Members News

News from the Club.


At the recent AGM, following a overwhelming acceptance of a motion as presented by Captain Paul Hazell, an Honary Life Membership was bestowed on popular Benalla Golf Club Member, Brian CHATHAM in recognition of his many years of service to the Benalla Golf Club.  Amongst the positions Brian has occupied, is 12 years as Captain of the Club from 2005 through 2016, plus earlier terms on the General Committee.

Congratulations Brian, on your Life Membership award.




The new TORO fairway mower has arrived and is making life more comfortable for the ground staff and presenting the course in a magnificent condition.




The 2017 Annual General Meeting was held Saturday October 7.

Election of Executive and General Committee Members for 2018 was held.

Elected for 2018

President:   Norm COOK

Senior Vice President:  Eric HOOLIHAN

Junior Vice President:   Andree KLOPSTEINS

Secretary        Jo WISE

Treasturer:      Ken DOSSER

Captain:          Paul HAZELL

General Committee:    Wayne Hocking

Four General Committee vacancies exist for 2018. If any Member is considering joining the committee please contact President Norm COOK or Secretary Deb Wade (2017)  or Jo Wise (2018)_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________


A new golfing competition is to commence shortly on Sundays for Members and Golfing visitors alike.

Once a month commencing October 22, 2017 through to May 20, 2018 a Mixed Golf event will be conducted with a changing program of golfing events.

To download a program of the events please click here .   If you are interested in playing, please contact Wayne Hocking at the Golf shop - details below and mark your calendars.



 New Par 3 competition has commenced  -  SUNDAY's from 9:30am - 11:00am      

As part of the Club's development of Members benefits and to encourage new Members to golf, a new 9 hole Par 3 layout has been implemented on course. Located on the front 9 holes only, new tees have been established to allow Par 3 social and competition golf to be played.

Events is planned for every Sunday morning from 9:30 - 10:30 am tee off time.




Men's Final of the Club Championships 2017



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 Some scenes from the Men's Championship Final

Congratulations to Broden Dean and Xavier Palamarczuk for makig the final and for the great sportsmanship and great golf displayed during the 36 hole Match Play Final.

Congratulations to Broden on winning the Final 2 and 1


Club Champions for 2017

Congratulations to Marsha Watson (Ladies 2017 Champion) and Broden Dean (Men's 2017 Champion)



Men's A Grade Handicap and Founders Cup Winner - Cameron McMahen

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 Congratulations Cameron


 New Rules For Golf Proposed

Major Changes to the Rules Of Golf are proposed by the R&A and the United States Golf Association for 2019 to modernise the game of golf with an announcement recently.

The announcement includes an explanation of each of the 30 major proposed changes.

Details of the announcement are available from the following page of the Golf Australia website –

R&A: We want your Rules opinion!   The R&A has vowed to hear all concerns and views as golf’s governing body announces sweeping changes to the Rules of Golf.

David Rickman, the R&A’s executive director of governance, said all feedback great and small would be welcomed as part of the Scottish-based body’s rules modernisation process, announced jointly with the USGA today.


New Golf Rules from January 1, 2017

Local Rules : Accidental Movement of a Golf Ball on the Putting Green

The R&A and the USGA has announced the introduction of a new Local Rule to the Rules of Golf that eliminates the penalty when a ball is accidentally moved on the putting green.

The Local Rule is an option for adoption as a Local Rule by all Golf Clubs and where such a Club has not made such a ruling, the ruling will still apply from January 1 under the Royal & Ancient Golf CLub. The Benalla Golf Club has accepted the new rule and as such this Local Rule will now apply.

How It Works


When preparing to make a stroke, a player accidentally causes the ball to move ...No Penalty and the ball must be replaced.

A Player accidentally drops his/her ball, which hits and moves the ball-marker ......No Penalty and the ball-marker must be replaced

A Player accidentally drops his/her ball-marker which hits and moves the ball ......No Penalty and the ball must be replaced 

A Player accidentally kicks and moves his/her ball.............................................No Penalty and the ball must be replaced.


Pennant Winning Juniors Presentation

At a special presentation ceremony following golf on Saturday December 10 the Pennant winning Junior team was presented with medallions and golf balls for winning the 2016 Junior Pennant for North East District Golf.

Pictured are juniors Tyson Booker, Adam Bowditch, Ollie Shaw (Capt) Wayne Hocking (Manager), Lachlan Spinks, Oscar Bowditch and Tom Sims with the 2016 Pennant flag.




 Junior Captain Ollie Shaw presents 2016 Pennant Flag to incoming 2017 President Norm Cook and current Club

Captain Brian Chatham


Benalla Golf Club now on Facebook

The Club advises that you can now access the Benalla Golf Club on social media.

This provides another avenue for advertising and communications throughout the community and with Members.

So next time, if you are using Facebook, search for the club and click that you like the site and/or share with your other friends.


Ever wondered what the Rules are if you are in a sticky situation?

Have you found yourself in a situation where the Rules don't seem to readily apply? Maybe a kangaroo sitting on your ball, or a snake is curled around the are the applicable Rules



 2014 - Centenary of The Beginning of World War 1 - Commemoration


The Benalla Golf Club, along with many other sporting and community organisations, will be commemorating the Centenary of World War 1.

The Australian Government is encouraging such bodies to participate as part of a national commemoration of this significant part of our history.

The club would like to hear from any Members, and the general public, with historical details of any family members who may have been Members of the Benalla Golf Club at the time and who served in any capacity during the 1914 - 1918 world conflict.

Photographs, along with any details available of the serving Member, that the Club would be permitted to use on this web site and for possible display within the Clubhouse at times yet to be determined over the next four years, would be appreciated.

The Benalla Golf Club commenced in 1903 -well before WW1- and as records of golfing members at the time of the conflict are scarce, we seek your support in this project.

Any information you seek to contribute please address as 'WW1 Commemoration' and may be

  • mailed to the Club at PO Box 205, BENALLA Vic 3671
  • dropped into the Club at 170 Mansfield Road, BENALLA 3672
  • or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Marketing Committee of the BGC are researching this project with the contact person being Norm Cook.

As such any details may also be forwarded via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank you for your support in this significant project.

"Lest We Forget"




Security reminder

Members are reminded to secure your cars after parking and as you leave for your round of golf. 

All valuables should not be left exposed within vehicles but taken with you or hidden from view in a secure place within the locked vehicle.











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