Blog Category: Golf

‘Golf club membership near Cottesmore’ enquiries

The recent news that the RAF base at Cottesmore is, from summer 2012, going to become an Army base, is very welcome. Rutland will badly miss our friends and colleagues at RAF Cottesmore, who will finally depart the base in March; many have been staunch supporters of local businesses, retailers and clubs, and we wish them all well, wherever…

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EGU and EWGA merger creates England Golf

After a long period of consultation beginning in 2009,the merger of the English Golf Union (EGU) and the English Women’s Golf Association (EWGA) has been approved at simultaneous general meetings of both organisations (on 16th November 2011). The merger will come into effect on 1 January 2012 and will create England Golf, one national governing…

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November club competitions & Seniors’ away break

In Division One of the men’s November Medal, Matt Williams had an amazing round. He was just two with a gross 74, this gave him a four under net score of 68. It could have been even better than that but for an unfortunate “slice” (or was it a power pull?) out of bounds on the 3rd hole….

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Greetham Valley Golf Club Prize Presentation Evening

Barry Daff, a founder member of Greetham Valley Golf Club, had a near fatal accident when he was hit by a car some  years ago. He said that but for the efforts of the Linconlnshire  Air Ambulance team who picked him up from the roadside and took him to Grantham Hospital, he would undoubtedly have died….

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Online tee time booking – screen now in the Lounge Bar!

As promised in last week’s Members’ News blog,  Greetham Valley Golf Club members are now able to book their next tee times online from a new portal in the Lounge Bar. The booking screen is adjacent to the Competitions and Handicap screen near the Lounge Bar entrance. As a reminder, members who wish to use this…

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Maintenance on the golf courses in November

It is absolutely amazing how mild and dry it still is for the middle of November! We are still cutting greens 3 times a week – the grass is so healthy,  it’s really enjoying the mild conditions and simply won’t stop growing! Hopefully the fairways have now had their last cut and we will soon be starting the…

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Online tee time booking made easier!

Coming soon to a Lounge Bar near you!  Greetham Valley Golf Club members will soon be able to book their next tee times online from a new portal in the Lounge Bar. The booking screen will be situated adjacent to the Competitions and Handicap screen near the Lounge Bar entrance. Members who wish to use…

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Ladies’ Past Captains Trophy and the Winter League

Greetham Valley’s former Ladies’ Captains went head to head on the Lakes course to compete for the Ladies’ Past Captains’ Trophy. 2008 Captain Rena Lister playing off 19, had an eventful round but still came home with a nett 76 to win the trophy. She said that after making a couple of errors she thought that she had blown…

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Greetham Valley’s Winter Order of Merit

The Winter Order of Merit is well under way and so, far the weather has been very kind with much warmer conditions than normally expected at this time of the year. The third round got under way in warm sunshine with just the hint of a breeze; unfortunately, it ended quite cold and with a very…

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Maintenance work on Greetham Valley’s golf course

I would like to explain the reason for the work on the 7th green on the Valley course.   We have aerated the front half of the green with 25mm tines to a depth of 300mm, and filled the holes using 1-2mm grit. This has been done using large funnels as seen here. The reason for this…

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