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Gardeners’ Question Time with Rutland Radio

‘Dig It’ LIVE! Gardeners’ Question Time with Rutland Radio. Monday 14th April, 7pm to 10pm. Recording starts at 7.30pm. Hosted by Rob Persani, the guest speakers for this entertaining and informative evening are Barnsdale Garden’s Nick Hamilton, the very knowledgeable Adam Frost and the renowned John Shone. Tickets to this event are FREE and available…

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Darren wins Order of Merit round 17 after advice from Paul

The heavy winds that have been with us for what seems ages were once again a feature for round 17 of the Winter Order of Merit. Many players struggled with the uncertain level of it, one minute it was very heavy “in your face”, then for a few seconds, usually when a player is just…

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Howling gale no match for Paul in Order of Merit

A howling gale welcomed the Winter Order of Merit players playing in round 16 on the Lakes course on Saturday 15th. With the greens running quick anyway, the addition of such blustery conditions made putting particularly difficult. Paul Clegg was probably the only person playing who seemed to have no problems with it all. Paul,…

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Adrian’s 4th win keeps top spot in Order of Merit

In the three years that the Winter Order of Merit has been running, almost sixty rounds have been held so far. In the first two years, only two people managed to win more than one round in either of the two years. In the 2013/14 season and after just thirteen rounds, Melton Mowbray’s Adrian Cunningham…

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Martin bows out with a bang!

Martin Boughton had to cancel his President’s Invitation Day on 13th October due to a massive storm which rattled Rutland on the day. Martin, who has been First Team Captain, Club Captain and, for the past six years, Greetham Valley Golf Club President, really wanted to hold the day to thank people for their support…

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Main greens in use despite frost for Order of Merit

Despite an overnight frost which left Greetham Valley looking like a Christmas scene, Course Manager Adi Porter gave the go-ahead to use main greens for week eleven of the Winter Order of Merit. The first of the 38 players teed off using coloured golf balls but after an hour the frost had departed for pastures…

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Captains’ Drive-in at Greetham Valley

As is traditional at Greetham Valley Golf Club, January 1st is when the new Captains for the year drive-in and the previous year’s Captains drive out of office. The par three tenth on the Lakes course is a difficult hole with a large pond, a stream just a few feet past it and rough only…

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Airshots fundraising success at Greetham Valley

Airshots Golf Society are based at Greetham Valley and were formed a couple of years ago as a means of raising funds for the Leicester and Notts. Air Ambulance (LNAA) and have been recognised by them as a charitable organisation. This year they had 32 paid up members from several different golf clubs in the area…

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Christmas golf competitions at Greetham Valley

The weather for the Christmas Texas Scramble at Greetham Valley started off warm and dry but after the first couple of holes the wind started gusting between a two or three club speed and the dry weather soon gave way to a cold and steady drizzle. However, this did not seem to faze the competitors…

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