Yesterday we reached the mid-point of our Open week with a Men’s Texas Scramble attracting a full field from 8am-4pm. With prizes available for the top 5 teams
Yesterday the ladies arrived for the first time this open week for our Mixed AmAm. We seem to have spent more time talking about the weather…
Day 2 of Open Week at Cavendish Golf Club and today we welcomed seniors from far and wide as we continued our festival of golf.
In slightly chilly and overcast conditions, the Cavendish Golf Club Open Week got off to a fabulous start with a Men’s AmAm.
On Thursday 23rd July 2020, England Golf delivered a feedback session and presented the results of our Member’s Survey.
The outcome of the survey was that we achieved a Net Promoter Score of 80 and so we are way above the national average and were ranked as the top club out of the 48 who completed the survey. This tells us that, whilst there is always room for improvement, there is a lot that is right about Cavendish Golf Club currently.
We will take your feedback and look at the areas that we can improve and plan to make changes where and when we can.
Thank you to everyone who completed the survey and provided their feedback.
See the full results of the survey here: Players 1st Presentation – Cavendish GC
Yesterday, in the most atrocious of conditions that can be experienced at Cavendish, 47 pairs competed for the annual Bridget Newell Trophy. A Mixed 4BBB open to golfers who had travelled from far and wide to enjoy a day’s competitive golf at Cavendish.
The Trophy was inaugurated in memory of Bridget Newell.
In her short life Bridget became, at the age of 23, the youngest magistrate in England serving the Matlock area.
A proud member of Cavendish and an excellent golfer she, in her short golfing career, achieved many international honours. She was runner up in the 1936 British Ladies Amateur Championship and was favourite for the tournament the following year but died tragically shortly before the event at the age of 25.
This year’s event was won by Greg Mathers, a Cavendish member, and his partner Jade Jackson from Saddleworth Golf Club with a super score of 44 points.
Here is the full list of winners;
1st place – 44 points Greg Mathers (Cavendish) Jade Jackson (Saddleworth)
2nd place – 42 points Mike Higgins and Maxine Chuwen (Cavendish)
3rd place – 41 points Alan and Jane Smith (Trentham)
4th place – 40 points (CPO) Grant and Annette Nuttall (Lees Hall)
5th place – 40 points (CPO) John Russell (Cavendish) Heidi Spencer (Sickleholme)
6th place – 40 points (CPO) Reece Swain and Danielle Banks (Cavendish)
Friday was a special day for not one, but two golfers playing at Cavendish.
Cavendish has welcomed some famous faces to the course in recent weeks with European Tour player and World No. 25 Matt Fitzpatrick playing the course alongside his brother, world number 65 ranked Amateur golfer, Alex. They were joined by their dad to play at Cavendish on Thursday 22nd May.
As you all know, the lockdown enforced by the COVID-19 pandemic had a dire financial consequence for the Golf Club. Our much-loved club was faced with significant financial challenges given a huge loss of expected visitor income during the seven weeks that the UK was locked down.
As a member-owned club, we exist solely to bring thousands of people the pleasure of enjoying golf in a beautiful setting. We’ve been providing an excellent golfing facility for Buxton and the High Peak for the last 95 years and have ambitious plans for the club leading up to our centenary year.
To help the club in its time of need, a crowdfunding campaign was launched with the goal of raising £25,000 in four weeks. As an all-or-nothing campaign, we needed to reach the £25k mark otherwise all donations would be returned but thanks to the generosity of Cavendish Members, friends, family, visitors, distant fans and others from all across the globe, we reached our target within 2 weeks and are now pushing towards our stretch target of £50,000.
The campaign will end at 6.45pm on Tuesday 2nd June and all of the money raised will go towards essential maintenance and improvements of this historic club. With updates to the clubhouse by improving locker rooms and disabled facilities, creating a short game practice area to help introduce golf at a grass-roots level and get people into the game of golf, and in the longer term, acting on the centenary year course plan created by Jonathan Gaunt to bring Cavendish Golf Club more in line with Dr. Alister MacKenzie’s initial designs back in 1925. Details of these plans can be found here.
If you wish to donate to help the cause and receive some great rewards, you can do so at https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/save-cavendish-golf-club