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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 2022 Member Handbook is out now.

If you don’t wish to receive a Hardcopy, please advise the Secretary.

It can be emailed to you as a PDF document, or it can be viewed at end of the page Home Page.

Name Badge All members are provided with a resin magnetic Name badge.

To assist us please remember to wear it when attending one of our events.

Latest News and Coming Events

September 26, 2022 in Home News, 2022

Historians Forum at Kyneton Golf Club Sunday 9 October 11 am

It is with pleasure we invite you to our final Golf Historians Forum for the year. We have been fortunate to secure two speakers who have a strong connection to…
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September 8, 2022 in Home News, Events

Dinner – Tuesday 4 October at Royal Melbourne Golf Club

 Dinner at Royal Melbourne Golf Club  Cheltenham Road, Black Rock Victoria  Tuesday 4 October 2022    6.30 pm for 7.00 pm  The Committee takes pleasure in inviting you to our final…
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July 11, 2022 in Home News, Historians Forum

Historians Forum report – Metropolitan Golf Club Monday 8 August 2022

Golf Historians report - Metropolitan Golf Club - Monday 8 August 2022 Metropolitan Golf Club was host to the second Golf Historians forum for the year This forum was originally…
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March 1, 2022 in Home News

Handbook and Member Name Badges

The 2022 Member Handbook is out now. If you don’t wish to receive a Hardcopy, please advise the Secretary. It can be emailed to you as a PDF document, or…
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Melbourne Pennant Golf Database, MatchTracker, Available (CURRENTLY OFFLINE)

The Golf Society of Australia is extremely pleased to announce the availability of Match Tracker, 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 Match Tracker link at the bottom of this page.

Note:  Currently the Match Tracker Plus database is offline. 

Please continue to check this site for more details when it will be available again.

Apologies to the many who enjoy exploring this site we hope to have it back soon 

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2022 Members Handbook

The Golf Society of Australia 2022 Members Handbook is now available. Click on the link below to read and/or download the handbook.

See Handbook