Fathers’ Day Lunch
Sunday 21st June 2015
Go on – you know he deserves it! Treat Dad to a scrumptious Fathers’ Day Lunch at Greetham Valley on his special day. Two courses £12.50, three courses £15.50. Children’s portions and menu available, under 5s are free.
Take a look at the Fathers’ Day Lunch menu here then phone 01780 460444 to reserve your family table – booking is essential!
While you’re thinking about it, why not click here for some Fathers’ Day gift ideas?
Round seven of the ten week Winter Order of Merit series was played on the Lakes course in the teeth of a very cold and biting wind on Saturday. With the wind gusting and constantly changing, it was quite tough to club and some got it badly wrong. Seventeen handicapper Peter Key played very well, coming in with 38 points to take third place. Second place usually gets a ripple of applause but this week the applause was quite thunderous. Former second team Captain Steve Anderson, playing his first full game after a major operation, took the position after scoring 40 points. Steve said that he was pleased with the way that he had played but what made him really happy was the welcome back from members, being able to play in rough conditions and still be competitive. He admitted to being a little tired but this bodes really well for the coming season for him.
The winner this week was Chris Howe, off fourteen, with a terrific score of 41 points. Chris said his game seemed suited to the conditions on the day but what really clinched it was his putting. He said that the greens were in absolutely superb condition and they gave him the confidence to go for his putts. Teacher Chris can’t play every round due to other commitments which is a pity as he could do very well. When he does play next, he will play off twelve after being cut two shots.
Martin Gore still leads the overall table with 140 points. Carl Causbrook, who seems to have crept up the table with very steady play every week, is in second place with 128. Dave Copley is just one point behind in third and Andy Webb is a point behind Dave in fourth place. Chris Tapsell, who lost three shots off his handicap after his win in week on, has 117 in fifth just one point ahead of Graham Smith in sixth. With two more games and the results from the March Medal to take into account, it looks like being a very tight finish to claim the trophy.
The twelve competitors in the Ladies’ Winter Order of Merit, who followed the men home, got caught up in the heavy downpour that also hit the last three groups in the men’s game. Last week’s winner Sheila Douty took third place this week with 29 points but that is still enough to consolidate her second place in the overall merit table. Junior Organiser Liz Haughton was second with 31 points. Daughter Ellie Haughton, not content with second place last week, bounced back with yet another win. Ellie had 19 points on the front nine including a blob on the fourth. She closed the back nine in the rain with 15 to finish with a score of 34. Ellie started the competition off twenty three and after being cut another shot this week will play the next round off eighteen. Nobody can catch her and the competition is now on for second place.
After two beautifully warm, almost early summer, days on Tuesday and Wednesday the competitors in the Lincolnshire Alliance looked forward to more of the same when they visited Greetham Valley for round six on the Thursday. Unfortunately, the weather bit back to remind everybody that we are still in the middle of winter. Constant rain coupled with a very cold gusting wind made a mockery of the previous two days’ sublime conditions.
The field of seventy two playing for the Corby Trophy nevertheless got on with it and the whole field completed the course. In the conditions the scoring was never going to be massively high but it was still very close at the top of the leaderboard. The Burghley Park quartet of Alan Kinch, Bob Emmins, Dave Jackson and Bill O’Driscoll took third place with 83 points. Second place went to a team from Waltham Windmill consisting of Steve Evans, Richard Pett, Jim Fletcher and Liam Lawton. They came in with a great score of 85 points but lost out to the eventual winners on countback.
Professional Andrew Hare and his borrowed team from Seacroft Golf Club in Skegness took the win. The Seacroft lads, Andrew Birks, Harry Lee and Keith Hussey said that Andrew led the team by example, making 41 points on his own. Andrew Hare took his own name in vain when he said that he never expected to be in a winning team consisting of Birks and Hare. Harry Lee made light of the conditions which he said were akin to a light breeze in Skegness. They were very pleased to accept the Corby Trophy from Lincolnshire County President James Lammin. Andrew Hare also won the Pro competition on the day from Paul Streeter who had 40 points.
South Lincolnshire and Midlands Secretary Neil Harris, who organises the Alliance, said that although many a scorecard came in wet and bedraggled, the course stood up to the battering and drained exceptionally well. He passed his thanks onto Course Manager Adi Porter and his team for their help.
The Rotary Club of Rutland which was formed in 1952 will hold a charity golf day at Greetham Valley on Tuesday 14th April. This has been a regular fixture at Greetham Valley since 2008. Chairman of the Foundation Committee, organiser and GV member Bruce Strickland said that all funds go to both local and international charities. Captain Fred Aspin who was in the winning team last year said that much of the work of the Rotary Club goes unheralded and urged members of Greetham Valley and neighbouring clubs to join in for a good day out and a chance to help others less fortunate. Contact Bruce Strickland via the Greetham Valley Golf Shop for an entry form.
The Greetham Valley Captains’ charity this year is for the Seb Goold Trust. They want to help Seb, who lost a leg after falling out of a bus on the way home from an under nine rugby tournament. Although he loves his rugby, Seb was also a member of the One Touch football team in Stamford before his terrible accident. One Touch are trying to raise funds for the Trust and will field a team of Coaches and Dads against a Peterborough United Legends team. The match will take place at the Borderville Sports Centre in Stamford and will kick off at 2pm on Sunday 2nd March. Greetham Valley member Karl Stokes, whose son played with Seb, said that they hope for a sell out crowd as it is not only for a good cause but will give fans a chance to meet up with some of the Posh legends.
£10 help yourself Curry Nights at Greetham Valley, every Wednesday in February from 6pm to 8pm. Choose from a selection of beef, chicken and vegetarian curries – don’t be afraid to try the hot one! – all accompanied by onion bhajis, rices, naan breads, poppadoms, pickles and chutneys. Help yourself to a curry feast for just £10! Table booking recommended tel: 01780 460444
Last Curry Night tonight 25th February!
Madonna Tribute Night
Friday 24th July
Madonna – uncloaked and using no steps – will be coming to Greetham Valley this summer in the form of fabulous tribute artiste, Tasha Leaper. Come and enjoy superb entertainment from the Material Girl, plus dance until midnight to music from the 80s and 90s from the JH Roadshow Disco. Tickets are just £20pp to include a two course dinner.
Click here to view the Madonna Tribute Night menu – dietary requirements catered for with pleasure, please do ask.
Arrival: 7pm Carriages: midnight
Tickets available from Greetham Valley Hotel tel: 01780 460444 or email: email@example.com
Plus a complimentary ticket per person to either:
Burghley House, Barnsdale Gardens, Easton Walled Gardens or the Rutland Belle
Enjoy a three course table d’hote dinner per night, shared twin or king-size accommodation and a full English or continental breakfast in our contemporary, family owned and run Hotel. Please quote “Early Bird Summer Leisure Break Offer” when enquiring. Phone us on 01780 460444 or click here to email an availability enquiry.
The small print: our offers are subject to availability and must be booked direct with the Hotel – terms, conditions, sole occupancy charges and date exclusions may apply, please ask. We regret this offer is not applicable to any any existing bookings.
Friday 6th February 11.30am
All three courses fully open today and on 99% main greens – the only exception is 17th Valley, on temporary green but will be switched to main green as soon as possible. Gloriously sunny forecast over the next couple of days – come and make the most of it!!
Wednesday 4th February 11.30am
Update late morning. Snow is thawing nicely and Adi is hopeful that we will be able to open the Lakes course tomorrow. Further update at 3.00pm this afternoon.
Wednesday 4th February 8am
Bleh. Very low temperatures overnight. Both main courses closed this morning, Academy course and Driving Range are both open. Anyone for coffee? Toasty warm in the Lounge Bar….
Tuesday 3rd February 5pm
The new snowfall has been thawing in the bright sunshine today although at lunchtime there was still 2cm on the cold greens. Barring any more snow, we are hopeful for golf on all the courses tomorrow. Please do phone the Golf Shop on 01780 460444 to check before leaving home.
Saturday 31st January 9am
Front 9 of the Lakes course and the Academy course are open; an inspection on the back 9 of the Lakes will be held at 11am, there is still a fair amount of lying snow on that part of the course. No rain overnight and it was somewhat chilly. Adi tweets updates too, why not follow him @Adi14
Friday 30th January 4pm
Adi the Course Manager reports that the snow is almost gone, due to milder temperatures this afternoon, except on north facing slopes. Providing there is no more snowfall overnight, we are looking optimistic for golf on all three courses tomorrow. #fingerscrossed The courses will be inspected at the crack of dawn Saturday and the updated news will be available from the Golf Shop on 01780 460444. Sorry about the picture quality
Friday 30th January 11am
A light covering of snow both yesterday and overnight has been enough to close the main 18 hole courses but the greenkeepers have been working on the Academy course greens this morning, so the Academy course is open – use orange balls!! If we get any rain today/overnight, this should wash the snow away and we are also hoping for slightly milder temperatures to help do the job. Please phone the Golf Shop on 01780 460444 for updates
This popular party night is well-named – enjoy a two course meal, choosing from a selection of pies and puddings – then dance it all off until midnight to the sounds of the JH Roadshow Disco!
Click here for Pie, Pud & a Party Menu
Tickets are now on sale at an incredibly low £12.50pp, phone (01780) 460444 to book.
Arrive: 7.30pm Carriages: midnight
Hotel accommodation just £70 B&B for this party night.
Charity Quiz Night
Friday 6th February
Greetham Valley members! Cobble together a team of 4 and get your thinking caps on for the annual Greetham Valley Charity Quiz Night on Friday 6th February 2015!
Answering a wide range of questions from a guest quizmaster, you’ll be helping raise funds for the 2015 Captains’ Charity, the Seb Goold Fund.
Seating from 6.30pm, quiz starts at 7pm. Break at 8pm approx. for food – a sharing platter per table of 4, then quiz will restart.
£5 per person, includes entry and food. Each team of 4 must have at least one GV member. The Captains will be holding a fundraising raffle on the night.