Blog Category: Golf

Mail on Sunday Classic 1st round win for Greetham Valley

The Mail on Sunday Classic is a knockout competition, with teams of five nominated by their golf club playing against teams from other clubs in a ‘winner takes all’ format. In 2011 over thirty thousand competitors from over three thousand golf clubs took part. The final will be held at the El Rompido Golf and Country Club in Costa De la Luz…

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Greetham Valley’s Winter League matches all on schedule

The Sunday Winter League golf competition is played in four divisions, with the top pair in each one going into the hat with the winners from the Saturday Winter League to contest the quarter finals on the 4th of March. After this week’s games all four leaders have the same results, having all won five, lost one, achieving 8 points….

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Unlucky 13 for Bob in Greetham Valley’s Order of Merit

Bob Beverley, who has led for all but the first week that the Winter Order of Merit has been running, had to relinquish his top spot and settle for second overall in week thirteen of this 24 week golf competition. Adam Clegg has been steadily climbing the overall standings with consistent scores for the past six weeks…

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Winter golf course maintenance continues at Greetham Valley

Well, Christmas has come and gone without any of the white stuff falling, which has given everyone a chance to get out and enjoy the golf courses when in previous years it has not been possible. The weather conditions have been favourable to allow us to continue to present the courses in good order, which…

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Seniors’ January Medal & Club Winter League

The weather for the Seniors’ January Medal was unseasonably glorious:  gone were the wind and clouds to be replaced by lovely Rutland sunshine with just a small breeze. Beware the injured golfer! In Division One, seventeen handicapper David Aldred, who recently injured his leg, had a great start to 2012 by winning the first medal of…

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Greetham Valley Order of Merit, week 12

In week 12 of Greetham Valley’s Winter Order of Merit golf competition, father and son pair Paul and Adam Clegg showed just what good players they are when confronted with forty miles an hour headwinds.  Paul had a great front nine scoring 20 points and 36 overall but Adam just pipped him to take the win and the bragging rights…

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Seniors’ Winter League update

The delayed Round 6 of the Seniors’ Winter League took place on Monday 16th and was played on winter greens which were frozen solid, making it very difficult for the early birds. They did however thaw out quite quickly and players who teed off a little later really benefited from the “slightly” softer greens. The format for this golf competition is stableford with a…

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Greetham Valley Order of Merit, week 11

Week eleven of the Greetham Valley Winter Order of Merit came as a bit of a shock to the regular players! Gone was the pleasant, almost balmy weather experienced on the golf course recently and in came the ice and a freezing cold breeze straight off Siberia via Rutland Water. The greens were frozen and as a…

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Greetham Valley Order of Merit, week 10

Week ten of the Greetham Valley Winter Order of Merit got under way in unbelievable weather on the Lakes course on Sunday. Last year golfers were up to their knees in snow but this year throughout Rutland short sleeve shirts were the order of the day. The new year also brought a new winner – Gents’ Captain Jim Wheeler had…

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New Year, New Captains at Greetham Valley

As with most golf clubs in the country, New Year’s Day marks the changing of the guard. Greetham Valley 2011 Captains, Bob Green and Jackie Friend, drove out of office followed by the new Captains for 2012, Jim Wheeler and Eileen Pare. With over 80 members and staff observing, each Captain had a few heart fluttering moments when they addressed…

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