Welcome to The Horticultural Golfing Society

Presidents Day, St. George’s Hill G.C.

Dear Members and guests following a very successful day at The Berkshire we now look forward to President’s Day on 17/07/2019 at the prestigious St. George’s Hill golf club. Details will be sent out very shortly, but if you enjoy a fabulous golf course, excellent hospitality and a very good lunch then this day is for you.

If you wish to play here and/or you require further information about any of this years 90th Anniversary events then please contact our Secretary Merv Foulds ASAP:  mervfoulds@hotmail.com Tel: 07989 699380


The Berkshire - 6th June

This is always one of the most popular events on the HGS golfing calendar and this year proved to be no exception. Fabulous weather helped to make a very special day on 2 x wonderful championship golf courses. The very prestigious Gold Cup (that has been played for throughout our Society’s 90 yrs) and the Reed Trophy for growers were both won by 0ne of our newest members James Tuckwell. Congratulations to James who scored 40pts playing off 11 h-cap to win on the day and very best wishes to both him and his wife who is shortly due to give birth. The Scratch Trophy was won by Ian Richardson with a gross 3 over par 75 playing off 7 h-cap. Congratulations to all the winners on the day.

2019 Annual Event Brochure
Take a look at the week we have on offer for this year’s very special Annual Event. Royal Dornoch has always been a favourite amongst venues for HGS events and a very special week is guaranteed to all those who join us in this wonderful golfing area in the UK.
HGS 2019 - Dornoch.pdf
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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