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New Year, New Captains at Greetham Valley

As with most golf clubs in the country, New Year’s Day marks the changing of the guard. Greetham Valley 2011 Captains, Bob Green and Jackie Friend, drove out of office followed by the new Captains for 2012, Jim Wheeler and Eileen Pare. With over 80 members and staff observing, each Captain had a few heart fluttering moments when they addressed…

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Greetham Valley’s Order of Merit Christmas Special

A few days earlier, it was decided that if Eastenders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale et al, could have Christmas specials then Greetham Valley should have one too! So thirty two hardy, dedicated souls turned up to play in an Order of Merit Christmas Special on a day when the climate was as different to New Year’s Day as chalk and cheese. The weather…

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Bitter weather and fierce competition at Greetham Valley

Greetham Valley Golf Club’s Seniors’ final Medal of the year was played on the Lakes course in a bitter wind which seemed to affect everybodies’ game apart from 17 handicapper Colin Avery in Division One. Colin had a very steady round and came home with a gross 85, net 68; he was the only player with a sub 70 round in either of…

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Sexy new equipment for Greetham Valley’s golf courses!

Just a quick update before the festive period begins…..   This has been the first year in my 17 years at Greetham Valley that we have had to cut the fairways in December. The only problem is that we sold the fairway mower last week and we had to cut the fairways with the tees mowers! Luckily, today…

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Order of Merit week 8 & Winter League updates

Peter Bagshaw took the win in week eight of Greetham Valley’s Winter Order of Merit; the nine handicapper scored 39 points and just pipped Ted Burke and Steve Anderson who both scored 38 points. Bob Beverley wasn’t in the top three but is still in first place overall and thanks to very steady play, he has increased his lead to…

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Neil and Shaun score high in Lincolnshire Golfers’ Alliance

The Lincolnshire Golfers’ Alliance visited Seacroft Golf Club on their tour of the north Lincolnshire clubs last Friday. The competition was pairs betterball stableford and was off white tees. The Greetham Valley pairing of Neil Harris and Shaun Denholm got off to a bogie start but they recovered when Neil parred at the next. After a nip of brandy to…

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A warm, welcoming reception at Greetham Valley

The old adage ‘first impressions count’ could not be more true than within the hospitality industry and the Greetham Valley Receptionists are very often the first members of staff whom visitors to the Hotel meet. We are fortunate in having such a genuinely warm and welcoming team of ladies on our Reception desk, each of whom appreciates and promotes the…

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Sarah Outen’s Gulliver sets off on his travels

The intrepid, amazing, totally awesome adventurer Sarah Outen is currently in Japan, waiting for the delivery of her next mode of transport – Gulliver, the rowing boat for one! Next Spring, Gulliver and Sarah will cross the North Pacific on the next leg of her ‘London2London via the world’ trip. And where has Gulliver been waiting while Sarah has…

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Winter Order of Merit – week 7 update

Week 7 in the Winter Order of Merit was played in cold and windy conditions on the Lakes course but that didn’t deter Adam Clegg who came in with an impressive 42 points. Adam goes ahead of his father Paul Clegg who had won on the previous week: he has moved up to 15th place from 37th. Carl Causbrook…

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Seniors’ last competition and officials for 2012

The first Monday competition in December is for the last trophy of the year for Greetham Valley’s Seniors section and is always a three club competition. This year’s competition, sponsored by Alan Hodgkinson, was played on the Lakes course and the format was stableford with a full handicap allowance. You can use two clubs of any size plus a putter and it is usually half way…

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