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The Royal Navy Golf Association (RNGA) is the body set up to administer the sport at Command level and above. The activities of the Association are wide ranging from Command representatives organising events within their parish to the main committee's planning and execution of events such as Navy Championships, representative matches and Inter Service Championships. The RNGA administers both men's and lady's golf in the Service.

Command events arranged by individual reps are usually run on a handicap basis and open to all. Members of Command teams usually are in the handicap bracket 10 and under, while selection to the full RN representative squad will require players to be handicap 5 or below. There are no handicap limits in the ladies section and all players are encouraged to make contact with the lady's secretary. The men have a busy programme running from the end of March through to October which encompasses a mixture of matches against county opposition and a number of invitation events. The ladies play a number of friendly matches against clubs mainly in the Hampshire area. Both men and lady's seasons culminate with the Inter Service Championships in September.


The men attempt to tour overseas once every two years and the last of these was in 2000 to the Jacksonville area of Florida. The tour due in 2002 was postponed to de-conflict with Combined Services activities and the next one is tentatively planned for South Africa November 2003. The ladies have undertaken one tour to Norfolk, Virginia in 1999.

Recent News

The Navy men won the Inter Service Championships at Celtic Manor in September while the ladies unfortunately picked up the wooden spoon.