Saturday, 28 January 2012

BURNS SUPPER 27 January 2012

The life and times of Robert Burns were celebrated in cracking style by members and guests at the annual Burns Supper on Friday 27th January. Host Alisdair Drummond opened the proceedings with the The Selkirk Grace, then the haggis was piped in and placed before an exuberant Billy Whytock whose rousing rendition of the Address to the Haggis received a hearty cheer.

We enjoyed a traditional tasty bill o' fare, before settling down to enjoy the reflections and commentary on the life and times of Burns by our talented speakers, all members of our club. How lucky we are to have so many members willing to give their time and energies to help our club.

The Immortal Memory by Jim McClurg was a sensitive and moving tribute to Burns, followed by Billy Whytock's spirited delivery of The Soldier's Return. The Toast to the Lassies by Brian Duncan raised the interesting question of the scarcity of Scottish lady poets in Burns' times, and he provided three fine examples of poems by contemporary authoresses.

Sandy Bushy replied to Brian's toast, by reflecting on how Burns might have viewed today's lady golfers, and offered a humorous poem of her own, in the style of Burns, on the way men in Blairgowrie Golf Club inter-act with Lady members. (Big cheers from the ladies!)

The evening was rounded of with a witty Vote of Thanks from Robin Duncan, followed by everyone joining in to sing Auld Lang Syne.

Congratulations must go to Liz Fertacz and her team on the Social committee for a splendid evening.
It was a Braw Nicht!

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Friday, 20 January 2012

WINTER LEAGUE 20/01/2012

A dusting of snow combined with overnight frost made conditions tricky for Winter League this morning. We had great fun trying to master the uneven rocky greens, with some coping better than others.

Silver - Winner - Jan Kennedy 49 Runner up - Margaret Hunter 50
Bronze - Winner - Birte Buckett 43 Runner up - Barbara Cuthbert 46 (bih)

Friday, 13 January 2012

Winter League 13/1/12

There was a moderate turn out for the first Stanley Clark round of the year on Lansdowne.The weather was nice with glimpses of sun all the way round; so an enjoyable time was had by us all - even if the putting was still a bit of a lottery!
The results -
Silver - Winner - Jacqui Lansburgh 50 bih Runner up - Margaret Kerr 50
Bronze - Winner - Katie Chapman 47 Runner up - Louise Whitehead 48
Next week is Winter League on Rosemount- come join us!

Friday, 6 January 2012


The 2012 golfing year got off to a great start this morning with fine, bracing weather greeting the Winter League ladies. Muriel Rae, Elizabeth Tosh and Birte Buckett were the first group to tee off on Rosemount to winter greens. Funny bounces on frozen ground made the golf challenging but excellent scores came from the winners.

Silver : Mary Hope (47) and Lesley Findlay (48)
Bronze : Janet Mackenzie (41) and Elizabeth Tosh (44)