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Australasian 12 Hole Hickory Cup

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Australasian 12 Hole Hickory Cup

Temporary Format 2021

In order to assure where possible the continuation of the Cup during 2021 and to avoid cancellation of travel arrangements, the Cup will be played in Melbourne with games also played in remote locations both Nationally and Internationally.



Melbourne 30th April 2021 (12 Noon)

The Valley Golf, Sport and Leisure

10b Country Club Drive, Safety Beach 3936

International and remote Australian locations April 16-29 to suit

Results must be registered by 12 noon Est 30th April

Scoring – Stableford utilizing the British Golf Collectors Society handicap coversion rules.

Replica clubs may be used and balls of your choice.

Competitors must have personal insurance and agree in no event to make claim for injury or losss from Organizer/s of the event.

Period dress encouraged – please send photos with results (not compulsory).

Each team is encouraged to include a Professional.


  • The CUP – best gross winner will receive a same size replica with name engraved.
  • • Gross Runner Up.
  • Men’s Team – best 2 net scores each hole.
  • Men’s Team Runner Up.
  • Women’s Team – best 2 net scores each hole.
  • Women’s Team Runner Up.
  • Professional Purse minimum 4 places depending on the size of the field.

Click here to download the application form.

Don Lawrence Trophy 2021

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Woodlands Golf Club Tuesday 11 May 2021

First played in 1996, the Don Lawrence Trophy commemorates and celebrates the
outstanding contribution to sports journalism by one of the Society’s earliest members.
Entries are now open for this annual 4BBB Stableford 18-hole event for individuals,
mixed pairs, women’s and men’s teams. The Secretary will make up teams if necessary.

  • Guests of members are welcome to enter but only GSA members are eligible to
  • Golf attire, including soft spiked shoes, is acceptable throughout the clubhouse.
  • A multi-tee start will commence at 12.30 pm sharp.
  • Additional prizes will be awarded for the inward and outward 9 holes as well as
    nearest the pins for women and men.
  • Note. After golf, hot snacks will be provided during the presentations.
  • Cost of the day will be $ 90.00 per person.

Historians Forum at Commonwealth Golf Club

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Historians Forum
Commonwealth Golf Club
Glennie Avenue Oakleigh South
Monday 3 May 2021

11.30 am Light Lunch 12 Noon start

Please join us to hear from the author of the recently published history of the Commonwealth Golf Club ‘The First 100 years’ Charles Happell. Charles was golf writer for The Age between 1995 and 2003. He has also published a collection of golf essays with Mike Clayton titled ‘Preferred Lies’. He is currently the Australian correspondent for Global Golf Post, a Chicago-based golf website.

Charles will be joined by members of the Club’s Heritage Committee.
This promises to be a fascinating insight into not only the Club’s history but also what is involved in producing a 100 year history.

Cost: Light lunch $20 Guests most welcome

For payment details please contact the Honorary Secretary.

If you wish to attend or require more information, please email the Hon.Sec. Kim Hastie by Wednesday 28 April 2021

Tony Rule
Historians Convenor

Dinner at Metropolitan Golf Club – Tuesday 23 March 2021

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Dinner at Metropolitan Golf Club
Golf Road Oakleigh South

Tuesday 23 March 2021
6.30 pm for 7.00 pm

The Committee takes pleasure in inviting you to our first dinner for the year.

Joining us for the night will be James Sutherland who was appointed CEO of Golf Australia in October 2020. He was a former first-class cricketer and has an accounting, coaching and management background.

His contribution to Cricket Australia, of which he was CEO for 17 years, included an increase in revenue, corporate sponsorship and a boost to participation and development of the female game.

James is a keen golfer and is looking forward to the challenge of advancing and growing golf to achieve its enormous potential for all Australians.

We look forward to hearing about his first 6 months in the role and his future plans.

Please join us for what promises to be an enjoyable evening.


Acceptance: Post or email details to

by Thursday 18 March 2021

To assist with catering and seating, early acceptance and payment will be appreciated.

Member’s name(s) _________________________________________________

Guest’s name(s) ____________________________________________________

$75 per person includes wines at the table. Pre-dinner drinks at member’s expense.

Total amount due: $75 per person x ___________$____________

For payment details please contact the Honorary Secretary.

If paying direct, please quote name and email your attendance to:

Or post acceptance & cheque to Morag North

31/11-12 Marne Street South Yarra Vic 3141

Presidents Trophy at Yarra Yarra Golf Club

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Yarra Yarra emerged from the lockdown down rest in superb condition and hosted the rescheduled Presidents Trophy.

President Graeme Ryan and Secretary Kim Hastie welcomed an enthusiastic field of 32 players to this popular event, which has a restriction of only 7 clubs in the bag.

The field was made up of many regulars and it was pleasing to see new members attending.

Nine holes of stroke was played in the morning with the top 4 nett scores progressing to a matchplay playoff in the afternoon.

As the field came in, some great scores were returned and with the help of the Proshop the top four scores were determined and announced at lunch.

Players enjoyed some very generous Yarra catering and those not participating further celebrated another get together with a glass of wine or two.

For the matchplay, players went off the 10th tee with a good gallery following. Top qualifier was John Trevorrow and played fourth qualifier Peter Stickley with Peter prevailing on their second hole the Par 3 11th.

In the other match Andy Phillips qualified second and played third qualifier and first-time entrant Robert Sarafov. Robert won on their first hole.

So, the finalists Peter and Robert progressed down the 12th hole. Both hit good drives and Robert set the scene with a superb iron into the green to sit comfortably.

Peter played a few nice shots in but conceded and Robert was declared this year’s Presidents Trophy winner.  Presentations, thanks you and a glass of champagne was enjoyed as the society successfully completed another event for 2020!

Kim Hastie
Honorary Secretary November 2020

Winner Robert Sarafov with President Graeme Ryan

Finalists Robert and Peter with Secretary Kim

Annual Hickory Day at Metropolitan Golf Club

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As golf returns and clubs welcome members and visitors back, our hickory enthusiasts were the first to the hit the fairways and enjoy some competition.

Metropolitan Golf Club hosted this 9-hole event and glorious spring weather was enjoyed, as players competed for the Frank Shepherd and Burtta Cheney trophies.

The winner of Frank Shepherd trophy for men was Grant McKay and Kim Hastie on her home course won the women’s Burtta Cheney trophy.

Players enjoyed some delicious snacks and Metropolitan hospitality at the after-golf presentations.

In keeping with tradition President Graeme Ryan came to talk to the group and present the winners with their trophies.

After months of lockdown, it was wonderful to be back enjoying the company of fellow members again.

The Golf Society thanks Metropolitan for a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.

Honorary Secretary Kim Hastie
November 2020

Winners Grant and Kim with President G Ryan

John Trevorrow, Guenter-Oechsle, Max Findlay at Metro GC

Hickory Heroes Christmas Break up day at Woodlands Golf Club

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A good group of regular hickory players and guests participated in the final event for the year at the regular Christmas break up venue Woodlands Golf Club.

With the course in great condition and fine weather, the hickory enthusiasts enjoyed their 9 holes followed by a BBQ dinner.

Garry Bos and Paul Burgess announced the ever consistent Peter Stickley as the winner of the day.

All agreed it was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon to close out the year and we look forward to many more events in 2021.

The Golf Society and hickory coordinator Max Findlay thank Woodlands Golf Club for their hospitality.

Winner Peter Stickley with Garry Bos and Paul Burgess

Rod, Paul & Jamie

Presidents Trophy 30 November 2020 Yarra Yarra GC

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President’s Trophy
Yarra Yarra Golf Club

567 Warrigal Road, Bentleigh East
Monday 30 November 2020

This popular competition will be a nine-hole handicap stroke round.
Meet at 10 am for a multi tee start to commence at 10.30am – Holes to be played will
be notified prior or on the day.
Following a light lunch, the top four Nett scores will qualify for a ‘sudden death’
match play play-off.
The following conditions will apply:

  • Players will be limited to seven clubs and play from their daily handicap.
  • The four best Nett scores will qualify for match play. If necessary, a count
    back will apply.
  • In the ‘sudden death’ play-off, strokes will be taken according to the universal
    match play index.

Cost $40.00 All drinks at players expense.

Name of Member……………………….Golf Link……………………………
Payment can be made direct to Golf Society of Australia
For Direct Debit bank details please contact the Secretary
If paid direct, please advise entry and payment by email to
Otherwise, please return this form before Thursday 26 November 2020 to the
Honorary Secretary
223 Wattletree Road Malvern Vic. 3144