Mid North Coast District Golf Association

Australian Golf Heritage Society Report

September 04, 2015 at 7:45 AM

The attention of all Councilors and their respective Districts and Clubs is drawn to the website of The Australian Golf Heritage Society www.australiangolfheritage.org.au to view the latest developments and news from the Society. The Society reports on all aspects of heritage golf and hickory style clubs and competitions and the past champions and original courses of Australian golf.

There is currently a “Travelling Museum Exhibition” which can be loaned to your club in conjunction with a Club special event or anniversary. This Exhibition currently contains

• 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 and anyone desiring further information should contact the Museum on 9637 4720.

The next major 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, and over 70 other events in a career that spanned four decades, and previously a patron of the Australian Golf Heritage Society – namely the late Kel Nagle. In conjunction with objects from the Museum’s own collection, the AGHS would like to take the opportunity to display items that members of the Society, and any other golfers may have in their collections. 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 item 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 email museum(at)australiangolfheritage.org.au 


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