The Royal Artillery Golfing Society, or RAGS has a mission is to encourage participation in golf by all ranks, male and female, of the Royal Artillery, Regular and Reserve, serving or retired, in RAGS meetings, matches and championships and the representation of RAGS in wider golf events in order to raise the standard of golf, the profile of the Royal Artillery and the commitment of its personnel.
The Royal Artillery Golfing Society fixture list is updated annually and currently comprises over 30 fixtures in England and Scotland between March and October.
The most prestigious fixture is the annual match against the Royal Engineers. This 2-day event for the Corps team is the longest-running amateur match between two teams played at the same venue. It was first played in 1895 and, with some interruptions due to the war years, there have been 108 matches played so far.
It is held every year at Royal St George’s Golf Club in Sandwich, Kent, an Open Championship venue.