Welcome to The Horticultural Golfing Society

Captains Day 2022 was held this year at Thorpeness GC in Suffolk courtesy of our Captain Peter Fairs. A really good turn out of 40 golfers enjoyed a great day in mixed weather conditions on a splendid golf course. We were also very well looked after by Penny Fairs and Monika Storey at the 8th hole where they provided a selection of hot and cold drinks and home made cakes. 
Buggies were generously provided by Paul Tuckwell so a big thank you to him. 
Many golfers found that being straight was the order of the day or you could easily find yourself exploring the numerous gorse bushes lining just about every hole. If the gorse didn't get you the bunkers certainly did so for those golfers who scored well they certainly played well and the winner of The Claret Jug Trophy for the second year in a row playing off 9h/cap and scoring a magnificent 39 points was John Dornan (pictured above). 
The full results for the day can be found on the "Results" page.

Thorpeness GC did a great job of looking after us with bacon rolls before golf and a very nice 2 x course dinner prior to prize-giving accompanied by wine courtesy of our Captain Peter Fairs.

One of the many joys of the day was being able to listen to a nightingale singing from the trees behind the 10th green. 






The next event in our diary is one of the favourites for many in our golfing season, The Berkshire. Clearly one of the top golf clubs in the country with 2 x splendid courses, our days at The Berkshire have often been memorable and a real favourite amongst our Members. 
Entries will soon be drawing to a close so anyone interested in attending should contact Merv Foulds ASAP 

mervfoulds@hotmail.com or mobile: 07989699380



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Our objective is simple:

1. To play the finest golf courses in the UK & Europe   

2.  Have fun with like minded people in our Society


The Horticultural Golfing Society was founded in 1929.

Since then so many events have changed our lives and our golf. There have been wars, changes in how we travel and there have been immense changes in how we contact and communicate with each other, both in business and socially. In golf, our equipment, clothing and buggies to ride on are all so different to 1929. 

Today the HGS still play golf on some of the finest golf courses in the world. We enjoy good company, good food and probably tell the same jokes. We are proud of our past but embrace change and look forward to the future.

If you share our passion for Horticulture & Golf why not contact us and enquire about membership?



The Society was formed in 1929, 75% of the membership coming from the horticultural sector and allied industries and the remaining 25% are friends of those horticultural members. New members must be proposed and seconded by members and must have an official club handicap of 28 or less.There is an annual subscription, currently £30.00 for the 2018 season.The society has a tie sporting the society logo of a red rose.During the year we organize eight fixtures from April through to early November.  One day meetings when we play either 18 or 36 holes. On two occasions during the year we play an afternoon 18holes, then after dinner/bed/breakfast, a morning 18 holes. The UK locations are specially selected to provide high quality and value for money, such as Woodhall Spa, The Berkshire and Walton Heath.  There are ten impressive trophies to be won through the course of the year.  Each year the society organizes a four day ‘away trip’ for members, partners and guests once a year. These venues are far from the usual locations and often abroad, examples are: La Baule-France, Portrush-Ireland and Waterloo-Belgium.        

 If you would like more information please contact our secretary.

Merv Foulds

Tel no Home  01628625353

            Mob    07989699380

   E-Mail: mervfoulds@hotmail.com