Colin Gets Mel Pye Trophy

A view from Spain

Cavendish has a growing number of country members who appreciate the special nature of our special MacKenzie-designed course and want to play the course while in the UK.

Colin Bell (not the famous England footballer!) is one such Country Member and played for the first time in 2018 earlier this week with Vice Captain, Mike Watson. He won the Mel Pye Trophy in 2017, but was not able to attend the presentation evening, so Mike got the very grand trophy from the cabinet and made an official presentation on the return to the clubhouse.

Colin, who plays off 11, made some really interesting comments about the changes he observed from his last visit and has written a short piece on this changes. Colin’s report is printed in full below:

Bon Dia

As a Country Member living in Spain I get to play Cavendish about 10 times a year. Therefore I am better placed than most to notice the excellent work done by both the greens staff and the many volunteer members.

Given the vagaries of the Buxton weather, I am always impressed with the condition of the course (bunkers apart!!!) but most of all I am aware of the impressive development work that is making the course more attractive every time I come over.

At home i am lucky enough to play at a club with two superb 18 hole courses – one a links the other laid out in a pine forest. Although Cavendish is much shorter than either of the Spanish courses it is equally challenging and always a pleasure to play.

Even when my golf is not up to scratch, Cavendish is such a spectacularly visual course that it is never a good walk spoilt. The evocative call of a curlew is an added bonus.

Well done Cavendish – keep up the good work.

Colin Bell
Emporda Golf Resort
Costa Brava, Catalonia.

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