The Golf Society of Australia was formed in 1982 to research and preserve the history of golf in Australia.
As part of this role, the Society acts as the Museum Committee of Golf Australia and oversees the Golf Australia Museum collection and Library.
Other activities include:
  • regular golf events
  • dinners with guest speakers
  • publication of a Newsletter - The Long Game
  • coordination of a Golf Club Historians networking group
  • oral history recording project
  • collection of data relating to Golf Club locations
  • researching the history of golf in Australia
The Society also has strong links with Golf Victoria and the Australian Golf Heritage Society
Find out more about us.
 Ready for play in the 2008 Hickory Day [Hickory Day 2008 - Cliff George and Paul Burgess ready for play]
 Part of the display at Women's Australian Open 2009 [Part of the display - Women's Australian Open 2009]

Latest Newsletter

The Long Game No 43, December 2012
> download pdf file (4.6MB)
In this issue:
Reports on GSA Activities:
* Doug Bachli Trophy, AGM and Cocktail Party at Victoria GC
* President's Address to AGM
* National Hickory Challenge at Croydon GC
* Dinner at Victoria GC - Guest Speaker Frances Crampton AM
* Golf Club Historians at Kew GC
* RMGC Life Member - Margaret Reid
* Article: Claude Felstead's Clubs at Pingelly Golf Club

For The Diary

2013 Program

Monday, February 18
Dinner, Woodlands Golf Club

Monday, February 25
Golf Club Historians Forum, Northern Golf Club

Tuesday, March 19
Al Howard Hickory Challenge, Yowani Golf Club, ACT

Sunday, April 21
Hickory Day, Kingston Heath Golf Club

Monday, April 29
Dinner, Kingston Heath Golf Club

Tuesday, May 21
Don Lawrence Trophy, Woodlands Golf Club

Monday, June 3
Golf Club Historians Forum, Shepparton Golf Club

Monday, July 29
President's Trophy, Royal Melbourne Golf Club

Monday, August 26
Dinner, Royal Melbourne Golf Club

Monday, October 14
Golf Club Historians Forum, Woodlands Golf Club

Monday, November 25
Doug Bachli Trophy, AGM and Cocktail Party, Victoria Golf Club

Members are advised by mail of the dates, times and locations of all Golf Society events


Secretary: Paul Burgess
Ph/Fax: 03 9589 1421