Welcome to the website of the Royal Navy Golfing Society (RNGS). The site provides information to members and potential members about the Society and its activities, past, current and planned.
100 years to the day since its inauguration, the RNGS celebrated its centenary with a meeting at Liphook Golf Club. The meeting took the place of the Covid-cancelled Spring Meeting and concluded with an excellent dinner for 42 members and guests at the Club. Speeches were made by our new President, Rear Admiral John Clink, and Captain, Iain Macdonald, expressing the appreciation all members owed, both to the Club and its staff and to those who had served the Society so well over the past century, in particular our outgoing Secretary, Commander Rob Dean.
Our new Secretary, Taf Pugh, who had organised the whole event, managed to add to his laurels by not only winning the Challenge Cup for the morning stableford but also by (very expensively) achieving a hole-in-one on the 12th hole.
At the instigation of Andy Towens, an RNGS member, an RNGS team was invited to Burnham and Berrow for a weekend of golf and a ‘black tie dinner’ on the 24th and 25th of July. The course, near Weston Super-mare, is one of the premier links courses in the south of England. Escaping the thunder storms and floods which battered the southeast, the RNGS team acquitted itself well against a home team including a number of past club captains, coming home 51/2 – 6 1/2 losers, albeit winning the Sunday morning matches when hangovers from the previous evening might have influenced play. Players on both teams described the meeting as a great success, and both are keen to find ways of both reciprocating and repeating the match in the years ahead.⇒