Office Bearers 2022/23
PRESIDENT Stirling Hookway
VICE PRESIDENT David Shutler
HONORARY SECRETARY/ PUBLIC OFFICER Joe Karlovsky
HONORARY TREASURER Russel Montgomery
TREASURER ASSISTANT Helen Crowther
CLUB CAPTAIN Shay McQuade
VICE CAPTAIN Colin Joell
COMMITTEE Richard Bodley, Wendy Mosse, Barbara Phelan, Mark Slatter, Jan Mayberry
HANDICAP MANAGER Ray Desmond
V.G.L. DELEGATE Shay McQuade, Julie Butcher
MATCH SUB-COMMITTEE Club Captain, Club Vice Captain, Handicap Manager, Women’s Captain, Women’s Handicapper, Pennant Managers, Nominated Members
HOUSE MANAGER Adam Fish
TROPHY STEWARD Mark Pearson
DAD’S ARMY Lou Soligo
WOMEN’S PRESIDENT Jan Mayberry
WOMEN’S Lyn Sutcliffe CO-CAPTAINS
WOMEN’S SECRETARY Julie Butcher
WOMEN’S TREASURER Kate Rolls
WOMEN’S HANDICAPPER Barb Davey
WOMEN’S ASSISTANT CAPTAIN Robyn Napolitano
WOMEN’S PENNANT CAPTAIN Rosemary Fry
WOMEN’S 9-HOLE CO-ORDINATOR Lyn Tritton
NEW MEMBERS Virginia Gattuso
Our club dates back to May 1900 when there was a golf course on what was then known as Bolton Park (Bolton St, Hampton). From 1924 our club played at Elsternwick. In 1935 the then Brighton City Council completed the current Brighton Public Golf Course at its Dendy Street site and our early members began playing there.
In 1952 those members banded together and purchased the property at 99 Glencairn Ave East Brighton which contained a modest dwelling and converted it into a Club House and upgraded the facilities. They later purchased the adjoining property at 97 Glencairn Ave which is today the car park. This gave them an independent location not relying on Council sheds/rooms to conduct their business.
Our Club became the “Official Club” in residence at the Brighton Public Golf Course and our VGL affiliation enables the public golf course to have official ratings and support competitions. The Rooms at 99-97 Glencairn Ave have direct access to the Golf Course via the practice fairway and are today the hub of competition/social activities by offering official Australian Handicaps via a direct link to the Golf Australia handicapping system (updated within hours of the completion of play), a well-stocked bar with friendly and attentive staff, toilets, showers and offering a relaxing and convivial location for golf-related post-game banter with like-minded people. An extensive array of competition types are offered, additionally, the rooms are available to hire for social functions.
The above history is available in more detail thanks to the efforts of our resident historian Mark Pearson – Time Line for Brighton Golf Club.
All photos removed from the clubhouse walls in August 2023 can now be viewed here: BGC historic photos.