Sunday, 26 February 2012

Blairgowrie Ladies' Mail on Sunday Results

Top row: Sandy Bushby, Maureen Brass, Liz Fertacz, Margaret Hunter, Cath Robertson, Avril Melville
Bottom Row: Anne Baird, Anne Spence, Jacqui Landsburgh, Gwen Doe

The Blairgowrie Ladies' Team played in the Mail on Sunday competition today against the Glenisla Ladies and managed to come away with a clean sweep win! Well done to Maureen Brass, Margaret Hunter, Liz Fertacz, Jacqui Landsburgh, and Sandy Bushby. This is the first time in a number of years that Blairgowrie has managed to get past the first match. 

Liz Fertacz waiting to play her match

Friday, 24 February 2012


The Ladies Levy is £3.00 for full members, £2.00 for Wee Course Ladies.  Payment slips with envelopes  are in the Locker Room. Please place the completed  slip in the box at reception marked Ladies Levy.
Information for new members :  the Levy  entitles you to play in  Ladies Competitions throughout the year and win a golf ball.  No further payment is required with the  exception of certain charity events where an entry fee may be requested.

WINTER LEAGUE 24/02/2012

There was a good  turn-out for the Stanley Clark/ Winter League played over Lansdowne today. Brilliant sunshine intermingled with biting  winds, plus playing to a  mix of winter greens and summer greens made life interesting!
Silver - Winner Heather Dawson 50 (bih) Runner-up  - Jan Kennedy 50
Bronze - Winner -  Ruth Alexander 46 Runner-up Morna Steven 50

Tuesday, 21 February 2012


There was a surprise at the end of today's bridge session when ladies were served  delicious pancakes to mark Shrove Tuesday.   Numbers for bridge continue to be very encouraging with seven tables today.   Bridge will continue until March 13th.

Friday, 17 February 2012


What a change from last year at this time – we can see green fairways! This year we have been very fortunate and have had a good start to the year with moderate turn outs for the Winter League. Let us hope this is a good omen for the forthcoming season which will be with us sooner than we think.

Thanks to the weather and the clear roads the Tuesday Bridge Group has also had a good season with record turnouts. As always, our thanks to Joy Niven and Noreen Fordyce for their guidance and patience; thanks also to Margaret Hunter and Mary Hope who help out at holiday time.

We round off the winter season with the usual Mad March Medley on 16/3/12 and Texas Scramble on 23/3/12.
The season proper begins on 30/3/12 with the traditional Captain v Vice-Captain’s Match. This will be played on Rosemount with a shotgun start at 10am after the group photograph at 9:30am.

Before these fixtures, we have the opportunity to have coaching from Charles Dernie. These sessions begin from  the 20th February.

The Ladies Get Together is on Thursday 15th March.  This is a good opportunity for new members to meet up with us; so please come along and make yourselves known. The evening begins at 6:30pm with wine and a finger buffet followed by words of wisdom from Charles. The topics will include the new technology of clubs and balls and recent changes to the rules. He will be happy to take questions.
The sheets for the various knock-out competitions are now up on the notice board. The entries close on Sunday 1st April.

The Senior Men v the Ladies  match on 10/4/12 has proved so popular that we have been asked to provide 20 ladies!

We were fortunate to have Sandy Bushby set up the Ladies’ Blog a few years ago and this year Margaret Hunter has agreed to be our Blogger in Chief. However I am conscious that not everyone is on line. So I propose to print off Blogs and put them on the notice board.
Communication for ALL is important.

Margaret Kerr continues to work hard as our Competition Secretary and Katie Chapman has taken over as Match Secretary. Katie will be putting up the fixture list On March 1st and looking for volunteers for the matches.

It is nice to note that The Scottish Ladies’ Junior Open Stroke Play Championship will be held over Lansdowne 25th – 27th July.
The club will be looking for volunteers for various jobs – starting, scoring, ball spotting etc. Volunteer notices will go up in due course.

Your Fixture List will have all the important dates that you need to know. So it just remains for me to wish you all the best for the coming season, good health, good weather, straight drives and putts that drop, surely not a lot to ask!

Jean Laburn
Lady Captain

WINTER LEAGUE 17/02/2012

Beautiful day - and good scores on Rosemount.
Silver - Winner - Lesley Findlay 46 Runner up - Heather Dawson 48
Bronze - Winner - Sheila Ridgeway 42  Runner up - Morna Steven 46 (bih)

Friday, 10 February 2012


Due to poor conditions underfoot and  consistent rain no play took place today.  


For some reason last week's post of Dates for the Diary  could not be opened by some ladies, so here it is again, in another form.

18th February
Ladies! Treat your partners to a Valentine Dinner on Saturday 18th February. You can enjoy a two course meal, with entertainment by  the Michael Buble Tribute Act, for £20.00. Tickets available from the catering staff and you may book your meal between 7.00 and 8.30pm. The entertainment starts at 9.00pm
15 March
Ladies are invited to an An evening with Charles. This is not a French-style cabaret...the Charles in question is none other than our own Charles Dernie who will be explaining the recent changes to the Rules of Golf, giving his thoughts on how new technology affects the women's game, a chat about balls, etc, etc. There will also be some surprises. (Wow!)Tickets available soon, priced £7.00 for finger buffet and wine, at 6.30pm. This is a good chance to meet friends, catch up on golf news and welcome new members in preparation for the 2012 season.
23RD March
30 March 
10 April
We need 20 ladies for this one, gals, please sign up asap.... sign-up sheet is in the Locker Room.
15 May
The 2012 Knock-out competitions sign-up sheets have been posted in the Locker Room. Deadline for signing up is April 1st.

Dates and sign-up sheets for the 2012 matches will be posted  on the notice-board on March 1st
£74 has been sent to Pancreatic Cancer Research from the proceeds of the Book Exchange. For anyone unaware how the Book Exchange operates, there is an excellent collection of books in the Locker Room which you can buy for a donation of 50p (more if you wish). If you have any books you have read and no longer wish to keep, please place them in the Book Exchange bookcase in the Locker Room.

We had  eight tables for bridge on February 7th, what a great turn-out!

Friday, 3 February 2012

Winter League 03/02/12

The thermometer may have been showing Minus 5 when the Winter League ladies stepped onto the  tee this morning but conditions  were fabulous with sparkling fairways and  brilliant sunshine. Well done to all who pitched up and congrats to the winners. Course of the day Rosemount.

Silver - winner  Jan Kennedy     42        Runner-up Margaret Hunter 48
Bronze - winner Elizabeth Tosh  47        Runner up Christine Smith 48

Winter League 27/01/12
Silver - winner  Margaret Hunter 47      Runner up Margaret Kerr 51
Bronze - winner Janet McKenzie  47     Runner up Meriel Walker   51