The rain stops and the Seniors win!

On the first day of no rain for what felt like 3 months, the Wychwood Golf Club Seniors visited Cavendish to play against our Seniors in the Manchester Alliance On Tuesday 18th June.

Wychwood Seniors had a ‘Senior’ moment when they arrived at the golf club 2 hours before the first tee time but fortunately for them, Ricardo was on hand to treat them all to breakfast before they eventually head out to play their game.  

The Cavendish Seniors had a resounding win with the score 4 and 1. In the speech after the match,  Wychwood Senior Captain, Brian, thanked Cavendish for their hospitality and said “What a great course and a fantastic day they had all had, wished Cavendish Senior Captain Ted Shepard and his team all the very best in their future games and they continue towards the undefeated run”

Cavendish Seniors are now through to the Quarter Finals in the Manchester Alliance. Congratulations on the win and Good luck to the team in the next round.

Cavendish Seniors match makes it to the 18th green
Cavendish Seniors beat Wychwood Park Seniors by 4 matches to 1

Garry’s latest FOREcast

Weekend FOREcast – Sunshine and showers!
Our weather patterns are still dominated by low pressure, so keep a brolly handy, and watch out for local heavy downpours this weekend. A bit warmer, but nothing special!
Total rainfall across Derbyshire, the Midlands and Pennines in the next few days will be fairly small, so if your course is drying up after this week’s deluges, at least it will be playable over the weekend. Local downpours may give 5-10mm, but many places will see less. Soft ground should make for good scores, so attack those pins!

Saturday: Starting largely dry across Derbyshire. A front over Wales will edge slowly eastwards bringing thickening cloud, and patchy rain, probably before the middle of the day for the Peak District. Some local heavy bursts of rain are possible during the afternoon, and a local thunderstorm can’t be ruled out. Winds from the south, 10-15mph, becoming gusty ahead of rain. Temperatures rising from 9 or 10C early morning, to a high of 15C at Buxton.

Sunday: A day of sunshine and scattered showers. Some places will miss these completely, but again some local downpours are possible, with isolated thunder by the afternoon. A brisk southwesterly breeze, 15 to 20mph. Temperatures 15 or 16C by afternoon.

Next week: A mixed pattern continues, but on balance it is better than the past week. Could it be much worse?! Monday will stay breezy with scattered showers, but by Tuesday it looks generally dry. Midweek presents complications with the risk of some further rain coming up from the south. By Thursday it’s back to breezy showers and sunshine, then it tentatively looks drier for Friday and next weekend. Temperatures a bit warmer, but no heatwave, highs 16 to 19C in Buxton.

Ladies Away Weekend

Linda’s Mottram Adventure

Cavendish Lady Captain Linda Green chose beautiful Mottram Hall for her away weekend and the ladies managed to stay … ‘almost’ completely dry! The sun even shone later in  the day on Sunday which gave a dramatic sunset over the course.  

Click below to share the ladies’ experience:

The weekend was characterised by fun with all the ladies enjoying the scenic course.
The team event on Sunday was won by Maxine Chuwen, Hilary Knott and Anne Peacock; in 2nd place Lady Captain, Julia Rowland, Pam Brindley and Joan Rushton. The pairs competition on Monday was won by Lady Captain and Hilary Knott and in second place Danielle Banks and Rachel Child.


A special 9 holes achiever prize was awarded to our new lady Jacqui Tame  Nearest the pin prizes were won by Fiona Wylie and Pam Brindley – with these prizes kindly donated by Chris Willingham.
Following the golf the Spa facilities provided great relaxation for the ladies.  

Lady Captain wishes to thank all the ladies for making her weekend a very enjoyable one.

Seniors Open Results

 Mens Seniors Open AMAM
Monday 10 June 2019


1ST   S BELL, M CARTRIGHT, I CREASY, S LEIGH.  89PTS                £70 EACH

2ND T SHEPHERD, B WILSON, B LEAR, P ROPER. 88PTS                £60 EACH



5TH  A YARROW, G TOPLIS, R BOWER, C KEMP. 82PTS                 £30 EACH


N/P 17TH R BOWER     £20


Gary’s Latest Weather Outlook

Not looking good for Saturday! Waterproofs and thermals at the ready!

The British summer is back to its usual tricks, and memories of last year seem very distant now! Low pressure is in charge, and unsettled weather is here to stay for the moment.

Heavy rain during Friday afternoon/evening will stay around into Saturday, pivoting slowly northwards across northern England. At the very least, rain will be ‘on and off’ much of Saturday, but probably more on than off! Total rain over 36 hours to the end of Saturday in the range 25-40mm – over an inch. It will be cool and blustery too, really unpleasant for early June. Westerly winds 20-25mph, gusting 35mph. Maximum temperatures in Buxton barely making it past 10C.

Sunday will be a better day overall, but there will be a scattering of showers, which will be on the heavy side, and a chance of a rumble of thunder locally by afternoon. Some sunny spells at least. A west to southwesterly breeze around 10-15mph. Temperature rising from 8C at dawn, to a high of 14C by afternoon, so still not exactly warm!

Next week looks likely to keep a theme of sunshine and showers, and temperatures nothing too special, maxima 14 to 17C. East or northeasterly winds are expected to prevail, maintaining a cool feel. There’s a chance that high pressure to the north will build slowly across the country with time, allowing things to settle down, but that’s a bit tentative at the moment. ‘Mixed weather’ is perhaps the best description for now.

Ladies On Show

Cavendish club house was buzzing last night with a ‘fun and fashion’ evening.
Over 60 ladies (ranging from 10-75) were treated to a fashion show conceived by Lady Captain, Linda Green and Charlotte Crisp.

The audience enjoyed watching our own local models on the catwalk showing off the clothes supplied by SOS Clothing from Nottingham.

A stunning bouquet donated by Rachel Lee plus 2 x £25 clothes vouchers made for a great raffle which raised £350, with the proceeds going towards the Club’s much needed disability washroom.

Lady Captain would like to thank all who supported this great evening to make it a such a great success. 

Seniors Back to Winning Ways

After recently enjoying the hospitality and great condition of Trentham Park GC, Cavendish Seniors played host to Trentham Park Seniors on Monday. with Commander in Chief  Ray Rowland who came prepared with his full war paint on  setting the pace.  

The weather was perfect and the course in magnificent condition and this all helped the home team to get back to their winning form again having lost only once in their last 6 matches.

After a superb meal of  spaghetti bolognese, pizza’s, steak and ale pie and cheesecake, Seniors Captain Ted Shepherd (pictured right) ‘held court’ with the usual post-match speeches and the obligatory joke!

The very full seniors all retired home after another superb day.  

Rachel’s Waiting!

Hot on the heals of his success at St Andrews, Mr Captain shone in Saturday’s Scratch Cup & Devonshire Trophy prestigious club competition.
In difficult conditions, with a challenging course set up, Neil Flynn shot a gross 67 and a net 62.

Whilst it’s ‘just another day at the office’ for Mr Captain, he is also working hard behind the scenes to raise money for his nominated charity – On course Foundation for wounded ex-service personnel. To this end he deployed his ‘shock troops’ (Rachel) on Saturday, in a surprise initiative to extract £5 from members for the chance to win a 4 Ball voucher to play Hollinwell GC in Nottinghamshire and worth £360!

Members will know that, just like Arkwright in ‘Open All Hours’, Rachel rarely fails to extract the ‘readies’ … and always with a smile!
Member Julian Wildoose was pictured in a daze on Saturday, after being suitably relieved of his £5 ‘donation’. He was seen staggering out of reception not really knowing what had just happened and consoling himself with admiring the smart new lawn area and playground for Harvey!

Please support the charity and help this excellent charity and basically … just give in!

Ladies New Team Strip – Liz’s Camouflage

Sporting their new team strip of navy blue and lime green, the Cavendish Ladies Silver team hosted the return match against Matlock.
Elizabeth Brammeld obviously didn’t get ‘the note’ … but resourceful as ever, Liz did her best to camouflage using her table napkin!

Camouflage is the use of any combination of materials, coloration, or illumination for concealment, either by making animals or objects hard to see (crypsis), or by disguising them as something else 

The event marked by great comaradery was enjoyed by all and resulted in a win for Matlock 3 – 2.

On Monday Cavendish hosted Chapel Ladies in a ‘real’ friendly match with 4 teams of 4 playing with 2 Chapel members and 2 Cavendish members.
A great occasion with the hospitality and catering of Cavendish being thoroughly enjoyed by all.
Andie Fearnley and Esther King were winners with 81 points.  

GB defeat Team USA on historic Old Course

Team GB ended a run of three successive defeats to see off Team USA and win the Simpson Cup on the Old Course at St Andrew, Scotland, the home of golf.. 

The Ryder Cup-style event is an annual tournament between teams of 13 injured servicemen and veterans from the USA and their British counterparts. Two Cavendish Members represented the GB Team – Anthony Lownds and Mr Captain, Neil Flynn.

Great Britain took a slender one-point advantage into the final day and extended their lead during the singles, winning the contest 11.5-7.5 to take the title for the first time since 2015.

Ian Bishop, Team GB captain, said: “So proud of my team this week. Everyone has played their part, and definitely a special mention goes to the rookies, who were sensational.”

Victory leaves the overall series delectably poised at 4-4, with Team GB taking the inaugural title at TPC Sawgrass in 2012 and adding wins at Royal Lytham in 2013 and Royal St. George’s in 2015.

Mike Stafford, Team USA captain, said: “Congratulations to Team GB, they were terrific this week, and deserved winners of the Simpson Cup. We gave it everything, and our guys battled hard.”

Many congratulations Neil and Anthony from all Cavendish members.