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Hello all and welcome once again to the latest goings on here at CMGC. 

We have a lot to report this week with: course projects completed, offers, parties, sponsorship and much more. A big thank you to everyone who signed up for night golf last week… it has now sold out. As I write this the verti-draining aeration has been completed on Badgers and Foxes, and a light layer of top dressing was added. If you would like to read more about this please click here.

Course news 

As mentioned we have been very busy over the last week getting the course ready for the winter. 

5th of Deer - remember the tree that had half come away? The tree surgeons came in and got that tidied up within a day. As the picture shows it could of easily come down. So rather than waiting for it to fall and it be a major clean up operation we made this a priority. 

2nd of Deer - This was a last minute job, but what a difference it has made! The pond on the second of Deer Park has been cleaned away. The digger did not hold back and went straight in the pond. It is really bizarre seeing it now as it looks huge.


Short Game Area 

A bunker has been dug out, the next part of this process will be to add some drainage and allow for the turf around it to settle down. We expect it to be playable at the start of next season. 

The same can be said for the teeing areas, two elevated areas have been built meaning that you can now see the green from the bottom end when playing shots back up to the green. This area has been seeded and will look really good next year.


2nd, 6th and 7th Foxes Run 

The grass bunker that was formed on the 6th of Foxes has been filled in. Sadly due to the overhanging oak trees no light ever got on it making it really difficult for consistent grass growth. The team have graded and seeded this area and should still prove to be a tricky up and down when you miss the green right. 

Drainage and a ditch have been added on the 2nd of Foxes near to the 3rd tee, this area became very wet last year so we are hopeful this will help prevent this again. The soil from this has been used to fill in the right hand side of the bridge ditch on the 7th of Foxes. A huge drain pipe has been added underneath the soil to catch water running off the 6th/ field and will flow down the ditch currently in play. 

Finally a massive winter tee has been built on the 7th of Foxes. When in play you would exit the 6th by going off the back of the green to the tee. This means you do not have to go through the half pipe area on the 7th, which always gets wet. Again it has been seeded and won't be in play this winter but will make a huge difference going forwards. 

If you have any questions please get in touch by clicking here.


Club news 

JT Hughes On Board 

A big thank you to JT Hughes of Telford who are the latest company to get involved with some sponsorship here at CMGC. JT Hughes offer Honda, Mitsubishi and Hyundai with branches in Telford, Newtown and Shrewsbury. 

If you are potentially interested in one of these models ask for Graham or Adam at the Telford branch and quote CMGC for the best prices! 

Are you a local business looking for exposure, don't forget over 35k rounds of golf are played every year at CMGC. The golfers are not just locals either with the lodges attracting people from further afield. If this is something that might be of interest to you please contact Dave to discuss.

Junior academy 

After three very successful Summer Junior Academies in the School Summer Holidays, we will be running another one in October Half Term

The days will cover all areas of the game, from putting to chipping to long game and also venturing out onto the course with competitions and prizes up for grabs! 

Lunch will be provided! 

The Junior Academy is on Tuesday 25th October

9am - 2pm, £15 per person including Lunch, Equipment will be provided. 

Session will be ran by PGA Assistant Professional Amy Millward

To get your child involved please email  Call 01299 271112 ext.1!

Competition news 

19th Hole Doubles Special 

A big congratulations goes to Bryan Colley and Dave Smith who are this year's Doubles Knockout Champions

In the final Bryan and Dave took on Neil Brydon and Paul Liggins. With the match going 1up or all square to Neil and Paul the majority of the way round, Dave and Bryan knew they had to dig their heels in. After losing in Last year's Doubles final, They both knew they didn't want to walk away without the trophy two years in a row.

The Final went down the 19th Hole where Bryan managed to make par and take the win. 

Bryan had this to say on their win: 

"The 19th is where we generally always feel most confident as this means having a pint after a round, however today it meant actually playing the 19th. 

Dave played fantastically the whole way round and we had a great match against Neil and Paul. However sinking the winning putt after last year was great feeling."

Interesting fact - after last years finals loss, Dave and Bryan vowed to retire the partnership however on the closing date of entries Tom persuaded them to enter…. Fate!

Mens Roll Up 

What a start to the winter golf season with over 50 playing in this weeks roll up despite some rain on Sunday morning. The Sunday golfers certainly had the worse conditions however Lewis Hodges and Ash Cook managed to get 38 points. Simon Eades played some stunning golf on his way to 39 points which was enough to get him third place on countback.

Jem Jones who was last year a winter golf specialist once again showed his class with 39 points. This was enough to give him second place overall and walk away with some Titleist accessories.

The weekend however belonged to Andy Young who playing off an 8 handicap shot 40 points. 

Andy really is in a purple patch at the moment with a great round in the club championships, scratch team wins and seeing his handicap cut. 

Andy takes home a lovely Under Armour winter top for his efforts.

Sadly I did not get a picture of Andy BUT found this delight from 1999 when he must have been about 16… not changed a bit!

Judge shows form 

The Bob Osborn Trophy for Juniors took place last Sunday at Hagley Golf & Country Club, Cleobury were the holders having been victorious last year winning the team event & Tom Rawlings winning individual nett score. 

This year our team lead by Arnold Edmonds, with Tom Rawlings & Tom Judge, put up great defence but failed to retain trophy.  

But special mention goes to Tom Judge (pictured) who shot 2 under his handicap to finish runner up in the nett category.

Other news 

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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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