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2017 Doug Bachli Trophy

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Doug Bachli Trophy at Victoria Golf Club

The Doug Bachli Trophy was recently contested at its regular venue the always challenging Victoria Golf Club.

A good field went out to play the annual Stableford competition on a warm spring afternoon. The course was in wonderful condition and thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Neil Walker won the Doug Bachli Trophy and Men’s competition with an impressive 41 points. Tony Lang was runner-up on 35 points.

Morag North was the Women’s winner with 32 points and Virginia Gorrell the runner up with 31 points.

The 36th Annual General Meeting and Cocktail Party followed the golf.

Doug Bachli winner Neil Walker with Graeme Ryan

Past President Geoff Vincent AM was honoured with Life membership to the Golf Society

Women’s winner Morag North

Hickory Championship winner Mango Maguire

2018 Doug Bachli Trophy and AGM

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19 November – Riversdale Golf Club

The Doug Bachli and AGM go to Riversdale

The Society’s final golf event the Doug Bachli Trophy was played a Riversdale Golf Club due to the events regular venue Victoria Golf Club being unable to host due their Greens renovation program.

A good field of 30 played 18-holes of Stableford enjoying the challenging Riversdale hills in very warm conditions, yet despite the hot weather many good scores were returned.


The Men’s winner and Doug Bachli winner was Past winner Max Findlay with 37 points in a countback from Paul Bray.

The Women’s winner also a Past winner was Kim Hastie with 35 points and the Runner up was Virginia Gorrell with 33 points

The Nearest the Pin for the Men was Riversdale member Ron Mathieson and no record for Women

The AGM was held after the golf, the meeting was chaired by President Graeme Ryan

who presented his Annual Report, followed by the Treasurer Neil Walker who presented the Financial report for 2017- 2018.

Secretary Kim Hastie read out the Committee Elections-

Retiring committee members were David Hewitt and Mango Maguire both stepping down due to work commitments.

The Secretary acknowledged Mango for his wonderful contribution as editor of The Long Game for past two years.

The two newly elected committee members were Peter Vlahandreas and Greg Bain who has agreed to take on the role as Editor of The Long Game.

After the AGM the 40 attendees enjoyed a Cocktail Party to close out the night.

President Graeme Ryan and Committee give thanks to the Riversdale Golf for their generous hospitality ensuring another successful day for the members.