Prize night is always a challenge for the Match & Handicap Committee, who not only run the competitions throughout the year, but who are also responsible for getting all the trophies from the trophy cabinet, making sure the right trophies go to the right winners … oh and giving the trophies a really good polish ready to be presented!
Prize Night for the Cavendish men is the formal end to the season where all the serious club golfers set their sights on attending and winning competitions.
Match & handicap Chairman, Doctor Jeff Haddon, once again officiated and shared his personal aims for each year:
“As a golfer I have 3 aims at the start of the season. 1 lower my handicap. 2 qualify for Henriques memorial by shooting less than my handicap in a monthly medal. 3 getting an invite to prize night which means winning a broad comp”.
Jeff congratulated all of the members who were to receive awards and said they can be proud of their achievements’. He then went on to announce the winners who were each presented with their prizes by Cavendish Captain Pat Campbell.
A list of the winners follows, but sadly there was one long standing Cavendish member, Steve Bell, who is always amongst the prizes, but who could not attend in person this time owing medical reasons. Steve’s daughters were pleased to accept Steve’s ‘trophy mountain’ which included:
Devonshire Trophy, Cavendish Masters, Seniors KO and Gadley Cup Singles. Steve also came second (by cpo) in two other majors competitions.
So all in all, not a bad year for Steve and his very proud daughters!
Everyone wished Steve a speedy recovery, so that he can collect the 2022 trophies in person.
Prize night 6.11.2021
Cavendish Golf Club – report
Starting the year there were two rolled over competitions, winter league 2020 and Bakewell trophy.
We decided to play the winter league final 2020 for who qualified from 19-20 and sonly one winter league comp 20-21 everyone else played for 2021.
17.4.21 winter league 2020 final div 1 Stephen Pritchard 40 points 2nd Nick Barton 39 points. Div 2 Aaron Bothamley 44 points, second Ken Tindle 36 points. Winter league 2021 final Div 1 Alan Webster 38 points Div 2 Ken Mycock 40 points.
1.5.21 Basil Darbyshire 7 club on 40 points tied were Mark Holmes and Alan Poole, 3rd was Steve Taylor 38 points. The play off saw Alan Poole win by one point.
3.5.21 2020 Bakewell Trophy greensomes in second Simon Whiteley/Paul Holbrow 38 points, winners were Phil Major and Jeff Haddon on 41 points.
15.5.21 John Slater Putter won by Mark Chuwen 84-24-60 second Ash Wall nett 64.
22.5.21 Jubilee Cup won by Michael McDonald 75-10-65 second was Michael Collinge nett 66.
28.5.21 Mel Pye Trophy Friday won by Craig Hodgkinson 42 points, second Aaron Woodward 40 points.
29.5.21 Foursomes cup bogey comp. won by Pat Campbell and Les Gould 5 up, second Ash Greaves/Dave Morris 4 up.
19.6.21 Vice Presidents Day past captains play. 4bbb. Won by Ash Wall and Dave Brindley 46 points, second Mark Oakes and Ian Middleton 44 points.
26.6.21 Cotton Trophy 3rd Mike Harrington nett 67, 2nd Aaron Woddward nett 66, winning with a hole in one that day was Steve Bell 74-11-63.
12.6.21 Henriques Putter played at high peak Ian Middleton was leading Cavendish player.
13.6.21 Buxton Trophy won by Raoul Boulton from high peak on cpo from Chris Megarell nett 64.
3.7.21 Captains Prize 3rd was Stuart Whitchurch nett 66, second was Steve Bell nett 65, winner was Dave Crisp 80-15-65 on cpo.
17.7.21 Cavendish Cup second Andrew Smith nett 65, winner Jonathan Taylor 68-4-64
21.7.21 Senior Cup second Rick Lowey nett 64, but winning with a great score was Michael Bell 84-23-61
24.7.21 Devonshire Trophy second Owen Longden nett 68. Winner was Steve Bell 76-9-67
Scratch Cup 36 hole winner was Mike Harrington 72-67=139, second Nick Norton 148.
7.8.21 Axe Edge Trophy 4bbb at end of open week. Winners were Nick Barton and Malcolm Forder. 44 points cpo from John Heapy/Ian Kettles and Clive Walker/Bob Clarke.
28.8.21 Steve Doyle-Davidson second nett 64 was Richard Preston Jeff Haddon, the winner with 72-9-63 Ben Minshull.
11.9.21 Anniversary cup mixed comp played MacKenzie old route. second Mike Higgins and John Worsley 43 points. Winning with 2 under gross 45 points was Des Coleman.
12.9.21 Palace Trophy open 36 hole, won by Mark Gayes 70+70= 140 second Reece Swain 142. Chatsworth Bowl nett Jason White 64+69= 133
18.9.21 Bakewell Trophy 2021 greensomes, second Ken Tindle/Mick Wain 45 points, winners Matt Bailey and Matt Featherstone 46 points.
25.9.21 Henriques memorial bowl Peter McMahon nett 65 play off with Ian Kettles.
2.10.21 Cavendish masters board qualifiers so select field. Won by Steve Bell 76-10-66 in wind and rain, second Pete McMahon nett 71.
Aggregate Trophy best 6 nett scores from monthly medals and board medals. Winner on 399 was Ben Minshull, last 3 scores cpo with Steve Bell.
David Crawford trophy, most improved Harry Corthorn handicap drop 13.7 39%
Mixed foursomes Chris Meachem and Frances Reynolds beat Neil and Fiona Flynn
Senior Steve Bell beat Duncan Cheslett
Singles Gadley cup Steve Bell beat Dave Brindley
Scratch Mike Harrington beat Andy Stubbens
Fourball George Henriques Mark Chuwen and Mike Higgins beat Ben Minshull and Colin Moss
Foursomes Aaron Woodward and Jeff Haddon beat Andrew Smith and Colin Moss
Derbyshire county competitions. 18.7.21
Henriques memorial mixed 4b at Chevin
individual winners Phil and Anna Major 45 points, team 3 scores added together team win Cavendish Phil/Anna, Neil and Fiona Flynn, and Chris Campbell and Jeff Haddon