Enjoy a day’s golf for a great cause

Former SJA chairman PAUL TROW is staging a second charity golf day in memory of his daughter-in-law, Sammy, who died of cancer last year, when aged just 26. Here, he calls on other SJA members and golf-playing colleagues to take part

Following the welcome success of last year’s inaugural event, when 172 golfers and many other generous supporters helped to raise nearly £17,000 for charity, Swing for Sammy returns to Muswell Hill Golf Club in north London on Friday July 31.

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 and St Mark’s Hospital Foundation — as they were last year.

Swing for Sammy celebrates the life and honours the courage of Samantha Trow (nee St John), pictured left with her husband, my son Ben Trow, just a few months before her death in February 2008, when aged 26.

The golf day is open to amateurs and professionals playing in teams of four (best two scores on each hole to count; Stableford – full handicap allowance). Cost – £50 a head or £200 per team. To include: coffee and rolls on arrival, 18 holes of golf, evening BBQ, dozens of prizes, auction, raffle and disco.

New this year: an exhibition by trick-shot specialist Jeremy Dale.

Entries, from individuals or teams, should be sent to: Adrian Hobbs, Manager, Muswell Hill GC, Rhodes Avenue, London N22 7UT (cheques made out to Muswell Hill GC please).

Private and corporate donations, including hole sponsorships, should be made out to Cancer Research UK and sent to Ben Trow at 3 Clifton Avenue, London N3 1BN or registered on

For further information, call Adrian Hobbs (0208 888 1764), Paul Trow (07973 862747), Ben Trow (07946 352909) or Matt Plested (07818 410333); or email Paul Trow.

For details of the SJA’s own Golf Day at Muswell Hill GC in September, click here

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