Captain's Announcements

Another great week of golf at BHPGC. Luckily the really hot weather of last week subsided into, unluckily, some really wet weather. If you played any golf in the last few days you'd be lucky to avoid a shower or two. The course was in dire need of a soaking and this week it arrived, freshening up the fairways in time for FESTIVAL WEEK.

Last weekend we had the George Low 32 played over 2 days. This is a stroke play event in memory of George Low, a well respected former Professional of our club. In fact he was the Pro for over 30 years and will be remembered by many of our senior members. Not only was George a fine Professional but also a true gentleman. 85 members competed and there were some truly magnificent scores recorded by the participants. An amazing score of 58 nett was achieved by Christopher Watson who has now been significantly cut by 4 shots.
On Monday we had the Committee Cup open to current and former members of the Management Committee. I entered this competition thinking I had a slight chance of seizing the competition only to come up against the formidable presence of John Stolliday who won in fine style with 42 points. He really has hit a rich vein of form, really well played John. On Wednesday I was hosting the Captain's Day for Ladies. It was played in truly atrocious weather, torrential rain and wind. The Lady Captain will report the results in her blog.

On Thursday it was my Charity Day, in honour of the British Heart Foundation, organised by Len Palmer. 120 members and guests played in glorious sunny weather in teams of 4, with the best 2 scores counting. As I write the scores have yet to be published but I have heard there were a few good scores in. I believe quite a large amount of money was raised. Also on Thursday we welcomed back Danny Hill our professional, so the Pro Shop should be up and running to its full potential in a few days after 5 months of closure. Danny also held his 'Beat the Pro' challenge on the 13th hole. I don't think many did. This also raised a good sum for the British Heart Foundation. Roy laid on a very tasty meal for all in the restaurant which was well received. My thanks also to our 'flag wavers' on the 14th and 17th and also to the members who oversaw the registration throughout the day. Their help was very much appreciated.

Tomorrow we are holding the Middlesex Mixed Open tournament which is well supported and Saturday is Captains Day, I'll be there all day with an afternoon BBQ and prize giving around 7pm. Hope you can turn up and support the winners!

Ladies' Captain's Announcements
Ladies' Captain's Announcements


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Tuesday, 20 April 2021

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