Garry’s latest FOREcast

General situation:

A very hot continental airmass currently over the British Isles will give way to much less hot, but still warm and fairly humid air over the next few days. Weather systems will become slow-moving, so confidence in the forecast is rather low. Whilst there will be periods of rain for the Peak District, the worst of the rain in the days ahead is due to be focused on northeast England. Although the week ahead looks fairly warm, the current heat is unlikely to return.

Friday: Cloudy, fairly humid, occasional rain    

Remnants of overnight thunderstorms are likely to leave low cloud and murk in the morning, with patchy rain or drizzle. Rain may come and go through the day, although for many hours should amount to very little if anything. A small risk of a lingering thundery burst, but very hit and miss. Into the night, a greater risk of steadier, perhaps thundery rain coming back up from the south, giving 4-8mm overnight. Wind S-SW 10-15mph, at times less. Max 22 to 24C.

Saturday: Cloudy, much of day may escape largely dry    

Any rain from the small hours is most likely to retreat to the east/northeast of the Peak District into the morning. The day is due to be generally cloudy, with occasional rain possible at times, but in general amounts should be small. However, late in the day, or into the night, heavier pulses of rain may well push back across Derbyshire from the southeast, but the extent of this is very uncertain. Winds variable or NW, 10-15mph. Max 21C; Min 13C.

Sunday: Greater risk of rain     

Much will depend on the progress of a slow-moving front, with this generally draped across the Pennines by Sunday. Cloudy overall. A chance of seeing just negligible rainfall all day in Buxton. However, there is scope for some heavy falls, giving 10-15mm, perhaps 20mm in the day. Wind variable or W-NW, 10mph or less, may become gusty. Max 20C; Min 12C.

Next week: A mixed week, not hot; risk unsettled later    

Confidence must be stressed as low. A general message of being often dry, but with bursts of rain possible, occasionally thundery in nature. Indications suggest things become more generally unsettled later in the week as pressure falls from the southwest, but this treated cautiously. Wind often light. Fairly humid. Max 18 to 23C; Min 11 to 14C.

Naturally with the short-term uncertainty, the longer range trends are difficult – thoughts favour a better spell returning in early August, but followed by a general deterioration into mid-month.

Garry’s latest FOREcast

Showery Saturday; becoming hot and thundery

The week ahead presents a mixture of ‘high summer’ weather, with building heat then scope for thunderstorms.

In the short term, the weekend starts with rain on and off during Saturday morning and middle of the day, with possible heavy bursts for a time. These showers will generally clear east across the Midlands and into Yorks/Lincs during the afternoon, where some thundery downpours are to be expected. The odd rogue thundery burst is possible over the Peak District, but these should become well scattered, leaving a fine and fresh evening. Westerly breezes around 15mph will add a club or so to your scoring ambitions. Temperatures nudging up to 20C.

For Sunday, it will be generally fair day, with sunshine and broken cloud, although cloud will tend to build through the afternoon and evening. A little rain or drizzle may arrive on the western Peak/Pennines by late evening which will continue into Sunday night, but amounting to very little. Top temperatures into the low 20s Celsius, and a southwest breeze will freshen 10-15mph, stronger later.

Next week starts fair with increasing humidity. Monday may see some low cloud on the western Pennines, but many places will get some sun. Temperatures rising day by day, into the mid to upper 20s by the time we reach Tuesday-Wednesday, and some lowland spots over the Midlands will top 30C. However, the muggy atmosphere brings a risk of thunderstorms breaking out, spreading up from the south in a haphazard manner from late Tuesday into Wednesday daytime, with further clusters of storms possible into Thursday too. Keep an eye on latest forecasts at short range if you’re planning midweek golf!

By the end of the week, the heat should have been pushed away, and a mixed Atlantic west-southwesterly regime is expected to return, with a mix of rain at times, plus some fair days too.

Captain's Day 2019

All smiles on Captain’s Day

The weather wasn’t great to start out with on Captain’s Day at the weekend but that didn’t stop the smiles, especially on the 12th tee where Mr. Captain, Neil Flynn, was on hand to greet all of the players with some delicious food and (much needed) drinks.

The weather did clear up in the afternoon and the golfers produced some great scores.


1st Place – Jon Brogden 77-12-65

2nd Place – Mark Oakes 74-9-65

3rd Place – Neil Bolton 77-11-66

4th Place – Ron Davies 82-15-67

Congratulations to all of the winners and a BIG thank you to Mr. Captain for putting on such a great day and all of the family, friends and volunteers that helped make it such a great day.

Bridget Newell Mixed Open Results

Another fantastic weekend of golf weather wise and there was a great turn out for the Bridget Newell Mixed Pairs Open on Sunday 7th July. Cavendish GC members and visitors made it in to the prizes on a great day. Congratulations to all.






Practice makes Perfect!

Mr. President,  Vice Captain and Past Captain from Hillsborough Club Club played at Cavendish today in preparation for our Open week, along with our very own Senior Captain Ted Shepherd… phew some dignitaries in that Team.

All said what an amazing day they had playing a fantastic course with superb food and glorious weather, but to top the day off, Hillsborough GC President Dave Walker achieved A HOLE IN ONE on the 15th.     

Hillsborough GC President, Dave Walker, makes a Hole-in-one on the 15th hole at Cavendish Golf Club.
Captains Away Weekend 2019

Captain’s Away Weekend

Last weekend was the Captain’s Away Weekend at Forest of Arden and it allowed some of the Cavendish members a very good weekend of golf, weather and socialising. Maybe a little too much of the latter!

We saw some great golf, especially from Aaron Woodward, who won the singles, closely followed by Rob Lee and Mike Higgins.

The pairs on Monday was won by Aaron Woodward and Phil Whitcombe with Adam Chadwick and Dave Armit in 2nd followed by Mike Watson and Paul Crisp in 3rd. 

Thank you to all of those who took part and made the weekend such a success.

Garry’s latest FOREcast

Dull start to Captain’s Day

It’s been a decent week of weather, with dry weather prevailing so far in July. In general, the ongoing forecast is pretty good too, with a good deal of dry weather around.

However, there will be some patchy rain and drizzle on Saturday morning, and low cloud across the Peak District hills as a weak cold front drifts southwards over northern England. This should break up and clear into the afternoon, with skies brightening. Rainfall amounts will be small, just nuisance value for a few hours. Winds from the west or northwest 10-15mph or less. Temperatures rising from 13C in the morning, to 18C in sunnier spells later.

Sunday should be a mainly dry day with sunny spells, although the odd shower can’t be ruled out. Light winds, and temperatures rising from 10C at first to 17C by afternoon.

Next week sees a slack weather pattern influence the British Isles, meaning neither glorious nor awful weather. A lot of the time it will be dry, but occasional weak weather systems may bring some rain, and there’s a chance of catching the odd heavier afternoon shower during midweek. Winds will be light and variable, and temperatures pleasant, typically around 17 to 20C in Buxton, with some days warmer in any sustained sunshine. Warmer and more humid conditions may arrive by next weekend, then things look a bit more unsettled for a time heading through mid-July, with lower pressure trying to move in for a time. 

Cotton Trophy results

On a day where anyone making it round the full 18 holes without dehydrating deserved a medal, there were still some brilliant scores deserving of their prizes… and some Handicap cuts!

Men’s Cotton Trophy results

1st Place

Chris Meachem 81-20-61

2nd Place

Isidore Allen 75-11-64 (cpo)

3rd Place

Malcolm Burgess 80-16-64

4th Place

Peter McMahon 76-11-65 (cpo)

5th Place

Ron Davies 80-15-65

There were 13 twos on the day with £7.50 each added to your accounts. Congratulations to Chris Meachem and the rest of the prize winners.

A massive £1250 raised for Charity!

Lady Captain Linda and Ted Shepherd would like to thank all the kind donations from local businesses for all the raffle prizes… 20 in total –  ranging from afternoon tea at Biggin Hall to Fish and Chip suppers and evening meals out for 2 at local venues.  

A MASSIVE THANK YOU to Danielle Banks for performing on the evening and her invited entertaining groups who are Showcasing at the Buxton Festival. NO JOKE and SIMPLY you were all awesome.  

All the kind donations of cakes and items for sale.  Also thank you for all the support from those who came to the event and helped to make a MASSIVE donation of £1,000 to the First Responders. Terry Heyward also kindly donated £240 from his Charity Golfing Day towards this fund to enable us to present a cheque for £1250!

Garry’s latest FOREcast

Hot hot hot! …briefly

Summer has finally returned, and the weekend begins on a hot and sunny note. We’ll have a small taste of the current European heatwave this weekend as temperatures will climb above 25C for Saturday afternoon (starting around 14C at dawn). Winds will be from the south which may be rather blustery and gusty at times. There’s a chance of cloud bubbling up through the afternoon to give a late burst of rain with a chance of a localised thundery burst forming over the Pennines.

A cooler change will move in by the time we reach Sunday, and we say goodbye to the heat for the time being, as winds turn to the west or northwest for several days  into next week.

Sunday will be bright, breezy and fresh, with highs of 17 to 21C. Passing showers are possible, mostly into the afternoon.

Next week may see occasional showers, but lots of dry weather should be expected as high pressure resides near to the British Isles. Ideal summer weather in many respects, with pleasantly warm days of 18 to 22C, and fresh nights dipping to 10C or below. Temperatures may lift as the week goes on, but a genuine heatwave looks unlikely for now.