The Worst Golf Course Ever – Coldham Common – A history of the Cambridge University Golf Club, 1869-1919 By Michael B Morrison Bernard Darwin famously described Coldham Common in nineteenth century Cambridge as ‘the worst course I have ever seen, and many others would award it a like distinction’. […]

Release: A History of Cambridge University Golf Club

‘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

As October drew to a close and the weather forecast promised one final weekend of good weather the Blues readied themselves in anticipation for their trip into Norfolk to play Royal West Norfolk and Hunstanton. With Maxwell, Parkes and Entwisle hot off playing Varsity at Brancaster the year before their […]

Blues vs. Royal West Norfolk/Hunstanton

On Saturday 22nd October the Blues readied themselves to go to Hankley Common for their final fixture before the clocks changed and their last opportunity of the term to play singles. Nick Winder, playing his first away fixture for the Blues, clearly got confused and thought he got an extra […]

Blues vs. Hankley Common/Denham