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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 Program of Events is being finalised.

We plan to make the Member Handbook available as soon as possible, in the meantime keep checking this website for event updates and details.

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

January 17, 2023 in Home News, Events

Dinner – Monday 27 February 2023 at Yarra Yarra GC

The Committee of the Golf Society of Australia takes pleasure in inviting you to our first dinner for 2023 at Yarra Yarra Golf Club Monday 27 February Dinner  6.30 pm…
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January 11, 2023 in Home News

Dr Michael Sheret presentation – Sunday 5 February at the Australian Golf Centre 9.30 am

Golf Society of Australia has accepted the kind offer of Dr Michael Sheret to present a talk - See Below for the details 1839: The First Evidence of Golf in…
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December 19, 2022 in Home News, News

Australia Day honours for two Society members

The President and Committee congratulate two Golf Society members who received Australia Day honours today. Our Patron and Life Member Annie Court received an AM for service to golf administration…
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November 30, 2022 in Home News

41st Annual General Meeting – Election results

Following the Doug Bachli Trophy, the 41st Annual General Meeting was held A meeting with some significance as President Graeme Ryan and Honorary Secretary Kim Hastie both finished their terms,…
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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