Trow appeals for members to play a charity round

After raising £75,000 for charity over the last five years, Swing for Sammy, the golf day organised by SJA member Paul Trow and family in the memory of his late daughter-in-law, returns to Muswell Hill Golf Club on Friday July 5.

Paul Trow, with wife Helen, and son Philip, all raising funds on the Swing for Sammy golf day
Paul Trow, with wife Helen, and son Philip, all raising funds on the Swing for Sammy golf day

And they are looking for additional players and donations.

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 in 2008, aged 26.

The event is 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, London N22 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 Paul Trow 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.

Personal donations (especially from UK tax-payers) can be made on

  • For further information, call Paul Trow (07973 862747) or email


Thu July 4: SJA/Laureus brunch with Michael Vaughan. Click here for booking details

Mon Sep 9: SJA Autumn Golf Day, including the Phil Sheldon Trophy, at Muswell Hill Golf Club. Details to be announced shortly

Thu Dec 12: SJA 2013 British Sports Awards. Venue and ticket booking details to be announced soon