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Rutland Water’s ospreys returning home safely!

Rutland Water’s ospreys are reported to be arriving back at their nests safe and sound after their winter sojourn in West Africa. They have made it on to the BBC News UK Homepage where they have some cracking photos of them clearing out and defending their old nests. I especially love  the upside down osprey doing some…

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Masters Golf Magic

Springtime! As the new lambs are jumping around Rutland’s fields there will be a band of professional golfers nervously making their way down a tree lined road in Augusta, Georgia –  known as Magnolia Lane – in readiness to compete in this year’s Masters tournament, commencing Thursday 5th April.  Traditionally The Masters signals the start of the golfing…

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Club Winter League and Captain’s Away Day

In the Club Winter League semi finals, Mick Carnie and Jim Kearney beat Andrew Queen and Dave Copley by three and two. They will now face Ian Bain and Dave Morgan who saw off the challenge from Karl Stokes and Neil Upton. Ian and Dave won four and three. Greetham Valley’s Winter League final will be held on the…

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Greetham Valley Seniors’ section update

Greetham Valley’s Seniors section kicked off the first round of their 36 match season this week when they welcomed Thorney Lakes to a rather foggy and chilly Lakes course. Wrapped in winter jackets and facing a cold and foggy game ahead, they set out at ten peering into a gloomy Rutland  landscape but after arriving at the new…

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Week 19 of Greetham Valley’s Order of Merit

Some sun and quite a lot of Rutland rain greeted the competitors as they teed off on Greetham Valley’s Lakes course in week twenty of the Winter Order of Merit. Paul Jenkinson playing in only his third game of the series won with a haul of thirty seven points. The extra hard won point was enough to lift…

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Week 19 of Greetham Valley’s Order of Merit

Winter was a bit of a misnomer as the wind had dropped and the temperature across Rutland rose to an almost balmy eighteen degrees on the Lakes course for week nineteen of Greetham Valley’s Winter Order of Merit golf competition. Despite the much warmer conditions, the scoring, apart from the winner, was quite low. The reason…

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Last winter medal at Greetham Valley

The last Greetham Valley Winter Medal of the year got underway on the Lakes course in warm conditions with very little wind for the early birds, although  the slightly later players had an increasing wind whistling across the Rutland landscape to contend with. In Division One fifteen handicapper Steven Lesiakowski got of to a great…

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Greetham Valley golf course maintenance update March 2012

With the snow well and truly gone, the greenkeeping team has been able to cut many areas of the courses to get a bit of definition back. The slow release fertiliser is now being applied to all areas to encourage some growth and I am starting to slowly lower the heights of cut.   The composting that we…

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Mail on Sunday golf competition at Greetham Valley

Greetham Valley entertained March Golf Club at Greetham in the second round of the Mail on Sunday team knockout competition; as cold weather hit Rutland, the match was played on the Lakes course in wet and windy conditions. Team Captain Trevor Smith played in the courtesy match and won three and two to get proceedings under…

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Greetham Valley’s Winter League quarter finals

As vile weather hit Rutland, Greetham Valley’s Winter League quarter finals were held on Sunday 4th March in high winds, heavy rain and sleet on the Lakes course. Neil Upton and Karl Stokes won their game and now face Dave Morgan and Ian Bain in the semi final. Mick Carnie and Jim Kearney also won through…

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