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Dick Kirby honoured at the Victorian Golf Industry Awards …

Our congratulations again to Dick Kirby OAM

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At the recent Victorian Golf Industry Awards, Golf Society member and former Victorian Golf Association President Dick Kirby OAM was inducted into the 2023 Hall of Fame along with Kathleen (Kitty) McEwan Dec.

Kitty was one of Australia’s earliest female golf writers.

Dick was honoured for service to golf, which included five years as President of the VGA from 2002-2007, a long association with the Golf Society of Australia and the Spring Valley Golf Club.

Dick was elected to the VGA council in 1982 and remained for 25 years, ultimately being honoured with VGA life membership in 2007.

He was also Victorian delegate to the Australian Golf Union in this period and managed various Victorian teams on interstate trips.

He was treasurer of the Golf Society for 10 years and a committee member from 2000-2006, and was named a life member in 2019.

He was treasurer, president and vice-president of Spring Valley and also is a life member of that club.

Earlier in the year Dick received an Order of Australia (OAM) in the King’s Birthday Honours.




Golf Footage 1930 – 1938

Golf Footage 1930 – 1938 narrated by Jack Relph

Vale: Peter Toogood AO MBE

The Golf Society is saddened to hear of the passing of GSA member Peter Toogood.

Peter was a much loved and respected man who will be greatly missed by many.

Our sincere condolences will be extended to his wife Berenice and family.

For further insight into his wonderful life refer this link at:

Podcast – “Preferred Lies”

Corry Perkin interviewing Michael Clayton and Charlie Happell

Ep 3 – ‘Professional Golfers Are Mostly Psychotic’ with Mike Clayton

The Melbourne Sandbelt is a collection of eight clubs that epitomise the golden age of golf architecture.

Following his wonderful after dinner speech at our last dinner, please watch a great golfing moment in Jarrod’s life.

Ivo Whitton and “the Stymie rule “

Click link to see slide a show explaining  ” the Stymie rule ” and its removal from the Rules of Golf in 1951

Presented by Tony Rule at a recent Golf Historians Forum at Peninsula Kingswood Country Golf Club