Monday, 14 January 2019

INDOOR BOWLS 14th JANUARY 2019

We had great fun  playing Indoor Bowls this morning. After a few practice sessions  some competitors  were playing like  seasoned old hands and there were mutterings some had played before - a claim hotly denied!

Special thanks go to Shirley Irvine, Sheila Bruce and Heather Welsh for organising the  Pairings, Scoring and Coaching.  Results to follow.
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Shirley was on hand with helpful advice.....  with Jo and Pauline, Convenors of the Social Meetings



WHAT'S NEXT?

January 21st  INTRODUCTION TO PILATES  
with Mary Hope 
Please bring  socks (you take your shoes off!)  a towel and a golf ball. 

January 28th   CHANGES TO THE RULES OF GOLF  
with Charles Dernie
New Rules came into force on 1st January 2019. Charles will be talking about  the Rules which will affect you.

Saturday, 12 January 2019

THE BOOK GROUP

The Book Group at Blairgowrie Golf Club

The next meeting of the Book Group will be this Tuesday, 15th January 2019, in a quiet corner of the bar at 2.30pm.  If you enjoy reading and like a chat about a good book (or not so good!) book, we'd love to welcome you to join us. Please come along if you can, or contact Jen Geddes or any of the Book Group members for more information.


Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain

Friday, 11 January 2019

WINTER LEAGUE 11th & 6th JANUARY 2019

It was great golfing weather today which meant we were on full  greens on Lansdowne. Great scores, too....
Vice-Captain Margaret Kerr with Division 2 Winner Margaret Sturrock
Aggregate result of the Competition played on 06  & 11 January 
Division 1
56 - 08 = 48  Bronwen Godley (last 9 holes)
61 - 13 = 48  Muriel McPherson

Division 2
66 - 17 = 49  Margaret Sturrock
66 - 15 = 51  Gill Tissell

P.S. A bit of nostalgia
Last week Sheila Bruce brought in a book, published in 1989, about the 100th Centenary  of The Blairgowrie Golf Club. We were amused to see that lady members in that time were described  under the names of their husbands, so, if your name  was Mary Smith, you were listed in the book as Mrs G.W. L. Smith.  You can guess what we all thought of that!

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

WINTER SOCIALS DATES

Ladies, the next  Dates for the Diary for  Winter Social Get-togethers :

Monday January 14th 10.30am
CARPET BOWLING  with Shirley Irvine

A bit of Exercise and Team Fun...
We plan to begin at 10.30am, so please arrive in good time to allow Shirley time to make up Teams. You can have a quick practice while you wait!

Monday January 21st 10.30am
INTRODUCTION TO PILATES 
with Mary Hope 

Mary will be explaining what Pilates is and showing us some simple  Pilates exercises.  Please bring  socks (you take your shoes off!)  a towel and a golf ball.

* Please note : Mary has asked us to stress  that she is not a qualified Pilates teacher,  this session is purely a fun introduction....


Monday, 7 January 2019

PUTTING WINTER SOCIAL


Today, 23 ladies enjoyed our 1st Winter Social event of 2019. Neil Cameron, Club Professional proved an excellent session on Putting, which included choosing the right putter for yourself, addressing the ball, understanding your own swing and ending the session with some practice in stroking the ball to a chosen target.

Following the coaching session, which lasted over an hour, some ladies chose to have a relaxing coffee and a chat, others had a light lunch, while 5 ladies selected to go out for a quick 9 holes.  I would like to thank Jo Stewart and Pauline Hill for organising the event and also Margaret Hunter for the photos.

Next week 14th January, Shirley Irvine will be hosting a session on Carpet Bowls which although good fun is also good practice for your putting stroke. Meet between 10.00 for 10.30 start, with coffee after.

Ladies are also invited to bring along their clubs, for if the weather is good, a number of ladies will go out for a few holes after the session. Come along and enjoy the company, or maybe learn a new skill with friends.


Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain



Saturday, 5 January 2019

CHANGES TO THE RULES OF GOLF

Ladies,  the latest changes to the Rules of Golf came into force on 1st January 2019.  Charles Dernie will be sitting exams on the new rules in the coming week and the Ladies Committee is planning  a coffee morning or afternoon when Charles will give us a talk on the new rules. This will be in February, in good time for the opening of the new golf season.
In the meantime here are the Most Important Changes from the R & A website.

Fiona Johnston, Lady Captain 

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Friday, 4 January 2019

WINTER LEAGUE 4TH JANUARY 2019

Lady Captain, Fiona Johnston, with Janice (left) left and Heather (right)
The Lady Captain was delighted to welcome a  good turn-out for our first Winter League of 2019 today. We played over Rosemount on frosty winter greens.  It was good fun! (Click on the picture to enlarge)

Division One
1st  53 - 07 = 46 Janice LANG
2nd 58 - 11 = 47 Sheila BRUCE
Division 2
1st  63 - 16 = 47 Heather WELSH
2nd 62 - 14 = 48 Hilary INGLIS

* Just a reminder. The first Winter social get-together  takes place on Monday.  Meet at 10.00am for 10.30am