Urban 2 – last 5 pairs of socks
We are down to the last five pairs of free socks with the Stuburt urban 2 golf shoes. We all wear them at CMGC as they are some comfy…. Plus they can make anyone’s legs look good… Can you guess whos they are?
At £40 they are the best bargain in golf!
Phil Moore’s lessons continue to dominate
John Gaskell Dominates Wednesday Roll-Up
Wednesday 16th July saw one of the biggest stableford points scores in recent memory over the 9 hole format. Playing off a handicap of 18, John went around Badgers in 2 over par which is 25 points. It was the best score that John has shot so far while playing at Cleobury Mortimer.
“What we have worked on with John has been mostly his basic fundamentals,” said Head Coach Phil Moore. “Once you have perfected the basics, your consistency, ball flight and ball striking will all improve. What I have done with John is make is grip more neutral, promote a more athletic posture, change his ball position and also give him more width at impact and in this through swing. It has been no surprise to me that John is now playing well. He is very knowledgeable about the golf swing and he also really wants to improve and get his handicap down. With the continued work on his game I have every reason to believe that John will achieve his goals in golf this year.”
“I am thrilled with the way I am playing,” said John. “That score was the best I have ever shot and I could not be happier. I really enjoyed the lessons with Phil and I have felt comfortable having lessons as well. I have worked hard at my game between lessons, after the 1st lesson I shot 23 points and after the 2nd Iesson I shot 25 points. I couldn’t b happier and I have played really, really well.”
Spike Broad starts to play well again
After having a series of lessons with Head Coach Phil Moore, Spike has been reaping the rewards of having structured coaching again. Having seen improvements to his ball flight and ball striking, Spike is a lot more confident with his game- “He’s great to work with as a coach, everything makes sense due to clear demonstrations and use of video. Always critical on technique to make sure I’m doing it as close to perfect as possible. I was playing terrible before due to lack of confidence and coaching, I feel like I am hitting it as good as I probably ever have, even better than when I won the Club Championships! I just need it to all click into place.”
“Spike works really hard on his game, most I have seen so far since I have come to Cleobury,” said Phil. “I remember when Spike first came, his posture was too bend in the knees and his centre of gravity has too far towards the heels of his feet. His ball position was far too far back in his stance as well. But since we have improved these areas of his technique, all it was been is little tweaks since then like improving his rhythm and head movement in his downswing. I have no doubt that Spike will achieve his goal of getting his handicap down to one by the end of the season”.
Men’s July London Pride Medal 26/7/14
The gorgeous weather and great golf continued at Cleobury Mortimer golf club for the July medal sponsored by London Pride. Richard Wright who won the Seve foundation stableford 2 weeks ago continued his form with a nett 68 to take third place.
John Gaskell who is in great form at the moment thanks to some lessons from head professional Phil Moore shot a nett 67 to take second place which was a great effort considering he had a 6 on the par 3 8th.
The winner was the man who is in the form of his life, after a 63 last week Ross Moorecroft once again showed his class with a nett 65 to take the title and see his handicap cut to 11.
Ross admitted it was nip and tuck with his best friend in golf Stuart Humphries. ‘me and Stuart both had good scores going and that kept us both playing well, this week I managed to par the last three holes compared to Stuarts collapse. I am getting close to single figures now which is my ultimate goal’.
1st - Ross Moorecroft - 65 nett
2nd - John Gaskell - 67 nett
3rd - Richard Wright - 68 nett
Footy scratch card - David Annetts
Nearest the pin winners - Ross Moorecroft and Graham Fletcher
Mixed Open 2014
Glorious sunshine met the 18 teams contesting the 2014 mixed open texas scramble at Cleobury Mortimer. With the course in stunning condition, it was all set for some great scores.
Experienced mixed campaigners of A and M Sennett, A. Szabo and K. Aston posted a great score of 60.2 to take third place.
The late entry of Karen and Frances McKenna, Martin Charlton and Denise Charlton posted 58.9 to finish second. This team also win the longest drive award with a 100 mile round trip.
The day however belonged to Sylvia and Rex Tudor Hughes and Graham and Mary Job. They played some superb golf and birdied the last hole to finish on 58.4.
A massive thanks to everyone that entered and made it such a great day.
1st - Sylvia and Rex Tudor Hughes, Graham and Mary Job - 58.4 nett
2nd - Karen and Francis McKenna, Martin and Denise Charlton - 58.9 nett
3rd - A and M Sennett, A Szabo, K. Aston - 60.2 nett
Nearest the pin 5th Deer Park - Gary Hawes
Nearest the pin 6th badger sett - Jennie Dorrell
The 7th of Foxes Run green, some awful breaks can be found on this green, if your on the wrong tier with your approach, best of luck….. Your going to need it!
A very busy day here today with the mixed open. The par 3 challenge is running on the second of badgers sett. Hit the green and double your money. Course is looking great especially the greens.
Welcome to 3 putt town.
Think head greenkeeper Rob got out of bed on the wrong side today. The green has been double cut and rolled…. Best of luck two putting that today. Easily the hardest green on the course. Do not go past the flag!
99 problems but a bunker ain’t one!
Bunkers are looking better than ever at CMGC! Edged, depth checked and consistent sand coverage.
If you are still struggling contact head professional Phil Moore who will get you making more sand saves.
Is this the toughest green on Badgers Sett? Two tier some horrific breaks and of course if your on the top and the pins below you face the reality of a de green!
If not which do you think is the toughest green on Badgers Sett??
CMGC member Dean Carpenter is shrinking!!!
Mixed Open This Weekend
On Sunday we host a Mixed Open so the course will be quite busy at certain times, please phone the golf centre before the weekend to book your tee time.
There is a Men’s Medal on Saturday with tee times still available so again ring or pop in to the golf centre and jot your name down.
Head professional Phil Moore
This week has been my busiest week since I started at CMGC word is spreading out my lesson successes and philosophy and it is great to have a packed diary with golfers looking to improve. The get into golf sessions have also been greatly received with the men’s classes filling up so quick I have now offered another time. The greens at CMGC are currently really fast therefore this week my tip is out being better from short distances just encase you hit your first putt too hard and left with a short one coming back.
Better your scores with better short range putting
The secret to becoming a better and more consistent scorer, is to hole more putts from within 10 feet. How many times have you watched the European or PGA Tours on a Sunday and players are holing clutch putts from around 10-12 feet to save par and to keep their rounds going? Holing putts from these distances do add up at the end of the round.
A drill that I find to be very effective in helping your short range putting is to place a series of tees in the ground. I would have four tees a putters length away, four tees two putters length away and four tees three putters length away. The goal is to hole all 12 putts in a row without missing one. The player will start the drill by holing all the putts from a putters length, before moving onto the putts from 2 putters length away and finally putts from the 3 putters length away distance. Holing all 12 putts in a row will test your consistency and you will experience pressure like you would during a tournament, especially if you have holed 11 putts in a row and you have only one more putt to hole to finish the drill. Try this drill today to improve your putting!
Results for this weeks competitions were as follows:-
Ladies July Medal.
1st. Julie Currie 93 - 16 = 77
2nd. Lyn Jinks 94 - 16 = 78
3rd. Ros Harrop 92 - 11 = 81
1st. Sue Griffiths 97 - 22 = 75
2nd June Brydon 114 - 34 = 80
3rd Anne Breakwell 105 - 25 = 80
Ladies Club Championship over 27 holes.
Winner. Ros Harrop Gross 137
Runner up. Julie Currie ” 142
Nett Winner. Sue Griffiths ” 145 / 112 nett
Runner up. Julie Currie ” 142 / 118 nett
Winners of the weekend mixed competition were the team of Mike & Marilyn Wood & James & Sue Griffiths who narrowly beat Mr. Captains team of Garry & Sian Hawes & Jamie & Deborah Fearnley by 1 point.
Pictured are the gross and nett club champions Ros (left) and Sue
Had a quality week at the open last week…. who read our weekly newsletter? If you took our advice and bet on our predictions you would be in the money! See below….
This week is also one of the most important weeks of the year… Open week interest in golf massively increases this week with the worlds best contesting our links golf. I was lucky enough to head up on Tuesday to Royal Liverpool and the course is set up a treat. The greens are quick, small and have some horrid breaks in them. The key to this tournament will be tee shots some of them are ridiculously tight and just missing the fairways put you in some thick wispy grass where the only real option is to just get the ball out and back into play. I managed to meet Adam Scott, Rickie Fowler, Henrick Stenson, Jason Dufner, Luke Donald and Keegan Bradley none of them gave much away about their chances for the tournament however both Adam Scott and Rickie Fowler said they were hitting the ball great…. So that’s where my money is going.
Golf centre predictions
Dave – Adam Scott
Phil – Rory Mcilroy
Matt – Tiger Woods
Tom – not sure on the winner but Rickie Fowler is even money to finish in the top 20 which is my bet.
Huge well done to Ian Dennis who picked out Rory McIlroy in the CMGC sweep. Pictured is Ian with his new FootJoy shirts and Titleist UK & Ireland golf bag!
The sweep results are as follow…
1st Ian Dennis
2nd Jenny Dorrell
3rd Chris Newman
4th Jo Wilkes
5th Graham Butcher
There were also 6 players that were drawn and not playing because of injury we put them all into a pot and Mike Wood was pulled out who wins a Footjoy glove.