FORMER Ryder Cup player Peter Dawson was guest of honour at the launch of a new business networking group, Business Golf Networking (BGN) at Came Down.

Dawson, who played in the 1977 Ryder Cup, had never played Came Down before, even though it is the spiritual home of the Ryder Cup.

“I’d not been to this course before so when BGN asked if I’d attend their event I jumped at the chance, said the BGN Golf ambassador.

“I was very impressed with the course and the stunning views over the Jurassic coast, we all had a great time.”

The sun was out and Dawson joined in with each group to play a few holes.

BGN spokesman Matthew Wildeman added: “Even though Peter hadn’t played Came Down before it was uncanny how he seems to know the best way to play each hole.

“It just shows why he was a Ryder Cup player. It was a great thrill for all the players to have such a legend playing with them, even if he did put some of them to shame. It was great to play with such a true Pro, Peter is not only a great golfer but a really good chap, with a helpful comment and a funny remark.

“We will all remember the day.

“His approach shot on the sixth was something to behold, knocking it stone dead from 180 yards, amazing.”

“From a business point of view the day was all about starting our newest South Dorset group, serving Weymouth and Dorchester, and it was a great beginning with many of the attendees joining the group.

With the launch in the bag I can’t wait for our first proper business meeting on August 28.”

BGN combines business networking with golf and is open to any business who wants to give it a go.

Anyone interested in attending a meeting should contact Wildeman by email mattwilde or check out the website for more details