Gog Magog savour success in inaugural Paul Daw Memorial Trophy

PUBLISHED: 07:00 09 September 2018

Rodney Bird, Dick Barker, Hugh Mumford and Neil Hughes, the winners of the Paul Daw Memorial Trophy, with Paul Daw’s wife Marguerite

Rodney Bird, Dick Barker, Hugh Mumford and Neil Hughes, the winners of the Paul Daw Memorial Trophy, with Paul Daw’s wife Marguerite

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New competition for Cambridgeshire Area Golf Union

Gog Magog B were the victors in the inaugural Paul Daw Memorial Trophy on their home turf.

The competition has been founded to commemorate the work of the late Paul Daw, who started the Friendly Golf in the early 1990s and formed junior leagues and senior competitions that ran for more than 25 years.

Daw died last year, but the Cambridgeshire Area Golf Union took over the Friendly Golf events, and they have been renamed CAGU Inter Club events.

There were 30 teams of four players from 17 clubs, with a handicap limit of 20 to encompass all levels of golf in the county.

Saffron Walden B, led by Olly Tuck, were the first team to tee off, and they scored 84 stableford points from the best two scores on each hole.

St Neots B, led by Robin Horsley, and the CAGU boys’ team, led by professional coach Ben Kerr, equalled Walden’s score.

However, Gog Magog’s B team of Dick Barker, Rodney Bird, Hugh Mumford and Neil Hughes scored 44 points on the front nine, and used home advantage on the back nine for some crucial par putts to win with 85 points.

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