A beautiful morning at Cavendish Golf Club greeted a full field of players for our final Mixed AmAm of the season. Despite the torrential rain this week the course was presented superbly by Warwick and his team and it was appreciated by all who played. “It really is one of the most beautiful courses I have played. The views are wonderful and the course itself is a delight. We just love coming here”, remarked one of the early teams from Burton.
As with all competitions, a good start sets you up nicely and the first team out, comprising John & Heidi Spencer, Ollie Smith & Carley Warrington from Sicklehome GC were quickly into their stride and scoring well. But, with a full field, how good a score could they post? They eventually returned a 4-under par 76.
Many of the other morning starters were struggling to get to grips with the course. Was it the famous MacKenzie greens causing the woes or was it the lush, penal rough? It didn’t matter though because everybody was thoroughly enjoying the challenge. “Wonderful”, “fabulous” and “beautiful” were the adjectives most used as teams returned their cards. “There’s a good score out there” remarked one visitor as he threw his card down in disgust, “but it’s not ours!”.
The team of Peter Norris, Helen Orton, Frank & Michelle Graham (Forest of Arden) were next in with a quality score only to find that they had just been pipped on a card play-off. Things got worse, when Steve & Rosa Sheard with Mark & Vicky Clewley (Bramhall GC) also returned a 76 moving into 2ndplace on a CPO. Would 76 be enough though? 4 points better than 4th place but still there were teams out there capable of more! And so it was. They say beware of the injured golfer and local boy and ex Cavendish GC Captain Malcolm Forder proved that to be the case, leading his team of Alison Hodson, Steve Leigh and Gill Morris (Buxton & High Peak GC)to a remarkable score of 80 to head the leader board by 4 shots with just 3 teams behind them. None of them got close!
Thank you to all the players and congratulations to our prize winners. Your winnings will be on account in our Proshop. As we move into autumn we still have a few open competitions left if you fancy the challenge of Cavendish again!
1st – Malcolm Forder (Cavendish GC), Alison Hodson, Steve Leigh and Gill Morris (Buxton & High Peak GC) – 80 – £60 each
2nd – Steve & Rosa Sheard with Mark & Vicky Clewley (Bramhall GC) – 76 (CPO) – £50
3rd – Peter Norris, Helen Orton, Frank & Michelle Graham (Forest of Arden) – 76 (CPO) – £40
4th – John & Heidi Spencer, Ollie Smith & Carley Warrington (Sicklehome GC) – 76 – £30
5th – Andrew Roberts, Corran Meldrum, Martin & Debra Franks (Lymm GC) – 72 – £20
Full leaderboard below: