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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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Vice Captain Shaun rises to the challenge of the cold

Vice Captain Shaun Denholm who will take over as Captain on the 1st January won this week’s Winter Order of Merit for the first time this series. Shaun, playing off fourteen, dropped just four shots in the front nine and amassed 21 points. He got off to a bad start on the back nine with…

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Graham beats the wind to win round 6 of the Order of Merit

The Seniors’ Captain’s Dinner, hosted by Rod Wells, was a well attended affair: as well as a room full of seniors and their partners, Club Captains Trevor Smith and Sheila Douty were in attendance. Two of Greetham Valley’s directors, Frank and Hazel Hinch, President Martin Boughton, his wife Heather and Club Secretary Dennis Millington and wife Joan also graced…

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Hole in one for Neil on revamped 6th on the Lakes course

Nine handicapper and former professional cricketer Neil Lowndes had his very first hole in one while playing in the Seniors’ Winter League on Monday. On the par 3 6th on the Lakes, Neil took a wedge for the 135 yard shot over the newly revamped and much bigger lake, the ball took one bounce then popped straight into the hole. Neil said…

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Greetham Valley Prize Presentation Evening

The great and the good gathered for Greetham Valley’s end of year Prize Presentation Evening last Friday. First in the running order was the announcement that John Sparks will be the club’s new President from the first of January, he will take over from Martin Boughton who has served for six years. Fred Aspin was confirmed as 2014 Vice Captain and will take…

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