Friday, 6 October 2017

2017 Annual Dinner




Once more the Blairgowrie Golf Club 2017 Senior Section Dinner was a great event. Hosted and directed by our esteemed Convener Ian McPherson in his 10th year trying to herd cats (his words).  Ian outlined our successful golfing year, perhaps with some room for improvement. 

We were honoured by a very witty and entertaining speech by Sir William McPherson (Ian’s Clan Chief) followed by a splendid dinner.  Our guest speaker, David Rickman of the R&A, Executive Director for Rules & Equipment gave an excellent speech on what could have been a very dry subject.  He shared lots of humorous anecdotes and situations from his vast experience in this fantastic game which was very well received.  Steven Morgan our new Managing Secretary thanked David for coming all the way from St.Andrews to enlighten our Seniors, who are all experts on the rules of golf!

Jayne & Paul who provided the excellent dinner were presented with a bouquet of flowers being their last Senior’s event, as they are moving on to pastures anew.

As always,we were well looked after with refreshments by Angie and her ever-attentive team.  We were also well served by Jayne’s cheery and efficient young ladies.

David Patterson our treasurer deserves a medal for keeping us solvent, he does a huge amount of work in the background.  Much appreciated.

Finally an excellent evening enjoyed by all, and a special big thank you to Ian McPherson who has given so much of his time and dedication over the last 10 years in making the Senior’s Section such a success.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Western Gailes GC Seniors' Section (HOME)




 Your captain for this HOME match on Thursday 21st September 2017 
will be Donald Hume.

Please meet as usual at 11:45 for sandwich lunch, ready for tee-off at 1pm.
There is a meal after the match.


This is our first Seniors match with Western Gailes and is a follow on from the Annual Ex-Captains’ match which came to an end this year, so we look forward to what will be an Annual fixture – Home one year and Away the following year.

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Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Match 25 - Ladybank (Away) Result

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Match 27 - Royal Burgess (HOME)

Your Captain for this Home match against Royal Burgess is Graeme Hunter

Please meet at the clubhouse at 11:45am for refreshments, Sandwich Lunch, ready for first tee off at 1pm.  There will be a meal after the match.


This match started in 1986 and results since then are Royal Burgess 16 Blairgowrie 12 with 3 drawn.

The Match is played  for The COCHRANE ROSEBOWL and  whilst we won  last year, unfortunately  we are down 5.5 – 2.5 from the match played at Burgess earlier this year.  So there is a lot  to play for !!
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This is V4 - 17/9/17 @ 17:45 

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Match 26 - New Club St. Andrews (HOME)

Your Captain for this home match will be Graeme Hunter

Please meet at the clubhouse at 11:45am for refreshments, followed by a Sandwich Lunch ready for the first tee-off at 1:00pm.  
There will be a meal after the match.

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The highly prized Bali Dodo Trophy

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Match 24 - Royal Aberdeen (Away) - CANCELLED

Please note that following the cancellation of this match by  Royal Aberdeen, unfortunately  they could not give us a date that was suitable to us or the bus company we use and therefore it will NOT be rescheduled this year.

Regards

Ian McPherson

28/8/17
 
Unfortunately this match has been cancelled, due to a past captain of Royal Aberdeen's funeral taking place on Thursday.

We will try to re-arrange this match if possible.
27/08/17 @ 08:34

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Sunday, 6 August 2017

Match 22 - Elie (Away)

Your captain for this Away match is John Hope

Please meet at Elie Golf Club at 11:45am for lunch before golf.

Tee off at 2:00pm


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Thursday, 3 August 2017

Match 23 - Panmure (HOME)


Your Captain for this Home match is non other than Mr Colin Blues

Please meet at the clubhouse at 11:45am for refreshments, sandwich lunch ready for tee off at 1:00pm.
There will be a meal after the match. 

Updated: 15/8/17 @ 3:15pm
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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Match 21 - Senior Golfers' Society (Away at Muirfield)

Your Captain for this away match at Muirfield is non other than 
Mr James MacFarlane.


Meeting at Blairgowrie Clubhouse at 9.30am or Broxden Park & Ride Perth at 10.00am and then to Muirfield for  11.30am

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Match 12 Royal Burgess - Away (Result)

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Saturday, 29 July 2017

Match 20 - Ferntower (Home)


Your Captain for this home match is non other than Mike Beale.

Please meet at the clubhouse at 11:45am for refreshments and sandwich lunch ready for first tee off at 1:00pm.
There will be a meal after the match.
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Match 19 - Pollock (Away) - Result

The course was in excellent condition, the weather held up and was dry for most of the day. Hospitallity as always, was first class G&Ts flowed and the meal excellent.  A most enjoyable day.



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Friday, 28 July 2017

Match 12 - Royal Burgess AWAY, Rescheduled from 6th June

Original match on 6th June was cancelled due to heavy rain and flooding, 
now re-scheduled for 31st July.
Your captain for this Away match is none other than Mr Ian Dunbar.

Please assemble at Royal Burgess Golf Club at 09:15am (Allow for possible congestion on the Forth Bridge). There will be Coffee & Bacon Roll on arrival.  Tee off at 10:00am.  
There will be a meal after the match.
 
 
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Friday, 21 July 2017

Match 18 - Downfield (Home) Result

Sorry, no information or picture supplied.  
Result was obtained from Downfield's Blog.
Blairgowrie 5- 3 Downfield 

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Sunday, 9 July 2017

Match 19 - Pollok (AWAY)

Unfortunately Bill Farquharson the original Captain for this match, has had to call off and Len Hendry has very kindly agreed to act as Captain for the day.


Please meet the bus at one of the two pick up points as follows:
 

1.  Blairgowrie GC Clubhouse at 10.00am 

2.  Park & Ride at Broxden Perth at 10.30am

Please let Ian McPherson know which one you will be at.

We are expected at Pollok GC for coffee and bacon roll at 12 Noon.  

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The following will leave from Blairgowrie GC Clubhouse at 10..00am

Len Hendry (Capt)
Ron Dow
Donald Hume
Alan Urquhart
Tore Hovde
Alan McKay

The following will join the bus at Broxden Park & Ride Perth at 10.30am

Colin Blues
Arthur Clark
Andrew McInroy
Morris Morton
Michael Norval
Alastair Paterson
Brian Wesencraft

The following are making their own way to Pollok GC -  Remember ….Arrive no later than 12 Noon !!!

Hamish Hodge
Gordon Mitchell
Tom Watson

Match 18 - Downfield (HOME)

Your captain for this Home match is John Brodie.

Please meet at the clubhouse at 11:45am for the usual refreshments and sandwich lunch.  First tee-off is 1:00pm.
There will be a meal after the match.

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Saturday, 8 July 2017

Match16 - Edzell, Away (Result)

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Match 17 - Gullane (Home)


 Your Captain for this Home match against Gullane is 
the legendary Fergus Young

This match has been going on since 1963 but no records kept until 1974, but since then they do not make good reading - Blairgowrie 9  - Gullane  31 and 3 draws – However after our away match although down 5 to 3 we are still are in with a shout so still a great deal  to play for.  We are playing for the ALEC MASON PLAQUE which is currently held by Gullane- so hopefully we can  regain  the trophy !!! 
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