We would like to take this opportunity to welcome: Neil, Adrian, Dave and Richard who have all joined on the taster membership this week.
April is here and that can only mean one thing, the golf season has now started! Although the clocks have changed it feels more like October with the weather we have had this week.
The greens are in brilliant shape, and Cameron was out on Friday morning rolling them (Please click on the image to see the process taking place). The greenkeepers have also been busy on the eighth on Badgers Sett repairing the greenside bunker.
Great work from a great team!
Course Layout Update
As many of you will know Cleobury is set to become one of only a handful of clubs within the UK to have a Par 6 hole. Following discussions with the county the first on Foxes Run will see the tees moved back to where the medal tee on the first on Badgers Sett is. The White, Yellow and Red tees will all be positioned giving fellow golfers and ourselves in the Golf Centre the opportunity to see everyone striking the ball down the fairway.
The layout of the hole will slightly change with the 7th green on Foxes and the 1st on Badgers fairway becoming out of bounds, putting more emphasis on a straight tee shot. The Bradbury Oak, which has caught out many golfers over the years, has also been removed. Sam Pain was out earlier this week practising the tee shot and had this to say "The new tee and par of the first on Foxes will certainly make that particular tee shot crucial, out of bounds both left and right may catch out the odd player, even though the Bradbury Oak has been removed its still an intimidating tee shot".
As the images demonstrate above you can see Adam removing the Bradbury Oak and Sam hitting tee shots after the Bradbury Oak had been removed, could this be one of the most intimidating tee shots in the county? Contact us here with your thoughts.
The first ever Worcestershire Open Pro Am will be held at Cleobury Mortimer Golf Club on Monday 11th May 2015. We have secured the sponsorship with Kidderminster Self Storage who are putting £1000 up for the PGA professionals. The Pro AM is open to all PGA professionals and with sponsorship secured plus entry income we expect it to be a huge event for the local PGA professionals.
Amateur teams are also welcome to play and compete for the team prize.
Please click here for more information.
Product Testing with a Major Golf Brand
Team Cleobury have been asked to test out the New Platform Pro Putting Mat from Jest Golf.
Drive for show, putt for dough. What percentage of 8, 6, and 4 foot putts do you make with a right to left or left to right break in them? The Platform Pro Putting Mat from Jest Golf lets you practice these three key putt lengths with a 6 inch break depending on which foot you wear it on.
Constructed from ultra-realistic synthetic grass, the Platform Pro Putting Mat doesn't move upon impact thanks to the heavy rubber base weighing it down securely to the floor. Simply strap the Platform Pro Putting Mat to your right foot and practice those right to left putts and on your left foot for those left to right putts.
Platform Pro Putting Mat Features
- Develops perfect alignment, backstroke length and acceleration through the ball from 4 ft, 6 ft and 8 ft
- Portable for indoor practice
- Gain confidence on those right to left and left to right putts
Golf Coach Sam Pain who was the first to trial the new product had this to say "It's a great concept to help with those important putts, I would like to thank Jest Golf for giving us the opportunity to trial this product and I will certainly be using this for the foreseeable future".
Pictured is Sam trying out the Platform Pro Putting Mat from Jest Golf, if you are interested we are looking for volunteers to try out this product so please contact us by clicking here.
Get Into Golf Sessions
Following on from the hugely successful winter get into golf programs the next batch of dates have been released.
If you have never played golf before, or are just a bit rusty, Get into Golf is the best starting point for you. The sessions are fun, sociable and held in a relaxed atmosphere where you'll learn the basics and find out about follow-on opportunities.
The Golf sessions will run for 5 weeks with each session running for one hour. Each session will have a maximum of 8 people participating so it will be a great way to meet and socialise with fellow new golfers. Equipment is provided so there is no reason not to give golf a go! The 5 week Get Into Golf package is just £25 a person meaning each session is just £5.
Intermediate Dates - if you have played golf in the past or just a little rusty, these are perfect for you.
Session 1- Saturday 18th April
Session 2- Saturday 25th April
Session 3- Saturday 2nd May
Session 4- Saturday 9th May
Session 5- Saturday 16th May
Starter Dates - If you have no experience or want to go back to square one these dates are perfect.
Session 1 - Thursday 16th April
Session 2 - Thursday 23th April
Session 3 - Thursday 30th April
Session 4 - Thursday 7th May
Session 5 - Thursday 14th May
6pm - 7pm
All Equipment Supplied- Everyone Welcome
Expert Tuition From Sam Pain & Amy Millward
Maximum 8 people per group Call us on 01299 271 112, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us here to book your place or ask any additional questions.
Why Get Into Golf?
Because it's exercising while socialising. Catch up with friends, and have a bit of friendly competition
Who Is It For?
It's a game for all ages and abilities. Plus its unique handicapping system allows people of different abilities to play and compete together.
Is There A Cheap Option?
Taster sessions and beginner courses are not as expensive as you might think, just £25 for five, one hour sessions.
Do I Need My Own Equipment?
All equipment will be supplied but if you have your own clubs feel free to bring them along.
Can I Take It To Another Level?
You can play competitive golf at club, county and national level and turn professional. Intermediate classes will also be available after the first five sessions
Is There A Disability Option?
Professionals are trained with the skills to coach a range of disabilities.
Is There A Family Option?
Golf is a sport for the whole family as you can learn together, play together and compete together.
There's no better sport for bringing people together and, with its winning combination of exercise, personal challenges, competition and social interaction, golf is the perfect tonic for good health and happiness.
A big thank you to everyone who has support our Masters money back promotions. We have sold 4 Motocaddy's and only have 3 bonded fleeces left! If you missed the concept its simple……
Buy a Motocaddy S1 trolley and if Adam Scott wins the Masters we will give you the £299.99 money back to spend in the CMGC golf centre. So if you have been thinking about buying a Motocaddy now is the ideal time to make the decision as you could be walking away with a £299.99 bonus!
The same concept applies for the Stuburt bonded fleeces, simply buy one for £35 and if Bubba Watson wins the Masters we will give you the £35 back in golf centre vouchers!
Widely recognised as the most popular powered trolley on the market, the top-selling S1 model has won several high-profile awards, including Golf Monthly's fiercely-contested trolley test. The sleek look and clean lines ensure that the S1 remains a contemporary trolley on the fairways and perhaps the most straight-forward to use. The distinctive ergonomic handle grips and low-profile wheels reinforce the streamlined features of the trolley, while a well-placed speed control/on-off button provides a simple user experience.
Stuburt Bonded Fleece
Please note we only have 3 of these left!!! Ideal as either an under or outer garment, the bonded layer protects against the elements with built in wind proofing and thermal properties ensuring warmth and comfort in cold, windy conditions. It's also extremely comfortable due to the fleece lining which offers great breathability and soft touch feel. A great complement to our Sport Waterproof Jackets or worn as a stand-alone fleece lined top.
Smith Saddles A Storm
The last winter competition of the year at Cleobury Mortimer Golf Club saw some awful weather throughout the day. Thankfully the course held up great with the afternoon starters getting the best of the weather.
Dean Rogers who had the worst of the weather on the front nine finished strongly and carded 39 points. This was leading all day until the final group showed up. Bryan Colley who knew if he won the competition he would also win the winter order of merit had it in his grasp with a fantastic 22 points front nine. However he found trouble on Deer Park and finished with 38 points and third overall.
Dave Smith however made a mockery of the strong winds and testing conditions, he played the front nine superbly well with 23 points. He then consolidated back nine with 19 points to finish on 42 points and take top spot.
'My short game was red hot today, I held some tricky putts that kept my score together, the greens were rolling really well considering the weather, it is my first win in a long time'.
Sam Pain resident professional also added 'Dave is a very dangerous player off his handicap and this score is well deserved. You always see him practicing on our short game area and it is great to see him getting the rewards'.
A special mention must also go to Andy Thomas (division 1) and Colin Hopewell (division 2) who won the Winter Order of Merit in their respective divisions.
1st Dave Smith - 42 points
2nd - Dean Rogers - 39 points
3rd Bryan Colley - 38 points
Wednesday saw the ladies play in their final Winter Order of Merit competition, with a tight fight for the division 2 title between Heather Pringle and Deborah Fearnley the competition was firmly on.
However the winners of the Winter Order of Merit were to be announced at the Ladies Spring Social Evening.
The evening consisted of a 3 course meal, served by George and his team (which was delicious), a music quiz and a baby photos quiz (Amy's was the only colour photo as Heather kindly told me numerous times!)
Before the evening drew to a close the winners of the Winter Order of Merit division 1 and 2 were announced. Taking the division 1 trophy was Julie Currie and after the final game, the Winner of division 2 was Heather Pringle, which was closely missed out by Deborah Fearnley, commiserations.
New Titleist Bags in Store!
Light Stand Bag
A four-way club divider, proven for its lightweight, fully-featured performance and tested durability, this popular stand bag model will continue to provide a hassle-free carry for the serious walker.
Weight: 5.6 pounds
Ultra Light Weight Bag
This Ultra Lightweight Stand Bag will surpass your wildest expectations. Weighing just under 5 lbs., it has all the features of a larger stand bag design. Full apparel and ball pockets, double strap, beverage sleeve and a broad foot stand mechanism make this bag the perfect choice for the serious walker.
Weight: 4.9 pounds
Designed with a reverse top-cuff and popular 14-way divider system, plus integrated putter well, multiple pockets and lightweight materials, this bag is the ideal choice for the player who most often uses a trolley. Ten zippered pockets are accessible while the golf bag is on the cart. Integrated, easy-lift handles along with a padded sling make handling the bag a breeze.
Weight 6 pounds