President's Putter 2017

The President's Putter competition was held this evening and, as usual, the three Perth Rotary Clubs took part at Blairgowrie Golf Club.

The Grand Slam was not to be for our Perth Kinnoull players and our captain Willie Monks is pictured handing the trophy to Graham Thom on behalf of the Perth Club members who were this year's winners.   

Photo by Ian E Brown.






Perth Rotary Club's Annual Bowling Competition

The three Perth Rotary Clubs took part in the Annual Bowling Competition this evening at the West End Bowling Club.

As usual the Perth Club organised the event which was friendly, enjoyable and very well run.

Two teams of four from each club competed in the event.    Our teams were: Team A - Bob Reid, Iain Brown, Steve Blackett and Brian Johnston.  Team B - Willie Monks, Colin Moreland, Bob Riddell and Frank Sloan.   Team A won one match and drew one; Team B won both their matches, resulting in a win for the Perth Kinnoull Club.

Willie (Sports boss) Monks was rather pleased when the result was announced.   And so he should be - his teams have won everything in recent months!

Did anyone spot our supporter?   Thanks for coming Donal.


The Rotary Club held their Charity Golf Tournament at the Dunkeld & Birnam Golf Club on Wednesday 6th September and for the twelfth consecutive year at that venue the weather was fine and sunny.

The course was in excellent condition and the assistance, hospitality and meals provided by the Golf Club were very much appreciated by all.

18 teams entered the tournament which was won by “Farquhars Finest” (pictured) representing Farquhar & Sons, Printers. They won both the Strathallan Trophy for the lowest net score and “Hardies Red Hot Ball Prize” for the Team Ball lowest net score. They are also pretty good at printing calendars!

Money raised for Rotary charities has not yet been calculated but we hope to achieve an amount similar to last year’s total of about £2000.

Pictured (L -R) Duncan Robertson, Ian Flaherty, Alan MacGregor and Douglas Cramond.

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Report by John Steven.

Six of us met for bacon rolls on the Wednesday morning. Two novices in Brian Johnston and Kevin Fearn and four so-called experienced shooters in Donal Burke, Douglas Sinclair, his son Andrew and myself.

Turns out Brian is a natural in that given a little instruction he was smashing clays wonderfully. Kevin, who was wearing contact lenses, discovered that having a reading lens in your dominant eye is not ideal. He reported seeing two clays at the end of the gun. But having discovered from our instructor which one to pick, managed to burst numerous clays. Both seemed to really enjoy it and intend to return (Kevin with the appropriate lenses).

Gavel Champions 2017

The final of the Gavel Competition was held at the Station Hotel, Stonehaven tonight against the team from Huntly Rotary Club.

The Perth Kinnoull team played very well from the start and after 3 rounds were so far ahead with a lead of 8½ points to 3½ that it was not necessary to play round 4 as they were unable to be caught.

President Steve, accompanied by Huntly President Stuart Wright receives the trophy from Bill Wood (left) who is a past District Governor and member of Aberdeen St. Machar.




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