Royal Marines Association 
Golf Society
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RMAGS- What's all that about?

What? RMAGS is a specialist sports branch of the Royal Marines Association (RMA). 

Why? The Royal Marines Association Golf Society (RMAGS) exists for its members and guests to enjoy golf. Our rules are minimal and our approach is totally informal. It's all about playing golf with 'oppos' while discussing how good we used to be!

When? The society has been around since 2012 and was 'formalised' as part of the RMA in 2014. RMAGS meets around 10 times between March and November

Where? RMAGS home course is Tiverton, Devon and we tend to play courses in East Devon. We do 'spread our wings' occassionally and we're always open to new ideas. 

Who? RMAGS members are predominantly former Royal Marines and we also have serving RM members and non-RM members. Guests are also welcome.                                            

How - and How Much? Joining RMAGS is simple and you don't have to be a serving or former RM. Joining RMAGS is free although we do encourage our members to MAKE A DONATION. Each event also has green fees payable on the day by cheque of cash.  

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RMAGS Membership

We are Growing Fast  - Our membership is growing fast and we now regularly have around 35 members at each event. The 'more the merrier' as far as we are concerned so if you are thinking of joining read on.

RMA Membership - RMA membership is not required to join RMAGS but it is encouraged. RMA membership helps us as a society when seeking grants and support as a specialist branch of the RMA.

Royal Marines Membership of The RMAGS- If you are a serving or former RM and would like to join RMAGS please hit the button above and complete the 'Contact Us' form asking to join the society. You will receive a response asking for some details and shortly after we receive them you will be added to the members list.

Non-Royal Marines Membership of The RMAGS- Non-Royal Marine membership is also available and if you would like to join RMAGS please hit the button above and complete the 'Contact Us' form asking to join the society. You will receive a response asking for some details and inviting you to an RMAGS event as a guest

Guests - RMAGS members are welcome to bring guests to events and are asked to give prior notice of this for ease of administration

Costs - Membership is free although we do encourage members to MAKE A DONATION. 'Green Fees' are also payable at each event and average around £35 per round. 


LEARN MORE ABOUT JOINING THE RMA

READ THE RMAGS CHARTER

RMAGS Committee

Memberships/Handicaps - George Martin

Memberships/Handicaps - George Martin

Memberships/Handicaps - George Martin

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Playing off 22 George was a founder member of the society. He was the Events Coordinator for 4 years before handing over to David (Atko). George is now handling memberships as well as maintaining handicaps. George joined the corps on 12th January 1965. After trainiing he joined the Signals branch. Rising to the rank of Warrant Officer 2 Yeoman of Signals he transferred to the army in 1987. George continued his career in the services completing a total of 52 years 2 months and 19 days before retiring in 2017. On his retirement, George presented the Wyvern Trophy to the society. The trophy is played for annually at the first game of the season.

Finance - Rick Hall

Memberships/Handicaps - George Martin

Memberships/Handicaps - George Martin

Playing off.....

Rick started playing golf when he gave up rugby at the age of 38.  His game peaked early, when he won the Corps Stableford Championships in 2005, but since then it's been going downhill steadily and now he struggles to play off his RMAGS Handicap of 24.  He also struggles to manage his own finances let alone those of his club, but has so far managed to get away with it.  The Corps was hard-up enough to let him back in for a 37th year in uniform so he's keen to claim a Sports afternoon at least once a month as he starts his 6th decade sporting the globe and laurel. 

Events Coordinator- Dave Atkinson

Events Coordinator- Dave Atkinson

Events Coordinator- Dave Atkinson

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Say what you like about Dave but he's always kept his looks!


Chairman - Paul Eddings

Events Coordinator- Dave Atkinson

Events Coordinator- Dave Atkinson

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Playing off 28 Paul took up golf in 2016 shortly before attending the RMAGS Season Opener weekend. Consequently, he was awarded the 'most golf' trophy. Paul retired from the Corps in 2000 after 26 years service and became Chairman of RMAGS in 2019. 

Join the team

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Many Hands Make Light Work

Helping with RMAGS organisation doesn't take a lot of time so if you would like to help it would be great to have you on the team. Commitment levels vary between taking up a committee role to just helping out on the day at an event. Dave is always "the busiest man in NATO" on event days so having some help will allow him to focus on the organisation. So if you're attending anyway we always need:

  • Green Fee Collectors
  • Board Writers
  • General 'Dogsbodys'


If you're happy to help either hit the link and tell us in advance or just volunteer on the day.


Thank you 

Join The RMA

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RMA Membership

Joining The Royal Marines Association (RMA) is free and helps The RMAGS

RMA membership is not required to join RMAGS and whether we choose to join or not is entirely our own decision. RMAGS encourage RMA membership because of the obviuos benefits membership brings and it also helps our society when seeking support as a sports branch of the RMA.  


The RMA and The Roayal Marines Charity have been amalgamted

In the past few years there have been many positive changes around the RMA and it is now almalgamated with The Royal Marines Charity. As a result of these changes there is some understandable confusion around membership so here is the up-to-date (2020) situation

  • joining the RMA is open to all - not just serving and former RM
  • RMA membership is now free 
  • RMA Membership is not automatic for serving and former RM - we have to join


If you would like to join the RMA, or just check whether you are already a member, just hit the button below which takes you to the relevant RMA website page. Here, all will be explained including the types of membership available and how to check if you are already a member 

RMAGS Branches

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RMAGS Branches

This section is currently under construction and is not yet fully fuctional

RMAGS Charter

20181022-RMAGS-Charter-v7 (docx)

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