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Attention AGHS Members! We Need You!

we-need-youThe next exhibition to be staged at the Museum will celebrate the life and career of the winner of the 1960 Centenary Open at St. Andrews, the 1959 Australian Open, six Australian PGA titles, seven New Zealand Opens, six New Zealand PGA championships, the Open championships of France, Switzerland, Canada and Hong Kong, over 70 other events in a career that spanned four decades, and patron of the Australian Golf Heritage Society – the late Mr Kel Nagle.

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Kel Nagle in 1954

In conjunction with objects from the Museum’s collection, we would like to take the opportunity to display items that you – the members of the Society – may have in your collections, and tell your stories.

If you have Kel Nagle clubs in your collection, photographs, balls, books, magazines, memorabilia, even a memory that you are willing to put into words, the Museum Sub-Committee would like to hear from you.

All objects loaned will be fully documented and photographed, as per museum best practice, and the loan fully acknowledged as part of the display.

If you think you can help, or would like further information, please contact Museum Collections Manager Vicki Stanton via


AGHS Museum Collections Manager Vicki Stanton is putting the finishing touches to the Museum’s travelling exhibition display case in readiness for its first trip into the outside world.


The display case has been purpose built to provide a portable and secure base from which we can display selections from the Society’s collection, items specific to a Club’s history, or artifacts tailored to fit an individual Club’s specific needs. Items selected for the initial display include:

  • clubs from the Museum’s collection – a splice head brassie, a smooth face ladies mashie, and early Australian made ‘Exploder’ sand iron, and a novelty ‘tooth’ putter;
  • a Plotkin club carrier;
  • a selection of balls and tees of varying vintage;
  • Tony Gresham’s Vardon Trophy;
  • an early practice club.

It is the intention of the Society to make the display case available to interested clubs in the future, and anyone desiring further information should contact the Museum on 9637-4720.

Museum Roster

The Museum roster for the remainder of the first half of 2015 is laid out below. Anyone on the roster who wants to change their allotted day/s should initially attempt to swap days with another volunteer. Failing that, please contact Steve Doorey direct via the ‘Contacts‘ page.

Date Volunteer
15/03/2015 Norm Richardson
22/03/2015 Jim Glenday
29/03/2015 Tony Doggett
5/04/2015 Easter Sunday – Closed
12/04/2015 John Lock
19/04/2015 Jim Glenday
26/04/2015 Tony Doggett
3/05/2015 Steve Doorey
10/05/2015 Tony Doggett
17/05/2015 Bruno Pase
24/05/2015 John Buckley
31/05/2015 Tony Doggett
7/06/2015 Steve Doorey
14/06/2015 John Lock
21/06/2015 Tony Doggett
28/06/2015 John Buckley

Any members who have not yet spent time at the Museum but would like to, please also contact Steve direct. We’d be more than happy to walk you through the daily procedure, and brief you on the Museum duties that you may be expected to fulfil.