Good day golfers and friends of CMGC. Another week passes us by and another Rory McIlroy win dominates the golf back pages. Rory really did show another side to his usual dominance he is ready to get in the trenches and fight it out. Heading onto the back nine he was down and out but that eagle at 10 sent shock waves to the other players and you just knew he was going to win from there.
This weekend we have our first ever cost price club house SALE basically we will be taking all of the summer stock into the clubhouse to sell at its cost price. We need to sell it off and get the new Autumn/ winter range in. You will not find these products anywhere else cheaper as they are the current 2014 range! Everyone is welcome, its starts from 8am and its first come first serve basis.
Some highlights that will be in the sale…. all Galvin Green clothing, all Glenmuir clothing, all FootJoy DryJoys, contour, sport and spikeless sport shoes. Motocaddy and PING bags, FootJoy gloves, clothing and much more…. hint hint Galvin Green clothing starts at just £34.40.
Don't forget it is presidents day this Saturday and very busy.
PING G30 now in stock.
The PING G30 range has finally arrived at CMGC using the revolutionary turbulator technology the G30 range improve the airflow for increased club head speed and ball velocity for consistently longer drives that find the fairway. The new T9S face material is strong, lightweight and thin, optimizing face deflection for even higher ball speeds and longer drives. The G30 range are adjustable in degrees and are set to do what PING do best and dominate the market. If you would like to try them please get in touch. Or if you would like a full custom fit at CMGC or with our friends at Stone please book an appointment.
It is that time of the year!
Like every golf course in the UK you have a two week window in August to get your greens prepared for the rest of the playing season and winter. The greens at CMGC have been scarified and top dressed, this is one of the most important jobs to do on the golf course and any golfer appreciates why it is done. Some golfers say crazy thing like 'why are they doing that the greens are great at the moment' however the reality is they are that good because jobs like this are done.
The purpose of scarifying is to remove layers of thatch and moss build up. Thatch is a real problem if untreated because it can prevent the water from rain showers getting through to the roots and it also locks up valuable nutrients and oxygen. These are all crucial elements for a successfully strong, and healthy green. Thatch also makes conditions ideal for unwanted weeds, diseases and moss to thrive in.
The scarifying machine goes just over an inch into the green and cuts out the thatch and moss this is then left on the greens before it is blown into a pile and shoved up. Considering the machine is two foot wide that is a hell of a lot of thatch coming out as shown below.
The top dressing is applied which fills the cracks and replaces the the gaps that the thatch leaves behind. The top dressing is a special mix of sand and nutrients to encourage growth and gives a smoother surface. The greens are then double cut and rolled to stop any unwanted bumps. This job is done now as the grass is still growing the later you do it you risk the greens not growing and then left with poor greens for the whole of the winter. The green keepers estimate that they will be peaking just in time for the club championship in September when they will be the best they have been all year.
The top dressing is applied
So there you go a nice bit of green keeping education this week, all interesting stuff.
Phil 'McGinley' Moore V Tom 'Watson' Pain
Details on this special Ryder Cup match coming very soon. The date has been set… September 27th. First tee 10.30am.
Teams meet from 9.30am.
All very hush hush as we have some huge events before had, but get it in your diary!
CMGC's Emily Price picked to represent England!
A team of six promising teenagers have been selected to play Switzerland in the U16 girls' match at Heswall, Cheshire, on Tuesday 19 August. The match was played for the first time last year when it was won by England.
The players are:
Louisa Brunt, 15, (Royal Birkdale), from the England Golf North West U16 squad
Mollie Lawrence, 16, (Rochester & Cobham Park) from the South East U16 squad
Martha Lewis, 14, (St George's Hill) from the South U16 squad
Emily Price, 14, (Cleobury Mortimer), the new English U15 girls' champion
Natasha Slater, 14 (Furness), the new Scottish U14 girls' champion from the U16 North squad
Amelia Williamson, 14, (Royal Cromer) of the U16 East squad
Good luck Emily!
Big Events coming up at CMGC!
Some big events coming to CMGC very shortly! The club championships sign up sheet is up in the golf centre.
The John Lacey Texas scramble is open to visitors with some great prizes up for grabs. Get your entry forms here
John Lacey was a legend of CMGC as past captain and really great bloke. This event always get between 25 and 30 teams so don't miss out!
Update from head professional Phil Moore
You may not have seen me much around CMGC over the last 3 weeks that is because I have been so busy coaching. It feels like my second home is the practice area and I love it. I have been working with the next generation of golfers and developing the junior academy the summer camps have seen massive growth with 20 juniors taking up the game. It is a real delight and I cannot wait to see them progress and get them signed onto the junior golf passport which is a structure course developed by the golf foundation and sport England.
With the club championships coming up I will shortly be releasing a special lesson package to get you ready to win the biggest tournament at CMGC.
Although this up date is short and sweet next week I shall go into full details, if you would like a lesson please pop into the golf centre and book in.
Teme Leisure Cleobury
The Cleobury Mortimer gym was closed last week and has had a fantastic revamp and looks better than ever. We have a great relationship with the Teme Team and Cleobury golf club members get discount off their gym membership. For a fantastic gym at affordable prices you should check them out, we all use it, although you may not be able to tell!
Click here to find out more
A special mention to the CMGC handicap team who beat Burlish Park on Saturday and the Cleobury juniors who drew with Reditch and still remain undefeated in 2014.