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Greetham Valley Ladies’ Christmas Supper

Tuesday 6th December Lady Club members and their female guests are invited to join Ladies’ Captain Jackie Friend for a delicious two course Christmas supper and roundup of the Ladies’ golfing year. This annual convivial get-together celebrates the 2011 achievements of the Ladies’ section and is especially enjoyed by some of those who are unable to play…

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Winter Order of Merit competition update – week 6

Week six of the Winter Order of Merit was played in a howling and very cold gale on the Lakes course on Saturday, the one saving grace being that it was at least dry. Dave Copley who has had consistent results for the previous five weeks, had an off day and slipped down the day’s leader…

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‘Golf club membership near Cottesmore’ enquiries

The recent news that the RAF base at Cottesmore is, from summer 2012, going to become an Army base, is very welcome. Rutland will badly miss our friends and colleagues at RAF Cottesmore, who will finally depart the base in March; many have been staunch supporters of local businesses, retailers and clubs, and we wish them all well, wherever…

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EGU and EWGA merger creates England Golf

After a long period of consultation beginning in 2009,the merger of the English Golf Union (EGU) and the English Women’s Golf Association (EWGA) has been approved at simultaneous general meetings of both organisations (on 16th November 2011). The merger will come into effect on 1 January 2012 and will create England Golf, one national governing…

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November club competitions & Seniors’ away break

In Division One of the men’s November Medal, Matt Williams had an amazing round. He was just two with a gross 74, this gave him a four under net score of 68. It could have been even better than that but for an unfortunate “slice” (or was it a power pull?) out of bounds on the 3rd hole….

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Hotel life – plans, paintpots and projects for Winter

The speed of hotel life at Greetham Valley can be quite a rollercoaster! Like most Hotels, we can be frantically busy one week, bursting to capacity with guests, and then the following week occupancy slows down and we take a few deep breaths while we catch up with ourselves! December at Greetham Valley is usually brilliant, especially with…

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Greetham Valley Golf Club Prize Presentation Evening

Barry Daff, a founder member of Greetham Valley Golf Club, had a near fatal accident when he was hit by a car some  years ago. He said that but for the efforts of the Linconlnshire  Air Ambulance team who picked him up from the roadside and took him to Grantham Hospital, he would undoubtedly have died….

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Online tee time booking – screen now in the Lounge Bar!

As promised in last week’s Members’ News blog,  Greetham Valley Golf Club members are now able to book their next tee times online from a new portal in the Lounge Bar. The booking screen is adjacent to the Competitions and Handicap screen near the Lounge Bar entrance. As a reminder, members who wish to use this…

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Maintenance on the golf courses in November

It is absolutely amazing how mild and dry it still is for the middle of November! We are still cutting greens 3 times a week – the grass is so healthy,  it’s really enjoying the mild conditions and simply won’t stop growing! Hopefully the fairways have now had their last cut and we will soon be starting the…

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Jean-Christophe Novelli at Greetham Valley!

Celebrity chef Jean-Christophe Novelli was the superb host of the 2011 East Midlands Food and Drink Awards at Greetham Valley last night (Sunday 13th November). With a well aimed light hearted introductory speech, he set a fantastic tone for the evening’s excellent dinner and awards presentation. Sponsors of the Awards were: Long Clawson Dairy, Greetham Valley,…

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