Royal Melbourne GC was the host club for this year’s Annual Meeting Day.
A very warm summer afternoon saw a good field of 34 players enjoy their rounds, competing for the Doug Bachli Trophy. It was pleasing to see a good mix of regular and new members participating in the final event for the year.
The Individual Stableford event produced some good scores with Royal Melbourne member Moira Drew winning the day with 36 points on a countback from the Men’s winner Doug Francis. The Men’s Runner up was David Rew with 35points.
Secretary Kim was the Women’s Runner up on 33points.
Following golf, the 40th Annual General Meeting was held.
President Ryan reported on the society’s activities and the organising difficulties that were faced again by the committee due to ongoing pandemic issues but remains confident a full 2022 program will be enjoyed.
He reported on the opening of the Australian Golf Centre at Cheltenham and the successful move of the collection and library into the new home of golf.
Secretary Kim reported the election results with the Officers of the Association Graeme, Grace and Kim being re-elected to their respective roles.
Kim gave thanks to Tony Rule who retired after five years of service.
In his time on committee, Tony made a significant contribution, he engaged in several aspects of the Society notably Convening the Dinners and Historians forums and was a regular participant at events. Kim referenced his passion for golf history and noted he was instrumental along with Greg Bain in setting up the Society’s Facebook page.
Greg Bain our Long Game Editor was re-elected for a second term and long-time member Ian Rowell was elected to the committee. Ian brings a wealth of experience and was welcomed to the committee.
To close the meeting, Patron Anne Court gave thanks to the Committee for another year of hard-work year for the benefit of all Society members.
Following the AGM, the traditional Cocktail Party was enjoyed.
The Society thanks Royal Melbourne Golf Club and all staff for their hospitality, ensuring another successful Annual Meeting Day and finishing 2021 on a happy note.