Blog Category: Golf

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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Greetham Valley’s Order of Merit Christmas Special

A few days earlier, it was decided that if Eastenders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale et al, could have Christmas specials then Greetham Valley should have one too! So thirty two hardy, dedicated souls turned up to play in an Order of Merit Christmas Special on a day when the climate was as different to New Year’s Day as chalk and cheese. The weather…

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Bitter weather and fierce competition at Greetham Valley

Greetham Valley Golf Club’s Seniors’ final Medal of the year was played on the Lakes course in a bitter wind which seemed to affect everybodies’ game apart from 17 handicapper Colin Avery in Division One. Colin had a very steady round and came home with a gross 85, net 68; he was the only player with a sub 70 round in either of…

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Sexy new equipment for Greetham Valley’s golf courses!

Just a quick update before the festive period begins…..   This has been the first year in my 17 years at Greetham Valley that we have had to cut the fairways in December. The only problem is that we sold the fairway mower last week and we had to cut the fairways with the tees mowers! Luckily, today…

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Order of Merit week 8 & Winter League updates

Peter Bagshaw took the win in week eight of Greetham Valley’s Winter Order of Merit; the nine handicapper scored 39 points and just pipped Ted Burke and Steve Anderson who both scored 38 points. Bob Beverley wasn’t in the top three but is still in first place overall and thanks to very steady play, he has increased his lead to…

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Neil and Shaun score high in Lincolnshire Golfers’ Alliance

The Lincolnshire Golfers’ Alliance visited Seacroft Golf Club on their tour of the north Lincolnshire clubs last Friday. The competition was pairs betterball stableford and was off white tees. The Greetham Valley pairing of Neil Harris and Shaun Denholm got off to a bogie start but they recovered when Neil parred at the next. After a nip of brandy to…

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Winter Order of Merit – week 7 update

Week 7 in the Winter Order of Merit was played in cold and windy conditions on the Lakes course but that didn’t deter Adam Clegg who came in with an impressive 42 points. Adam goes ahead of his father Paul Clegg who had won on the previous week: he has moved up to 15th place from 37th. Carl Causbrook…

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Seniors’ last competition and officials for 2012

The first Monday competition in December is for the last trophy of the year for Greetham Valley’s Seniors section and is always a three club competition. This year’s competition, sponsored by Alan Hodgkinson, was played on the Lakes course and the format was stableford with a full handicap allowance. You can use two clubs of any size plus a putter and it is usually half way…

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Greetham Valley Ladies’ Christmas Supper

Tuesday 6th December Lady Club members and their female guests are invited to join Ladies’ Captain Jackie Friend for a delicious two course Christmas supper and roundup of the Ladies’ golfing year. This annual convivial get-together celebrates the 2011 achievements of the Ladies’ section and is especially enjoyed by some of those who are unable to play…

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Winter Order of Merit competition update – week 6

Week six of the Winter Order of Merit was played in a howling and very cold gale on the Lakes course on Saturday, the one saving grace being that it was at least dry. Dave Copley who has had consistent results for the previous five weeks, had an off day and slipped down the day’s leader…

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