Lady Captain's Announcements

Firstly can I apologise for the booking problem on Monday. Danny and Stewart have now ensured that it will open on Mondays at 7.30pm and also we will have the 8 th . However the first tee will not be blocked for those coming round from the 8 th , you will have to slot in with those going off the first. This is only fair since we do have to allow fu...
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Course Update

  Irrigation Contractors were back at the club this week for possibly their last week of works prior to the snagging. Works have concentrated on fitting nozzles and setting the arcs on the sprinkler heads on both tees and greens. Insulation and low level heating were also fitted in the pump house to protect the pumps from freezing during perio...
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Lady Captain's Announcements

Well it was VERY wet out there today but still there were 27 brave souls out there today enjoying the dry weather even if the golf was a bit heavy. Remember that from this week we are back to the normal round of you booking with your own partners and booking is from the Monday of the previous week i.e. for March 1 st you will now need to book from ...
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Captain's Announcements

First of all, very many congratulations to Di Williams who has recently been voted Vice-President of Middlesex County. This is very well deserved, given all the work she has done for Middlesex, and it is also worth mentioning that she is the first woman to hold this position. The very wet conditions forced us to close the course last Friday, the fi...
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Ladies Fashion Show

This is a fantastic opportunity to come and view the season clothing lines from five top-quality golf brands.  ​Time ​23rd February 2018, 3pm-6pm ​Location ​Main Bar, Bush Hill Park Golf Club, London N21 2BU ​Tickets Free Entry, Everyone Welcome ​Brands you'll be able to view -  ​Each of the brands below will be bringing a selection of th...
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Lady Captain's Announcements

The weather was kind to us this Wednesday, it was cold but we stayed dry! Let's hope this is the first of many and is it too much to ask for it to be slightly warmer? Sign-up sheets have gone up for: Pearson – interclub matchplay, teams of 7 plus one reserve from players with handicaps of 13 to 32 although players with higher handicaps can play the...
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Captain's Announcements

I've got good news for all those people, including me, who have to book a tee time at the inconvenient, not to mention unearthly, time of 7.30 a.m. on Thursday mornings. Well I can tell you that we are about to change it to 7.30 p.m., still on Thursdays. I am aware that some of you still go to work, so I'm hoping this will be better for you. I'll k...
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Course Update

Irrigation - The contractors have returned this week for just one day to repair paths and roadways that were damaged during the installation. It has been agreed to wait for the course to dry a little before they return to complete the final few tasks to avoid further damage to the course. Some of the remaining works involve wiring in the valve boxe...
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Captain's Announcements

Well, I've finally done it; I had a lesson with Danny yesterday, purely as a kind of market research exercise you understand, for which, as such, I expect to be reimbursed by the club. I can highly recommend a lesson with Danny, though. He has got one of these state of the art gizmos which tell you how fast your swing is, whether it is in-to-out, o...
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Course Update

Irrigation update This week the last of the sprinklers heads were finally fitted on the 5 th tee, drawing a close to this part of the installation. On Wednesday the system was filled with water for the first time and flushed through removing any debris and stones in the pipework that could potentially damage and block the sprinklers. While the syst...
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Lady Captain's Announcements

Last week I gave out some dates and have now put a few copies of the playing calendar in the locker room for you to take if anyone still needs them. Specific dates to note are: March 17 th is the Annual Club Dinner. April 4 th is the Spring meeting Also please note that the ladies invitation day is THURSDAY Aug 16 th following the England Golf Juni...
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Captain's Announcements

Captain's Blog – Week ending 26/01/18 My holiday is now a long-forgotten dream and I'm back to reality, playing in the testing North London ground conditions. I had my first game of 2018 yesterday and I was impressed - no, not with my golf - but with the condition of the greens, which for January were magnificent. They were dry and firm, testament ...
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Course Update

Irrigation We are now drawing close to the completion of what has been a very successful installation by Irrigation and water with only minor disruption to play and minimal damage to the course. All the pipe work has now been installed leaving only the installation of the sprinkler heads and valve boxes on the last remaining greens and tees. Remain...
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Lady Captain's Announcements

​ Lady Captain's Announcements 24 th January 2018 I would like to thank Tracey for taking on the winter competition draws and weekly notices for the last two weeks while I was away sunning myself. Unfortunately the rain and wind got the better of us this week and no one went out to play; although it was nice to see some of you here for lunch a...
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Course Update

The golf course has been very wet this week which has restricted movement around the course, but we have been busy servicing our machinery and making a start on painting the tee markers.  One task we did carry out was to close and fill in the two small grass bunkers on the 2 nd fairway. Many complaints have been made about these bunkers becaus...
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Captain's Announcements

I'd like to say that it's great to be back but when you've been living in shorts and a tee-shirt for 10 days this weather comes as a bit of a shock! I sense that there's not a lot of sympathy for my cold weather plight so I'll get on. Thanks first of all to Ray Ripsher for standing in so brilliantly while I've been away and for writing an excellent...
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Course Update

It has been a busy week on the course taking advantage of the dry weather to get some important tasks underway. Monday we sprayed the greens with a winter feed containing Potassium, Calcium and Iron, all three nutrients will help with the greens overall condition and improve colour. Drainage lines on the 12 th green were top dressed again to help r...
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Captain's Announcements

Hello fellow members, Whilst our esteemed Captain is escorting his good wife around the Caribbean, he has tasked me with compiling your Captain's blog. A task that I'm not necessarily up to yet but I'm more than happy to give a go. The weather has not been too kind for golf recently but I can report on a couple of events that I am aware of and apol...
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Course Update

  Irrigation - The bad weather earlier in December halted work for 3 days due to the snow, but the contractors were back before Christmas to continue to install sprinkler heads to the 1 st , 7 th and 11 th tees. Progress on the installation is as follows. 1 st Hole completed 2 nd Hole completed. 3 rd Green completed. 4 th Hole completed 5 th N...
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Lady Captain's Announcements

Happy New Year and what a start with only two hardy souls going out today, let's hope the rest of the year is better than this! Thank you to the few ladies who helped Debbie and her team to take down the last of the decorations this afternoon. Burns night is virtually full so if you wish to attend this event please contact Debbie as soon as possibl...
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Captain's Announcements

Happy New Year to everyone. I hope you all had a relaxing and an enjoyable Christmas, and are beginning to recover from the excesses of the season. Here we are at the start of a brand new year; a chance to begin afresh, turn over a new leaf, learn new skills, gain new experiences. I think I'll carry on the same as before! The club has a new profess...
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Lifestyle Membership Launch

​Brand new for 2018 - Lifestyle Membership at Bush Hill Park Golf Club. We're pleased to announce the launch of our new Lifestyle membership category, which has been designed as a fully inclusive way to get involved with the Club for those who may not have the time available for Full membership. This category is available for a subscription of £650...
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Captain's Announcements

A short blog entry this week -  Last week's  question was, "How many presents were sent in the song, The Twelve Days of Christmas"? The answer is 364, one for every day except Christmas Day. Nobody sent me the answer, perhaps because of the mathematical complexity, or may be they were all getting on with their lives! On the first day 1 pr...
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Lady Captain's Announcements

  Not much to say this week really except to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and happy New Year. Remember that there is no competition next week, you can book and play on a casual basis obviously. Our next competition is on January 3 rd and the tee times have already been sent out. The Texas Scramble was played in much warmer conditions th...
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Captain's Announcements

Frozen greens and one hole closed caused the Winter League to be cancelled last Saturday. A stableford competition was run but only 5 determined people played. Martin Dunnett won with 33 points over the 17 holes that were open. Hopefully the Winter League will resume next Saturday. Turkey Trot 24 people played in the turkey trot on Sunday. The two ...
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Course Update

  After the snow disruption of last week the course was fully open on Monday after the long drawn out thaw of the 5 th and 10 th greens. Many local golf clubs were closed for the duration of last weekend including Hadley Wood, Old fold manor and Crews Hill, so we did well to open as many holes as we did. The irrigation contractors are now back...
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Course Update

The irrigation works were halted for three days this week due to the heavy snow. They returned on Thursday to make good the road crossings, fit more sprinkler heads and install the system controller and PC. The course is now extremely wet and consideration will have to be given on what further work can be achieved to avoid damaging the course. Cour...
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Thanks Graham, good to know what's going on at the club when I'm hibernating - keep up the good work!
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Captain's Announcements

Well we made it back from Scotland on Saturday, but only just. The snow came just a few hours later. The irony was that there was no snow in Scotland, where it ought to be! Anyway, we made it to the Christmas party and danced (yes even me!) until the early hours. Paulo De Freitas kept us entertained with his excellent singing and in the end we had ...
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Lady Captain's Announcements

It was an emotional end of an era with Lee leaving on Monday night. There were quite a few members gathered to say goodbye and Lee became very emotional when presented with the collection from the members and remembered many good times he had had here over his almost 14 years. He is going on to start anew, as we all know, at Crews Hill and we wish ...
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Lady Captain's Announcements

  We had a perfect day's weather for the Winter Greensomes. Sharon Saunders & Sarah Rees won with 31 points - Congratulations! Runners up were Cela Selley & Jenny Pomphrey with 30 points. There are still spaces available for the informal Christmas Party on the 16th. Last request for you all to sign up for the ladies Christmas Part...
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Course Update

  Irrigation - As reported last week the contractors have been concentrating on installing the valves and valve boxes which makes good all the open holes around the course, this work should be completed very soon. Work will then turn to installing the sprinkler heads on the 1 st , 7 th , 11 th 12 th tees and the 6 th green. Next phase will be ...
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Captain's Announcements

Just a short report this week as I'm sunning myself in Glasgow! As I thought, access to the Internet is restricted, though I am impressed that they do in fact have electricity! Competitions Well done to Shay Banim who, sporting a 'new' swing, scored 37 points to win division 1. Dave Morris and Rob Grover were one point behind. Now here's a surprise...
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Hole in One Club

Congratulations to John 'JJ' Jarvis for getting a hole in one on the 16th hole during the Rabbits Eclectic today. JJ was happy to celebrate his victory with the rest of the Rabbits by buying them all a drink, although perhaps we should have taken his photograph before he was presented with the bar bill! 
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Competitions Is there nothing that can stop Andy Morris from winning? 39 points this week and it is now four weeks in a row he has occupied the top position in division 2. Also, he is a remarkable 9 shots clear overall in the Winter League. Realistically, there's only one person who can stop him now – the handicap secretary! Division 1 was won by A...
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Course Update

Irrigation - Ground conditions have been challenging which has made mole ploughing difficult in some areas of the course. Tree roots have also been a problem adjacent to tees which did slow up progress. In the last ten days the pace has picked up with the 1 st 3 rd 6 th and 7 th greens and the 1 st 2 nd 4 th 7 th and 11 th tees having pipework and ...
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Lady Captain's Announcements

​ A big thank you to all those who helped to put the decorations up on Monday, a job well done and greatly commented on already. Well done to all those ladies who turned out today in arctic conditions to play in the End of Season Alliance. Won by Lesly Avent, Sue Agapiou and Louise Fickling with 64 points, runners up with 62 points were Billie Newl...
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Course Update

Irrigation contractors are currently working on the 3 rd green having completed all tees and greens in the far field including the 7 th green and 4 th tees. Next stage will be the 2 nd tees followed by the green and tees on the 1 st . Once this stage of the works has been completed all installed pipe work thus far will be flushed through with water...
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Captain's Announcements

Winter Rules - I was asked at the weekend about getting free drops from tractor ruts. I'm afraid you can only do this if the area in question is specifically stated, either on a board or on the website. Generally during the winter the only relief to which you are entitled is to lift, wipe and place your ball within 6 inches if you are on a closely ...
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Lady Captain's Announcements

  If you haven't already signed up for one of the Christmas parties please do so asap! There are still places for both the formal party on the Dec 9 th and the informal on the 16 th . We have the sign up for the Ladies Christmas party on Thursday Dec 14 th in the changing room for ALL lady members of BHP to sign up, so please do this asap to g...
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Introducing our Head PGA Professional

Danny Hill – Head PGA Professional Following an extensive recruitment process I am pleased to be able to confirm the appointment of Danny Hill as our new Head PGA Professional for Bush Hill Park Golf Club. We shortlisted five very strong candidates and Danny stood out as the most suitable for the future requirements for Bush Hill Park. Danny has pr...
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Prize Giving 2017

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The Annual Prize Giving took place on Friday 10th November and we had a great turnout of winners and supporters! Congratulations to everyone and thank you for making it such a well-supported evening. Take a look at the winners' gallery here. 
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Course Update

  Irrigation The first of the sprinklers heads are now installed with the 9 th green and 10 th tees fully fitted with heads and valves. Work has now moved onto the 8 th green followed by the 9 th tees and 10 th green. 12 th green After many weeks of dressing and rolling the 12 th green will be back in play for the weekend. Their will be a few ...
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Lady Captain's Announcements

If you haven't already signed up for one of the Christmas parties please do so asap! There are still places for both the formal party on the Dec 9 th and the informal on the 16 th . We now have the sign up for the Ladies Christmas party on Thursday Dec 14 th in the changing room for ALL lady members of BHP to sign up, so please do this asap to give...
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Captain's Announcements

Hole in One Hearty congratulations to Graham Edwards for achieving a hole-in-one on the 13 th hole during the Winter League competition on Saturday last. 1 for 5 points always looks good on the scorecard! Competitions Neil Hurst won division 1 in last Saturday's Winter League with an excellent score of 42. Andy Morris won division 2 for the second ...
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Course Update

 Irrigation - This week irrigation works have concentrated on the three holes in the far field (8th, 9th and 10 th ) Work included digging out the locations of the valve boxes and installing the pipework ready for green and tee installations. From these boxes irrigation pipe will be mole ploughed around the greens and tees ready for sprinkler ...
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Captain's Announcements

  Four-Ball Draw - The four-ball draw was held on Sunday last and what a wonderful morning it was. The sun was shining and I'm pleased to say my first draw was well supported. Numbers being divisible by 3 and not by 2, we decided to play teams of 3 with the best two scores on each hole counting. Two teams finished an embarrassing 7 points ahea...
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Lady Captain's Announcements

If you haven't already signed up for one of the Christmas parties please do so asap! There are still places for both the formal party on the Dec 9 th and the informal on the 16 th . Perhaps we can organise a ladies table for the 9 th when I will be attending with the Captain, I will come round and ask if anyone is interested next week. Thank you to...
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Wine and Cheese Evening

Sample a selection of wines from around the world, presented by a professional sommelier and with accompanying cheeses, olives and cured meats. Spaces are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.  Only £5.00pp There will also be an opportunity to purchase bottles of wines at preferential rates on the night. ​Time 30th ​ ​ Nov...
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Captain's Announcements

Competitions Well done to Mark Watts for scoring 41 points in the Winter League on Saturday. Why did this not happen to me when I was greens chairman? Nigel Bidmead was second in division 1 with 39 points. David Snell and Sean Nugent both scored 39 points in division 2, David winning on count back. Mark now leads the league with 106, but Ken Cave a...
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Lady Captain's Announcements

Thank you to Lesley Avent for organising a bulb planting today and to Rita, Penny and Umar for helping. There are still have plenty of bulbs to plant and Lesley is organising another planting next Tuesday November 7 th , if you can help please be here about 12 noon.  Also next Tuesday we have the rules quiz plus Q&A and wine and nibbles 7 ...
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Course Update

  Irrigation Weather has been favourable allowing the installation all the 90mm and 63mm pipe work (ring main) to be completed ahead of schedule. Work will now start in the installation of the irrigation heads and pipework on the greens and tees. Taking advantage of the dry conditions and as the far field can be the wettest field, the contract...
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Course Update

Strong winds last weekend took out another large bough, this time on one of the Willow trees behind the 6 th green. Willow trees can be prone to loosing limbs in strong winds as they become top heavy when they mature. Unfortunately the break has left a gaping hole when viewed from the green, but in time the Willow will regenerate and plug the gap. ...
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Lady Captain's Announcements

  Hello Ladies not much again today except that the Christmas Fayre is almost upon us. Chris asks that you bring in some bottles preferable filled with alcohol for the bottle stall. Hazel asks that you get baking and pickling for the home produce stall. Lucy is collecting items for baskets; I assume this is hand creams and bits. I would like t...
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Captain's Announcements

  Competitions Well that was some weekend of weather! The wind, courtesy of hurricane Brian, certainly produced testing conditions, so much so that the best score any of us could muster was 35 points. Iain Lanario managed it in division 1, as did Chris Hollins and Kieran Costello in division 2. Mike Stainton still leads the way in the Winter L...
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French Bistro Evening

​Last night's French Bistro Evening was a great success, with lots of members and guests coming to the Club to enjoy the cosy candlelit atmosphere and four course French menu. The themed Thursday dining evenings are growing in popularity and there has been some great feedback from diners who have enjoyed the Tapas, Moroccan, and French evening...
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Rabbits Cup

Congratulations to Dave Krouse on winning the Rabbits Cup with a great 39 Points, with Rob Mitchell close second with 37 Points. We had 23 players in total with a fantastic curry afterwards, thanks to Alasdair and his team. The Rabbits Winter Eclectic is now on every Tuesday morning, meeting on the first tee approximately 10.45 to arrange players. ...
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Course Update

Last Sunday afternoon two very large limbs broke off the beautiful Horse Chestnut tree on the 9 th hole. The limbs fell during the day with no obvious reasons why, but thankfully no one was hurt when they fell. The greenstaff got to work first thing Monday morning and had the limbs cut up and removed from site within a few hours. I have reviewed th...
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Captain's Announcements

Charity Though I mentioned it at the AGM, I would like to remind you all about my charity, Diabetes UK. I have been diabetic for over 30 years, as was my mother before me, and my brother has just been diagnosed. Apart from the many research projects that they fund, Diabetes UK also campaigns for a better understanding of the disease and provides pe...
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Lady Captain's Announcements

Hello Ladies not much today except a few reminders. Firstly the winter competitions in the locker room. The first one will be sorted today and I will email the pairings so you can book as normal on the BRS next week. Thus you will still choose your own times. The Winter Foursomes Salver has now been drawn and will be emailed out to all entrants. I ...
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Money Raised for Enfield Carers Centre

Past-Captain David Morris visited the Enfield Carers Centre in Baker Street earlier this week, to present the charity with cheques totalling £3938.27, the final sum raised by the Club members for his Captain's Charity. The photo shows David handing over the cheques to Pamela Burke, the Chief Executive, along with other...
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Course Update

Irrigation Irrigation works has continued well this week with all the 90mm mains pipe installed. The spoil on top of the trenches will be cleared and areas made good.  Work will now turn to mole ploughing the smaller 63mm pipes which will connect to the greens, tees and approach valve boxes.  Mole ploughing is achieved by pulling the pipe...
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Lady Captain's Announcements

​ Firstly I would like to thank Tracey for stepping into the breach and giving my notices in the clubhouse today while I played in the 36-hole Club Championship. Can people please sign up for my away day at Aldwickbury Park GC on June 18 th but also and more importantly at the moment since Cela will need to collect deposits for the overnighter at D...
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Captain's Announcements

Welcome forlorn reader! Here we go, then, with what I hope will be an enjoyable year of golf for everybody at Bush Hill. First of all I would like to stress again the point I made at the AGM. I truly believe we are at the start of a bright new future at Bush Hill Park Golf Club, for reasons I outlined on Saturday. If we want the club to thrive then...
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Christmas Fayre

​The Christmas Fayre will take place on Thursday 30th November 2017. A great place to buy some unique Christmas gifts and enjoy a relaxed start to the festive season. The restaurant will be open and the clubhouse will be beautifully decorated, so bring along your friends and family for a fun day out.  ​Time  ​ ​30th November 2017 10am-2pm...
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Captain's Announcements

​ Welcome to my last weekly announcement as your Club Captain. This week I would like to start by saying how much I have enjoyed the experience and thank all of you for making do with me until a proper Captain could be found. Without my seventeen readers each week there would be no point in writing this little blog. I hope you have found some of th...
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Lady Captain's Announcements

  Firstly I would like to say how nice it is to see so many ladies here for my drive in. I would like to thank those ladies who made cakes for the hut today and Davina for her lovely flowers in the changing room. Sorry ladies I have made a few mistakes on the dates in the printout of our playing calendar for the coming year. The corrections ar...
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Irrigation Update

The irrigation project is progressing very well with over 1500 metres of mains pipework installed already. The 90mm pipe that members can see laying around the course will be trenched into the ground, this process does create more spoil but is a much quicker process. Later in the installation a smaller 63mm pipe will be mole ploughed which should m...
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Rabbits Team News

The Rabbits Cup is being held on the 24th of October with a curry afterwards for £15. Please put your name down in The George Low bar also please indicate if you are eating afterwards, everyone is welcome to play but only Rabbits who have previously represented the Rabbits Team are eligible to win the Cup. Congratulations to Norman Carey on wi...
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Captain's Announcements

Congratulations to the final stableford winners last week, John Guiney in division one and Ian McNally in division two both scoring 42 points. The Autumn Kruger Sovereign was held yesterday and I believe the winner was Jim Craggs with 38 points. Very well done all of you. Sad news of the passing of Mike Baily last weekend, Mike has been a loyal mem...
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Lady Captain's Announcements

We are drawing the Foursomes Salver this week, please book in on the PSI in the pro shop or the George Low Bar if you wish to play.  Our ladies Whats App group is to help members keep in touch if they need a partner etc.. please reply only if you are able to help no other information is necessary. Captains Drive in on the 8th October you ...
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Irrigation

As reported last week the new irrigation ring main was marked out on Tuesday, including the location of the valve boxes. Victor Jamieson (designer) and Ashley Proctor (contractor) were both present to plot a route around the course avoiding major obstacles such as large tree roots and major services. Phase one will be the mole ploughing of the ring...
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Lady Captain's Announcements

Me again, I'm getting used to this and might take it up a bit more often in a couple of weeks!!! Not much except to remind you of a few upcoming competitions: This Sunday Sept 24th is the Grace Lawrence (Business Ladies) Cup. This is for those ladies that work i.e. is in regular paid employment. It is singles stableford competition and you sign up ...
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Course News

Levelling of the 1 st medal tee is now complete taking just over one day to complete. The tee will now be regularly top dressed and watered to help the turf establish so we can get it back into play as soon as possible. ​ Removing the turf  Once levelled the turf is laid Job completed This time of year disease is rife due to drop in night time...
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Captain's Announcements

Last week's winners of the September Stableford were Nigel Bidmead with a 66 in division one and Ray Ripsher with a 72 in division two. Well done both of you and anyone else who has beaten their handicap this week. Special mention for Richard Blyth, who finished fifth in the Middlesex handicap competition at West Middlesex on Sunday, just out of th...
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