Entries by Ben Pritchard

Lady Captain’s Coffee Morning

Lady Captain’s Coffee Morning took place this week marking the start of the new golfing season.  Members and their friends enjoyed coffee and cakes overlooking a sunny Cavendish.  The books, plants, cakes and snack stalls proved popular and Lady Captain, Fiona Wylie, would like to thank everyone for their support in attending the coffee morning and […]

On your marks, get set… Golf!

On Sunday 8th March, International Women’s day, Chris Campbell and Rachel Child entered their first Speed Golf Competition at Stanedge Golf Club, organised by the Girls Derbyshire County squad to raise money for Sports Relief. The event attracted 34 players, of all ages, playing a 9 hole alternate shot game in pairs. Speed golf, for […]

Alan Jones passes R&A Rules School

Cavendish Golf Club member, Alan Jones, attended the R&A Rules School from 4th-7th February at St Andrews. The course was well attended with 96 delegates attending from as far afield as Australia, South Korea, China & Vietnam as well as southern Africa, eastern Europe and Scandinavia. One of the instructors was non-other than Kevin Feeney, formerly a […]

Burns Night Success

Cavendish held a fun quiz night and disco to celebrate Burns Night last week. It was great to see so many new faces participating in another successful event.  In true Scottish style we had a delicious Burns supper of Haggis, Neeps and Tatties with cranachan for dessert. Tartan tammies off to our chefs for the great food!  Longstanding […]

Cavendish Christmas Party

Our Cavendish Christmas Party was a fabulously festive evening. The traditional Christmas dinner was delicious, many thanks to Paul, Matt and their team for looking after us so well. The Fairfield Band and organist Graham Deighan provided the entertainment and guests enjoyed a Christmassy sing-song! Captain Mike Higgins then started off the party games which were […]

Cavendish hosts Children’s Christmas Party

Cavendish Golf Club’s Captain, Mike Higgins, and Lady Captain, Fiona Wylie, hosted the Children’s Christmas Party on Sunday which was a fabulous success.  Animal Magic brought some amazing animals including snakes, lizards, a skunk, an owl, a chinchilla, a hedgehog, a scorpion and a tarantula to meet the children (and adults!).  Thanks to the Ladies Committee […]

Jingle Bell Jog

Many Cavendish members and their families took part in the Jingle Bell Jog Santa Run in aid of Blythe House Hospice on Sunday. A 5km around the Pavilion Gardens in some unexpectedly glorious Buxton sunshine. Many of the participants then continued to Cavendish to refuel with a fabulous Sunday roast dinner.  Even Lady Captain’s dog […]

All change at Cavendish

It was farewell and thanks to Neil Flynn and Linda Green for their excellent year as Cavendish Golf Club Captains for the Men’s and Ladies sections. They handed the roles over to Mike Higgins as Captain and Fiona Wylie as Lady Captain for 2020. Neil spoke of his pride in representing the club in his […]

Cavendish Ladies introduce their new Captain

The Cavendish Ladies Section held their 94th Annual General Meeting in the clubhouse on the 14th November.  Many ladies attended and the Lady Captain for 2019 Linda Green presented the new Lady Captain for 2020, Fiona Wylie with her Captain’s jacket and silver brooch.   Match and Handicap secretary Julia Rowland gave a comprehensive account of the competitions held over […]

Alan has had a busy few months!

Cavendish member Alan Jones, who spends most of his year in Mauritius, has had a busy few weeks. Shortly after returning from spending the summer in Buxton, he was appointed by the Mauritius Golf Federation (MGF) as Tournament Referee for the Indian Ocean Amateur Open at the Heritage Golf Course on the island’s south coast. […]