Vitruvian Triathlon 2015 at Rutland Water – accommodation offer

Vitruvian triathlonCalling all triathletes! If you are brave enough to compete in the incredibly tough 2015 Vitruvian at Rutland Water on Saturday 29th August, we are more than pleased to offer you a huge discount on Greetham Valley accommodation for the night before, Friday 28th!

Hotel accommodation: 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….

Lodge or Cottage accommodation: £150 self-catering – our Lodges sleep up to 6 in three bedrooms, and our Cottage sleeps 5, so are ideal for groups of athletes, their families and friends – everyone needs their support team!

To book, call Hotel Reception on 01780 460444 and quote “Vitruvian Offer”.


Job vacancies at Greetham Valley July 2015

NIGHT PORTER
We currently have a vacancy for a Night Porter, working a minimum of 24 hours per week, subject to rostering arrangements and the needs of the business. This is an interesting position, with a varied range of duties. The successful candidate will:

  • ensure all areas throughout the building are tidy and maintained in good working order, ready for the day’s activities
  • provide support to the Food and Beverage team for clear up when functions run into late evening or through to the early hours
  • service function rooms and rest rooms
  • set up tables and chairs for next day functions as required
  • set up for breakfast as required
  • provide after hours service to residents as be required
  • patrol the hotel, lounge bar and grounds to assist with security
  • report any serious incidents or serious security risks immediately to the local police for action
  • provide residents’ check in and check out services as required
  • report any maintenance issues for action
  • work on other duties through the night as may be reasonably requested to meet the needs of the business
  • jobs availableInterested applicants should apply in writing by 17 July 2015 to:
    Sharon Walpole, HR Manager, Greetham Valley,Wood Lane, Greetham, Oakham, Rutland LE15 7SN
    Tel 01780 460444    sharon@greethamvalley.co.uk


    Holiday discounts this August in Rutland!

    Overhead lakesSummer holiday breaks at Greetham Valley in Rutland.
    For one week only commencing Monday 10th August 2015, we are delighted to offer a choice of two superb short holiday break discounts at Greetham Valley.

    How about a 4* luxury Holiday Cottage sleeping up to 5 people for just £325 for a 4 night midweek break (arrive Monday 10th August, Mill Cottage email sizedepart Friday 14th, normal tariff £525). Simply perfect for a family summer break! While you’re here, explore the beach, RockBlok and mini golf at Rutland Water and much, much more, including an osprey spotting cruise on the Rutland Belle. NOW BOOKED

    For those who enjoy Hotel leisure breaks, we have a fantastic bed & breakfast offer of just £75 per room per night when booking a Hotel twin bedroom webminimum of two consecutive nights in the week commencing 10th August. Enjoy shared twin or king-size accommodation, a full English or continental breakfast AND a complimentary packed lunch per person each day.  A date to note: the fabulous ABBA tribute band, Bjorn Again, will be performing at Rutland Water on Saturday 15th August!

    belvoir castleMany of the stately homes and castles of Hidden England are within easy reach: Burghley House, Belvoir Castle, Belton House, Boughton House, Deene Park, Kirby Hall, Grimsthorpe Castle and Rockingham Castle – all are a lovely day out as are the nearby inspiring Barnsdale Gardens, Easton Walled Gardens and Gates’ Nurseries. The market towns of Stamford, Oakham, Uppingham and Grantham are perfectly located for a spot of retail therapy, all Rutland Water cyclinghaving some lovely bijou shops and boutiques.

    Walkers and ramblers may enjoy lovely walks across the county, including the Rutland Round, taking in the stunning landscape and chocolate-box villages. Cycling around Rutland Water is a challenge enjoyed by many and a range of “on the Water” sports, from windsurfing to kayaking to sailing are available, as is tuition in all Rutland Water sail smallactivities. Bird watching is a particularly popular activity, both onsite and on Rutland Water Nature Reserve.

    The Rutland Falconry and Owl Centre has over 90 birds of prey whilst Simon Tebbutt Falconry provides an inspiring bird of prey handling experience onsite at Greetham Valley. Our guests may also enjoy complimentary onsite par 3 golf, coarse and trout fishing, Katie and Errolbowls and petanque.

    The small print: Our offers are subject to availability and must be booked direct with Greetham Valley – terms, conditions, hotel sole occupancy charges and date exclusions may apply. We regret this offer is not applicable to any existing bookings.

    For more details or to book, please email: info@greethamvalley.co.uk or
    tel: 01780 460444. Please quote “August Leisure Break Offer” when enquiring.

     


    Hotel Offers

    Hotel kingsize bedroom web3rd Night FREE! –  Leisure Break Offer
    Book now for selected dates this summer 2015 – two nights dinner, bed and breakfast at £75 per person per night then enjoy a third night DBB absolutely FREE!

    Enjoy a three course table d’hote dinner per night, shared twin or king-size accommodation and a full English or continental breakfast in our contemporary, family owned and run Hotel.

    PLUS we are delighted to offer a complimentary ticket per person, per leisure break, for your choice of one of the following local attractions:

     Burghley House Entry to Burghley House and the Gardens of Surprise
    One of the largest, grandest houses of the first Elizabethan
    age, Burghley House is just 10 minutes drive away in
    nearby Stamford, which is itself a lovely market town
    – simply perfect for browsing and retail therapy…
    Barnsdale Gardens Entry to Barnsdale Gardens
    Created by Geoff Hamilton for BBC Gardeners’ World,
    Barnsdale Gardens is Britain’s largest collection of
    individually designed gardens. Now run by Geoff’s son Nick,Barnsdale Gardens are just a few minutes’ drive away
    Easton Walled Gardens Entry to Easton Walled Gardens
    These are Lincolnshire’s “lost” gardens, where 400 years of
    gardening have created a peaceful and joyous ambience,
    enhanced by the beautiful valley it nestles in. Just 15
    minutes’ drive away from Greetham Valley
    Rutland Belle Boarding pass for Rutland Belle on Rutland Water
    This is a truly relaxing and enjoyable boat cruise on a lovely
    vessel across and around Rutland Water. Passengers
    board at Whitwell on the North Shore of the Water, just a
    few minutes’ drive away

    Prices for this Leisure Break Package are based on shared twin bedded or king-size accommodation. Sole occupancy supplement £15 per night.

    This offer must be booked direct with the Hotel,  is not applicable to existing bookings and is subject to availability.

    Please quote “3rd Night Free Package”  when calling to check availability for this special leisure break offer. Book your room now with Reservations on (01780) 460444 or email to enquire about available dates.

    [This offer is subject to availability and may have date exclusions and limitations, including those of the four attractions – please ask.]


    Colin Easson Motors competition and more golf updates

    Jamie HerbertColin Easson Motors, who celebrate their 40th anniversary as a business this year, are based in the village of Cottesmore and have sponsored a golf competition at Greetham Valley for over twenty of those years. 150 gents and 30 ladies played in this year’s stableford competition on the Lakes course over the weekend. It was not exactly blazing May but at least it didn’t rain, although a gusting wind caused a few problems for the competitors.

    Melton Mowbray’s Jamie Herbert started with a bogie then a double bogie but soon got into his stride to finish the front nine with 19 points. He did even better on the back nine, registering a fantastic haul of 23 to end the day with 42 points. Jamie said that he felt very relaxed on the course but couldn’t point to just one thing that helped him win, his overall game worked on the day. The win also means that he is now eligible to play in the two day 0-18 Club Championships in July after being cut to eighteen.

    Long time clubhouse leader Steve Bennoson who had a fantastic game took second place with 41 points and was cut to eight. Jason Lindsay, Chris Tapsell and Peter Smith took third, fourth and fifth on countback after scoring 39 points.

    Ryan Tarrant scored 36 points in the Colin Easson but gained enough points to strengthen his lead in the Martin Boughton sponsored Summer Order of Merit. Ryan has 89 points, Steve Orton, who won the last qualifier,  remains in second place with 75 and Adam Clegg moves up to third with 67. Steve Bennoson jumps up to fourth after his second place this week, he has 63. Fred Aspin rounds off the top five with 55 points.

    Thirty competitors played in the Ladies’ Colin Easson competitionSally Bowker had 16 points on the front despite not scoring on hole seven. She got stuck in and came in with a further 19 points on the back to win on countback with 35 points. Jackie Friend was placed second and Nicola Toon took third with 34 points.

    In the Junior Competition, Ellie Haughton who is having a magnificent year, won on countback from the 2014 Junior of the Year, Winston Childs. Both scored 33 points. The winners will receive their prizes at Prize Presentation Night in October. 

    The Midweek Medal, played on the Lakes course, was contested by a strong field. Five handicapper Graham Smith took full advantage of the reasonably still conditions and came in with a gross 76, nett 71 to take the win on countback. Graham, who is noted for his very steady swing no matter what the conditions, had twelve pars, a birdie on the par five sixteenth and five bogies. He said that he was very pleased with the win but just went out to enjoy himself as he usually does. Nine handicapper Jon Herbert took second on countback. Russell Holden and David Copley were placed third and fourth on countback after coming in with nett 71.

    Former Lady Captain Angela Wheeler, off fifteen, was cut to fourteen after she won the Ladies’ Midweek Medal with a brilliant nett 74 on the Valley course. She finished seven shots clear of second and third placed Irene Barstow and Julia Thirlwell.

    A bogey competition is not to everybody’s taste but the Seniors gave it a good try out. David Wallace and Keith Godwin were first with six. David Kirtland and Nick Lawson took second on countback from David Aldred and Ken Stewart with five.

    Former Seniors Captain Rod Wells had one of the best games of his golfing life in the Seniors stableford qualifier on the Valley course. Rod shot an incredible 45 points, five ahead of second placed Neil Bradbury. All of that despite not scoring on the tenth! Rod said that everything just seemed to work on the day, the drives were mostly good as was his short game. He was cut to twenty one. Frank McGuire was third with 39 on countback from Tim Lee.

    The Seniors had a great half away to Thorney Lakes in Peterborough during the week. Seniors’ Captain Peter Wood and partner Tim Pearson had a great game to get the team off to a good start with a win. Two halves and two losses followed, this left the team needing a win for the overall half. Vice Captain Mel Clarke and his partner won on the last despite being three down for most of the game.


    Madonna Tribute Night – no wardrobe malfunctions expected!

    Madonna websiteMadonna Tribute Night
    Friday 24th July
    Madonna – uncloaked and using no steps – will be coming to Greetham Valley this summer in the form of fabulous tribute artiste, Tasha Leaper. Come and enjoy superb entertainment from the Material Girl, plus dance until midnight to music from the 80s and 90s from the JH Roadshow Disco. Tickets are just £20pp to include a two course dinner.
    Click here to view the Madonna Tribute Night menu – dietary requirements catered for with pleasure, please do ask.

    Arrival: 7pm   Carriages: midnight

    Tickets available from Greetham Valley Hotel tel: 01780 460444 or email: info@greethamvalley.co.uk

    Click here to view Tasha’s Madonna Tribute website


    Snow update at Greetham Valley January/February 2015

    Greetham Valley Feb 6thFriday 6th February 11.30am
    All three courses fully open today and on 99% main greens – the only exception is 17th Valley, on temporary green but will be switched to main green as soon as possible. Gloriously sunny forecast over the next couple of days – come and make the most of it!!

    Wednesday 4th February 11.30am
    Update late morning. Snow is thawing nicely and Adi is hopeful that we will be able to open the Lakes course tomorrow. Further update at 3.00pm this afternoon.

    snow on greens 1Wednesday 4th February 8am
    Bleh. Very low temperatures overnight. Both main courses closed this morning, Academy course and Driving Range are both open. Anyone for coffee? Toasty warm in the Lounge Bar….

    Tuesday 3rd February 5pm
    The new snowfall has been thawing in the bright sunshine today although at lunchtime there was still 2cm on the cold greens. Barring any more snow, we are hopeful for golf on all the courses tomorrow. Please do phone the Golf Shop on 01780 460444 to check before leaving home.

    Saturday 31st January 9am
    Front 9 of the Lakes course and the Academy course are open; an inspection on the back 9 of the Lakes will be held at 11am, there is still a fair amount of lying snow on that part of the course. No rain overnight and it was somewhat chilly. Adi tweets updates too, why not follow him @Adi14

    Snow going at Greetham Valley

    Friday 30th January 4pm
    Adi the Course Manager reports that the snow is almost gone, due to milder temperatures this afternoon, except on north facing slopes. Providing there is no more snowfall overnight, we are looking optimistic for golf on all three courses tomorrow. #fingerscrossed  The courses will be inspected at the crack of dawn Saturday and the updated news will be available from the Golf Shop on 01780 460444. Sorry about the picture quality :)

    Fsnow at Greetham Valleyriday 30th January 11am
    A light covering of snow both yesterday and overnight has been enough to close the main 18 hole courses but the greenkeepers have been working on the Academy course greens this morning, so the Academy course is open – use orange balls!! If we get any rain today/overnight, this should wash the snow away and we are also hoping for slightly milder temperatures to help do the job. Please phone the Golf Shop on 01780 460444 for updates


    Snow update at Greetham Valley

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    SNOW UPDATE 31st DECEMBER 9am
    Sunny, frosty and bright again at GV today. Yesterday saw no thaw even in the sunshine and the temperature overnight was minus 6 degrees so that snowy duvet across all the courses is still icy cold – and still there… Forecast is for it to be warmer today, now saying up to 4 degrees so it might start a thaw but that won’t be enough to clear 5cm of snow.  Adi the Course Manager has just spoken to the Members’ Committee because of tomorrow’s Captains’ Drive In and competition and the Drive-In has been postponed to 11am, but no golf competition, and the golf lunch will be served in the Lounge Bar at 12.30pm. There are also over 100 diners booked in for New Year’s Day Lunch in the Rutland Suite. In the meantime, the roads and driveway to GV are still clear, so all is set for tonight’s New Year’s Eve party – we’ll see you there!!

    SNOW UPDATE 29th DECEMBER 11am

    Sunny and bright at GV today, but thermometer only showing 1 degree above zero at the mo. Driving Range open, but still good 5cm of snowy duvet on the courses. Nice for walking the dog, but hopeless for golf. Forecast says temps set to rise from tomorrow, so good chance that the Captains’ Drive-In and 9 hole comp will happen on Thursday. However, avoid Robert today if you can #grumpy…

    SNOW UPDATE 29th DECEMBER AT JUST GONE MIDNIGHT
    It’s minus 2 degrees out there right now and hasn’t risen much above freezing all day yesterday (Sunday) even in the sun. Courses likely to be closed for Monday and Tuesday, then fingers crossed a thaw will set in. We’ll keep you posted here, but the Golf Shop will probably be the first to know as they will collar Adi the Course Manager as soon they see him! Lounge Bar and restaurant will be open, lane and drive are clear and we’re revving  up for our New Year’s Eve party night!

    SNOW UPDATE 27th DECEMBER  6cm of snow since 5pm Boxing Day at Greetham Valley. Courses are closed but Driving Range is open. Robert has been out on his trusty snowplough to clear the lane and drive down to the Clubhouse, so come on in and warm up! Roaring log fire in the Lounge,  and the view across the snowy golf courses is just beautiful – although Robert doesn’t think so…but Jazz the black lab loves it!


    2014 Prize Presentation Evening

    Greetham Valley’s Clubhouse was packed for the 2014 Prize Presentation Evening on Friday 14th November.

    The first order of business was the announcement of the Vice Captains for 2015. Michael Fish will be Men’s Vice to Captain Fred Aspin, while Susie Ellis will be Ladies’ Vice to Cathy Steele. Mel Clark will take over from Peter Wood as Seniors’ Vice and Tom Haynes will be Vice to Ellie Haughton for the Juniors.

    Captains Shaun Denholm and Bev Dolman praised the generosity of the members when they presented a cheque for £3378 to the Warwicks, Lincs, Rutland and Leics Air Ambulance Service. Shaun said that fundraising like this and from the general public is invaluable as without it, the Service would not be able to operate, as they receive nothing from the government. This money will be enough to fund two missions.

    Liz Haughton almost needed a delivery truck for her trophies. She won the Hodgkinson Trophyfor winning the Singles Knockout, the Dryden Salver for the 36 holes best net score in the Ladies’ Club Championship as well as three Midweek Medals for April, August and October. Liz also won the Ladies’ Ping Betterball with Emma Tipping and even had time to take first place in the Colin Easson Motors competition. Not to mention the various competitions won away from the club.

    Another multiple winner was Susie Ellis: she won two Medals in May and June. Susie was also awarded the most improved lady golfer trophy after coming down from thirty six to twenty four handicap since April. On the way to that she also won the Bunny Cup. Hayley Hunt who joined Greetham Valley this year also picked up two medals, September Midweek and Weekend.Hayley also won the Anniversary Trophy and picked up the Greetham Cup for the Ladies Doubles Knockout with Jackie Friend. Emma Tipping, who couldn’t be at the prize presentations due to work commitments, won the Waycot Bowl for her first win in the Ladies’ Club Championship. Emma also won the Pat Holloway Trophy. 

    Graham Smith was the very popular winner of the Men’s Club Championship and got one of the loudest cheers of the night when he went up to collect the President’s PutterDave Pritchett won the Cunningham Cup for the best nett score in the same competition. Rob Bagworth, who joined the club earlier this year, won the June Medal and was the first winner of the Martin Boughton Cup for theSummer Order of Merit. Rob has come down from twenty at the start of the year to eleven and is now knocking on the Second Team’s door.

    In the Knockout competitionsNick Cunnington received the Rutland Shield after winning the Division One Singles title. Steve Burgon won Division Two. John Dowding picked up the Brian Hockey Trophy for winning theDivision One Seniors’ Singles Knockout. Seniors’ Captain Radley Wardhaugh won Division Twoand was presented with the Mike Churchill Cup. Ian Bain and Dave Morgan won the Begy Trophyfor their win in the Doubles Knockout. Ryan Tarrant and his gran Gill Tarrant collected  theCunningham Cup for winning the Family Knockout and also the Martins Mixed Foursomes Trophy. The Dickinson Mixed Knockout Trophy was won by Jim and Angela Wheeler.

    Neil Lowndes has had a good year in Seniors’ competitions, he won Medals in January and February as well as the Hodgkinson Cup for the three club competition a few weeks ago. The award Neil is most proud of though was winning the Senior Golfer of the Year.

    Pat Jones, Liz Haughton and Club Professional Neil Curtis have done wonders with the Juniors this year. Isobel Haughton received the Chris Herridge Trophy for winning the Junior Championship, she also picked up the Clark Shield for the best nett score in the same championship. Sister Ellie Haughton was second in that event but went on to win the Juniors’ section in the Colin Easson competition. She also won the Weekend April Medal and the Ladies Medal Winners Trophy. Tom Haynes who joined Greetham Valley this year won the Bud Richardson Junior Knockout Trophy. The winners in the Junior Academy competition couldn’t be separated so Scott Atton and Winston Childs were declared joint winners.
    Winston Childs 1
    Greetham Valley’s Junior Golfer of the Year award is a very prestigious award. It goes to the Junior who, in the eyes of his contemporaries, the junior organiser and the Professional stands out from the crowd for his or her all round spirit. Popularity with their peers and their general attitude to other members and the game is a must. If Graham Smith had a great cheer when he went to collect his trophy that was topped when the 2014 Junior Golfer of the Year, Winston Childs, went up to collect his.  Neil Curtis, who sponsored the trophy, said that Winston is so keen on his golf that even when he had his foot in plaster earlier this year, he still came up to Greetham Valley for the coaching sessions and to support his friends. Neil said that with his cast on he couldn’t hit an iron or wood but it didn’t stop him from practising his putting. He went on to say that the Juniors are an absolute joy to work with and he is proud of what they have all achieved this year, some from an absolute standing start.

    Full list of 2014 Prizewinners

    COLIN EASSON MOTORS COMPETITION
    Presented by Roly and Tom Easson
    Ladies
    1st  Liz Haughton     2nd Heather Morgan    3rd Pat Jamieson
    Gents
    1st  Kevin Hingle     2nd Chris Howe       3rd  Gordon Barbour
    Juniors
    1st Ellie Haughton      2nd Isobel Haughton

    GENTS’ MEDAL WINNERS
    November 2013     Steve Burgon
    March 2014            Joe Dalziel
    April                         Lewis Daff
    May                          Kevin Hingle
    June                         Robert Bagworth
    October                   Andy Lancaster

    LADIES’ MEDAL WINNERS
    April Midweek      Liz Haughton
    April Weekend      Ellie   Haughton
    May Midweek        Susie Ellis
    May Weekend       Pat Jamieson
    June Weekend      Susie Ellis
    June Midweek      Gilly Grant
    July Midweek        Angela Wheeler
    August Midweek   Liz Haughton
    August Weekend   Sheila Douty
    September Midweek   Hayley Hunt
    September Weekend   Hayley Hunt
    October Midweek        Liz Haughton

    LADIES’ MEDAL WINNERS TROPHY
    Presented by Eve Mills
    Ellie Haughton

    CLARKE SHIELD (NETT CHAMPION)
    Isobel Haughton

    CHRIS HERRIDGE TROPHY (JUNIOR CHAMPION)
    Isobel Haughton

    BUD RICHARDSON TROPHY (JUNIOR KNOCKOUT)
    Tom Haynes

    JUNIOR ACADEMY COMPETITION (par 3 course)
    Joint winners:­ Scott Atton and Winston Childs

    JUNIORS V LADIES (par 3 course)
    Winners: Juniors

    JUNIOR GOLFER OF THE YEAR
    Presented by Neil Curtis
    Winston Childs

    MOST IMPROVED LADY GOLFER
    Rosemary Thomas Cup
    Susie Ellis (came down from 36 in April to 24 now)

    MOST IMPROVED SENIOR GOLFER
    Stuart Dodd Trophy
    Keith Smith (came down from 18 to 15 during year)

    SENIORS’ MEDALS
    November 2013     Jack  Vernal
    December 2013     Malcolm Barnes
    January  2014       Neil Lowndes
    February                 Neil Lowndes
    March                     Gordon Wiles
    April                        Ken Stewart
    May                         Keith Heppenstall
    June                        David Aldred
    July                         Nick Lawson
    August                    Phil Harris
    September              Bernard Bell

    ANNIVERSARY TROPHY
    Gents       Jon Rookledge
    Ladies     Hayley Hunt

    RABBITS TROPHY
    Andy Bimpson

    PAT HOLLOWAY TROPHY
    Emma Tipping

    GENTS’ WINTER LEAGUE
    Peter Dickinson/Peter Smith

    NEIL WHITTER TROPHY (SENIORS)
    John Taylor

    LADY LANDOVER TROPHY
    Gill Tarrant

    TUDOR SPRING FOURSOMES
    David Aldred and Peter Wood

    BOB FORD PAST CAPTAINS’ CUP
    Bob Beverley

    BARBARA FORD PAST CAPTAINS’ TROPHY
    Sheila Douty

    MOORE STEPHENS TROPHY
    Gents        Peter Ryan
    Ladies      Gilly Grant

    LIMESTONE TROPHY
    Jon Herbert

    LADIES’ GREENSOMES TROPHY
    Presented by Liz Bond
    Liz Haughton/Fay Taylor

    CHRIS SOUTHWELL MEMORIAL SALVER
    Darren Want

    STURGESS VOLVO TROPHY
    Steven Chisholm

    SENIOR GOLFER OF THE YEAR
    Neil Lowndes

    LADIES’ BUNNY CUP
    Presented by Gilly Grant
    Susie Ellis

    EASSON CUP (19-28 h/c Nett Club Champion)
    Ray Pagett

    HINCH CUP (19-28 Gross Champion)
    Simon Chapman

    PRESIDENT’S CHARITY DAY TROPHY (GENTS)
    Presented by John Sparks
    Jamie Herbert

    MEADOWS WORLD TRAVEL CHARITY TROPHY (LADIES)
    Fay Taylor

    GREETHAM CUP LADIES’ DOUBLES KNOCKOUT
    Jackie Friend/Hayley Hunt

    SENIORS’ DOUBLES KNOCKOUT
    Tim Nixon and Mike Guy 

    VETERANS CUP
    Joe Ball

    DICKINSON TROPHY MIXED KNOCKOUT
    Jim and Angela Wheeler

    HODGKINSON CUP LADIES’ SINGLES KNOCKOUT
    Liz Haughton

    DRYDEN SALVER 36 HOLE BEST NETT (LADIES)
    Liz Haughton

    GILL CHRISTIE MEMORIAL TROPHY
    Liz Haughton

    CUNNINGHAM CUP (CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP) (BEST NETT)
    Dave Pritchett

    MARTINS MIXED FOURSOMES
    Ryan and Gill Tarrant

    STIMSON CUP (FAMILY KNOCKOUT)
    Ryan and Gill Tarrant

    RUTLAND SHIELD GENTS SINGLES KNOCKOUT
    Division One
    Nick Cunnington
    Division 2
    Steve Burgon

    BRIAN HOCKEY TROPHY SENIORS SINGLES KNOCKOUT
    Presented by Seniors’ Captain Radley Wardhaugh
    Division One
    John Dowding

    MIKE CHURCHILL TROPHY SENIORS SINGLES KNOCKOUT
    Division Two
    Radley Wardhaugh

    BEGY TROPHY (GENTS’ PAIRS KNOCKOUT)
    Ian Bain and Dave Morgan

    WAYCOT BOWL (LADIES’ CLUB CHAMPION)
    Emma Tipping

    PRESIDENT’S PUTTER (CLUB CHAMPION)
    Presented by John Sparks
    Graham Smith

    LADIES’ CORONATION FOURSOMES
    Hayley Taylor and Kay Ropson

    LADIES PING BETTERBALL
    Liz Haughton and Emma Tipping

    LADIES’ DAILY MAIL FOURSOMES QUALIFIER
    Heather Morgan/Sheila Douty

    MARTIN BOUGHTON TROPHY (SUMMER ORDER OF MERIT)
    Robert Bagworth

    SENIORS’ STAN HOLDEN TROPHY & WINTER LEAGUE
    Steve Taylor

    The prizewinners

    The prize winners were all very happy but the most surprised person in the room was retiring Secretary Dennis Millington. Dennis was totally surprised when Club President  John Sparks presented him with a travel voucher for £1000 from the members. Next up was Gilly Ward who presented Dennis with a gift voucher for £150 for The George Hotel in Stamford on behalf of Greetham Valley’s staff.

    Dennis was already having trouble keeping calm when Greetham Valley proprietor Frank Hinch stepped forward. Frank said that the Hinch family could not just let Dennis slip away after his fifteen years of extremely valuable voluntary service to the club. He said that no matter what role Dennis took on: Secretary, EGU representative, Captain and Handicaps Secretary to mention just a few, Dennis took full responsibility for the role and did it to the very best of his abilities.

    Frank told him that the family had arranged for Dennis to go to the Ping testing facility in Gainsborough. There, he will be fitted for a new set of clubs complete with a new bag. He will also be taken on a tour of the factory to see his clubs being prepared and will be able to enjoy a round of golf there. Frank went on to say that Dennis has been a stalwart of the club from its very inception. He has always been on hand to sort out queries from members as well as organise the various competitions and the diary on an annual basis. The family also awarded him lifetime membership of the club.

    Dennis did fantastically well to stay dry eyed especially when everybody stood to give him a massive round of applause. Saying “All of this has been quite unexpected”, he paid tribute to everybody at the club, proprietors, staff and members alike. He plans to travel more next year with wife Joan as well as playing more golf and trying to get his handicap down. Dennis got off to a good start on Saturday when he and his playing partner registered a win in the first round of the Winter League. Dennis won’t be leaving the club and will be on hand to help out when new Secretary Radley Wardhaugh and new competitions secretary Peter Wood take over in the new year.

    The members all paid great tribute to Greetham’s fantastic team of greenstaff led by Adi Porter. The two courses and the par three are kept in tip top condition and without them, none of the competitions could go as well as they do.

     

     


    Hotel Job Vacancies at Greetham Valley in Rutland

    jobs available

    Greetham Valley Hotel, Golf and Conference Centre currently has a job vacancy for a full time Head Housekeeper to lead a busy, established team.

    The successful applicant will be responsible for the highest cleanliness standards, to include 35 bedrooms, 8 holiday lodges, cottage, all function and dining facilities and public areas.

    Applicants will possess the following qualities:
    Exceptional cleanliness standards
    High Attention to detail
    Ability to motivate and lead a team
    Planning and organisational skills
    Preparation and delivery of annual budgets

    Previous experience in a similar role is required; working patterns will be flexible to include evenings and weekends. Interested applicants should apply in writing with full CV to:
    Sharon Walpole, HR Manager, Greetham Valley, Wood Lane, Greetham, Oakham, Rutland LE15 7SN
    sharon@greethamvalley.co.uk     tel: 01780 460444
    Closing date 8th December 2014