Steve Doyle-Davidson Trophy Results

Aaron wins with 63

Saturday’s warm weather encouraged a high proportion of members to reach for their shorts to play in the Steve Doyle Davidson Trophy – an important board competition in the Cavendish calendar.

Many members will have fond memories of Steve Doyle-Davidson and also Katie Doyle-Davidson who were both important people in the club’s history.

The greens have made significant progress since being dressed a few weeks back and were running much quicker, although a small amount of sand is still holding on the balls. Another week will see them back to their best. CSS was 69.

Aaron Woodward shot a brilliant 68 gross (63 net) to win the Trophy.

Steve Doyle-Davidson Trophy – Results

(26/08/2017 CSS: 69 Par: 68)

1st Aaron Woodward 68-5c=63
2nd Joseph Linzey 73-8c=65
3rd Julian Wildgoose 81-16c=65


Lady Captain’s Day Results

Good weather at last

After several abortive attempts, Lady Captain, Bridget Thornton, managed to complete one of the most important competitions in the Ladies’ calendar. The weather was good

The competition was medal format and although the weather was good, the conditions were challenging which reflected the CSS at 74.


Results were as follows:
1st Anna Major 85 – 11 = 74
2nd Fiona Heathcote 98 – 23 = 75
3rd Bridget Watson 96 – 20 = 76








Heart Stopping Moment

Member funds new AED

A generous member has paid for a new and updated Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for the club.
This generosity will help the club respond to emergency situations and could save lives.

Health & Safety Director, Terry Duggan, knows all about emergency situations from his long service in the Cheshire Ambulance Service and has now purchased an excellent new machine.

The new AED is situated in the corridor, behind the spike bar, and next to the old telephone box.


It requires a pink coloured key to open the locked box. Two keys are available:

1 Reception
2 Behind the bar

So if an emergency situation occurs just access the key and use the machine.
The machine gives audio instructions and is very easy to use.


An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses the life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias of ventricular fibrillationand pulseless ventricular tachycardia in a patient,[1] and is able to treat them through defibrillation, the application of electrical therapy which stops the arrhythmia, allowing the heart to reestablish an effective rhythm.

With simple audio and visual commands, AEDs are designed to be simple to use for the layperson, and the use of AEDs is taught in many first aid, certified first responder, and basic life support (BLS) level cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) classes.

The portable version of the defibrillator was invented in the mid-1960s by Frank Pantridge in Belfast, Northern Ireland, a pioneer in emergency medical treatment.

Tess & Blue Rabbit 

Junior D&C Final

‘Blue Rabbit’, the Cavendish junior mascot and Tess Qualtrough, young Archie’s sister and the team’s biggest supporter, attended the Derbyshire & Cheshire Junior final league match at Cavendish yesterday.

Hazel Grove GC juniors won the final with Cavendish coming 4th out of 6 teams.

The photo shows the Hazel Grove team being congratulated by Pat Campbell, Cavendish Junior Organiser.

Pat praised the Cavendish team as doing particularly well with a very depleted team – just 4 eligible members with difficulties in fielding full teams.


Calling all Juniors!

The players this year were Captain Reese Swain (in the shorts) next to him is Jack Fenton who will be next years Junior Captain, Louis Wright and Archie Qualtrough.

Clearly to improve for 2018 we definitely need some more players as we now have only 3 eligible to play (under 18 with a handicap).

If any boys or girls are interested please get in touch through Rachel, Matt or Simon in the Golf Shop.

No doubt Tess and Blue Rabbit will be there in support!



How did we do?


‘I had the good fortune to be invited to play Cavendish Golf Club by the current captain, Mike Watson, last week and would like to share my experiences.  As a single figure golfer and member of Moseley Golf Club in Birmingham, I’ve had the good fortune to play many of the UK’s finest courses over the last 10 years and was therefore surprised that I had not heard of Cavendish before and it’s unique place in golfing history.  Mike had invited me to play earlier in the year and had directed me to the club’s website and to the links with Augusta and Alistair Mackenzie.  A great enthusiast of his club, Mike had certainly raised my expectations of what Cavendish had to offer – and these were more than met when I finally joined him for our round.

I’ve played few courses with so many great stretches of holes – 4 through to 8 and 10 through to 14 are magnificent and I fully understand why the renowned golf course architect Tom Doak thinks so highly of Cavendish.  Although the length of the course is below 6000 yards, the par of 68 and presence of 3 excellent 130 yard par 3 holes, means that there are also plenty of challenging par 4s that exceed 400 yards.  Overall, Cavendish does not play short – certainly not in a wet Derbyshire August. 

The challenging 18th hole led up to an inviting clubhouse that serves superb food and the day was finished with a vast portion of apple crumble were – perhaps a perk of playing with the captain!

I’ll definitely be returning to Cavendish and can’t think there are too many courses in England that can match Cavendish for quality of course, welcome, value and stunning views’.

Mike Hosfield
Moseley Golf Club, Birmingham