Blog Category: Golf

This week’s golf tip from N1Golf at Greetham Valley

Connect mind and body to improve your golf Channel your energy toward the target and the ball will follow. A fearful swing rarely produces a courageous shot. Nick Faldo once said ” Golf is not about the quality of your good shots, it is about the quality of your bad shots”. The score is more…

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Seniors’ Captain’s Dinner

Friday 25th November Greetham Valley Golf Club Seniors, their wives, girlfriends and guests of all genders are invited to join Seniors’ Captain Mike Guy at the annual end of season knees-up. Entertainment this year is from the fabulous Clem Johnson, whose talent for crooning a la Rat Pack has made him a favourite of the…

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October at Greetham Valley

The Waycot Classic is the brainchild of former Greetham Valley President Mike Waycot. The main aims for the day are: play golf, have fun and raise funds for a deserving charity. The charity this year was the Northampton and Warwickshire Air Ambulance. Shaun Denholm is the local representative of the charity and is also a Greetham member. He said that he was very happy that the…

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October’s mid week medal

October’s mid week medal was quite a low scoring affair due to icy winds gusting around the Lakes course. Billy Jones thought that he had blown his chances after dropping five shots in the first three holes of his round, he recovered slightly to shoot 45 for the front nine. Billy dropped two more on the tenth and then took a…

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September at Greetham Valley

September officially sees the start of Autumn, but in my opinion it seems to be getting later and later. With the air temp and soil temp above average at present, I believe we will see continued grass growth well into November. Good! This will enable us to continue to present the courses in the condition they are at present. I…

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Club Captain’s Dinner

Friday 4 November 2011 Gentlemen Club members and their guests are invited to join Club Captain Bob Green for the annual gents’ get-together at the Captain’s Dinner. This year the speaker is Graham Wright, who has been a continuous voice on the airwaves of professional radio stations across the East Midlands for nearly a quarter…

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I like the rain!

The bit of rain during August was very much needed and has promoted a little growth throughout all areas of the course. The greens have now fully recovered from the renovation work we carried out recently. The Bent seed has all germinated, the vertidrain holes are covered over, but are still open under the surface,…

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August on The Green ..

I have just returned from a 2 week cruise around the med and just about got my land legs back in time to start work on Monday. Stuart, my deputy, took charge during one of our busiest fortnights and I would like to thank him for maintaining our high standards through Captains’ Weekend and also…

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Iceland to Rutland

Last Tuesday I packed my bags and headed off to Iceland with one of our machinery suppliers and a few other greenkeepers from various parts of the UK, and WOW, what a week it turned out to be. The trip was organised by Ransomes/Jacobsen who manufacture a wide range of greenkeeping machinery and was part…

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18th green on the Lakes course.

I would just like to explain the sudden activity around the 18th green on the Lakes course. It has long been our intention to widen the path next to the green and allow buggies access; such work would normally have been carried out during the Autumn/Winter when we have more time, but as we were…

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