Welcome to The Horticultural Golfing Society

2021 is finally behind us and the 2022 golfing year is soon to begin.  To update members we narrowly lost our match versus the NFU but it was a closer run match and this year we are confident of winning the trophy back by a substantial margin (we hope).

Happy New Year to members and friends who frequent our meetings. Thankfully Merv got the dates for this season out early and hopefully you've all blocked your diaries out on the respective dates to support this wonderful  Society and enjoy another fabulous golfing year. Our Captain Rupert Ratcliff for the last 2 x years has done a tremendous job in the face of adversity and as with all Captains has raised the bar yet again. At Woodhall Spa in April we will welcome our incoming Captain Peter Fairs into his role. Those of you who know Peter will appreciate what a wonderful character he is and you can be sure he will host and entertain us royally throughout. All this years fixtures are on the website (or click the link below) so check out the dates and await the emails from Merv and get ready to book your places for the start of our golfing year.

To get your golfing tastebuds ready witness the statement above about Woodhall Spa where day 2 of our Spring Meeting is held. Day one is played locally at the fantastic Seacroft links golf course and day 2 is played on the famous Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa. Golfing afficianados will endorse what a fantastic course this is so don't miss out. Merv will be chasing annual subs shortly (best value you'll find anywhere)  along with the entry forms for our upcoming Spring Meeting. Our Captains present and future look forward along with Merv to welcome you to another fantastic golfing year. Good luck and happy golf to all. 

Programme 2022 provisional - Oct21.docx
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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