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Winter golf

Winter Golf Package £22.50pp           1 November ’13 to 31 March ’14
Enjoy a fantastic winter golf deal at Greetham Valley! Coffee and bacon roll on arrival, 18 holes of golf on either The Lakes or The Valley course, followed by chef’s hot dish of the day.

Available 7 days a week, subject to tee availability. For between 2 and 120 players – up to two tee times, please book with the Golf Shop on 01780 460666; for larger groups and societies please book with Gilly on 01780 460444 or email gilly.ward@greethamvalley.co.uk

Want to bring a larger group or society? Please email Gilly  for more details of our 9 hole, 18 hole, 27 hole, 36 hole packages, society days, golf breaks and all our latest golf offers.


Boxing Day Lunch at Greetham Valley

blue xmas tree croppedAlways a very popular event in Rutland, table booking is essential for Boxing Day Lunch at Greetham Valley! Bring family and friends to relax after Christmas Day – let someone else take care of the cooking, serving and washing up!
Two courses £16.95
Three courses £19.95
Children 5-11 half price, under 5s free

Click here for the Boxing Day Lunch menu and for booking details


New Year’s Day Lunch at Greetham Valley

new yearHad a fabulous New Year’s Eve party night in Rutland? Then you were probably at Greetham Valley! Now could be the time to pamper the hangover and quietly celebrate the first day of 2014 with our New Year’s Day Lunch….

Two courses £14.95
Three courses £17.95
children 5-11 half price, under 5s free

Table booking is essential, please click here for menu and booking details


Christmas golf competitions at Greetham Valley

Pat Jamieson Adie Cunningham Ladies Captain Sheila Douty Mens Captain Trevor Smith Adam Clegg and Eve MillsThe 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 in the least, the difference between third place and first being a mere point four.

Club Secretary Dennis Millington, Bob Beverley, George Grant and Lesley Young were third with 60.8. Second place went to Graham Smith, Alan Bennett, Bill Skinner and Annie McCulloch with 60.6. The winners were Adie Cunningham, Adam Clegg, Pat Jamieson and Eve Mills, they took the win with a score of 60.4. Captains Trevor Smith and Sheila Douty thanked everybody for their support this year, Shaun Denholm and Bev Dolman will take over on 1st January.

Malcolm Barnes, playing off thirteen, won division one of the final Seniors’ Medal of the year with a brilliant nett 69. Malcolm said that he just played very steady golf without taking any unnecessary chances. He won on countback from Neil Lowndes off nine who also won the lowest gross prize with a 78. Sixteen handicapper Jack Vernal took third with a nett 72.

Stuart Dodds, who does a lot of work for the Seniors’ section by organising the away days on a Friday and a roll up on a Wednesday throughout the year, had a very well deserved win in division two. Playing off nineteen, he had a nett 69 and also took the lowest gross prize. Peter Macdonald Pearce off twenty six took second with a nett 71 and twenty handicapper John Morfee was third with a nett 73. Captain Rod Wells took time to thank everybody for their help and support over the last two years.

Liz HaughtonThe Ladies’ Turkey Trot is played in two divisions, Bronze and Silver. First place in Bronze went to Chris Slattery, Eileen Pare took second. Liz Haughton, who has been a prolific scorer in competitions this year finishing in the top three in practically every one she has entered, won the silver division and the overall prize. Gilly Grant who has also played very well this year was second. Ladies’ Captain Sheila Douty was fulsome in her praise for the Ladies and thanked them for the support that she has had from them this year.

The Winter Order of Merit and the Winter League both return next week – with high winds and heavy rain forecast, it could be a tough weekend for all concerned.


Vice Captain Shaun rises to the challenge of the cold

Shaun DenholmVice 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 a double bogie on the par three 10th and a bogie on the next hole but stopped the rot with a par on the 12th. He came back with 17 points to give him a total of 38. Shaun was one of the first of the 40 players out and had an anxious wait to see if it would be enough to take the win. Two 36s came in and a 37 but his score was good enough in the end to take the win and the 50 points on offer for first place. A delighted Shaun said that he was surprised that 38 was good enough but a lot of players seemed to have struggled in the very cold two club wind; he had two shots taken off his handicap.

Second place went to Fred Aspin who came in with 37 points and was cut by one shot. Adie Cunningham, who has led since round two, was third on countback with 36 points, he was docked point five. Kev Hingle also came in with 36 and took fourth place. The next two places were also decided on countback after both players scored 35. Carl Causbrook took fifth ahead of Chris Wheatland.

Adie Cunningham continues to lead the overall table with a 161 points. Kev Hingle moved up from fourth place to second some 48 points back. Just one point two behind him is Graham Smith who dropped from the second spot. Fred Aspin moves up from seventh to fourth just point eight behind Graham. Last series winner Steve Anderson dropped from third to fifth place, he has ninety six points.

There is no Order of Merit next week as a lot of players are in the Christmas Texas Scramble, the next round will be on the 21st December.

After two rounds of this year’s Winter League, things are starting to take shape. Andy Dickinson and Brian McInerney lead league one with 3 points. Gary Moat and Graham Smith also have 3 points and are in second place, both pairs have won one and drawn one. Ali McNaughton and Dave Pusch lead league two with 4 points, they have played two and won two. Club Captain Trevor Smith and President elect, John Sparks lead league three with 4 points from two wins. Previous winners Dave Morgan and Iain Bain lead Alan Bennett and Nick Cunnington in league four, both pairs have 4 points from two wins.


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

Trevor Smith Rod Wells Sheila Douty and Martin BoughtonThe 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 the event. The raffle on the night raised some £300 bringing the total to £600 raised for this year’s Seniors’ Captain’s Charity, the Alzheimer’s Trust. Founder member and experienced raconteur Keith Agar had those assembled in fits of laughter for almost an hour with a run of jokes, wry comments and pictures.

Graham SmithWeek six of the Winter Order of Merit was played on the Lakes course on Saturday. The weather was dry, cold and very windy – ideal for Graham Smith who is renowned for his ability in gusting winds and he triumphed for the first time in the event this year. Six handicapper Graham had 18 points on the front nine, including a birdie on the par four third hole. The back nine was even better as he also birdied the par five fifteenth and the par four seventeenth to come in with 20 and a total of 38 points to take the win. Graham said that he just played steady golf, tee to green, and took the chances with his putter when he had them. He leaped up from eleventh place to second overall and loses two shots off his handicap for the next round. Mike Watkins off eleven took second place with 37 points on countback from nine handicapper Paul Jenkinson. Mike loses a shot and Paul was docked point five. Four players were tied in fourth place – Trevor Smith, Tony Mould, James Gore and Adrian Cunningham after they all scored 36 points.

After six weeks, Melton’s Adrian Cunningham still leads with a 29 point gap ahead of Graham Smith in second. Steve Anderson slips back into third position and Kevin Hingle also lost ground this weekend. President in waiting John Sparks closed in on the top tier with another consistent scoring round. Paul Jenkinson leaps into the top ten following another steady performance this week. Fred Aspin, Steff Dutton, Ian Copley and Chris Wheatland all dropped places but remain in the top ten. With only six rounds played, the competition is all to play for and points in the bank now will prove invaluable for when the bad weather strikes. Round seven will be played on Sunday when the Rutland weather is forecast to be much colder with arctic winds.

Neil Harris took a party of Order of Merit competitors to The Nottinghamshire Golf Club during the week and returned full of praise for a course that has had a big facelift recently. All found the course in superb condition with beautifully manicured fairways and excellent receptive greens that were lightning fast, making putting a real test of skill. Neil said that it was refreshing to go to a course as visitors late in November that was in such good condition. Graham Smith was a worthy winner on the day coming in with 36 points. Chris Wheatland and Dave Copley were tied second with 35 points.

Greetham Valley’s Seniors held their end of season three club competition prior to electing their officials for 2014 last Monday: players could use any two clubs and a putter. Barry Shaw proved that he didn’t need all of the other clubs that he normally carries when he won the Hodgkinson Trophy, presented by Alan Hodgkinson, with a score of 38 points. Barry said that staying out of trouble and taking full advantage of it was the key to his win. Peter Morris took second place, he scored 34 points and John Taylor was third with 33. Bob King won the nearest the pin prize on the par three sixth hole. Fred Aspin was presented with the Neil Whitter Trophy by Neil for winning the Irons Only competition.

After the game, Radley Wardhaugh was elected as Seniors’ Captain and will take over from Rod Wells in January, Peter Woods will be his Vice. Rod thanked everybody for their fantastic support this year.  


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

Neil LowndesNine 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 that he had come very close on a number of occasions but no cigar. He was very happy to buy everybody a drink and looks forward to receiving his Hugo Boss watch courtesy of Hugo Boss and the How Did I Do website for the feat.

Round five of the Winter Order of Merit got off to a rather chilly start on Sunday – with a cold wind coming in from the north it was certainly time for the 36 players
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to don the old woolly hats and warm sweaters. Seven handicapper Steff Dutton, who has been struggling with his driving recently after suffering for over a year with shoulder pains, had a fantastic day on the fairways, missing only two of them. Steff, who is a Second Team regular, has a superb short game that he was able to use to great advantage. He recorded three sandy pars as well as getting out of a tricky situation to par a hole on several other occasions. He teed off in the first group and didn’t think that his 40 points would be anywhere near good enough to win so was very pleased to take his first one of the series. He said that it was the best that he has driven all year, he had two shots taken off his handicap and will play off five in the next game.Previous series’ winner Adam Clegg off five was one shot behind in second place, he was docked a shot and will play off four on Saturday.   Ian Copley took third place on countback with 38 points and was docked point five, he will play off twelve next time. Three others, four handicapper Nick Cunnington, President elect John Sparks and Kevin Hingle off twelve also scored 38 and were awarded joint fourth place. Birthday boy George Grant was a further shot back on 37 points.

Adrian Cunningham holds an 18 point lead at the top of the Order of Merit table over defending champion Steve Anderson. Kevin Hingle replaces Fred Aspin in third place and Fred drops to fourth. Week five winner Stef Dutton gained ground on the leaders and moves from twenty second to fifth, Ian Copley rose six spots to sixth in the table. Adam Clegg had the biggest climb of the weekend, he moved from thirty fifth to fifteenth place. The competition is bubbling along quite nicely now and we can expect even more changes next week, when players who had been playing in the alternative winter league return for the next round.

Vice Captain in waiting Fred Aspin won the Seniors’ Irons Only competition. He struggled in the front nine registering only 12 points but came good on the back nine with 22;  Neil Lowndes was second just one shot behind. Third and fourth were settled on count back, Steve Taylor took third demoting Bernard Bell to fourth place after they both scored 32 points.


Greetham Valley Prize Presentation Evening

Prize presentation nightThe 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 up his duties on the same day.

Trevor Smith Patricia Webster and Sheila DoutyTrevor Smith’s and Sheila Douty’s Captains’ Charity this year has been the Peterborough Neo Natal Ward and the fabulous sum of £2200 was raised throughout the year from Club members for the charity. Patricia Webster from the Ward was on hand to collect the cheque. Patricia said that they try not to handle very tiny babies, who are usually in a very delicate condition, too much. Some of them weigh in at less than a bag of sugar and a great deal of care from dedicated professionals is needed.
Colin Easson Motors prizes

These children may have been born prematurely or born with severe illness and even with a staff of forty five nurses plus doctors they are very reliant upon technology. The machines they use range in cost from around £500 to £7000 and obviously need replacing on a regular basis – every penny they can raise from outside sources really helps. Patricia thanked the Captains and the Club members for their generosity. Please note, If you would like to Colin Easson Motors competition prizewinnerscontribute to this vital work, contact the Communications Officer at Peterborough Hospital, they will be very happy to receive your donations which will only be used by the ward.

When the prize giving got underway, Ben Easson and Trevor SmithRoland Easson and his wife Debbie were on hand to present the trophies for the Colin Easson Motors competition. The Easson family, who sell Ford cars at their garage in Cottesmore, are Greetham Valley’s longest serving sponsors. Sophie Beardsall won the Ladies’ competition, she also won the Medal Winners’ Trophy. Adam Smith took the Men’s competition  prize and Jordan Burdall won the Under 21 section. Jordan, who also became the course record holder for both courses this year, won the President’s Putter for the best gross Jordan Burdall and Martin Boughtonscore in the two day 0-18 Club Championship to become Club Champion for the first time. Roland’s son Ben Easson, who came second in the Under 21 section, also picked up the Cunningham Cup for the best nett in the 0-18 Club Championship, and the Chris Southwell Memorial Salver.

For winning the Ladies’ Club Championship, Emma Tipping was awarded the Waycot Bowl; Emma also picked up two Medals after winning in July and August.Emma Tipping and Sheila Douty Another multiple winner was Ladies’ vice Captain Bev Dolman, she won the June Medal, the Pat Holloway Trophy and the Hodgkinson Cup for the Ladies’ Singles Knockout.

Iain Bain was presented with the Rutland Shield for his win in the division one Singles  competition, Paul Childe-Freeman won division two.

The Brian Hockey Trophy was presented to Jack Vernal for his win in the Seniors’
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division one and Denis Watts picked up the Mike Churchill Trophy for division two.

Bryony Batch, who has played in fourteen qualifiers this year, was awarded the Rosemary Thomas Cup for the most improved Lady Golfer after coming down from 33 to 30 handicap, she also won the Lady Landover Trophy.

Mike Churchill Trevor Smith and Denis Watts

The Stuart Dodd Trophy for the most improved Senior Golfer went to Peter Wood who came down from 20 to 15 this year. Paul Downs won both the Easson Cup for the 19-28 nett Championship and the Hinch Cup for the gross Championship.

 

 

Other prize winners:

The Begy Trophy, Gents Pairs Knockout:    Ray Gladwinfield and Mark Hibbitt
Ladies Medal Winners Trophy:    Sophie Beardsall
Anniversary Trophy:    Steve Bennoson (Gents), and Pat Jamieson (Ladies)
Rabbits Trophy:    Dave Smith
Tudor Springs Foursomes:    Bob Beverly and Neil Harris
Bob Ford Past Captains’ Cup:    George Grant
Barbara Ford Past Captains’ Trophy:    Eve Mills
Moore Stephens Trophy:    Robert Lewin (Gents), Jackie Friend (Ladies)
Limestone Trophy:    Nick Cunnington
Ladies’ Greensomes:    Liz Haughton and Fay Taylor
Sturgess Volvo Trophy:    Andrew Frisby
Senior Golfer of the Year:    Rob Gray
Ladies’ Bunny Cup:    Hazel Hinch
Meadows World Travel Trophy:    Jacky Bayley
Greetham Cup, Ladies’ Doubles:    Sophie Beardsall and Sally Bowker
Seniors’ Doubles:    Rod Wells and Robert Birch
Dickinson Trophy, Mixed Doubles:   Trevor Smith and Sheila Douty
Dryden Salver (best 36 holes nett):    Sheila Douty
Gill Christie Memorial Trophy:    Angela Wheeler
Martins Mixed Foursomes:    Ryan Tarrant and Jackie Friend
Stimson Family Cup:    Roger Bass and Andrew Bass

2013 Captains Trevor and Sheila thanked the members for their support during the year and paid special thanks to Dennis and Joan Millington and the Hinch family for all their help this year. They also wished Shaun Denholm and Bev Dolman, who take over as Captains in January, all the best for 2014.

Steve Anderson, who won the 2012/13 Winter Order of Merit last year, took his first win in this year’s series with a fantastic 39. Kevin Hingle and Jim Wheeler took the second and third places, just two shots behind on countback. Six players, Fred Aspin, Ian Copley, Neil Crees, Paul Jenkinson, Peter Bagshaw and Trevor Smith were a shot further back and they shared the Order of Merit points. Adrian Cunningham still occupies top position on the overall table but his lead has been reduced to 15 points. Defending champion Steve Anderson surged up the table to take over second place. Fred Aspin moved up from fourth to third and Kevin Hingle leaps up ten places into fourth place, Chris Wheatland dropped from second to fifth. With it all still wide open and all to play for, the next round will take place on Sunday 24th, when players are expecting much colder conditions.

Don’t forget the Members’ Forums next week, 2.30pm on Wednesday 27th and 7pm on Thursday 28th. Wine and nibbles will be provided. Hope to see you there!

Who fancies Robbie Williams for Christmas?

Robbie 1Guests at our fabulous Christmas Party Night on Thursday 12th December will enjoy very special entertainment – the UK’s number one tribute to Robbie Williams!

Why not bring a group of  friends to enjoy the festive Christmas party atmosphere at Greetham Valley on this fantastic night of musical entertainment for just £35 per person, to include our scrumptious Christmas Party Night three course menu:

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Itinerary

Arrival:     from 7pm

Dinner:     7.45pm

Bar:          7pm to midnight

Entertainment:  until 12.30am
Robbie Williams Tribute + Disco

Carriages:          12.30am

NB Small groups MAY be seated with other small groups on a large table

Christmas Party Night
Accommodation

Special Rate just £67 B&B per room

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Menu

Assiette of starters
Sliced pork fillet with apricot sausage
Smoked salmon rosette
Red onion and brie tartlet

Main course
from the carvery
A choice of ham, beef and turkey
all served with
Yorkshire pudding, chef’s potatoes,
chipolata sausage, homemade stuffing,
seasonal vegetables and pan gravy
or
Spinach and smoked cheese roulade
served with a creamy thyme sauce, chef’s potatoes and seasonal vegetables

Assiette of desserts
Chocolate truffle cheesecake
Christmas pudding
Homemade Yuletide ice cream

Coffee, tea and chocolate mint

Dietary requirements catered for with pleasure
- do please ask!

For more details please see our Christmas pages
or contact Mitch by phone 01780 460444 or email him


Christmas brochure now available – and going fast!

At Greetham Valley we really do know how to throw a fabulous Christmas party – and the proof is in the Christmas pudding, as they might say!

Our Christmas Party Nights are now getting booked up, with just a few tables still available – email Mitch for more details.

We have a fabulous line up of entertainment choices and with Christmas party nights from just £15 per person, Greetham Valley really is one of the best Christmas party venues in Rutland.

Browse through our Christmas pages to check out all our festive celebration choices for December, right through to New Year’s Day!