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.

Hickory Golf At Nudgee

AGHS Queensland Chapter stalwart Ross Haslam has realised a personal dream by arranging hickory golf events at Brisbane’s Nudgee Golf Club.

Held on the second Friday of each month commencing 10 April 2015, the event is run over 12 holes of the South Course, teeing off at 10:00 a.m..

Prices for both members and non-members are so generous that I’m thinking of flying up there myself for a game. The always generous Ross will supply the necessary clubs, and anyone needing to verify Ross’ credentials with hickorys should look at his article regarding a novel way of repairing a wood head.

Further details are available from the AGHS Events Calendar. NudgeeHickory

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.