Monthly Archives: July 2013

Captains’ Weekend at Greetham Valley

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July
Greetham Valley’s 2013 Captains, Trevor Smith and Sheila Douty, are delighted to invite members and their guests to enjoy the annual Captains’ Weekend activities at the end of July.

mod-golf-news-from-the-greenThe Saturday sees the main golf competition, a full handicap stableford, being played on the Lakes course for lots of great prizes! Mixed tee times will be available for this competition. Trevor and Sheila are providing complimentary refreshments at the Halfway House, just to keep players well fuelled.

 

BBQ Barbershop quartetOn the Saturday evening, all members are invited to bring as many guests as they like to enjoy a BBQ and live musical entertainment from the fabulous ‘Encore’ Barbershop Quartet from 7.30pm. Members tickets are just £8, guests £10, available now from Reception.

On the Sunday, Trevor and Sheila have organised a mixed team fun golf competition – keep an eye on the Mixed noticeboard for more details.

Fingers crossed for some fine Rutland weather for this very sociable weekend!


Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic to open at Greetham Valley

We’re getting very excited now – just one week to go until Rutland’s new Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic opens at Greetham Valley Hotel, Golf and Conference Centre!

At this new clinical facility, highly experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapist, Peter Corder, and Doctor in Sports Medicine, Dr David Homes, work together to provide a combined treatment approach for the general public and the sporting population. David wears a number of professional  hats, one of which is that of Peterborough United Football Club Doctor, whilst Peter has a wealth of experience, both as a former athlete himself, and as a provider of physiotherapy and other clinical services to a number of professional football and other sporting clubs.

A wide range of treatments are used to treat a myriad of conditions, from arthritis to sporting injuries, suffered by members of the public, novice sportsmen and women, and elite athletes alike. Phone the clinic on 01572 812212 or email info@physiosportsinjury-greetham.co.uk.

Clinic opening hours:   Mon – Fri 8.30am to 7.30pm       Saturday  8am to 12 noon

For more details, see www.physiosportsinjury-greetham.co.uk


Greetham Valley’s Ladies in excellent form at County level

Emma TippingThe Greetham Valley Ladies Scratch Team, who are the defending Lincolnshire Ladies Scratch Team Champions, got off to a fine start in their first match of the year. Playing against Belton Park, Team Captain Gilly Grant led from the front with a fine seven and five win. County player Emma Tipping also had an emphatic win of seven and six. Liz Haughton who has recently returned to golf played in her first ever scratch team match lost three and two. Gilly said that Liz was extremely brave to take on a scratch match so soon after her return but did so well nobody would realise that she had been away from playing any sort of golf for several years.

Gilly and the team were thrilled to get off to such a good start against a strong Belton Park team.

The Lincolnshire Ladies travelled to Hawkstone Park Golf Club in Shropshire for County week. They played five days in a row with foursomes on the morning and singles in the afternoon. Their first game was against Staffordshire which they won by eight points to one. Leicestershire were their opponents the next day, the team won again six and a half to two and a half. Neighbours Nottinghamshire were up next and the result was the same, a win for Lincolnshire by the same score. Lincolnshire is renowned for being a friendly County, but this was a competition and even though their hosts Shropshire were up next the team didn’t take their feet off the gas, they won by eight points to one. On the final day they had to beat Derbyshire to get a clean sweep which they duly did by six and a half points to two and a half.  A fabulous result!

Sophie BeardsallThis was a dominant display of team golf and the members and management of Greetham Valley are proud that Sophie Beardsall and Emma Tipping are once again members of the County team and played every day. The county finals will be held in Wilmslow, Cheshire between the 16th-20th September when Lincolnshire will be appearing for the fifth consecutive year. We wish Sophie, Emma and the whole team great success.


Club Captain Trevor wins Greetham Valley’s Mixed Open

Hannah Vaughan and Trevor SmithGreetham Valley played host to members from almost twenty different golf clubs on Sunday’s Mixed Open on the Lakes course. The weather was warm and sunny but with a breeze which grew from a one club to a two club wind. This kept the scores down in the mid thirties for most of the competitors, however, this didn’t seem to bother Club Captain Trevor Smith, off one, and his playing partner six handicapper Hannah Vaughan from Burghley Park golf club. The format was better ball, three quarters handicap, this left the pair with a total of six shots between them. Despite the wind they had seven pars and two birdies in the front nine to give them twenty two points at the halfway mark.

The scoring was even better on the “tougher” back nine: five pars and four birdies gave them a further twenty four points and a finishing total of forty six points, a full six points better than the second placed pair. Trevor and Hannah play together only a couple of times a year but seem to gel very well when they do. Hannah said that as they have a similar type of game, they seem to get into a groove from the off and just play the course; it sounds easy but the other forty three pairs didn’t find it so.

Ladies’ Captain Sheila Douty, off sixteen, and her partner, fifteen handicapper Bob Beverley, had a good round to come second with forty points. Third place was settled on count back as three teams scored thirty nine points. The best score of the day from a visiting pair received a special prize, Mick McCreary and Kay Blacklock from Nene Park in Peterborough took it with forty two points.

Trevor thanked Jackie Friend and Club Secretary Dennis Millington for organising the event so well.

Ben EassonSecond Team Captain Alan Bennett who shot a gross seventy six, nett sixty eight, was the long time clubhouse leader in this year’s competition for the Chris Southwell Trophy. With only a few games still out on the course, Alan was overhauled first by Richard Wilson off ten and then by the eventual winner Ben Easson. Alan was very pleased with his round in spite of the close finish, he was cut to seven. Richard took second on countback from Alan and was cut to nine. Ben, who is the grandson of Greetham Valley’s longest serving sponsor, Colin Easson of Colin Easson Motors of Cottesmore, doesn’t play much these days as he plays a lot of football. He took the win after getting off to a terrible start, he bogied the first and had a double bogie on the second. He had a five pars and two bogies to finish the front nine five over and only one shot left of his handicap.

Ben got to work in the back nine and parred the first two holes, these were followed by two birdies and another par. After getting two more birdies on the par five fifteenth and sixteenth, Ben had cut the deficit to just one over. Two more pars saw him home with a gross seventy three, nett sixty seven to take a one shot win and the trophy.

Ben said that he was very pleased with his discipline overall, he was annoyed with the mistakes in the front nine but stuck to his game; he was cut to five. Jordan Burdall playing off plus one had the lowest gross of the day, a sixty nine nett seventy.