Cardwell forfeited eight strokes over the 36 holes, with the competition having a handicap threshold of 22, but still returned two net rounds of 70 for a 140 aggregate.
He just managed to edge 73-year-old Dave Slingsby, a five-handicapper who also carded net 70 each day, but lost out to Cardwell on a last-nine countback.
“This was a great performance over two days from a new and inexperienced member, but with a real passion for the game,” said the captain.
“And what can you say about Dave Slingsby except this was a top quality golfing display from a very experienced player. Well done both of them.”
The members who played – and partied – over Captain’s Weekend helped raise over £2,200 via hole-in-one donations, a raffle and auction.
The total raised for Macmillan Cancer Support now exceeds £,2600 and a target of £,3500 looks well within reach by the end of the season.