Blog Category: Golf

Dave storms into Order of Merit lead with an eagle

Week four of the Winter Order of Merit saw yet another first time winner. Dave Copley, who was in second place overall after two good fourth placed finishes, had the game of his life to take the win on the day and storm into first place on the leaderboard. Playing on the Lakes course, Dave…

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News from the greens November 2012

Firstly I must apologise for the lack of postings since August, unfortunately I have no excuse!!!!   The weather in the past few months hasn’t been much better than the first 6 months of the year, we are now almost matching what we had for that period, so conditions out on the course are still…

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Greetham Valley Prize Presentation Night 2012

The great and the good gathered at Greetham Valley for the end of year Prize Presentation Night. First thing on the agenda was to hand over a cheque to the Evergreen Care Trust who have been this year’s Captains’ Charity. 2012 Club Captains Jim Wheeler and Eileen Pare said that they were proud of the efforts of the…

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Members News roundup 6th November 2012

For his second Away Day, Club Captain Jim Wheeler decided to go to a course that most of the Greetham Valley players hadn’t played before, Kettering Golf Club. After a coffee and a bacon buttie, the competition got under way. Playing in the last group, Bill Skinner won nearest the pin on the first hole,…

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Greetham Valley Golf Shop relocation work

Greetham Valley Golf Shop will be relocating very soon to the new extension at the front of the building complex – right next door to Frank and Robert’s office so remember to wave as you walk by! There will be some disruption to normal service whilst the relocation is carried out, so to assist our members,…

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Sue continues to improve her winning game

The Lakes course was the venue for the end of year Ladies’ Medal Winners Medal competition. This was a very exclusive club – you had to have won a medal this season to be part of it. The weather, cold and breezy with rain forecast, wasn’t exactly conducive to elegant golf, it was more think even more…

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James cures his game to win Sturgess Volvo competition

The Sturgess Volvo competition played in late August was cancelled due to Rutland’s monsoon type conditions part way through most players’ rounds. The rain was so strong that the pathway from the eighteenth green to the clubhouse turned into a swirling torrent of water. No such problems on Saturday though, warm, pleasant and more importantly,…

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Sally and Sophie win Ladies Doubles Final for 4th time

After winning the Ladies’ Doubles competition three times, Sally Bowker,  playing off thirteen, and playing partner Sophie Beardsall off scratch found themselves in the final yet again and trying for an unprecedented fourth title. In their way were the formidable pairing of Emma Tipping off two and ten handicapper Heather Morgan. In the front nine…

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Greetham Valley President’s Golf Day

Club President Martin Boughton held his annual President’s Golf Day on the Lakes course over the weekend. He had arranged perfect weather for the invited former Captains and members who assembled for a shotgun start. Greetham Valley Chairman Frank Hinch, who started on the first tee, had a great game, the 18 handicapper blitzed the field to…

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David enjoys a fine run of form!

Seventeen handicapper David Aldred has had an excellent couple of weeks! He came second to Tim Howlett in the September Medal, then last week he won the first round of the Seniors’ Winter League with 43 points and a couple of days later he and partner Fred Aspin came fourth in the Market Harborough Invitation with 71…

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