Once again I would like to say a big thank you to Billie for all her efforts last week.

The 5-a-side team had a fantastic win 4.5/0.5 last Saturday to take them through to the finals at Finchley against Mill Hill on September 22nd. Well done and we wish them good luck in the final. Can we also ask that as many of you as can come put the date in your diaries and come over to support our team on the day?

There is still room for more entrants for the Ladies Invitation Day. Remember this is next 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.

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.

The New Members' Trophy, which was rained off on the only wet day in recent times, has been rescheduled for Sunday August 26th. If you are a new member who has joined within 3 years on the day of the competition you are eligible to enter and we would like as many to enter as possible to make this an occasion for new members to get together and we will also have members of the committees around to meet you. The Captain and I will be there to see you off the first and buy you a drink after. This is a mixed individual stableford competition off full handicap.

This Sunday, August 12th, early is the Iris Sumner. Please sign-up in your fours on the BRS and then the PSI on the day.

Di Williams is seeking help for her South of England Junior Girls Championships next Mon August 13th – Weds 15th; please sign-up in the locker room if you are available and willing to help.

Guy Saunders, Billie Newland, Ray Ripsher and Stewart are setting up a committee to raise funds and build a ladies toilet on the course in time for our 125year celebrations in 2020. They feel that this would be helped by another lady member joining this committee, so if you would like to join them please contact Billie or Stewart?

I am disappointed at the uptake for the Lady Captain/Pro challenge and would be very happy if more of you would sign up. The sheet is now in the pro shop and any mutually agreeable date is possible, not just Sunday's!

Our thoughts and condolences are with Philippa over the sad loss of her mother last week.

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;
  • 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; also the New Members Trophy
  • 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