News & Updates
Farewell Helen Hill
26-05-2019 
On Saturday 25 May the club said farewell to Helen Hill after 43 years of service and 16 club championships as she moves from the district. Thank you Helen for your many years of friendship and service to the club and we wish you all the best in your new home!

Twilight golf moves to Thursdays
01-05-2019 
Due to the overwhelming success of Thursday night dinners at the club, twilight golf will move to Thursdays as well from 9 May 2019. Tee off times remain at 4pm in daylight saving times, and 3pm during the rest of the year. Happy hitting!

Clubhouse extension officially opened
22-04-2019 
On Saturday, 6 April, more than 80 Strathbogie residents attended dinner at the Strathbogie Golf Club to celebrate the opening of the extension to the clubhouse. (Click here for more.)

Thursday social nights
02-04-2019 
Join us every Thursday night from 6pm for great food, drinks and company as we open up the clubhouse to all in the district for some famous 'Bogie hospitality. Click here for more details.

2019 syllabus
02-01-2019 
The 2019 syllabus for ladies and men can be found here. Happy golfing!


Archive
Strathbogie Golf Club

History

As told by the club's oldest living member, James (Jim) Gibson, in March 2014, to mark the club's 90th anniversary.
 
The club was formed on 17 April 1924, with golf having been played prior to that date but not as a club.
 
Initially it was a 6 hole course, then 9, in what was called the home paddock, with 6 holes in Simpson's Paddock and 3 holes in what is now Brownlee's Paddock. The original club house was built in 1932 and the name on the gate was "Mossgiel".
Strathbogie Golf Club opening day, 17 April 1924. (Click to enlarge.)
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Prior to that the local store verandah was used for gatherings. The club house was used as an observation point from 1942 until 1945.    
 
A scorecard from 1960.
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During the war only 9 holes were used in the home paddock, until 1954.
 
In 1969, the golf club purchased 50 acres and steers grazed on the land to help pay for the course. Sheep were on the course until about 2000 to help pay for improvements.
 
The club house was enlarged by purchasing two buildings - the Bogie South and West school rooms.
 
In 1984 the club approached the new owners for ground to get another 9 holes, but course architect Dick Pendlebury suggested the club forget the home paddock and build the entire course where it now stands.
 
Those owners considered putting up a hotel / motel complex, but that did not eventuate and after some discussion, the club was to develop the course with some payment from the owners.
 
Work starts on the new course in the late 1980s. (Click to enlarge.)
In 1991 the existing clubhouse was moved to the new premises and enlarged and altered.

The big move! (Click to enlarge.)

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In 1992/93 a ten-year lease was entered into by the club.
 
In 1994 council wanted to sell the old paddock but members objected. (It was put in the council's name in the 1970s so the club might get some grant money.)
 
The new course in the 1990s. (Click to enlarge.)
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In 2004 the club finally bought the new course from the owners for $300,000 and the old course was sold as well as surplus blocks on the new course. The extra money was raised from members and local citizens.
 
Grass greens were started on the new course in the 1990s and were completed in 2006.
 
Club stalwarts Shirley Dash, Helen Hill, Les Hill and Alan Moore talk about the history, colourful events and characters of the Strathbogie Golf Club.

Our resident historian Grant Pearce has been trawling through the archives and unearthed these gems of Strathbogie Golf Club history.
 
Club legends past and present
 
75th anniversary celebrations
 
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2003 Melbourne Cup Day Celebrations