Welcome to Revesby Workers’ Men’s  Social Golf Club.

The club was formed in 1961 and is a thriving sub-club of the Revesby Workers Club situated at 2B Brett Street, Revesby, NSW. The golf club currently has in excess of 50 members and is run by a very dedicated group of elected officers. It is governed by a constitution that encourages the members towards a greater understanding of the game, rules, etiquette and fun aspect of golf. The club follows the “Rules of golf “as approved by the Royal & Ancient Club Of St Andrews.

This year the club has a schedule of 37 games which are played on most Sunday mornings on many top golf courses in the greater Sydney area(Events Schedule Page). Along with these regular events, the club also participates in many representative type events and inter-club competitions against other clubs in NSW and ACT as well as yearly golf tours to various resort style golf destinations. These clubs include Canberra Labour club GC, Blacktown Workers GC, Mounties GC, Cabramatta Leagues GC,  Goulburn Workers GC and Bankstown Sports Club GC .Every year the golf club also plays bowls against the Revesby Bowling & Recreation Club.

Members of the club enjoy friendly competition in a variety of different events and formats including Individual stableford, ambrose, 4Ball, 2BBB,  stroke, match play and more. In order to preserve the great social aspect of the club, the days groups are selected by conducting a blind draw enabling all members to interact. Players are divided into 3 divisions, A, B & C grade, and trophies are awarded to each of the grade winners except in team events. The club also stages many championships such as club and handicap, single and 4 Ball match play, 2 BBB, player of the year point score , progressive stableford and birdie competitions.

So if you enjoy golf and would like a game with a friendly bunch of social golfers, then Revesby Workers Men’s Golf Club is the club for you. If you would like to play as a visitor or are interested in joining the club, please contact us (see ‘contact’ page).

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History Of Revesby Workers’ Men’s Social Golf Club

Historical Scoresheet 06-02-1994

Historical Scoresheet
06-02-1994

Historical Scoresheet 27-03-1994

Historical Scoresheet
27-03-1994

Historical Scoresheet 06-03-1994

Historical Scoresheet
06-03-1994

Historical Scoresheet 20-02-1994

Historical Scoresheet
20-02-1994

Click To enlargeBILLY THOMPSON

JOHN BANES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Approximately twelve months before the East Hills Workers Club (now the Revesby Workers’ Club) was granted a liquor licence, Jim Donovan organised a group made up of East Hills Workers Club members and intending members to play golf. Their keenness was immense as most were playing golf for the first time and were striving to reduce their handicap below the allowable 36 maximum.

The golf club was the first sporting group to function under the Club name and officially because this club had been functioning as a social golf club for quite some time as the EHWCGC, was of great assistance in helping RWC gain a license to exist as a fully licensed club. The executive officers were busy trying to gain a license via court action & needed some reason to exist and golfing was one of the few activities which the club could say was conducted on a regular & proper basis & gave a legitimate outlet for the members benefit. In 2015, the Golf Club will have been operating for 54 years.

 The first formal meeting and election of officers took place on 21St September 1962 in the newly opened Club premises. The committee elected on that night consisted of:

 President                      M. J. (Jim) DONOVAN

 Secretary/ Treasurer      M. P. (Merv) ELDER

 Handicapper                  R. C. (Reg) WRIGHT

 Assist H/cappers            J. (Jack) PITTY & P. (Pat) DUNKIN

Other members who were present on that night were JACK ROSER, BILL FAZL, BERT SLATER, VAL SALMON,  BILL HILLS, ERIC TISDALE, JACK DENEHY, BRIAN HIGGS and GEORGE JOHNSTONE.

A levy of two shillings per week was to be collected from all members to cover costs & a joining fee of one pound was set. Reg Wright as the most experienced golfer was the architect of the constitution & set in place the proper guidelines to function as a legitimate golf club.

The meeting also accepted from Mr. Eric Tisdale a donation of a trophy called “ The Guzzlers Mug”. This trophy was competed for by members with the winner entitled to have same filled with beverage of his choice by each member of the club. To this day, this trophy is still competed for at every event played.

As the Club progressed the membership went up accordingly & at the start there were around thirty members which quickly went to about eighty (out of two hundred & forty members from the mother club) which was quite a large percentage of the membership. This was all in the first 12 months.

This was quite a large number to accommodate and golf courses had to be booked well ahead to be accepted. The Secretary/Treasurer ( Merv Elder) was well equipped to handle this situation as he was one of the few who had a phone in those days & so was able to make the bookings from home.

Some of the courses played on in those early days no longer exist. These include;

KIRKHAM LANE, ORAN PARK, BANGAROO, GREENWOOD, CAMPBELLTOWN (old course) & GREENLANDS.

Once firmly established the first social function was arranged in the form of a presentation night to honor the champions and also to have their women share in the fun. This first social was held on SUNDAY 6TH OCTOBER 1963, a long weekend; the reason for this was twofold.

  1. The premises were  not available other than on a Sunday evening
  2. The holiday Monday was of great help for our recovery.

For this first function the male members bought & cooked all the food, arranged the tables & settings & served up the food & drink throughout the night. None of the men would have got a waiters job at any restaurant, but the ladies were very happy. It was the forerunner to many more presentation nights to come. Some of the wives even went & bought that “second dress” for the occasion. It is interesting to note that the amount allocated for major trophies on that night was three pounds for winning & one pound ten shillings for runners-up.

The Club’s first bus trip was a journey to Katoomba golf club, one of many journeys to the Blue Mountains courses. The bus was a very basic bus, one that the kids would have gone to school in, no coaches in those days with their modern facilities. It was a very eventful trip home, there was plenty of beer on the bus & at two shillings a can it was very popular. There are many other stories of bus trips, each one an adventure with very odd things happening & a story could be made with each one.

Other firsts for the golf club (now known as REVESBY WORKERS’ CLUB) were the first flyaway by any club within the major club which was a flight to Forster in 1968. The board of directors thought it was a very important milestone in the club’s history & struck a special flyaway badge for the occasion. Other flyaways followed with trips to Broken Hill & Canberra.

The first sponsored trophy played for was The Suttons Motors Trophy which was donated by Suttons manager Jack Pitty one of the founding members, & was played for annually for many years.

As the years rolled on the members were getting better at this great game and with a few new members who could play the game they started to develop into a formidable team. The members were good enough to play against other clubs such as BLACKTOWN WORKERS, CRONULLA WORKERS, MT PRITCHARD, SUTHERLAND TRADES, WEST WALLSEND WARRAGAMBA WORKERS & arch rivals CANBERRA. They had many annual stoushes with all those clubs & in most cases came out on top. They developed a great rapport with the clubs & made many friendships with their members.

During the years, the honour of life membership has been bestowed on the following members;

CHARLIE BRYANT, JIM DONOVAN, JACK ROSER SNR, BILL THOMPSON, REG WRIGHT, KEITH HELY, VAL SALMON, MERV ELDER, PETER SPROTTE, JOHN BANES SNR, W. LOWE, E. CHISOLM, PAUL HOGAN, PAUL KIRGAN AND JOHN McDONALD.

Today, the Revesby Workers Mens Golf Club is still functioning as well as ever and with a few minor changes is still running to the same guidelines as was laid down by those pioneers all those years ago.

Many thanks must go to Mr. Merv Elder(Life Member) for providing the material from which the history of the club was compiled.