Club Team Championship

Cavendish hosts England Golf qualifier earlier today

Course Manager, Warwick Manning and his team were out bright ad early to make sure the course was at its best.
The famous Cavendish greens received a final cut and vibro roll this morning ensuring all competitors were ‘suitably challenged!’
As custodians of such a special MacKenzie course, the greens team take great pride in presenting their ‘charge’ as best they possibly can.

England Golf Deputy Championship Director, Toby Thorn, was on hand to ensure a seamless competition with plenty of flags flying!
England Golf proudly supports thousands of clubs and players across the country and always welcomes everyone, whatever stage they’re at in their golfing life. This national competition is for golf club members only and the regional winners will play the finals at Woodall Spa to become 2019 England Golf Team Champions.


1 C Insley / B Brookes / C Tilke / W Rawbon 88
2 S Taylor / W Partridge / R Wood / R Wood 86
3 G Andrews / K Andrews / S Nice / T Nice 84
4 S Harben / A Harben / W Coussens / N Wensley 82
5 D Edwards / J Couch / S Couch / D Edwards 80
6 M Hall / T Wilkes / I Brandon / A Brandon 79
7 R Newns / A Britton / N Markillie / K Markillie 79
8 H Fisher / J White / A Fisher / C White 78
9 C Ricketts / J Millar / K Simpson / C Amos 78
10 H Waterhouse / C Chalmers / F Farren / B Haywood 76
11 D Wright / G Wright / S Biggs / S Biggs 74
12 S Cowan / J Churchley / P Bennett / A Bennett 73
13 R Steane / T Batch / H Bott / J Bott 57

Thanks to England Golf for choosing Cavendish for one of the regional matches and congratulations to all our winners.

Congratulations to all competitors, many of whom travelled considerable distances to experience the famous Cavendish greens and and the beautiful spa town of Buxton. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Garry’s latest FOREcast

Changeable start to June

As we begin the new month, low pressure will often influence the British Isles, which means there will be some much needed rain at times, but mixed with some sunshine too. Keep a brolly handy during the week ahead!

Saturday is likely to start dull, perhaps some fog and drizzle over the hills first thing. This will lift and break up however, and some hazy sunshine should come through. The day as a whole stays dry, and will feel warm and humid with a light southerly breeze. Max 21C.

Sunday sees weather fronts moving in from the west, and a dry start is likely to give way to some heavy bursts of rain into the middle of the day and afternoon, perhaps setting in for a time. 3-5mm is likely, perhaps a bit more if rain lasts longer. Strengthening south to southwest winds up to 15-20mph. Top temperature about 18C.

Low pressure will dominate the forecast for the week ahead, with a mix of sunshine and heavy downpours likely. The nature of showers means this will be hit and miss from day to day, but expect a soaking at some point, with the heavier bursts bringing a risk of thunder. Winds from the south to southwest will vary, gusty at times around showers. Temperatures nothing special, hovering around 15 to 18C, with overnight values around 7 to 10C.

A mixed weather regime is likely to prevail through next weekend, then I’m staying hopeful for a general improvement to drier and warmer weather into mid-June and beyond. The summer as a whole though looks unlikely to rival last year’s epic parched landscape, with early ideas for July and August pointing toward a more typical British summer of ups and downs!

Men’s Open AMAM Results

The conditions for Sunday’s Men’s open AMAM unfortunately were not good , rain in the morning and strong winds in the afternoon , but despite the weather we had two fantastic scores of 82 points , one group from the morning and one from the afternoon.

The afternoon group took first place on a card playoff.

Many thanks for all those who took part on the day and congratulations to the prize winners.



 1st R Thomas , P Jackson , M Cupitt , L McMillan 82pts CPO back 9 (45)

Concord Park GC , Sheffield.

2nd J Wildgoose , P Major , M Forder , A Woodward 82pts

Cavendish GC

3rd P Jonas , J Gray , M Gibson , S Webb  81pts

Hillsborough G C Sheffield.

4th D Brooks , J Newton , R Brooks , I Brooks  80pts CPO back 9 (40)

Tapton Park / Matlock GCs

5th M Loghan , J Milner , J o Malley , E Pilkington  80pts

Norwood Park GC

6th S Bell , P Bell , A Bradbury , B Bradbury 77pts CPO back 9 (43)

Cavendish GC

Macmillan Cancer Charity Donation

Last month Cavendish hosted the MacMillan Cancer Charity Open. The event has been a staple on the Cavendish calendar for a few years now and this year was a great success.

Holly Hayley, area fund raising manager for MacMillan Cancer Support, visited Cavendish to receive a cheque for £1000 from past Lady captain Fil Richards and Lady Captain elect Fiona Wylie. 

Over the last few years Cavendish have raised £3600 for this worthwhile charity through our Annual Charity day Competition.

Winning Week for Cavendish Ladies

The Cavendish Ladies Masters Chalice trophy – which to be eligible to play in you have to have won a trophy in the playing season was won this week by Julia Rowland.

The Silver team played at home against Chatsworth on Wednesday gaining a Win and also on the same day the Bronze Team gained a Win against Chesterfield.

England Golf Senior Series – Elizabeth Brammeld played in the event at Sutton Coldfield this week in a mixed field of 118 competitors.  The top 11 qualify for the Grand Final at Woodhall Spa in August all expenses paid by England Golf – overnight accommodation, presentation dinner. Elizabeth finished with 39 points.  The event was won by another lady from Whittington Heath with 40 points.  

The week finished with a well supported Taster Evening for Ladies and girls on Thursday  with hopefully more ladies being recruited to the Ladies Section.

The Masters Chalice

Garry’s latest FOREcast

Some rain ahead

Spring has very much sprung and the golf course has come to life with growth in recent weeks. We could just do with a drop of rain now to get the grass to grow well and get everything in perfect shape for the summer ahead!

And there is some rain in the forecast this week, as low pressure moves over the British Isles, bringing more unsettled conditions to close out May.

Saturday will be fine until evening, then there’s a chance of a little drizzly rain. A more organised band of rain will move through during Sunday morning, giving small but useful amounts, 2-3mm probably. This will clear to give a bright and breezy afternoon.

Bank Holiday Monday is likely to begin mainly dry, but showers will gather together, and by the middle of the day onward rain is likely to become more frequent, with scope for some heavy bursts, 5mm or perhaps a bit more. Top temperature around 15C.

The rest of the week looks changeable and on the cool side. Tuesday and Wednesday look fairly dry, but a few showers are possible. A more organised batch of rain is expected by about Wednesday nightinto Thursday. If all goes to plan, things should become drier and warmer again in time for next weekend.

Longer range thoughts into June favour drier weather being more common again. The early part of the month could maintain mixed conditions, perhaps a warm spell followed by thunder. The middle and later stages of June show greater signs of drier weather dominating, but of course this must be treated cautiously, as long range forecasts can change!

Foursomes Cup and Pro’s Comp Results

Just 2 weeks after the last major required an 18 Hole play-off, this weekends Foursomes cup also requires a play-off to decide the winner.

Foursomes Cup

1st Place – Play-off required

M. Wagstaffe, A. Chadwick – 4UP

S. Downing, C. Megarell – 4UP

3rd Place

A. Bothomley, G. Cannon – 3UP (cpo)

Singles Bogey Competition

1st Place – M. Burgess – 5UP

2nd Place – R. Davies – 3UP

3rd Place – J. Lomas – 2UP (cpo)

Congratulations to all prize winners and good luck to both pairs in the 18 Hole Play-off.

Garry’s latest FOREcast

A mixed bag

The weather is in a complex and indecisive mood at the moment. This is quite common during the springtime, and is due to slack pressure patterns across the British Isles. We’ve had a taste of summer again in the past few days, but this is disappearing for a while. There’s nothing excessively warm in the forecast in the days ahead, but it’s not looking too bad!

There’s some rain around this weekend and early next week, mostly in the form of showers, but with light winds these will be quite slow-moving. It means the showers will be quite hit and miss, but where they do form, there’s a risk of rain on and off for a few hours, with possible heavy bursts. However, there’s also a good chance of many hours remaining dry, so I’d pack a brolly, but always remain optimistic!

Some sunshine will break through, but skies will be often cloudy, and especially in the mornings there is a risk of hill fog over the Peak District.

Light north to northeasterly winds will prevail this weekend and into next week, rarely causing any problems for play.

Maximum temperatures for several days ahead in Buxton will be around 15 Celsius, but during showers it all be cooler. With a lot of cloud, we won’t be seeing any frost, minima around 6 to 9C.

Ladies Silver team host Matlock

The Ladies Silver team played in fantastic weather yesterday against Matlock. The course is in fantastic condition and the team enjoyed a superb team meal after.

A big thank you to the green staff and Ricardo and Christina for helping to make an enjoyable day for the Matlock team.

Rob’s Hole In One

Sutton Coldfield ‘tourers’ bring some West Midlands ‘magic’ to Buxton

Cavendish is once again playing host to a very select group of members from ‘Sunny Sutton Coldfield GC’.
Cavendish and Sutton Coldfield are both part of the Cavendish MacKenzie Trail and each attract members to play each other’s course.

This time 17 SCGC members have travelled to Buxton for a three day feast of Cavendish challenge and wall-to-wall sunshine.

Sunday was the first day and it was made EXTRA SPECIAL with one of the party scoring a ‘Hole In One’.
Plucky Rob Hinton knocked-in a peach on the short 15th with a cheeky little 7 iron.

On returning to the clubhouse to much applause from members and visitors alike, Rob was quickly relieved of a few quid for a large bottle of Scotch for anyone who wanted to celebrate with him!
Rob is quite used to holes in one – this is his 4th, but as he said ‘everyone is special!’

The guys are staying at the prestigious Lee Wood Hotel just a 5 minutes from Cavendish and can’t wait for day 2 and more of that SCGC sunshine!