Blog Category: Golf

Club Captain Trevor birdies to Gents Invitation victory

Almost twenty clubs were represented in the Greetham Valley Gents’ Invitation on Saturday. The Rutland weather wafting over the Lakes course was very warm but tempered by a high wind. Quite a few players in the field were affected by it but this didn’t bother Gents’ Captain Trevor Smith off two and his playing partner George…

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Jordan smashes The Valley course record at Greetham Valley

Seventy plus years young Keith Heppenstall won the Midweek August Stableford on the par 68 Valley course with 41 points. Keith said that he has been playing well recently without getting a win so he was very happy with this result, he was cut to sixteen. Terry Dunlop was second, he was one of a trio…

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Seniors’ Open and team match results

Over twenty clubs were represented at the Greetham Valley Seniors’ Open on Monday. On a windy yet warm day on the Lakes course, the scoring was quite brisk even off three quarter handicap. Three teams came in with 42 points and were separated on countback. B. Marriot and  E. Markham from Boston Golf Club took…

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Nick’s fine form wins Greetham Valley’s Limestone Trophy

The Limestone Trophy is a medal competition for players with a handicap of eighteen and below. It was played over the weekend off white tees on the Lakes course in warm but very windy conditions. Four handicapper Nick Cunnington, who won the July Medal just a few weeks ago, was in fine form again. Nick…

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Moore Stephens Trophy wins for Robert and Jackie

Fourteen handicapper Robert Lewin has been struggling of late with his driving, losing distance, trajectory and more importantly, confidence. Before playing in division one of the Moore Stephens Trophy at the weekend, he sent out an SOS to Greetham Valley coach Jim Hetherington. Robert said that Jim changed his swing plane, which had become very…

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Coloured flag positioning trial at Greetham Valley a success

In early spring this year, Greetham Valley commenced a coloured flag positioning trial, with feedback requested from members and visiting players. All the positive comments and opinions certainly seemed to hail the trial as a success so flag positioning has now been permanently adopted across the Lakes and the Valley courses. To remind everyone, the…

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Greetham Valley’s Barry Ward on birdies, bunkers & bar stools…

Few people know the extreme good fortune that converts a pastime into a career. Even fewer are those to whom such a scenario brings success and rewards beyond imaginings. Barry Ward, one of Greetham Valley’s senior members,  is one of the latter and after a life-time in golf writing he is still counting his blessings….

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Ladies Lincolnshire Scratch League Victory for Greetham Valley

Emma Tipping won the first game in the Ladies’ Scratch League match against Stoke Rochford in great style, she beat Pam Watson seven and six. Sophie Beardsall had been in Bermuda up until a couple of days prior to the match, representing the Isle of Wight in the Island games where she won the silver…

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This green keeping job is a dog’s life…..

Golf course maintenance is of course a never ending process of different jobs on different parts of the courses. The August maintenance procedures specifically schedule in work on the greens to keep them in tip-top condition. Daily green keeping involves early morning starts throughout summer, making the most of daylight hours and quiet courses. It…

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Liquid Gold fertiliser and August course maintenance

Greetham Valley golf course manager Adi Porter and his green keeping team have recently applied a  fertiliser called LiquidGold to the greens at Greetham Valley – this image of the 4th green on the Lakes course, taken a day after the application, speaks for itself! Course maintenance work this August The renovation work carried out on the greens…

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