The Brassie

The Society distributes a newsletter, 'The Brassie', three times a year. As well as keeping members up to date with what's happening in the Society, members are invited - and soundly encouraged - to submit articles for publication on the historical aspects of golf, their experiences with hickory play, their collections, book reviews . . . basically anything that may be of interest to fellow members. Articles may be submitted for consideration to the editor.

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August 2016 Brassie April 2017 - President's Report; The 1904 Golf Championships of Australia; Captain's Report; 2017 U.S. Hickory Open; Golf Course Architecture; Dates for the Hickory Diary; Dr Ewan Frazer-Pioneer of Australian Golf; Museum Report; Play Vintage Golf; Vale Margery McWilliam; AGHS Oral History Project; Early Golf in India; Buy, Swap & Sell; A Bigger and Better Golf Ball; Contribute to 'The Brassie'
August 2016 Brassie December 2016 - President's Report; Golf Notes; New Members; Queensland Report; On the Spot Report; Golf Course Architecture; Dates for the Hickory Diary; Golf Clubs & Sundries; Museum Report; The Greatest Hazard; Glossary of Technical Terms; Short Putts; Buy, Swap & Sell.
August 2016 Brassie August 2016 - President's Report; Captain's Report; Late News; Museum; Golf Course Architecture; Queensland Report; Historians; Vale John Fletcher; Hickory Events; Steel Centered Golf Balls; Classified Ads.
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April 2016 - Vale Dan Cullen; President's Report; Free Talk: Early Golfers in Ireland, America, India and Australia; Tribute to Dan (Denzil) John Cullen; Schenectady Putter; Coming Hickory Events; AGHS Museum Report; History Report; Dan Cullen Trophy
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November 2015 - President's Report; Captain's Report; Coming Hickory Events - 2016 Fixtures; The Australian Hickory Shaft Championship; AGHS Museum Report; An Analysis of Two Articles on Golf History; Roselands Golf Club; Rebuilt and Repainted Golf Balls; 2015 Queensland Hickory Shaft Championship
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June 2015 - President’s Report; Captain’s Report; Golf & War Exhibit; Golf Club History (Bonnie Doon Golf Club) History
Sub-Committee; Myths & Legends in Golf History
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February 2015 - President’s Report; Vale – Kel Nagle; History Sub-Committee; Coming Events 2015; Golf in Sydney in 1839; The Earliest Golf in Tasmania.
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July 2014 - President’s Report; Captain’s Report; Coming Events 2014; Vale . . . Al Howard; Museum Report; Fred Findlay (1872 – 1966); History Sub-committee; On Golf Club’s History; Snow & Ice Golf.
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October 2013 - President’s Report; Captain’s Report; Coming Events; Event Results 2012 – 2013; Australian Golf Collections; The Masters Pennant.
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June 2013 - President’s Report; Event Results; Museum Facts; Centenary of Golf at Moore Park; Al Howard OAM Turns 100; Getting to Know Your Museum.
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November 2012 - President’s Report; Captain’s Report; Museum Report; Tony Gresham donation; 2011 Hickory Shaft Championship; Tom Moore’s address to PGA Centenary Exhibition; Early History of Golf in NSW; Vale John ‘Spud’ Murphy.
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June 2012 - President’s Report; Captain’s Report; AGHS Museum Significance Report; Ossie Pickworth’s Clubs; The Great Gatsby; Scottish Bob’s Scorecard Collection; Vale Mavis Parry.
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June 2011 - President’s Report; Captain’s Report; Museum Report; Stamp Collecting and Golf; Bobby Locke woods; Australia’s World & Australian Hickory Champion Perry Somers.
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October 2010 - President’s Report; Captain’s Report; Kel Nagle – AGHS Patron; Museum Report; Museum Sale; Tom Moore Life Membership of Australian PGA.
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July 2010 - President’s Report; Captain’s Report; Golf Museum Report; Historians Group Report; Eddie Anderson;  Letters to the Editor; Lost Golf Courses in Sydney (Part 2); Historical Rules Incident.
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May 2010 - President’s Message; Captain’s Comment; Historian’s Group Report; the Edgar Oakman Collection; Early Golf in Sydney; Harry Williams: An Australian Golfer.
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June 2009 - President’s Message; New Website; Captain’s Message; Dan Cullen Trophy; Al Howard Trophy; Museum Report; Historian’s Group Report; Postcards and Golf.
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February 2009 - President’s Message; Captain’s Message; Museum Report; Historian’s Group Report; Clyde Pearce,  Golf Champion.
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October 2008 - President’s Message; Captain’s Message; Museum Report; Historian’s Group Report; Coming Events; News of Members; Editor’s Note; Caddies of Dubbo, Unite!
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June 2008 - President’s Message; Captain’s Message; Museum Report; Historian’s Group Report; Coming Events; News of Members; A Short History of Golf Shoe Spikes.
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March 2008 - President’s Report; Captain’s Report; Museum Report; The Golf Historians Group; New Members, Volunteers; Sick List; Feature Article – The Ball Testing Machine.
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October 2007 - ‘To the Fore’ Captain’s Report; Golf Club Historians Program; Museum News; Society News; New Members; Buy/Sell/Swap; Member’s News; Feature Article – Mini Golf.
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August 2007 - ‘To the Fore’ Captain’s Report; Museum Report; Hickory Days; Our New Name; People; Events; Buy/Swap/Sell/Donate; New Members; Feature Article – Rust Removal From Iron Golf Club Heads.
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May 2007 - ‘To the Fore’ Captain’s Corner; Coming Events; Newcomers; Newsy Bits; Freebies; Feature Article – The Club Baseplate.
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January 2007 - Championship Summary; Al Howard Trophy; Dan Cullen Trophy; Annual General Meeting; New Items at the Museum; New Members; Volunteers Needed; Think Tank.
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September 2006 - Living History Dinner with Edwina Kennedy; Oatlands Hickory Classic; Significance Workshop; Dan Cullen Returns to Cottesloe; Bob Letters – Master Clubmaker; Sandy Faichney Tribute; Historians Group Activities.
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July 2006 - Captain’s Corner; A Hickory Adventure in England and Scotland; Development of the Wooden Golf Club; DavidStrath (1849-1879) – Champion Golfer; Writing a Golf Club History.
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June 2006 - The original full version of the July 2006 version (which was despatched with membership renewals.) Captain’s Corner; A Hickory Adventure in England and Scotland; Development of the Wooden Golf Club; David Strath (1849-1879) – Champion Golfer; Writing a Golf Club History.
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December 2005 - The Australian Hickory Championship 2005; AGM & Financial Report; Golf Collectors at the big tournaments; Golf Club Historians seminar; Writing Manly Golf Club’s story; Banjo Paterson The Golfer.
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October 2005 - The Al Howard Trophy; 14th Australian Hickory Club Championship; Writing a Golf Club History Seminar; Notice of 2005 Annual General Meeting
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September 2005 - Captain’s Corner; Peter Corsar Anderson – a Developer of Golf in Australia; The Societies Challenge; 2005 Australian Hickory Club Championship; News from The Museum; GCSA at the PGA Trade Show and Centenary Open; A Discussion Paper: The Heritage of Golf.
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June 2005 - An Introduction to Hickory; GCH Archiving Seminar; Archiving for Golf Club Historians; Womens Golf NSW – A Major Donor to the Museum; Two Types of Golf Club: Two Types of Historian; Museum News; Gold Association Treasures Now at the Museum; Tony Rafty, GCSA’s Quiet Cartoonist; From The Book Shelf.
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March 2005 - Captain’s Corner; Dan Cullen Trophy; Memories of Elanora Golf Club; Alan ‘Stumpy’ Waterson; Around the Traps; Hickory at the Centenary PGA Championship?; Archiving Practices for Golf Club Historians; Developing the Museum; 2005 Activity Plan for Golf Club Historians Special Interest Group.
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November 2004 - Captain’s Corner; 14th Australian Hickory Shafted Championship; The Bobby Locke Story: Part 2; Join This Club? You Wish!; Edward Elgar (1857-1934) – A Composed Golfer; Golf Historian’s Seminar on Oral History; Museum Development Plan; Legends of the Turf.
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August 2004 - The Golf Club Historians’ Seminar; Captain’s Corner; The Golf Club Historian’s Special Interest Group; Museum Development Program; To the Linksland – A Golfing Odyssey; People, Events and Milestones; J. H. Taylor – a Tribute from Bernard Darwin.
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May 2004 - Captain’s Corner; Hickory at Royal Avalon; Bobby Locke – Australian Open Champion 1955; Golf Club Historian’s Seminar; Vale Alastair Cooke/Bob Jones; The Museum; GCSA Treasurer; PGA Developments; Classified Adverts
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January 2004 - Captain’s Corner; The Dan Cullen Trophy; Thought on Playing With Hickory Clubs, with Dan Cullen Jnr,; Harry’s Collection of Cups Comes Home; Protect Your Valuable Investment; Good Buying at the Museum Shop; Clubs, Balls and Driving Distances
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October 2003 - Captain’s Corner; From the Keeper of the Green and Sand; Woolooware Nine ‘n Dine; Book Review -The Greatest Game Ever Played; Replica Clubs – Dilemma or Delight?; Australian Historic Golf Trust and Museum; Golf Collecting and Collectibles
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July 2003 - Captain’s Corner; Australian Historic Golf Trust and Museum; Famous Unknown Golfers Who Played With Hickories; Club Restoration and Collection; Feed Popplewell, a Golfing Trailblazer; The PGA Gold and Trade Show; I Met a Professional One Day
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May 2003 - The Dan Cullen Trophy; Hickory Events – 2003 Program; Australian Historic Golf Trust and Museum; Famous Unknown Golfers Who Played With Hickories; Club Restoration and Collection; Harry Vardon said . . . . . ; The History of Your Golf Club; I Met a Professional One Day
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February 2003 - Hickory Events – 2003 Program; Meet The GCSA Development Team; Historic Golf Trust and Museum; Harry Vardon said . . . . .
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December 2002 - Hickory Championships, Cyprus Lakes – 10 years young, The Melbourne Excursion, The Peninsula Extension, Developing The Museum, Developing the GCSA, Dan Cullen Trophy, Replica Golf Clubs, New Year Resolutions.
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September 2001 - Patron Honoured; PGA Golf Show; Dan Cullen Trophy; Living History Dinner; Golf Society Visit.
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July 2001 - Hickory Day at Maitland; Museum Volunteers Needed; Living History Dinner; Farewell Terry White; Display at the Golf Show; Visit from the Golfers Society; Golf Collectors Society Annual General Meeting.
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July 2000 - Hickory Day at Woolooware; Stop Press – Museum Opening.

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