Garry’s Latest FOREcast

September has more or less lived up to expectations – after an August which was at times truly awful, it often follows that September gives us a good spell, and we managed that through mid-month at least. Now we’ve very much taken a step in the direction of autumn, and changeable weather is very much back in charge.

Heavy bursts of rain during Friday will have given things a good soaking, and there’s more rain to come heading into Saturday. A west by northwesterly breeze will be strong making it feel rather cool. Rain will be on and off much of Saturday daytime, and as showers cluster together as they run in from the Irish Sea, sadly the rain may be much more ‘on’ than ‘off’ over many hours. At least 15-20mm is likely to have fallen over 24-36 hours to the end of Saturday.

There’s more to come overnight into Sunday, with another frontal wave coming in from the southwest. This intensifies the rain again, with heavy falls prolonged over many hours, and another 20-30mm+ plausible over 24 hours.

A window of drier weather late Sunday into Monday daytime will be followed by another batch of heavy rain crossing central-northern England late Monday into Tuesday, with again scope for 20mm+. A chance the worst of this may track further south across the Midlands.

There’s a longer window of dry weather expected through Wednesday-Thursday, with cool days and scope for frost overnight, with some valley fog too.

Toward next weekend, there’s a risk of further unsettled weather coming back in from the southwest, although with milder temperatures.

My expectation is that things become cool and quiet toward mid-month for a spell, then the full force of unsettled autumn weather returns heading into the final third of October.

Early winter thoughts suggest we get going with some chilly spells fairly early on in the season during November into December, but of course that is a long way off for now!

Men’s Open Turkey Results

We were very lucky with the weather on Sunday in the Men’s Open Turkey, as the forecast was for heavy rain and lightning throughout the day but fortunately, this held off for the golfers and we only experienced a cloudy day with showers at times.

Congratulations to all of the prize winners and thank you to everyone who took part.

Results for the Men’s Open Turkey – Sunday 22nd September 2019

1st Place

J Wildgoose, D Ponsoby – 48pts – £80 each – Cavendish GC.

2nd Place

D Bates, K Oakes – 44pts – £70 each – Wychwood Park GC.

3rd Place

A Bennett, J Tyler – 42pts CPO (Back 9 24pts) – £60 each – Trentham Park GC

4th Place

E Sterling, S Brown – 42pts CPO (Back 9 22pts) – £50 each – Kidsgrove

5th Place

G Rosewarne, C Heathcote – 41pts (Back 9 21pts) – £40 each – Tapton Park GC

Ladies Open Results

The Ladies Open was played on Thursday 19th September on a  fantastic and sunny day.  The course was enthused over by all the ladies and praise was given to Warwick and his team on the fantastic condition of the course.

Congratulations to all of the prize winners and thank you to everyone who played!

1st Place

P. Brindley, L. Gee, K. Vaines – 89 Points

2nd Place

F. Reynolds, B. Watson, C. Gladwin, L Harrison – 86 Points

3rd Place

A. Peacock, O. Dowling and team – 86 Points

4th Place

P. Wood, K. Hartshorne, E. Johnson, J. Darcy – 80 Points

Nearest to the Pin – 4th Hole – C. Mulhearn  

Nearest to the Pin – 15th Hole – L. Harrison  

Chatsworth Bowl and Palace Trophy Results

On Sunday 8th September, the Chatsworth Bowl and Palace Trophy was held at Cavendish over 36 Holes. Both rounds were played on Sunday with some great scores coming in on a fantastic day. Congratulations to all of the winners.

Palace Trophy (Gross)

1st Place

Mark Gayes 69 – 65 – 134

2nd Place

Aaron Woodward 71 – 73 – 144

3rd Place

Neil Flynn 74 – 73 – 147

Chatsworth Bowl (Net)

1st Place

Nick Norton 71 – 61 – 132

2nd Place

Kristof Kotylo 72 – 62 – 134

3rd Place

Paul Bloomfield 68- 69- 137

Julia wins at Autumn Ladies County Meeting

Congratulations to Julia Rowland who played in   the Autumn Ladies County Meeting at Mickleover on Tuesday 3rd September. With a full field and lady golfers from all over the County Julia Won the 1st Prize in the Bronze section Trophy. Everyone at Cavendish Golf Club would just like to say a huge Well Done to Julia.

Julia wins 1st Prize at the Autumn Ladies County Meeting

Men’s Open AmAm Results – 1st September 2019

Despite a mixed bag of weather that included sunshine, heavy showers and blustery winds, our visitors were not deterred from having an enjoyable day out on the golf course and posting some very good scores.

Results of the Men’s Open AmAm Sunday 1st September 2019

1st Place

N Green, J Hickton, M Brennan, C Hannah – 83 Pts – £70 each.

Wortley GC , Burnham and Barrow GC , Kidderminster GC.

2nd Place

J Stead, H Allen, K Allen, H Thomas – 81Pts CPO Back 9 (40pts) – £60 each

Waterfront GC.

3rd Place

G Shelton, G McNaughton, S Chester, A Green – 81Pts CPO Back 9 (39pts) – £50 each

Luffenham Heath GC , Rutland Water GC , Peterborough Milton GC.

4th Place

S Johnson, J Morris, C Holdcroft, K Jenkins – 81Pts CPO Back 9 (37pts) – £40 each

Crewe GC

5th Place

P Jonas, M Jonas, P A Jonas, R Smedley – 80Pts £30 each

Hillsborough GC.

Longest Drive – 6th Hole – A Butters – Huyton & Prescott GC – £20

Nearest to the Pin – 17th Hole – K Gregory – Uttoxeter GC – £20

Garry’s latest FOREcast

Wild weather returns

The glorious Bank Holiday weekend has been and gone, and we’re back to ‘normal’ as wet and windy weather moves back in from the Atlantic this weekend.

Saturday will start very windy, but dry for a few hours. Southerly winds 20 gusting over 30mph will make for difficult early scoring. Things then go further downhill as rain arrives from the west in the middle of the day, suddenly becoming heavy or torrential as a cold front moves through. This may give very squally winds and a possible rumble of thunder. The ‘good’ news is that it will move through fairly quickly, but probably not before it has spoiled your day… Later afternoon will brighten up with sunshine breaking through and perhaps the odd shower. Winds turning westerly and still quite gusty. Top temperatures around 17C, dropping quickly later, feeling distinctly fresh by evening, and falling into single figures overnight. 

Sunday will be a cool day, with brisk northwesterly winds, 15 to 25mph. After a largely dry morning with one or two showers locally, the showers will build up increasingly into the afternoon, with some lively downpours, hail and thunder very likely in the heftier outbreaks, but quite hit and miss. Top temperatures only around 14C, and several degrees cooler in the showers. Dropping chilly into Sunday night, close to 5C by dawn on Monday.

Next week will be mixed, but not a write off. Monday looks fair and fresh, before winds freshen again, and there rain or showers through midweek. It’s a tricky one later in the week, but most indications eventually build higher pressure and better weather. Fingers crossed the weather sorts itself out for next weekend!

Garry’s latest FOREcast

Finally, warm summer sun returns!
It’s taken a long while, but after several weeks of mediocre weather, the weather pattern has turned backed to the south, and high pressure extends over the British Isles – just in time for a Bank Holiday Weekend for a change! 

Saturday will see lots of sunshine, and just a little wispy high cloud. Any morning fog will soon thin and break up. Southerly breezes around 10-15mph, occasionally gusty. Maximum afternoon temperatures approaching a humid 25C.

Sunday will see more high cloud overall, but it will be another warm and humid day. Possible fog at first again. There’s a very small chance of an afternoon shower, but most likely to day stays dry. Temperatures again into the mid 20s Celsius, with not much wind.

Bank Holiday Monday is expected to have cloudier skies overall, with chance of early fog again. Most likely staying dry, with sunshine breaking through at times. Small chance of an isolated shower. Highs at 21 to 25C.

Next week becomes more complicated around Tuesday-Wednesday, as weather fronts edge in from the west. This may trigger a few bursts of rain, possibly thundery, but very hit and miss. Southwesterly winds are likely later in the week, with mostly dry and fairly warm weather prevailing.

There’s a risk of something unsettled as we turn the page into the start of September, but I would expect things to try and settle down again before too long because these poor Augusts often provide some late season improvements. We might just have another ropey spell to get through first!

Junior Open Results

The sun was out and the wind held off on Sunday morning to allow the Juniors, ideal conditions to get out on to the course and have an enjoyable day in the Junior Singles Open.

Results of the Junior Singles Open – 18th August

1st Place

JAMIE CORNISH – 85-16=69 – £40 – Shirland GC.

2nd Place

THOMAS BENNETT – 79-9=70 – £30 – Chapel-en-le-Frith GC

3rd Place

JOSEPH STREETS – 87-17=70 – £20

Mixed Open AMAM Results

A sunny start to Sunday for the Mixed Open AMAM but as the day went on, the conditions didn’t hold up and the windy conditions made it quite challenging for the players teeing off later in the day. Nevertheless, there were some fantastic scores and everyone enjoyed themselves.

Results of the Mixed Open AMAM 18th August 2019

1st Place

M FORDER , L LEIGH , G MORRIS , A HODSON – 92PTS – £60 each – Cavendish GC & High Peak GC

2nd Place

A SMITH , S BOURNE , J SMITH , K MELLOR – 84PTS – £50 each – Trentham Park GC & Newcastle GC

3rd Place

K DOVE , T COLE , J DOVE , C COLE – 82PTS – £40 each – Horsley Lodge GC & Derby GC

4th Place

M CLEWLEY , V CLEWLEY , S SHEARD , R SHEARD – 80PTS – £30 each – Bramhall GC.