Friday, 31 January 2014


Lansdowne  : Winter tees to full greens
Liz, Lady Captain and Gillian
Louise, Lady Captain and Kathy
It was a day of mixed fortunes for those playing Winter League today.... the early starters managed a dry round, but the weather broke very unkindly  for the last four groups.  Thanks to all  24 ladies who came to play, despite the  gloomy forecast.

1st   53  Liz Fertacz   
2nd  54  Gillian Wallace

1st    54  Kathy Cameron  
2nd  55 Louise Whitehead

••Winners of the spot prizes for an undisclosed  score  at some holes were Mary Hope, Birte Buckett, Sheila Ridgeway and Morna Steven.  Thanks for being good sports...

Monday, 27 January 2014


This annual competition between the Ladies and the Senior Gents will take place on Tuesday April 8th, played on both courses from 1 pm. There is a sandwich lunch before and a meal at the end of play. The cost will be £10.00.  (To be confirmed)

We require a team of 20 ladies with the possibility of this number being increased to 24. There is a detailed poster and sign up sheet on the competition notice board in the Ladies locker room. This promises to be a fun day so please sign up!

 (The Senior Gents are the current holders!!)

 Avril Smith
(Match Secretary)

Saturday, 25 January 2014


The Clubhouse was packed last night for the 2014 Burns Supper, and what a  fine evening it was.  The  Social Committee  had laid on a  great programme of speakers, musical entertainment and the traditional  Bill o' Fare. Judging from the  merriment at the tables, a good time was  had  by all. The Toast to the Lassies  turned out to be a surprise  musical serenade by Mike Mooney.  The reply was delivered by Lady Captain, Margaret Hunter.  (Thanks, ladies for the great applause!)
Mike Mooney, Margaret Hunter & Alisdair Drummond
Liz Fertacz
The Club Captain Alisdair Drummond  paid special tribute to Liz Fertacz, the Social Convener, who is stepping down after several years at the helm of the Social Committee.  Liz has been the driving force of the committee and responsible for the many great evenings  which members and friends have enjoyed at the club. It's not quite Goodbye, Liz will be on hand to advise on some of the special events planned for the coming year, but she says she is definitely taking a back seat! Thanks Liz....

Friday, 24 January 2014

WINTER LEAGUE 24/01/20142

Rosemount. Winter tees to winter greens
Despite the dire weather forecast we had 26 ladies for Winter League today, which was a great turn-out - and we all managed to get round in dry weather.  Hope to see you all next week!
1st   Muriel Rae  43
2nd  Aileen Priestley  44   (bih)
1st    Kathy Cameron   41
2nd  Morna Steven  43
Muriel Rae, Lady Captain Margaret Hunter,  and Aileen Priestley

Kathy Cameron, Margaret Hunter & Morna Steven

Friday, 17 January 2014

WINTER LEAGUE 17/01/2014

Lansdowne.  Winter tees to full greens.
Soggy weather led to a few call-offs today, but 12 ladies decided to chance it and were rewarded with a dry round.  Thanks to Moira Stewart for presenting the prizes today.
Silver                                  Bronze
Ann Henry       52               Ann Spence      50
Sandy Bushby  53              Birte Buckett    56 (bih

* We had  a bit of fun with  mini prizes for ladies taking a certain score at some of the holes.
Thanks to Morna Steven, Jan Kennedy and Janet Mackenzie for being such good sports. 

Birte Buckett, Moira Stewart  and Ann  Spence

Sandy Bushby, Moira Stewart  and Ann Henry

Monday, 13 January 2014


This year, once again, the Blairgowrie Ladies will be taking part in The Mail on Sunday Classic. This is a HANDICAP MATCH PLAY COMPETITION and is open to ALL lady members. Handicaps are restricted to 24, however players with handicaps above this are eligible to play in the tournament, but must play off 24.

The competition for our club begins on 24th February when a draw will be made for the second round. The first match to be played soon after. A team of 5 will be required.

If you are interested in playing in this competition or just want to find out more, please either sign up on the sheet on the Match notice board, or contact me directly as soon as possible.

Many thanks
Avril Smith
(Match Secretary)
Contact - Tel 01382 360791 or email -


The next meeting of the Book Club will take place on Tuesday February 11th at 2:30. The book to be discussed is The Magus by John Fowles.  If you would like to join us please contact Jen Geddes.

Sunday, 12 January 2014


SATURDAY 18th JANUARY 2014 at 11.00am
The Gannochy Suite
Dewars Centre
Glover Street


Saturday, 11 January 2014


•  Winter League
 We have been trying out a Draw for Winter League on Fridays and so far most players seem in favour of the Draw.  The Committee has decided, therefore,  to retain a Draw for the rest of the Winter Season.  But please be assured if you want to turn up ON THE DAY you can do so, just come to the Locker Room  and a  random Draw will be made for on-the-day ladies to follow on the official Draw.  A Committee Member will be there, so you are guaranteed  a partner. 

Annual Meeting
The result of the  Members' preference  slips for the time of the Annual Meeting was 57.5% for the morning and 42.5% for the evening, with 4  spoilt papers (i.e. no name).  I really do not feel the case for a morning meeting is overwhelming, bearing in mind a morning meeting would effectively  bar any working lady from  attending future  Annual Meetings. I did consult the Managing Secretary as to the availability of the Clubhouse for a morning meeting and was advised  that holding a meeting in the lounge would have its difficulties. The time of the Annual Meeting will remain at 6.00pm.

UPDATE : January 15th.  The Managing Secretary has advised me that  he was advised on January 10th 2014  that with effect from 1st October 2014, there will no longer be a VAT restriction on the use of the dining room  and that it will be available for meetings.  The Committee will discuss this development at the next Committee Meeting. 

•  Ladies Levy 2014
The Ladies Levy has stayed the same  at £3.00 for several years. Costs, alas, have not stayed the same.  The Committee is considering various options  regarding the levy and an announcement will be made shortly.

Margaret Hunter, Lady Captain

Friday, 10 January 2014

WINTER LEAGUE 10/01/2014

Lady Captain Margaret Hunter, Margaret Kerr and Linda Rice
There was a great turn out for Winter League on Rosemount today, with everyone saying how pleased they were to get back to golf after the festive season.  This was the first meeting  of the year,  so we decided to give three prizes.

Silver                                                       Bronze        
1st Margaret Hunter 44 (bih)                   1st Barbara Cuthbert    40
2nd Margaret Kerr 44                               2nd Doreen Johnston  42
3rd Linda Rice 45                                     3rd  Birte Buckett  44

Doreen Johnston, Lady Captain, Birte Buckett & Barbara Cuthbert
Note : The Lady Captain hopes that winning today  is not the highlight of her year - and 40 points for Barbara Cuthbert, what a fantastic score!  Well done to all the winners.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014


The Burns Supper takes place on Friday, January 24th, 7.00 for 7.30pm. Tickets are £20.00 for a tasty 3 - course traditional  menu, including haggis, neeps and tatties AND a miniature of  whisky.  The entertainment promises to be interesting, with the Lady Captain giving the Reply to the Toast to the Lassies....
Liz Fertacz

Friday, 3 January 2014


Winter League was washed out this morning, but two brave ladies  decided to  tough it  out on Rosemount in the rain. Well done Katy Chapman and Louise Whitehead. The weather forecast is dire for next week,  so IF THE COURSE IS CLOSED, there will be a get-together with a  fun quiz in the lounge from 10.00am.

• Sally Bown, a Wee Course member for many years, died on Sunday 29th December at Northlands Care Home. Funeral service in Perth Crematorium on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at 12.30 p.m., to which all friends are invited, afterwards refreshments will be served in the Dalmore Inn and Restaurant, Blairgowrie at around 1.45 p.m. Any friends unable to attend the service at Perth are welcome to join with the family there.

• Ladies Afternoon Bridge re-starts on January 7th.