Golf galore for Greetham Valley’s ladies and seniors

Greetham Valley’s Ladies hosted a four way competition on Saturday with teams from Greetham Valley, Belton Woods, Melton Mowbray and Spalding taking part. The format consisted of eight groups of four with one player from each club in it. The Captains played together as did the Vice Captains and it made for very sociable but competitive golf. At the conclusion the individual stableford scores of the players were put towards their club’s total. The wind was a big factor as balls were blown into the lush rough and kept the scoring low for most players. It didn’t affect Greetham’s Ladies Scratch team Captain, Annie McCulloch, she scored 36 points by keeping her shots under the wind. The winning team were Belton Woods who just pipped Greetham Valley, Melton Mowbray were third. 

Lesley Young won the Ladies June Medal with a gross 95, net 72. Second went to Jo Morris with a net 79, Sue Brand off eighteen took third place with a net eighty two. 

Greetham Valley’s Seniors travelled the short distance to Rutland Water Golf Club for the next match in this year’s series. After a brilliant half away at the Leicestershire last week they arrived in buoyant mood. The forecast said rain but all but the final two games managed to get away with warm and dry conditions. The Greetham team had a great three and a half to two and a half win. Team Captain Peter Macdonald Pearce said that the team had played very well and they looked forward to playing Humberstone away and Lingdale at home next week.

Despite the weather, the Veterans Cup went ahead in very wet and windy conditions. The competition was started some five years ago by Martin Hope and has become a fixture in the Seniors’ calendar since. This year’s winner was thirteen handicapper Peter Giblett, Peter Stokes was second.

The Jubilee Trophy sponsored by golf travel writer Barry Ward was won by Peter Stokes with forty points. Nick Meyer, Neil Bradbury and Bob Harmes all came in with thirty eight points and had to be separated on count back. Nick took second. Neil was third and Bob was relegated to fourth place.

 John Sparks is still in a poorly condition but has been allowed home this week. John asked if he would be able to play golf, the Doctor has told him that if he continues with his exercises he will be able to play golf, ride a horse, play tennis, kick a football and swim. John thanked him very much and said that he was very excited about the future as he has never been able to do any of those things before.  We all wish him a speedy recovery.