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  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



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Mike Morrison, author of the recent history of Cambridge University Golf Club, ‘The Worst Golf Course Ever’, has been awarded the Murdoch Medal by the British Golf Collectors Society. The Medal is awarded each year to the person the Society believes has contributed the most to the history and heritage […]

Mike Morrison wins the Murdoch Medal


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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


WORLINGTON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 24:  The par 5, 1st hole at The Royal Newmarket and Worlington Golf Club on July 24, in Southport, England.  (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
‘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



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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


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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




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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