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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!

Captain's Announcements

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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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

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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Course Update

 The wet weather has been relentless which has resulted in course closures and restricted number of holes open for play. Protecting the golf course is our main concern and I am grateful for members patience as we work through these disruptive times.Maintaining the golf course in these conditions is challenging and can restrict what we can achi...
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Captain's Announcements

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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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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Wychwood Brewery Tour

We had a great and informative trip to the Wychwood Brewery Tour yesterday. Thanks to Marston's Brewery Hobgoblin Beer next tour will be to The Ringwood Brewery - watch this space for more details!
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Fine Dining

​Our first Fine Dining on Thursday was packed with top-quality produce from some of the best local suppliers to demonstrate the cooking styles seen on the menu, such as the monkfish with roasted fennel purée or the pan fried scallops wrapped in pancetta with textures of cauliflower. We included exquisite fine wines starting with Taba...
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Course Update

The poor weather we have experienced recently has not slowed progress to the 1st hole project, which aims to improve first impressions.The path is now completed and will result in a far better experience when walking from tee to green.The teeing area has been improved by replacing the old rotten sleepers with new oak sleepers that were levelled to ...
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Captain's Announcements

It was dry, but not for long!Well the weather on Saturday was good and Winter League, week 17 was able to go ahead. The course was holding up remarkably well considering the amount of rain.Of the 29 competitors who took part , only 2 managed to equal or better there handicaps, Mike Stainton with 38 points & Kevin Lewis with 37 points. Well done...
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Captain's Announcements

IMPORTANT NOTICE ( if the course is open) This Sunday is Pro Draw. 02/02/2020. Meet in the George Low bar, 8am, draw at 8.15 Golf, Golf, Glorious Golf.At last, it feels like forever, and I know it's only been a week or so, but we finally got to play the next round of the Winter League. The weather was fair & the course was in very good conditio...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

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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Burns Night

Last Saturday we celebrated the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns with a delicious 4-course dinner and live music with a Piper. Sound on!
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Captain's Announcements

Well another winter weekend has passed us by & the opportunity of the next round of the Winter League has eluded us once more. So as we look at the current Winter League standings, David Knott is sitting in pole position, 5 points clear of Current John Shaw champion, Mike Stainton, who is looking to pick up his 2nd Major trophy in 4 months.But ...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

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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Mauritian Night

Our Mauritian Chef Roy Ortoo cooked the best and most delicious food from Mauritius using authentic Mauritian spices. Everyone left asking for the next one...So watch this space!
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Captain's Announcements

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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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

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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Captain's Announcements

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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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

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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New Year's Eve

​Our New Year's Eve Gala dinner was sold out. Scroll through these images to see how the night unfolded! 
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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 Lang...
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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 Lang...
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Captain's Announcements

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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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

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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Christmassy Saturday Junior Golf

​Our Junior Golf last Saturday was very Christmassy! Nicola Bennett, our PGA Pro keeps showing these brilliant kids some amazing skills every Saturday at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 020 3146 9898 if you'd like a taster session!
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Captain's Announcements

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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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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Children's Christmas Party

​Our Club was full of lovely children dancing, laughing and playing games with our friend Sally...and then....Santa came!
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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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Christmas Fayre

Yesterday we had our annual Christmas Fayre, full of great stalls with perfect Christmas presents, from designer clothes to tasty treats and massages for our relentless shoppers! 
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Captain's Announcements

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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Golf Club Of The Year 2019

​Last night we won Golf Club of the Year 2019 at the Club Mirror Awards ceremony at Doncaster Race Course. This award is a positive recognition of the progress that has been made this year, a testament to the vision, investment and hard work put in to drive the Club forwards, and in our aim to be recogni...
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Captain's Announcements

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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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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Vintage Vets Winter Luncheon

A very friendly lunch! This was our Vintage Veterans event during their annual Winter Luncheon at Bush Hill Park with their honoured guests Debbie, Sonia and Annie.
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Captain's Announcements

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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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 and...
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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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Bush Nationals Annual Lunch

We are glad that our Bush Nationals Annual lunch went so well!  Bush Nationals is a society of playing members who served a period of National Service and we are proud to have them. 
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Captain's Announcements

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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Captain's Announcements

Winter League week 4.Well what a Saturday morning that was. After getting soaked and literally blown the wrong way down the 10th fairway, My group decided we would be much better off sitting in the bar watching the Rugby final with everyone else, and you all know how that went. However there were a number of players who didn't let the outcome of th...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

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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Halloween Night

What a night! It was dead at the Club Friday night ... but then things came back to life! 🧟‍♂️🎃💀👻🧙🏼‍♀️
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

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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Captain's Announcements

This past weekend it was Week 3 of the Winter League, and once again the poor weather got the better of most of the field on the Saturday. However, 4 people did manage to better their handicap. For the second time in as many weeks Richard Paterson was leading Division 2 with a very credible 38 points, only to be pipped into 2nd place by Rob Mo...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

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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Captain's Announcements

Well it was week 2 of the winter league & the weather was much kinder to us this time around. Again, there were a number of very good scores. Some of the score cards made interesting reading, in particular, Sean Nugent scoring a very impressive 25 points on the last 8 holes to get a total of 41 points along side Paul Robertson with the same sco...
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Saturday Night with the Protocols

What a stunning night of live music we had at the Club! The Protocols played the best of Rolling Stones, The Jam and The Beatles amongst many others. Stay tuned for more special live music nights!
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Thai Night

Our Chef Roy Ortoo cooked his delicious Thai recipes, all bursting with flavours and goodness! He brought the very best of Thai cuisine. His lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic components and a spicy edge were a complete success! 
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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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Captain's Announcements

As our Captain and Lady Captain have flown to sunnier climes it falls to me to bring you my first blog. It was week one of the winter league, Saturday just gone, and the wintry weather certainly made its presence felt. Understandably, the field of competitors was quite small, but with six or more players putting down a very good score to start thei...
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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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Captain's Announcements

It seems like only yesterday I was sitting at my computer tapping out last weeks blog. Well here I am again having feelings of deja-vu. At last we have been having quite a lot of rain, super for the course but not too good for golfers. Even if it isn't raining the threat of a shower puts some people off. This happened on Sunday for my first pro bal...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

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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Captain's Announcements

This will be my second attempt at the Captain's Blog this year. I wrote one earlier when Ray was on one of his many excursions abroad. He'll be a hard act to follow but I'll do my best.My first official engagement was the Captain's Driver competition. This was a pairs better ball bogey competition which attracted 40 stalwart golfers. Unfortunately ...
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Captain's drive-in

A large crowd gathered to witness the 2019 Captain drive-in on 29 September. Graham successfully overcame a large amount of encouragement in the form jeers and miscellaneous sounds. After waiting for the noise to subside he successfully drove the ball straight down the fairway for 206 yards (Graham insists it must have plugged!), which was gre...
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Captain's Announcements

Tempus FugitWhilst lying in bed half asleep last night, the perfect, ultimate blog formulated in the mist of my mind. Unfortunately, by morning this masterpiece has evaporated and was forever lost, meaning I need to start again and try to produce something sensible to sign off with, but I wouldn't hold your breath.Recently, Tracey won a prize which...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

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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Captain's 'Penultimate' Announcements

Penultimate Blog AnxietyOne more blog after this one, the AGM and I'm toast. After the AGM I could either be perfectly toasted on both sides or burnt to a crisp, I guess we will find out which one soon enough. One last point on the AGM, if you have questions which you wish to raise, please try to give prior notice if you can, since it enables prope...
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Course Update

 Autumn is upon us and as night temperatures decline so grass growth begins to slow, although with the recent very dry weather you would be fooled to think we are still in the middle of summer.We do rely on average rainfall at this time of year to encourage growth and help the grass to recover after a hot dry summer.The fairways in particular ...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

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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President's Day

I couldn't have wished for a better day, from start to finish it was great.I would like to thank Bombardier for the bus, Debbie and her team, for looking after us so well, Roy and his team for the fantastic food, and the Tower of Swing for the entertainment.Mark Stevens See more here
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Italian Night

Our Italian night was fully booked! Everyone loved Claudio's music.... and also our mouthwatering pappardelle pasta and risotto cake! Watch this space for our next Italian night coming up.
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Mixed Pilates

We had our first Mixed Pilates class with Ewelina Krol and it was a full class! Pilates will be helping everyone to strengthen muscles while improving postural alignment and flexibility.Do you know about all the benefits of Pilates for golfers? Read more here
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

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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Captain's Announcements

Farewell to Summer, really?Seems like the demise of Summer as prescribed last week was a tad premature, which is of course brilliant news. The mercury has risen and should peak nicely at around 23°C over the weekend. With the relative humidity projected at around 75%, the 'feels like' temperature will definitely produce a warm sensation, accompanie...
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Captain's Announcements

 Farewell to SummerOne brilliant reason to live in England must surely be the beauty of the seasons. Whilst it is obvious that Summer has gone and we are now into Autumn, we both mourn the loss but embrace the change this brings. The colour of some leaves are utterly incredible and totally endearing, until they drop to the ground and provide a...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

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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Course Update

Greens Maintenance WeekGood progress has been made with all the greens being spiked to a depth of 200 mm using 19 mm width tine, followed by 50 tonnes of sand dressing to fill the holes.Aeration is essential to keep playing surfaces healthy and in good condition.Primarily aeration helps to control organic matter "thatch", relieve compaction and to ...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

 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 Pau...
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Captain's Announcements

The Final Countdown Until very recently, I have not been consciously considering the termination of my tenure as Club Captain. As we rapidly approach September, this now begins to comes into focus. No need to panic, this is not the time for a reprise of my year, a deep retrospect or any appraisal, that time will come. However, despite the fact that...
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Seniors Open

A full field of 24 teams took place in our Seniors Open on Thursday 15th August with refreshments, registration and goody bag on arrival and a shotgun start at 09:30.There was a team event plus individual Stableford and nearest the pin prizes on all 6 of the Par 3s.Individual Winner1st – 41 Points: Len Palmer2nd – 37 Points: Andrew Corden...
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Wine Tasting & Tapas Night

Old Vines give better wine!Approx. 50 people in attendance (fully booked) to sample a number of selected wines from our new wine list.Hosted by Toby Dillaway WSET Level 4 Diploma and Wine Development Manager, Marstons.Very interesting descriptions of grape varieties and vineyard locations around the world, and a merry time was had by all!
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Friday Club Night with Alan Lovell!

Check our 'Friday Club Night' with Alan Lovell, the singer and guitarist from he Swinging Blue Jeans band! Alan started his career in Wales in the early Sixties. He has toured extensively and recorded over the years with many named acts such as: Mary Wilde, PJ Proby, Dennis Laine & The New Vaudeville Band to name a few.  We ...
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Captain's Announcements

​Return of the SunWarm Bank Holiday Weekend Greetings,Denmark is behind us and the Bank Holiday ahead of us. I get that great feeling of being in profit as we approach a Bank Holiday do you?, it's all still in front of us and with this Autumnal break looking set fair, the prefect long weekend combo.If you have missed any of the recent publicity, th...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

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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Return of the Blog - Onwards and UpwardsHvordan har du det,For any non-Daneophile, can there really be any, this is of course real Danish for 'how are you', the answer to which I trust is very well indeed.This Danish bent is influenced by the fact that I am composing this blog at a kitchen table in Copenhagen. We are visiting our son and grandson, ...
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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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 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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Course Update

 After many months of work and hundreds of man hours the new short game area is now ready to open.The grow-in period has gone extremely well with all surfaces displaying excellent grass coverage.This new practice area will open on Friday 9th August after the greenkeepers take on the committees in a nearest the pin competition to formally open ...
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6 the new 18Good day,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 C...
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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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26 July 2019Space Is Not The Final FrontierDie enim bona,For once an actually correct greeting, unless of course any Latin scholars would disagree. Latin as an everyday language seems to have run its course and is no longer popular as it was back in Dick Emery's day. That's probably not overly surprising, since it was never terribly popular in the ...
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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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Captain's Blog19 July 2019 Space – The Final Frontierhttps://longestdaygolf.macmillan.org.uk/Team/captainproMare Tranquillitatis,Once again, perhaps not a technically correct greeting, this is in fact the location on the moon where Apollo 11 landed 50 years ago. I think it sounds quite calm and maybe could be adopted as a gentle morning greeting, o...
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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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12 July 2019Return of the blogGreetings,The last two weeks have been blogless with regard to my literary output but fortunately not the case with Chris who has stalwartly continued in that vein, keeping us abreast of current club activities. Why were you so lucky to have a couple of weeks Captain's Blog free. Well, mostly because I was in recovery ...
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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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Fargo everyone,I don't think that's an actual greeting but it is one of my favourite films/TV serials. It seems like it could be real since much of today's language is made up, but I guess that's another story.Now there are a couple of interests which I share with our twice removed past captain, David Morris (268). One is a love of butterflies, the...
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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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​Captain's Blog14 June 2019Benvenuto,Another week, another blog. How long can we put up with this rubbish? Probably not too much longer but for anyone interested enough to be reading or still taking anything in, the remarkable news is that there only remain eleven weeks of my captaincy before Big G takes over. Which suggest that if I don't miss a w...
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Course Update

After the very dry month of May that saw only 35 mm of rainfall, summer rain has finally arrived with over 50 mm falling in the last 7 days.This rain is much needed to help the repair process on the fairways that have not recovered from the heatwave last summer.Now we have sufficient moisture in the soil, work will start in helping the very worst o...
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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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​Captain's Blog6 June 2019BLOG ALERT – Slightly low keyHi to All Members,If last week was rapid, this week has been decidedly odd for me, maybe it's been the same for you? I think that the recent European football finals may have taken their toll on some people. The Champions League final last Saturday, clashed with the 60's night at the club and d...
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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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​Captain's Blog30 May 2019BLOG ALERT – No alert required this weekHi All,Well, that was a pretty rapid week, probably exacerbated by the inclusion of Bank Holiday Monday. You know, we can sometimes struggle at the club to be active on Bank Holidays and I know that some members consider such days as family time and cannot commit to club activities. ...
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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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