Garry’s latest FOREcast

A welcome window of good weather!

A cool air mass originating over Greenland affects the country heading into the weekend, so it won’t be warm in the short term. Things are due to warm up though as the airflow switches southeasterly by Sunday onward, with increasingly warm and humid air moving across England.

Saturday: A chilly start, possible ground frost around dawn, and in single digits for the early starters. A dry day with a good amount of sunshine. Again just a low risk of a very isolated brief shower in the afternoon, but nothing of note. A gentle southerly breeze, 4 to 7mph. A fresh day, but a touch warmer overall, up to 18C by afternoon.

Sunday: Things are beginning to change again, as humidity rises. Most or all day should be dry, but through the afternoon there’s an increasing risk of cloud building to give local patches of rain, and later a chance of heavier showers. By evening and night, thundery rain is expected to spread north across much of England, although the worst of this very hit and miss. Some places getting 25 to 40mm in a few hours. An easterly wind will strengthen, to 20-25mph perhaps later. Daytime highs nearing 20C.

Next week: The main difference to recent times will be a much more humid feel, and warmer temperatures overall. Mostly into the 20s Celsius, and some places in the Midlands and south of England will likely top 30C on some days. However, it won’t be glorious summer weather, because there will be an ever present risk of thundery downpours. Day-to-day variations, with some days escaping dry, whilst others could be very wet. Keep a close eye on forecasts, because they will chop and change. It still looks a struggle to find ‘good’ summer weather, but things do look warmer for a period even into early July.

Cavendish Cup and Buxton Trophy Results

During a period of wet and windy weather, this weekend brightened things up with two good wins for Cavendish members.

Firstly was an excellent round for Reece Swain in Saturday’s Cavendish cup. The bad weather didn’t affect Reece after a gross round of 64 (62 nett) was good enough to earn a 3 shot win over 2nd place Mike Higgins (70-5-65) and third place Nicholas Barton (75-9-66) a further shot behind.

Cavendish Cup Results

Then Cavendish hosted the Buxton Trophy on Sunday. The Buxton Trophy is a joint competition held between Cavendish and Buxton & High Peak. This was won by Jeff Haddon (69-6-63) by 3 shots over Peter Naylor (81-15-66) and Third Place Phil Major (72-5-67) by a further shot.

Buxton Trophy Results

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!