Sunday, 31 March 2019


The Ladies v. Senior Gents

Tuesday 9th April

Please note the following pairings to be played both on Rosemount and Lansdowne


1. Fiona Johnston  (cap) &  Sheila Bruce
2. Heather Anderson & Jan Kennedy
3. Gillian Wallace & Nora Bennet
4. Elaine Smith & Katie Chapman
5. Mary Hope & Janette Hamilton


1. Avril Smith & June Dargie
2. Brenda Clough & Meriel Walker
3. Liz Fertacz & Noreen Fordyce
4. Janice Lang & Maureen Reid
5. Jo Stewart & Lis Ridsdale

Please meet at 11.45am.  There will be a Sandwich lunch and Meal after the golf in the diningroom, price yet to be confirmed.

Ladies, please wear our club jumper for the match. You can change after the match if you so wish.  Monies for the meal will be collected at your table during the meal.

Handicap details will be given on the day.  It would be lovely to have a win this year, so polish up these clubs.

Fiona Johnston
Ladies Captain.


This was a memorable day for myself, as your Lady Captain for the 2018-19 season.  I had great pleasure in welcoming Peter Inglis, the Club Captain, to join me in raising the New Club Flag on our Opening Day of the Summer season, with both team members looking on.   Thank you ladies for making it a great day for Margaret and myself.

Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain


Nine thirty on Friday morning the sun was shinning and 18 ladies met to play a Shotgun Start on the Wee Course at 10.00 am.  Following their game, the ladies joined those members playing Rosemount  to raise the Club Flag and have the Ladies group photograph taken.

While the rest of us were playing Rosemount, the Wee Course Ladies, enjoyed a light lunch in the clubhouse, joined by a number of Social members.  Thank you ladies for supporting the day, you got the best of the weather.

Fiona Johnston, Ladies Captain presents
The Friendship Bowl to Margaret Kerr Vice Captain

Today 42 ladies played over the Rosemount course, to celebrate the Opening of the Summer Season, in a Greensome Stableford. Although the weather was cooler than the morning, with the sun diving behind the clouds, the day stayed dry for us all.  All the matches were very close, with the Vice Captain winning 6-5.

Following a complementary drink, 34 ladies enjoyed a one course meal with coffee and shortbread. There was a lively atmosphere in the diningroom prior to the presentation of the Friendship Bowl.  Well done Margaret and a big thank you to all the ladies who joined us today.

Next week is a Mixed Draw Stableford.

Fiona Johnston 
Lady Captain

Wednesday, 27 March 2019


The Loyalty Card is only one aspect of the Club's ongoing Strategy Plan, in relation to the future developments at Blairgowrie Golf Club. The aim and use of the card is to encourage more Ladies and Girls to play golf at the club, with the intention that the user becomes a member of the club thereafter. 

It is an "Introductory" Card , with the user being introduced by an existing club member and with whom they should play their initial game at the club. This introduction, thereby allows the Loyalty card user to get to know other club members and view club facilities. After the initial game, the Loyalty card user would be able to play on their own or with another member.

The card will be monitored via the Pro-shop when the user makes contact to book a time to play and have the card stamped.  The card is limited to 10 rounds on each of the courses, £5.00 for the Wee course and £10.00 for Rosemount and Lansdown respectfully.

This programme will be monitored closely and reviewed on an on-going basis.  It is also in line with Scottish Women's Golf's ethos of attracting more girls and ladies to play golf at all levels. There is no age limit, only an interest in Golf.

Any Lady member may approach the Ladies Committee for a card to introduce someone to the club.  Each Committee member holds 10 cards.  The lady member's name will be recorded and that of the person they are introducing, along with that person's contact details, which in turn will be passed to the office. 

We hope this will help increase the numbers in our Ladies Section.

Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain.


Good afternoon ladies. This is just another reminder that we have 42 ladies playing in match on 29th March and if you are staying for the meal, please inform Angie at the bar, who will add your name to the list, to help the catering staff.

Margaret and I are look forward to seeing you all and for you to be present at presentation of the Friendship Bowl.

Fiona Johnston 
Lady Captain

Monday, 25 March 2019


1st Prize
Your own reserved parking spot at the front door for a year.
Draw will be made at the  Captain's Drive-in on Saturday 30th March
2nd Prize -  2018 Ryder Cup Flag signed by Thomas Bjorn  & Rory McIlroy
3rd Prize
Bottle of Loch Lomond  Whisky
"The Open Special Edition" signed by
Paul Lawrie
Tickets are £5.00 at the Bar.  All proceeds go to support the Junior Section,  captained this year by Katy Alexander.

Saturday, 23 March 2019


Last night 56 lady members attended our first Social get together of 2019, to celebrate the start of our new Summer season.  The ladies enjoyed a glass of wine, mock-tails or a soft drinks before sitting down in the Dining-room for a one course meal followed by coffee and cake.  Karyn Dallas, National coach for Scotland Girls' Golf, under 18's, was the after Dinner Speaker.
Karyn Dallas with the Lady Captain Fiona Johnston

Karyn delivered an entertaining and humorous talk on Course Management, Focus and the importance of Nutrition before and during game play. She clearly described the part nutrition plays in helping players keep their concentration and why a player's focus can dip at certain times.  The main emphasis was on eating regularly, around every 3 holes and ensuring you drink plenty of water.  Her delivery was interactive with the ladies which made for a very relaxed and social evening. Time was set aside for questions and she provided a receipt and handout for recording your personal targets.  Copies of both will be photocopied and available to members in the Locker-room.

Many thanks to Angie and staff for the wonderful mock-tails and to Elaine and Garry for a beautifully presented meal and surroundings.

Have a great season Ladies and enjoy.

Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain


At the Get-Together on the 22nd March, Margaret Kerr, Vice Captain, announced the Winners of the Winter Competitions.


WINNER - JUNE DARGIE- best 3 scores - 133



WINNER - JUNE DARGIE -best 6 score - 279

(on a count back on best last 3 scores)


Winners Mary Miller, Nora Bennet,Carolyn Haddow and Carolyn Dracup

A Texas Scramble was the last Competition of the Winter Season.  22 ladies ventured out in the light drizzle with the wind having a direct effect on our golf at some of the holes, making Lansdowne feel even longer on occasions.  With this in mind, the decision was made to play only 12 holes instead of 16.

After the golf, in the clubhouse some ladies enjoyed a light lunch, a coffee and chat before the golf balls were handed over.  The winners had a score of 48-4.6 = 43.4.  Runners-up were Linda Rice, Margaret Kerr and June Dargie, 52-5.7 = 46.3

Next week is the Lady Captain v. Vice Captain with a 1.00pm Shotgun start, with the raising of the Club Flag and Opening day photograph.  So ladies please be at the club by 12.15pm.  A one course meal in the dining room will follow the match and the Friendship Bowl will be presented to the winning team.  Ensure you get your name down, by booking online.

Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain

Thursday, 21 March 2019



18 Wee Course members enjoyed their Coffee Morning, joined by Lady Captain Fiona Johnston, Shirley Irvine, Wee Course Rep on the Ladies Committee and 3 Committee members, Carolyn Haddow, Jo Stewart and Mary Miller.  The ladies welcomed new member Vilma Morison, seated in the top photo.

After their welcome from Fiona, which included a handout on 20 of the New Rules and an explanation of the New Loyalty Cards, Shirley detailed the Wee Course programme for the coming season. There will be Medal competitions, and fun competitions, 2 of which will include the Ladies Committee.  The ladies will also have their own Invitation Day on the 7th May, the same day as the Rosemount Ladies Invitation Day. The Ladies Committee will co-ordinate their day.

Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain

Tuesday, 19 March 2019


Winners with a score of 135 were
Kate Musgrove Brown, Jaquci Landsburgh and Linda Rice

Margaret Kerr, Vice Captain, congratulated the winners following the Mad March Medley competitions.  The wind was very strong, although there was non-stop sunshine.  Unfortunately Linda was not able to stay for the presentation.  

The runners up with a score of 139 were Janice Lang, Muriel McPherson and Margaret Sturrock, with a (BIH).

Please remember that Friday 22nd March is the last competition of the Winter, which is a Texas Scramble, teams of 3 and a mixed draw.  

In the evening our Get Together, with Karyn Dallas, commences at 6.00pm for drinks and members are asked to be seated for the meal at 6.30pm.  The Committee and I look forward to seeing you there.

Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain

Friday, 8 March 2019


 Division 1 winner Katie Chapman

Division 2 Winner Jo Stewart

Division 1
Katie Chapman -      56 - 12 = 44
Muriel McPherson - 58 - 13 = 45

Division 2
Jo Stewart  -  56 -14 = 42
Gill Tissell -  62 -15 = 47 

Today, although cold to begin with, 23 ladies ventured out to play the final round of the Winter League and as in previous weeks the scores were very close. Due to recent frost we were back on Winter greens, which proved tricky at times, however, this did not deter Jo from chipping in for a birdie on the 2nd green.  

Congratulations also goes to Doreen Johnston who had a hole in one on the 1st on the Wee Course.

Next week, the 15th March is the Mad March Medley, teams of 3 and a mixed draw and on the 22nd, a Texas Scramble, again teams of 3 and a mixed draw.  The 29th March sees the start of our New Summer Season with the Captain v Vice Captain match, which is now open online. So please ensure you get your name down for this event which is followed by a meal in the dining room.

Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain   

Tuesday, 5 March 2019



Our Get-Together is on Friday 22nd March at 6.00pm. You will be welcomed with a glass of wine, mock-tail or soft drink, followed by a 1 course meal with coffee/tea and cake at 6.30pm. There will be a choice from two options.  Bookings for the meal, which will cost 13.75, will be taken by the bar staff from Friday the 8th March.  Any dietary requirements should be requested at the time of booking.

After the meal, Karyn Dallas will deliver her session on Course Management, Focus and Game Preparation.

There is a Sign Up sheet in the locker-room for you to tick, to give us an idea of the numbers attending, and to assist us with the layout of the dining room on the night.  

I hope you will come along to hear an inspiring talk that I am sure will help us all in improving our golf.

Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain


Friday 29th March 2019

The Opening game of the season is a Greensome Stableford, open to all Lady members. It is a Shotgun start at 1.00pm, playing for the Friendship Bowl, and members are asked to be available from 12.00 for the raising of the New Club Flag and ladies Group Photograph at 12.15pm.

Book your place online : www.the  Closing date for signing up is Saturday 23rd March and the draw will be displayed from Wednesday 27th March.

A, 1 course meal will follow the game, with coffee/tea and shortbread.  A glass of wine, mock-tail or soft drink will also be available to accompany your meal, courtesy of the club, to toast our New  Season. The cost of the meal is 10.50. Payment for the meal is via the bar staff and the menu will be available from 8th March.  Any dietary requirements should also be requested at time of purchase.

Please note that if you are unable to play on the day, you are more than welcome to join us for the meal after the match, with dining being around 5.30pm. This includes Social members.

I look forward to seeing as many members as possible on our Special Day, to celebrate our New Golf Season.  Good luck to you all and most of all enjoy the day.

Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain

Monday, 4 March 2019


Well done Lis, a Great Morning

Today was our last Winter Social of the season, and for those who attending, there were skills to learn, beauty to be seen and an air of relaxation as Lis Ridsdale shared her knowledge with the group. Lis took us step by step through the process of creating different size floral displays.  We were all given the opportunity to create our own, with the finished article being pleasing, I'm sure, to our own eye.  The numbers today, may have been affected by the golf coaching sessions which were in full swing, please excuse the pun, however, all present had a great morning.

I would like to thank Lis again and also to extend an overwhelming thanks to Jo Stuart and Pauline Hill for co-ordinating all the Socials for us this winter.  Thank you.

The Committee will be looking for your suggestions later in the year for 2020, so please put on your thinking caps as these events need planning.

Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain 

Saturday, 2 March 2019


Please note that our last Winter Social for this season is on Monday 4th March, with our own Lis Ridsdale entertaining us with her Flower display skills.  I would ask you to come along to support Lis and pick some new tips.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Lady members who have given up their time to volunteer to deliver a very interesting programme of activities since the turn of the New Year.  My thanks also goes to Jo Stewart and Pauline Hill for having co-ordinated the programme and introduced us to some new activities and adventures which have proved popular.  

Many thanks again to all 

Fiona Johnston 
Lady Captain

Friday, 1 March 2019


!st Division Winner LC Fiona Johnston & VC Margaret Kerr

Division 1 
1st  Fiona Johnston          57 - 08 = 49
2nd Jacqui Landsburgh    63 - 13 = 50

Division 2
1st  Caroline Dracup        61 - 17 = 44
2nd Louise Whitehead     65 - 17 = 48

2nd Division Winner Caroline Dracup & LC Fiona Johnston  

A fantastic turnout of 27 ladies on the first official day of Spring and of course St David's Day. The sun shone for most of the round and it was wonderful to see the fairways looking so good in advance of our New Summer Season at the end of the month. Scores were very close, but Caroline had an outstanding score of Net 44.

In the clubhouse, the ladies enjoyed refreshments and some a light lunch, followed by the Lady Captain updating the members on March's forth coming events and the presentation of today's golf balls. Next Friday 8th March, is the final game of the Winter League and the Stanley Clark Trophy, so it is all to play for.  Good luck to all.

Fiona Johnston
Lady Captain