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Hello once again from everyone here at CMGC! A much better week weather wise with some prolonged dry and windy days that are really helping the course. Hopefully this continues and we can leave the rain behind. 

When you see pictures like this one I took on Wednesday morning it really does make you appreciate our location in beautiful Shropshire, yet so close to some of the big cities! 

It has been business as usual for us all here at Cleobury, plenty to report as normal…. Enjoy.

Societies 2016 

Our summer prices are live and it is great to see so many repeat bookings coming. Also a big thank you to the many members booking in days for groups they are part of.

All of our packages can be found by clicking here or alternatively click on the image.

We have come up with some cool names to associate them with… the most popular have been the Summer Sizzler and The Summer Slam for those making a full day of it. 

If you are looking for venues please give us a call or email and we will be happy to assist.

More Staff Learning 

On Tuesday Tom, Amy and I attended the annual spring work shop hosted by our buying group Foremost. 

It was a full day with a 9am start at Kings Norton golf club hosted by the business development team of Peter Durham, Steve Bird, Charlie Hartley and Dave Murch

It was great to see a packed room full of professionals from all around the West Midlands networking and discussing their plans for 2016 along with innovations that have worked for them in 2015. 


As you would expect from Team CMGC we had plenty to say and we got to speak about the success of our weekly newsletter with it being one of the most popular to read. 

What we got out of the meeting was the importance of: customer service, membership retention procedures and ideas on how we will be developing our indoor studio. 

A big thank you to Foremost for putting on the day, it really is one of the best days of the year.

Tip of the week  

Putting Drill 

Tom's winter short game program has really gained momentum now with 20 minutes practice minimum a day regardless of the weather. A couple of weeks ago we were talking about putts from 50 foot, now we move onto 20 foot putts. This drill can be used by all golfers of all abilities. 

Again this drill was done over five days with 100 balls a day putted giving a total of 500. The idea with this drill is to get the ball past the hole, from 20 foot holing the odd one of these a round can make a huge difference to the scorecard. 

As the famous saying goes 'never up never in', therefore the ball needs to get to the hole to go in! This time we have a semi circle around the back and side of the hole at 2.5 feet. 

What I wanted to see from Tom was the ball past the hole but also striving for consistency, I did not want him going outside the semi circle as your then in 3 putt territory. 

I recorded putts in the semi circle, putts outside of it and putts holed. Anything short, no matter how short it was counted as a miss.

Day 1 Holed - 15. Missed - 24 In - 61 
Day 2 Holed - 18, missed - 32, In - 50 
Day 3 Holed - 10, missed 37, in - 53 
Day 4 Holed - 11, Missed 30, in - 59 
Day 5 Holed - 8, Missed 28, In - 64 


Holed 62 out of 500 
Missed 151 out of 500 
In 287 out of 500


Tom missed the target 30% of the time. He holed 12%. I would use this as a starting point to get the missed putts down to 20%. I am now going to get him doing the same challenge but record the data on where the ball finishes. Past or short of the semi circle this will then give me some quantifiable evidence to see where his missed putts are finishing. 

It is not long now until I will be opening myself up for short game lessons. I hope these little drills and reports I am showing you are encouraging you to practice your short game. I think the short game is where my coaching strengths will lie! 

Competition news 

Shropshire & Herefordshire Pro-Am's 

After the winter break the Pro-Am's are back and it looks like it is going to be a busy start to the season! 

As normal we open these up to all CMGC members who would like to play with us. 

The prices start at £40 per person which includes breakfast, 18 holes, prizes and a one course meal afterwards. 

The format is Stableford played off three quarter handicap with individual prizes and team prizes. 

These are a lot of fun and it would be great to see some new faces playing. 

Whose team will you be in??


Please email us or pop into the golf centre with any dates that you would like to play in.

Thursday 3rd March  - Worfield 
Monday 14th March  - South Staffs 
Wednesday 23rd March  - Hawkstone Park 
Thursday 31st March  - Patshull Park 
Tuesday 12th April - Cleobury 
Monday18th April - Bridgnorth

Shop news  

Now we are into February there is a real buzz around the golf industry with the professionals back playing on the tour and new products being launched. Most of the products get released the start of March ready for the season. Just to confirm with everyone, these are the brands we will be dealing with in-store. Also remember that through our online store we can get any brand in!

Please click here to view our click and collect page.

We have placed our biggest pre books in over 10 years after the success of the last 18 months. We appreciate the support you give us in-store and hope we deliver for 2016!

Clothing - Stuburt, FootJoy, Under Armour.

Balls - Titleist - all balls, Srixon - all balls.

Gloves - FootJoy, Titleist, Stuburt, Srixon, Masters, Under Armour.

Grips - 1000 ordered! Including big ranges of Lamkin, Golf Pride, SuperStroke, Winn. 

Clubs - Our relationship with Stone driving range will once again continue with free fittings given to bookings made through CMGC. We will also be having demo days at CMGC dates to be finalised but Mizuno, PING, Callaway will all be there!

Shoes - FootJoy, Stuburt.

Bags - Titleist, Motocaddy.  

Trolleys - Motocaddy,  MacGregor - accessories to match. 

Accessories - towels, hats etc - Under Armour, Titleist, Srixon, Masters. 

A lot of the clothing will also have the CMGC logo on.

Millwards Merchandise 

This week I am excited to do a HUGE deal on the latest golf ball from Titleist. 

I have had special permission from our Midlands representative Ben Fisher to do a special one week only deal. 

For £25 you can get two dozen of the new DT TruSoft

The latest ball in the Titleist family is the softest compression golf ball they offer (even more than the Pro V1). 

This means the feel you get off the club face is very soft, if you are a mid range handicapper who likes a soft feel this is the golf ball for you! 

Give it a try…. For £25 you wont regret it!

Coaching news 

Get Into Golf 

New Year new me? Want to try something new and meet new people? Our get into golf sessions for the New Year have been released. 

Just £25 per person for a 5 week program covering all aspects of this great game.

Please click here for the dates. 

If you have any questions or would like to book please click here to get in touch.

Below are six key reasons why playing golf this winter will benefit you. 

Natural light 

Playing golf gets you outdoors for several hours at a time so maximises people's exposure to daylight which may help beat the winter blues. 

Fresh air and burning calories 

A University of Essex study shows that exercising outdoors boosts physical and mental health more than going to indoor gyms - and burns up to 20% more calories because your body needs extra energy to stay warm. 

More energy 

Wrapping up and heading outside on a crisp, cold day will make you feel alive and invigorated. 

Feel-good chemicals 

The combination of moderate exercise and swinging the club will get your blood pumping and trigger the release of endorphins. 


Golf nurtures friendship and social ties which can help you feel happier. Golf offers plenty of time for conversation and can come with a ready-made social life. 

Positive goals 

Golf can help you set small, healthy and positive targets. 

Pros news 

Sam On Tour Take 2 

Sam has sent further updates from his exploits in Dubai, this week he is at the Tour events in Dubai where his store has a pop up shop in the tented village. Anyone attending the event make sure you go and say hello. 

Here are a couple of customers he was wheeling and dealing with!


Have a great golfing week and we hope to see you at CMGC very soon.

Dave, Matt, Amy and Team CMGC

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