Order of Merit golf competitions at Greetham Valley & more

Chris HoweRound seven of the ten week Winter Order of Merit series was played on the Lakes course in the teeth of a very cold and biting wind on Saturday. With the wind gusting and constantly changing, it was quite tough to club and some got it badly wrong. Seventeen handicapper Peter Key played very well, coming in with 38 points to take third place. Second place usually gets a ripple of applause but this week the applause was quite thunderous. Former second team Captain Steve Anderson, playing his first full game after a major operation, took the position after scoring 40 points. Steve said that he was pleased with the way that he had played but what made him really happy was the welcome back from members, being able to play in rough conditions and still be competitive. He admitted to being a little tired but this bodes really well for the coming season for him.

The winner this week was Chris Howe, off fourteen, with a terrific score of 41 points. Chris said his game seemed suited to the conditions on the day but what really clinched it was his putting. He said that the greens were in absolutely superb condition and they gave him the confidence to go for his putts. Teacher Chris can’t play every round due to other commitments which is a pity as he could do very well. When he does play next, he will play off twelve after being cut two shots.

Martin Gore still leads the overall table with 140 points. Carl Causbrook, who seems to have crept up the table with very steady play every week, is in second place with 128. Dave Copley is just one point behind in third and Andy Webb is a point behind Dave in fourth place. Chris Tapsell, who lost three shots off his handicap after his win in week on, has 117 in fifth just one point ahead of Graham Smith in sixth. With two more games and the results from the March Medal to take into account, it looks like being a very tight finish to claim the trophy.

The twelve competitors in the Ladies’ Winter Order of Merit, who followed the men home, got caught up in the heavy downpour that also hit the last three groups in the men’s game. Last week’s winner Sheila Douty took third place this week with 29 points but that is still enough to consolidate her second place in the overall merit table. Junior Organiser Liz Haughton was second with 31 points. Daughter Ellie Haughton, not content with second place last week, bounced back with yet another win. Ellie had 19 points on the front nine including a blob on the fourth. She closed the back nine in the rain with 15 to finish with a score of 34. Ellie started the competition off twenty three and after being cut another shot this week will play the next round off eighteen. Nobody can catch her and the competition is now on for second place.

After two beautifully warm, almost early summer, days on Tuesday and Wednesday the competitors in the Lincolnshire Alliance looked forward to more of the same when they visited Greetham Valley for round six on the Thursday. Unfortunately, the weather bit back to remind everybody that we are still in the middle of winter. Constant rain coupled with a very cold gusting wind made a mockery of the previous two days’ sublime conditions.

The field of seventy two playing for the Corby Trophy nevertheless got on with it and the whole field completed the course. In the conditions the scoring was never going to be massively high but it was still very close at the top of the leaderboard. The Burghley Park quartet of Alan Kinch, Bob Emmins, Dave Jackson and Bill O’Driscoll took third place with 83 points. Second place went to a team from Waltham Windmill consisting of Steve Evans, Richard Pett, Jim Fletcher and Liam Lawton. They came in with a great score of 85 points but lost out to the eventual winners on countback.

Professional Andrew Hare and his borrowed team from Seacroft Golf Club in Skegness took the win. The Seacroft lads, Andrew Birks, Harry Lee and Keith Hussey said that Andrew led the team by example, making 41 points on his own. Andrew Hare took his own name in vain when he said that he never expected to be in a winning team consisting of Birks and Hare. Harry Lee made light of the conditions which he said were akin to a light breeze in Skegness. They were very pleased to accept the Corby Trophy from Lincolnshire County President James Lammin.  Andrew Hare also won the Pro competition on the day from Paul Streeter who had 40 points.

South Lincolnshire and Midlands Secretary Neil Harris, who organises the Alliance, said that although many a scorecard came in wet and bedraggled, the course stood up to the battering and drained exceptionally well. He passed his thanks onto Course Manager Adi Porter and his team for their help.

The Rotary Club of Rutland which was formed in 1952 will hold a charity golf day at Greetham Valley on Tuesday 14th April. This has been a regular fixture at Greetham Valley since 2008. Chairman of the Foundation Committee, organiser and GV member Bruce Strickland said that all funds go to both local and international charities. Captain Fred Aspin who was in the winning team last year said that much of the work of the Rotary Club goes unheralded and urged members of Greetham Valley and neighbouring clubs to join in for a good day out and a chance to help others less fortunate. Contact Bruce Strickland via the Greetham Valley Golf Shop for an entry form.

PrintThe Greetham Valley Captains’ charity this year is for the Seb Goold Trust. They want to help Seb, who lost a leg after falling out of a bus on the way home from an under nine rugby tournament. Although he loves his rugby, Seb was also a member of the One Touch football team in Stamford before his terrible accident. One Touch are trying to raise funds for the Trust and will field a team of Coaches and Dads against a Peterborough United Legends team. The match will take place at the Borderville Sports Centre in Stamford and will kick off at 2pm on Sunday 2nd March. Greetham Valley member Karl Stokes, whose son played with Seb, said that they hope for a sell out crowd as it is not only for a good cause but will give fans a chance to meet up with some of the Posh legends.


Hotel job vacancies at Greetham Valley in Rutland

conciergeCUSTOMER SERVICE ASSISTANT
We have a vacancy for a Customer Service Assistant. Reporting to the Front of House Manager, you will be responsible for meeting and greeting all guests to Greetham Valley, whether they are checking in to accommodation, attending a function or arriving for a golf tee time.  You will work a minimum of 24 hours per week but it must be recognised that days and hours worked will be as required to meet the needs of the business. The ideal candidate  will possess the following characteristics:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Friendly and welcoming
  • Team player
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Attention to detail
  • Computer literate

A knowledge of golf is desirable though not essential. You will have previous experience within a customer service environment. Closing date 4th March 2015. Please apply in writing to:

Sharon Walpole, HR Manager, Greetham Valley Golf Club Ltd,  Wood Lane, Greetham, Oakham, Rutland LE15 7SN  Tel: 01780 460444     email: sharon@greethamvalley.co.uk 

ChefCOMMIS CHEF
We currently have a vacancy for a Commis Chef. Reporting to the Head Chef, overall responsibility will be to work as part of a highly successful and busy team, ensuring a high quality of product and service at all times. The ideal candidate will have a passion for building a career in catering and the following characteristics:

  • Dedicated
  • Reliable
  • Team Player
  • Enthusiasm to learn

You will work a minimum of 40 hours per week although hours worked will be flexible as required to meet the needs of the business.  Working within a kitchen environment before is desirable but not essential as full training will be provided.

This position would suit a college graduate looking for their first role. Closing date Friday 6th March 2015. Please apply in writing to:
Sharon Walpole, HR Manager, Greetham Valley Golf Club Ltd,  Wood Lane, Greetham, Oakham, Rutland LE15 7SN  Tel: 01780 460444     email: sharon@greethamvalley.co.uk 


Help yourself Curry Nights at Greetham Valley

curry 1£10 help yourself Curry Nights at Greetham Valley, every Wednesday in February from 6pm to 8pm. Choose from a selection of beef, chicken and vegetarian curries – don’t be afraid to try the hot one! – all accompanied by onion bhajis, rices, naan breads, poppadoms, pickles and chutneys. Help yourself to a curry feast for just £10! Table booking recommended tel: 01780 460444

Last Curry Night tonight 25th February!


Mothers’ Day Luncheon at Greetham Valley

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We are taking reservations now for our popular Mothers’ Day Luncheon on Sunday 15th March and as always, table booking is essential – book your family table now and earn some brownie points!! At just £22.50 per person for a three course luncheon, it’s excellent value, especially as children age 5-11 are just £10 and under 5s are free. Mothers’ Day gift for every mum from Greetham Valley!

Click here to view our Mothers’ Day Luncheon menu then phone Hotel Reception on 01780 460444 to book or email info@greethamvalley.co.uk. Dietary requirements happily catered for, please do ask in advance.


Charity Race Night at Greetham Valley

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Friday 20th March
Greetham Valley’s ever-popular Charity Race Night makes its’ annual appearance in the Rutland Suite on Friday 20th March. This year’s event will be raising funds for the 2015 Captains’ charity, the Seb Goold Trust.

Tickets are available from Greetham Valley Hotel Reception at just £5.95, to include a fish and chips supper served from 7pm. First race is at 8pm. Don’t forget your tote money !!


Easter Sunday Luncheon at Greetham Valley

Easter small croppedEaster Sunday Luncheon 5th April
Bring the family to Greetham Valley this Easter Sunday to enjoy superb food at a great value price!
Two courses £14.95, three courses £17.95.
Half price for children 5-11 years, under 5s free. And there’s a free Easter egg for every child !

Click here for our Easter Sunday Luncheon menu.  Dietary requirements catered for with pleasure, please do advise us.

Table booking is essential – and do remember to tell us how many chocolate loving children you’ll be bringing with you!! Phone us on 01780 460444 to reserve your family table.


Charity Ladies’ Fashion Event at Greetham Valley

FreeVector-Catwalk-SilhouetteCharity Ladies’ Fashion Event
Thursday 7th May
from 7pm
A date for your diary, ladies!! Raising funds for the 2015 Captains’ charity the Seb Goold Trust and supporting Junior Golf.
Tickets are just £5 from Greetham Valley Hotel Reception or £7 on the door.
Daytime to evening fashions from local suppliers including John Lewis plc, Jaeger, Phase 8 and Energy, beautifully displayed by Greetham Valley’s very own well-known models! With accessory stands to browse, a raffle with some superb prizes, this promises to be an excellent evening – and all in a good cause!! Tel: 01780 460444 or drop by Greetham Valley Hotel to reserve your tickets.

Madonna Tribute Night – no wardrobe malfunctions expected!

Madonna websiteMadonna Tribute Night
Friday 24th July
Madonna – uncloaked and using no steps – will be coming to Greetham Valley this summer in the form of fabulous tribute artiste, Tasha Leaper. Come and enjoy superb entertainment from the Material Girl, plus dance until midnight to music from the 80s and 90s from the JH Roadshow Disco. Tickets are just £20pp to include a two course dinner.
Click here to view the Madonna Tribute Night menu - dietary requirements catered for with pleasure, please do ask.

Arrival: 7pm   Carriages: midnight

Tickets available from Greetham Valley Hotel tel: 01780 460444 or email: info@greethamvalley.co.uk

Click here to view Tasha’s Madonna Tribute website


Hotel Offers

Aerial view of Greetham Valley3rd Night Free – Early Bird Leisure Break Offer!
Book now for this summer – two nights dinner, bed and breakfast at £75pp per night then enjoy a third night DBB absolutely FREE!

Plus a complimentary ticket per person to either:
Burghley House, Barnsdale Gardens, Easton Walled Gardens or the Rutland Belle

Enjoy a three course table d’hote dinner per night, shared twin or king-size accommodation and a full English or continental breakfast in our contemporary, family owned and run Hotel. Please quote “Early Bird Summer Leisure Break Offer” when enquiring. Phone us on 01780 460444 or click here to email an availability enquiry.

The small print: our offers are subject to availability and must be booked direct with the Hotel – terms, conditions, sole occupancy charges and date exclusions may apply, please ask. We regret this offer is not applicable to any any existing bookings.


Hotel Offers

3rd Night FREE! – Early Bird Leisure Break Offer
Book now for selected dates this summer 2015 – two nights dinner, bed and breakfast at £75pp per night then enjoy a third night DBB absolutely FREE!

Enjoy a three course table d’hote dinner per night, shared twin or king-size accommodation and a full English or continental breakfast in our contemporary, family owned and run Hotel.

PLUS we are delighted to offer a complimentary ticket per person, per leisure break, for your choice of one of the following local attractions:

 Burghley House Entry to Burghley House and the Gardens of Surprise
One of the largest, grandest houses of the first Elizabethan
age, Burghley House is just 10 minutes drive away in
nearby Stamford, which is itself a lovely market town
- simply perfect for browsing and retail therapy…
Barnsdale Gardens Entry to Barnsdale Gardens
Created by Geoff Hamilton for BBC Gardeners’ World,
Barnsdale Gardens is Britain’s largest collection of
individually designed gardens. Now run by Geoff’s son Nick,Barnsdale Gardens are just a few minutes’ drive away
Easton Walled Gardens Entry to Easton Walled Gardens
These are Lincolnshire’s “lost” gardens, where 400 years of
gardening have created a peaceful and joyous ambience,
enhanced by the beautiful valley it nestles in. Just 15
minutes’ drive away from Greetham Valley
Rutland Belle Boarding pass for Rutland Belle on Rutland Water
This is a truly relaxing and enjoyable boat cruise on a lovely
vessel across and around Rutland Water. Passengers
board at Whitwell on the North Shore of the Water, just a
few minutes’ drive away

Prices for this Leisure Break Package are based on shared twin bedded or king-size accommodation. Sole occupancy supplement £15 per night.

This offer must be booked direct with the Hotel,  is not applicable to existing bookings and is subject to availability.

Please quote “3rd Night Free Package”  when calling to check availability for this special leisure break offer. Book your room now with Reservations on (01780) 460444 or email to enquire about available dates.

[This offer is subject to availability and may have date exclusions and limitations, including those of the four attractions - please ask.]