Thursday, 31 October 2013


The next book,to be discussed on Tuesday 26th November at 2.30,(after bridge and golf) is The Black House by Peter May. The Black House really ticks all the boxes for a cop-led murder mystery – a gruesome crime (two, actually), a corkscrew plot, a fabulous sense of place, and a thoroughly believable police detective trying to keep his balance as his personal life implodes and his professional one threatens to blow up in his face.

If you are a keen reader and would like to take part, then please let Jen Geddes or Sandy Bushby know.

Friday, 25 October 2013


Ladies, what a start to our winter golf season.   Heavy rain was forecast and heavy rain there was. No one wanted to play, so we settled for coffee and a chat. Next week there is no Draw, just  turn up in the Locker Room  and a random Draw will be made....please see the Competition Secretary's notes below.
Mats will be is use on the fairways  from Wednesday October 30. Alternatively players may drop the ball in the rough, not nearer the hole, and play the shot without the use of a mat. You can buy a mat in the Pro Shop for £2.00.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013


We are pleased to say that over £140 (including Gift Aid) has been raised through the library in the ladies' locker room during the last year. The money has gone to the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund which is such a worthy cause. Thanks go to all those who donate books as well as those who read them.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

TURKEY TROT 18/10/2013

There was an autumnal feel in the air  for the Turkey Trot yesterday. We played a Stableford  on Rosemount, off 3/4 handicap.
1st  33 Heather Anderson
2nd 28  Margaret Kerr
3rd  25  Fiona Johnston
                                               (To enlarge the picture, please double click on it)  
Next week  sees the start of the Winter League.  Margaret Kerr, Competition Secretary,  has  compiled this guide to  the Friday Competitions

The Ladies play three competitions in one, the Stanley Clark Trophy, Winter League and Winter Ringer every Friday morning (weather permitting) during the winter months commencing the end of October to the first week in March.  We play in 3’s for only 12 holes, the first tee-off time being 10 a.m. and play will be on Lansdowne wherever possible (or the course of the day i.e. Rosemount if Lansdowne is not available).   The greenkeepers will  advise what is the "course of the day".

To get us all started, for the first of these competitions on 25th October,  entry is  online with an official draw being done by the Club.

If you would like to join in, please come upstairs to the Ladies’ Locker Room before 9.45 a.m. on Fridays in order to be included in the draw which is done at 9.50 a.m.   If there are sufficient numbers, a second draw is made at 10 a.m.  We have a small get together afterwards with a short prizegiving of a small gift (usually donated by ladies) to the winner that day  and a golf ball to the  runner up.  

• Please note for the Winter League only, if you win, then 1 is deducted from your handicap and that is your handicap for the next round.
• The Winter Ringer has its own rules in the Rule Book in the upstairs Ladies Locker Room.
• The Stanley Clark Trophy is played only on the second and fourth Fridays of the month.

Come and join us if you can – it's really good fun and nice to meet different ladies to play with.

Margaret Kerr
Competition Secretary 2013

Thursday, 17 October 2013


On the evening of the Annual Meeting - 11th October -  Vike lost a gold brooch with the initial "V" on it.
Please contact The Office if found.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013


The Ladies Afternoon Bridge re-started today with 6 tables  in play.   Joy Niven and Noreen Fordyce were  once again on hand with  help and advice.  For any new members the Bridge  begins at 12.30pm   and finishes around 2.30pm.

Saturday, 12 October 2013


We have just heard from Sandy Bushby that Alexandra gave birth to a  baby girl, Sophia Alexandra, last night (October 12th).  It's not often we are able to announce that a member of the Ladies Section has had a baby. Congratulations to Alexandra and Robert and also to very proud new grandparents, Lee and Sandy.


Margaret Hunter presented Vike with a lovely bouquet
The  Ladies' Annual Meeting  and Prize Giving  took place on Friday 11th October at 6.00pm in the clubhouse.  Sixty four ladies attended. Lady Captain Vike Brown gave her report and handed over to the incoming Captain Margaret Hunter, who introduced the Vice Captain, Elizabeth Davie.  Elected on to the ladies committee were  Moira Stewart, Nanette Pearson and Linda Rice.  Thanks were accorded to  those leaving the committee - Gillian Wallace and Katy Chapman.
Earlier in the day the sun came out for Vike's Farewell Chinese Greensomes, which proved a mixture of fun and torture for some players. The winners  with 76  were Liz Fertacz and Judith Clowe. After the Prize Giving  ladies enjoyed a meal in the dining room. A list of all the prize winners has been placed in the Locker Room.

Chinese/Danish torture here we come!

October 15 Ladies Afternoon Bridge re-starts 12.30-2.30pm.
October 18  Turkey Trot Rosemount.  £2.00 entry fee.
October 25  Winter League begins  and 1st round of the Stanley Clark Competition, Lansdowne.
November 15 Annual Prize Giving in the clubhouse 8.00pm Meals available from 6.00pm
December 5  Annual General Meeting of Blairgowrie Golf Club 7.00pm in the clubhouse.
December 6  Ladies Christmas Lunch.  Details to follow.

Thursday, 10 October 2013


Volunteers for next year's Junior Ryder Cup were invited  by the SGU to take part in a "Thank You" competition on Monifeith links today. Conditions were extremely tough with high winds making putting very difficult on fast greens. No one from Blairgowrie  made the  prize list, but a good time was had by all.
Left : Muriel and Ian Rae

Wednesday, 9 October 2013


The draw for Friday's Chinese Greensomes is  on the main club web-site.  We could do with 2 more ladies to even up the numbers, so if  you fancy a game, please let the Office know ( in 2's please).
Vike Brown

Saturday, 5 October 2013


There were some fantastic scores for the 4-club competition held on Rosemount on 4th October. The winners obviously got their club selection spot on...
74  Sandy BUSHBY (11)
76  Louise WHITEHEAD (23)
78  Annette GREWAR (16) after countback

There will be  golf next week at 12.00noon on Rosemount for those wishing a fun game (Vike's Chinese Greensomes)  before the Annual Meeting at 6.00pm in the clubhouse. Please see below for details.

Friday, 4 October 2013


Please sign up on line, at reception or phone the Office for the Lady Captain's Farewell on October 11th. The format will be Chinese Greensomes and FUN. The draw will be posted, as usual, on the club website. A copy of the  Minutes of the 2012 Annual Meeting is available in the Locker  Room or on the main Club website under the heading : Members area - Committee Minutes

The Annual Meeting  will begin at 6.00pm. Ladies are invited to stay on for a meal after the Meeting....sign-up sheet in the Locker Room.  If  you  do not wish to have the meal, please feel free to join other ladies in the dining-room after the Meeting, for coffee and a chat

The meal is  priced £8.50 for one course,  £4.00 for  a sweet  and £1.50 for coffee.  The menu choice will be available before the Meeting  when you sign the attendance record.
There are 6 Candidates for 3 vacancies on the Committee. When you sign the attendance record you will be given a voting slip.  Please make  your  choice and place your voting slip in the  box.  We have asked  Past Captains Jean Laburn, Muriel Rae and Mary Hope to  act as tellers.  
If you are unsure about any of the arrangements please phone  the Vice Captain Margaret Hunter

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Turn Up And Play.

Today saw the last Turn Up and Play of 2013 (where has the season gone!). A great turn out of 17 ladies played in a Flag competition on Lansdowne, organised by Avril Smith. Overhead conditions were extremely kind and the greens extremely fast! Janice Lang made it all the way to the green side bunker on the 18th (off 7/8 handicap) before planting her flag. This was the little flag that travelled farthest round the course earning Janice first prize. Well done Janice!

A big thank you to all the ladies who supported this competition and the many others who have turned up for these events (in all weathers) over the past season.

We look forward to welcoming you all and hopefully many new ladies to TUAP in 2014!


There will be a  service of thanksgiving  for Amelia Gellatly in Blairgowrie Parish Church on Thursday, October 3 at 1 p.m., to which all family and friends are warmly invited. (Proceeded by a private family committal service at Perth Crematorium.)
Vike Brown