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Cleobury Mortimer Golf Club - Director of Golf

Hello golfers and friends of CMGC, well what a week it has been thunder storms, sunshine and of course a Rory McIlroy win at The Open championship.

The sweep results are as follow

1st Ian Dennis
2nd Jenny Dorrell
3rd Chris Newman
4th Jo Wilkes
5th Graham Butcher

There were also 6 players that were drawn and not playing because of injury we put them all into a pot and Mike Wood was pulled out who wins a FootJoy glove.

I hope you all listened to the CMGC tips in last weeks newsletter you would of certainly been in the money.

The thunder storm that came through on Saturday in hindsight was not a bad thing as the course has suddenly gone very green and lush with the strong patterns of growth. The irrigation system continues to be in operation from 9.15pm until 6am everyday. 

Ladies Club Championship

The ladies section were out in force to contest their Club Championships. Some glorious sunshine was on display and the course in great condition.

Ros Harrop showed her class to shoot 137 and take top spot ahead of Julie Currie who shot 142.

Sue Griffiths also continued her fine form to win the nett prize with a 112 nett. Well played ladies and a huge well done to the winners.

Pain's Mawley Milk Trophy medal 20/7/14

After heavy storms and thunder on Saturday glorious sunshine greeted the members of Cleobury on Sunday for the medal. It was extra special as it was a trophy competition contesting for the Pain's Mawley Milk Trophy. With a medal card in hand many golfers were falling under the pressure with some 9's and 10's recorded and wrecking some good rounds.

Dave Walker was in fine form and shot a nett 70 to take second place. However the man in form was someone who knows how to handle a low score. Ross Moorecroft shot a nett 63 despite bogeying the last three holes.

'I have been playing well recently and felt a good score was not too far away, this is my second win of the season and my first trophy, there are some big competitions coming up, I just hope my form continues.'

Final standings

1st - Ross Moorecroft
2nd - Dave Walker
3rd - Ian Dennis

Nearest the pin 6th Badgers - Roll over
Nearest the pin 5th Deer Park - Bob Lucas

Footy scratch card - couple more to sell on this weeks roll up before the winner is revealed.

Don't forget we have another medal this Saturday get your tee times by calling us on 01299271112

Rare Fungi discovered at CMGC

After CMGC member Tony Groves hit a wayward drive on the 8th of Badgers Sett he found more than his golf ball when he went looking! Tony found a rare fungi that is normally found in southern hemisphere countries and also it is the first time it has been located in Shropshire…. A sign of global warming?


Dear Tony

What you have found is a fungus called Devil's Fingers, Clathrus archeri. This is a fungus which seems to be moving north as the weather gets warmer.

This is the first time this fungus has been recorded in Shropshire and, as recorder, I would like to add the following to our database;- SPECIES Clathrus archeri ASSOOCIATED WITH Gymnospermae (conifers) in grassy soil ECOSYSTEM Golf course DATE 16/07/14 COLLECTOR A. Groves IDENTIFIER R. Mantle GRID REFERENCE SO6976 NOTES Found at Badgers Loop at Cleobury Mortimer Golf Course.

We love nature here at CMGC and it is awesome to have discovered this on our course. Thanks Tony Groves.

Phil Moore's lessons continue to dominate

John Gaskell Dominates Wednesday Roll-Up

Wednesday 16th July saw one of the biggest stableford points scores in recent memory over the 9 hole format. Playing off a handicap of 18, John went around Badgers in 2 over par which is 25 points. It was the best score that John has shot so far while playing at Cleobury Mortimer.

"What we have worked on with John has been mostly his basic fundamentals," said Head Coach Phil Moore. "Once you have perfected the basics, your consistency, ball flight and ball striking will all improve. What I have done with John is make is grip more neutral, promote a more athletic posture, change his ball position and also give him more width at impact and in his through swing. It has been no surprise to me that John is now playing well. He is very knowledgeable about the golf swing and he also really wants to improve and get his handicap down. With the continued work on his game I have every reason to believe that John will achieve his goals in golf this year."

"I am thrilled with the way I am playing," said John. "That score was the best I have ever shot and I could not be happier. I really enjoyed the lessons with Phil and I have felt comfortable having lessons as well. I have worked hard at my game between lessons, after the 1st lesson I shot 23 points and after the 2nd Iesson I shot 25 points. I couldn't be happier and I have played really, really well."

Spike Broad starts to play well again

After having a series of lessons with Head Coach Phil Moore, Spike has been reaping the rewards of having structured coaching again. Having seen improvements to his ball flight and ball striking, Spike is a lot more confident with his game:

"He's great to work with as a coach, everything makes sense due to clear demonstrations and use of video. Always critical on technique to make sure I'm doing it as close to perfect as possible. I was playing terrible before due to lack of confidence and coaching, I feel like I am hitting it as good as I probably ever have, even better than when I won the Club Championships! I just need it to all click into place."

"Spike works really hard on his game, the most I have seen so far since I have come to Cleobury," said Phil. "I remember when Spike first came, his posture was too bent in the knees and his centre of gravity was too far towards the heels of his feet. His ball position was too far back in his stance as well. But since we have improved these areas of his technique, all it has been is little tweaks like improving his rhythm and head movement in his downswing. I have no doubt that Spike will achieve his goal of getting his handicap down to one by the end of the season".

You can't argue with the facts! If you are interested in getting your game on track, or are having problems in a particular area, then click here to send me an email.

Super stroke

Who saw the putter grip Sergio was using at the Open? Well for those that did not it was a Superstroke European flag. After loving the look of them and thinking a lot of CMGC members would think the same I tried to track down when they are coming out. Thankfully through the power of twitter I found out they will be here ready for the Ryder Cup. Cannot wait to get them instore! Don't forget to follow us @cleoburygolf


Urban 2 - last 5 pairs of socks

We are down to the last five pairs of free socks with the Stuburt urban 2 golf shoes. We all wear them at CMGC as they are so comfy.

At £40 they are the best bargain in golf!

Clubhouse Sale

Our very first clubhouse cost price SALE! We are having a huge shop and storage clear out on August 16th.

FootJoy July Medal

This week’s medal has just got even more competitive! 

Purchase any FootJoy glove from us on July medal day, then beat your handicap and we’ll give you that same glove for FREE. That’s a nice little 2-for-the-price-of-1 incentive for those of you who fancy going low. What a great time to dispose of that worn glove.

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AD333 Tour trial

When you’re next in the shop why don’t you get yourself a sleeve of Srixon’s new AD333 Tour golf balls? If you do we’ll give you a 2-ball trial pack FREE! 

This is a great chance to put into play the much-anticipated new 3-piece tour ball from Srixon and grab yourself a couple of free balls at the same time.

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Have a great golfing week and we hope to see you at CMGC very soon.

Dave, Matt, Phil and Team CMGC

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