Hello members and friends of CMGC, as another great golfing month comes to an end it is crazy to think we are in August and only have one major of the year left. The weather has continued to be really good with a nice balance of rain and sun to keep it nice and green. We have seen lots of different visitors visit CMGC this week with various open competitions taking place. Working in the golf centre you get to hear what people think of the course as golfers pop in for drinks etc after nine holes. The common theme this week is just how good the course is members of some top West Midlands clubs such as Enville, Broadway, Burghill and Worfield to just name a few have all said how good our course is and that they wish their greens were as good as theirs. To be getting such comments like that says two things…. 1: how far CMGC has come along in its short life 2: just how good the course is at the moment.
Pictured here is the 7th of Foxes some awful breaks can be found on this green, if you're on the wrong tier with your approach, best of luck..... You're going to need it!
The recent dry weather has made it ideal conditions for the greenkeepers to crack on with some other jobs other than maintaining our great golf course. The awful winter we had over the winter highlighted particular areas that needed extra drainage. The top end of Foxes Run by the sixth tee was an area that always held water, therefore John 'Minty' Rowley and his son were busy putting in new drainage.
How the drainage works: firstly it is all about the contours of the ground, you need to add the drainage where the water will naturally run. The machine then goes into the ground about a foot and a half and takes out the soil which goes into the trailer. Gravel stones are then added and then soil put onto of these about two inches from the surface. Then when it rains the water will drain through the gravel quicker and run into the run off points (ditches) faster. This stops water saturation with it just sitting on top of the surface with no where to go.
Some of the notorious bunker that hold water have also have additional drainage put in, we are hopeful this will help and keep the course in great condition no matter what the weather.
The seventh of Foxes Run will also see a new path in front of the tee, we hope these improvements will help during the winter and increase play. Next week I shall talk about the vigorous bunker improvement plan that is in current operation.
Head professional Phil Moore.
The lesson success continue to flow here at CMGC with my man of the moment once again doing the business. I have been working with six new clients this week and it is only a matter of time before I am writing about them. Watch this space.
John Gaskell Continues Good Form
John Gaskell shot another good score on Saturday in the July Medal sponsored by London Pride. John came a close 2nd place behind winner Ross Moorcroft after shooting a nett 67, which was a good score especially after taking a 6 on the par 3 8th on Foxes Run.
"It's good to see John keep playing well", said Head Professional Phil Moore. "I do hope it continues, he is enjoying his golf a lot at the moment and I can't wait to see what he will get his handicap down to by the end of the current season. It just shows you that not just with Johns game, anyone's game, that if you work to perfect something as simple as the basic fundamentals it will bring on your game leaps and bounds. If you work on the grip, posture, ball position, stance and alignment it will give you a platform to shoot better scores and lower your handicap."
Men's July London Pride Medal 26/7/14
The gorgeous weather and great golf continued at Cleobury Mortimer golf club for the July medal sponsored by London Pride. Richard Wright who won the Seve foundation stableford 2 weeks ago continued his form with a nett 68 to take third place.
John Gaskell who is in great form at the moment thanks to some lessons from head professional Phil Moore shot a nett 67 to take second place which was a great effort considering he had a 6 on the par 3 8th.
The winner was the man who is in the form of his life, after a 63 last week Ross Moorecroft once again showed his class with a nett 65 to take the title and see his handicap cut to 11.
Ross admitted it was nip and tuck with his best friend in golf Stuart Humphries. 'Me and Stuart both had good scores going and that kept us both playing well, this week I managed to par the last three holes compared to Stuarts collapse. I am getting close to single figures now which is my ultimate goal'.
1st - Ross Moorecroft - 65 nett
2nd - John Gaskell - 67 nett
3rd - Richard Wright - 68 nett
Footy scratch card - David Annetts
Nearest the pin winners - Ross Moorecroft and Graham Fletcher
Glorious sunshine met the 18 teams contesting the 2014 mixed open Texas Scramble at Cleobury Mortimer. With the course in stunning condition, it was all set for some great scores. Experienced mixed campaigners of A and M Sennett, A. Szabo and K. Aston posted a great score of 60.2 to take third place. The late entry of Karen and Frances McKenna, Martin Charlton and Denise Charlton posted 58.9 to finish second. This team also win the longest drive award with a 100 mile round trip. The day however belonged to Sylvia and Rex Tudor Hughes and Graham and Mary Job. They played some superb golf and birdied the last hole to finish on 58.4. A massive thanks to everyone that entered and made it such a great day.
1st - Sylvia and Rex Tudor Hughes, Graham and Mary Job - 58.4 nett
2nd - Karen and Francis McKenna, Martin and Denise Charlton - 58.9 nett
3rd - A and M Sennett, A Szabo, K. Aston - 60.2 nett
Nearest the pin 5th Deer Park - Gary Hawes
Nearest the pin 6th badger sett - Jennie Dorrell
More Stuburt urban 2 shoes have been delivered with all sizes and styles now back in stock. We are also doing a great deal with the water resistant wind stoppers. Get a windstopper and shoes for just £55 saving a massive £25… Be quick though we only have limited sizes in the windstoppers left.
Galvin Green Clothing is now buy one get one half price, the cheapest item is half price
There seems to be a lot of talk and interest in our summer club house sale, on presidents day Saturday August 16th. The pro shop will be moving into the bar area and everything in their will be on sale at its cost price. This will be one day only and all sales are final. So if you would like a bargain get your name down in presidents day.