Sunday, 23 June 2019

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS 23/06/2019

2019 Champions. Caroline Dracup, Katy Alexander and Fiona Johnston

We enjoyed wonderful weather for the Club Championships today....and some spectacular golf. All the Matches were fiercely contested  affairs which could have gone either way.  Congratulations to Katy Alexander, winner of the Ladies Club Championship.  Caroline Dracup won the Bronze Championship and Fiona Johnston won Sophie's Trophy. Thanks also to the referees, Jillian Milne, Margaret Kerr  and Margaret Hunter, and to those ladies who came to watch the finalists play.
Full results :
Ladies Club Championship : Katy Alexander won 3 & 2 over Gillian Wallace
Ladies Bronze Championship Caroline Dracup won 3 & 4 over Brenda Kerr
Sophie's Trophy : Fiona Johnston won 2 & 1 over Sheila Bruce

Club Captain Peter Inglis congratulated all  the players  for their efforts and presented the trophies to the Ladies. Lady Captain Fiona Johnston presented the men's trophies.
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Ready to go.....Gillian Wallace & Katy Alexander. with our Club Captains, Fiona Johnston and Peter Inglis
The Championship Trophies
Bronze Championship finalists Caroline Dracup and Brenda Kerr with referee Margaret Kerr. Sophie's Trophy finalists  Lady Captain  Fiona Johnston and Sheila Bruce with referee Margaret Hunter.

Thursday, 20 June 2019

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS


Tonight the Semi-Finals are due to take place at 6.00pm with all the Finals, Ladies, Gents and Juniors taking place on Sunday 23rd June.  It would be a great lift to all the players for the ladies to come out to support their fellow players in these events.

I look forward to seeing as many ladies as possible.



Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain

SUNDOWNER


Despite the reduced number of players due to a variety of reasons, we all enjoyed fine weather and some fine golf. We had an excellent meal afterwards in the dining room and in Fiona's absence, Margaret Kerr thanked everyone participating and the catering staff.

1st Gill Tissell, Eileen McMurray, and Margaret Kerr

2nd Linda Rice, Meriel Walker and Caroline Dracup

3rd Kate Musgrave-Brown, Jennifier Livingstone and Hazel Grant

Monday, 17 June 2019

FRIENDLY AWAY AT ALYTH


The forecast for Thursday 13th June was awful, but as the day dawned clear and dry, hopes were raised that the forecasters had got it wrong.  Unfortunately disappointment was in store as the rain began to fall, just as our team of Katie Chapman (c), Carolyn Haddow, Jen Geddes, Di Barbour, Margaret McGlashan, Meriel Walker, Miriam Rooney and Moira Stewart arrived at Alyth Golf Club.

We all played, however, and although the rain was persistent and sometimes heavy, there was no wind and it was mild. Alyth won the match by 3 games to 1 and everyone agredd it had been a very enjoyable day.

My thanks goes to Julie Wink for convening the match and Katie Chapman for compiling the above report.



Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain

FRIENDLY WITH LADYBANK


On Tuesday 11th June 2019 we welcomed a team from Ladybank Golf Club.  The weather was dry and sometimes a little blustery, but the wind did not hinder our enjoyment of the game.

A friendly draw was the result and was followed by an excellent meal with Lemon Posset a very popular choice of desert.  The Caterers were well praised by the Ladybank Captain for the match. This was her first visit to play the Rosemount course and was pleased to record a win with her partner.

My sincere thanks go to our Blairgowrie team of Mary Miller, Eileen McMurray, Margaret McGlashan, Miriam Rooney, Julie Wink, Caroline Dracup and Di Barbour.

My thanks to Muriel McPherson for convening the match and compiling the above report.



Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain.

BLAIRGOWRIE TRI-AM RESULTS 16/06/2019

We were pleased to welcome 48 Teams to our Ladies Open Tri-am on Sunday.  The first team was on the tee at 8.00am and the last players arrived back at the Clubhouse at 8.00pm! Thanks to all who manned the Welcome Desk and  checked the cards. The weather was mixed  but everyone said how much they enjoyed the fun format, with prizes for every hole,  and playing on Rosemount.
The prizewinners are listed below. Blairgowrie Ladies can pick up  their Vouchers at the Pro Shop,  other Vouchers will be posted to the winning players.

PLEASE CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO ENLARGE


Sunday, 9 June 2019


I do not think I would be wrong in saying, that playing the Ailsa Course at Turnberry would be one for our "Bucket List." The Blairgowrie Ladies Team of Fiona Johnston(c), Shiela Bruce, Jo Stewart, Miriam Rooney, Gill Tissell and Brenda Kerr joined the ladies from St Rules, Gleneagles, and Turnberry to play our friendly match on Thursday 6th June.

Considering the weather at the beginning of the week, Turnberry was bathed in sunshine for our whole round, although the wind did pick up slightly on the back nine. We played in teams of 4, one lady from each club, with 2 scores to count at each hole. On the day, the Blairgowrie lady winner was Brenda Kerr who received her prize along with her fellow players after the meal.  I should say, this was on count-back of the last 6 holes.  Well done Brenda.

The hospitality from the Turnberry team was extremely warm, the views from the course were stunning and we all received a variety of keepsakes in remembrance of our day.  The Clubhouse is amazing both inside and out and the meal after the match was lovely.

Brenda gave the vote of thanks on behalf of all the visiting ladies and extended our invitation for our return match next year.  I would like to thank the team for making the effort to travel to Turnberry, for making it a very enjoyable day out for our team and for making me proud to be your Captain playing in such a wonderful setting.




Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

FRIENDLY AWAY AT STRATHMORE

Our team lead by Captain Brenda Kerr, Caroline Dracup, Margaret MacGlashan, Sue Waddell, Jennifer Sneddon, Gill Tissell, Jan Kennedy and Hilary Inglis.

In the words of Winnie the Poo, it was a "Blustery Day."  The team took on Strathmore ladies in really difficult conditions. All the matches were closely fought,resulting in a narrow win for the home team.  Catering as ever at Strathmore was of the highest standard.

After the meal, votes of thanks were given by the two captains and both teams are looking forward to a rematch at Blairgowrie. Thank you ladies for representing the club.


Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain.

Thursday, 30 May 2019

FRIENDLY WITH CRAIL AT BLAIRGOWRIE


On Monday 27th May the Blairgowrie ladies welcomed the Crail ladies on a mixed weather afternoon which deteriorated by the 12th hole..  A mutual decision was taken to walk in as the greens started to flood.

A very friendly half match resulted, which added to the conviviality of the afternoon. A delicious two course meal was enjoyed by all and the captain for the day, Margaret Kerr thanked the Crail ladies and bar and kitchen staff.

The Blairgowrie team was Margaret Kerr (c), Kate Musgrave-Brown, Jo Stewart, Gill Tissell, Miriam Rooney, Hilary Inglis, Jacqui Doig and Mary Miller. The result was 2-2.



Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain

ROTARY CLUB OF BLAIRGOWRIE

Rotary Club of Blairgowrie

Friday 7th Jun, 2019 - Shotgun Texas Scramble - 2.00pm


We have been invited to put in a team of 4 ladies from Blairgowrie Golf Club to take part in this event.  The cost would be £30.00 per person.

This includes Coffee/tea and bacon roll at 12.30pm, 2 course meal in the Clubhouse after the match and a wide variety of prizes are on offer to be won.  

The signing up sheet is upstairs in the locker-room.  If there are more than 4 names a ballot will be made.



Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

LADIES COMMITTEE AND WEE COURSE LADIES TEXAS SCRAMBLE

The Winners! Jo, Ann,  Lady Captain Fiona, Christine & Doreen
The sun kindly came out this morning for the Texas Scramble with the Ladies Committee and Wee Course Ladies. Shirley Irvine organised teams made up of a Committee Member and Wee Course Ladies.  The games were played with great camaraderie!

The winning team  with 29.8 points was Jo Stewart, Heather Welsh, Christine Anderson and Ann Malloch.   Runners-up were Lady Captain Fiona Johnston, Doreen Johnston and  Kathy MacKay.
After the presentation of prizes  we enjoyed a tasty lunch in the dining room and were pleased to be joined by some ladies who were unable to take part in the golf.

On behalf of the winning team Jo Stewart gave a vote of thanks to everyone who had played and thanked Shirley and  Lady Captain, Fiona, for organising a fun day.

Runners-up Fiona, Doreen & Kathy

Thanks to the organisers, Shirley & Fiona

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

FRIENDLY WITH CARNOUSTIE CALEDONIA

Monday 13th May was yet another beautiful day at Blairgowrie Golf Club, with the sun shinning and temperatures rising, which can only be good for our greens and most of all our golf. 

The Blairgowrie ladies team of Susan Arbuckle, Suki Stobbs, Barbara Lyburn, Jen Livingstone, Jo Stewart, Christine Ogilvie, Caroline Dracup, lead by Mary Hope, captain for the day, met to play Carnoustie Caledonia.  The match was played in good spirits and was thoroughly enjoyed by both teams.  As is custom, both teams dined in the dining room for a very tasty meal, followed by a vote of thanks by both captains.

The result was a sound win for Blairgowrie 3 - Caledonia 1.

Thank you ladies for giving your time to represent the ladies' section of the golf club.



Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain 

Sunday, 12 May 2019

NEWS ABOUT OUR LADIES


Katy with Kirsty Brodie on the 1st tee
The  P & K County Finals took place today at Alyth.  Katy Alexander battled her way through the field  on Saturday beating Caroline Henderson (Aberfeldy)  and Carol Muir (Craigie Hill)  to book a place in the semi finals against Megan Ashley (Strathmore).

Katy  beat Megan 7 & 5  in the morning and the scene was set for a ding done battle against Kirsty Brodie (Strathmore) in the final.  It proved to be a memorable match with both players giving their best.  It all came down to putts, and, on the day, Kirsty just had the edge over Katy and won 4 & 3.  Congratulations to both for a thrilling final played with great sportsmanship.

The winning Midland Vets Team
Blairgowrie ladies are also featuring in the Midland Vets  Matches.  On Thursday 9th May Heather Anderson played  with the Midland Vets against North Vets at Montrose. The result was a win for Midland by 5 - 2. Heather won her Match against Jill Harrison.

The next Midland Vets Match is against East Vets to be played at Glenbervie on Tuesday 14th May.  The team of 7 ladies has two Blairgowrie players, Gillian Wallace and Sally Hebdon.  Good luck to both

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

LADIES INVITATION DAY



Today the Ladies' Section welcomed their guests to our yearly Invitation Day and the Ladies Committee and I were pleased to see a fair few wait for the presentation of prizes in the dining room at the end of the day.  Guests came from a wide variety of clubs with some ladies travelling from as far as Aberdeen and just outside Edinburgh.

The day began with the clouds looking heavy above, but the rain was only slight and most of the 76 ladies who played stayed dry, although it remained quite cold throughout the day.  This was in great contrast to the atmosphere in the clubhouse, where smiles, laughter and a great deal of chatter was to be heard among the players.

A two course buffet was on offer, providing hot and cold options and around 60 ladies sat down in the dining room throughout the day, to enjoy the delights of Elaine and Gary's presentation.  The catering certainly received positive comments, so many thanks goes to their team and to the bar staff for ensuring the day ran smoothly.

The results were :

 Scratch      -  Heather Anderson (Blair) & Linda McDonald (Ladybank) (72)

 1st H/C    - Ruth Watson (Blair) & Fran Stirk (Dunbraken)   (67)
 2nd     "    -  Jane Cameron (Blair) & Caroline Henderson (Aberfeldy)   (68)
 3rd      "    -  Lorraine Bend (Blair) & Morag Bryson (Dunkeld)              (68)
 4th      "    -  Anne Walker (Blair) & Hilary Cunningham (Dunkeld)        (70)
 5th      "    -  Hilary Inglis (Blair) &  B. Low (Alyth)                                 (71)

                                           NTP - Silver - Millie Douglas
                                           NTP - Bronze - Fran Stirk

                                           NTR - Silver - Susan Ogg
                                           NTR - Bronze - Moria Stewart

                                                  Putting - Eileen Watson

I would finally like to thank everyone for making this a great day for me, especially the ladies Committee who all took turns on the Registration desk and to Jo Stewart and Pauline Hill as co-ordinators.  Please remember that the next Invitation day is the Senior Invitation Day on Tuesday 27th August.

Linda McDonald gave a well received vote of thanks on behalf of the guests.




Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain







Monday, 6 May 2019

RESULT OF THE ANNODATA COMPETITION

On Sunday the 28th April, Blairgowrie Ladies played Panmure Barry Ladies at Carnoustie, in the second round of the Annodata Competition, due to Blairgowrie receiving a bye in the first round.

The team consisted of 5 players, Emily Aird, Fiona Johnston (c), Liz Fertacz, Jillian Milne and Heather Anderson and the games were match play, with handicap difference.  The games were played in bright sunshine, although the wind was evident and varied throughout the day.

The rules stipulated that should the initial match end in a draw, then sudden death would be played involving the 5th named player.  Our games varied, with some being very close, and the match result was 2.5-2.5.  This being the case, and with only a comfort break, Heather headed out for sudden death. There was excitement in the Blairgowrie camp, as Heather had already won her game.  However, with only a putt separating the players on the 19th hole, Blairgowrie went down 3.5-2.5. 

Both teams enjoyed sandwiches and coffee in the clubhouse with votes of thanks being given by the two captains on the day.  Our best wishes go to Panmure Barry in the next round.




Fiona Johnston 
Lady Captain.

Thursday, 2 May 2019

WEE COURSE LADY MEMBERS


This is to inform you all, that should you be playing on the Wee Course or visiting the club on Tuesday 7th May, which is the Ladies Invitation Day, you are more than welcome to join the other club members in the dining room and partake in the 2 course Buffet Menu that is on offer that day.  Tickets can be purchased from the bar or catering staff at a cost of £12.50 per person on the day. The menu is also on the blog.


Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain

LADIES INVITATION DAY MENU

Ladies Invitational Buffet Menu

7th May 2019

000

Platter of Cold Poached & Smoked Salmon

000

Platter of Cold Cut Meats
Roast Turkey Breast/Honey Roast Ham/Roast Beef

000

Chicken Liver Pate with Oatcakes
Bowls of Cocktail Prawns
Egg Harlequin
Vegetarian Quiche

000

Salad Bowls of Spring Lettuce Leaves
Tomato & Basil/Cucumber & Dill/ Coleslaw
Assorted Mustard & Dressings
Bread Board

000

Lemon Posset with Fresh Raspberry & Shortbread
Cheese Board with Grapes & Biscuits

£12.50 


When you arrive with your guest on Tuesday you will be able to view the above and purchase your tickets for this Special Invitation buffet menu. It would be beneficial if you could purchase your tickets prior to your tee time.  You will be welcomed at the Registration Desk by a member of the Ladies Committee, who will update you on the Day's events.

We hope you have an enjoyable day with your guest.  



Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

FIRST HANDICAP MATCH OF THE SEASON

Monday evening 29th April saw the Blairgowrie ladies play Murrayshall in our first match of the new season. The match was played in beautiful sunshine as Mary Hope, captain, lead the team of Brenda Clough, Jacqui Landsburgh, Jo Stewart and Jacquie Doig to a win of 3.5-1.5.

The teams met in the East Lounge, prior to the games, as the lounge is now reserved for all our club matches. After the match both teams enjoyed refreshments, something to eat, with both captains giving their votes of thanks.  Our next match is away to King James on 20th May at 5.30pm
Well done ladies, a great start.



Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain

A GRAND FINISH MARY

She did it as her wonderful smile shows

On Sunday 28th April, Mary Miller completed her dream to run the London Marathon for a second time, in honour of a BIG birthday and to raise funds for Scottish Charity Air Ambulance. 

Mary completed in 4hrs-51mins-47sec, despite suffering a late knee injury one week before the event. Mary said the atmosphere was amazing, with large sections of the crowd encouraging her throughout the later part of the day, when everyone's legs begin to ache.

It had been her intention to raise £1,000, but to date she has raised the fantastic amount of £4,500.  She is overwhelmed by the generosity of all those who have supported the Charity and her throughout the event.  Well Done.


Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

CATERING ON FRIDAY 26th APRIL

Good evening ladies. You may have by now received an email from the Club's Management, regarding the Catering situation at the club.  However, this blog is to further inform you that there will be limited catering on Friday, the 26th April.  The kitchen staff have been awaiting upgrades in a variety of equipment for a number of weeks and the work is about to take place.

This equipment is being installed on Friday, the time and day having been stipulated by the Energy suppliers.  This, therefore means that the energy supplies to the kitchen will be turned off, resulting in only Soup and Sandwiches being available on the day.

The catering staff and the Club Management apologise in advance for any inconvenience, but I am sure all the ladies will be sympathetic of the circumstances.




Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain.

Monday, 22 April 2019

BLAIRGOWRIE'S MARATHON RUNNER


For the second time in her life, Mary Miller will be travelling south, to pound the streets of London in the famous London Marathon, which takes place this Sunday, 28th April, 2019.  Mary ran 10 years ago, as part of her big birthday then, not giving away any numbers, she decided she would like to do it again, when another BIG BIRTHDAY arrived.

On this occasion Mary is running to raise funds for the Scottish Charity Air Ambulance, and has been in training since the middle of last year. Mary is well known within the Blairgowrie golfing community and is presently an active member of the Ladies Committee.

Our best wishes go with Mary and hope she enjoys her day in the big smoke, tired legs and all.  Mary would like to thank all the members from the club and the Club Management who have contributed to her fund raising, for this very much respected Charity.  Go Girl, Go and Good Luck.


Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain

FRIENDLY WITH ELIE




The ladies from Blairgowrie and Elie that made up the four teams

Rosemount was bathed in bright sunshine this Easter Monday when the Elie ladies arrived to play our friendly at 1.00pm.  The Captain of the Elie ladies team, was ex Blairgowrie member, Barbara Cuthbert.  Both teams met in the East Lounge, which provided a relaxed atmosphere, where handicaps were worked out, exchanged and menu choices made. A great venue for the teams meeting one another prior to any match.

Once group photos had been taken, Starter, Duncan, announced each group in turn onto the tee. The Blairgowrie ladies, were Fiona Johnston (c), Jacqui Landsburgh, Miriam Rooney, Eileen McMurray, Jennifer Livingstone, Caroline Dracup, Moria Stewart and Margaret McGlashan.

Out on the course the games were very relaxed and enjoyed by all, although all the ladies found the greens varied and some were quite slow.  Once back in the clubhouse it became clear that the Blairgowrie ladies had their day in the sun, with them running out winners 3.5 - 0.5.  Well done team.

Following refreshments, again in the East Lounge, the ladies were delighted with the 2 course meal served in the dining-room.  Votes of thanks were given by both captains, with Barbara extending an invitation for next year for the Blairgowrie ladies to visit Elie.




Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain








  

Thursday, 18 April 2019

LADIES INVITATION DAY 7TH MAY



LADIES INVITATION DAY

TUESDAY 7th MAY 2019

PLAYED ON ROSEMOUNT COURSE

£20.00 ENTRY FEE

LIMITED SPACES SO BOOK YOUR PLACE ON LINE NOW
DON'T MISS OUT

Book your place on line :  www.theblairgowriegolfclub.co.uk

CATERING THROUGHOUT THE DAY AND PRIZE GIVING APPROX. 5.30

Any queries about the event only:
please contact Jo Stewart or Pauline Hill

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

FRIDAY LUNCH-TIME TEE TIMES


Good morning ladies. I have reviewed, in consultation with the Office staff the Friday lunch-time Tee slots, following our first Medal of the season.  The aim is to avoid any lady member playing at this  time, being unduly held up on the course during the Competitions.  Following our discussions, the Tee Times listed below have been agreed.

Buffer - 12.03 - 12.21

Tee Slots - 12.30 - 13.15

Buffer 13.24

The morning and evening slots will remain the same.

It should be acknowledged that this is a time consuming exercise, as all the ladies competitions and buffers for each day require to be changed for the whole season.

I would state that due to entries having been entered already for the 19th April the tee times will remain as per last week, but players should note there is a buffer from 11.45 am in place, in the short term.

The above times will be effective from 26th April. I would also emphasise that once the change is made, we will not be able to change it again, as there are already other fixtures in place.

I welcome your understanding of the situation and hope this change benefits all.




Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain

Monday, 15 April 2019

FRIENDLY WITH FORFAR

The ladies team today

Monday 15th April, saw the commencement of our Friendly Season with a home match against Forfar Ladies. The teams faced a brisk wind which increased as the afternoon progressed and the captain for the day, Linda Rice reports that all were frozen by the time they came in.  The ladies were announced on to the 1st tee by our starter Bob, a new venture for this season.

Following the match both teams enjoyed a 2 course meal in the dining-room with Linda Rice giving the vote of thanks on behalf of Blairgowrie.  Unfortunately the result was not in our favour, with Forfar winning 3-1, although the teams enjoyed the games.

Our next match is on Monday the 22nd April at home against Elie. Please meet at 12.30 in the East Lounge.



Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

THE COLUMBINE CUP


The Winning Team 7-3

Colin Blues presenting Fiona Johnston Lady Captain with the Columbine Cup.

The sun shone today, not only on the course, but in the hearts of the Ladies Team, who recorded their first win since 2015.  My game with Colin, Sheila Bruce and Ian Dunbar was a close affair up to the 17th hole, resulting in a win for Colin and Ian, 2-1. Throughout the match Colin proved why he plays off 6, sinking a number of birdies, the longest being on the 14th green. 

However, as the results began to flow in, it became clear that the ladies had enjoyed their day in the sun, defeating the Senior Gents 7-3. Well done team and thank you for making this a great day for our section.

Following the match both teams enjoyed refreshments in the East Lounge, before sitting down to a lovely two course meal in the dining-room,