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July 2021

Historians Forum at Metropolitan Golf Club

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Event postponed a rescheduled date to be advised.

Historians Forum
Metropolitan Golf Club
Golf Road, Oakleigh South
Monday 16 August 2021
11.30 am Light Lunch 12 Noon start


Please join us and hear from notable Metropolitan members and staff about the more recent history of the Club. The following speakers will discuss various topics which are bound to be of interest to a wide range of members:

Marcus Harty  Past Captain – The Clubhouse redevelopment and club activities

Peter Lothian Past Captain & President and current convenor of the Heritage and Historical Panel – An insight into the creation of unique history and memorabilia display and the clubs’ archival activities.

David Mason Course Superintendent -Hosting the World Cup of Golf and working with the PGA Tour.

Tony Rule will do a Q&A chat with

Paul Mogford – Metropolitan golf course architectural consultant – The inspiration for the current changes.

Michael Clayton – Some Past Pennant reminisces,.

This promises to be a fascinating insight into what happens behind the scenes at one of Melbourne’s most notable golf clubs.

Cost:      Light lunch $25   Guests most welcome

For payment details please contact the Secretary payment

If you wish to attend or require more information, please email the Secretary Kim Hastie by Thursday 13 August  2021

Tony Rule
Historians Convenor


Richard Fellner wins the 2021 Presidents Trophy

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On a fine day at Royal Melbourne, our popular Presidents Trophy returned to its regular venue with players enjoying the course in great winter dormant conditions.
Secretary Kim Hastie welcomed the field, acknowledging regular players, the several past winners and the new members attending.
With a condition of 7 clubs only, nine holes of stroke was played in the morning with the top 4 nett scores progressing to the matchplay in the afternoon.
With the help of the Pro Shop, the top four scores were determined and announced at lunch.
For the sudden death matchplay, play was on the East Course and results came quickly.
Top qualifier with a score of Nett 37 was Guenter Oechsle, playing fourth qualifier Geoff Knight (38 c/b) with Geoff winning on their first hole.
In the other match, second qualifier John Trevorrow (38 c/b) played third qualifier and 2017 Runner up Richard Fellner (38 c/b) and despite playing from two bunkers Richard prevailed on their first hole.
So, finalists Geoff and Richard progress to their first hole the 3rd East (due to the 2nd being out of play) Richard set himself up with a great drive while Geoff found himself short right.
Richard followed up with great iron into the green and a favourable bounce saw him sit comfortably for two and a certain Par, and Geoff could not match the shots and Richard wins his first Presidents Trophy.
After golf drinks were enjoyed as President Graeme Ryan presented the trophy to Richard
We expect to see Richard participating in many more events as he informed us after 15 years as Editor of the Inside Golf Magazine he has retired from the role.
Our congratulations to Richard for the many years heading up and producing the widely circulated publication.
The Society thanks all staff involved for a successful and enjoyable day at Royal Melbourne.

Kim Hastie Hon Secretary – July 2021

The Walter Travis Hickory Tournament

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Maldon Golf Club Sunday 18th July 2021

Walter Travis

Born in Maldon – 10 January 1862

5th Annual Hickory Players Tournament

Maldon Golf Club

Sunday July 18th 2021

10:30am Registration
11am Hit-off
$10 entry
Scratch and Handicap

Simon Sheedy

Schenectady Putter
Trophy to Scratch Winner