Welcome to The Horticultural Golfing Society

2024 Season Underway

Welcome back to the new golfing season for all HGS members old and new. This week saw us return to Woodhall Spa for our annual Spring meeting playing both days on the Hotchkin Championship course. Day 1 saw us play in extremely tricky conditions with 40mph gusting winds accompanied by heavy showers. Despite that a few golfers achieved good scores, whilst most of us had "a really tough day at the office". Roger Byrne was the winner of NFU Mutual Cup with a very good score of 34 points.
The AGM was held first thing on Day 2 with new members being welcomed in as was Chris House accepting the position of Captain of the Society for the coming year and Paul Tuckwell being appointed as our new President. A huge message of thanks was given to our past Captain Bob Ellis and past President Derek Richardson.
Day 2 saw better golfing conditions and some better scoring overall and our 2 x trophy winners were Alex Fitzpatrick (1st day as a new member) winning the impressive Monro Cup and Roger Head winning the Past Captains Trophy. Full results of the 2 x days can be found on the "Results" page. 

Anyone who has any membership enquiries please contact Merv Foulds: mervfoulds@hotmail.com

Alex Fitzpatrick receiving the Monro Cup from our new Captain Chris House
Roger Head receiving the Past Captains Trophy from Captain Chris House
Roger Byrne receiving the NFU Mutual Cup from immediate Past Captain Bob Ellis
Amazing finale for our immediate Past Captain Bob Ellis getting a Hole-in-one on the 5th hole

The next event on the HGS calendar is Captains Day at North Hants on 8th May '24

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

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 2024 season but increasing to £50 from 2025 onwards. 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 largely alternate between UK & Europe examples are: Lake Maggiori Italy,  Ireland, Chantilly France and this year York, UK.

 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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