Wednesday, 31 August 2016


To-day the Wee Course Ladies and Ladies Committee played a Texas Scramble on the Wee Course.Twenty ladies took part and enjoyed a light lunch in the dining room afterwards. Thanks to Shirley Irvine for her help in organising this event and also to our caterers. All enjoyed their day.The winning team was Lesley Findlay Etta Anderson and Angela Rooney.


Tuesday, 30 August 2016


                Katie Chapman, Elizabeth Tosh, Margaret Sturrock, Linda Rice

Today, 14 ladies turned up to play in our fun event of Bingo, Bango, Bongo. The rules of the game included the 1st player landing on the green receiving 3 points, (Bingo), the player nearest to the hole when all were on the green receiving 3 points, (Bango) and finally the 1st player to hole out would receive 3 points,(Bongo).

The respective winners were Linda Rice with 24 Bingos, Elizabeth Tosh with 33 Bangos and Katie Chapman with 36 Bongos. The overall winner was Elizabeth Tosh with a total of 75 points.  Margaret Sturrock scored 90 points, playing in a group of two.

The ladies reported that the event was good fun, with all enjoying the day in lovely morning sunshine. Following the game all the ladies enjoyed a light refreshment, during which the prizes were given out.

Many thanks to all who turned up to support this event today and I hope you look forward to our final Turn Up and Play of the year on the 27th September.

Fiona Johnston
(Match Secretary)

Friday, 26 August 2016


(Stableford)-(CSS 74)-

Div 1 M Miller (10) 38 pts, J Lang (11) 36 pts, L Fertacz (10) 35 pts

Div 2-J Dargie (26) 36 pts, M Paterson (25) 34 pts, J Geddes (32) 34

Tuesday, 23 August 2016


Blairgowrie Ladies v Panmure Barry
Yesterday was the last game of our Friendly fixtures for the season, with Mary Hope, captain for the day, leading an enthusiastic team of Liz Fertacz, Elaine Smith, Sheila Ritchie, Doreen Johnston, Dianne Wallace, Judith Clowe and Kathy Cameron.  It was a lovely day with the sun shinning and players reporting that the course continues to be in good condition.  The overall result went to Panmure 2.5 - 1.5.

Following the match, both teams enjoyed a meal in the dinning room, with both captains giving their vote of thanks.

I want to take this opportunity to thank all the players who have volunteered to represent the club over the season and to encourage even more ladies to put their names down next year.  The fixtures give members the chance to play on other courses, at no cost, other than paying for their meal. It is also a good opportunity to meet golfers from other areas and build new friendships.

I have really enjoyed the year,especially chatting with team members and getting their feedback on games.  Well done ladies and thank you again.

Fiona Johnston
(Match Secretary)

Monday, 22 August 2016


Katy Alexander was  5th in the  North of Scotland Girls' Championship, held at Strathmore on Sunday 22nd August.  Katy returned a gross 80, nett 74.  The winning score was  gross 76, net 71.  Well done,  Katy.

Friday, 19 August 2016


BLAIRGOWRIE LADIES (Millenium Trophy) R3 (CSS 77)

Div 1- M Lumby (10) 37 pts, S Stirling (7) 36 pts, J Milne (4) 34pts

Div 2-J Kirkwood (35) 35 pts, J Wink (32) 34 pts, J Geddes (34) 33 pts

Wednesday, 17 August 2016


Blairgowrie Ladies v. Downfield

Monday this week saw team captain Katie Chapman welcome the Downfield ladies to a sunny Blairgowrie, with the Rosemount course being in good condition. The games were very close with 3 out of 4 being decided on the last green, although the final result was 3.5 to .5 in Downfield's favour.

However, excluding the overall result a great day was had by all, with lovely weather, good company and the meal afterwards being of the usual high standard. The Downfield ladies expressed their thanks and asked that the catering staff be congratulated on a magnificent meal.

Many thanks goes to the team of Katie Chapman, (team Captain), Margaret McGlashan, Ann Henry, Cathy Irving, Jo Stewart, Doreen Johnston, Dianne Wallace and our newest recruit Julie Wink, who played her first friendly for the club.  

Monday 22nd August, sees our last match of the friendly fixtures for the season, this being at home to Panmure.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have volunteered throughout the season and making my task very enjoyable.  I have met so many warm people who I have not had the opportunity to play with and this has certainly been a highlight to my year.

Fiona Johnston
(Match Secretary)

Tuesday, 16 August 2016


The Ladies' Past Captains Day took place today with ten participants on the Rosemount Course and three participants on the Wee Course. The weather was perfect with wall to wall sunshine. Before the start, the Past Captains were greeted by the present Lady Captain Kathy Cameron who had organised the day. After the golf, luncheon was served in the dining room and the ladies had a chance to catch up with each other.

The winner of the trophy on the Rosemount Course was Sandy Bushby who scored 41 points.  Janette Hamilton was second and Margaret Hunter was third. The winner on the the Wee Course was Nora Hay. The winners were presented with lovely hydrangeas.
Captain Kathy Cameron pictured with Sheila Christie and Noreen Fordyce
organising everyone at the start.

Sixteen Past Captains who attended today.
Sandy Bushby is presented the Past Captain's Trophy by Muriel Rae

Wednesday, 10 August 2016



Blairgowrie Ladies v. Pitlochry


On Monday the 8th August our ladies, lead by our Lady Captain Kathy Cameron, played hosts to a spirited Pitlochry team in our annual friendly. The match was played over the Rosemount course which continues to be in excellent condition. The overall match resulted in a 2-2 draw with both teams enjoying the whole day.


The match was followed by a great meal in the dinning room, with both captains on the day giving their vote of thanks, with the Pitlochry ladies already looking forward to having us back next year.


Many thanks to the team of Kathy Cameron, Ann Henry, Jan Kennedy, Carol Turner, Linda Rice, Doreen Johnston, Dianne Wallace and Christina Cleeton for volunteering to play.




Fiona Johnston

(Match Secretary)


Tuesday, 9 August 2016


On the welcome desk - Aileen Priestley, Lady Captain & Heather Dawson
Lady Captain Kathy Cameron  was delighted to welcome 76 ladies to the Senior Ladies Invitation Day today on Rosemount.  The weather was kind and an enjoyable time  was had by all, with our visitors commenting on the fine condition of the course.

On the tee... some of our guests, raring to go.
Scores were close  with the  last pair coming home with the winning score by the smallest of margins.
1st   Margaret Sturrock & Maggie Thurston   70
2nd  Diana Eyton-Jones & Hazel Kelly  70.4
3rd  Aileen Kean & Isobel Wilkie 71.8 (bih)
4th  Jean Clarke & Agnes Freeman  71.8
Nearest the Pin
Silver :  Maggie Thurston     Bronze : Nora Hay
Longest Drive
Silver  : Liz Fertacz     Bronze : Margaret Paterson

Lady Captain presenting the prize vouchers to the winners.
To round off a lovely day  our Lady Captain  presented Vice-Captain Meriel Walker with the Patience  Cup for her Hole-in-One on the 17th on Rosemount on Friday 5th August.  This was Meriel's first Hole-in-one, and, as luck would have it,   she was playing with Rae Brass who presented the trophy in memory of her Mother, Patience Halhead. Meriel retains the trophy until the next  Hole-in-one.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016


It appears a number of people are concerned about the submission of scores to maintain their handicap. The points below should clarify what is required:

  1. All members of affiliated Clubs with CONGU handicaps are required tosubmit at least 3 qualifying scores per calendar year to retain aCompetition handicap. To have a Competition handicap a member musthave returned 3 qualifying scores during the previous year.
  2. Qualifying scores are those returned in Club qualifying competitions(Home or Away), Supplementary Scores or 9 hole qualifying events.Scores returned socially or in match play competition are notacceptable.
  3. Exemptions are permitted for those who have had health/injuryproblems or have been out of the Country and this has prevented themfrom returning the required number of qualifying scores.

Murrayshall v. Blairgowrie Ladies

On Monday evening, the 1st August, the Blairgowrie ladies team of Mary Miller, Bronwyn Godley, Moria Begbie, Carolyn Haddow, captained by Brenda Clough played in the Handicap League match against Murrayshall at Murrayshall.  The games were exceptionally close with 3 games being halved on the 18th hole.

Following the match, the teams enjoyed refreshments in the clubhouse, with both captains giving their vote of thanks. Thank you to all who volunteered to play on the night and well done in achieving the 2.5 v. 2.5 result. 

There is only one more match left in our Handicap League fixtures, which is due to be played on 29th Aug at home to King James, first tee time 5.30pm.  So if you want to represent the club in this match please ensure your name is on the list. No handicap restriction.

Fiona Johnston
(Match Secretary)