annual Meeting and Prize Giving took place on Thursday 13th October at 6.00pm in the clubhouse, when 69 ladies attended. Lady Captain Kathy Cameron gave her report and announced that 144 ladies had taken part in the Medal/Competition Day Ballot. It was a very close outcome with 79 voting for Thursday and 65 voting for Friday. A general discussion took place and it was agreed that the committee would discuss all points and issues raised at their first committee meeting. However, although this was a very close result, the majority voted for a Thursday, and the ladies section must respect this. Ladies medals and competitions will be played on a Thursday from 2017. More details will be announced once the committee have held their meeting.

 

Lady Captain Kathy then handed over to Meriel Walker, the incoming Captain who announced that her Vice Captain would be Janice Lang, who was currently on holiday. Other members elected on to the ladies committee were Fiona Johnston, Carolyn Haddow, Lesley Findlay and Heather Dawson, all serving a second year together with Katie Chapman, Doreen Johnson and Mary Miller. Shirley Irvine, will continue to be the representative for the Wee Course Ladies.

 

Outgoing Captain Kathy was presented with a bouquet of flowers in appreciation of her very successful year as captain.

 

The Winter League, which commences on Friday 4th November, will continue each Friday until the end of 2016, after which in 2017 the Ladies Winter League will be played every Thursday until it concludes in March.

 

Past Captain Kathy was then invited by Captain Meriel to present the prizes won during her year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, 21 October 2016

RESULTS FOUR CLUB COMPETITION

Four Club Competition
1st S Bruce (19) 75,
2nd P Hill (25) 79
3rd D Johnston (28) 79

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

FROM THE MATCH SECRETARY

Blairgowrie's Final Match of the Season 
in the Handicap League

Blairgowrie Ladies V. King James

On Sunday the 16th October, Captain for the day, Brenda Clough, lead another strong team to fulfill our final fixture in the Handicap League for 2016.  The 1.30pm tee off time saw the skies open for the beginning of the match, but by the time the players reached the 18th green, the rain clouds had disappeared and the sun paid the course a late visit.  

Again some of the games were close, but the team dug deep to provide the club with a clear result of 4-1.  Well done, Brenda Clough, Liz Fertacz, Mary Miller, Browen Godley and Heather Dawson.  Following the match, both team had refreshments in the clubhouse, with both captains giving their vote of thanks to all the players.

Our final position in the League is not yet available, as there are still some outstanding matches to be played by other clubs.  However, I am able to report that the Blairgowrie Ladies have won 4, drawn 2 and lost 1, a great start to our first year in this new venture,  Well done all you ladies who played this season. 

 In addition to this, Blairgowrie will be the co-ordinating club for the League next season.  May I also draw your attention to the Handicap League A.G.M. which will be held on Thursday 17th November, 7.00pm at Auchterader Golf Club. Anyone interested in going, please let me know.

Finally Ladies, thank you, to all who supported me in ensuring we fulfilled our fixtures for the season, playing some exciting golf and I look forward to keeping you abreast of all the arrangements for next season.




Fiona Johnston
Match Secretary.


Tuesday, 18 October 2016

AFTERNOON BRIDGE GETS UNDERWAY

Ready to go! Noreen leads the way...

There were five tables for the first session of  the Ladies Tuesday Afternoon Bridge today with everyone saying how nice it was to be back playing after the summer break. There was quite a bit of the wild bidding going on,  especially at Noreen Fordyce's table!

Monday, 17 October 2016

FOUR CLUB COMPETITION FRIDAY 21ST OCTOBER 2016

Don't forget to enter the 4 club competition
which is taking place this Friday.
It is always great fun.

Friday, 14 October 2016

CAPTAIN'S FAREWELL

Ladies gathered at Blairgowrie today to bid farewell to the outgoing Captain Cathy Cameron, but sadly were unable to participate in the Pinehurst competition due to the very wet weather. However, the new Captain Meriel Walker took control of proceedings and with the help of her committee organised some indoor putting competitions which were highly contested. One event involved putting six balls through wooden arches which had different scores according their width. The winner of this competion was Sandy Bushby with Pauline Hill in second place. The second event involved putting on an indoor putting green. It was a knockout competion and was won by Jen Petrie with Doreen Johnstone as the runner up. It was a lovely morning despite the disappointing weather and everyone had a chance to thank Cathy for all she had done as Captain as well as welcome Meriel to her new role.

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

  • October Friday 14th ​​Farewell to Captain Kathy – Pinehurst
  • October 18th ​- Tuesday​Bridge - Noreen Fordyce will again be on hand with help and advice, and would like to extend a warm welcome to all ladies, the regulars and newcomers! Play begins at 12.30pm until 2.30pm, followed by tea and chat.
  • October Friday 21st ​​4 Club Competition
  • October Thursday 27th​Gin Tasting Evening - £15 pp
  • October Friday 28th​​Turkey Trot
  • November Friday 4th​Winter League begins
  • November Friday 11th ​Annual Prizegiving & End of Season Dinner​
  • December Friday 9th ​Ladies Xmas Lunch​
  • December Sunday 11th ​Kids Christmas Party – organised by Angie
  • December Sunday 18th ​Jazz Afternoon with The East Coast Jazz Men​
  • December Saturday 31st​Hogmanay Party with ‘The Breeze”
 

 

Friday, 7 October 2016

LADIES AFTERNOON BRIDGE RE-STARTS

The Ladies Afternoon Bridge sessions  will re-start on Tuesday, October 18th.  Noreen Fordyce will again be on hand with help and advice, and  would like to extend a warm welcome to all ladies, the regulars and newcomers!  Play begins at 12.30pm until 2.30pm, followed by  tea and chat.
 Kathy Cameron, Lady Captain

Thursday, 6 October 2016

LADY CAPTAIN'S FAREWELL GOLF DAY

On Friday 14th October the Lady Captain's farewell golf day will be a Pinehurst format. For those unfamiliar with this format it is as follows for this event:


  • Pinehurst involves partners
  • Partners will be randomly drawn from entries
  • Both players tee off at each hole
  • Each player then plays their partners tee shot at each hole
  • After both second shots have been played, partners choose the ball they wish to continue with and play foursomes with that ball until the hole is complete.
Entry to this competition is available now with tee times allocated from 0900-1100.

Friday, 30 September 2016

RESULTS BLAIRGOWRIE LADIES MEDAL SEPTEMBER 30 2016

(CSS 78) Reduction only

Division 1

Brenda Clough (12) 80

Valerie Pringle (11) 80

Maureen Brass (12) 80 (after countback)

Division 2

Fiona Doig (27) 72

Doreen Johnston (28) 81

Kathy Cameron (26) 82

Monday, 26 September 2016

BLAIRGOWRIE LADIES MEDAL WINNERS RESULTS

BLAIRGOWRIE LADIES-Medal Winners (CSS 78)
Division 1
Jillian Milne (4) 78
Mary Hope (11) 80
Liz Fertactz (11) 80
Division 2
Pauline Hill (26) 80
Suki Stobbs (26) 81,
Jennifer Livingston (24) 81

Friday, 23 September 2016

RESULTS AUTUMN FOUR BALL BETTER BALL

Strokeplay-
1st Joan Kirkwood and Jane Cameron 69
2nd Mary Hope and Maureen Brass 70
3rd Liz Fertacz and Heather Anderson 71

PAULINE HILL HAS AN HISTORIC WIN

Pauline Hill is the first woman to win the coveted James Robertson Golf Trophy. The competition, which took place at Lanark Golf Club, has been held annually since 1949 and is run by the Scottish Passenger Agents’ Association (SPAA). Part of Pauline’s prize is a trip to the Maldives.




 

Monday, 19 September 2016

SUCCESS FOR JANICE

The SVLGA Championship Meeting is taking place at Blairgowrie  at the moment, and today there was success for Janice Lang who won the Past President's Quaich, with a score of 76 on Rosemount.
Tomorrow  (20th September) several Blairgowrie ladies are playing  in a Greensomes competition for the Beddows Quaich....good luck everyone.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

RESULTS FRIDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER

BLAIRGOWRIE LADIES –Medal (CSS 75)

Div 1-V Pringle (12) 72, M Miller (10) 73, M Rae (18) 75

                                                                                 Div 2-F Doig (27) 75, J Dargie (26) 77, J Wink (28) 78

 

Thursday, 15 September 2016

LADIES' MEDAL WINNERS COMPETITION

The play-off in the Medal Winners Competition for the winners of all Medals is to be held on Saturday, 24th September, 2016 from 9 a.m. until 10.30 a.m. on the Lansdowne Course.


If you wish to be included, please tick your name below and thenenter your name on computer by Monday, 19th September, 2016in order that an official Draw can be made.

If you are unable to take part, could you please let either Margaret Kerr or the Club know.

The Medal Winners are as follows:-

Silver Bronze

Medal 1Elizabeth McPh Pauline Hill

Medal 2Mary Hope Fiona Doig

Medal 3Jacqueline CameronJoan Kirkwood

Medal 4Janice Lang Jennifer Livingston

Medal 5Bronwen Godley Pauline Hill

Medal 6Jennifer Petrie Sheila Ridgway

Medal 7Mary Miller Lesley McPherson

Medal 8Liz Fertacz Doreen Johnston

Medal 9Jillian MilneJulie Wink

Medal 10 Liz FertaczSheila Ridgway

Medal 11 Annette Grewar Katie Chapman

Medal 12

October Medal (2015)Mary MillerSuki Stobbs


Medal 13 Winners to be included in Medal Winners Competition in 2017

Please note the winners of the Ladies Sunday Medals do not qualify to play in the Medal Winners Competition.

Competition Secretary,

Margaret Kerr.

Monday, 12 September 2016

LADIES' RESULTS

9th September 2016, Medal 11 & Breakthrough Brooch, Rosemount, CSS 76
Div 1 1st A Grewar (18) 72, 2nd M Lumby (9) 77
Div 2 1st K Chapman (21) 77, 2nd J Livingston (24) 78

10th September 2016, Ladies Autumn Meeting, Rosemount, CSS 76
Div 1 1st H Anderson (5) 74, 2nd B Clough (12) 75
Div 2 1st J Wink (31) 73, 2nd A Spence (29) 82

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

WEE COURSE LADIES AND LADIES' COMMITTEE

To-day the Wee Course Ladies and Ladies Committee played a Texas Scramble on the Wee Course.Twenty ladies took part and enjoyed a light lunch in the dining room afterwards. Thanks to Shirley Irvine for her help in organising this event and also to our caterers. All enjoyed their day.The winning team was Lesley Findlay Etta Anderson and Angela Rooney.




 

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

TURN UP AND PLAY

                Katie Chapman, Elizabeth Tosh, Margaret Sturrock, Linda Rice

Today, 14 ladies turned up to play in our fun event of Bingo, Bango, Bongo. The rules of the game included the 1st player landing on the green receiving 3 points, (Bingo), the player nearest to the hole when all were on the green receiving 3 points, (Bango) and finally the 1st player to hole out would receive 3 points,(Bongo).

The respective winners were Linda Rice with 24 Bingos, Elizabeth Tosh with 33 Bangos and Katie Chapman with 36 Bongos. The overall winner was Elizabeth Tosh with a total of 75 points.  Margaret Sturrock scored 90 points, playing in a group of two.

The ladies reported that the event was good fun, with all enjoying the day in lovely morning sunshine. Following the game all the ladies enjoyed a light refreshment, during which the prizes were given out.

Many thanks to all who turned up to support this event today and I hope you look forward to our final Turn Up and Play of the year on the 27th September.




Fiona Johnston
(Match Secretary)