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Captain's Blog - Week Ending 09/03/18

Captain's Blog – Week ending 09/03/18Well, it was a much nicer weekend and there was even a touch of spring in the air. Can you believe it though, Carol has forecast snow again for this weekend! You'll be pleased to hear that your Captain scored 41 points on Saturday, and you'll be even more pleased to learn that he didn't go in the competition!The...
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My premonition about last weekend's golf sadly came to pass and the course was closed all weekend. I trust everyone saw the website before venturing up to the club for the four-ball draw on Sunday morning. Hopefully spring is on its way.Congratulations to the green staff for the work they've done on the bunker at the 16th. What a transformation; th...
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It was a cold and frosty morning that greeted Danny and I when we stepped out to play our first Captain/Pro challenge last Sunday. I'd like to give you better news but I have to tell you that sadly we went down. Varney Christofi and Graham Evans played as if their very lives depended on it to beat us 4 and 3, and seemed to show no shame when, with ...
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Quite a few things to tell you this week so please pay attention.First of all, congratulations to Middlesex County Golf Union, who yesterday were awarded the title of 'Best County in England'. The award was presented by England Golf at a dinner on Thursday evening. This is a significant achievement for the county and of course to our very own Di Wi...
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First of all, very many congratulations to Di Williams who has recently been voted Vice-President of Middlesex County. This is very well deserved, given all the work she has done for Middlesex, and it is also worth mentioning that she is the first woman to hold this position.The very wet conditions forced us to close the course last Friday, the fir...
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I've got good news for all those people, including me, who have to book a tee time at the inconvenient, not to mention unearthly, time of 7.30 a.m. on Thursday mornings. Well I can tell you that we are about to change it to 7.30 p.m., still on Thursdays. I am aware that some of you still go to work, so I'm hoping this will be better for you. I'll k...
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Well, I've finally done it; I had a lesson with Danny yesterday, purely as a kind of market research exercise you understand, for which, as such, I expect to be reimbursed by the club. I can highly recommend a lesson with Danny, though. He has got one of these state of the art gizmos which tell you how fast your swing is, whether it is in-to-out, o...
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I'd like to say that it's great to be back but when you've been living in shorts and a tee-shirt for 10 days this weather comes as a bit of a shock! I sense that there's not a lot of sympathy for my cold weather plight so I'll get on.Thanks first of all to Ray Ripsher for standing in so brilliantly while I've been away and for writing an excellent ...
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Hello fellow members,Whilst our esteemed Captain is escorting his good wife around the Caribbean, he has tasked me with compiling your Captain's blog. A task that I'm not necessarily up to yet but I'm more than happy to give a go.The weather has not been too kind for golf recently but I can report on a couple of events that I am aware of and apolog...
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Happy New Year to everyone. I hope you all had a relaxing and an enjoyable Christmas, and are beginning to recover from the excesses of the season.Here we are at the start of a brand new year; a chance to begin afresh, turn over a new leaf, learn new skills, gain new experiences. I think I'll carry on the same as before!The club has a new professio...
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A short blog entry this week - Last week's question was, "How many presents were sent in the song, The Twelve Days of Christmas"?The answer is 364, one for every day except Christmas Day.Nobody sent me the answer, perhaps because of the mathematical complexity, or may be they were all getting on with their lives!On the first day 1 present...
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Frozen greens and one hole closed caused the Winter League to be cancelled last Saturday. A stableford competition was run but only 5 determined people played. Martin Dunnett won with 33 points over the 17 holes that were open. Hopefully the Winter League will resume next Saturday.Turkey Trot24 people played in the turkey trot on Sunday. The two lu...
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Well we made it back from Scotland on Saturday, but only just. The snow came just a few hours later. The irony was that there was no snow in Scotland, where it ought to be!Anyway, we made it to the Christmas party and danced (yes even me!) until the early hours. Paulo De Freitas kept us entertained with his excellent singing and in the end we had t...
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Just a short report this week as I'm sunning myself in Glasgow! As I thought, access to the Internet is restricted, though I am impressed that they do in fact have electricity!CompetitionsWell done to Shay Banim who, sporting a 'new' swing, scored 37 points to win division 1. Dave Morris and Rob Grover were one point behind. Now here's a surprise, ...
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CompetitionsIs there nothing that can stop Andy Morris from winning? 39 points this week and it is now four weeks in a row he has occupied the top position in division 2. Also, he is a remarkable 9 shots clear overall in the Winter League. Realistically, there's only one person who can stop him now – the handicap secretary! Division 1 was won by An...
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Winter Rules -I was asked at the weekend about getting free drops from tractor ruts. I'm afraid you can only do this if the area in question is specifically stated, either on a board or on the website. Generally during the winter the only relief to which you are entitled is to lift, wipe and place your ball within 6 inches if you are on a closely m...
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Hole in OneHearty congratulations to Graham Edwards for achieving a hole-in-one on the 13th hole during the Winter League competition on Saturday last. 1 for 5 points always looks good on the scorecard!CompetitionsNeil Hurst won division 1 in last Saturday's Winter League with an excellent score of 42. Andy Morris won division 2 for the second week...
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 Four-Ball Draw -The four-ball draw was held on Sunday last and what a wonderful morning it was. The sun was shining and I'm pleased to say my first draw was well supported. Numbers being divisible by 3 and not by 2, we decided to play teams of 3 with the best two scores on each hole counting. Two teams finished an embarrassing 7 points ahead ...
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CompetitionsWell done to Mark Watts for scoring 41 points in the Winter League on Saturday. Why did this not happen to me when I was greens chairman? Nigel Bidmead was second in division 1 with 39 points. David Snell and Sean Nugent both scored 39 points in division 2, David winning on count back. Mark now leads the league with 106, but Ken Cave an...
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 CompetitionsWell that was some weekend of weather! The wind, courtesy of hurricane Brian, certainly produced testing conditions, so much so that the best score any of us could muster was 35 points. Iain Lanario managed it in division 1, as did Chris Hollins and Kieran Costello in division 2. Mike Stainton still leads the way in the Winter Lea...
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CharityThough I mentioned it at the AGM, I would like to remind you all about my charity, Diabetes UK. I have been diabetic for over 30 years, as was my mother before me, and my brother has just been diagnosed. Apart from the many research projects that they fund, Diabetes UK also campaigns for a better understanding of the disease and provides peo...
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Welcome forlorn reader!Here we go, then, with what I hope will be an enjoyable year of golf for everybody at Bush Hill. First of all I would like to stress again the point I made at the AGM. I truly believe we are at the start of a bright new future at Bush Hill Park Golf Club, for reasons I outlined on Saturday. If we want the club to thrive then ...
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​Welcome to my last weekly announcement as your Club Captain. This week I would like to start by saying how much I have enjoyed the experience and thank all of you for making do with me until a proper Captain could be found. Without my seventeen readers each week there would be no point in writing this little blog. I hope you have found some of the...
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Last week's winners of the September Stableford were Nigel Bidmead with a 66 in division one and Ray Ripsher with a 72 in division two. Well done both of you and anyone else who has beaten their handicap this week. Special mention for Richard Blyth, who finished fifth in the Middlesex handicap competition at West Middlesex on Sunday, just out of th...
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