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Greetham Valley’s Barry Ward on birdies, bunkers & bar stools…

Few people know the extreme good fortune that converts a pastime into a career. Even fewer are those to whom such a scenario brings success and rewards beyond imaginings. Barry Ward, one of Greetham Valley’s senior members,  is one of the latter and after a life-time in golf writing he is still counting his blessings….

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Ladies Lincolnshire Scratch League Victory for Greetham Valley

Emma Tipping won the first game in the Ladies’ Scratch League match against Stoke Rochford in great style, she beat Pam Watson seven and six. Sophie Beardsall had been in Bermuda up until a couple of days prior to the match, representing the Isle of Wight in the Island games where she won the silver…

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This green keeping job is a dog’s life…..

Golf course maintenance is of course a never ending process of different jobs on different parts of the courses. The August maintenance procedures specifically schedule in work on the greens to keep them in tip-top condition. Daily green keeping involves early morning starts throughout summer, making the most of daylight hours and quiet courses. It…

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Liquid Gold fertiliser and August course maintenance

Greetham Valley golf course manager Adi Porter and his green keeping team have recently applied a  fertiliser called LiquidGold to the greens at Greetham Valley – this image of the 4th green on the Lakes course, taken a day after the application, speaks for itself! Course maintenance work this August The renovation work carried out on the greens…

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New mowers and happy greenkeepers at Greetham Valley!

Robert’s spending on equipment for the golf courses at Greetham Valley continues! The new mowers are working well, they can be out first thing cutting greens and then units changed (I have the changeover process down to 2 mins 30 seconds) and out cutting tees/surrounds.  Toro really have done themselves proud with these new mowers…

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Emma lifts Ladies’ Championship title

After the two day men’s Championship last week, it was the turn of the Ladies this last weekend, the difference being that the Ladies do their two rounds on the same day. Thankfully, the weather was a little cooler which made a tough day a little bit more bearable. The Championship was played on the Lakes…

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Plus one golfer Jordan is 2013 Club Champion – at just 19!

 For once the weather forecast for Rutland was absolutely correct! Saturday, the first day of the two day 0-18 Club Championships, was the hottest day of the year so far, thirty degrees and counting. A field of 120 took to the fairways but at the end of the first day’s play, only those within ten…

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July Medal win for Nick and team news

The July Medal was played on the Lakes course in very hot conditions and without even a hint of a breeze. In Division One, three players were tied on 73 points and were separated on countback. Nine handicapper Dave Pusch was placed second, John Simpson, also off nine, took third and plus one golfer Jordan Burdall…

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Captains’ Weekend at Greetham Valley

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July Greetham Valley’s 2013 Captains, Trevor Smith and Sheila Douty, are delighted to invite members and their guests to enjoy the annual Captains’ Weekend activities at the end of July. The Saturday sees the main golf competition, a full handicap stableford, being played on the Lakes course for lots of great…

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