Ladies’ competitions and Club Professional

Greetham Valley’s Ladies have just enjoyed two days of competition over the weekend. The first day was the July Weekend Medal played on the Lakes course. Despite the changeable conditions twenty five handicapper Sue Ker shot a gross 96, net 71 to win the medal and earn herself a cut to twenty three. Sue said that it was very difficult conditions but that she was very pleased that she kept concentrating on her golf game instead of on the weather. Nine handicapper Heather Morgan was second with a net 78 and took the lowest gross with 81. Kay Ropson came in with an 81 to take the third spot. 

The Ladies were back on the Lakes course on the Sunday to compete for the Lady Landover Trophy which is a stableford competition, and to everyone’s relief, was played in much better weather conditions. Vice Captain Sheila Douty had a great round to come in with forty one points to take the win. She said that she was disappointed with only coming fourth in the medal the previous day but she was pleased with her game especially the birdie on the difficult par four eighteenth. She added that was great to win one of the most sought after trophies in the Ladies calender. Sheila had her handicap cut to sixteen. Lesley Young was second with thirty nine points and was cut to twenty. Sue Ker was third with thirty six and was dropped another shot to take her to twenty two, she was pleased with her consistency and to get a three shot drop over the two days.

The Ladies’ focus is now on next Sunday when their Club Championships take place: can anybody unseat the awesome Sophie Beardsall over the two rounds? is the question they are all asking.  The Ladies Bunny Cup for higher handicappers will also be played for on the same day.

For anyone wanting to improve their game and their chances in being in the top spots in Club competitions comes the news that Jim Hetherington, who has been working as head teaching Pro at Greetham Valley for N1 Golf, has now decided to leave N1 and join Greetham as Club Professional with immediate effect. Jim has been a PGA Professional for almost forty years and has specialised in coaching for the past twelve. He said that he is really looking forward to the different challenges that being a Club Pro will bring and his decision to stay at Greetham Valley is in great part due to the warm welcome and support he has received from many members. Jim is now able to structure the timings of his lessons to group and individual requirements and is very open to suggestions and requests from members. He looks forward to meeting many more of the membership over the summer – thank goodness for covered driving range bays!