Welcome to The Horticultural Golfing Society

Merv Foulds handing over the cheque from our Charity Day to Greenfingers Chairman John Ashley

Charity Day, Annual Event & NFU Match

We’ve been very busy since the website was last updated. We had a very successful Charity Day at Woburn where we raised in excess of £2200 for Greenfingers our chosen Charity. We recently returned from a fantastic Annual Event in Killarney and it turned out to be one of the better events we’ve had as a Society. Your Captain Mr Paul Tuckwell and his lovely lady Monica did us proud and even the weather was largely kind to us both at Woburn and in Ireland. The Hotel we stayed at in Killarney was tremendous, the golf courses were truly outstanding and...........the Guiness lived up to expectations. This week we played our Annual match against the NFU and sadly although we drew the match at Sandy Lodge as the holders they keep the Trophy so put it in your diary for next year WE MUST WIN IT BACK. The results from each of the above can all be found on the results page of the website. Our final event of 2018 is the Autumn Event at Old Thorns and North Hants on the 2nd & 3rd October so if you haven't already entered then please contact our Secretary Merv Foulds ASAP:  mervfoulds@hotmail.com

As part of our BIG 90yr anniversary celebrations we have some amazing golf lined up for you in 2019. Next years Annual Event will be in North East Scotland at Royal Dornoch GC and the dates for this and all of the Events for next year will be published very shortly so don’t miss out on what I can assure you is going to be a golfing year to remember. Your Captain “in-waiting” Roger Head is working very hard with our Secretary to make sure next year will be very special (all will be revealed very soon) so keep your diary clear as you will potentially miss out on some amazing days.


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: secretary@myhgs.co.uk