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Swing for Sammy event is a huge success again at Muswell Hill Golf Club

From left: Swing for Sammy organisers Anjana Yick, Helen Trow, Paul Trow and Ruth Blackwell, pictured at Friday's event at Muswell Hill Golf Club. Pic: Dieter Perry From left: Swing for Sammy organisers Anjana Yick, Helen Trow, Paul Trow and Ruth Blackwell, pictured at Friday's event at Muswell Hill Golf Club. Pic: Dieter Perry

Thursday, July 10, 2014
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The seventh annual Swing for Sammy competition was held at Muswell Hill Golf Club last Friday, raising an estimated £18,000 for charities and boosting the total since the event began in 2008 to around £111,000.

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From left: Golfers Barry Griffiths, Kevin Viney, Clay O' Shay and Alan Drake. Pic: Dieter PerryFrom left: Golfers Barry Griffiths, Kevin Viney, Clay O' Shay and Alan Drake. Pic: Dieter Perry

The day is staged in memory and honour of Samantha Trow (nee St John), a teacher at Brooklands primary school in East Finchley, who died of bowel cancer aged 26 in February 2008.

The principal beneficiary was Cancer Research UK again, but donations were also made to St Mark’s Hospital Foundation, the Royal Marsden Hospital, Hospice in the Weald and North London Hospice.

Co-organiser Ben Trow, Sam’s husband, said: “This is a fantastic result, yet again. We raised around £93,000 from the first six years of Swing for Sammy and to have maintained that rate yet again is absolutely exceptional.

“Everyone involved, especially the members, staff and friends of Muswell Hill GC, should be extremely proud of themselves.

“Many thanks are also due to all our backers – from the golf industry, local businesses, numerous golf clubs – local and farther afield – and many private individuals.

“This proves that where the battle against cancer is concerned, we really are all in it together.”

Anyone wishing to donate can go to www.justgiving.com/bentrow.

More than half of the 38 fourball teams won prizes, headed by Muswell Hill member Dave Moore and three of his work colleagues.

Their score of 86 points was matched by four more club members, all with the surname of Jones – Julian, Tim, Graeme and David – who came second on a countback.

Muswell Hill head professional David Wilton provided Moore’s team with a Titleist golf bag each from his shop, and each of the Joneses with a Titleist wedge.

Third place, on 85 points, went to a line-up assembled by another member, Micky Bannon, and their prize was four shirts from luxury Italian apparel company Chervo.

Car manufacturers Lexus provided two prizes – the chance to drive a Lexus of their choice for a week – for the auction and raffle.

Ben Trow’s father Paul, one of the organisers and also the current captain of Muswell Hill, sported a garish pair of blue & white culottes on the day - not as a bet, but to promote another of the team prizes, from ‘alternative’ apparel company Royal & Awesome.

Paul said: “I’m not really known for my sartorial elegance, nor will I be after this in all probability. But for such a good cause in memory of a much-loved and treasured member of our family, I’m prepared to cut a dash beyond the norm.”

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