Hello and welcome to another packed e-newsletter from all the latest goings on at C.M.G.C. We hope you have managed to get out on the fairways over the last week with the February weather as ever been very unpredictable.
Over the last week we have been busy in the golf centre conducting MOTs including checking and adjusting loft and lies, re-gripping to an overall assessment of other important equipment such as golf bags, gloves, shoes and golf balls. It has been great to chat to everyone who has taken up the MOT service and talk through any adjustments we feel would benefit them to play better golf and keep their equipment in the best possible condition. For anyone who may have missed last week's newsletter we have a couple of options for a club MOT so why not book a slot today?
Loft and lie check on your three most used irons.
One free Golf Pride tour velvet grip on your seven iron
Golf ball analysis and recommendations
Shoe spike analysis
Duration 30-40 minutes
This option is a must for all golfers, a detailed report is given back to the user with our professional analysis and tips on maintaining your equipment.
ALL loft and lies checked
Clubs, shafts and grips cleaned.
One free Golf Pride tour velvet grip one your seven iron
Golf ball analysis and recommendations
Shoe spike analysis
Duration: 60 minutes
Time Slots available
Sunday 1st March - 11:00-14:00 - click here to book
Wednesday 4th March - 12:00-16:00 - click here to book
Thursday 5th March - 10:00 - 14:00 - click here to book
Saturday 7th March - 11:00 - 16:00 - click here to book
Sunday 8th March - 12:00 - 17:00 - click here to book
Pros News from Sam
Get In To Golf:
Saturday 21st February saw our first of five Get in to Golf sessions start, with the help of Amy we had lots of fun with everyone on the practice area going through fundamentals such as their: grip, stance and alignment. The Get In To Golf sessions are great for people trying a new sport or for anyone who is looking to get back in to golf. Over the remaining 4 weeks we will work on all areas including: long game, short game and putting and then take these practices out on to the course.
My 'Mini Mcilroys' sessions run every Saturday from 10am - 11am during the winter months. These sessions are designed to cover all aspects of golf and the golf swing whilst keeping it as fun as possible with games and challenges. If you know of anyone who would like to try golf then bring them along, all equipment is provided if needed and is just £5 per child so why not give it a go?
With the weather improving my teaching diary is getting busier which is a great testament to golfers wanting to improve their golf. I have been working with Dave Slater over the winter period to improve his driving, Dave has been a great pupil who has worked hard at putting the methods we've gone through in to practice and on to the course, his performances lately in both the seniors competitions and in the club competitions show his understanding and dedication to the changes we have made which have seen him consistently scoring lower than his handicap. If you would like to book a lesson my diary is always available in the golf centre and I look forward to helping you play better golf.
The greenkeepers continue to get ready for spring with maintenance checks of all equipment, whilst also repainting the hazard stakes and tee markers.
Greenkeepers; Cameron and Anthony recently had a visit from Wendy O'Brian who is helping them work towards their NVQ qualifications. On her last visit Anthony had to do a 20-minute presentation on topics including how to correctly set up: machinery, greens maintenance, current projects and future projects which he passed with flying colours. The hedges in the carpark and around the putting green have also been tidied up which will now give a great view for watching people tee off the (sometimes intimidating) medal tee of Badgers Sett, in the spring/ summer whilst on the putting green!
Men's Double Roll Up Results - Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd February
The winter competition numbers have been fantastic throughout the season and were once again demonstrated last weekend with 50 people playing in the double roll up. This allows members to play on either day with the best score of the weekend winning.
Bryan Colley continued his fine form with 39 points, Lee Glasby also matched this score in the worst of the weather on Sunday. However Bryan's superior back nine count gave him third place.
Ross Moorecroft who has been close to a good score for a number of weeks posted 40 points. This great score would normally have won however this week it was only good enough for second place.
The weekend belonged to Dave 'Wild Thing' Gordon who was once again in his colourful trousers playing superbly well to shoot 45 points! Dave who is now playing twice a week has found real consistency in his game and on the back of this win will see's his handicap cut by three shots.
CMGC Director of golf Dave Pain had this to say:
'It is great to see the competition numbers so high and some great golf being played this winter. The top four players this week all have huge potential for a big 2015 and it is great to see a nice mix of handicaps picking up prizes'.
As this is a roll up prizes are out of the golf centre and can be collected from Tuesday.
1st - Dave 'Wild Thing' Gordon - 45 points
2nd - Ross Moorecroft - 40 points
3rd - Bryan Colley - 39 points (Count Back)
4th - Lee Glasby - 39 points
Saturday- Men's Roll Up
Sunday- Men's Texas AM- Members can invite cisitors to play in this. (£18 for a visitor including competition entry fee)
Ladies 3 Ball Alliance
This week saw the Ladies compete in the 3 ball alliance, where the best two scores from the 3 players counted on each hole. Form players Heather Pringle and Amy Millward found themselves on opposite teams this week so all was to play for. The weather was great throughout the day with temperatures soaring to 12 degrees which the team of Judy Sant, Helen Watson and Amy Millward certainly made the most of. A level par back nine from Amy helped boost the score to 81 points which would remain at the top of the leader board throughout the day.
A delighted Amy had this to say: 'we gelled well as a team today and we made some crucial putts at the right time to keep the momentum going, I'm already looking forward to next weeks Yellow Ball and the Oswestry alliance which hopefully we can do well in'.
Seniors Competition News
The seniors continue to come up in numbers on a Tuesday and looking at the results from the last few weeks they are playing some fantastic golf. A special mention to Andy Thomas, Bob Westwood, Chris Newman, Alan Hall, Bob Lucas and Dave Slater who have all shot 40 points or over in the last few weeks, well played guys and keep it up.
The Mixed matches will be starting in the next couple of weeks with the first match at Home on Saturday 14th March against Bransford, the sign up sheets can be found in the changing rooms or in the bar area. If you are interested in playing please just add your name and contact number to the list. The mixed knockout entry posters and forms will also be available soon so keep an eye out for them.