Friday, 15 June 2018

UNDERSTANDING THE RULES OF GOLF 2

Challenging conditions on the 15th green
Yesterday I was playing a match with Margaret, Katy and June and we were up against 30 mile an hour winds. These conditions create rule queries. What happens if the ball is moved by the wind and what do you do about debris on the greens?

If you are about to putt and the wind moves your ball, then you play the ball from the new position where it has come to rest. If by chance the gust of wind is strong enough to blow your ball into the hole, then lucky you, you don’t have to count it as a stroke! With regard to  loose impediments on the green caused by the wind, prior to 2004 the rule stated you could only use your hand to remove debris to clear your line. With the rule change you can now use your hand, putter, towel etc… as long as you do not press down hard on the line of your putt otherwise you could be seen to be testing or improving the surface. Rule 16-1.

Another point to note is when indicating the line of a putt to your partner, you must not touch the putting surface with your finger, putter, flagstick or anything else. This applies to caddies as well. Rule 8-2.b

Penalty for Breach of Rule 16-1and 8-2.b:

Match play - Loss of hole; Stroke play - Two strokes.
Sandy Bushby
R&A Rules Qualified

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

UNDERSTANDING THE RULES OF GOLF 1

Greetings from Quaker Ridge New York where the Curtis Cup has been taking place. It has been a great three days. It was a shame GB&I had to return the Cup to the USA  and sadly the score line  does not show how well our girls actually played. The televising of the Curtis Cup meant that the event had to stick to very strict timings. If the first tee off was 1:00 pm then at 12:59 we had a count down on the tee ready for the first game and each game after that stuck rigidly to the designated tee times.

The reason I highlight this fact is that it relates to a rule of golf that is often broken by members at clubs up and down the country: 

6-3a. Time of Starting
The player must start at the time established by the Committee 
PENALTY FOR BREACH OF RULE 6-3a: 
If the player arrives at his starting point, ready to play, within five minutes after his starting time, the penalty for failure to start on time is loss of the first hole in match play or two strokes at the first hole in stroke play. Otherwise, the penalty for breach of this Rule is disqualification.
 

Now we are told what the penalties are if we are late on the tee, but many players are unaware that there are penalties for starting too early. If you start any earlier than your allotted tee time then you are technically disqualified, except if you have been given permission by the committee. This is covered by Decision 6.3a/5.

Allotted tee times are there for a reason as it helps spread the groups throughout the course and hopefully prevents games becoming backed up. Too often I have witnessed ladies teeing off at the first on Rosemount thinking they will not drive into the group in front without any regard to the actual time they should be starting.There is a real desire to speed golf up, however, it has to start at the right pace in the first place with people sticking to their tee times.

Sandy Bushby
R&A Rules Qualified
June 2018

RESULTS of the LADIES' CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP, BRONZE CHAMPIONSHIP and SOPHIE'S TROPHY 2018


Results of the Ladies' Club Championship,
Bronze Championship and
Sophie's Trophy



Saturday 9th June 2018


Club Champion        Jillian Milne
Runner Up                Katy Alexander


Bronze Champion    Katie Chapman
Runner Up               Gill Tissell


Sophie's Trophy        Jane Cameron
Winner
Runner Up                Kate Musgrave-Brown


Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all who participated in the competition, refereed or caddied.


Janice Lang
Ladies' Captain 2018





Sunday, 10 June 2018

SOME PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE LADIES CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

Katie, Pauline & Gill with the Bronze Trophy
Katie on the tee on the 6th; Gill Tissell, her opponent watching & Katies's caddie Elizabeth, looks into the sunshine for the ball.
I love this!  Which way are they going?!


Photos courtesy of Hazel Moore.

Janice Lang
Ladies Captain




Tuesday, 5 June 2018

FRIENDLY MATCH BLAIRGOWRIE, STRATHMORE & DOWNFIELD

Some of the ladies from Blairgowrie, Downfield & Strathmore before teeing off on the 1st at Rosemount.



Many thanks to Mary Miller, the Organiser for this event and also to Linda Rice, captain on the day.

Janice Lang
Ladies Captain

Monday, 4 June 2018

SUE WADDELL - HOLE IN ONE

Iain and I were playing in the mixed foursomes Open at Boat of Garten on Saturday 2nd June when I had a hole in one (my second) on the par 3 third. Despite a 45 minute play suspension due to heavy rain, thunder and lightening, play resumed and we managed to win the first scratch prize. A worthwhile trip!



Congratulations Sue and well done to you and Ian for winning the scratch prize.  Well worth a day out!


Janice Lang
Ladies Captain

1ST ROUND MILLENNIUM TROPHY


Wednesday, 30 May 2018

SENIOR LADIES & WEE COURSE LADIES TEXAS SCRAMBLE

It was a glorious day today for our May Texas Scramble.  Shirley had organised 7 teams which were composed of committee members and Wee Course ladies.   All the ladies, including some who had never played in a Texas Scramble before, enjoyed their games and a lot of laughter and fun was had by all.

The games were followed by an enjoyable lunch in the dining room with some ladies who were unable to take part in the golf, joining the group for the lunch.

The winners were Maureen Reid, Carolyn Haddow and Liz Ridsdale who each received a little potted plant.  The runners up of Anne Spence, Catherine Courts and Janice Lang received a golf ball each.



Janice Lang
Ladies Captain

FRIENDLY MATCH v CRAIL




Thank you to Mary Miller, the Organiser for this match.

Janice Lang
Ladies Captain

Friday, 25 May 2018

HANDICAP LEAGUE MATCH v KING JAMES

This home match was held on Monday 21st May in beautiful sunshine which undoubtedly was good for the golf, and the players' tan.  The games were all very close with 3 games going to the 18th. After the match both teams enjoyed a salad supper in the clubhouse with feedback being that the food was of a good standard.  The King James players commented positively on the course and the warm welcome received by all at our club.

I would like to thank the Blairgowrie team of Gillian Wallace, Liz Fertacz, Mary Hope, Sandy Bushby and myself for representing the club on the night and coming home with 3.5 win to 1.5.

Fiona Johnston
Handicap League Secretary

Saturday, 19 May 2018

TURN UP AND PLAY

Ladies

This is a reminder of the TUAP day on Tuesday 22nd May.

Please meet in the foyer about 9.45 where Carolyn Haddow will inform you of the type of play which she has organised on Lansdowne.

With the weather promising to be good it would be lovely to see a good turn out on Tuesday.

I look forward to seeing you then.

Janice Lang
Ladies Captain

Saturday, 5 May 2018

HANDICAP LEAGUE v MURRAYSHALL

This match was our first of the group stages of the League competition.  Our team of Jillian Milne (captain), Bronwen Godley, Kate Musgrave-Brown, Lorraine Bend and Hazel Moore offered to represent the club on a cold Tuesday evening, on a course not many of the players had played.

This was the first time that Kate & Lorraine had represented the club and both enjoyed the experience.  All players enjoyed refreshments in the clubhouse after the match which finished as darkness fell.  Thank you to all who played.

Result was a 4 - 1 win to Murrayshall.

Match report by Fiona Johnson, Handicap League Secretary.

Please check the notice board in the Ladies Locker room for future Handicap League fixtures and sign up if you wish to play.

Janice Lang
Ladies Captain

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

LADIES INVITATION DAY


Ladies Invitation Day was held on Tuesday 1st May when fortunately, although still chilly, it was mainly dry.
It was lovely to play with our friends, enjoy their company and have a nice meal afterwards.

Everyone had fun and it is to be hoped that our guests enjoyed their day playing on our superb Rosemount course.

Thank you to all who contributed to this successful event especially my Vice Captain, Pauline, and committee member Brenda, the organisers for our Invitation Day.

Janice Lang
Ladies Captain




Monday, 30 April 2018

MATCH v CARNOUSTIE CALEDONIA

The Ladies who played at Carnoustie today enjoyed a real treat.  It was wonderful to play on the Championship Course just before the Open in July.  For some of us it was our first experience of playing on this prestigious course and it is something which we will all remember for a long time.  All the games were hard fought but Carnoustie emerged victors by 3 matches to 1.  Thanks to Julie and Sheila who kept our flag flying!

Thank you to Dianne Wallace, our Convenor for this match.

The team who played:

Janice Lang (capt)
Jacqui Landsburgh

Julie Wink
Sheila Bruce

Muriel McPherson
Sue Waddell

Heather Anderson
Liz Fertacz


Janice Lang
Ladies Captain


SGL MEDAL 2 and 1ST ROUND MARGARET SALVER RESULT


Janice Lang
Ladies Captain

Sunday, 29 April 2018

INVITATION DAY

Dear Lady Members

I hope that you and your guest are going to enjoy what we have on offer on Tuesday 1st May, our Invitation Day.

1)  The main competition, which is a 4BBB is to be held over the Rosemount Course.  Tee Times are as booked.

2)  There is also a 9 hole Foursome Competition on the Wee Course.  Tee times should be booked and cards collected at the sign in desk before play.

3)  Put your putting skills to the test on the putting green with a 9 hole test.  Cards will be available at the sign in desk.

4)  Catering.  The kitchen will be open from 9am for any ladies wishing bacon rolls etc.  To assist with catering it would be helpful if, before play, ladies could indicate on the sign up sheet their meal requirements.


I hope that you all have a lovely day and that you and your guest enjoy friendship and good golf.


Janice Lang
Ladies Captain

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

Ladies

When you collect your cards from the Pro Shop for the Club Championship Qualifying rounds, please make sure that you either sign for Qualifying or Not Qualifying on the start sheet.  It is your responsibility to sign Q or NQ;  it is not up to the Pro shop.  That sheet will then go to Office and names will be recorded accordingly.

Best of luck to all players.

Janice Lang
Ladies Captain

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

TURN UP AND PLAY - TUESDAY 24th APRIL

11 Ladies turned up today to play in our first Turn Up and Play Day on Rosemount.  It was a fine day although a little blustery at times.  Sheila Bruce organised the ladies into groups of 3 to play a format called Criss Cross.

On an individual basis, using our full handicap allowance, we had to note our gross score and then our nett score on each hole.  The fun came when we had to compare the better nett score from the outward first 9 holes with the inward 9  holes.
eg hole 1 was compared with hole 10 and the better nett score was ringed and so on.  To finish, all nett ringed holes were added up to give a final score.

It was good fun and the winners were

1st Sheila Bruce with a score of 30
2nd Suki Stobbs with a score of 32
3rd Hazel Grant with  a score of 33

Thanks to Sheila for organising our day which was enjoyed by all.

Janice Lang
Ladies Captain

MATCH v ELIE

On  a dry, windy day which made conditions challenging, the Blairgowrie team, captained by Mary Hope, had a very enjoyable match at Elie on Monday 23rd April.

Elie Golf Course was in excellent condition especially the pristine greens. After play the team were treated to a very tasty meal in the newly refurbished club house.

The result of the match was that Elie emerged victors by 2.5 to 1.5.

Thanks to Mary Hope, the Convenor for the match.

The Blairgowrie Team:

Mary Hope (Capt)
Maureen Brass
Jeanette Hamilton
Doreen Johnston
Fiona Johnston
Joan Kirkwood
Christine Ogilvie
Elaine Smith

Janice Lang
Ladies Captain







Saturday, 21 April 2018

SPRING MEETING RESULTS 20th APRIL 2018



Well done Heather and Louise, very good scores!

Janice Lang
Ladies Captain

Friday, 20 April 2018

LEVY REMINDER

Ladies

This is a reminder to pay either your £5 levy as a full member or £2 levy if a Wee Course member.  The levy box is in the Ladies Locker room or you can pay Sheila Bruce directly.        

Only ladies who have paid their levy may win a Trophy.

Janice Lang
Ladies Captain

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

LADIES INVITATION DAY

The draw for Ladies Invitation Day on Tuesday 1st May is now online on Masterscoreboard.

However, any late entries will be accepted, just phone the Office and make sure you have the CDH number and handicap of your guest.

Janice Lang
Ladies Captain


Tuesday, 17 April 2018

MATCH v FORFAR



Our first friendly match of the season was played against Forfar Golf Club on Monday 16th April.
The course was in great condition and the greens were superb.  The team which was captained by Sheila Bruce said they were made very welcome; they had a lot of fun, the food was good and everyone had an enjoyable day out.  

Result was a 2 - 2 draw.



Thank you to Julie Wink, Convenor for this match.

Janice Lang
Ladies Captain

Monday, 16 April 2018

MEDAL 1 and KARRINYUP SPOON RESULTS



Results of Medal 1 and Karrinyup Spoon

8th and 13th April 2018


Silver Division                   1st    Gwen Lambie              81 - 06 = 75
                                            2nd   Gillian Wallace            82 - 06 = 76
                                            3rd    Maureen Brass            92 - 13 = 79



Bronze Division                 1st   Pauline Hill                  104 - 25 = 79
                                            2nd  Erica Espley                 103 - 24 = 79
                                            3rd   Louise Whitehead        108 - 25 = 83


Gwen Lambie, with the best nett overall, is the winner of the Karrinyup Spoon.

Janice Lang
Ladies Captain


COMBINED ALTERNATE DAY & FRIDAY COMPETITION

Ladies 

Please be advised that although the Alternate Day and the Friday Competition are played on separate days, the results are not combined until the Monday after the weekend when the Office will review both days to make sure everything is correct before publishing the final result.

The Friday competition is closed on Saturday morning for handicap purposes only.

If there are any queries/comments regarding play,  tee times, formats etc please address them to me rather than the Pro Shop or Office.  

Janice Lang
Ladies Captain

Thursday, 12 April 2018

LADIES' INVITATION REMINDER

Dear Ladies,

Please be reminded that we are running our first invitation day on Tuesday 1st May from 10am to 2pm

It would be great to get as many Ladies to join in on this event and to showcase our fantastic club to friends, family or colleagues.

For those of you that can make it we will look forward to seeing you there.  There are a few spaces left so please BOOK NOW online to secure your time!


Pauline
Vice Captain

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

RESULTS OF THE COLUMBINE CUP





Thank you to our Ladies who played today against Senior Men competing for The Columbine Cup. A super day was had by all despite the cold and rain, the match was very closely fought, followed by delicious food in the restaurant.

Results :
Senior Men 4.5 to Ladies 3.5

Photo shows Pauline, Lady Vice Captain presenting the trophy to Colin Blues, Captain for the day.

Pauline Hill
Vice Captain

RESULTS OF STABLEFORD 1ST & 6TH APRIL 2018



Monday, 9 April 2018

FROM THE HANDICAP LEAGUE SECRETARY


 Handicap League

Our first match for the Handicap League this year commences on the 1st of May, which is an away match to Murrayshall, first tee time at 5.45pm.  Due to there being an increase in the number of clubs participating it has been necessary to split the teams into two sections.  This means that we will have 4 matches in the group stages, 2 at home and 2 away.  The top 2 teams from the sections will take part in play offs for the league winners.

The list of matches is now up in the locker room and I would encourage all ladies to put their names down and I state again that there is no restriction in handicap.  Ladies who are Lansdowne members only are able to play in our away matches, so come on and take your opportunities to represent the club in a competitive match which is also full of fun.

Enjoy the new season and I look forward to meeting up with you all and especially any new members to the club.



Fiona Johnston
Handicap League Secretary.

Thursday, 5 April 2018

UPDATE ON PLAYING INFORMATION - APRIL 2018


Ladies

As this is the start of season herewith a few reminders.

TEE TIMES

Tee times will be between 8am and 9am for ladies who wish to play early; there will then be times from 9am to 10.33am as well as 12.39pm to 12.57pm and 5.36pm to 5.54pm.


MEDAL TIMES

A Player who has entered an SGL Medal/Competition and subsequently finds she is unable to play at the time allotted, may play at another time.  In that event, the player should contact Reception/Pro Shop to be allocated another time.

  1. Where a draw has been made for a SGL Medal/Competition, a player may only change a tee time via Reception/Pro Shop.  In these circumstances the player can play for handicap only and is unable to win the competition.
  2. A player who has not entered the Medal/Competition can, after the draw has been made, contact Reception/Pro Shop for a ‘late entry’.  Once allocated a time the player is deemed ‘in the draw’ and is eligible to win the competition.  If the player subsequently changes the tee time then the player is liable to clause (a) above.

ALTERNATE DAY

The majority of Alternate Day fixtures are on a Sunday but there are a couple on a Saturday, please check your fixture list for dates.  There will be two tee off times allocated for both morning and afternoon play and players will be eligible to compete for silverware but must play within the set tee times.  Any lady playing out-with the set times may win a medal but not the silverware.


HANDICAPS

In order to regain (for 2018) or keep (for 2019) your handicap, the preference is for you to submit 3 x 18 holes on either Rosemount or Lansdowne.  However, for those who are unable to manage 18 holes or for Wee Course ladies, 3 x 9 hole cards should be submitted.


Janice Lang
Ladies Captain



Tuesday, 3 April 2018

WINTER RESULTS

LADIES WINTER RESULTS

Winter League 2017/18
Winner
Carolyn Haddow (288)
Runner Up
Katie Chapman (289)

Stanley Clark Trophy 2017/18
Winner
Sandra McClelland (137)
Runner Up
Carolyn Haddow (138)

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Winter Eclectic - Rosemount

1st Sandy Bushby 68 - 5 = 63                           
2nd Katie Chapman 77 – 10.5 = 66.5
3rd Carolyn Haddow 76 - 9.5 = 66.5 
4th Sheila Bruce 77 – 8 = 69
5th Mary Miller 75 – 5 = 70


Winter Ringer - Lansdowne

1st Margaret Kerr 54 – 6.5 = 47.5 
2nd Sheila Bruce 55 – 5.5 = 49.5  BIH
3rd Janice Lang 54 – 4.5 = 49.5
4th Katie Chapman 57 – 7 = 50  
5th Margaret Sturrock 60 – 8.5 = 51.5
6th Brenda Kerr 61 - 9.5 = 51.5



Janice Lang
Ladies Captain