Friday, 15 November 2019

WINTER LEAGUE 15/11/2019/ 10/11/2019

It was a lovely day for the 26 ladies who came to play  Winter League today.  Good scores! The amalgamated results from Sunday 10th November and today are :

Division 1  Winner Lesley Findlay  57 - 13  =  44
Division 2  Winner Hilary Inglis      58  - 15 =  43
Lesley & Hilary

Friday, 8 November 2019

Ladies Winter League

25 Ladies in total played for our Winter League today.  The weather was cold to start with but ended up a really sunny autumn day.

The winners were Linda Rice with net 44 and Gill Tissell with net 46.

Well played to all competitors.

Margaret Kerr
Lady Captain

Friday, 1 November 2019

Ladies Winter League

13 ladies played in our first Winter League today - the early birds came in dry but most of the field finished in heavy rain.   The winners were Division 1 - Sheila Bruce with 47 and  Division 2 -  Kathy Cameron with 54  (bih).

     Margaret Kerr
     Lady Captain

Sunday, 27 October 2019

Turkey Trot

We had a good turnout for our Turkey Trot on Friday, 25th October, and despite a frosty start, we enjoyed fine weather.

Congratulations to our newest Ladies Committee Member, Gill Tissell for winning with 40 points.
Claire Bidwell was second with 38 points and Kate Musgrave-Brown was third with 37 points.  As usual M & S vouchers will be presented to them at the Christmas Lunch on  Friday, 13th December.  More details about the Lunch later.

Our Winter League commences Friday, 1st November on Rosemount.

I look forward to seeing you all then.

Margaret Kerr
Lady Captain.

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Ladies Winter League

The Ladies Winter League commences on Rosemount on Friday,  1st November, 2019 at 10 a.m. 

Please ensure you all enter online - the draw will be done by the office on the Wednesday preceding.

The alternate day for this is on Sunday 27th October, 2019 at 10.24 and 10.33 a.m.  Thereafter the  alternate times will be the same as last year i.e. 9.03 and 9.12 a.m. on Lansdowne and 10.06 and 10.15 a.m. on Rosemount.

Good golfing and I am looking forward to seeing you all.

Margaret Kerr
Lady Captain.

Friday, 18 October 2019


Lady Captain Margaret Kerr presents Charles with a token of appreciation
Today we played our Charles’ Farewell Challenge with a non counting Stableford rather than the 4 club competition in the Fixtures, with Charles challenging us to beat him on the 15th hole on Rosemount.  Charles was in good form and the ladies had their work cut out to beat him or equal him.   The weather was kind but at  the end, the  rain came on and caught out  the last three ladies playing.

Charles as our guest of honour, along with the ladies and some members from the Wee Course, enjoyed soup and sandwiches after play.    Our thanks go to Elaine and her staff for providing this.

The winners of the Stableford competition, both with 34 points, were Sally Hebden winning from Jan Kennedy on a better inward half.    These ladies received wine as prizes.  A card was signed by all ladies present and we presented this to Charles along with 2 bottles of Champagne as a small token of our appreciation.   The rest of the donations made by the ladies will be presented to Charles at his retiral  Dinner on 29th October.

Margaret Kerr
Lady Captain 


Nora Bennet, Vice Captain, and Lady Captain Margaret Kerr meet Charles  on the 15th
Ready for the Challenge - everyone said they were nervous!
Smiles all round - but who wants to go first??
Charles made a brilliant Birdie, only to see Heather  Anderson match it!
Prizewinners Sally Hebden and Jan Kennedy

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Charles Farewell Challenge - 18th October

We hope as many ladies as possible will attend the meal and presentation to Charles after golf.   The cost is £7.50 for soup and sandwiches and this should be booked at the bar as soon as possible.  There is also a donation box behind the bar for Charles' leaving  for donations from the ladies. 

The Wee Course ladies have also been invited to attend.

Margaret Kerr
Lady Captain

Saturday, 12 October 2019


Congratulations to 2019-2020 Lady Captain Margaret Kerr from outgoing Captain Fiona Johnston
Friday 11th October was my last day as your Lady Captain, a year I have really enjoyed.  The format for the Competition was Pairs, including 6 holes, Foursomes, 6 holes 4BBB and 6 holes Greensomes.  The tee off times started at 12.30pm to allow members to stay if they so wished for the Annual Meeting at 6.00pm.   There were prizes for each 6 holes and an overall winner.

Foursomes : Margaret Kerr & Fiona Johnston, 4bbb :  Eileen McMurray & Ruth Watson and Greensomes : Janice Lang & Nora Bennet.  Overall winners were Margaret Kerr & Fiona Johnston with a score of 72 Net.


The Annual Meeting was held in the Dining Room at 6.00pm, with 34 full members 12 Wee Course members with 21 apologies received.

After the Minutes of 2018 were approved, there being no matters arising, the various reports were delivered commencing with :-

Competitions Report, Margaret Kerr, Friendly Matches, Fiona Johnston,  Handicap League, Mary Miller, and Scratch League, Jillian Milne, followed by Shirley Irvine covering the Wee Course Report.  The Lady Captain read a report provided by Brenda Kerr, Blairgowrie rep for P & K County Ladies, and who is working to encourage more ladies and juniors to become involved in golf.

As Lady Captain, I delivered my report highlighting many positives in my year, which included the Tri-Am, the Outing to Ladybank, the introduction of  the Lady Captain, Captains Day and, of course, my own Captain's Day in September.

I gave thanks to all the ladies for their support over the year, and to the Committee who have worked so collectively to contribute towards the Club's overall Strategy.  In concluding my report I made reference to my words of last year, “If I still have that smile, the one in the photo on the wall, at the end of my Captaincy, then I will have achieved what I set out to do.”  I then sang, "I'm still Smiling", and thank you everyone, I've enjoyed it.

Nomination of Lady Captain took place and I presented Margaret Kerr with the Captain's Badge and a personal gift.  In a joyous atmosphere Margaret continued with the election of the Vice Captain, Nora Bennet  and two Committee members, Gill Tissell and Jacqui Landsburgh.

To conclude the evening there was a presentation of Winter League prizes and various others.

(Thanks to Pauline Hill for taking the photographs)


Friday, 11 October 2019


We have been sorting out our files and came across this picture of the 1986 Prize Winners. We have identified all the ladies with one exception! Any ideas, anyone? Please tell the Lady Captain or any member of the Committee if you have any suggestions.

Since posting this picture, our Vice-Captain Nora Bennet has confirmed that the lady is Nan Livingstone.


Thursday, 10 October 2019



All Ladies are invited to attend this meeting where the Committee will be reporting on the events of the Ladies Section for 2018-19.  At the meeting the Election of the Lady Captain, Vice-Captain and Committee members will take place.  One Motion has been received.

There will also be a Prize Giving for a number of Competitions, including the winners of the past Winter Competitions.

Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain

Sunday, 6 October 2019



Charles Dernie retires at the end of October.  To assist Charles in tying up loose ends at the Club,  can you please spend any money you have in your Pro Shop account by the end of the month.  There are some  good reductions on clothes and shoes in the Pro Shop at the moment,  and packets of balls, markers, gloves, socks, etc are always useful for Christmas stocking fillers.

We have been advised that any spare cash left in accounts cannot be transferred into new accounts, when the Club takes over the Pro Shop.  So  please, ladies, clear out those accounts!

Saturday, 28 September 2019


Group photo prior to Texas Scramble on Rosemount

On Friday 27th September 58 ladies signed up to play in the Lady Captain's Day 3 Team Texas Scramble, 40 on Rosemount and 18 on the Wee Course. The format certainly created a good team atmosphere and from the photos taken in the lounge after the event everyone seemed to be embracing our 130 years celebrations.  The Lady Captain, dressed up for the occasion in her kilt and bunnet, and some other ladies wore a variety of items relating to 1889.  When the Lady Captain came on to the 1st hole she was piped onto the tee via iPad.  On the 18th green the ladies had to put out with a Hickory putter and pay a pound if they landed in the Captain's Greenside bunker.

After the game, a number of Social members joined the players to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or mocktails created by Angie.  In the dining room the ladies sat down to a wonderful hot/cold buffet and Cup-cakes decorated with 130 years.  The atmosphere was lively while the members enjoyed the rest of their afternoon which included the presentation of prizes for both courses.  Once again it was good to see our newest members join in the activities, playing on the Wee Course, but intending to become full members next year.  

Mary Miller gave the vote of thanks to the Lady Captain, Gary and Elaine, caterers and Angie and her bar staff for a great day.

Winners  - Rosemount
 Nearest the Pin Silver - Mary Miller
Nearest the Pin Bronze -Julie Wink

Longest Drive Silver - Moira Lumby
Longest Drive Bronze - Louise Whitehead

1st Team - Mary Miller, Jean Laburn, Jan Kennedy
2nd Team - Susan Arbuckle, Suki Stobbs, Janette Hamilton, Nora Bennett
3rd Team - Heather Anderson, Hazel Grant, Christine Ogilvie

Winners - Wee Course
Nearest the Pin - Christine Smith
Longest Drive - Kathy Cameron

1st Team - Gillian MacMillian, Maureen Reid, Christine Smith
2nd Team - Anne Spence, Kathleem Coupar, Elizabeth MacKay

Well done ladies and thank you for providing your Captain with a wonderful day.  Donations to the Captain's Charity, Parkinson's Scotland was £214.00.  Thank you.

Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain

Friday, 27 September 2019


The Lady Captain's Day usually takes place in August, but torrential rains meant  the event had to be re-scheduled for today, Friday 27th September.  The weather  did not behave today, but most groups managed to complete their rounds in dry conditions.  Here are a some pictures to give you a flavour of a happy day. The Lady Captain will post the  full results tomorrow.

(Click on the pix to enlarge)

The winners! Jean Laburn, Mary Miller, Jan Kennedy  with Lady Captain, Fiona
All smiles on a happy day

The Wee Course Ladies joined in the fun


This year's World Junior Girls Championship is  taking place at Angus Glens Golf Club, Ontario,  Canada, from 24 to 27 September.
Katy Alexander (Blairgowrie), Hannah Darling (Broomieknowe) and Carmen Griffiths (Aboyne) were selected to play for Scotland  and are battling it out as we speak.

20 teams from 19 Countries  (the host Canada has two teams), take part over 4 days and 72 holes for both individual and team honours.  We'll keep you posted on Scotland's progress.
Many congratulations to Katy.

Thursday, 26 September 2019


This was a re-arranged fixture due to poor weather in August.  Sue Waddell was Captain for the day and provided the following report.

We all thoroughly enjoyed our games this afternoon.  We were extremely lucky with the weather with warm, dry and calm playing conditions, which was a pleasant surprise for September.  The course was in excellent condition although the greens had been scarified which made the putting a bit more of a challenge.    The score was 2-2, a fair result.

After the match we enjoyed an excellent two course meal and we look forward to welcoming the Edzell Ladies to Blairgowrie next year.

Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain


I would like to thank Margaret Hunter for travelling to Ladybank Golf Club to join us, even although she was unable to play due to her ongoing shoulder injury.  Margaret as you will see still utilised her skills by collating the cards and taking the photos of our outing.

30 ladies travelled to Ladybank, 24 on the coach to participate in a day of fun golf.  Although the coach was slightly late in leaving Blairgowrie, the ladies were still on time to have their bacon rolls and coffee prior to going on the first tee at 11.40.  The Ladybank Lady Captain had been present to greet us and passed on her well wishes via Mary Hope who was able to chat with her before our arrival.

The format of the day was Individual stroke play over 18 holes and a team event of 2 scores from 3 on Stableford points for the team prize.  Following the golf all the ladies enjoyed a two course meal with a light refreshment and loads of chat and laughter.  At one point the group joined in as the Lady Captain broke into song.

The winners on the day were :-
1st Scratch Silver - Gillian Wallace, 1st Handicap Fiona Johnston.
1st Scratch Bronze - Katie Chapman, 1st Handicap Brenda Kerr.
                              N/P Silver - Eileen McMurray
                              N/P Bronze - Heather Dawson
                              Longest Drive Silver - Gillian Wallace
                              Longest Drive Bronze - Meriel Walker

Team Prize - Gillian Wallace, Anglea Rooney and Mary Miller

The service within the clubhouse was excellent and very relaxed, to the extent that the group were asked to have their photo taken on the 18th green with the caterers. 

The day I feel was a great success, taking in all the feedback given from our ladies on the way home.  The weather held with only slight rain at the beginning of the day, this adding to the great value of a day's Golf Outing costing only £35.00 all inclusive.

Thank you ladies for providing me with another wonderful day in my Captaincy.

Fiona Johnston 

Wednesday, 25 September 2019


Here are some pictures from today's Outing to Ladybank.  As you can see,  a good time was had by all! The Lady Captain will  give a  report  when she has a recovered from the day's rollicking activities. Well done all for making the day such a success.

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Tuesday, 24 September 2019


Heather,  Eileen,  Carolyn,  Katy,  Meriel & Hazel
This is a busy week for our Ladies!  On Monday & Tuesday several members played in the SVLGA Meeting at Blairgowrie, our Outing to Ladybank takes place tomorrow and  the re-arranged Lady Captain's Day is on Friday.  The result was a select group of six ladies turned up  for our last Turn Up and Play today on Rosemount.  Thank you, ladies!

We played a mini Tri-am, which all agreed was good fun - and we managed to escape the rain.

1st    Katy Chapman  Meriel Walker  Eileen McMurray
2nd  Carolyn Haddow  Hazel Grant  Heather Dawson

Monday, 23 September 2019

Saturday, 21 September 2019


Where has the year gone? Our last
Turn Up & Play will be  next week on Tuesday 24th September on Rosemount. This date clashes with the SVLGA Championships being held at Blairgowrie from Sunday to Tuesday....but the SVLGA ladies will be on Lansdowne on Tuesday.  The Clubhouse will be busy, however, so can  we meet, please, in the foyer at 9.30am for a prompt 10.00am start.  If we have enough ladies we may have a mini Tri -Am, failing that it will be another fun format.

As this is the last TUAP there will also be some mystery holes with little fun prizes. The weather has been amazing this past week, so here's hoping we enjoy another fine day.

Ladies Committee

Wednesday, 18 September 2019


Good luck to our Ladies playing in this Match!
Margaret Kerr : Vice Captain

Saturday, 14 September 2019


Just a little reminder that the Ladies Captain Day is Friday 27th September with a 10.00am Shotgun start and you can up sign online as per all other competitions.  The event is a 3 team Texas Scramble and Margaret Kerr and I will be doing the draw.

For those playing the Wee course the day commences at 11.30am and again it is a 3 team Texas Scramble. After the golf, please enjoy a complimentary drink followed by a light buffet lunch at £12.50 which will be served in the dining room, where the presentation of prizes will take place.

If you had your name down previously at the bar for the lunch you need do nothing else, other than sign online for the golf, but if you need to book your lunch please do so by Tuesday 24th September. 

Lets all hope the weather is kind to us and we can celebrate our 130 years of the club.

Group photo will be at 9.30am on the first tee.

Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain


The winter days are approaching and once again Noreen Fordyce extends a warm invite and welcome to all our budding Bridge players within the Golf club to come along and join her at the first session in the East Lounge on Tuesday 15th October at 12.30-2.30.  The sessions will be weekly throughout the winter months and you can again meet up with old friends and meet some new ones.

Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain

Sunday, 8 September 2019


Please note ladies that the caterers at Ladybank would like our choice of menu in advance, therefore please write your name and tick your choices on the sheet on the Noticeboard upstairs in the Locker-room by Friday 22nd September. 



Salmon fillet, sweet chilli vegetable noodles

Chicken leek and ham pie, chunky chips and vegs

Portobello mushroom and Brie Wellington, buttery mash caramelised onion gravy and veg.


Chocolate truffle with profiterole top

Baked cheesecake and raspberries

Ice cream and fresh fruit.

Please let us know in advance if you have any special dietary requirements.

Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain


Maggie Orr (VC)  Kirriemuir presented with the 
Lady Captain's Trophy by Fiona Johnston, Lady Captain
of Blairgowrie Golf Club

This was a new event for Blairgowrie Golf Club, introduced as part of our 130 years celebrations. It brought together 24 Lady Captains from the clubs Blairgowrie Ladies are directly involved with, through the Scratch League, Handicap League, Friendlies, County, Vets and a few individual invitations to clubs who I as Lady Captain have had the pleasure to have been invited to. 30 invites originally went out, but due to other commitments 6 were not able to attend.

The weather, again, was not what we would have wanted, being overcast and a light rain, but as one Lady Captain described the event, "Despite the weather there was a lovely sunny feel to the occasion."  The Captains were served bacon rolls and coffee prior to being announced on to the first tee by Neil our starter at 1.30pm. Following the golf the ladies enjoyed a Captain's punch in the East lounge before sitting down to a two course meal in the dining room and presentation.  

My thanks go to Margaret Kerr, Vice Captain for joining us to collect the cards and do the scoring on the day.  Also to Gary and Elaine for a wonderful meal, as commented on by all our visitors and to Angie for the punch.

This was a great opportunity to showcase our club and from the Captains' feedback also one which allowed Lady Captains to share ideas and make new friendships. I have already been informed by Kirriemuir's Lady Committee, as the winners, that they are in favour of hosting the event next year, following approval from their main Committee.  I must say, I had a wonderful day and a great honour as your Captain to introduce this venture.

Margaret Johnston Milnahort
won nearest the Pin at the 15th

Tuesday, 3 September 2019


Sheila Ritchie, captain for the day reported, the match was played at Panmure Barry, as a Tri-partite competition, including Panmure Ladies, Carnoustie and ourselves.  The games were played in gale force winds and everyone found it a very challenging afternoon of golf.  The winning threesome featured Caroline Dracup, with all 3 ladies winning a bottle of wine.

All eighteen players enjoyed a tasty meal in the clubhouse afterwards.  The team was, Sheila Ritchie, Sheila Bruce, Laura McKay, Caroline Dracup, Fiona Barron and Moria Lumby  Well done ladies for presenting the club.

Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain

Saturday, 31 August 2019


(Photo courtsy of P & K LCG)
Looks like the P & K Team are having a great time at Peebles in the County Finals.  Yesterday Ashley and Katy lost their Foursomes Match in the morning, but Katy won her singles in the afternoon.  Today (31st August) Katy and Ashley won their Foursomes.  

Ayrshire won the Scottish Women's County Finals for the 1st time in 49 years.  Perth & Kinross finished second.

Perth & Kinross secured the runner's-up trophy after they won two out of their three matches. They beat Dumfriesshire 5-4, lost to Ayrshire 3-6 and beat Fife 5.5-3.5.

The final match points were as follows:
Ayrshire 3
Perth & Kinross 2
Dumfriesshire 1
Fife 0

Friday, 30 August 2019


This year's Scottish County Finals are being held at Peebles Golf Club from Friday 30 August to Sunday 1 September. Katy Alexander and Megan Ashley will be in action for P & K today - results to follow.

Brenda Kerr  P & K Committee

Thursday, 29 August 2019


A quick reminder to say that this weekend is the closing date for names to be recorded for the Ladies Outing to Ladybank on Wednesday 25th September.  The cost is £35.00, payable to the bar staff.  This includes tea/coffee and bacon roll on arrival, your round of golf, a 2 course meal, the cost of the bus and a great day out with your friends and fellow golfers.

There will be 2 pick up points, 1 at the Park and Ride at Scone, around 9.35 and 1 at Broxden at around 9.45. If you wish to be picked up at any of these places a sign up sheet will be displayed on the Notice board from Tuesday 3rd September.

The bus will be leaving Blairgowrie Golf Club at the latest 9.15, so please ensure you arrive at the club by 9.00am.

Meal choices will be received from Ladybank once we inform them of our final numbers.

Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain


Moira Lumby and Brenda Kerr
with the Solheim Cup

Both Brenda Kerr and Moira Lumby represented Blairgowrie Golf Club at the Solheim Cup Charity Day, held a Crieff Golf Club on Tuesday 27th August. Both reported that this was a fabulous day, with a great turnout from the Perthshire clubs with over 64 lady golfers taking part in aid of Perthshire Women's Aid.  The buzz on the course was amazing with thanks being given to everyone who dressed up in the colours of both teams. 

Europe played to victory which everyone hopes reflects the score at Gleneagles in September. I'm informed Moria and Brenda both dressed up, but no photo.  That might be a surprise yet to be witnessed.  Thank you both very much for agreeing to play and I hope you enjoyed your day, which from all accounts you did.

Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain

Wednesday, 28 August 2019


The Ladies were blessed with good weather from start to finish, with 30 pairs enjoying the sunshine, as they took on the test of the Rosemount Course in a 4 Ball Better Ball competition. Guests came from a wide variety of clubs and were welcomed by members of the Ladies Committee who gave out the cards and goodies, including tablet made by Mary Miller's fair hand.

Eight pairs also played on the Wee Course, with winners being Hazel Grant/Cath Stewart, Alyth and 2nd Ann King/Anglea Beale, Murrayshall.  Nearest the Pin was Cath Stewart.

My thanks go to Mary Miller and Carolyn Haddow for co-ordinating the event, to committee members who assisted on the day and to Margaret Kerr, VC for presenting prizes with myself at the conclusion of the day.  Gillian Wallace/Jackie Brown, Monifieth were Gross winners (75) and 1st Handicap was Val Pringle/Hazel Gibson, Murrayshall (66).  Nearest the Pin Bronze was Meriel Walker, Silver Janice Lang and nearest the line Janette Hamilton. Sheila Bruce/Ann Mailer, Pitlochry were 3rd Handicap, but were unable to stay for the prize giving.

Prior to golf, some ladies enjoyed lunch in the lounge and after other par-took in a light refreshment and light meal, including some popular specials prepared by our catering staff.  Thanks also go to the green staff for the great condition of the course and the bar staff who met our ever list of requests.
 Before the Golf

Including Ladies who
played on the
Wee Course 

 The Winners 1st Handicap
 2nd Handicap
 4th Handicap
 Winners - Gross
Nearest the Pin Bronze
 Nearest the Pin Silver
 Nearest the Line

Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain