Founded in 1956, The Forty Club Golfing Society is only open to members of The Forty Club. Many current cricketers are also golfers and The Forty Club Golfing Society is open to them as well as to those past their cricketing days.
For many, the camaraderie that they have built up over the years whilst playing cricket can continue on the golf course.
The Forty Club Golfing Society has its own Committee and a separate membership fee. The Officers of the Society are elected annually at the Society’s Annual General Meeting and are responsible for the administration and affairs of it.
A fixture list and members’ handbook is issued to all Society members each year.
The membership fee is currently £10.00 – please contact the Society’s Membership Secretary. Click here for application form.
Officers of The Forty Club Golf Society are listed on the Officers page.
There are two main Meetings in the year – the Spring and Autumn (at The Berkshire) are 36 hole foursomes and an entry form is sent out to all Members 8 weeks before the due date.
One Guest per Member is welcome at both Meetings as are ALL Forty Club cricket members.
Normally a Captains Meeting is held which is by invitation only.
There are 38 matches between March and early November – many of which are 36-hole foursomes. Those which have a time against them in the fixture list are usually four ball better ball matches against the home club’s Senior Section. There are also short tours to Scotland, South Wales & the Kent coast; playing major championship courses during all three.
For all the Matches and The Meetings please contact the nominated Match Managers directly either by email, phone or letter – you should be most welcome – their details are listed in the fixture card sent out to members and online below.
|6th||Esher CC*||St George’s Hill||Colin Gordon|
|XLGS lost 3 - 5|
|9th||Hazards GS||The Berkshire||Richard Willacy 07712 937017 email@example.com||XLGS lost 3 - 9|
|29th ||The Gophers Society||Woking||Mike Collard 01372 842687 firstname.lastname@example.org||XLGS won 5 - 3|
|30th & 31st ||Quadrangular Match||Royal Porthcawl||Stuart Bowden|
|1st Grancogs, 2nd Free Foresters, 3rd MCC, 4th XLGS|
|6th||Spring Meeting ||The Berkshire||Peter Crowcroft 07760 223227 email@example.com|| The Longman Quarts – John Sharp & Alistair Holland.
Busby & Timms Bowls – Anthony Lowe & M. Comben (G)
Gardiner Goblets – Richard Newport & A Grigsby (G)
|18th||Boat of Garten GC*||Boat of Garten||Douglas Adams|
|XLGS drew 2 – 2|
|19th ||Royal Dornoch GC*||Royal Dornoch||Douglas Adams||XLGS lost 1 - 3|
|20th ||Brora GC*||Brora||Douglas Adams||XLGS lost ½ - 3 ½|
|21st||Tain GC*||Tain||Douglas Adams||XLGS lost 1½ - 2½|
|21st||Liphook GC*||Liphook||Richard Freedman|
|XLGS lost 2 - 6|
|26th||Triangular Match||Richmond GC||Anthony Lowe 07973 345087 firstname.lastname@example.org||1st XLGS, 2nd The Stage, 3rd Lord’s Taverners|
|29th ||Tandridge GC||Tandridge||Ted Ray|
|XLGS drew 3 - 3|
|4th||Babalou GS*||West Hill||Stuart Bowden|
|XLGS won 4½ - 1½|
|17th||N.A.G.S||Swinley Forest||Rob Pike|
|XLGS won 4 – 2 (PM cancelled – Rain)|
|18th||Royal Ashdown Forest GC**||Royal Ashdown||Peter Pennekett 02392 692629 email@example.com||XLGS lost 2 – 3 (PM cancelled – Rain)|
|30th||Lord’s Taverners||The Berkshire||Tony Colbeck|
020 7603 6362
|2nd ||West Hill GC||West Hill||Jonathan Hickling|
|XLGS lost 1½ - 6½|
|6th ||Hayling Island GC*||Hayling Island||David Knight|
|XLGS lost 2 - 4|
|12th ||Farmers Club||Royal St. Georges, Sandwich||Cavin Gaffney|
|XLGS won 8½ - 5 ½|
|15th||Littlestone GC||Littlestone||Chris Greet|
|16th||Royal Cinque Ports**||Deal||Chris Greet|
|XLGS drew 3 - 3|
|28th||West Sussex GC||West Sussex||Richard Welch|
|XLGS lost 6 - 8|
|30th ||Army Officers GS||Worplesdon||Steve Barton|
|XLGS drew 3 – 3|
|11th||The Seniors GS||Denham||Alistair Defriez|
020 8944 6914
|XLGS won 5 - 1|
|19th ||Quadrangular Match||Royal St. George’s GC||Bryan Roddick|
|XLGS lost 1½ - 4½|
|19th||Bluemantles GS||Royal Ashdown||John Gordon 01342 822690 firstname.lastname@example.org||1st. MCC, 2nd. Band of Brothers, 3rd. Gloucester Gypsies, 4th XLGS.|
|21st – 23rd||Windcheaters GS||Royal County Down||Alistair Defriez|
020 8944 6914
|XLGS lost 2 - 12|
|30th||St. George’s Hill GC||St. George’s Hill GC||Winners: Messrs. Fisher, Lancaster, Roddick & Chandler.|
|8/9th||Lucifers GS||Royal Ashdown||Robert Lee|
020 8891 3427
|XLGS won 5 - 1|
|15th ||Frilford Cricketers*|
|Frilford Heath||David Colbeck 07932 108192 email@example.com||XLGS won 3 - 2|
|19th||Hankley Common GC*|
|XLGS won 3 - 2|
|30th ||P.I.G.S.||Berkhamsted||Charles Maisey 01442 825647 firstname.lastname@example.org||XLGS lost 3 - 7|
|5th ||Incogniti GS||Denham||Michael Estorick|
|XLGS won 6 - 3|
|8th||Huntercombe GC||Huntercombe||Peter Crowcroft 07760 223227 email@example.com||XLGS drew 6 - 6|
|11th ||Royal Navy GS||New Zealand GC||David Lancaster|
023 9245 5893
|18th - 21st ||Yorkshire Golf Tour* & ODI Cricket||Hollinwell, Moortown & TBC||Stuart Bowden|
|27th||Worplesdon GC||Worplesdon||Geoff Wyborn|
|5th ||Autumn Meeting||The Berkshire||Peter Crowcroft 020 8568 1140 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|10th ||Ashridge GC||Ashridge||Mike Lee 01296 712241 email@example.com|
| 18th||China GS*||North Hants. GC||David Knight|
|23rd & 24th||MCC||Royal Porthcawl GC||Vince Chandler|
|2nd & 3rd||Rye GC||Rye||Alastair Lawson|
|DATES TO BE ADVISED|
|Captain’s Day||TBC||By Invitation|
|* = 18 hole fourball||** = 18 hole foursomes|