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News and Updates from BHPGC

Here you'll see posts from our Club Captains, Green keeping and Events Teams, along with lots of other news!

Ladies' Captain's Announcements

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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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

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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Captains' Announcements

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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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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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

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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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

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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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

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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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

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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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

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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The club Championship was replayed last weekend, with Jess emerging the winner ahead of Holly, well done Jess! The scratch cup was won by Lesley Avent who narrowly beat Sue Coates.Before I went on holiday I spoke to Maureen Coates and Pat Turner who have both had operations. They were both in good spirits and Maureen had already been to the cl...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

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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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

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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It seems incredible that a whole year has gone by since I became Lady Captain - how the time has flown.This week my last task was to take the non perishable goods brought by the ladies for our Harvest Festival competition to the Enfield food bank. I resisted the urge to make everyone sing "We plough the fields and scatter " at lunchtime as I gave m...
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On Wednesday our summer season came to a close with the Autumn Meeting and despite drizzly rain throughout the morning we soldiered on and managed to finish. The afternoon round was better as it brightened up as the day went on and we concluded the day with a splendid meal followed by the prize giving.The winner of the scratch prize was Sue Coates....
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Congratulations to Wendy Goodman who won Division 1 of our monthly stableford with Lucy Bidmead second and to Penny Bush who won Division 2. Wendy and Lucy are going to Stoke Park to represent us in the Race to Mauritius so good luck to them.On Sunday is the Mrs Shaw Business ladies' cup. If you can't sign in on the hub do so through the Pro shop. ...
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Huge congratulations to our victorious 5 a side team who won their Middlesex second division final against Stanmore on Sunday. They gave a gritty performance with some players coming from behind to win. Thanks to all who played in the previous matches enabling us to get to the final.We now progress to Division 1 next year.On Wednesday we ...
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This week was our monthly medal and Division 1 was won by Helen Constantinou with a magnificent nett 66.Division 2 was won by myself with a much less spectacular score! Congratulations to Sharon Saunders on winning both the Chinchilla Cup and the Spring Trophy.The Business Ladies Cup is to be played on Sunday September 22nd from 12.12pm.Please...
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 The hot summer weather has helped produce some good golf this week. Congratulations to Lisa Martin on winning the Autumn Cup with a net 65 and to Sue Coates for victory in the Wilson Putting Vase on Bank Holiday Monday. On Tuesday October 1st we are having the last charity event for my charity Beyond Ourselves. It is a fun quiz organised by P...
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On Wednesday we had our Invitation Day and welcomed friends from 12 different clubs. We had the Lady Captains from Crews Hill and Hadley Wood and welcomed back our old friends Miriam, Janet and Sue McCall. The winning team was Lesley Avent, Kim Wild, Tracey Ripsher and Lesley Vincent. In second place were Carol Agass, Karen Chapman, Sue A...
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On Monday we went to Sandy Lodge for my Lady Captain's away day. We had a terrific day and somehow managed to dodge all the rain which I am told fell on Winchmore Hill. We enjoyed the course and were made very welcome- even the Lady Captain came to say hello.It culminated in a lovely meal and team prizes. The winning teams were- 1st Sue Collins, Tr...
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Ladies Captain's Announcements

 Well done to Ros Margey on winning the Rafferty Cup this week and to Lizzie Phillips for scoring a hole in one on the 16th. Lesley and Sharon represented us at the regional finals of the Coronation Foursomes at Bishops Stortford and put in a good score.Our 5-a-side team have won through to the finals of Division 2 to be played at Sudbury on S...
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What a wonderful day we had on Wednesday for my Lady Captain's Charity Day.The rain stayed off and the shotgun start worked really well. Thank you to all the ladies who made cakes which we enjoyed during and after the game.Thanks to Sue Collins for the Pimms which was most refreshing.Danny was a star taking all our shots from the first tee and late...
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Congratulations to Sarah Carver who won the Mrs Shaw committee cup on Monday and to Sue Collins on winning the Kay Steel Trophy on Wednesday. Next Wednesday is my Lady Captain's Charity Day for Beyond Ourselves.This wonderful charity helps build and support schools in Zambia. Only £16 a month provides education for a child including tuition, unifor...
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On Sunday we invited the gentlemen to our invitation day and a good crowd enjoyed the golf. Simon kindly held back the meal as we were all crammed into the George Low bar to watch the conclusion of the cricket World Cup.It was not an option to tell some 40 people to go upstairs at the very moment it was announced there was to be a deciding over!! C...
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 This week we played for the Centenary Salver which was presented by Monica Gibbon. Monica was a popular member and was the First Lady to be a member of the board.Congratulations to Sarah Rees who won with a nett 68. Last Saturday our 5 a side team had a fabulous 5-0 victory against Stanmore so many congratulations to Lesley and her team.This ...
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On Wednesday we had the Grandmothers and Senior Grandmothers cups. Sue Collins won the Grandmothers Cup and I retained the Senior Grandmothers cup for another year. Sue Coates had a spectacular round being only one over par for the first nine holes.This Wednesday is the Centenary Salver which was presented by a much loved member Monica Gibbon. She ...
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We had a lovely day on Wednesday for the Captain's prizes for ladies. The weather held fair and the course was in great condition enabling some really good scores. Sadly mine was not one of them! However some spectacular cakes at the hut made up for everything and a glass of Prosecco healed the wounds.Thank you Ray for being with us and providing t...
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Some excellent golf has been played in the last week with good scores despite the inclement weather at times.Many congratulations to Lesley Avent who brought the Luther Smith Trophy back to Bush Hill Park last Saturday after two great rounds.Then the Coronation foursomes was won by Lesley and Sharon Saunders with 40 points.On Sunday the Winners of ...
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Last Saturday nine ladies braved the weather to play the first round of the Luther Smith at Bush Hill Park. The best score for the ladies was a splendid nett 69 by Lesley Avent so fingers crossed for next Saturday at Enfield.Then on Sunday Lesley led our 5 a side team to victory against Muswell Hill away with another 6 and 5 victory by our young su...
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On Sunday we played the George Low trophy in memory of the much loved former pro who inspired so many of us to play golf years ago.Congratulations to Sue Coates and Irene Dickinson who won with a magnificent 44 points.The sun shone on Wednesday for my Ladies' Captain's day and we all had fun.The winners of the Alliance were Lesley Avent, Trace...
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I am now back in the country for the rest of the season. Many thanks to Sue Charles for coping for the two weeks when I was away especially with the Middlesex Meetings.Thanks to the ladies who rallied with help and cakes.On Sunday we have the George Low Trophy in memory of a much loved pro who taught so many of us to play golf.We wish Di Williams a...
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There is a rumour going round that our Lady Captain will soon be returning to Blighty to resume her duties!Congratulations to Lucy Bidmead who won the Victory Cup Last week with a great score of 141. Last Friday we hosted the Middlesex Ladies County Championships, this was played over 2 days and congratulations go to our own Jessica Brown who recei...
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Our intrepid Lady Captain continues her exploration of foreign lands, well laying on her sun bed in Spain!  We had lovely weather for the Victory Cup, which was won by Lucy Bidmead, congratulations! The 5 a-side team won their first match 3/2, well done to them. This Friday is the Middlesex County Championship, Silver Spring Meeting and Senior...
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As the Lady Captain is now on the European leg of her world tour it falls to me to write the blog. Due to the inclement weather I decided to cancel the Australian Spoons, hopefully we can reschedule it. We played a triangular at Hadley Wood last Friday along with Brickendon and came second to Hadley Wood. This Sunday the 5-a-side team have their fi...
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What a lovely day we had on Wednesday for our Spring Meeting. Even the weather behaved itself and we had an enjoyable time followed by a splendid meal and prize giving in the restaurant. Congratulations to all our winners. Thank you so much to the ladies who made cakes and to Davina for the lovely flowers. We can now look forward to the summer mont...
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Congratulations to Lucy Bidmead on winning the five club competition with 38 points. She will now progress to the area finals.Next week heralds the coming of our season with the Spring Meeting.Cards will be prepared and found in the locker room together with the lunchtime sandwich list.The meal will be at 5.15pm in the restaurant followed by the pr...
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Well done to Cela and Dave Morris who won the Brasted Trophy with a whopping 41 points on Sunday.Congratulations to the victorious Pearson team who beat Ealing at home on Monday.Well done team and Sue Charles who came in with a win as we all held our breath at 3 all to make it 4-3. Dates to remember Thursday April 25th. Mixed Texas scramble at 4 p....
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Our first 13 hole fun golf took place on Monday and was enjoyed by all with Tracey emerging as the winner.The next one will be on May 13th and all are welcome.Congratulations to Lesley who won the flag competition. The final date for signing up for the knockout competitions is on April 14th and you can do so on the V1 app or in the pro shop. If you...
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My thanks go to all the ladies who came to my over-nighter at Bowood and made it such a fun time.We really had a great crowd and I am so glad that you all enjoyed it.Most of all I would like to thank Sue Collins who organised the venue so superbly.It was a lovely hotel and an amazing yet challenging golf course. The season is swinging into gear and...
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​On Sunday we are off to Bowood in Wiltshire for my Lady Captain's away weekend and look forward to having a fun time.It takes about two hours and 15 minutes to get there so it would be advisable to get there by 11.30 if you wish to get a sandwich before our first tee off time at 12.30pm.Dinner is at 8.30 presumably because they are busy on Mothers...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

Here I am back from Dubai where I had an amazing week including playing the Emirates golf course. I am sorry I did not bring the weather back with me.Congratulations to Alison Towndrow who won the play off for the Bisque Salver - the first trophy of the season.Our season swings into action with the big match Captain v Vice followed by a meal. Sarah...
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Ladies' Vice-Captain's Announcement

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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Ladies Captain's Announcements

Commiserations to the Pearson team who lost away to Mill Hill and to the Middlesex Foursomes who also lost. I am pleased to report that the downstairs shower head has been replaced and fitted by our intrepid Sue Charles who also put a new battery in the clock which is now working. A new part has been delivered for the upstairs shower and it should ...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

Congratulations to the Pearson team who won the first match of the season at home to Highgate on Monday- what a splendid start. Next Tuesday we take on Mill Hill away and we need more volunteers for the match against Ealing away on March 11th.The list is in the locker room. Friday March 22nd heralds the start of our season with the infamous Captain...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

 It was lovely to play in the sunshine this Wednesday and this concludes our match play ladder.I am pleased to announce that the winner is Sue Agapiou. Well done Sue. Next week is the Bisque Salver and this will be played in the usual way.It is played on full handicap and strokes can be taken where desired not according to the stroke index unt...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

Let's hope the weather is improving and more of us will come out to play.Thank you to all the ladies who turned up for the Middlesex meeting on Thursday. It was a good turn out from BHP. We still need pledges for the proposed new toilet as without them we will not get the sponsorship from outside. Enjoy your golf. Chris
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

This week we had a golf clothing display by Danny so we could splash the cash ready for the summer while enjoying our first lunch in the newly refurbished bar. Congratulations to the bridge team who beat North Middlesex on Monday.Our next bridge drive is on Friday 15th February. The Pearson match against Highgate has been cancelled due to bad ...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

 Well done to all the ladies who braved the cold this Wednesday - sadly I was not one of them. This Friday was the grand opening of the new bar from 7pm with drinks and canapes and what a great evening it was, with over 130 people attending..The bridge drive which was cancelled will now be on February 15th so sign up in the George Low. Re...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

We were not able to play the ladder competition this week due to inclement weather but many of us were glad not to have to brave the cold. We are all invited to the grand opening of our new bar and to welcome our new chef on Friday February 1st at 7 p.m. so I hope many of you will come to support. Unfortunately due to a a funeral booking and the ba...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

​Greetings from sunny Tenerife, where I am recharging my batteries for the coming season. Would you believe we met up with two Vices who are also soaking up the sun. When I return next week we will have a new Chef and a refurbished bar and lounge and the exciting prospect of a new loo at the 13th. Di Williams is hosting a coffee morning to promote ...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

We had a good start to our match play ladder on Wednesday and this will continue until February 20th.  If you have not started you just put your name at the end of the ladder and book a game with someone.You book in on the system as usual and just alter your position on the ladder accordingly in the locker room. I am away this week so Irene wi...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

 Happy New Year ladies - let's make it a good one! Our fun competitions at the end of the year were very successful and thanks to Irene for arranging the draws so well. We are starting the New Year with a match-play ladder competition from January 9th to Feb 27th.This is expertly explained in the email sent to all and will be good practice for...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

Here we are again, it's nearly Christmas. Where has this year gone? Well done on a good turn out for our Christmas Texas Scramble. We were lucky with the weather, congratulations to Una, Tracey and Penny on winning the first prize. We were fortified at the hut by Sarah's delicious mulled wine with stollen and mince pies. Thank you Sarah you were a ...
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I hope you all recovered well from last night's party which certainly went with a swing. You all did dress to impress as instructed and I was proud of you. The atmosphere was great and just goes to show what a fabulous ladies' section we have with old and new members mixing together. Our thanks go to Alasdair for a stunning meal which we all enjoye...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

Well done to all the ladies who braved the weather to play in the foursomes matchplay on Wednesday. It is good to practice the different formats during the winter months. Next week is a greensomes stableford and the draw has been sent out. Please put your names on the list for the Texas Scramble on December 19th. Although it is a draw for partners ...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

On Tuesday an intrepid band of ladies decorated the clubhouse in time for the festive season and it looks lovely even if I do say it myself. Unfortunately we had to cancel our end of season Alliance on Wednesday due to inclement weather. However everyone turned up for a splendid fish and chip lunch in the restaurant.Thank you Alasdair for another g...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

Hello ladies - sorry I wasn't with you on Wednesday but hope you all played well. Next week is the Alliance and you have been emailed your starting tees and times. The format is one score to count on the par fives,two scores to count on the par fours and all three scores to count on the par threes.Please be ready on your allocated tees at 8.30...
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Ladies' Captains Announcements

We were lucky to have a fine day for our greensomes on Wednesday and it was good to have some match play as some of our newer members were able to learn some valuable tips. I have been asked to remind you all that when raking the bunkers we should rake in different directions and not just pull the rake forwards while backing out as the sa...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

Unfortunately the weather on Wednesday was inclement and only two intrepid players braved the course. Well done Helen and Lisa. Congratulations to Penny Bushe who won the final stableford and to Alison Towndrow the winner of the final medal.We had a successful bridge drive on Friday and it was good to see some of our new bridge players, w...
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Ladies Captain's Announcements

Many thanks go to Janet for the wonderful Halloween cakes at the hut today to celebrate her hole in one at the 16th last week. Congratulations to Sarah Rees for winning the Spring Cup and to Cela and Norman for winning the Rose Bowl (we came second!). The first tee time is being extended back to 11 a.m. on a Wednesday. Please be aware that you cann...
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Ladies Captain's Announcements

On Sunday we were blessed with lovely sunshine when six couples turned out at short notice for the re- arranged Iris Sumner trophy.For those of you who never knew Iris she was a keen hockey player before joining Bush Hill Park where she enjoyed her golf. She was a real character with a great sense of humour and enjoyed a beer and a cheroot after go...
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I am sorry I didn't have influence over the weather this week as it was a pretty miserable day but just to prove us all wimps we had two great scores of 39 points from Wendy and Janet. Well done both of you. I visited Marie Hollingworth on Monday as she had come home from hospital. She had an abyss on her pace maker and had two operations so is fee...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

Hello ladies- welcome to my first blog. Thank you for being so supportive at my drive in on Wednesday. We were so lucky with the weather so let's hope it is a good omen for the year ahead. I would like to say a big thank you to Alasdair for his amazing lunch and the terrific bread pudding, which he sold for Beyond Ourselves without being asked...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

Well not much again this week. Only 24 hours to go, in fact by the time this is published I'll be finished; funny feeling that, not sure how I feel about it, although I will be pleased to get more control over my life again! The Lambert Trophy went well on Sunday and for once Ray Ripsher managed to hit his drives onto the correct fairways and staye...
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Well not much again this week. It's definitely getting towards the end of my year! Don't forget to put your name down for the Autumn Meeting, September 19th; the sign-up sheets are in the locker room. If you add your name now, can you let me know your food option, so that I can let Alasdair know? Similarly if you take your name off, please let me o...
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Don't forget to put your name down for the Autumn Meeting, September 19th; the sign-up sheets are in the locker room. Please sign up for the food as well as on the timesheet. Those ladies who are past playing members are also invited to the meal and prize-giving after the golf, so please sign –up if you'd like to join us. We had a friendly match ag...
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The New Members trophy was held on Sunday and was won for the first time by a lady, Sharon Saunders, with 39 points. Congratulations Sharon. The Grace Lawrence (business ladies) Cup had also been scheduled for Sunday but because of the weather no one took part, so we will try to reschedule for later this year. Monday saw the bank holiday fun golf, ...
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The Gents invitation to the Ladies went well on Sunday, after Ray's arm twisting we had one of the best turnouts in recent years with 22 pairs entering. Neal Avent and Sharon Saunders won with a huge score of 45 points beating Janet Connor and Mark Stevens into second place with 43 points. Tuesday saw the Ladies V the Bush Nationals annual match. S...
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A big thank you to Sue Coates who came especially to do the registration for the Ladies Invitation Day and also purchased the balls for the ball sweep. The day started well with tea/coffee and biscuits but the weather got the better of most of the participants unfortunately. My team with Heather Wood from Muswell Hill, Una Kilgallon and Jo Brown fr...
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Once again I would like to say a big thank you to Billie for all her efforts last week. The 5-a-side team had a fantastic win 4.5/0.5 last Saturday to take them through to the finals at Finchley against Mill Hill on September 22nd. Well done and we wish them good luck in the final. Can we also ask that as many of you as can come put the date in you...
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Course Update

With the heatwave behind us, we are now experiencing much cooler temperatures and wetter conditions with over 40 mm of rainfall this week. The rain is very welcome but it did hamper our preparation work for the junior county match week which the club had the honour of hosting. The event started on a Monday so the green staff had to work throughout ...
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