Blog Category: Golf

Winter Golf Rules – now in operation!

Winter Rules – preferred lies  Winter rules are now in play. “Winter rules” or “preferred lies” are in place to promote fair play and to protect the course through the winter months. “A ball lying in a closely mown area through the green may, without penalty, be moved or may be lifted, cleaned and placed…

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Juniors place 4th out of 158 teams!

We are extremely proud of Greetham Valley’s Juniors B Team. Having reached the national finals of the Royal British Legion Poppy Cup, they went to Staverton Park Golf Club, near Daventry, for three days to play the semi-finals and finals of this competition. In the first of the semi-finals on Saturday Greetham Valley were drawn…

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Juniors through to the quarter finals of the Poppy Cup

  The Greetham Valley Junior B Team continued their run in the Royal British Legion Junior Golf Challenge (Poppy Cup) with a great win at home against a strong Nuneaton team and have now progressed to the quarter finals. The Poppy Cup is a season-long knockout tournament for junior golfers throughout the country and started…

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Pro’s Tip – Ball Unplayable Rule

As rules come up with members at the club, I like to share them with you – this especially applies if I feel that the rule has common misconceptions. On Wednesday night I was coaching a group of lady golfers on the Lakes course, we discussed the ball unplayable rule. Please note the below text in green,…

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Pro’s Tip of the Week

Ball Unplayable Rule 28  – we all sometimes hit the ball into trouble or get the occasional unlucky lie. By understanding the ‘Ball Unplayable Rule 28’ it can really help to reduce your scores. Rule 28 states: The player may deem his ball unplayable at any place on the course, except when the ball is in…

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Ladies Spring Group Coaching  

If you are just getting started with golf or have a high handicap and just want to improve, then this ladies group coaching class might just be the opportunity you have been waiting for! It’s a great way to pick up tips and meet new people in a relaxed and friendly  environment. Learning as a…

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This week’s tip from the Golf Pro

Do you slice the golf ball? If your ball starts down the left and often finishes right of target then you are slicing the golf ball (opposite for a left hander). Whilst there are several contributing factors that cause a slice, a very common cause is a poor grip. When you think about it the…

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From the greens 16th March

Well from a quiet week last week to full on this week! Key focus is on tees, we are vertidraining them, following by cutting then hollowcoring. This will be then be followed with overseeding the bare areas. Then finally a slow release fertiliser will be applied, which will supply the turf’s needs for 5 months….

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From the greens 16th February

Well, winter has finally arrived! Not sure how long it will last but it’s nice to have a few frosty mornings and clear sunny days. The first image shows Alex and Gareth using the leaf blowers to clear the greens of yesterday’s light dusting of snow. With the new golfing season just around the corner I…

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Roger Begy OBE

It is with great sadness that we advise Greetham Valley members of the passing, on Monday 1st February 2016, of Roger Begy OBE, at the age of 72, after a short battle with cancer. Roger was Greetham Valley’s first Club Captain for 1992 and 1993 and first President, with Mary Hodgkinson as Ladies’ President, from…

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