Hello golfers and friends of CMGC.
Another week passes, is it me or is this year flying by? CMGC has once again been a hub of activity with different events taking place, plus we have been promised a heat wave for the weekend. I have been playing a lot of golf at CMGC over the last week and assisting the green keepers along with head professional Phil Moore, Tom and Matt. I honestly think that the current course condition is the best CMGC has ever been in 21 years. The greens are lightening and holding, fairways lush and tees better than ever and the bunkers are having consistent sand depths. The strategies put in place by the green keepers are working wonders and the plans for the next three months we discussed this past week will continue to keep the course to the highest standard Possible as the picture of the 9th of deer shows.
This week is also one of the most important weeks of the year… Open week interest in golf massively increases this week with the worlds best contesting our links golf. As you can see by the pictures shown here, I was lucky enough to head up on Tuesday to Royal Liverpool and the course is set up a treat. The greens are quick, small and have some horrid breaks in them. The key to this tournament will be tee shots some of them are ridiculously tight and just missing the fairways put you in some thick wispy grass where the only real option is to just get the ball out and back into play.
I managed to meet Adam Scott, Rickie Fowler, Henrick Stenson, Jason Dufner, Luke Donald and Keegan Bradley none of them gave much away about their chances for the tournament however both Adam Scott and Rickie Fowler said they were hitting the ball great…. So that's where my money is going. Golf centre predictions;
Dave - Adam Scott
Phil - Rory Mcilroy
Matt - Tiger Woods
Tom - not sure on the winner but Rickie Fowler is even money to finish in the top 20 which is my bet.
Seve Foundation 12/7/14
The members of Cleobury Mortimer were out in force to show their support for a legend of the game Seve Ballesteros and his foundation. Josh Carpenter was once again playing some great golf with a three under par around deer park. With the course record break on the cards Josh narrowly missed out with a level par on the back nine and finished with 38 points.
Ian Dennis was the main man in division 2 carding 36 points to narrowly beat the inform Paul Liggins and claim his first win since joining CMGC in April.
The day however belonged to Richard Wright who shot 38 points but a superior back count sealed top spot. Richard has had a quiet season so far but after this win he hopes to continue the fine form.
He said, 'I hit a lot of fairways today and when I did miss one I was not behind a tree like I usually am! That was the key to the good score I posted today'.
Well played Richard!
Nearest the pin winners: Tram and Paul Liggins
Footy scratch card - Graham Fletcher
Division 1 - Rich Wright - 38 on count back from Josh Carpenter - 38
Division 2 - Ian Dennis - 36 from Paul Liggins - 35
All prizes and vouchers can be collected from the golf centre.
Head professional Phil Moore
This week has been my busiest week since I started at CMGC word is spreading out my lesson successes and philosophy and it is great to have a packed diary with golfers looking to improve. The get into golf sessions have also been greatly received with the men's classes filling up so quick I have now offered another time. The greens at CMGC are currently really fast therefore this week my tip is out being better from short distances just encase you hit your first putt too hard and left with a short one coming back.
Better your scores with better short range putting
The secret to becoming a better and more consistent scorer, is to hole more putts from within 10 feet. How many times have you watched the European or PGA Tours on a Sunday and players are holing clutch putts from around 10-12 feet to save par and to keep their rounds going? Holing putts from these distances do add up at the end of the round.
A drill that I find to be very effective in helping your short range putting is to place a series of tees in the ground. I would have four tees a putters length away, four tees two putters length away and four tees three putters length away. The goal is to hole all 12 putts in a row without missing one. The player will start the drill by holing all the putts from a putters length, before moving onto the putts from 2 putters length away and finally putts from the 3 putters length away distance. Holing all 12 putts in a row will test your consistency and you will experience pressure like you would during a tournament, especially if you have holed 11 putts in a row and you have only one more putt to hole to finish the drill. Try this drill today to improve your putting! If you need help with your putting click here.
Eco Lodges for sale on CMGC
The CMGC Eco Lodge is now open for viewings! This lodge is pure luxury. The best interior furnishings, large decking area and loads of space. The lodge will be open all weekend so please come up and check it out or call us on 01299 271112 to book an appointment (they last around 1 hour).
We are also using local real estate agent Halls. If you are interested click here for more information.
Some specials this week from our overall leading brand FootJoy.
The following FootJoy brands in stock at CMGC are now on sale DryJoys, Contour Series, Sports and GreenJoys all have a minimum of 25% OFF. Remember it is only what we have in store so if you like a bargain and a quality shoe come and see what we have left.
FootJoy shorts are now in stock and selling like mad (20 pairs sold last week). Prices start at £35 for the quality shorts from the fantastic clothing brand. When you purchase a pair of shorts we will also give you £12.50 OFF any FootJoy shirt in stock to complete your outfit.
The ProDry socks are luxury and a must for golfers (trust me once you wear a pair of these for 18 holes anything else won't come close). We have full length and ancle length available and doing two pairs for just £12.