Hello and welcome once again to the weekly newsletter from the team at CMGC.
We have had yet another busy week with a big Charity Day, Senior and Scratch Matches and the conclusion of the Men's Aggregate Medal. This week is also set to be another busy week with the Masons Charity Golf Day this Saturday and our very own Ryder Cup Competition on Sunday, and in between all this hopefully we can watch Darren Clarke and the European Team make it 4 wins in a row and once again bring the Ryder Cup home.
Teenage Cancer Trust Charity Golf Day
On Friday 23rd September Cleobury Mortimer Golf Club hosted the 4th annual Teenage Cancer Trust Charity Golf Day. 19 teams would grace the fairways hoping to play some good golf but more importantly raise as much money as possible for the charity. With the support of main sponsors MG Shopfronts and Benham BMW some great prizes were up for grabs including the opportunity to win a BMW i8 for a weekend.
On a sunny and windy day, players were treated to fast greens, a beat the pro competition and even lunch served out on the course.
As the scores started to roll in there was a whole host of scores in the mid to low 60's, however the team of Paul Hebdon, Peter Buckley, Jonny Wilkinson, and Angus Taylor shot a fantastic score of 58.2 to take 1st place with Chris Clayton, Amrit Singh, Andy Hughes, and Tony Wheeler following closely in second place on 59.5.
During the presentation a Srixon Tour Bag, signed by twelve tour players including Smylie Kaufman, Shane Lowry and Graeme McDowell, and a round of golf at The Belfry with ex England Cricketer Matthew Hoggard raised some significant money towards the charity, with the day raising over £9,000 which we can all agree is brilliant.
A big thank you to everyone involved in making The Teenage Cancer Trust Charity Golf Day such a success, special mention to Dave Coleman, Mark Greenfield, Charlotte Kendall and Benham BMW for their hard work and generosity towards the day. Next year's event will take place on Friday 22nd September once again hoping to raise as much money as possible for a fantastic cause.
Cleobury Ladies Triumph
This year's Ladies AmAm was won by four Cleobury ladies, Gloria Bullock, Julie Currie, Wendy Duncan and last minute replacement Deborah Fearnley. Amassing a fantastic 92 points, the lead looked assured until the final four ball of the day from Redditch returned an identical score. With a matching back nine Cleobury Ladies just managed to win having a better score on the back six holes.
Julie said "A fantastic joint team effort, we found ourselves all playing well competing with each other to score, the weather was lovely and the course had been well prepared with many compliments being made by visiting teams. Well done to all making the course and everything about the day just perfect"
Jack Books Himself A Spanish Trip
In gale force winds at Ingon Manor, Stratford, Cleobury Junior Jack Severn qualified for the Junior European Open in Andalucia Spain in November, With the top 2 boys qualifying (in a field of scratch players & England team members).
Jack held a 1 shot lead coming down the 18th, a wind assisted 50 degree wedge from 155 sailed the green out of bounds. With a double bogey on last Jack finished tied 2nd & qualified, Jack will be in a field of 105 boys who will have play 4 rounds on two of Spain's top courses, then there will be a cut with the top 40 playing a final round. Good luck Jack representing Cleobury on tour.
Adam Cooks Up A Winning Formula
This weekend hosted the second half of the Aggregate Medal Trophy, as well as being the last medal of the season... some small cheers in the background!
With some good scores already recorded from the Aggregate Medal 1, the main leaders going into the second Aggregate Medal were Adam Cook with a 65 nett and Lee Glasby with a 68 nett. Adam needed a steady score and Lee had some ground work to make up. Adam did exactly what he needed to do and shot a 69 nett, lifting the Aggregate trophy, his first trophy at CMGC.
Golf Professional Dave Pain had this to say on Adam's win "It's so good to see Ad win this trophy, we have been working hard on his game all summer. To record sub par scores in both competitions is a great achievement. Well done Ad, keep up the good work!"
However the overall medal competition saw a 69 from Adam Cook and Andy Young, Andy taking second place on countback. Yet an even better score from Adam Winnall was posted taking top spot and winning the September Medal with a gross 74 - Nett 67. Adam, who you may remember scored a hole in one in a recent competition, has seen his handicap reduced to 5.7.
1st - Adam Winnall
2nd - Andy Young (CB)
3rd - Adam Cook
The CMGC Scratch Team finished off their season this last weekend with a home fixture against North Warwickshire. With one team pulling out of the league earlier in the season this match boiled down to who stayed up in the division, win and CMGC would be safe, draw or lose and we would have an anxious wait to see if we would be relegated.
Having a near full strength team for this fixture I (Tom) was confident that this team had what it takes to get the job done. As is always the case in these matches, if you pass a team member out on the course you tend to let everyone know how you are getting on, hearing some games were going our way and some weren't you can sometimes start to wonder if it's going to all come down your match.
The in-form Jack Severn birdied 3 of the first 4 holes to race ahead and put the first point on the board which was quickly followed up by Phil Lau. Ross Moorcroft, playing in the last match, also got a victory early on with the rest of the games all going to at least the 17th hole. Playing Foxes as our back you always know anything can happen on the last two holes and credit to the CMGC lads they handled the pressure and won the match 6-2 overall.
I would just like to thank everyone who has helped, supported and played in the scratch team this year, we gave debuts to Ross Moorcroft, Ash Cook, Ad Cook and Jack Gosnall this year so our team is getting stronger. Having a strong number one player in Jack Severn is also a massive bonus and hopefully we can be successful next year. We find out our opponents for next year within the next couple of weeks, and with more and more players making themselves available for selection it certainly helps make my job that little bit easier.
The Provincial Grand Lodge Golf Festival
The Provincial Grand Lodge of Shropshire is holding a provincial Golf Festival here a CMGC this Saturday. The event is open to all golfers, any variation of teams of 4, and there are still a couple of spaces left.
Tee times commence from 10:30am.
It's just £45 per person which includes: Bacon Roll on arrival, 18 holes of Golf and a Two Course Meal afterwards.
If you are interested in playing, Please contact Mike Charles on 01630 654171 or email him on email@example.com.
Ryder Cup Sweep
Thank you to everyone who entered our Ryder Cup sweep, click here to see the list of who everyone has drawn. Our predictions for who will be top points scorer are:
Matt- Brooks Koepka
Dave- Rory McIlroy
Amy- Justin Rose
Tom- Patrick Reed
The CMGC Ryder Cup
The Cleobury Mortimer Golf Club Ryder Cup Competition is now full, captains Stu Humphries (USA) and Bob Lucas (Europe) have a fully fit squad to choose from. If you are down to play and can't make it can you please let us know as soon as possible as we do have players in reserve. If you are representing USA it would great to see you wearing a red top and if you are representing Europe a blue top. Meet up at the club for 9am for coffee, where the pairings will be announced with the first tee off time 9.30am. To see the full list of participants, please click here.
Under Armour Product Of The Week
The Under Armour fashionable golf mid layer. A golf top designed with a ¼ zip features water repellent fabric and is made from a lightweight heathered fleece with a soft, warm brushed, inner layer for greater mobility. You can pick up one of these mid layers from the golf centre for just £45.
More new Under Armour items have also just landed here at the golf centre with the CMGC logo on, if you have recently won some vouchers now could be the time to spend them as sizes are limited.
Business Magic Network Meeting
Stephanie Morrison from the catering team has not only being producing some delicious meals throughout the year but is also helping small businesses learn new skills and network with like minded people. Stephanie has set up a number of workshops which can be seen below.
Small local business owners are invited to the Bussiness Magic Club for a coffee & cake networking event. We will be at the golf club from 9.30am to 1pm and look forward to building a network of local businesses that will support them and help them develop their knowledge & skills. Stephanie has provided us with more info, below:
The Wyre WiRE
We are a new networking group for the SMALL and the BRAVE. Celebrating the courage of women who dare to set up their own businesses and helping them to make the connections they need to succeed.
This network is for small businesses based in the Wyre Forest and West Worcestershire. Ladies from anywhere in the West Worcestershire area from Wolverhampton in the North to Kidderminster, Bewdley, Cleobury Mortimer & Tenbury in the South are welcome. People from further afield are welcome to join us too.
Come and meet other small business owners in your area and find out about the exciting workshops we have coming up. To find out where your nearest WiRE networking group is, or for more details on our Wyre WiRE group please go to: http://www.wireuk.org
See you soon,
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