The club was formed in 1979. Originally the Golf Clubs (Oakleigh Mens and Oakleigh Ladies) were contained in a small room which is now the kitchen area of the pro-shop. The original pro, Tim Silver lived in the residence on the second floor. The Veterans club was formed circa 1984/85. In 1997, the club was concerned about being relocated from their clubrooms and held a number of discussions with council regarding the proposed improvements.
The following is an abridged history of the club based upon some notes found in the clubrooms. Note some historical activities and values of the club may not reflect those of the current club.
|Articles of Association adopted
|Fees for members: $20 Adults, $7 juniors, no joining fee
|Hit off times 7:30 – 8:30 am, juniors accepted to play in club competitions
|Name badges (purple & gold) to be purchased for all members
|Club championship – open to all financial members who have played an averae of two competitive games for each of the previous three months prior to the commencement of the Championships.
|Honour board donated by Gordon Ashby
|Nearest to the pin – each Saturday with golf ball to be awarded instead of trophy
|Women not eligible as we don’t want them (sexist?) (Ed: this is how it was written)
|Sign to be placed on first tee re general rules and etiquette
|VGL application to join
|Hole in One shield obtained
|Application obtained from Oakleigh Police for a Liquor License
|Monthly Medal – to ramain as last weekend of each month
|Oakleigh Golf Club accepted to join the VGL
|Scores placed in the Chadstone Progress
|Two doz. Beer glasses purchased
|Handicap- loss thereof if card is not put in at least once a month, legitimate excuses to be considered
|Club uniforms (Shirts with Club Logo) to be purchased at $17/each
|Fines (for minor offences) limited to 20c maximum (only exception to be loss or rewriting of cards)
|Social Committee to be formed
|Bushfire Fund – $158 collected and to be forwarded to Salvation Army
|Competition fees to be raised from 50c to $1, pensioners to remain at 50c
|Competition- A & B grades to be set up
|Pennant – trialling of hot lunches an unqualified success
|Trophy cabinet to be erected on wall ($35)
|Club jumpers brown with Logo
|Club championships eligibility: players must have submitted 5 cards for handicap
|Committee meetings – first Monday of each month
|Practice net ($45) to be erected for members when needed
|Fees raised: $24 Adults, $20 Pensioners
|Sand buckets: members rostered to clean and issue, timber and hooks to be supplied for bucket stand
|Committee of Management representatives appointed
|All new members to be supplied with ID disc and divot repairer
|Out of Bounds: Balls going over creek on 7th hole will now be deemed to be out of bounds.
|Tim Silver Trophy: majority voted to have partners by ballot rather than picking own partner.
|New members to play first four games with committee person to ensure correct scoring and etiquette on course.
|Practice swings on tees to be eliminated to speed up play.
|Spinning wheel purchased
|Fines to remain at maximum of $1
|VGL competitions to be held first Saturday of every month (e.g. Monthly Medal)
|Biscuits and cheese: cost to be paid by spinning wheel and the entry money for Nearest pin and longest drive to be accumulated to purchase golf balls at end of each month.
|Clubhouse – plans for new clubhouse accepted
|Equal Opportunities Act – articles altered to abide with this Act
|Fees: $40 Senior, $30 Pensioner, $20 junior, $10 Auxiliary
|Pennant – all players to wear yellow shirts
|Committee of Management – recommend by Council that we set this up as there cannot be two clubs operating at Oakleigh Golf Club.
|Sand buckets – members to bring and use sand buckets in wet weather
|Incorporation of club discussed and moved to proceed
|Fees: $40 Senior, $30 Pensioner, $20 junior
|Removing balls from cup with putter to be banned by Match Committee
|Searching for balls in / near creek – members to have buggies clearly visible to players behind for safety reasons.
|Calling On – to be abandoned from now own due to issues with insurance
|Members to wear a shirt at all times and long socks required with shorts
|Golf bag tags purchased (200 for $172)
|Suspension of Mr R Eder until 1/10/89 due to circumstances at Tirhatuan Park
|Incorporation – club will consist of 8 executive members and 2 ordinary members
|Motion moved that the number of juniors in the club not exceed 30% of the total membership at any one time.
|Moved a motion that Mr Eder’s apology be accepted and he be permitted to play
|Players handicap comes under review at 1 January each year. It will be terminated on this date if the player has not turned in 5 cards during the previous year. Otherwise he will retain his handicap for the next 12 months regardless of how many games he plays.
|Motion ‘A limit be placed on the number of juniors in the Oakleigh Club’. Juniors cannot be a member until 14 years of age.
|Council can no longer pay all costs of building improvements.
|Mayor of Oakleigh to be offered membership of Oakleigh Golf Club during his term in office.
|Fees: $45 Full members, $35 Pensioners, $25 Juniors
|Pin High Cup – new competition to be introduced based on the 3 nearest the Pins holes and cumulative scopes totalled for award of the Pin High Cup
|Costs of refreshments to be reduced to $1. Tea / coffee free.
|Birdie board to be discontinued
|All alterations on cards to be initialled when errors
|Letter from City of Oakleigh stating capital works on clubrooms ($7500)
|TV purchased for clubrooms + Bingo Board
|Furniture not to be removed from the clubrooms by any member for personal use
|Sand buckets must be used by members. Lowest handicap member in each group responsible for seeing they are used. 20c fine for non-compliance
|R Galluccio – eagle achieved (awarded 20 balls)
|Handicaps to be adjusted weekly or Club Championship will become a farce
|Handicapper may use their discretion
|Removing ball from cup with putter not illegal
|Cross out balls are legal for competiton
|Club rooms usage for Weddings motion was carried. Subject to approval by Ladies’ Club and Oakleigh Council
|Tee-off times: Summer – 6:30am, Winter 7:30am. Members hitting off prior to these times to be disqualified.
|Hitting in danger – two weeks suspension
|Bunker going in
|Handicaps: B Grade is now 13 and upwards
|Rules: Board under the willow tree on first hole to be treated as removable obstruction.
|Scoring – if a dispute arises between players it must be reported immediate the game is over
|Captains should not be interrupted when speaking
|Competition fees now $3
|Coffee mugs donated by L Newman
|Wrong handicaps on cards will lead to disqualification. Handicap board is to be checked every Saturday.
|Juniors cannot go to Tocumwal because of licensing laws
|Cupboards to be marked ‘Mens’ and ‘ladies’ for storage purposes in the kitchen
|Nearest to the Pin markers to be placed square on to players tee-off position
|Guests are to be placed at the end of the competition sheet and they must play with the last group at all times. This is to reduce the incidence of non-financial members marking and signing in competitions.
|Any past member who has not played or been financial with the Club for 12 months must submit a new application and re-apply for membership
|When a new member applies he will ‘have to front the committee prior to acceptance’
|Logos and rule books available to members after acceptance by Committee and after 5 cards submitted.
|Visitor’s book to be commenced. Visitors to be signed in by a member
|Course measurement – 6 holes short. Tim Silver to measure coarse with R Thompson.
|Non use of sand bucket is a 50c fine
|Playing order – members must put names down in order of arrival
|Juniors to pay with a senior at all times to prevent misconduct.
|Red Cross donation $25
|Nearest the Pins – now tow each week instead of four
|Italian Cup to be incorporated into syllabus and run concurrently with other events.
|Anti Cancer Council donation $50
|PO Box obtained at Chadstone (PO 133)
|Refurbishing of the clubrooms – OGC to pay $220 for new spike carpet
|Competition: Stableford – pick up your ball when you can’t score to speed up play
|Letterhead log changed to a more concise professional look
|Hitting off order – on holes other than 1st, ok for shorter hitters to hit first to speed up play and it is within the rules.
|For players to be eligible they must have played at least one week in the month prior.
|$45 Full adult, $35 Pensioner, $25 Junior
|Presentation night $20 Double, $10 Single
|Ball lost on fairway- irrespective of weather conditions, normal rules for lost ball apply unless in Ground Under Repair
|Finance committee to meet to formulate immediate, short term and long term financial plans
|Non use of sand buckets not subject to a stroke penalty
|Sign for membership on Tim Silver’s window advertising for new members
|Slow play is subject to penalty
|Committee cannot take a bunker out of play
|Clubroom roof to be sealed to stop dust coming in which was constituting a health hazard.
|Councillors to be made honorary members
|Members to have Club Handicaps after putting in 3 cards and Australian Handicap after putting in 5 cards.
|Name badges to be made for all committee members
|Penalty of non-use of sand buckets to be rescinded (contrary to rules of golf)
|Tee off time is 6:30 or first light
|Motion to proceed within installation of air-conditioning for club rooms (subject to Council approval)
|Red Cross Donation: $25, Anti-cancer council: $50
|Special Golf Day at Oakleigh proposed and agreed (to benefit Council)
|A, B and C grades to be set up with approximately equal numbers in each grade
|Rules of Incorporation to make provisions for Life Members
|C grade abolished
|2 guest days in 1995. Club to pay fees of guests
|Ties in monthly medals will be decided on a count back
|Member has heart attack on 7th hole but revived!
|OGC successful First Aid Grant funding submission – training to Vets, OGC ladies and mens
|2020 and 2021
|Syllabus interrupted by frequent Covid 19 lockdowns. Club implements Covid check-ins, Covid Plan
|Printed score cards introduced into club by Captain Kris
|Live scores introduced into Clubhouse by Captain Kris
|Good Friday Charity earns over $1100
|Good Friday Charity earns over $1200
|Womens and Mens clubs officially amalgamate
|Trip away to Cobram – Barooga
|Inaugural joint committee (5 x men, 5 x women) nominated and accepted