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
Winter Meeting – Sandy Lodge Results 36 golfers enjoyed a superb day at Sandy Lodge where we played for the Roses Trophy in the Winter Meeting. The previous night had seen torrential downpours but the course played amazingly well and everyone stayed dry throughout….
Congratulations to the RAF Team Inter-Services Win at Enville By Kind Permission of RAF News Editor
The winners of the Grant Govan Cups – Jerry Davies & Rick Lipscomb
Huntercombe – Jimmy Wilson, Kevin Hindson, Geoff Thorburn, Terry Smith, John Evans, Jethro Tull & Roger Carr
Fulford – Autumn Meeting A great day at Fulford was had by the 40 golfers that took part – the largest field for many years. The Halifax Trophy was won by Martin Old with 40 points, with Liam Pucill, off 4, scoring 38 to…
RAFGS Vs North Hants “Some things in life seem very predictable. The North Hants course was in great condition after hosting the English Amateur Championship. Lunch was excellent and our opponents were perfect hosts. Except that yet again many of them played much better…
Frilford Heath Championship Meeting “46 golfers successfully dodged most of the showers on a mainly fine day for the Championship Meeting at Frilford Heath where we played the Red & Green courses. The slow pace of the greens on the Red course caught several…
The annual RAFGA v RAF Golfing Society took place on 19th Jul at Gog Magog Golf Club. Once again the RAFGA was victorious (11 v 7) with Dir of Performance, Andy Moss receiving the ‘Beamish Trophy’ from RAFGA President AVM Shell.
Walter Hughes has been presented with Honorary Membership of the RAFGS. He is only the 8th Honorary member since 1945.
Jeff Purdy won the Scratch & Handicap Cups with 34 points for the Scratch & 39 points for the Handicap. Alex Mournian won the Ladies Cup and Prue Riddiford Bowl with 37 points Peter & Naomi Bedford won the Sassoon Cups with 37 points.
For the records, the photo is of the victorious RAFGS team who defeated the Army Officers Golf Society by 7-5 in a terrific contest. The score after 6 pairs of Foursomes on the New course was 3-3, thanks not least to Ian Robinson &…
RAFGS Vs Royal Cinque Ports – Another Great Win for RAFGS The annual match against Royal Cinque Ports took place on a warm and thankfully dry June day with the course in excellent condition, despite heavy overnight rain. The elite (?) team of RAFGS…