Cleobury Mortimer Golf Club Director of Golf
The sun is shining, the weather is sweet and CMGC is looking fantastic! The football season is back, Team GB smashed it in the Olympics, so life is certainly good at the moment. Plus the Club Championships are looming, currently we have 50+ players down for the biggest tournament of the year played over two days on 3rd & 4th September. If you would like to play please add you name in the golf centre. Don't forget we have a Mixed Open on Bank Holiday Monday. Tee times are still available please call us on 01299 271112 to get booked in.
The CMGC Patio and putting green looking mighty fine…. Perfect for a pre or post round beverage.
Emily Price - we told you so
CMGC member and England international Emily Price once again stepped up to the mark with her biggest win to date…. We have mentioned Emily's talents over the years and she really is going to be the next big thing in England ladies golf!
Please find the full report below:
Girl international Emily Price won the English women's stroke play championship by two shots today after an exciting, see-sawing final round at Bristol and Clifton Golf Club.
The 16-year-old from Cleobury Mortimer Golf Club birdied the last to finish on seven-under par for the championship, two ahead of Cornwall's Georgia Price.
"It is just unbelievable," said Price, who was three shots back with a round to play. "It means a massive amount to win, this is almost my last event of the season and to win means so, so much."
She's second youngest winners of this title, following Charley Hull who was 15 when she triumphed five years ago.
This is Price's fourth win of the year after her successes in the Scottish girls' open championship and two prestigious scratch events earlier in the season. Price then took a break from golf to concentrate on her GCSEs - the results are due next week - before returning to resume her winning ways.
"It was kind of hard coming back and I've worked really hard these last few weeks and everything has come into place," she said.
Price started the championship steadily with an opening round of one-over par 74, then followed up with an excellent six-under 67, which moved her into contention and set up a title battle with her namesake, Georgia Price from Bude & North Conrwall.
Georgia led by two at the halfway stage after returning a superb second round score of eight-under 65. After she shot two-under 71 in this morning's third round to Emily's 72 there were three strokes separating the two Prices, while Cornwall's Emily Toy was sandwiched between them.
As the final round got underway the battle was on between the Prices.
Emily narrowed the gap on the first by trading a birdie to Georgia's bogey and she moved into the lead after eagling the long third. Her play was notable over the opening holes for her sure touch on the greens, but it temporarily deserted her on the 9th and 10th and she dropped two shots behind Georgia, who was playing very steadily.
But now it was the Cornish player who faltered. She bogeyed the 11th after her approach went through the green and down the bank, then suffered a four-putt nightmare on the par three 13th, before another bogey on 14. Emily, meanwhile played par golf and moved two ahead going into the closing holes, maintaining the margin when both players birdied the last.
"I played pretty solid this morning and still came in three behind," said Emily. "But I'm up for a little bit of a fight to try to come out on top. I played the first few holes really well, then had a rough couple of holes, but it all came down to mental focus and hitting fairways and greens." She completed her final round in one-under 72.
This week and next week our green keeping team will be moving on to summer renovation work on the greens. This follows on from the deep aeration and scarification on the fairways.
The greens will be scarified with the Sisis rotorake which has special blades set 20mm apart which rotate at high speed penetrating the top 25mm of the turf to remove any thatch It also contributes to aeration and compaction relief by cutting clean, continuous slits to assist water and air absorption.
After scarifying each green is then top dressed and rolled to smooth back the surface ready for playing again. At CMGC we alternate this type of scarifying with hollow tinning and along with regular deep aeration giving all us golfers the top quality greens we have come to expect at CMGC all year round.
It sounds horrible to mention winter on one of the hottest days of the year but our green keeping team are always thinking at least six months ahead and are now looking at how they can keep the golf course in top notch condition throughout the winter months. Remember golf at CMGC means NO winter greens.
As always the beauty of doing this work is that we can close nine holes down and complete it in the shortest possible time with minimum disturbance.
Adam Winnall - Hole In 1 Club
After some horrific weather on Saturday everyone cancelled their times and moved into the Sunday medal.
This proved a master stroke for Adam Winnall who was down to play on the Saturday, he only went and got a hole in one on the very tough par 3 eight of Deer Park. Fizzing a 4 iron from over 200 yards. A
dam added "as soon it came off the club face it did not leave the flag, this is my first hole in one at Cleobury and on the hardest par 3 on the course is a great feeling."
Adam ended up finishing level with his handicap for the competition which was enough to see him take second place.
Tony Colley fresh from a short game lesson with Dave on Friday shot a nett 70 which gave him third place. The day however belonged to John Gittins who shot a nett 68. John who was playing off 25 kept the high scores off his card which was the secret to his winning score. Well played to all.
CMGC Members Pulling together
CMGC member Mark Southall is hosting a Charity Golf Day here at Cleobury on Friday 2nd September. Sam and Ben are Marks grandsons, they are 2 children with the life limiting condition called Duchene Muscular Dystrophy, DMD is a degenerative muscle wasting condition, life expectancy is around 25 years. As their condition deteriorates they will need specialist equipment to help with normal day to day tasks such as mobility, personal hygiene and even turning in bed.
All money raised for research is donated from charitable funds. The money raised from the golf day will go towards equipment to help improve Sam and Ben's short life's and to help raise money for research.
Entry is just £140 per team of four including prizes, food before play and cakes and refreshments. Please pop into the golf centre for an entry form or email us HERE to get your team in.
Pictured is Dave, Mark and Sam and Ben's Dad Adam.
Friendly Captain Confirmed
Jamie Fearnley is the new captain of the CMGC friendly matches and has already started with a victory (see below). Jamie will have notices up in the clubhouse for up and coming matches and is really keen to see them grow. He is super friendly and always looking for players…. Get your names down and join the fun.
On Saturday 20th August, Cleobury hosted the latest round of the annual men's friendly match against Burghill. Despite the awful weather forecast, twelve members from Cleobury were joined by another twelve from Burghill and to get the day off to a great start we all shared a full English breakfast prepared by our superb kitchen staff. Breakfast was truly delicious.
By the time the first group arrived at the first tee, the wind was picking up to add to the rain but undaunted, the matches got underway. Despite Burghill taking an early 2-0 lead, team Cleobury soon turned things around and the match finished with a resounding 4-2 victory to Cleobury. Therefore, I am pleased to report that the Cleobury-Burghill shield will be remaining in our possession for another twelve months.
In addition to my thanks to the kitchen staff above, thanks go also, to the ground-staff for presenting the course in a state we could be truly proud off.
As many of you will know, I have been asked by our Captain, to be the organizer of the men's friendly matches and this was my first match in this role. So, a huge thanks to the eleven players for joining me and getting my tenure off to a winning start. As well as the result, it was also pleasing to see both teams enjoying a few social drinks together in the conservatory after their matches.
The next match will be away against the South Herefordshire on Sunday 30th October, so please let me know if you would like to play.
3 Gloves For £12
Need a new glove? We have the really extreme all weather gloves complete with ball markers for just £12… and by the way that's for three of them! The gloves offers a full leather patch on the palm for feel and a robust cool flexible lycra throughout to offer fantastic grip in the wettest of conditions.
We currently have all sizes available but in very limited quantities.
They are position on the counter in the golf centre. Reserve your by emailing us your size HERE.
Away Day Success
The CMGC away day was once a huge success with nearly 70 members heading to the Herefordshire Golf Club. Despite the odd shower everyone completed their round and had a fantastic time. A big thank you to the Herefordshire golf club for their hospitality.
Club captain John and his wife Ange once again pulled out all the stops and had the day running smooth from start to finish. Gary Hawes won the seniors section, Arnold Edmunds won the junior section, Heather Pringle (pictured) the ladies and Ian Gough overall with a huge 40 points.
A big thank you to everyone for supporting the day.
Steph and the kichen team have once again been working their magic.
New on the menu this week..
A light, summery dish of big beef tomatoes, Buffalo mozzarella & basil with balsamic dressing.
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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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