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The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials

Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th September 2011 Situated in the stunning parkland surrounding Burghley House, this hugely popular equestrian and social event draws visitors from all around the world. With Dressage on Thursday and Friday, Cross Country on Saturday and Show Jumping on Sunday, it is a comprehensive test of horsemanship, and involves almost every…

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Rutland Day 2011

Rutland Day 2011 incorporating the 2nd Rutland Food and Drink Festival Sunday 17th September at Rutland Water (Sykes Lane, Empingham site) Free entry – Car parking: £3 per car A fantastic day out for all the family: live bands on stage – Big 10 Ska and The Hound Dogs children’s entertainment face painting bouncy castles…

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I like the rain!

The bit of rain during August was very much needed and has promoted a little growth throughout all areas of the course. The greens have now fully recovered from the renovation work we carried out recently. The Bent seed has all germinated, the vertidrain holes are covered over, but are still open under the surface,…

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August on The Green ..

I have just returned from a 2 week cruise around the med and just about got my land legs back in time to start work on Monday. Stuart, my deputy, took charge during one of our busiest fortnights and I would like to thank him for maintaining our high standards through Captains’ Weekend and also…

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Iceland to Rutland

Last Tuesday I packed my bags and headed off to Iceland with one of our machinery suppliers and a few other greenkeepers from various parts of the UK, and WOW, what a week it turned out to be. The trip was organised by Ransomes/Jacobsen who manufacture a wide range of greenkeeping machinery and was part…

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18th green on the Lakes course.

I would just like to explain the sudden activity around the 18th green on the Lakes course. It has long been our intention to widen the path next to the green and allow buggies access; such work would normally have been carried out during the Autumn/Winter when we have more time, but as we were…

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Where is the rain?

Well, the rain that I was hoping for never came, we had 14 mm which is nowhere near enough to promote any significant growth on the fairways and rough. The greens  however are in excellent condition and are the envy of many of our neighbours. It has been too dry to spray any selective weedkillers…

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A Truly Superb Hotel near Rutland Water

Rutland is renowned for being the smallest county in Britain, and also one of the most picturesque. With the famous Rutland Water reservoir, gorgeous villages and rolling countryside, what more could you ask for? A hotel near Rutland Water of course, and that is exactly what you get from Greetham Valley.