Hellooooo from Cleobury! Another busy week passes us by and although it went a bit cold some good weather is due to kick off the season. Once again loads has been going on with some great offers from leading manufacturers to help you get ready for the season ahead.
We had some shocking weather on Friday at CMGC but the green keepers worked their magic and got buggy's back out onto the course. We have to mention that the greens are rolling like a dream. Sam was out on Foxes holing a few ready for the next Professional's Alliance on Friday. Please click here to view the video.
Do you give it a fist pump when you hole a long one? Don't forget this week is the Texas Scramble and you are allowed to bring guests to play in it. Or if you're a visitor looking for a game our popular 18 holes and breakfast offer is still running.
Call us on 01299271112 to book tee times.
We all like receiving positive feedback and a big thanks to Dan Jones for his kind words about the club as pictured below. It was really interesting that he had never played Cleobury but found us via our facebook page. As the comments show his group had a fantastic day despite the weather and they also had their Motocaddy's serviced and repaired whilst they played.
Every week I write about the success of fittings taken by Rob and Sam at Stone so last week with the season just around the corner myself (Dave) and Tom headed up to get dialled in on some Titleist clubs.
After a quick warm up in the fantastic PING swing room on the TrackMan we were greeted by Will from Titleist who started the fitting. Going off my existing driver specifications we started hitting a 9.5 degree driver with a stiff Aldila shaft, straight away I was finding an additional 10 yards which Will advised was from the technological break through compared to my existing driver which was over 8 years old. With a little more tweaking and changing the shaft that suited my swing was the Rogue red in regular but with a heavier tip. This gave a lower ball flight and by moving the head setting to B1 I was hitting it over 30 yards further on carry alone. It was amazing to see the difference by just moving the head setting and using a heavier shaft.
After about an hour with the drivers we moved onto the new SM5 wedges and again the difference was huge, great accuracy and much more spin which is perfect ready for the summer. Tom ended up with a new set of wedges to replace his Cleveland ones.
I can honestly not stress enough how good the fittings are, plus you know with Rob and Sam they are going to fit you the best club for your ability and not be swayed by commission rates like a certain high street golf company!!
If you're looking to improve for the season ahead go over for a FREE fitting, you won't regret it!
Wild Thing Tames The Course
The men's weekend roll up was once again a huge success with the members of Cleobury out in force. Despite some awful weather on the Friday before play the green staff worked their magic to get the course in fantastic condition. New member Lee Glasby found some form on Sunday with 23 points on his front nine and although Deer Park pinned him back, Lee still finished on 40 points to claim third place. Stuart Humphries also found form to record the lowest gross score of the weekend, Stuarts score of 40 points secured second spot on count-back from Lee and stakes his claim for a spot in next months season opener at Hollywood in the Scratch league.
Dave 'Wild Thing' Gordon once again continued his meteoric rise to the top with a huge 42 points. To give him his third win since February. Gordon also finds himself well in the mix for the winter order of merit with just one event remaining. His stunning scores have not gone unnoticed and now sees his handicap fall another four strokes.
Professional Sam Pain had this to say about Dave Gordon 'he is a very dangerous player off his handicap. We have had some lessons to sharpen his short game up and I expect to see him performing well throughout the summer'.
Dave Gordon - 42 points
Stuart Humphries - 40 points (count back)
Lee Glasby - 40 points
Playing regularly and a New bag of Cobra Bio Cell clubs seems to be the perfect mix for Deborah Fearnley who stormed the ladies leaderboard with 38 points in tough conditions in last weeks stableford. With an excellent score of 24 points through the front nine on Badgers, Deborah could relax on Deer Park and still shoot under her handicap.
After this score, Deborah saw her handicap drop from 31 to 27.6. This is what she had to say: "I can't thank Sam Pain and Rob Grier enough for their help regarding coaching and the fitting I received at Stone Driving Range. If it wasn't for Rob I wouldn't have a driver in my golf bag and this is now my best and most trusted club. I'm just hoping I can get my handicap down to 24 to reach my goal during the summer months!"
Well Done Deborah it's great to see you enjoying the game and playing so well! We're all sure in the golf centre you will reach your handicap goal..
Taster Membership Returns Please Spread The Word
C.M.G.C taster membership is back. Running from 1st April- 30th June this 3 month membership gives you the chance to get straight in to club life and enjoy the many benefits of membership at Cleobury whilst also having a chance to improve and make your golf even more enjoyable with an hours lesson (worth £30) or a 9 hole playing lesson (worth £50) with our coach Sam Pain.
The 3 month taster membership is a great way to get back in to golf, socialise and of course, golf has the added bonus of been great for your health! The 3 month taster membership costs just £150 including the lesson with Sam which offers outstanding value for money. The time frame gives the customer plenty of time to get involved with everything at Cleobury and is a low cost way to see if you play enough golf to warrant a membership.
Cleobury General Manager and proprietor Graham Pain had this to say:
'The taster membership has proved very popular in the past with many members today introduced through this scheme. We have slightly changed it with the support of golf coach Sam who will be offering his services to everyone who signs up which will see them play a lot of great and enjoyable golf. I urge any golfers that are between clubs or unsure if membership is for them to give it a try'.
Please click here to view the membership benefits and the Bio of our Golf Professional Sam Pain.
We are just finalising the details on this years Masters sweep, expect to see posters up around the place from Saturday. I can however confirm Stuburt are once again supporting the event and offering the complete players package on their summer collection! All the players will be going to a hat and then its simple pick a name out. £3 a go or two goes for £5.
Handicap Team & Fixtures
It is great to see so many members signing up for the handicap team this year. Just so everyone can get the dates in their diaries the fixtures are:
Saturday 25 April - Bewdley Pines - HOME
Sunday 10 May - Bewdley Pines - AWAY
Saturday 16 May - Kidderminster - HOME
Saturday 13 June - Little Lakes - HOME
Saturday 20 June - Ombersley - AWAY
Sunday 28 June - Kidderminster - AWAY
Saturday 4 July - Ombersley - HOME
Saturday 18 July - Little Lakes - AWAY
Saturday 22 August - Perdiswell Park - HOME
Sunday 6 September - Perdiswell Park - AWAY
Team wear orders for shirts and jumpers can be taken in the shop.
Night Golf Confirmed at CMGC
CMGC members Dave Harrison, Ian Orme and Harvey Dodd are doing their bit for charity and taking on the mammoth challenge of 24 hours golf! They are raising money for Cancer Research UK and the local air ambulance. They are coinciding it with captains weekend and plan on teeing off Friday evening. Every captains' weekend we have the par 3 challenge but thanks to Dave, Ian and Harvey we are also running a special night golf challenge teeing off at 10pm.
They are also looking for recruits to join them playing golf for 24 hours and to raise money. If you would like to get involved please contact us here and we will pass on your contact details.
Tickets are just £15 and that includes you glow ball, glow sticks to dress up and of course the golf course lit up.
Further details to be released shortly but expect to see sponsorship forms and posters around the club shortly.