Adam Parkes


On Saturday 24th March, Cambridge finally snapped a losing streak against Oxford in one of the most important and hotly anticipated sports fixtures of the university calendar year. I am talking, of course, not about the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race (though congratulations to our light blue rowers), but about […]

The 129th Varsity Match


‘One of golf’s oldest love stories’ was the vaguely homoerotic and conclusively soppy phrase which ex-Cambridge captain Douglas Maxwell, in a rare burst of effluence, deployed to describe CUGC’s relationship with Royal Worlington. Excretable though his wording might have been, he was, in sentiment, not far wrong. Worly and Cambridge have been lovers since seemingly […]

CUGC vs. Royal Worlington and Newmarket Golf Club


Last Sunday saw another lengthy drive for the Blues, 2 hours 15 minutes in one of 2 cramped and sweaty-smelling Volkswagen Polos, as the 8-man team endured a bum-numbingly long journey to Royal Ashdown Forest, site of their penultimate match of the term. The journey was a mercifully uneventful one and all the team […]

CUGC vs. Royal Ashdown Forest



Aldeburgh golf club boasts what an egg-brained tour-pro might euphemistically call a “challenging” golf course. With a miserly par of 69, set against a standard scratch score of 74 from the very tips, Cambridge University Golf Club has, over the years, developed something of a less compromising vocabulary to describe it: in a few […]

CUGC vs. Aldeburgh Golf Club



Buoyed up off the back of an imperious victory against their old rivals The Society last weekend, it was a confident, maybe even overly so, Blues squad who assembled to take on an always-dangerous Hankley Common Scratch team this Saturday.   A sequence of buttery 5 irons and neat chips […]

CUGC vs. Hankley Common Golf Club





With Nick Winder having recently been instated as CUGC Fitness Secretary it was decided that a day of rest was required for the squad on the Sunday. Thus the Blues, eager to earn their rest the next day, arrived at Aldeburgh on Saturday 5th with high hopes. Sadly, this eagerness […]

Blues vs. Aldeburgh Golf Club