Welcome to The Horticultural Golfing Society

HGS 90th Anniversary year is underway

A very successful start to our golfing year was held at Seacroft GC and Woodhall Spa. Paul Tuckwell kindly handed over the reins at the AGM to our Captain for 2019, Roger Head for this very special year. The Spring Meeting attracted a good turnout overall and we enjoyed some decent weather if a little cool. The golf courses were great (despite the ravages of last summer) and with the help of “pick & place” at Seacroft some very good golf was played on some fabulous golf courses. Our winners over the 2 x competition days were Merv Foulds, Past Captains Trophy, Robert Crowder, NFU Mutual Cup and David Partridge, Monro Cup  (full results can be found on the Results page). Committee Members will meet soon to decide the course options we can play at next year’s Spring Meeting. 


Captain’s Day 2019 Sunningdale GC 1st May

This year’s Captain Roger Head is generously taking the Society back to Sunningdale GC, historically one of the regular fixtures in the HGS Calendar. Needing no introduction at all this could be the highlight event of our golfing year. We are already almost fully subscribed, with 36 magnificent holes of golf on offer to those who want to play both the New & Old Courses. 

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

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