The Esmond Cup

Edward Esmond (+ 1945), a British citizen, spent his youth in India. He was an excellent polo player, but quit the sport to take up golf. He was thirty-six years old and became a scratch player in three years.

Famous for his large racing stables, he helped the Duke of Gramont to create Morfontaine golf course in 1928. His three daughters, Diane, Louise and Sybil were all brilliant golfers and this inspired him to create this trophy – which is held every year at Easter on the Green Course – and attracts the world’s best women players in the under 21 age category.

Excerpt of the book on Saint-Cloud Golf Club’s Centenary (Georges Jeanneau)