June 2013

Clubhouse wide

29/06/2013 – Speed of play update

Further to the notice posted on 02/06/2013 – the club are continuing their efforts with assisting members to speed up play. With this in mind, below are the suggestions made on the official R&A website with regards to how best to play at a suitable speed:

1/ Be aware of your position with regard to the group in front and keep up with that group.
2/ If you feel that your group is losing ground, tell the other players in your group.
3/ If your group is behind, try to catch up.
4/ If you lose a clear hole and are delaying the group behind, or if there is no group in front of you and you are delaying the group behind, invite the group behind to play through.
5/ Be ready to play your shot. While exercising due consideration for other players in your group, put your glove on, check your yardage, pick your club and line up your putt while others are playing.
6/ At the green, speed up your exit by positioning your bags on the way to the next tee.
7/ Move off the green as soon as all players in your group have holed out and mark score cards at or on the way to the next tee.
8/ Play a provisional ball if your ball may be lost outside a hazard or out of bounds.

28/06/2013 – Club Championship Draw
The Club Championship Draw has now taken place and can be seen below.

Club championship draw

27/06/2013 – Ladies success

Playing at home versus West End last night, the ladies put in a spectacular performance to win 4-0. The team players of Lindsay, Elise, Pam and Sheila (Braithwaite) all played too well for their opponents and this result further highlights the strength of the team, which is led by Lindsay, in what is only their second season.

New Club Bag Tags

bag tags

Bag tag back
At last nights committee meeting, final agreement was confirmed with regards to the new club bag tag and these are now available for £2. The next opportunity to purchase a bag tag will be from the Club Championship registration desk where it is suggested you get in quick as they are already going fast….

This is the first time the club have offered the opportunity to sponsor the club bag tags to an external company and the club are very pleased to announce that Portal Financial Planning, www.portalfp.co.uk have subsidised the cost of the tags to keep the cost to our members at just £2.

21/06/2013 – Richard Kaye Social Cup

Richard Kaye

Vital Signs

20/06/2013 – Rabbits Cup success

In the 2013 League Cup Knockout, the Rabbits section were last night successful in progressing to the next round. In beautiful weather, Mr Captain and Mr Rabbit Captain got off to a great start with a 2&1 win, with Cliff Froggett & Everette Livingstone hanging on to claim a half and confirm victory. Good luck in the next round lads.

Mr Captains Day 2’s

Players who shot a 2 on Captains Day can collect their balls from the office from Friday 21st. These players are:

2nd hole – Rodney Clough, S Clegg
6th hole – B Martin, A Mansaf, Adam McLachan
13th hole – Adam Taylor, B Wilson, S Brook
17th hole – C Stocks

Well done to you all
18/06/2013 – Captains Day Videos Part 1

The first batch of Captains Day 1st tee videos have now been uploaded to youtube and can be seen at: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe9f6JhtDR5O94qLtEawrQQ
Each video is titled by the time it was taken so by looking at your tee off time you should find your video. The second batch of videos will be uploaded in the next few days so please click back soon.

17/06/2013 – Captains Day

In difficult, windy conditions and on a course playing longer than usual, Mr Captains Day saw only a few low scores on Saturday, with the eventual winner being the Scratch Team Captain, Graham Hunt. A full report on the day and presentation evening will be posted to the Captains Day page shortly but well done to all members and guests who took part, particularly those that played to their handicap.

1st G Hunt 75-8=67
2nd M O’Hara 76-9=67
3rd H Belafonte 87-19=68

Captains day winner
Captains Day winner Graham Hunt is presented with his trophy by Mr Captain

Captains Day – Ladies

With a score of 40 points, congratulations go to Linda Bemrose for her well deserved victory in the Mr Captains Day, Ladies Stableford.

1st – L Bemrose 40pts
2nd – E Daley 39pts
3rd – S Braithwaite 39pts

Congratulations must also go to Linda for her nearest the pin on hole 13 and Sheila Braithwaite for her longest drive, (even beating the men) on the 16th.
12/06/2013 – Past Captain’s am am am am

Congratulations to Mr Captain and his team of Richard Head, Gary Ward and Andy Davison for their score of 128 in Sundays Past Captains competition. In what was a very close days golf with some excellent scoring, the margin of victory was just 1 shot from the team of J Fromings, J Flaherty, J Sykes and P Millette.

HHDUGC – Seniors Championship

With the course in almost perfect condition, Bradley Park played host to the annual Union Seniors Competition on 11th June. With a number of prizes available, 44 golfers attended the event on what was a slightly damp day, though this seemed to only improve the opportunities for very good scores.
The overall gross competition was won by Chris Mear, who playing from a handicap of 2, shot a gross 75.
Special mention must be made to 2 BPGC members. Firstly Mr President JC Woods shot a gross 76 to come third in the gross comp but with a handicap of 10, won the net comp. Secondly, Alan Brown didn’t have the greatest round of golf and at one point late in the day was the only player to shoot a higher score than the oldest competitor in the competition, who is 92…

Chris Mear is pictured being presented his trophy Chris Mear

Club and league representatives, plus sponsor and winner all pictured together
League Seniiors winner
11/06/2013 – Club Championship

The signing up sheet for the Club Championship which this year takes place over the weekend of July 6th & 7th has been posted in the locker room. Members who are interested in playing have until Friday 28th June to sign up and the draw will be posted on line and in the locker room shortly after this date. Good luck to all who enter and please remember there are a number of competitions taking place over the weekend so one bad round does not rule you out of winning…

08/06/2013 – Twitter account up and running

The club are pleased to announce that our new twitter feed is up and running @BPGCmembers. If you are a twitter user please follow us as this will provide a guide to how many members we are tweeting to. If not, please use the link on the right hand side of this page for further information.

07/06/2013 – Captains Day Draw

The draw has taken place for Captains Day and can be seen on the Captains Day page under events.

06/06/2013 – Parnell wins Medal

Our Pro, Parnell Reilly has been recognised further for his trip to Afghanistan with Colin Montgomerie, this time with a medal fro Nato.

Full story here –Parnell wins Nato medal

Team Fixtures

The club are always looking for additional players for team matches and friendlies so if this is something you are interested in, please have a look at the Team Fixtures page. On that page you will see some brief reports and scores have been updated so please click back regularly for further information.

05/06/2013 – June Medal

During the Handicap and Competition meeting held last night, a discussion took place relating to a team of 4 players playing the June Medal together. As per Procedure 7 in the club handbook, this is against the procedure so the team of 4 have subsequently been disqualified. Whilst the players scores have been removed from the competition, any handicap adjustments will remain in place.

Please see the Club Notices page for further information relating to Procedure 7.

For a full list of results from the June Medal, please see the Results page.

04/06/2013 – Fashion show

Fashion show<
Following last years very successful fashion show, Dawn is pleased to announce the return of Chain Reaxtion to the clubhouse where clothing from Top Shop, Dorothy Perkins, M&S amongst others will once again be available.

Booking is essential for the event on 12th June with tickets costing just £3 so please call Dawn or drop in to the club to reserve your tickets.

03/06/2013 – Ladies results

The Ladies June Medal was played in beautiful conditions on 2nd June and the results were as follows:

1st E Daley 88-18=70
2nd S Blackwell 105-35=70
3rd N Willingham 100-28=72

For a full list of scores, please see the results page.

02/06/2013 – May Poll results

Following the poll that has been taking place on the “Have your say” page of the site, we are now able to provide the results as follows:

Attempt to speed up play x 10
Practice bunker x 6
More use of pitchforks x 1

Following these results the club will put a plan in place and feedback in due course.

Rabbit Stableford results 01/06/2013

Division 1
1st B Heywood 39pts
2nd Adam Taylor 37pts
3rd B Martin 36pts

Division 2
1st H Belafonte 38pts
2nd Paul Walton 38pts
3rd Jordan Taylor 36pts

Congratulations to the above. For full results please visit the results page of the site.