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6 the new 18
Having risked the Latin greeting last week which fortunately met with the approval of Mr Munyard, I have gone for a safer, basic and somewhat antipodean greeting this week. My week felt a couple of days short but at the same time, packed with stuff, I hope your week has gone well.
Unfortunately, I missed the second week of the Club Championships, held last Saturday. I understand that the weather was pretty challenging but some players performed brilliantly, in particular John Guiney and Ian Rudd who won the Club Championship and Handicap Championship, respectively, well done gentlemen. I don't know what happened in the women's competition, I was informed that none of them completed the second round, I guess this get be sorted out in due course.
I was not in attendance at our Championships because I was invited to play in the R&A Sixes Challenge at Woburn. You may have heard about this relatively new format of golf which is being strongly promoted by the R&A. The concept is simple, it is a golf competition held over 6 holes. The idea is to provide competitive golf in less that 90 minutes. The event hosted by the R&A at Woburn, was a standard Texas Scramble but with 6 players per team, played of course over just 6 holes. Incredibly, this resulted in a very exciting game, which felt competitive and was concluded in 90 minutes. We have the perfect setting and holes to promote this format ourselves at Bush Hill and we will be investigating how we can adopt this new form of the game.
The reported, anticipated purchase of a new portable sound system has become a reality. The resulting system is a simpler system than was originally envisaged but I understand that this has been test driven by Lynne Watts and has been officially approved. This is great news and will allow the "in house" disco that Lynne has been dreaming of to become a reality. Time now for all of us to bring out those old handbags which we used to dance around back in the disco day. Disco revival, simply splendid.
The SSC struck again recently and in collaboration with our professional team, have reviewed the entertainment programme that the club has been offering. Over the last 3 months. The clear and present objective was and still is, to provide a full programme of social events which would see a greater, more varied and exciting clubhouse usage whilst at the same time delivering positive financial results for the club. This resulted in a slight change to Thursday theme nights, additional member entertainment nights and more professional musical entertainment. Our website and other media are promoting these events, please try to keep up to date with what's happening at your club and get along to a few an enjoy yourselves.
We are all working hard to provide the golf club that provides the facilities you want and need, the entertainment you want whilst being affordable and sustainable. These are tough attributes to combine and balance and to check this and how we are getting on, the annual survey will be sent out very soon. Please take time to go through the survey, it will provide important information which we need to measure how well or otherwise your club is performing and also to hear your thoughts and ideas on all aspects of your club.
Right, just time for a few bullet points.
- Thursday 15 August our Seniors Open – Numbers are viable and very few spaces left.
- Wine tasting and tapas – Thursday 8 August
- Rat Pack music – hear the new sound system blast out those incredible old tunes on Saturday 10 August and it's free for all memb
- New members still joining, please make them feel welcome and help where you can.
- The next Pro Draw will be held on Sunday 4 August – All members welcome New and Old
- 3 club challenge coming soon – watch out for dates and times.
- Thank you to those of you who have donated to the Macmillan Longest Challenge, money continues to flow in, if you want to contribute please use the link below, this will be most welcome