Hole in one on first day of flag positioning trial!

A hole in one on the first day of Greetham Valley’s flag positioning trial!

Now this has made the trial more interesting  - on his eighth visit to Greetham Valley with a group of friends on a golf break, Steve Osborne aced the 6th on the Lakes course, his first ever hole in one!

The yellow flag was placed in the middle third of the green to the right and Steve’s 9 iron shot cleared the pond, bounced once and went in the hole. He would like to say it was a deliberately calculated fine shot but was honest and said ‘Sheer luck!’  By coincidence, the greenkeepers were just a few minutes away from moving the hole to another position on the green – that would probably have saved Steve the cost of the whisky bottle he put on the bar for the benefit of those in the Clubhouse!

We do very much want feedback from players during the coloured flag positioning trial – remember, red flag in the front third, yellow in the middle and white in the back third. Does this coloured visual aid improve your approach shot? Does it help in club selection? Are you seeing a decrease in your shots per round? Do you have any other opinions (polite and constructive please!) regarding the trial?

Please speak to Captains Trevor or Sheila, to Dee or Robert Hinch or email dee.hinch@greethamvalley.co.uk or via Twitter @GreethamValley – we look forward to receiving your feedback.