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Vale Ian Rennick – Past President and Life Member

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Dear Golf Society Members,

It is with great sadness I wish to advise passing of Life Member and Past President Ian Rennick

A member at Kew Golf Club, serving on Committee for many years including time as the Treasurer, the Secretary and Captain. In 1986 he was made a Life member.

Ian joined the Golf Society in 1984 and his contribution spanned several years.

Serving as Treasurer for two years and President for four years from 2007-2011 and remained on Committee when his term finished.

He also convened the Golf Club Historians committee.

The Society is indebted to Ian’s dedicated work, researching, recording, and growing an interest in Australian golf history.

A deserving tribute to acknowledge his significant contribution is to follow.

A true gentleman who will be missed by many

Our thoughts are with his family

Kim Hastie President 

Details for his Memorial Service to be advised


Annual Meeting Day-Riversdale GC-Tuesday 15 November 2022

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2022 Doug Bachli Trophy and 41st Annual General Meeting report

Grey skies and a couple of hail showers greeted the players as they arrived for their golf at Riversdale Golf Club, the host club for this year’s Annual Meeting Day.

The Doug Bachli Trophy is a popular event to win but the threatening skies did not deter the field and they headed to the fairways of Riversdale.

The Individual Stableford competition saw some good scores returned with new member Brian Lowe winning the day with 39 points and Riversdale member Paul Podbury was runner up on 37 points.

Deb Goddard was women’s winner with 28 points and Kim Hastie runner up on 27 points.

After golf the 41st Annual General Meeting was held.

President Graeme Ryan gave is Annual Report and spoke of the society’s activities and how pleasing it was to complete a full program of events without any interruptions.

He reported on a budget submission to Golf Australia and their subsequent commitment to funding, allowing collection work to progress and see the engagement a part time curator.

Graeme reported on his objectives and commitment to continue good relationships with our International historical bodies and create strengthened communications between the Australian State heritage bodies.

Graeme spoke of The Long Game our popular newsletter, which continues to inform and entertain with interesting, well chosen, well written articles. Editorial quality and presentation have steadily improved in recent years due to the experience and expertise of its editors and contributors.

In closing he gave thanks to his committee and the many committee members he served with.

Secretary Kim read the election results, advising that Graeme Ryan and herself finish their terms as President and Honorary Secretary having both served the maximum six years.

Kim Hastie was elected President, Grace Rew was re-elected as Treasurer and Stella Cugley was warmly welcomed as the new Honorary Secretary.

On behalf of the Committee and members of the Society, Kim gave thanks to Graeme for his initiatives and dedicated work in the role and presented him with a gift.

Morag North gave thanks and presented a gift to Kim for her many years of service as Secretary.

Greg Bain, Morag North, and John Scheffer were re-elected, and Aaron Newnham elected to committee after serving a co-opted term.

Following the meeting the traditional Cocktail Party was held with fun and photos enjoyed by all.

The Society thanks Riversdale Golf Club for their generous hospitality ensuring the close of a successful 2022 season

Kim Hastie President   November 2022   

Doug Bachli Trophy winner with Graeme Ryan                                                                                   

Handbook and Member Name Badges

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The 2022 Member Handbook is out now.

If you don’t wish to receive a Hardcopy, please advise the Secretary.

It can be emailed to you as a PDF document, or it can be viewed at end of the page Home Page.

Name Badge All members are provided with a resin magnetic Name badge.

To assist us please remember to wear it when attending one of our events.