Australasian Golf Museum

Australasian Golf Museum

The museum is a feature attraction of the small township of Bothwell, Tasmania, also home to the oldest golf course in the Southern Hemisphere. Founded in 1996 by former Australian champion golfer, Peter Toogood, the museum is housed in a sandstone heritage building, formerly the State Primary School. It displays items of national and international significance. Prominent Australians who have given their support and donations to the museum include Greg Norman, Peter Thomson, Lindy Goggin, Norman Von Nida, the Toogood and Nettlefold families and Ian Baker-Finch, who donated his 1991 British Open-winning putter and sand iron.

Address: 
Market Place, Bothwell, TAS
Tel: 
0362594033
Hours: 
Daily 10:00am - 4:00pm. Winter months 11:00am - 3:00pm.
Admission: 
Adults $3, Family $5
Facilities: 
Wheelchair access, shop, reference library, brochure available.
Collection: 
The museum specialises in Australasian memorabilia.
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Items

Golf club

Track iron

Creator:
Forgan & Son, Scotland
Description:
Hickory shaft, steel head, smooth face.
Date:
1880s
Item Id Number:
s1999.228

Used by golfers to hit balls from ruts made by cart wheels.

Golf clubs

Putter and sand-iron

Description:
Putter: steel shafted, iron head (silver), soft rubber grip used by Ian Baker-Finch. Sand-iron: steel shafted, iron head, rubber grip.
Date:
1980s
Item Id Number:
21999 625/s1999.624

Presented to the museum by Ian Baker-Finch who used the clubs to win the British Open in 1991.

Display case of Golf balls

Collection of 12 balls

Description:
Collection of antique golf balls (new) made from original moulds. Range from 1899 - 1939 contained in presentation diplay case.

Replica - cheque (large)

Winners cheque

Creator:
ANZ Australian Masters
Description:
Actual cheque presented to Graham Marsh, winner of the 1987 Australian Masters Golf Tournament at Huntingdale Golf Club.
Date:
1987
Item Id Number:
r1999.4

Golf club

Driver

Description:
Hickory shafted, wooden head (spliced) driver.
Date:
1880's
Item Id Number:
s1999.610

Used by AH Toogood in the 1895 British Open at St Andrews, Scotland.