Ladies' Captain's Announcements
A huge thank you to Billie for organising and running the Ladies' Captain's Day. She has done a fantastic job and then to top it all has managed to get two people to step up as vice-Captain (Sue Charles) and Captain (Chris Robertson) for next year! Well done and I would also like to thank everyone else who helped to make the day a success. Rita did a grand job in the hut and the ladies who baked all those lovely cakes. Tracey for checking the cards. Danny for seeing us all off the first, even if he did put me in the bunker, and for hitting all 77 balls from the 15th to the 17th, I was tired just watching! Graham for putting on the 13th, Stewart for teeing off on the 16th. I thought it was an excellent day and to top it all we raised £597.25 for Alzheimer's UK, well done to everyone.
The Club Championships were competed for over the last two Saturday's and the scratch was won by Lesley Avent with a great second round beating her first by 10 shots to get an overall total gross score of 175 beating Sue Coates by 4 shots. The handicap was won by me with a nett score of 146 and beating Cela Selley by 3 shots. The men's scratch was won by Clive Prior with a gross score of 152 and the handicap by Se Banim with a nett score of 141. Well done to all.
We had a triangular match last Thursday against Enfield and Crews Hill, in that blistering heat, so cut the match down to 13 holes; even that was about 10 too many for me! Unfortunately we were beaten into second place by 1 point by Enfield.
Remember we have the Rafferty next week, which is a 36 hole competition over two days, Monday and Wednesday. There will be an alternative competition for those of you who cannot make both days but if you can please do enter.
We have the gent's invitation to the ladies on Sunday 19th August and Ray has lots of men lined up willing to play but in need of a lady partner. Remember if you are a 5-day lady you can still enter on payment of a green fee, this is only fair since the lifestyle have to use their credits if they play and the full members have paid quite a bit extra for the privilege of playing at the weekends. If you want to play and in need of a partner please let me or Ray Ripsher know asap.
We still need more entrants for Ladies Invitation Day. Remember this is on Thursday August 16th, so get going and be sure to invite your guests, if you've not already done so and sign up in the locker room. This is to be a fourball team event played as an alliance. You can either invite three guests or team up with another BHP lady with one guest each, the choice is yours.
Good luck to our 5-a-side team on Saturday at home against Stanmore. If we win we will win our division, so come and support if you can even if it's only for a short time!
Di Williams is seeking help for her South of England Junior Girls Championships August 13th – 15th; please sign-up in the locker room if you are available and willing to help.
Mia has been released from hospital but is not up to visitors. She is still having trouble walking and has carers coming in twice a day to help out. She did have complete kidney failure at one point but is now on the road to recovery, sends her best wishes to us all and hopes to get up and see us all soon. We wish her all the best and hope to see her soon.
I would be very happy if more of you would sign up for the Lady Captain/Pro challenge. The sheet is now in the pro shop.
Do remember that Pauline is collecting 1&2 litre milk bottle tops in aid of the London Air Ambulance. If you can please collect these, give them a quick rinse and bring them to the club we will provide a collection container in the locker room.
- Upcoming competitions until the end of August, for your diaries are:
- Alternative 9-hole qualifying competition to be held each Wednesday;
- Sat Aug 4th = Five-a-side match V Stanmore @ BHP
- Mon 6th & Weds 8th Rafferty Cup
- Weds 8th = July Medal (AD = Sun Aug 5th)
- Thurs 9th = Weekly Club Stableford Competition
- Sun Aug 12th = Iris Sumner (note Tee times from 8:45am). Also South Region England Junior Girls Practice rounds from 2pm onwards.
- Mon 13th – Weds 15th = South Region England Junior Girls Championship.
- Thurs 16th = Ladies invitation Day
- Sun Aug 19th = Gents invitation to the Ladies
- Mon Aug 20th = Main Committee Cup
- Tues Aug 21st = Ladies V Bush Nationals
- Weds Aug 22nd = Lady Captain's Day
- Thurs 23rd = Weekly Club Stableford Competition
- Sun Aug 26th = Grace Lawrence – Business Ladies Cup
- Mon 27th = Fun Golf & Wilson putting Vase
- Weds Aug 29th = President's Day for the Ladies (AD = Sat Aug 25th)
- Thurs 30th = Weekly Club Stableford Competition