Terry’s BBC Radio Interview


Terry Haywood had a busy day on Tuesday with both Podcast and BBC Radio Derby interviews.

During peak ‘drive time’ the BBC broadcast several mentions of Cavendish as being the first golf club in Derbyshire to embrace FootGolf and gave great exposure to the club.

If you missed it, the full interview can be heard by clicking the following link.     BBC Radio Derby – Click Here

It's all about the style

It’s all about the style

Good luck to Terry and his FootGolfing team who will be aiming to make the lunch event a great success and then build on this for the future. We hope FootGolf will encourage a younger age group to experience Cavendish and maybe consider trying the traditional game.




‘Mr Captain gets his hands on Trophies!’

Mr Captain gave some of the club trophies an airing today. He was delighted to ‘get his hands’ on the silverware and was rehearsing his acceptance speeches!

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With the help of historical input from Richard Atherton and photo excellence from Pat Campbell, Tony has set himself the challenge of demystify the club trophies for the benefit of new and future members.

Can you name these trophies?


Eddie says ‘Cavendish is Special’

Our 90th Anniversary Celebrations on 8 April were simply brilliant. The weather and course were superb and everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves.


Our guests included Tim Oddy our longest serving Vice President (and our youngest ever Captain) who, along with five other surviving past Captains were at the 50th Anniversary!

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Another special guest was Eddie Birchenough who talked about a caddy’s life at the club. Eddie went on to be a Tour Professional and was Head Pro at Royal Lytham & St Annes for 27 years until retiring recently.

Eddie shared he had played Augusta three times and  experienced the best courses all over the world. He says however that ‘Cavendish is a very special course’.  Cavendish is up there with the best and we don’t always appreciate just how good our local course is.


A genuine ‘MacKenzie’s Masterpiece’.



Phil Wins First Anniversary Trophy

What a great day at the Cavendish to celebrate our 90th Anniversary.

The main event was an 18 hole stableford competition played to the original course design:

1-5; 15-17; 7-14; 6 and 18 home. Shotgun start and a full field.

Phil Witcombe was the clear winner of the first Cavendish Anniversary Trophy with an impressive 43 points. In his speech Phil said he saw the impressive trophy in the publicity surrounding the event and said “I’m having that one!’ And so it came to pass …

Very well done Phil!

The pictures show Phil being presented by Captain Elect Brian Doig (standing-in for Captain Tony King who was on holiday) and Lady Captain Chris Campbell.

Also in the picture is Colin Pritchard (M&H Chairman) who organised the day and took second prize with 39 points.


More to follow.

Winter League Final Winners

Winter League Winners

A great climax to the Winter League played on Saturday 5 April and congratulations to the winners:

Division 1

1st James Graham (38pts), 2nd Mike Sutton (35pts); 3rd Malcolm Prtchard (34 pts cpo); 4th Jeff Haddon (34pts); 5th Phil Whitcombe (32pts).

Division 2

1st Andrew Flanagan (34pts); 2nd David Morris (33pts); 3rd Anthony Lownds (32pts); 4th Rick Lowey (31pts); 5th Colin Pritchard (30pts)


Cavendish Moves to Peak Practice!

A brilliant new Cavendish Golf Club sign has just been delivered to Peak Practice Golf Range. The sign shows Simon Townend and Marketing Director Mike Watson locating the sign ready for fixing.

Simon is currently offering the ‘Get Into Golf’ promotion which offers 5 x 1 hour group lessons for just £25.

To help students make that important transition from range to the real game, Simon is offering 2 x further lessons on the beautiful Cavendish course, at no additional cost.  

Simon is the Teaching Professional at the range and also the Cavendish Professional and so is particularly well placed to help his students make the all important transition to the full game


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Archie Preston Mixed Competition

Fourteen players represented Cavendish v Pleasington (Blackburn) in the Archie Preston mixed competition on Sunday 29th March.
Despite the horrendous rain, wind and cold the Cavendish team put up a brave fight but unfortunately came … second! Congratulations to Pleasington and best of luck in the next round.
Are we downhearted?
The smiling faces reflect the good humour of the event … and relief in getting in out of the rain!
Special thanks to Anna  and Phil Major for organising our teams once again.


‘Discover Buxton’ Visits Cavendish

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Cavendish Golf Club received a special visit from the ‘Discover Buxton Tours’ iconic red tram earlier today.

Richard Atherton dressed in 1920’s period golfing clothes, used this authentic mode of transport to make his way to the course along with his antique hickory clubs. Members had to take a second look as the tram trundled around the course, coming to rest at the 7th green.

Richard is an expert on the history of golf and the internationally recognised golf course designer Dr Alister MacKenzie who designed Cavendish Golf Course.

Discover Buxton is a local Buxton treasure which thrives on history and Richard was able to add to their body of knowledge by advising that Mary Queen of Scots (who stayed at the Old Hall Hotel) was herself a keen golfer!!

The club will celebrate its 90th anniversary on 8 April 2015 when a special day of events has been planned, including playing the course to its original layout in period costume and equipment.


Ladies Coffee Morning – Charity






Lady Captain is supporting the Thomas Samuel Theyer Foundation.

Thomas was a student at the University of Derby and previously a student at St Thomas Mores School. He passed away at the age of 18 in 2013. Thomas had been diagnosed as having Dyspraxia and Attention Deficit Disorder which caused him to struggle to maintain focus on things. It also affected his gross motor skills as well as his coordination. These difficulties were improved by participating in sport and exercise.


His family have set up this foundation to set up a support group in the High Peak for young people with Dyspraxia/ADD and their families. It also wants to encourage young people to take part in exercise and fitness activities, as well as supporting other good causes.

The Foundation have an ambition to raise enough money to build a cabin or cabins at Whitehall so that families can come together and enjoy activities up in the hills.