Greetham chosen to host national qualifying round

Adie Porter, Neil Harris and Robert hinch at Greetham Valley
Adie Porter, Neil Harris and Robert hinch at Greetham Valley
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Greetham Valley Golf Club has been selected as the venue for the England Golf Boys’ County Championships Midland Qualifier in 2014.

Midlands Golf Union Secretary Neil Harris, one of the members of the committee who chose the club, said: “The MGU Championship Committee are always on the lookout for venues of high quality, where golfers will be presented with a testing challenge on the course backed up with excellent practice facilities.

“The driving range at Greetham Valley, combined with the fantastic par three course for short game practise, fits the bill perfectly. With 35 hotel rooms and eight lodges everything necessary for a successful championship is on site.

“We look forward to working with Greetham Valley’s owners and staff to make this a championship to remember.”

The Midlands Golf Union consists of ten counties who are all eligible to field a team at the event.

Teams will consist of six players under 18 years of age with no lower age limit - if you are good enough, then you are old enough. The format will be medal play off scratch with five out of the six to count. They will play 36 holes on the Lakes course on May 28 next year.

The top team will then go forward to the national final at Sandiway in Cheshire.

Greetham Valley’s managing director Robert Hinch said: “We are delighted that, after 21 years of continual development, improvement and reinvestment, Greetham Valley is finally getting the recognition that the courses and complex truly deserve.”

Adi Porter, Greetham Valley’s course manager, added: “Our greens in particular are already the envy of many golf clubs and I am very much looking forward to preparing the Lakes course for this prestigious event.”

Greetham Valley will already be busy hosting events this year, including a round of the Lincolnshire Poacher, which is part of the Lincolnshire Order of Merit, and matches between Lincolnshire and Leicestershire’s Seniors teams, and Leicestershire Junior Girls against Nottinghamshire.

The Ladies’ County Captains for Lincolnshire South event will also be held at The Valley.