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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 Announcement's

Happy New year! Well it was lovely to be back out on the golf course. The bad weather had eased, the frosts were hardening the course nicely & if you managed to play between 10am to 2pm on Sunday in the 1st Men's 4 ball draw of the year, you would have enjoyed blue skies & winter sunshine. We had an excellent turn out, with 46 of us taking ...
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Women's Captain's Announcements

I hope everyone had an enjoyable Christmas despite the new restrictions on us all. I'm very happy to say that Pat Turner made it home for Christmas and we hope she continues to make good progress. I found out today that Mia has had a spell in hospital but is also back home now where Ros keeps in touch with her. We send both women our love and good ...
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Captain's Christmas Announcement's

It was always going to be a different kind of Christmas, and for a few hours it seemed golf would not be allowed once again, but thankfully we are still able to get out there & play, even if it is in 2 balls for the time being, if only the weather would improve. We are still planning to go ahead with the Cold Turkey Trot on Monday 28th December...
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Women's Announcements

As the countdown to Christmas and the vaccine approaches, it's been a relatively quiet time. Congratulations to Kathy Kerr and Angela Balnave who won the Greensomes competition with 31 points and to Umar, Billie and Louise who won the abridged Texas Scramble. Don't forget we have a competition on the 23rd and 30th along with the Cold Turkey Trot on...
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 It was officially week 10 of the Winter League this past weekend and even with the extremely wet conditions, there were some great scores out there. On Saturday Sé Banim & Richard Kemish both scored 40 points, 1st place in Divisions 1 & 2 respectively. Fantastic scoring Gents. Very well done! On Sunday, the course was even wetter ! Ha...
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Women's Captain Announcement

Despite the heavy rain on Tuesday night, we did manage to play our Greensomes competition, although ground conditions were very testing. Unfortunately, there were problems with IG and therefore I cannot let you know the winning pair at present. Next week is the Texas Scramble and please don your festive gear. Please enter on the IG and Li...
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Captain's Announcment

Normally when I'm out playing on a Saturday & I look at all those on the course, their faces are those of concentration, frustration, and the occasional smile. This past weekend it was smiles almost everywhere. With the general consensus, " it's fantastic to be back out again". And so it was. It was also fantastic to see the new hut next to the...
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Women's Captain's Announcements

I`m sure we were all so happy to be back on the golf course on Wednesday, meeting up with friends to try and reacquaint ourselves with this strange game. Luckily for us the weather wasn't too unkind (unlike Thursday) and we were all able to at least enjoy a nice walk. As you know there were a few issues with IG and scoring, mostly due to peopl...
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Captain's Announcements

It's great to be back ! Lockdown 2 has now finished & it's great to be back to playing some golf. The course is in immaculate condition, thanks to Graham & his green keeping staff, who have done a superb job getting everything ready for our return. I must say a very big thank you to the Women's section for once again stepping up and decorat...
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Yippee, Brilliant, Fantastic, Wow I`m sure you all think I'm talking about the return to play, which of course is reason enough to be happy. But I`m actually referring to the staggering amount of money BHP managed to raise for Noah's Ark Hospice over their Moments that matter campaign. I`m delighted to say that thanks to your generosity we raised o...
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My chosen charity, Noah's Ark Children's Hospice are running a Moments that Matter campaign and we at Bush Hill Park Golf Club are team leaders in supporting this. For a limited period of time every donation will be doubled. Please take 90 seconds to watch this inspiring film and then please give what you can. Thank you very much to everyone that h...
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Course Update

 It has been unfortunate that golf was not allowed to continue during the second lock down, especially as the weather since closing has been very good. From my prospective the closure has allowed the course to rest and allow areas of constant wear to recover before play resumes in December. Mark and Phil have been furloughed leaving three of u...
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Week 2 of lockdown has typically seen some dry weather where I'm sure many of us would have loved to be playing. Tracey and I took the opportunity to tend to some of the flower beds and it was lovely to see members availing themselves of the course for a walk. It was particularly great to see Jon Copley out and about. We will al...
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Women's Captain's Announcements

 I'd like to start by congratulating Sarah and her Pearson Team, who posted their first win of the competition against Sudbury last Friday. Conditions were far from easy, but the team managed to secure a 3/2 win with Alison narrowly loosing her match on the 18th. A great effort Unfortunately, with lockdown some matches will need to be rearrang...
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Captains Announcement

 It certainly was not the news that we were all hoping for,but Lockdown it is, and golf is off the menu ! If I'm thinking of myself, I can feel pretty disappointed that I won't be able to get out & play, but if I stop & think of others for a minute, I see the situation a little different. Less than 2 weeks ago, a very good friend of mi...
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Women's Captain's Announcements

Congratulations to Sarah Rees as this week's winner of the stableford competition with 36 points. In very testing conditions and an increasing gale this was a good score. Can I please remind everyone to enter their competition results before 4pm on the day of play! Congratulations also to Umar and Sue Collins who were the winners of the Foursome Sa...
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Captain's Announcements

Well it was Winter League week 3 and even as it gets soggier under foot, the conditions didn't stop the top 17 competitors equalling or bettering their handicap. On Saturday Div 1. 1st Place Robert Sobers 39 points 2nd place Leonard Palmer 37 points Div 2 1st Place John Whiterow 40points 2nd Place Jack Naughton 38 points On Sunday Div 1. 1st Place ...
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Unfortunately, the only winner in the Women's competition this week was the weather, with torrential rain keeping us all tucked up at home. Last week at my Drive In we raised £192 and Ros was the winner of the nearest guess, receiving £50 from the amount raised. The rest will go to my charity. Please can I nudge you all into entering the 2`s for th...
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With fair weather set for last weekend, it promised to be a great time to play golf, and judging by the scores out there, it certainly didn't disappoint. Saturdays Competition saw a host of very good scores. In Div 1. 1st Place, Dave Boss with 39 points 2nd Place, Sean Daniels with 38 points In Div. 2 1st place, Kieran Costello with 40 points 2nd p...
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Women's Captain's Announcements

I didn't think I`d be back as Women's Captain quite so soon, if ever again. However, "I`m just a girl who can't say no" and who is also very happy to do anything I can to help our club. I'd like to thank Sue and her committee for steering us through these highly unusual times, which are obviously here to challenge us all for a bit longer. This year...
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Captain's Announcements

Well the summer season has finally closed and last weekend, saw the start of the Winter League.  For Saturdays competition the weather was fair, with just the occasional shower. With conditions under foot getting heavier, better scores are becoming increasingly difficult.  But that didn't stop 2 competitors shooting an excellent 37 points...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

So my last blog and to say it's been a strange year must be the understatement of the year! Who knew as we celebrated New Years Eve, what was in store for us in 2020! However, as a club I think we have been lucky that, to the best of my knowledge, we haven't had any members hospitalised or die from COVID-19. Congratulations to Roz Margey for winnin...
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Captain's Announcements

So I've been in the hot seat for only a few days, and my first order of business is one of congratulations. Yes, the weather may have beaten us last weekend and no, there wasn't any golf, this meant that the Luther Smith competition played at Enfield Golf Club on the 26th September was reduced to a single round. Meaning the competition was won by B...
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Last Saturday saw the first round of the Luther Smith played at Enfield. I had the pleasure to play with Camy from Enfield, who had a great round and is leading at the moment, unfortunately the weather for this Saturday looks awful and I won't be playing unless there's a dramatic improvement. This week we played for The Centenary Salver, we ha...
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Captain's Announcements

I'm almost at the end of my tenure as Captain of BHP Golf Club. It was always something that I wanted to do having been a member for almost 30 years. I'm not saying it has been easy, what with the bad weather at the beginning of the year and then straight into COVID-19 but I have thoroughly enjoyed it. Although the gods were against us we got most ...
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Course Update

Autumn maintenance works to the greens will commence on Monday 5th October, and will take 4 days to complete. Work will include verti-draining (aeration), followed by two heavy sand dressings. Brushing will then be carried out to encourage the sand into the holes and help the sand disappear into the soil profile. Benefits of this work: Improves dra...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

This week was the Autumn Meeting and Lisa Martin was the silver division winner with Angela Balnave winning the bronze division, well done Ladies! Val Weaver won the Scratch Prize and also the Lisney Trophy, which she told us she's been trying to win for 18 years, so I'm delighted that she has finally done it, thoroughly well deserved! After the pr...
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Captain's Announcements

I'm glad to report that the social side of the club is functioning well with both Sunday lunches and fish and chip nights fully booked well in advance. We now serve fish and chips all day Friday and we have various theme nights during the week. Also the clubhouse is being fully utilised lunch times and early evenings which is nice to see and leads ...
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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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Captain's Announcements

I'm still a bit weary after our away trip but more of that later. Last weekend we held our September Stableford and the Grandfathers Cup, with the former being played over 2 days. There were 2 divisions with Stephen Preston winning Div 1 with 42 points and Ahmet Bozdemir winning Div 2 with 40 points. The Grandfathers Cup was won by the old timer Ba...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

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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Captain's Announcements

Following last weeks hectic golf schedule we had another one this week. On Saturday 5th September John Bottoms oversaw his President's Day. Another fine day for golf and there were some very creditable scores despite the difficult pin positions. The course was presented in great condition which inspired the 80 entrants. Out on top in the main compe...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

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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Captain's Announcements

Another enjoyable week at BHP with plenty of golf being played at a very good level.Over the weekend we had two competitions, a medal off yellow tees for the over 60's, The Shillingford Bowl, which was won by David R Morris with a creditable 67 nett and the other the August stableford, which could be played on either Saturday or Sunday, with the be...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

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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Captain's Announcements

The reduced Festival Week had been in full swing. On Friday we held the Middlesex Mixed Open competition where teams of Ladies & Gentleman competed for some prestigious prizes. Members from local clubs were invited to play and some very low handicap golfers attended. The event was won by Kumar Starkie-Gupta & Priya Pankhania from Stanmore G...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

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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Captain's Announcements

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

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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Captain's Announcements

The very warm weather is still with us and the course is drastically drying out. Luckily the irrigation on the tees and grass is keeping them in pristine condition. If climate change persists in giving us extra weeks of hot weather it may be worth looking into fairway sprinklers.Saturday we had a couple of medal competitions, The Coronation Cup whi...
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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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Captain's Announcements

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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