Hello from a rather chilly CMGC, as I write this the temperature is dropping. There has been a light scattering of snow which is not the end of the world we could be Rob Allenby right now! Click here to read more.
Fingers crossed by the time this reaches you it will be nice and dry! The greenkeepers have been busy doing what they can on the course. As demonstrated in the photo the course is holding up very well considering the weather. The greenkeepers take some time during this part of the season to service all the machines and grind the blades to make sure they are in tip top shape ready for the cutting season.
Once again we welcome some new members to CMGC, Mark and Terence have joined us this past week and we hope they enjoy their golf with us at Cleobury. It's great to see more new members joining CMGC and we are sure everyone will make them welcome.
You may remember just before Christmas we were talking about the Motocaddy and club repair centre. I am happy to announce all the repair equipment has been ordered. We are also off for our Motocaddy training. Therefore it is all coming into place nicely!
Men's Four Ball Betterball 17/1/15
It was panic stations at Cleobury on Friday with a band of snow reported to be heading towards the golf course Saturday morning. However it was far from that, although the temperature was below freezing, glorious sunshine greeted the competitors for the betterball. The best two scores on each hole counted in this four ball competition. Some formidable teams on paper were out playing some great golf. Club vice captain Dave Moore and his team of Gary Hingley, Jamie Fearnley and Bob Barlow thought they had done enough when they posted a very impressive 86 points.
However they were to fall just short of the early birds, Phil Baker, Daniel Berwick, Richard Kimberlin and team captain Ian Baker. The team were first out and had the toughest of the sub zero conditions. They however played some great golf and posted 87 points which stood all day to give them the win, which incidentally was their first since joining the club over two years ago.
Golf events organiser Matt Juliard of Cleobury had this to say 'It is great to see some fresh faces winning at Cleobury. They have a great mix of handicaps which suited the format with each player evenly contributing under Ian's captaincy'.
1st - Pictured from left - Phil Baker, Richard Kimberlin, Daniel Berwick, Ian Baker - 87 points.
2nd - Gary Hingley, Dave Moore, Jamie Fearnley, Bob Barlow - 86 points.
Nearest the pin 6th badgers - Craig Shorter
Nearest the pin 8th Foxes - Andy Thomas
Don't be late! Golf is a sport that generally takes a long time to play, if you're committing yourself to four hours out on the course what is another half hour to get to the club early and have a proper warm up. This will allow you hit some shots, use the short game area and have a putt. You can't expect to have a good round if your running onto the tee with no pre round routine.
Learn your distances! Now is the ideal time to learn your average distances with each club. Book in a session with myself using the Ernest sport launch monitor, we can then find your precise distances.
If you are struggling on a certain area of your game, get a lesson before it gets any worse. The professionals will be able to give advice and coach you before you have a meltdown on the course, which isn't nice for yourself or your playing partners.
We have just finalised our 2015 society pricing if you are part of a society and would like to use CMGC as a venue please get in touch by clicking here.
Why Choose Cleobury Mortimer Golf Club?
o 27 hole golf course with no temporary greens
o Stunning picturesque views in a peaceful surrounding
o Availability 7 days a week all year round
o Fully stocked golf shop with friendly & professional staff
o Practice facilities including large putting green, short game area & practice area all close to the clubhouse o Home cooked food & a range of beers & real ales o Friendly, helpful staff with a can do attitude
o Comfortable & relaxed clubhouse
The packages and pricing can be found by clicking here.
Boots now in stock The golf boots have really taken off here at Cleobury, so much so that we have been out of stock!
We now have the FootJoy (pictured) and Stuburt boots back in stock in all sizes.
The Stuburt Boot is £60
The FootJoy Boot £69.99
Each boot gives reliable performance in the harshest conditions.
The popular poker nights make their return to CMGC in 2015. The first one is on Friday 30th January. Please arrive from 7pm for a 7.30pm start.
We get between 25 - 35 players for these so it is certainly worth attending.
The 2015 knocks are now open and we are taking entry's in the golf centre.
Over the last two years the knock outs have been revitalised. Entry forms are dotted around the club house. Simply fill one in, place that and the correct money in the envelopes provided and drop it into a staff member in the golf centre.
Big names to look out for are last years singles winner John Gallagher and Steve and Phil Lau last years doubles winners.
CLOSING DATE 12TH APRIL
The 2015 Easter Open is fast approaching, 12 teams are already down for this excellent event. It always sells out so please get your entries in early to get the tee time you require.
Texas scramble, 1/10 of the combined with a maximum of 24 for men and 36 for ladies.
This great event is the perfect way to kick off the golf season and get into the spirit of Easter. Just £60 per team of four. Plus you get a hot cross bun after nine holes, followed by sausage and mash when you finish.
This event always has a big field and a fantastic prize table.
For the entry form please click here.