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

Antique Golf Clubs and Golf Memorabilia Sale

Australian Golf Heritage Society stalwart Tom Moore offers you the chance to own a piece of golfing history as he downsizes his collection after 40+ years of accumulating artifacts from Australia’s rich golfing history.

Offered for sale are:

  • Golf Clubs
  • Golf Balls
  • Golf Bags
  • Tees
  • Trophies
  • Ceramics
  • Assorted collectibles

Where – 52 Becky Ave, North Rocks 2151

When – Saturday June 27 and Sunday June 28, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., or until sold.

For further information, call Tom on 02 9871-2798.


On the afternoon of Friday 29 May, a small but elite field of seven Queensland Chapter members played a nine hole stableford competition over the front nine at Royal Queensland Golf Club.

The event was won by Arthur O’Shea with 17 stableford points from a handicap of 11. Arthur’s new set of hickories – comprising matching flanged irons acquired from Ross Baker at Barnbougle – immediately repaid his investment in their first competition outing; the nickname ‘Flange’ O’Shea may catch on.

Runner-up with 15 points was former AGHS Queensland Chapter Secretary Rob King-Scott, and third with 13 points was Andrew Baker.

Some of our regular players were unavailable on this occasion due to a programming clash with an inter-club event, while a number of others were enjoying their golf – and other summer delights – in Europe and North America.

Andrew Baker

Captain (Queensland)