GSA Golf Club Historians Society Forum

Notice of Forum
Kingston Heath Golf Club, Kingston Road  Heatherton
12 Noon Monday 16TH March 2015
(Sandwiches, tea & coffee will be served from 11.30 am.)

The first forum for the year of the GSA Golf Club Historians Society is scheduled for Monday, 16TH March at Kingston Heath Golf Club. Your assistance in promoting this event to fellow interested golfers would be appreciated.

These forums have now been running for some years and are attracting increasing numbers of participants. Their aim is to help and encourage club representatives and others interested in golf history to preserve, publicise and document club histories or to commence sorting and collating whatever may already be available at their club.

A more recent forum innovation has been to exhibit and discuss the identification, preservation and use of hickories in special events.

The forums also provide an opportunity for fellow golfers interested in the history of the game to exchange views on all matters pertaining to the history of golf in Australia (especially in Victoria) and assists the Society in its endeavours to expand it’s database on early golf in Australia. This database is a resource that is available to all golf historians and researchers.

If you wish to attend or require more information, please phone 0417 560 669 or email the by Tuesday 10th March 2015.

The Agenda for the meeting is shown below

Kim Hastie
Convenor, Historians Forums
Golf Society of Australia

Golf Historians Meeting
Kingston Heath Golf Club
12 Noon, Monday, March 16th 2015                                                                        Agenda
(Sandwiches, tea & coffee will be served from 11.30 am.)

Geoff Vincent, President, Golf Society of Australia (GSA).

An Outline of the Role of the Golf Society of Australia and Objectives of Historians Forums
Dick Kirby, Spring Valley, GSA Committee Member,

Kingston Heath Golf Club.. an insight into the clubs  history.
Peter Clark    Kingston Heath Captain

Himmerman and Kirk golf stick makers in 1920’s
Paul Burgess   Woodlands, Past GSA Committee and Historians Convenor.

Hickory Golf and its’ increasing popularity
Peter Gompertz    GSA Committee Member.

What we know about golf in early Victoria
Ian Rennick   Kew, Past GSA President.

Show and Tell.
Attendees are invited to bring along any old golf clubs, golf memorabilia or books for assessment and comment.

General Discussion.

Next meeting
Barwon Heads Golf Club, Monday 15th June 2015

Closure and vote of thanks to Kingston Heath Golf Club
Geoff Vincent

Ref Hist, Agenda KHGC2015