Nov14 Rugby legends charity challenge


Some of London’s biggest corporate names dusted off their putters  for the 5th annual City Golf Challenge, in aid of The Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign, raising £60,000 in a day.

Fourteen teams from some of the City’s top financial institutions as well as a Special Guest team made up of former rugby internationals Michael Lynagh, Will Greenwood, Zinzan Brooke and Sean Fitzpatrick, lined up on 1 November for a best two from four Stableford tournament at the exclusive Sunningdale Golf Course in Berkshire.

Crispin Odey’s team won the day with a score of 88 points and also claimed the prize for longest drive.




First place

Crispin Odey, Richard Neville-Rolfe, Orlando Montagu, Roddy Campbell

88 points

Second Place

Alex Snow, Andrew Umbers, Damian Sparke, Mark Edwards

86 points

Third Place

Peter Davies, R Fleming, D Higgins and S Kirk

85 points

Longest Drive

Crispin Odey, Richard Neville-Rolfe, Orlando Montagu, Roddy Campbell


Nearest the Pin

Nick Pettman, David Pettman, Gary Low and Frank Inouye


Following the golf, the players were treated to a delicious three-course lunch before digging deep for a charity auction, led by Christie’s auctioneer Humphrey Butler.

Malvin Sayle, Events and Liaison Manager for The Royal Marsden, said that once again it was a fantastic day: “Sunningdale was absolutely stunning and a huge thank you must go out to everyone who took part, for getting into the spirit of the day and most of all for being extremely generous.

“The money they have raised will be going towards the refurbishment of our Medical Day Centre in Chelsea. This upgrade will mean more patients can receive treatment in an environment that is as comfortable as possible.”