Muswell Hill members (pictured from left to right) Steve Ferris, Jem Butcher, Laurence Knott and Philip Matthews
Following the first five events, when hundreds of golfers and countless other generous supporters helped to raise just over £75,000 for charity, Swing for Sammy returns to the Willie Park and James Braid-designed course at Muswell Hill Golf Club in north London for a sixth successive year on Friday 5 July.
The main beneficiary will again be Cancer Research UK, and further donations will also be made to the Hospice in the Weald, the Royal Marsden Hospital, St Mark’s Hospital Foundation, Parkinson’s UK and North London Hospice.
Swing for Sammy celebrates the life and honours the courage of primary school teacher Samantha Trow (nee St John), who died of bowel cancer on 18 February 2008, aged 26.
Open: to amateurs and professionals playing in teams of four (best two scores per hole to count; Stableford; full handicap allowance). Cost: £55 a head or £220 per team. To include: coffee on arrival, 18 holes of golf, lunch or afternoon/evening BBQ, dozens of prizes, auction, raffle and disco. Breakfast will be available at the club from 7.30am.
Trick-shot specialist Jeremy Dale will again be the day’s star attraction, and will give one of his famous clinics at the end of play.
Entries, from individuals or teams, should be sent to: Adrian Hobbs, Club Manager, Muswell Hill GC, Rhodes Avenue, LondonN22 7UT (cheques made out to Muswell Hill GC please).
Corporate donations (made out to Cancer Research UK), raffle and competition prizes, along with auction items should be sent to leading UK golf writer Paul Trow (Sam’s father-in-law) at 3 Clifton Avenue, London N3 1BN. Holes are available to be sponsored from £125, with five holes (1st, 3rd, 10th, 17th and 18th) available at £200 each.
The organisers particularly encourage personal donations (especially from UK tax-payers) which can be made on www.justgiving.com/bentrow
For further information, call Adrian Hobbs (+44-208-888-1764), Paul Trow (+44-7973-862747) or Matt Plested (+44-7818-410333); or email firstname.lastname@example.org