Greetham Valley’s owners are a very proud bunch this week - they have just had confirmation that Greetham Valley has been selected as the venue for the England Golf Boys’ County Championships Midland Qualifier in 2014!
Midlands Golf Union Secretary Neil Harris, one of the committee members who chose the club, said that the Midland Golf Union is very pleased that Greetham Valley Golf Club will be hosting the 2014 England Golf Boys County Championship Midland Qualifier. He went on to say; “The MGU Championship Committee are always on the lookout for venues of high quality for our Championships, where golfers will be presented with a testing challenge on the course backed up with excellent practice facilities. The driving range at Greetham Valley combined with the fantastic par three course for short game practise fits the bill perfectly. With thirty five hotel rooms and eight lodges everything necessary for a successful championship is on site. We look forward to working with Greetham Valley’s owners and staff to make this a championship to remember.”
The Midlands Golf Union area consists of ten counties who are all eligible to field a team for this prestigious championship. The teams will consist of six players under eighteen years of age who will be picked by their County. There is no lower age limit so if you are good enough, then you are old enough!
The format will be medal play off scratch with five out of the six to count. They will play thirty six holes on the Lakes course, eighteen in the morning going off two tees and the same in the afternoon. The qualifier will be on Wednesday 28th May 2014 and all teams will be able to play a practice round on the 27th. The top team on the day will then go forward to the national final at Sandiway in Cheshire for three days of intense competition starting on 26th August, to find the top County boys team in England.
Greetham Valley Managing Director Robert Hinch said that the owners and staff were incredibly proud to be asked to host this event next year. He said ‘We are delighted that after 21 years of continual development, improvement and reinvestment, Greetham Valley is finally getting the recognition that the courses and complex truly deserve’. Adi Porter, Greetham Valley’s Course Manager, added ‘Our greens in particular are already the envy of many golf clubs and I am very much looking forward to preparing the Lakes course for this prestigious event’.
This year,Greetham Valley is equally busy with lots of other County events. They are to host a round of the Lincolnshire Poacher, part of the Lincolnshire Order of Merit, later in the year. They have also been selected to be the venue for the Lincolnshire Seniors versus the Leicestershire Seniors team in June. The Leicestershire Junior Girls will play the Nottinghamshire team at Greetham Valley and the complex will once again be the venue of choice for the Lincolnshire Girls Junior Coaching and Fund raising Day.
The Ladies’ County Captains for Lincolnshire South event will also be held at GreethamValley. Robert Hinch said that they are very pleased and excited to be part of so many different counties’ plans for the months ahead.