Greetham Valley has seen a run of competitions which seem to have arrived with the warm weather.
On Saturday the May Medal competition was held on the Lakes course and there was a fine win for Jack Chisolm who scored a nett 68, playing off 15; his round was a fine mix of pars and bogeys with a blemish only on the ninth hole. His handicap was cut to 13 following this fine round. Second place went to Harry Sargood (19) who continued his fine run of form with a nett 70 with the result that he has also been cut to 18.
Third place went to Bill Guest with a nett 72 and he likewise has had his handicap reduced from 20 to 18.
l Earlier in the week the midweek medal provided a third place for Brian Gordon who had a curate’s egg of a round with a birdie on the long par four ninth hole only to run into trouble on the latter holes; his final score was a nett 71.
Second place went to Neil Toothill, also on 71, but taking second place by virtue of a stronger back nine; his first nine holes were played under his handicap expectations but wobbles on the last two holes disturbed an otherwise strong round. The overall winner was Tony Newbold who carded a nett 68 to win by three strokes.
l The Ladies section played their May medal on Saturday and there was a clear winner in this competition also. Third place went to Sophie Beardsall (2) with a nett 78 whilst second place was taken by Jo Robinson (13) who carded a nett 77. The overall winner was Ellie Haughton (7) with a nett 74.
l The Seniors Section played their away day at Boston West in fine conditions and prizes were awarded for both team and individual scores. In the team competition John Taylor, Dave Lucas and Radley Wardhaugh were overall winners with a score of 78 (best two stableford) but they only won on countback from the Melton combination of Tony King, Peter Giblett and Mike Pare. In the individual competition Mike Maffei just pipped Graham Smith for first place, with both players scoring 37 points.
The Greetham Second Team played their match against Boston which ended in a very tight half.
The first two games to go out both ended up with wins to Boston on the eighteenth and things were not looking good for Greetham. Darren Haughton and Dean Wilkinson had a fine win ( 1 up) whilst the next pairs of Anthony Mousley and Mark Haynes scored a good half as did Neil Crees and Peter Zimmer-Smith. With Boston leading 3 and 2 it all depended on the final pairing of Tom Haynes and Ally McNaughton and this pair brought in a fine 4 and 3 victory to gain an overall half for the match.
The Juniors also played a match against Rothley in the British Legion Junior Golf Competition and won against a team of low handicap players. The team of Tom, Ellie, Luc and Joe deserve a pat on the back.