Inaugural Queensland Hickory Shaft Championship

Andrew Baker, the Captain of the Queensland Chapter of the AGHS has provided some exciting news from the Sunshine State:

“I am pleased to announce that with the blessing of Golf Queensland and the generosity of Royal Queensland Golf Club we are able to play the inaugural Queensland Hickory Shaft Championship as our October event.

To fit in with the Club’s schedule we will need to play one week earlier than normal on Friday 23rd October (the second-last rather than the last Friday of the month), teeing-off at 12:30pm.

Royal Queensland Golf Club has most graciously made its course and clubhouse available for the event and generously waived green fees for visitors. An invitation will soon be sent to all AGHS members, the majority of whom live in New South Wales, and we might expect a small contingent to travel north for the event.

Golf Operations Manager Steve Rhind advises that course renovations will occur three weeks prior to the event, however the course should be in good condition on the day.

I will contact you again shortly with further details once they are finalized. If you are able to give me an early indication of your intention to attend I will be most appreciative, as it will assist in making the necessary arrangements.”

Players interested in competing in the Queensland Hickory Shaft Championship should contact Andrew via email at If any players are contemplating travelling north for the Championship, and would like to be put in contact with like-minded individuals, drop me an email at, and I’ll put you in touch with one another.