Saturday, 28 September 2013


Avril Smith will be in charge for the last Turn Up and Play of the season  on Tuesday 1st October. We have  times from 9.00am - 10.00am on Lansdowne . Avril would like to do the draw at 9.00am, in the Locker Room, so  please get there in good time, if you would like a game.  These are fun, mixed draws.


1st   68  Fiona Johnston & Millie Douglas 
2nd  70  Laura  MacKay & Fiona  Barron
3rd   71  Mary Hope  & Maureen Brass

Friday, 27 September 2013


I regret to announce the sad news that Amelia Gellatly passed away this evening, Friday September 27th.  The funeral arrangements will follow when known.
Vike Brown

Tuesday, 24 September 2013


Just received an email from Emily Aird - and it sounds as if
she is having a  great time!
"The Jets ( my University golf team)  have gotten off to a good start this fall, we finished third in our first tournament in Pueblo, Colorado where I manage to contribute two  77’s and secured a top ten finish for myself.  Our second tournament was in San Angelo Texas and we finished runner up, losing out to St. Edwards College by two strokes, I had a really good first round of 74 but not such a good second - 81.  But following these two performances we are now ranked third in the nation.
I’m having a great time here in Kansas, the heat took some getting used to but we did have our first storm (since I’ve been here) the other day and it was quite spectacular -  the thunder was so intense our entire room shook with the force of it! The rain made me feel very at home though. Everybody here is very nice and the other girls on the team are great and we get along really well, they’ve made the road trips very entertaining - which is always nice considering we had two eight hour drives for our first two tournaments, fortunately the remaining two in the fall are shorter journeys but they are not until October and I will be sure to let you know how I get on."

Monday, 23 September 2013


Lansdowne CSS 75
76  Annette Grewar (15)   after count back
76  Millie Douglas (10)   lowest gross, after count back
76  Barbara Lyburn (11)

Saturday, 21 September 2013


The Medal Winners played on  Lansdowne this morning  with Margaret Hunter, Vice Captain, on hand to see everyone  on their way. Results to follow...
Barbara Lyburn, Millie Douglas, Muriel Rae & Annette Grewar

Jan Reekie, Elizabeth Tosh, Margaret Hunter, Katy Chapman & Meriel Walker
Fiona Johnston, Jen Petrie & Hazel Moore

RESULTS 20/09/2013

SLGA Medal 14
Rosemount CSS 76
Division 1
73  Maureen REID  (17) After count back
73  Norma FLEMING (10)  Lowest gross after count back
73  Millie DOUGLAS (11)
Division 2
79  Meriel WALKER  (21)
82  Louise WHITEHEAD (23)
82  Jane CAMERON (36)

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

UPDATE: Senior Women's British Open Championship

Just heard from Heather Anderson that the second round of the  Senior Women's British Open Championship at Royal Portrush Golf Club in Ireland has been abandoned after a  lengthy suspension of play due to rain and  high winds,  howling over the course at 50mph, making play impossible.
The Championship has been reduced  from three rounds to two, so the 36-hole cut has been scrapped and everyone will play a second and final round tomorrow.
FINAL RESULTS : Wind and rain again battered the players on the final round with nobody breaking 80! Heather finished in 63rd position  - and will be glad to get home!

Tuesday, 17 September 2013



Margaret and Sandy
Today the SVLGA Stroke Play Greensomes Competition was played on the Lansdowne Course. The winners of Beddows Quaichs, were Jean Clarke and Jen Petrie who returned the lowest nett score of 72.2. They also won the Scratch with a gross score of 81. In second place were Margaret Hunter and Sandy Bushby who scored a nett 73.2. Once again, well done Blairgowrie ladies.


The Draw for the Medal Winners Final on Saturday 21st September  is on the main Club web-site,  can you please advise The Office asap if you can't play. Thanks.

UPDATE : Senior Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship

The Senior Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship is taking place over Royal Portrush in Ireland this week, with  Heather Anderson again  flying the flag for Blairgowrie. Conditions today were brutal  - rain, wind, freezing conditions  and a long course made  scoring difficult, resulting in a CSS of 79, reduction only. Heather  came in with an 89, but with only 10 scores under 80,   she feels she  has a chance of making the cut. We wish her well....

Monday, 16 September 2013


Cathy Irving shot a gross 80-nett 68 on the Rosemount Course today in the annual SVLGA Golf Event at Blairgowrie.  She won The Patrick Rose Bowl,  which is awarded to the competitor returning the lowest nett score. She also won the Lyon Picture which is awarded to the competitor returning the lowest gross score. And to top it all off, she won the Allan Plate, which is awarded to the competitor returning the lowest gross score by a player of a certain senior age. 

Cathy's score along with Liz Fertacz and Sheila Durward's scores meant that the Midland Division won the Lyon Trophy, which is awarded to the Divisional Team returning the lowest aggregate of three nett scores. Well done ladies.

Sunday, 15 September 2013



Ladies, here are the Medal Winners to date for this year, in the order in which they were won. The  Medal Winners Competition will be played on Lansdowne on 
Saturday 21st September, 9.00 - 10.30am

The draw (Silver first) will be posted online and  in the Locker Room.  You are asked, please, to advise if you are available  by ticking the sheet in the Locker Room, or by sending an email to the Office.

SILVER                   BRONZE
Muriel Rae               Katie Chapman
Fiona Johnston        Margaret Sturrock
Barbara Lyburn        Louise Whitehead
Annette Grewer        Nora Hay
Millie Douglas          Sandra McLelland
Jennie French           Jan Reekie
Ann Henry                Birte Buckett
Emily Aird                Nanette Pearson
Jen Petrie                  Audrey Thomson
Ann Henry                Elizabeth Tosh
Emily Aird                Katie Chapman
Fiona Johnston          Ina Murdoch
Hazel Moore             Meriel Walker
t.b.c. 20th Sept          t.b.c. 20th Sept

Saturday, 14 September 2013

RESULTS 13/09/2013

SLGA Medal 13  and Breakthrough Brooch 
Rosemount CSS 74
Division 1 
74  Hazel MOORE (9) (after countback)
74  Margaret  KERR (18)
75  Millie DOUGLAS (11)
Division 2
76  Meriel WALKER (21)
77  Elizabeth TOSH (25)
77  Suki STOBBS  (30)
** Next week is the last Medal of the season, so if you still have a card to submit for Handicap, sign up NOW! **

Friday, 13 September 2013


Just heard from Heather Anderson  that she finished 11th equal in  the Irish  Senior Women's Open Strokeplay Championship  and  she won the Roma  English Trophy for the best gross over the 3 days for the over 60's.  Heather was the highest placed player from Scotland.  Thanks  for flying the flag for Blairgowrie....

Thursday, 12 September 2013


Heather Anderson shot an 83 yesterday (11th September)  in the  first round of the  Irish Senior Women's Stroke Play Championship  at Castlerock, played in appalling conditions.  Rain and gale-force winds  battered the players, resulting  in only 3 players breaking 80 and the  CSS going up to 78, reductions only!
The second round was played today  in equally dire conditions.   Heather  sent a text to say she shot 85, to finish in 10th place, despite having a 9 on her card.  The top 50 go through to the final round, so we wish Heather all the best.  Results tomorrow.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013


Emily is  3rd from the right
Some ladies have said they are having a problem with the link to the news of Emily Aird in the USA, so here it is.
Emily has made a solid start for Newman University, Kansas  in her first competitive appearance on the US women's college golf circuit, the Rocky Mountains Athletic Championship No 1 Competition at Desert Hawk Golf Club, Pueblo, Colorado. 
Emily shot a pair of 77s for a total of 154, finished joint 10th overall in a field of 53. She was the second highest finisher of the five Newman University players. Emily's performance helped her college to finish third in a field of 15 teams. She is already seeing a fair bit of America. Her next event will take her to the state of  Texas.

Monday, 9 September 2013


Catherine Patterson Trophy 
Wee Course 9 holes

1st   Jean Robertson (comp handicap 16) 18 points
2nd  Anne Gellatly (comp handicap 17) 16 points

Sunday, 8 September 2013


Congratulations to Heather Anderson who has won the SLGA Grand Medal Final played at King James V1 today (Sunday 8th September) with a fantastic  gross score of 67.   The CSS was 73. Heather said she "had one of those good days". The win means her handicap is reduced to 3.

Next week Heather is competing in the  Irish Senior Womens Open Stroke Play Championship at Castlerock Golf Club. In a record number of entrants, the 103 strong field sees players from Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, Germany, The Netherlands, Scotland, Sweden, Wales and USA making the trip. Two 18 hole strokeplay rounds on Wednesday and Thursday will see the field cut to 50 for the final round on Friday.

The following week  Heather will be competing in the  Ladies British  Senior Amateur Championship at Royal Portrush Golf Club, one of the toughest  links courses you can imagine...
We wish Heather  all the best and will report how she gets on.

Saturday, 7 September 2013

RESULTS 06/09/2013

Sheila McKenzie Greensomes
1st   67.8   Jan Kennedy & Heather Stiven (21.2)
2nd  68.2  Heather Dawson & Fiona Barron (21.8)
3rd  70.6   Margaret Hunter & Rosalind Low (17.4)

Wednesday, 4 September 2013


The Lady Captain and Vice Captain wish to apologise for  wrong information re  the procedure  for nominations for   next year's Committee and Office Bearers.  Nominations should not be displayed  on the board in the Locker Room  until September 13th.  Nomination slips are available in the Locker Room and should be  completed and  given to the Lady Captain, or to the Office, for attention of the Lady Captain.
Thanks must go to past Captains who pointed out the mistake.  We do apologise - we  were given information re the  timetable for nominations, but this has  turned out to be incorrect.  We accept we are at fault.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013


What glorious weather  we had for Turn Up And Play on Lansdowne today....and we were so pleased  to have 13 ladies, playing a Stableford, full handicap.
1st   Aileen Priestley     36  pts
2nd  Janet McKenzie    31 pts (bih)
Meriel Walker
(P.S. My legs don't look like that...)

Monday, 2 September 2013


Blairgowrie had their last match of the season against Panmure Barry. It was very challenging as the players had to battle 30 mile an hour winds. Sadly Blairgowrie lost 1/2 to 3and1/2. Thanks to Mari Brown, Barbara Lyburn, Cathy Irving, Sandy Bushby, Katie Chapman, Margaret McGlashan, Sheila Christie and Jan Reekie.