Golf club members update August 2014

Emma TippingThe Pat Holloway Trophy was played over two days during the week. The first game was midweek for Ladies who couldn’t play at the weekend and the second for the rest of the ladies section. County player Emma Tipping, off one played midweek and had a great game despite very cold and windy conditions. 

Emma started off with a birdie, she then dropped a shot on the par five second then really got into her stride. Two pars, a birdie on the difficult fourth hole then four more pars saw her one under par with loads of points for the front nine. She dropped just two more shots on the tenth and fourteenth but made up for them with a couple of brilliant birdies and five more pars to finish up with a great 38 points. Emma said that she didn’t feel as though she did anything out of the ordinary, her whole game just felt really solid and she enjoyed the golf as well as excellent company from her playing partners. She went on to say that she was thrilled to be down to scratch especially as it was achieved in far from ideal conditions. 

After the weekend round of the competition had taken place, Emma was confirmed as the winner of the trophy on countback from Captain Bev Dolman who took second and Rita Knapp in third. 

Peter McCall had a great round to win the Gents Midweek stableford on the Lakes course. Peter had 43 points to take the win and was cut to 23. Jon Herbert took second place with a score of 39 on countback from Keith Smith. 

Simon Chapman won the Hinch Cup for the best gross in the 19 -28 Handicap Club Championship on countback from second placed Phillip Carr. Both players shot a 95; Simon played very steadily throughout and was thrilled to have won. Third and fourth were also decided on countback – Chris Tapsell and Ray Pagett both recorded a gross 96. 

Ray Pagett won the nett competition for the Easson Cup with a great score of 74 on countback from Alan Grummitt. Simon Chapman took third ahead of Phillip Carr after they both shot a nett 75. Nineteen handicapper Marc Joyce shot a nett 64 but as he has only played in one qualifier this year, he was ineligible for a prize but did end up being cut to 16. 

Martin BoughtonThe Men’s section is running a Summer Order of Merit for the Martin Boughton Cup this year. Anyone entering an “open” competition (one that is open to all, such as monthly medals, Moore Stephens, Volvo but not 0-18, Limestone, or Rabbits) is automatically entered into the Order of Merit at no extra cost. Points are awarded on a descending scale and after nine qualifying rounds, Robert Bagworth leads the way with 140 points, followed by Kev Hingle who has 134. Club champion Graham Smith is in third place with 120. Richard Wilson stands in fourth place with 115 points just one ahead of Peter Key. With three more qualifying rounds to go, the competition is wide open and the chasing pack which includes Peter Ryan, Chris Howe, Ryan Tarrant, Joe Dalziel, Greyam Watts and Darren Haughton are all in with a chance of snatching the Cup. The final qualifying competition of the year is the October Medal and the winner will receive the Cup at Prize Night on Friday 14th November. 

After the great success of the Winter Order of Merit, Martin Boughton decided to sponsor a summer series to say thank you to all of the members who had supported him during his six year tenure as Club President. He said that he wanted to have a competition that was open to all male club members with a qualifying handicap at no extra cost. 

Greetham Valley’s First Team played away at Belton Woods knowing that a good result was needed. They had to draft in several players from the Second Team with the blessing of second team Captain Steve Anderson. The second team players played extremely well and helped the team to a creditable 3-3 away draw. With one game left in the season, a half in the last match at home to Gedney Hill will secure their position in the league for next year. In his first year in charge, Captain Chris Steele said that the energy and spirit inside the team is fantastic, they feel very upbeat going into their last match. 

The B Team had a great win at home against a strong Elton Furze team at the weekend,winning by five games to one. Captain Shaun Denholm and Ian Cunningham deserve a special mention -they and their playing partners Fraser and Adi  had teed off at 7am on the Lakes course that morning in the semi finals of the family doubles. Ian and Adi finally won the match on the 20th hole. Shaun and Ian had a quick cup of tea then both lined up to play in the B team match on the hilly Valley course. Needless to say, they were both very pleased to sit down to one of Greetham Valley’s famous carveries at the end of a very tough day! 

 

Dennis and LizLiz Haughton was presented with a Golf Buddy GPS by Club Secretary Dennis Millington. This was a prize awarded to the divisional leader in the Titleist Order of Merit up to June this year. Liz is still doing very well in it and could have more goodies yet to come her way before the end of the year.

The Seniors played host to Lingdale Golf Club last week and finished with a creditable 4-4 draw. A couple of days later in a match away at Park Hill they had another half. Captain Radley Wardhaugh said that it was a very strange match where the winners of each game either won big or lost big. 

Bank Holiday Monday was a virtual washout but the brave and the hardy still turned up to compete in the holiday “fun” competition. It all started off so well with most players going off in semi dry conditions, however, that was as good as it got. Thereafter, it became quite windy and rained hard for the whole round. The course stood up to it very well but everybody who played came in soaked and relieved to be finished. John Keer, Neil Chatterton and Dave Squires shot a fantastic 80 points to win the all male team prize.Darren Haughton, Bryan Birchill and Ellie Haughton won the mixed prize also with 80 points. Beryl Crosland, Liz Haughton and Izzy Haughton took the prize for the all Ladies team. Captains Shaun Denholm and Bev Dolman said that they were staggered that so many people turned up to play and thanked them for doing so in such horrible conditions.


Golf Offers

Greetham Valley golf courses in RutlandGolf Break Offer –
3 nights for just £240 per person
This fabulous offer is available on selected dates throughout Autumn 2014.
The offer includes:

  • three nights shared twin or king-size accommodation
  • three rounds of golf
  • three course table d’hote dinner each night
  • full English breakfast each morning

The above price is per person based on two people sharing a room; sole occupancy supplement is £15 per night.

Please check availability with Gilly on 01780 460444 or email gilly.ward@greethamvalley.co.uk.

[This offer is subject to availability and we regret is not applicable to existing bookings.]


Sizzling BBQ at Greetham Valley

BBQ chefJoin us for a sizzling BBQ this Saturday night 16th August from 6pm! Just £12 per person, children aged 4-12 years half price, under 4s free!!

Includes gammon steak, chicken, BBQ pork rib and beef burger, with a selection of salads, potato wedges and bread rolls. Vegetarian option available.

Please book with Hotel Reception, 01780 460444 or email info@greethamvalley.co.uk


August hotel job vacancies at Greetham Valley

jobs availableGreetham Valley has hotel job vacancies for Kitchen Assistants to work casual hours in our busy hotel and restaurant kitchen Monday to Sunday. The successful applicants will work as an integral part of the kitchen team to maintain a high level of clean kitchen equipment and environment.  Hours worked will be as required to meet the needs of the business.

All applications in writing please to Sharon Walpole, HR Manager.
Email: sharon@greethamvalley.co.uk or by post:
Greetham Valley Hotel, Golf and Conference Centre, Wood Lane, Greetham, Oakham, Rutland LE15 7SN


Piggy & a Party!

roastporkSaturday 9th August
7.30pm to midnight

Full hog roast meal and disco at fabulous value – just £10 per person!

(Yes, there is a veggie option available!)

Tickets from Hotel Reception or phone 01780 460444.

Hotel: room only £49 for this party night.

Come join us for another superb Greetham Valley Great Night Out!


Greetham Valley Wedding Fair

wedding cakeGreetham Valley’s next Wedding Fair is on Sunday 28th September 2014, 10am to 3pm.

As usual, we will be crammed full with exhibitors offering ideas and inspiration for your very special day, including:
bridal and men’s wear
bridesmaids’ dresses and mother of the bride fashion
jewellery, tiaras and fascinators
linens, chair covers and venue dressers
wedding cars, gifts and cakes
balloons, stationery and favours
hair and beauty
florists and photography

100 bridal goody bags to give away throughout the day!

Everyone welcome, free admission and complimentary tea and coffee.

Why not make a day of it and book a table now for our renowned Sunday Lunch Carvery, available between 12 and 3pm?

Phone 01780 460444 to reserve your table or to speak to Mitch, our wedding co-ordinator for more details of our Autumn Wedding Fair and weddings at Greetham Valley.


August Sizzler Golf Offer

Black Rock Grill at Greetham ValleyCome and sizzle at Greetham Valley this August!

Enjoy coffee and bacon roll on arrival, 18 holes of golf on either The Lakes or The Valley course, followed by a sizzling Black Rock Grill 60z steak meal – scrumptious!!

At just £30 per person, it’s one of the best value golf offers around.  7 days a week, subject to tee time availability.

Book now on 01780 460444 or email Gilly gilly.ward@greethamvalley.co.uk

 

 


Vitruvian triathlon at Rutland Water – hotel offer

Vitruvian triathlon Rutland WaterIf you are brave enough to compete in the incredibly tough Vitruvian Triathlon at Rutland Water on Saturday 30th August, we are more than pleased to offer you a huge discount on Greetham Valley Hotel accommodation for the night before!

Just £65 B&B, or £49 room only if a full English or continental breakfast really isn’t what you need first thing on the Saturday morning….

We are happy to extend this offer to triathletes’ family and friends too – everyone needs their support team!
SORRY – WE ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED. GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE COMPETING IN THE VITRUVIAN!


Captains’ Weekend at Greetham Valley Golf Club!

Captains’ Weekend 26th and 27th July
Greetham Valley Golf Club’s 2014 Captains, Shaun Denholm and Bev Dolman, have great pleasure in inviting members and their guests to enjoy the Captains’ Weekend events on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th July. 

BBQ chefWhat’s On: Saturday
Captains’ Stableford Competition (full handicap) – on the Lakes course, enter on the computer from 5th July. Sponsored holes with lots of prizes (please let Shaun or Bev know if you or your company/business would like to sponsor a hole – the more the merrier!). Nearest the Pin competitions on 10th (gents) and 12th (ladies); Nearest the Pin in 2 on 18th (ladies and gents). Complimentary refreshments in the Halfway House.

BBQ from 7.30pm,  live entertainment from comedy and musical duo Fingers ‘n’ Fumbs, and disco until late. Evening tickets £8 for members and £10 for members’ guests – tickets from Hotel Reception.

golf team of three

What’s On: Sunday
Fun golf competition – 10 Hole Waltz on the Valley course! Teams of three – entry sheet, format and rules will be on the noticeboard from 5th July. Prizes for Ladies, Mens and Mixed teams. Duck Race on the brook after the competition. Back your duck NOW in the Lounge Bar, just £1!

Raising funds for the 2014 Captains’ Charity, the Air Ambulance Service

 


Team results, foursomes and midweek medal

Overhead lakesMost of Greetham Valley’s teams have had a good weekend despite the weather. The First Team led by Chris Steele lost a very tough match away to Boston Golf Club by four games to two. Chris said that they had one or two players drop out for various reasons but he was grateful to the members who stepped in at the last minute.

Steve Anderson who is Second Team Captain, praised his players for winning again this weekend. They won against Tydd St Giles in their first game of the season and this week beat Boston at Greetham Valley to win by four and a half games to one and a half. Steve said that despite the occasional bouts of rain, a three club wind and tough opposition, they stuck to their task to register a “played two, won two” start to the year.

The B Team (friendly) welcomed neighbours Rutland County to Greetham Valley. The Greetham team won by four and a half games to one and a half. Team Captain Fred Aspin said that the team, which included three debutants to matches since joining Greetham Valley recently, played very well and they look forward to their next match against Melton Mowbray away.

The Ladies Scratch Team, Sophie Beardsall, Emma Tipping and Kay Ropson beat Belton Park by three games to nil.

Former Senior’s Captain David Aldred and Senior’s Vice Captain Peter Wood had a great game in the Tudor Spring Foursomes. They came home with a nett score of 73 to take the trophy and the honour of representing the club in next year’s Daily Mail Foursomes competition. Trevor Smith and partner Dave Morgan, with a joint handicap of 3.5, were second with 73.5. Third place went to Captain Shaun Denholm and Gary Moat, they finished with 74.5.

Held on the same day, the Ladies Peugeot Foursomes, which is a stableford competition, was won by Hayley Taylor and Kay Ropson, they scored 37 points. Second place with 36 went to Eve Mills and one of Greetham Valley’s rising young stars, thirteen year old Ellie Haughton. Valda Austin and Chris Edwards were placed third after they too scored 36 but lost out on countback.

Susie Ellis, who has been a member for less than a year won her first Midweek Medal last week. Susie, off 36, won with a nett 67 and was cut to 31; Hayley Taylor was second with a 73. Peggy Smith who is also fairly new to the club took third place on countback from Liz Haughton after they both scored 75.