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 Announcements

This week saw the South of England Girls Championship and if you were unable to come along you missed some magnificent golf from the girls, one of whom was as young as 10. One of them even got a hole in one on the 7 th , particularly impressive because they played off the white tees. Five counties took part, Middlesex, Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire and...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

A big thank you to Sue Coates who came especially to do the registration for the Ladies Invitation Day and also purchased the balls for the ball sweep. The day started well with tea/coffee and biscuits but the weather got the better of most of the participants unfortunately. My team with Heather Wood from Muswell Hill, Una Kilgallon and Jo Brown fr...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

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 22 nd . 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 y...
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Course Update

With the heatwave behind us, we are now experiencing much cooler temperatures and wetter conditions with over 40 mm of rainfall this week. The rain is very welcome but it did hamper our preparation work for the junior county match week which the club had the honour of hosting. The event started on a Monday so the green staff had to work throughout ...
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Captain's Announcements

When you're in the clubhouse next, pick up a copy of Golf News . The latest edition features a very complimentary article about Bush Hill Park . It reminds us all of some of our assets and the benefits of being a member at Bush Hill Park, from the clubhouse and the course, to the swing studio, the 1895 membership and of course the new irrigation sy...
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Captain's Announcements

Well, I'm in the Autumn of my term as Captain and things seem to be getting a little easier, so I've taken the opportunity of having a golf lesson with Danny. I only tell you this as it's only right to give you fair warning of my impending success in competitions following said lesson! Club Championship Speaking of success, I think the new format f...
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Course Update

The cooler wet conditions of late has been a welcome change to the very hot weather we have experienced over the last eight weeks. 21mm of rain fell in the last week with 10mm alone falling in two hours on Monday morning. The irrigation system has worked very well in keeping surfaces alive and in a healthy condition, but nothing can beat natural ra...
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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...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

Congratulations to Sue Collins who won the Kay Steele Trophy last week with a Nett 70 The Committee cup went well on Monday and was won by Pauline with a nett 70, well done. Pauline also played well today to win the Silver division with 37 points and getting her handicap back down to 20, Tracey was runner up with 35points. The Bronze division was w...
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Captain's Announcements

Have you noticed how the weather has ceased to be a topic of conversation? We know what it's going to be so why discuss it! So what am I going to talk about? Here's an interesting one. If you are playing in a medal qualifying competition and you 'blow up' on one or two holes, don't despair. Just enter NR for the hole(s) concerned and, for handicap ...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

The Past and Present Lady Captains Cup had a few problems at the start but not enough to spoil the day. We had a very nice meal and the winner of the competition was Janet Connor with 39points, well done she is playing well this year. Talking about Janet Connor, she and Wendy Goodman played in the Coronation Foursomes regional final on Wednesday at...
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Captain's Announcements

The five year plan presentation was held on Tuesday evening and there was a good turn out by the members. Stewart gave a comprehensive report on his first year at Bush Hill and Nick Balnave then gave his plans and concerns for the future. Thanks to both Nick and Stewart for the work they put into these presentations; I am quite aware of the time th...
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Course Update

This long period of hot dry weather continues and the new irrigation system is doing a fine job in keeping primary surfaces green and healthy. Some members have commented on the speed of the greens and why they are slower than usual. Maintaining the greens during this dry period is very difficult and my sole aim is to keep the greens healthy and fr...
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BANIM, DR Shay
Hi Graham Great to see the benefits of irrigation on the greens and tees. You’re right to preserve the green grass. The wild flo... Read More
Saturday, 21 July 2018 09:19
Mark Kermode
Thanks for you excellent and informative posts, Graham. And we do notice the nice additions like the meadow grass behind the 5th t... Read More
Saturday, 21 July 2018 18:38
WATERMAN, MR Bryan
Great work Graham. The greens are excellent - to my standard - and the practice putting green is excellent - probably one of the b... Read More
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 11:23
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

Ladies invitation to the Gents went well in blistering heat on Sunday. Well done to Chris and Paul Robertson who won with 41 points despite them getting a penalty for Chris running over their ball! The Past and Present Lady Captains Cup is next Monday and there is a sign-up sheet in the locker room, also for those past Captains who no longer play b...
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Captain's Announcements

I know you're disappointed about events in Russia but cheer up, the sun continues to shine and the course is still in great shape. The greens, tees and aprons are looking great, thanks to the irrigation system. Cross country We're sorry that the cross country golf has been postponed but let me explain the reasons why. One problem was that this week...
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Course Update

It has been one of driest Junes since records began with temperatures reaching 30 degrees for long periods and only 1mm of rain for the entire month. It has been a real test for the new irrigation system and generally its coped admirably, although there has been a few teething problems along the way. The 3 rd , 17 th and 18 th tees were showing sig...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

Georgie Russell had a very good turnout for her afternoon tea party in aid of Marie Curie on Friday. She raised well over £700; from the tea and cakes plus raffle and donations via the internet and on the day. Excellent, I'm sure the charity will appreciate her efforts, well done. Last week we had the Captain's day for the Ladies which was a shotgu...
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Captain's Announcements

Before I start I need to grovel in forgiveness for not mentioning Len Palmer's magnificent hole in one on the 15 th during the American Cup last week. This is especially poor of me as Len provided us all with wine at the table in the evening. Can you ever forgive me Len? Captain's Day I can't tell you how much I enjoyed my Captain's Day on Saturday...
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Captain's Announcements

Captain's Day for the Ladies This was the highlight of my week and what started as quite a cold day ended up being glorious. 34 ladies competed for my Captain's prize, which was won in stunning style by Sarah Rees with 41 points. Angela Balnave was second with an excellent 38 points, beating the Lady Captain on the back nine. Jenny Pizey won the ve...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

Looking at last week's results it seems that no one entered with handicaps above 36 meaning that the Cashmere Cup is uncontested in its first year?! However well done to Louise Fickling on winning the Wright Cup with a nett 71 and to Lisa Martin on winning the Angora Cup with a nett 72. Thank you to our Captain David for arranging Captain's day for...
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10 Top Tips for Planning a Successful Golf Day

Whether you're the chief-organiser of a long-running golf society, or the designated office social planner, when it comes to organising the next group outing the pressure is on to ensure everyone enjoys their day. So, to ensure you don't lose friends by dragging them to the back end of nowhere, or severely limit your career prospects by forcing you...
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Course Update

The new irrigation system is now fully operational and is active every night during this dry period watering greens, tees and approaches Even after this short period surfaces have greatly improved especially the tees and approaches that did suffer during dry periods. Greens are also in very good condition with very little visible signs of dry patch...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

Last week's professional's prize winners were Silver Division: Cela Selley with 33points; Bronze Division: Janet Connor with 34 points; and the Copper Division: Rita Kapur with 35points. Well done. We had a great day on Monday at the away-day. The greens were running at 12 which made the putting even more tricky than they would normally be but our ...
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Captain's Announcements

I played a course this week whose irrigation system had broken and I can tell you it was burnt to a cinder. Some tees were completely devoid of green grass and the greens were very patchy where hand watering had not given suitable coverage. It brought home to me the importance of an efficient watering system. Bush Hill looked magnificent yesterday ...
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The Blooming Great Tea Party

​You're invited to a blooming great tea party at Bush Hill Park Golf Club. The money raised will help Marie Curie Nurses care for more people living with a terminal illness in the UK. Bring a cake if you can! When ​ ​ Friday 29th June, 2:30 - 5:30pm Where ​Bush Hill Park Golf Club ​Tickets No need to book, just turn up and pay a £3 entry fee (inclu...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

Summer is definitely here this is two Wednesday's in a row that the weather has been nice to us! Well done again to Sue Coates and Dawn Rose on winning the Ping 4BBB with a massive 42pts, hopefully this will qualify for the next round of this competition. Well done also to the runners up Di Williams and Penny Bushe with 37pts. Our away-day is comin...
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Captain's Announcements

My head still aches from the Past Captains dinner on Wednesday evening, though I am assured I had a good time. The Past Captains Cup was held in the afternoon and was won by that man Morris, who some of you might just remember, used to be Captain. I have to say he played a magnificent round of golf, scoring 43 points and winning by the impressive m...
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Course Update

Irrigation The irrigation contractors were at the club for two days last week finishing off the snagging list and reinstatement works. Victor Jamieson (designer) will now have one final visit to check and sign off the works. Although wet of late the system has been up and running during dry periods in May and I have been very impressed with coverag...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

Well hopefully summer has at last arrived! Wow Sue Coates and Dawn Rose had a cracking score of 41, so hopefully stand a good chance of qualifying for the next round. Well done. Our 5-a-side team did well on Sunday drawing their game 2.5 / 2.5, away to Ealing. Well done. Our away-day is coming up fast and Cela not only needs your money but als...
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Captain's Announcements

It was gratifying to see the club so lively on Friday night. People eating in the restaurant, drinking in the bar and enjoying the patio at the end of another hard week. This is what the club is all about and I look forward to more great evenings such as this. June Medal A brilliant score of 66 won Neil Hurst the June Medal in division 1 last Satur...
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Captain's Announcements

One of the signs of impending summer is the rescinding of the winter rules. It's has been a long time coming this year because of the protracted cold and wet weather. As a result, Middlesex Golf gave clubs permission to extend these temporary rules for a further month if needed. If the temporary rules were just about rolling on the fairways we woul...
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Course Update

Irrigation update The first phase of the snagging has now been completed, work involved repairing any leaks and setting arcs on the sprinkler heads. Reinstatement works have now begun in making good the trench lines and valve boxes with seed and soil. Once this final phase has been completed Victor Jamieson our consultant will make his final inspec...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

Oh my goodness back to winter, the wind was so cold on Wednesday! However this didn't stop Sarah Rees; she had a great morning round, scoring a fantastic nett 69. Her afternoon score was not quite so good but still enough to win the Victory cup by a clear 4 shots with a total of 153; Well done. The Pearson team had a fantastic win on Monday against...
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Charity Day Gallery

Charity Day took place on Monday 7th May 2018 and raised over £2700 for Diabetes UK! Here are some photos from the day
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Captain's Announcements

Isn't it gratifying when things go well? Charity Day on Monday turned out to be a splendid day. The weather was excellent, the course was in tip top condition and, thanks to all our volunteers and helpers, the day was a great success. Special thanks must go to the green staff, who laboured over the weekend, giving up their free time, to give us a c...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

Was it really Wednesday today? No one told the weather obviously because we had a beautiful day, excellent conditions, nice temperature and 28 ladies out playing in the competition. Congratulations to Janet Connor and Lia Martin who won on countback with 28 points. We ran our charity quiz last Thursday and took just over £200 making £166 for Alzhei...
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Lady Captain's Announcements

Well done by the weather again! Unfortunately we had to cancel this afternoon's section of the competition, however I think a good time was had by all and the evening was an enjoyable affair in a lovely atmosphere with very good food thanks to Alasdair and his team. Well done to Val for winning the scratch, Helen the silver division, Lisa the bronz...
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Course Update

The weather this spring has comprised of extremes; snow in March very wet in April and only recently temperatures reaching 20 degrees. April rainfall reached 101mm compared 31mm in 2017, maintaining the course with this amount of rain has been extremely difficult as it limits machinery usage on the golf course. Charity day, the clubs firs...
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The course is looking great Graham. Sterling work by the lads. Good luck on Monday.
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Captain's Announcements

Well, we're all ready to go. I'm talking of course about Charity Day on Monday. We now have 25 teams, which I'm really pleased about, the weather looks set fair and we're all going to have a great day whilst raising money for Diabetes UK. Winter Rules Due to the unprecedented amount of rain and cold weather, the County have given dispensation to al...
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Course Update

The warm weather last week combined with high moisture levels in the soil created a grass factory of growth that pushed our machinery to the limits. Fairways, approaches and tee were cut three times to keep growth in check, whilst the rough was cut continually throughout the week. All the cutting did create wonderful definition as the course starts...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

Back to the cold and wet on Wednesday! Some us that weren't so lucky got caught out in the rain and hail. Still it gave those of you that managed to get in early a good laugh at our expense! Unfortunately we came second in our matches last week: Pearson away against Enfield on Thursday lost 5&2 Pearson against away Hendon on Monday lost 6&1...
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Captain's Announcements

Hold onto your hats because I have got a lot to get through this week and I need your complete attention. First of all I want to tell you that Sarah and Amy left us this week for pastures new. They were reliable and attentive bar staff and their cheery greetings will be greatly missed. Replacements will be difficult but we will see what we can do. ...
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Course Update

Taking advantage of the dry weather this week our priority was to get as much of the golf course cut as possible, after what has been a very wet spring. As predicted the course is very lush and grass growth is vigorous so it is critical that all areas are kept in check to keep the course looking its best. There are still pockets that are still not ...
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Ladies' Captain's Announcements

At last the weather has improved and we had over 20 players out on Wednesday. Let's hope this is the start of the summer season! Note all who played will have their scores entered into the Red Cross Eclectic but must see Sue Charles and pay their £5 entry before any more scores can be entered. Congratulations to Sarah Carver on winning the Vet...
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Captain's Announcements

What a difference a week makes. I can see that the new irrigation system is going to come into its own sooner than we thought. On Wednesday a deputation of Bush Hill Park warriors went down to Frinton Golf Club, an 1895 course, to do battle with the locals who had thrown down the golfing gauntlet. It is my sad duty now to tell you that it was a rou...
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Course Update

Only thirteen days into April and rainfall is already up to 53mm, average rainfall for April is usually 43mm for the entire month. This amount of rain has caused disruption to golf with more course closures on Monday and Tuesday. The forecast for next week is better with temperatures peaking at a barmy 22 degrees, this will help dry the course and ...
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Lady Captain's Announcements

Goodness this is getting really boring now, once again no golf due to rain. I will have forgotten what a lot of you look like when we eventually get to play again! This will result in the 5-club being rescheduled again this time to April 25 th (AD April 22 nd ) and then the professional's prize will move to June13th (AD= June 10 th ) along with the...
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Captain's Announcements

I'll just make this one observation – last year at this time we had sun and temperatures in the mid-twenties. This year we had 62 mm of rain in March compared with 18 mm last year. For the mathematically inclined that's over three times as much. Enough said. The Rangers played against Finchley on Monday and I feel someone should review their medica...
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Lady Captain's Announcements

The ladies committee have decided to reschedule the Spring Meeting for May 2 nd , however this results in the Australian Spoons being moved to May 9 th (AD May 6 th ) and the monthly medal to May 2 nd (the am part of the Spring Meeting with Alternate Date monthly medal on April 29 th ). Can we please ask you to stay in the original groups orga...
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Captain's Announcements

​ A disappointing bank holiday weekend weather-wise, it must be said, though I suppose only having one day of complete disruption should be viewed as a bonus. We did have to cancel the Brasted Trophy on Monday, our first mixed event of the year, but hopefully we will be able to find another day when it can be played. We were, however, able to play ...
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Course Update

​ Over 35mm of rain fell over the Easter bank holiday, leaving the course saturated and leaving surfaces across the whole course flooded. The heavy rain forced us to close on Bank holiday Monday and Tuesday to enable the course to dry out, but it's a slow process. Further light showers on Tuesday night allowed only 10 holes to be open on Wednesday,...
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Captain's Announcements - 30/03/18

​ Captain's Announcements – Week ending 30/03/18 It was nice to get a glimpse of spring at the weekend, even though it was cruelly snatched from us, and the bank holiday weekend looks to be a wash out. Where is global warming when you need it? I start by announcing a fantastic achievement by our own Jenny Benge, who last weekend ran a half marathon...
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Lady Captain's Announcements

​After golf was rained off on Wednesday we have  decided to rearrange the competition to April 11 th and the Stableford for that day will now run in conjunction with the Vets cup on April 18 th  , plus the AD days will change accordingly. Jenny Benge ran a half marathon for my charity Alzheimer's UK last Sunday, March 25 th , in...
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Course Update

  The greens are slowly getting back to some normality after the intensive aeration and sanding programme of last week. They have been cut by hand this week to give them a light trim and roll. Cutting of the greens will now intensify in cuts per week and height of cut reduced to 4mm as day time temperatures rise. Work has already started ...
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Captain's Announcements

Well Carol got the forecast right again and we had to suffer another weekend twiddling our thumbs. The Annual Dinner was a great success, however, and I would like to thank all those who made the evening so enjoyable. Alasdair for the delicious food, Debbie and her helpers for looking after us in her normal inimitable fashion and to Jenny Benge for...
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Lady Captain's Announcements

Well the weather was much better today, we saw the sun and it was warm! It was surprisingly dry out there considering the amount of snow earlier in the week. However the scores were still not great making it once again a reduction only competition but then some of that could be put down to the course renovations going on and the near beaches that w...
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Course Update

The snow at the weekend was not ideal preparation for the up and coming renovation week, and starting work on Monday morning the course still had a thick covering of snow and ice. But we persevered and by the end of the first day the greens had received their first spike using the 19mm tines to a depth of 200mm. Day two saw over 20 tons of sand app...
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Annual Dinner 2018

Saturday 17th March was the Club Annual Dinner, an event which has been part of Bush Hill Park tradition for over 100 years. The event was completely sold out and it was great to see so many members dressed to impress and out to enjoy the evening. Speeches were given by Steve Rickwood and Captain David Dickinson, and a four-course dinner was e...
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Captain's Blog - Week Ending 09/03/18

Captain's Blog – Week ending 09/03/18 Well, it was a much nicer weekend and there was even a touch of spring in the air. Can you believe it though, Carol has forecast snow again for this weekend! You'll be pleased to hear that your Captain scored 41 points on Saturday, and you'll be even more pleased to learn that he didn't go in the competition! T...
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Course Update - 16/03/18

Our main focus this week was the maintenance of bunkers, work consisted of edging to redefine the edges and the movement of sand to ensure the bases are more consistent. We did experience a large build-up of sand to the backs of many bunkers we worked on, this is due to incorrect raking. I do encourage every golfer when raking their footmarks to ra...
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Course Update

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The golf course recovered very well after the arctic weather and snow of last week. Conditions were so good we managed to cut fairways, tees and approaches improving the definition that can be missing at this time of year. We have erected a small wooden fence on the 7 th path to encourage golfers to use the path and to avoid grassed areas beco...
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Captain's Announcements

My premonition about last weekend's golf sadly came to pass and the course was closed all weekend. I trust everyone saw the website before venturing up to the club for the four-ball draw on Sunday morning. Hopefully spring is on its way. Congratulations to the green staff for the work they've done on the bunker at the 16 th . What a transformation;...
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Lady Captain's Announcements

Well the weather was a little better today and many wimps dropped out at the first sign of rain, however it the sun came out about half way through and it was nice to be out in the fresh air. The golf wasn't so good, at least not for me with a whole 19 points on my card and np I didn't enter the 9 hole comp! So congratulations to Silver Division wi...
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Welcome to our new Assistant PGA Professional

​Professional golfer Nicola Bennett recently joined the team at Bush Hill Park Golf Club. With her passion for the game and relentless ambition she will be a very positive addition to the Club, bringing her enthusiasm and talent to every aspect of the job. Here she tells us a little bit more about herself - How old were you when you start...
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Course Update

A very cold and snowy week on the course, but the arctic weather did not hamper progress and completion of the 7th path extension.  This week we finished the bottom section of the path which connects to the men's tees, this now enables players to enter and exit the teeing ground without walking through the muddy area that exists in the winter....
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Captain's Announcements

It was a cold and frosty morning that greeted Danny and I when we stepped out to play our first Captain/Pro challenge last Sunday. I'd like to give you better news but I have to tell you that sadly we went down. Varney Christofi and Graham Evans played as if their very lives depended on it to beat us 4 and 3, and seemed to show no shame when, with ...
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Lady Captain's Announcements

What a pretty scene to wake up to, unfortunately no good for playing golf though and most of us made the decision early in order to benefit from a lay in. We had a few for bridge and more for lunch so not a complete white out which was nice. In case you missed it last week the format for the Lady Captain's Day and Lady Captain's Charity day. The la...
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Course Update

Irrigation - The system is now live and was fully tested last week with a full programme being carried out overnight and into the early hours of the morning. There are still a few minor problems to iron out, but in general the system has been installed to a very high standard. Victor Jamieson our consultant will visit the site shortly and appraise ...
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Captain's Announcements

Quite a few things to tell you this week so please pay attention. First of all, congratulations to Middlesex County Golf Union, who yesterday were awarded the title of 'Best County in England'. The award was presented by England Golf at a dinner on Thursday evening. This is a significant achievement for the county and of course to our very own Di W...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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  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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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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Mark Kermode
Thanks Graham, good to know what's going on at the club when I'm hibernating - keep up the good work!
Sunday, 17 December 2017 11:49
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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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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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  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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