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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 2023 Australian Hickory Shaft Open Championships have been successfully run and won.  

Above: Playing group before heading out to play Sandy Golf Links

Above – 2023 Australian Hickory Shaft Foursomes Champions

Catherine Palmer and Mark Lawson from New Zealand with Les Browne Captain AGHS and Kim Hastie President GSA

For more photos and a fun video go to the Sandy Golf Links Facebook pages

Full report to follow and for more photos go to the Gallery pages of this site.


2023 Australian Hickory Shaft Men’s and Womens Champions – Richard Macafee and Catherine Palmer (NZ)

Below with GA CEO James Sutherland who presented the trophies to our champions.

Latest News and Coming Events

October 4, 2023 in Home News, Events

Doug Bachli Trophy and AGM – Monday 13 November 2023

For your diary - Our popular 18 holes Stableford event the Doug Bachli Trophy returns to the Victoria Golf Club Monday 13 November 2023 More event and Annual General Meeting…
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October 2, 2023 in Home News

Historian Forum – Latrobe Golf – Monday 20 November 2023

Latrobe celebrates its 75th year in 2023 and is the host club for our final Golf Historians Forum Full details of the day to follow.    
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August 30, 2023 in Home News, Events, News

Dinner – Huntingdale Golf Club – Tuesday 26 September 2023

Our guest speaker for our final dinner for the year was Melbourne based golf course photographer Gary Lisbon Well known around the world for his photography...Gary has travelled for almost two…
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