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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

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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Golf competitions are now in full swing with 2 medals held over the weekend and the Fourball Draw on Sunday.The August medal was won by Neil Hurst with a nett score of 65 off 10 handicap and the Division 2 Scratch Salver was won by Rob Morgan, with a nett 62 off 16. Well done boys, very well played. On Sunday morning we held our monthly Fourball Dr...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

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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Captain's Announcements

Hi Guys,Last Saturday saw the confirmation of the Club Championship, which was won in fine style by our new member, Ryan Millar, with a gross score of 147. Second was Marlon Hills with 148. In the Handicap Competition Marlon also made a stirling effort, winning by a mile from Paul Millard. Marlon was 19 under his handicap. I said his handicap would...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

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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Captain's Announcements

Another fine golfing week at Bush Hill Park with some great results being posted.On Saturday it was the 1st round of the Club Handicap Championship which was won by a new member, Marlon Hills, who scored a nett 61 off 12 handicap, he has been cut but not deep enough, I think he will be playing off single figures quite soon!On Thursday Billie Newlan...
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Captain's Announcements

Another great week at BHPGC with plenty of golf being played at all levels. Luckily the weather was kind to us, which always helps. Let's start with the Victory Cup - 36 holes of medal golf played in one day, which is a great feat. This was won by James Chard with a great total of 136 shots nett, which is four under par, closely followed by Graham ...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

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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Captain's Announcements

It's been a very eventful and enjoyable week at BHPGC, not least with the opening of the clubhouse on Saturday 4th July. Although we had to abide by COVID 19 rules, the event was well supported and lasted well into the evening. Our staff managed to accommodate all the members that attended and SoHo Gourmet Catering kept us well fed with burgers, ba...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

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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Captain's Announcements

Congratulations to David Sparwell in the Wally Gatward Trophy last Saturday, winning with a magnificent 46 points, slightly ahead of Eusabio on 40 points. The weather wasn't so good this week with some rain and extremely windy conditions. Let's hope it calms down for our grand opening on Saturday 4th July. It's been a long time coming and could be ...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

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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Course Update

During the bleak period of lockdown with the golf course so empty it's now so pleasing to see the golf course full, with many new faces that have joined our club. Having so many people playing does put extra strain on maintaining the course while finding gaps to work without disrupting play. I do respectfully ask for members to abide by the time sh...
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Captain's Announcements

The big news is that on 4th July the clubhouse will be open for business, so come along, have a drink and support the club. We have had another gloriously sunny week, something we can all enjoy in these dark times. The course is still in great condition thanks to the hard work and diligence of our green keeping staff One way of maintaining the slic...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

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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Captain's Announcements

I seem to be recovering slowly from my back injury and intended to play this morning, Thursday. Unfortunately the heavens opened and out paid to that, hopefully it will be dry on Sunday. Had a walk around the course this evening and the rain has had a remarkable effect on the fairways. All lush and green and ready for the Rafferty Qualifier on Satu...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

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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Captain's Announcements

Welcome to all the new members that have joined BHPGC recently. I hope you are enjoying the course and the weather. Luckily we've had a couple of rain showers that have freshened up the course, it was becoming quite dry in places but we do have the sprinkler system to protect the tees and greens. The marshalling on the first tee seems to be wo...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

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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Captain's Announcements

It's been a lovely sunny week, ideal for golf but I hate to say it we could do with some rain!The transition from 2 balls to 4 balls has been achieved relatively smoothly -probably aided by our volunteer Marshall's, thank you to all those who have volunteered and been on duty this week. We could do with more volunteers helping out, it's in 2 hour s...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

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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Captain's Announcements

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 Rafferty Qualifier. Also we will arrange...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

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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Course Update

We're back! So great to see so many familiar friendly faces back at the club and playing golf again, it's been a while. I cannot lie having the course empty for 7 weeks was nice and very productive with no golfers to work around, and no divots! The long break also gave the golf course a well-deserved rest after the very wet winter, and enabled any ...
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Captain's Announcements

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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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

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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Captain's Announcements

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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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

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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Covid19 (Coronavirus)

Important Notice – Covid19 (Coronavirus) Update 24th March 2020. Bush Hill Park Golf Club is now closed with immediate effect. After last night's announcement from the government, England Golf released a statement last night requesting that golf clubs and golf courses in England must now close. They say that 'Keeping golf courses open is simply no ...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

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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Ladies Toilet Update

In the last 12 months we have been endeavouring to obtain external funding for the planned Ladies Toilet/Refreshment room to replace the recently vandalised hut on the 13th Tee. The good news is that we have finally got the agreement and support to go ahead with this project primarily through the generosity of a member who is kindly lending the clu...
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Course Update

Greens Report The weather has continued to be very unsettled which has disrupted play due to course closures. Hopefully the worst of the weather is behind us and we can look forward to more clement weather this spring Large areas on the course have been inaccessible for long periods which has left the grass to grow very long, so we intend to take t...
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Captain's Announcements

Once again the incessant rain put paid to the 22nd week of the winter league. Surely we must have some improvement of the weather soon as spring is with us. This Saturday sees the final opportunity to play the winter league which at present is being led by David Knott, just in front of John Guiney.This Sunday, the 15th March, is the 125 year golf c...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

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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Italian Night

Our member Giovanni kindly invited his friends Claudio and Raffaele to play during our Italian night last Friday. Everyone immersed themselves in Italian music while savouring our mouthwatering homemade ossobucco, wild mushroom arancini balls and delicious panna cotta.It was an exceptional night! 
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Captain's Announcements

On Sunday 15th March the club is celebrating its actual 125 year anniversary which was the day that Mrs Aveline played the first tee shot. In recognition of this we are holding a 4-ball mixed golf team event, which can be any combination of male/female players. A time sheet is posted in the George Low bar for participants and the cost of enter...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

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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Captain's Announcements

I'm not going to mention the weather this week we must all be fed up with it. I will concentrate on the positives.Friday night we had a meet and greet with some new members organised by Billie Newland and various committee members mingled with around 10 debutants on an informal level advising them of the main benefits that could be achieved by supp...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

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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Mexican Night

We had the whole enchilada at last night's Mexican Theme with the Mariachi band 'Los Soneros'. 'Mariachi' is the sound of Mexico and a very important part of Mexican tradition and identity. We served delicious Mexican food which is famous around the world for its bold flavours. Si Señor!
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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 ach...
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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 t...
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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 La...
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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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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 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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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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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 Fugit Whilst 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 whi...
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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 Anxiety One 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 prop...
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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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