Saturday, 27 October 2018


  • 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


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


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


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
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Leading Scores

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

Friday, 19 October 2018


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


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


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.


Monday, 15 October 2018


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'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


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
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.
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.

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


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