The champions

Marcel Dallemagne: Saint Germain’s Touring-pro who taught at the club for many years. He won the French Championship six times as well as the Belgium, Italian, Swiss and Dutch Opens.

He won the French Open three times in 1936, 1937 and 1938. One of these years in a play-off against Henry Cotton by one point with a score of 69. In those days play-off were played on 18 holes. One of the great golfers of the 20s and 30s, he died in 1994 aged 96. More familiar than Louis Trouvet who was rather stern, Dallemagne once said to Princess Murat who was his partner ‘Let’s move it your highness, it’s going to piss with rain!’

Monique Faÿ: winner of the French Cup in 1934. Martine Paul-Cochet, her daughter won the French championship in 1956 and the International French Championship the following year. She was a member of the French team for twenty years. Her team won the European Championship in 1959, 1971 and 1975.

Brigitte Varangot: She won everything! Three times the British Ladies, several French Championships, the International lady French Championship, the Esperito Santo Trophy with Claudine Cros and Catherine Lacoste in 1964, several team European and World Championships. An amazing international career!

More recently, Alexandra Bonetti, French champion in 2011 and the same year, winner of the British Girls, European champion  in team with Laure Castelain and Perrine Gouin who won the French Cup in 2011 and 2014 respectively. The three of them are regularly selected to play in the French team.