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.
The Forty Club will keep the personal information that you supplied when you joined the Club on its database and also on the Golfing Society database. This information will be used to contact you and in order for the Club and the Golfing Society to operate effectively.
We will presume that you are willing for the Club and the Golfing Society to keep your personal information on a secure database unless the Club hears from you to the contrary. You may ask to see this personal data or ask for it to be changed or removed at any time, by contacting either the General Secretary of the Forty Club or the Secretary of the Golfing Society.
Your personal details will not be made available to anyone else unless requested by you.
The personal information of the Golfing Society Officers, committee members, match managers and members is made available to the Society membership and third parties via the Golfing Society fixtures book, via the Forty Club website, and to a limited extent via the annual Forty Club Yearbook.
Any subscribed member who is not willing for his or her personal information to be retained or shared in this manner is at liberty to ‘opt out’ and to request in writing to the Honorary Secretary of the Golfing Society that their personal information is not published in these media.
|5th||Esher CC*||St George’s Hill||Colin Gordon||Match Cancelled|
|8th||Hazards GS||The Berkshire||Richard Willacy||XLGS lost 2 - 4|
|26th & 27th||Quadrangular Match||Royal Porthcawl||Stuart Bowden||1st. XLGS, 2nd. MCC, 3rd. Free Forresters, 4th. Grancogs|
|4th||The Gophers Society||Woking||Geoff Wyborn||Match Cancelled
|5th||Spring Meeting||The Berkshire||Steve Barton||Longman Quarts: R. Newport & M. Hammett (G), Busby & Timms Bowls: M. Glanfield & G. Morris (G), Gardiner Goblets: M. Johnson-Hill & T. Rafique
|17th.||Boat of Garten GC*||Boat of Garten||Douglas Adams||XLGS lost ½ - 3½|
|18th||Royal Dornoch *||Royal Dornoch||Douglas Adams||Sir Len Hutton Tankard: A. Champion & L. Taylor|
|19th.||Brora GC*||Brora||Douglas Adams||XLGS lost 1 - 3|
|20th||Tain GC*||Tain||Douglas Adams||XLGS won 3½ - ½|
|20th.||Liphook GC*||Liphook||Richard Freedman||XLGS lost 3 - 5|
|25th.||Triangular Match||Richmond GC||Anthony Lowe||Ist. XLGS, 2nd. The Stage, 3rd Lord's Taverners|
|28th||Tandridge GC||Tandridge||Ted Ray||XLGS drew 3 - 3|
|3rd||Babalou GS*||West Hill||Stuart Bowden||XLGS drew 3 - 3|
|16th.||N.A.G.S||Swinley Forest||Rob Pike||XLGS won 8½ - 3½|
|17th.||Royal Ashdown Forest GC**||Royal Ashdown||Peter Pennekett||XLGS lost 1 - 4|
|23rd||Lord’s Taverners||The Berkshire||Tony Colbeck||XLGS won 6 - 2|
|020 7603 6362|
|5th||Hayling Island GC*||Hayling Island||David Knight||XLGS lost 2 - 5|
|8th||West Hill GC||West Hill||Jonathan Hickling||XLGS lost 3½ - 6½
|14th||Littlestone GC||Littlestone||Chris Greet||No match
|15th.||Royal Cinque Ports**||Deal||Chris Greet||XLGS drew 3 - 3
|18th||Farmers Club||Royal St. Georges,||Simon Davies||XLGS drew 7 - 7
|20th||Quadrangular Match||The Berkshire||Bryan Roddick||1st. XLGS, 2nd. Band of Brothers, 3rd. Gloucs. Gypsies, 4th. MCC
|27th||West Sussex GC||West Sussex||Richard Welch||XLGS lost 6½ - 7½
|29th||Army Officers GS||Worplesdon||Steve Barton||XLGS lost 4 - 8
|3rd||West Country Meeting*||Broadstone||Rob Pike||Individual Winner: Steve Barton 38pts. Team: S Barton, J. McKimmie, D. Adams Guest: G. Pike 33pts.
|10th.||The Seniors GS||Denham||Alistair Defriez|
|020 8944 6914|
|18th||Bluemantles GS||Royal Ashdown||John Gordon|
|7th/8th.||Lucifers GS||Royal Ashdown||Robert Lee|
|020 8891 3427|
|10th||Blackmoor GC*||Blackmoor||Paul Kennett|
|21st||Frilford Cricketers*||Frilford Heath||David Colbeck|
|25th||Hankley Common GC*||Hankley||Mike Johnson-Hill|
|7th||Huntercombe GC||Huntercombe||Peter Crowcroft|
|10th||Royal Navy GS||New Zealand GC||David Lancaster|
|023 9245 5893|
|18th||XL Club||Moortown GC||Stuart Bowden|
|19th||MCC North*||Fixby GC||Stuart Bowden|
|20th||XL Club||Holinwell GC||Stuart Bowden|
|Notts. & EM*|
|4th||Autumn Meeting||The Berkshire||Steve Barton|
|9th||Ashridge GC||Ashridge||Finbarr O’Connor|
|16th.||China GS*||North Hants. GC||David Knight|
|22nd & 23rd||MCC||Royal Porthcawl GC||Vince Chandler|
|1st & 2nd||Rye GC||Rye||Alastair Lawson|
|DATES TO BE ADVISED|
|Captain’s Day||TBA||By Invitation|
|* = 18 hole fourball||** = 18 hole foursomes|