Greetham Valley were drawn away to Melton Mowbray in round four of the Mail on Sunday team knockout competition. However, due to the recent rains which assaulted Rutland and Leicestershire, the Melton course was closed and the match had to be played at well drained Greetham.
The match was played on the Lakes course in a mixture of sun, rain and high winds. In the first game, eight handicapper George Grant was drawn against Mick Wilson off four; after eighteen holes the game was decided on the final putt, George taking it to win one up.
Neil Harris took on John Rawlings in the next game, both players playing off seven. Again this was settled on the last putt with Neil downing a ten footer to give the Greetham Valley team a two nil lead.
Six handicapper Dave Morgan was next to tee off for Greetham Valley in the third game, he took on thirteen handicapper Owen Cole. Dave won on the fourteenth by six and four to give the home team an unassailable lead in the match.
The players in the first three games went back out onto the course to support their team mates in the last two games. This proved to be the kiss of death for the last two Greetham Valley players! Glenn Sharpe lost six and four to Rob Smith and compatriot Matt Williams suffered a similar fate, when he lost by four and two to 2 handicapper Sam Pollard.
Team Captain Trevor Smith said that he was proud of the team for reaching round five and for being one of the few local teams to be still in the competition. They will find out who they play in the following week, but with only Boston West left in the competition locally, they know that they will soon be on their travels to try to progress to the fifth round.