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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

This week was the Autumn Meeting and Lisa Martin was the silver division winner with Angela Balnave winning the bronze division, well done Ladies! Val Weaver won the Scratch Prize and also the Lisney Trophy, which she told us she's been trying to win for 18 years, so I'm delighted that she has finally done it, thoroughly well deserved! After the pr...
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This week we had our first ever Ladies Invite to the Affiliates. We played in teams of 3/4. It was a good opportunity to get to know the new ladies and vice versa. We were blessed with beautiful weather and I hope everyone enjoyed themselves. The winners were Cela Selley, Alison Towndrow & 'Nikki' whose surname I don't know. Second were Sue Aga...
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This week was the President's Prize for ladies and John was on hand to buy us all a drink afterwards, which was gratefully received by all of us. The weather was lovely for golf and I pipped Sharon Saunders to the winning post with 39 points to her 38. It's the first thing I have won for quite a while and will probably be the last!Monday we have th...
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I start this week with congratulations to Saskia Owen who won the under 14's Middlesex Championship and Jessica Brown who was runner up in the under 18's. A great achievement by both girls, a sign of things to come! On the subject of Jess, she also won our Club Championship and the Club Handicap Championship last Sunday, something tells me it won't...
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This week we held the Rafferty Cup which is a 36 hole competition played on Monday & Wednesday of the same week. This was won by Roisin Margey, with a total of 143, followed by Tracey Ripsher on 146. There was an alternative medal for those who didn't want to play 2 rounds, which was won by Diana Williams with 73.Sunday 30th August is the Club ...
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Last Wednesday the complaint was 'it's too hot' well this week it was 'it's too wet'! The conditions for Captain's Day for Ladies were truly horrendous but everyone who started finished, so well done ladies! The Captain was everywhere, on the first tee, in the hut dispensing cakes, luckily he was able to shelter in our new hut so he was probably th...
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The big event this week was my Lady Captain's Day, which was played in searing heat! 39 ladies battled round oblivious of the extreme temperatures and the winning team were Lesley Avent, Jenny Pomphrey and Angela Balnave. We had many prizes for various competitions to present and my thanks to Lisa Martin for assembling the winners list an...
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Last Sunday we played the George Low 4BBB, which was won by Lisa Martin & Chris Robertson, very well done!The following day was my "Away Day" when 24, well it ended up being 23, ladies bravely ventured to deepest Essex to play at Gosfield Lake GC. This trip was organised by Irene Dickinson and with her usual efficiency it went without a hitch. ...
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This week, we played The Past & Present Lady Captains Cup. The weather resulted in some last minute withdrawals but eventually Sarah Carver triumphed for the 3rd year running. Well done Sarah!On to Wednesday and the 36 hole Victory Cup, which was won by Lisa Martin, with a very creditable total of 143, just pipping Lucy Bidmead on 144, very wel...
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The ladies enjoyed fine weather this week, when we played for the Wright/Angora & Cashmere Cups. They were won respectively by - Sarah Carver, who was also one of last weeks winners, Chris Robertson and Angela Balnave, very well done to all this ladies.Monday is the Committee Cup and we will be welcoming back some ex Lady Captains, who have mov...
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The big event of the week was last Sunday afternoon, when we played the Ladies Invitation to Gents. This was very well supported, we had 13 four balls, which was unlucky for some but not for Umar Annaradnam who had a hole in one on the 13th! Well done Umar, she's having a real 'purple patch' at the moment. Another name for our hallowed hole in one ...
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I start this week with tales of derring do.On Monday, Lucy Bidmead & Sharon Saunders played at Muswell Hill in the Middlesex Foursomes, they fought back from 4 down to defeat Highgate on the 17th hole. Also on Monday, Tracey Ripsher & Umar Annaradnam played Northwood at Finchley. They found themselves 4 up at one stage and eventually ended ...
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This week, to the best of my knowledge, we haven't had any accidents or unusual happenings. Although Pippa Munyard celebrated a (big) birthday this week, best wishes to her from all the ladies. We played for the Bushguarders Cup on Wednesday, which was won by my bridge partner Dawn Rose with 38 points. Louise Fickling was 2nd with 36 points on coun...
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This week I want to start by wishing Irene Dickinson & Lisa Martin the best of luck as they are playing their first round match, at Highgate on Monday, in the Middlesex Foursomes. We also have two other pairs in this competition but they are yet to play.This week we had our 'COVID Spring Meeting' morning round. The Scratch Winner was Saskia Owe...
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I want to start this week by thanking all the ladies who donated so generously to the plants bought for the new flower bed adjacent to the 18th green. Penny & Andrew for the bed on 15th tee, Umar for donating pots on 1st tee, Lesley, Tracey, Hazel & Di for all their hard work too. Apologies if I have missed anyone! It's all greatly apprecia...
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Firstly this week, I would like to echo the Captain and extend a very warm welcome to all the new members but especially the ladies who have joined Bush Hill Park so far this year. I have met some of you already and I look forward to meeting the remainder of you in the near future, when we can resume some form of socialising. In the meantime, don't...
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I would like to thank all my ladies for their help with marshalling and also with all the gardening they have been doing around the course. Tracey Ripsher & Lesley Avent have been instrumental in this and also Hazel Goodyear who has been in charge of watering. Di Williams (who had a birthday this week) tending the flowers outside the Pro shop, ...
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Well it looks like there is light at the end of the tunnel. Today Boris announced that more than just two people can meet out in the open but still must observe social distancing. In view of this the Captains Committee will introduce the beginning of Saturday competitions, starting on the 20th June, with the Wally Gatward Trophy. It will still be p...
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We've had a fantastic first week since we opened last Wednesday 13th May with an amazing 1,000 rounds of golf played by members and 47 new members joining. We can't wait to meet them all!There are rumours about a potential for competitions to start sometime in the near future but don't worry, we will keep you updated as we know more.Our volunteer s...
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What a joy it was to be able to play golf today! Glorious sunny weather, albeit with a chilly wind, but having had seven weeks of no golf we would have played in any conditions. The modifications to the first hole look really great, a delight to behold, unlike our tee shots! Graham Careford and his gang have done a wonderful job on the course keepi...
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Unfortunately Lizzie Phillips has been knocked over while walking on Hampstead Heath by some boisterous dogs, she has a fractured pelvis, which she tells me will heal in due course and also a fractured elbow which is being operated on Friday 20th. I have sent her our best wishes and will update you as and when I can.The Pearson team played their fi...
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Well BHP played their first Pearson match yesterday, away at N Middlesex and we battled the wind, the very wet ground, carrying, temporary greens and the unavailability of a few regulars. However as ever the ladies rallied round and we got a team out and managed a win. Well done to all of them!We had our first stableford this week, Div 1, was won b...
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Last Saturday the Captain and I, amongst others, attended the Middlesex Awards evening. I received the Lorna Peters trophy on behalf of BHP and Graham the Middlesex Sixes. We were also presented with a plaque to commemorate BHP being 125 years old (images below).Due to the very difficult conditions we cancelled our monthly medal this week and playe...
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Once again the weather has disrupted our golf. We postponed the Bisque Salver on Wednesday as we didn't think the course would be open, although in the end it was. We also have had to postpone our first Pearson match of the season. Fingers crossed for next week, although I'm not holding my breath!Now let's talk toilets. Well one toilet in particula...
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I was going to start by reporting on Valentines Night and the EGM but the Captain has pulled rank! Unfortunately the rain disrupted our Winter League this week although some ladies did manage to play a few holes, we were grateful that some of the course was open. Next week, weather permitting, we will be playing the Bisque Salver. A comprehensive e...
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Having returned from our sojourn in the sun I wasn't expecting the course to be open this week because of last weekend's storm, so we were all extremely happy to find that all 18 holes were open. Unfortunately it looks like we will be having more rain with the arrival of storm 'Dennis the Menace' this weekend.Can I urge all ladies to sign up for th...
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Well golf two weeks running, must be some kind of record at the moment! Will it ever stop raining? I suppose it must eventually, even Brexit has happened (by the time you read this?)!The sign up sheets for all the internal competitions will be appearing in the locker room soon, so please look out for them and sign up for as many as you can.I don't ...
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Well better news this week, some of our ladies were actually able to play golf, although they had to carry. Hopefully a drier spell of weather is on the way.There are many social events coming up, please look out for them on the weekly newsletter. I'm sure there is something for everyone, so come along and support your club!I'm now returning to my ...
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Well once again rain stopped play so we were able to practice our bridge instead and then were joined for lunch by many of the other ladies, who surprised me by presenting me with a card and gift to celebrate my recent wedding! (Don't tell Graham that I married the Captain)!Kevin Sollitt, one of our members, spoke to us on Wednesday about Reik...
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Sunday the 5th January saw the first Fourball draw of the year with 24 participants in which Danny and I had a Captain and pro challenge against David Boothroyd & Jack Bidmead. I hadn't played for three weeks so was a bit rusty but with a little help from the Pro we managed to draw on the 18th with a birdie from Danny. The course is still a lit...
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A very quiet week this week, with no golf although some of the course was open, we decided to play/practice Bridge instead. After we were joined by other ladies for lunch, wearing their Christmas jumpers. Too hot for me, so I played the grinch in my 'Bah Humbug' hat.It only remains for me to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year.Sue
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Well Christmas is almost upon us, only one more golfing Wednesday before the big day. Next week is our Texas Scramble and Sarah Carver will be brewing up her famous mulled wine, which will be accompanied by Gunn Robbins equally famous (and delicious) mince pies, a big thank you to both of them.We're looking forward to the first of the Christmas Par...
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Last Friday saw half a dozen or so ladies decorating the Christmas tree in the lobby and putting up decorations, many thanks to all those who helped and also to Neil and Lee who used a bunker rake and a litter grabber, to great effect, putting up the lights and decorations on the top of the tree! They were a great help. Friday evening was the ...
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Unfortunately no golf this week as due to the amount of rain we had the course had to be closed.Last Thursday though was Beaujolais Nouveau Day and it was played in what I would describe as 'slightly cool' conditions! That didn't stop a few hardy ladies and gentlemen taking to the course, All the winners have already been listed on Danny's blog. Th...
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This week we played the End of Season Alliance, it was a lovely morning if a bit chilly first thing. The winners were Roz Margey, Sharon Saunders and Sue Palmer, well done ladies. Can I remind everyone to repair pitch marks on the greens!! The Christmas Fayre is fast approaching and we could still do with more bottles for Chris's stall and cakes an...
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Unfortunately I was unable to play this week, as I've managed to pick up some sort of bug. In my absence my wonderful committee has done the draw for next weeks Alliance and Danny will be emailing starting tees for the 8.30 shotgun start. Lisa Martin kindly also did the notices as follows. Following feedback, there will be a £2 charge (& the op...
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We have now returned, albeit reluctantly, from our holiday and will soon be into the Christmas season. The Christmas Fayre is fast approaching, Thursday 5th December, so please tell all your friends, we need donations for the raffle and also bottles for Chris' stall.If you have signed up for the Alliance on the 20th November please tick your food p...
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Day 16I'm finding my creative writing juices are not flowing very freely, they must have evaporated in the heat, luckily alcoholic juices are flowing steadily!I was wondering what to put in my blog this week, I almost resorted to a picture of the Captain in his speedos! Luckily along came our little star Jessica who this week has won the World...
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This is your foreign correspondent reporting from her sunbed. The view is a bit restricted as all I can see is blue sky and sun!The Lambert Trophy was played under skies that were definitely not blue, however it didn't really rain. The competition was won by Lucy Bidmead and Jim Craggs with 38 points. Well done! Janet Connor told an amusing anecdot...
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Well my year as the sorcerers apprentice has finished it seems to have gone in a flash!Last Friday, was my first day as Captain and we had two teams entered in the Lorna Peters competition at Highgate, I'm delighted to say that Sue Coates, Lucy Bidmead and Sharon Saunders emerged the winners and were 5 points clear of their nearest rivals, a great ...
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Like Ray last week our Lady Captain has left for sunnier climes, resuming her world tour in Dubai, she tells me she's 'having a blast'! The Pearson team bounced back from their disastrous result at Mill Hill, only losing 5/2 away at Ealing on Monday. I thought that perhaps I should fall on my sword, so improvising, I threw myself to the floor in th...
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