As you all know, the lockdown enforced by the COVID-19 pandemic had a dire financial consequence for the Golf Club. Our much-loved club was faced with significant financial challenges given a huge loss of expected visitor income during the seven weeks that the UK was locked down.
As a member-owned club, we exist solely to bring thousands of people the pleasure of enjoying golf in a beautiful setting. We’ve been providing an excellent golfing facility for Buxton and the High Peak for the last 95 years and have ambitious plans for the club leading up to our centenary year.
To help the club in its time of need, a crowdfunding campaign was launched with the goal of raising £25,000 in four weeks. As an all-or-nothing campaign, we needed to reach the £25k mark otherwise all donations would be returned but thanks to the generosity of Cavendish Members, friends, family, visitors, distant fans and others from all across the globe, we reached our target within 2 weeks and are now pushing towards our stretch target of £50,000.
The campaign will end at 6.45pm on Tuesday 2nd June and all of the money raised will go towards essential maintenance and improvements of this historic club. With updates to the clubhouse by improving locker rooms and disabled facilities, creating a short game practice area to help introduce golf at a grass-roots level and get people into the game of golf, and in the longer term, acting on the centenary year course plan created by Jonathan Gaunt to bring Cavendish Golf Club more in line with Dr. Alister MacKenzie’s initial designs back in 1925. Details of these plans can be found here.
If you wish to donate to help the cause and receive some great rewards, you can do so at https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/save-cavendish-golf-club