Good day golfers and friends of CMGC.
April looks set to be like March… BUSY BUSY BUSY. The greenkeepers have been busy edging and repairing the bunkers after a harsh winter. A lot of the sand had washed into the corners due to the rain so Adam Clifford and the team have been busy pushing the sand back to where it should be, edging and repairing faces. The greens are also coming back nicely and are due to be rolled Friday. With a bit of dry weather we are confident they will be the best around….. I also did a little bit of twitter research and could not believe the amount of courses in the West Midlands that still had some temporary greens. We have a great team at CMGC, keep up the great work lads!
The first major of the year is here with the Masters from Augusta starting today. The CMGC sweep sold out, thanks to everyone who had a go! This week also sees new head coach Phil join us he is on the hallowed turf of CMGC from today! Our Masters predictions…..
Dave - Adam Scott
Matt - Sergio Garcia
Phil - his fellow Ulsterman Rory McIlroy
Tom - Jason Day
Double Roll Up Results
The ever popular double roll up returned to Cleobury Mortimer golf club this past weekend. Despite some rough weather on Friday the course stood up well and it was decided the competition would become a handicap qualifier. Ian Downes and Andy Johnson shot 37 points to finish fourth and fifth. As the saying goes 'beware of the injured golfer' Guy Taylor further cemented this accusation with 38 points to finish third. The day however belonged to two of Cleobury's bright young prospects. Jack Severn shot 39 points to finish second and Alex Barnes shot 40 points to win! Both Alex and Jack have been working hard on their golf over the winter and are now starting to see rewards for their hard work. Both the lads have big plans for this year and I am going to stick my neck out and say by the end of the year they will be both off a handicap of 6 or below!
Emily Price Wins Again
Cleobury Mortimer golf club's Emily Price has once again showed her supreme talent by winning the Shropshire Schools girls golf tournament. Cleobury Mortimer golf club was once again hosting this prestigious tournament with the golf talent of Shropshire descending onto the venue. Emily Price made a mockery of the conditions to shoot a gross 73 which is one over par for the 18 holes…. Yes you read that correctly one over gross off the ladies stroke indexes. Considering there was England international boys on show who shot 71 gross this score really goes show how good Emily is. We are very proud to have Emily a member of Cleobury.
Emily's father Kelvin had this to say 'Emily has been practicing hard all winter and to win this, her first tournament of the year really sets her up for a busy schedule. We will be traveling all over the country this year and hope to be in the mix competing at the top of the leader board in many of them'
Pictured is Emily with tournament organiser and Lacon Childe School head of sport Kristian Wood.
Great to see the next generation of CMGC golfers playing well!
Also a special shout out to Terry Bingham who shot 23 points to win the Wednesday evening roll up. The roll up are open to everyone and are a bit of fun and a social evening. Every Wednesday from 4pm… Just roll up to the golf centre have a game and a few beers after.
Lodge Development Update.
The new website is live www.cleoburycountrylodges.com please check it out this is such a unique project… YOU CAN HAVE A LODGE ON CMGC! There are just 19 lodges available we expect this project to really take off so if you are interested in a plot please request a brochure and come and visit the site! Or if you have any friends of family that are interested remember if a sale comes from a members lead you get a years FREE membership.
The lodge site. On course living come to CMGC
New Fleet of Buggys Coming to CMGC
Myself and Graham shook hands with John Osman on a new fleet of buggys for the 2014 season. We have blue EZ-GO buggys coming and they are a massive improvement on the existing models. Additional suspension and softer seat for comfort and a smoother drive. Reinforced plastic for more durability and extra hard windows. There will be a slight increase in the price of buggy rental as lithium batteries have massively increased in price.
New Food Specials Coming to CMGC
The kitchen team has expanded with Tracey joining us from the Live and Let Live pub. Tracey is only part time due to other commitments and we are delighted to have someone of her expertise joining team CMGC.
Three cheese platter and port, the perfect sharing dish to finish off your meal. Locally sourced cheeses, crackers, pickle, celery and grapes washed down with some Churchills port. Price TBC me and Matt had the pleasure of trying this last week and it is delicious!
We also have a new burger coming…. Many of you will remember the pipe smoking legend of CMGC that was Roy Broome. Roy pretty much single handily constructed all the bunkers at Cleobury he is one in a million so we have a new burger named after him…
'The Old Roy'
The new 'old Roy' burger here at CMGC dedicated to Cleobury legend Roy Broome! 4oz chump steak burger, with Hobsons ale, mozzarella cheese, gerkin, onion rings, salad served on a brioche bun with a secret sauce and finished with a side of fries all for just £6.50!!! Coming to our menus from Wednesday! Everyone is welcome to CMGC for lunch! Think of us as a country pub not a golf club! #burger
Beer Festival Update
We are delighted to confirm Bathams best bitter WILL be at the festival. We are just finalising the order this week and this year EVERY beer will be an award winning beer! Ticket sales are up to 77 and all indications are pointing towards our busiest year ever!
Friday April 25th - 3pm - late
Saturday April 26th - 12 - late
Get your tickets here or from the golf club.
As I mention every week the Stuburt Urban 2 golf shoe are continuing to sell like crazy we now have more coming in as all size 8 and 9 were sold. Don't forget we also have the Sport lite for £50 And all Stuburt shoe sales come with 3 pairs of socks for FREE! Not forgetting the number one shoe in golf however…. FootJoy are currently offering £10 off all Contour models and £20 off all Dryjoys models. Please visit the golf centre to pick up your pair of shoes for the up coming season.