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



Friday, 13 July 2018

FRIENDLY MATCH AT DUNBRACKEN (GLENEAGLES)



Friendly Match at Gleneagles on Monday 9th July 2018




THE WINNING TEAM 

The ladies team of Mary Miller (captain), Sheila Bruce, Julie Wink, Susan Arbuckle, Maureen Brass and Jacqui Landsburgh represented Blairgowrie at Gleneagles on Monday 9th July. The first rain for weeks greeted us as we arrived for coffee and bacon rolls, however it was not long before the now familiar blue skies and sunshine broke through after the first few holes.

We had the pleasure of playing the Queens Course in teams of 6 people from 4 clubs: Dunbracken (Gleneagles), Elie, Turnberry and Blairgowrie, making up a total of 6 mixed teams of 4. The format was 4BBB with the winning team having a score of 91 stableford points ( there was a lot of run on the scorched fairways!). We finished a great day out with an excellent high tea in the Dormie House.

Thank you to Jacqui Landsburgh, the organiser for this match.

Janice Lang
Ladies Captain

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

HOLE IN ONE FOR MAUREEN



Congratulations to Maureen Brass who scored a Hole in One on Friday 6th July on the 17th Hole on Rosemount.

Maureen was playing with Emily Aird, her playing partner, and used a 5 Wood to reach the green.  The pin was on the lower level but near the slope.  As they approached the green Emily said that she thought that the ball was resting against the flagpole. As the flagpole was very carefully removed the ball dropped into the hole.

This is Maureen's second Hole in One, the first was on the 14th on Lansdowne some years ago.

Well done Maureen!

Janice Lang
Ladies Captain

Friday, 6 July 2018

FRIENDLY MATCH AGAINST LADYBANK


Anne Walker, Sheila Ritchie,Miriam Rooney, Eileen McMurray,Jan Kennedy, Margaret Mc Glashan, Barbara Cuthbert and Katie Chapman (Captain ) represented Blairgowrie Ladies in the friendly match against Ladybank on Wednesday, 4th July. The sun shone from a cloudless sky, and some ladies ' sheltered ' under their brollies from the hot sunshine. The result was a win for Blairgowrie , 21/2 - 11/2. It was with some relief that we retired to the clubhouse for a long, cold drink and delicious meal.
         Many thanks to Sheila Ritchie, the Organiser for this match.

        Janice Lang
        Ladies Captain

CONGRATULATIONS JEANETTE HAMILTON

Congratulations to Jeanette Hamilton who eagled the 5th hole on Rosemount today, Friday 6th July.

 Jeanette played a Driver and then 2 x 3 Woods to see her ball roll neatly into the hole!

Well done Jeanette!



Janice Lang
Ladies Captain

QUEEN’S JUBILEE PLATE RESULTS


Saturday, 30 June 2018

ELECTION OF VICE CAPTAIN

An Extra Ladies Committee Meeting was held on Thursday 28th June, at which Fiona Johnston was nominated and elected by a majority decision of the Committee as Vice Captain of the Ladies Section.

In accordance with clause 3.3 of the Management Agreement, Fiona's position as Vice Captain will only continue until the October Annual Meeting this year when the election of  Lady Captain, Vice Captain and Committee will take place .

Janice Lang
Ladies Captain

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

FRIENDLY MATCH WITH ALYTH and EDZELL


Friendly Match with Alyth and Edzell on Monday 25th June 2018

Thanks to Mary Hope, the organiser for this match

Janice Lang
Ladies Captain

RESULTS OF MEDAL 7


Friday, 22 June 2018

SUNDOWNER PHOTO


Ladies who enjoyed 12 holes on Tuesday 19th June in the Sundowner competition.  Although it was intended to play 18 holes, the rain came on and a decision was made to stop after 12.  The rain did not stop the camaraderie of the format which was 2 nett scores to count.  The winners were Ann Henry, Suki Stobbs, Hazel Grant and Janice Lang.

A one course meal of Salmon Fishcakes, Salad and French Fries followed play.  Thanks to all ladies who turned up to play.

Janice Lang
Ladies Captain

Thursday, 21 June 2018

UNDERSTANDING THE RULES OF GOLF 3

Phil Mickelson has certainly been the subject of a lot of discussion since his questionable actions at the US Open at Shinnecock Hills on Sunday. He blatantly broke rule 14-5 by striking his putt more than once in order to prevent it from rolling down off the green. Rule 14-5 states a player must not make a stroke at his/her ball while it is moving. However, there is another rule which could have been used which was Rule 1-2 where a player must not (i) take an action with the intent to influence the movement of a ball in play or (ii) alter physical conditions with the intent of affecting the playing of a hole. I would say Phil certainly influenced the movement of his ball. The penalty for this misdemeanour is 2 strokes or if a player has gained a significant advantage then it is disqualification.

The key principle in golf is that you play the ball as it lies and you don’t do anything to improve your surroundings. For example, if your ball lands at the bottom of a bush or tree you must step in and fairly take your stance without bending, breaking the flora and fauna around you. Rule 13-2 states: A player must not improve or allow to be improved: 
·      the position or lie of his/her ball, 
·      the area of his/her intended stance or swing, 
·      his,her line of play or a reasonable extension of that line beyond the hole, or 
·      the area in which he/she is to drop or place a ball, 
by any of the following actions: 
·      pressing a club on the ground, 
·      moving, bending or breaking anything growing or fixed (including immovable obstructions and objects defining out of bounds),
·      creating or eliminating irregularities of surface, 
·      removing or pressing down sand, loose soil, replaced divots or other cut turf placed in position, or 
·      removing dew, frost or water. 
It is also important to remember that if in the course of taking a practice swing you happen to knock down branches and leaves with your backswing you could be altering your area of your intended swing and you would be in breach of Rule 13-2 resulting in a penalty of two strokes in strokeplay and loss of hole in matchplay.
Sandy Bushby
R&A Rules Qualified

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Monday, 18 June 2018

RESULTS of GOLD & SILVER MEDALS & 1st ROUND of STROKEPLAY CHAMPS


LADIES' SUNDOWNER UPDATE



Don't worry if you have not entered online, just come along and teams of 3 will be made up on the evening.  Please be aware that you may not play on the course you have booked.

A light supper of Salmon & Chive Fishcakes and French Fries will be available after play at £10pp.

Looking forward to seeing to you all for a fun evening of golf.

Janice Lang
Ladies Captain


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