CMGC’s Emily Price picked to represent England!
A team of six promising teenagers have been selected to play Switzerland in the U16 girls’ match at Heswall, Cheshire, on Tuesday 19 August. The match was played for the first time last year when it was won by England.
The players are:
Louisa Brunt, 15, (Royal Birkdale), from the England Golf North West U16 squad
Mollie Lawrence, 16, (Rochester & Cobham Park) from the South East U16 squad
Martha Lewis, 14, (St George’s Hill) from the South U16 squad
Emily Price, 14, (Cleobury Mortimer), the new English U15 girls’ champion
Natasha Slater, 14 (Furness), the new Scottish U14 girls’ champion from the U16 North squad
Amelia Williamson, 14, (Royal Cromer) of the U16 East squad
Good luck Emily!
A special mention to the CMGC handicap team who beat Burlish Park on Saturday and the Cleobury juniors who drew with Reditch and still remain undefeated in 2014.
Like every golf course in the UK you have a two week window in August to get your greens prepared for the rest of the playing season and winter. The greens at CMGC have been scarified and top dressed, this is one of the most important jobs to do on the golf course and any golfer appreciates why it is done. Some golfers say crazy thing like ‘why are they doing that the greens are great at the moment’ however the reality is they are that good because jobs like that are done.
The purpose of scarifying is to remove layers of thatch build up. Thatch is a real problem if un treated because it can prevent the water from rain showers getting through to the roots and it also locks up valuable nutrients and oxygen. These are all crucial elements for a successfully strong, and healthy green. Thatch also makes conditions ideal for unwanted weeds, diseases and moss to thrive in.
The scarifying machine goes just over an inch into the green and cuts out the thatch this is then left on the greens before it is blown into a pile and shoved up. Considering the machine is two foot wide that is a hell of a lot of thatch coming out as shown in the picture.
The top dressing is applied which fills the cracks and replaces the thatch with the top dressing. The top dressing is a special mix of sand and nutrients to encourage growth and gives a smoother surface. The greens are then double cut and rolled to stop any unwanted bumps. This job is done now as the grass is still growing the later you do it you risk the greens not growing and then left with poor greens for the whole of the winter. The green keepers estimate that they will be peaking just in time for the club championship in September when they will be the best they have been all year.
So there you go a nice bit of green keeping education this week, all interesting stuff.
This Sunday is the John Birch memorial trophy medal, get your names down even though it is a Sunday it is a great chance to bag a trophy!
Ping G30 now in stock.
The Ping G30 range has finally arrived at CMGC using the revolutionary turbulator technology the G30 range improve the airflow for increased club head speed and ball velocity for consistently longer drives that find the fairway. The new T9S face material is strong, lightweight and thin, optimizing face deflection for even higher ball speeds and longer drives. The G30 range are adjustable in degrees and are set to do what Ping do best and dominate the market. If you would like to try them please get in touch. Or if you would like a full custom fit at CMGC or with our friends at Stone please book an appointment.
Presidents day 2014 - 16/8/14
Club president Tom Straughton once again put on a fantastic event for his presidents day. The members of CMGC were out in force to give their support to the Cleobury legend who does so much for the club despite being 84 years old. This unique event is played over all 27 holes making it a true test of golf endurance. With prizes for the best 27, 18 and 9 holes scores.
Duncan Trow and Adam Winnall both continued their fine form posting a nett 67 in the 18 hole competition. However they were both beaten by John Gaskell who also had a 67 but a superior back count handed him first place. It is a great result for John to bag a major trophy competition after a series of lessons with head professional Phil Moore. It really does show the benefits of lessons. Ian Dennis won the 9 holes trophy with a sublime putting display after just having a fatter grip put on his putter to give more control over the shorter putts.
The day however belonged to one of the CMGC proteges, Jack Severn held his nerve over the 27 holes to shoot two under his handicap and win by two from his nearest competitor. Jack has had a great year at CMGC and is a county regular playing for Worcestershire.
Pictured from left John Gaskell, Jack Severn and president Tom Straughton.
Footy scratch card winner - Gav Walters
Nearest the pin winners - Adam Winnall and Scott Severn (vouchers can be collected from golf centre)
This is really interesting and quite powerful! I for one am going to take this on board and go independent for at least £100 for the rest of the year.
Welcome to paradise ! Presidents Day here at CMGC, course busy, greens cut, bunkers raked and bargains galore in the sale! Let’s be having you!
Our Cost Price club house sale is all set to go here at CMGC.
2014 Galvin Green and Footjoy clothing all at their cost prices plus loads more!
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Newsletter update from the Worcestershire county
Srixon ball fitting day
Our friends at Srixon have kindly given us a ball fitting day here at CMGC. 30 minute slots can be booked between 12 and 3 on Saturday 6th September. This are given out on a first come first serve basis. A special Srixon expert will be on hand to give out advice on the correct ball to suit you. They do ask you to bring a sleeve of the current ball you use so they can accurately compare and contrast the results. A fantastic 30 minutes brought to you totally FREE by CMGC and Srixon get book in ASAP to avoid missing out. Special multi buy dozen deals will be available on the day and a free leather glove given out to any buyers.