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

Thursday, 6 September 2018

LADIES COMMITTEE & WEE COURSE LADIES TEXAS SCRAMBLE


On Wednesday 5th September the Ladies Committee and Ladies from the Wee Course joined up to have a fun Texas Scramble.  The weather was perfect for a shotgun start at 10 o'clock and Shirley had organised 6 teams of 4 to play nine holes.  The winners were Elizabeth Mackay, Jeannie Webster, Mary Miller and Linda Clark with 24.1 points.

Everyone enjoyed the day which culminated with a lovely lunch in the dining room.

Many thanks to Shirley Irvine for all her help and encouragement throughout the season to lady members from the Wee Course.


Elizabeth Mackay, Jeannie Webster & Mary Miller with LC Janice

Janice Lang
Ladies Captain

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

SURVEY RESULT

Herewith the result of the recent survey.

There were 61 ladies who agreed with the proposal to discontinue the Ladies Section Committee and 18 ladies who disagreed.


Janice Lang
Ladies Captain

RESULT SGL MEDAL 10 & HOAD SUPER PUTTER





Thursday, 30 August 2018

SURVEY REMINDER

Ladies

This is a reminder that the deadline for returning the survey is tomorrow, Friday 31st August at 12 noon.

If you not able to print off the survey, there are copies at Reception where you will be asked for your name when you collect your form.

Janice Lang
Ladies Captain

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

FUNERAL DIANNE WALLACE

The funeral of Dianne Wallace will be held on Tuesday 4th September 2018 at Dundee Crematorium at 1.15pm.


Janice Lang
Ladies Captain

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

SENIOR LADIES INVITATION DAY


 Our Senior Ladies Invitation Day was held today on the 28th August.  The weather was a bit chilly but it did not dampen the spirits and and it was good to see everyone enjoying catching up with friends.

All the ladies, with their invited friends enjoyed the Greensomes format  which was well organised by Mary Miller & Fiona Johnston.

The winners on the day were :-
Longest Drive Bronze - Jo Stewart
Longest Drive Silver - Heather Anderson
Nearest the Pin Bronze - Margaret Sturrock
Nearest the Pin Silver - Annette Grewar

!st  - Mary Miller & Irene Rowe  71.6 points
2nd - Fiona Johnston & Joyce Robertson  75.0
3rd - Jacqui Landsburgh & Fiona De Vries. 75.6

Thanks to all ladies who took part in a very pleasant, fun day.

Janice Lang
Ladies Captain










Monday, 27 August 2018

RESULTS of 3RD ROUND MILLENNIUM TROPHY


DIANNE WALLACE

It is with deep sadness that I have to inform you of the death of Dianne Wallace.

Dianne passed away on Saturday 25th August after a short illness.

Funeral arrangements will be advised when known.




Janice Lang
Ladies Captain

Friday, 24 August 2018

LADIES SECTION SURVEY ON THE WAY FORWARD




Ladies 

Please be aware that a Ladies Section Survey has been sent out to all lady members  who have an email address.

However, for any ladies not on email there are copies of the survey available at Reception.

There is a Survey submission box at Reception and all replies must be in by 12 noon on Friday   31st August.


Janice Lang
Ladies Captain



Wednesday, 22 August 2018

SENIOR LADIES INVITATION DAY


Senior Ladies Invitation Day
Tuesday 28thAugust

Good afternoon ladies. We wish to update you about the activites for this day, which has been organised in conjunction with the office staff.

The format is Greensomeswith pairs playing to a joint handicap. This will be printed on the card and any changes to handicap will be updated on the day.  All the details of the event will be on the board and Mary Miller and myself will be at the desk when you sign in.  Please check your tee off time as it is about to go on Master Scoreboard.

There will be 3 Prizes and those will be SGU vouchers.  There are also prizes for the Longest drive for Silver and Bronze and Nearest the Pin for both groups.  There will be a Prize Giving on the night around 5.30pm.

The kitchen will be open from 9.00am, before going out to play and there will be a number of Specials on the menu for a meal after your game.

There is still one slot at 10.50 am available for 2 pairs to enter, but entries can only be received up to 4.00pm on Friday 24thAug.

We hope you have a wonderful day with your guest and we look forward to seeing you on the day.


Regards

Fiona Johnston/Mary Miller
Competition Co-ordinators






Tuesday, 21 August 2018

FRIENDLY MATCH WITH PITLOCHRY & PANMURE BARRY


Monday 20th August 2018



This was our last friendly match and was with Pitlochry and Panmure Barry.  It was a lovely day for golf when the teams of three, one from each club,  set off to play a Stableford competition.  The best Stableford score from the three players was recorded on the outward 9 holes and then the best two Stableford scores on the inward 9 holes.

The winning team was Janette Hamilton (Blairgowrie), Audrey Smith (Pitlochry) and Anne Keddie (Panmure Barry) with a total of 58 points.

Everyone agreed that the day was a winner all round.

Many thanks to Brenda Kerr, the Organiser for the day.

Janice Lang
Ladies Captain

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

HANDICAP LEAGUE MATCH AGAINST ALYTH

Our last match of the Handicap league in the round robin section was held at Blairgowrie on 7thAugust against Alyth.  The weather was very pleasant throughout the evening with most of the games still finishing with the sun about to set over the course. 
All the games were a really  friendly affair, especially as most of the players already knew one another through playing in other events throughout Perthshire.  The Blairgowrie ladies all had to give shots, so all the stops had to be pulled out to rise to the challenge on the night.  This resulted in a number of the games being very close and finishing either at the 17thor 18thholes.   The overall result on the night was Blairgowrie 4 – Alyth 1. 
 Following the match both teams enjoyed a light refreshment in the clubhouse where both nominated captains for the night gave their vote of thanks.   I would like to thank my team of Jacqui Landsburgh, Jo Stewart, Janice Lang and Sheila Bruce for all their support on the night.
I am still awaiting to hear from this year’s co-ordinator if Blairgowrie will be in the play-off, so please watch this space as I may need another team of players to represent our club.

Fiona Johnston
Vice Captain. 

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

LADY PAST CAPTAIN'S DAY 2018

Ladies Captain, Janice, welcomed 15 Past Captains to a delicious lunch in the clubhouse on Tuesday 14th August. 
 


Before lunch, 12 Past Captains gathered to play in Stableford competitions, 8 played on Rosemount and 4 played 9 holes on the Wee Course.






The weather was mixed with the Rosemount ladies teeing off in dry weather but the Wee Course ladies in heavy rain.However, on completing the courses all were pleased to come in and change out of their wet clothes.

The winner on the Wee Course was Sheila Christie with 14 Stableford points and the winner of the Muriel Rae Claret Jug Trophy on Rosemount was Mary Hope with 30 points who pipped Liz Fertacz with a better inward half.




Thank you to all those Past Captains who made it a memorable day.

Janice Lang
Ladies Captain

Monday, 13 August 2018

FRIENDLY MATCH AGAINST ST RULE

Monday 13th August


Blairgowrie Ladies were expecting  to play a composite Match with ladies from St Rule and Turnberry  on Rosemount today, however  due to an unfortunate  last-minute cancellation by Turnberry, we ended up playing Matchplay Greensomes against St Rule.

The weather forecast had promised dry weather for the afternoon, but rain persisted throughout the day.  Spirits refused to be dampened, however, and the Matches were all keenly contested, with Blairgowrie just edging  ahead by  2 - 1.

We enjoyed a very convivial supper to round off a fun day.

Thanks to our  Team : Margaret Hunter (Captain), Liz Fertacz, Mary Miller, Jenny Livingstone, Jo Stewart & Sheila Ridgway.


Well done Blairgowrie Ladies !  How smart you all look in your purple sweaters.  Many thanks to Margaret Hunter, the Organiser for this friendly match.

Janice Lang
Ladies Captain

KEYS FOUND

Just to let you all know that Jennifer's keys have been found, picked up by mistake in the club house.


Janice Lang

LOST CAR KEYS

Jennifer Livingston lost her Mercedes car keys at the Golf Club on Friday 10th August.

Please could ladies who played on Friday check their handbag in case they picked the keys up by mistake.

If you find them please let me know and I will inform Jennifer.

Thank you

Janice Lang
Ladies Captain

Friday, 10 August 2018

LADY CAPTAIN'S DAY PHOTOGRAPHS

It was a wonderful day today for Lady Captain's Day.  The weather was very kind to us and much laughter could be heard around the course.  Holes 8 and 12 proved a challenge to try to reach the greens on 2 and together with aiming for the straightest drive on the 14th hole the day was much enjoyed by all who played.

Well done to our winners

Rosemount
1st    Eileen McMurray & Joan Kirkwood
2nd   Jane Cameron & Janette Hamilton
3rd   Claire Bidwell & Angela Rooney

Wee Course
1st   Marjorie Desorgue
2nd  Wilma Nicoll

Nearest the in Pin in 2 on the 8th Hole - Jacqui Landsburgh & Alison Hume

Nearest the pin in 2 on the Wee Course - Kathleen Coupar

Straightest Drives  - Silver - Fiona Johnston;   Bronze - Jennifer Livingston

Here are some photographs kindly taken by Margaret Hunter.


Registration






Janice Lang
Ladies Captain








Sunday, 5 August 2018

LADY CAPTAIN'S DAY INFORMATION

I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at Lady Captain's Day on Friday.

The format for the day, on Rosemount, will be a Stableford Greensome - I will explain all on Friday!

It will be a shotgun start at 10am, so look out for the draw, which will be published on Wednesday, to find out which tee you will be playing from.  Late entries accepted.

Wee Course ladies will start at 11am.

After play there will be a complimentary drink - what mocktail can Angie plan this time?

Following play, Gary & Elaine have planned a buffet lunch in the dining room at a cost of £12 pp.  Please pay Angie/Bar Staff.

Weather looks promising and I hope to welcome you all from about 9.30 onwards in the golf club foyer on Friday.

Janice Lang
Ladies Captain


Thursday, 2 August 2018

FORFAR LADIES OPEN LATE RESULTS



Congratulations to Lorraine Bend who scored a very commendable nett 74 in the Bronze division at yesterday's Ladies Open at Forfar.  Lorraine will be the winner of our Bronze trophy plate and Carolyn Haddow will be the winner of our Silver Division with a superb score of 72 just edging out Mary Miller on the better inward half.  All these ladies will probably have handicap reductions.

Well done Lorraine, Carolyn & Mary!

Janice Lang
Ladies Captain



FORFAR LADIES OPEN

35 ladies enjoyed a day out at the Ladies Open at Forfar today (1/8/18)
the weather favoured the earlier tee times with the last four groups getting a good sprinkling on their final holes.  this failed to dampen their spirits however and a few ladies landed "in the money" with 2's.  They were Katie Chapman, Brenda Clough, Janice Lang and Anne Walker. 
 Janice also had a nearest the pin prize - so well done to Janice.

In the stroke play event only Carolyn Haddow made it to the prize list with a very commendable net 72.

For the rest of us there were a few raffle prizes and of course.............there's always next year!!!!

Many thanks to Mary Miller for organising this outing to Forfar.  It was a most enjoyable day with some managing to fair better  than others by avoiding the bunkers!  Well done Carolyn - how did you manage it?  
Also thanks Mary for the lovely tablet, very nice gesture.


Janice Lang
Ladies Captain

Saturday, 28 July 2018

HANDICAP REMINDER



Ladies

This is a reminder that, in order to retain your handicap and to be able to play in competitions next year, then by the end of this season  you should have submitted cards showing you have played 54 holes of golf ( eg  3 cards of 18 holes over Rosemount or Lansdowne) or, if you have been limited for time, then 3 cards of 9 holes  ( eg over The Wee Course. ) 

These cards may be from competitions, or you can hand in extra cards. Remember to tell Reception if you are going out to do an extra card and hand the card into reception once you have finished, signed by your playing partner.

Please check your Handicap status under Master Scoreboard, Handicap List.

There is still time to make sure you have submitted the requisite number of cards.

Janice Lang
Ladies Captain

Monday, 23 July 2018

UNDERSTANDING THE RULES OF GOLF 4

Ground Under Repair

The other day I was looking at the notices on the Club Notice Board and saw the one relating to Ground Under Repair. The notice states, “ if a player's ball lies in this area, the player must take relief under Rule 25-1 ”. There is no could, should or maybe about it, the player must take relief or receive a 2 stroke penalty in stroke play or loss of hole in matchplay for not doing so. 
To take relief, the player finds the nearest point of relief using the club they would normally play the next shot with. Then from that point measures 1 club length ( A driver can be used for this measurement). The player then drops the ball within the 1 club length, which of course has been marked at either end with a tee peg. If the ball rolls more than two club lengths, then it must be redropped. There are other situations where you might have to re-drop which are illustrated below.
Now one very important point to remember is that you must take complete relief. For example if by chance when having dropped your ball and your foot just touches the edge of the area you are taking relief from, you must re-drop and obtain complete relief, otherwise you could be penalised two strokes in Strokeplay or loss of hole in matchplay

Courtesy of R&A

Sandy Bushby
R&A Rules Qualified

Sunday, 22 July 2018

RESULTS OF ALLISON TROPHY




 RESULT OF ALLISON TROPHY 2018


WINNER:  Elizabeth Tosh  127

RUNNER UP:  Shirley Irvine 138



This year 11 ladies took part in the Allison Trophy which is for ladies with a handicap of 21+ and aged over 65 years and is played over 3 rounds of 18 holes on the Wee Course.  The winner is the player with the best two round nett aggregate.

The final day of play was on Wednesday 18th July when the ladies who played were joined by some of the committee for a light lunch after play.

Thank you to all the ladies who took part in the Competition and Congratulations Elizabeth on a well deserved win!

Janice Lang
Ladies Captain

CONGRATULATIONS KATY ALEXANDER





Congratulations to Katy Alexander who won the Highland Open at Pitlochry on Friday.  Katy beat Isla Moncrieff from Pitlochry in the final.

Well done Katy!

The Blairgowrie Golf Club are very proud of your achievements.



Janice Lang
Ladies Captain

Saturday, 21 July 2018

TURN UP AND PLAY REMINDER


LADIES

 THIS IS A REMINDER THAT THERE IS A TURN UP AND PLAY THIS  
TUESDAY, 24TH JULY ON THE WEE COURSE

PLEASE REGISTER WITH JULIE WINK IN THE FOYER ABOUT 9.40 AS THE FIRST TEE TIME IS 10 O'CLOCK

JULIE HAS PLANNED A TRI AM FORMAT WHICH WAS VERY POPULAR LAST YEAR AND SO PLEASE TRY TO SUPPORT JULIE THIS YEAR

THANK YOU

Janice Lang
Ladies Captain