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It's been a very eventful and enjoyable week at BHPGC, not least with the opening of the clubhouse on Saturday 4th July. Although we had to abide by COVID 19 rules, the event was well supported and lasted well into the evening. Our staff managed to accommodate all the members that attended and SoHo Gourmet Catering kept us well fed with burgers, ba...
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Congratulations to David Sparwell in the Wally Gatward Trophy last Saturday, winning with a magnificent 46 points, slightly ahead of Eusabio on 40 points. The weather wasn't so good this week with some rain and extremely windy conditions. Let's hope it calms down for our grand opening on Saturday 4th July. It's been a long time coming and could be ...
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The big news is that on 4th July the clubhouse will be open for business, so come along, have a drink and support the club. We have had another gloriously sunny week, something we can all enjoy in these dark times. The course is still in great condition thanks to the hard work and diligence of our green keeping staff One way of maintaining the slic...
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I seem to be recovering slowly from my back injury and intended to play this morning, Thursday. Unfortunately the heavens opened and out paid to that, hopefully it will be dry on Sunday. Had a walk around the course this evening and the rain has had a remarkable effect on the fairways. All lush and green and ready for the Rafferty Qualifier on Satu...
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Welcome to all the new members that have joined BHPGC recently. I hope you are enjoying the course and the weather. Luckily we've had a couple of rain showers that have freshened up the course, it was becoming quite dry in places but we do have the sprinkler system to protect the tees and greens. The marshalling on the first tee seems to be wo...
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It's been a lovely sunny week, ideal for golf but I hate to say it we could do with some rain!The transition from 2 balls to 4 balls has been achieved relatively smoothly -probably aided by our volunteer Marshall's, thank you to all those who have volunteered and been on duty this week. We could do with more volunteers helping out, it's in 2 hour s...
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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 Rafferty Qualifier. Also we will arrange...
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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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Once again the incessant rain put paid to the 22nd week of the winter league. Surely we must have some improvement of the weather soon as spring is with us. This Saturday sees the final opportunity to play the winter league which at present is being led by David Knott, just in front of John Guiney.This Sunday, the 15th March, is the 125 year golf c...
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On Sunday 15th March the club is celebrating its actual 125 year anniversary which was the day that Mrs Aveline played the first tee shot. In recognition of this we are holding a 4-ball mixed golf team event, which can be any combination of male/female players. A time sheet is posted in the George Low bar for participants and the cost of enter...
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I'm not going to mention the weather this week we must all be fed up with it. I will concentrate on the positives.Friday night we had a meet and greet with some new members organised by Billie Newland and various committee members mingled with around 10 debutants on an informal level advising them of the main benefits that could be achieved by supp...
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Another shocking week for golf. Unfortunately the course was closed on Saturday, cancelling the winter league, so no results to report.On Wednesday 19th February the club held an EGM to vote on the adoption of the new Ltd Company. This was passed unanimously.I posted a request for a Welfare Officer in my blog last week. This position was immediatel...
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I must start my blog this week by thanking Iain Lanario for holding the fort for the last three weeks. He has done an excellent job and is truly a magnificent blogger.We're still struggling to have a rain free week of golf although we have had a few odd days. Unfortunately there's not much we can do about it - only pray. Winter league 18 was played...
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Unfortunately the weather hasn't improved this week preventing most of the members from playing but there is not much we can do about it. Sunday was an enjoyable day with quite a few golfers on parade but not many since. Still, we have a number of social events to look forward to.First there is the Mauritian evening this Friday with food supplied b...
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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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Happy New Year to all our members. 2020 has started well with the course drying out and fully open. Hopefully this sees the end of the really wet weather. The New Year was ushered in with a dinner dance, Simon supplied a lovely meal and then we danced the night away with music by Michael of Vibes Disco, which continued way past midnight and Auld La...
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Happy New Year to all our members. 2020 has started well with the course drying out and fully open. Hopefully this sees the end of the really wet weather. The New Year was ushered in with a dinner dance, Simon supplied a lovely meal and then we danced the night away with music by Michael of Vibes Disco, which continued way past midnight and Auld La...
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Unfortunately not much to report this week. Due to the heavy rainfall we've had over the last few weeks the course had been closed as it is water logged. The Christmas season is in full swing starting with the Dinner Dance on the 14th. This was a great event with a DJ/Martin Magic Kevin keeping us on our toes with his tricks and sleight of han...
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Saturday saw the Annual Children's Christmas Party which I attended in my usual going out gear. It was amazing when I entered the restaurant how the children reacted, they really seemed to think I was the real Father Christmas. It was an event I thoroughly enjoyed.Sunday Ray Ripsher organised the Turkey Trot, not as well supported as I'd hoped but ...
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Sadly I have to report the passing of Cliff Fielder, a long standing member and former Captain of Bush Hill Park. Cliff was Captain in 1978 and President in 1986 and 2007. Details of his funeral have already been circulated.We also lost Ted Hunnisett this week, another former member.On a lighter note we had a successful four ball draw on Sunday, 24...
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Last Thursday saw our Annual Beaujolais Day, expertly hosted by Peter Beton who watched us all tee off then vanished into the warmth of the clubhouse to sort out the wine and prizes. After the meal of French Onion Soup and Beef Bourguignon and cheese cake, Peter informed us that he would be standing down as organiser but President John Bottoms will...
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Evening all,Another trying day at the coalface starting with the Captain and Pro challenge. This was against big hitting Ray Ripsher and Iain 'steady Eddie' Lanario. Danny has already divulged the result so I won't bore you with the score. It appears that I have acquired a new nickname - not Big G, as I was last year, but Steinway as Danny was stru...
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Before I start I would like to thank my Vice Captain, Iain Lanario, for holding the fort while I was away. He did an admirable job, especially at the Four Ball Draw. Well done. Quite soon after my return from holiday, Danny and I had our first Captain and Pro challenge against Richard Empson and Mark Watts, two single handicap golfers. I'm not goin...
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Our Captain has travelled to sunnier climbs this week and has left his members with wet and windy weather. Good timing! My first commitment this week was the four ball draw which takes place on the first Sunday of every month. The weather forecast was dire early doors but 6 intrepid golfers, 4 being septuagenarians, turned up anyway. Simon the chef...
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Guest — John Bridgeman
Very impressed with Big Gs first blog. Shame he only came second in Sunday's four ball draw (improvement is needed) JB
Friday, 08 March 2019 16:47
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