Good day golfers and friends of CMGC! It has been another glorious week here at CMGC with some warm weather seeing the place nice and busy. The greenkeepers added a light top dressing on Monday to keep the putting surface nice and smooth. We have also upgraded the greens roller to make them quicker than ever! The greens are rolled twice a week and the condition of the surface has improved massively. However they are still not quite as good as Pinehurst where Martin Kaymer dominated the golf course. Pinehurst is long but the rough is short, they make the course hard by large tricky greens which showed with just three players under par. It is great to see Kaymer back to his best after some indifferent years and with the Ryder Cup fast approaching
Many thanks to everyone for entering your prizes can be collected from the golf centre.
Justin Coglan - Martin Kaymer
Tony Chamberlain - Erik Compton
John Gall - Rickie Fowler
Pam Wright - Keegan Bradley
On Friday June 13th we were lucky enough to host the Rainbow Cancer Care Foundation charity golf day. Over 120 players attended the day to help raise money and fight cancer! The day was organised by members John and Ange Gaskell and their charity back team of Gary Hingley and Dave Moore. This was a message from John and Ange on their website…
"Well what a week we have had. Our first charity golf day as a Foundation went down really well, at The West Midlands Finest Cleobury Mortimer Golf Club. Weather was perfect and everyone had a great day. Thanks to all our helpers, you all know who u are, especially to Kelly Whitehouse our lovely Macmillan Supporter, who worked so hard serving the cup cakes at half way house. Our first count has been done and we have raised £5724.44 on the day, a little more to come in so watch this space.
Big thanks again for all the continued support. Make a note the golf day next year which will be 10th July 2015."
If you are ever interested in doing a charity day or golf day please get in touch no one does it better than CMGC!
It is that time of the year again when subscriptions are due on July 1st. 2013/14 has been a great year with the atmosphere within the club better than ever. On behalf of everyone in the golf centre we hope to see everyone staying on and enjoying the course, club, atmosphere and all that goes with being a member of CMGC for the rest of 2014 and going into 2015.
A big thanks to club members Guy Taylor (Servacrane and Servaheat) and Simon Connolly and Simon Hector (Fairway Management) who are sponsoring the buggies at CMGC..
Guy's business Servacrane www.servacrane.com was established over 30 years ago and during this time has built an enviable reputation for the design, manufacture, repair and maintenance of electric overhead travelling cranes. Servaheat Limited opened for business in the late 1970's after a successful diversification from its parent company Servacrane Ltd. Servaheat provide modern, economic and efficient ways to control air temperature throughout the year day or night in any working environment and are specialists in the design, installation, and service of heating and air conditioning systems.
Simon Connolly and Simon Hector's business Fairway Management www.fairway-management.co.uk offers a totally flexible service package, tailored to suit both practical and financial considerations whilst delivering effective solutions to the accountancy needs of each business. Their experience as a specialist accountancy and business services practice spans over twenty years.
Is this weekend, on Saturday the first of the 'Cleobury Majors' is up for grabs in the form of the Captains Cup. This 18 hole medal competition is contested with a bumper field taking part. As one of the Cleobury majors this is a trophy you want to win in 2014. The other Cleobury majors are singles knockout, Presidents day, club championships.
Full details of events.
Junior 9 hole competition of 4pm
Par 3 challenge, hoop challenge, putting challenge and BBQ from 4pm. A special prize will also be up for grabs if you beat the Captains and head professional score around the par 3 course.
Men's Captains cup medal
Captains V Presidents - 8.45 shot gun start
Mixed Competition for the Straughton Salvor
Prize giving and FREE buffet from 2pm
Head Professional Phil Moore
Use less wrists to improve your chipping
All too often I see amateur golfers get very 'wristy' with their chipping actions, causing inconsistent striking and inconsistent distance control which can cause golfers to get frustrated every time they miss a green.
Having too much wrists in your chipping will look like the club head has got to the ball first, causing the shaft to lean back rather than having a forward lean.
The club itself is designed to get the ball into the air without the player having to manipulate more loft onto the club.
The perfect drill to eliminate using the wrists in your chipping is to get an alignment stick and place it under your left arm pit. Have the rest of the alignment stick running down the left hand side of the golf club and then take your grip. With the alignment stick running down the left hand side of the club you will now find it hard to flick your wrists at the golf ball and you will be able to consistently strike the golf ball properly with your chip shots.
Don't forget to book your lessons in by clicking here and I can get you chipping better than ever before.
World Cup Sweep
The teams have been opened for the CMGC World Cup sweep each team was in the sweep twice so everyone could have a go. Best of luck and after Spain getting knock out this tournament is wide open
Golf Centre Stuburt Exclusive
The Stuburt urban 2 golf shoe has continued to be our biggest seller and because of this Stuburt have given us a new deal exclusive for CMGC members. Buy a pair of the urban 2 for £40 you get 3 pairs of socks for FREE AND we will give you a wind stopper for £20 (half price)
So all in for £60 you get shoes, socks and a windstopper! Be quick though as we only have limited sizes in the windstopper.