Historians Forum at Kyneton Golf Club Sunday 9 October 11 am

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It is with pleasure we invite you to our final Golf Historians Forum for the year.

We have been fortunate to secure two speakers who have a strong connection to the club.

They will share their knowledge and significant research into the club’s long and rich history

Ronda Walker OAM – Kyneton Golf Club: from jam tins along the side of the Three Chain Road to a championship course

Ronda is a former English teacher and teacher librarian. With an interest in Local history, she was entrusted by the club to write the history for the Centenary in 2000
Kyneton Golf Club 1900-2000 a century history

Toby Cumming – Vern Morcom Golf Design

With a significant career in Psychology, he developed an interest in golf design from an early age. Seemingly now a passion, Toby will speak of his research and knowledge into the work of one Australia’s finest golf architects in Vern Morcom. Releasing his first book in 2020 The Golf Courses of Vern Morcom

Please join us for what is sure to be a couple of informative hours.

There will be question time and for the Show and Tell segment we welcome any interesting stories or items you may have.

There also will be an opportunity to play golf afterwards 9 or 18 holes as your time permits.

Meet 11 am for 11.45 start 

Green Fees: payable on the day $15/$30 Carts available book with the club.

Cost: Light lunch $15 Payable to the Golf Society Bendigo Bank account.   Guests are most welcome

For attendance & payment advice please reply to the Honorary Secretary on by Friday 7 October 2022

Annual Hickory Day-Sunday 28 August-Sandy Golf Links

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A good group of hickory enthusiasts enjoyed the wonderful fairways and greens of Sandy Golf Links at Cheltenham, Victoria.

The renovated and popular Public facility hosted the Annual 9-hole event. Afternoon golf in Spring weather was enjoyed, as players competed for the Frank Shepherd and Burtta Cheney trophies.

With one Stableford point separating the top three men, Mango Maguire on 18 points won the Frank Shepherd trophy with Andrew Thomson Runner up (17 points) and Tony Blakeley third (16 pts).

Due to insufficient entries the Burtta Cheney trophy was not played for.

A benefit of visiting the Sandy Golf Links, at the presentations players were able to enjoy their after-golf drinks and snacks in the Thomson Room, situated in the Australian Golf Centre. This much utilized room houses the Golf Australia /GSA Library and display cabinets.

President Graeme Ryan attended the presentations and spoke to the group.

The Golf Society thanks Sandy Golf Links for a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.

Honorary Secretary – Kim Hastie – August 2022

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Presidents Trophy-Monday 18 July Royal Melbourne Golf Club

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Presidents Trophy  at Royal Melbourne GC – Monday 18 July  

This quirky but popular competition starts with a nine-hole handicap stroke round with the top

four qualifiers progressing to sudden death match play to determine the winner.

Steve Ellis won the 2022 Presidents Trophy defeating Grant Nicholson in the final.

For a full report click the link below


Stephen Ellis with President Graeme Ryan

Finalists Grant and Steve with Graeme Ryan

Morag North with Mango Maguire

Qualifiers Steve Ellis, Andy Bassett, Grant McKay & Grant Nicholson

Royal Melbourne duo take out the Don Lawrence Trophy

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Don Lawrence Trophy - Yarra Yarra Golf Club - 30 May 2022

At Yarra Yarra, 36 players entered in the always hotly contested 4BBB Don Lawrence Memorial Trophy. Some morning withdrawals due to Covid and injury saw the field reduced to 32.

The 2021 winners Morag North and Bruce Sutherland teamed up to defend, along with some mixed pairings and many regulars with guests.

With much radar watching ,a forecasted wintery wet day loomed, as players ventured out. Pleasingly despite the steady rain all day, the field pushed on and completed their rounds.

As several soggy and indecipherable cards were returned the results were finally determined with the Royal Melbourne pairing of David Thomas and Tony Rule ( a twice winner with Andrew Thomson) winning with 41 points.

In the member & guest category, Tony Killen and guest Sam Kavourakis returned a fabulous score of 46 points.

For the benefit of new members and guests, Secretary Kim share around some original letters of Don’s.

One of interest was to Muriel Lawrence from Jack Nicklaus giving us an insight into how Jack was dubbed the Golden Bear by Don Lawrence.

After golf, hot snacks and refreshments were enjoyed as President Graeme Ryan and Kim made the presentations.

Don Lawrence Trophy Winners Tony Rule and David Thomas 41 pts
Runners up Garry Bos and Andy Phillips 40 pts
Best score by member and non-member guest Tony Killen and Sam Kavourakis 46 pts
Best nine out Garry Bos and Andy Phillips 22 pts c/b
Best nine in Tony Killen and Sam Kavourakis 24 pts
Longest Drive Men Daniel Pollard Women Kim Hastie
NTP Men 6th Andy Phillips 15th Jamie Holland
NTP Women 6th Karen Harding 15th N/A

Kim Hastie Honorary Secretary

Note This event started in 1996 in honour of Don Lawrence, recognising the significant contribution he made to golf journalism.

Dinner at The Metropolitan Golf Club – Monday 27 June

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Dinner at The Metropolitan Golf Club   Monday 27  June

            Women Working in Golf 

For a full report of the dinner click the link below


L>R Tiffany Cherry with Phoebe Torrance ,Gerri O’Callaghan & Andrea Watson

Sandra McCaw AM with Secretary Kim Hastie & President Graeme Ryan

Recording of the Women Working in Golf  dinner at Metropolitan GC

The Golf Society thanks Ben Watson for producing this recording.