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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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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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