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ROYAL AIR FORCE GOLFING SOCIETY

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

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