Hickory Players

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.

Latest News and Coming Events


2020 Doug Bachli Trophy and Annual General Meeting Report

On a superb late summer afternoon the 2020 Doug Bachli Trophy was finally played. (more…)
Dinner at Metropolitan Golf Club – Tuesday 23 March 2021

Melbourne Pennant Golf Database, MatchTracker, Available

The Golf Society of Australia is extremely pleased to announce the availability of MatchTracker, a comprehensive database of VGA/WGV/GV/GA (Victoria) past and current pennant results. Note that it now includes Women’s Sunday Pennant results from the commencement of Sunday pennant in 2010.

To access the database, use the MATCHTRACKER menu item above or the MatchTracker link at the bottom of this page.

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2021 Members Handbook

The Golf Society of Australia 2021 Members Handbook is now available. Click on the link below to read and/or download the handbook.

See Handbook