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Breaking news…………

Would you ever believe it but "YES" we finally won this year's annual match against the NFU. 
With a resounding 5.5 points v's 2.5 points this is the first year that we have won since 2016. The HGS team was led out in the first group by Bob Ellis & Paul Farrow who won their match and set the scene for the rest of the team. Playing a splendid golf course at Luffenham Heath we were lucky with the weather avoiding the heavy rain that was forecast and all of the four balls got in before the rain arrived. It was a joyous occasion receiving the trophy for the first time in a number of years and we need to work very hard for a repeat next year. Well done to everyone for a good turn out and a great result.

That's the end of a fine season of HGS golf and we are already well advanced in planning next years golfing calendar and venues. All those who have enjoyed the year's golf with the HGS should book out their diaries as soon as Merv Foulds releases next years dates to ensure that our attendances continue to improve as they have this year. Also remember that we are still looking to increase membership numbers so please bring guests along wherever possible in the hope that they may choose to enquire about membership in the future. 
A big thanks to Merv Foulds again for organising all of our days, thanks to Bob Ellis for doing a great job as Captain and a really big thank you to our President Derek Richardson for attending so many events (often) as a non-playing President.

Wishing you all a healthy and happy winter season of golf (personally my clubs will now go into storage until Woodhall Spa) and we look forward to seeing you all (along with some new members) next year. 
Anyone who has any membership enquiries please contact Merv Foulds: mervfoulds@hotmail.com

 

Captain Bob Ellis receiving the HGS v NFU Annual Match Trophy
Simon & David Partridge receiving the winners trophies from Captain Bob Ellis

The Autumn Event was a hugely enjoyable 2 x days away with amazing weather for October and 2 x very good golf courses. Day 1 at Old Fold Manor was fiercely contested but the winner on the day was Roger Byrne with 38 points. Day 2 was played at The Shire a course with lots of water and some very tricky fast greens David & Simon Partridge were the eventual winners with a very good score of 40 points. 

Relaxing after golf at Old Old Manor with our President Derek Richardson
The putting Green at The Shire with the 18th green over the water in the background
Roger Byrne receiving his winning trophy
One of the par 3’s over water with lightening fast greens

 

 

 

 

RESULTS 2 DAY AUTUMN MEETING 9TH AND 10TH OCTOBER 2023

 

 

 

 

MONDAY - OLD FOLD MANOR GC - HGS ROSE BOWL

 

 

 

NAME

H'CAP

POINTS

MEMBERS

Singles stableford

 

 

1ST

ROGER BYRNE

15

39

2ND

MARTYN DEWHURST

14

38

3RD

JONATHAN DIXON SMITH

24

36

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY - THE SHIRE GC - SIR FRANK NEWNES BOWLS

 

 

 

NAME

POINTS

MEMBERS

Four ball better ball stableford

 

 

1ST

SIMON & DAVID PARTRIDGE

40

 

2ND

PAUL FARROW & ROBERT HOWIE

39

B9 21

3RD

BARRY CLOSE(G) & ALEX FITZPATRICK (G)

39

B9 17

 

 

Our last event of the '23 season is the annual match against the NFU on 19/10/23

Members & Guests wishing to attend please contact Merv Foulds:    E-Mail: mervfoulds@hotmail.com

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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 usand enquire about membership? mervfoulds@hotmail.com

 

 

 

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

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