Cleobury Mortimer Golf Club Director of Golf
With the clocks changed, the longer nights, lighter mornings and of course The Masters Championship, that means we have finally reached the start of the golf season!
I will start this week's newsletter with some great news, the Taster Membership has brought in 27 new members. A huge warm welcome to all the new members and I hope you enjoy being a part of our club. Anyone wanting to join, it is £150 from now until the end of June, plus it includes a FREE lesson with Dave or Amy!
What you waiting for? Come and join the fun atmosphere here at Cleobury. The course is looking fantastic at the moment.
It has been talked about over the winter, but as the pictures below show, our new fleet of golf buggies or whips as Amy calls them, have arrived. Obviously when we were asked what colour we wanted we had to choose the old gold of Wolverhampton Wanderers!
We have 12 new ones that offer softer seats, better battery performance and higher grade suspension. We will also have some with trackers in over the next 6 weeks… watch this space for more details on those. Please also note there has been a slight increase in the price of rental. When your coming over for a game please book in advance as they do sell out very quickly!
We are now into our summer prices and the Summer Sizzler is the ideal ticket for anyone wanting a day out golfing.
Book your tee times by calling us on 01299 271112.
Our Masters Picks!
Not only do all of us lovely golf centre staff look after your golfing needs, we are now going to look after your back pocket. Here are our Master predictions to win you some money! Remember SkyBet are paying top 8 each way places at ¼ odds!
Paul Casey at 40/1 Winner (Day 1) - Two top 6's in the last two years at The Masters. Might be worth having a small wager on him to be leading after Day One at 40/1. Playing with Fred Couples the first two days too, so he might draw on some of his experience.
Alex Noren at 90/1 Each Way - Number 10 in the golf world rankings therefore at 90/1 he offers great value for any each way betting. He had a good display at the recent WGC Matchplay, losing to eventual winner DJ in the quarterfinals. It's his first Masters appearance, but a challenge I'm sure he'll relish.
Justin Thomas at 35/1 Each Way - After a winning start to the season, Justin is playing some great golf and is looking likely to win his first major. Following in the footsteps of his best mate Jordan Spieth, he has potential to win at Augusta this year.
Jordan Spieth at 7/1 Winner - After winning The Masters two years ago and just letting it slip last year, I believe he has got over his demons and is ready to win back the green jacket this year.
Dustin Johnson at 11/2 Winner - After seeing him up close back in January, I saw just how good DJ hits it and I cannot see anyone else beating him. His short game has improved so much and with how accurate he is off the tee, I think he is the man to beat.
Tyrell Hatton at 50/1 Each Way - This lad is going from strength to strength, and he's doing it under the radar. He is super straight off the tee, so if his putter is behaving I think he will be a cert for a top 8 finish.
Jason Day at 16/1 Winner - A bit out of form of late, but he has the game to pop up and win this week and dedicate it to his sick mother.
Tommy Fleetwood at 60/1 Each Way - A good putter, a change of caddy seems to have worked well and he is in good form after a win & second place finish this already this year.
Two Fantastic Golf Centre Offers This Week
Time to go Lithium?
Since we started dealing with Motocaddy 7 years ago, they have grown remarkably and their new lithium batteries are fantastic. They are now offering a full 5 year guarantee as opposed to a sliding one. This means that if it is faulty within the 5 years you will get a new one!
Full details on the warranty can be found here: http://www.motocaddy.com/uk/warranty-information/.
So with it safe in your mind that the battery will last 5 years, they have a great offer of £25 OFF any lithium battery. That means the 18-hole lithium that was £220 is now £195 or the 36 hole that was £270 is now £245.
So not only do you get the full 5 years warranty, you also get £25 OFF throughout April, plus it only takes 5 hours to fully charge! Take up this fantastic offer by contacting us here to order or gain additional information.
Everyone loves free stuff, but a FREE pair of FootJoy pro dry socks worth £8.99… that is an offer too good to refuse. FootJoy spent the whole of 2016 out fitting golfers' shoes and found out a crazy statistic… 70% of golfers are wearing the wrong size shoe.
To prove this they have invested heavily in supplying golf shops with the equipment to measure and fit shoes properly. They are also putting their money where their mouths are.
Anyone that comes in and is wearing the correct size shoe after a fitting, we will give you a FREE pair of Pro Dry socks, the best golf sock on the market.
A classic example is Tom; here is what he had to say after his shoes were fitted when we received our training.
"I have always worn size 10 shoes if it is trainers, shoes, football boots or golf shoes etc. Obviously, golf shoes are a little different in fitting, as you want a stable shoe, that is comfortable. After my fitting I was actually a size 9, but a wide fitting.
This means that I was wearing a higher sized shoe that felt more comfortable on the width as opposed to the length. People like myself may also notice that their shoes then crack across the front when you walk. This is because the toes and the front of the foot are not fully fitting the shoe.
It is quite an eye opener, I would urge anyone who has shoes that do not last long or feel uncomfortable to give it a try… like me you could have been wearing the wrong shoes for all these years."
If you would like to take us up on this challenge, please contact us ahead as the process takes about 20 minutes. Call us on 01299 271 112 or contact us here.
I Told You So
What is the most annoying statement in the world… "I told you so", well sorry to say it, but I did!
Last week we talked about Matt Fairman and his golf lessons, well he only then goes and makes it two wins in 2. Picking up 23 points in the roll up followed by 39 points in the stableford. Matt had this to say:
I am not really worried about winning, I just want to get my handicap down. I am playing the best golf of my career at the moment, as long as I can keep it in play off the tee, the rest of my game is allowing me to score points'.
Well played Matt and that handicap will soon be down with scores like that!
Ian Duncan Hole In 1
A big well done to Ian Duncan, who is the first member of the season to get a hole in 1.
After this Ian was named 'Player of the Month' for his memorable shot.
Pictured here is Club Captain Bob Lucas presenting him the trophy.
Always Improving at CMGC
Last week I (Dave) was away for an intense 6 day golf coaching course. Just like CMGC I am always looking for ways to improve and it was a very well spent 6 days. It mainly consisted of coaching and drills. I then had to perform 3 lessons to strangers staying in the hotel, a 2 hour written exam and then had to show ability to demonstrate well by playing 18 holes to a professionals standard.
The course pass rate was 75% and thankfully I passed with flying colours. I look forward to adding these new ideas to my coaching over the season.. Talking of which, I am at CMGC all of next week, but then head out on holiday with my partner Eve for 2 weeks. It is only fair as I doubt she will see me for the rest of the season! I will leave my lesson diary at the club for anyone to book in for when I am back. I am away from Monday, 17 April and I'm back to work Monday, 1 May.
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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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