Hume Veterans Golf Club History
In 1995 a group of golfers, who were keen to play veterans golf, met at the Goonawarra Golf Club to discuss this possibility.
On the 15th October 1995, an application of registration was lodged with Corporate Affairs for the establishment of a club to be known as the Hume Veterans Golf Club.
After this, an application was made to the Victorian Veterans Golf Association (VVGA) for affiliation with that governing body.
Following the success of these administrative steps, a foundation committee was formed, and set about both, promoting the organisation, and recruiting golfers 55 years and over from golf clubs in the northern and western suburbs of Melbourne.
The group agreed that they would play monthly, on the first Monday of each month, at different golf courses across the western and northern suburbs.
In the early days the group played at courses such as Goonawarra, Elcho Park (Lara), Kyneton, Kilmore, Lancefield etc., with an average of 30 to 40 starters. In veteran’s golf tradition the group would play golf and then come together for light refreshments and trophy presentations after play.
Membership of the Hume Veterans Golf Club became quite sought after and, from about the year 2000, with an influx of members, a decision was taken to restrict membership numbers to 120 paying members plus any members exempt from the annual membership fee. Such members being, any member who has reached the age of 80 and who had been a member of the group for the past 5 years and any member who had been afforded life membership of the organisation.
Due to sound management, over the years, the club has become one of the more successful and respected clubs within the VVGA. In recent years the membership ceiling has been increased to 150, to cater for continuing demand.
Regular attendance at monthly games for golf, and a hot lunch, now averages between 80 to 100 players and the group also has a very successful away trip to Barham every October.
Our Honour Roll
|Ted Jarrett||1995 - 1998|
|Wreford Blake||1999 - 2009|
|Michael Leahy||2011 - 2012|
|Paul Reid||2013 - 2016|
|Kerry Bayly||2017 - Current|
|Dave Perkins||1995 - 1996|
|Geoff Hudson||1997 - 2003|
|Reg Chiller||2004 - 2009|
|John Trubiano||2010 - 2011|
|Terry How||2012 - Current|
|Wreford Blake||1995 - 1996|
|Jack Lingham||1996 - 1997|
|John Feehan||1998 - 2017|
|Shane Turner||2018 - Current|
|Ken Old||1995 - 1996|
|John Beaton||1997 - 2010|
|John Peart||2011 - 2013|
|Kerry Bayly||2014 - 2016|
|Tony Barr||2017 - Current|
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