Hotel job vacancies in Rutland – Temporary Kitchen Assistants

Greetham Valley Hotel, Golf and Conference Centre has vacancies for Temporary Kitchen Assistants to work weekends and evenings. 

The successful applicants will work as an integral part of the busy 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.

Please apply in writing to Sharon Walpole by 30th September 2012.    
Post: Sharon Walpole, Greetham Valley Golf Club Ltd, Wood Lane, Greetham, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 7SN

Job vacancy for a Temporary Housekeeper at Greetham Valley

Greetham Valley Hotel, Golf and Conference Centre has a job vacancy for a Temporary Housekeeper to work within the busy Housekeeping Department.  Hours will be flexible as required to meet the needs of the business. Weekend work may be required.

You will support the Head Housekeeper in ensuring the finest attention to detail in relation to the high daily cleanliness standards of the 35 bedrooms at Greetham Valley, as well as the Rutland Lodges, holiday cottage, Lounge Bar, conference and function rooms and all public areas.

Applications in writing please to Sharon Walpole by 30 September 2012.

 Greetham Valley, Wood Lane,  Greetham, Oakham, Rutland LE15 7SN

James lifts Rabbits’ Trophy to win club double

Greetham Valley’s gentlemen members with a handicap between 19 and 28 were eligible to play for the Rabbits Trophy at the weekend. The competition was played on the Lakes course in warm conditions with the odd sprinkling of rain. James Ablett, who won the 19 to 28 Club Championship in May, shot another fine round to post a score of 75 to win the trophy and a brilliant double. He said that he was delighted with the win and was pleased that all of the practice that he has been doing recently seems to be paying off.

Twenty seven handicapper Justin Perry was second on count back from David Burton, they both had a score of seventy six. David, playing off twenty, had to be content with winning the lowest gross of the day.

Jordan takes top spot in Junior Club Championship

Jordan Burdall, who won the Rutland Junior Open at Greetham Valley a few weeks ago, took top spot in the Junior Club Championship again. Jordan had an impressive fifteen pars, two birdies and a bogey to come home with a seventy one. This was enough to take the win and the lowest gross and he was cut to scratch. Juniors’ Captain Ryan Tarrant, playing off four was second with an eighty three just one shot better than the ever improving Sam Ewing in third.


Peter’s new irons help win Seniors stableford qualifier

The Valley course was the venue for the Seniors’ Stableford qualifier this week; warm sunshine with a slight breeze blessed Rutland and came as a pleasant surprise to players who have got used to the wet and windy conditions that seem to have been the norm this year. In division one, Peter Giblett, who has had an excellent five or six weeks in seniors’ competitions, took full advantage of the balmy weather to win both division one and the overall competition. After parring the first, Peter dropped a shot on the second hole but got it straight back when he birdied the third; this was followed by a par on the next and a good round seemed to be in prospect when a couple of silly mistakes caused him to blob the fifth. After a little regroup, Peter went on to drop only one more shot in the next nine holes which included two more birdies. The weather turned very muggy as the breeze disappeared, tiredness led to a drop in concentration and three bogies followed one after the other. Peter managed to birdie the par three eighteenth to give himself a chance with forty points. As it turned out, the birdie on the last was to be very important, as another player also came in with forty points; however, Peter took the win on count back. 

Peter, who hails from Melton Mowbray, has had a fantastic few weeks and has seen his handicap come down from 13.4 to 9.8. He said that a new set of irons have given him the confidence to go for his shots more and because of that, everything else just seems to fall into place. Peter said that he is now only point four away from being a single handicap golfer at the ripe old age of sixty something and will have a chance to get down to single figures when the Seniors’ medal is held on the17th of this month. 

Robert Gray was second on count back, whilst third, fourth, fifth and sixth all came in with thirty eight points. Keith Heppenstall took third on count back from Steve Taylor, David Wallace and Les Dickinson.

In Division two, Dick Thirlwell was the long time clubhouse leader with thirty nine points, only to be relegated to second on count back by Seniors’ Captain Peter Macdonald Pearce who had a better back nine. David Vale was third on count back from Trevor Davies with thirty eight points.

Rutland weather hits Greetham Valley competitors

Heavy rainfall, thunder and lightning conspired to stop almost half of the entrants in the Sturgess Volvo Trophy from finishing their rounds. Over fifty people, mainly the early starters, managed to finish before the worst of the weather hit. As a consequence of that, Club Secretary Dennis Millington said that it would be unfair to everybody if the result were to stand as almost as many again didn’t finish. The competition was changed to an extra August medal to reward the competitors who did manage to finish. 

Steve Roche, playing off 17, was first with a net 65 and was cut to 15. Kevin Hingle was cut to 11 after coming in second with a net 66, beating Steve Wilcockson on count back, Steve was cut to 13 from 15. The Sturgess Volvo Trophy will now be played for on 20th October.

Former Greetham Valley Captain Neil Crees, who won the English Club Captains’ Trophy two years ago, qualified for the finals at Alwoodley near Leeds this year. The course was playing extremely tough, with the standard scratch going up by two shots on the first day and three on the second. Neil, like many of his fellow competitors, got off to a bad start by shooting 29 on the first day. 

He decided to change his plan of action on day two, left his driver in the bag and plotted his way around the course much better. However, the deficit was too great and despite a score of 36, 3 under his handicap, his combined score was only good enough for tenth place on count back. Neil said that he was disappointed with his plan on day one but was very pleased to have made the final and to have redeemed himself with the third best score on day two out of the sixty five competitors.

The Trophy was won by Leatherhead Golf Club’s Mervyn Wynyard, playing off six, who shot a 32 on day one and 42 on the second day.

South Lincolnshire Junior League finals

The South Lincolnshire Junior League finals took place at Boston Golf Club this week. Greetham Valley has beaten all of their local rivals to make it to the final along with Spalding, Tydd St Giles and Belton Woods. This is the culmination of League matches held throughout the South Lincolnshire area over the past four months.

The format is match play, with each player competing against a member from each club in their four ball. Greetham Valley’s Juniors’ Captain Ryan Tarrant was off in the first game. Accompanied by caddie Fraser Denholm, Ryan won one match but lost the other two to give Greetham Valley two points. Will Chamberlain teed off in the second match with Club Captain Jim Wheeler as his caddie. Unfortunately Will was up against very tough opposition and lost all of his matches. Sam Ewing teed off in the third match with caddie Fred Aspin; Sam won his first match by seven and six, his next by three and two and his third one up. This gave the Greetham Valley team some hope and six more valuable points to add to Ryan’s two. Bobbie Elsigood ,who had holed a fantastic putt in Greetham Valley’s final game in their league to get them to the final, was up against three very good players and didn’t win any of his games.

Greetham Valley finished a disappointing third, Tydd St Giles were fourth, Belton Woods took the runners up spot but the champions of the southern league were Spalding Golf Club with a magnificent eighteen points, having lost just three games. They will now go forward to compete against the winners of the Northern finals to decide who will be the Lincolnshire Club Champions. The Greetham Valley team, led by Juniors’ organiser Pat Jones wish Spalding all the best in the final.

Gents’ and Ladies’ August Midweek Medal results

Iain Clapperton off 13 had a great round in the Gents’ August Midweek Stableford to win the competition with 39 points. Neil Chatterton, also off 13 was second with 38 points. Another 13 handicapper, Jason Lindsay, took third place on count back from Keith Heppenstall off 18, both players scored 37 points but Jason had the better back nine.

 The ever improving Cathy Steele had a fine win in the Ladies’ August Midweek Medal this week. Cathy who is off 26, only started playing properly this year after just the occasional “dabble” with the game. She shot a gross 95, net 69 to win by one shot from 27 handicapper Gillian Upton. Cathy said that her lessons with Jim Hetherington are really paying dividends, as this is her second win in a competition this year and she has had several top three placings. Beryl Crosland took third on count back from Heather Morgan after they both shot a net 71. Ten handicapper Heather won the lowest gross prize with a brilliant 81.

Members from twenty four different golf clubs were represented in the annual Greetham Valley Seniors’ Open. Played on the Valley course off white tees, the course was set up for a tough test of the competitors’ golfing skills. The weather had changed from the 33 degree heat experienced by all of Rutland over the weekend, overcast, very muggy conditions, with several bouts of very welcome drizzle for the early starters, however, after the first three hours it soon turned into yet another hot sultry sunny day. 

Some competitors struggled with the pace of the greens and the tough pin placements but the duo of Adrian Ennett and Mike Clark from Thorpe Wood Golf Club seemed to have no problems with anything that the course could throw at them. The pair had nineteen points on the front nine which included a birdie on the tough par three 7th for Adrian, however they really got into their stride on the back nine. 

Mike seemed to come out of bunkers with almost professional ease and both players had birdies and quite a few pars. They finished with a magnificent 25 points for the back nine to give them a winning score of 44 points. Mike said that this was easily his best round of the year.

Adrian, playing off 19, said that they seemed to work very well as a team: if he was struggling, Mike came in and he repaid the compliment when Mike was a little off the pace. They said that there was no big secret to the way that they played on the day, they play together quite a lot and know each others’ game well and it helped that the Valley course is one of their favourites. The pair had an anxious two hour wait before the final competitors came in, with several trips to the scoreboard to keep up to date, but eventually they won by two points. 

Former Greetham Valley Captains Neil Harris and Bob Beverley also fitted in well together and came in with 44 points, Neil played the back nine without dropping a shot only for the pair of them to be disqualified for a mistake on the scorecard: the score on one hole had been put down to the wrong player thus making their score invalid. 

Second place went to Mike Stephens and Graham Nickerson from Peterborough Milton with 42 points. The next three places were settled on count back after five players came in with forty one points. 

Dave Smith and Martin Gee, another Thorpe Wood pairing were third, Brian Marriot and Ed Markham from Boston were fourth and David Tasker and Geoff Moyses from Spalding were fifth. The Longest Drive on the par five 12th was won by Tom Jolley from Tydd St. Giles and Roger Tacq from Ramsey won Nearest the Pin on the 18th, taking it from Greetham Valley’s Captain Jim Wheeler who had held it for most of the competition.

Mike Churchill did his usual impeccable organisation to ensure that the day went without a hitch. Seniors’ Captain Peter Macdonald Pearce said that he was pleased to see so many players from different clubs competing when so many other clubs seem to be struggling to attract a good field in similar events.

Seniors’ section golf at Greetham Valley in August

Neil Harris won the Seniors’ August Medal competition and the lowest gross with a splendid one over gross 73, net 67. Neil, playing off six was just one over after nine with three bogies and two birdies; he went on to shoot a level par back nine to win division one and was cut to 5. Derek Coombes was second with a net 67. Third place was settled on count back, Brian Rippin took it with a net 68 from Robert Birch and Robert Gray.

Denis Cleggett, who has been trying very hard to get his handicap cut this year, won division two with a net 67 and was rewarded with a cut to 24. Mike Hooper was second with a net 68 pushing Tony King into third on count back.

The Seniors continued their good form in inter Club matches by trouncing visitors Humberstone Heights six games to nil on the Lakes course. Greetham Valley’s Seniors’ Captain Peter Macdonald Pearce said that it was their best all round team performance so far this year and he was absolutely delighted with all the lads!