Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Competition Levies for 2019

Good evening all ladies.  The long awaited envelope containing your forthcoming invoice for membership for 2019, is shortly due to be sent out.  The envelope will also contain information regarding the levies for 2019 and how to pay this.

This year, if you intend to play in the Ladies' Club Competitions, you will be required to add your levy fee to that of your club membership and pay both together. If you do not wish to play in the competitions, then please inform office staff at the time of paying your membership.

This change allows a smoother collection of funds for the office staff and the ladies' committee.

The levies remain at £5.00 and £2.00 for wee course members.


Kind regards

Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain




PRE-SEASON COACHING 2019

Charles Dernie has advised that the sign-up sheet for his  pre-season coaching classes which begin in March 2019 is full. If you have missed out you can still add your name to the Waiting List in the
Pro Shop. The cost for the five-week course is £30 and must be paid by 28th February. If anyone has not paid by the due date,  the place will be offered to the next lady on the Waiting List.

Sunday, 9 December 2018

KIDS PARTY!

We don't know who had more fun at the Childrens' Christmas Party today - the kids or the Lady Captain! Everyone had a super time - especially the grannies.

Well done to our great team at the Club who worked so hard to make the day a cracking success.

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CHRISTMAS CARD BOX

Ladies, if you are  away for Christmas and not sure if you will see golfing friends before you go, you can leave your Christmas Cards  in this special box at  the Club in the Locker Room.

Ladies Committee

Friday, 7 December 2018

LADIES CHRISTMAS LUNCH

There was a cosy, convivial atmosphere in the Clubhouse today as 58 ladies met up  for the Christmas Lunch.  After enjoying pre-lunch drinks and mocktails Lady Captain Fiona Johnstone and her committee worked hard to keep ladies entertained between  tasty courses, with a festive quiz, lucky seat prize, and a "head and tails" elimination.
Fiona announced that her charity for 2018 - 2019 is Parkinsons (Scotland) and was pleased to tell ladies the collection taken at the lunch  amounted to £351, a magnificent sum. This included a contribution of £95  from the raffle for an exquisite Christmas  throw, hand made by Jo Stewart.
To conclude the afternoon past captain Janice Lang gave a hearty vote of thanks to the committee for all the hard work which goes into organising the lunch.  She also thanked the caterers for an excellent meal and the bar staff.
** PLEASE NOTE : the sign up sheets for Charles Dernie's  popular pre-season coaching  classes, beginning in February,  are now in the Locker Room and filling up fast. All dates for 2019 events, and a winter social calendar will be posted regularly on the Blog.

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Merry Christmas from the Ladies Committee


Birthday lady, Etta Gardiner,  and Runners/Up in the Turkey Trot, Carolyn & Mary


Wednesday, 5 December 2018

CHTSTMAS LUNCH TICKETS

Ladies, only two more sleeps until the Christmas Lunch! To help our caterers with numbers please get your ticket asap. You can phone the  Club at 01250 872 622 to reserve a ticket and pay on the day. The menu choice is  on the Blog.
Tickets are £15.00.  We meet at 12.00 for 12.30pm

Friday, 30 November 2018

WINTER LEAGUE 30th NOVEMBER

The weather stayed  dry for most ladies playing Winter League on Rosemount today, only the last 2 groups were unlucky and caught the rain.
Sandy Bushby was playing in her last competition  before moving to Lincolnshire.  Lady Captain, Fiona Johnston, thanked Sandy for the huge contribution she has made to the Ladies Section of the Club over many years and presented her with a card and farewell gift.
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Lady Captain Fiona with Hilary Inglis, Division 2 winner,  and Sandy
The Aggregate results  from Sunday 25th and Friday 30th  November :
Division 1
1st   Jillian Milne 50 - 03 = 47
2nd  Sandy Bushby  56 - 07 = 49
Division 2
1st   Hilary Inglis 64 - 15 = 49
2nd  Gill Tissell 66 - 16 = 50

Sandy, Fiona, HIlary and Gill
P.S. LADIES CHRISTMAS LUNCH TICKETS FOR DECEMBER 7TH  AVAILABLE AT THE BAR, £15.00.

Friday, 23 November 2018

WINTER LEAGUE : STANLEY CLARKE 23rd November 2018

Janice , Vice-Captain Margaret Kerr and Claire
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The weather was  a bit  grim this morning, resulting in the majority of today's entrants settling for coffee and chat in the lounge.
However, congratulations to  the "Magnificent Seven" who  refused to be  put off by the weather and cheerfully  donned waterproofs to tough it out over 12 holes on Lansdowne. Well done to all who played.

The Aggregate results  from Sunday 18th and Friday 23rd  November :

1st Janice LANG  58 - 08 = 50
2nd Claire BIDWELL 64 - 12 = 52
3rd Kate MUSGRAVE-BROWN  62 - 10 = 52
4th Jillian MILNE  55 - 03 - 52  (lowest gross)

P.S.  CHRISTMAS LUNCH TICKETS, PRICE £15.00   NOW AVAILABLE FROM THE BAR TEAM

The magnificent seven - Janice, Carolyn, Sheila, Margaret, Katy, Claire & Kate

Thursday, 22 November 2018

P & K LCGA SENIOR SQUAD 2019

P&KLCGA has announced the Senior Squad for 2018 - 2019, and we are pleased to say we have three Blairgowrie members in the squad. The first Winter Coaching Session for the Senior Squad will be held  at Strathmore Golf Club with Karyn Dallas  taking the session.

Friday, 16 November 2018

WINTER LEAGUE 16/11/2018

Div 1 Winner, Claire Bidwell with Vice-Captain Margaret Kerr
A glorious day for golf greeted 23 ladies this morning. We were on full greens on Rosemount. The scores were tight....!

Division  1
64 - 13 = 51  Claire Bidwell
64 - 11 = 53  Sheila Bruce
61 - 08 = 53  Sue Waddell
66 - 13 = 53  Margaret Kerr

Division 2
74 - 17 = 57  Gill Tissell
75 - 17 = 58  Caroline Dracup

 LADIES CHRISTMAS LUNCH TICKETS NOW ON SALE AT THE BAR 

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

WINTER LEAGUE DRAW 16th November

Sorry ladies!
The Draw for Friday November 16th has been done, in error,  a day  before the closing date. If you would like to play, please come along and we'll make sure everyone gets a game

Saturday, 10 November 2018

LADIES CHRISTMAS LUNCH


ANNUAL PRIZE-GIVING

There was  an excellent turnout for the Annual Prize Giving last night. First up was the Junior Section  prize-giving. The Junior Convenor, Neil Wilkie, gave us  a review of the Juniors'  amazing achievements this year. We were pleased to hear how well Katy Alexander had done, playing for the Scottish schools championship girls team winners; winning the Ladies Highland Open at Pitlochry, a Junior Tour Event at the Duke’s and scratch events at both the Pitlochry and Strathmore Junior Opens. Katy becomes Junior Captain next season.

Following a convivial meal the trophies and prizes were presented by Captain Brian Wesencraft and Past  Lady Captain Sandy Bushby deputising for the Lady Captain, Fiona Johnston, who had a long-standing prior engagement.  The Managing Secretary, Steven Morgan, directed operations and made sure everything ran like clockwork.  Thanks must go to the office staff for all the work in organising the magnificent display of gleaming trophies, vouchers and commemorative glasses.

Friday, 9 November 2018

Winter League and Stanley Clarke aggregate 4th & 9th November

Kate Musgrave Brown with Vice-Captain Margaret Kerr and Heather Welsh
Silver
Kate Musgrave-Brown 58 - 11 = 47
Bronwen Godley 59 - 8 = 51
Lesley Findlay 64 - 13 = 51
Bronze
June Dargie 67 - 16 = 51
Heather Welsh 68 - 16 = 52
Gay Tissell 69 - 17 = 52



  • The Annual Prize-giving takes place tonight. Check the Blog later  for a full report and photographs.
  •  Tickets for the Ladies Christmas Lunch are now available  from the bar. As usual you will be asked to make your choice of Starter and Main Course. The tickets are £15.00, which includes a complimentary glass of wine/soft drink.


Thursday, 8 November 2018

FUNERAL OF MORNA STEVEN

Funeral Arrangements for 
MORNA STEVEN

It is with sorrow I announce that Morna's funeral will take place on Tuesday 13th November at Perth Crematorium at 11.30am.

I am sure her passing will be remembered by many members from Blairgowrie Golf Club.Sent


Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain

BRIDGE NEWS

CHANGE OF BRIDGE TIME ON
TUESDAY 13th NOVEMBER

Due to club members attending the funeral of Morna Steven at Perth Crematorium, at 11.30 on Tuesday 13th November, the Bridge group will meet at 1.00pm instead of 12.30pm. 


Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

VICE CAPTAIN NEWS

Vice Captain Appointed

Good evening ladies. I am delighted to inform you all that Margaret Kerr, has been appointed as Vice Captain of the Ladies Section.  

Margaret brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience of Committee work, alongside having been an active golf member of the club for many years.  She has fulfilled a number of roles on various committees and she will be a great asset to the team as Vice Captain.   I look forward to us working closely together, as the whole team moves forward in our tasks for the year.

I am sure when you see her on Friday, you will congratulate and wish her the best for her coming years.



Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain



Tuesday, 6 November 2018

RAFFLE PRIZES

DONATIONS FOR KIDS XMAS PARTY

Good morning Ladies.  Angie and staff would be grateful for any donations for their raffle. All the money raised will go towards  the purchase of Xmas presents for Santa to bring the kids at their annual party.

The donations can be anything you wish. No holds barred.
Your support in this venture is needed.

Thanking you in advance.


Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain

Sunday, 4 November 2018

FRIENDLY MATCH CONVENORS


Match Convenors

Good afternoon ladies.  It's time again for the Committee and the office staff to confirm our Friendly Matches, both home and away for 2019.

Some of the Ladies who carried out this task last year have already volunteered, but others are still needed. You will be responsible for selecting the team to play on the day and will be Captain on the day, if you play. You will also be responsible for making contact with the other team via email, a week prior to the match to confirm all is in place for the match.

All the dates for the matches have not yet been confirmed, but once they are they will be made available to the convenors for you to select the dates you will be responsible for.

This is an early heads up, but I would like to have all convenors identified by the end of December.  Please contact any member of the Committee or email myself @johnstonf60@yahoo.co.uk



Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain

Friday, 2 November 2018

WINTER LEAGUE COMMENCES

Bronze Winner 
June Dargie

Today was the first Friday of the Winter League and 24 ladies played in beautiful Autumn sunshine over 12 holes on the Rosemount course. Two ladies also played on Sunday 28th October, in our first alternative day in respect of the Winter League

Today the scores were very close with 4 ladies in the Silver section recording a Nett score of 49.  The ladies were Linda Rice, Katie Chapman, Lesley Findley, and Eileen McMurray.  Linda was the winner on countback on the inward half.

Pictured above June is presented with her winning golf ball with a great score of 45 nett.

There was a lively atmosphere in the lounge with members enjoying refreshments prior to the announcement of the winners.

Can I remind you all that next week sees the start of the Stanley Clarke Trophy, which will be every second and fourth Friday and Sunday respectively.  Also, when you come into the club house after your round during the Winter League, could you please enter your score in the computer, enter the ringer or eclectic if you wish and give your card to Margaret Kerr who is now our Competition Secretary. She will liaise with Joan in the office, who will still close the competition off.  If Margaret is not there another Committee member will be nominated.

Let's hope the weather is good for us next week.


Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain.





Saturday, 27 October 2018

FINAL ROUND OF THE SUMMER SEASON


  • Trot, Trot,Trot went the Turkey winners
Yesterday was a crisp, sunny morning and 19 ladies "trotted" out for our final round of the summer season. After, in the warmth of the clubhouse, the players joined the ladies who had played the wee course.  

It was nice to hear the chatter while most enjoyed hot drinks and a light lunch. Our lucky winners of the vouchers were Katie Chapman (31 pts), Carolyn Haddow (31pts) and Mary Miller (30pts). Well done ladies. The prizes will be presented at our Xmas lunch on the 7th December

Next week sees the commencement of our Winter League so please remember mats will be required. 


Fiona Johnston 
Lady Captain.

Friday, 26 October 2018

ATERNATIVE DAY WINTER LEAGUE

Alternative Day Winter League

Good News Ladies. The Committee have agreed that an alternative day should be available over the Winter months for those ladies who are unable to play on a Friday.  The same rules will apply to the competition as those on Fridays and they will be played on the Sunday prior to the Friday competition.

This Sunday, 28th October the tee times are 12.21 and 12.30 on Rosemount.  The times thereafter on Lansdowne will be 9.03 and 9.12 and on Rosemont 10.06 and 10.15.  

It is refreshing to offer this opportunity which is another step forward to ensuring we are inclusive of all our members.

Please Enjoy.


Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain


Thursday, 25 October 2018

MORNA STEVEN

It is with great sadness I inform you all, of the passing of Morna Steven yesterday. Morna was a long standing member of the Club and played in many of our friendly matches alongside all the club competitions.  She was full of fun and I always remember her having a welcoming smile when I entered the club.  Sadly Morna was in residential care during her last 2 years, suffering from the debilitating illness of dementia.  Our thoughtful wishes go to her friends and extended family. 

Funeral arrangements will be posted on the notice board when known and our respect will be marked in the normal manner, although Morna was not a member recently due to her illness.

Fiona Johnston 
Lady Captain

Monday, 22 October 2018

P & K CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS

There were 14 Club Champions playing in the P & K Champion of Champions  competition at Dunblane on Sunday 21st October.   In a hard-fought contest our Blairgowrie Lady Champion, Jillian Milne, came third.

Photo courtesy of P & K
CSS 72

Leading Scores

Isla Moncrieff (Pitlochry)    78
Carol Muir (Craigie Hill)     79
Jillian Milne (Blairgowrie)  81

Friday, 19 October 2018

CAPTAIN'S WECOME

Good Evening Ladies
A week ago today, I was elected as your Captain and this afternoon, I performed my first duty as your Captain, which has been reported on, in relation to the 4 Club Competition.

I would like to thank all those members, both ladies and gents who have congratulated me to date. I feel honoured to have obtained their respect.  The tasks ahead for the year, I believe will vary between being enjoyable, fun, interesting and no doubt challenging at times.  However, I know I have a good team at my side and a wealth of knowledge among the Ladies' section, who I can and will call upon to help move our Section and the Club forward.

One of my major tasks will be to ensure all our ladies experience a relaxed and positive atmosphere, not only on the course, but throughout the clubhouse. Therefore, I call upon us all to consider how we can achieve this and for you all to bring forward your ideas.
   
It is also clear that club memberships, in general, across the country are declining. Lady and junior girl members are not increasing in great numbers and Blairgowrie is no exception to this situation, irrespective of our prestigious history. We need to ensure that visitors to our club continue to consider that, this is a club they may like to join.  A number of our newest members have done just this, with some having moved from south of the border after having played our courses on a number of occasions.  Some have a wealth of experience and knowledge which as club members we need to harness, if we are to help our club go from strength to strength.  So again, I ask us all to think about how we can attract more new ladies and girl members and ensure their experience is as positive as it can be.  As keen golfers we can all help others be attracted to our beautiful game at Blairgowrie.

Monday 22nd October sees the first meeting of your new Committe, who consists of myself, Carolyn Haddow, Mary Miller, Margaret Hunter, Jo Stewart, Margaret Kerr and Pauline Hill.  A number of members have also offered their assistance as volunteers and when the time comes, I will be calling on you, so keep these e-mails and mobiles open.  In this respect, can I ask you to ensure the Office has an up-todate contact for you.

Finally, next week is the Turkey-Trot, with vouchers being the prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, which will be presented at the Christmas lunch.  Please ensure you sign up as there is only a morning draw.

Thank you all again. In the words of Martin Luther King, "I have a Dream."  Mine is, "If I can leave my Captaincy with the same smile that I have in my Captain's photo, I will have achieved my dream.


Fiona Johnston
Captain.  

RESULTS FOUR CLUB COMPETITION

Today 26 ladies participated in the four club competition on Lansdowne. The weather was fairly kind to us with no wind or rain and the sun eventually came out. The winner was Brenda Clough with a gross 89 and nett 76. Second was Sue Waddell who also had a gross 89 but a nett 77. Third was Katie Chapman with a gross 101 and nett 81.

Well done to the winners and all the ladies for coming out to play. Today our new Ladies' Captain Fiona performed her first duty as captain when she welcomed everyone and presented the prize to Brenda.

Thursday, 18 October 2018

GOOD LUCK JILLIAN!


The Perth & Kinross Champion of Champions Competition will be held at Dunblane on Sunday 21st October. Blairgowrie will be represented by Jillian Milne, our current Club champion. Jillian tees off at 1.07pm
We wish her good luck and hope to report good news on Sunday evening.

DATES FOR THE DIARY

Monday, 15 October 2018

4 CLUB COMPETITION

4 Club Competition
Friday 19th 

Ladies! There's an autumnal feel to the air these days, so it's time for some fun golf. This Friday we are having  the 4  Club competition. This is always  a challenge, but it makes us  think! 

We can't reach  for the Club we always use for a certain shot, because it's not in the bag'

But ....it's amazing how well we can play with limited club selection... you might be surprised what a great score you come in with.  Non counting, no pressure....

Sunday, 14 October 2018

ANNUAL MEETING 2018

The Annual Meeting of the Ladies Section took place on Friday 12th  October.  Lady Captain Janice Lang opened the Meeting and invited representatives from the Club to give  reports on the  activities of the Wee Course Ladies,  Scratch League, Handicap League, and Competitons,  followed by  the Lady Captain's comprehensive report on the activities of the  ladies section  throughout the year.
She thanked the many ladies who had assisted her  in a busy year. 
A vote was taken on the three Motions which had been  lodged before the Meeting.

Motion One : It is proposed that the Ladies Section Committee be discontinued. There would still be a Ladies Annual Meeting to elect a Ladies Captain and Vice Captain. The Ladies Captain will sit on the Club Committee. Proposed by : Ladies Committee
Defeated
Motion 2 t is proposed that the positions of Ladies Captain and Vice Captain be discontinued and that the interests of the Lady Members be served by the appointment of a Ladies Representative who would sit on the Club Committee.
Defeated
Motion 3 No Lady member shall be eligible to take up the position of Lady Captain or Lady Vice Captain unless they have been a Full member of Blairgowrie Golf Club for two years and have served on the Ladies Committee for the full term of two years as specified in the Ladies Management Agreement 2010.
Passed

Fiona Johnston was  elected Lady Captain.  Due to a  long-standing,  personal, prior commitment, Fiona was unable to attend the Meeting,  and Managing Secretary Steven Morgan accepted the Lady Captain's Badge on her  behalf.   Past Captain Janice was presented with a bouquet of flowers  from the Club  in recognition of  all her efforts  on behalf of the Ladies throughout the year.
After the business part of the Meeting was concluded,  the Prize-giving took place. In keeping with tradition the Past Captain, assisted by Katy Chapman, presented the prizes for the past season.

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

LADY CAPTAIN'S FAREWELL FRIDAY 12TH OCTOBER 2018


Lady Captain's Farewell : Friday 12th October 2018


Ladies

No competition has been organised for this date but tee times have been reserved in the morning and afternoon for those of you who wish to play.

Please select your own playing partners and have a fun game.

With many thanks for your support this year.

Janice Lang
Ladies Captain

RESULTS SUMMER ECLECTIC and SUMMER RINGER


Sunday, 30 September 2018

LADIES' BOOK CLUB







Speak to Jennifer Geddes if you are interested.



Thursday, 27 September 2018

LADIES AFTERNOON BRIDGE


RESULT GLASS QUAICH 2018

The Glass Quaich is awarded to the Bronze Division player with the best nett aggregate over the Spring and Autumn Meetings.


Winner              Judith Clowe            92 + 88 = 180

Runner up         Liz Ridsdale.            84 + 100 = 184

Congratulations to both ladies.


Janice Lang
Ladies Captain

RESULTS MEDAL 11 & MEDAL WINNERS FINAL



Ladies SGL Medal 11

16th and 21st September 2018


Silver Division     1st Mary Miller           82 - 9 = 73
                                2nd Carolyn Haddow  94 - 20 = 74


Bronze Division    1st Brenda Kerr         98 - 27 = 71
                               2nd Lorraine Bend    98 - 21 = 77




Ladies Medal Winners Final

22nd September 2018

Winner        Sally Hebden    84 - 9 = 75
Runner up  Claire Bidwell   97 - 19 = 78


Janice Lang
Ladies Captain



Tuesday, 25 September 2018

LADIES ANNUAL MEETING - ONLINE VOTING





Ladies Annual Meeting - Online Voting

Please be informed that voting for the proposed motions in line with the upcoming Ladies Annual Meeting will be available online from Wednesday 26th September at 12noon until Wednesday 10th October at 12noon. 

If you do not intend to be there on the evening and you wish to vote, please ensure you register your votes within this time frame.

Voting can only be accessed by full lady members via the website by going to the “Members area” tab and then selecting “Vote online” at the bottom of the third column.  












You will be asked to enter your 4 digit card number as well as your email address.  This is required to ensure only those eligible to vote are able to do so.  Once you have entered and submitted your votes you will not be able to access this again.

Should you have any issues or questions please contact office@theblairgowriegolfclub.co.uk for further assistance.




















































BEDDOWS QUAICH WINNERS


Blairgowrie were once again hosts to the Scottish Ladies Vets Championships.  It was wonderful to see the clubhouse full of ladies enjoying meeting up with old friends and making new acquaintances. Golf was played on Rosemount on Monday in lovely sunny weather and on Lansdowne on Tuesday in windy, rainy weather.

Winners of the Beddows Quaich on Tuesday, with a score of 70.4 were Mary Miller and Janice Lang pictured here with the Lady President of the SVLGA.

Janice Lang
Ladies Captain

TURN UP AND PLAY 25TH SEPT 2018



Gill Tissell, Kate Musgrave-Brown, Julie Wink and Carolyn Haddow

There were just four ladies for turn up and play today, so they all went out together.  A Stableford with 3 Mulligan's each was a good fun format!

Despite the unexpected showers there were three excellent scores with Kate Musgrave-Brown winning with a great score of 37 points.  However, Carolyn Haddow and Gill Tissell were both hot on her heels with 36 points each.

Well done ladies and great practice for Friday's Stableford!

Many thanks to Julie Wink for organising play today.


Janice Lang
Ladies Captain

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

BIRDIE TREE



I want to draw your attention to the Birdie Tree which is located in the Ladies Locker room.

Julie Wink has done a magnificent job of looking after it this year and has made it very clear as to who has won birdies.  Even if you have not had a birdie, the tree is worth looking at to see the splendid job Julie has done.  Thank you very much Julie.

Janice Lang
Ladies Captain

PS There is still time to score more birdies  - on Friday 21st September in Medal 11!

RESULTS OF SHEILA McKENZIE TROPHY COMPETITION


Monday, 10 September 2018

CATHERINE PATTERSON TROPHY




The winner of the Catherine Patterson Trophy, for a lady who plays all her golf on the Wee Course, is Anna Carson with 19 points; Runner up is Vike Brown with 17 points.

Well done to both ladies and to all ladies who took part.


Janice Lang
Ladies Captain

AUTUMN MEETING 2018


Janice Lang
Ladies Captain