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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