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 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