Welcome to the web-site of the Royal Air Force Golfing Society. The Society originated in 1921 as the RAF Officers’ Golf Association with membership opened to all ranks in 1945. For many decades the Society has enjoyed a superb fixture list playing 16 matches against clubs and societies on some of the finest courses in the country. Our 7 Meetings regularly attract fields of up to 45 players, whose handicaps range from +1 to the mid-20s, playing for splendid trophies on which are engraved the names of distinguished winners such as Henry Cotton and Guy Wolstenholme.
Entries to the Meetings and to our Scottish Tour are rarely limited in number. Match Managers run each of the fixtures, selecting the teams and providing details of the format, timings, dress code and cost. Some of these fixtures have a history which has been lost in the mists of time. Our secretary’s house was demolished by a bomb in World War II and with it were lost the records of our pre-war activities. But we know that fixtures against Moor Park GC, West Hill GC, Sonning GC and the AERO GS have been played for at least 60 years.
In 2021 the society will celebrate its Centenary. Moor Park Golf Club near Watford will host our flagship event. Another special day at Coxmoor Golf Club, near Mansfield, will be more convenient for our northern members. Funds are being raised to enable us to invite representatives from those clubs and societies with whom we have had enjoyed long-standing relationships.
The only criteria for Full membership are service in the RAF and a valid golf handicap. Affiliated membership is available to close relatives of Full members. The annual cost of membership is just £20 for Full and £5 for Affiliated members. The first year’s membership is free for golfers who are currently serving. Our members include all ranks from SAC to Air Chief Marshal but we are all on first name terms – we have a reputation for being a very friendly group.
Roger Carr is the 5th secretary of the Society in 98 years. He will be delighted to respond to any questions concerning any aspect of the RAFGS.
Please follow this link to contact the Hon Secretary . Click Here
Sadly the records of the formation of the Society and much of the pre-Second World War activities were lost when the London home of the secretary was demolished by a bomb during WW2. However, it is known that the RAF Officers’ Golf Association was formed in 1921 and a set of rules drawn up which remain the basis for the present
Members wishing to play in any of the fixtures detailed below should contact the Match Manager directly.
“A” indicates the Society’s first team open to all Society Members who are in Category One golfers.
“B” indicates a team open to all Society Members irrespective of handicap
The Duke of York, it is hoped, will present the prizes at the Spring Meeting of the Royal Air Force Officers’ Golfing Association to be played at Sandy Lodge on April 18, 19. and 29. This is the first event of the association, and the items will include team competitions (eighteen holes stroke play), four-ball foursomes Bogey
Winter Meeting – Sandy Lodge Summary: 34 golfers took part in the Winter Meeting at Sandy Lodge. The weather was dismally wet for the first 2 hours before the rain eased, but Sandy Lodge lies on a glacial moraine and drains exceptionally well so…
Henley Match 2020 “ Henley paid us the great compliment of rearranging our match for the Danesfield Cup, usually played in April. This was their only club match in 2020. Their Captain had selected 4 pairs mainly with an aviation background, including some low-handicappers. …
Seniors Meeting – Woking 15th Oct “RAFGS v the Senior Golfers at Woking on Thursday 15th October. With beautiful weather, good company, and a course in lovely condition despite the sanded greens, we put in a very good performance to halve the match 2.5 – 2.5. As…